Sergey Sulimov


Sergey Sulimov



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Some people believe that the zodiac sign affects character and even destiny. From time to time, they wonder what their horoscope has in store for them today or the coming week. Even if astrology isn’t your hobbies one, knowing the zodiac signs names in English is helpful. You will be able to support a conversation when needed and understand what the article, book or film is about.

Useful vocabulary on the topic

To find out another person’s zodiac sign or to share information about your (or someone else’s) zodiac sign, use the following phrases: What is your/her/his astrological/zodiac sign? — Какой у вас/нее/него знак зодиака?

  • My astrological/zodiac sign is … — Мой знак зодиака …
  • His astrological/zodiac sign is … Его зодиакальный знак …

Other astrological terms

  • ruler planet — планета-покровитель;
  • birth chart — натальная карта;
  • new moon — новолуние;
  • retrograde — ретроградный;
  • horizon — горизонт;
  • eclipse — затмение;
  • earth signs — знаки земли;
  • air signs — знаки воздуха;
  • water signs — знаки воды;
  • fire signs — знаки огня;
  • horoscope — гороскоп;
  • constellation — созвездие.

Zodiac sign names in English

There are 12 zodiac signs a total. This fact is the same for different languages. But the signs names cannot be so easily translated from Russian to English. For example, Leo in English is not Lion, but Leo. The thing is that the names of zodiacal signs in English have a Latin origin. In addition, if you can guess the word Leo meaning, because it is consonant with Lion, then it is not always possible to translate other zodiac signs names.

Zodiac sign in EnglishTranscriptionName in RussianBirth Dates
Aries[ˈeəriːz ]Овен21.03–20.04
Taurus[ˈtɔːrəs ]Телец21.04–21.05
Gemini[ˈdʒemɪni ]Близнецы22.05–21.06
Cancer[ˈkænsə ]Рак22.06–22.07
Leo[ˈliːəʊ ]Лев23.07–21.08
Virgo[ˈvɜːɡəʊ ]Дева22.08–23.09
Libra[ˈliːbrə ]Весы24.09–23.10
Scorpio[ˈskɔːpɪəʊ ]Скорпион24.10–22.11
Sagittarius[ˌsædʒɪˈteərɪəs ]Стрелец23.11–22.12
Capricorn[ˈkæprɪkɔːn ]Козерог23.12–20.01
Aquarius[əˈkweəriəs ]Водолей21.01–19.02
Pisces[ˈpaɪsiːz ]Рыбы20.02–20.03

The sign’s elements and character traits

Zodiac all signs are divided into groups of three. The groups are formed according to the four elements: fire, earth, water and air.Огненные знаки: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius / Овен, Лев, Стрелец.

  1. Earth signs: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn / Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn.
  2. Air signs: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius / Gemini, Libra, Aquarius.

Water signs: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces / Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces.

Astrologers believe that people belonging to a particular element share common characteristics.

For example, air signs are known for their communication (коммуникабельностью), intelligence (интеллектом) and versatility (переменчивостью). Earth signs embody characteristics that are associated with the earth itself physical attributes. They are grounded (приземленные), dependable (надежные) and hard-working (трудолюбивые). Water signs are characterized by an emotional (эмоциональный) or intuitive approach to life (интуитивный подход к жизни). Fire signs are respectively ruled by the fire element, and these people are usually passionate (страстные), energetic (энергичные), creative (творческие0 and known for their spontaneity (спонтанностью).

Now you can use the zodiac signs correct names in English and communicate with astrology amateurs in a relaxed way.

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