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For those who would like a handy reference pertaining to tropical astrology (i.e., traditional Western astrology), see my following article:

A lot of research and attention to detail has been put into this. This began mostly as my own notes for myself. I find the intersection between different cultures’ ancient beliefs and their connection to the modern science of astronomy to be quite interesting, including how that ancientness has carried forward to the present time. For example, in English the days of the week are named after deities—mostly Norse deities—and those deities in turn were each associated as representing one of the seven classical planets. So each day of the week also has a classical planet associated with it. And this same connection goes back to the ancient Mesopotamian deities, through the Greeks and Romans, and is even found in Hinduism. There’s actually a lot of overlap between these cultures, which continues to this day in our modern culture. I provide tables of rows and columns which explicate these connections in a convenient way.

A good deal of historical digging had to be done in order to nail-down some of this information. Presently there’s a lot of confusion that exists regarding the referent identity of Sagittarius; and to a somewhat lesser extent, so also with Capricorn, and even some of the other Zodiacal signs. One might think that this historical cultural information would have been better preserved and known by those who make it their interest to write on such topics, but such is not the case. So my choices regarding the aforesaid referent identities haven’t been made lightly. As far as what I have come across, this information has never been laid out in such a systematic and well-researched manner. One area where I might expand on this article is to give scholarly citations while explaining how I arrived at some of the possibly more surprising referent identities.

As indicated, I additionally make the connection between astrology and the modern science of astronomy, and even modern medical science. I provide a number of astronomical and mathematical resources for those who might desire to learn about astronomy more.

So if one comes at this information from the cultural perspective, one might be inspired to learn more about its scientific/astronomical aspects. Or if one comes at it from the scientific/astronomical perspective, one might be inspired to learn more about its cultural aspects. There ought to be something here for almost everybody!

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