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asked in Entertainment & MusicHoroscopes · 7 months ago

how do Astrologers explain the "precession of the equinoxes"?

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  • Janet
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    7 months ago
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    No explanation is necessary. It happens.

    WESTERN astrology is NOT based off the actual constellations, so the precession of the equinoxes does not impact Western astrology.

    And Sidereal/Hindu/Vedic astrology USES the precession. Not exactly but so (in that the sizes of the zodiac constellations vary hugely ... but in Vedic astrology EACH Sign is alloted only/all-of 30 degrees regardless of the size of the constellation).

    Western astrology is based off the seasons. Wherever the Sun appears to be, at the moment of the Spring Equinox, that location is labelled "0:00:00 (degrees:minutes:seconds) of Aries". And the first 30 degrees around the ecliptic, from that point is called the SIGN (NOT the "constellation") of Aries. The second set of 30 degrees around the ecliptic is labelled "Taurus".

    Your question shows that you understand astronomy.

    But not astrology. Most of the general public misunderstands astrology.

    And that is fine. You don't have to understand astrology.

    But you would appear better-informed if you understood astrology before you tried to tear it apart.

    Source(s): Professionally-certified astrologer, also with a B.Sc.
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  • Anonymous
    7 months ago

    Why should they explain a logical flaw? Since astrologers are not using actual constellations, are they using the actual planets and pretending it’s two thousand years ago?

    Bear in mind the Babylonians were using constellations four thousand years ago. They DID make painstaking observations, while no one does now. So which era of stargazing has the right one? The four or two thousand old? Or maybe the now could be it?

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  • 7 months ago

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