Have you ever wondered how the personality traits assigned to your zodiac could possibly be accurate? It can be difficult to wrap your mind around the fact that the date/time of birth of your birth could have any effect on your personality. How does it work? Let’s take a look at how your zodiac shapes your identity.

Sun Sign

The most crucial piece of the puzzle when it comes to determining your personality traits is your sun sign. This is just a fancy way of saying ‘zodiac’. The position of the sun on the day you were born will tell you what your sun sign is. Mary James, a writer for states, “Different astrological stars, signs, and planetary bodies all contribute to the influence of your personality. Other than the fact that you might cut across two periods or signs, planets, Sun, rising sun, and seasons all have ways of influencing your personality. However, one is always prevalent about your true identity than others −your Sun sign.” There are exceptions to this rule however. There are people who are born at the tail end or the very beginning of a zodiac period. When this occurs, it’s possible that a person can have personality traits associated with both zodiacs.

Rising Sign

The second piece of the puzzle that helps determine your personality traits is your rising (ascendant) sign. You can find this sign using both your zodiac and the hour in which you were born. This has significance because your rising sign is said to express how you show yourself to other people. Think about how you would act upon meeting someone for the first time. Your rising sign should reflect those personality traits. The above mentioned article goes on to explain, “The ascendant or the rising sun is the strongest zodiac that people see. The strongest reflection of zodiac attributes that people see from us are not usually our Sun sign, it is usually that of Our Rising Sun, which is also called ascendant. This sign is the one that was rising or waking up as each person is born.”

Additional Influence

Not only do astrologers believe your zodiac determines many of your personality traits, they also believe that other planetary bodies affect the way you act in a given month. For example, have you’ve ever heard people say ‘must be a full moon’ to explain out of character behavior? Another phrase you may have heard is ‘mercury is in retrograde’. This phrase is used to describe an optical illusion that occurs three times a year. When mercury looks as though it’s moving backwards from earth, astrologers believe you can experience miscommunication, falling out with friends, or a sudden inability to be logical. These are just a couple examples of how all planetary beings can affect us.

Dive into astrology. Reading about your zodiac will lead you down a path of self- discovery. Let it help you uncover important truths about yourself.