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Unread 08-13-2009, 01:10 AM
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I am a taurus in tropical but an aries in sidereal. I have found out that most of the stuff in sidereal fits me in sidereal than tropical why is that. Also should i follow tropical or sidereal.

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That is a tough decision but you really need to make it for yourself imo. I have found that some people relate more to their sidereal charts than their tropical. I think it is a personal thing because some just relate better to one than the other. I have never been able to relate to my sidereal planetary placements, and it changes a lot of my pLanets. My Sun, Moon and Venus, ruler of my asc, ALL change in sidereal. I would become a Libra,with Sag Moon and that just does not feel right to me at all. But that does not mean it is not valid to others. If you feel that it describes you better as an Aries than a Taurus, then perhaps you are a sidereal astrologer at heart.
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I'm fairly new to Horary astrology and started a thread on planetary hours and sidereal times because of my total confusion with the whole lot.I've tried entering the sidereal times of my charts and my results have been amazingly accurate.
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I am a taurus in tropical but an aries in sidereal. I have found out that most of the stuff in sidereal fits me in sidereal than tropical why is that. Also should i follow tropical or sidereal.
If you are new to learning astrology, just stick to the default on astro.com which is western tropical... You need a lot of experience to play around with different systems--- same with house systems too.

You may be identifying with aries cos you have planets in aries, planets in first house. there's lots of reason why this could be, but unless you post your chart can't help much further.
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I found this to be a serious issue, as well, and it really bugs me.

I started studying astrology(Western Tropial perspective, with Placidus House System) at 16, and while I did check whole sign house system, and sidereal, and draconic, and what not, I simply dismissed all of them without much further analysis..until I was like 19 or 20, when a Sidereal astrologer gave me a free reading that blew me away in its accuracy.
I thought I'd look closely to my Sidereal chart, mixed with the Whole Sign house system, like most people use it, and I was amazed at how well it all seemed to suit me.

I had dismissed it right off the bat because Sidereal gave me a Leo Rising, and since I had issues with self-confidence and self-esteem my whole life, and would scarcely be considered "energetic", having been plagued with depression from an early age, I thought it would be impossible for me to have a Leo Rising, which was described s confident, daring, domineering, and what not..
But then, when I looked at the ENTIRE Sidereal chart, it all seemed to fall into place: yes, I did have a Leo Rising, but my Sun was in Aquarius, conjunct Venus on the DC, which is a weakened place for the ego, and a bad position for a Leo Rising, which is ruled by the Sun.
On top of that, I have Saturn-Neptune-Uranus all conjunct one another, in my 5th house, which would weaken the expression of a Leo Rising even further.
Furthermore, I had a tight stellium of Moon, Mars and Jupiter in Taurus, which explained my love of pleasure and usually slow, passive personality.
Have never been much of a risk-taker, or too outgoing.
Also, my chart in Sidereal consists mainly of equal amounts of air and earth, which would actually explain my issues with depression better, since Earth and Air are energies which suppress emotions, or try to rationalize them, preventing release of tension, and suppression of emotions is one of the main explanations for depression.

And, overall, my entire chart turns to Fixed Mode instead of Mutable, which explains my epic stubbornness and fear of change...

After having read through the entire chart, I realized I definitely sounded more like a damaged Leo than a Virgo Rising of any caliber.
I have always had the love of attention, the flair for drama, and egocentric nature, but without the "loud" expression one would naturally expect from a Leo Rising.
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outerhaven.6- I have done massive research on this topic and I am continuously researching it. I have read many books, articles, and have done experimentations between the two charts. There shouldn't be two zodiacs, because the actual stars are in the same place objectively, that is regardless of perspective and perception. It is an astronomical fact. So how could both be right? They cannot.
There was a time when both zodiacs did match up with each other. Something went wrong and that is Tropical never adjusted for the precession of the equinox whereas Sidereal did. So really if one's Tropical Moon is in 1 degrees Aries it's really in 6 degrees Pisces. Also sidereal adjusts for 'ages', like the age of Pisces that we are in right now. Based on Tropicals' logic they cannot adjust for "ages" because when the spring equinox comes around it's always in the same place, in Aries. So they are always in the age of Aries. And of course that cannot be accurate.
Sidereal doesn't have any known problems. Tropical has some big ones.
There is a "war" going on between sidereal and tropical so it is sort of a touchy subject. Expect people to get upset and defensive. That's one big problem too, subjectively. People have invested so much in the idea that their sun and planets are in cancer and so on for example, that they get upset they have to change. Then they rationalize and say stuff like, I don't feel this is right, or I know I'm not a Virgo (just examples). When really they should listen to reason and not their whim.

