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Wheel of the zodiac: This 6th century mosaic pavement in a synagogue incorporates Greek-Byzantine elements, Beit Alpha, Israel
The Earth in its orbit around the Sun causes the Sun to appear on the celestial sphere moving over the ecliptic (red), which is tilted on the equator (blue).
.In astronomy, the zodiac (Greek: ζῳδιακός) is the ring of constellations that lines the ecliptic, which is the apparent path of the Sun across the sky over the course of the year.^ Saturn, the farthest planet, which takes 30 years to complete 1 round across the Zodiac (Spending 2 Years in each sign.
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^ STARS & SKY A. ASTRONOMY B. CONSTELLATIONS INDIAN WESTERN C. ENMALISP D. GREEK ALFA E. MID NORTH F. NORTH NORTH G. STARS INDIAN WESTERN H. SUN I. VIEWER'S VIEW J. ZODIAC .
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The Moon and planets also lie within the ecliptic, and so are also within the constellations of the zodiac. In astrology, the zodiac denotes those signs that divide the ecliptic into twelve equal zones of celestial longitude. .As such, the zodiac is a celestial coordinate system, to be more precise, an ecliptic coordinate system, taking the ecliptic as the origin of latitude, and the position of the sun at vernal equinox as the origin of longitude.^ There, Sri Yukteswar recalculated yugas (Divine divisions of time) based on precession of equinox and position of the Sun in relationship to the Galactic Center.

.It is known to have been in use by the Roman era, based on concepts inherited by Hellenistic astronomy from Babylonian astronomy of the Chaldean period (mid-1st millennium BC), which, in turn, derived from an earlier system of lists of stars along the ecliptic.^ STARS & SKY A. ASTRONOMY B. CONSTELLATIONS INDIAN WESTERN C. ENMALISP D. GREEK ALFA E. MID NORTH F. NORTH NORTH G. STARS INDIAN WESTERN H. SUN I. VIEWER'S VIEW J. ZODIAC .
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[1] The construction of the zodiac is described in Ptolemy's Almagest (2nd century AD). It was originally described in Rigveda. .The term zodiac may also refer to the region of the celestial sphere encompassing the paths of the Moon and the planets corresponding to the band of about eight arc degrees above and below the ecliptic.^ IDIOSYNCRASY (DISTINCTIVENESS) OF INDIAN ASTROLOGY RAHU AND KETHU - 2 SHADOW PLANETS ON MOON'S PATH .
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.The zodiac of a given planet is the band that contains the path of that particular body; e.g., the "zodiac of the Moon" is the band of five degrees above and below the ecliptic.^ The Sun & Moon 1 sign each, and the other 5 Planets are given 2 signs each as their Home ( Swasthanam ) { 2+(5X2) = 12 Signs).
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^ IDIOSYNCRASY (DISTINCTIVENESS) OF INDIAN ASTROLOGY RAHU AND KETHU - 2 SHADOW PLANETS ON MOON'S PATH .
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By extension, the "zodiac of the comets" may refer to the band encompassing most short-period comets [2]
The term zodiac derives from Latin zōdiacus, which in its turn comes from the Greek ζῳδιακὸς κύκλος (zōdiakos kuklos), meaning circle of animals, derived from ζώδιον (zōdion), the diminutive of ζῶον (zōon) animal. The name is motivated by the fact that half of the signs of the classical Greek zodiac are represented as animals as well as two mythological hybrids.
Although the zodiac remains the basis of the ecliptic coordinate system in use in astronomy besides the equatorial one, the term and the names of the twelve signs are today mostly associated with horoscopic astrology.

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History

The 1st century BC Denderah zodiac (19th-century engraving)
The division of the ecliptic into the zodiacal signs originates in Babylonian ("Chaldean") astronomy during the first half of the 1st millennium BC, likely during Median/"Neo-Babylonian" times (7th century BC)[3], continuing earlier (Bronze Age) systems of lists of stars. .Babylonian astronomers at some point during the early 1st millennium BC divided the ecliptic into twelve equal zones of celestial longitude to create the first known celestial coordinate system: a coordinate system that boasts some advantages over modern systems (such as equatorial coordinate system or ecliptic coordinate system).^ The Sun crosses the Celestial Equator from South to North by around 21st March each year, at the point known as the Vernal Equinox , located between Pisces and Aries.
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.The Babylonian calendar as it stood in the 7th century BC assigns each month a constellation, beginning with the position of the Sun at vernal equinox, which, at the time, was the Aries constellation ("Age of Aries"), for which reason the first astrological sign is still called "Aries" even after the vernal equinox has moved away from the Aries constellation.^ The Sun crosses the Celestial Equator from South to North by around 21st March each year, at the point known as the Vernal Equinox , located between Pisces and Aries.
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^ I confirmed this from the presence of the Sun in your Ascendant ( Lagnam ) Aries ( Mesham ), and it is in an Exalted ( Uchcham ) position.
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^ There is Sun Sign, where the Sun is located at a point of birth time (Soorya Raasi Base for Western Astrology).Moon Sign, where the Moon is located at a point of birth time ( Chandhra Raasi.
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However, a scientific analysis of the location of the constellations suggests their determination in this region in the Bronze Age (~2700 BC),[4][5] thereby suggesting an earlier establishment of the constellations.
Babylonia or Chaldea in the Hellenistic world came to be so identified with astrology that "Chaldean wisdom" became among Greeks and Romans the synonym of divination through the planets and stars.
A 17th-century fresco from the Cathedral of Living Pillar in Georgia depicting Christ within the Zodiac circle
Hellenistic astrology syncretically originated from Babylonian and Egyptian astrology[citation needed]. Horoscopic astrology first appeared in Ptolemaic Egypt. The Dendera zodiac, a relief dating to ca. 50 BC, is the first known depiction of the classical zodiac of twelve signs.
.Hindu astrology adopted the Hellenistic zodiac during the Seleucid period (2nd to 1st centuries BC), a period of intense Indo-Greek cultural contact.^ RAMMED RKAD During the Post-Astrology period, RKAD ensured that his name is listed as 15th in the Ballot papers, even though it was violating the alphabetic sequence of the candidate names.
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^ Uranus, Neptune and Pluto are not considered, as they are far off, and not known during the ancient period of Indian Astrology.
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.March 2010" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] The transmission of the zodiac system to Hindu astrology predated widespread awareness of the precession of the equinoxes, and the Hindu system ended up using a sidereal coordinate system (as opposed to the Tropical System followed by the Greeks), which resulted in the European and the Hindu zodiacs, even though sharing the same origin in Hellenistic astrology, gradually moving apart over two millennia that have passed since.^ RAMMED RKAD During the Post-Astrology period, RKAD ensured that his name is listed as 15th in the Ballot papers, even though it was violating the alphabetic sequence of the candidate names.
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^ We have, as I said, a Zire 71 also and are setting up Palm Desktop (and everything else) for that system as a result of a general computer shuffle in the house.
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^ Even though I am complaining about it, I suppose that I am getting used to using Graffiti2.
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.The Sanskrit names of the signs are direct translations of the Greek names (dhanus meaning "bow" rather than "archer", and kumbha meaning "water-pitcher" rather than "water-carrier").^ All these Constellations have a name of Arabic, Greek, Latin or Sanskrit origin with a Greek Symbol.
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Particularly important in the development of Western horoscopic astrology was the astrologer and astronomer Ptolemy, whose work Tetrabiblos laid the basis of the Western astrological tradition. .Under the Greeks, and Ptolemy in particular, the planets, Houses, and signs of the zodiac were rationalized and their function set down in a way that has changed little to the present day.^ Saturn, the farthest planet, which takes 30 years to complete 1 round across the Zodiac (Spending 2 Years in each sign.
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[6] .Ptolemy lived in the 2nd century AD, three centuries after the discovery of the precession of the equinoxes by Hipparchus around 130 BC, but he ignored the problem, by dropping the concept of a fixed celestial sphere and adopting what is referred to as a tropical coordinate system instead.^ The Sun crosses the Celestial Equator from South to North by around 21st March each year, at the point known as the Vernal Equinox , located between Pisces and Aries.
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The zodiac signs as shown in a 16th-century woodcut
The High Middle Ages saw a revival of Greco-Roman magic, first in Kabbalism and later continued in Renaissance magic. This included magical uses of the zodiac, as found, e.g., in the Sefer Raziel HaMalakh.
The zodiacal signs remain in use as the basis of an ecliptic coordinate system, though modern astronomers have tended to use an equatorial coordinate system since Early Modern times. One can see that the use of the sidereal coordinate remained in use throughout the medieval period, e.g., in "de mensura astrolabii liber" by Hermannus Contractus, who gives the locations of stars in stereographic projection for the construction of an astrolabe. He gives the zodiac coordinate of Antares as 14. Scorpius, equalling a J2000.0 ecliptic longitude of 224° (the 14th degree from the beginning of Scorpius at 210°).
Some authors have drawn parallels between the Babylonian zodiac and the Bible. .19th century theologian E. W. Bullinger interpreted the creatures appearing in the books of Ezekiel and Revelation as the middle signs of the four quarters of the Zodiac[7][8], with the Lion as Leo, the Bull is Taurus, the Man representing Aquarius and the Eagle standing in[9] Some authors have linked the twelve tribes of Israel with the twelve signs.^ As it stands, my HP2215 does everything that the Zodiac can do and even some things a little better.
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.Martin and others have argued that the arrangement of the tribes around the Tabernacle (reported in the Book of Numbers) corresponded to the order of the Zodiac, with Judah, Reuben, Ephraim and Dan representing the middle signs of Leo, Aquarius, Taurus and Scorpio, respectively.^ THIS-BOOK ASSISTANCE ASTARTOGOBY DO YOUKNOW YOUR ZODIAC NUMBER ?
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[10][11] Such connections were taken up by Thomas Mann, who in his novel Joseph and His Brothers, attributes characteristics of a sign of the zodiac to each tribe in his rendition of the Blessing of Jacob.

The twelve signs

The symbols used in Western astrology to represent the astrological signs
.What follows is a list of the twelve signs of the zodiac (with the ecliptic longitudes of their first points), where 0° Aries is understood as the vernal equinox, with their Latin, Greek, Sanskrit, and Babylonian names (but note that the Sanskrit and the Babylonian name equivalents denote the constellations only, not the tropical zodiac signs).^ All these Constellations have a name of Arabic, Greek, Latin or Sanskrit origin with a Greek Symbol.
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^ It was once the Vernal Equinox , the point where the Sun crosses the Celestial Equator , moving from South to North .
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^ Name listed in 26 (2+6 = 8, pointing to the 8th sign of poisonous Scorpius) instead of lucky 5 or 1.
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Also, the "English translation" is not usually used by English speakers. The Latin names are standard English usage.
no. symbol long. Latin name English translation Greek name Sanskrit name Sumero-Babylonian name[12]
1 Aries The Ram Κριός Meṣa MUL LUḪUN.GA "The Agrarian Worker", Dumuzi
2 30° Taurus The Bull Ταῦρος Vṛṣabha MULGU4.AN.NA "The Steer of Heaven"
3 60° Gemini The Twins Δίδυμοι Mithuna MULMAŠ.TAB.BA.GAL.GAL "The Great Twins" (Lugalgirra and Meslamta-ea)
4 90° Cancer The Crab Καρκῖνος Karka MULAL.LUL "The Crayfish"
5 120° Leo The Lion Λέων Siṃha MULUR.GU.LA "The Lion"
6 150° Virgo The Virgin Παρθένος Kanyā MULAB.SIN "The Furrow"; "The Furrow, the goddess Shala's ear of corn"
7 180° Libra The Scales Ζυγός Tula zibanitum "The Scales"
8 210° Scorpio The Scorpion Σκoρπίος Vṛścika MULGIR.TAB "The Scorpion"
9 240° Sagittarius Centaur The Archer Τοξότης Dhanus MULPA.BIL.SAG, Nedu "soldier"
10 270° Capricorn "Goat-horned" (The Sea-Goat) Αἰγόκερως Makara MULSUḪUR.MAŠ "The Goat-Fish"
11 300° Aquarius The Water Bearer Ὑδροχόος Kumbha MULGU.LA "The Great One", later "pitcher"
12 330° Pisces The Fishes Ἰχθεῖς Mīna MULSIM.MAḪ "The Tail of the Swallow", later DU.NU.NU "fish-cord"
The zodiacal symbols are Early Modern simplifications of conventional pictorial representations of the signs, attested since Hellenistic times. The symbols are encoded in Unicode at positions U+2648 to U+2653.
.There is also a 13th star/ zodiac sign called Ophiuchus.^ There aren’t a lot of frills, opening the Zodiac’s (or the Zod as Julie and I have begun calling it) box.
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.Of the 13 zodiacal constellations (constellations that contain the Sun during the course of the year), Ophiuchus is the only one not counted as an astrological sign.^ Z ODIAC : The 12 constellations through which our Sun passes every year , is known as the Zodiac .
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^ These 2 points are always 180 apart, and take about 8 years and 10 days to complete one round of the Zodiac.
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^ Only scratched the surface of the fear that the Zodiac caused and the years that he covered.
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Ophiuchus is depicted as a man grasping a serpent. Ophiuchus is one of the 88 constellations and was also one of the 48 listed by Ptolemy. Ophiuchus was formerly referred to as Serpentarius, the former originating in Greek and the latter in Latin, both meaning "serpent-holder".

