What is a star sign, and what does yours say about you? The sun, moon, planets and constellations were all aligned in unique positions the day you were born, and are said to dictate your purpose in life!
Don’t believe the hype? Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it! Have a read to discover what your star sign says about you, and what the difference is between a rising sign and a moon sign, and then come back to us if you still don’t believe it!
What is a star sign?
Also known as a sun sign, your star sign is said to showcase your personality traits, representing your conscious mind. Some people go as far to say that your sun sign (also known as your zodiac sign) reflects your whole identity (as if you didn’t already know your inner you!).
How to find out your star sign
Not sure what your star sign is? Just find your birthday below, to discover what your sign is!
- Aries: March 21 – April 19
- Taurus: April 20 – May 20
- Gemini: May 21 – June 20
- Cancer: June 21 – July 22
- Leo: July 23 – August 22
- Virgo: August 23 – September 22
- Libra: September 23 – October 22
- Scorpio: October 23 – November 21
- Sagittarius: November 22 – December 21
- Capricorn: December 22 – January 19
- Aquarius: January 20 – February 18
- Pisces: February 19 – March 20
What your star sign says about you
So, if your star sign really does define you, then what you’re about to read should be scarily accurate! Do the stars know the real you? It’s time to find out your birth month meaning…
Aries – the ram – fire element
As the first sign in the zodiac, Aries are ambitious, bold, and headstrong. Your fire element means you can be quite demanding, as you’ll stop at nothing to get what you want!
That being said, at the end of the day, all you really want is to be loved! For anyone who knows the real you, underneath the competitiveness is someone who’s truly wholesome, and will always stick up for their loved ones.
Aries celebrities: Reese Witherspoon, Lady Gaga, Elton John, Jonathon Van Ness, Kourtney Kardashian.
Taurus – the bull – earth element
As stubborn as a bull, you refuse to back down – even if deep down, you know you’re in the wrong! However, you’re ridiculously loyal, and will back your friends to the very end.
But the thing you value most of all? The luxuries of life… whether it’s a sensuous massage, a designer bag, or a bottle (or three) of fine wine (in which case, if it’s your birthday coming up, you’ll love a bottle of sparkling wine with a card!), you’re not afraid to admit you love the good stuff.
Taurus celebrities: Channing Tatum, Gigi Hadid, Lizzo, George Clooney, Miranda Kerr.
Gemini – the twins – air element
The life and soul of the party, Geminis love life (and love), and everyone loves them back! Known for bringing the fun, Geminis can often get an unfair reputation as being two-faced, when actually, they’re extremely adaptable depending on the vibe, and social situation.
The side of Geminis that not everyone gets to see is their vulnerability – you need to spend time by yourself to daydream, read and create, so you can be your best energetic self for the rest of the world.
Gemini celebrities: Marilyn Monroe, Angelina Jolie, Kanye West, Heidi Klum, Kendrick Lamar.
Cancer – the crab – water element
Much like a crustacean, your hard outer surface means that if someone wants to be let in, they’ll need to gain your trust first. If it’s broken? Well, let’s just say you know how to hold a grudge!
Nevertheless, you’re quite possibly the most loving and giving of all of the zodiac signs, as well as being extremely passionate. Let’s put it this way: you’ll often leave a string of broken hearts trailing after you!
Cancer celebrities: Lana Del Rey, Ariana Grande, Chris Pratt, Elon Musk, Selena Gomez.
Leo – the lion – fire element
Bold, courageous and intelligent, Leos are natural leaders, and your unflappable confidence means you know full well you have lots of enviable traits – but you use them for good.
You’re a true alpha, and you know it, and you’re not afraid to big up others (and yourself) for a job well done.
Leo celebrities: Barack Obama, Kylie Jenner, Daniel Radcliffe, Charlize Theron, Megan Markle.
Virgo – the virgin – earth element
Virgos are the most ridiculously organised people you’ll ever meet, yet they’re so serene and sophisticated, you’re left wondering exactly how they do it. You can rest assured Virgos will always get the job done, and you just know they have their life completely planned out – from how they’re going to take the next step in their career, to what outfit they’ll be wearing tomorrow!
Not only that, but if you’re a Virgo, you’re a great friend, who’s always happy to dish out advice. Saying that though, sometimes you need to take time away to recharge, but you’re equally happy with a quiet evening in, and a night out with friends.
Virgo celebrities: Beyoncé, Blake Lively, Prince Harry, Zendaya, Keanu Reeves.
Libra – the scales – air element
Libras will literally balance the scales – you have an incredible talent in that you can view all sides of the story, are a master at compromising without “giving in”, and are the perfect mediator when things get heated.
On the flip side of this, whilst Libras can often seem very confident and self-assured on the outside, internally, you can be quite insecure, as you struggle with listening to your own gut feeling, whilst wanting to please others.
Libra celebrities: Simon Cowell, Halsey, Kim Kardashian, Gwen Stefani, Will Smith.
Scorpio – the scorpion – water element
Scorpios may come across as brusque (you love a debate, and anything even mildly controversial!), which means that to other zodiac signs, you can seem quite intimidating. What people don’t know, however, is that you have a lot of internal conflict, which can make you feel vulnerable, which means that sometimes, you can shut yourself off to others.
