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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.

Resources

Cancer, the Crab

Cancer, the Crab October 4, 2011

Libra, the Scales

Libra, the Scales October 4, 2011

Aries, the ram

Aries, the Ram October 4, 2011

Radio Programs

Rising Ram A faint but famous constellation November 14, 2014

Ophiuchus The 13th constellation of the zodiac September 5, 2014

Lunar Checkers The Moon plays a game of checkers July 31, 2014

Loopy Planet A planet gets a little loopy April 26, 2014

Aquarius Freezing a celestial water jug December 6, 2013

The Disrespected Two “slithery” constellations October 25, 2013

Odd Ophiuchus An odd shape with a grand distinction June 28, 2013

Grand Sky A “grand” view of the night sky February 1, 2013

Morning Mayhem A worry-free planetary conjunction May 7, 2011

Moon and Antares The Moon crosses the serpent bearer March 23, 2011

Featured Images

The starry ceiling of Grand Central Terminal

Grand Sky February 2, 2013