The Definition of Astrology -The Sun’s Retrograde



In writing about the many categories of the definition of astrology, I will start with the Sun.

Every year the Sun moves through the zodiac and comes back to where it began--the vernal (Spring or March) equinox --

Every year the sun fails (by a little) to make a full circle to the exact place it was in 365 days.

As a consequence, the Sun comes back to a place a bit behind the point it started the year before.

In writing about the many categories of the definition of astrology, I will start with the Sun.

Every year the Sun moves through the zodiac and comes back to where it began--the vernal (Spring or March) equinox --

Every year the sun fails (by a little) to make a full circle to the exact place it was in 365 days.

As a consequence, the Sun comes back to a place a bit behind the point it started the year before.

Each zodiac sign is thirty degrees in measure. The Sun falls short about 1 degree every 72 years.

The sun then goes through one zodiac sign, in about two thousand one hundred sixty years, and through the full zodiac in about Twenty-five thousand, nine hundred and twenty years, (these figures are not exact).

This movement is called the precession of the equinoxes.

It means that in 25,920 years (also called Great solar or Platonic year).

Each one of the 12 zodiac signs inhabits a place at the Vernal ( Spring or March) Equinox for about two thousand, one hundred sixty years, then relinquishes that position to the zodiac sign before it.

The 2,160 yrs that the Sun takes to journey through the zodiac is called an Age.

The Age gets its name from the zodiac sign that the sun transits through each year that it goes over the equator on the spring equinox.

From this system we get the names:

The Taurean Age, The Geminian Age, The Aquarian Age and so on.

During these Ages, spiritual worship takes the form of the appropriate zodiac sign.

The Definition of Astrology - Basic Rules



The ancient people believed that astrology at it's core meant that the Stars or Planets ruled our fate and fortune or more specifically that the Planets and signs (Stars), that a person was born under determine what character traits are innate in them.

They also believed that the Moon and the Sun have more influence on Earth and so it was natural to conclude that the position they take in our birth chart also had the most influence on us.

Since they believed that the Sun and Moon had the most influence on us and that the Sun is the more powerful of the two then, the sun therefore has the most affect on us.

It was thought that a baby born under moonlight would mature, progress and develop personality traits at a slower pace than the babies born under the suns beams.

So in other words they may be what you call a late bloomer in most of the important stages of life.

The Definition of Astrology - Astrology Doctrine



There are 2 clear-cut systems of rules of astrology doctrine:

The Ptolemaic system

(Claudius Ptolemy/Claudius Ptolemaeus), the Geocentric: the Earth is the center of the solar system, with the Sun, Moon and Planets circling it.

Astronomers may consider the Geocentric system wrong, yet for thousands of years it has been proven truthful when it is applied to real life and earthly matters.

The other astrology doctrine is called the Heliocentric (Aristarchus of Samos), which submits that the sun is the center of the solar system with the Planets and their Moons circle it.

The Greek astronomer Aristarchus of Samos (310 BC - 230 BC), in the 17th century atlas of Andreas Cellarius/Unknown artist (17th century)

Heliocentric

What should be noted in this is that when the Sun was said to be in a zodiac sign the ancients intended that the Sun inhabited the polar zodiac sign and cast its rays onto the zodiac sign mentioned as the Sun sign.

For example:

When it was said that a person was a Sun sign Sagittarius in Astronomy wise it meant that the Sun was housed in Gemini, but was shining on Sagittarius.


  • This whole 2 systems thing, explained in simple terms means;
  • One is Geocentric and Exoteric (suitable for the general public)

  • The other is Heliocentric and esoteric (understandable by only an enlightened inner circle)

The Definition of Astrology, Separate From Astronomy



What do Astrologers and scientists think the definition of Astrology is?

Ask any serious astrologer and they will tell you that Astrology is a science albeit not an exact one. Astrology is a little like weather forecasting. Astrology is a forecast of a certain point in time.

If you were to ask an astronomer or scientist the definition of Astrology. The scientist or astronomer would probably say never mind that, it's a pseudoscience anyway.

There is a reason that most men of science may think Astrology is a fake science and should be laughed at. It's probably because Astrology isn't an exact science like Math is.

Even so, Astrology uses mathematics, to give you your astrological story.

Modern scientist may remove astrology from it's partner astronomy, but most of us that believe know they are wrong don't we?

We know that just as the ancients went through the seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall, we go through the seasons.

