28 November 2011

The REAL Zodiac, according to the International Astronomical Union

The astrological signs that you see in your daily horoscope are 2500 years out of date due to the the axial precession of Earth, or "precession of the equinoxes".  The constellations of the zodiac are those which appear on Terra's (Earth's) elliptic plane of revolution around Sol, our planetary system's star, progressively throughout the year.  In addition to horoscope's zodiac being out of date, there are actually 13 constellations rather than 12.  The "age" is whatever sign is dominant at the time of the spring equinox, in the current case, the Age of Pisces.

Pisces – 11 March-18 April



Aries – 18 April-13 May



Taurus – 13 May-21 June



Gemini – 21 June-20 July



Cancer – 20 July-10 August



Leo – 10 August-18 September



Virgo – 18 September-30 October



Libra – 30 October-23 November



Scorpius – 23 November-29 November



Serpentarius aka Ophiuchus – 29 November-17 December



Sagittarius – 17 December-20 January



Capricornus – 20 January-16 February



Aquarius – 16 February-11 March


The Greek astronomer Hipparchus (c. 190-120 BCE), founder of trigonometry, discovered that the constellations in the zodiac do not sit statically in the sky but "move" due to axial precession, or progression of the equinoxes.  The discovery caused a revolution in science and philosophy and led directly to the mystery religion of Mithraism.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I DO NOT LIKE THE IDEA THAT THERE ARE 13 SIGNS I WAS BORN WHERE THERE WAS ONLY TWELVE SO DO YOU EXPECT MY PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS TO CHANGE JUST BECAUSE YOU ADD IN ANOTHER GOD DAMN SIGN!!!!!!!!!

Victoria1483 said...

Nice post.Really enjoyed reading it from start to finish and I am interest for your next post if you have any time please visit my relative astrological birth chart page and leave comments.