There are twelve zodiac symbols used in astrology. Though the concept is generally similar globally, there are different symbols and names used for these zodiac symbols. If you are looking for inserting commonly used zodiac symbols in your document – here is an easy way. Use the alt key on your Windows based keyboard to insert these special symbols on all Office documents like Word, Excel and PowerPoint. On MacBook, you can use option key to insert zodiac symbols.
Summary of Keyboard Shortcuts for Zodiac Symbols
Below is the summary of alt code decimal and hexadecimal shortcuts for all zodiac signs along with descriptions in Latin, English and Sanskrit.
|♈||Alt + 9800||2648||Aries||Ram||Meṣa|
|♉||Alt + 9801||2649||Taurus||Bull||Vṛṣabha|
|♊||Alt + 9802||264A||Gemini||Twins||Mithuna|
|♋||Alt + 9803||264B||Cancer||Crab||Karkaṭa|
|♌||Alt + 9804||264C||Leo||Lion||Siṃha|
|♍||Alt + 9805||264D||Virgo||Maiden||Kanyā|
|♎||Alt + 9806||264E||Libra||Scales||Tulā|
|♏||Alt + 9807||264F||Scorpio||Scorpion||Vṛścika|
|♐||Alt + 9808||2650||Sagittarius||Archer||Dhanuṣha|
|♑||Alt + 9809||2651||Capricorn||Goat||Makara|
|♒||Alt + 9810||2652||Aquarius||Water-Bearer||Kumbha|
|♓||Alt + 9811||2653||Pisces||Fish||Mīna|
1. Insert Zodiac Symbols on Windows
Windows allows you to insert zodiac symbols in different ways.
1.1. Alt + Key Shortcuts with Decimal Code
Press one of the alt keys on your keyboard and then enter the decimal numbers from the above table using the number pad on your keyboard. This method will work on all Office documents like Word and PowerPoint. For example, alt + 9805 will produce the Virgo zodiac symbol like ♍.
1.2. Alt + X Shortcuts with Hex Code
Enter the hexadecimal code from the above table and then press alt and x keys. This method will only work on Microsoft Word documents. For example, 2648 alt + x will produce Aries symbol like ♈.
1.3. Using Windows Emoji Keyboard
Press “Win + ;” keys to open emoji keyboard in your Windows PC or laptop. Type “zodiac” to filter all zodiac related symbols from the pop-up. Click on the symbol and insert it in your document.
2. Inserting Zodiac Symbols on Mac
Similar to Windows, you can also insert zodiac symbol using option key in Pages and Keynote documents on your MacBook.
2.1. Option or Alt Code Shortcuts
First, change the keyboard input method to Unicode Hex Input in order to use these shortcuts. After that, hold one of the option keys and then press the hex code from the above table to insert the symbol. For example, option + 264B will produce Cancel zodiac symbol like ♋.
2.2. Using Character Viewer
Press “Command + Control + Space” to open Character Viewer app in Mac. Type zodiac in the search box to filter the symbols and insert in your documents. As you can see, there are also additional animal symbols like ram in Mac.
3. Customizing Zodiac Symbols
Though all zodiac symbols have a background color in browser display, you will see simple outlined symbols in Word documents. You can increase the font size, add different outline and change the background color of the symbols like any other text content.
3.1. Zodiac Symbol Images
Below are the zodiac symbol images which you can download and use it anywhere you need.
Here is an image reference for all symbols, you can download to your computer for offline purposes.
Below image has all zodiac symbols with names and calendar date range.
4. Indian and Chinese Zodiac Symbols
The above zodiac symbols are generally used by European countries. However, there are different zodiac symbols in countries like India and China.
4.1. Indian Zodiac Symbols
Indian zodiac symbols uses the Sanskrit descriptions mentioned in the above summary table. However, the symbols used for each zodiac sign is different compared to Latin or European signs. Below picture indicates the European and the corresponding Indian zodiac symbols. Though you don’t have keyboard shortcuts for all Indian zodiac symbols, you can type few symbols like libra ⚖ using alt + 9878 in Windows and option + 2696 in Mac.
4.2. Chinese Zodiac Symbols
China uses twelve animal symbols for zodiac signs assigned to twelve years interval. For example, your Chinese zodiac sign is monkey if you were born in 1980. All these symbols are available as part of Unicode animal and nature emoji category.
|Alt + Code||Symbol||Description||Base Year|
|Alt + 128000||🐀||Rat||1912|
|Alt + 128002||🐂||Ox||1913|
|Alt + 128005||🐅||Tiger||1914|
|Alt + 128007||🐇||Rabbit||1915|
|Alt + 128009||🐉||Dragon||1916|
|Alt + 128013||🐍||Snake||1917|
|Alt + 128014||🐎||Horse||1918|
|Alt + 128015||🐏||Ram||1919|
|Alt + 128018||🐒||Monkey||1920|
|Alt + 128019||🐓||Rooster||1921|
|Alt + 128021||🐕||Dog||1922|
|Alt + 128022||🐖||Pig||1923|
If you are looking for planet symbols, check out our article with a complete list of shortcuts for planets symbols.