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Constellations of the Zodiac

Constellations of the Zodiac. Stories in the Sky . Constellations of Today. Aries- The Ram Taurus- The Bull Gemini- The Twins Cancer- The Crab Leo- The Lion Virgo- The Virgin Libra- The Scales Scorpio- The Scorpion Sagittarius- The Archer Capricorn- The Goat

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Constellations of the Zodiac

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  1. Constellations of the Zodiac Stories in the Sky

  2. Constellations of Today • Aries- The Ram • Taurus- The Bull • Gemini- The Twins • Cancer- The Crab • Leo- The Lion • Virgo- The Virgin • Libra- The Scales • Scorpio- The Scorpion • Sagittarius- The Archer • Capricorn- The Goat • Aquarius- The Water Carrier • Pisces- The Fishes

  3. Aries- The Ram • A man named Aries had a magical coat of sheep’s wool that allowed him to fly. He went to rescue a prince and prince, but only the princess survived. • The two fallen people represent the horns of the ram.

  4. Aries- The Ram

  5. Taurus- The Bull • Thought to represent a man that is half man, half bull • Could also represent Zeus who dressed as a bull to hide from suitors

  6. Taurus- The Bull

  7. Gemini- The Twins • Made up of two very bright stars, Pollux and Castor • One brother was immortal, while the other was not. The brothers decided to share their immortal power to live forever in the sky.

  8. Gemini- The Twins

  9. Cancer- The Crab • The crab is thought to have grabbed hold of Hercules while he was fighting a giant snake • An enemy of Hercules rewarded him by placing him in the sky

  10. Cancer- The Crab

  11. Leo- The Lion • Hercules fought Leo as a test of strength. • Leo has a magical pelt that withstands every weapon, but Hercules beat him anyway • The lion’s spirit drifted into the sky

  12. Leo- The Lion

  13. Virgo- The Virgin • The biggest constellation in the zodiac • The only zodiac that is a woman • She was an ancient maiden who seeks out peace and fairness

  14. Virgo- The Virgin

  15. Libra- Scales • The scales belonged to Virgo and she used them to measure out equality • The green star, Zubenschamali, is a part of this constellation

  16. Libra- The Scales

  17. Scorpio- The Scorpion • Looks like its name • Includes the red star, Antares • Antares is 300 times as wide as the sun

  18. Scorpio- The Scorpion

  19. Sagittarius- The Archer • Centaur- half man, half horse • Hercules shot him with a poisonous arrow because people feared he would live forever • He gave up his mortality to live in the stars

  20. Sagittarius- The Archer

  21. Capricorn- The Goat • Has a tail of a fish, and legs of a goat • Pan was in the process of transforming himself into an animal to flee from a monster, but only half of the process was complete so that is why he ended up in this state

  22. Capricorn- The Goat

  23. Aquarius- The Water Carrier • Easiest to spot rainy seasons • Meteor showers originate from the rainy seasons

  24. Aquarius- The Water Carrier

  25. Pisces- The Fish • Two fishes • Transformed into a fish to escape a monster • Sometimes hard to make out

  26. Pisces- The Fish

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