Zodiac Signs

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Les signes du zodiaque

Whether you are really into astrology, enjoy reading your horoscope for a bit of fun, or just want to be able to ask and answer that classic pick-up line,* this page on signs of the zodiac can help.

The Signs – Les Signes

 Interestingly, English has kept the Latin names for signs of the zodiac, whereas French uses the literal translations for most of them.

Sign (meaning)   Signe
Aries (Ram)   le Bélier
Taurus (Bull)   le Taureau
Gemini (Twins)   les Gémeaux
Cancer (Crab)   le Cancer
Leo (Lion)   le Lion
Virgo (Maiden)   la Vierge
Libra (Scales)   la Balance
Scorpio (Scorpion)   le Scorpion
Sagittarius (Centaur)   le Sagittaire
Capricorn (Goat-horned)   le Capricorne
Aquarius (Water-bearer)   le Verseau
Pisces (Fish)   les Poissons

Par exemple…

* What’s your sign?   Quel est ton signe ?
I’m a(n) Aries, Taurus …   Je suis Bélier / Taureau …
Je suis du Bélier / Taureau …
I’m a Gemini / Pisces.   Je suis (des) Gémeaux / Poissons.
I’m a Virgo / Libra.   Je suis (de la) Vierge / Balance.

 Note that the preposition de + definite article is optional – it’s definitely easier to omit it out so that you don’t have to worry about gender / number.  🙂


to cast (someone’s) horoscope   faire l’horoscope (de quelqu’un)
to consult one’s horoscope   regarder son horoscope
to read one’s horoscope   lire son horoscope

The four elements – Les quatre éléments

1. fire signs   les signes de feu
2. air signs   les signes d’air
3. water signs   les signes d’eau
4. earth signs   les signes de terre

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French signs of the zodiac

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