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Topic: Tropical astrology

  Western astrology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Western horoscopic astrology, it is based on an exact moment in time, such as a person's birth, in which various cosmic bodies are said to have an influence.
Newspapers often print astrology columns which purport to provide guidance on what might occur in a day in relation to the sign of the zodiac that included the sun when the person was born.
Astrology and Science - A series of articles in which believers and skeptics debate the merits of astrology.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Western_astrology   (764 words)

The sidereal year is longer than the tropical year because of the precession of the equinoxes, i.e., the slow westward shift of the equinoctial points along the plane of the ecliptic at a rate of 50.27 seconds of arc per year, resulting from precession of the earth’s axis of rotation.
Sidereal astrology uses the actual constellation in which the sun is located at the moment of birth as its basis; tropical astrology uses a 30-degree sector of the zodiac as its basis.
Tropical astrology is the most popular form and it assigns its readings based on the time of the year, while generally ignoring the positions of the sun and constellations relative to each other.
skepdic.com /astrolgy.html   (2044 words)

 Zodiac - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It contributes to the divergence between a tropical year and a sidereal year and thus contributes to the precession of the equinoxes which marks the difference between tropical and sidereal celestial coordinate systems.
In terms of the tropical system, this places the first point in Aries (in other words, the vernal equinox) in the Pisces constellation, near the projection of the NGC 7787 spiral galaxy.
For a tropical zodiac the first point in Aries and consequently the beginning of the tropical sign of Aries is defined as the position of the Sun's center at the moment of the astronomical vernal equinox.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tropical_zodiac   (3891 words)

 Tropical Zodiac
While the "precession of the zodiac," is important to Tropical Astrology in respect to an astrological concept called the "Astrological Ages," (which I discuss in "The Age of Aquarius") -- it's not relevant to the practice of Tropical Astrology.
Tropical Astrology (and the Tropical Zodiac) have always been based on the path of the Sun traversing the Earth (the ecliptic) in relation to the turning of the seasons.
Tropical Astrology is based on the path of the Sun traversing the Earth in relation to the turning of the seasons.
www.thezodiac.com /tropical.htm   (1388 words)

Astrology studies the qualities of time under the assumption that the quality of time varies according to day and night, the seasons of the year, and the more detailed refinements of these based on the exact positions of the sun, moon, and the planets in relation to the earth and the fixed stars.
Natal astrology based on the moment of birth considers the soul of that individual to be the center of its universe and thus looks at the surrounding universe from that point of view.
Tropical astrology, on the other hand, is based on the idea that the more significant relationship is that between the sun and earth which gives us the regular seasons of the year and thus continues to base the signs on these twelve equal divisions of the seasonal year.
www.san.beck.org /Astro.html   (4092 words)

 Sidereal Astrology
The inner (green ring) is the tropical zodiak (at 2000 A.D.) The tropical zodiak moves around the ecliptic with respect to the fixed stars--with respect to the sidereal zodiak and to the constellations.
The RELATIONSHIP of the moving tropical zodiak with respect to the fixed sidereal zodiak reveals the nature of the relationship of incarnate personality consciousness with respect to the soul level awareness--that is, where we are in the evolutionary unfoldment of human consciousness.
The tropical signs are based upon the moving vernal axis of this underlying geometry and the sidereal signs are based upon fixed galactic axis--thus independant of constellations, which are imagery that has evolved and changed over time, and independant of stellar placement.
www.lunarplanner.com /siderealastrology.html   (2580 words)

 AdZe's Classroom - An Astrological Glossary
The Tropic of Cancer is a circle on the celestial sphere, as well as on the surface of the Earth, parallel to and at an angular distance of 23 degrees and 27 minutes from the equator.
The Tropic of Capricorn is a circle on the celestial sphere parallel to and at an angular distance of 23 degrees and 27 minutes from the equator.
In Tropical Astrology the qualities associated with the signs are linked to the seasons, rather than to the fixed stars, and therefore the precession of the equinoxes and the growing difference between the Tropical Signs and the relative positions of their namesake constellations is of no consequence.
www.adze.com /astro/glossary.html   (630 words)

 Jean-Pierre - Astrology
By new I don't mean improved Astrology but a new kind of Astrology, essentially different from the usual traditional Astrology known as Tropical Astrology.
Tropical Astrology uses the zodiac in the position it occupied 2,500 years ago.
The result, for example, is that being born on September 12, Tropical Astrology considers me to be a Virgo.
members.tripod.com /~JeanPierre/ASTRO-01.HTM   (1322 words)

 It's In The Stars
Astrology, in its traditional form, is a type of divination based on the theory that the positions and movements of celestial bodies (stars, planets, sun, and moon) at the time of birth profoundly influence a person's life.
Frank McGillion, a consultant to the Southampton-based Research Group for the Critical Study of Astrology, said of the newly published work: "It is simplistic and highly selective and does not cover all of the research." He added that he would lodge a complaint with the editors of the journal.
Astrology supplements have been known to increase newspaper circulation figures and papers are prepared to pay huge sums to the most popular stargazers.
www.francesfarmersrevenge.com /stuff/archive/oldnews/astrology.htm   (2357 words)

