What this is not: a complete retelling of the zodiac signs - there's countless websites for that, and I will link several of my favorites for what I find to be accurate descriptions.
What this is: a new, fun interpretation where authors, artists, or RPGers alike can put themselves in a world where people take on their zodiacs' traits and powers from any culture. Additionally, for those of us (including myself) that don't feel we belong to one or the other, I included the cusp signs and found some helpful information on them.
Every sign has a zodiac animal form that represents them; this is not chosen, but defined at birth (children usually show their first shape-shifting experience around 2-3 years old). These are loosely defined and some have been known to deviate outside what is considered the norm; however, the zodiac form is always relevant to the meaning or purpose of the sign, especially to the