The Zodiac Jigsaw Puzzle

Brand: Cobble Hill Puzzle Company

Title: The Zodiac

Artist: Ashley Davis

Pieces: 1000

Size: 26.625" x 19.25

Overall Experience:  Great

Cut Quality:    Great

Board Quality: Great

Shape Cut: Random and size

Image Quality: Superb

Hardest Area: Dark black area

Puzzle Dust? minimal

Finish Quality: Smooth  matte

Box Quality: Good and solid

Sealed Pieces Inside Box: yes

Was this purchased new? no

Price: Sent for review

Recommend Level: High

Time: 14 hours


I did my usual sorting routine.

  1. Sorting to locate all  the outside border pieces, while....
  2. Placing the pieces into the 'general-color' piles. 
  3. Then I carried on with a second round of sorting (similar colors sorted by shades/patterns) while placing the pieces flat out on the poster boards. 

The border was not to be completed at the beginning this time due to the same pattern-color backgrounds and puzzle shapes - it will get worked in during progress.

Instead, I started with The Zodiac sign as it was the easiest area.

After The Zodiac sign, ideally I would work each Zodiac sign similar to that of a collage image. That way I could break out the most distinctive image areas according to color and the images themselves. Capricorn, Taurus, Leo and Sagittarius proved to be the trickiest in colors due to the dark areas.

That light tone background with/without text was assembled last.


The matte finish is always nice on these puzzles. As is the cut and quality of Cobble Hill jigsaw puzzles. Being a very 'earthy' type person, I have always enjoyed the signs of the Zodiac since we are all part of the universe. I particularly enjoy being in the Aquarius Stars.

There is one drawback to this image - the fine-small-colored-font text. Most people are intrigued by what their signs says - it is meant to somehow reflect on how we should see ourselves or how others may see us. You will see, even in these close up photos how tricky the fine-small-colored-font text is to read....sadly of course.

The rest of the experience was terrific! There were enough details and color areas to match up the 12 different signs. So if you are not concerned about the 'fine-print' I highly recommend The Zodiac jigsaw puzzle.

  1. Aries Mar 20 – Apr 20
  2. Taurus Apr 20 – May 21 
  3. Gemini May 21 – Jun 21
  4. Cancer Jun 21 – Jul 23 
  5. Leo Jul 23 – Aug 23 
  6. Virgo Aug 23 – Sep 23 
  7. Libra Sep 23 – Oct 23 
  8. Scorpio Oct 23 – Nov 22 
  9. Sagittarius Nov 22 – Dec 22 
  10. Capricorn Dec 23 – Jan 20 
  11. Aquarius Jan 20 – Feb 18 
  12. Pisces Feb 18 – Mar 20

The above jigsaw puzzle(s) have been added to my Puzzle Hobby Tracker 

I am in the process of recording all my past jigsaw puzzles that I still have for my walls and all my current puzzles.

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