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The signs for me in sidereal do not make sense. I feel very 'scorpio-like' yet my chart has no water influence in sidereal and I am all Libra and Sagittarius. I WISH I could be all Libra and Sagittarius in 'feeling'. But I am not. However, I also have 5 planets in the 8th house in sidereal. I tend to think sidereal is better with predictions, transits and aspects. But the signs don't make too much sense to me.

I use sidereal whole sign for transits. In western astrology, for instance, saturn is in my 5th house for almost another year, but I definitely feel it in my 6th house now and with sidereal it has been in there for a couple of months now. Just my opinion. Sidereal--->better for predictions, transits, aspects. Modern---->better to put the interpretations in more 'real' terms as well as better at explaining psychology. Sometimes sidereal has interpretations that are a bit primitive.
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retinoid- you said in your sidereal chart you have 5 8th house planets. Well there you go . The 8th house is ruled by Scorpio. That is probably why you feel Scorpio-like.
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Sidereal doesn't have any know problems.
Lol wow. I almost don't even want to respond to this, but it's just too juicy


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Then they rationalize and say stuff like, I don't feel this is right, or I know I'm not a Virgo (just examples). When really they should listen to reason and not their whim.
Your entire post was rationalizing sidereal astrology. Surely you must realize that the constellations are nothing more than imaginative patterns dreamed up by ancients. Different cultures have different shapes and names.

It is far more likely that since the ancients didn't have accurate methods of mapping the cosmos, they merely used the dreamed up constellations as place markers to be able to tell where a planet is without hopping on their computer to have it drawn up on their pretty sidereal software.

There is no 'war' between tropical and siderealists, just people like you that trumpet noise about how one system is wrong.
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I meant to say Known, not know problems.
Debate then not war. Whatever you want to call it. And your response proves the debate. Also check different Internet sites and you will it see for yourself.
The constellations are not made up. They do really exist. They are concrete solid objects in the sky. You know that. There are 88 standard constellations recognized by the International Astronomical Union (IAU). The names of 12 of them really do share the same names as the zodiac. Aries-Pisces really are the names of concrete star constellations.
I don't want to debate. I want people to be more objective here, listen to reason, instead of just saying something is so because they think it is. Me feeling like a professional baseball player doesn't make me one.
What will happen 11,200 years from now when the Tropical and Sidereal zodiacs are exactly opposite each other? That is why it is important for me and many others to fix this now. To prevent future mistakes. Everyone makes mistakes, but you must learn from them otherwise we might make them over and over again. "The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing"

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I meant to say Known, not know problems.
Debate then not war. Whatever you want to call it. And your response proves the debate. Also check different Internet sites and you will it see for yourself.
The constellations are not made up. They do really exist. They are concrete solid objects in the sky. You know that. There are 88 standard constellations recognized by the International Astronomical Union (IAU). The names of 12 of them really do share the same names as the zodiac. Aries-Pisces really are the names of concrete star constellations.
I don't want to debate. I want people to be more objective here, listen to reason, instead of just saying something is so because they think it is. Me feeling like a professional baseball player doesn't make me one.
What will happen 11,200 years from now when the Tropical and Sidereal zodiacs are exactly opposite each other? That is why it is important for me and many others to fix this now. To prevent future mistakes. Everyone makes mistakes, but you must learn from them otherwise we might make them over and over again. "The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing"
Lol wut

