Some people may remember about ten out of the twelve zodiac signs, while others have trouble reaching the halfway mark. It is understandable, very few people know all 12 out the top of their head , let alone remember the dates that make each one valid. In this article, you will learn a cool way to remember all of the zodiac signs, as well as take a look at the common characteristics associated with Cancer and Leo.
For starters, I’ll explain what a mnemonic is before I illustrate an easy way to remember all of the zodiac signs. A mnemonic is a memory aid, which are typically verbal (like a short poem or an unforgettable word that helps people to remember various things. This is usually a decent way to get people to recall lists. Individuals best respond to mnemonics because repetition and common associations are used to make a point. A traditional mnemonic used to keep track of all the zodiac signs is:
“The Ram, the Bull, the Heavenly Twins,
And next the Crab, the Lion shines,
The Virgin and the Scales.
The Scorpion, Archer, and the Goat,
The Man who holds the Watering Pot,
And Fish with glittering scales.”
If you’re looking for something a bit shorter and quicker to get a hang of the 12 signs, this mnemonic is sure to solve your issue:
“The Ramble Twins Crab Liverish;
Scaly Scorpions Are Good Water Fish.”
To understand the breakdown of this mnemonic , just follow this key: (Ram-Ble = Ram, Bull; Twins = Twins; Crab = Crab; Li-Ver(ish) = Lion, Virgin; Scaly = Scale; Scorpion = Scorpio; Are = Archer; Good = Goat; Water = Water Bearer; Fish = Fish)
If you are born between June 21st and July 22nd, then you belong to the sign of Cancer, which is ruled by the Moon and uses the crab as its symbol. When people describe a Cancer, they usually paint the picture of a sensitive, romantic, shy, emotional, and sympathetic soul. At times, they are also known to be a bit lazy. However, never underestimate the depth of their sensitivity. A good match in love for a Cancer can come from a Pisces, Scorpio, or Aquarius.
Individuals born between July 23rd and August 22nd are associated with the zodiac sign of Leo, which is ruled by the Sun and represented by the mighty lion. Some of the main characteristics associated with this sign are generosity, creativity, loyalty, optimism, and confidences. A Leo is also described as boastful at time. Sometimes, the Leo is viewed as the life of the party as they are good at entertaining and also like to become the center of attention. To find a perfect love match for a Leo, mothers better search for those born as a Scorpio, Capricorn, or Leo.
If you were wondering what the earliest semantic distinction between astrology and astronomy was made , take a look back around 1000 when the Persian astronomer named Abu Rayhan al-Biruni led the way.