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SNOW CRASH
CELESTIAL LONGITUDE
REFERENCE POINT
DODECAHEDRON
TWELVE FACES
ANCIENT GREEKS
CONSTELLATION OPHIUCHUS
MANSIONS
ASSOCIATED
BIRTH DATES
ASTROLOGICALLY
EASTERN HORIZON
ASCENDANT
CELESTIAL EQUATOR
CONSTELLATION AQUARIUS
YEARS
PRECESSION CYCLE
HOROSCOPES
HOROSCOPE
DENDERA ZODIAC
DENDERA
JUPITER
VEDIC ASTROLOGERS
ORBIT
PRECESSING
SIDEREAL
ZODIACS
TROPICAL ASTROLOGERS
TROPICAL ASTROLOGY
INDIAN ASTROLOGY
VEDIC ASTROLOGY
NAKSHATRAS
APPARENT PATHS
ZODIACAL CONSTELLATION
ZODIACAL CONSTELLATIONS
SUN SIGN
SUN SIGNS
SCORPIUS
SCORPIO
TAURUS
LIBRA
FIRST POINT
SIDEREAL ASTROLOGERS
SIDEREAL ASTROLOGY
FIRST SIGN
DENDERAH
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Definitions

  1. The Zodiac is the name of the virtual belt in which the planets, Sun, and Moon appear to move about the sky.
  2. The Zodiac is a family of constellations that lie along the ecliptic (the plane in which most of our Solar System lies).
  3. The zodiac is divided into 12 signs named after the constellations through which the Sun, Moon, and planets passes.
  4. The zodiac is also a way for astronomers to mark the path of the moon and planets, as their movements also remain within these constellations.
  5. The zodiac is the belt or band of constellations through which the Sun, Moon, and planets move on their journey across the sky.

Snow Crash

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Celestial Longitude

  1. In astrology, the zodiac denotes those signs that divide the ecliptic into twelve equal zones of celestial longitude.
  2. This line is measured in degrees 2) The degree of the zodiac (celestial longitude) where one astrological sign ends and the next begins.

Reference Point

  1. However, for the sidereal or fixed zodiac system, the problem arises in establishing the reference point (or the starting point of Aries) on the zodiac.
  2. What has changed is the reference point (in a circle any point could be considered the reference point) in the Zodiac.
  3. This demonstrates the fact that Aeries (Medam) is not the start of the reference point in the Zodiac during Tholkappiyar’s time.

Dodecahedron

  1. Yes, there are twelve constellations in the Zodiac - but unfortunately, they're arranged quite differently than the faces of the dodecahedron.

Twelve Faces

  1. It corresponds to the universe because the zodiac has twelve signs corresponding to the twelve faces of the dodecahedron.

Ancient Greeks

  1. The Tropical zodiac remains unchanged from what was seen in the skies almost 2000 years ago by the ancient Greeks, Egyptians and Babylonians.
  2. The Zodiac as we know it today was first used by the Ancient Greeks over 2,000 years ago.
  3. In addition to the zodiac signs, the ancient Greeks identified several other constellations, such as Corona the Crown.

Constellation Ophiuchus

  1. The constellation Ophiuchus, the serpent holder, was recognised by the ancient Greeks, and lies on the Zodiac.

Mansions

  1. There is also a Chinese lunar zodiac comprised of twenty-eight lunar "mansions", each corresponding to a Chinese constellation.

Associated

  1. Each of the Signs of the Zodiac were associated with the type of qualities and energy that were experienced during the corresponding time of the year.
  2. Being the ninth sign of the zodiac, Sagittarius has been associated with having the astrological ninth house.
  3. The brothers are associated with the sign of Gemini, which is the complementary opposite of Sagittarius in the zodiac.

Birth Dates

  1. Each entry is associated with one of the constellations of the zodiac and a range of birth dates.

Astrologically

  1. Astrologically the number 10 is connected with Capricorn, the tenth sign of the zodiac, and the Tenth House of mastery and achievement.
  2. INGRESS: astrologically, the entry of any of the planetary bodies or luminaries into a sign of the zodiac.

Eastern Horizon

  1. Thus, for every point and time on earth there will be a unique point on a particular zodiac sign which will be rising at the eastern horizon.
  2. Astrologers usually look for the zodiac sign that is seen on the eastern horizon at 09.00 hours.
  3. Thus, all points on signs and stars on the zodiac will appear to successfully rise in the eastern horizon and set at the western horizon once in 24 hours.

Ascendant

  1. The Ascendant has an opposite Point called the Descendant, which is exactly 180 degrees away in the circle of the zodiac.

