Most constellation names are Latin in origin, dating from the Roman empire,
but their meanings often originated in the distant past of human civilization.

Constellations by Catagory

Many of the constellations represent a varity of different meanings which can help you choose the correct constellation for your Star.

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Animal Lovers

  • Dorado (Goldfish)
  • Camelopardalis (Giraffe)
  • Aquila (Eagle)
  • Lepus (Rabbit)
  • Canes Venatici (Hunting Dogs)
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Artistic / Musical

  • Lyra (Harp)
  • Pictor (Painter's Easel)
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Astronomical & Scientific

  • Ophiuchus (Serpent Bearer)
  • Octans (Octant)
  • Microscopium (Microscope)
  • Pyxis (Ship's Compass)
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Family / Mother's & Father's Day

  • Cepheus (King)
  • Centaurus (Centaur)
  • Bootes (Herdsman)
  • Cassiopeia (Queen)
  • Auriga (Charioteer)
  • Orion (Hunter)
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Friendship

  • Ursa Major (Big Bear)
  • Pegasus (Winged Horse)
  • Canis Major (Large Dog)
  • Draco (Dragon)
  • Columba (Dove)
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New Borns & Christenings

  • Ursa Minor (Little Bear)
  • Cygnus (Swan)
  • Grus (Crane)
  • Equuleus (Colt)
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Remembrance

  • Phoenix (Fire Bird)
  • Piscis Austrinus (Southern Fish)
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Romance / Valentines / Weddings

  • Andromeda (Princess)
  • Hercules (Champion)
  • Perseus (Hero)
  • Corona Borealis (Northern Crown)
  • Coma Berenices (Berenice's Hair)

Zodiac Constellations

A constellation is a group of stars forming a pattern that have a symbolic meaning. Here are the 12 zodiac star sign constellations and their explaination.

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Aquarius

20 Jan - 18 Feb

This well-known constellation of the zodiac represents a mouth pouring water from a jar. In Greek mythology, Aquarius (also known as Ganymede in Roman myth) was a beautiful young boy whom Zeus brought to Olympus to be the cup bearer of the Gods. It is suggested that Zeus fell in love with Aquarius.

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Pisces

19 Feb - 20 Mar

Pisces represents the twelfth and final stage in the evolution of man and his place in the universe. Venus and her son Cupid escaped Typhon as two fish tied together. In Greek mythology, they are Aphrodite and Eros.

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Aries

21 Mar - 19 Apr

Aries depicts the ram with the golden fleece, famous from Greek mythology, and is a zodiac constellation. In Greek mythology, the ram carried Athamas's son Phrixux and daughter Helle to Colchis to escape Ino. 

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Taurus

20 Apr - 20 May

A highly impressive constellation of the zodiac, which is said to represent the Greek god Zeus disguised as a bull.

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Gemini

21 May - 20 Jun

Zodiac constellation depicting the twins Castor and Pollux who sailed with the Argonauts in search of the golden fleece and who were later regarded by the ancient Greeks as patron saints of seafarers. They were the brothers of Helen of Troy. They are also the protectors of ships and sailors.

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Cancer

21 Jun - 22 Jul

Zodiac constellation representing the crab that, in Greek mythology, was crushed by Hercules during his battle with the multi-headed Hydra.

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Leo

23 Jul - 22 Aug

A majestic zodiac constellation depicting the lion that Hercules killed as one of his twelve labours.

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Virgo

23 Aug - 22 Sep

This is the largest constellation of the zodiac and the only one to represent a female figure. Amongst others, she has been identified as Dike, the Greek goddess of Justice.

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Libra

23 Sep - 22 Oct

One of the constellations of the zodiac and associated with Themis, the Greek goddess of justice. The only “non-living" object in the Zodiac. Romans chopped claws from Scorpio during Autumn Equinox to make Libra.

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Scorpio

23 Sep - 22 Oct

A beautiful constellation of the zodiac, depicting the scorpion that, in Greek mythology, killed Orion with its sting. The old version of its name, Scorpio, is only used in astrology.

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Sagittarius

22 Nov - 21 Dec

A zodiac constellation located on the Milky Way in the direction of the centre of the galaxy. It depicts Crotus, the son of the Greek god Pan and the inventor of archery, aiming his bow at a scorpion - neighbouring constellation Scorpius.

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Capricorn

22 Dec - 19 Jan

Smallest constellation of the zodiac, depicting a fish-tailed goat. In Greek myth it is linked with the goat-like god Pan, who turned his lower half into a fish to escape the sea monster Typhon. Also known as Amalthea who provided for baby Zeus after Rhea saved him from Cronos.

