I heard that the horoscope signs changed!?
i heard that it changed very recently because of the rotation of the earth or something similar. is this true?
- PhoínixLv 51 decade agoFavorite Answer
No, there are two systems of astrology the one is called Tropical, 12 signs, created from a Greek guy, the other one is hindu and it is called Sidereal, 13 signs, and personally i think that tropical is more harmonious and accurate than sidereal, your choice to choose which one u think is best for you!
The classical zodiac of Greek astronomy as defined by Ptolemy is tropical in nature, defining the signs relative to vernal equinox regardless of the position of constellations. Western astrology traditionally uses this system.
Sidereal astrology ties its signs of the zodiac to the actual constellations.
Changing position of the vernal equinox. The red line is a section of the apparent path traced by the Sun through the Earth's year. The red/green line is a projection of the Earth's equator onto the celestial sphere. The crossing point of these two lines is the spring equinox. In 1500 BC it was near the end of the constellation of Aries, in 500 BC it was near the beginning of the constellation of Aries, and in AD 150 (the time of Ptolemy) it was in the center of the constellation of Pisces.The precession of the equinoxes, a phenomenon discovered c. 130 BC by Hipparchus and known to Ptolemy, results in a shift between the two systems of about one degree every 70 years.
The vernal equinox lay near the beginning of the Aries constellation around 500 BC, consistent with a Babylonian origin of the system.
While classical tropical astrology is based on the orientation of the Earth relative to the Sun and planets of the solar system, sidereal astrology deals with the position of the Earth relative to both of these as well as the stars of the celestial sphere. The actual positions of certain fixed stars as well as their constellations is an additional consideration in the horoscope. (Over very long astronomical time scales, these fixed stars are of course themselves far from stationary.)
Some sidereal astrologers denounce tropical astrologers for failing to relate to the "actual heavens," seeing in this a fundamental degeneration of the subject (Kenneth Bowser, The Traditional Astrologer magazine, (Ascella), Issue 14, May 1997, pp. 23–27 ). Tropical astrologers, on the other hand, may counter with the fact that despite claims to the contrary, the sidereal zodiac does not actually match up with the constellations of the same name owing to the fact that the signs of the sidereal zodiac are of equal 30 degree arc, whereas the constellations are not, with the Sun being in Virgo, for example, for just two weeks, whilst being in Leo for just over a month (see table below). In addition, they point out that tropical astrologers elect the precise calculation of their zodiac from the intersection of the celestial equator with the ecliptic and so their zodiac is precisely mathematically aligned with the 'actual heavens' whereas sidereal astrologers use a number of competing Ayanamshas to determine theirs.
- 1 decade ago
Per Hazel Dixon Cooper, author of the Rotten Day astrology books, our signs are not actually changing: "A story is going around stating that the signs of the zodiac astrologers use are wrong. This is not true. The signs have been based on the seasons, not the constellations, for over 2000 years. According to astrologer Jeff Jawer, the source is someone at the Minnesota Planetarium Society. These stories appear every few years. Don't worry, your sign hasn't changed."