 Astrology on the Web: Stars and Signs (2)
Tropical Astrology believes that the qualities associated with the signs are linked to the seasons, rather than to the fixed stars, and therefore the precession of the equinoxes and the growing difference between the Tropical Signs and the relative positions of their namesake constellations is of no consequence.
The difference between the Tropical zodiac and the Sidereal Zodiac changes each year, and the degree of precession would have to be taken into account for the date of the chart.
And finally, the argument that astrology can't work because the precession of the equinoxes make it invalid, or at least wildly inaccurate (which is essentially what the "scientist" was referring to who prompted Debbie's question), simply brings up the difference between the Tropical and the Sidereal Zodiacs.
www.astrologycom.com /precession2.html   (1919 words)

 So What Sign are you Anyway? Tropical vs. Sidereal Astrology
Some people (including die-hard astrology fans) will be absolutely amazed to learn that the constellation they believe marks the sign of their birth is not the current constellation that is behind the sun on their birth-date.
Tropical Astrology receives its name because it concerns itself with the Signs along the Plane of the Ecliptic (“tropical” referring to the position of the Sun).
The Tropical Astrologer is concerned with the position of the Sun and the rest of the planets along the Plane of the Ecliptic as defined by the twelve segments or Signs.
www.mr-wizard.com /whatsign.html   (2903 words)

 World Mysteries - Astrology, Horoscope, Biorhythm, Mind Reader and more...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Astrology ties humans together: We are all faced with the same Planetary interactions, and we are all part of the same cycles.
Tropical Astrology assigns the 12 zodiac signs (each consisting of 30 degrees) based on their position in relation to the Spring Equinox, which marks the Astrological New Year and usually falls on March 21.
Astrology is a very complex and demanding field and it takes a lot of knowledge, practice and experience to be able to make good use of its phenomenal potential.
www.world-mysteries.com /sci_5.htm   (5782 words)

 Astrology FAQ by Michael Star
Tropical astrologers are not overly concerned with ancient star patterns, only with the use of present-day Signs as reference points for the present-day positions of the Planets.
Astrology just uses a special set of symbols which you may not be familiar with at first, but which you can easily learn and use as a tool to gain symbolic insights and give new meaning to things you presently do not understand about yourself and others and the world around you.
Astrology is not just cook-book style definitions and pat answers -- astrology is also an Art which evokes an appreciation for the subtleties of the human spirit and psyche, just as a fine piece of artwork evokes an appreciation for the subtleties of the human body and physical form.
www.astrologyzine.com /astrofaq.shtml   (6175 words)

 The Astrology Thread - @forums
Tropical Astrology is not based upon the star constellations, like Sidereal astrology, (Sidereal Astrology, Sidereal = "by the stars"), but upon the four seasons of the northern hemisphere.
Tropical Astrology would have probably died were it not for the writings and research of Carl Jung, one of Freud's chief disciples.
The purpose of presenting astrology in terms of Elements and Modes is to define the pure, basic motivation of each Sign (without the consideration of planetary influences in personal horoscopes that may alter it).
www.atforumz.com /showthread.php?t=5967   (9928 words)

 Modern Vedic Astrology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Like western astrology, Vedic astrology (or "Jyotish" in Sanskrit) can be traced back thousands of years into the hazy mists of antiquity.
Although both zodiacs may have their use in astrological work, the sidereal zodiac used by Vedic astrology is a more accurate representation of the stars in the sky.
While both approaches to astrology maintain that events can occur when a planet is moving through the position occupied by another planet (called a "transit") at the time of a person's birth, the Vedic approach says this transit correlation alone is insufficient explanation of an event and will often lead to faulty predictions.
www.modernvedicastrology.com /vedicAstrology.html   (1232 words)

 Astrology on the Web: Vedic Astrology and Western Astrology
Astrology of any complexion uses a symbolic pattern of mathematical relationships known as the Zodiac, which means “circle of animals” from the Greek.
Astrology is not about planets and constellations, it is about the interpretation of symbolic figures and their meanings in our lives.
In the West, astrology received quite a drubbing in intellectual circles as a result of the heliocentric Copernican revolution that overthrew the Earth-centred Ptolemaic system, which was based on the ancient Aristotelian cosmology.
www.astrologycom.com /vedictropical.html   (1423 words)

 The Tropical and Sidereal Zodiacs: A Discussion.
Tropical astrology, according to Cyril Fagan, originated among the Greeks over a period of several hundred years, being mostly systematized by the 1st century BC (footnote 6).
Tropically it was in Gemini and likely considered sponsor of her involvement in data collecting, writing, and a lot of communication with others.
As long as astrology remains an art involved in individual counseling and prediction, it makes almost no difference--unless he is a stickler for “correct” signs--whether the astrologer is using sidereal or tropical astrology.
www.angelfire.com /sd/binah/sidereal.html   (10662 words)

