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Corrections to dates, date and citation format in sign articles[edit]

I have created a module which encapulates values for the dates the Sun enters and exits the various signs; the data is taken from the U.S. Naval Observatory's Multiyear Interactive Computer Almanac and covers 2015 through most of 2050. The Template:Zodiac date produces some erroneous results, so I hope to implement the change this week.

Eight of the twelve articles about astrological signs use the format of the month going first (like March 23), one uses the day first (like 23 March), and the rest are mixed. I have written the module to put the month first; if this is agreeable, I would change the date format in the four articles that aren't already using it.

The Infobox zodiac would also be altered to provide a citation for the new information. Seven of the twelve articles use the style known as Citation Style 1, one seems to use the Chicago Manual of Style, and the rest are inconsistent or use bare urls. Except, that is, for Pisces (astrology), which uses a combination of {{Citation}} and {{sfn}}, and has an extensive list of sources.

I would suggest moving the articles, other than "Pisces (astrology)" to the {{Citation}} template, which is very nearly the same as Citation Style 1. The main difference is that the different elements in the citation are separated with commas rather than periods, which is what most publications outside Wikipedia do when they use end notes. (All the articles use end notes.)

I'd like ideas about how to incorporate the citation from the infobox into Pisces (astrology). Jc3s5h (talk) 20:43, 23 March 2016 (UTC)

Considering the lack of suggestions about Pisces (astrology) and not wishing to upset the fine set of references at Pisces, I think the best solution is to have the infobox produce a short footnote and create a reference list, including one for the MICA software, at each article that transcludes the infobox. Jc3s5h (talk) 14:38, 27 March 2016 (UTC)
This change is complete. Jc3s5h (talk) 21:24, 5 April 2016 (UTC)


The usage and primary topic of "Mercury" is under discussion, see Talk:Mercury (planet) -- (talk) 05:06, 8 April 2016 (UTC)

Academic mathematics vs. astrology in Universal trinity[edit]

Please have a look to Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Mathematics#Universal_trinity. Apparently whenever astrologic symbolism encounters over basic logics also mathematical logics there is a danger that some tunnel view mathematicians who want to robotize everything distantly mathematical try to overrun it. So is here a more serious view to it possible? — Preceding unsigned comment added by MathLine (talkcontribs) 00:36, 23 June 2016 (UTC)

GAR for Tycho Brahe[edit]

Tycho Brahe, an article that you or your project may be interested in, has been nominated for an individual good article reassessment. If you are interested in the discussion, please participate by adding your comments to the reassessment page. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, the good article status may be removed from the article. More details are available on the re-assessment page. Please ping me if you need anything as my watchlist is already quite large and I'd prefer not to add seven or eight more wikiprojects to my watchlist on top of the ones that I already have. Mr rnddude (talk) 23:37, 2 September 2016 (UTC)

The large moons of Jupiter and Saturn[edit]

I know that there've been castings based on the 4 large Jupiter moons and 5 large Saturn moons in astrology in the 1600s and 1700s. Does anyone have the astrological/astronomical symbols for these celestial bodies? -- (talk) 13:19, 8 March 2017 (UTC)