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by Rebecca Brents

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What is the Zodiac?

The Zodiac is an imaginary belt in the heavens approximately 20 degrees wide, containing the path of the Sun, the Moon and that of the principle Planets in this Solar System with the occasional exception of Pluto.

It is divided into Twelve equal parts or signs, of 30 degrees each across its circumference. Each sign is named for a different constellation found therein ... and these comprise the list of astrological signs: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces.

The word Zodiac comes from the same base as the word zoo ... or zoology, denoting things to do with animals. Ancient sky observers and star-gazers examining the star placements in the heavens saw patterns or configurations of creatures and familiar objects outlined in the constellations. (Let's face it, too ... some of these old guys had pretty wild imaginations.)

Over time, they developed stories ... ancient legends and myths ... based on what they saw -- and how it fired their creative fantasies. This history colors some of the ways we use and describe Astrology -- and its incalculable wisdom -- today.

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What Is a Conjunction? ---> Conjunctions are aspects in astrology where the planets or elements involved occupy approximately the same degree and minute of arc in the Zodiac. (In practice, an "orb of aspect" of 8 - 10 degrees is still considered a valid conjunction.)

What is a Horoscope? -- Astrology's Most Essential Tool ---> Sometimes this word is used to designate the forecast or prediction of events based on the alignment of planets in the sky at any given time. As such, it has been seriously abused and twisted by the popularized (and usually meaningless and sappy) "fortune-cookie" versions that appear in newspaper features and other products we all know so well.

The Houses of the Horoscope -- What life areas do your Natal Chart Houses rule? ---> Defining the Departments of Life -- 1st House = Personal presentation, the way you "come across" to the world, things you personally embody, stand for or promote; interests, traits and attitudes that define you; who you tell the world you are

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