The twelve signs are:Aries
21 March-20 April. This is the first sign of the zodiac. Aries means ram and is a Fire sign.
21 April-21 May. Taurus means bull and is associated with Earth.
22 May–21 June. Gemini is the sign of the twins and is an Air sign.
22 June-23 July. Cancer is the crab and is a Water sign.
24 July–23 August. Leo means lion and is a fire sign.
24 August-23 September. Virgo refers to the Virgin and is an Earth sign.
24 September–23 October. This is the scales. Libra is an Air sign.
24 October-23 November. Scorpio is symbolised by a scorpion and is a Water sign.
23 November–21 December. Sagittarius means arrow. This sign is a centaur, half man, half horse holding a bow and arrow. Sagittarius is a Fire sign.
22 December–20 January. Capricorn means goat and is an Earth sign.
21 January–19 February. Aquarius is the water bearer and is associated with Air.
20 February-20 March. The symbol for Pisces is two fish swimming in opposite directions. Pisces is a Water sign.
The dates can vary slightly within a day or two year from year. The point when the Sun is leaving one sign and moving into another one is referred to as the cusp. If born near the cusp, you may need to check which star sign you belong to.
A horoscope is a reading based on the position of the Sun, Moon and planets at the time you were born. Astrologers draw up birth charts using the time, date, month and year of your birth. Using the exact time to the minute gives a more accurate and detailed reading than just the day. Most magazines and newspapers give very general horoscopes for each of the twelve star signs.
There are many websites where you can read your horoscope - some will draw up a birth chart for you and give you a specific reading. Some websites let you sign up for daily horoscopes by email, and some have specific horoscopes for love, work, travel etc. Free horoscopes tend to be more generalised, similar to those in magazines and newspapers.