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The difference between Sidereal and Tropical zodiacs:

The Sidereal zodiac is a physical reality depicting commonly acknowledged pictures made up of groups of stars used by astronomers, Vedic and Sidereal astrologers. The Tropical zodiac is a mathematical construct used by astrologers only.

Most people in the Western Hemisphere think of their astrological signs based on the Tropical zodiac, which is a math only based system of division with the zero point starting at the Vernal Equinox. On March 20, 2004 when the Sun crosses the ecliptic, it’s the first day of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere. New babies born on the following day will be told that they have an Aries Sun sign. And they will Tropically. All the Tropical astrologers will mark out the 12 signs, Aries to Pisces, 30 degrees each, from that point in space.

If you could see where the Sun actually was, you would see it in the 7th degree of the constellation Pisces. Sidereal Astrologers use the physical Zodiac which consists of 12 constellations. So if you were born on March 20 or 21, the Sun is physically in the Sign Pisces, not the constellation Aries.

What does this mean to you? Well, it might explain why you weren’t like all those other “Aries” born at the end of the month. But then again, you could have other planets in Aries that gives you the giddy-up that we associate with Aries. You need to see your birth chart to know how many planets are in each constellation. Look at both and see for yourself which makes more sense to you.

Notice the Sun Sign Dates

It's not those nice cookie-cutter dates that don't take into account what your time zone is, leap year or daylight savings time. It takes a bit more thought to find out what Sidereal Sun Sign you are. And like most things that take a bit more effort, are so much worth it.



Mercury Retrograde

Why all the fuss? There seems to be very strong correlation when Mercury is retrograde there are considerable problems with communications, transportation and electronics of all kinds. Well, for most of us anyway because people born during Mercury Retrograde don't seem to have any problems at all. Out of the 52 weeks each year, there are nine (9) weeks Mercury will be retrograde.


Retrograde Planets

All of the planets rotate counter clockwise around the Sun, including the Earth. From our perspective, depending on where we are zooming around and through the constellations, all of the planets at some time or another seem to be going backwards or retrograde from time to time. Planets are considered weaker or to have less influence, which isn't always a bad thing. A retrograde Mars or Saturn can soften things up a bit and allow for open ended conversation and compromise.