Introducing The 12 Zodiac Signs in German

zodiac signs in german

Just like other Western cultures and languages, German also features the 12 zodiac signs. The word for star signs in German is die Sternzeichen (the star signs).

While English tends to use Latin based words like Taurus and Pisces, zodiac signs in German are solely Germanic words, and actually make a lot more sense than the English Latin versions.

The zodiac signs in German (das Tierkreiszeichen = animal circle sign) are far more simple than the English versions, and are generally animals or objects. For example Taurus is Stier (bull) and Pisces is Fisch (fish).

So if you’re curious to know what your zodiac sign in German is, the literal translation and typical character traits, read on…

Aquarius – Wassermann

Translation: Water man

20. Januar – 18. Februar (20th January – 18th February)

Charakterzüge (Character traits):

  • Einfallsreich (imaginative)
  • Kompromisslos (uncompromising)
  • Urtypisch (original)
zodiac signs in german, wasserman

Pisces – Fische

Translation: Fish

19. Februar – 20. März (19th February – 20th March)

Charakterzüge (Character traits):

  • Liebevoll (affectionate)
  • Weise (wise)
  • Künstlerisch (artistic)
zodiac sign: fische

Aries – Widder

Translation: Ram

21. März -19. April (21st March – 19th April)

Charakterzüge (Character traits):

  • Eifrig (eager)
  • Schnell (quick)
  • Wettstreitend (competitive)
widder / aries

Taurus – Stier

Translation: Bull

20. April – 20. Mai (20th April – 20th May)

Charakterzüge (Character traits):

  • Stark (strong)
  • Zuverlässig (dependable)
  • Kreativ (creative)
zodiac signs in german: stier

Gemini – Zwillinge

Translation: Twins

21. Mai – 22. Juni (21st May – 22nd June)

Charakterzüge (Character traits):

  • Vielseitig (versatile)
  • Neugierig (curious)
  • Nett (kind)
zodiac sign zwillinge

Cancer – Krebs

Translation: Cancer / Crab

21. Juni – 22. Juli (21st June – 22nd July)

Charakterzüge (Character traits):

  • Sentimental (sentimental)
  • Mitfühlend (compassionate)
  • Beschützend (protective)
zodiac sign krebs

Leo – Löwe

Translation: Lion

23. Juli – 22. August (23rd July – 22nd August)

Charakterzüge (Character traits):

  • Kontaktfreudig (outgoing)
  • Feurig (fiery)
  • Selbstbewusst (self assured)
zodiac signs in german: löwe

Virgo – Jungfrau

Translation: Virgin

23. August – 22. September (23rd August – 22nd September)

Charakterzüge (Character traits):

  • Praktisch (practical)
  • Ergeben (loyal)
  • Zart (gentle)
zodiac sign virgin

Libra – Waage

Translation: Scales

23. September – 23. Oktober (23rd September – 22nd October)

Charakterzüge (Character traits):

  • Gesellig (social)
  • Gerecht (fair minded)
  • Diplomatisch (diplomatic)
zodiac signs in german: waage

Scorpio – Skorpion

Translation: Scorpion

23. Oktober – 21. November (23rd October – 21st November)

Charakterzüge (Character traits):

  • Leidenschaftlich (passionate)
  • Stur (stubborn)
  • Mutig (brave)
zodiac sign skorpion

Sagittarius – Schütze

Translation: Shooter

22. November – 21. Dezember (22nd November – 21st December)

Charakterzüge (Character traits):

  • Optimistisch (optimistic)
  • Lustig (funny)
  • Großzügig (generous)
zodiac sign schütze

Capricorn – Steinbock

Translation: Ibex

22. Dezember – 19. Januar (22nd December – 19th January)

Charakterzüge (Character traits):

  • Seriös (serious)
  • Unabhängig (independent)
  • Selbstdiszipliniert (disciplined)
zodiac signs in german steinbock

So now you’ve worked out which zodiac sign in German you are, why not have a try at reading your monthly horoscope (das Horoskop) in German.

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