I. IntroductionATTENTION GETTER: Does everybody know what zodiac signs are? If you do, do you know what your actual zodiac sign is? Although many people think they need to know there zodiac sign for things like daily horoscopes or love compatibility, but do you REALLY know what your zodiac signs. When you think about the zodiac signs which are the astrological signs what do youreally think of them? Can zodiac signs really fit who you are, or is it all just a bunch of mumbo jumbo? 1. General purpose- To inform the audience on Zodiac signs, how they relate to everybody, and how they can play a role in your specific personality traits. 2. Specific purpose- I chose this topic because I am a true believer in Zodiacs but also because I was able to learn not only myself but others also based on their zodiac. I would like to really show the audience that astrology is real and how zodiac signs play a certain part in your life, believe it or not. The three main points I’m going to use to inform them are with a description of what zodiac signs are, talk about what the 12 different zodiac signs are and the four elements thatcorrespond with the zodiac signs, and lastly a little insight of how my zodiac sign correlates to my life. CRITERIA- By the end of the speech I want my audience to be more knowledgeable about Zodiac signs and to actually connect to their own zodiac signs.II. Body1. What are zodiac signs? History of Astrology a. subpoint- The Babylonians are generally credited with the birth of astrology. Their astrological charts enabled them to predict the recurrence of seasons and certain celestial events. Babylonian astrology was introduced to the Greeks early in the 4th century B.C. and, through thestudies of Plato, Aristotle, and others, astrology came to be highly regarded as a science. It was soon embraced by the Romans (the Roman names for the zodiacal signs are still used today) and the Arabs and later spread throughout the entire world. While earliest astrology was used to bringa sense of order out of apparent chaos, it was soon utilized to predict weather patterns, primarily for agricultural purposes. It was eventually broadened to include forecasts of natural disasters and war and other events in the course of human affairsb. subpoint- (Fact, Source) According to The Oxford dictionary Astrology can be defined as “Thestudy of the movements and relative positions of celestial bodies interpreted as having an influence on human affairs and the natural world.” Ancient observers of the heavens developed elaborate systems of explanation based on the movements of the sun, moon, and planets through the constellations of the zodiac, for predicting events and for casting horoscopes.