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Basic Astrology Symbols

Astrology is a complicated and in-depth science that makes heavy use of symbols. While it is not necessary to learn astrology symbols to understand the science, they can be helpful.



Astrology Symbols of the Zodiac

These signs represent different Zodiac signs.

  • Aries, the ram, is symbolized by the face and horns of a ram which can also be seen as two ovaries.

  • Taurus, the bull, is a circle with two lines poking out diagonally from the top: the face and horns of a bull.

  • Gemini, the twins, is symbolized by two parallel lines attached by curved lines on both the top and the bottom representing companionship.

  • Cancer, the crab, is a symbol that looks like a 6 and 9 circling each other. This represents a balance of spiritual and material connection.

  • Leo, the lion, is symbolized by the cosmic snake: a circle with a long tail coming from it. Some consider this to be the lion’s head and mane.

  • Virgo, the virgin, is derived from several Greek letters which mean virgin.

  • Libra, the scale, is symbolized by a line with an omega symbol above it.

  • Scorpio, the scorpion, is what looks like an m with an arrow pointing out from the right prong. This represents the stinger of a scorpion.

  • Sagitarrius, the centaur or the archer, is the symbol of an arrow.

  • Capricorn, the goat, is the body and head of a goat with the tail of a fish.

  • Aquarius, the waterbearer, a symbol of two parallel waves of water.

  • Pisces, the fish – two opposing curved lines connected by one straight line, symbolizing two fish tied together swimming in opposing directions.


Astrology is a complicated and in-depth science that makes heavy use of symbols. While it is not necessary to learn astrology symbols to understand the science, they can be helpful.



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