Which is the correct system of Traditional Western Astrology?!

Question: Which is the correct system of Traditional Western Astrology!?
The proven incorrect tropical system or the sidereal system!?

In fact, there should be 13 signs, not 12!. Precession of the equinox is caused by the fact that the axis of the earth's rotation (which causes day and night) and the axis of the earth's revolution around the sun (which marks the passage of each year) are not parallel!. They are 23 l/2 degrees away from lining up; that is, the earth's axis of rotation is tilted!. This tilt also causes our seasons, a fact that Ptolemy did understand but that many people do not understand even today!. Ptolemy understood that the rotation axis of the earth was slowly precessing, or moving in a circle, with an angular radius of 23 1/2 degrees with a period of around 26,000 years!. He deduced this from comparisons of data taken by the ancient Sumerians 2,000 years before his time!. He did not understand what was pushing the precession, but he did understand the motion!. We now realize that the sun is rotating with a period of around 30 days and that this causes the sun to bulge at the equator, which causes a torque to be exerted on the top like motion of the earth's day and night cycle!. There is also a small 18!.6-year variation caused by the moon's orbit around the earth, and the moon also has a small effect on precession; however, the sun's equatorial bulge is the main cause of the precession of the equinox, which is why your sign listed in the newspaper, by Sidney Omar for instance, in most cases is removed by one sign from the modern, actual position of the sun at your birth!.

The modern signs as listed here are further complicated when their boundaries are those of the current constellations!. A neater way of dividing the signs would be to divide the ecliptic into 30-degree slices, as Ptolemy did, but to keep the slices centered on the star patterns!. This would make the time interval for the signs more nearly 30 days each and eliminate the [13th] sign of Ophiuchus [off ee oo' kus], but your modern sign would still differ by one sign from the tradition designations!.*

Traditional Western astrology may be divided into tropical and sidereal!. (Astrologers in non-Western traditions use different systems!.) The tropical, or solar, year is measured relative to the sun and is the time between successive vernal equinoxes (365 days, 5 hr, 48 min, 46 sec of mean solar time)!. The sidereal year is the time required for the earth to complete an orbit of the sun relative to the stars (365 days, 6 hr, 9 min, 9!.5 sec of mean solar time)!. The sidereal year is longer than the tropical year because of the precession of the equinoxes, i!.e!., the slow westward shift of the equinoctial points along the plane of the ecliptic at a rate of 50!.27 seconds of arc per year, resulting from precession of the earth’s axis of rotation!.

Sidereal astrology uses the actual constellation in which the sun is located at the moment of birth as its basis; tropical astrology uses a 30-degree sector of the zodiac as its basis!. Sidereal astrology is used by a minority of astrologers and bases its readings on the constellations near the sun at the time of birth!.

Tropical astrology is the most popular form and it assigns its readings based on the time of the year, while generally ignoring the positions of the sun and constellations relative to each other!. It is based on the work of Ptolemy!.


Finally, there are those who defend astrology by pointing out how accurate professional horoscopes are!. Astrology “works,” it is said, but what does that mean!? Basically, to say astrology works means that there are a lot of satisfied customers and one can shoehorn any event to fit a chart!. It does not mean that astrology is accurate in predicting human behavior or events to a degree significantly greater than mere chance!. There are many satisfied customers who believe that their horoscope accurately describes them and that their astrologer has given them good advice!. Such evidence does not prove astrology so much as it demonstrates the Forer effect, and confirmation bias!. Good astrologers give good advice, but that does not validate astrology!. There have been several studies that have shown that people will use selective thinking to make any chart they are given fit their preconceived notions about themselves and their charts!. Many of the claims made about signs and personalities are vague and would fit many people under many different signs!. Even professional astrologers, most of whom have nothing but disdain for sun sign astrology, can’t pick out a correct horoscope reading at better than a chance rate!. Yet, astrology continues to maintain its popularity, despite the fact that there is scarcely a shred of scientific evidence in its favor!. Even the former First Lady of the United States, Nancy Reagan, and her husband, Ronald, consulted an astrologer while he was the leader of the free world, demoWww@Enter-QA@Com

I think you have answered your own question!.Www@Enter-QA@Com

That's like asking "Which is better, the Lexis or the Mercedes!?"
They both get you there if you know how to drive!.
Everything else is a matter of taste!.Www@Enter-QA@Com

Proven incorrect!?
I guess you're not really asking a question, are you!?

I have been a successful professional tropical astrologer for more than 20 years!. Personally, I think it makes much more sense to tie the symbolism of each astrological sign to the seasons!. I think Aries as the start of Spring makes sense!. I think Capricorn as the start of winter makes sense, etc!. That's what works for me!. And I know all about the procession of the equinoxes!. Most professional astrologers are quite aware of the split between tropical & sidereal!.

I have done over 350 readings, using a complete astrological chart!. They have all worked quite well using tropical astrology!. I am sure that professional sidereal astrologers also do quite well!. I think professional Vedic astrologers also do quite well!.

Why do you feel a need to champion your beliefs by tearing down other systems!? If sidereal works for you, use sidereal!. I will stick with what works for me!. Trust yourself and do yourself a favor: leave others to believe what they wish to believe!. You do not need to convert the world!. It is an exhausting task, and really, I bet you have better things to do!. You might even take the so-called Forer Effect and apply it to sidereal astrology too!.!.!. there have also been studies that prove the exact opposite!. Good old science!.!.!.

I find the fact that your are still using the term "horoscopes" kind of odd!.!.!. no one going for a professional astrology reading gets a "horoscope!." Are you a professional astrologer, or a student!?Www@Enter-QA@Com

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