Mnemonics for Zodiac Signs

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The Zodiac Signs

An easy way to create mnemonics for zodiac signs is to use a Number Rhyme System as a Peg List.

Zodiac signs:

  1. Aries
  2. Taurus
  3. Gemini
  4. Cancer
  5. Leo
  6. Virgo
  7. Libra
  8. Scorpio
  9. Sagittarius
  10. Capricorn
  11. Aquarius
  12. Pices

You can then create a set of 12 number pegs for them. Here are some example mnemonic pegs:

  • one rhymes with sun
  • two rhymes with shoe
  • three rhymes with tree
  • four rhymes with door
  • five rhymes with hive
  • six rhymes with sticks
  • seven rhymes with heaven
  • eight rhymes with gate
  • nine rhymes with wine
  • ten sounds similar to tent
  • eleven sounds similar to wyvern if you stretch it to fit
  • twelve rhymes with a delve (cave)

Once you have the pegs, associate each peg to one of the signs by creating a Mnemonic Image.

For example:

  • The image for one is "sun". Link an image of the Sun with an image of Aries, the ram.
  • The image for two is "shoe". Link an image of a shoe with Taurus, the bull.
  • The image for three is "tree". Link an image of a tree with Gemini, the twins.
  • and so on.

For a discussion about this technique, as well as a variety of study tips for learning the zodiac signs, see the Memorize the Zodiac Signs discussion and the Story Method.