|Re: new zodiac sign|
Subject: Re: new zodiac sign
by Argoyle on 2010/7/13 8:21:50
Well, the 12 zodiac signs are just the 12 constellations that the sun "passes through" (from our perspective). Apparently, due to orbital shifts and whatnot, the sun now passes through a 13th constellation.
Actually, this isn't a new development. In the past, astrologers divided the sky into 12 equal segments of 30 degrees each (totaling 360 degrees). Then they just chose the constellations that most fit into those segments. This is the Tropical Zodiac.
If you go by the actual path of the sun and the constellations it passes through, you get the Sidereal Zodiac, which has 13 constellations.
So, really, the zodiac with 13 signs is really more accurate, since it truly represents what the sun does.