This corresponds to a separation of about 1, years, when the vernal equinox was approximately at the center of the constellation Aries "First Point of Aries" , and the tropical and sidereal zodiacs coincided around CE , or at The separation is believed to have taken place in the centuries following Ptolemy second century CE , apparently going back to Indo-Greek transmission of the system. Jim Tester in ref. Cyril Fagan assumed the origin of the zodiac to be based on a major conjunction that occurred in BC, when the vernal equinox lay somewhere in mid-Aries  corresponding to a difference of some 39 degrees or days.
Most sidereal astrologers simply divide the ecliptic into 12 equal signs of 30 degrees but approximately aligned to the 12 zodiac constellations. Assuming an origin of the system in BC, this results in a system identical to that of the classical tropical zodiac , shifted by A small number of sidereal astrologers do not take the astrological signs as an equal division of the ecliptic, but define their signs based on the actual width of the individual constellations.
They also include constellations that are disregarded by the traditional zodiac, but are still in contact with the ecliptic. Stephen Schmidt, in his book Astrology 14 , introduced a system with additional signs based on the constellations of Ophiuchus and Cetus. In , Walter Berg introduced his sign zodiac, which has the additional sign of Ophiuchus. For the purpose of determining the constellations in contact with the ecliptic, the constellation boundaries as defined by the International Astronomical Union in are used.
For example, the Sun enters the IAU boundary of Aries on April 19 at the lower right corner, a position that is still rather closer to the "body" of Pisces than of Aries. The IAU defined the constellation boundaries without consideration of astrological purposes.
The dates the Sun passes through the 13 astronomical constellations of the ecliptic are listed below, accurate to the year The dates will progress by an increment of one day every The corresponding tropical and sidereal dates are given as well. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article has multiple issues.
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Then by this time those new moon energies should have dissipated. Planets move and change, nothing stays the same! Nothing is radically fabulous in this strange month as we observe the buildup into the next month. Tuesday looks pretty good, as that earthy Taurean Moon hangs out with Pluto.
Add it all up and it equals power time. Dive right in, get it done now. This time honored Return of the Light, is celebrated with a brilliant full moon overhead, on this one of the four quadrants of the year.