Recently, people find themselves panic in the zodiac. If the NASA blogspot regarding constellations on Tumblr is to be believed, maybe everything you thought you know about astrology, especially your sun sign, is about to get a total overhaul. According to this space agency, they’ve already reconfigured the new zodiac sign dates, thanks to the great movement in the solar system over 3000 years.
Since the zodiac has totally changed, the astrological sign supposed to be your horoscope is probably NOT your real horoscope. In addition, there is a little confusion that some may wonder. For instance, if a person on April 18th, what is his sign? In the zodiac chart, it says Pisces – from March 11th to April 18th, and Aries – from April 18th to May 13th. So does this mean that person is a Pisces and an Aries? Or is he still an Aries? Naturally, it’s up to one’s view about their horoscope; they can count themselves as both – be unique can be cool.
The research has shown that constellations actually discovered in the modern Western zodiac date back 2000-4000 years. However, till the medieval time, the personal horoscope, also known as using the stars to determine individuals’ personality traits and future, has been developed, much after the progress of the zodiac constellation.
Does anyone know exactly when each of the groups of stars associated with the identified signs of the modern zodiac and how that sits in relation to the chronological development of ideas about new zodiac signs and personality? Put it simply, what really came first? There are two possibilities: (a) Astrologers notice that people born in November tend to act like a scorpion and have traits associated with a particular constellation found in the sky and later called Scorpio, or (b) Scorpio zodiac constellation is developed for other reasons, but after that people born in November are said to have scorpion-like qualities.
What option is most correct? I believe it’s (b) but some won’t believe it can’t be (a) until they see the exact new zodiac dates. Whether the zodiac or horoscope “works” or is “real”, it’s necessary to know the basic history.
In order to get the specific answer, you must know: (a) Do the attributions of people born at a certain time lead the zodiac constellations to be named that way? Or (b) do the name and constellation shape of a particular zodiac come first and later people born under that sign were believed to have associated traits. So, what happened, historically: option (a) or (b)?
To clear this problem, a scenario of how the former could occur is: in some towns, folks noticed that children whose birth dates fall in November tend to grow up to be sarcastic and often say stinging words; thus, they spread the belief that those are similar to scorpions. This belief was circulated through Europe and somehow the constellation that month was dubbed Scorpio.
We all love to study humans’ behaviors, actions, and reactions. The similarities and differences, from the study, are recorded until a system is created to categorize and organize human beings’ qualities and traits to the patterns of planets as well as star systems. The horoscope has no definite truths, but it offers an opportunity for us to do the self-reflection and realization. At the end, only we know our own deepest thoughts and intentions.
As you all know, the study of the stars exists from the prehistory. The ancient men constantly observed the sky (like we watch TV) to learn about this subject. No one can tell precisely who first discovered the stars is – if you find info, it’s just someone’s guess. Do you think you have a connection to the Zodiac? The answer is mainly based on your trust in astrology; astrologically, heaven is in the stars and in your eyes.
Again, it’s true that the zodiac was found thousands of years ago. The word ‘zodiac‘, from the Greek ‘zoe’ (animal, life) and ‘diskos’ (wheel), means ‘the wheel of life‘ or ‘the parade of animals‘. There are 12 star signs including Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces. One for each month, without any scientific basis and even any common sense, the astrologers just set up arbitrarily.
The word ‘horoscope‘ from the Greek means ‘scope of the hour‘. It is determined with the geographical spot at birth and the date and hour of delivery; also, the horoscope is normally used to council the future, weather or not conditions are deemed favorable to pursuit a business transaction, a career, an airplane trip, a marriage, etc.
Interestingly, the existence of constellations is claimed to be mentioned in the Bible, it’s quite old though:
“There shall not be found among you any one who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, one who uses divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee.” – (Deut 8:10-12)
“For thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel. Let not your prophets and your diviners that be in the midst of you deceive you, neither hearken to your dreams which ye cause to be dreamed.” – (Jer 29:8)
“Stand now with your enchantments and the multitude of your sorceries, in which you have labored from your youth; perhaps you will be able to profit, perhaps you will prevail. You are wearied in the multitude of your counsels; let now the astrologers, the stargazers, and the monthly prognosticators stand up and save you from what shall come upon you. Behold, they shall be as stubble; the fire shall burn them; they shall not deliver themselves from the power of the flame.” – (Isaiah 47:12-14)
Let’s take an example – what is the sign for someone born on December 29th? If you were born on that date, you are a Capricorn (December 21st – January 19th). As the third Earth sign (fourth Cardinal sign) and being ruled by Saturn and the 10th House, Capricorn is described to govern the knees, the bones, and the skin. The Capricorn natives’ lucky colors will be black, grey, green, or brown. Inherited the Goat’s qualities, most Capricornians often serves as politicians, researchers, jurists, engineers, scientists, and administrator.
If your sign is Capricorn or your ascendant is Capricorn, your major nature is introverted and cold, totally controlled and phlegmatic. At first glance, you seem unemotional and austere. In fact, your secondarily chews over the strategies or responses created as a reaction to the environment. Slow but very thoughtful, solid and balanced, you always put the strength of your character at the service of your huge and long-term ambition. Or you may be detached from the earthly riches and focus on spiritual values.
Like those born under an apparently reserved and tough sign, your inner personality is charming and gentle. You have entirely preserved the purity and the warmth of the soul imprisoned within.
On the positive side, a Capricornian is serious, disciplined, patient, focused, thoughtful, ambitious, cautious, lucid, persistent, steady, stern, willful, hard-working, responsible, persevering, honest, realistic, loyal, reserved, resolute, moralistic, quiet, rigorous, attached and reliable. However, negatively, you may also be curt, withdrawn, calculating, petty, cruel, unpleasant, ruthless, selfish, dull, rigid, slow, and skeptical.
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