If you could observe the motion of the Sun against the stars for an entire year, it would appear to trace out a large circle in the sky that we call the "ecliptic". This circle also happens to be the plane of the Earth's orbit around the Sun. The zodiac is a thin band of the sky on either side of the ecliptic. The word "zodiac" literally means "circle of life", since most of the zodiac signs are animals or people.
What are Zodiac Signs?
The zodiac is divided into 12 signs, each 30 degrees long. The cycle of zodiac signs starts with Aries, which begins at the spot on the ecliptic where the Sun is on the first day of spring. These 30 degree sections of the sky are actually
blocks of space, not time.
Star is in a certain sign of the zodiac, then the characteristics of that sign will
color the Star's expression.
Your Star sign represents the sign of the zodiac that the
Star/Planet passed through at the time of your birth.
e.g.- Your Sun sign represents the sign of the zodiac that the Sun passed through at the time of your birth.
Your Moon sign represents the sign of the zodiac that the
Moon passed through at the time of your birth. Star
Signs represent time, not space.
about Sun Signs?
Zodiac signs are often confused in the popular mind with "sun signs". When a person says, "I'm an Aries!", what they're really saying is they were born at a time of the year when the Sun is in the zodiac sign of Aries. Because our calendar is designed to mimic the motions of the Sun around the zodiac, the Sun is in Aries at nearly the same time period each year (roughly March 20th or 21st to April 18th or 19th). Hence the 12 sun signs are like months of a calendar based on the zodiac.
The motions of the other planets through the zodiac signs can be quite irregular, compared to the Sun's motion. On average, they range from the fast moving Moon (which spends about 2-1/2 days in each sign) to the slow poke Pluto (roughly 12 to 24 years in each sign).
The Sun rules your essential personality, your ego and your willpower.
It represents the core of your potential and your distinctiveness as an individual; it is who you are and what you are about.
Your Sun Sign represents the main direction and focus you want your life to take and your determination to accomplish what you set out to do. It represents your personal honesty and integrity, your ability to command respect and authority and your capacity to impress and influence others.
How to know your
Sun Sign (or Simply Zodiac Sign)?
date of birth determines which one you are. So You
can find your sun sign according to your date of
birth. There are 12 zodiac as per the 12 months and all these are controlled by the Nine Planets
(Nav Grahas), called ruling planets:-