Zodiac Sign Symbols Guide

Zodiac sign symbols have special meanings. Each zodiac sign has a symbol, or glyph, that’s associated with the mythology behind it.

For example, Sagittarius is ruled by the mythical Centaur—the Archer—so its glyph resembles an arrow pointed skyward. Taurus is symbolized by the Bull and its glyph is a circle with two horns on top.

Almost all of the 12 zodiac signs are depicted by an animal, with the exception of Gemini, Virgo and Libra.

Learn more about the zodiac sign symbols below.

Zodiac sign symbols

Aries symbol

The Aries symbol, or glyph, is designed to depict the curving horns of a Ram. This is the Aries horoscope symbol and the character that represents this zodiac sign.

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Taurus symbol

The Taurus symbol, or glyph, is designed to depict the head of a Bull with horns. This is the Taurus horoscope symbol and the character that represents this zodiac sign.

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Gemini symbol

The Gemini symbol, or glyph, is designed to depict the Twins or the Roman numeral II for duality. This is the Gemini horoscope symbol and the character that represents this zodiac sign.

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Cancer symbol

The Cancer symbol, or glyph, is designed to depict the Crab and its claws. This is the Cancer horoscope symbol and the character that represents this zodiac sign.

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Leo symbol

The Leo symbol, or glyph, is designed to depict the Lion and its mane and two halves of the heart. This is the Leo horoscope symbol and the character that represents this zodiac sign.

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Virgo symbol

The Virgo symbol, or glyph, is designed to depict the Maiden carrying a shaft of wheat. This is the Virgo horoscope symbol and the character that represents this zodiac sign.

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Libra symbol

The Libra symbol, or glyph, is the only non-living symbol and is designed to depict the Scales. This is the Libra horoscope symbol and the character that represents this zodiac sign.

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Scorpio symbol

The Scorpio symbol, or glyph, is designed to depict the Scorpion and its stinger. This is the Scorpio horoscope symbol and the character that represents this zodiac sign.

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Sagittarius symbol

The Sagittarius symbol, or glyph is designed to depict the Centaur or Archer. This is the Sagittarius horoscope symbol and the character that represents this zodiac sign.

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Capricorn symbol

The Capricorn symbol, or glyph is the Sea Goat. It is designed to depict the hoof of a mountain goat and the tail of a fish. This is the Capricorn horoscope symbol and the character that represents this zodiac sign.

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Aquarius symbol

The Aquarius symbol, or glyph is designed to depict the Water Bearer. This is the Aquarius horoscope symbol and the character that represents this zodiac sign.

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Pisces symbol

The Pisces symbol, or glyph is designed to depict two fish swimming in opposite directions. This is the Pisces horoscope symbol and the character that represents this zodiac sign.

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