Astrology 101: Intro to the Signs of the Zodiac

Really great post!!!!!!

Arrow in Flight

Right or wrong, humans can't help but see our Sun as appearing to revolve around us...which plays into the origins of the entire system of Zodiac Signs... Right or wrong, humans can’t help but see our Sun as appearing to revolve around us…which plays into the origins of the entire system of Zodiac Signs…

At one point in our history, the majority opinion was that the Sun orbits the Earth. And it’s not difficult to see why humankind might have gotten behind that belief, either: to the garden-variety civilian, it definitely looks and feels as if our own big, blue marble of Earth is standing still, while the Sun carves out a blazing path across the sky above us.

These days, we’ve flipped that understanding, and now as a people, we generally agree that it’s the Earth that orbits the Sun. The original misunderstanding, though, is a helpful starting point for talking about the Signs of the Zodiac, which together make up the next critical set of symbols in Astrology…

Important concept: the Ecliptic is this vast belt in space that describes the pathway that -- from our earth-bound perspective -- the Sun seems to navigate around our world... Important concept: the Ecliptic is this vast…

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