The twelfth part of the ecliptic or zodiac.
In the tropical zodiac, one of twelve 30 degree sections of the yearly apparent cycle of the Sun around the earth beginning with the Spring equinox defined as 0 degrees Aries.
an informal unit of angle measure originating in astrology. The Sun's annual path through the sky, called the Zodiac, is divided into 12 parts called signs, each sign corresponding roughly to one of the classic twelve constellations through which the Sun passes. Thus 1 sign is equal to 1/12 circle, or 30°.
A 30 degree section of the zodiac associated with one of the 12 constellations that intersect the ecliptic (the Sun's path through the stars). Each sign is associated with certain qualities, characteristics, experiences and events. Each sign is a unique combination of Element and Modality. See also: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces elsewhere in the Glossary for more information about each sign. See also Rulerships.
(astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided
Astrological term for any of 12 equal sections along the ecliptic, each of length 30 degrees. Because of precession, these signs today are no longer lined up with the constellations from which they received their names.
See " Sun Sign."