Edited by Zachary Medeiros
Fall 2010 Edited/Revised by Jamesa Stearne
Spring 2011 Edited/Revised by Maryam Rahman
Fall 2011 Edited/Revised by Angelica Gutierrez
Spring 2012 Edited/Revised by Angelica Escobar
Fall 2012 Edited/Revised by Melodie Shelton
Fall 2016 Revised/Edited: Felicia Scruggs

Welcome to the Zodiac page. In this page, you will learn useful information about your zodiac sign. Zodiac signs has and always will be a controversial issue, whether they may be real or not, there are still many who believe in them. Those who believe that their personalities are determined by the positioning of stars at the time of their birth, along with some information for those who just want a better understanding of their sign, on this page there are some valuable websites listed that may provide you with more information.

"Whether they are called zodiac signs or astrology signs, they refer the same thing - a series of 12 constellations of stars that the Sun, the Moon, and the planets pass through as they orbit (or appear to orbit) around the Earth. The term zodiac comes from the Greek word, zodiakos, which means circle of animals and today animals continue to symbolize most of the 12 zodiac signs." ( The Futureminders Looking beyond the sun signs).

Definition: A zodiac sign is one of twelve constellations along the path of the ecliptic. Each consisting of 30 degrees, marked off from the point of the vernal equinox.
A more clear and accurate definition of "Zodiac" (listed below) from
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/zodiac

zo·di·ac

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noun1.an imaginary belt of the heavens, extending about 8° oneach side of the ecliptic, within which are the apparentpaths of the sun, moon, and principal planets. It containstwelve constellations and hence twelve divisions called signsof the zodiac. Each division, however, because of theprecession of the equinoxes, now contains the constellationwest of the one from which it took its name. Compare sign of the zodiac.2.a circular or elliptical diagram representing this belt, andusually containing pictures of the animals, human figures,etc., that are associated with the constellations and signs.3.a circuit or round.

hor·o·scope

noun
  1. a diagram of the heavens, showing the relative position ofplanets and the signs of the zodiac, for use in calculating births, foretelling events in a person's life, etc.

  2. a prediction of future events or advice for future behaviorbased on such a diagram.
Define Horoscope

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NAME OF THE SITE

12 Signs of the Zodiac

URL

http://www.astrology.com.au/astrology/12-signs-of-the-zodiac/
http://www.astrology-zodiac-signs.com/

IMAGE

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AUTHOR

Dadhichi Toth

DATE REVIEWED:

12/7/16

ACCURACY

The website's information seemed accurate enough- through examples of the history of astrology and the zodiac. There are different opinions about the validity of signs of Zodiac.

READABILITY AND CLARITY

The website seemed that it is appropriate for adults. The reading level was sometimes different to understand, and may not be practical for younger kids to read. The provides a deeper look at the meaning of the star as they align in the Zodiac.

EASE OF NAVIGATION

The website is easy to use and has other links that lead to the same site. There you are able to find out other information about astrology as well. You can click into any of the resources with no challenges which is a positive for all visiting the site.




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The Astrological Signs



NAME OF THE SITE

American Federation of Astrologers

URL

http://www.astrologers.com/history/

IMAGE

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AUTHOR

Kris Brandt Riske, PMAFA, Executive Director

LAST UPDATED

2013

DATE REVIEWED

12/7/16

REVIEWED BY:

Felicia Scruggs

ACCURACY

The website's information was very up to date and explained the history of astrology thoroughly. The site is run by the American Federation of Astrology which is a real group and organization founded in 1938, so the credibility is there because they have over 75 years of experience.

READABILITY AND CLARITY

The website is definitely for adults and those who are looking for the history of astrology, looking to locate a local certified astrologer, and to possibly become a member. This site would not be recommended for a child.

EASE OF NAVIGATION

The website has many other links that you can look at to find other information. This site is very useful for learning even more information.



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Zodiac Newspaper

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NAME OF THE SITE

Find Your Fate

URL

http://www.findyourfate.com/astrology/kids/kids-astrology.htm

IMAGE

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AUTHOR


Mr.Sridhar

LAST UPDATED

2016

DATE REVIEWED

12/7/16

REVIEWED BY:

Felicia Scruggs

ACCURACY

Find Your Fate's children's section is for parents who want to find out what the Zodiac sign of their child means. The information seems accurate and up to date. The site has a outdated webpage design however the information seemed reliable.

READABILITY AND CLARITY

This website is an easy way for parents to learn quickly what traits their child may have. The language on the website is easy to read and easy to understand.

EASE OF NAVIGATION

The website is very easy to use. The kids astrology page is clearly laid out. There are external links to different kinds of astrology, such as pet astrology, celebrity astrology, and even a horoscope section. The about us page left web viewers with questions surrounding the authors of the text.


