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Zodiac Signs

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Transcript of Zodiac Signs

Virgo - Nurturer
Gemini - Twins
Capricorn - Goat
Sagittarius - Archer
Facts about Zodiac Signs
According to the 12 Interesting fact about you website, The most famous Astrologer is Nostradamus, who is said to have predicted events such as the Second World War and the attack on the World Trade Centre.
Stated on 8 Facts about astrology website, Astrologers claim that the Moon has the same effect upon humans, as it does upon the ocean. If the Moon affects tides, it is theorized that it also affects the human body, which consists of 75% water.
Libra - Scales
Zodiac Signs
Aries - Ram
Taurus - Bull
Cancer - Crab
Leo - Lion
Scorpio - Scorpion
Aquarius - Water-bearer
Pisces - Fish
March 21 - April 19
April 20 - May 20
May 21 - June 20
June 21 - July 22
July 23 - August 22
August 23 - September 22
September 23 - October 22
October 23 - November 21
November 22 - December 21
December 22 - January 19
January 20 - February 18
February 19 - March 20
Four major stars

HAMAL (Alpha Ari)
Sharatan (Beta Ari)
Mesarthim (Gamma 2 Ari)
Botein (Delta Ari)
How to find constellation:

Right Ascension: 3 hours
Declination: 20 degrees
Visible between latitudes 90 and -60 degrees
Sources from The 13 constellations website

Best seen in December (at 9:00 PM)
Fiftheen Main Stars:

ALNATH (Beta Tau)
Hyadum I (Gamma Tau)
Hyadum II (Delta 1 Tau)
Ain (Epsilon Tau)
Celaeno (16 Tau)
Electra (17 Tau)
Taygeta (19 Tau)
Maia (20 Tau)
Asterope (21 Tau)
Sterope II (22 Tau)
Merope (23 Tau)
Atlas (27 Tau)
Pleione (28 Tau)
How to find consellation:

Right Ascension: 4 hours
Declination: 15 degrees
Visible between latitudes 90 and -65 degrees

Best seen in January (at 9:00 PM)
Eleven main stars:

CASTOR (Alpha Gem)
POLLUX (Beta Gem)
ALHENA (Gamma Gem)
Wasat (Delta Gem)
Mebsuta (Epsilon Gem)
Mekbuda (Zeta Gem)
Propus (Eta Gem)
Propus (Iota Gem)
Tejat Posterior (Mu Gem)
Alzirr (Xi Gem)
Propus (1 Gem)

How to find consellation:

Right Ascension: 7 hours
Declination: 20 degrees
Visible between latitudes 90 and -60 degrees
Best seen in February (at 9:00 PM)
five main stars:

Acubens (Alpha Cnc)
Altarf (Beta Cnc)
Asellus Borealis (Gamma Cnc)
Asellus Australis (Delta Cnc)
Tegmen (Zeta 1 Cnc)
How to find consellation:

Right Ascension: 9 hours
Declination: 20 degrees
Visible between latitudes 90 and -60 degrees
Best seen in March (at 9:00 PM)
Eleven main stars:

REGULUS (Alpha Leo)
ALGIEBA (Gamma 1 Leo)
Zosma (Delta Leo)
Ras Elased Australis (Epsilon Leo)
Adhafera (Zeta Leo)
Chort (Theta Leo)
Al Minliar al Asad (Kappa Leo)
Alterf (Lambda Leo)
Ras Elased Borealis (Mu Leo)
Subra (Omicron Leo)
How to find stars:

Right Ascension: 11 hours
Declination: 15 degrees
Visible between latitudes 90 and -65 degrees
Best seen in April (at 9:00 PM)
Nine main stars:

SPICA (Alpha Vir)
Zavijah (Beta Vir)
Porrima (Gamma Vir)
Auva (Delta Vir)
Heze (Zeta Vir)
Zaniah (Eta Vir)
Syrma (Iota Vir)
Rijl al Awwa (Mu Vir)

How to find consellation:

Right Ascension: 13 hours
Declination: 0 degrees
Visible between latitudes 80 and -80 degrees
Best seen in May (at 9:00 PM)
Five main stars:

Zuben Elgenubi (Alpha 2 Lib)
Zuben Elschemali (Beta Lib)
Zuben Elakrab (Gamma Lib)
Zuben Elakribi (Delta Lib)
Brachium (Sigma Lib)
How to find consellation:

Right Ascension: 15 hours
Declination: -15 degrees
Visible between latitudes 65 and -90 degrees
Ten main stars:

ANTARES (Alpha Sco)
Graffias (Beta 1 Sco)
Dschubba (Delta Sco)
Sargas (Theta Sco)
SHAULA (Lambda Sco)
Jabbah (Nu Sco)
Grafias (Xi Sco)
Alniyat (Sigma Sco)
Alniyat (Tau Sco)
Lesath (Upsilon Sco)
How to find consellation:

