We all have friends who are completely into astrology and who endlessly study their horoscope predictions. Show them how much you love them (and listen to them) by sending a birthday card that captures the essence of the unique and individual characteristics of their own Zodiac sign.
Sending your astrologically obsessed bestie a Zodiac birthday card that matches their star sign can be challenging if you don’t know much about it, so read on for a quick guide to the 12 signs and their four elemental rulers, as well as some suggestions for cards that will be a perfect fit.
What are the Zodiac signs?
The Zodiac is made up of 12 constellations and star signs. Astrologers believe that the position of the stars and planets directly influences human lives and that whatever Zodiac sign we are born under shapes the unique personality traits and characteristics that we display.
Each sign is further ruled by 1 of 4 elements – fire, water, air or earth – and these impact our strengths, weaknesses, temperament and overall nature.
Our birth date determines which of the 12 signs of the Zodiac we are born under – Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius or Pisces.
So what does each sign signify?
Aries (21st March-21st April)
Aries is the first sign of the Zodiac. Anyone born under this fire sign is generally known for being headstrong, bold and ambitious.
Taurus (20th April-20th May)
Typically down to earth, hard-headed, reliable and tenacious, though they can be sensual too. Taureans are ruled by the earth element.
Gemini (21st May-20th June)
Unpredictable, quick-witted, sociable and really smart. Air ruled Geminis are daring and very, very lively.
Cancer (21st June-22nd July)
Cancerians are known for their creativity, sensitivity, empathy and shyness, and they have a great sense of humor too. This sign is ruled by water.
Leo (23rd July-22nd August)
Fiery Leo is the king of the Zodiacs. Passionate and fiercely loyal, they relish drama and love being the center of attention.
Virgo (23rd August-22nd September)
Little busy bees, earth ruled Virgos are industrious and hardworking – if you need something done, they will never let you down.
Libra (23rd September-22nd October)
As an air sign, Librans are always searching for balance and order in their universe – however, they are also imaginative and well known for their generosity.
Scorpio (23rd October-21st November)
Another water influenced Zodiac sign, Scorpions are often viewed as mysterious and tough-minded. But their positive qualities mean they make good friends.
Sagittarius (22nd November-21st December)
This fire sign values freedom, honesty and spontaneity, but watch out as they are also known as great chatterboxes who will talk the hind legs off a donkey.
Capricorn (22nd December-19th January)
Determined, ambitious, over-achieving and dogged, Capricorn is the last earth sign of the Zodiac.
Aquarius (20th January-18th February)
Air influenced Aquarians are extremely independent but also idealistic and progressive thinking individuals.
Pisces (19th February-20th March)
The final sign in the astrology calendar and ruled by water. People born under Pisces are known as the psychics of the whole Zodiac – empathic and emotionally aware.
Why are people so intrigued by astrology?
The study of astrology is thought to date back more than 2,000 years to the time of the Babylonians. Those ancient scientists divided the sky into 12 constellations by observing the seasonal movements of the sun, moon and planets. They wholeheartedly believed that the positions of the stars at any time influenced the fate and fortunes of humans down on earth, for better or worse.
These days, astrology is viewed to a greater extent as a pseudo-science and used in a more holistic way to make predictions, as well as to help people learn and understand their true personality and what makes them tick.
Many people regularly read their horoscopes, where astrologists make predictions about what’s going to be happening in their lives in the future. Some also consult astrologists in person to help them make decisions based on both their star sign and what’s actually going on in the constellations at a particular time.
Birthday cards for air signs
If you’re buying a Zodiac birthday card for one of the lively brainboxes of the Zodiac – air signs Gemini, Libra and Aquarius, it’s best to opt for a design and message that’s funny, sophisticated and maybe a little bit on the intellectual side. Think beautiful imagery, and pay special attention to words.
Birthday cards for water signs
Artistic, creative and sensitive, water ruled Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces will appreciate a card that is thoughtful and even sentimental. It’s important your star sign birthday card includes a beautiful design that will inspire and capture their imaginations.
Birthday cards for earth signs
Earth sign ruled Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn friends like to keep it real but that doesn’t mean that they won’t be delighted with a personally designed Zodiac birthday card that appeals to their love of decadence. Maybe add a few decorative embellishments using the TouchNote app’s special design features for the best earth sign birthday card.
Birthday cards for fire signs
Bold and daring means you can go all out with the design of your birthday card for Leos, Arians and Sagittarians -– the more over the top the better for these fiery friends. Think dramatic, striking, lavish and bright.
A truly personalized astrology birthday card
Whether you are an astrology aficionado or a complete novice, show some star-crossed love and treat your friends to a birthday card that’s just the perfect fit for their Zodiac sign.