Scorpio (astrology)

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Scorpio
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Zodiac symbol Scorpion (mythology)
Duration (tropical, western)October 22 November 21 (2020, UT1) [1]
Constellation Scorpius
Zodiac element Water
Zodiac quality Fixed
Sign ruler Mars (traditional), Pluto (modern)
Detriment Venus
Exaltation None in traditional, Uranus in modern.
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Scorpio () is the eighth astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation of Scorpius. It spans 210°–240° ecliptic longitude. Under the tropical zodiac (most commonly used in Western astrology), the Sun transits this sign on average from October 23 to November 22. [2] Under the sidereal zodiac (most commonly used in Hindu astrology), the Sun is in Scorpio from approximately November 16 to December 15. [3] Depending on which zodiac system one uses, an individual born under the influence of Scorpio may be called a Scorpio or a Scorpion. [4]

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Associations

Scorpio is one of the three water signs, the others being Cancer and Pisces. [5] It is a fixed, negative sign. [6] Scorpio is associated with three different animals: the scorpion, the snake, and the eagle (or phoenix). According to The Astrology Bible, Scorpio's colors are deep red, maroon, black, and brown. [7]

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Zodiac Area of the sky divided into twelve signs

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Horoscope Astrological chart or diagram

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Ascendant Ascending sign in astrology

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Astrological sign Twelve 30° sectors of the ecliptic, as defined by Western astrology

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Aries (astrology) First astrological sign in the present zodiac

Aries (♈︎) is the first astrological sign in the zodiac, spanning the first 30 degrees of celestial longitude, and originates from the constellation of the same name. Under the tropical zodiac, the Sun transits this sign from approximately March 20 to April 21 each year. This time duration is exactly the first month of the Solar Hijri calendar.

Leo (astrology) Fifth astrological sign in the present zodiac

Leo (♌︎) is the fifth astrological sign of the zodiac. It corresponds to the constellation Leo and comes after Cancer and before Virgo. The traditional Western zodiac associates Leo with the period between July 23 and August 22, and the sign spans the 120th to 150th degree of celestial longitude.

Cancer (astrology) Fourth astrological sign in the present zodiac

Cancer (♋︎) is the fourth astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation of Cancer. It spans from 90° to 120° celestial longitude. Under the tropical zodiac, the Sun transits this area between approximately June 22 and July 22, and under the sidereal zodiac, the Sun transits this area between approximately July 21 and August 9.

Pisces (astrology) Twelfth astrological sign in the present zodiac

Pisces (♓︎) is the twelfth astrological sign in the Zodiac. It is a negative, mutable sign. It spans 330° to 360° of celestial longitude. Under the tropical zodiac, the sun transits this area between February 19 and March 20. In sidereal astrology, the Sun currently transits the constellation of Pisces from approximately March 12 to April 18. In classical interpretations, the symbol of the fish is derived from the ichthyocentaurs, who aided Aphrodite when she was born from the sea.

Taurus (astrology) Second astrological sign in the present zodiac

Taurus (♉︎), is the second astrological sign in the present zodiac. It spans from 30° to 60° of the zodiac. This sign belongs to the Earth element or triplicity, and has a feminine or negative polarity, as well as a fixed modality, quality, or quadruplicity. It is a Venus-ruled sign like Libra. The Moon has its exaltation here at exactly 3°. The Sun transits this sign from approximately April 21 until May 20 in western astrology.

Sagittarius (astrology) Ninth astrological sign in the present zodiac

Sagittarius (♐︎) is the ninth astrological sign, which is associated with the constellation Sagittarius and spans 240–270th degrees of the zodiac. Under the tropical zodiac, the sun transits this sign between approximately November 23 and December 21. Greek mythology associates Sagittarius with the centaur Chiron, who mentored Achilles, a Greek hero of the Trojan War, in archery.

Gemini (astrology) Third astrological sign in the present zodiac

Gemini (pronunciation: JEM-in-eye is the third astrological sign in the zodiac, originating from the constellation of Gemini. It is a positive mutable sign. Under the tropical zodiac, the sun transits this sign between about 21 May and 21 June. Gemini is represented by the twins Castor and Pollux, known as the Dioscuri.

