From Aries to Pisces, each of the 12 star signs has its own characteristics and quirks. What are the horoscope dates for every star sign? Your star sign, also known as your Sun sign, is based on a range of dates that lasts about a month each. If you were born within a particular date range, you're a member of that zodiac tribe.
Horoscope Dates for Sun Signs
The signs of the Tropical Zodiac are used in almost all popular astrological columns. Below are the horoscope Sun sign dates that are used.
Aries - March 21 to April 19
The Sun enters Aries at the March Equinox, the time when day and night are equal. Aries, the Cardinal fire sign of the zodiac, begins a new astrological year. March 21st to April 19th is a time of new beginnings and fresh starts. Aries, ruled by the planet Mars, is fierce, forceful, and impulsive. An Aries' Sun shines when they are courageously moving forward.
Taurus - April 20 to May 20
Taureans celebrate their birthday from April 20th to May 20th. Taurus, the fixed earth sign that's ruled by Venus, is sensuous, peaceful, pleasure seeking, stable, acquisitive, and is attached to possessions. A Taurus' Sun shines when they experience a peaceful and pleasurable life.
Gemini - May 21 to June 20
May 21st to June 20th is Gemini's time of the year. Gemini wants to learn and talk about everything they see. Gemini, the Mutable Air sign ruled by Mercury, is Gemini is sociable, adaptable, mental, talkative, information seeking, and perceptive. A Gemini's Sun shines when they are free from restrictions.
Cancer - June 21 to July 22
The Sun enters Cancer on the June solstice. Cancer, the Cardinal Water sign, is ruled by the ever changing Moon. Cancer is emotional, intuitive, caregiving, empathetic, and moody. A Cancer's Sun shines when they nurture and are nurtured.
Leo - July 23 to August 22
Leo reigns from July 23rd to August 22nd. Leo, the Fixed Fires of the zodiac, represents the full strength of its ruler, the Sun. Leo is kingly, self-confident, expressive, playful, and generous. A Leo's Sun shines when they express their individual self, operate on their own terms, and in their own way.
Virgo - August 23 to September 22
Born during the time of the harvest, Virgos excel at production. From August 23rd to September 22nd, it's Virgo's role to show us what's valuable and what is not. Virgo, the Mutable Earth sign, is ruled by Mercury. A Virgo's Sun shines when they can serve others in a practical and useful way.
Libra - September 23 to October 22
The Sun enters Libra at the September equinox. The Libra time of year is Libra is from September 23rd to October 22nd. Libra, the Cardinal Air sign if the zodiac that's ruled by Venus, is relationship oriented and about justice, and fair-play. A Libra's Sun shines when they are creating harmonious relationships.
Scorpio - October 23 to November 21
Scorpio's time of year is from October 23rd to November 21st. Scorpio, the Fixed Water sign in ruled by Pluto and is deep, dark, mysterious, probing, intense, instinctual, sexual, and secretive. A Scorpio's Sun shines when they experience and dominate the "life-and-death" extremes of life.
Sagittarius - November 22 to December 21
The Sagittarius time of year is from November 22 to December 21. Sagittarius, the Mutable fire sign ruled by Jupiter, is boisterous, comical, joyful, thankful, open minded, adventurous, and friendly. A Sagittarius' Sun shines when they become independent from family and devote their energy to universal problems.
Capricorn - December 22 to January 19
The Capricorn time of year is from December 22 to January 19. The Sun enters Capricorn at the December solstice. When the sun enters Capricorn on the day with the longest night of the year and marks the rebirth of the Sun. Capricorn, the Cardinal Earth sign that's ruled by Saturn, is practical and ambitious. A Capricorn's Sun shines when they work to make their mark on the world.
Aquarius - January 20 to February 18
The innovative and forward thinking, Aquarius's time of the year, is from January 20th to February 18th. Aquarius is the Fixed Air sign of the zodiac that's ruled by Uranus. Aquarius is revolutionary, abstract, intelligent and unpredictable. An Aquarius Sun shines when they can use their intellect to serve mankind.
Pisces - February 19 to March 20
From February 19th to March 20th is the Pisces time of year. Pisces, the mutable water sign that's ruled by Neptune, is the last sign of the zodiac. Pisces is adaptable, selfless, sensitive, mystical, imaginative, and compassionate. A Pisces Sun shines when they can bestow their dreams and creative vision to humanity.
Horoscope Dates Are Approximate
Although the dates above are those that are normally used in horoscope columns, the Sun actually changes signs on different dates and at different times each year. So, if your birthday falls near the beginning or end of the date ranges above, you'll need to have a timed birth chart calculated to know for sure the astrological tribe to which you belong.
Your Horoscope Sun Sign
Your horoscope Sun sign tells you which zodiac sign directs your life and the types of activities and things that will make your Sun shine, but your Sun is only the beginning of your astrological story, so keep learning.