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Ask Kevin: The History of the Ecliptic

Ben, thanks for your question. Let me begin by pointing out that the constellations have nothing at all to do with astrology. This is a source of great confusion; so let me take a few moments to explain. The ecliptic is a great circle on the celestial sphere with the Earth at the center. From… Read More »

History of astrology | Wikipedia audio article

Astrological beliefs in correspondences between celestial observations and terrestrial events have influenced various aspects of human history, including world-views, language and many elements of social culture. Among Indo-European peoples, astrology has been dated to the 3rd millennium BC, with roots in calendrical systems used to predict seasonal shifts and to interpret celestial cycles as signs… Read More »