Archive for July 2011
There is a lot of controversy over the suggestion to include new zodiac signs. There is a lot of debate on whether the change in zodiac signs will affect the precision of the astrology and numerology charts that already exist. Many astrologers and numerologists make a claim that the Earth’s axis has shifted gradually over the last 2000 years causing the zodiac sign dates to shift as well.
Astronomers are claiming that the sun goes through not 12 but 13 constellations in the sky. People however feel that the existing 12 constellations system is apt and matches their traits. The 13-constellation system would have the inclusion of a 13th new zodiac sign called Ophiuchus. This is one of the new zodiac sign that has caused a lot of hype in the media.
Ophiuchus is basically a constellation that is found in the southern part of the sky and comprises of a white dwarf star. Since May 2009 scientists studied the behavior of this white dwarf star, which was seemed to be brightness when cooled. However the discovery of Ophiuchus and the proposal of making it a new zodiac sign has been as recent as 2011.
This constellation falls right in between Scorpio and Sagittarius and is denoted by a serpent holder. It is considered to be based on the Greek God of healing named Asclepius. The story has it that he helped some baby snakes when he was young. These same snakes then licked his ears and made them so clean that he was blessed with a great auditory power such that he could hear what every creature on Earth was saying. He soon won the position of the world’s greatest healer and was given the position of God who respected serpents.
The fact about Ophiuchus is that it has been in existence since the Babylonian era. This was the era when the first zodiac signs were officially named. However it was never given any notice as the Babylonians aligned their zodiac in such a way that the sun fell in an aligned manner to the constellations. Also the period for which this new zodiac existed was just 7 days and therefore it wasn’t ever included.
Parke Kunkle who is from the Minnesota Planetarium Society has discovered Ophiuchus. It is known by the alternate name of Serpentarius, which means the ‘serpent holder’. This sign occurs from November 3oth- December 17th. It is the only zodiac sign that is symbolized by an actual man who is shown holding a serpent. Those who fall under this new and smaller zodiac sign have certain qualities like those of an interpreter or a peacemaker. They also seem to have a desire to help others professionally.
This new zodiac sign was also considered unlucky as it is number 13. It is the only sign to be named after a real person. This sign has been associated with medicine.
TRAITS OF THE NEW ZODIAC SIGN- OPHIUCHUS
- The people under this sign are known to be good interpreters of dreams.
- Also individuals born in this patch are very innovative and generally end up being highly qualified and in high positions.
- They are passionate and compassionate.
- They get tired of a monotonous routine and need change.
- They are very intellectual and honest.
- They cannot work when pressurized or restricted.
- They are blessed with a good fortune.
- They are arrogant, envious and blunt at times.
- They are very short tempered.
- They are known to make good fathers.
- They try to foster peace and harmony.
- They come up with lofty and imaginative ideas.
- They have a certain number of close secretive enemies.
- Generally have a successful career and become the cause of envy for many.
- They are from large families and may leave home at an early age to make a living.
- The number 12 has a great impact in their life and luck.
Ophiuchus has those people under the signs Capricorn and Sagittarius. To be very precise about the location of this constellation it is found on the Northwest of the Milky Way. The proposal was to squeeze this new sign into the zodiac. By doing so however all the other 12 signs would have to shuffle to allow the new zodiac sign to fit in. This is causing a lot of debate and concern among star followers in the world. Added to this all the signs would have to shift one place to the left, which means that Cancerians would become Gemini, Virgo’s would become Leos so on and so forth.
Ophiuchus has been known as Asclepius among Greeks and Imhotep among Egyptians. Apollo was his father and he had a vast knowledge of medicine. It is said he could return the dead to life. Asclepius is depicted as the serpent bearer and as we all know the snake or serpent is the main symbol for the medical profession even today.
Ophiuchus is known to show compatibility with Capricorn, Cancer, Pisces, Libra and itself. The best match however is believed to be Pisces. Both are water elements and when they meet they offer great sensitivity and intuition to one another. They both are volatile and uncertain and this makes them very adaptive. Sagittarius was never apt for Pisces but if we incorporate the new zodiac sign then Pisces would contain Aries, which is a great match for Sagittarius. Aries and Sagittarius, which were fire elements, would change to water elements.
After a lot of research and speculation astronomers and astrologers have reached a conclusion over Ophiuchus. They are of the belief that it is a new constellation and has nothing to do with the science of astrology. Astrology is based entirely on the concept of seasons and planets. The zodiac signs on the other hand are divided as per the day and night proportions seen throughout the year. Therefore Ophiuchus, which was always in existence, will not be included in the zodiac signs as a new zodiac sign. All the star and horoscope watchers can now heave a sih of relief.