Celestial Equator

  1. The sun, on a vernal or fall equinox, takes about 25,800 years to go all the way around the celestial equator or Zodiac and cross at the same point again.
  2. In the Chinese system the zodiac signs do not divide the sky as the Western and Indian systems show, but divide the celestial equator.
  3. His careful observations showed the celestial equator was in fact gradually shifting backward through the zodiac.

Constellation Aquarius

  1. Aquarius is the eleventh astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation Aquarius.
  2. The constellation Aquarius the Water Bearer represents the eleventh sign of the Zodiac.

Years

  1. The eclipse season moves backwards through the year (as the Moon's nodes move retrograde through the zodiac), going round 12 months in about 18.6 years.
  2. When the constellations of the zodiac were named about 2,000 years ago, the vernal equinox coincided with the beginning of the constellation Aries.
  3. When the Babylonians first drafted the Zodiac around 2,500 years ago, the sun was in the constellation of Sagittarius between November 23 and December 22.

Precession Cycle

  1. Horus is holding the Earth Cross because he represents the Sun that moves along the zodiac during the precession cycle.
  2. Consequently, the vernal equinox drifts slowly around the zodiac over the course of the precession cycle.
  3. The two crosses (Zodiac Cross and Galactic Cross) form an eight pointed cross and four times during a precession cycle they overlap.

Horoscopes

  1. To enable the creation of these horoscopes, three compilations of astrological data for the given day, with respect to the zodiac signs, are useful.
  2. Even horoscopes based on sidereal and tropical astrology result in different start and end dates for each signs of zodiac.

Horoscope

  1. It was during the New Babylonian period that the signs of the zodiac were invented and horoscope, or birth, astrology had its beginnings.
  2. A look at the historical evidence that the Tropical Zodiac was always to be used when delineating Rasis (Signs) within a horoscope.

Dendera Zodiac

  1. Dendera Zodiac, red circles contain the signs of Leo.

Dendera

  1. The Dendera Zodiac, a star-map from the Hathor temple at Dendera from a late (Ptolemaic) age, supposedly records precession of the equinoxes (Tompkins 1971).
  2. Hydra in the Early Bronze Age marked the celestial equator and was associated with Leo, which is shown standing on the serpent on the Dendera zodiac.
  3. The tail has swayed in counter clockwise direction, the direction of precession in the Dendera Zodiac (notice the red arrows on the Earth Cross).

Jupiter

  1. Jupiter divides the zodiac into twelve parts or signs.
  2. There is evidence that the Maya also tracked the movements of Mercury, Mars and Jupiter, and possessed a zodiac of some kind.

Vedic Astrologers

  1. The beauty of these planetary cycles lies in the fact that it does not matter which zodiac you use, so western and Vedic astrologers are all welcome.
  2. Vedic astrologers do not have unanimity on the exact location in space of their sidereal zodiac.
  3. While many Vedic Astrologers are open to the idea of a Tropical Zodiac, many are not.

Orbit

  1. Saturn takes 29.5 years to orbit the sun, spending about 2.46 years in each sign of the zodiac.
  2. Mercury takes only 88 days to orbit the sun, spending about 7.33 days in each sign of the zodiac.
  3. Pluto takes 248 years to orbit the sun, spending on average approximately 21 years (20.6) in each sign of the zodiac.

Precessing

  1. The Sumerian epic of Gilgamesh is believed to be an allegory of the precessing of the Sun along the zodiac signs in the precession cycle.

Sidereal

  1. The majority of Western astrologers based their work on the tropical zodiac, but some Western and all Jyotish (Hindu) astrologers use the sidereal zodiac.
  2. The ancient Greeks appear to have used both a tropical zodiac and the constellations (not a sidereal zodiac, per se), using each for different purposes.
  3. The phenomenon of the "precession of the equinoxes" takes the ecliptical constellations (also known as the sidereal Zodiac, i.e.

Zodiacs

  1. Thus the two zodiacs would be aligned only once every 26,000 years and were aligned about 2,000 years ago when the zodiac was originally established.

Tropical Astrologers

  1. Most astrologers today use the Zodiac of signs; they are called tropical astrologers (of which this author is one).

Tropical Astrology

  1. The signs of the zodiac in tropical astrology are therefore currently divorced from the actual constellations of the zodiac.
  2. Tropical astrology is a type of astrology based on a zodiac whose points of reference are the tropics.

Indian Astrology

  1. Babylonian astrology, inherited by Hellenistic and Indian astrology, developed the zodiac of twelve signs familiar in the West.
  2. Also includes information about Indian astrology, palmistry, numerology, vaastu, and zodiac signs.
  3. Indian astrology, which uses the sidereal zodiac, uses modern star positions.