NAME OF THE SITE

Daily Horoscopes

URL

http://www.daily-horoscopes.org/

IMAGE

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AUTHOR

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LAST UPDATED

Invalid

DATE REVIEWED

12/7/16

REVIEWED BY:

Felicia

ACCURACY

No longer in existence

READABILITY AND CLARITY

N/A

EASE OF NAVIGATION

N/A


NAME OF THE SITE

Easy Scopes

URL

http://www.easyscopes.com/

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AUTHOR

Jochen "Joe" Savelberg

LAST UPDATED

Horoscopes are updated daily

DATE REVIEWED

12/7/16

REVIEWED BY

Felicia Scruggs

ACCURACY

This website gives a list of free and easy horoscopes that can give you a daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly horoscope.

READABILITY AND CLARITY

The website is clear and gives easy access to people looking for their horoscopes.

EASE OF NAVIGATION

Easy Scopes' website is extremely easy to use, hence their name. The homepage has links that people can use to find other information that are


The 13 Constellations. The newest is Ophiuchus

Constellation
Astrology Date
True Date
Aries
March 21 - April 20
April 19 - May 13
Taurus
April 21 - May 21
May 14 - June 19
Gemini
May 22 - June 21
June 20 - July 20
Cancer
June 22 - July 22
July 21 - August 9
Leo
July 23 - August 21
August 10 - September 15
Virgo
August 22 - September 23
September 16 - October 30
Libra
September 24 - October 23
October 31 - November 22
Scorpio
October 24 - November 22
November 23 - November 29
Ophiuchus
Not Included
November 30 - December 17
Sagittarius
November 23 - December 22
December 18 - January 18
Capricorn
December 23 - January 20
January 19 - February 15
Aquarius
January 21 - February 19
February 16 - March 11
Pisces
February 20 to March 20
March 12 - April 18

13 Constellations

http://astronomyonline.org/observation/zodiac.asp
Last edited: 2012 Viewed: May 13, 2012
On this website you will find the star alining of each of the signs along with the "newest" constellation. There are reportedly 13 instead of 12 constellations. You'll also find that the Zodiac sign that you thought you were, mostly likely isn't accurate due to the new constellation.

History and Background of Astrology

http://atheism.about.com/library/FAQs/skepticism/blfaq_astro_history.htm
Last edited: 2016 Viewed: December 2016
This link helps explain the history of astrology starting with the Babylonian Empire

Astrological Signs

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astrological_sign
Last updated: November 28, 2012 Viewed: December 2016
This website helps break down the understanding of the Zodiac sign, a little bit of its history and the astrological sign order.

Sun and Zodiac signs

http://www.starlightastrology.com/signsindex.htm
Last edited: 2008 Viewed: December 2016
Here you will find your Zodiac sign and along with that it will show you the planet that it is linked to. It also has a brief explanation of the sign and what it symbolizes.


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This picture shows where the degree the Zodiac is at

The Famous Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zodiac
Last updated: November 2016
There are twelve Zodiac signs that fall on the ecliptic line. Each zone is equal on celestial longitude. All the signs are a set of constellations in the sky.(Form pictures) Zodiac is interpreted in many ways. Not only can you look at the astrology of the zodiac but you can also look up Indian zodiac, western zodiac, Chinese and more.

Basic Information on Zodiac Signs
http://www.buzzle.com/articles/zodiac-signs-and-symbols.html
Last updated: 2016
Each zodiac sign has a hidden history. Each sign is different because of their history. You can explore the history behind each and every one of the 12 zodiac signs.

An Indepth Look
http://www.psychicguild.com/horoscopes_explained.php
Last updated: 2016
If you are born on the cusp, meaning you were born on a day that one sign ends and the other one begins you will have qualities of both signs. This site informs you on what element you are, ruling planet, symbol, stone, life pursuit, vibration, and your desire.


Astrological Sign & Dates
Angel
Planet
Element
Stone
Flower/Herb
Color
Day of the Week
ARIES
March 21 - April 19
Samael
Mars
Fire
Ruby, Garnet, Bloodstone, Diamond
Thistle, Wild Rose, Grose
Red, bright colors
Tuesday
TAURUS
April 20 - May 21
Anael
Venus
Earth
Sapphire, Emerald, Jade, Opal
Violet, Wild & Red Roses, Coltsfoot
Blues, Greens
Friday
GEMINI
May 22 - June 20
Raphael
Mercury
Air
Diamond, Jade, Topaz, Aquamarine
Parsley, Dill, Snapdragons, Iris
White, Spr. Green, Silver,Yellow
Wednesday
CANCER
June 21 - July 22
Gabriel
Moon
Water
Emerald, Cat's Eye, Pearl, Moonstone
Poppy, Water Lily, White Rose, Moonwort
Pale Blue, Silver, Pearl, White
Monday
LEO
July 23 - August 22
Michael
Sun
Fire
Amber, Topaz, Ruby, Diamond
Marigold, Sunflower, Hops, Cowslip
Gold, Red, Yellow, Orange
Sunday
VIRGO
August 23 - Sept 22
Raphael
Mercury
Earth
Diamond, Jade, Jasper, Aquamarine
Rosemary, Cornflower, Valerian
Pastel Blue, Gold, Peach
Wednesday
LIBRA
Sept 23 - Oct 22
Anael
Venus
Air
Opal, Lapis Lazuli, Emerald, Jade
Violet, White Rose, Love-in-the-Mist
Cerulean Blue, Royal Blue, Amethyst
Friday
SCORPIO
Oct 23 - Nov 21
Samael, Azrael
Mars, Pluto
Water
Ruby, Garnet, Bloodstone, Topaz
Basil, Heather, Chrysanthemum
Dark Red, Brown, Black, Gray
Tuesday
SAGITTARIUS
Nov 22 - Dec 21
Sachiel
Jupiter
Fire
Sapphire, Amethyst, Diamond
Carnation, Wallflower, Clovepink, Sage
Lilac, Mauve, Purple, Amethyst
Thursday
CAPRICORN
Dec 22 - Jan 19
Cassiel
Saturn
Earth
Onyx, Obsidian, Jet, Garnet
Nightshade, Snowdrop, Rue
Black, Grey, Violet, Dk Brown
Saturday
AQUARIUS
Jan 20 - Feb 18
Uriel, Cassiel
Saturn, Uranus
Air
Zircon, Amber Amethyst, Garnet
Snowdrop, Foxglove, Gr. Valerian
All Colors
Saturday
PISCES
Feb 19 - Mar 20
Sachiel, Asariel
Jupiter, Neptune
Water
Sapphire, Amethyst, Coral
Heliotrope, Carnation, Opium Poppy
Purple, Violet, Sea Green
Thursday

