Why Are The Zodiac Signs Changing
Are the Zodiac signs changing?
If the zodiac signs are changing why is it happening now and what has caused this change? The following primer may serve as a way to be informed of the situation: To begin with a person needs to determine what zodiac signs they are referring to.
The eastern zodiac is called the sidereal system and it is based upon specific constellations. The western zodiac system is called the tropical system and it is based upon the suns position relative to earth during the vernal equinox and the constellations as they are visible at this point in time.
Are the stars changing or am I?
Deciding if the zodiac signs are changing or should be changed also depends upon if you are talking about the science of astronomy or the life guidance system of astrology. The science of astronomy goes back thousands of years and is quite simply based upon man’s observations of the stars above him at certain times of the year.
Every science has to have some type of practical outcome for it to actually be useful, many ancient astronomers linked different star constellations together by simple connect the dot methods and gave them names and personality traits.
The practical outcome of this made it easier for illiterate sailors or overland merchant travelers to roughly estimate where they were while traveling far from home by remembering the names of the dot connected characters above them. It was not a large leap of faith from there to believe that these groups of constellations actually influenced the personalities of the individuals that were born under them.
The practical truth of the matter is that the astronomical zodiac is not actually changing in some abrupt shift and there have always actually been 13 and not 12 symbols in the tropical system of astronomy but the 13th symbol known as Ophecius (the snake bearer) slowly became less visible to the naked eye of ancient times and was gradually left out.
This is not the case in modern times and it may be that even Galileo first reacquainted himself with this constellation when he pointed a telescope towards the heavens in 1609. If a person chooses to continue to allow the position of the stars be the guiding force in their lives it should be noted that from our meagerly short life spans no discernible change will ever take place.Now that your sign may have changed, take an astrology quiz to see if your personality still matches your sign!
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