Your Zodiac sign, or astrological sign, is determined by when you were born. The year doesn't matter, but the month and the day certainly do. They represent the twelve sectors of the ecliptic and are represented by constellations, which is where their names come from. The science side of Zodiac signs explains how the stars are aligned and then culture has taken that and expanded into define personalities and how compatible certain people will be based on the location of their signs on the ecliptic. All of the constellations, while sectors of the ecliptic, are held within the Zodiac, hence their name.
Living up to your sign can be an arduous task. If you are more easy-going and even keeled but you are a fire sign, you might feel obligated to be more aggressive and passionate. But the signs of the Zodiac, as far as what they say about your personality and demeanor, shouldn't be taken to heart. Be who you are, no matter what sign happens to be associated with your date of birth. But it's not a bad thing to love reading about your sign, either. Want to know your real Zodiac personality, even if it doesn't align with what you've always thought? Take this quiz to find out!
Do you consider yourself a good friend?
What word would people use to describe you?
If you ever get lost, how do you find your way?
What three items are you bringing with you to a deserted island to get you through?
Is there anything specific you look for in a potential significant other?
What first date are you planning for that potential partner?
Being honest, what is one trait about yourself that you don't love?
How do you go about choosing gifts for people?
Which of the below do you feel the most connected to?
When do you feel the most productive?
Do you act on your dissatisfactions with things, or do you prefer to just talk about it?
Is stubborn a quality you possess?
Can people count on you to do the things you say you will?
Do you feel you need to complete everything on your to-do list before you can call it a day?
Are you good at adapting to unfamiliar or uncomfortable situations?
Do you prefer cooking or baking?
What do you like better, planning or going with the flow?
How far out do you choose goals you want to accomplish?
Are you afraid of the unknown?
Are you convicted in your decisions, or can you be swayed?
Would you say you're a moody person, or more even-keeled?
How do you act when something doesn't go your way?
Do you enjoy hosting people at your home?
What is your favorite way to celebrate an accomplishment?
Do you subscribe to the "treat yourself" mentality?
Would you rather work and collaborate with others, or stick by yourself?
What animal do you identify with the most?
Do you use abbreviations when you text, or do you prefer to spell out entire words?
Who is your favorite fictional character?
If you could choose any gem to have for a birthstone, what would you choose?
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