Did you know that the Greek names of the Zodiac Signs have influenced and defined the universal names of the signs within the zodiac circle?
For example, the term zodiac derives from the Greek words ‘zodiakos kyklos,’ which means ‘circle of animals.’ In Greek, the zodiac signs are called ‘Zodia,’ due to the word ‘Zodion’ which means ‘little animal.’ Later these signs became associated with stories from Greek mythology and each were linked to specific Greek deities, some of whom you’ve heard of, and possibly some of whom you’ve not.
Read Below And Check Out Which Greek God Or Goddess You Are According To Your Zodiac Sign:
1. Aries (The Ram) – Ares
The first sign of the zodiac, Aries, is ruled by the planet Mars. Ancient Greeks were amazed by the bright red color of this planet, and they attributed it to the powerful Greek God of war, Ares, who also was the child of Zeus and Hera. Ares is a representation of competition and masculine fire energy, similar to the current Zodiac’s Aries known for his fiery and powerful energy.
Ares’ parents were two of the most powerful gods in Greek mythology, but his relationship with both was less than ideal. Known for his often chaotic behavior, and quick impulses, these characteristics also became associated with those born into his sign. These individuals are also known as strong leaders who need to be engaged in interesting and stimulating experiences in order to feel happy and fulfilled.
The strength of the Greek sign Ares comes from action, and being an Ares you can make things happen and can accomplish whatever you set your mind to. This wonderful ability allows you to rise to leadership positions in your career and social circle of friends. While your mind is powerful, your balance comes from staying in your heart and drawing your wisdom from a place of love within. When acting on and following your heart, the wonderful things you can accomplish have no limits.
2. Taurus (The Bull) – Hestia
If your zodiac sign is Taurus, then you are also born within the Greek sign of the virgin Goddess Hestia, who reigns over the hearth and the home. She oversaw the world’s cooking of bread and the making of family meals. The first child of Kronos (Zeus’ father) and Rhea, Hestia was the goddess of the sacrificial flame and a portion of each sacrifice made to the gods by the Greeks went to her.
Taurus and Hestia are connected in several ways: those within this sign are loving, caring, dedicated, patient, supportive, and loyal just like the mother-like Goddess who takes care of the home. Being a supportive and loyal friend come natural to those of this sign, and family is their highest priority.
Those of the sign of Hestia will do anything for their family members and for those they love. There’s nothing too big or too small when it comes to helping a loved one. You likely always remember important dates such as birthdays, anniversaries, and important social gatherings. While not everyone always treats you the same, remember that you are part of the glue that holds everything together, and be proud of it. Those you love may not always understand how important what you are doing is, but at some point down the road they will look back and be truly moved and grateful for all of the love and care you shone on them, and they’ll wish they had done more of the same. Never change your loving and caring heart, the world needs more people like you.
3. Gemini (The Twins) – Hermes
Gemini is ruled by the planet Mercury, and Mercury is actually named after the Greek winged messenger of the Gods Hermes. Able to move very fast across the skies, Hermes was also the God of communication, language, herds and flocks, and writing. His skill in communication is linked to the common traits of being social and talkative that come with being a Gemini.
Hermes was Zeus’ personal messenger, and he also was the guide for those who had passed and were on their way to the underworld. Hermes share several similar qualities as Geminis, such as being witty, intelligent, resourceful, charming, and versatile. They also have the possibility of being sometimes judgmental and restless.
Those of the sign of Hermes are blessed with creativity and a wonderful imagination, making them one of the most creative signs of all. They’re able to come up with witty and interesting things on the spot and can talk themselves through many situations where others may not be able to. Their ideas move to the next level when they visualize the dreams from within their hearts, and prioritize the creative ideas from their soul over money, approval, and the criticism of others. Try keeping a notebook of the ideas that come to your mind when you’re quiet inside and listening to the quiet whispers of your heart, chances are there are some extraordinary gems waiting to come into existence through you.
4. Cancer (The Crab) – Artemis
Those of the sign Cancer are associated with one of the fiercest and deeply respected Olympian goddesses, Artemis. Artemis was the goddess of Moon, the ruling planet of Cancer, and also of hunting, the wilderness, virginity, childbirth, and the mighty protectress of young girls. According to Greek mythology, Artemis was usually portrayed as a young maiden always carrying a hunting bow and arrows.
The lore of Artemis says she was a virgin and afraid of men, so she chose to live in the woods and would only venture outside for walks during the night. The signs of Artemis and Cancer both share modesty, being shy, and having a tendency to sometimes be highly emotional with things they care about. They also deeply love their homes, personal space, and children.