Zodiacal constellations

.It is important to distinguish the zodiacal signs from the constellations associated with them, not only because of their drifting apart due to the precession of equinoxes but also because the physical constellations by nature of their varying shapes and forms take up varying widths of the ecliptic.^ Saturn, the farthest planet, which takes 30 years to complete 1 round across the Zodiac (Spending 2 Years in each sign.
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Thus, Virgo takes up fully five times as much ecliptic longitude as Scorpius. .The zodiacal signs, on the other hand, are an abstraction from the physical constellations designed to represent exactly one twelfth of the full circle each, or the longitude traversed by the Sun in about 30.4 days.^ Julie, on the other hand, had her hands full… .
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^ I on the other hand, have been using a Palm for a while, so other than the Graffiti2 and getting used to the new screen orientation, this one just feels like home .
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^ These 2 points are always 180 apart, and take about 8 years and 10 days to complete one round of the Zodiac.
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[13]
There have always been a number of "parazodiacal" constellations that are also touched by the paths of the planets. The MUL.APIN lists Orion, Perseus, Auriga and Andromeda. Furthermore, there are a number of constellations mythologically associated with the zodiacal ones: Piscis Austrinus, The Southern Fish, is attached to Aquarius. In classical maps, it swallows the stream poured out of Aquarius' pitcher, but perhaps it formerly just swam in it. Aquila, The Eagle, was possibly associated with the zodiac by virtue of its main star, Altair. 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. Corvus is the Crow or Raven mysteriously perched on the tail of Hydra. The MUL.APIN glosses Hydra as "the Snake Ningizzida, lord of the Netherworld". Ningizzida together with Dumuzi (Aries) and Pabilsag (Sagittarius) governed the household of the queen of the underworld.
.Taking the current constellation boundaries as defined in 1930 by the International Astronomical Union, the ecliptic itself passes through an additional thirteenth constellation, Ophiuchus, situated between Scorpius and Sagittarius.^ Z ODIAC : The 12 constellations through which our Sun passes every year , is known as the Zodiac .
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^ This is the farthest South constellation (at 23 1/2 degrees) through which the Sun passes.
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This is already recognized in Ptolemy's Almagest. This constellation, Ophiuchus is situated between November 30 and December 17. Ophiuchus is not recognised as a general Zodiac.[citation needed]

Table of dates

The following table compares the Gregorian dates on which the Sun enters
.The theoretical beginning of Aries is the moment of vernal equinox, and all other dates shift accordingly.^ The Sun crosses the Celestial Equator from South to North by around 21st March each year, at the point known as the Vernal Equinox , located between Pisces and Aries.
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The precise Gregorian times and dates vary slightly from year to year as the Gregorian calendar shifts relative to the tropical year.[14] .These variations remain within less than two days' difference in the recent past and the near-future, vernal equinox in UTC always falling either on 20 or 21 of March in the period of 1797 to 2043, falling on 19 March in 1796 the last time and in 2044 the next.^ The Sun crosses the Celestial Equator from South to North by around 21st March each year, at the point known as the Vernal Equinox , located between Pisces and Aries.
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^ Of all these, the period of Venus ( Chukran ) for 20 years is supposed to shower all the fortunes & luck.
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^ So far, it’s been better than my Tungsten|T and my HP2215 at lasting all day.
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[15] In the long term, if the Gregorian calendar isn't reformed, the equinox will move to earlier dates: it will fall on 18 March for the first time in AD 4092.
Sign Constellation[16][17]
Name Symbol Tropical zodiac
(2010, UTC)
Sidereal zodiac
(Jyotisha) (2010, UTC)[18]
Name IAU constellation boundaries (2010) Solar stay Brightest star
Aries Aries 20 March – 20 April 14 April – 7 May Aries 19 April – 14 May 25.5 days Hamal
Taurus Taurus 20 April – 21 May 14 May – 7 June Taurus 14 May – 21 June 38.2 days Aldebaran
Gemini Gemini 21 May – 21 June 14 June – 7 July Gemini 21 June – 21 July 29.3 days Pollux
Cancer Cancer 21 June – 22 July 14 July – 6 August Cancer 21 July – 11 August 21.1 days Al Tarf
Leo Leo 22 July – 23 August 14 August – 7 September Leo 11 August – 17 September 36.9 days Regulus
Virgo Virgo 23 August – 23 September 13 September – 6 October Virgo 17 September – 31 October 44.5 days Spica
Libra Libra 23 September – 23 October 13 October – 7 November Libra 31 October – 21 November 21.1 days Zubeneschamali
Scorpio Scorpio 23 October – 22 November 13 November – 6 December Scorpius 21 November – 30 November 8.4 days Antares
Serpentarius Serpentarius n/a Ophiuchus 30 November – 18 December 18.4 days Rasalhague
Sagittarius Sagittarius 22 November – 22 December 13 December – 6 January Sagittarius 18 December – 21 January 33.6 days Kaus Australis
Capricorn Capricornus 22 December – 20 January 13 January – 8 February Capricornus 21 January – 17 February 27.4 days Deneb Algedi
Aquarius Aquarius 20 January – 18 February 12 February – 7 March Aquarius 17 February – 13 March 23.9 days Sadalsuud
Pisces Pisces 18 February – 20 March 15 March – 8 April Pisces 13 March – 20 April 37.7 days Eta Piscium
.Because the Earth's axis is at an angle, some signs take longer to rise than others, and the further away from the equator you live, the greater the difference.^ Beyond that, I won’t be able to help you much, other than to suggest you check out howardforums.com as there is a ton of information about cell phones there.
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^ Admittedly, some were better suited for it than others.
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Signs are known as of "long" or "short" ascension.[19]

Precession of the equinoxes

Path taken by the point of vernal equinox along the ecliptic over the past 6000 years
The zodiac system was developed in Babylonia, some 2,500 years ago, during the "Age of Aries". At the time, the precession of the equinoxes was unknown, and the system made no allowance for it. Contemporary use of the coordinate system is presented with the choice of interpreting the system either as sidereal, with the signs fixed to the stellar background, or as tropical, with the signs fixed to the point of vernal equinox.
Western astrology takes the tropical approach, whereas Hindu astrology takes the sidereal one. This results in the originally unified zodiacal coordinate system drifting apart gradually, with an angular velocity of about 1.4 degrees per century.
.For the tropical zodiac used in Western astronomy and astrology, this means that the tropical sign of Aries currently lies somewhere within the constellation Pisces ("Age of Pisces").^ The Zodiac comes with Palm OS 5.2.6, which means that it uses Graffiti2.
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The choice of origin for the sidereal coordinate system is known as the ayanamsa, a Sanskrit word.
.It is not entirely clear how the Hellenistic astronomers responded to this phenomenon of precession once it had been discovered by Hipparchus around 130 BC. Today, some read Ptolemy as dropping the concept of a fixed celestial sphere and adopting what is referred to as a tropical coordinate system instead: in other words, one fixed to the Earth's seasonal cycle rather than the distant stars.^ I on the other hand, have been using a Palm for a while, so other than the Graffiti2 and getting used to the new screen orientation, this one just feels like home .
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Some modern Western astrologers, such as Cyril Fagan, have advocated abandoning the tropical system in favour of a sidereal one.

In modern astronomy

The zodiac is a spherical celestial coordinate system. It designates the ecliptic as its fundamental plane and the position of the Sun at Vernal equinox as its prime meridian.
In astronomy, the zodiacal constellations are a convenient way of marking the ecliptic (the Sun's path across the sky) and the path of the moon and planets along the ecliptic. Modern astronomy still uses tropical coordinates for predicting the positions the Sun, Moon, and planets, except longitude in the ecliptic coordinate system is numbered from 0° to 360°, not 0° to 30° within each sign. .Longitude within individual signs was still being used as late as 1740 by Jacques Cassini in his Tables astronomiques.^ In the beginning, when the Zod was still being called the Helix , there was talk that the sync and charge port would use the Palm Universal Connector.
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Unlike the zodiac signs in astrology, which are all thirty degrees in length, the astronomical constellations vary widely in size. The boundaries of all the constellations in the sky were set by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) in 1930. This was, in essence, a mapping exercise to make the work of astronomers more efficient, and the boundaries of the constellations are not therefore in any meaningful sense an 'equivalent' to the zodiac signs. Along with the twelve original constellations, the boundaries of a thirteenth constellation, Ophiuchus (the serpent bearer), were set by astronomers within the bounds of the zodiac.

Mnemonics for the zodiac

A traditional mnemonic:[20]
The Ram, the Bull, the Heavenly Twins,
And next the Crab, the Lion shines,
The Virgin and the Scales.
The Scorpion, Archer, and the Goat,
The Man who holds the Watering Pot,
And Fish with glittering scales.
A less poetic, but succinct and perhaps more memorable, mnemonic is the following:[21]
The Ramble Twins Crab Liverish;
Scaly Scorpions Are Good Water Fish.
(Ram-Ble = Ram, Bull; Twins = Twins; Crab = Crab; Li-Ver(ish) = Lion, Virgin; Scaly = Scale; Scorpion = Scorpio; Are = Archer; Good = Goat; Water = Water Bearer; Fish = Fish)
Another easy mnemonic:
All The Great Constellations Live Very Long Since Stars Can't Alter Physics.[22]
(Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces)
Remembering the translations/shapes of constellations with a fun mnemonic:
Really Boring Teachers Can Live Very Sadly Since Apples Give Worthless Feelings.
(Ram, Bull, Twins, Crab, Lion, Virgin, Scales, Scorpion, Archer, Goat, Water Bearer, Fish)

References

  1. ^ see MUL.APIN. See also Lankford, John History of Astronomy Routledge 1996 ISBN 978-0-8153-0322-0P.43 [1]
  2. ^ OED, citing J. Harris, Lexicon Technicum (1704): "Zodiack of the Comets, Cassini hath observed a certain Tract [...] within whose Bounds [...] he hath found most Comets [...] to keep."
  3. ^ Powell 2004
  4. ^ Hugh Thurston, Early Astronomy, (New York: Springer-Verlag, 1994), p. 135-137.
  5. ^ Scientifically Dating the Constellations
  6. ^ Derek and Julia Parker, Ibid, p16, 1990
  7. ^ E.W. Bullinger, The Witness of the Stars
  8. ^ D. James Kennedy, The Real Meaning of the Zodiac.
  9. ^ Richard Hinckley Allen, Star Names: Their Lore and Meaning, Vol. 1 (New York: Dover Publications, 1899, p. 213-215.) argued for Scorpio having previously been called Eagle. for Scorpio.
  10. ^ Ernest L. Martin, The Birth of Christ Recalculated (Pasadena, California: Foundation for Biblical Research, second ed., 1980), p. 167ff.
  11. ^ D. Guthrie, J.A. Motyer (ed.), The New Bible Commentary (Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., third ed., 1970) p. 173.
  12. ^ MUL.APIN; Peter Whitfield, History of Astrology (2001); W. Muss-Arnolt, The Names of the Assyro-Babylonian Months and Their Regents, Journal of Biblical Literature (1892).
  13. ^ 30.4368 SI days or 2629743 seconds in tropical astrology and 30.4380 SI days or 2629846 seconds in sidereal astrology on average (the time spent by the Sun in each sign varies slightly due to the eccentricity of the Earth's orbit).
  14. ^ The Gregorian calendar is built to satisfy the First Council of Nicaea, which placed vernal equinox is on 21 March, but it is not possible to keep it on a single day within a reasonable system of leap days.
  15. ^ See Jean Meeus, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon, and Planets, 1983 published by Willmann-Bell, Inc., Richmond, Virginia. The date in other time zones may vary.
  16. ^ Astronomical Almanac Online!(subscribers) U.S. Naval Observatory 2008
  17. ^ IAU concluded in 1977
  18. ^ assuming an ayanamsa of 23.86° as of 2000 according to N. C. Lahiri. The precise value used may vary, but is mostly set close to 24°.
  19. ^ Julia Parker "The Astrologer's Handbook", pp 10, Alva Press, NJ, 2010
  20. ^ Project Gutenberg ebook "An Alphabet Of Old Friends"; see Z for Zodiac.
  21. ^ Rey, H.A. (1952). The Stars, Houghton Mifflin.
  22. ^ Mnemonic: Zodiac Signs "Mnemonic: Zodiac Signs"

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.Zodiac is a 2007 American film directed by David Fincher.^ David Fincher is a good director and he shows his talents with 'Zodiac'.
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^ The mystery of the Zodiac is a fascinating story and Fincher has done a great job in translating the book to film.
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Contents

Robert Graysmith

  • I … I need to know who he is. I … I need to stand there, I need to look him in the eye, and I need to know that it's him.

Zodiac

  • [On phone] I wanna report a double murder. If you go one mile east on Columbus Parkway, to a public park, you'll find kids in a brown car. They were shot with a 9mm Luger. I also killed those kids last year. Goodbye.
  • [Codified letter] I like killing people because it is so much fun. It is more fun than killing wild game in the forest, because man is the most dangerous animal of all. To kill something is the most thrilling experience. It is even better than getting your rocks off with a girl. The best part of it is that when I die, I will be reborn in paradise and all that I have killed will become my slaves. I will not give you my name because you will try to slow down or stop my collecting of slaves for my afterlife.

Dialogue

Robert Graysmith: Does anybody ever call me names?
Paul Avery: What, you mean like "retard"?
Robert Graysmith: Yeah.
Paul Avery: No.

Dave Toschi: What's that?
Sherwood Morrill: Similarities in the lowercase r's.
Dave Toschi: And that?
Sherwood Morrill: It is you waiting in the hall if you speak again. I have to concentrate.
Dave Toschi: Sorry.
Sherwood Morrill: "Sorry" counts as speaking.
[Outside in hall]
Dave Toschi: There are similarities in the lowercase r's.

Robert Graysmith: Does he think that Zodiac's gonna send another code? 'Cause I think Zodiac's gonna send another code.
Paul Avery: Jesus Harold Christ on rubber crutches, Bobby, what are you doing? You're doing that thing. The thing that we discussed, the thing that I don't like, starts with an L.
Robert Graysmith: Oh, looming.
Paul Avery: Yeah.

Paul Avery: Okay, this can no longer be ignored. [points at Graysmith's drink, which is blue] What is that you're drinking?
Robert Graysmith: It's an Aqua Velva. You wouldn't make fun of it if you tried it.
[Avery skeptically takes a sip; cut to six blue drinks later]
Robert Graysmith: But who actually cracked the code?

Robert Graysmith: Everything in the letter already appears in the article.
Paul Avery: Yep. And he's done it before. [pulls out a newspaper article] Officer Richard Raditech, shot sitting in a parked car.
Robert Graysmith: Zodiac claimed he shot someone in their car.
Paul Avery: Yeah, a couple days after this article came out. Zodiac didn't do it, but he took credit for it anyway, because he's in it for the press.
Robert Graysmith: How can someone who's killed thirteen people …
Paul Avery: He claims he killed thirteen people, but which ones can we actually confirm? There's three in Vallejo, one in Berryessa, the cabbie, that's it.
[Graysmith looks confused]
Paul Avery: Bobby, you almost look disappointed.

.Dave Toschi: Hey, how do we know that this lead is real?^ I really liked how the movie develops at the beginning as it started like a detective movie and you did not know who was the real killer.
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Inspector William Armstrong: It's very real. How do I know? Because I saw it on television.

"Suspect": I'm the Zodiac.
Inspector William Armstrong: And how did you kill your victims?
"Suspect": With a gun. No … with a hammer.

[Avery storms out the boss' office]
Robert Graysmith: Paul?
Paul Avery: Yeah.
Robert Graysmith: What was that?
Paul Avery: Uh, an editorial tête-à-tête. Wanna grab a drink?
Robert Graysmith: It's ten in the morning.
Paul Avery: Late breakfast? Early lunch, or …
Robert Graysmith: Paul. Are you okay?
Paul Avery: No. Thank you for asking.

