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If You’re Impressed with this Zodiac Origami then that’s a Good Sign

During my origami related research I’ve come across some pretty cool designs for some Zodiac themed models. There are a lot of cool Capricorn designs as well as great designs for some of the other more uniquely designed signs like Aquarius, Virgo, Sagittarius and Gemini.

I decided to collect these together and put together a Zodiac themed post. We have to include all 12 signs though so I guess some of this origami technically isn’t specifically horoscope themed since some signs are just things like animals. All of it is pretty awesome though so check it out!

 

Aries

Aries is represented by a ram and I found two excellent paper ram designs, one by Seth Friedman and another very popular design by Satoshi Kamiya.

Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/inqorigami/16298569003/

Ram, Designed and Folded by Seth Friedman

Crease pattern available from friedmanorigami.com

 

Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/49643647@N06/21197554441/

Ram, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Eyal R.

Diagrams available in the Origami Tanteidan 21st Convention book

 

Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/56997154@N06/20408359994/

Ram, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Nguyen Nam Son

Diagrams available in the Origami Tanteidan 21st Convention book

 

Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kobashi_san/21277847609/

Ram, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Hiroaki Kobayashi

Diagrams available in the Origami Tanteidan 21st Convention book

 

Taurus

There are lots of great bull designs that can be used for an origami Taurus. Here are two of my favourite ones that look especially powerful and aggressive.

Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/tschobigami/20448677108/

Bull, Designed by Stephan Weber and Folded by Stefan

Video instructions available from Cool Origami Tutorial by Yakomoga on YouTube

 

Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/38015529@N06/10236881964/

Bull, Designed and Folded by Richard Ojeda Soto

Instructions not available

 

Gemini

I was only able to find one model for a paper Gemini but it’s a very impressive one. The entire thing, both of the twins is folded from a single sheet of paper!

Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sunburst2001/5132074342/

Gemini, Designed and Folded by Hubert Villeneuve

Instructions not available

 

Cancer

This sign is a bit of a cheat again since it’s just represented by a crab. We’ve already done a post featuring tons of origami crabs but here are a few more excellent ones.

Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/-adri79-/25118828206/

Crab, Designed by Jason Ku and Folded by Adriano Davanzo

Diagrams available in Origami Tanteidan Magazine #139

 

Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jakeorigami/9007375061/

Crab, Designed by Jason Ku and Folded by Jake Schenthal

Diagrams available in Origami Tanteidan Magazine #139

 

Leo

This is another easy sign since it’s a Lion so here are a couple of my favourite origami lions.

Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ezorigami/14409560497/

Lion, Designed and Folded by Hoang Tien Quyet (Photo by Evan Zodl)

Instructions not available

 

Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/papygami/22397672603/

Lion, Designed by Nicolas Terry and Folded by Luc MARNAT

Diagrams available in Passion Origami

 

Virgo

Virgo is where things start getting interesting again and Yoshimasa Tsuruta has designed two very beautiful origami Virgo models.

Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/128711470@N02/21084370904/

Virgo, Designed and Folded by Yoshimasa Tsuruta

Crease pattern available in Origami Tanteidan Magazine #153

 

Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/128711470@N02/20911760052/

Virgo, Designed and Folded by Yoshimasa Tsuruta

Instructions not available

 

Libra

It was a little bit difficult to find an origami Libra. Sergey Yartsev has designed a great simple libra and as far as I know this is the only origami Libra model that exists.

Neelesh K. designed an incredible Lady Justice model and since she’s holding a set of balances and the model is awesome I decided to include it here.

Also, here’s a piece of trivia. In case you ever wondered why pounds is abbreviated as “lbs” it’s because the “lb” is from Libra and the balance scale things.

Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/62957965@N04/7084588941/

Libra, Designed and Folded by Sergey Yartsev

Diagrams available in Origami Signs of the Zodiac

 

Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/92763514@N05/16557929540/

Lady Justice, Designed and Folded by Neelesh K.

Instructions not available

 

Scorpio

Scorpio is another sign that’s a bit of a cheat since it’s just a scorpion so here are two awesome origami scorpions.

Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/marianozavala-origami/6329204746/

Scorpion, Designed by Tadashi Mori and Folded by Mariano Zavala B.

Video instructions available from Tadashi Mori’s YouTube channel

 

Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/56997154@N06/28600427715/

Scorpion, Designed by Kota Imai and Folded by Nguyen Nam Son

Crease pattern available from Kota Imai’s Flickr

 

Sagittarius

As far as I know there’s only one origami Sagittarius model designed by gabrixx_. I’ve seen lots of origami centaurs and lots of origami archers but only one centaur archer.

Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/gabrieleorigami/4405886445/

Sagittarius, Designed and Folded by gabrixx_

Crease pattern available from gabrixx_’s Flickr

 

Capricorn

This is where the paper Zodiac starts getting very interesting because there are several great Capricorn designs. Several Vietnamese origami artists, Hoang Trung Thanh, Dong Viet Thien and Nguyen Nam Son designed their own quite complex Capricorn designs.

Kade Chan also designed a great papercraft Capricorn that’s a bit less complex and always reminds me of the Mozilla Firefox logo when I see it.

Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/56997154@N06/22073924692/

Capricorn, Designed by Hoang Trung Thanh and Folded by Nguyen Nam Son

Instructions not available

 

Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/124533099@N06/26599937162/

Capricorn, Designed and Folded by Dong Viet Thien (Photo by Phạm Hoàng Tuấn)

Instructions not available

 

Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/56997154@N06/15967630174/

Capricorn, Designed and Folded by Nguyen Nam Son

Instructions not available

 

Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/pauliusorigami/10157815476/

Capricorn, Designed by Kade Chan and Folded by Paulius Mielinis

Video instructions available from Kade Chan’s YouTube channel

 

Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/62572859@N08/28728110425/

Capricorn, Designed by Kade Chan and Folded by Rui Roda

Video instructions available from Kade Chan’s YouTube channel

 

Aquarius

Aquarius is another interesting sign. Hojyo Takashi has designed the only paper Aquarius that I know of and it’s a fantastic design. The model uses a tessellation for the water being poured out and the entire thing is folded from one sheet of paper.

Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/49643647@N06/4551931385/

Aquarius, Designed by Hojyo Takashi and Folded by Eyal R.

Crease pattern available in Origami Tanteidan Magazine #90

 

Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/144893765@N07/28680252504/

Aquarius, Designed by Hojyo Takashi and Folded by JoeOrigami10

Crease pattern available in Origami Tanteidan Magazine #90

 

Pisces

Pisces is another sign that can simply be made with two paper fish but I haven’t seen too many people put together an origami pisces.

Dzmitry Lysiuk made a great Pisces photo with two origami koi and Sergey Yartsev designed a pretty neat Pisces model where both the fish are folded from the same sheet of paper.

Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/62957965@N04/7084545023/

Pisces, Designed and Folded by Sergey Yartsev

Diagrams available in Origami Signs of the Zodiac

 

Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/dimon_c1/6820870254/

Koi, Designed by Davor Vinko and Folded by Dzmitry Lysiuk

Video instructions available from Jo Nakashima’s YouTube channel

 

That covers all 12 signs of the Zodiac, let us know which model is your favourite in the comments and be sure to check out all of these amazing artists on their Flickr accounts as well.