There isn’t only one April zodiac sign but two : Aries and Taurus. Let’s see what is an april zodiac sign ; what it can represent symbolically in astrology, but also you can spot its constellation.
What Zodiac Sign is April?
If you are wondering what zodiac sign is April, there are two answers to your question. The first zodiac sign of April is Aries, and the second is Taurus. The Aries sign covers the majority part of the month. The Aries sign starts from March 21 to April 20. Starting from April the 21st to May the 20th, is the zodiac sign Taurus.
The Aries zodiac sign is the 1st zodiac symbol : it starts from the 21st of March and ends on the 20th of April.
The Zodiac symbol Aries is represented by a goat, a ram. This zodiac sign is represented by a distinct Greek myth, where this is a golden ram. This goat is known to be associated with the hero Jason, who found its skin, but its story doesn’t start there. Before being only a shiny golden trophy, it was a real beautiful golden goat. This goat is part of another myth (where it is still alive) where it is sacrificed to Zeus in order to maintain peace. Nepheli, the goddess of clouds, had two sons.
One of the sons created a conflict in the city of Boetia, which caused wrath in the city and many conflicts. The goat was eventually given by Nepheli, in the hope to bring peace and freedom, which worked. It was quite common in the ancient Greek rituals (and in other cultures. These flesh gifts were made to ask gods for help, or ask for forgiveness.
Aries Astrological attributes:
The Planet Mars is considered to be the mother planet of this zodiac sign. It represents war, action, strength. As the Aries is only influenced by one planet, its symbolism resembles the planet Mars. Aries represent forwardness, dynamic movements. It privileges individual development over collaborativeness. This said, it isn’t necessarily a bad thing, as focusing on personal success also enables the creation of useful and meaningful projects. This is the first sign of the zodiac chain. Fire is the element that rules this zodiac sign.
This sign can be quite impulsive and unpredictable. This type of energy leads to audacious and brave actions, but aren’t always without consequences. Aries are overall passionate people. This is at the same time their biggest asset, as well as their biggest flaw.
The smallest constellation of all the 12 signs is Aries. Four stars compose the full constellation : Sheratan, Mesathrim, Hamla,, and 41 Arietris. It is very hard to spot unfortunately, as it doesn’t have many stars to form a particular pattern, and because none of its stars are particularly bright either.
The Polaris star is pretty close from this constellation though, so if you wish to try to find it you should definitely start from there. The Polaris star in contrast is the easiest star to find in the sky year round (it is the star we use to locate the North).
The Taurus zodiac sign is the 2nd zodiac symbol. You are a Taurus if you are born between the 21st of March and the 20th of April.
The Taurus zodiac sign is a simple bull. Taurus means Bull in latin. This bull is part of the myth with Zeus and Europa. Zeus transformed himself into a white bull to seduce the phoenician princess Europe. Zeus is well known for his many transformations in various animals so he could seduce women ; for example in a swan, when he had an affair with Leda.
While he was trying to charm Europa, she eventually rode his back until they arrived in Krete. Together, they had a son, the famous king Minos (who is linked with the myth of the minotaure).
Taurus Astrological attributes:
This zodiac sign is ruled by the planet sensual planet Venus. Sensuality includes all kinds of earthly pleasures, ranging from taste, hearing, and comfortable luxurious environments. The element of Tauruses is Earth, so it doesn’t come as a surprise to know that this sign is more focused on the material aspect of things. Contrary to Aries, this sign is more turned to stability and has a way more grounded energy.
The Taurus zodiac sign is a fixed sign. People who are tauruses have a tendency to be stubborn, loyal, and steady. This stubbornness turns into dedication but also a demand from others to be as dedicated as them, which isn’t always well welcomed. Tauruses value honesty, consistency ; so they are natural hard workers. Their mental tenacity can resemble the one of the Aries, but in a more structured way.
The taurus constellation is represented by a bull head, not the entire head. It is a large constellation that includes 17 different stars. The brightests ones are : Aldebaran, Elnath, Alcyone, and T Tauri. Good news, this constellation can be easily located.
If you are in the Northern hemisphere, try to look for it during Fall to Spring. It is located on the right of Orion, and has an elongated shape. Try to find Orion first if you want to maximize the chance of finding Taurus, as it is an easy way to start looking for nearby constellations too.
April Star Signs:
Both Aries and bull are strong willed zodiac signs. One is grounded in a fighter position, that reacts fast to situations, while the other on the contrary finds its strength in patience. Both signs are more focused on the material world than the metaphysical one. From April to May ; the rebellious energy of the Aries calms down and is moderated back into the earth, where the bull stands proud.