Robert Graysmith: I've been thinking.
Paul Avery: Yeah?
Robert Graysmith: Somebody should write a book.
Paul Avery: Somebody should write a fuckin' book, that's for sure. About what?
Robert Graysmith: About Zodiac. I've been thinking, if you put all the information together, maybe you could jog something loose. And then I thought, who better than you? I mean, you know all the players, and you have all of the files.
Paul Avery: Yeah, I lost them.
Robert Graysmith: You lost them?
Paul Avery: Or I tossed them. I don't know, I moved onto a boat.

Robert Graysmith: Just because you can't prove it doesn't mean it isn't true.
Dave Toschi: Easy, Dirty Harry.

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Aries, the Ram
Libra, the Balance
Taurus, the Bull
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Scorpio, the Scorpion
Gemini, the Twins
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Sagittarius, the Archer
Cancer, the Crab
Capricornus, the Goat
Leo, the Lion
Aquarius, the Water-carrier
Virgo, the Virgin
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Pisces, the Fishes
.ZODIAC (o ituKAos, from 'Cv&cov, " a little animal "), in astronomy and astrology, an imaginary zone of the heavens within which lie the paths of the sun, moon and principal planets.^ If there are 12 months between two successive occurrences of month 11, at least one of these 12 months must be a month during which the sun remains within the same zodiac sign throughout (no principal term or cusp occurs within it).
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^ In Chinese astrology the zodiac of twelve animal signs represents twelve different types of personality.
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^ People, whose natal Pluto aspects or rules their Sun, Moon, or any other planet for that matter, exhibit Pluto’s obsessive-compulsive behavior in the aspected planets’ domains of reality.

.It is bounded by two circles equidistant from the ecliptic, about eighteen degrees apart; and it is divided into twelve signs, and marked by twelve constellations.^ The zodiac is divided into 12 signs, each 30 degrees long.
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^ It is bounded by two circles equidistant from the ecliptic , about eighteen degrees apart; and it is divided into twelve signs, and marked by twelve constellations.

^ These twelve constellations, with the symbols of the signs which correspond to them, are as follows: - Gordon and Zobeir met in Cairo on the 25th and 26th of January (see Egypt No.

.These twelve constellations, with the symbols of the signs which correspond to them, are as follows: - Gordon and Zobeir met in Cairo on the 25th and 26th of January (see Egypt No. 12 of 1884) and Gordon from that time onward asked for Zobeir's help.^ Libra Zodiac Symbol / Sign 12.
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^ What is the order of these twelve constellations?
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^ If there are 12 months between two successive occurrences of month 11, at least one of these 12 months must be a month during which the sun remains within the same zodiac sign throughout (no principal term or cusp occurs within it).
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.It was not, however, until the 10th of March that his wish was made public, in a telegram from Khartum published in The Times. XXVIII. 32 The signs - the Greek &oS€KaT t6pca - are geometrical divisions thirty degrees in extent, counted from the spring equinox in the direction of the sun's progress through them.^ It was not, however, until the 10th of March that his wish was made public, in a telegram from Khartum published in The Times.

^ XXVIII. 32 The signs - the Greek &oS€KaT t6pca - are geometrical divisions thirty degrees in extent, counted from the spring equinox in the direction of the sun's progress through them.

^ Mars is retrograde in Leo until March 10th, 2010.

.The whole series accordingly shifts westward through the effect of precession by about one degree in seventy-two years.^ The whole series accordingly shifts westward through the effect of precession by about one degree in seventy-two years.

^ In a popular book about the case seventeen years later, an unsubstantiated story was put forth that the Zodiac was a regular customer and one of her admirers.
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^ ANSWER: As Earth spins on its axis, its axis wobbles (precesses) very slowly over a period of about 26,000 years.
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.At the moment of crossing the equator towards the north the sun is said to be at the first point of Aries; some thirty days later it enters Taurus, and so on through Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricornus, Aquarius and Pisces.^ When it first shifted from Aries to Pisces, we entered what many called the Age of Pisces.
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^ Astronomers also measure their star positions from the "First Point of Aries".
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^ Now , this point has shifted to the previous constellation Pisces ( Meenam ), and the Sun actually crosses the Celestial Equator in late March } .
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.The constellations bearing the same names coincided approximately in position, when Hipparchus observed them at Rhodes, with the divisions they designate.^ The constellations bearing the same names coincided approximately in position, when Hipparchus observed them at Rhodes , with the divisions they designate.

^ Before examining each of the constellations on the ecliptic, (those through which the sun passes during the year) we will discuss the evidence that indicates that they were named for a spiritual purpose.
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^ They were divided on the same principle; each opened at the spring equinox; the first Arab sign Sharatan was strictly equivalent to the Hindu Acvini; and eighteen constellations in each were virtually coincident.

.The discrepancy now, however, amounts to the entire breadth of a sign, the sun's path in Aries lying among the stars of Pisces, in Taurus among those of Aries, &c.^ The discrepancy now, however, amounts to the entire breadth of a sign, the sun's path in Aries lying among the stars of Pisces, in Taurus among those of Aries, &c.

^ The idea of tracing the sun's path among the stars was, when it occurred to Chaldaean astronomers, an original and, relatively to their means, a recondite one.

^ Because the vernal point moves in the ecliptic, the entire set of signs comprising the Tropical zodiac also moves with respect to the stars (and the Sidereal zodiac), which remain fixed in their location in the heavens.
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.The twelvefold division of the zodiac was evidently suggested by the occurrence of twelve full moons in successive parts of it in the course of each year.^ The twelvefold division of the zodiac was evidently suggested by the occurrence of twelve full moons in successive parts of it in the course of each year.

^ The Egyptians adopted from the Greeks, with considerable modifications of its attendant symbolism, the twelve- fold division of the zodiac.

^ Over the course of that first year of the investigation into Mr. X, Neil developed serious doubts as to X's complicity in the Zodiac crimes and left Rodelli to continue researching if he wished.
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.This approximate relation was first systematically developed by the early inhabitants of Mesopotamia, and formed the startingpoint for all their divisions of time.^ This approximate relation was first systematically developed by the early inhabitants of Mesopotamia , and formed the startingpoint for all their divisions of time.

^ From the first it served to characterize the divisions of time.

.As the year separated, as it were of itself, into twelve months, so the day was divided into twelve " double hours," and the great cosmical period of 43,200 years into twelve " sars."^ As the year separated, as it were of itself, into twelve months, so the day was divided into twelve " double hours," and the great cosmical period of 43,200 years into twelve " sars."

^ "Dynamical" time is to this day measured in terms of the rotational period of the earth on its axis, the month is basically a lunar cycle and the year an orbital period of the earth's motion around the sun.
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^ The circle is divided into twelve equal parts (12 x 30 = 360).
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.Each sar, month and hour was represented at once visibly and symbolically by a twelfth part of the " furrow " drawn by the solar Bull across the heavens.^ Each sar, month and hour was represented at once visibly and symbolically by a twelfth part of the " furrow " drawn by the solar Bull across the heavens.

^ As the year separated, as it were of itself, into twelve months, so the day was divided into twelve " double hours," and the great cosmical period of 43,200 years into twelve " sars."

^ The Taurus solar interpretation of the sign goes back to the far off time when the year began with Taurus, and the sun was conceived of as a bull entering upon the great furrow of heaven as he ploughed his way among the stars.

.The idea of tracing the sun's path among the stars was, when it occurred to Chaldaean astronomers, an original and, relatively to their means, a recondite one.^ The idea of tracing the sun's path among the stars was, when it occurred to Chaldaean astronomers, an original and, relatively to their means, a recondite one.

^ If you could observe the motion of the Sun against the stars for an entire year, it would appear to trace out a large circle in the sky that we call the "ecliptic".
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^ Upon careful inquiry, I discovered that she had been repeating the names of the stars along the path of the Sun from the ancient Japanese charts of the Zodiac.
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.We owe to its realization by them the constitution and nomenclature of the twelve signs of the zodiac.^ We owe to its realization by them the constitution and nomenclature of the twelve signs of the zodiac.

^ Chinese Zodiac Chinese Culture Center: Chinese twelve animal signs, horescope, lunar calendar ...

^ In Chinese astrology the zodiac of twelve animal signs represents twelve different types of personality.
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.Assyrian cylinders and inscriptions indicate for the familiar series of our text-books an antiquity of some four thousand years.^ Assyrian cylinders and inscriptions indicate for the familiar series of our text-books an antiquity of some four thousand years.

^ Although I found some of the books interesting, I could not believe their main assertion that Sai Baba is the Avatar of our age.

^ Here's some cool news: Our industry sources are telling us that Time Life will be releasing a massive 41-disc The Man From U.N.C.L.E.: The Complete Series box set before the year is out.
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Ages before Assur-bani-pal reigned at Nineveh the eighth month (Marchesvan) was known as " the month of the star of the Scorpion," the tenth (Tebet) belonged to the " star of the Goat," the twelfth (Adar) to the " star of the Fish of Ea." 2 The motive underlying the choice of symbols is in a few cases obvious, but in most remains conjectural. .The attributes of the deities appointed to preside over the months and signs were to some extent influential.^ The attributes of the deities appointed to preside over the months and signs were to some extent influential.

^ For purposes of ritual, however, the Pleiades, with Agni or " Fire " as their presiding deity, continued to be the first sign.

.Two of them, indeed, took direct possession of their respective portions of the sky.^ Two of them, indeed, took direct possession of their respective portions of the sky .

.The zodiacal Virgo is held to represent the Assyrian Venus, Ishtar, the ruling divinity of the sixth month, and Sagittarius the archer-god Nergal, to whom the ninth month was dedicated.^ The zodiacal Virgo is held to represent the Assyrian Venus , Ishtar , the ruling divinity of the sixth month, and Sagittarius the archer-god Nergal , to whom the ninth month was dedicated.

^ In the sixth month, the descent of Ishtar to Hades in search vireo.

^ The archer is a centaur (half man, half horse), which might represent the dual nature of Christ, being half god and half human.
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.But no uniform system of selection was pursued; or rather perhaps the results of several systems, adopted at various epochs, and under the influence of varying currents of ideas, became amalgamated in the final series.^ But no uniform system of selection was pursued; or rather perhaps the results of several systems, adopted at various epochs, and under the influence of varying currents of ideas, became amalgamated in the final series.

.This, there is reason to believe, was the upshot of a prehistoric reform.^ This, there is reason to believe, was the upshot of a prehistoric reform.

.So far as positive records go, Aries was always the first sign.^ So far as positive records go, Aries was always the first sign.

^ They see the zodical signs as deriving their nature from the Sun/Earth relationship, and believe the first day of Spring is always the first day of the sign Aries.
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^ They see the zodiac signs as deriing their nature from the stars, or the sections of the sky where the constellations are located, and believe the first day of Aries is always when the Sun enters the constellation Aries.
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.But the arrangement is, on the face of it, a comparatively modern one.^ But the arrangement is, on the face of it, a comparatively modern one.

.None of the Arses. brighter stars of the constellation could be said even roughly to mark the equinox much before 1800 B.C.; during a long stretch of previous time the leading position belonged to the stars of Taurus.'^ As an astrologer, I’ve learned long time ago that I can predict timing of events with much greater certainty than their nature.

^ The myths which accompany the stars are very old and can be found in some form in Ancient Egypt, long before the Greeks.
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^ But it is also possible that it was in the names of the constellations and stars that the real message lay that Paul could have been referring to.
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Numerous indications accordingly point to a corresponding primitive zodiac. Setting aside as doubtful evidence derived from interpretations of cuneiform inscriptions, we meet, in connexion with Mithraic and Mylittic legends, reminiscences of a zodiac and religious calendar in which the Bull led the way.' .Virgil's Candidus auratis aperit cum cornibus annum Taurus perpetuates the tradition.^ Virgil's Candidus auratis aperit cum cornibus annum Taurus perpetuates the tradition.

And the Pleiades continued, within historical memory, to be the first asterism of the lunar zodiac. 2 Lenormant, Origines de l'Histoire, i. 236.
a .The possibility should not, however, be overlooked that the " stars of the months " were determined by their heliacal risings (see Bosanquet and Sayce on Babylonian astronomy, in Monthly Notices Roy.^ The possibility should not, however, be overlooked that the " stars of the months " were determined by their heliacal risings (see Bosanquet and Sayce on Babylonian astronomy, in Monthly Notices Roy.

^ It is noticeable that the word "sephar" is used for both "tell" and "number" and to translate it as referring to "counting the number of the stars" is perfectly acceptable, but should it be used in this passage?
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Astr. Soc.
xl. 117). .This would give a further extension backwards of over woo years, during which the equinox might have occurred in the month of the Ram.^ This would give a further extension backwards of over woo years, during which the equinox might have occurred in the month of the Ram .

^ This introversion can give us new insights that we might never get during the normal Mercury direct period.
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^ In total, this makes for 8,640 possible combinations (five elements x 12 animals in the 60 year cycle (12 x 5 = 60) , 12 months, 12 times of day) that a person might be.
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.4 J. B. F. Lajard, Recherches sur le Culte de Mithra, p.^ Retrouvez toutes les critiques sur le site "Cahiers du Cinéma" La revue de presse AlloCiné de "Cahiers du Cinéma" .
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^ J. B. F. Lajard, Recherches sur le Culte de Mithra, p.

^ De "Benjamin Button" à "Star Wars", David Fincher revient sur sa carrière en remontant le temps...
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605.
In the Chaldaean signs fragments of several distinct strata of thought appear to be embedded. .From one point of view they shadow out the great epic of the destinies of the human race; again, the universal solar myth claims a share in them; hoary traditions were brought into ex post facto connexion with them; or they served to commemorate simple meteorological and astronomical facts.^ Sagittarians are the best Twitter friends to have as they love to make their followers/friends happy whenever they can with their optimistic point of views in life.

^ We become the heroes of our life stories, which Karma – The Game Master – incorporates into The Great Epic of Life on Earth by interweaving different strands of one life story with those of many others.

^ Pisces are a great mystery to unravel as they always have some out of this world ideas tweeting forth.

