If you are born Pre/Post your intended birth date, which do you go by for your Zodiac? I was born March 14, 1997, 12:08 pm, when I was intended to be born March 28 of the same year, time unknown. Depending on the source, I find that while I have many of the characteristics of a your general Pisces, I also have a few of the defining traits of an Aries. I do not know which to categorize myself under, and would appreciate some help and advice.
Outward Characteristics are largely defined by your Rising Sign, so I'd suggest checking that out.
If you mean inner, quiet-time characteristics, they are largely ruled by the moon.
Astrology juggles many influences, so it may take you a bit of time to unravel it, but you may find the task rewarding in the end.
Don't forget that expected birth dates can be off the mark due to several factors. The fact that a pregnancy's "9 months" goes by the lunar cycle length of 29.53 will cut 1-1/2 weeks off of the calendar's 9 months right there. And it can be difficult to pinpoint the exact date of conception.
Advice is hard to give away, but I'll try: Just be yourself!
I was given a due date of Nov 24, but showed up on the 18th and have always felt a kinship with both Scorpio and Sagittarius though I have zero fire in my chart. So I asked about this on an astrology site and they unanimously say that whatever day you were born, that is what your sun sign is. No exceptions.
However, we are all in agreement with Redmink and you should definitely see what sign your rising sign is and your moon. Both are strong influences on the personality and it's traits.
If you are born under Scorpio, you may have a rising sign in Sagittarius or your fifth house could have the sign of Sagittarius ruling it. If you are simply going by Sun sign analysis, it is important to realize that when the Sun reaches the end of a sign that will occur at a particular time during the day. This is why the Sun was in two different signs on that date. This is why it is easy to make a mistake with this if you are only doing Sun Sign analysis. To be really clear on this, you need to have a complete birth chart created because there are 10 heavenly bodies that are in in signs of their own. This is why you have to be careful with just a Sun Sign analysis.
Yes, I have had my chart done numerous times over the last 25 years by myself and professionals. I am Scorpio Sun with Scorpio Asc and Pisces Moon. I have ZERO fire in my chart and a stellium in my first house of Scorpio. Yet I have always fit the description of a Sagi better. I am not secretive,heck I can't even keep a secret! I am way too independent and am terrified of being married aka tied down and love to travel. I seriously lack tact and am forever putting both feet in my mouth.
To make things more confusing, some sites list the cusp to be on the 22nd others say it's on the 23rd. I've also had my vedic chart done which is very confusing and puts my sun sign back into the very early degrees of Scorpio and pushes my Moon out of Pisces and back into Aquarius which, oddly enough, I feel more connected to and we haven't even begun to add in all the asteroids which most of these astrology sites love to use nowadays.
Way too complicated for me. That's why I stopped bothering with charts and those sites almost 10 years ago.
Thanks Feistyfdlr, and I disagree with "no exceptions".
Perhaps this practice -- like many -- has gotten lost in the shuffle or drifted to the wayside, but there is a 3 to 4-day period on either side of the change from one sign to another called "The Cusp".
Cusp babies draw from both signs.
Trick is to know oneself enough and to take stock of oneself at various times for the overall picture.
The moment you were born is your true birthdate. That is the day you took your first breath. That is your birth day.