Vedic Astrology

  1. Western astrology uses the tropical zodiac, while Vedic astrology uses the sidereal zodiac.
  2. Vedic astrology primarily follows the visible or sidereal zodiac.
  3. There is a zodiac in western astrology, a different one in Vedic astrology, and a very different one in Chinese astrology.

Nakshatras

  1. In one day-night duration, all the signs of the zodiac (and all the nakshatras) successively rise in the east and set in the west.
  2. In addition to the 12 Sun signs of the zodiac, Vedic Astrology, uses 27 Moon signs or secondary constellations called "Nakshatras".
  3. Fixed and movable zodiacs The fixed or the sidereal zodiac considers the nakshatras as its basis.

Apparent Paths

  1. The apparent paths of the planets on the celestial sphere are slightly N and S of the ecliptic, but in the zodiac.

Zodiacal Constellation

  1. It is quite natural for Saturn to stay near the same Zodiacal constellation for a few years in its slow motion through the Zodiac.
  2. Before we embark on distinguishing a zodiacal sign from a zodiacal constellation, let's first of all define the zodiac.

Zodiacal Constellations

  1. Thus, the zodiacal constellations named in ancient times no longer correspond to the segments of the zodiac represented by their signs.
  2. Zodiacal constellations The precise origins of the twelve constellations of the zodiac are unknown.
  3. The twelve divisions of the ecliptic or fixed zodiac have the same names and significance as the zodiacal constellations.

Sun Sign

  1. Like the Moon sign, the longitude of Sun with respect to zodiac at the exact time of birth is the Sun Sign of the individual.
  2. The sun sign is the sign of the zodiac in which the sun is located for the native.
  3. Complete information on the sun sign of Aquarius in the zodiac.

Sun Signs

  1. Leading European free horoscopes for today, tomorrow and yesterday - astrology forecasts for all the Sun Signs in the Zodiac.
  2. A sidereal year depends on the zodiac belt which consists of 13 sun signs.
  3. Zodiac signs, also called sun signs are determined by the date of birth of a person.

Scorpius

  1. Scorpius (Latin for scorpion, symbol, Unicode ♏) is one of the constellations of the zodiac.
  2. Scorpio is the eighth astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation of Scorpius.
  3. Scorpius (the Scorpion) contains the bright star Antares and is the eighth sign of the zodiac.

Scorpio

  1. Scorpius, formerly sometimes Scorpio, is one of the constellations of the zodiac.
  2. His legs cross the Zodiac between Scorpio and Sagittarius, in the highly symbolic position of the shaman, his foot stretching towards the Galactic Center.
  3. Scorpio might be the most misunderstood sign in the zodiac.

Taurus

  1. Mithras is the constellation Perseus, and the bull is Taurus, a constellation of the zodiac.
  2. Taurus is the second astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation of Taurus.
  3. Being the second sign of the zodiac, Taurus has been associated with the astrological second house.

Libra

  1. Upon their return to earth, the Avengers turned Aries and the other Zodiac, except for Libra, over to the authorities.
  2. The Romans invented Libra and gave it importance as a constellation of the Zodiac.
  3. Since Libra was originally part of Virgo (as scales), and before that part of Scorpio, it was not a distinct entity for which a zodiac sign was named.

First Point

  1. These fall at the Cardinal Points of the Zodiac, with Aries beginning at the "Vernal Equinox" or first point of Spring, or the beginning of the Zodiac.
  2. This tropical zodiac system of coordinates designates the origin of the longitude of the celestial sphere as the first point in Aries.

Sidereal Astrologers

  1. Sidereal astrologers use zodiac signs that roughly align with the constellations.

Sidereal Astrology

  1. In Sidereal astrology, the zodiac is measured according to the "actual" constellations, or grouping of stars, as we observe them today.
  2. Sidereal astrology employs declination to describe positions of bodies but not to define the limits of the zodiac.
  3. Sidereal Astrology is based on the immovable Zodiac- the Sidereal Zodiac - and Western Tropical Astrology is based on the Tropical Zodiac which is movable.

First Sign

  1. Being the first sign in the zodiac, Aries is associated with the astrological 1st house.
  2. Aries, the first sign of the zodiac, aligns with the first constellation, called Ashwini.
  3. The first sign of the zodiac in astrology.

Denderah

  1. The words, doubtless, refer to the signs of the Zodiac, pictured at the top of the Tower, like the Zodiacs in the Temples of Denderah, and Esneh in Egypt.
  2. In the Zodiac of Denderah, this constellation is figured as a hawk or an eagle (the enemy of the serpent) in triumph.
  3. In Zodiac of Denderah it is a serpent under the fore-feet of Sagittarius and called Her-fent = the serpent accursed.

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