Irrespective of our sun sign, we are all affected by the 12 signs of the zodiac due to the movement of the Sun and the other planets through the course of a year. The word 'zodiac' literally means 'circle of life', since most of the zodiac signs are animals or people.
The twelve zodiac signs are categorized into four elements - fire, earth, air, and water.
Fire Signs: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
Earth Signs: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
Air Signs: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
Water Signs: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
Each of the sign represents unique characteristics thereby indicating one's character and personality traits.
Aries - the sheep, known for boldness has the drive, ambition, inner strength, confidence, and the charisma to get things done. People with this sign behold a great sense of adventure and spontaneity that make others flock around them.
Taurus - the bull, despite being strongly materialistic, is quite sensual and appreciate finer things. A date with a Taurus is entrancing. Taurus individuals are down to earth, practical, methodical, have epicurean tastes. They are usually kind, gentle, hardworking souls who are loyal, steadfast and although known to be somewhat frugal, they will generously lend a helping hand to family, friends, or even strangers. Taurus makes a very sweet couple with either Cancer or Pisces.
Gemini - the twins, known for high intelligence and creativity also symbolize duality. Gemini people are vivid talkers and great thinkers. The companionship works best with enthusiastic, optimistic Aries or cheerful, humorous Leo. Gemini loves experiencing different varieties of life. They often have several love interests at one time. So watch out, give them their breathing space or they'll fly.
Cancer - the crab, is a natural nurturer also known as the mother of the zodiac. Cancerians are born empathetic. The best combination goes with a stable Taurus or a hardworking, practical Virgo.
Leo - the lion, is magnanimous, warm-hearted, charismatic and prone to grand gestures. Leos are cheerful, playful, love to party and to be the center of attention. The most dramatic sign of the zodiac portrays exceptional leadership skills. They get along best with loving, fun, outgoing Gemini or gracious, charming Libra.
Virgo - the virgin, symbolizes supreme emotional strength. Known for meticulous nature, Virgo brings out the best in others as well. Virgo is the zodiac's problem-solver, able to think clearly even in the midst of chaos. Virgo's most natural and unguarded relationships will be with tenacious, loyal Cancer or with resourceful, compassionate Pisces.
Libra - the scales symbolic of fairness and balance is the humanitarian of the zodiac. Librans are charming, intellectuals, gracious. Librans get along very well with pleasure-loving Leo or idealistic Sagittarius.
Scorpio - the scorpion, as the name suggests, is often stereotyped as sexual and personifies courage, strength, creativity. An excellent lover and an intense personality, Scorpio is the mystery of the zodiac. The individuals who can best understand and deal with Scorpio's complicated nature are disciplined, self-controlled Capricorn or methodical, analytical Virgo.
Sagittarius - not just an archer, but a centaur, a man with the body of a horse. Known for humor, adventurous streak, and free-spirited personality, this sign ensures fun in life for self as well as others. The most natural match for these free-spirited individuals are fair-minded, social Libra or quirky, independent Aquarius.
Capricorn - the goat, is a holder of sturdiness as the most attractive quality. Capricorn is a person you can rely on. The striking features include being firmly grounded in reality, a strong sense of responsibility and loyalty. The people who are most compatible with Capricorn for a long-term are brave, passionate Scorpio and gentle, wise Pisces.
Aquarius - the water bearer, is the ultimate individual who doesn't care for rules or precedents.
Creativity and an inclination towards invigorating conversation is an Aquarius trademark. Shy and quiet, but on the other hand eccentric, talkative, and energetic risk takers. The individuals who can understand them best are honest, passionate Aries or honest and frank Sagittarius.
Pisces - the fish, is symbolic of being pulled in different directions, making it difficult to make concrete decisions. Highly romantic, Pisces inspires (and is open to) fantasies. Pisces are flexible, forgiving, selfless, and always willing to help others. These kind and gentle souls will be the most comfortable and secure with a reliable, patient Taurus or a disciplined, rational Capricorn.