Zodiac Signs and the Constellations

Do you know if you are going to have a great day today and what about your love life and your compatibility with your romantic partner? It is believed that the zodiac signs can influence everything that you are, you have been and everything you will do in the forthcoming days, weeks or years. Many folks use the zodiac sign for their birthday but do you know how or why it originated.

Zodiac sign compatibility is a very important part of many folk’s minds, so much so, that they check their zodiac sign against that of their partners. They study their daily horoscope and are inclined to believe that it is true. Some folks are religiously devoted to astrology and how it affects their every day lives while many others base their relationships on the zodiac to tell them if they are well-suited. Compatible zodiac signs are probably the most used for some folks in determining their astrology love compatibility with another person. Is this simply a trick or a hoax or is there really something that relates to when you were born, which in turn dictates how you will conduct yourself and what will happen to you in the future.

Zodiac Signs The zodiac signs have been part of astronomy for many years and were the first known celestial coordinates to be used by folks such as explorers and sailors who needed to know how to get somewhere. The cycle of twelve stations along the sun's ecliptic path through the celestial bodies gave them signs to use for navigation.

There is a lot more to the zodiac sign than is used and interpreted by western cultures. Several other cultures have their own versions of the zodiac which are very different to that used in the west. The Chinese zodiac sign for instance works on a twelve-year cycle and is used to identify a birth month and the birth year. An animal such as a sheep, snake or dragon represents each of those years. 2009 is the year of the Ox in the Chinese zodiac calendar. Along with the Chinese zodiac sign, the zodiac sign in Indian culture relies heavily on a different set of constellations because of how the earth's rotation and the sun's rotation have changed over the years.

Throughout history, the stars have held particular significance and will no doubt continue to do so. Zodiac signs once had more to do with the celestial bodies than simply giving out bits of wisdom and triviality about your daily events. It is up to each individual person to decide if they really believe that the celestial bodies decide their future or their zodiac sign compatibility.