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  Tropical zodiac - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The tropical zodiac is a zodiac based upon tropical time, or the apparent motion of the Sun across the sky over the course of a year.
The tropical zodiac fixes the position of the sun in the heavens at the northern hemisphere vernal equinox as the first point of the sign of Aries.
This is in contrast to the sidereal zodiac, which is based on the apparent motion of the Sun against the actual constellations of the zodiac in the sky.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tropical_zodiac   (260 words)

 Zodiac - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The zodiac (from Greek zoon, "animal") is an imaginary belt in the heavens extending approximately 8 degrees on either side of the Sun's apparent path (the ecliptic), that includes the apparent paths of the Moon and the planets Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn.
In western tropical astrology, the zodiacal year begins at the point where the plane of the ecliptic intersects with the earth's equatorial plane at the Northern hemisphere vernal equinox.
The "tropical" zodiacal dates (those that divide the zodiac starting with the vernal equinox) are used primarily in the United States and western Europe.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Zodiac   (1850 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)

 AdZe MiXXe's 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   (652 words)

The different sidereal zodiacs are measured with respect to the tropical zodiac and it's beginning-point--the vernal point.
You might say that, the sidereal zodiacs are stronger in the 1st and 3rd decanates of form and spirit, whereas tropical govern the 2nd or middle decanate.
The tropical zodiac have served its purpose, but is now beginning to be a limitation, just like the causal body have to be destroyed, because it has become a limitation.
www.astronova.nu /zodiacs1.html   (1210 words)

 Tropical Zodiac - © Dr Shepherd Simpson
Definition: [Zodiacs] A band of the heavens approximately 14º wide, centered on the Ecliptic, against which the Sun and planets are seen to move, as seen from the Earth.
It is not the Zodiac used in the East, where a Sidereal Zodiac is used.
The word Tropic relates to the apparent reversal [or "turning"] of the direction of the Sun at the Solstices [the Sun reaches its highest or lowest point in the sky for the year].
www.geocities.com /astrologyzodiacs/tropicalzodiac.htm   (1635 words)

 Tropical & anomalistic year   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A tropical year is the time it takes the sun to appear to travel around the sky from a given point of the tropical zodiac back to that same point in the tropical zodiac.
A mean tropical year can thus be thought of as a constant mean anomalistic year, less a small variable period of time (between 24 and 26 minutes of an hour), which depends for its exact duration upon the position in the ellipse from which we choose to begin our mean tropical year.
This is because the equinoxes and solstices are determined by the intersection of the plane of the Earth's elliptical orbit and the plane of the Earth's equator.
home.earthlink.net /~scassidy/tropanom.html   (844 words)

 The Zodiac: Sidereal Vs
He thought that the zodiac itself was merely a human geometry exercise and primarily served to aid the memory of astrologers as they computed aspects in their heads.
He felt it was unfortunate that both zodiacs use the same names for their 12-fold division of the yearly circle, and he regarded the tropical zodiac as being the proper framework on which to assess the evolution of mankind.
But precession correction is one thing, a separate sidereal zodiac with delineations for the 12 signs closely resembling those for the tropical zodiac (and using the same names) is a much bigger problem, however solvable on an individual basis through the magic of Mercury and Neptune the case may be.
www.onereed.com /articles/sidereal-tropical.html   (1861 words)

 untitled   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Tropical Zodiac The tropical zodiac is a secondary cycle to that of the sidereal zodiac.
The yearly cycle of the tropical zodiac is one of growth-in-spring; expansion-in-summer; decay-in-fall and contraction-in-winter.
Since the tropical zodiac corresponds only to the annual motion of the sun in declination, it is a secondary cycle to the larger cycle of the sidereal zodiac.
www.vermontel.net /~vtsophia/zodtrop1.htm   (4035 words)

 HOROSCOPESCHAT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The cyclical revolution of the tropical zodiac about the fixed zodiac does not compromise or weaken the astrological influence of the tropical signs, which at any point in history operates independently of the positons of the constellations sharing their names.
The Spring equinox is taken as being the beginning of the tropical zodiac, and the first quadrant embraces the path through the ecliptic from the Spring equinox to the northernmost point, the Tropic of Cancer, and corresponds exactly to the season we call 'Spring', as far as the path of the Sun is concerned.
From the point of view of tropical astrology, the only significant factor to take into consideration with precession is the gradual displacement within the tropical zodiac of the individual major fixed stars which, when closely conjunct a point in the birth chart, are believed to have a bearing on the life of the individual.
groups.msn.com /HOROSCOPESCHAT/zodiacsigns.msnw   (1790 words)

 Solar Zodiac Astrology Ophiuchus - the '13th Sign' - © Dr Shepherd Simpson
However, although it lies on the Ecliptic it is not one of the signs of either the Tropical Zodiac of standard Western Astrology, or the Sidereal Zodiac of standard Vedic astrology.
Tropical Zodiac not because there is something wrong with Ophiuchus but because there is something wrong with the Tropical Zodiac.
The Tropical Zodiac is an inaccurate oversimplification of the heavens dating from a time when we did not have telescopes or computers.
www.geocities.com /astrologyconstellations/ophiuchus.htm   (1739 words)

