Saturn and its moons. Far behind, to the right, our Sun.
As inhabitants of this planet we tend to see everything geocentric. This indeed was one of the biggest problems in the history of sciences and beyond. Astronomy was the science who paid the highest price in the arena of the geocentric looking of all things. So let's get away from the geocentric pattern and let's try to imagine our civilization on another planet!
How would it be if we were on Jupiter or Saturn; On another planet in another star in our galaxy? On another planet and star but on galaxy M81 in Ursa Major?
Lets try to find out with the help of Astronomy.
If we were on Saturn we would be more ...
Screenshot with the Sun in Ophiuchus from Star Walk App
It's been a bit more than 2 months since the announcement by NASA that the Zodiac signs are now 13 and today November 29 the Sun enters triumphantly in Ophiuchus, the 13th sign of Astrology. The above image represents the truth regarding the positions of the Sun, the Moon and the planets of Saturn and Mercury into Ophiuchus Zodiac Sign as they appear on November 29, 2016. This can be easily attested by using Google sky software in our mobile phones.
As we have said many times with arguments based on the science of astronomy, the zodiac Signs are now 13 after the insertion of Ophiuchus between Scorpio and Sagittarius, on the ecliptic. Where ecliptic is called the apparent path of the Sun in the sky.
The ancient Greeks who founded Horoscopic Astrology had much less knowledge of the sky and the planets than we have today. For example, in the time of Claudius Ptolemy they believed that the Sun was turning around the Earth. 12 Zodiac Astrology was born in the Hellenistic era and was a child of Astronomy of the 2nd century BC
Today we know from Astronomy that ...
Well, in the degree that you still believe the old fashioned 12 Signs Western Astrology, yes they did!
The reason for this change is that the sky was never the way that these Old Astrologers were trying to say!
There is a scientific truth in Astrology: The Sun passes though 13 Zodiac Constellations on its annual apparent orbit in the sky.
This is why we need 13 Signs Astrology to describe this situation. The old 12 Signs Astrology gives its predictions considering totally wrong places for the Sun, the Moon and the planets into the Zodiac Constellations.
Sun in Pisces, image from Star Walk App
On March 12 at 00:20 GMT, a new Astrological year starts with the transition of the Sun in Pisces, which are now considered as the first sign of the zodiac circle after taking the place of the old Aries because of the precession of the equinoxes. That is due to our Earth's movement in relation to the sky globe. Because of this movement a new Zodiac sign with the name Ophiuchus came into the Sun's orbit in the sky. Thus the need arose for an Astrology of the 13 Signs of the Zodiac that accurately depicts the New Astrological reality. The old signs have moved backwards in date and all the data have been adjusted to the 13 Zodiac Signs.