The first Babylonian month Nisan, dedicated to Anu and Bel, was that of " sacrifice "; and its association with the Ram as the chief primitive object of sacrifice is thus intelligible.' According to an alternative explanation, the heavenly Ram, placed as leader in front of the flock of the stars, merely embodied a spontaneous figure of the popular imagination. An antique persuasion, that the grand cycle of creation opened under the first sign, has been transmitted to modern cognizance by Dante (Inf. i. 38). The human race, on the other hand, was. supposed to have come into being under Taurus. .The Taurus solar interpretation of the sign goes back to the far off time when the year began with Taurus, and the sun was conceived of as a bull entering upon the great furrow of heaven as he ploughed his way among the stars.^ "Dynamical" time is to this day measured in terms of the rotational period of the earth on its axis, the month is basically a lunar cycle and the year an orbital period of the earth's motion around the sun.
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^ The correct time when Sravana, Altair would have had to begin the nakshatra sequence i.e, when the northern transit of the Sun began was between 450 to 401 BCE. Thus, Viswamitra (which Viswamitra is another question) had been a great astronomer / star gazer discovering the nakshatra Sravana.
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^ The time or season of the year used to be known by the constellations passing overhead or the one that the Sun was in.
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In the third fiemini. month and sign the building of the first city and the fratricidal brothers - theRomulus and Remus of Roman legend - were brought to mind. The appropriate symbol was at first indifferently a pile of bricks or two male children, always Cancer. on early monuments placed feet to feet. .The retro grade movement of a crab typified, by an easy association of ideas, the retreat of the sun from his farthest northern excursion, and Cancer was constituted the sign of the Leo. summer solstice.^ Your current act is is conveyed to the Venus by the Sun (King of the Solar System) in the 1st sign, who has an angular vision on the 5th sign (Leo, the King of the Jungles).
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^ It would seem, to the contrary, that Hercules, who represented the Sun, was said to have slain the Nemean Lion, because Leo was ALREADY a zodiacal sign."
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The Lion, as the symbol of fire, L represented the culmination of the solar heat. In the sixth month, the descent of Ishtar to Hades in search vireo. of her lost husband Tammuz was celebrated, and the sign of the Virgin had thus a purely mythological signification.
The history of the seventh sign is somewhat complicated. .The earlier Greek writers - Eudoxus, Eratosthenes, Hipparchus - knew of only eleven zodiacal symbols, but made one do double duty, extending the Scorpion across the seventh and eighth divisions.^ Can zodiacs and dedications to a Greek god in an ancient Jewish synagogue actually provide support for the notion that Yahweh is the one true God and Creator?
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.The Balance, obviously indicating the equality of day and night, is first mentioned as the sign of the Libra autumnal equinox by Geminus and Varro, and °b and tained, through Sosigenes of Alexandria, official re Scorpio. cognition in the Julian calendar.^ And God said, "Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to separate the day from the night; and let them be for signs ('oth , markers, indicators) and for seasons ( moadhim, "solemn assembly") and for days and years, and let them be lights in the firmament of the heavens to give light upon the earth."
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Nevertheless, Virgil (Georg. i. 32) regarded the space it presided over as so much waste land, provisionally occupied by the " Claws " of the Scorpion, but readily available for the apotheosis of Augustus. Libra was not of Greek invention. .Ptolemy, who himself chiefly used the " Claws " (XnXai), speaks of it as a distinctively Chaldaean sign; 2 and it occurs as an extrazodiacal asterism in the Chinese sphere.^ The present day names of the Western constellations and signs of the zodiac were first described by the Greek astronomer and astrologer Ptolemy who lived between 120-180 AD. The following are the twelve constellations with their Latin names which gave their names to the zodiac signs , which are still used by astronomers.
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An ancient Chinese law, moreover, prescribed the regularization of weights and measures at the spring equinox. .3 No representation of the seventh sign has yet been discovered on any Euphratean monument; but it is noticeable that the eighth is frequently doubled,4 and it is difficult to avoid seeing in the pair of zodiacal scorpions carved on Assyrian cylinders the prototype of the Greek scorpion and claws.^ With that introduction, we are now prepared to examine briefly the 12 signs of the Zodiac to see what the Story says in its essence.
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^ Check their zodiac signs to see if it is compatible with your zodiac sign.
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^ Discover Your Chinese Zodiac / Animal Sign .

Both Libra and the sign it eventually superseded thus owned a Chaldaean birthplace. .The struggle of rival systems of nomenclature, from which our zodiacal series resulted, is plainly visible in their alternations; and the claims of the competing signs were long sought to be conciliated by representing the Balance as held between the claws of the €corpion.^ Once you know your sign, visit our store to pick up your Chinese Zodiac shirts and gifts!
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^ The zodiac is divided into 12 signs, each 30 degrees long.
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The definitive decline of the sun's power after the autumnal 1 Sayce, Transactions of the Society of Biblical Archaeology, iii. 162.
In citing a Chaldaean observation of Mercury dating from 235 B.C. (Almagest, ii. 170, ed. Halma).
3 See Uranographie Chinoise, by Gustav Schlegel, who, however, claims an extravagant antiquity for the Chinese constellational system.
4 Lenormant, Origines, i. 267.
equinox was typified by placing a Scorpion as the symbol of darkness in the eighth sign. Sagittarius, figured later as a Centaur, stood for the Babylonian Mars. Capricornus Sagit- the sign of the winter solstice, is plausibly connected tarius. with the caprine nurse of the young solar god in Oriental legends, of which that of Zeus and Amalthia is a Capri- variant.' .The fish-tailed Goat of the zodiac presents corpus. a close analogy with the Mexican calendar sign Cipactli, a kind of marine monster resembling a narwhal s Aquarius is a still more exclusively meteorological sign than Leo.^ Leo Zodiac Symbol / Sign 19.

^ The present day names of the Western constellations and signs of the zodiac were first described by the Greek astronomer and astrologer Ptolemy who lived between 120-180 AD. The following are the twelve constellations with their Latin names which gave their names to the zodiac signs , which are still used by astronomers.
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^ Chinese Zodiac Chinese Culture Center: Chinese twelve animal signs, horescope, lunar calendar ...

The eleventh month was known in Euphratean regions as that of " want and rain." The deluge was tradi- Aquarius. tionally associated with it. .It was represented in zodiacal symbolism by the god Ramman, crowned with a tiara and pouring water from a vase, or more generally by the vase and water without the god.^ Formation : This represents a man pouring water from a jar.
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^ Without saying anything, I poured water in a glass, squeezed there a few drops of lemon, and mixed it with the rest of the vibuhti I had left.

.The resumption of agricultural labours after the deluge was commemorated in the twelfth month, and a mystical association of the fishes, which were its Pisces. sign, with the life after death is evident in a monu ment of Assyrian origin described by Clermont-Ganneau, showing a corpse guarded by a pair of fish-gods. ?^ CAPRICORNUS: Life comes from death, He's the Arrow of God, Pierced, Springs up again in abundant life.
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.The doubling of the sign of Pisces still recalls, according to Sayce, 8 the arrangement of the Babylonian calendar, in which a year of 360 days was supplemented once in six years by a thirteenth month, a second Adar.^ "Dynamical" time is to this day measured in terms of the rotational period of the earth on its axis, the month is basically a lunar cycle and the year an orbital period of the earth's motion around the sun.
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^ Every second or third year has an intercalary month , which may come after any regular month.
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^ Still unemployed six months after my defense, and more than a year after I began applying for jobs, I had resorted to searching the classifieds for the perfect climbing vehicle.
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To the double month corresponded the double sign of the " Fishes of Hea." 9 Cyclical Meaning of the Succession of Signs. - .The cyclical meaning of the succession of zodiacal signs, though now obscured by interpolations and substitutions, was probably once clear and entire.^ Once you know your sign, visit our store to pick up your Chinese Zodiac shirts and gifts!
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^ With that introduction, we are now prepared to examine briefly the 12 signs of the Zodiac to see what the Story says in its essence.
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^ All results on based on the actual Zodiac signs and meaning, enjoy!

It is curiously reflected in the adventures of the Babylonian Hercules, the solar hero Gilgamesh (see Gilgamesh, Epic Of). They were recorded in the comparatively late surviving version of the 7th century B.C., on twelve tablets, with an obvious design of correlation with the twelve divisions of the sun's annual course. .Gilgamesh's conquest of the divine bull was placed under Taurus; his slaying of the tyrant Khumbaba (the prototype of Geryon) in the fifth month typified the victory of light over darkness, represented in plastic art by the group of a lion killing a bull, which is the form ordinarily given to the sign Leo on Ninevite cylinders.^ Formation : A Bull figure is given to Taurus.
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^ It would seem, to the contrary, that Hercules, who represented the Sun, was said to have slain the Nemean Lion, because Leo was ALREADY a zodiacal sign."
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^ Where is the way to the dwelling of light, and where is the place of darkness, that you may take it to its territory and that you may discern the paths to its home.
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.10 The wooing of Ishtar by the hero of the epic falls under Virgo, and his encounter with two scorpion men, guardians of the rising and the setting sun, under Scorpio.^ C4 was already darkening in the evening, though the sun would not set on El Cap for another two hours.
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The eleventh tablet narrates the deluge; the twelfth associates the apotheosis of Eabani with the zodiacal emblems of the resurrection.
In the formation of the constellations of the zodiac little regard was paid to stellar configurations. .The Chaldaeans chose three stars in each sign to be the " councillor gods" of the planets."^ The Bible indicates that God not only named the stars Himself, but that He established them for signs as well as seasons.
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^ The starting influence of a planet and the balance period is determined from the Birth Star and its angle within its sign.
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.These were called by the Greeks " decans," because ten degrees of the ecliptic and ten days of the year were presided over by each.^ These 2 points are always 180 apart, and take about 8 years and 10 days to complete one round of the Zodiac.
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The college of the decans was conceived as moving, by their annual risings and settings, in an " eternal circuit " between the infernal and supernal regions. .Modern asterisms first appear in the Phaenomena of Eudoxus about 370 B.C. But Eudoxus, there is reason to believe, consulted, not the heavens, but a celestial globe of an anterior epoch, on which the stars and the signs were forced into unnatural agreement.^ But in Hoag's Object there is no sign of the second galaxy, which leads to the suspicion that the blue ring of stars may be the shredded remains of a galaxy that passed nearby.
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^ Manimekhalai (8:45-49) mentions about Cakravalakottam and a globe model existed there.
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^ At times, these connections were somewhat forced and one had the impression that virtually every star name had to be fitted into the system somewhere.
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.The representation thus handed down (in the verses of Aratus) has been thought to tally best with the state of the sky about 2000 B.C.; 12 and the mention of a polestar, for which Eudoxus was rebuked by Hipparchus, seems, as W. T. Lynn pointed out, 13 to refer to the time when a Draconis ' Lenormant, Origines, i.^ After I lost my virginity, there seemed no point in trying to reclaim it, though I only nailed about a half-dozen times.
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^ As mentioned, time of a day is divided into five equal parts = 24 / 5 = 4.8 hours, a year is divided into five parts = 12 / 5 = 2.4 months per division and thus, the zodiac is divided into 5 parts, thus 360 / 5 = 72 0 .
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^ November 13, 2004 at 3:01 am Tapwave has fixed the problem with the “falling out all the time” sync connectors and made more positive-click-in ones.
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267.
s Humboldt, Vues des Cordilleres (181o), p. 157.
7 Rev. Archeol. (1879), p. 344.
8 Trans. Soc. Bibl. Archaeol., iii. 166.
9 The god Ea or Hea, the Oannes of Berossus, equivalent to the fish-god Dagon, came to the rescue of the protagonist in the Chaldaean drama of the deluge.
1° Lenormant, Origines, i. 240.
" Diod. Sic., Hist., ii. 30, where, however, by an obvious mistake the number of " councillor gods " is stated at only thirty.
12 R. Brown, Babylonian Record, No. 3, p. 34.
13 Babylonian Record, No. 5, p. 79.
stood near the pole. The data afforded by Eudoxus, however, are far too vague to serve as the basis of any chronological conclusion.

Egyptian Zodiacal Signs

.The Egyptians adopted from the Greeks, with considerable modifications of its attendant symbolism, the twelve-fold division of the zodiac.^ From here the image was adopted into Greek mythology where it became the symbol of Asclepius, the Greek god of healing.
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.Aries became the Fleece; two Sprouting Plants, typifying equality or resemblance, stood for Gemini; Cancer was re-named Scarabaeus; Leo was converted, from the axe-like configuration of its chief stars, into the Knife: Libra into the Mountain of the Sun, a reminiscence, apparently, of the Euphratean association of the seventh month with a " holy mound," designating the biblical tower of Babel.^ Indeed, this is far more likely when we are told that it was God himself who named the stars in Psalm 147:4: .
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^ The 27 stars are divided into 3 groups of 9 stars (1 to 9, 10 to 18, and 19 to 27) starting from Hamal ( Aswini ) α- Aries to Alrischa ( Revathi ) α -Pisces .
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^ Indeed, this is far more likely when we are told that it was God himself who named the stars in Psalm 147:4: "He tells the number of the stars; he calls them all by their names."
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.A Serpent was the Egyptian equivalent of Scorpio; the Arrow only of Sagittarius was retained; Capricornus became " Life," or a Mirror as an image of life; Aquarius survived as Water; Taurus, Virgo and Pisces remained unchanged.'^ AQUARIUS: Life-waters from on High, Drinking the heavenly river, Delivering the Good News, Carrying the Cross over the earth.
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^ CAPRICORNUS: Life comes from death, He's the Arrow of God, Pierced, Springs up again in abundant life.
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The motive of some of the substitutions was to avoid the confusion which must have ensued from the duplication of previously existing native asterisms; thus, the Egyptian and Greek Lions were composed of totally different stars.: Abstractions in other cases replaced concrete objects, with the general result of effacing the distinctive character of the Greek zodiac as a " circle of living things." Spread of Greek System. - .Early Zoroastrian writings, though impregnated with star-worship, show no traces of an attempt to organize the heavenly array.^ Behind the worship of sun, moon and stars are the demonic powers of the heavenly realm (1Cor.
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^ Dr Spencer writes: "The sphinx is the key symbol which shows where the story in the stars begins and ends.
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^ Instead of viewing the galaxy and stars as a heavenly map laid out by God, men began celebrating the stars and worshiping the 'deities' believed represented by them.
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.In the Bundahish, however (9th century), the twelve " Akhtars," designated by the same names as our signs, lead the army of Ormazd, while the seven " Awakhtars " or planets (including a meteor and a comet) fight for Ahriman.^ At the same time, Mars in the 4 th sign and Jupiter in the 10 th sign from your Ascendant, both male planets are in debilitation (Weak or Neecham ) .
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^ Special stars (the Star of Bethlehem being one example), comets, meteors, super novas, eclipses, and the alignments of the planets may in some cases have been intended by our Creator to mark special seasons of history on our planet.
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^ The Universality of the names of stars and constellations Bullinger says that "the twelve signs are the same, both as to the meaning of their names and as to their order in all the ancient nations of the world (emphasis his)" (Bull:9).
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The knowledge of the solar zodiac thus turned to account for dualistic purposes was undoubtedly derived from the Greeks. By them, too, it was introduced into Hindustan. Aryabhata, about the beginning of the Christian era, reckoned by the same signs as Hipparchus. They were transmitted from India by Buddhist missionaries to China, but remained in abeyance until the Jesuit reform of Chinese astronomy in the 17th century.

