noun zo·di·ac | ˈzō-dē-ˌak
Definition of zodiac
1a : an imaginary band in the heavens centered on the ecliptic that encompasses the apparent paths of all the planets and is divided into 12 constellations or signs each taken for astrological purposes to extend 30 degrees of longitude
b : a figure representing the signs of the zodiac and their symbols
2 : a cyclic course a zodiac of feasts and fasts— R. W. Emerson
Personalities by Zodiac
Horoscope is one of the very first personality predictors in human history. It’s no Carl Jung but it gives us a baseline peek into who we are and as creatures of curiosity we are always looking inward as much as we are looking upward (sic to the stars, our roots?) and outward (to each other, our fellow stardust buddies?).
Over the centuries horoscopes and zodiac symbols have been looked to as a “guiding light” by a good number of people. We all have seen the memes on Facebook about not peeving off this set of zodiac personalities or how the crazy, ditzy Gemini will be the first to go in a horror movie while the Sagittarius will help the murderer in the movie with their kill count…
Did you know, the Greek-inspired zodiac isn’t the only kid on the block? Horoscopes have a cross-culture presence. The Chinese have their own version based on the year you were born in for example. I’m a Ram by the way, in fact, we have two Rams in the household, two Dragons, a Horse, a Rooster, and a Pig. Quite the combination of farm animals and two mythical fire breathing creatures!
There is also way more to the zodiac than most people think there is. There are 12 signs, they represent the full 360 circles of animals. Each animal in the circle is represented by 30-degree markers of that 360 degrees. There are also 4 primary angles in that circle which represent the order of power.
Those 4 angles are First House (Ascendant – East Angle), Tenth House, Midheaven, or Medium Coeli (M.C.) – North Angle), Seventh House (Descendant – West Angle), Fourth House (Imum Coeli or I.C. – South Angle).
Then you have what’s called the 12 houses (in Western astrology and horoscope theory) where they affect each sign in different ways depending on the placement of planets and stars and what’s entering the sign and exiting (Mars enters the new phase of Libra…).
I always thought that the horoscope columnist may have been just winging it in most newspapers (and maybe some do) but now I have a newfound appreciation for the art of and tools of the horoscope. It’s way more complicated than I ever thought it could be.
My horoscope seems to dictate that as a Gemini I am Dynamic, many talented and seem to like games… perhaps I am, the many folks around me seem to think I am multi-talented and a JaneJack of all trades. I don’t particularly care for games per say, okay except for Assassin’s Creed, that game is the ultimate (hmm, maybe I do like games, Gamer Girlies Unite!!). I can be dynamic when I want to be and perhaps dynamic is a nicer way of saying a dual personality type person who drives another batty with the back and forth. Do you think your horoscope is accurate? Let us know in the comments below what you think.