It might surprise some to find that Zodiac symbols include more than the common astrological signs. The word zodiac refers to the imaginary heavenly belt containing 12 constellations. However, not all cultures include twelve signs or symbols in their astrological beliefs.
The Burmese refer to eight zodiac symbols that signify divine balance and harmony. The animals used as symbols relate to the day of week you were born, with Wednesday having two representative elephants, one with tusks and one without, depending on morning or afternoon birth. These are said to indicate personality types and traits that are common among each sign as well as one’s ruling planet and direction.
Your Chinese zodiac sign is determined by the lunar year in which you were born. There are twelve animal signs that relate also to your “element” such as wood, metal, water, fire, and earth, as well as your personality characteristics.
The Native American zodiac is a base 12 system too and uses animals as symbols also. This system is based on the day of the month you were born and holds the belief that each of us is assigned an animal spirit at birth. These spirits are to guide us through life and protect us as well.
Another zodiac belief system is Celtic tree astrology. This Druid belief held that your personality and character was based on the season of your birth during the lunar year. There are 13 symbols all of which are tree leaves because the Druids believe trees to be vessels of great wisdom and insight.
There are other astrological or zodiac symbols as well, such as flowers, which correspond to the date of your birth or gemstones, which relate to your traditional zodiac symbols. The gemstones are said the enhance abilities, transform realities, and hold healing properties. If you are looking for some zodiac tattoo designs check out our Tattoo Me Now review. Tattoo Me Now is a membership site with thousands of tattoo designs you can download and print out.