Each sign of the zodiac is ruled by its own distinctive constellation. These constellations sit along the path of the sun known as the ecliptic. The passage of the sun through these signs is what identifies your personal sign. Click on your Zodiac in the wheel below to learn how to find your personal sign in the night sky.

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  • Dates Ruled:May 21 - June 20
  • Constellation:The Twins
  • Visibility Dates:January through March
How to Find It

Identify Orion and trace a line from the blue Rigel star on the lower right, through the belt, toward the red giant Betelgeuse. Continue the line to the bright Castor and Pollux stars which form Gemini.


  • Dates Ruled:June 21 - July 22
  • Constellation:The Crab
  • Visibility Dates:February through March
How to Find It

First, find Taurus and Gemini. Then draw a line through Taurus and Gemini moving left toward an empty area in the sky. There you’ll find the inverted "Y" that forms The Crab.


  • Dates Ruled:July 23 - August 22
  • Constellation:The Lion
  • Visibility Dates:Spring
How to Find It

Trace the outer lines of the Big Dipper away from the North Star until you find the triangle that forms Leo.


  • Dates Ruled:August 23 - September 22
  • Constellation:The Maiden
  • Visibility Dates:mid-March through July
How to Find It

Follow the bowl of the big dipper along the handle to the bright Arcturus star. Continue the line to the blue star Spica at the center of the "Y"-shaped Virgo.


  • Dates Ruled:September 23 - October 22
  • Constellation:The Scales
  • Visibility Dates:April to July
How to Find It

First, locate Virgo. Then simply follow a line from Virgo’s “head” down to her “toes”; Libra is immediately next to Virgo following this path.


  • Dates Ruled:October 23 - November 21
  • Constellation:The Scorpion
  • Visibility Dates:July and August
How to Find It

Follow the Milky Way upward to the red star Antares which sits at the spot that would be the scorpion's heart.


  • Dates Ruled:November 22 - December 21
  • Constellation:The Archer
  • Visibility Dates:August and September
How to Find It

Find the Milky Way and look for the slight bulge in its hazy form near the horizon. This is where Sagittarius is located, slung low in the night sky.


  • Dates Ruled:December 22 - January 19
  • Constellation:The Goat
  • Visibility Dates:September and October
How to Find It

First, locate Sagittarius then follow the horizon, moving west, until you reach the loose triangle of stars that make up Capricorn.


  • Dates Ruled:January 20 - February 18
  • Constellation:The Water Bearer
  • Visibility Dates:September to October
How to Find It

Aquarius is one of the largest constellations in the night sky. To find it, first locate Capricorn and Pisces. You’ll find Aquarius sandwiched immediately between the two.


  • Dates Ruled:February 19 - March 20
  • Constellation:The Fish
  • Visibility Dates:November
How to Find It

Find the Square of Pegasus (found by following a line from the Big Dipper past the North Star) and then simply look below to locate Pisces.


  • Dates Ruled:March 21 - April 19
  • Constellation:Mighty Ram
  • Visibility Dates:October through December
How to Find It

The Ram sits between the Pleiades star cluster (found by following the path of Orion’s belt) to the east and Square of Pegasus (found by following a line from the Big Dipper past the North Star) to the west.


  • Dates Ruled:April 20 - May 20
  • Constellation:The Bull
  • Visibility Dates:Late October to early November
How to Find It

Follow Orion's belt upward to its neighbor Taurus. Taurus contains the V of the Hyades star cluster, the Pleiades star cluster, and the bright Aldebaran.