Question by Mike M: What’s the difference between tropical, sidereal and galactic zodiac?
I was born Dec. 10 and conceding that astrology has no scientific basis, still I must confess a curiosity about my alleged new sign: Ophiuchus. Is there’s anyone out there (so to speak) who has studied these things? Thanks, in advance, for time well wasted.
Answer by girl
This is not new. It is Sidereal Astrology. Astronomers use the Sidereal zodiac, and Eastern cultures use it also.
Western astrology uses the Tropical zodiac. Your OLD sign (which really isn’t) is your Western sign. These NEW signs (which have been around for several thousand years) are the Sidereal signs. Either is accurate and can be used. It is your choice on how you wish to label yourself.
Astrologers have known about all this for years. It is nothing new.
Here is your Western zodiac: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_astrology
Here is your Sidereal zodiac: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sidereal_astrology
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