Ultimately, what we’re trying to say, is no one should ever get on the wrong side of you – you can either be someone’s best friend, or their biggest enemy!
Scorpio celebrities: Katy Perry, Drake, Kendall Jenner, Ryan Reynolds, Gabrielle Union.
Sagittarius – the archer – fire element
Non-committal and flighty…. Basically, everyone’s exes (we’re joking!). Sagittarius’ are full of adventure, and love nothing more than exploring the world, and the inner workings of their minds.
Fun-loving, playful and philosophical, as a Sagittarius, you can be hard to keep up with as you’re always on the go, but at the end of the day, in your quest for knowledge, you’re pretty unstoppable!
Sagittarius celebrities: Nicki Minaj, Jake Gyllenhaal, Anna Faris, Miley Cyrus, Ben Stiller.
Capricorn – the goat – earth element
Patient, loyal and determined: just a few words to describe the classic Capricorn. Super hard working, you’ll stop at nothing to work towards your goals. You thrive off hierarchies and rules, which means you’re excellent at climbing up the career ladder; and when it comes to families, you’re nothing if not traditional.
A perfectionist through-and-through, you can stress yourself out trying to plan the perfect family gathering, but it’s only because you care about your loved ones, and want what’s best for them.
Capricorn celebrities: Timothée Chalamet, Michelle Obama, Jared Leto, Denzel Washington, Kate Middleton.
Aquarius – water bearer – air element
Aquarians are true individualists, which is why it’s so hard to describe you in a few sentences, as you’re really not a fan of labels!
Whereas Capricorns thrive under order and rules, Aquarians believe in evolution and change, and are great at big-picture thinking. You love to think that you’re helping to make the world a better place, and are extremely confident in your own opinions.
However, as much as you love people, sometimes you just need to spend some time on your own to recharge and rethink.
Aquarius celebrities: Paris Hilton, Harry Styles, Jennifer Aniston, Cristiano Ronaldo, Justin Timberlake
Pisces – the fish – water element
You know how you’re always told to trust your gut? Pisces feel things deeply, they just know. If you’re a Pisces, you can sense what people are truly like, and things that are about to happen, because you’re so darn intuitive.
Extremely creative with an active imagination, you love to spend hours on end reading, drawing and daydreaming, but you’re also great with people. Your moral compass guides you, and even though you can come across as whimsical and mysterious at times, you’re compassionate, and will speak up for what’s right.
Pisces celebrities: Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Olivia Rodrigo, Millie Bobby Brown, Daniel Craig.
What is a rising star sign?
Did you just read your star sign and didn’t feel like it reflected you at all? Or perhaps whilst you love the idea of being a classic Leo, your friends say they don’t get that vibe at all?
Maybe your rising sign reflects what you imagine to be the real you! Think of this as the mask you wear over your true self – basically, if you want to know what first impressions you give off, then read on.
To calculate your rising star sign (which is also known as an ascendant sign), you’ll need to know the time you were born; and because signs can differ by mere minutes, guessing your birth time just won’t cut it.
Simply enter your time and date of birth into an online calculator to find out what your rising sign is – and see our snapshot below of what the different elements mean:
- Fire risings: Confident and self-assured, you come across as quite blunt to others, but one of your biggest gifts is that you help everyone feel comfortable, and always want to ensure everyone’s having fun.
- Earth risings: You can come across as quite materialistic, but that’s only because you enjoy the finer things in life! People see you as extremely pragmatic and capable.
- Air risings: Great communicators, you’re perceived as friendly and warm, and because you make people feel at ease, they naturally gravitate towards you.
- Water risings: A sensitive soul, you’re great at giving advice, and are seen as a real nurturer. People can instantly tell how compassionate you are – although you’re known to be pretty mysterious around new people!
What is a moon sign?
Your moon sign reflects your subconsciousness – it’s the part of you that’s driven by your emotions, and the side of you that you’ll often keep hidden.
To determine what your moon sign is, you’ll also need to know your exact time of birth, and by using an online calculator, you’ll be able to find out exactly what your moon sign means, as it’ll help you to understand how you interact and understand others.
- Fire element: You tend to rely on your own instincts, and will act on impulse, and ask questions later. Others tend to see you as quite dramatic, as your feelings can be quite intense.
- Earth element: You’re rational in your thinking, and feel thrown by sudden change. You like to be able to predict things, and can’t stand people who are flaky and cancel plans at the last minute.
- Air element: Whilst air elements are seen as having their heads in the clouds, you actually spend a lot of time in your own head, processing everything. This means you have a tendency to overthink, so it’s important to talk to others about how you’re feeling.
- Water element: You’re so in-tune with other people’s emotions, and you get your energy from others. You always feel the urge to express your feelings with others, but just remember that not everyone will want to do the same back.
So, do you agree with what your star sign says about you? Whether you’ve been converted to a huge believer after reading this, or you’re convinced it’s just a load of mumbo jumbo; if you have a friend’s birthday coming up who fully identifies as a Pisces, or loves to check their weekly horoscopes, then they’ll love our range of horoscope birthday cards.
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