Astronomy is the scientific study of the physical properties of galaxies, stars, planets, comets, asteroids and other cosmic features.
Astrology involves interpreting the significance of the positions of the stars, planets and other heavenly bodies, based on a traditional system of symbolic and mythological attributions.
The Solar System, comprising the Sun and its orbiting bodies is central to both astronomy and astrology. Astronomers generally consider the Solar System from a heliocentric (Sun-centered) perspective, astrologers take a geocentric (Earth-centered) view.
Since ancient times it has been known that, when viewed from Earth, the Sun follows an annual circular path against the fixed background of stars. This path is known as the Ecliptic.
The Ecliptic passes through a narrow region of sky defined by the 12 traditional Zodiac constellations (Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces). Furthermore, the planets also follow paths through these same Zodiac constellations, close to the line of the Ecliptic, although at different speeds. At times, some planets can also appear to travel backwards through the Zodiac (known as retrograde movement).
Although, astronomically speaking, the 12 Zodiac constellations vary in size and have imprecise boundaries, in astrology the Zodiac signs are considered equal and are each allocated one twelfth of the celestial circle. Since the full circle is 360 degrees, each sign therefore occupies 30 degrees.
Astrological interpretation is based on calculating the exact position of each of the planets (which traditionally include both Sun and Moon). Most important is knowing a planet’s Zodiac position (sign and degree) and its House position (based on its angular position in the sky relative to the horizon at the given local time)
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Astralomen is astronomical and astrological application for the most accurate horoscopes, natal charts, visualization of the position of the planets and the rising and setting of the planets. Most accurate astrological ephemerides, charts and horoscopes. Enter the name of the place in the City field, enter the desired date and click on PLANETS. Select Sun, Moon, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter or Saturn. You will get a view of the position of the planet and the time of the rising and setting of the planet.