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Astronomy: The Zodiac Signs

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photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli By: Emily Hamilton The Zodiac Constellations What are Constellations? History References Influence Astrology THE TRUTH Constellations are a
group of stars in
which definite names have been given What's a Zodiac? The Signs Babylonian Sky Mappers are
responsible for mapping out the constellations and were first known as the "celestial coordinate system".
Likely done around 7th Century BC.
The Greeks named them around 4th century BC. Zodiac is the division of 12 areas around the ecliptic, with each division containing a constellation; these constellations are called the signs of the Zodiac. The Mysterious 13th Sign... Aries
Taurus
Gemini
Cancer
Leo
Virgo
Libra
Scorpio
Sagittarius
Capricorn
Aquarius
Pisces Aries Latin for "Ram" Date: March 20th-April 19th 4 Bright Stars
Medium sized constellation
Brightest star is Ari (magnitude of 2.01)
Meteor Showers
1st in Ecliptic
0 degrees longitude In Greek Mythology A noble ram saves two members of royalty from being sacrificed. Ironically, the ram is sacrificed as an offering to Zeus. The Ram became known as the Golden Fleece, and has lived in the sky ever since. Traits of People Born Under the Aries Zodiac Sign Eager
Courageous
Generous
Independent
Intolerant
Easily Angered
Egotistical Taurus Latin for "The Bull" Large, bright constellation
Houses two Messier objects
One of the oldest constellations
Brightest star: Aldebaran (.85 magnitude)
Crab Nebula
30 degrees longitude Dates: April 19th - May 20th In Greek Mythology Basically, Zeus uses Taurus to help rape princess Europa. Traits of People Born Under the Taurus Zodiac Sign Dependable
Stable
Patient
Determined
Lazy
Stubborn
Possessive
Vain Gemini Cancer Leo Virgo Libra Scorpio Saggitarius Capricorn Aquarius Pisces Latin for "The Twins" Two brightest stars are Castor and Pollux, the "twin stars"
Pollux is the brightest star (1.15 magnitude)
1 Messier object
Double Star
60 degrees longitude Dates: May 21st - June 21st In Greek Mythology Two brothers, Castor and Pollux are like twins. Pollux is immortal, while Castor is not. When Castor died, Pollux asked Zeus to keep them together, so he united the two in the sky. Traits of People Born Under the Gemini Zodiac Sign Adaptable
Inquisitive
Affectionate
Intelligent Restless
Nervous
Superficial
Manipulative Latin for "The Crab" Dimmest constellation
2 Messier Objects
Brightest Star: Altrarf (magnitude of 3.5)
Beehive Cluster
90 degrees longitude Dates: June 22nd - July 22nd In Greek Mythology The crab was told to fight against Hercules. Hercules killed the crab, but Hera took pity on the crab for his loyalty, so she put him in the sky. Traits of People Born Under the Cancer Zodiac Sign Protective
Caring
Understanding
Traditional
Moody
Insecure
Clingy
Manipulative Latin for "The lion" 9 Bright Stars
5 Messier objects
Brightest Star: Regulus (magnitude of 1.35)
Many red and yellow giant stars
120 degrees longitude Dates: July 23rd - August 22nd In Greek Mythology Leo the lion was one of the twelve trials Hercules had to face. The lion put up a good battle, but eventually Hercules managed to kill it. The lion made it's way to the skies after his death. Traits of People Born Under the Leo Zodiac Sign Faithful
Loving
Compassionate
Creative
Bossy
Interfering
Intolerant
Patronizing Latin for "The Maiden" 9 main stars
Brightest Star: Spica (magnitude of .98)
11 Messier Objects
Has the most confirmed exoplanets
Longitude of 150 degrees Dates: August 23rd - September 23rd In Greek Mythology Believed to be the Greek Goddess Astraea, who was the Goddess of Innocence, she left Earth for the sky because she was disgusted by men and violence. Traits of People Born Under the Virgo Zodiac Sign Modest
Reliable
Intelligent
Practical
Harsh
Overcritical
Perfectionist
Worrisome Latin for "The Scales" 5 main stars
Dim Constellation
No Messier Objects
Brightest Star: Zubeneschamali (magnitude of 2.61)
