Spirituality refers to the connection to the spirit or the soul rather than physical and materialistic aspects.
We usually use zodiac signs and astrology to get a sneak peek into our achievements and materialistic gains in the future. What is about to happen is of immense interest to us and astrology helps us satisfy our curiosity.
However, zodiac signs are not just about materialistic pursuits. It also concerns the spiritual aspect of life. Each one of the twelve zodiac signs in western astrology comes with spiritual connotations.
Although all zodiac signs have spiritual meanings, they are not of the same intensity. As we all know, some people are more spiritual than others. However, even the people who consider themselves as non-believers or agnostics, tend to believe in something. Their zodiac signs reveal their true nature.
In this article, you get to know the true spiritual meaning of zodiac signs. By knowing a person’s zodiac sign, you will know their real spiritual leanings.
Zodiac signs: Meanings and spirituality
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Aries tend to act over-smart and be a know-all about supernatural stuff but that doesn’t say anything about their spirituality. Whether they believe or not believe in things mystical, for Aries, spirituality is a very tangible concept. Most of them like to include spirituality in their lives with yoga and meditation.
The high energy levels of Aries mean they have to work extra hard to keep themselves focussed, centered, and grounded. They tend to dwell on the mysteries of the Universe when doing mundane everyday chores. Aries also tend to notice the presence of the higher power when they are in close contact with nature.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Taureans have proved themselves as pragmatic, sensible, and realistic to the core. However, this doesn’t take away their spiritual side. Taureans are the first to come to the help of those in need. They show their kind nature to others as well as themselves.
Giving up is not an option for Taureans. They are relentless even when odds are stacked up high against them. Their decisions are well thought out and not made in haste or out of fear. Taureans are well-aware of how their actions will affect others and this helps them make informed decisions. Spirituality is never a casual matter for Taureans.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
Geminis are well-known for their good intentions, even when some may go awry. Positive thinking and gratitude are their strong suits. Even in failure and disaster, they will always find something positive to take away from it.
Those born in Gemini are known to seek advice from others but they use it to arrive at their own opinion. They are not apologetic about their behavior or personality as they are constantly trying to improve themselves. Geminis are proud of their influence in the world even when the change they manage is too inconsequential.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
Love is one feeling Cancers understand the best. They are forever falling in love with everyone and everything they have in their lives. They will do everything in their power to avoid conflict.
Their dreamy side apart, Cancers have an emphatic spiritual side as well. Their practical approach is well-known. Cancers are very much aware of the importance of taking good care of themselves as well as others. They are inherently kind and hurting others hurts them more.
Leo (July 23 - August 22)
Leos have a strong spiritual side, emphasized by their innate kindness for fellow human beings. They tend to help others without expectations. Together with their positive and optimistic nature, they are averse to believing negative things about others. Leos are always looking for the right ways to do things.
Fear is something Leos refuse to promote or indulge in as they are very much aware that this will hamper their growth. They understand the joy of giving and are always looking for ways to make things easier and better for others. Leos are known for their generosity. They will willingly spend their time and effort to make others happy.
Virgo (August 23 - September 22)
Virgos are more content and happier when things are not mysterious and have explanations. They love gaining knowledge about various topics including spirituality.
If given a choice, Virgos would prefer to improve the lives of people around them than unravel the mysteries. They are comfortable straddling the two worlds – the materialistic real world of the present and the supernatural one with its unknown elements.
Libra (September 23 - October 22)
Libras love to explore the unknown and learn more about topics unfamiliar to them. They tend to continue this quest all through their lives without committing to any single cause or belief. All this while, they are firmly in touch with their spiritual side.
Their exploration will take them far and wide, expanding their mental horizons in unimaginable ways. Even when they are committed to one religion, they won’t hesitate to learn about others.
Librans do love their freedom of choice; they abhor being told what to do or believe. They believe that the vast knowledge they gain will help them later on in life.
Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)
Scorpios are well-known for being passionate and high-spirited. This is merely their external persona to cover up their highly spiritual and sensitive nature. They do tend to love going solo and enjoy their me-time but this is short-lived as they cannot resist their inner urge to be with others. They are always involved in something bigger; something that works for the greater good.
Instead of assuming things, Scorpios like to rely on their intuitive abilities to get things done. They tend to be sure about what is going on and express themselves with confidence as they have a sharp sense of awareness and focus.
Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)
The predominant trait of Sagittarians is to venture out, explore the world, gain new friends, and make a mark. The spiritual attributes of those born under this sign are faith, honesty, and idealism.
Seeking change doesn’t make Sagittarians shallow and superficial. In everything they do, Sagittarians tend to invest their time and effort to dig deep and make an honest attempt at understanding it in the true sense.
Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)
Capricorns like to keep things real rather than indulge their spiritual side. Despite this inherent trait, they do understand that everything in this universe doesn’t have explanations. They realize that the mysteries are part of life and spirituality can make sense of it.
Even though they would like to keep things tangible and are cautious when dealing with topics like spirituality, Capricorns are still curious about knowing more about it.
Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)
Aquarians use their free-thinking skills to bring together their practical approach to spirituality. They accept the existence of things in this world that they don’t understand, even if they would like to keep things simple and tangible.
They tend to oscillate between believing and questioning things unknown to them. When someone can give them a convincing explanation, they are more than happy to accept it. Aquarians are ready to explore new possibilities and ways of thinking to figure out the mysterious element of spirituality.
Pisces (February 19 - March 20)
Romantics, idealists, dreamers, optimists – Pisces are the most creative among all spiritual zodiac signs. They tend to understand the nuances of life that most of the others miss out on. Pisces are close to nature and observe the changes happening around us every day, like the changing seasons and the smell, sounds, and colors associated with each.
People born under Pisces are more in tune with nature and are the least interested in materialistic gains. When they see a person, they tend to see the real person rather than their superficial attributes like their appearance or how much money they have.
Chinese zodiac signs
In the Chinese zodiac, each year corresponds to an animal. People born in that year tend to have personality traits associated with the animal. There are 12 Chinese zodiac signs in the Chinese tradition as well.
The animals linked to years in the Chinese zodiac signs are rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat/sheep, monkey, rooster, dog, and pig. While 2021 was the year of the ox, 2022 is the year of the tiger as per the Chinese zodiac.
The animal corresponding to your year of birth forms only one-half of your zodiac profile. The rest is made of one of the “five elements”. The five elements of the Chinese zodiac signs are metal, water, wood, fire, and earth. Each element is associated with a personality trait.
Your Chinese zodiac reading is made by putting together these two parts.
The spiritual beliefs of a person are important to understand them well. Despite what they may declare as their spiritual leanings, the real spirituality of a person can be easily identified through their zodiac sign.
The way a spiritual person approaches life situations is strikingly different from that of a non-spiritual person. For example, a spiritual person tends to look upon obstacles as growth opportunities and challenges to overcome, while to a non-spiritual person, life may appear as a battle to be won or lost.