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This is due to the phenomenon known as "the precession of the equinoxes." The equinoxes are the points in time and space at which the earth, with its tilted axis, is positioned with respect to the sun in such a way that the length of day and night are equal.
The Egyptians had a tropical (solar) calendar by the early part of the third millennium B.C.; given the direct and transparent relationship between the signs of the tropical zodiac and the months of the solar year, they may well have had a tropical zodiac as well.
Tropical calendars in the form of standing stones (e.g., Stonehenge) date from 1000-5000 B.C. in Northwest Europe, so the tropical zodiac might have existed there as well.
www.humboldt.edu /~cllc/astro/ans032.html   (688 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.
The fact that the Signs of the Zodiac share the same names as 12 of the constellations, and were, in fact, named after the constellations, has resulted in the popular misconception that the signs are the same thing as the constellations.
www.astrologycom.com /precession2.html   (1919 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.
If a Vedic practioner tests the tropical zodiac within their own system, and it doesn't work, that doesn't prove in any way that the tropical zodiac doesn't work as well as the sidereal zodiac.
www.astrologyforthesoul.com /tropicalsiderealdebatesiderial.html   (3207 words)

 Signs of the Zodiac: What Are They?
The zodiac at this period in history was plainly sidereal, and the exaltations and triangles (four groups of three signs each now associated with the four elements) were in place.
Hindu astrology implicitly recognizes a wave action in the zodiac in its use of harmonic charts as well as in the doctrine that a planet positioned near the junction of two signs is critically placed and unstable in its action.
Because the area of overlap between the zodiacs at present is only 1/5 of a sign, and harmonic effects would diminish toward the ends of signs, it is very difficult to judge which zodiac might be the most accurate when only personal opinion and observation are used for measurement.
www.snowcrest.net /sunrise/aharmsign.htm   (2533 words)

 Astrology : On the Invariance of the Tropical Zodiac by Robert Hand   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The second fact is that the declination of 0 degrees tropical Pisces is the exact opposite of the declination of 30 degrees tropical Aries, the first being -11.477 degrees, the second being +11.477.
He did not locate the 30 degree tropical divisions which gave rise to the ascensional times at 8 degrees of the signs but at 0 degrees of the signs thus identifying the signs of the zodiac with the divisions that gave rise to the ascensional times.
This clearly indicates that these astrologers did not have a clear idea of the distinction between sidereal and tropical zodiacs, or that they did not consider the distinction to be important, not a remarkable position given the fact the two zodiacs did nearly coincide at the time.
cura.free.fr /quinq/01hand.html   (5178 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.
Maybe there is a graded or graduated menstruum of some kind that forms the essence of the tropical zodiacal wheel that is based strictly on the equinoctial sun/point of birth line as a beginning and the direction indicated heretofore.
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)

 Sidereal vs. Tropical Astrology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Although the Sidereal Zodiac was used by Western Astrologers like Ptolemy in the beginning, over the course of time a more symbolic zodiac was adopted which is astronomically inaccurate.
The Sidereal Zodiac used in Vedic Astrology is astronomically accurate because it takes the shifting of the earth's axis into account when calculating the longitudes of the planets and constellations.
The Tropical Zodiac used in Western Astrology is a Symbolic Zodiac based upon the position of the planets and constellations as they were in the sky 2000 years ago.
beka1250.tripod.com /aquariangurlzastrology/id8.html   (519 words)

 The Ancient Sky presents: Tropical or Sidereal, the constant question
The sidereal zodiac is a measurement which finds the zodiac, star by star, to its position, no matter what relationship it has to our elliptical view of it.
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)

 Quantum Mechanics, Bessel Functions and the Tropical Zodiac
The first is may be a re-exploration of the Tropical Zodiac from first principles, but in light of modern theories of wave form and resonance modes.
If the Greeks were in some sense correct that one of the most important characteristics of the system is that the transition from one sign to another is a discontinuous shift from one state to another, then this might be thought of as analogous to the point where a sign wave crosses its horizontal axis.
In this model, the Tropical Zodiac could be thought of as essentially a standing wave set up by the annual motion of the Earth in relation to the Sun.
www.geoman.com /jim/quantumzodiac.html   (4617 words)

 Chaldean Astrology
The tropical zodiac is related to seasonal signs with the first day of spring initiating the wheel with zero degrees Aries.
The largest misunderstanding between the two zodiacs is the belief that one can simply add six degrees, fall back a sign and read the Tropical sign reasoning as personality traits.
When using the Tropical zodiac, archetypal energy is related to its own basic triad, the house, the sign and planet.
kaldu.com /sidetrop.html   (704 words)

 The Tropical and Sidereal Zodiacs: A Discussion.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
One zodiac (the tropical) is linked to the solar year; the other (the sidereal), to the sidereal year.
Tropically it was in Gemini and likely considered sponsor of her involvement in data collecting, writing, and a lot of communication with others.
Both zodiacs do not work, but their divergence was so gradual that corruption of signs in tropical astrology was difficult to see.
www.angelfire.com /sd/binah/sidereal.html   (10662 words)

 Brief History of the Tropical Zodiac
hus the Tropical Zodiac was born without a lot of thought with respect to what impact precession of the equinoxes would eventually have on astrology as the Tropical Zodiac was primarily used by astronomers.
oday the Tropical Zodiac created by the fathers of the science of astronomy is so far removed from physical reality on account of the expansion of the Universe and constant movement of the fixed stars and equinoctial points, astrologers are stereotyped as quacks by tunnel-vision astronomers who think they know something about reality and reason.
Research revealed this is our first zodiac constellation known to represent a real flesh-and-blood man in recorded human history by the hands of human historians.
www.startistics.com /cszodiac/czoph/ophteach/astrology.htm   (710 words)

 Metaphysical Definitions: Z (Zodiac) - Metaphysics Glossary (Definition of Terms) - The Cosmic Ledger   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In the West the Zodiac (circle) of the twelve Archetypes: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces.
In tropical astrology the Zodiac (ecliptical division) starting from the point of the Sun at the vernal equinox.
The tropical zodiac is the one most often used in modern Western astrology.
www.cosmicledger.com /glossary/z   (279 words)

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