Longitude of 180 degrees Dates: September 23rd - October 22nd In Greek Mythology Thought to be the scales of Themis, the God of Justice. Traits of People Born Under the Libra Zodiac Sign Diplomatic
Charming
Romantic
Peaceful
Gullible
Greedy
Flirtacious
Indecisive Latin for "The Scorpion" 18 main stars
4 Messier Objects
Brightest Star: Antares (magnitude of .96)
One Star, U Scorpii, is the fastest confirmed nova
Longitude of 210 degrees Dates: October 23rd - November 21st In Greek Mythology Orion (the hunter) has a battle with a scorpion, but is defeated and killed. Orion is put up into the sky, with the Scorpion at the opposite end of the sky, because Zeus wanted to remind people to not be boastful. Traits of a Person Born Under the Scorpio Zodiac Sign Exciting
Passionate
Determined
Emotional Jealous
Obsessive
Secretive
Impulsive Latin for "The Archer" Longitude of 240 degrees
15 Messier Objects
8 Main Stars
Fainter stars make up the archer's horse
Teapot asterism
Milky Way is densest near Saggitarius
Brightest Star: Kaus Australis (magnitude of 1.79)
Star making up the tip of the arrow is pointed towards Antares, which is the "heart" of the Scorpion Dates: November 22nd - December 21st In Greek Mythology Sagittarius is supposedly a centaur wielding a bow and arrow, that went to the sky to escape his crazy wife, and hunts the Scorpion. Traits of People Born Under the Sagittarius Zodiac Sign Optimistic
Good Humored
Philosophical
Honest
Restless
Careless
Superficial
Irresponsible Latin for "Goat Horned" 9 main stars
longitude of 270 degrees
1 Messier Object
Brightest Star: Deneb (Magnitude of 2.85) Dates: December 22nd - January 19th In Greek Mythology Capricorn is a goat that suckled from Zeus after Zeus was spared from being eaten by his father. One of the goat's horns was turned into a corucopia. Traits of People Born Under the Capricorn Zodiac Sign Ambitious
Responsible
Hard Working
Determined
Stubborn
Unforgiving
Condescending
Fatalistic Latin for "The Water Bearer" Longitude of 300 degrees
3 Messier Objects
10 Main Stars
Brightest Star: Sadalsuud (magnitude of 2.91)
Many of the stars have planetary systems Dates: January 20th - February 18th In Greek Mythology Aquarius is believed to be a young man that Zeus put up in the sky to serve as a drink bearer for all the Gods. Traits of a Person Born Under the Aquarius Zodiac Sign Independent
Friendly
Creative
Intuitive
Unpredictable
Opinionated
Lazy
Unemotional Latin for "The Fish" Longitude of 330 Degrees
18 Main Stars
1 Messier Object
Brightest Star: Psc (Magnitude of 3.62)
The Vernal Equinox is currently located in Pisces Dates: February 19th - March 20th In Greek Mythology Venus and Cupid escaped a monster by turning themselves into fish and placing themselves in the sky. Traits of People Born Under the Pisces Zodiac Sign Compassionate
Cheerful
Understanding
Generous
Fearful
Melancholy
Pessimistic
Impractical Ophiucus
"The Serpent Bearer" Ophiucus is a constellation located around the celestial sphere, like the other zodiac signs. Modern astrology is pushing to have this become the official "13th Zodiac Sign" How does the Public Feel? Not many average people know about this constellation, and many people don't like the idea of messing with the original 12 Zodiac Signs The Zodiac Signs are still marveled at today. They've influenced an interest in astrology for many people, but mostly it has influenced the popular beliefs of having horoscopes that are determined based on which sign you were born under. Astrology is the study of the assumptions that heavenly bodies determine your personality traits and destiny based on what position certain celestial bodies were in at your time of birth. While astrology and horoscope readings are entertaining, there is no scientific evidence supporting the assumption that your destiny and personality is determined by the stars and planets. So, in conclusion, astrology is a pseudoscience. http://findyourfate.com/astrology http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/astrology?s=t zodiacsigns.com daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/Z/zodiac.html yahoo.com/Science/Astronomy
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