Astrology and the Zodiac

Astrology is the art of studying the relative positions of the Sun, Moon, planets, and constellations in the zodiac to explain and predict events on Earth. Not to be confused with astronomy. The zodiac is a ring of constellations that lie along the ecliptic, including Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpius, Sagittarius, Capricornus, Aquarius, and Pisces in order east of the vernal equinox. The constellations in the zodiac are often used by astrologers to help explain and predict events on Earth. Because the zodiacal constellations were defined 2,000 years ago, precession of the Earth's axis has shifted the position of the Sun relative to the zodiac signs so that they are off by one month, as quoted in daily newspapers.

Radio Programs

Lunar Checkers The Moon plays a game of checkers Friday, August 1, 2014
Loopy Planet A planet gets a little loopy Sunday, April 27, 2014
Aquarius Freezing a celestial water jug Saturday, December 7, 2013
The Disrespected Two “slithery” constellations Saturday, October 26, 2013
Odd Ophiuchus An odd shape with a grand distinction Saturday, June 29, 2013
Grand Sky A “grand” view of the night sky Saturday, February 2, 2013
Morning Mayhem A worry-free planetary conjunction Sunday, May 8, 2011
Moon and Antares The Moon crosses the serpent bearer Thursday, March 24, 2011
Sun in Cancer Birthday greetings for Cancers Sunday, August 2, 2009

Featured Images

The starry ceiling of Grand Central Terminal
Grand Sky Saturday, February 2, 2013

Resources

Cancer, the Crab Although it is one of the constellations of the...
Libra, the Scales Libra represents a balance scale. The name may...
Aries, the Ram Aries, the ram, is a faint pattern marked by...

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