The Chinese Zodiac consists of a 12-year cycle each year of which is named after a different animal that imparts distinct characteristics of its year. Many Chinese believe that the year of a person’s birth is the primary factor in determining that person’s personality traits physical and mental attributes and degree of success and happiness throughout his/her lifetime.
To learn about your Animal Sign find the year of your birth among the 12 signs.
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Chiron through the Signs and Houses
By Brandi Jasmine, 2002
Chiron in Aries or the First House: Chiron in Aries is an exercise of self-discovery. You will often find the natives speaking of their spiritual quest, the need to find personal meaning in awareness and existence. Some cope with their early wounds by withdrawing, others over-compensate aggressively. While the latter group may be courageous trailblazers when there is a personal investment in the spiritual process, unless there are other spiritual aspects in the chart, their spiritual seeking rarely extends beyond a purely personal quest. There are associations between head wounds, headaches and other head-area injuries with an afflicted Chiron in Continue reading
Ophiuchus is the Serpent-bearer, a large constellation located around the celestial equator, between Aquila, Serpens and Hercules, northwest of the center of the Milky Way. The southern part lies between Scorpius to the west and Sagittarius to the east. In the northern hemisphere, it is best visible in summer. It is located opposite Orion in the sky.
Ophiuchus is depicted as a man grasping a serpent; the interposition of his body divides the snake constellation Serpens into two parts, Serpens Caput and Serpens Cauda, which are nonetheless counted as one constellation. [Rahu and Ketu]
In contrast to Orion, it is in the period November–January (summer in the Southern Hemisphere, winter in the Northern Hemisphere) when Ophiuchus is in the daytime sky and thus not visible at most latitudes. However for much of the Arctic Circle in the Northern Hemisphere’s winter months, the Sun is below the horizon even at midday. Continue reading
DEITIES AND HELIACAL STARS
by Metaphysics (edited)
Summer Solstice – Vernal Equinox
After a period of absence in the sky, the star Sepdit’s sudden appearance announced this time by its heliacal rising (just before sunrise). Sepdit’s heliacal rising precisely coincided with dawn at the summer solstice around the year 3,300 BCE.
The heliacal risings of stars and planets were observed in all the stages of Rama ni Kuma history. Their representations can be seen in countless religious artifacts. One early religious form was the association of the goddess Auset [3st], with a heliacal rising star or planet. In this regard she was depicted holding in her lap the nursing infant Heru [Hr], who symbolized the rising Sun, she the heliacal body. Continue reading
Hindu astronomy an astrology
Jyotisha (jyótis- “light, heavenly body”) is the traditional Hindu system of astronomy and astrology. Also known as Hindu astrology, more recently Vedic astrology, It has three branches:
- Siddhānta: Indian astronomy.
- Saṁhitā: Mundane astrology, predicting important events related to countries such as war, earthquakes, political events, financial positions, electional astrology, house and construction related matters (Vāstu Śāstra), animals, portents, omens, and so on.
- Horā: Predictive astrology in detail.
The foundation of Hindu astrology is the notion of bandhu of the Vedas (scriptures), which is the connection between the microcosm and the macrocosm. Practice relies primarily on the sidereal zodiac, which is different from the tropical zodiac used in Western (Hellenistic) astrology in that an ayanāṁśa adjustment is made for the gradual precession of the vernal equinox. Continue reading
The word zodiac comes from the Greek for “ring of animals”. It refers to the pathway along which the planets orbit in the heavens. This circular band is technically called the ecliptic and is divided into 12 sections known as the astrological signs. Most of the signs are named after animals, hence “zodiac”.
Aries (Ram) March 21 – April 20
Aries is symbolized by the horns of the Ram and represents the time of spring when the land is greening and the sap is rising. People ruled by this sign are assertive, impatient, open and direct.
Taurus (Bull) April 21 – May 21 Continue reading