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    March 13, 2023 3 min read

    Written in the Stars - the New Zodiac Collection from Azendi

    The zodiac is an ancient astrological system used to describe the positions and movements of celestial bodies in relation to the Earth. In Western astrology, the Zodiac consists of 12 constellations that appear to cross the path of the Sun over the course of the year. Traditionally, the constellation that was crossing the sun at the time of your birth is said to be your 'star sign' and many believe this star sign confers special characteristics and attributes to those born under the sign. 

    The Western Zodiac astrology chart

    The History of the Western Zodiac

    Today's Western astrological system is based on the traditions of ancient Greek and Babylonian civilizations. 

    The ancient Babylonians are belived to be the first civilisation to design a system of astrology. They used the constellations of the night skies to try to predict the future and interpret the will of their gods. They divided the sky into twelve sections, each corresponding to specific zodiac signs, with each having specific attributes.

    By the 4th century BC, Babylonian astronomy influenced the culture of ancient Greece. The ancient Greeks developed the system, associating the twelve zodiac signs with specific deities. In fact, the term "zodiac" comes from the Greek "zōidiakos kyklos", meaning "circle of animals". The constellations are traditionally represented by animals or mythological creatures.

    The Greeks believed that, at the time of someone's birth, the positions of the planets and the sun had a profound influence on their personality and fate. Each star sign developed its own associations and its own characteristics.The Greeks created birth charts and horoscopes to predict the future and explain personalities, preferences, and romantic compatibility. Nowadays, we use star signs in much the same way.

    The Twelve Star Signs

    To determine your star sign simply look for your date of birth in the chart below. These are the twelve traditional western zodiac signs and the dates they correspond to, with the symbols associated with them.
    Aquarius January 20 – February 18 ♒︎ These double flowing lines represent water.
    Pisces February 18 –20 March ♓︎ This symbol is a simplified version of two fish roped together and swimming in opposite directions.
    Aries March 20 – April 20 ♈︎ The traditional Aries star sign is shaped like the rams horns.
    Taurus April 20 – May 21 ♉︎ The Taurus symbol represents a bull’s head.
    Gemini May 21 – June 21 ♊︎ The Gemini emblem is the Roman numeral for the number two, symbolising the Gemini twins.
    Cancer June 21 – 23 July ♋︎ The sideways claws is the usual symbol for Cancer, the crab.
    Leo July 23 – August 23 ♌︎ The symbol for Leo is a simplified lion’s head and tail.
    Virgo August 23 – September 23 ♍︎ The Virgo motif represents a virginal maiden.
    Libra September 23 – October 23 ♎︎ The symbol for Libra takes the shape of scales.
    Scorpio October 23 – November 22 ♏︎ The Scorpio glyph depicts a barbed tail to represent the scorpion.
    Sagittarius November 22 – December 22 ♐︎ The Sagittarian symbol is an arrow to depict the bow and arrow of the mythical archer.
    Capricorn December 23 – January 20 ♑︎ The Capricorn symbol shows a simplified sea-goat; a mythical creature said to be half-goat and half-fish.


    Our Zodiac Collection

    To some, star signs indicate the type of person they are, their quirks and unique character qualities. Wearing your star sign, or that of a loved one, is a simple way to personalise your jewellery. With that in mind we wanted to create a simple and subtle collection that would allow your personality to shine.

    Our Zodiac pendants consist of simple organic teardrops of highly polished sterling silver, deeply engraved with your star sign symbol. On the reverse, the name of the star sign is engraved in elegant upper case lettering.


    Matching Zodiac bracelets feature the star sign symbol and name engraved on either side of a disc of polished sterling silver, sitting centrally on an adjustable bracelet. The bracelet length can be altered thanks to a sliding adjuster bead.

    The simple designs of the Zodiac collection create the perfect pieces to be combined with your other Azendi jewellery. Why not layer your star sign pendant or bracelet with your birthstone?

    You can view the full Zodiac collection here: Silver Zodiac