Pisces gifts – Zodiac signs

pisces – the fishes

Sun in Pisces: February 19 to March 20
prominent stars: Van Maanen’s Star,  Al-Rischa
associated Greek myth: Pisces is associated with Aphrodite and Eros, who escaped from the monster Typhon by leaping into the sea and transforming themselves into fish. In order not to lose each other, they tied themselves together with a rope. The Romans adopted the Greek legend, with Venus and Cupid acting as the counterparts for Aphrodite and Eros.

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Aquarius gifts – Zodiac signs

aquariuS – THE water bearer

Sun in Aquarius: January 21 to February 18
prominent stars: Sadalmelik, Sadalsuud
associated Greek myth: In Greek mythology, Aquarius is sometimes associated with Deucalion, the son of Prometheus who built a ship with his wife Pyrrha to survive an imminent flood. They sailed for nine days before washing ashore on Mount Parnassus. Aquarius is also sometimes identified with beautiful Ganymede, a youth in Greek mythology and the son of Trojan king Tros, who was taken to Mount Olympus by Zeus to act as cup-carrier to the gods. Neighboring Aquila represents the eagle, under Zeus’ command, that snatched the young boy; some versions of the myth indicate that the eagle was in fact Zeus transformed. An alternative version of the tale recounts Ganymede’s kidnapping by the goddess of the dawn, Eos, motivated by her affection for young men; Zeus then stole him from Eos and employed him as cup-bearer. Yet another figure associated with the water bearer is Cecrops I, a king of Athens who sacrificed water instead of wine to the gods.

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Capricorn gifts – Zodiac signs

CAPRICORN/CAPRICORNUS – THE SEA-GOAT

Sun in Capricorn: December 22 to January 20
prominent stars: Deneb Algedi
associated Greek myth: The constellation is sometimes identified as Amalthea, the goat that suckled the infant Zeus after his mother, Rhea, saved him from being devoured by his father, Cronos. The goat’s broken horn was transformed into the cornucopia or horn of plenty. Capricornus is also sometimes identified as Pan, the god with a goat’s head, who saved himself from the monster Typhon by giving himself a fish’s tail and diving into a river.

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Sagittarius gifts – Zodiac signs

SAGITTARIUS – THE ARCHER

Sun in Sagittarius: November 23 to December 21
prominent stars: Kaus Australis, Rukbat, Nunki
associated Greek myth: In Greek mythology, Sagittarius is usually identified as a centaur: half human, half horse. However, perhaps due to the Greek’s adoption of the Sumerian constellation, some confusion surrounds the identity of the archer. Some identify Sagittarius as the centaur Chiron, the son of Philyra and Saturn and tutor to Jason, who was said to have changed himself into a horse to escape his jealous wife, Rhea. However, some identify Chiron with the constellation Centaurus, the other heavenly centaur. An alternative tradition is that Chiron merely invented the constellation Sagittarius to help in guiding the Argonauts in their quest for the Golden Fleece.
A competing mythological tradition, as espoused by Eratosthenes, identified the Archer not as a centaur but as the satyr Crotus, son of Pan, who Greeks credited with the invention of archery. According to myth, Crotus often went hunting on horseback and lived among the Muses, who requested that Zeus place him in the sky, where he is seen demonstrating archery.
The arrow of this constellation points towards the star Antares, the “heart of the scorpion,” and Sagittarius stands poised to attack should Scorpius ever attack the nearby Hercules, or to avenge Scorpius’s slaying of Orion.

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Scorpio gifts – Zodiac signs

SCORPIO/SCORPIUS – THE SCORPION

Sun in Scorpio: October 24 to November 22
prominent stars: Antares, Acrab, Dschubba, Cat’s Eyes
associated Greek myth: In Greek mythology, the myths associated with Scorpio almost invariably also contain a reference to Orion. According to one of these myths it is written that Orion boasted to goddess Artemis and her mother, Leto, that he would kill every animal on the Earth. Although Artemis was known to be a hunter herself she offered protection to all creatures. Artemis and her mother Leto sent a scorpion to deal with Orion. The pair battled and the scorpion killed Orion. However, the contest was apparently a lively one that caught the attention of the king of the gods Zeus, who later raised the scorpion to heaven and afterwards, at the request of Artemis, did the same for Orion to serve as a reminder for mortals to curb their excessive pride. There is also a version that Orion was better than the goddess Artemis but said that Artemis was better than he and so Artemis took a liking to Orion. The god Apollo, Artemis’s twin brother, grew angry and sent a scorpion to attack Orion. After Orion was killed, Artemis asked Zeus to put Orion up in the sky. So every winter Orion hunts in the sky, but every summer he flees as the constellation of the scorpion comes.

