Do you remember the first time you learned about your own zodiac sign or spotted a zodiac constellation in the sky? I grew up with a grandma that lived and breathed astrology so I was introduced to the zodiac at a young age. Being exposed to the meaning of the zodiac as a child left a lasting impression on me and influenced many Zenned Out Jewelry designs. Researching where some of the zodiac symbolism came from was interesting, I learned some new things, and hope you do too!
The 12 signs listed in the horoscope are tied to how the earth and sun move throughout the heavens. The signs are derived from the constellations that mark out the path on which the sun travels over the course of a year. As the earth orbits the sun, the sun passes in front of different constellations.
Once a month, the sun appears in Gemini and the next month, in Cancer. People are then able to assign a zodiac to their birthday, or when the sun passed in front of a certain constellation. This, in turn, provides us with some insight into our personality, as well as our strengths and weaknesses.
Wearing zodiac jewelry makes me feel connected to the stars and to loved ones that have passed. It makes me think of the Carl Sagan quote that “we’re all star stuff.” What do the zodiac signs mean to you?
Cassie Uhl is the founder and owner of Zenned Out, a jewelry company that handcrafts jewelry with meaning and provides a community that inspires a mindful and spiritual lifestyle. Cassie grew up with a open minded, astrology obsessed grandmother and a father that would take her and her sister star gazing in the wee hours of the night. These experiences shaped Cassie and Zenned Out into what they are today by bringing spirituality and astrology into the forefront. Cassie hopes to give spiritual souls a place to feel at home on the Zenned Out blog and offers handcrafted jewelry with meaningful symbols, powerful gemstones, and mindful quotes to enable people to wear jewelry that aligns with their souls purpose.