The stars in our galaxy are scattered across a vast three-dimensional space. However, this is not what we see when we look up from the Earth's surface. We see constellations: two-dimensional pictures and shapes that connect the stars in the sky with stories from cultures around the world. One tradition associated with the stars is the Western Zodiac, which consists of 12 constellations: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricornus, Aquarius, and Pisces. Every constellation in the night sky has a fascinating origin story.
These constellations are associated with myths and legends as well as unscientific concepts of modern astrology. But they are also important tools that once marked the passage of time and seasons.
Pisces, or "the school of fish," becomes prominent on the zodiac every March. Pisces represents the Greco-Roman goddess Venus, or Aphrodite in Greek names. The origin of the constellation Pisces dates back to ancient times, and mythological events about the constellation are said to have occurred around the Euphrates, strongly suggesting that the Greeks inherited the constellation from the Babylonians. The story takes place in an early episode of Greek mythology, in which the Olympian gods defeat the titans and giants in a power struggle. Mother Earth, also known as Gaia, has another nasty surprise in store for the gods. She combines with Tartarus, the lowest region of the underworld, where Zeus imprisoned the Titans, and from this unlikely union emerges Typhon, the most terrifying monster the world has ever seen. According to Hesiod in the Theogony, Typhon had a hundred dragon heads with a black tongue sticking out of them. The eyes of each head burned with a blazing sound: sometimes ethereal sounds only the gods could understand, and sometimes Typhon roared like a bull, roared like a lion, yelped like a puppy, or roared like a snake's nest The same hissing. Gaia sent this terrible monster to attack the gods. Seeing him coming, Pan alarmed the others with a loud cry. Pan himself jumped into the river and turned into a goatfish, represented by the constellation Capricornus, also inherited from the Babylonians.
The goddess Aphrodite and her son Eros hid in the reeds on the banks of the Euphrates, but when the wind rustled, the bushes of Aphrodite became fearful. She hugged the goddess of love, asked the water nymph for help, and jumped into the river. In one version of the story, two fish swam up and carried Aphrodite and Eros to safety, although in another version the two refugees became fish themselves. Mythologists say that because of this story, the Syrians did not eat fish and regarded them as gods or protectors of gods. The Greek name for this constellation is Ἰχθύες (Ichthyes); Pisces is the Latin equivalent.
Pisces combines the strengths and weaknesses of all the zodiac signs, and at the same time is influenced by the emotions of the water signs, adding more complexity to their original complex personality. The greatest advantage of Pisces people is that they have a kind heart, and they are willing to help others.
In February, it is the constellation Aquarius or Water Bear, which is in the path of the Sun along the ecliptic. This constellation is one of the oldest we know of because it was created by the ancient Babylonians who thought it was like an old man pouring water from a jug. This metaphor means to them that Aquarius is the one who brings rain. It is also a symbol of knowledge and wisdom. At 979.85 square degrees, Aquarius is the second and tenth largest constellation in our sky. The name Aquarius means "Burner" or "Water Bearer" in Latin. In Greek mythology, this constellation represented Ganymede, a handsome young man whom Zeus loved. According to legend, he was taken to Mount Olympus, where he served as cupbearer of the gods and received eternal youth. Aquarius can be seen in spring in the southern hemisphere and autumn in the northern hemisphere.
Aquarius people are very smart, their biggest characteristic is innovation, the pursuit of a unique life, and the constellation with strong individualism. They are friendly and privacy-conscious.
The Sun passes through Capricornus from January to February. It is sometimes called the sea goat because the ancient Greeks likened it to a goat with a fish instead of a tail. It is one of the four main symbols and traditionally marks the winter solstice. The name Capricornus is a direct legacy of the ancient Greeks. Capricornus, as the myth says, was the first hybrid creature created by Hermes, the messenger god. Capricornus is actually the smallest of the 12 constellations, covering 413.95 square degrees of the southern sky. Capricornus has one of the oldest mythological associations and has been thought to be a hybrid of a goat and a fish since the Middle Bronze Age, when the Babylonians used MUL SUḪUR.MAŠ "goat fish" as a symbol of their god Ea. In Greek mythology, the constellation is sometimes referred to as Amalthea, the goat that nurtured after his mother Rhea saved him from being devoured by his father, Cronos. Baby Zeus. Amalthea's broken horns become cornucopias or "horns of abundance." Capricornus is also sometimes referred to as Pan, a god with the horns and legs of a goat who saved himself from the monster Typhon by giving himself a fish tail and diving into a river
Capricornus is the most patient of the twelve zodiac signs, the most attentive and the kindest constellation. They are down-to-earth and stubborn, and they won't let go if they don't achieve their goals.
