2,500 years ago, during the “Age of Aries,” the zodiac system was created in Babylonia. It is assumed that the precession of the equinoxes was unknown at the time. In modern use of the coordinate system, the option of interpreting the system as sidereal, with the signs fixed to the stellar backdrop, or tropical, with the signs fixed to the point (vector of the Sun) at the March equinox, is offered.
The tropical technique is used in Western astrology, but the sidereal approach is used in Hindu astrology. As a result, the once-unifying zodiacal coordinate system is gradually drifting apart, with a clockwise (westward) precession rate of 1.4 degrees each century.
This means that the tropical sign of Aries is currently located somewhere within the constellation Pisces, according to the tropical zodiac used in Western astronomy and astrology (“Age of Pisces”).
The ayanamsa, ayan meaning “transit” or “movement,” and amsa meaning “little part,” or the movement of equinoxes in small sections, is taken into account by the sidereal coordinate system. It is unclear when Indians first became aware of the precession of the equinoxes, but Bhskara II’s 12th-century treatise Siddhanta Shiromani contains equations for measuring the precession of the equinoxes, and claims that his equations are based on some lost Suryasiddhanta equations plus the Munjaala equation.
Hipparchus is credited with discovering precession in 130 BC. In the seventh book of his 2nd century astronomical literature, Almagest, Ptolemy draws from Hipparchus’ now-lost work “On the Displacement of the Solstitial and Equinoctial Points,” in which he describes the phenomena of precession and calculates its importance. Ptolemy stated that in Greek mathematical astrology, the zodiac was always started at the vernal equinox, and this point was always referred to as “the first degree” of Aries. Because its starting point travels across the circle of backdrop constellations over time, it is known as the “tropical zodiac” (from the Greek word trpos, turn).
In Geminus of Rhodes’ 1st century BC astronomical book, the principle of the vernal point acting as the first degree of the zodiac for Greek astronomers is described. In contrast to the previous Chaldean (Babylonian) system, which placed these points within the zodiac signs, Geminus says that Greek scientists of his period correlate the initial degrees of the zodiac signs with the two solstices and the two equinoxes. This shows that, contrary to popular belief, Ptolemy just defined Greek astronomical conventions and did not invent the tropical zodiac theory.
In his astrological text, the Tetrabiblos, Ptolemy demonstrates that the principle of the tropical zodiac was well known to his forefathers, explaining why it would be a mistake to associate the seasonally aligned zodiac’s regularly spaced signs with the irregular boundaries of the visible constellations:
The equinoctial and tropical points are used to determine the beginnings of the signs, as well as the starts of the terms. This rule is not only stated explicitly by writers on the subject, but it is further demonstrated by the constant proof that their natures, effects, and familiarities have no other origin than the tropics and equinoxes, as has already been demonstrated. And, if other beginnings were permitted, it would either be necessary to exclude the natures of the signs from prognostication theory, or impossible to avoid error in retaining and employing them, because the regularity of their spaces and distances, on which their influence is based, would be invaded and broken into.
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Who created the signs of the zodiac?
The 12 zodiac signs, one of the earliest notions of astrology, were devised by the Babylonians around 1894 BC. The Babylonians lived at Babylon, which is roughly where modern-day Iraq is located. Babylon was one of the most prominent ancient Mesopotamian towns.
What are the zodiac signs’ ages?
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Yes, indeed, baby! Each zodiac sign has an age range linked with it, and we’re going to lay it all out right now. Let’s start with Aries and work our way through the zodiac, sign by sign, to grasp the spiritual age.
Aries: 17 – this is the time of year when everything is brand fresh. Have you ever watched a puppy for the first time discover EVERYTHING? Welcome to the Aries’ impetuous, exuberant, no-emotion-left-unspoken childhood joy. Lack of familiarity with something does not imply a lack of confidence in trying something new! Isn’t that how we learn?
Taurus: 7-14 when all I own is mine. Consider the adolescent who must learn to share after finally declaring what is vital to them to keep in the first place. This is how Taurus feels. Pleasures of the earth. Material goods are acquired. Sharing takes time.
1421 Gemini: When I do what I want, when I want. Isn’t this when people truly declare their individuality? It’s time to take a stand. It’s time to show up in the world in whichever way seems appropriate to you. It’s okay to doubt yourself at first, but you’ll eventually find yourself. It’s time to find your voice and use it. Gemini, Gemini, Gemini, Gemini, Gemini, Gemini, Gemini, Gemini
Cancer: 2128 when I discover my true self. Age 28 Epiphany, you’ve arrived just in time. Cancers are all about finding their place in the world, choosing loyalties (maybe abandoning biological family in favor of a new family), and feeling comfortable in their own skin (or shell).
Leo: 2835 years old when I don’t care what you think of me. It’s all about you after the Age 28 Epiphany “For the Leo mood, “take it or leave it.” “I’m who I’m who I’m who I’m who I’m who I’m who I’ There’s no denying what feels wonderful in the way Leos express themselves, and they make no apologies for it.
Virgo: 3542 when responsibility takes precedence over impulse. The Virgo is delighted to show up every day to perform the detail work required to create stability in life, just like the worker bee who knows it’s time to make adult choices, plan for the future, and provide for the family.
When partnership reigns supreme in Libra, it is between the ages of 42 and 49. At this age, you realize that you’re stronger together than you are alone. Enough to realize that pairing isn’t a sacrifice. Libra enjoys a good +1 and isn’t as concerned with the glitz and glam that younger signs crave in a relationship.
When the midlife crisis strikes, Scorpio is between the ages of 49 and 56. Scorpios may feel impotent in the face of life’s larger picture. They understand that time is a figment of their imagination, and they seek simple, unadulterated pleasure to help them cope with the stress of their existential crisis.
