How Many Zodiac Signs Are There?

how many zodiac signs

Good question! To give you the short answer, as of today, there are twelve. However, there are some good arguments why there should be at least one more. In this article we will quickly tell you the 12 “main” signs that should satisfy most of our readers. Further down below we’ll go into more detail in case you want to become an astrology expert right away.

Just to be on the same page: We’re talking about Western astrology in this article, which is probably what you’re interested in. Just remember there are different approaches, like for example the Chinese zodiac.

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The 12 Signs Of The Western Zodiac

The list below gives you a nice overview to answer your question. The dates refer to birthdays so go ahead and check out yours.

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If you want to know more about each of the signs feel free to read all the details on their own page:

You could also simply watch this video for a comprehensive summary:

Credits: Psych2Go – 12 Zodiac Signs and What They Say About You

Why Are They So Popular?

We guess that by now you figured out what your Zodiac sign is. Well, each one of them represents a certain way of living. This could be the way you think, the feelings you may experience, which aspects of life you appreciate the most, your personal interests, how you relate to other people and way more. The amount of people who identify themselves within their sign is quite big. If you open your mind towards astrology you might just be astonished about how spot on it can be. Here’s a video that explains it way better than us:

Credits: Quartz – Astrology isn’t science, but your horoscope is more real than you think

Where Are These Signs Located?

The 12 signs are positioned in what is known “The Zodiac”. It is an imaginary band in outer space following the apparent path of the sun around planet earth. Sounds a little confusing right? Just make sure to watch the next video and you’ll get what we mean by that. It’ll only take 3 minutes of your time.

Credits: Cups and Crowns – What Is The Zodiac?

Ok, Now I’m Totally Confused

The girl in the video just said “13 constellations”! What are constellations anyways? Are they the same as Zodiac signs? Don’t worry! We have a beginner friendly article on that topic which you can visit by clicking the picture below. Everything will be explained! We couldn’t really find a great video on this issue so that’s why we refer to one of our own stories this time. It will also explain to you why some live by 12 and others by 13 signs. The page will open in a new window so you can come back to this one anytime.

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Did That Make Any Sense?

We really hope it did as we tried to explain everything as clear as possible. Let us know if we have been of help to you or go and check out some other videos on youtube. There are so many people sharing great content and some even do a brilliant job at making tutorials. We ourselves are still learning as we go and there’s always someone out there who can be of help.

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So, how many Zodiac signs are there? In Western astrology we go by 12 signs. This is the most common way of practice. However, there are some good reasons why a number of people add Ophiuchus as a 13th sign (like we explained in our “astrology expert” article). We want to thank you for your time and who knows you’ll come back to our site again in the future.

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