Symbols of Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo and Virgo. What do they mean?

Symbols of Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo and Virgo. What do they mean?
Isabel del Rio

Jason taken the Golden Fleece

Symbols: Aries is represented by a ram; Taurus by a bull; Gemini by twins; Cancer by a crab; Leo by a lion and Virgo by a virgin. Do you know why?

Aries, the ram, is the first sign of the zodiac and runs from March 21 to April 20. We can easily relate this sign with the legend of the Golden Fleece by Jason in Colchis. Thus, the Golden Fleece represents the idea of kingship and legitimacy. Jason wanted it to restore the legitimate government of lolkos.

Aries people are the first to start an adventure. Maybe others will continue it but they are initial leaders. It’s true their tendency to leave projects mid-way in search of another challenge.

Taurus (April 21 to May 21) is represented by a bull. Bull is the animal that fertilizes land. Very important in all mythologies: Mesopotamian, Persian, Cretan, Greek … In Egypt, God Apis (the sun) was an ox.

Taurus people is strong and persistent. They can continue Aries projects. They are good with finances and create solid groups.

Gemini (May 22 to June 20). Twins are coming! This sign represents friendship and unity. We can find the mythological reference in the friendship between the two most important heroes of the Mesopotamian tradition: Gilgamesh and Enkidu.

Gemini people are so friendly! Gemini must accompany Aries and Taurus on their adventures. They bring joy and friendship.


Gilgamesh and Enkidu, and the Bull of Heaven

Cancer (June 21 to July 22). It’s the crab. The symbol of this sign is still obscure. Probably, it can refer to the decline of the sun at this time of year.

Cancer people always will say: If we advance, we must think over achievements. Looking back to move forward! It’s the crab!

Be quiet! The king is coming: Leo (July 23 to August 21). In Mesopotamia, lion meant fire and they adored fire. For the ancient Greeks represented the famous lion of Nemea, killed by Hercules with his bare hands. Leo is glory, fortune and authority.


Lion of Nemea killed by Hercules

Virgo is the virgin. Virgo people are born from 22 August to 23 September. In Mesopotamia and ancient Greece represented the goddess that lay between matter and spirit. In fact, Virgo is the urge to know the secrets of life. It’s the moment! We are halfway!

If you want to know the secrets of the rest of the zodiacal signs, read Yareah tomorrow. Symbols of Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces.

Enjoy your day, Yareah friends. Art is everywhere and up to you!

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  • Great week Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo and Virgo people!

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