Chinese Zodiacal Sins

The native Chinese zodiacal system was of unexampled complexity. .Besides divisions into twentyeight and twenty-four parts, it included two distinct duodenary series.^ The division of time into five parts shows the observed motion of Sun and Moon with reference to Earth’s rotation.
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^ A year is divided into five parts = 12 / 5 = 2.4 months per division.
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.The tse or " stations " were referred by E. C. Biot to the date II II B.C. Measured from the winter solstice of that epoch, they corresponded, in conformity with the Chinese method of observation by intervals of what we now call righ t ascension, to equal portions of the celestial equator.^ Now , this point has shifted to the previous constellation Pisces ( Meenam ), and the Sun actually crosses the Celestial Equator in late March } .
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.2 Projected upon the ecliptic, these were considerably unequal, and the tse accordingly differed essentially from the Chaldaean and Greek signs.^ The Greeks thought of each of these "strong man" figures as being a different deity.
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Their use was chiefly astrological, and their highly figurative names - " Great Splendour," " Immense Void," "Fire of the Phoenix," &c. - had reference to no particular stars. They became virtually merged in the European series, stamped with official recognition over two centuries ago. The twenty-four tsieki or demi-tse were probably invented to mark the course of weather changes throughout the year. Their appellations are purely meteorological.
The characteristic Chinese mode of dividing the "yellow road " of the sun was, however, by the twelve "cyclical animals " - Rat, Ox, Tiger, Hare, Dragon or Crocodile, Serpent, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Hen, Dog, Pig. The opening sign corresponds to our Aquarius, and it is remarkable that the rat is, in the far East, frequently used as an ideograph for "water." But here the agreement ceases. For the Chinese series has the strange peculiarity of proceeding in a retrograde direction or against the course of the sun. Thus, the second sign (of the Ox) occupies the position of Capricorn, the third that of Sagittarius, and so on. The explanation of this seeming anomaly is to be found in the primitive destination of the " animals " to the purposes of an " horary zodiac." Their succession, established to mark the hours of day and night, was not unnaturally 1 Brugsch, Z. D. M. G., 'ix. 513. ' Biot, Journ. des Savans, 18 39, p. 729, and 5840, p. 151; Gaubil, Hist. de l'Astr. Chinoise, p. 9.
associated with the diurnal revolution of the sphere from east to west. 3 They are unquestionably of native origin. .Tradition ascribes their invention to Tajao, minister of the emperor Hwang-ti, who reigned c. 2697 B.e., and it can scarcely be placed later than the 7th century B.e.4 The Chinese circle of the " animals " obtained early a wide diffusion.^ Persian and Arab traditions and Josephus ascribe its invention to Seth and Enoch (Bull: 10).
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It was adopted by Tatars, Turks and Mongols, in Tibet and Tong-king, Japan and Korea. It is denominated by Humboldt 5 the " zodiac of hunters and shepherds," and he adds that the presence in it of a tiger gives it an exclusively Asiatic character. It appears never to have been designed for astronomical employment. From the first it served to characterize the divisions of time. .The nomenclature not only of the hours of the day and of their minutest intervals was supplied by it, but of the months of the year, of the years in the Oriental sixty-year cycle, and of the days in the " little cycle " of twelve days.^ "Dynamical" time is to this day measured in terms of the rotational period of the earth on its axis, the month is basically a lunar cycle and the year an orbital period of the earth's motion around the sun.
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^ As mentioned, time of a day is divided into five equal parts = 24 / 5 = 4.8 hours, a year is divided into five parts = 12 / 5 = 2.4 months per division and thus, the zodiac is divided into 5 parts, thus 360 / 5 = 72 0 .
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^ The sixty year cycle is used throughout India since the days of Vedic period (Vedanta Jyotisha dated to c.1400 BCE).
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Nor has it yet fallen into desuetude. Years " of the Rat," "of the Tiger," " of the Pig," still figure in the almanacs of Central Asia, Cochin China and Japan.

Aztec Zodiacal Signs

A large detachment of the " cyclical animals " even found its way to the New World. .Seven of the twenty days constituting the Aztec month bore names evidently borrowed from those of the Chinese horary signs.^ They are named after Tamil months and common zodiac signs for convenience.
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.The Hare (or Rabbit), Monkey, Dog and Serpent reappeared without change; for the Tiger, Crocodile and Hen, unknown in America, the Ocelot, Lizard and Eagle were substituted as analogous.6 The Aztec calendar dated from the 7th century; but the zodiacal tradition embodied by it was doubtless much more ancient.^ How much more so do we need to be conscious of the realities that might easily lie behind the ancient stories?
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^ Because when we give without strings attached, just because we want to, we are enriched by the sense of well-being so much more than the person on the receiving end.

.Of the zodiac in its true sense of a partitioned belt of the sphere there was no aboriginal knowledge on the American continent.^ To my knowledge, there is no 2800mhz Athlon, or any Advanced Micro Devices Chip faster than 2250mhz.
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^ I thought this movie was well done, but of course, because it was a true story there was no real ending to it.
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Mexican acquaintance with the signs related only to their secondary function as dies (so to speak) with which to stamp recurring intervals of time.

Lunar Zodiac

The synodical revolution of the moon laid down the lines of the solar, its sidereal revolution those of the lunar zodiac. .The first was a circlet of " full moons "; the second marked the diurnal stages of the lunar progress round the sky, from and back again to any selected star.^ The festivals celebrated according to Tamil months are studied to note that they fall exactly on Full Moon or New Moon day coinciding with the respective stars.
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.The moon was the earliest " measurer " both of time and space; but its services can scarcely have been rendered available until stellar " milestones " were established at suitable points along its path.^ Moon rotates at an angle to these points, in an elliptical path, and rarely coincides with these.
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^ The cutting point of the Moons path in between the Sun and Earth (New Moon pint) is Rahu , and the point at the far extended away from the Sun (Full Moon pint) is Kethu .
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Such were the Hindu
nakshatras, a word originally signifying stars in general, but appropriated to designate certain small stellar groups marking the divisions of the lunar track. .They exhibit in an exaggerated form the irregularities of distribution visible in our zodiacal constellations, and present the further anomaly of being frequently reckoned as twenty-eight in number, while the ecliptical arcs they characterize are invariably twenty-seven.^ Z ODIAC : The 12 constellations through which our Sun passes every year , is known as the Zodiac .
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^ It is possible that He has presented these pictures to Adam of His redemptive plan and they have been transferred in these forms down through succeeding generations.
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^ There is evidence that the constellation patterns making up the Zodiac, and indeed the rest of the night sky, were formed and named by God.
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.Now, since the moon revolves round the earth in 273 days, hesitation between the two full numbers might easily arise; yet the real explanation of the difficulty appears to be different.^ The cutting point of the Moons path in between the Sun and Earth (New Moon pint) is Rahu , and the point at the far extended away from the Sun (Full Moon pint) is Kethu .
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^ How much more so do we need to be conscious of the realities that might easily lie behind the ancient stories?
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^ Depending upon the distance of the Moon from the Earth, the Eclipse is Full (Too close to the Earth) or Partial (Passing shadow across the Moon).
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.The superfluous asterism, named
Abhijit, included the bright star a Lyrae, under whose influence the gods had vanquished the Asuras.^ Arcturus, the name of the bright star in the left knee= the keeper (of those) going up on the heights.
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^ As part of God, you are The Mother and Father to all creation, including your Ego (your persona, that has a gender, name and various other characteristics).

^ Bullinger points out that if the names were given to enable astronomers to identify the stars, then all the stars would have been included.
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Its invocation with the other
nakshatras, remoteness from the ecliptic notwithstanding, was thus due (according to Max Miiller's plausible conjecture)' to its being regarded as of especially good omen. Acquaintance with foreign systems of twenty-eight lunar divisions tended doubtless to fix its position, which remained, nevertheless, always equivocal. 8 Alternately admitted into or rejected from the series, it was finally, some six or seven centuries ago, eliminated by the effects of precession in reversing the order of culmination of its limiting stars.
The notion of a twenty-seven-fold division of the zodiac was deeply rooted in Hindu tradition. .The number and the name were in early times almost synonymous.^ Their reliance on this early work can be seen in the number of times both authors have almost the same wording.
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Thus a nakshatra-mad 3 Humboldt, Vues des Cordilleres, p. 168.
4 G. Schlegel, Ur. Chin., pp. 37, 561. Op. cit., p. 219.
6 Ibid., p. 152; Prescott, Conquest of Mexico, iii. 321 (ed. 1860).
7 Rig-Veda Samhita, vol. iv. (1862), Preface, p.lxii.
e Whitney, Journ. Am. Orient. Soc., viii. 394.
denoted a necklace of twenty-seven pearls; .1 and the fundamental equality of the parts was figured in an ancient legend, by the compulsion laid upon King Soma (the Moon) to share his time impartially between all his wives, the twenty-seven daughters of Prajapati.^ (This is similar to, all continents on the Earth was together once upon a time).
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.Everything points to a native origin for the system of nakshatras. Some were named after exclusively Vedic deities; they formed the basis of the sacrificial calendar of the Brahmins; the old Indian names of the months were derived from them; their existence was pre-supposed in the entire structure of Hindu ritual and science.^ As the true meaning of the names was lost, nations such as the Greeks gave some of them spurious names which they acknowledged.
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^ We will give the various names of some of the stars which have the same meaning in different languages when they are provided.
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^ Roussin points out that this very argument proves that some Jews did indeed believe "that Israel stood under planetary influence" and that Helios was probably a related minor deity to whom they offered prayer.
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2 They do not, however, obtain full recognition in Sanskrit literature until the Brahmana period (7th or 8th century B.C.). The Rig-Veda contains only one allusion to them, where it is said that " Soma is placed in the lap of the nakshatras "; and this is in a part including later interpolations.
Positive proof of the high antiquity of the Hindu lunar zodiac is nevertheless afforded by the undoubted fact that the primitive series opened with Krittika (the Pleiades) as the sign of the vernal equinox. .The arrangement would have been correct about 2300 B.C.; it would scarcely have been possible after 1800 B.C. 3 We find nowhere else a well-authenticated zodiacal sequence corresponding to so early a date.^ So would you please write about sending SMS from the Zodiac trough a bluetooth phone?
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The reform by which Krittika, now relegated to the third place, was superseded as the head of the series by " Agvini " 4 was accomplished under Greek influence somewhere near the beginning of the Christian era. For purposes of ritual, however, the Pleiades, with Agni or " Fire " as their presiding deity, continued to be the first sign. .Hindu astronomy received its first definite organization in the 6th century, with results embodied in the Siorya-Siddhanta. Here the " signs " and the " constellations " of the lunar zodiac form two essentially distinct systems.^ There is evidence that the constellation patterns making up the Zodiac, and indeed the rest of the night sky, were formed and named by God.
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^ There exists in the writings of virtually all civilized nations a description of the major stars in the heavens-- something which might be called their "Constellations of the Zodiac" or the "Signs of the Zodiac," of which there are twelve.
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^ These 12 signs form the path that the Sun appears to take in the heavens, namely the Zodiac.
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The ecliptic is divided into twenty-seven equal parts, called bhogas or arcs, of Boo' each. But the nakshatras are twenty-eight, and are represented by as many " junction stars " (yogatara), carefully determined by their spherical co-ordinates. .The successive entries of the moon and planets into the nakshatras (the ascertainment of which was of great astrological importance) were fixed by means of their conjunctions with the yogataras. These, however, soon ceased to be observed, and already in the 1 ith century, alBiruni could meet with no Hindu astronomer capable of pointing out to him the complete series.^ It’s great to use right before you go into a meeting.
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^ Surprisingly, I could find no star chart that gave both the lines joining selected stars used in astronomical charts and the figures of the zodiac.
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^ Bullinger points out that if the names were given to enable astronomers to identify the stars, then all the stars would have been included.
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Their successful identification by Colebrooke 5 in 1807 had a purely archaeological interest. The modern nakshatras are twenty-seven equal ecliptical divisions, the origin of which shifts, like that of the solar signs, with the vernal equinox. .They are, in fact, the bhogas of the Surya-Siddhanta. The mean place of the moon in them, published in all Hindu almanacs, is found to serve unexceptionally the ends of astral vaticination.6 The system upon which it is founded is of great antiquity.^ In fact, by all accounts (including her husband’s), they continued to have a good marriage for another 5 years, until she got pregnant with the second child.

Belief in the power of the nakshatras evidently inspired the invocations of them in the Atharva-Veda. In the Brahmana period they were distinguished as " deva " and " yama," the fourteen lucky asterisms being probably associated with the waxing, the fourteen unlucky with the waning moon.' A special nakshatra was appropriated to every occurrence of life. .One was propitious to marriage, another to entrance upon school-life, a third to the first ploughing, a fourth to laying the foundation of a house.^ One way or another, neither our self-image nor our relationship with the world would ever be the same after Pluto plows through this area of life.

