Find a Zodiac Sign by Birthdate with PHP

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Here’s some very simple code that’ll determine a Zodiac sign given a birthdate. If I’ve screwed up on dates, let me know.

Usage:

When we posted this on Internoetics we had a number of comments – most of them relating to the date grouping.

Date Formats

For an 8-figure time-group (20131220), YYYYMMDD, remove the following line:

… and use the following:

You could also use PHP’s str_split as an alternative the preg_match. Using str_split($date, 2); will split a string into an array with the values having a length of 2 characters. Remember, it’s only the two-figure day and month that we’re after.