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  Topic: Tropical or sidereal zodiac
Miguel

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Forum: Philosophy & Science   Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:08 am   Subject: Tropical or sidereal zodiac
Surprising find. More scholarship would be needed on this issue.
  Topic: Tropical or sidereal zodiac
Miguel

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Forum: Philosophy & Science   Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:03 pm   Subject: Tropical or sidereal zodiac
This looks like a good historical review of the tropical mansions, but I don't have time to read it carefully at the moment. I would welcome posts by anyone who has studied the history of what are kno ...
  Topic: Tropical or sidereal zodiac
Miguel

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Forum: Philosophy & Science   Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:26 pm   Subject: Tropical or sidereal zodiac
In a way this is a rather strange statement as no "pecularities" were given to the mansions in Al-biruni's time.

What are your sources for this? You say you are not familiar with the Arab ...
  Topic: Tropical or sidereal zodiac
Miguel

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Forum: Philosophy & Science   Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:51 pm   Subject: Tropical or sidereal zodiac
Thanks Therese, your comments are insightful. Indeed there seems to be a contradiction in the way Al Biruni defines the moon mansions.

However, just like the tropical zodiac signs are defined after ...
  Topic: Tropical or sidereal zodiac
Miguel

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Forum: Philosophy & Science   Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:56 pm   Subject: Tropical or sidereal zodiac
Thanks Paul and Therese.

Responding to Therese:

I'm not sure why you mention Ptolemy because in his lifetime the tropical and sidereal zodiacs were so closely aligned that a difference in the lo ...
  Topic: Tropical or sidereal zodiac
Miguel

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Forum: Philosophy & Science   Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:52 pm   Subject: Tropical or sidereal zodiac
Miguel, the fixed stars are only fixed in a sidereal zodiac.

So it doesn't make sense to talk about fixed stars in a tropical context.


You can't adjust the stars to always remain in the same p ...
  Topic: Tropical or sidereal zodiac
Miguel

Replies: 27
Views: 10071

Forum: Philosophy & Science   Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:54 pm   Subject: Tropical or sidereal zodiac
Thanks Paul. Good insight. I think you are right astrologers should folllow what seems right for them and see where it takes them. For now, tropical seem to make sense for me, but I might consider sid ...
  Topic: Tropical or sidereal zodiac
Miguel

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Forum: Philosophy & Science   Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:24 pm   Subject: Tropical or sidereal zodiac
Thanks Therese, I will read your article. Arvind, thanks for the follow up. Do you mean there are two different ways to calculate the tropical zodiac and that it's all subjective?

It's true the tro ...
  Topic: Tropical or sidereal zodiac
Miguel

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Forum: Philosophy & Science   Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:15 pm   Subject: Tropical or sidereal zodiac
Most western astrologers use the Tropical zodiac, while most astrologers in India prefer the Sidereal version. Are they both uncritically following something they don't understand?

After reading Fa ...
 
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