Which is it? Zodiac Sign OR Sun Sign? Astrology Term Revealed. :)
|January 5, 2011||Filled under Astrology, Learning, Zodiac Star signs|
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- Mar. 7th, 2008 at 2:12 AM
I say: What’s your sign?
They often say: Huh?
I say: You know, your Sun sign?
They often say:Â What?
I say:Â What’s your birth date?Â When were you born?
They often say as they stammer about: Oh, my ZODIAC sign…. it’s…
As a Psychic Event Entertainer I have come across a lot of people with varying astrological knowledge and I’m often perplexed that there’s a misunderstanding of what a zodiac sign is and why no one knows their “Sun sign”. Well they do, they are just calling it something other than its proper name. 🙂
The zodiac (which means in latin, a circle of little animals) comprises a belt or band of 12 or 13 constellations (clusters of stars) depending on whether one is using the solar or lunar calendar (for example, the ancient Mayans used the lunar) along the ecliptic (the path of the sun as defined by the earth’s orbit) in which the moon and planets move very nearby.
Your Sun sign represents the sign of the zodiac that the sun was in or covering on your birth date. A zodiac sign that gets covered by the sun is roughly between the 20th/21fst of one month to the 20th/21fst of the next on the Gregorian (western) calendar until it moves to the next zodiac sign; however, an ephemeris (astronomical table) gives exact dates.
So in order for people or astrologers to understand what you are saying and “if” you want to continue using the term ZODIAC, it’s correct to phrase it this way: “The zodiac sign Aries is in my Sun or My Sun is in the zodiac sign of Aries”. An easier way to say it is: My Sun sign is Aries” or “I’m an Aries” with the latter not being precise as to what planet or luminous the zodiac sign Aries refers to.
By the way, the sun is the brightest celestial object which is why it’s an important piece of astrological information about yourself. The sun sign describes your will power, ego, and personality and is the core of you.
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