Festivals for the dead were appointed to be held under those that included but one star. Propitiatory abstinences were recommended when the natal asterism was menaced by unfavourable planetary conjunctions. The various members of the body were parcelled out among the nakshatras, and a rotation of food was prescribed as a wholesome accompaniment of the moon's revolution among them.8 1 Max Muller, op. cit., p. lxiv. 2 Ibid., p. 42.
3 A. Weber, Indische Studien, x. 241.
4 Named from the Agvins, the Hindu Castor and Pollux. It is composed of the stars in the head of Aries, and is figured by a horse's head. s As. Res., ix. 330.
s J. B. Biot, E tudes sur l'Astronomie Indienne, p. 225.
' A. Weber, " Die Vedischen Nachrichten von den Naxatra," in Berliner Abhandlungen (8868), p. 309.
8 Ibid., p. 322; H. Kern, Die Yogatara des Varamihira; Weber's Ind. Stud., xv. 174-181.
The nomenclature of the Hindu signs of the zodiac, save as regards a few standard asterisms, such as Agvini and Krittikä, was far from uniform. Considerable discrepancies occur in the lists given by different authorities. 9 Hence it is not surprising to meet in them evidence of foreign communications. .Reminiscences of the Greek signs of Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, Capricornus and Pisces are obvious severally in the Hindu Two Faces, Lion's Tail, Beam of a Balance, Arrow, Gazelle's Head (figured as a marine nondescript) and Fish.^ It would seem, to the contrary, that Hercules, who represented the Sun, was said to have slain the Nemean Lion, because Leo was ALREADY a zodiacal sign."
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^ To the Greeks, the Zodiac sign of Gemini the Twins represented Apollo and Hercules, the twin sons of Zeus, the chief deity.
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^ Its woman-like face gazed upon the sign of Virgo, while its lion-like body and tail pointed to Leo.
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.The correspondence does not, however, extend to the stars; and some coincidences adverted to by Humboldt between the nakshatras and the zodiacal animals of Central Asia are of the same nominal character.^ If the Hexagram / hexagon / double triangle / two crossed triangles / star / six limbs does not have any astronomical significance the points need not coincide with the degrees.
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^ We will give the various names of some of the stars which have the same meaning in different languages when they are provided.
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^ Well, if there is a message in the stars, where does the story begin since the Zodiac is a circle.
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10 Mexican loans are more remarkable. They were apparently direct as well as indirect. .The Aztec calendar includes nakshatra titles borrowed, not only through the medium of the Tatar zodiac, but likewise straight from the Indian scheme, apart from any known intervention.^ Z ODIAC : The 12 constellations through which our Sun passes every year , is known as the Zodiac .
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The " three footprints of Vishnu," for example, unmistakably gave its name to the Mexican day 0111n, signifying the " track of the sun "; and both series further contain a " flint weapon," a " stick," and a " house." 11 Several houses and couches were ranged along the Hindu zodiac with the naive idea of providing resting-places for the wandering moon.

Relative Antiquity of Hindu, Chinese and Arabian Systems

Relationship of a more intimate kind connects the Hindu lunar mansions with those of the Arabs and Chinese. The resemblance between the three systems is indeed so close that it has been assumed, almost as axiomatic, that they must have been framed from a single model. It appears nevertheless to have become tolerably clear that the nakshatras were both native to India, and the sieu to China, but that the manazil were mainly of Indian derivation. The assertion, paradoxical at first sight, that the twenty-eight " hostelries " of the Chinese sphere had nothing to do with the moon's daily motion, seems to convey the actual fact. Their number, as a multiple of four, was prescribed by the quaternary partition of the heavens, fundamental in Chinese astronomy. It was considered by Biot to have been originally twenty-four, but to have been enlarged to twenty-eight about i ioo B.C., by the addition of determinants for the solstices and equinoxes of that period. 12 The essential difference, however, between the nakshatras and the sieu is that the latter were equatorial, not ecliptical, divisions. .They were measured by the meridian-passages of the limiting stars, and varied in amplitude from 2° 42' to 30° 24'. 13 The use of the specially observed stars constituting or representing the sieu was as points of reference for the movements of sun, moon and planets.^ They are all based upon the names of the planets that were those of Saxon gods and Seiss gives the following: Sun-day, Mun (moon) - day, Tue (Tuisco - Anglo-Saxon name for Mars) -day, Wed (Woden - A. Sax.
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^ People, whose natal Pluto aspects or rules their Sun, Moon, or any other planet for that matter, exhibit Pluto’s obsessive-compulsive behavior in the aspected planets’ domains of reality.

^ The ruling planets are also mentioned in the corresponding rasis - Mars, Venus, Mercury, Moon, Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Saturn and Jupiter.
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.They served, in fact, and still serve (though with astrological ends in view), the precise purpose of " fundamental stars " in European astronomy.^ STARS & SKY A. ASTRONOMY B. CONSTELLATIONS INDIAN WESTERN C. ENMALISP D. GREEK ALFA E. MID NORTH F. NORTH NORTH G. STARS INDIAN WESTERN H. SUN I. VIEWER'S VIEW J. ZODIAC .
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.All that is certainly known about the antiquity of the
sieu is that they were well established in the 3rd century B.C. Their initial point at the autumnal equinox marked by Kio (Spica Virginis) suits a still later date; and there is no valid evidence that the modern series resulted from the rectification of an older superannuated arrangement, analogous to the Krittika sequence of nakshatras.^ So everyone here deserves kindness: rich and poor, villains and victims, for there is no one without a serious challenge to overcome.

^ They have been taken not just by accident or based on mythology but based on well-established and accepted standards.
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^ He then refers to the antiquity of the Chinese, Chaldean and Egyptian records but gives no evidence.
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.The Hindu zodiacal constellations belong then to an earlier epoch than the Chinese " stations," such as they have been transmitted to our acquaintance.^ Z ODIAC : The 12 constellations through which our Sun passes every year , is known as the Zodiac .
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^ She suggests that the Jews kept the word and the prophecy, the Arabs preserved the names of the stars while the Greeks and the Egyptians transmitted the figures to which they belong (p11).
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Yet not only were the latter an independent invention, but it is almost demonstrable that the
nakshatras, in their more recent organization, were, as far as possible, assimilated to them. .The whole system of junction stars was doubtless an imitation of the sieu; the choice of them by the Hindu astronomers of the 6th century A.D. was plainly instigated by a consideration of the Chinese list, compiled with a widely different intent.^ In the mid to late 19th century, star names became fixed by astronomical convention.
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.Where they varied from it, some intelligible reason can generally be assigned for the change.^ We will give the various names of some of the stars which have the same meaning in different languages when they are provided.
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^ Gemini - The Twins There is some confusion of the pictures for this constellation in the different languages, but they generally refer to two people.
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Eight junction stars lie quite close to, seven others are actually identical with, Chinese determinants; 14 and many of these coincidences 9 Sir William Jones,
As. Res., ii. 294-95.
10 Humboldt, Vues des Cordilleres, p. 854. " Ibid., p. 152.
12 Biot, Journ. des Savans (1845), p. 40.
13 G. Schlegel, Ur. Chin., p. 77.14 Biot, Etudes, p. 136.
are between insignificant and, for the purposes of ecliptical division, inconveniently situated objects.

Arabian Mansions of the Moon

The small stellar groups characterizing the Arab " mansions of the moon " (manazil alkamar) were more equably distributed than either the Hindu or Chinese series. They presented, nevertheless, striking resemblances to both. Twenty-four out of twenty-eight were formed, at least in part, of nakshatra or sieu stars.' That the Arab was essentially a copy of the Hindu lunar zodiac can scarcely admit of doubt. They were divided on the same principle; each opened at the spring equinox; the first Arab sign Sharatan was strictly equivalent to the Hindu Acvini; and eighteen constellations in each were virtually coincident. The model of the sieu was, however, also regarded. .Eighteen Chinese determinants were included in the Arab asterisms, and of these five or six were not nakshatra stars; consequently, they must have been taken directly from the Chinese series.^ She suggests that the Jews kept the word and the prophecy, the Arabs preserved the names of the stars while the Greeks and the Egyptians transmitted the figures to which they belong (p11).
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.Nor were the Greek signs without effect in determining the names of the manazil, 2 the late appearance of which, in a complete form, removes all difficulty in accounting for the various foreign influences brought to bear upon them.^ As part of God, you are The Mother and Father to all creation, including your Ego (your persona, that has a gender, name and various other characteristics).

^ The starting influence of a planet and the balance period is determined from the Birth Star and its angle within its sign.
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They were first enumerated by Alfarghani early in the 9th century, when the Arabs were in astronomy the avowed disciples of the Hindus. But, although they then received perhaps their earliest quasiscientific organization, the mansions of the moon had for ages previously figured in the popular lore of the Bedouin. A set of twenty-eight rhymes associated their heliacal risings with the changes of season and the vicissitudes of nomad life; their settings were of meteorological and astrological import; 3 in the Koran (x. 5) they are regarded as indispensable for the reckoning of time. Yet even this intimate penetration into the modes of thought of the desert may be explained by prehistoric Indian communication. The alternative view, advocated by Weber, that the lunar zodiac was primitively Chaldaean, rests on a very shadowy foundation. It is true that a word radically identical with manazil occurs twice in the Bible, under the forms mazzaloth and mazzaroth (2 Kings xxiii. 5; Job xxxviii. .32); but the heavenly halting-places which it seems to designate may be solar rather than lunar.^ Some objects may be closer than they seem, and some we may miss entirely as there is a blind spot.

.Euphratean exploration has so far brought to light no traces of ecliptical partition by the moon's diurnal motion, unless, indeed, zodiacal associations be claimed for a set of twenty-eight deprecatory formulae against evil spirits inscribed on a Ninevite tablet.4 The safest general conclusions regarding this disputed subject appear to be that the sieu, distinctively and unvaryingly Chinese, cannot properly be described as divisions of a lunar zodiac, that the nakshatras, though of purely Indian origin, became modified by the successive adoption of Greek and Chinese rectifications and supposed improvements; while the manazil constituted a frankly eclectic system, in which elements from all quarters were combined.^ We have set out the ancient origin of the names in order to support the claim that that they have been given by God, particularly in view of Psalm 147:4 quoted above.
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^ We would mention that for each main constellation in the Zodiac on the path through which the sun passes, there are generally three other constellations, associated with it, called "decans".
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^ Altema November 15, 2003 at 4:20 am Originally posted by Judie …used the advanced settings (Zodiac Best) to much better effect.
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It was adopted by Turks, Tatars and Persians, and forms part of the astronomical paraphernalia of the Bundahish. The sieu, on the other hand, were early naturalized in Japan.

Astrological Systems

The refined system of astrological prediction based upon the solar zodiac was invented in Chaldaea, obtained a second home and added elaborations in Egypt, and spread irresistibly westward about the beginning of the Christian era. .For genethliacal purposes the signs were divided into six solar and six lunar, the former counted onward from Leo, the " house " of the sun, the latter backward from the moon's domicile in Cancer.^ There is Sun Sign, where the Sun is located at a point of birth time (Soorya Raasi Base for Western Astrology).Moon Sign, where the Moon is located at a point of birth time ( Chandhra Raasi.
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^ Your current act is is conveyed to the Venus by the Sun (King of the Solar System) in the 1st sign, who has an angular vision on the 5th sign (Leo, the King of the Jungles).
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^ It would seem, to the contrary, that Hercules, who represented the Sun, was said to have slain the Nemean Lion, because Leo was ALREADY a zodiacal sign."
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Each planet had two houses - a solar and a lunar - distributed according to the order of their revolutions. .Thus Mercury, as the planet nearest the sun, obtained Virgo, the sign adjacent to Leo, with the corresponding lunar house in Gemini; Venus had Libra (solar) and Taurus (lunar); and so for the rest.^ Its woman-like face gazed upon the sign of Virgo, while its lion-like body and tail pointed to Leo.
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^ Your current act is is conveyed to the Venus by the Sun (King of the Solar System) in the 1st sign, who has an angular vision on the 5th sign (Leo, the King of the Jungles).
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^ It would seem, to the contrary, that Hercules, who represented the Sun, was said to have slain the Nemean Lion, because Leo was ALREADY a zodiacal sign."
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A ram frequently stamped on coins of Antiochus, with head reverted towards the moon and a star (the planet Mars), signified Aries to be the lunar house of Mars. .With the respective and relative positions in the zodiac of the sun, moon and planets, the character of their action 1 Whitney, Notes to Surya-Siddhanta, p.^ People, whose natal Pluto aspects or rules their Sun, Moon, or any other planet for that matter, exhibit Pluto’s obsessive-compulsive behavior in the aspected planets’ domains of reality.

^ The Sun & Moon 1 sign each, and the other 5 Planets are given 2 signs each as their Home ( Swasthanam ) { 2+(5X2) = 12 Signs).
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zoo.
Ibid., p. 206.
3 A. Sprenger, Z. D. M. G., xiii. 161; Biruni, Chronology, trans. by Sachau (London, 18 79), p. 33 6 seq.
4 Lenormant, Chaldean Magic, p. I.
on human destiny varied indefinitely. The influence of the signs, though secondary, was hence overmastering: Julian called them Os by Svva,uees, 5 and they were the objects of a corresponding veneration. .Cities and kingdoms were allotted to their several patronage on a system fully expounded by Manilius: Hos erit in fines orbis pontusque notandus, Quem Deus in partes per singula dividit astra, Ac sua cuique dedit tutelae regna per orbem, Et proprias gentes atque urbes addidit altas, In quibus exercent praestantia sidera vires.s Syria was assigned to Aries, and Syrian coins frequently bear the effigy of a ram; Scythia and Arabia fell to Taurus, India to Gemini.^ She notes that all constellations began with Aries - in Latium, Egypt Arabia, India and China (p 11).
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Palmyra, judging from numismatic evidence, claimed the favour of Libra, Zeugma that of Capricorn; Leo protected Miletus, Sagittarius Singara. .7 The " power of the signs " was similarly distributed among the parts of the human body: Et quanquam communis eat tutela per omne Corpus, et in proprium divisis artubus exit: Namque aries capiti, taurus cervicibus haeret; Brachia sub geminis censentur, pectora cancro.8 Warnings were uttered against surgical treatment of a member through whose sign the moon happened to be passing; 9 and zodiacal anatomy was an indispensable branch of the healing art in the Middle Ages.^ We would mention that for each main constellation in the Zodiac on the path through which the sun passes, there are generally three other constellations, associated with it, called "decans".
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^ Z ODIAC : The 12 constellations through which our Sun passes every year , is known as the Zodiac .
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^ That is when Neptune is finally going to settle in Pisces, its own sign, while Uranus straddles through Aries.

Some curious memorials of the superstition have survived in rings and amulets, engraven with the various signs, and worn as a kind of astral defensive armour. Many such, of the 14th and 15th centuries, have been recovered from the Thames. 10 Individuals, too, adopted zodiacal emblems. Capricornus was impressed upon the coins of Augustus, Libra on those ' of Pythodoris, queen of Pontus; a sultan of Iconium displayed Leo as his " horoscope " and mark of sovereignty; Stephen of England chose the protection of Sagittarius.

Egyptian Astrology

In Egypt celestial influences were considered'as emanating mainly from the thirty-six " decans " of the signs. .They were called the " media of the whole circle of the zodiac "; 11 each ten-day period of the Egyptian year was consecrated to the decanal god whose section of the ecliptic rose at its commencement; the body was correspondingly apportioned, and disease was cured by invoking the zodiacal regent of the part affected.^ "Dynamical" time is to this day measured in terms of the rotational period of the earth on its axis, the month is basically a lunar cycle and the year an orbital period of the earth's motion around the sun.
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^ Ten days later, he called me and announced, “The miracle has occurred.

^ There are 8 yugas in total in what is called 1 Divine Day of 24,000 years.