Virgo (astrology) Sixth astrological sign in the present zodiac

Virgo (♍︎) is the sixth astrological sign in the Zodiac. It spans the 150–180th degree of the zodiac. Under the tropical zodiac, the Sun transits this area on average between August 23 and September 22, and the Sun transits the constellation Virgo from approximately September 16 to October 30. Individuals born during these dates, depending on which system of astrology they subscribe to, may be called Virgos or Virgoans; they are also represented in newspaper horoscopes with other astrological signs. The symbol of the maiden is based on Astraea. In Greek mythology, she was the last immortal to abandon Earth at the end of the Silver Age, when the gods fled to Olympus – hence the sign's association with Earth.

Libra (astrology) Seventh astrological sign in the present zodiac

Libra (♎︎) is the seventh astrological sign in the Zodiac. It spans 180°–210° celestial longitude. The Sun transits this sign on average between September 23 and October 22. Under the sidereal zodiac, the Sun currently transits the constellation of Libra from approximately October 31 to November 22. The symbol of the scales is based on the Scales of Justice held by Themis, the Greek personification of divine law and custom. She became the inspiration for modern depictions of Lady Justice. The ruling planet of Libra is Venus. Libra is the only zodiac constellation in the sky represented by an inanimate object. The other eleven signs are represented either as an animal or mythological characters throughout history.

Capricorn (astrology) Tenth astrological sign in the present zodiac

Capricorn(♑︎) is the tenth astrological sign in the zodiac out of twelve total zodiac signs, originating from the constellation of Capricornus, the horned goat. It spans the 270–300th degree of the zodiac, corresponding to celestial longitude. Under the tropical zodiac, the sun transits this area from about December 21 to January 21 the following year, and under the sidereal zodiac, the sun transits the constellation of Capricorn from approximately January 16 to February 16. In astrology, Capricorn is considered an earth sign, negative sign, and one of the four cardinal signs. Capricorn is said to be ruled by the planet Saturn.

Aquarius (astrology) Eleventh astrological sign in the present zodiac

Aquarius (♒︎) is the eleventh astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation Aquarius. Under the tropical zodiac, the Sun is in the Aquarius sign between about January 21 and about February 20, while under the sidereal Zodiac, the sun is in Aquarius from approximately February 15 to March 14, depending on the leap year.

Saura

Saura is a term found in Indian religions, and it connotes "sun" (Surya) or anything "solar"-related.

A tropical year is the time that the Sun takes to return to the same position in the cycle of seasons, as seen from Earth; for example, the time from vernal equinox to vernal equinox, or from summer solstice to summer solstice. This differs from the time it takes Earth to complete one full orbit around the Sun as measured with respect to the fixed stars by about 20 minutes because of the precession of the equinoxes.

Equal house system (Hindu astrology)

The Sign-wise Equal house division of the Zodiac or Rasi-chakra is a very old system of house division; in this system all houses are of equal length. Unlike the Western astrology that measures the longitude of a house from the exact ascendant-point in the sign rising in the east treated as its cusp, in Hindu astrology the entire sign is treated as a house irrespective of the ascendant-point in the sign rising in the east. The standard Hindu convention is to treat the house and the sign of equal length. It considers the twelve houses in the fixed Rasi-chakra (Zodiac), and is practically an "Equal-sign Equal house system". Hindu astrology is sidereal astrology , in which system planetary movements are tracked against the fixed position of the stars or nakshatras; it is believed to give a more accurate astronomical representation of the Sun’s position in relation to the skies i.e. the Zodiac, using the Ayanamsa, and incorporates star-signs based on the movement of the Moon, but all of this are actually false claims made by Indian Astrologers following the sidereal system all these years to fool the gullible and naive citizens. This can be proven, as in sidereal astrological system the 12 zodiac signs which are based on the constellations in the sky are equally divided by 30 degrees whereas the constellation zodiac consist of 13 zodiac signs of unequal sizes.

References

  1. Astronomical Applications Department 2011.
  2. Oxford n.d., s.v. Scorpio and Sagittarius.
  3. Sharma 2016.
  4. Oxford n.d., s.v. Scorpio.
  5. Allen 1899 , p. 107
  6. Lewis 2003, pp. 601–608.
  7. Hall 2005, pp. 84–91.

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