Happy Equinox – 13th Sign Shenanigans
Today is the Fall Equinox or when night and day are EQUAL in time, 12 hours each. This is also the day that we enter the sign of Libra at 0 degrees, every year. In fact, we base the western astrological system on Seasons of the Sun from Earth, which is called the Tropical Zodiac. We draw a circle around Earth for the Sun’s path, into 4 quadrants which mimics the 4 seasons- Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. We have 12 signs so we divide those quadrants into 3 months each, the duration of each Season, and now have “houses”, and a layout for the chart. The energies and qualities of the 12 signs flow with the natural rhythms and cycles of our lives on Earth.
Sidereal Zodiac is the system Astronomers use to map the sky. They do not use the perspective of the Earth, but rather the stars in relation to the Sun. Of course, this is a valid way to measure what they can see but sure doesn’t take into account the strong influence of where we are within the Universe, which is what the Tropical Zodiac addresses. The Tropical Zodiac is arguably more “Earth centered”, making it very relevant energetically for us as “Earth Walkers”. So KEEP your Sun Sign, it fits you perfectly.