Constellations are not "concrete." They're imaginary lines drawn between stars that happen to be unfathomably far apart. Saying a constellation is concrete is like saying a cloud formation is a concrete constellation as well. It's imagination. Have you ever even seen any of the constellations? Some of them look nothing like what they're supposed to look like. Aries is a line. Pisces is a giant V with a circle on the end. Those could have been anything. They're imaginary lines, friend. Sorry to burst your bubble, but there are known problems with sidereal astrology.
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Lol wut Constellations are not "concrete." They're imaginary lines drawn between stars that happen to be unfathomably far apart. Saying a constellation is concrete is like saying a cloud formation is a concrete constellation as well. It's imagination. Have you ever even seen any of the constellations? Some of them look nothing like what they're supposed to look like. Aries is a line. Pisces is a giant V with a circle on the end. Those could have been anything. They're imaginary lines, friend. Sorry to burst your bubble, but there are known problems with sidereal astrology.
Meaning of the word constellation (noun) = an arbitrary assemblage or group of stars
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a. An arbitrary formation of stars perceived as a figure or design, especially one of 88 recognized groups named after characters from classical mythology and various common animals and objects.
b. An area of the celestial sphere occupied by one of the 88 recognized constellations.
Latin roots
com (prefix) = with, together
stella = star
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The constellations, (or 'arbitrary assemblages or groups of stars' as The American Heritage Science Dictionary's definition states), are indeed as real as our sun: constellations or groups of stars are distant suns, many light years distant not only from each other, but also from our planet. Various constellations became associated with various 'Images' that vary from culture to culture and the 'Images' that western astrology and/or astronomy associate with the constellations, or arbitrary assemblages or groups of stars, are The Ram, The Bull, The Twins, and so on and so forth.

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Meaning of the word constellation (noun) = an arbitrary assemblage or group of stars
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The constellations, (or 'arbitrary assemblages or groups of stars' as The American Heritage Science Dictionary's definition states), are indeed as real as our sun: constellations or groups of stars are distant suns, many light years distant not only from each other, but also from our planet. Various constellations became associated with various 'Images' that vary from culture to culture and the 'Images' that western astrology and/or astronomy associate with the constellations, or arbitrary assemblages or groups of stars, are The Ram, The Bull, The Twins, and so on and so forth.

Someone should teach you what "arbitrary" means.

I don't see the point in your post, other than your apparent desire to inform me what constellations are, and then verifying what I was just explaining to jamescondor.
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Constellations are not "concrete." They're imaginary lines drawn between stars that happen to be unfathomably far apart. Saying a constellation is concrete is like saying a cloud formation is a concrete constellation as well. It's imagination. Have you ever even seen any of the constellations? Some of them look nothing like what they're supposed to look like. Aries is a line. Pisces is a giant V with a circle on the end. Those could have been anything. They're imaginary lines, friend. Sorry to burst your bubble, but there are known problems with sidereal astrology.
and I posted the meaning of the word 'constellation'
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Meaning of the word constellation (noun) = an arbitrary assemblage or group of stars
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a. An arbitrary formation of stars perceived as a figure or design, especially one of 88 recognized groups named after characters from classical mythology and various common animals and objects.
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Latin roots
com (prefix) = with, together
stella = star
The American Heritage Science Dictionary

The constellations, (or 'arbitrary assemblages or groups of stars' as The American Heritage Science Dictionary's definition states), are indeed as real as our sun: constellations or groups of stars are distant suns, many light years distant not only from each other, but also from our planet. Various constellations became associated with various 'Images' that vary from culture to culture and the 'Images' that western astrology and/or astronomy associate with the constellations, or arbitrary assemblages or groups of stars, are The Ram, The Bull, The Twins, and so on and so forth.
and you commented on my use of the word "arbitrary"
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Someone should teach you what "arbitrary" means
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I don't see the point in your post
To clarify then:
I have clearly stated that it is the 'Images' of the constellations that are arbitrary. The individual stars themselves are as real as our own sun. Therefore jamescondor is correct. That is my point.


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other than your apparent desire to inform me what constellations are, and then verifying what I was just explaining to jamescondor.
Contrary to your interpretation MSO, that is not what I did, instead, my post points out to you that although constellations have, over the millennia, been associated with certain 'Images' such as The Ram, The Bull, The Twins and so on and so forth, the individual stars that compose the constellations are real, as real as our own sun. Therefore jamescondor is correct.

