If you are born in January, you might be wondering what is your zodiac sign and what does this means about you. There is a variety of different approaches in how to comprehend star signs: they have been described in astrology, alchemy and constitute important symbols in human history.
Learning about your star sign is a great way to start understanding the map to the stars through a more esoteric and spiritual perspective. In this article, we will cover the January zodiac signs.
What Is The Zodiac Sign For January?
There are a total of twelve star signs in Astrology. Unfortunately, the first star sign in Astrology doesn’t correspond to the first month of the year. The first sign of the zodiac is Aries, but that sign covers the months of March and April, not January. The January Zodiac sign that covers most of this month is Capricorn, and the other is Aquarius.
The Capricorn sign starts from the 22nd of December and goes through to the 19th of January. Making it the main sign for January; the other star sign at the end of the month is Aquarius; it starts from the 20th of January to the 20th of February.
Capricorn is a mythological creature originating from the Greek and Babylonian myth; this creature is a hybrid between a fish and a goat. However, there are many different stories and myths throughout history that also associate with the Capricorn. One of the most famous ones goes back to the era of the Babylonians. They called this creature Deity Ea, also known as the Antelope of the Sea. The creature was seen as the keeper of knowledge, water, and creation; it was believed to teach humanity the wisdom of the gods.
The Capricorn figure is also associated with the goat Amalthea that raised Zeus after he made his father Cronus vomit all his brothers and sisters. The horn from this goat eventually broke and became the famous horn of abundance called Cornucopia.
Capricorn Astrological Attributes
The ruling planet of Capricorn is Saturn. This planet has a very slow elliptic traveling pace; therefore, Capricorn represents time, stability, and structure. This planet limits our impulses but also brings old-age wisdom. This January zodiac sign corresponds to the general slowing down of nature that comes with the beginning of winter.
Capricorns are described as ambitious people. As goats, they aim to climb higher and higher up the mountains in every field of their lives. Determined and pragmatic, they tend to thrive in their workplace, where they seek personal fulfillment.
Due to Saturn ruling this sign, Capricorns are considered to be very stubborn and rigid people. This is because they are very goal-oriented and less emotionally oriented. Unsurprisingly their element is earth, as it is the most stable and heavy element; I guess you could say they are grounded.
The Capricorn constellation is more often referred to as Capricornus instead of Capricorn. It lies between Aquarius and Sagittarius. Its stars are quite faint. The brightest one is called Deneb Algedi, which means kid’s tail in Arabic.
The figure of the Aquarius is represented by a water bearer, a man pouring water into a fish’s mouth. He is a natural healer who uses water to help others. Although this figure has the word aqua in it; it is not to be mistaken for the water element because in fact the Aquarian’s element is air.
Aquarius is most commonly associated with these two main mythological stories: Ganymede and Deucalion. Ganymede was a beautiful young shepherd that was abducted by the gods to become their official cup-bearer. The other myth is about the grand flood made by Zeus when he was angry with humanity. Prometheus, his wife Pyrrha, and their son Deucalion survived this grand deluge by creating a giant boat, as Zeus had advised them.
Aquarius Astrological attributes
Aquarians are more rooted in teamwork and collaboration than Capricorns. They have an intense duality which can cause them appear a bit distant and cold at first, but they are actually very driven towards their community. They don’t value gossip and drama compared to projects that can make a difference for many people. Therefore they are oriented towards humanitarianism and hard work.
Saturn is also the ruler for Aquarius, so the previous information concerning Saturn also applies to the zodiac sign Aquarius. Aquarius people are also ruled by the planet Uranus, which has a different significance. On the contrary, this planet symbolizes change, risks, spontaneity, and innovation.
Air is the element of Aquarians. They have the same stubbornness as the Capricorns but are more driven by intellectual curiosity. The air aspect is all about what is beyond materiality, new grand ideas.
The constellation of Aquarius comprises twenty stars. It is located on the East of the constellation Capricornus. They are both located in a part of the sky that is referred to as the sea. It is quite dark in this region, so this constellation isn’t very easy to spot. As for the Capricorn constellation, the stars composing this constellation are pretty faint.
If you wish to see this constellation, we advise you to do it during an evening sky; in a Northern Hemisphere autumn or Southern Hemisphere spring. It is also easier to start looking for it from its brightest star, Sadal Melik, located in its upper part.
January Zodiac Signs Explained
Although Aquarius and Capricorn are very different zodiac signs, they share some similarities from being under the influence of the same planet Saturn. It is interesting to see how these two-star signs interact and how their attributes evolve from one-star sign to another. The ambition and determination factor is present for both signs, although it is expressed more individually for the Capricorn and more altruistically for the Aquarius.
We hope that by answering the question of what zodiac sign is in January, we’ve piqued your curiosity and made you want to learn more about the other star signs too.