Who Is Your Match?
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Last updated: Unknown
This link is not in English therefore I was unable to verify reliability. This site talks about the compatibility each sign has with each other. Another good reason to check out this site is that it clears up any confusion that one may have about astrology being merely superstition, referring to it as one of the many "languages" used for communicating with other people.

Astrology
Zodiac Signs Astrology
Last Updated: 2012
Zodiac Signs Astrology is a look at the zodiac from a straight astrology stand point. It provides a lot of information on the 12 signs of the zodiac and its main focus is on the personality traits of each individual sign. Each sign is described with its own keywords, a description on what type of friend, date and business partner the sign would make. The website is very easy to use and navigate with lots of information pertaining to each individual sign. Accuracy is debatable.

Chinese Astrology
Chinese Astrology
Last Updated: Unknown
Chinese astrology is interesting because it is not based off of the 12 sun sign constellations, but http://www.astrologycom.com/zodiac.html rather based on the positioning of planets. Each month is based off of a lunar calendar and not by which constellation is the sky for that month. This web page is also interesting because it stands out from other astrology sites by providing insight on topics such as a financial forecast, insight on real estate, fashion, and lucky days for each month. The site isn't very readable at first but it quickly becomes easy to navigate.

13 Constellations?
13 Zodiac Constellations
Last Updated: Unknown
This site redirects you to Chris Dolan website.
13 Zodiac Constellations! The website offers information on the 13th zodiac constellation that none of the other astrology sites tell you about. Ophiuchus is the 13th sun sign and there is plenty of information offered here that is extremely accurate. The site also focuses on the rest of the 12 constellations providing a star guide and description of each star in every constellation. This site does go ahead and point out that astrology is inaccurate as the stars are not where they were when the constellations were first recorded. Very simple site with more information than most astrology sites.

Sun Signs And Planets
Sun Signs and Planets
Last Updated: 2012
Every sign is described here like all the other astrology websites provides. With a description of the signs personality traits and a deeper look at the individual sign. The site also provides a focus on the ruling planet of each sign. Every sign has a planet that corresponds to each sign, even though they are not all planets(sun, moon, etc.). with a slight description of each planet and how it pertains to each sign. The website is clear and simple and for the information provide it is accurate.

Astrology from Tarot.com
http://www.tarot.com/astrology/
Updated: December 2016
This website is for anyone interested in getting free daily horoscopes via email and offers a variety of fun ways to learn about your sign. It will also give you information on related subjects such as Numerology and the Tarot, subjects that also have their links to astrology who are listed as master astrologist.

Personal Zodiac and Compatibility
http://zodiacchic.tumblr.com/#axzz1fmGGnIFh
Updated: 2016
This is a blog that consists of things about a person, based on their zodiac sign. This blog also offers a section on how compatible a person is with the other based on their zodiac signs. Some may apply to one, but not all. To others it may seem accurate, but it shouldn't be used to guide ones' life. It is simply for informational purposes, and to some entertainment.

Daily Zodiac Updates
http://www.0800-horoscope.com/
Updated: Daily
This website offers daily, weekly, and monthly horoscopes. It also offers information about a persons' personality based on their zodiac sign. It also offers other links to website that provides a more in depth information about horoscopes. The most interesting feature about this website is that is provides what is called a "birth chart". The birth chart is used to calculate how the stars were positioned at the time of ones' birth. A few information is inputted such as name, birth date, time (if known), gender and location to be able to calculate the position of the stars. Not only does it inform how the stars were positioned, it also provides few information about ones' personality traits.

Astrology Background
http://www.astrology-online.com/persn.htm
Updated: Unknown
This website provides an in depth explanation of each individuals' zodiac sign based on their birth date. Things such as characteristics, health concerns, your dislikes, your likes, and problems you may face in life.