All 88 Constellations

Constellation Description Location Visibility
Andromeda Princess Northern Viewable from UK
Antlia Pump Southern Viewable from UK
Apus Bird of Paradise South Polar Not Viewable from UK
Aquarius Water Bearer Equitorial Viewable from UK
Aquila Eagle Equitorial Viewable from UK
Ara Altar Southern Not Viewable from UK
Aries Ram Southern Not Viewable from UK
Auriga Charioteer Northern Viewable from UK
Bootes Herdsman Northern Viewable from UK
Caelum Chisel Southern Not Viewable from UK
Camelopardalis Giraffe North Polar Viewable from UK
Cancer Crab Equitorial Viewable from UK
Canes Venatici Hunting Dogs Northern Viewable from UK
Canis Major Large Dog Equitorial Viewable from UK
Canis Minor Small Dog Equitorial Viewable from UK
Capricornus Sea Goat Equitorial Viewable from UK
Carina Keel South Polar Viewable from UK
Cassiopeia Queen North Polar Viewable from UK
Centaurus Centaur Southern Viewable from UK
Cepheus King North Polar Viewable from UK
Cetus Whale Equitorial Viewable from UK
Chamaeleon Chamaeleon South Polar Not Viewable from UK
Circinus Compasses South Polar Not Viewable from UK
Columba Dove Southern Viewable from UK
Coma Berenices Berenice's Hair Equitorial Viewable from UK
Corona Australis Southern Crown Southern Not Viewable from UK
Corona Borealis Northern Crown Northern Viewable from UK
Corvus Crow Equitorial Viewable from UK
Crater Cup Equitorial Viewable from UK
Crux Southern Cross South Polar Not Viewable from UK
Cygnus Swan Northern Viewable from UK
Delphinus Dolphin Equitorial Viewable from UK
Dorado Goldfish Southern Not Viewable from UK
Draco Dragon North Polar Viewable from UK
Equuleus Colt Equitorial Viewable from UK
Eridanus River Southern Viewable from UK
Fornax Furnace Southern Viewable from UK
Gemini Twins Equitorial Viewable from UK
Grus Crane Southern Not Viewable from UK
Hercules Champion Northern Viewable from UK
Horologium Pendulum Southern Not Viewable from UK
Hydra Sea Serpent Equitorial Viewable from UK
Hydrus Serpent South Polar Not Viewable from UK
Indus Indian Southern Not Viewable from UK
Lacerta Lizard Northern Viewable from UK
Leo Lion Northern Viewable from UK
Leo Minor Little Lion Northern Viewable from UK
Lepus Rabbit Equitorial Viewable from UK
Libra Scales Equitorial Viewable from UK
Lupus Wolf Southern Partially Viewable from UK
Lynx Cat Northern Viewable from UK
Lyra Harp Northern Viewable from UK
Mensa Table Mountain South Polar Not Viewable from UK
Microscopium Microscope Southern Partially Viewable from UK
Monoceros Unicorn Equitorial Viewable from UK
Musca Fly South Polar Not Viewable from UK
Norma Carpenter's Square Southern Not Viewable from UK
Octans Octant South Polar Not Viewable from UK
Ophiuchus Serpent Bearer Equitorial Viewable from UK
Orion Hunter Equitorial Viewable from UK
Pavo Peacock South Polar Not Viewable from UK
Pegasus Winged Horse Equitorial Viewable from UK
Perseus Hero Northern Viewable from UK
Phoenix Fire Bird Southern Not Viewable from UK
Pictor Painter's Easel Southern Not Viewable from UK
Pisces Fishes Equitorial Viewable from UK
Piscis Austrinus Southern Fish Southern Viewable from UK
Puppis Stern of Ship Southern Viewable from UK
Pyxis Ship's Compass Southern Viewable from UK
Reticulum Net Southern Not Viewable from UK
Sagitta Arrow Equitorial Viewable from UK
Sagittarius Archer Southern Partially Viewable from UK
Scorpius Scorpion Southern Partially Viewable from UK
Sculptor Sculptor Southern Viewable from UK
Scutum Shield Equitorial Viewable from UK
Serpens Serpent Equitorial Viewable from UK
Sextans Sextant Equitorial Viewable from UK
Taurus Bull Equitorial Viewable from UK
Telescopium Telescope Southern Not Viewable from UK
Triangulum Triangle Northern Viewable from UK
Triangulum Australe Southern Triangle Southern Not Viewable from UK
Tucana Toucan South Polar Viewable from UK
Ursa Major Big Bear Northern Viewable from UK
Ursa Minor Little Bear North Polar Viewable from UK
Vela Sails Southern Not Viewable from UK
Virgo Virgin Equitorial Viewable from UK
Volans Flying Fish Southern Viewable from UK
Vulpecula Little Fox Equitorial Viewable from UK