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Astrology is the study of how the positions of the stars and movements of the planets have a supposed influence on events and on the lives and behavior of people.

An astrologer looks at the planets' positions and tries to understand a person's character or tries to predict the future. Modern astrologers see astrology as a symbolic language.[1][2] It is also seen as an art, or a kind of divination.[3][4] Astrologers often say that the position of the stars help them know the future, but they can not really do it.[5]

Astrology and astronomy started out as the same thing, but today they are very different.

Astrological signs

A person's astrological sign (usually referring to Sun sign) is based on their birthday. A list of astrological signs is below.

Sign English name Dates
Aries The Ram March 21 to April 20
Taurus The Bull April 21 to May 21
Gemini The Twins May 22 to June 21
Cancer The Crab June 22 to July 22
Leo The Lion July 23 to August 22
Virgo The Virgin August 23 to September 23
Libra The Scales September 24 to October 22
Scorpio The Scorpion October 23 to November 22
Sagittarius The Archer/Centaur November 23 to December 22
Capricorn The Sea-goat December 23 to January 20
Aquarius The Water Carrier January 21 to February 19
Pisces The Two Fish February 20 to March 20


  1. Reinhold Ebertin (1994). Combination of Stellar Influences. Tempe, Ariz.: American Federation of Astrologers. ISBN 978-0866900874 .
  2. Alan Oken. Alan Oken's As Above So Below. ISBN 978-0553027761 .
  3. "Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary". Meriam-Webster. Retrieved 2006-07-19.
  4. ""astrology" Encyclopædia Britannica". Britannica Concise Encyclopedia. 2006. Retrieved 2006-07-17.
  5. The cosmic perspective (4th ed. ed.). San Francisco, Calif.: Pearson/Addison-Wesley. 2007. pp. 82–84. ISBN 0805392831 .

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