Sagittarius: 5663 when you can see the larger picture. You know how it feels when you’re creating value for the larger good? In the cosmic age range, that’s Sag. There’s something bigger than all of this… and Sag invests in it because he knows it’s bigger than the present.
When Capricorn is between the ages of 63 and 70, it is a time when both building and appreciating are equally important. There’s no use in making all that great things if we can’t take a step back and appreciate what we’ve accomplished. The Capricorn, eager to put in the effort, will set an example for the rest of the globe in terms of how to love what they’ve created.
When the chill reaches a new level, Aquarius is between the ages of 70 and 77. The Aquarius, detached yet invested, intelligent yet whimsical, wise yet childlike, knows what it’s like to sit alone on a hill and has no qualms about doing so… in front of an audience or not.
Pisces: 7784 when the physical form isn’t important. Any Pisces would tell you that they prefer to spend their time in a parallel reality that they have built. One of a number of options. They’re going to futures that don’t exist and pasts that didn’t happen. For our oldest sign, dreams are a given… because why would they be otherwise?
Finally, there’s a fundamental overlay to all of this in terms of OUR age and the tone of the direction we’re taking. We’re in water in the womb and during childhood. We’re in the air from infancy till our early twenties. We’re on Earth from the mid-twenties to the mid-sixties. We’re on fire from 60 onwards!
Oh wonderful one, how does this chronology fit into your life? If you’re a member of my Aligned Advantage subscription, we can continue to talk about this in our weekly Zoom. And, of course, in the comments section below.
As always, I hope you’ll stay in touch, share your new connection with time, and, most importantly, continue to invest in your relationship with yourself! You’re causing so many wonderful things to happen, and it’s so much fun to watch!
What is the length of a zodiac age?
Depending on the method of calculation, the Age of Aquarius in astrology is either the present or upcoming astrological age. An astrological age, according to astrologers, is a result of the earth’s gradual precessional rotation and lasts on average 2,160 years (one Great Year equals 25,920 years of precession / 12 zodiac signs = 2,160 years).
The bounds of an astrological age can be calculated in a variety of ways. The first sign in astrology is Aries, which is followed by Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces, before the cycle repeats itself and returns to Aries. The astrological eras move backwards in time (“retrograde” in astronomy). As a result, the Age of Aquarius comes after the Age of Pisces.
Which zodiac is the oldest?
The Latin term for “fishes” is “pisces.” The two fish first appeared on an Egyptian coffin lid around 2300 BC, making it one of the oldest zodiac signs known.
Pisces depicts the fish, sometimes portrayed by a shark, into which Aphrodite (also known as Venus) and her son Eros (also known as Cupid) turned in order to flee the demon Typhon, according to one Greek tale. Gaia had sent Typhon, the “father of all monsters,” to attack the gods, prompting Pan to warn the others before transforming into a goat-fish and diving into the Euphrates. In Manilius’ five-volume lyrical work Astronomica, a similar narrative, in which the fish “Pisces” save Aphrodite and her son from danger, is retold: “Venus ow’d her safety to their Shape.” Another urban legend claims that an egg landed in the Euphrates River. The fish then rolled it to the shore. Doves sat on the egg until it hatched, and Aphrodite emerged. Aphrodite threw the fish into the starry sky as a gesture of thanks to the fish. The constellation Pisces was also known as “Venus et Cupido,” “Venus Syria with Cupidine,” “Venus cum Adone,” “Dione,” and “Veneris Mater,” the latter being the formal Latin name for mother, due to these traditions.
The Greek myth of Pisces’ genesis has been highlighted by English astrologer Richard James Morrison as an example of myths that emerged from the original astrological teaching, and that the “original aim ofwas thereafter distorted both by poets and priests.”
What is the age of a Leo?
Leo depicts mature individuals who have shed the masks they wore as children and are no longer masking their true selves. As they exhibit their genuine personalities and force on the world, Leos have a “take me or leave me” attitude. They are brave and expressive, as one might expect from someone in their forties. Certain things simply don’t matter when you’re out of your twenties, and Leo energy perfectly represents this.
One’s ability to respect and express their individual self, as well as their readiness to act on their own terms and in their own way, is fully formed during this period of life and in the personality of a Leo. At this point, there’s no longer any reason to hide or limit yourself, and it’s time to take control of your own life.
Is the Age of Aquarius here to stay?
The precise commencement date of this new epoch is debatable. Some astrologers believe it will begin on the vernal equinox in the northern hemisphere on March 20, 2021, while others, like as Kelly, believe it will begin in December 2020. “She explains, “It’s more intellectual than you might assume.” “There is no clear agreement on when it will begin. What we do know is that this is a period associated with hope and creativity in general. When it happened last, in the 19th century, it was a time of technological, industrial, and government revolutions. All of these characteristics are Aquarian.”
Is the year 2021 the beginning of the Age of Aquarius?
The Age of Aquarius is now in full swing. For many, there was a noticeable shift in energy from 2020 to 2021, albeit both years were a roller coaster. Apart with navigating the Covid era, we’ve also been told that we’ve entered a new astrological phase.
What makes it unique? That’s where things get a bit tricky, but we’ve sought the expertise of psychic and astrologer Inbaal Honigman to help us figure it out. However, keep in mind that the Age of Aquarius is frequently linked to social action, equality, and advancement. Finally. Everything you need to know is right here…
Is it true that we are living in the Age of Pisces?
Astrologers agree that astrological ages last about 2000 years, and we’ve been in the age of Pisces for the past two millennia.