Zodiac Signs in Spanish: Your Personality and Horoscope Resources
Knowing about the Zodiac in Spanish will undoubtedly help you strengthen your Spanish-speaking skills and engage in meaningful conversations with other Spanish speakers!
It will also let you go deeper into your and other people’s personalities. Now, you may know that Aries in Spanish is, well, Aries. Easy, right? In Spanish it’s pronounced Ah-ree-ehs. All zodiac signs in English are pretty similar in Spanish. Aries, Tauro, Geminis, and so on. But what do you know about each zodiac sign? Do you know which signs are compatible with yours?
Also, how often do you have a fully-fledged conversation in Spanish about astrology or the horoscope?
Don’t worry. We got you covered.
Here are a few tips and tricks, vocabulary guides, and even a few Netflix shows to help you become a zodiac expert in Spanish.
What Are Zodiac Signs?
Let’s start with the basics: zodiac signs in Spanish are called los signos del zodiaco.
Now, what are they, exactly?
According to Western astrology, the zodiac signs are the twelve 30-degree sectors that make up Earth’s 360-degree orbit around the sun, and a different constellation represents each.
Simply put, your birthday determines your zodiac sign. Let’s say you were born on January 19—then you’d be a Capricorn. Or were you born on January 20? Then you’re an Aquarius. It’s only a one-day difference that changes the fate of your zodiac sign. And we’ll get into why that is later on in this article.
From here, we’ll explore all the zodiac signs in Spanish and what they represent. What’s more, I’ll give you a list of adjectives that describe the strengths and weaknesses of each zodiac sign.
Finally, you’ll learn about fire signs and earth signs and how these determine a sign’s personality. For example, Taurus is an earth sign, and Taurus is considered more grounded than, say, people born under an air sign. Taurus, also, is not compatible with Aries.
You can jump straight to your sign and then read the rest or read them all in order!
List of Spanish Zodiac Signs and Personality Adjectives
Aries — Aries (ah-ree-ehs)
Date range: March 21st to April 19th
Aries is a fire sign, which means that people born under this sign are passionate, dynamic, and temperamental. Aries is represented by the ram. Aries is compatible with other fire signs such as Leo and Sagittarius and air signs, like Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius, but incompatible with earth signs, so stay away from Taurus.
Adjectives that represent Aries
Taurus — Tauro (tau-roh)
Date range: April 20th to May 20th
Taurus is an earth sign, which means that people born under this sign are grounded and down-to-Earth. Taurus is represented by the bull. Taurus is compatible with other earth signs and water signs, such as Cancer and Scorpio, but not compatible with air signs and fire signs. Careful with Gemini and Libras!
Adjectives that represent Tauro
Gemini — Géminis (heh-mee-nees)
Date range: May 21st to June 20th
Gemini is an air sign, which means that Geminis are social and love communication. Gemini is represented by the twins, often related to the Greek myth of Castor and Pollux. As an air sign, Gemini is compatible with other air signs and fire signs, but if you’re a Gemini, you might want to stay away from earth signs and water signs! So, no Taurus or Pisces invited to your birthday party!
Adjectives that represent Gemini
Cancer — Cáncer (kan-ser)
Date range: June 21st to July 22
Cancer is a water sign, which means that people born under this sign are often sensitive, emotional, and intuitive. The crab represents this zodiac sign. By the way, do you know how to say crab in Spanish? It’s cangrejo, pronounced kan-greh-joh. Also, if you’re thinking about compatibility, think about other water and earth signs: Scorpio, Pisces, Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn. But be careful with air and fire signs.
Adjectives that represent Cancer
|Sympathetic||Compasivo or comprensivo|
Leo — Léo (leh-oh)
Date range: July 23rd to August 22nd
Leo is a fire sign, just like Aries. Leos are often passionate and adventurous. This sign is represented by the lion, also related to the myth of Hercules, and people burn under this sign are compatible with other fire signs and air signs. But when it comes to earth and water signs, ¡cuidado! Not compatible.
Adjectives that represent Leo
Virgo — Virgo (beer-goh)
Date range: August 23rd to September 22nd
Virgo is an earth sign, just like Taurus, and Virgos are often grounded, down-to-earth, and energetic. Virgo is represented by the figure of a woman. Sometimes it is the Greek goddess Athena. Other times, Aphrodite. Virgos are compatible with Taurus, Capricorn, Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces, so water and earth signs. But when it comes to air and fire signs, that’s a no-no!
