Zodiac Signs in English and Their Properties

Astrology and zodiac signs are increasingly becoming popular. Many people believe that zodiac signs influence the character and personal characteristics. So, people think that signs have a positive or a negative impact on their lives depending on daily, monthly or annual movement of the planets and share their decisions accordingly. As a result, they start their day after reading the daily horoscope on the newspapers, magazines or web sites, and they even make decisions and daily plans based on these comments.

As there are lots of people interested in astrology, you need to learn sign names and their properties when you are learning English. With this information, you can join in the conversation when the topic is the signs when people are talking about the properties of Zodiac signs, or you can start warm and sincere conversations by talking about the topic when you are making new friends.

Asking Signs in English

If you want to learn the sign of an individual in English, you can use one of the phrases below:

  • What is your/her/his astrological/zodiac sign?
  • My astrological/zodiac sign is Capricorn.
  • His astrological/zodiac sign is Leo.

Zodiac ‌Zone ‌and ‌Signs

Zodiac is named as the zone of signs consisting a total of 12 signs in three groups under four elements.

Signs in the fire, water, air and earth elements are listed as follows:
  • The Fire Signs: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
  • The Earth Signs: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
  • The Air Signs: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
  • The Water Signs: Cancer, Scorpio & Pisces

Signs are determined by the constellation where a line is drawn to the sun when you were born. Therefore, your date of birth determines your sign.

Common Astrological Terms

  • Zodiac
  • Sign
  • Gender
  • Ascendant
  • Zodiac Sign
  • Descendant
  • Ruler Planet
  • Tropic
  • Birth Chart
  • New Moon
  • System of Axes
  • Planets
  • Zodiac Zone
  • Houses
  • Tropic of Cancer
  • Tropic of Capricorn
  • Application
  • Retrograde
  • Horizon
  • Eclipse
  • Earth Signs
  • Air Signs
  • Water Signs
  • Fire Signs
  • Horoscope
  • Constellation
  • Part of Fortuna
  • Affliction
  • Meridian
  • Opposition
  • Mutual Reception
  • Significator
  • Midheaven

English Names for Zodiac Signs and Properties

You can find the signs in English and their properties in this article.

Aries / March 21 – April 19






Individuals born in the first zodiac sign, Aries, are known for their lively and energetic structure. The Aries have high self-esteem and attract attention with their bold and venturous attitudes. It is believed that individuals under this sign are born with the leadership property and they can be reckless enough to try every way to reach their targets. On the other hand, Aries can be quick-tempered, but their temper is like a flash-in-the-pan. Also, since they have a high ego, most of the time, people around them may perceive them as arrogant.

Taurus / April 20 – May 20






Taurus, which is an earth group zodiac sign and the second sign, is known for the determined and patient structure. The Taurus who have a large friend circle for being reliable and friendly can do everything they want to achieve with their decided nature. Individuals of this sign are extremely self-indulgent and they feel uneasy if you intervene in their comfort zone. Although this comfort sometimes causes procrastination, they are often known as hard-working and resolved individuals. The negative side of the Taurus is that they can go berserk when they are angry.

Gemini / May 21 – June 20






The most striking property of the Gemini is that they can experience different emotions at the same time. In this sense, they can experience different moods simultaneously. On the other hand, individuals under this sign are sociable, fun, forthcoming and communicative people. In other words, it is impossible to get bored when you are with a Gemini. Gemini who has a chatty and witty style also has high persuasion skills. As a result, this sign often exhibits an attractive and classy look and they know how to get noticed in every environment.

Cancer / June 21 – July 22






This sign expressed with “Cancer” is the fourth sign of the Zodiac, and individuals in this sign are domestic. The Cancer that have an extremely fragile and resentful personality expect other people to be as sensitive and thoughtful as they are. When they are unable to find what they are looking for, they can turn into quarrelsome individuals. But generally, people under this sign are loved by others, thanks to their polite, warm and sincere attitudes. Also, the Cancer have a sense of responsibility and they successfully complete their tasks.

Leo / July 23 – August 22






You can notice a Leo with his or her confident stance and noble attitude. The Leo have the advanced leadership property and their primary goal in life is to lead. This desire to lead is aimed both at their own lives and at the people around them. Also, the individuals under this sign have generous and altruistic personality, and their talent to get organized is highly developed. The Leo with complete self-confidence are popular and loved in their friend circles due to their cheerful, polite and kind attitudes.

Virgo / August 23 – September 22






Virgo is famous for being meticulous, clean, neat and tidy. When the Virgo are untidy or think that an environment is not clean enough, they feel anxious. People under this sign have a smart and practical personality, and it is one of the most logical signs. For them, everything must be filtered by mind and shouldn’t be mixed with emotions. They make decisions about their lives accordingly. Virgo sign that reveals faultfinder attitudes together with perfectionistic behaviors may seem to be a cold and hard profile for the people around them.

Libra / September 23 – October 22






Libra, the symbol of justice, represents a balanced and stable character. So, individuals under this sign of idealism are ambitious and zealous. One of the first properties that comes into mind about Libra is having an artistic taste and elegance. As a result, the Libra are valued by everyone with their affectionate and gentle style and in this sense, they establish good relationships with everyone. Libra loves expensive tastes and have a strong motivation to work in order to earn money.

Scorpio / October 23 – November 21






Scorpio has a passionate personality and is like a closed book. The people under this sign are intelligent and industrious and they complete their responsibility with patience and attention. Generally, the Scorpio are known as nice and frank individuals, and they have a bad habit of being never forgiving. So, they never forget the misdeeds of other people even after long years. For the Scorpio, revenge is a dish best served cold!

Sagittarius / November 22 – December 21






You can see a free-spirited Sagittarius mostly in nature. The Sagittarius with an athletic and vibrant nature show excited and entertaining personality. People under this sign have strong analytical thinking skills and also strong instincts. Since they generally have a positive perspective, they look cheerful and happy. A Sagittarius who is honest and straightforward may sometimes be criticised due to their extreme straightforwardness.

Capricorn / December 22 – January 19






Capricorn is a sign with the most rationalist personality. People under this sign have a talkative and amusing character, and they can miss the moment and torture themselves with their extremely realistic perspective. Although Capricorn who lives with the plans for the future completes a task to the end with an avid and brave character, their concerns about the future may challenge them.

Aquarius / January 20 – February 18






Aquarius is the 11th sign on the Zodiac and symbolize a questioning mind. The Aquarius who love their freedom want to move forward in their own way. As a result, you cannot keep them attached to any idea or space. People under this sign have a steady nature and at the same time, they are clever. On the other hand, the Aquarius have a sceptical and stubborn character, and focus on getting to know individuals before trusting them. So, if you want to be friends with an Aquarius, you need to make sure that he or she completely trusts you and believes in your sincerity.

Pisces / February 20 – March 20






Pisces is the 12th and last sign on the Zodiac, and the name of this sign in English comes from Latin “Pisces” (not “Fish”, the first thing that comes to mind because of its symbol). This sign is renowned as being an emotional sign. The Pisces live in their own unique world. They may sometimes give you hard time with their melancholic attitude and their ability to cry for everything. But they can be really good friends with their compassionate and exorable states. They are also good listeners and good confidants.

Here is how you express the signs in English. If you want to learn more about the English language and if you want to improve your language skills, you can communicate with native English speakers on English Ninjas and taken an important step on the way of self-development.

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