The 12 zodiac signs in Spanish

The 12 zodiac signs in Spanish

by Alison Maciejewski Cortez

Updated October 25, 2023

¿Cuál es tu signo? (What is your sign?) is a great way to start a conversation in Spanish. Even if you only know the basics of astrology, zodiac signs can be a fun way to get to know somebody new. 

But in order to start a conversation about zodiac signs in Spanish, you’ll need to learn the name of each sign in Spanish. It also helps to know the personality traits they represent and review some adjectives to describe people in Spanish.

Signos zodiacales (zodiac signs) are assigned based on the position of the sun on a person’s date of birth. Even if you’re an astrology skeptic, zodiac signs can at least serve as a starting point for talking about the dynamic personalities of your friends, family members and new acquaintances. With that in mind, here are some fun ways to talk about the zodiac in Spanish.

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Basics of the Spanish horoscope

To talk about the Spanish horoscope, we use a literal translation of the phrase “zodiac signs”: los signos zodiacales. You can also say el zodíaco when talking about the zodiac in general. The definite article is masculine in both cases. 

There are twelve zodiac signs in all. The birthdates associated with each sign have a one-month range, but these dates do not perfectly align with the Gregorian calendar used in Europe and the Americas. To pronounce the signs correctly, take a moment to review the five vowel sounds in Spanish. 

Each zodiac sign belongs to an element family. The four elements are fire (fuego), air (aire), water (agua), and earth (tierra)

Aries: 21 de marzo al 19 de abril

Aries /AH-ree-ehs/ is Spanish for Aries. The birthdates are from March 21 to April 19. 

This sign loves desafíos (challenges).They are typically divertidos (fun) to be around. They display an actitud positiva (positive attitude) towards life. They are also known for being impulsivos (impulsive). 

Aries is a signo de fuego, or fire sign. 

Tauro: 20 de abril al 20 de mayo

Tauro /TAHW-roh/ is Spanish for Taurus. The birthdates are from April 20 to May 20. 

This sign tends to be estable (stable) and chases stability throughout life. They love to spend time at home and they are responsables (responsible people). They are also confiables (reliable people). For this reason, they tend to have strong friendships and relationships. 

Taurus is a signo de tierra, or earth sign. 

Géminis: 21 de mayo al 20 de junio

Géminis /HEM-ee-nees/ is Spanish for Gemini. The birthdates are from May 21 to June 20. 

This sign is easily adaptable (a true cognate meaning exactly what you think — “adaptable”) to new situations. They are good listeners and juguetones (playful). They are considered curiosos (curious people) and inquisitive, too. You’ll never get bored around them. 

Gemini is a signo de aire, or air sign.

Cáncer: 21 de junio al 22 de julio

Cáncer /CAN-sair/ is Spanish for Cancer. The birthdates are from June 21 to July 22. 

Cancers are emotion-oriented and have an espíritu cálido (warm spirit). This is the most welcoming and leal (loyal) sign. They are also protectores, caring and protective of the ones they love. 

Cancer is a signo de agua, or water sign. 

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Leo: 23 de julio al 22 de agosto

Leo /LAY-oh/ is Spanish for Leo. The birthdates are from July 23 to August 22. 

Leos tend to be extrovertidos (extroverted) and sociables (outgoing). They are generous and love to be the center of attention. Leos are natural leaders, or líderes

Leo is a signo de fuego, or fire sign. 

Virgo: 23 de agosto al 22 de septiembre

Virgo /VEER-goh/ is Spanish for Virgo. The birthdates are from August 23 to September 22. 

This sign is known for attention to detail. They are perfeccionistas (perfectionists) and extremely reliable. They are metódicos (methodical) and natural problem-solvers. 

Virgo is a signo de tierra, or earth sign.

Libra: 23 de septiembre al 22 de octubre

Libra /LEE-brah/ is Spanish for Libra. The birthdates are from September 23 to October 22. 