Adjectives that represent Virgo
Libra — Libra (lee-brah)
Date range: September 23rd to October 22nd
Like Gemini, Libra is an air sign, which means that people born under Libra are friendly and extroverted. Libra is represented by the scales and the image of Lady Justice, or the Greek goddess Astraea. Scales in Spanish is balanza, pronounced bah-lan-zah. When it comes to compatibility Libras get along great with other air and fire signs, so Gemini, Aries, and Leo. But don’t be surprised if they don’t get along with Taurus or Scorpios since they’re incompatible with earth and water signs.
Adjectives that represent Libra
Scorpio — Escorpio (ehs-kohr-pyoh)
Date range: October 23rd to November 21st
Scorpio is a water sign, like Cancer, and people born under this sign are sensitive and intuitive. Scorpio is represented by the scorpion, which is related to the Greek myth of Orion, and they’re compatible with other water signs and earth signs. Are you Cancer or Taurus? You just might be best friends with a Scorpio! Are you worried about not compatible signs? Then Scorpios must avoid people born under air and fire signs.
Adjectives that represent Scorpio
Sagittarius — Sagitario (sah-hee-tah-ryoh)
Date range: November 22nd to December 21st
Sagittarius is a fire sign, just like Aries and Leo. People born under Sagittarius are often dynamic and temperamental. This sign is represented by the image of an archer, sometimes related to the centaur. Archer in Spanish is arquero, pronounced ar-keh-roh. Centaur in Spanish is centauro, pronounced sehn-tah-u-roh. Compatibility? Other fire signs and air signs, so Aires, Leo, Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius. Non-compatibility? People born under earth and water signs might be bad news to you!
Adjectives that represent Sagittarius
Capricorn — Capricornio (kah-pree-kohr-nyoh)
Date range: December 22nd to January 19th
Capricorn is an earth sign, just like Taurus and Virgo, and they often are grounded and practical. The sign is represented by the goat, which, in Spanish, is cabra, pronounced kah-brah. As a Capricorn you might want to be friends with other earth signs and water signs too. But when it comes to air and fire signs, not so much since they’re non-compatible with your sign!
Adjectives that represent Capricorn
Aquarius — Acuario (ah-kwah-ryoh)
Date range: January 20th to February 18th
Don’t let its image or name fool you; Aquarius is an air sign, just like Gemini and Libra, and as such, people born under this sign are friendly and extroverted. The sign is represented by the water carrier or water bearer. Aquarius are compatible with other air signs and fire signs, but they’re not compatible with earth and water signs.
Adjectives that represent Aquarius
Pisces — Piscis (pee-sees)
Date range: February 19th to March 20th
Now, this is a water sign, like Cancer and Scorpio. Pisces often are emotional and somewhat mysterious. The sign is represented by the fish. Pisces are compatible with other water and earth signs but not with air and fire signs!
Adjectives that represent Pisces
Now, let’s move on to more elaborate things.
Questions and Keywords to Talk About Astrology in Spanish
Surely you regularly ask people about their signs. But how often do you do it in Spanish? After you’ve made it past Hola, ¿cuál es tu nombre?, you can move to ¿Cuál es tu signo? Here’s a short list of other keys words and phrases you might need when talking with somebody about astrology in Spanish.
|Astrologist||Astrólogo or Astróloga|
|Sign compatibility||Compatibilidad zodiacal|
|Tarot cards||Cartas de Tarot|
|Card dec||Baraja de cartas|
|Palm reading||Lectura de mano|
Spanish Conversation Questions About the Zodiac
¿Cuándo es tu cumpleaños?
When is your birthday?
¿De qué elemento es tu signo?
What element matches with your sign?
Mi elemento es fuego / tierra / agua / aire.
My element is fire / earth / water / air.
¡Nuestros signos (no) son compatibles!
Our signs are (not) compatible!
¿Dónde lees tu horoscopo?
Where do you read your horoscope?
¿Te han leído tus cartas del tarot?
Have you had your tarot cards read?
