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.