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Libra gifts – Zodiac signs

LIBRA – THE SCALES

Sun in Libra: September 23 to October 23
prominent stars: Zubenelgenubi, Zubeneschamali, Zubenelakrab
associated myth: Libra was known in Babylonian astronomy as MUL Zibanu (the “scales” or “balance”), or alternatively as the Claws of the Scorpion. The scales were held sacred to the sun god Shamash, who was also the patron of truth and justice. It was also seen as the Scorpion’s Claws in ancient Greece. It only became a constellation in ancient Rome, when it began to represent the scales held by Astraea, the goddess of justice, associated with Virgo.

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Virgo gifts – Zodiac signs

VIRGO – THE VIRGIN

Sun in Virgo: August 24 to September 22
prominent stars: Spica, Porrima, Zavijava
associated myth: The Greeks and Romans associated Virgo with their goddess of wheat/agriculture, DemeterCeres who is the mother of PersephoneProserpina. Alternatively, she was sometimes identified as the virgin goddess Iustitia or Astraea, holding the scales of justice in her hand as the constellation Libra. Another myth identifies Virgo as Erigone, the daughter of Icarius of Athens. Icarius, who had been favoured by Dionysus, was killed by his shepherds while they were intoxicated and Erigone hanged herself in grief; Dionysus placed the father and daughter in the stars as Boötes and Virgo respectively. In the Middle Ages, Virgo was sometimes associated with the Blessed Virgin Mary. Virgo is often portrayed carrying two sheaves of wheat, one of which is marked by the bright star Spica.

(source: Wikipedia)

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Leo gifts – Zodiac signs

LEO – THE LION

Sun in Leo: July 23 to August 23
prominent stars: Regulus, Denebola, Algieba
associated Greek myth: In Greek mythology, Leo was identified as the Nemean Lion which was killed by Heracles (Hercules to the Romans) during the first of his twelve labours. The Nemean Lion would take women as hostages to its lair in a cave, luring warriors from nearby towns to save the damsel in distress, to their misfortune. The Lion was impervious to any weaponry; thus, the warriors’ clubs, swords, and spears were rendered useless against it. Realizing that he must defeat the Lion with his bare hands, Hercules slipped into the Lion’s cave and engaged it at close quarters. When the Lion pounced, Hercules caught it in midair, one hand grasping the Lion’s forelegs and the other its hind legs, and bent it backwards, breaking its back and freeing the trapped maidens. Zeus commemorated this labor by placing the Lion in the sky.

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Cancer gifts – Zodiac signs

CANCER – THE CRAB

Sun in Cancer: June 22 to July 22
prominent stars: Altarf, Asellus Australis
associated Greek myth: The creation of the constellation is explained in Greek mythology by the short-lived association of the crab Karkinos with one of the Twelve Labors of Heracles, in which Heracles battled the multi-headed Lernaean Hydra. Hera had sent Karkinos to distract Heracles and put him at a disadvantage during the battle, but Heracles quickly dispatched the crab by kicking it with such force that it was propelled into the sky. Other accounts had Karkinos grabbing onto Heracles’s toe with its claws, but Heracles simply crushed the crab under his foot. Hera, grateful for Karkinos’s effort, gave it a place in the sky. Some scholars have suggested that Karkinos was a late addition to the myth of Heracles in order to make the Twelve Labors correspond to the twelve signs of the Zodiac.

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Gemini gifts – Zodiac signs

GEMINI – THE TWINS

Sun in Gemini: May 22 to June 21
prominent stars: PolluxCastor
associated Greek myth: In Greek mythology, Gemini was associated with the myth of Castor and Pollux, the children of Leda. Pollux was the son of Zeus, who seduced Leda, while Castor was the son of Tyndareus, king of Sparta and Leda’s husband. When Castor died, because he was mortal, Pollux begged his father Zeus to give Castor immortality, and he did, by uniting them together in the heavens. Castor and Pollux were also mythologically associated with St. Elmo’s fire in their role as the protectors of sailors.

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