Right Ascension: 17 hours
Declination: -40 degrees
Visible between latitudes 40 and -90 degrees
Best seen in July (at 9:00 PM)
Best seen in June (at 9:00 PM)

How to find consellation:

Right Ascension: 19 hours
Declination: -25 degrees
Visible between latitudes 55 and -90 degrees
Best seen in August (at 9:00 PM)
Fiftheen main stars:

Rukbat (Alpha Sgr)
Arkab Prior (Beta 1 Sgr)
Arkab Posterior (Beta 2 Sgr)
Nash (Gamma 2 Sgr)
Kaus Meridionalis (Delta Sgr)
Ascella (Zeta Sgr)
Kaus Borealis (Lambda Sgr)
Ain al Rami (Nu 1 Sgr)
Albaldah (Pi Sgr)
NUNKI (Sigma Sgr)
Terebellum (Omega Sgr)
Terebellum (59 Sgr)
Terebellum (60 Sgr)
Terebellum (62 Sgr)
Six main stars:

Prima Giedi (Alpha 1 Cap)
Secunda Giedi (Alpha 2 Cap)
Dabih (Beta Cap)
Nashira (Gamma Cap)
Deneb Algedi (Delta Cap)
Alshat (Nu Cap)
How to find constellation:

Right Ascension: 21 hours
Declination: -20 degrees
Visible between latitudes 60 and -90 degrees
Best seen in September (at 9:00 PM)
The king of Thessaly had two kids named Phrixus and Helle who were beaten by their stepmother. The god Hermes became angered by this and sent a ram to carry the children to safety. Helle lost her grip and fell into the narrow strip of water between Europe and Asia, now called Hellespont in her honor. Phrixus, arrived safely to the shores of the Black Sea where he sacrificed the ram and gave its fleece to a sleepless dragon for safe-keeping. Later, Jason and his intrepid Argonauts recovered the prized fleece and returned it to Thessaly to become king.
Taurus begins with a wandering bull known as Cerus. Cerus was a large and powerful bull who villagers were terrified of because of his tendency to trample their villages to pieces on a whim. One day the Spring goddess Persephone finds him trampling through a field of recently-bloomed flowers and goes to him. Though he can't speak, he understands her and her presence calms him. They form a bond together, and the bull learns to behave himself. Persephone teaches the bull patience and how to use his strength wisely. In the spring when Persephone and Cerus return to the land. She sits on his back and he runs her through the fields while she sets all of the plants in bloom as they ride by. In the fall when Persephone returns to Hades, Cerus returns to the sky as the Taurus constellation.
"Castor and Pollux, the "twins" of Gemini, Castor, being mortal, finally dies. Having spent their whole lives together, Pollux is distraught. He doesn't want to live without his twin brother, but since he is immortal, there is nothing he can do. He begs his father, Zeus, for help. Zeus decides that rather than killing Pollux so he can be with Castor, he makes Castor immortal also, and the two of them get to live together forever as the constellation Gemini according to Gods and Monsters website."
Cancer a minor role in the Twelve Labors of Hercules. While Hercules was busy fighting the multi-headed monster, the goddess of Hera, did not like Hercules, sent the Crab to distract him. Cancer grabbed onto the hero's toe with its claws, but barely breaking the rhythm of his great battle with Hydra, Hercules crushed the crab with his foot. Hera, grateful for the little crustacean's heroic but pitiful effort, gave it a place in the sky.

Leo is the Nemean Lion which was killed by Hercules on one of his great trials. The lion had a hide that couldn't be punctured by iron, bronze or stone. Since he couldn't reason with the ferocious beast, Hercules strangled it to death making the local people very grateful. Hera (Greek mythology godmother to all monsters), who sent the Lion to Nemea in the first place, felt guilty for the creature for it getting hunted down and killed. She allowed it to live amongst the stars, next to Selene, the moon goddess, who adored him.
The myth behind Sagittarius actually refers to Crotus, a satyr that lived on Mount Helicon with the Muses. Satyrs have human heads and torsos with goat legs. (and sometimes horns). Sagittarius Myth Symbol Crotus, much like Chiron, was a skilled musician and hunter. He even invented the bow, according to Greek mythology. The story of sagittarius is still unknown today.
Capricorn has been recognized as a goat since Babylonian and Chaldean. Always, it is describes as a goat with a fish tail, which might relate to a story about the god Pan. Pan, fleeing a monster called Typhon, jumped into the Nile river. The part of him that was below water turned into a fish, while the rest of him above water, stayed as a goat.
Ganymede was Zeus's personal cup bearer and brought Zeus beverages whenever he wanted one. One day Ganymede had had enough, and decided to pour out all of the wine, ambrosia, and water of the gods, refusing to stay Zeus's cup bearer any longer. The legend goes that the water all fell to Earth, causing inundating rains for days upon days, which created a massive flood that flooded the entire world. Zeus realizes that he has been a bit unkind to the boy, so he makes him immortal as the constellation of Aquarius.