If you’re born in the sign of Artemis, you are kind, compassionate, calm, gentle, dedicated, strong when you need to be and nurturing of those in need. You are fiercely protective of and loyal to those you love, especially your family. You sometimes struggle with sensitive feelings, and the most important thing to do during these times is to remember you are good enough, worthy, and deserving of love. Regain your sense of calm and serenity through the practice of self-compassion; the conscious feeling of love and acceptance towards yourself and all of your feelings; happiness, sadness, anger, hurt, frustration, feel love for the you experiencing all of them. Only then will you be nourished and be able to come out into the open and truly shine your deeply loving and caring nature on those that mean the world to you.
5. Aquarius (The Water Bearer) – Prometheus
Prometheus was the Titan god of forethought and wise counsel who had the important responsibility of molding all of mankind out of clay. After deciding to give part of the best portion of the sacrificial meals to man, rather than the other Gods, Zeus punished and imprisoned him, where he was later freed by Zeus’ son Heracles (Hercules).
The signs of Prometheus and Aquarius share similar characteristics, including not being afraid to stand up for the rights of others, as Prometheus loved man more than the Olympian Gods of old. Often inspired by humanitarian causes, those in this sign often see the problems that occur by only following the status quo and are willing to rebel against authority in order to do what’s best for the good of all people.
If you’re sign is Prometheus, real, accurate and insightful education is your greatest tool. By attaining wisdom through higher learning, you can bring forth great ideas which can help all of humanity. Make sure what you learn and eventually teach comes from a place of compassion and love, as this is the kind of world you want to help create. By using your heart as a guide, you know that what you’re doing is truly helping others.
6. Virgo (The Virgin) – Demeter
Virgos are linked to the Goddess Demeter, who oversaw agriculture, grain, and bread. In astrology, Virgo is often depicted as a woman carrying grain, exactly like Demeter. The fruits and size of the harvest were highly important in terms of a community’s survival, making Demeter one of the most powerful figures in Greek mythology.
Demeter, the daughter of Kronos and Rhea, represents both maturity and also the mother Earth. Demeter′s name literally translates as “Mother Earth”. Similar to how precious our home planet Earth is, Demeter was as well, and was seen as a mother figure and a caretaker as her goodwill allowed for plentiful harvests which fed the masses.
If your Greek Zodiac sign is that of Demeter, you are resourceful, hardworking, smart, supportive and helpful. Always there to help a friend in need, your sweet heart nurtures everyone around you. As a provider and encourager, you bring out the best of those close to you. Balance is key, as sometimes you spend so much time taking care of others, that you forget to take care of yourself. Make time each week for self-care: take a warm bath, listen to peaceful and relaxing music, take a yoga class, read your favorite book, meditate, and you will fill your own cup so that it will be plentiful for the entire week to come. Stay true to your heart, and wonderful things are bound to happen.
7. Scorpio (The Scorpion) – Hades
Scorpio’s sign is associated with the Greek God Hades (Haides), brother of Zeus and king of the underworld. Scorpios are often said to be mysterious, powerful and seductive, and while Hades was the God of the underworld, he was also deeply loyal, as one of the only Greek mythological figures to stay committed to only one bride.
Similar to Scorpio, those in the sign of Hades are intense, passionate, trustworthy and caring. Also known to be very protective, the safety of loved ones is always on their minds.
Your passionate nature is one of deep intuition and inner wisdom. You tend to be interested in self-growth related practices and ideas, and your ability to learn quickly is part of the reason you’re so intelligent. You deeply know the value in sayings such as, “Everyone dies, but not everyone really lives,” as you’ve sought to find the most important things in life that have deep meaning within the heart. Materialism and possessions are not the most important thing in your life, and you’d rather have treasured experiences with loved ones and those kinds memories decorating your surroundings. Your heart knows what is the most important thing for you to be doing in this life. Don’t wait until it’s over to fully realize the great opportunity you’ve been given. Take the time to listen to what your heart is telling you, and give what you discover the same passion and energy you would give to a dear loved one asking something of you. Tremendous blessings are sure to follow once your heart, intuition and action are aligned.
8. Sagittarius (The Archer) – Dionysus
Sagittarius correlates with the Greek God Dionysus, the god of pleasure, vegetation, and festivity. Dionysus was the son of Zeus and contains what Greeks considered both feminine and masculine qualities.
Similar to Dionysus, Sagittarians are enthusiastic, optimistic, honest, wise, philosophical, yet they also can be seemingly reckless with their large appetite for adventure.
Those of the Zodiac sign of Dionysus are some of the most entertaining and amusing people you can meet, knowing how to bring joy to a crowd, and tending to have a lot of friends. Travel is also deeply important to them, as they are always seeking new experiences and thrilling experiences to make their lives as enjoyable as possible. While often preferring to be free, if they find someone they are truly crazy about, they are willing to be loyal to them and will curtail some of their adventure seeking so long as their partner will join them on some.
Kindness is a hidden strength of Dionysus, as being around many people gives many opportunities to benefit the lives of others. Combine your great sense of humor with warmth and you’ll help to open the hearts of those you love.