This sign has a serious sense of justicia (justice). Libras seek equilibrio (balance or equilibrium) in everything they do. They are also popular for being coquetos (flirty). 

Libra is a signo de aire, or air sign. 

Escorpio: 23 de octubre al 21 de noviembre

Escorpio /eh-SCOR-pyoh/ is Spanish for Scorpio. The birthdates are from October 23 to November 21. 

This sign is often associated with intensidad (intensity) and pasión (passion). It is considered a misunderstood sign because that intensity can be misread. Scorpios are also intuitivos (intuitive people) and some even consider them to have empathic or psychic abilities. 

Scorpio is a signo de agua, or water sign. 

Sagitario: 22 de noviembre al 21 de diciembre

Sagitario /sah-hee-TAR-yo/ is Spanish for Sagittarius. The birthdates are from November 22 to December 21. 

This sign is not very good with límites (boundaries), since their espíritu aventurero (adventurous spirit) is always looking for new pursuits or challenges. They tend to be impulsivos (impulsive) and good-humored. 

Sagittarius is a signo de fuego, or fire sign. 

Capricornio: 22 de diciembre al 19 de enero

Capricornio /cap-ree-COR-nyo/ is Spanish for Capricorn. The birthdates are from December 22 to January 19. 

Capricorn is believed to be a dedicado (dedicated) sign when it comes to the things they care about. They have disciplina (discipline) and work hard. This sign does not rendirse, or give up, easily. 

Capricorn is a signo de tierra, or earth sign. 

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Acuario: 20 de enero al 18 de febrero

Acuario /ah-KWAR-yo/ is Spanish for Aquarius. The birthdates are from January 20 to February 18. 

This sign is original, innovador (innovative) and independent. These people are known for being fríos (cold) and distant at times, but this is because many of them are introverted or shy. 

Aquarius is a signo de aire, or air sign. 

Piscis: 19 de febrero al 20 de marzo

Piscis /PEEH-sees/ is Spanish for Pisces. The birthdates are from February 19 to March 20. 

Pisces are known for being the most sensible (sensitive) and intuitive sign of the zodiac. They tend to be creativos (creative) and empáticos (empathetic). People with this sign tend to live in a dream world, maybe even having a distorted sense of reality. 

Pisces is a signo de agua, or water sign.

Compatible signs

To study who your sign is compatible with, check out this Spanish magazine article. The second column is a good match, while the third column has a list of incompatible signs, or people to avoid if you believe in el zodíaco.

Here is a list of expressions and phrases related to the zodiac signs in Spanish. Perhaps you can use some of the following as conversation starters:

¿Cuál es tu signo?¿Qué signo eres?What is your sign?
¿Cuándo es tu cumpleaños?When is your birthday?
Nuestros signos son compatibles.Our signs are compatible.
¿Crees en los signos del zodíaco? Do you believe in zodiac signs?
¿Te sientes identificado con tu signo?Do you feel aligned with your zodiac sign?
¿Cuál es el elemento de tu signo?Which element is your sign?

A fun conversation starter

Talking about zodiac signs in Spanish is all about meeting people. You don’t need to believe in zodiac signs in order to have a fun conversation. Learning about a new friend’s personality traits is a great way to see if you are compatible — or not. After all, the more you talk, the more real clues you’ll have! 

The zodiac is a specific part of astrology, but there’s a lot more to learn. To go deeper, you could learn about the elements and how to read birth charts. But if you’re just looking to have some fun, use the zodiac signs in Spanish as an easy conversation starter.

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Alison Maciejewski Cortez

Alison Maciejewski Cortez is Chilean-American, born and raised in California. She studied abroad in Spain, has lived in multiple countries, and now calls Mexico home. She believes that learning how to order a beer in a new language reveals a lot about local culture. Alison speaks English, Spanish, and Thai fluently and studies Turkish. Her consulting business takes her around the world and she is excited to share language tips as part of the Lingoda team. Follow her culinary and cultural experiences on Twitter.

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