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    目前地球上的位置列表
    2015年1月25日, 15:08 世界时
    太阳5宝瓶座19' 4"18s56
    月亮15白羊座14'37"5n46
    水星15宝瓶座34'56"r13s50
    金星27宝瓶座30'54"13s49
    火星10双鱼座19'16"8s31
    木星19狮子座13' 4"r15n57
    土星3人马座3'14"18s50
    天王星13白羊座4'52"4n34
    海王星6双鱼座6'41"9s57
    冥王星14摩羯座0'40"20s35
    实际月交点12天秤座26'59"4s55
    凯龙星14双鱼座50'29"1s48
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Understanding Astrology > Precession

  1. Is Aries Pisces? Or what about the precession of the equinox?

    The signs of the tropical zodiac, which starts at the Vernal Equinox with 0° Aries, are not the same as the fixed star constellations which carry the same names.
    The signs are sections of the ecliptic circle, 30 degrees each. They serve as an abbreviated measurement system for ecliptic longitude relative to the true equinox of date. Instead of saying 'Saturn is at 123 degrees' we say 'Saturn is at 3 degrees of the 5th zodiac section'. Because the 5th zodiac section is named 'Leo', we say Saturn is at 3 Leo. We mean ecliptic longitude relative to the Equinox, so this is NOT the fixed star constellation Leo.
    The fixed star constellations are irregular patches of stars on the sky. 2000 years ago those areas coincided roughly with the zodiac sections, and that is where they got their names from. The fixed star constellations are not used for measuring coordinates of objects on the sky.
    Due to the effect of lunisolar precession, the ecliptic circle has since shifted versus the fixed star background, and continues to shift by 1° every 72 years.
    Astronomers, who often hate astrology, love to confuse people by pretending of not being aware of the difference between fixed star constellations and the reference frame of the tropical ecliptic coordinate system. In fact, astronomy uses the very same ecliptic coordinate system as astrology does. Also astronomers give the position of objects in the ecliptic by measuring the longitude from the Equinox. Some astronomers try to make astrologers look stupid, when in fact all they manage is confusion of the "innocent public".
    For further information, please read Precession and Zodiac or the full documentation of Swiss Ephemeris.

  2. Do astrologers use the sidereal zodiac as well?

    In Indian (Hindu / Vedic) astrology, the sidereal zodiac is used. The precession of the equinox is not taken into account there. Western astrology only refers to the sidereal zodiac in connection with the world ages, like the Age of Aquarius or the Age of Pisces.

 

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