Monday, October 11, 2010

Zodiac Sign History Zodiac signs are a faith that certain time or cycles can be used for the calculation of fortunes and life of a person born under a sign. This prediction is done by astrologists who are considered to be gifted for studying the group of stars for many years to understand the meaning behind the zodiac. Prior to the time of human resolution in villages and before the creation of skills to forecast the passage of stars, moon, sun and other sky objects was particularly useful because memorizing their positions was the only way of predicting and changing the seasons by antique people, it was also used to pacify the gods.

The stars and planets are seen as outer space stuff in the modern times. The assessment of the ancient observations shouldn’t be discounted, since it was they who produced the first calendars and calculations we still use today for tracking the group of space objects. Their need to forecast other portentous sky events such as comets helped lay the groundwork for modern astronomy.

As early as around 6000-7000 years ago, Mesopotamian priests in the Sumer valley used to path the movements of the sun, moon and Venus in relation to the stars as they appeared during the year. The sun, moon and Venus were considered gods and their path through the sky would be used to point out the changing seasons and the summer and winter solstices. The patterns in the stars were not considered very vital although events such as shooting stars were either a sign of good luck or of future fate depending on the reading of the cleric at the time

Indian astronomers used the passage of the sun to appreciate the changing of the seasons and identified the sun with Vishnu who was said to have three aspects – ram, lion and bull. Coincidentally, they were the symbols that made their way into modern astrology from the shifting political scenery of the Near East and India below the era of Alexander the Great.