They were chosen because these are the signs that the ecliptic of the sun moves through them... And because the Earth's Pole points towards these signs as it wobbles around...
So there are 12 signs of the zodiac.
They were chosen because these are the signs that the ecliptic of the sun moves through them [Yellow].
And because the Earth's Pole points towards these signs as it wobbles around [Blue].
Giving these constellations an energy storehouse of direct sun energy.
Therefore causing more of an effect on earth as they are stronger. Though the sun actually goes through 13 signs. NOW. The reason why the 13th sign Ophiuchus isn't added is because he is fused into the definition of Scorpio already.
So if you have 13 signs, you lose being able to have basic compatibility ...
Translation of English Astrology Names to Greek, Varaha Mihira, Indian, Babylonian and Sumerian (sorry sumerian to be advised due to misplacing the book that info was in! Ha. I will get it and update later on ;-)). The names are done relatively in order, with Sumerian being the oldest name and English being the newest language for sign naming :)
English Name: Aries
English Equivalent: Ram (Headstrong)
Greek Names: Krios
Varaha Mihira: Kriya
Indian Names: Mesha
Babylonian Names: Ku or Iku
Sumerian Names: TBA
English Name: Taurus
English Equivalent: Bull (Patience)
Greek Names: Tauros
Varaha Mihira: Taburi
Indian Names: Vrishaba
Babylonian Names: Te-te
Sumerian Names: TBA
English Name: Gemini
English Equivalent: ...
The four societies who are credited with the origins of astrology are the Nile Valley in Egypt, the valley between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers in Sumer (Southern Mesopotamia) the Hwang Ho Valley in China, and the Indus Valley in India. With the first original system acknowledge to be Sumer in which the Babylonian Empire developed an extensive method of divination through their intellectual and scientific advances.
Each of these cultures started astrology in the Age of Taurus. Astrology was used for Agriculture, as season changes and meteorological conditions affected farming.
Early methods of Astrological recording were done with a Gnomon.
Dreyer, R. G., 1997. Vedic astrology : a guide to the fundamentals of jyotish. 2nd ed. Boston, MA, USA: Red Wheel/Weiser.
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"Earth's ~25,000-year precessional cycle; the ever changing relationship between the tropical and sidereal zodiacs... the Earth's pole wobbles over a very long period of time (Nick Anthony Fiorenza, 2012)."
"Since the Earth's rotational axis moves slowly in a circular precessional motion, the equinoctial point does not return to its exact starting place for 25,800 years. Instead, the vernal point moves in a retrograde manner through the zodiacal belt, increasing at a yearly precessional rate of 50.23 to 50.27 seconds per year.
"This varies slowly over time [this is due to being in a binary sun system, in which when we get closer to the other sun we speed up and when further away we slow down].
"Known as the Precession of the Equinoxes, this slow and steady backward movement of the v...
Why Astrology Is Important.
When the Sun sends off a solar flare… we feel it. Our whole planet heats up! As well as the rest of the solar system! Did you know that recently every planet in the solar system as far out as Pluto has been heating up? It isn’t just Earth.
Great Global Warming Swindle
We all know that the Moon dictates the tides for the whole planet and people stipulate that it also affects us, “people go crazy when it’s a full moon,” because we are also made out of a huge percentage of water.
The Journal of Psychology: The Effects of the Full Moon on Human Behavior
When a star implodes to cause a black hole – anywhere in our solar system – we feel it. However minimally it may actually influence us, scientists still calculate that the energy will always reach earth. Don...
Learn a bit about the history of astrology.
Sidereal Astrology Introduction Page
Sidereal Astrology Comparisons to Tropical Astrology
Precession of the Equinox
A Quick Beginnings of Astrology
Why are the Constellations chosen?
What’s Your Signs Names?
The Evolution of Astrology
Pictures of Zodiacs from all over the World