Zodiac Signs and Their Personality Profiles Explained

Updated October 30, 2020
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There are 12 zodiac signs and each has unique zodiac sign personality traits. Understanding just a bit about your zodiac sign traits can help you understand your basic personality profile and its strengths and weaknesses.

Aries: March 21 - April 19

Astrological sign of Aries

Those with their Sun in Aries are self-centered, take the initiative, act independently and are passionate about life. They are outgoing individuals who are friendly but strong-willed, ambitious, and want to be number one in everything they do.

Aries Strengths

Aries Weaknesses

Adventurous and energetic

Pioneering and courageous

Enthusiastic and confidant

Dynamic and quick witted

Selfish and quick tempered

Impulsive and impatient

Foolhardy and risk-taking

Aggressive and competitive

Taurus: April 20 -May 20

Astrological sign of Taurus

Those with the Sun in Taurus enjoy the physical world, live in the here and now, and engage life through their physical senses. They are solid, practical, slow-moving but hard-working individuals, whose greatest joy in life is luxuriating in the fruits of their labors.

Taurus Strengths

Taurus Weaknesses

Patient and reliable

Loving and warmhearted

Determined and persistent

Placid and security loving

Possessive and materialistic

Resentful and inflexible

Self-indulgent and greedy

Stubborn and uncompromising

Gemini: May 21 - June 20

Astrological sign of Gemini with cherry trees and the moon

Those with the Sun in Gemini are social and enjoy variety and change. They love to chat, seek out information, and spread it around. They exist in the shifting world of words, ideas, thoughts, and perceptions.

Gemini Strengths

Gemini Weaknesses

Adaptable and versatile

Witty and communicative

Intellectual and curious

Youthful and lively

Tense and nervous

Superficial and inconsistent

Gossipy and cunning

Indecisive and fickle

Cancer: June 21 - July 22

Astrological sign of Cancer

Those with the Sun in Cancer live in a world of emotions and are sensitive in every sense of the word. Their greatest need is to feel secure, safe and comfortable, and home, family, and friends come before anything else.

Cancer Strengths

Cancer Weaknesses

Loyal and loving

Imaginative and intuitive

Emotional and sympathetic

Loyal and protective

Moody and pessimistic

Overly emotional and touchy

Suspicious and manipulating

Insecure and clingy

Leo: July 23 - August 22

Astrological sign of Leo

Those with a Leo Sun are driven by the fiery need to shine and the desire to be loved and admired. They are dramatic, creative, self-confident individuals who are difficult to resist and have the ability to achieve whatever they want to in life.

Leo Strengths

Leo Weaknesses

Generous and warm-hearted

Creative and enthusiastic

Broad-minded and expansive

Faithful and loving

Patronizing and pompous

Bossy and interfering

Dogmatic and intolerant

Stubborn and self-centered

Virgo: August 23 - September 22

Astrological sign of Virgo

Those with a Virgo Sun are driven by a desire to solve problems and create perfection. They are analytical, discerning, and keep their emotions in check while focusing on the details of task at hand.

Virgo Strengths

Virgo Weaknesses

Loyal and hardworking

Meticulous and reliable

Practical and diligent

Intelligent and analytical

Shy and worriers

Overly critical and harsh

All work and no play

Never satisfied

Libra Sun: September 23 - October 22

Astrological sign of Libra

Those with the Sun in Libra are driven to initiate relationships, make connections, and create perfect balance and harmony. They are conversationalists with a pleasing demeanor, strong intellect, and a keen mind. They tend to surround themselves with beauty, art, and interesting people.

Libra Strengths

Libra Weaknesses

Diplomatic and cooperative

Romantic and charming

Gracious and fair-minded

Easygoing and sociable

Indecisive and changeable

Gullible and easily influenced

Flirtatious and self-indulgent

Tit-for-tat behavior

Scorpio: October 23 - November 21

Astrological sign of Scorpio

Those with the Sun in Scorpio sense everything, show nothing, and are driven by a desire to feel and investigate life at the deepest and darkest levels. These powerful individuals and have the ability to overcome massive obstacles and pain in life and rise up out of the ashes.

Scorpio Strengths

Scorpio Weaknesses

Determined and forceful

Intuitive and emotional

Exciting and magnetic

Passionate and loyal

Possessive and distrusting


Secretive and obstinate

Compulsive and obsessive

Sagittarius: November 22 - December 21

Astrological sign of Sagittarius

Those with the Sun in Sagittarius have a sharp intellect and high energy that keeps them moving. They seek the ultimate truth, have faith in themselves, tolerate differences, and are driven to explore, experience, learn, and gather knowledge.

Sagittarius Strengths

Sagittarius Weaknesses

Optimistic and freedom-loving

Good-humored and jovial

Honest and straightforward

Intellectual and philosophical

Impatient and careless

Irresponsible and superficial

Tactless and undiplomatic


Capricorn: December 22 - January 19

Astrological sign of Capricorn and winter motifs

Those with a Capricorn Sun are driven to survive and thrive in the material world and make the best use of their time on earth. They are ambitions individuals who are driven to do more and do better and generally move forward from one success to another.

Capricorn Strengths

Capricorn Weaknesses

Practical and prudent

Responsible and disciplined

Patient and careful

Loyal and committed

Pessimistic and fatalistic

Cold and distant


Stiff and stubborn

Aquarius Sun: January 20 - February 18

Astrological sign of Aquarius

Those with an Aquarius Sun are driven by a desire to make the world a better place and to help everyone they can along the way. They are unorthodox and unconventional and usually have an eclectic collection of friends from every walk of life.

Aquarius Strengths

Aquarian Weaknesses

Friendly and humanitarian

Original and inventive

Honest and loyal

Independent and intellectual

Intractable and contrary

Unemotional and detached


Uncompromising and aloof

Pisces: February 19 - March 20

Astrological sign of Pisces

Those with the Sun in Pisces are selfless and strive to connect with the ethereal and experience heaven on earth. These are friendly, adaptable, unassuming, private, deeply sensitive and emotional individuals, who see the best in others.

Pisces Strengths

Pisces Weaknesses

Imaginative and artistic

Gentle and wise

Compassionate and kind

Intuitive and sympathetic

A desire to escape reality

Secretive and vague

Weak-willed and easily led

Overly trusting

Sun Sign Dates

Each year the date and time the Sun enters the next sign is slightly different, depending on when the Sun crosses the ecliptic at the Vernal equinox. As an example, pop astrology leads you to believe that everyone born between July 23 and August 22 is a Leo. However, in 2020 the Sun entered Virgo on August 22nd at 10:44 am EST. If a person is born on this date, but after 10:44 am EST, they're not a Leo, they are a Virgo. If you were born between the 18th and 24th of any month, you should calculate a timed birth chart to know what sign your Sun actually occupies.

Sun Sign Stereotypes

You should also remember when you're reading about Sun sign personality traits that they are stereotypical characteristics. Individuals are much more complex than their Sun sign. Though everyone will express these Sun sign traits to a greater or lesser degree, it's a person's entire birth chart that reveals each person's unique personality traits.

Zodiac Signs and Their Personality Profiles Explained