Astrology historical and cultural significance: each zodiac sign

Astrology and zodiac signs have influenced many cultures. Zodiac signs' historical and cultural connotations are summarized here:


 The ram-headed Aries was connected with fertility and agriculture in ancient Mesopotamia. This is related to the Greek Golden Fleece myth.


The bull-symbolized Taurus has Babylonian and Egyptian roots. The bull symbolized power, fertility, and wealth in bull cults and agricultural fecundity.


Twins signify Gemini, which is linked to Castor and Pollux, sailors' patrons. Duality and communication are also represented.


The crab-represented Cancer is linked to Hercules and the multi-headed Hydra in Greek mythology. Hera sends the crab to distract Hercules.


The lion symbolizes power and majesty in Babylonian and Egyptian traditions. In Greek mythology, Hercules vanquished the Nemean Lion.


The maiden or virgin has been associated with fertility and harvest gods like Demeter in Greek mythology.


The scales are symbols of justice and balance in ancient Egypt and Babylon. Egyptian mythology links it to Maat.


The scorpion symbolizes Scorpio and has mythological roots. It's related to Orion and Gaia's scorpion that killed him in Greek mythology.


: The archer and centaur in Greek mythology signify wisdom, investigation, and adventure.


he sea-goat represents intelligence, authority, and Enki, the deity of water and wisdom, in ancient Mesopotamian societies.


 The water-bearer Aquarius is associated with the Babylonian deity Ea, who spilled water to nurture the Earth and signify knowledge and healing.


Two fish swimming in opposing directions signify Pisces, which is linked to mythology like Aphrodite and Eros turning into fish to escape Typhon.

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