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Astrology and Astronomy

☪️Their marriage and history☪️ The roots of astrology and astronomy stretch back into pre-recorded antiquity. Ever since the Earth has had a clear sky—that is, for billions of years—there have been seven lights visibly moving across the sky against the background of fixed stars: the Sun, the Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. (From these lights we get the seven days of the week and seven as a lucky number.) Early man apparently conceived of these seven as sky deities, whose god-paths then became "significant." The very word significant is derived from significans, the Latin past participle of significare "to signify," in turn from signum, "a sign" + facere, "to make:" i.e., "to make a sign," probably itself derived from the signs/pictures/constellations (con + stella: "set with stars") forever seen in the night sky. In the 18th - 17th centuries BC., Babylon was rife with superstitions of all kinds, and many omens were recorded that linked external events with augury: "'When a woman bears a child with small ears, the house will fall into ruin," and so forth. Astronomical phenomena were just one category of events that early man used to foretell the future, a world-wide practice from Anatolia to Persia in the middle east, and in the Mayan, Incan and Mexican civilizations in the Western Hemisphere. As ancient astronomer-astrologers slowly acquired more astronomical data based on observation, the apparent retrograde motion and stations of the planets were added to their lexicon and to their interpretations of the same. By the 17th century BC, during the reign of the tenth Babylonian king of the First Dynasty, Ammisaduqa, only the crudest forecasts were being made; but by the 8th - 7th centuries BC, a collection of over 7000 astrological omens were on the shelves of the temple libraries in the Babylonian big cities and the royal libraries of Assyria and Ashur. This collection in 70 tablets has become known as "Enuma Anu Enlil," after the opening words of the first omen. But in order to predict the future accurately, the interval over which you want to predict has to be measurable to at least the same degree of accuracy by some form of calendar. This may seem easy in hindsight, but it is actually quite complex, and was daunting to first attempts by man. For example, any fixed starting point among the seasons, and consequently among the stars, tends to wander by 1° every 72 years due to the precession of the equinoxes. And the length of any lunar cycle, a simple method for measuring time, does not divide even approximately into the length of a year. The lunar cycle known as the month (or "synodic" period) from new moon to new moon, in which the Moon completes one revolution relative to the Earth-Sun line, is 29.53059 days. The lunar cycle know as the "sidereal" period, in which the Moon completes one revolution relative to the fixed stars, is 27.322 days. The Moon does have a "Saros" cycle of 18 years and 11 plus days, after which lunar and solar eclipses repeat themselves. Until recently, observational astronomy was thought to have begun around 3500 BC, when the Mesopotamians began constructing their stepped-pyramid Ziggurats to study the night sky in Sumeria. That was believed to have been followed around 2800 BC by the invention, or codification, of the constellations of the Zodiac. I use the past tense "was" purposely here; beginning with a startling report in 1988 and continuing with excavations and new discoveries thereafter, credence has been given to the assertion that the ancient figures of the constellations were probably created by ancient peoples living in the Euphrates valley and near Mount Ararat in eastern Anatolia and Armenia. In Astronomy without Telescopes (London, 1906), E. Maunder wrote [somewhat speciously, I'm afraid]: People, who divided the sky into constellations, most probably lived between 36 and 42 degrees of the northern latitude, so neither Egypt nor Babylon could be the motherland of creation of constellations. Calculating in what place the center of this empty region coincides with the North Pole, we got the figure 2800 BC, which is probably the date during which the naming of the constellations were completed. It was observed that animals such as the elephant, camel, hippopotamus, crocodile and tiger were not amongst the figures representing the constellations, therefore we can assert that India, Arabia and Egypt could not have been the place where the idea of the firmament originated [just because some native animals were not represented does not exclude a locality from having been the origin of the Zodiac!].

Fun facts about Pisces

Pisces All About Pisces Pisceans possess a gentle, patient, malleable nature. They have many generous qualities and are friendly, good natured, kind and compassionate, sensitive to the feelings of those around them, and respond with the utmost sympathy and tact to any suffering they encounter. They are deservedly popular with all kinds of people, partly because their easygoing, affectionate, submissive natures offer no threat or challenge to stronger and more exuberant characters. They accept the people around them and the circumstances in which they find themselves rather than trying to adapt them to suit themselves, and they patiently wait for problems to sort themselves out rather than take the initiative in solving them. They are more readily concerned with the problems of others than with their own. Their natures tend to be too otherworldly for the practical purposes of living in this world as it is. They sometimes exist emotionally rather than rationally, instinctively more than intellectually (depending on how they are aspected). They long to be recognized as greatly creative. They also dislike disciple and confinement. The nine-to-five life is not for them. Any rebellion they make against convention is personal, however, as they often times do not have the energy or motivation to battle against the Establishment. Pisceans tend to withdraw into a dream world where their qualities can bring mental satisfaction and sometimes, fame and financial reward for they are extremely gifted artistically. They are also versatile and intuitive, have quick understanding, observe and listen well, and are receptive to new ideas and atmospheres. All these factors can combine to produce remarkable creativity in literature, music and art. They may count among their gifts mediumistic qualities which can give them a feeling that their best work comes from outside themselves, "Whispered beyond the misted curtains, screening this world from that." Even when they cannot express themselves creatively they have a greater than average instinct for, and love of, beauty in art and nature, a catlike appreciation of luxury and pleasure, and a yearning for new sensations and travel to remote, exotic places. They are never egotistical in their personal relationships and give more than they ask from their friends. Unfortunately they can be easily misled by a lover who courts them delicately and in marriage makes them unhappy by a coarser sexuality than they expected. They are nevertheless intensely loyal and home-loving and will remain faithful.