The ancients also believed that the signs of those seasons have traits that prevail in the people born under them, we believe this too.

The stars in the sky don't look the same as they did then, we even have newer Planets and a Planet that has been down-graded.

We now know that the Earth goes around the sun. But as far as astrology goes, this hasn't changed how accurate astrology can be. We know that Aries the Ram as a zodiac sign stands for the Spring Season and not to the astronomical constellation of Aries.

The same goes for to Pluto one of our Planets that has been bumped down. Astrology is derived from experiment and observation and is an emblematic system of rules. These precepts are essential.

The Definition of Astrology -Different Cultures:



Nearly every religious faith of the world has shadows of an astrological influence. The Old Testament of the Hebrews, although, its writings were eclipsed by Egyptian civilization, is collection of astrological and astronomical parables.

Kabbalists say that the original twenty-two letters of the Hebrew alphabet divided into a groups of 3 (Fire, Earth and Water).

A group of 7 (The Sun, Moon, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, and Mars), and then linked to the days of the week (7) and finally to a group of 12 meaning the 12 signs of the zodiac and the months they govern.

These groups (letters) forming a multitude of words, when properly read they augured events. Read more about Kabbalah.


Incidentally, the 12 characters also connect to the 12 Tribes of Israel (Jacob).


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The following shows the twelve signs with their corresponding twelve tribes :


Aries is Gad
The name derives from the Hebrew word troop.
 The main disposition is being armed and prepared.

 Taurus is Asher
Beatitude or felicity
The main disposition is being pleased and complacent in circumstance.

Gemini is Issachar
Cost and advantage
The main disposition is being compensated for the use of the intelligence this zodiac sign has.

Cancer is Zebulun
Habitation
The main disposition is domesticated leanings and keen delight in being home.

Leo is Joseph
Is twofold it stands for growth and discernment, as well as brilliant and everlasting.
The main disposition is being passionate and propensity to guide.

Virgo is Benjamin
Fortitude
The main disposition is strong willed with a strength for self protection that is unequaled.

Libra is Reuben/Reuven
Envisioning the sun
The main disposition is the ability to sense, imagine or predict.

 Scorpio is Simeon
Listening and respect
The main disposition is respecting authority
(above them) and requiring respect from others
(below them).

Sagittarius is Levi
Connected, contained or related
The main disposition is loyalty and reliability when it comes to pledges taken in marriage.

Capricorn is Judah
The Lord's praise
The main disposition is a dedication to business or work and an unexpressed need for perfection.

Aquarius is Dan
Assessment, sagacity
The main disposition is a keen gut reactions in discerning the true personality of others.

Pisces is Naphtali
Struggling or wrestling
The main disposition is troubled and grappling with self in life.


  • Aries is Gad 
  • The name derives from the Hebrew word troop.
  • The main disposition is being armed and prepared.

  • Taurus is Asher 
  • Beatitude or felicity 
  • The main disposition is being pleased and complacent in circumstance. 

  • Gemini is Issachar 
  • Cost and advantage 
  • The main disposition is being compensated for the use of the intelligence this zodiac sign has. 

  • Cancer is Zebulun 
  • Habitation 
  • The main disposition is domesticated leanings and keen delight in being home. 

  • Leo is Joseph 
  • Is twofold it stands for growth and discernment, as well as brilliant and everlasting. 
  • The main disposition is being passionate and propensity to guide. 

  • Virgo is Benjamin 
  • Fortitude 
  • The main disposition is strong willed with a strength for self protection that is unequaled. 

  • Libra is Reuben/Reuven 
  • Envisioning the sun 
  • The main disposition is the ability to sense, imagine or predict.

  • Scorpio is Simeon 
  • Listening and respect 
  • The main disposition is respecting authority 
  • (above them) and requiring respect from others 
  • (below them). 

  • Sagittarius is Levi 
  • Connected, contained or related 
  • The main disposition is loyalty and reliability when it comes to pledges taken in marriage. 

  • Capricorn is Judah 
  • The Lord's praise 
  • The main disposition is a dedication to business or work and an unexpressed need for perfection. 

  • Aquarius is Dan 
  • Assessment, sagacity 
  • The main disposition is a keen gut reactions in discerning the true personality of others. 

  • Pisces is Naphtali 
  • Struggling or wrestling 
  • The main disposition is troubled and grappling with self in life. 


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