True enough, Jawer says, the sun doesn't align with constellations at the same time of year that it did millennia ago. But that’s irrelevant for the tropical zodiac, codified for Western astrology by Ptolemy in the second century, he says.
In the tropical zodiac, the start of Aries is fixed to one equinox, and Libra the other.
"When we look at the astrology used in the Western world, the seasonally based astrology has not changed, was never oriented to the constellations, and stands as … has been stated for two millenniums," Jawer said.
People who put stock in astrology can ask whether they should adhere to the tropical zodiac or the sidereal zodiac. Jawer argues for the tropical.
"Astrology is geocentric. It relates life on Earth to the Earth’s environment, and seasons are the most dramatic effect, which is why we use the tropical zodiac," he said.
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I don't get something -- isn't your astrological sign supposed to be about when you were BORN? As in, if they just changed this, doesn't it affect babies born now rather than those of use who were born before the change?
- Capricorn 4 Life.
What am I supposed to do about this Aries Ram tattoo I have on my lower belly??
Joe(Get it made into a rugged fish?)Nation