posted on Jan, 5 2015 @ 07:28 AM
a reply to: Utnapisjtim
As you can see in the picture above, astrology hasn't been able to adjust for the precession of the equinox, or said differently, they have followed
the Gregorian calendar, not the sky, and our calendar is adjusted against the tropical year
or the time it takes the Sun from one vernal
equinox to the next, compared to the sidereal year
, which is the time it takes the Sun to reach the same spot in the sky.
I would expect astrology to follow the sidereal year, but they haven't, so while the spring equinox has moved 28 arc degrees into Pisces towards
Aquarius over the past 2000 years since the Greeks made their zodiac-- astrology hasn't updated the dates for the signs, they seem to have been
ignorant towards the precession. The First Point of Aries 2000 years ago was as the name says placed where Aries and Pisces meet at Right Ascension
28°, that's nearly a full house.
Pisces should be the first sign of the zodiac these days, not the last. First Point of Aries should rather be the First Point of Pisces, for over the
last 2000 years RA 0° has moved nearly a full house of 30° to adjust for equinocturnal or axial precession. But astrology as we know it is more
concerned with social structures and the shifting seasons, and the astro part or the part about the stars is just for show, and in order to have some
system of predictable randomness for pulling the right rabbit out of the hat at the right time, could just as well be cards, runes or chicken bones.
It's not about the stars at all to mainstream social astrology. Then again, that's not the kind of astrology I am looking for. I am rather looking for
subliminal references of time and place, hidden in art, architecture, history and literature.
edit on 5-1-2015 by Utnapisjtim because: