For all of known history, humans have gazed with hopeful eyes toward the star-dotted sky, always trying to predict their future and potential signs of fate. The area immediately above and below the ecliptic, or the so-called sidereal orbit of the Sun, presented the greatest interest.
It is divided into 12 30-degree sectors, which correspond to the 12 zodiac signs, which the sun appears to pass through every year - Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces.
The 1st sign of the zodiac, Aries, was not chosen by accident. The zodiac begins with it because that is the time of the spring equinox. Here are the precise dates marking the beginning and end of the zodiac signs:
Aries: March 21 - April 20;
Taurus: April 21 - May 21;
Gemini: May 22 - June 21;
Cancer: June 22 - July 22;
Leo: July 23 - August 23;
Virgo: August 24 - September 23;
Libra: September 24 - October 23;
Scorpio: October 24 - November 22;
Sagittarius: November 23 - December 21;
Capricorn: December 22 - 20 January;
Aquarius: January 21 - February 19;
Pisces: February 20 - March 20.