Fun facts about Leo

 Leo All About Leo The Leo type is the most dominant, spontaneously creative and extrovert of all the zodiacal characters. In grandeur of manner, splendor of bearing and magnanimity of personality, they are the monarch's among humans as the lion is king of beasts. They are ambitious, courageous, dominant, strong willed, positive, independent, self-confident there is no such a word as doubt in their vocabularies, and they are self-controlled. Born leaders, either in support of, or in revolt against, the status quo. They are at their most effective when in a position of command, their personal magnetism and innate courtesy of mind bringing out the best of loyalty from subordinates. They are uncomplicated, knowing exactly what they want and using all their energies, creativeness and resolution to get it, as well as being certain that they will get whatever they are after On the whole they are powers for good, for they are strongly idealistic, humane, and beneficent. They have powerful intelligence and are of a broad philosophical, sometimes religious, turn of mind. Those who are devout may become very obstinate in upholding traditional beliefs and will cling tenaciously, but with complete sincerity, to practices and doctrines which liberal thinkers regard as absurdly out-of-date. These will be found as the 'lions' of industries, and in the forefront of the cutting edge of technologies Their faults can be as large in scale as their virtues, and an excessively negative Leonian can be one of the most unpleasant human beings imaginable, displaying extreme arrogance, autocratic pride, haughtiness, and excessive hastiness of temper. If jealously suspicious of rivals, they will not hesitate to use cunning, lies and trickery to discredit them. Self-centeredness, greed for flattery, boastfulness, and bombast, pomposity, snobbish superiority, and overbearing, and intolerant disdain of underlings; to whom they will nevertheless delegate the carrying out of minor details in their grandiose schemes, and from whom they are not above borrowing immoderately if an occasion necessitates it. Any of these can be characteristic of Leo

Partial report based on my birth time and place

This report has been created especially for you. It represents your Unique picture at the time you were born and at the place you were born. If you are unsure of the exact time of day of your birth (or the date or the place), the reading will probably not seem as accurate as it could be in certain places, but other parts will seem to be very appropriate. You will notice at certain places in the reading that contradictory information seems to be given. This is to be expected, because the personality of most people is extremely complex. For example, at times we are quite shy and at other times we are very aggressive, and so forth. You will also notice that, at certain points in the reading, certain patterns may be repeated over and over, especially in a longer more detailed report than this one. This is also to be expected. This simply means that your horoscope has an extremely strong focus on this particular pattern and that you should pay extra close attention to what is said about it Rising Sign is in 10 Degrees 52 Minutes Aries You are a free spirit and you must be first at everything you do. Very energetic, self-assertive and active, things must be done your way. Even though you may feel calm and serene on the inside, you certainly do not act that way. You want to do everything full-tilt, 100 miles per hour! A great competitor, but a poor cooperator -- you must learn how to lose more gracefully. Very self-confident, ambitious and passionate, you radiate positive energy. You are blunt and direct, but at times unfeeling and tactless, especially if anyone offers you any resistance. You fight for your beliefs, but your tendency to act first and think later often causes you much grief Sun is in 28 Degrees 16 Minutes Aries In the First house. By nature, you are very energetic and high-spirited. You are fiercely independent -- you must be first in everything you do, and you enjoy taking risks. You are the one who will rush in where angels fear to tread. Quite brilliant at initiating new projects, you are terrible at following them through to completion. You are an enthusiastic leader but you tend to be a reluctant follower. Often you are quick to anger, but you usually recover just as fast, regretting later things you said when you were upset. One of your best traits is that you are simple and direct, blunt and honest -- just be careful you do not hurt others' feelings. Your need to be competitive at all costs may provoke resistance from others, but, as long as you maintain your usual Sunny good humor, this should not prove to be a major problem for you Moon is in 08 Degrees 17 Minutes Scorpio In the Seventh house.