 Astrology - Sophia's Astrology of the Soul
Sophia's astrology, for which the author is only the scribe, is written, however, for those spiritual explorers who have pursued an inquiry into astrology to the point of proficiency in horoscope erection, planetary aspects, rulerships, progressions, solar returns and transits.
Tropical astrology is generally recognized to have been introduced sometime in the second century A.D. by Ptolemy.
The tropical is called "movable" due to the precession of the two equinoctial points relative to the "fixed" backdrop of the constellations.
buncombe.main.nc.us /~grail   (3067 words)

 TAARP - One Good Reason Why Science Condemns Natal Astrology
The gist of the argument deals with the difference between the tropical zodiac, which is utilized in tropical natal astrology, which is itself what the great majority of astrologers and astrology are about, and the sidereal zodiac, which is primarily the provenance of astronomers.
For tropical astrology, however, you can say nothing like this because there are not fixed sets of stars corresponding to Pisces, Aquarius, and the other 10 signs of the tropical zodiac.
Maybe the tropical zodiacal menstruum is in part determined by the minds of all the individuals who have conceptualized the tropical zodiac over a period of thousands of years.
www.alpha-astrophysics.org /OneGoodReason.htm   (3191 words)

 Tropical Sidereal
To transplant the tropical zodiac into their system and test it from there would not be an appropriate test at all.
But if the Vedic tradition had used the tropical zodiac all along, i for one have no doubt that their system would be just as accurate, but it would probably be very different, since adjustments would have been made to fit their system around the new zodiac.
I agree that there is much to improve within the state of western astrology at this time, but also i would say that there may be much to improve in the state of vedic practice at this time, at least in its practice in the west.
www.astrologyforthesoul.com /tropicalsiderealdebatesiderial.html   (3207 words)

 Signs and Symbols by Michael Star
In astrology, a Sign is really more of a symbol because it has many levels of meaning beyond the unambiguous name which indicates a particular sector of the sky.
The Earth is now aligned differently to the stars, and Tropical Astrologers have chosen to base their Astrology system on the present alignment of the Earth, since that is the time and place where we exist.
The Earth is still precessing, but the Tropical System re-aligns itself every year to coincide with the Earth's slight shift in alignment by using the Vernal Equinox as the reference.
www.astrologyzine.com /signs-and-symbols.shtml   (2016 words)

 EVOLUTIONARY ASTROLOGY - Tropical Astrology by Hemispheres   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
what you said sounds reasonable, but it should be said that in the tropical system, although the other planets don't so much play a role in the change of seasons, it is still the measuring stick---very much the measuring stick.
but it should be said that in the tropical system, although the other planets don't so much play a role in the change of seasons, it is still the measuring stick---very much the measuring stick.
The traditional western astrology originated in the Northern Hemipshere, thus the spring/Aries bias.
www.mauricefernandez.com /forum_eng/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=5460   (1807 words)

 The Ancient Sky presents: Tropical or Sidereal, the constant question
Sidereal Astrologers have argued differences which make their system of astrology "superior," claiming that Tropicalists are "off" by 15-16 degrees in their "observation" of the stars.
On the contrary, the tropical zodiac is firmly planted in a Sun/Moon relationship, and simply divides the sky by 30-degree sectors, according to its mathematicians, who saw fit to “correct” their math with a nip and a tuck for latitude or longitudinal differences.
As far as the adding or subtracting of another constellation into the very antique, extremely well-established zodiac (which, while we still have the Greek dictionary out) means "circle of animals", we are constantly barraged by a crowd of naysayers and fix-it types who want to "correct" this circle to their personal whim.
www.ancientsky.com /sidereal.htm   (2029 words)

 A Vedic Astrology and Tropical Astrology Overview - Astrological
Upon discovering the world of astrology, the public reading audience is often amazed at first to find that the local Sun-Sign column is but the most visible tip of the proverbial, vast astrological iceberg.
While Western Astrology uses the Spring Equinox as the fixed point of Aries, in the month of March, to start the Tropical Zodiac, Vedic Astrology uses the actual precessed constellation point of Aries, currently in the month of April, to start the Sidereal Zodiac.
This is the difference between geocentric astrology, from the Greek meaning, "earth-centered", and heliocentric astrology, from the Greek meaning, "sun-centered".
www.revealer.com /vedic.htm   (1350 words)

As per Tropical astrology (Tropical is regular astrology in the USA and England), the first day of Spring, is the first day of Aries (or the day the Sun enters Aries, the first sign of the zodiac).
And, next time the Moon is in Virgo by the regular Tropical Astrology, go out and clearly see the Moon in Leo (easy constellation to view), its no mistake, it is intentional blasphemy (in my opinion).
The most famous quotation in astrology was Sir Isaac Newton telling off Hally for not believing in astrology, Newton said "Sir, I have studied it, you have not", which can be re-used towards Sidereal Astrology.
www.archure.net /astr/sidereal.html   (1039 words)

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