At the end of each year, roughly between November 23 and December 21, the Sun passes through the constellation Sagittarius. The Greeks called Sagittarius the Archer because it reminded them of the mythical centaur whose bow and arrow symbolized it. In Greek mythology, Sagittarius, also known as Chiron, the son of Titan Cronos, is one of the many centaurs in Greek mythology. However, Chiron is different from all other centaurs for a number of reasons. A major reason is that Chiron was born to centaurs, while other centaurs were born to the sun and rain clouds. One day, Chiron was accidentally shot by Hercules with a poisoned arrow. Even though he was a great doctor, Chiron couldn't heal himself. Kai Long was immortal, but his brain was hurt by the poison arrow. In order to die, Chiron offered to replace Prometheus, who had been punished by the gods for offering fire to humans. When Chiron renounced his immortality to free Prometheus from his chains, Zeus, king of the gods, saw Chiron's goodness and immortalized him in the stars.
Sagittarians are usually outspoken optimistic extroverts who will earn the respect and affection of everyone they come into contact with. Sagittarians are loyal, intelligent, confident, and compassionate! They are unique, talented, and have impeccable insight.
It is easy to deduce from its name that Scorpio is shaped like a scorpion. The Sun passes through this sign on average from October 23 to November 22. According to mythology, Scorpio was created by the Greek god Artemis, the goddess of hunting, wildlife and wilderness.
It is said that in Greek mythology, Orion was a mighty and fearless hunter, and in fact he was so great that he swore to kill every animal on earth. The earth goddess and animal protector Gaia is enraged by Orion and asks the giant scorpion Scorpio to kill Orion before Orion can harm the animals. Scorpio attacked Orion and stabbed him with a stinger. As a reward for his bravery and saving the lives of all animals, Gaia places the constellation Scorpio in the night sky. During the year, he is seen chasing Orion in the sky. Orion is allowed to hunt peacefully in winter, but with the arrival of spring, Scorpio rises to chase Orion.
Scorpios are notoriously cautious, even mysterious, and there is an air of mystery around them. Other character traits include fearlessness, boldness (thanks to Mars), enthusiasm, creativity, and strong loyalty.
The sun passes through Libra between September and October, when day and night are roughly equal in length. It is considered a symbol of balance. Strangely, it is the only sign in the zodiac that is not represented by living things, animals or people.
Libra is known for its relationship to law and the scales of justice, although the origins of this connection are more about divine laws than human laws.
Libra is associated with Themis, the goddess of divine order and law, the "Lady of the Council of Good Councils," and the mother of Virgo Virgo, the goddess of the stars, Astraea, both depicted as carrying a Against scales; a symbol of justice and balance. Astrea and her mother Themis are both goddesses of justice, maintaining the balance of the seasons and living in harmony with nature. Themis was also a goddess of prophecy, who ruled over the ancient oracle of Delphi, eventually giving the job to Apollo. It was in her role in Delphi that Themis first taught humanity the primal laws of justice and morality, and was known as the bringer of balance and the corrector of wrong. Those who worship her in the Temple of Delphi pray for justice and bring justice to their lives.
Themis exhibits all the hallmarks of Libra; natural law through a sense of the divine, social grace and manners, awareness of the perspectives of others, a search for what is best for everyone, and a desire to establish peace and balance. When her wishes or advice were ignored, Themis summoned her goddess companion, Nemesis, whose name means "to give due" in Greek, to punish those who dared to defy the gods, They made a good team; Themis made the laws and Nemesis made sure they weren't broken. Themis was the second wife of Zeus, king of the Greek gods, and their children included three Holes and three Morais. Horai, or hours, goddesses of seasons and time were three sisters named Dike, Eirene and Eunomia, who later became goddesses of order and justice due to their connection to the division of time. Dike is the goddess of moral justice, Eunomia is the goddess of law and legislation, and Eirene is the goddess of peace and wealth. Moirai is called Destiny and, like Horai, are three sisters, Atropos, Clotho and Lachesis. Moira is in charge of the life paths of all mortals, even the gods.
Libras are outgoing, comfortable and friendly people. Libra, like the scales that symbolize this sign, is usually concerned with achieving balance, harmony, peace, and justice in the world. They have tons of charisma, intelligence, candor, persuasion, and seamless connection, and they're perfectly capable of that.