It is the 'Images' with which the constellations are associated that are 'imaginary' the individual stars themselves ARE as real as our sun: collectively, those individual stars comprising that group of stars or constellation ARE real, thus validating jamescondor's remarks


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Someone should teach you what "arbitrary" means.

I don't see the point in your post, other than your apparent desire to inform me what constellations are, and then verifying what I was just explaining to jamescondor.
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The constellations, (or 'arbitrary assemblages or groups of stars' as The American Heritage Science Dictionary's definition states), are indeed as real as our sun: constellations or groups of stars are distant suns, many light years distant not only from each other, but also from our planet. Various constellations became associated with various 'Images' that vary from culture to culture and the 'Images' that western astrology and/or astronomy associate with the constellations, or arbitrary assemblages or groups of stars, are The Ram, The Bull, The Twins, and so on and so forth.
I think JUPITERASC was expressing a different viewpoint, MSO. Your post implied that you attach no meaning to the constellations in realtion to astrology. A differing opinion would suggest that the constellations, and therefore the sidereal zodiac, are inherently important to astrology. I do have a question, though.

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Constellations are not "concrete." They're imaginary lines drawn between stars that happen to be unfathomably far apart. Saying a constellation is concrete is like saying a cloud formation is a concrete constellation as well. It's imagination. Have you ever even seen any of the constellations? Some of them look nothing like what they're supposed to look like. Aries is a line. Pisces is a giant V with a circle on the end. Those could have been anything. They're imaginary lines, friend. Sorry to burst your bubble, but there are known problems with sidereal astrology.
Other than differing ayanamsa, what problems have you seen?
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Contrary to your interpretation MSO, that is not what I did, instead, my post points out to you that although constellations have, over the millennia, been associated with certain 'Images' [B][COLOR=black][COLOR=Navy]such as The Ram, The Bull, The Twins and so on and so forth, the individual stars that compose the constellations are real, as real as our own sun. Therefore jamescondor is correct.

It is the 'Images' with which the constellations are associated that are 'imaginary' the individual stars themselves ARE as real as our sun: collectively, those individual stars comprising that group of stars or constellation ARE real, thus validating jamescondor's remarks
I never said the stars weren't real. What are you even talking about? The constellations are arbitrary, your own definition said so. I never once said stars weren't real. You trollin' bro.

Sorry I messed up your colors in the quote. There was so much unnecessary editing I figured it was easier to just butcher it and not waste my time fixing.

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Other than differing ayanamsa, what problems have you seen?
What's with everyone and their dictionary today? Do you people think I can't speak English?

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Other problems include differing lengths of constellations, official start and end points for constellations that overlap or have gaps between, and of course, it offers yet another fracture in an already shattered discipline that desperately needs unity. Of course the latter most is just my own opinion.
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I never said the stars weren't real. What are you even talking about? The constellations are arbitrary, your own definition said so. I never once said stars weren't real. You trollin' bro.
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6]Lol wow. I almost don't even want to respond to this, but it's just too juicy Your entire post was rationalizing sidereal astrology[/COLOR]. Surely you must realize that the constellations are nothing more than imaginative patterns dreamed up by ancients. Different cultures have different shapes and names.

It is far more likely that since the ancients didn't have accurate methods of mapping the cosmos, they merely used the dreamed up constellations as place markers to be able to tell where a planet is without hopping on their computer to have it drawn up on their pretty sidereal software.
There is no 'war' between tropical and siderealists, just people like you that trumpet noise about how one system is wrong
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MSO you just said that constellations (although they are groups of real stars) are not real

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Lol wut Constellations are not "concrete." They're imaginary lines drawn between stars that happen to be unfathomably far apart. Saying a constellation is concrete is like saying a cloud formation is a concrete constellation as well. It's imagination. Have you ever even seen any of the constellations? Some of them look nothing like what they're supposed to look like. Aries is a line. Pisces is a giant V with a circle on the end. Those could have been anything. They're imaginary lines, friend. Sorry to burst your bubble, but there are known problems with sidereal astrology.
My post has explained that the groups of stars that compose the constellations are as real as our own sun
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and I posted the meaning of the word 'constellation'.........and you commented on my use of the word "arbitrary"

To clarify then:

I have clearly stated that it is the 'Images' of the constellations that are arbitrary. The individual stars themselves are as real as our own sun. Therefore jamescondor is correct. That is my point.


