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The real path of the earth around the Sun is called the Ecliptic.

9 degrees to either side of the Ecliptic is a belt of the Heavens known as
the Zodiac. ( Dante called it the Oblique Line that beareth all planets).



First 30 degrees of the Zodiac constitute the sign of Aries. The next 30
degrees Taurus and so on. The Zodiac counted from the first degree of
Aries to the 360th degree of Pisces is called the Tropical Zodiac.



The Limbs of the Sidereal Zodiac


Sign Degrees

 

Aries  00 -    30
Taurus  30 -    60
Gemini  60 -    90
Cancer  90 - 120
Leo  120 -150
Virgo  150 -180
Libra  180 -210
Scorpio  210 -240
Sagittarius  240 -270
Capricorn  270- 300
Aquarius 300 -330
Pisces  330 -360

These 12 signs are the limbs of the Cosmic Man or Time Eternal
( Kalapurusha- The Almighty Self as Time )

Aries is His head, Taurus His face, Gemini His neck, Cancer His heart,
Leo the place beneath, Virgo His belly, Libra His generative organs, Scorpio the place beneath, Sagittarius His upper thigh, Capricorn his lower thigh, Aquarius His leg and Pisces His feet !

The Zodiac is tenanted by 27 constellations each of them spread over an arc of 13 degrees 20 minutes. The Zodiac counted from the first degree of Beta Arietis ( Aswini) to the 360th degree of Zeta Piscium ( Revathi) is known as the Sidereal Zodiac.

Western Astrology is based on the Tropical Zodiac and the Vedic on the
Sidereal.

The Limbs of the Sidereal Zodiac

           Name of Constellation                                     Deg Min                              Deg Min

1.          Beta Arietis              ( Aswini )                          00 00                                13 20
2.          41 Arietis                 ( Bharani )                         13 20                                26 40
3.          Eta Tauri                  ( Karthika )                       26 40                                40 00
4.          Alpha Tauri              ( Rohini )                           40 00                                53 20
5.          Lamda Orionis         ( Mrigasira )                      53 20                                 66 40
6.          Alpha Orionis           ( Aridra )                          66 40                                 80 00
7.          Beta Geminorum       ( Punarvasu )                    80 00                                 93 20
8.          Delta Cancri              ( Pushya )                        93 20                               106 40
9.          Alpha Cancri             ( Aslesha )                     106 40                               120 00
10.        Alpha Leonis             ( Magha )                      120 00                               133 20
11.        Delta Leonis              ( Pubba )                       133 20                               146 40
12.        Beta Leonis               ( Uttara )                       146 40                               160 00
13.        Delta Corvi                ( Hasta )                       160 00                               173 20
14.        Alpha Virginis            ( Chitra )                       173 20                               186 40
15.        Alpha Bootis              ( Chothi )                      186 40                               200 00
16.        Beta Librae                ( Vishakam)                  200 00                               213 20
17.        Delta Scorpi               ( Anuradha)                  213 20                               226 40
18.        Alpha Scorpi              ( Jyeshta )                     226 40                               240 00
19.        Lamda Scorpi             ( Moola )                      240 00                               253 20
20.        Delta Sagittari             ( Poorvashad )              253 20                               266 40
21.        Delta Sagittari             ( Uthrashad )                 266 40                               280 00
22.        Alpha Aquilae             ( Sravana )                    280 00                               293 20
23.        Alpha Delphini            ( Dhanishta )                  293 20                               306 40
24.        Lamda Aquari             ( Satabhisha)                 306 40                               320 00
25.       Alpha Pegasi                ( Poorvabhadra)            320 00                               333 20
26.       Alpha Andromeda        ( Uttrarabhadra)            333 20                               346 40
27.        Zeta Piscium                ( Revathi )                     346 40                               360 00



The Portfolios of Planets



In the celestial Government of the Almighty, the Sun is the King and Moon
is the Queen! Mars, the Defense Minister, Mercury, the Prince, Venus &
Jupiter the Ministers and Saturn is the messenger!

                       The Sun represents the             Soul of the Cosmic Man
                       The Moon                                         Mind
                        Mars                                                  Physical Strength
                       Mercury                                            Speech
                       Jupiter                                              Happiness Learning & Wisdom
                       Venus                                                The Libido
                        Saturn                                              Sorrow



English Literature & Astrology

Homer referred to the mighty Orion. Cicero assigned divinity to the stars.
The great philosopher Origen believed that the stars and the
constellations were signs through which the Omnipotent Divine exerted His malevolent or benevolent Will. Dante was an astrologer like Newton, Bacon,Nostradamus, Companus, Paracelsus and others. To Dante, Astrology was the noblest of all sciences. Dante drew a parallel between the seven liberal arts and the seven planets in his Convivio. He gave grammar to the Moon & Dialectic to Mercury. Shakespeare referred to the "operations of the orbs by whom we doth exist and cease to be ". Christopher Marlowe referred to the place where " Mars did mate the Carthiginians"!

Count Louis Hamon ( Cheiro ) declared that the message boldly blazoned across the heavens ( the positions of the planets ) represented the Universal Will & that the precession of the Equinoxes
( 25,920 years - 360 degrees ) was so beautifully calculated by the
Great Geometrician of the Universe & that all biological processes
obey the divine order of the celestial bodies and this is expressed in
the prayer we were taught long ago " Thy Will be done, as in Heaven,
so on earth".!

When Pythagorus discoverd the Correspondence between the Nine revolvingheavens and the nine numbers, Astro-Numerology was born.


When the Indian Seers discovered the Correspondence between the Nine gems and the Nine planets, Astro_Gemology was born.

Jupiter        Justitia                  Justice
Saturn   Temperantia  Temperance
Mars Fortitudo  Fortitude
Sun Prudentia Prudence
Venus  Gnosis   Knowledge
Mercury Sophia Wisdom
Moon   Understanding

     

Correspondences - In Integral Yoga and the Supramental Dialectic
                                       
                                 

Life Sun
Mind Moon
Matter Mars
Supermind Venus
Being Jupiter
Knowledge Saturn
Bliss  Mercury