9. Capricorn (The Goat) – Apollo
Capricorn is a zodiac sign that relates to Apollo in several ways. Apollo was the god of music, song, poetry, prophecy, archery, healing, and protector of young ones. Apollo was the son of Zeus and was highly worshipped in ancient times.
Both signs of Capricorn and Apollo tend to be very skilled, artistic, determined, and hardworking people with a never-ending desire to achieve their goals and dreams. Musicians and writers by nature, if they can spend their free time with loved ones and help them to enjoy their days, they become truly happy. Apollo was also linked with medicine and healing, and those in his sign are able to help and heal others through various means.
If you were born in the sign of Apollo, you’re ability to communicate ideas and feelings through instruments and instruction is second to none. Consider careers being a teacher, doctor, or instructor of some sort, as your wisdom can really be understood by others. You’re also a good motivator, and if you find a charity you like, try fundraising for them. You likely can achieve greater results than anyone, as your ability to communicate their cause and message really resonates with others. Keep shining your healing light on others, you make the world a more beautiful place by being in it.
10. Leo (The Lion) – Zeus
Leo is Zeus, the Greek almighty God; the strongest and most powerful, as well as the king of the jungle, the Lion. Zeus was the king of gods, the sky, weather, destiny, fate, kingship, law, and order. Zeus was the youngest son of the Titans Kronos and Rhea. He married his sister, goddess of the sky Hera, and they had three children – Ares, Hebe, and Eileithyia.
Zeus was a confident, carefree and brilliant deity who loved to laugh. Those born in this sign are wise, fair, just, and merciful. Similar to Leos, they are also made to be center stage, and do well in places of authority. Their deep hearts can feel everything that is going on, giving them great understand of themselves and of others. In groups people tend to listen to what they have to say, and while their power can be somewhat intimidating, their gentle natures assure others that everything will be okay.
If your Greek Zodiac sign is that of Zeus, then your humble, deep, bright, wise and loving nature is seen by those around you and is admired. Sometimes tempted to overthink, remember that your wisdom comes from when you maintain your inner calm, and keep your mind rested within a state of relaxation and heartfelt openness and softness. You are easily able to main control of your situations, so allow your mind to relax and let life work itself out in your favor. Relaxation, rest, letting go, all three of these will allow you to maintain balance in your life of great responsibility and great service to the world.
11. Libra (The Scale) – Aphrodite
Those born under the sign of Libra are ruled by the planet Venus which is connected to Aphrodite. Aphrodite was the beautiful goddess of love, pleasure, beauty, and procreation. The most beautiful of all the Gods, her charm was known to be able to win the favor or anyone or anything.
Because of this, Zeus married Aphrodite to Hephaestus, the god of blacksmiths who was not very beautiful and often was depicted as deformed, as Zeus in his wisdom sought to teach through this pairing. Both Libras and those of the sign of Aphrodite are charming, lovable, romantic, graceful, compassionate and fair.
People naturally want to be around you, and what they see inside of your heart is simply irresistible. You’re able to remain humble while having achieved much in life, and your kindness takes your beautiful nature to the next level. Those in this sign can sometimes have trouble finding the right companion in life, as their own personal feelings can be quite complicated and it’s difficult to find someone who can 100% match with their exciting and diverse experiences. The key to remember is that healthy relationships are not always 100% perfect, but they take the time to work on and learn how to communicate in healthy ways, and how to treat each other kindly. Taking time to learn how to do this yourself, and finding someone who is willing to do the same with you, even if they’re not the most beautiful person you’ve ever seen, you can be sure that their heart will stay loyal to you and you’ve found someone special. Always stay kind, and life will never stop showing its unending love for you.
12. Pisces (The Fish) – Poseidon
Pisces is connected with one of the strongest gods of Olympus, the Greek God Poseidon, who was master of the sea. Controlling earthquakes, floods, drought, and horses, Poseidon was also a son Kronos and brother to Zeus.
As the ruler of the sea, Poseidon protected the waters and sailors, but he was also worshipped as a fertility god. Sometimes moody and unstable as the weather, those born under the sign of Poseidon tend to be sensitive, highly intuitive, and tend to prefer solitude when compared to large social gatherings.
Their purity makes them the wonderful people they are, and self-care is a must. Their inner peace and calm can be felt by others, and can provide great help for those in difficult times. It’s important to remember several techniques for when the waters get rough: Breathing, calming music, self-compassion, yoga, and anything that helps you stay centered and takes care of the part that needs nurturing attention. You’re often able to see the overlooked suffering of others, which makes you a truly compassionate human being. If you could solve all of the world’s problems you would, but that would probably be quite overwhelming for you. Take one step at a time, doing small things with great love to those nearest to you, and work your way out to including kindness towards people you don’t know and may never even see again. Your particular strong intuition makes the kindness you give to be the pebble that creates ripples of kindness in the pond of life, that will continue to be shared, felt and talked about for years to come.
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May love, kindness and many blessings come to you this week. You are loved.