Information: Whilst the
Galactic Zodiac wheel is an accurate
description of the zodiac constellations of our Milky Way Galaxy, unfortunately
neither the Tropical nor
Sidereal Zodiac are very accurate.
Tropical Zodiac of we western astrologers is
hopelessly wrong, being more than two thousand years out of date.
Sidereal Zodiac is better - as its starting
point is based on star positions of today not two thousand years ago - but it's
still an over-simplification of the Real Solar
Zodiac which contains thirteen signs which have unequal lengths. Follow
this link for a comparison of the Tropical and
Sidereal Solar Zodiacs.
There is also a
Planetary Zodiac which contains more signs
than the Real Solar Zodiac's thirteen, and a
Lunar Zodiac. The reason for the existence of
these two zodiacs is simply that the planets' [and the Moon's] orbits are a
little tilted in comparison to the Earth's path around the Sun, so the planets
pass through many more signs than the Sun does as seen from the viewpoint of
Two zodiac wheels can be
used which don't come from Babylonian/Greek Achaean roots: the
Celtic Zodiac and the
Zodiac chart of the southern sky at the Summer solstice [in the northern
hemisphere, Jun 21st]. The arc going from northwest to southeast is the
ecliptic. The degrees along the ecliptic from the Vernal Equinox are marked.
The order of constellations is Virgo,
Click on the above
picture for the Zodiac Charts summary page
which has a link to a larger version of the zodiac chart shown above, and