Signs of the Zodiac: Symbols, Dates, Traits, and Planetary Rulers

By Rae Orion

Part of Astrology For Dummies Cheat Sheet

What’s your sign? A zodiac sign is the portion of the zodiac occupied by the Sun at the moment of your birth. Because the Sun resides in each sign of the zodiac for about a month, those signs are also known as Sun signs. The following table shows the 12 Sun signs — along with their astrological symbols, their dates, the essential traits associated with them, and their planetary rulers: