What’s The Deal With Horoscopes?


Angelina Balusek, Editor

Horoscopes have been around since 1894 BC and were invented by the Babylonians. In ancient times, horoscopes were used for identifying the time people were born based on the positions of the planets. Today, those who still follow the horoscope beliefs use the zodiac signs to identify the personalities and tendencies of people. Whether or not you believe in horoscopes, it’s fun to know your zodiac sign and its traits.

There are 4 different element categories: water, fire, air, and earth. Each sign has a planet ruler, which determines each sign’s luck and fortune based on how it is aligned at certain times.



Water Signs are emotional and intuitive.


Cancer | Moon | June 21st – July 22nd

Cancers are very sentimental and emotional with the people they hold close. They care about their family and close friends. Cancers thrive in environments with people/places that they value deeply.


Scorpio | Pluto & Mars | October 23rd – November 21st

Scorpios are dedicated and loyal friends. They do best in leadership roles and will go to extreme measures to find solutions to their problems. They hate dishonesty and can turn manipulative to make people follow their own beliefs.


Pisces | Neptune & Jupiter | February 19th – March 20th

The outgoing and selfless nature of Pisces make them friends with many different types of people. They are always willing to help others and are very empathetic. Art, music, and expression of their personal beliefs makes Pisces one of the most creative signs.




Fire Signs are bold, creative, and dare-devils.


Aries | Mars | March 21st – April 19th

Aries is optimistic, passionate, and honest. They typically like to be leaders in sports teams and are very competitive. Organization and practicality is a must for Aries, and they value getting their work done before the deadline.


Leo | Sun | July 23rd – August 22nd

The lion sign, Leo’s are leaders and confident in their abilities. They make loyal and compassionate friends, and will take charge resolving problems. Leos are also creative, jokesters, and outgoing.


Sagittarius | Jupiter | November 22nd – December 21st

Sagittariuses love traveling the world and experiencing new things. They’re extroverted, optimistic, and always in search of new opportunities. Sagittariuses are good problem solvers like the other fire signs, and formulate complex solutions in their minds and make sure they get put to action.



Air Signs are intellectual and good communicators.


Libra | Venus | September 23rd – October 22nd

Libras are easygoing and rely on partnership. They thrive on balance and hate conflict. Reading, intellectual conversations, and reliable friends keep Libras happy.


Aquarius | Uranus & Saturn | January 20th – February 18th

Aquarius signs are quiet and reserved but will fight for their independence and individuality. They are intellectual and like taking logical approaches to problems. Time alone and personal reflection is how Aquarians recharge.


Gemini | Mercury | May 21st – June 20th

Geminis are social and outgoing. They love to experience new things and make excellent writers and artists with their creativity. Geminis are good at being social one minute and in their heads another.


Earth Signs are grounded and practical.


Taurus | Venus | April 20th – May 20th

This earth sign is determined to complete what they started. They are committed and realistic, doing whatever they need to in order to complete a task. Valuing their senses and the earth around them, they are grounded and fond of the environment.

Virgo | Mercury | August 23rd – September 22nd

Valuing humanity, practicality, and organization, Virgos always have their goals and dreams in reach. They often have a hard time leaving behind mistakes, and are major perfectionists.


Capricorn | Saturn | December 22nd – January 19th

Capricorns are responsible and value traditionality. Being independent and professional, they are great at self-control. They make decisions based on past experiences and logic.