The astrological concepts of the zodiac
The word zodiac comes from Latin Zodiacand from the Greek word whose meaning is - small animals in a circle. Another line of thought suggests that the word itself was derived from soda - from Sanskrit, which means "a way" - the way the sun travels. For most astrologers, the latter etymology is more likely because not all signs of the zodiac are animals.
The twelve signs of the zodiac associated with the stars that lie on the path of the sun were developed by the Indo-European cultures.
The ancient signs of the zodiac
The first known sky coordinate system, which divided the elliptical trainers into a dozen equal longitudinal sky zones, was able to give the ancient Babylonian astronomers around 1000 BC. BC can be attributed. The zodiac, understood as part of the celestial sphere, contained an eight-degree stripe in the form of an arc on either side of the ellipse.
As a result, the path taken by the moon was circled along with the paths of the planets that could be seen with the naked eye. These planets - Jupiter, Mercury, Mars, Saturn and Venus - were known as migratory planets and distinguished them from those known as immobile stars.
The classic zodiac also has signs that animals do not depict, such as Libra, Virgo, and Gemini. These ancient astrologers, along with the Indo-European and Chinese culture astrologers, understood how the celestial bodies moved through the elliptical zodiac to explain and predict future events on Earth.
It is believed that ancient classical astrologers specified the signs of the zodiac using Aldebaran and Antares, which are the stars in Taurus and Scorpius - the two constellations. These are two stars on opposite sides that serve as equatorial nodes (or poles). These stars were at the heart of their respective constellations and on the opposite sides of the ellipse. They were referred to as Taurus 15 (the center of 30 ° for each part of the zodiac) and as Scorpio 15.
Zodiac and astrology
Astrologers observe the celestial bodies and their movements in the sky at night to guess them. Even in modern astrology, Zodiac plays an important role, although there are two different astrological systems - the constellation and the tropical system.
It doesn't matter which system astrologers use to determine the positions of the celestial bodies - the sun, moon and planets - in relation to the signs of the zodiac. The representation of a horoscope depends on the association between a sign and its properties, whereby the planets (including the sun and moon) are important with their properties that are positioned in these signs.
The planets are known to influence events on Earth (the foundation of astrology), but the sign they are in and their influence personalize the way they behave. Therefore, the system used - sidereal or tropical - does not matter. The results should be the same.
Vedic astrology follows the star system and western astrology follows the tropical one.