The constellation Virgo is thought to be a woman holding a spike of corn, thus reinforcing the Harvest Mother mythology. The goddess of the Spring season Persephone is kidnapped by the god of the underworld Hades. Upon discovering this, the young goddess's mother Demeter, being the goddess of the harvest, decides to ruin the harvest in her despair. Long story short, the Spring goddess was able to return for six months a year to aid her mother in the harvest. This coincides with the constellation Virgo being visible for only the months of March through August.
There was a Monster called Typhon who descended upon Mount Olympus, threatening all of the gods and goddesses, who flee from their home. Aphrodite and Eros need to escape so they turn into fish, and two other fish take them to safety. These two fish were later honored by being placed in the heavens as the constellation Pisces.
The symbol representing Libra is a set of scales, and that those scales represent the scales of justice. Astraea was a virgin goddess of justice. The only virgin goddess of justice who was also a primary caretaker of humanity (the true meaning of Virgo). The woman holding the ear of corn in Virgo is Astraea. The scales of justice that glide by her side in the zodiac are her scales. The two never leave one another's side, forever connecting the two constellations with a single mythology.

Seven main stars:

Sadalsuud (Beta Aqr)
Sadalachbia (Gamma Aqr)
Skat (Delta Aqr)
Albali (Epsilon Aqr)
Ancha (Theta Aqr)
Situla (Kappa Aqr)
How to find constellation:

Right Ascension: 23 hours
Declination: -15 degrees
Visible between latitudes 65 and -90 degrees

Best seen in October (at 9:00 PM)
Three main stars:

Alrisha (Alpha Psc)
Fum al Samakah (Beta Psc)
Torcularis Septentrionalis (Omicron Psc)
How to find constellation:

Right Ascension: 1 hour
Declination: 15 degrees
Visible between latitudes 90 and -65 degrees
Best seen in November (at 9:00 PM)
First Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Date: Feb.4 to March 5
Element: Wood
Zodiac Signs: Aquarius & Pisces
Second Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Date: March 6 to April 4
Element: Wood
Zodiac Signs:Pisces & Aries

Third Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Date: April 5 to May 4
Element: Earth
Zodiac Signs: Aries & Taurus
Fourth Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Date: May 5 to June 5
Element: Fire
Zodiac Signs: Taurus & Gemini
Fifth Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Date:June 6 to July 6
Element: Fire
Zodiac Signs: Gemini & Cancer
Sixth Chinese Zodiac: Goat
Date: July 7 to Aug. 6
Element: Earth
Zodiac Signs: Cancer & Leo
Seventh Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Date: Aug. 7 to Sept. 7
Element: Metal
Zodiac Signs: Leo & Virgo
Eigth Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Date: Sept. 8 to Oct. 7
Element: Metal
Zodiac Signs: Virgo & Libra
Ninth Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Date: Oct. 8 to Nov. 6
Element: Earth
Zodiac Signs: Libra & Scorpio
Tenth Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Date: Nov. 7 to Dec. 6
Element: Water
Zodiac Signs: Scorpio & Sagittarius
Eleventh Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Date: Dec. 7 to Jan. 5
Element: Water
Zodiac Signs: Sagittarius & Capricorn
Twelfth Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Date: Jan. 6 to Feb. 3
Element: Earth
Zodiac Signs: Capricorn & Aquarius
Story of
Chinese Zodiac
According to the Origin of Chinese Zodiac, Jade Emperor summoned animals of the universe to a race.

Order animals finish is order of zodiac

Trickery, heroism, and laziness all occurred during race (ex: rat, dragon, pig)
How It Works
Each animal has certain personality traits connected to it

Horoscopes are developed around these traits stated by China Today website.

The year a person is born determines their animal

Animal signs can also be assigned by month and hour of the day declared by What is the History of the Chinese Zodiac.
Story starts with Orion, the lover of Eos, goddess of the dawn, he bragged about his conquests with her and how great of a hunter he was. This made her angry. Artemis, Greek hunting goddess, would take offense to anyone claiming superiority in hunting skills, and put them in their place but Artemis had a big crush on Orion and found him charming. Her brother, Apollo, sun god, did not find this quite so amusing, he was also the god of the animal herds. Neither did Gaia, great earth goddess. Apollo and Gaia decided that it was time for Orion to go. Gaia created a giant scorpion to hunt the hunter.Scorpio killed Orion. Zeus, had been watching and put both in the sky. placing them 180 degrees apart so that they wouldn't keep fighting in the heavens.
Aries Constellation
Taurus Constellation
Gemini Constellation
Cancer Constellation
Leo Constellation
Virgo Constellation
Libra Constellation
Scorpio Constellation
Sagittarius Constellation
Capricorn Constellation
Aquarius Constellation
Pisces Constellation
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