Advance Astrology in Spanish
Like any other belief system, to seamlessly talk about astrology, you must be familiar with some more specific and niche terms. To help you out, here is another small list that will broaden your vocabulary; we included Spanish translation to the twelve houses, but since translations vary, we recommend reading more about them here and here.
|Ruling planet||Planeta regent|
|Moon sign||Signo lunar|
|Domal dignity||Dignidad cupular|
|Essential dignity||Dignidad esencial|
Astrology Houses (casas astrales)
|Astrology house||Casa or Casa astral|
|House of Self||Casa del Yo|
|House of Value||Casa de las posesiones|
|House of Sharing||Casa del ambiente y comunicación|
|House of Home and Family||Casa del hogar y la familia|
|House of Pleasure||Casa de la expresión propia y amor|
|House of Health||Casa del trabajo y la salud|
|House of Balance||Casa de las asociaciones|
|House of Transformation||Casa del poder y transformación|
|House of Purpose||Casa de los viajes y estudios superiores|
|House of Enterprise||Casa del desarrollo personal|
|House of Blessings||Casa de amistad y grupos|
|House of Sacrifice||Casa del inconsciente|
Also, to talk about astrology, you must also know how to talk about space, so make sure to dive into our Ultimate Vocabulary Guide to Space in Spanish for more useful vocabulary.
More Astrology Resources in Spanish
What are some of your primary go-to sources when it comes to astrology? Are you a reader? Do you prefer podcasts? Maybe you like spending hours on YouTube? We got a bit of everything for you in the section on resources.
Spanish Tarot Readings
On YouTube, you might find people like Daniela Tarot, a Mexican content creator who every day shares Tarot readings and is available for private consultations.
Another great option is Mohni Vidente’s YouTube Channel; Mohni is a famous Cuban-American astrologist, psychic, and clairvoyant with millions of followers across all platforms, including TikTok.
Spanish Astrology Podcasts
Your Horoscope in Spanish
Also, remember a time when you used to check your horoscope in the newspaper? Always consider reading Latin American news outlets. México’s MSN and Revista Hola, Guatemala’s Prensa Libre, Panama’s La Prensa, and Argentina’s La Nación, are just some of the region’s most consistent outlets for astrology in Spanish.
3 Must-Watch Shows or Movies About Astrology
We often hear about people who learned the basics of another language using music or after watching a foreign film or tv series. So, it’s no surprise that astrology has also made its way into popular culture. But, here are only a few series and documentaries that you can watch right now:
1. An Astrological Guide for Broken Hearts (Guía astrológica para corazones rotos)
Originally titled Guida astrologica per cuori infranti, Netflix’s An Astrological Guide for Broken Hearts is based on the novel of Italian author Silvia Zucca, and it tells the story of Alice, a heartbroken and hopelessly single woman who, after meeting an astrology guru, turns to the stars to look for her perfect match. Sure, the show is in Italian. But switch the language settings to Spanish, and you got yourself 12 episodes (each named after every sign, of course!) of a charming romantic comedy that will improve your Spanish.
2. Knights of the Zodiac: Saint Seiya (Los caballeros del zodiaco)
But perhaps you’re not into romantic comedies. Are you an anime fan? One of Japan’s classic and most beloved animated shows is Knights of the Zodiac: Saint Seiya or Los Caballeros del Zodiaco. It follows the adventures of four mystical warriors, and it’s loosely based on Greek mythology. In season 4, in fact, we see our heroes fight their way through the 12 Houses of the Zodiac to rescue the goddess Athena.
In 2019 Netflix released a reimagining of the series called, also, Knights of the Zodiac: Saint Seiya. But you can also find the original series’ first 114 episodes, in Spanish, in Anime’s most extensive streaming service: Crunchyroll.
3. Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado
If you’re into astrology and are learning Spanish, then you’re bound to run into the work and legacy of the legendary Puerto Rican astrologer and television personality Walter Mercado. Famous for his flamboyant outfits and charming messages filled with positivity, Walter Mercado is Latin America’s most beloved and renowned astrologist. He mainly made his mark on the Latino and Spanish-speaking community in the US. In 2020, a year after Walter passed, Netflix released a documentary called Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado. This documentary might be perfect for people learning Spanish since it goes in and out of English, Spanish, and Spanglish—much like Walter did when he was alive.
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