.12 As early as the 14th century B.C. a complete list of the decans was placed among the hieroglyphs adorning the tomb of Seti I.; they figured again in the temple of Rameses II., 13 and characterize every Egyptian astrological monument.^ She suggests that the Jews kept the word and the prophecy, the Arabs preserved the names of the stars while the Greeks and the Egyptians transmitted the figures to which they belong (p11).
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Both the famous zodiacs of Dendera display their symbols, unmistakably identified by Lepsius. The late origin of these representations was established by the detection upon them of the cartouches of Tiberius and Nero. .As the date of inception of the circular zodiac now at Paris the year 46 B.C. has, however, been suggested with high probability, from (among other indications) the position among the signs of the emblem of the planet Jupiter.^ At the same time, Mars in the 4 th sign and Jupiter in the 10 th sign from your Ascendant, both male planets are in debilitation (Weak or Neecham ) .
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^ Pluto’s position in a chart, and its interconnection with other planets there via aspects and rulerships defines the perceptions of power by the “Avatar” (i.e.

^ The other sign positions are counted with Ascendant as 1 st The Ascendant controls the Self, and Appearance.
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14 Its design was most likely to serve as a sort of thema coeli at the time of the birth of Caesarion. The companion rectangular zodiac still in situ on the portico of the temple of Isis at Dendera suits, as to constellational arrangements, the date 29 A.D. It set forth, there is reason to believe, the natal scheme, not of the emperor Tiberius, as had been conjectured by Lauth, 15 but of the building it served to decorate. .The Greek signs of the zodiac, including Libra, are obvious upon both these monuments, which have thrown useful light upon the calendar system and method of stellar grouping of the ancient Egyptians.16 Planispheres.^ All ancient civilizations for some reason have ended up with twelve only constellations (signs) of the Zodiac, and many legends connected with these signs contain similar themes and stories.
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^ As a matter of fact, keep the UX50 in mind, because many of the things I liked about that PDA, with the obvious exception of a built in keyboard and WiFi) have been included and improved upon in the Zodiac.
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^ How could these ancient pictures have become attached to these specific groups of stars?
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- An
Egypto-Greek planisphere, first described by Bianchini, 17 resembles in its general plan the circular zodiac of Dendera. .The decans are ranged on the outermost of its five concentric zones; the planets and the Greek zodiac in duplicate occupy the next three; while the inner circle is unaccountably reserved for the Chinese cyclical animals.^ The word ZODIAC comes from the Greek word ZOAD meaning "a way, a step, a circuit, a circle".
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The relic was dug up on the Aventine in 1705, and is now in the Louvre. It dates from the 2nd or 3rd century A.D. The Tatar zodiac is not unfrequently found engraven on Chinese mirrors in polished bronze or steel of the 7th century, and figured on the " plateau of the twelve hours "' 5 " Orat. in Solem," Op., i. 148 (ed. 1696).
Astr., bk. iv. ver. 696 seq.
7 Eckhel, Descriptio Nummorum Antiochiae Syriae, pp. 18, 25.
8 Manilius, Astr., bk. iv. ver. 702-5.
9 A. J. Peirce, Science of the Stars, p. 84.
Journ. Arch. Soc. xiii. 254, 310, and xx. 80.
" In a fragment of Hermes translated by Th. Taylor at p. 362 of his version of Iamblichus.
12 Pettigrew, Superstitions Connected with Hist. of Medicine, p. 30.
13 Lepsius, Chronologie der Aegypter, part i. p. 68.
14 Ibid., p. 102.
15 Les Zodiaques de Denderah, p. 78.
1s See Riel's Das feste Jahr von Denderah (1878).
17 Mem. de l'Acad., Paris, 1708, Hist., p. 110; see also Humboldt, Vues des Cordilleres, p. 170; Lepsius, op. cit., p. 83; FrOhner, Sculpture du Louvre, p. 17.
in the treasury of the emperors of the Tang dynasty.' .Probably the most ancient zodiacal representation in existence is a fragment of a Chaldaean planisphere in the British Museum, once inscribed with the names of the twelve months and their governing signs.^ The ancient origin of the names Rolleston says that the zodiac is attributed to Seth (the son of Adam) and to Enoch.
  • Signs in the Stars? 28 January 2010 2:12 UTC ldolphin.org [Source type: Original source]

^ All ancient civilizations for some reason have ended up with twelve only constellations (signs) of the Zodiac, and many legends connected with these signs contain similar themes and stories.
  • Signs in the Stars? 28 January 2010 2:12 UTC ldolphin.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The Universality of the names of stars and constellations Bullinger says that "the twelve signs are the same, both as to the meaning of their names and as to their order in all the ancient nations of the world (emphasis his)" (Bull:9).
  • Signs in the Stars? 28 January 2010 2:12 UTC ldolphin.org [Source type: Original source]

Two only now remain.' A zodiac on the " astrological altar of Gabies " in the Louvre illustrates the apportionment of the signs among the inmates of the Roman Pantheon; 3 and they occur as a classical reminiscence in the mosaic pavements of San Miniato and the baptistery at Florence the cathedral of Lyons, and the crypt of San Savino at Piacenza.4 Zodiacal symbolism became conspicuous in medieval art. Nearly all the French cathedrals of the 12th and 13th centuries exhibit on their portals a species of rural calendar, in which each month and sign has its corresponding labour. The zodiac of Notre Dame of Paris, opening with Aquarius, is a noted instance.' A similar series, in which sculptured figures of Christ and the Apostles are associated with the signs, is to be seen in perfect preservation on the chief doorway of the abbey church at Vezelay. The cathedrals of Amiens, Sens and Rheims are decorated in the same way. In Italy the signs and works survive fragmentarily in the baptistery at Parma, completely on the porch of the cathedral of Cremona and on the west doorway of St Mark's at Venice. They are less common in England; but St Margaret's, York, and the church of M i ley in Oxfordshire offer good specimens. .In the zodiac of Merton College, Oxford, Libra is represented by a judge in his robes and Pisces by the dolphin of Fitzjames, warden of the college, 1482-1507.6 The great rose-windows of the Early Gothic period were frequently painted with zodiacal emblems; and some frescoes in the cathedral of Cologne contain the signs, each with an attendant angel, just as they were depicted on the vault of the church at Mount Athos.^ All ancient civilizations for some reason have ended up with twelve only constellations (signs) of the Zodiac, and many legends connected with these signs contain similar themes and stories.
  • Signs in the Stars? 28 January 2010 2:12 UTC ldolphin.org [Source type: Original source]

^ One of the cooler features of the Zodiac is that Tapwave took the vibrating alarm that some Palms have been offering, and they integrated it into Tapwave specific games as a rumble effect.
  • Tapwave Zodiac2 Review — The Gadgeteer 17 September 2009 2:54 UTC www.the-gadgeteer.com [Source type: General]

^ You should watch some of the Zodiac specific sites that are cropping up – they will know earliest, I bet.
  • Tapwave Zodiac2 Review — The Gadgeteer 17 September 2009 2:54 UTC www.the-gadgeteer.com [Source type: General]

Giotto's zodiac at Padua was remarkable (in its undisturbed condition) for the arrangement of the signs so as to be struck in turns, during the corresponding months, by the sun's rays.' The " zodiac of labours " was replaced in French castles and hotels by a " zodiac of pleasures," in which hunting, hawking, fishing and dancing were substituted for hoeing, planting, reaping and ploughing.8 It is curious to find the same sequence of symbols employed for the same decorative purposes in India as in Europe. .A perfect set of signs was copied in 1764 from a pagoda at Verdapettah near Cape Comorin, and one equally complete existed at the same period on the ceiling of a temple near Mindurah 9 The hieroglyphs representing the signs of the zodiac in astronomical works are found in manuscripts of about the 10th century, but in carvings not until the 15th or 16th.^ Sagittarius, the country of Jupiter is the sign of expansion of consciousness, while Uranus represents break-trough and Neptune is the symbol of oneness.

^ In those zodiacs such as one in the tombs of the kings at Karnak, the sphinx curiously linked the 12 signs together.
  • Signs in the Stars? 28 January 2010 2:12 UTC ldolphin.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The strorm occurs when the Earth passes near to the comet Temple Turtle, which rotates at 33 year period around the Sun.
  • ZODIAC 28 January 2010 2:12 UTC www.drvsrs.com [Source type: General]

10 Their origin is unknown; but some, if not all of them, have antique associations. The hieroglyph of Leo, for instance, occurs among the symbols of the Mithraic worship." See also the article ASTROLOGY, and the separate articles on the constellations. The whole subject of the history of the zodiac is very obscure. See generally Franz Boll, Sphaera (Leipzig, 1903); also the bibliographies to ASTROLOGY and BABYLONIAN AND ASSYRIAN RELIGION. (A. M. C.)


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Etymology

From Latin zōdiācus, from Ancient Greek ζωδιακός (zōdiakos), probably from ζῷον (zōon), animal) and διάκονος (diakonos), servant, helper).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA: /ˈzəʊ.dɪ.æk/
  • (US) IPA: /ˈzoʊ.dɪ.æk/

Noun

zodiac
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  1. (astrology) A belt-like region in the sky that includes the apparent path of the sun, moon, and planets.^ ZODIAC ( o ituKAos, from 'Cv&cov, " a little animal "), in astronomy and astrology , an imaginary zone of the heavens within which lie the paths of the sun, moon and principal planets.

    ^ People, whose natal Pluto aspects or rules their Sun, Moon, or any other planet for that matter, exhibit Pluto’s obsessive-compulsive behavior in the aspected planets’ domains of reality.

    ^ The best one to learn about your chart is called ASTRO CLICK REPORT. Here, you can click on any part of your chart (Sun, Moon, planet, etc.
    • ASTROLOGY TRIBE FAQs 15 September 2009 5:33 UTC www.zanestein.com [Source type: General]

    .It extends approximately eight degrees north and south of the ecliptic and is divided into 12 equal parts, each of which is named after a constellation.
  2. (astrology) The twelve signs, or houses, of the zodiac.^ Libra Zodiac Symbol / Sign 12.
    • Chinese & Japanese Kanji Calligraphy Selections Related to Zodiac 28 January 2010 2:12 UTC www.orientaloutpost.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The circle is divided into twelve equal parts (12 x 30 = 360).
    • The Worship of Murukan and the Zodiac 28 January 2010 2:12 UTC murugan.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The zodiac is divided into 12 signs, each 30 degrees long.
    • Zodiac Signs - information about EVERY sign in the zodiac. 28 January 2010 2:12 UTC www.jksalescompany.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Each sign corresponds to one of the constellations along the zodiac.
  3. A circle decorated with the signs of the zodiac.
  4. (Can we verify(+) this sense?^ The Sidereal zodiac is a set of signs that are aligned with their corresponding constellations.
    • ASTROLOGY TRIBE FAQs 15 September 2009 5:33 UTC www.zanestein.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Giotto's zodiac at Padua was remarkable (in its undisturbed condition) for the arrangement of the signs so as to be struck in turns, during the corresponding months, by the sun's rays.'

    ^ These twelve constellations, with the symbols of the signs which correspond to them, are as follows: - Gordon and Zobeir met in Cairo on the 25th and 26th of January (see Egypt No.

    ) .(astronomy, rare) The series of 13 constellations along the line the sun passes through on the ecliptic.^ By breaking down the Gospels according to each of the twelve Zodiac constellations, we can track Jesus as the sun through references to each motif that the constellations correspond to.
    • Gospel Zodiac: The Unspoken Bible 28 January 2010 2:12 UTC www.usbible.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The time or season of the year used to be known by the constellations passing overhead or the one that the Sun was in.
    • Signs in the Stars? 28 January 2010 2:12 UTC ldolphin.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Before examining each of the constellations on the ecliptic, (those through which the sun passes during the year) we will discuss the evidence that indicates that they were named for a spiritual purpose.
    • Signs in the Stars? 28 January 2010 2:12 UTC ldolphin.org [Source type: Original source]

    These constellations are Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpius, Sagittarius, Ophiuchus, Capricornus, Aquarius, and Pisces.

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Bible wiki

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An imaginary zone of the heavens containing the twelve signs within which lie the paths of the principal planets, and through which the sun passes in its annual course.
^ We would mention that for each main constellation in the Zodiac on the path through which the sun passes, there are generally three other constellations, associated with it, called "decans".
  • Signs in the Stars? 28 January 2010 2:12 UTC ldolphin.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Z ODIAC : The 12 constellations through which our Sun passes every year , is known as the Zodiac .
  • ZODIAC 28 January 2010 2:12 UTC www.drvsrs.com [Source type: General]

^ Before examining each of the constellations on the ecliptic, (those through which the sun passes during the year) we will discuss the evidence that indicates that they were named for a spiritual purpose.
  • Signs in the Stars? 28 January 2010 2:12 UTC ldolphin.org [Source type: Original source]

.The signs, mostly representing symbols of animals, extend for thirty degrees each, and the entire zodiac is divided into twelve equal parts, six north and six south of the equator.^ Each planet has a sign of Exaltation ( Uchcham ) Crossing the Celestial Equator and moving towards North and Debilitation .
  • ZODIAC 28 January 2010 2:12 UTC www.drvsrs.com [Source type: General]

^ Sagittarius, the country of Jupiter is the sign of expansion of consciousness, while Uranus represents break-trough and Neptune is the symbol of oneness.

^ The Sun crosses the Celestial Equator from South to North by around 21st March each year, at the point known as the Vernal Equinox , located between Pisces and Aries.
  • ZODIAC 28 January 2010 2:12 UTC www.drvsrs.com [Source type: General]

.When Hipparchus observed the constellations at Rhodes, those which bore the same names coincided approximately in position with the divisions of the sun's path which they designated and which agree with the signs according to the Talmudic tradition.^ They are all based upon the names of the planets that were those of Saxon gods and Seiss gives the following: Sun-day, Mun (moon) - day, Tue (Tuisco - Anglo-Saxon name for Mars) -day, Wed (Woden - A. Sax.
  • Signs in the Stars? 28 January 2010 2:12 UTC ldolphin.org [Source type: Original source]

^ This is probably the reason for the rise of astrology and its use of the constellations to delude those who are ignorant of the Christian message they contain.
  • Signs in the Stars? 28 January 2010 2:12 UTC ldolphin.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The Universality of the names of stars and constellations Bullinger says that "the twelve signs are the same, both as to the meaning of their names and as to their order in all the ancient nations of the world (emphasis his)" (Bull:9).
  • Signs in the Stars? 28 January 2010 2:12 UTC ldolphin.org [Source type: Original source]

The precession of the equinoxes, however, gradually shifted the series, and the discrepancy now amounts to an entire sign. The signs are used by astronomers, while the constellations are employed by astrologers. .Menahem ibn Zeraḥ (fourteenth century) says that the zodiac moves very slowly from east to west, one degree in 100 years, making 36,000 years for the cycle, and that some authorities believe the movement to be eccentric ("Ẓedah la-Derek," p.^ Although I found some of the books interesting, I could not believe their main assertion that Sai Baba is the Avatar of our age.

