Herong's Notes on Astrology and Horoscope - Version 2.11, by Dr. Herong Yang
What Is Western Zodiac
This section describes what is Western zodiac.
Zodiac is used mostly in Western astrology and Indian astrology. Zodiac is a circle of twelve signs associated to twelve sections that lie along the ecliptic, which can be viewed as the path of the Sun on the celestial sphere. The term zodiac could be borrowed from a Greek word meaning "circle of little animals", or from a Sanskrit word meaning "a path" through which the run travels.
The Sun travels through one zodiac sign each month. But the beginning date of each sign is not aligned to the first day of any calendar month. The list below provides you the calendar dates when the Sun enters and leaves each zodiac sign:
Zodiac Sign Start End Aries March 21 April 19 Taurus April 20 May 20 Gemini May 21 June 21 Cancer June 22 July 22 Leo July 23 August 22 Virgo August 23 September 22 Libra September 23 October 22 Scorpio October 23 November 21 Sagittarius November 22 December 21 Capricorn December 22 January 19 Aquarius January 20 February 18 Pisces February 19 March 20
The best illustration of Western Zodiac signs and the Sun's yearly traveling path is the following picture:
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