Learn Astrology – Zodiac Sign Glyph Symbols

In our previous lesson, we learned that we can get a solid foundation of the fundamentals of astrology by studying the “Natural Chart” (aka Natural Horoscope, Flat Chart, or Flat Wheel) and that it displays the natural order of the basic components involved in astrology. We learned that there are 12 houses which are  always ordered 1 – 12 in a counter-clockwise fashion and House #1 always starts at the same position. We also learned that each house has a natural zodiac sign associated with it, like so:

earth in space with astrological houses and zodiac signs

Learn the Glyph Symbols of the Zodiac Signs

When astrology charts are generated, they contain the glyph symbols, not the names of the signs, so we need to know them well. In other words, it’s time to start studying. Learn the zodiac signs and their glyph symbols below. Don’t worry about learning which house they’re associated with just yet. Just be able to know the sign for each glyph symbol, and also, be able to draw each glyph for the name of each sign. By learning these now, you’ll be one step closer to being able to read astrology charts/horoscopes. It’s important to commit these to memory before moving on to another lesson. There are exercises below to help you learn them, as well as an online quiz.

glyph symbol Aries Aries   glyph symbol Libra Libra
glyph symbol Taurus Taurus   glyph symbol Scorpio Scorpio
glyph symbol Gemini Gemini   glyph symbol Sagittarius Sagittarius
glyph symbol Cancer Cancer   glyph symbol Capricorn Capricorn
glyph symbol Leo Leo   glyph symbol Aquarius Aquarius
glyph symbol Virgo Virgo   glyph symbol Pisces Pisces

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To help you learn, do the following exercises. Once you’ve mastered the material, test your knowledge with the astrology quiz below.

  • Exercise #1 – Glyphs > Signs

    1. Print this PDF of the glyph symbols of the zodiac signs
    2. Write down the names of the signs next to their glyph symbols
  • Exercise #2 – Signs > Glyphs

    1. Print this PDF of the names of the zodiac signs
    2. Draw the appropriate glyph symbol for each zodiac sign


When you feel you’ve mastered the material, test your knowledge with this online astrology quiz:

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