Horoscopes have been used since ancient times by many civilizations to determine a person’s life by studying the position of heavenly bodies especially the sun and moon. The position of these heavenly bodies at the time of a person’s birth is used for the study of his horoscope. Horoscopes have their origin from the Greeks.
The study of horoscopes cannot be termed as an exact science as it is greatly influenced by the way each astrologer interprets it. A very basic horoscope is linked to the individual’s time, year and date of birth. As the stars and the constellations found in the sky were named the practice of reading horoscopes and the whole fad of astrology sprang to life.
In very simple words horoscopes relate to a person’s time, date, year and the Zodiac segment of birth. As we all know the year is divided into 12 parts after the various constellations found in the sky. Each of this is known as a zodiac sign and has its own set of positive and negative character traits. The zodiac sign of an individual predetermines horoscopes. If the birth is on a day where the adjacent sign starts the horoscope sign is said to be on a cusp. The use of horoscopes since ancient times have been a method to not just forecast the future life of an individual but also of specific countries and the world as a whole.
The Chinese horoscopes are different as compared to the Greek-based horoscopes. The Chinese use animals like rat, tiger, ox, snake, monkey, dragon, pig, sheep, rooster and dog. There however is no precise information as to where the Chinese horoscopes originated and their past.
It wouldn’t be wrong in saying that horoscopes are a kind of map of the heavens over a certain period of time. They are a chart or diagram that express the positions of the Sun, Moon and planets such that the nature and future of an individual can be determined. It is derived from a Greek word, which means,’ a look at the hours’. Other commonly used terms for horoscopes include astro-chart, celestial map, sky-map, chart wheel and radical chart. However there is no scientific backbone to prove the accuracy of horoscopes. The method used is classified as pseudo-scientific.
READING HOROSCOPES ONLINE
- Use a reliable search engine and conduct a thorough search on ‘Daily horoscopes’. Then from al the available options choose a website that updates the horoscopes on a daily basis and has a higher traffic of visitors.
- Choosing a website that has the provision of sending the horoscopes in your email inbox helps avoid the need to visit the website all the time.
- It is also possible to register with such a website. The correct email address has to be entered into the box that they provide so that you receive the confirmation mail that they send.
- Once the registration is complete and the email address is confirmed you will start receiving your horoscopes on a daily basis via mail.
READING HOROSCOPES IN NEWSPAPERS
Reading horoscopes in a newspaper is a fun and entertaining activity that most of us frequently do. All it takes is picking the daily newspaper and checking the table of contents. Once you find exact page where the horoscopes are published all you have to do is find your astrological sign and read the prediction against the sign. This gives an insight of what the day may be like.
Horoscopes therefore cover the sun sign that you are born under. It is determined by the constellation that was in line with the Sun and Earth at the time of a person’s birth. This is what determines the basic personality and also the destiny of the person. However there may be some characteristics that match with other signs. Therefore personalized horoscopes are helpful to determine the exact nature and future of an individual.
The truth of the matter is that we all read horoscopes at some time or the other. It is very subjective if a person believes in the readings of an horoscope or not. All humans at some point do speculate what the future holds in store for them and this is the reason why horoscopes are becoming so popular. There are some things to consider which tell you how to spot the difference between genuine and fake horoscopes.
1. Avoid horoscopes that are over the top positive/negative
Everyone wishes to hear nice things about their future. What people don’t understand is that the creators of the horoscopes and the interpreters are well aware of this fact. At times they take advantage of the expectations that you have from them and the future. Contrary to this horoscopes that have too much negativity in them to the point that they dishearten you are also best to steer clear from. Life is not rotten always.
2. Avoid horoscopes that are generalized
General predictions mentioned under your sun sign like its going to be a good day or you are going to wake up early are very lame. These are to fill space in magazines and newspapers as horoscopes are required whether they are professionally written or not. Most of the information is trivial and useless.
3. Read professionally formulated horoscopes
Read predictions of they are from a well-known and professional astrologer. These should ideally include charts and additional information. It is very necessary to know the basic science of astrology or make your own personalized horoscope before blindly believing in what is shown to you.
4. Treat horoscopes like they should be treated
Sometimes reading horoscopes can be a very fun experience. It is necessary to take some predictions with a pinch of salt and not fret over them too much. Horoscopes are meant to make life easier and not more complex.
5. Use known specific programmes
For a very precise horoscopes use programmes like Zet8 where you can make your natal and daily chart and get personalized horoscope. This is the right way because it takes into consideration the birth day and time of an individual. Google can be of great help in finding more if such programmes.