Contrary to your interpretation MSO, what my post explains is that that although constellations have, over the millennia, been associated with certain 'Images' such as The Ram, The Bull, The Twins and so on and so forth, the individual stars that compose the constellations are real, as real as our own sun. Therefore jamescondor is correct.

It is the 'Images' with which the constellations are associated that are 'imaginary' the individual stars themselves ARE as real as our sun: collectively, those individual stars comprising that group of stars or constellation ARE real, thus validating jamescondor's remarks
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How about constellations (perhaps better, constellational groups*) AND signs, each having potential meaningfulness relative to any given horoscopic chart? Many of the ancients, oldtime Traditional astrologers, and Moderns (eg Vivian Robson, Sepharial) followed this outlook, and so do I...


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How about constellations (perhaps better, constellational groups*) AND signs, each having potential meaningfulness relative to any given horoscopic chart? Many of the ancients, oldtime Traditional astrologers, and Moderns (eg Vivian Robson, Sepharial) followed this outlook, and so do I...

(*constellational groups of stars)
I would agree dr. farr that despite the various anomalies of Tropical and Sidereal each has potential meaningfulness to the individual astrological practitioner.

Regarding signs, these same 'signs' were based originally on the constellational groups of stars but gradually 'drifted apart' over the millennia
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Other problems include differing lengths of constellations, official start and end points for constellations that overlap or have gaps between, and of course, it offers yet another fracture in an already shattered discipline that desperately needs unity. Of course the latter most is just my own opinion.[/QUOTE]

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Other problems include differing lengths of constellations, official start and end points for constellations that overlap or have gaps between, and of course, it offers yet another fracture in an already shattered discipline that desperately needs unity. Of course the latter most is just my own opinion.
Irrespective of Sidereal or Tropical methods being the preferred choice for delineation and while we are on the subject of 'differing lengths', what is your rationale for the fact that - because there are only 360 degrees in a circle - using current astrological software and practice, no natal chart is correctly divisible so as to account for the actual 365.256363 days of an earth orbit of the sun (year)
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'Cause one (365+ days of the year) is a measure and division of time, and the other (360 degrees) is a measure of space (and the division of a circle); however, Robson ("Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology") gives a method for converting measurement in space (the degrees) into measurement in time.
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'Cause one (365+ days of the year) is a measure and division of time, and the other (360 degrees) is a measure of space (and the division of a circle); however, Robson ("Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology") gives a method for converting measurement in space (the degrees) into measurement in time.
365.256363 is the measure of the time it takes to travel a measure of space as symbolised by a circle designating the ecliptic - and since that circle is composed of 360 degrees it cannot accurately designate 'a degree for a year' beyond 360 years for example
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Not being critical, but this is mechanics versus the symbolic, and my approach is the symbolic, so-for me-any mechanical "kinks" don't mean anything (this is only my own outlook regarding astrological matters; others are more inclined toward actual celestial mechanics and the intricacies of spherical geometry)


(Note: some of the early Modernist astrologers used 59.8 minutes = 1 year rather than 1 degree = 1 year; however, in simple symbolic progression I have always used 1 degree = 1 year)
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Not being critical, but this is mechanics versus the symbolic, and my approach is the symbolic, so-for me-any mechanical "kinks" don't mean anything (this is only my own outlook regarding astrological matters; others are more inclined toward actual celestial mechanics and the intricacies of spherical geometry)

(Note: some of the early Modernist astrologers used 59.8 minutes = 1 year rather than 1 degree = 1 year; however, in simple symbolic progression I have always used 1 degree = 1 year)
no criticism inferred

Spherical trigonometry is interesting
- Somewhat paradoxically perhaps, I not only note celestial mechanics, use the techniques of celestial mechanics but also symbolically delineate in an ARTISTIC kind of way, of course using 1 degree = 1 year
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