Zodiac Signs & The Word Is … APRIL

By on April 2, 2013

The twelve signs of the Zodiac are:

ARIES, the Golden Fleeced Ram  –  March 31 – April 19

TAURUS, Europa and her Bull –  April 20 – May 20

GEMINI, the Twins Castor and Pollux – May 21 – June 21

CANCER, the crab that tormented Hercules – June 22 – July 22

LEO, Nemean Lion – July 23 – August 22

VIRGO, Virgin Astraea – August 23 – September 22

SCORPIO, Scorpion that tormented Orion – October 24 – November 21

SAGITTARIUS, Archer Chiron –  November 22 – December 21

CAPRICORN, Goat Amalthea – December 22 – January 19

AQUARIUS, Ganymede, the water bearer – January 20- February 18

PISCES, a fish as a disguise of Eros –  February 19 – March 20

 

The word for today is April.  In our hemisphere,  April is the month when plants start to grow. The Latin word – APERIRE – means to open, to uncover what lay hidden.  Mensem aperire was a Latin phrase used to indicate the opening month.  The calendar was changed many times, but when January became the first month replacing April, the news did not reach remote areas. Villagers in outlying districts who still used April as the first month of the year were called fools.  More precisely, they were known as April Fools.