It is a common practice to read your horoscope in the newspaper but most of the times we do not actually know the history of the horoscope in general. The origin of the concept of horoscope dates back to 3,000 years in Babylonia. It developed further in Greece during ancient times. Important personalities of the middle ages relied heavily on their horoscope and astrological charts. Horoscopes are based on the 12 sun signs. Each and every astrologer will have his own unique way of interpreting the horoscope and therefore every newspaper has varying horoscopes.
The word horoscope stems from the Latin word ‘horoscopus’ and literally means ‘the observer or watcher of the time of birth’. Horoscopy is the noun form of the word horoscope and is the science of reading horoscopes. It has been used since the 17th century. Reading even the most basic horoscope takes time and therefore people prefer to get it read from a reliable source.
A horoscope helps in determining major life aspects like career, marriage, health and childbirth. The recommendation is taking before making any major decisions in life so as to not suffer from the decision. A very basic example of a horoscope is the one appearing in newspapers, which though less detailed are enjoyable to read.
Since the history of horoscopes there has been a very close link between the zodiac segment that an individual is born in and his qualities. For example the Libra sign, which is depicted with ‘scales’, denotes a sense of ‘balance’. Research and study of records has shown that specific characteristics have been stabilized for each and every sign. Most of us are familiar with the daily newspaper horoscopes though the readings from a person’s birth chart are more are more accurate in foretelling. This is so because the birth chart takes into consideration the path and position of stars and constellations at the time of the individual’s birth.
A horoscope is nothing but an astrologer’s interpretation of the planetary set up during the birth and lifetime of an individual. In Chinese astrology the significance of an event as per the Chinese calendar is used to interpret future. We all are entertained by reading horoscopes but then how true they are is something that we need to decide.
- 1. HISTORY
Very evidently the use of horoscopes and astrology stemmed from the ancient Greeks. They were of the belief that every individual’s destiny was controlled and determined by the positioning of certain heavenly bodies like the moon, sun and stars at the time of his birth. As years passed various civilizations started using a horoscope to predict the future.
- 2. BASICS
Every person is born under s specific sign as per the date and time of birth. For instance a Piscean is born between the dates February 20- March 20. All the 12 zodiac signs have been named after a particular constellation. Every person gets their positive and negative character traits depending on their zodiac sign. This helps in formulating the horoscope of an individual. All these signs are assigned to 4 elements namely: Earth, Fire, Air and Water.
The signs included under this element are Virgo, Taurus and Capricorn. It is said that people whose signs are under this element react to situations very slowly and quietly. Their horoscope generally shows a high endurance level and deep-rooted emotions.
The signs under this element include Leo, Sagittarius and Aries. The horoscope of such individuals suggests that they have a very good imagination power. However these people are very impulsive in their actions and respond very quickly to certain emotional situations.
Libra, Gemini and Aquarius are certain signs that fall under this group. The characteristics found in the horoscope of these individuals include an ability to express their desires, expectations and feelings in a rational manner. They are very energetic and vibrant at heart.
Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces are the water signs. The horoscopes of individuals born under this element reveal that they are very sensitive. They are highly romantic and imaginative too.
- 3. ACCURACY
As entertaining as it can be to read a horoscope, knowing and checking them for being genuine is also equally important. A horoscope is not merely a piece of entertainment. A full proof horoscope can be made by using the signs from the sun and studying the alignment of the planets. Every person’s astrological chart at the time of birth is different and therefore a horoscope is fully precise only for a few people. Readings of the horoscope are very personalized and cannot be found as a mass product.
One doesn’t need to be an astrologer to comprehend and benefit from astrology. With the increased speed of communication finding your horoscope online or in a daily newspaper has become a cakewalk. The study of one’s horoscope is in practice since thousands of year. Their study is not significant in the West but the Chinese and the Persian cultures still look upto ancient methods of formulating horoscopes.
The movement of stars determines if the person will experience luck, success, marriage or anger. Some believe that movement of stars and planets help to predict the future. There are 2 different types of horoscope charts. These are:
- Simple chart
A simple chart gives information about a group of people whose birth fall under the same zodiac sign. The information is very generalized for the group of people who are of the same zodiac sign. The best example of a simple chart is the daily and weekly horoscopes that appear in newspapers or websites.
- Natal chart
These are charts that are personalized and created for a specific person. These charts show the movement and transition of various stars and constellations throughout the person’s life. Making these charts is expensive and has to be made by a professional astrologer.
Overall there are many common features that a horoscope chart shares. A circular graph is used to indicate the movement of planets. The angles of movement help to indicate and predict the future. It is a very important to make sure that the astrologer reading your horoscope is well known and reliable.
Hello everyone! With the addition of a new zodiac sign, it is understandable that many of you want to know if your zodiac signs have changed under astrology. We will put up some nice information about this issue in due time. Bookmark this site and check back for updates. Thank you!