Virgo is actually the largest of the zodiac signs, covering 1294.43 square degrees of the southern sky. It is also the second largest of all 88 constellations, just a tad smaller than Hydra. The name Virgo means "virgin" in Latin. Often depicted as a lady holding a grain of wheat. It symbolizes the harvest of ancient Greek and ancient Roman civilizations. Other associations ascribed to Virgo are prosperity, justice and purity.
Virgo is often considered the personification of Persephone, daughter of Demeter, the goddess of harvest. According to Greek mythology, Earth experienced eternal spring until the critical day when the god of the underworld kidnapped Persephone, the maiden of spring. Demeter felt so bad about losing her that she gave up her role as the goddess of fertility and fertility. In some parts of the world, winter turns the terrain into a icy wasteland, while in others the sun scorches the land and ruins the harvest. Fortunately, Zeus, king of the gods, intervened when he insisted that the god of the underworld return Persephone to Demeter. He also ordered Persephone to fast until she returned. The underworld god deceived Persephone and gave her a pomegranate, knowing she would eat it on the way home. Persephone returned to his mother, but was punished for eating pomegranates and returned to the underworld for four months every year. To this day, spring returns to the northern hemisphere when Persephone reunites with Demeter, but winter prevails when she lives in the underworld.
From a northern hemisphere perspective, Virgo does not appear in the sky during late fall, winter and early spring. However, in March and April, the constellations can be seen throughout the night. Virgo is easy to spot thanks to its bright blue-white star Spica.
On the surface, Virgos are unassuming, unassuming, hard-working, and practical, but beneath the surface, they tend to be natural, kind, and compassionate, which matches their zodiac sign. Virgos are methodical and quick-witted, but they are full of energy and often feel stressed and nervous.
Leo is in the orbit of the sun through the end of July and most of August. To ancient observers, it resembled the shape of a lion. An interesting fact about this constellation is that the ancient Egyptians would have recognized the arrival of Leo due to the timing of the Nile tide. Leo, the third largest constellation of the zodiac, occupies an area of 946.96 square degrees in the northern sky. It represents the Nemean Lion, another mythical creature slain by the hero Hercules (or Hercules).
When Hercules was driven mad by the goddess Hera, he killed his wife and children. To atone for his sins, he was assigned 12 seemingly impossible jobs. The first: Kill the Nemean lion, a terrifying beast with an impermeable hide that likes to attack local villagers. Hercules successfully defeated the lion, hugged him with a bear and crushed him to death. Leo echoes the lion's ferocious attitude: a set of six stars arranged in an arc to represent the animal's front torso and head, ready to pounce. The brightest star in the arc was named Xuanyuan, which means "little king".
Known for their lively, fun, loyal and honest personal relationships, Leos show their enthusiasm for life. From their love relationship, Leos want deep devotion, focus when the time is right, and experience.
Cancer becomes visible to the naked eye in July. It is also known as the "crab" due to its multiple legs and limbs. According to ancient Greek legend, Cancer was one of the many creatures that the hero Hercules (also known as Hercules in Roman tradition) fought. In Greek mythology, Cancer represented Cancer, which attacked Hercules in the second of 12 labors performed by Hercules to kill his family. The jealous goddess Hera was sent to stop Hercules from fighting the Hydra, but he killed it with his club. Cancer is visible in the northern hemisphere in early spring. It can be seen in the southern hemisphere in the fall. When trying to find it, don't expect to find the shape of a crab in the sky - it looks more like a faint inverted Y.
On the plus side, Cancer is loyal, protective, intuitive and caring. On the downside, Cancers are overly sensitive, moody, and vengeful.
The most prominent constellation on the zodiac in June is Gemini, also known as "Gemini." Its shape reminded the ancient Greeks of Zeus' twins. In fact, its brightest stars, Castor and Pollux, represent the Gemini twins. Gemini's most popular story tells of the twins participating in a cow-stealing operation when the Milky Way was made up of a herd of cows.
Gemini means "twins" in Latin. The constellations represent the twins Castor and Polydeuces (or Pollux) in Greek mythology. The mother of the twins, Queen Leda of Sparta, was seduced by Zeus to visit the queen in the form of a swan. She was pregnant with the immortal Polydius and Helen (later to become the legendary Helen of Troy). Leda later became pregnant with Castor and Clytemnestra. These siblings were the fathers of Tyndares and, unlike the children of Zeus, were mortals. Despite having different fathers, Castor and Polydeuces grew up together.
Flexible, outgoing, and intelligent, Geminis will never get bored when they're around. Their weaknesses include indecision, impulsiveness, unreliability, and nosy, so don't reveal your deepest fears to a Gemini.
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