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Is it what is seems?[edit]

Well it seems that all those who added and shared their knowledge about Zodiac and Zodiac signs had no Idea why they start at 21,22 0r 23 rd of each month. seeing Vernal Equinox (Now rouz) even then never mentioning the Persian calendar system.

All others " The Babylonians, Chaldeans, Romans, Greeks nor Chinese nor Arabs had a Solar based calander. My sign is Balance Mehr or Mizaan starts from 1st to 30th and so on. Not mentioning the contribution of Persians in setting The New year starting point with Vernal Equinox from 2575 years ago till to day, is simply too much. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:50, 5 July 2016 (UTC)

Should the zodiac even be part of wikipedia? Is there even one reliable source on the subject? You tell me. Stuffed tiger (talk) 17:27, 2 November 2012 (UTC)

Did you read the "References" section? Some of the sources are highly reliable. It's common knowledge that the zodiac is a concept used by both astronomy and astrology. Even if you think astrology is useless, it has been a significant cultural phenomenon for thousands of years, and until roughly the time of Isaac Newton, a driving force in the advance of astronomy.Jc3s5h (talk) 17:34, 2 November 2012 (UTC)
Even if I took your position, which I don't, should mythology, spiritual knowledge, fiction, fantasy, games, TV, metaphysics, esoteric knowledge, religion, among many others be part of wikipedia by that token? What is a reliable source by your definition, something that can trace back where the zodiac originated, if so we have several. Taien101 (talk)

Of course this page should be here - the banner above shows this subject to be a vital article in science. But the page content is very poor. I have just joined Wikipedia specifically to improve the unsourced content that previously appeared in the "modern astronomy" section, but really the whole page is a bit of a mess. Does the page really need what looks like a big astrology advert that appears top-right of the article? Unicorndh (talk) 10:28, 7 May 2015 (UTC)


The fact that Ophiuchus is in the main table is absurd. The concept of that sign started as recently as 1970 with Stephen Schmidt, and is used by almost nobody. The table should reflect the standard Zodiac dates used by millions, not some foolishness that leaves Scorpio covering one measly week of the year. At best, it should be a footnote with Cetus. (talk) 13:06, 22 July 2013 (UTC)

The table demonstrates the relationship between zodiac signs, as a way of roughly locating the position of the Sun along the ecliptic, and the position of the sun in currently recognized constellations. Whether astrologers think there is any significance of the sun or other solar system bodies being in the constellation Ophiuchus is not the subject of the table.
Perhaps the table could be rearranged so that the name and symbol for Ophiuchus do not appear under the columns of the table labeled "Sign", so that it is more clear that hardly anyone, whether astrologer or astronomer, regards Ophiuchus as a sign. Jc3s5h (talk) 15:15, 22 July 2013 (UTC)
Is there a reason why the unicode symbol for Ophiuchus (HTML: ⛎) is not present anywhere on the page ? KirkeCypris (talk) 21:33, 30 November 2013 (UTC)
That would most certainly be appropriate on the article dedicated to Ophiuchus, but not here besides the mention it has already.Volpane (talk) 17:38, 28 April 2014 (UTC)

Ophiuchus, what is 13 signs? Megacahyanikai (talk) 23:24, 8 June 2016 (UTC)


What your zodiac Gemini? Megacahyanikai (talk) 23:24, 8 June 2016 (UTC)

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Ophiuchus - Correspondence[edit]

I was trying to correspond Ophiuchus. I had heard a new planet was found or something. I thought is might change the charts.

I saw Antares for 7 days and Rasalhague for 18. It looks like a subset of Scorpio and Sagittarius Tropical/Sidereal considering IAU Antares & Rasalhague.

This is what I came up with:

   24 October -
   28 October
   16 November -
   22 November
    Scorpio IAU Antares
  29 October -
  04 November
   23 November -
   29 November
    Scorpio IAU Rasalhague
   05 November -
   20 November
   30 November -
   15 December
   Sagittarius IAU Rasalhague
   21 November -
   22 November
   16 December -
   17 December

It could probably use a little cleaning up. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:28, 3 October 2016 (UTC)