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It commences at the vernal, or spring, equinox. There is undoubtedly a good reason, one that with sufficient knowledge could be traced, why man has ten fingers and ten toes, while a chicken has but four toes and only the atrophied remnants of fingers.
We are accustomed to accept the number of toes an animal has without much questioning, merely because observation teaches us that it is common for certain creatures to possess a given number of digits. Likewise we may accept, because observation demonstrates it to be true, that there are twelve major divisions of the zodiac.
Were we to delve deeply enough we undoubtedly should learn why twelve and not ten; but as observed in their influence upon human life there are twelve equal chief divisions. That is, starting at the point where the sun crosses the celestial equator in the spring, and following its path until again it crosses the celestial equator the following spring, some twelve months later, this circular pathway is found to have twelve equal segments, each segment possessing a vibratory influence peculiarly its own.
The signs of the zodiac should not be confused with the constellations. The position of the signs in the sky is referable to the position of the sun relative to the earth. The place among the stars where the sun crosses the celestial equator during the spring of any year is the point where the zodiac commences that year.
This point constantly, but not uniformly, shifts in reference to the stars and constellations. It shifts back among the constellations—these being composed of stars—that lie along the zodiac at such a rate that it moves completely around the circle of stars in 25, years.
This precessional movement is not uniform, but variable, almost ceasing at some times and at others becoming rapid. Thus while the average amount may be taken as So far as the effect is concerned it makes no difference whether the armature revolves around an electromagnet or the electromagnet revolves around the armature.
The sun is an electromagnet, the lines of force from which are cut by the planets as they revolve around it. The stars of space also radiate energy, the lines of which are cut by the sun in its movement among them.
Such fields of force as are radiated by our sun and by the stars probably vary in intensity in different places just as the field of force about a magnet varies at different points in a circle traced around it, due to the location of its poles. We need not be surprised, then, to find that the vibrations that reach the earth from the sun and planets from different sections of the circle they apparently make about the earth are dissimilar in quality and in power. And it is found experimentally that the relation of the sun to this division of the earth determines the relation of the earth to the various sections of the field of force through which the planets move.
In other words, the signs of the zodiac owe their peculiar vibratory quality to the definite section of the heavens they occupy relative to the positions of the sun and earth. In determining these various intensities in the field of force through which the planets move, the stars seem to have little or no influence, for, although the zodiac shifts continually through the constellations, the influence of the signs of the zodiac throughout the ages has remained unchanged.
This is not the place to discourse of astrological Ages. But it would be amiss not to point out that the constellations do have an influence of their own, an influence that apparently is quite distinct from the signs although it must be gauged in association with them. I have already mentioned the backward shifting of the signs through the constellations.
The earth is flattened at the poles, being thicker at the equator. Hence the gravitational pull at the equator is greater, and as the equator is inclined to the plane of pull of the sun and moon, the latter influence is toward causing the inclination to become less, in other words, to pull the equator down closer to the direction of their pull.
The earth, however, is revolving rapidly, like a top. And like a top that leans from a vertical position and yet spins without falling, the earth resists this pull at the equator, and remains spinning and leaning at about the same inclination. But, as the peg of a leaning top slowly moves about in a circle, causing its equator to gyrate, so the pole of the earth and its projection in the sky move in a circle about the pole of the ecliptic.
This does not cause a change of inclination in the axis of the earth, but causes the axis to gyrate, and this causes the equator of the earth and its projection in the sky to slowly move in relation to the ecliptic. In determining this movement the vernal equinox, the point in the heavens where the sun crosses the celestial equator, is the station of importance.
The constellations bear the same names as do the zodiacal signs. In fact, each evidently was traced among the stars pictorially to represent the influence of the sign bearing the same name. When the sun at the vernal equinox, the commencement of the zodiac, is found in the constellation Aries, the period is said to be in the Arian Age.
When the sun at the vernal equinox is found to be in the constellation Pisces, it is said to be the Piscean Age. When the sun at the vernal equinox is found in the constellation Aquarius, it is said to be the Aquarian Age. These ages, and their lesser subdivisions, are found to influence the world at large.
They denote that the sun and earth are in such relations to the stars, among which our whole solar system is rushing, that they transmit vibrations from this wider region, cut definite fields of energy, that influence the whole of humanity, giving direction to its evolution.
Having stated that each sign of the zodiac differs from the others in vibratory quality, it is next in order to discuss in what way this difference expresses itself. It manifests chiefly, but not exclusively, by modifying the tone quality of any planet located in the signs. In effect, the signs of the zodiac act as so many sounding boards from which the planetary vibrations are transmitted to us.
Each planet has its own particular tone, which it always retains. From a musical standpoint, however, the tone C, or the tone G, or any tone within the octave, may be sounded on a wide variety of instruments.
The chief vibratory rate will remain the same, but the tone quality will greatly vary. The same tone sounded on a violin has an entirely different effect upon the hearer than if sounded upon a bugle. The difference in the influence of the same planet when in one sign and when in another sign may be quite as great. The difference in such a musical tone, and the difference in the vibratory quality of such a planet, is due not to any change in the essential vibratory rate, but to the difference in the sounding boards from which they are sent forth.
