The origins of the Western Zodiac can be traced back to Babylonian culture. As one of the first great civilisations, the Assyrian Empire developed a system to divide the night’s sky through the organisation of celestial bodies that would become the precursors of the constellations that we recognise today.
It is thought in Western astrology that the signs stand as the twelve 30° sectors of the celestial sphere, which the sun appears to follow over the course a year. The signs are believed to represent characteristic modes of expression. The Zodiacs, also referred to as ‘star signs’ follow the order of Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces depending on your date of birth.