^ These 2 points are always 180 apart, and take about 8 years and 10 days to complete one round of the Zodiac.
  • ZODIAC 28 January 2010 2:12 UTC www.drvsrs.com [Source type: General]

21b, Ferrara, 1554).

The Twelve Signs.

.The duodecimal division of the zodiac is first mentioned in the "Sefer Yeẓirah," which is of unknown antiquity, and in which the constellations ("mazzalot") are named in the following order: Ṭaleh, Shor, Te'omim, Sarṭan, Aryeh, Betulah, Moznayim, 'Aḳrab, Ḳeshet, Gedi, Deli, and Dagim, corresponding to Aries, Taurus, etc., and to the twelve months beginning with Nisan.^ ZONU THIS-BOOK ========================================================================================= { Western and Indian representations } GO TO CONSTELLATIONS INDIAN NAMES MESHAM -001 -ARIES-01.
  • ZODIAC 28 January 2010 2:12 UTC www.drvsrs.com [Source type: General]

^ GO TOP GO TO SELECTION OF : STAR NAMES : INDIAN / WESTERN CONSTELLATION NAMES : INDIAN / WESTERN DO YOUKNOW YOUR ZODIAC NUMBER ?
  • ZODIAC 28 January 2010 2:12 UTC www.drvsrs.com [Source type: General]

.The constellations are also said to correspond to the twelve organs of the body; two hands, two feet, two kidneys, the gall, intestines, liver, throat, stomach, and pancreas ("Sefer Yeẓirah," v.^ That being said, holding the unit between my two hands for game playing feels very natural and comfortable.
  • Tapwave Zodiac2 Review — The Gadgeteer 17 September 2009 2:54 UTC www.the-gadgeteer.com [Source type: General]

4). .This order of the constellations harmonizes with the theory of the Assyrian astronomers, who supposed that at the moment of crossing the equator toward the north the sun was at the first point of Aries, and that about thirty days later it entered Taurus, and so on.^ Now , this point has shifted to the previous constellation Pisces ( Meenam ), and the Sun actually crosses the Celestial Equator in late March } .
  • ZODIAC 28 January 2010 2:12 UTC www.drvsrs.com [Source type: General]

^ Sun in Taurus : Mid May to Late June ( Not visible from 1st May to 15th June ) Over head location : 00 Degree Equator and 30 Degree North ( Latitude ) Visible : Late June : In the Western Sky just after Sunset.
  • ZODIAC 28 January 2010 2:12 UTC www.drvsrs.com [Source type: General]

^ The Sun crosses the Celestial Equator from South to North by around 21st March each year, at the point known as the Vernal Equinox , located between Pisces and Aries.
  • ZODIAC 28 January 2010 2:12 UTC www.drvsrs.com [Source type: General]

They also designated the signs according to the organs of the body, which they arranged in the sequence of head, neck, arms, breast, heart, bowels, kidneys, loins, thighs, knees, legs, and feet.
The twelve constellations represent the twelve tribes, while each station of the zodiac has thirty paths, and each path has thirty legions (of stars) (Ber. 32b). The standards of the tribes corresponded to the zodiacal signs of the constellations, so that in the east was the standard of Judah, with Issachar and Zebulun beside it, these three being opposite Aries, Taurus, and Gemini; in the south was the standard of Reuben, with Simeon and Gad, opposite Cancer, Leo, and Virgo; in the west was the standard of Ephraim, with Manasseh and Benjamin, opposite Libra, Scorpio, and Sagittarius; and in the north was the standard of Dan, with Asher and Naphtali, opposite Capricornus, Aquarius, and Pisces (Yalḳ., Num. 418).

Symbolism.

The motives underlying the choice of the symbolic signs are obvious in the case of some and only conjectural in the case of others. All may be traced to Assyrian mythology and influence. The Jews during the Babylonian exile adopted Hebraicized forms of the Assyrian names of the months and constellations. .In some instances the Rabbis endeavored to explain the origin of these names.^ All these Constellations have a name of Arabic, Greek, Latin or Sanskrit origin with a Greek Symbol.
  • ZODIAC 28 January 2010 2:12 UTC www.drvsrs.com [Source type: General]

Thus they said that the Temple could not be destroyed in thefirst month (Nisan) since the sign Aries is a reminder of the 'Aḳedah, Isaac representing the sacrificial "ṭaleh" (= "lamb"). In the second month (Iyyar) the sign Taurus or Shor (= "ox") recalls the "calf tender and good" (Gen 18:7) which Abraham provided for the angels; and in the third month (Siwan) the sign Gemini (= "twins") represents Esau and Jacob. .In the fourth month (Tammuz) the sign Cancer (= "crab"), which lives in water, represents Moses, who was saved from water, while in the fifth month (Ab), which is designated by the sign of Leo, "the lion is come up from his thicket" (Jer 4:7), the Temple named "Ariel" (= "the lion of God") was destroyed (Isa 29:1; Pesiḳ.^ AND WHO IS GOING TO BAIL THEM OUT THIS TIME? WHERE NEW MONEY IS GOING TO COME FROM? 4) Unemployment and riots are going to shoot up.

R. 27-28 [ed. Friedmann, p. 133b]). .The constellations represent the Creation: Aries is light and Taurus is darkness; Gemini represents the two sexes; Cancer symbolizes man, who first retreats to nooks and corners like the crab, but eventually becomes as brave as a lion (= "Leo"); Virgo is a symbol of marriage; Libra weighs all the deeds of man, who, if found guilty, is punished by Scorpio, a symbol of Gehinnom; after purification in Mercy, however, he is cast forth as quickly as an arrow from a bow, represented by Sagittarius, and becomes as innocent as a kid and is purified as by water poured by Aquarius (Pesiḳ.^ Formation : This represents a man pouring water from a jar.
  • ZODIAC 28 January 2010 2:12 UTC www.drvsrs.com [Source type: General]

^ Formation : This given the configuration of a Centaur ( A mythical archer in the form of half man and half horse ), aiming with a bow and arrow.
  • ZODIAC 28 January 2010 2:12 UTC www.drvsrs.com [Source type: General]

^ Sagittarius, the country of Jupiter is the sign of expansion of consciousness, while Uranus represents break-trough and Neptune is the symbol of oneness.

R. 20 [ed. Friedmann, p. 97b]).

Astrologic Use.

.Since each of the planets was supposed to rule a certain hour of the day, while every constellation governed a certain month of the year, the fate of an infant was predicted according to the heavenly bodies that presided over the hour and the month of its birth.^ Since Pluto rules Scorpio, Plutonian characteristics are most visible in qualities of planets that fall into that sign.

^ Z ODIAC : The 12 constellations through which our Sun passes every year , is known as the Zodiac .
  • ZODIAC 28 January 2010 2:12 UTC www.drvsrs.com [Source type: General]

The conjunction of the planets and constellations was accordingly manipulated to determine the fortunes of the person whose horoscope was thus drawn. .A "good" planet might synchronize with a "bad" constellation to some extent.^ The bad news is that until there are some nice cases available, you might need to keep that flap in place.
  • Tapwave Zodiac2 Review — The Gadgeteer 17 September 2009 2:54 UTC www.the-gadgeteer.com [Source type: General]

^ Each planet has certain extended Good or Bad Vision on other signs, at selected angles, from where they are residing at a given point of time.
  • ZODIAC 28 January 2010 2:12 UTC www.drvsrs.com [Source type: General]

.Both planets and constellations indicated certain characteristics in the person born at that time, and care had likewise to be taken to marry only such a mate as had been born under a harmonizing planet and constellation, since otherwise the marriage would be a failure.^ Since Pluto rules Scorpio, Plutonian characteristics are most visible in qualities of planets that fall into that sign.

^ And they went quiet, both taken back To the time when their hearts broke.

^ At the same time, Mars in the 4 th sign and Jupiter in the 10 th sign from your Ascendant, both male planets are in debilitation (Weak or Neecham ) .
  • ZODIAC 28 January 2010 2:12 UTC www.drvsrs.com [Source type: General]

A detailed description of the influence of the several planets and constellations is given in the "Ẓedah la-Derek" of Menahem ibn Zeraḥ (i., §§ 28-29), as well as in the "'Abbi'ah Ḥidot" of Abraham Ḥamawi (pp. 49b-62a, ed. Leghorn, 1874), but all agree that the righteous Jew is above the "mazzal" (constellation or planet) and need not fear any evil fate. In support of this teaching the passage "be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them" (Jer 10:2) is frequently quoted, and it is contrary to the Jewish religion to consult the predictions of astrologers or to depend on them (Deut 18:11).
.The dates at which the sun enters the signs of the zodiac in the course of a year are specified in the accompanying table.^ Z ODIAC : The 12 constellations through which our Sun passes every year , is known as the Zodiac .
  • ZODIAC 28 January 2010 2:12 UTC www.drvsrs.com [Source type: General]

^ Saturn, the farthest planet, which takes 30 years to complete 1 round across the Zodiac (Spending 2 Years in each sign.
  • ZODIAC 28 January 2010 2:12 UTC www.drvsrs.com [Source type: General]

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This entry includes text from the Jewish Encyclopedia, 1906.

Gaming

Up to date as of February 01, 2010
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.From Wikia Gaming, your source for walkthroughs, games, guides, and more!^ The Chinese love Horoscope (Astrology, Zodiac), just like any other love horoscope, is a guide from which you can learn more about your love compatibility with others, based on your astrological signs.
  • Online Fortune Telling Horoscope Astrology Zodiac Fortune Teller for Life Love and Career 28 January 2010 2:12 UTC www.fengshuifortunetelling.com [Source type: General]

.The Tapwave Zodiac is a handheld console created by Tapwave.^ Thank you for purchasing a Tapwave Zodiac™ console.
  • Tapwave Zodiac2 Review — The Gadgeteer 17 September 2009 2:54 UTC www.the-gadgeteer.com [Source type: General]

^ Tapwave “Zodiac” Handheld Gaming PDA Maximum PDA brings you the most relevant PDA news, PDA reviews, PDA shopping, and PDA articles.
  • Tapwave “Zodiac” Handheld Gaming PDA 17 September 2009 2:54 UTC www.pdatoday.com [Source type: General]

^ Tapwave Zodiac made waves by attempting to meld a handheld video game system ..."> Tapwave Zodiac Review .
  • FS: Like New Tapwave Zodiac 2 with 256MB SD - Brighthand.com Smartphone and PDA Discussion Forums 17 September 2009 2:54 UTC forum.brighthand.com [Source type: General]

.It is the first Palm OS 5 based gaming device.^ Based on the Palm OS5 platform, it has been enhanced with Tapwave software and hardware to create a system designed for a serious game player.
  • Tapwave “Zodiac” Handheld Gaming PDA 17 September 2009 2:54 UTC www.pdatoday.com [Source type: General]

^ Palm OS related , Portable and Console Gaming .
  • Tapwave Zodiac2 Review — The Gadgeteer 17 September 2009 2:54 UTC www.the-gadgeteer.com [Source type: General]
  • Brando Workshop Tapwave Zodiac Case Review — The Gadgeteer 17 September 2009 2:54 UTC www.the-gadgeteer.com [Source type: General]

^ Software/Games (Palm OS) .
  • PDA street forums 17 September 2009 2:54 UTC www.pdastreet.com [Source type: General]

.So it functions as both a PDA and video game player.^ Obviously many of us are people that would buy both a PDA and a gaming device; look at how conveniently the two have been combined here!
  • Tapwave Zodiac2 Review — The Gadgeteer 17 September 2009 2:54 UTC www.the-gadgeteer.com [Source type: General]

^ Introduction Inside the Zodiac Motorola i.MX1 Video, Audio, and More The Zodiac as a PDA The Zodiac as a Game Machine What the Future May Hold Final Thoughts Technology News .
  • Review: Tapwave Zodiac PDA - 3D Graphics, Audio & HDTV by ExtremeTech 17 September 2009 2:54 UTC www.extremetech.com [Source type: General]

.However, the Tapwave did not last long against the GBA and the upcoming Nintendo DS and PSP.^ If Tapwave markets this right, its going to give Nintendo a run for its money, but it is doubtful ’cause the PSP is around the corner too.
  • Tapwave Zodiac2 Review — The Gadgeteer 17 September 2009 2:54 UTC www.the-gadgeteer.com [Source type: General]

Due to lack of titles it did not garner much sales. .On July 25, 2005, Tapwave announced that the Zodiac would be discontinued and no longer supported as the company shut down.^ We are sorry to inform you that the Zodiac business was discontinued and service and support are no longer available as of July 25th 2005…” .
  • Tapwave Zodiac2 Review — The Gadgeteer 17 September 2009 2:54 UTC www.the-gadgeteer.com [Source type: General]

^ I shall no longer announce to anyone.
  • Zodiac Killer - [SKDB] - The Serial Killer Database 28 January 2010 2:12 UTC serialkillerdatabase.net [Source type: Original source]

^ My bet was that Tapwave would be a success, she said “no.” We decided that the measure of success or not would be if they sold a million units.
  • Tapwave Zodiac2 Review — The Gadgeteer 17 September 2009 2:54 UTC www.the-gadgeteer.com [Source type: General]

Functions

  • Plays special Zodiac game cards, which included titles such as Spy Hunter and Doom.
  • MP3 player
  • Alarm clock
  • Address book
  • Memopad
  • Date book
  • Photo displayer
  • eBook reader
  • Internet browser
  • Graphing calculator
  • Word processor

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Simple English

The Zodiac is the twelve constellations in the form animals or humans.

Western Zodiac

The modern astrological signs are the simplified pictures of the signs used in the Hellenistic times. These are the twelve animals the signs represent:

  • Aries (The Ram)
  • Taurus (The Bull)
  • Gemini (The Twins)
  • Cancer (The Crab)
  • Leo (The Lion)
  • Virgo (The Virgin)
  • Libra (The Scales)
  • Scorpio (The Scorpion)
  • Sagittarius (The Archer)
  • Capricorn (The Sea-goat)
  • Aquarius (The Water Carrier)
  • Pisces (The Fish)

Chinese Zodiac

In a Chinese Zodiac, there are years for twelve animals in turn, and this follows the Chinese constellation from the Chinese astronomy.


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