We all know the basic information about zodiac. They are the figurative translation of the constellation originated up above the sky. There are 12 zodiac Aries being the first and Pisces being the last. The elements they are influenced by; for example fire or earth or water and the planets they are ruled by. How the individual who are born under a particular zodiac shape their personality through the planetary position etc. But the one question that is asked by many is the historical documentation of how it all started. The oldest records states the division of Zodiac originating from Babylonian astronomy during the first half of the 1000BC. Now let us discuss on the interesting part of the history interlinked with the Zodiac, how these constellations got their name and how it influences the modern characteristics the sun-signs possess.
The first fiery sign. Ambitious to its core and messiah of confidence and extraversion. Born from the time span of March 21st to April 20 Aries is symbolized by Ram and element fire. It is ruled by the planet Mars. Historical account talks about the connection of Greek mythology. The Greek god of war is known as Ares and this is where the passionate and enigmatic side of an Aries.
These people are born under the year timeline of 21st April to May 21st. The second sign of the zodiac falls under the ruling planet of Venus where the element influencing it is Earth. Again in the account of Greek Mythology the story of Zeus and Taurus are interlinked. Taurus is one of the oldest constellation in history of universe. It is depicted by bull which is one of the earliest living being on Earth and hence the element.
The third sign of the zodiac born under the timeline of May 22nd to June 21st. The ruling celestial object is mercury that consequence their communicational side. In the account of Greek mythology Castor and Pollux, some mythology also connect them with the story of Adam and Eve because Eve was created from Adam’s ribs but whatever the history portrays Gemini is the first constellation ever translated.
This zodiac ruled by the celestial object Moon is born under the timeline of June 22nd and July 22nd. Moon is responsible in reflecting the emotional side overpouring in a Cancer. As far as the history is concern the Greek mythology behind the famous crab originates from the story of Hercules fighting Hydra and it also depicts the beginning of summer which projects the year time of birth.
The fifth sign of the Zodiac is ruled by none other than the celestial object Sun and the elemental influence determined by fire. Leo has the most ancient Greek story attached to it. Mythology witness Leo to be a Nemean Lion and this consequences the strength and passion that follows the Zodiac.
Virgo is the sixth sign of the zodiac and the timeline extends from August 22nd to September 23rd. Virgo is symbolized by the maiden of the crop field and the mythology also depicts the same story of the zodiac being associated with Demeter and Ceres who are the goddess of fertility and nurturing and worshiped by farmers. This influence the serene calm nature of Virgos.
The timeline of which belongs to the birth period of Libra is from September 24th to October 23rd. Ruled by the element air libra’s are fond of justice and unbiased opinion and astrologers believe it has something to do with the history. The sun-sign is symbolized by the justice balance scale held by Astraea the goddess of justice. It is also believed that roman judges were mostly Libra.
Symbolized by the venomous Scorpio this zodiac is born under the timeline of October 23rd to November 22nd. Ruled by the planet Pluto and Mars together this sign has a historical document which depicts poison and sting. Scorpios constellation is very bright and has two stars , Lesath and Shaula which both means poisonous sting and this account justifies the vindictive nature that Scorpions possess.
The ninth sign of the zodiac falls under the year timeline of November 23rd to December 22nd has a very interesting History attached to it. The story is Sagittarius is derived from the Greek mythology Centaur which has a pointing arrow. This brings out the competitive nature along with the leadership qualities portrayed by the Sagittarius.
Capricorn is symbolized by a creature that is half horned goat and half fish. Influence by the element earth this zodiac is one of the oldest constellation. People under this Zodiac are born from the time period of December 23rd to January 20th. The history accounts Capricorn to be a rough translation from the concept of Deneb Algedi which means “the tail of the goat”. The Greek terms it as Amalthea.
Aquarius or the eleventh sign belongs to the element water. Ruled by the planet Uranus the timeline of birth for Aquarius is January 21st to February 19th. The history follows to be a mythology that states the son of Troy looking after a herd of sheep being attracted by the king of gods Zeus who as a result carried him to the heaven and since then he is the water bearer of heaven and hence the symbol of Aquarius that shows a man carrying water.
Born under the timeline of from February 20th to March 20th needless to say that they are influenced by the element water. The symbolization of Pisces is fish and it associates with the story linked to it. The fish is Aphrodite and Eros who transformed themselves into water creatures to save themselves from the wrath of the ocean.