The zodiacal signs are the sounding boards that determine the precise resonance and quality of the planetary vibrations. The signs, because they are keyed to particular vibratory rates, each transmit certain tones much more readily than other tones.
They are thus each so sensitive to the vibratory rates of certain planets that they send forth a responsive tone even when the planet is not in the sign. This seems to be on the same principle that made it possible for Caruso to shatter a wine glass across the room by first finding the tone to which it was keyed and then singing this tone.
Although the great singer was not touching the glass he caused it to respond with its own key, and finally caused this tone response to become so violent as to break the glass. Though acting as a sounding board, or medium of expression for the planet, each sign has its own key. Likewise everything on earth has a key to which it vibrates. When it is discovered that some particular thing on earth, in the astral realm, or elsewhere, vibrates to the same key as that to which a zodiacal sign vibrates, the thing is said to be ruled by that zodiacal sign.
In other words, when discussing occult subjects, if we are told that a certain thought, a certain color, a certain planet, a certain insect, or what not, is ruled by a given zodiacal sign, we are thereby apprised of the inner vibratory quality, or key, of the thing considered.
Such knowledge is of paramount importance to the occultist. Let us, therefore, without further delay, take up the study of the qualities that a vast amount of careful observation has shown to reside in each sign.
The first step in this direction should be to learn the names of the twelve signs, their correct order of sequence, and the particular section of the heavens occupied by each when the vernal equinox is on the eastern horizon.
Also, as the signs are designated by symbols in astronomical and astrological tables and literature, such as almanacs and ephemerides, the symbol commonly used to denote each sign should be learned. This information may all be obtained from an inspection of the diagram on page where each sign is associated with its symbol, and the correct sequence is denoted by numerals.
Now, although such a method of approach is not absolutely essential, for the sake of systematizing our knowledge of the signs, I find it convenient to have recourse to the magical quaternary rendered in the Bible of Jehovah, but known to initiates as Jod-He-Vau-He.
This is a formula that is found to be as valuable in the solution of occult problems as any formula of algebra is valuable in the solution of engineering problems. It is the formula, stated in terms of universal principles, that all life, action, and progress are the result of two interacting forces. The first term of the formula is a positive force. The second term is a negative, or reactionary force.
The third term of the formula is the point of union where the two meet. The fourth term is the result of that meeting. This formula, Jod-He-Vau-He, is universally applicable.
Thus if we desire to apply it to economics, the radical political element of society becomes the Jod, or impelling force. The conservative, or reactionary, political element becomes the first He. The point of union, or Vau, is the political convention or ballot box. The final He, the product of the struggle, is the form of government resulting. The particle sizes range between 10 and micrometres , implying masses from one nanogram to tens of micrograms.
The Pioneer 10 spacecraft observations in the s linked zodiacal light with the interplanetary dust cloud in the Solar System. In the mid-latitudes, the zodiacal light is best observed in the western sky in the spring after the evening twilight has completely disappeared, or in the eastern sky in the autumn just before the morning twilight appears. The zodiacal light appears as a column, brighter at the horizon, tilted at the angle of the ecliptic.
The light scattered from extremely small dust particles is strongly forward scattering , although the zodiacal light actually extends all the way around the sky, hence it is brightest when observing at a small angle with the Sun.
This is why it is most clearly visible near sunrise or sunset when the sun is blocked, but the dust particles nearest the line of sight to the sun are not. The dust band that causes the zodiacal light is uniform across the whole ecliptic. The dust further from the ecliptic is almost undetectable except when viewed at a small angle with the sun.
Thus it is possible to see more of the width at small angles toward the sun, and it appears wider near the horizon, closer to the sun under the horizon. The source of the dust has been long debated. Until recently, it was thought that the dust originated from the tails of active comets and from collisions between asteroids in the asteroid belt. Over 85 percent of the dust is attributed to occasional fragmentations of Jupiter-family comets that are nearly dormant.
The dust in meteoroid streams is much larger, to 10, micrometres in diameter, and falls apart into smaller zodiacal dust grains over time. The Poynting—Robertson effect forces the dust into more circular but still elongated orbits, while spiralling slowly into the Sun. Hence a continuous source of new particles is needed to maintain the zodiacal cloud. Cometary dust and dust generated by collisions among the asteroids are believed to be mostly responsible for the maintenance of the dust cloud producing the zodiacal light and the gegenschein.
Particles can be reduced in size by collisions or by space weathering. When ground down to sizes less than 10 micrometres, the grains are removed from the inner Solar System by solar radiation pressure.
Join our Space Forums to keep talking space on the latest missions, night sky and more! And if you have a news tip, correction or comment, let us know at: community space. Please deactivate your ad blocker in order to see our subscription offer. Look for the dim glow of the zodiacal light along the ecliptic just after twilight for the next two weeks.Concentrated in the plane of the ecliptic, the faint light is best seen in the region of the sky called the zodiac. Near the equator the zodiacal light sometimes seems to stretch completely across the sky. It was first investigated and explained by the astronomer Gian Domenico Cassini about See .