The zodiac signs were represented by constellations along the ecliptic by ancient astrologers. If the sun is "in" your zodiac constellation on your birthday, it will not be visible at night, therefore you will not see "your" zodiac constellation on your birthday! The astrological year begins with the vernal equinox and ends with the autumnal equinox. Earth's axis takes 24 hours to complete a rotation; thus the day gets longer as we go around the planet. At the same time, the moon's orbit takes 29 days to complete a revolution; thus the month gets shorter as we go around the planet. Because of these two effects, the seasons change over the course of the year.
What is the meaning of my zodiac sign? Your zodiac sign reveals much about your character. It is based on the moment of your birth and remains the same throughout your lifetime. As the years pass, it becomes more evident how certain traits are associated with each sign. For example, if you were born under the sign of Aries, you would possess a strong personality and be known for being brave. You would also enjoy challenges and be attracted to danger. If you were born under the sign of Taurus, you would be a stable person who likes security and has a good sense of humor. You would also find pleasure in working with your hands and have a gentle heart.
However, the constellation associated with your astrological sign will not always be visible in the sky on your birthday. Instead, during that time of year, the sun passes across it, making it a daytime constellation that cannot be seen.
The constellations fade away as winter approaches because the North Star, which helps guide travelers by night, has moved out of their reach. By the time spring arrives, the stars are again rising as the Sun returns to its normal position in the sky.
Your zodiac constellation is that part of the night sky within which your planet Earth lies at any given moment. Because the earth turns on its axis daily, at mid-latitudes we see these constellations from east to west every day, but at higher or lower latitudes they appear from south to north each month as the earth orbits the sun.
In the northern hemisphere, the constellations get closer together as we go further north. In the southern hemisphere, they move farther apart.
There are twelve constellations in all, one for each zodiacal sign. They represent important aspects of human experience: struggle, victory, love, faith, hope, fear, chaos, harmony, balance, community, and home.
Each constellation has been named after a star, galaxy, cluster of galaxies, or other astronomical object.
The signs are drawn from the constellations that outline the journey the sun seems to take over the course of a year. The sun seems to move against the backdrop stars as the Earth circles the sun (red line). The zodiac is defined by the constellations (green) through which the sun travels.
The sun, earth, and moon form a cosmic alignment every 12 years when planets are in favorable positions. During these periods it is believed that certain events are likely to occur, such as wars, earthquakes, or other natural disasters. People then write about these events associated with their sign. For example, people born under the sign of Aries will experience someone who is "born under the sign of Aries" at some point in their lives.
There are 12 signs of the zodiac including Aquarius, Pisces, and Sagittarius. Each one of these signs represents a different constellation that we can see in the night sky. In fact, without using any equipment, you can look up and identify most of the signs based on how they appear in the night sky.
The zodiac was originally created around 275 BC by Greek astronomer Lycurgus. It was modified several times after his death including once in 15BC by Roman astronomer Marcus Velleius Paterculus. Today, the zodiac is used primarily for entertainment purposes.
People often ask me why the zodiac exists.
If your birthday is today, we have a forecast for the coming year. Not only today's birthday, but all birthdays are covered. These predictions are based on both the key components of your solar return astrology chart and the numerology of your birth date. Your unique combination of traits is used to generate a detailed report about what will happen throughout the next twelve months.
The general pattern for people with private lives is that things will start out slowly and pick up steam toward the end of the year. Long-distance relationships are favored at the beginning of the year because there's less risk involved when you're far away from your target person. As time goes by and you get to know each other better, then so does love grow. Even though passion may heat up early in the year, stability is what will keep it burning through the rest of the year.
For public figures, the pattern is very different. They begin the year strong and stay that way until late in the year when bad luck strikes. Power shifts are common for these individuals who are usually in high-profile positions. New leadership can cause problems for those in mid-career or looking to make moves up the corporate ladder.
Finally, for artists, musicians, actors, and writers, the year begins with fame and fortune.
Your Zodiac Sign is determined by your birth date and time. The zodiac is a map of the heavens at the time of your birth. It shows where the planets were in relation to one another and how they affected life on earth at that time. Your Zodiac Sign remains the same over time as long as you remain alive.
The zodiac signs are: Aries, Ram; Taurus, Bull; Geminis, Gemini; Cancer, Crab; Leos, Lion; Virgos, Virgin; Spains, Spider; Poles, Penguin.
There are also two other signs used in astrology: Pisces and Aquarius. These signs are represented by fish instead of animals. They are used because it is difficult to say exactly which animals represent which signs. For example, it would be hard to tell from just a bull whether it was a Taurus or a Vitruvian Hunkering Down for Winter. These signs can also change depending on what part of the world you live in. For example, in India the zodiac includes both the Pig and Goat, because these animals are popularly associated with wealth rather than nature.