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 a published author, artist, intuitive, and founder of Zenned Out. She created Zenned Out in 2012 with the mission to build a brand that normalizes spirituality. In 2018 she self-published her popular and interactive Goddess Discovery Book series. In 2020 her writing and art became more mainstream with Understanding Auras, Understanding Crystals, and Understanding Chakras, published by The Quarto Group. Her writing style and art combine to help marry accessibility with deep spiritual topics. It is her goal to help others understand and live spiritual practices that can change the world. Inspired by her open-minded grandmother, Cassie has been meditating and working with her energy since her teenage years. She received her 200hr YTT in 2012 with a focus on breathwork. Now, her work focuses on energy work, journeying, mediumship, death midwifery, and healing through traditional Celtic shamanic practices.