In both Astrology and Historical Astronomy the Zodiac belt is the great circle of twelve 30° divisions of celestial longitude that are centered upon the ecliptic in which our Sun apparently moves month by month throughout the year transcribing the energy of those different constellational signs and thereby transmitting the celestial radiations to our Earth. The term Zodiac and the names of the twelve signs are today mostly associated with horoscopic astrology.
Your zodiac sign gives a summary about the basic characteristics of your personality, nature, area of interest, your strengths, weaknesses, personal & professional life. Your date of birth determines which one is your zodiac sign. The dates assigned to the signs of the zodiac are given in front of each zodiac sign below. Different astrologers assign slightly different dates to these zodiac signs.
The qualities of your Zodiac sign are more distinctly marked in your personality if the same zodiac sign also becomes your Moon sign (known as Rashi in Indian astrology) and ascendant sign (known as Rashi in Indian astrology).
Moon sign is the sign occupied by Moon in native’s horoscope. It is very important because it represents the mentality of the native which is obviously the gateway to peep into personality of the person as the whole life of the person revolves around this mental framework denoted by the Rashi.
The sign rising in the eastern horizon at the time of birth of a native is known as Ascendant sign (Lagna) of a native and it is the base of that amazing tool (horoscope) with the help of which the astrologer can know about the past, present and future of the native.
The objective of describing the characteristics of 12 zodiac signs is to know about the basic traits, potential and future prospects of the native on the basis of Lagna, Rashi and Zodiac sign (i.e. Sun sign in western astrology).
The qualities of a sign are very strongly marked in the personality of a native if the Lagna, Rashui and Zodiac sign all three are same.