The real path of the earth around the Sun is called the Ecliptic.

9 degrees to either side of the Ecliptic is a belt of the Heavens known as
the Zodiac. ( Dante called it the Oblique Line that beareth all planets).

First 30 degrees of the Zodiac constitute the sign of Aries. The next 30 degrees Taurus and so on. The Zodiac counted from the first degree of Aries to the 360th degree of Pisces is called the Tropical Zodiac.

The Limbs of the Tropical Zodiac

Sign Degrees

Aries  00 -   30
Taurus  30 -   60
Gemini  60 -   90
Cancer  90 - 120
Leo  120-150
Virgo  150-180
Libra  180-210
Scorpio  210-240
Sagittarius  240-270
Capricorn  270-300
Aquarius 300-330
Pisces  330-360

These 12 signs are the limbs of the Cosmic Man or Time Eternal ( Kalapurusha- The Almighty Self as Time )

Aries is His head, Taurus His face, Gemini His neck, Cancer His heart, Leo the place beneath, Virgo His belly, Libra His generative organs, Scorpio the place beneath, Sagittarius His upper thigh, Capricorn his lower thigh, Aquarius His leg and Pisces His feet !

The Zodiac is tenanted by 27 constellations each of them spread over an arc of 13 degrees 20 minutes. The Zodiac counted from the first degree of Beta Arietis ( Aswini) to the 360th degree of Zeta Piscium ( Revathi) is known
as the Sidereal Zodiac.

Western Astrology is based on the Tropical Zodiac and the Vedic on the Sidereal.

The Limbs of the Sidereal Zodiac

 Constellation  Deg Min   Deg Min

1  Aswini       0000            13 20
2.  Bharani    13 20           26 40
3.  Karthika   26 40          40 00
4.  Rohini       40 00          53 20
5. Mrigasira  53 20          66 40
6.  Aridra        66 40          80 00
7. Punarvasu  80 00          93 20
8. Pushya        93 20        106 40
9. Aslesha     106 40        120 00
10. Magha    120 00         133 20
11.  Pubba      133 20        146 40
12. Uttara      146 40        160 00
13. Hasta       160 00        173 20
14. Chitra       173 20       186 40
15. Chothi       186 40       200 00
16.Vishakam  200 00       213 20
17. Anuradha  213 20       226 40
18. Jyeshta     226 40       240 00
19. Moola      240 00        253 20
20. Poorvashad  253 20    266 40
21. Uthrashad   266 40     280 00
22 Sravana      280 00      293 20
23. Dhanishta  293 20     306 40
24.Satabhisha   306 40    320 00
25.Poorvabhadra 320 00  333 20
26. Uttrarabhadra 333 20 346 40
27. Revathi       346 40     360 00

 

 


The Portfolios of Planets

In the celestial Government of the Almighty, the Sun is the King and Moon is the Queen! Mars, the Defense Minister, Mercury, the Prince, Venus & Jupiter the Ministers and Saturn is the messenger!


Sun -       Soul of the Cosmic Man                      
Moon      Mind
Mars       Physical Strength
Mercury  Speech                      
Jupiter     Happiness Learning & Wisdom
Venus     Libido
Saturn     Sorrow


English Literature & Astrology

Homer referred to the mighty Orion. Cicero assigned divinity to the stars. The great philosopher Origen believed that the stars and the constellations were signs through which the Omnipotent Divine exerted His malevolent or benevolent Will. Dante was an astrologer like Newton, Bacon, Nostradamus, Companus, Paracelsus and others. To Dante, Astrology was
the noblest of all sciences. Dante drew a parallel between the seven liberal arts and the seven planets in his Convivio. He gave grammar to the Moon & Dialectic to Mercury. Shakespeare referred to the "operations of the orbs by whom we doth exist and cease to be ". Christopher Marlowe referred to  the place where " Mars did mate the Carthiginians"!

Count Louis Hamon ( Cheiro ) declared that the message boldly
blazoned across the heavens ( the positions of the planets ) represented the Universal Will & that the precession of the Equinoxes
( 25,920 years - 360 degrees ) was so beautifully calculated by the Great Geometrician of the Universe & that all biological processes
obey the divine order of the celestial bodies and this is expressed in the prayer we were taught long ago " Thy Will be done, as in Heaven,
so on earth".!

When Pythagorus discoverd the Correspondence between the Nine revolving
heavens and the nine numbers, Astro-Numerology was born.

When the Indian Seers discovered the Correspondence between the Nine gems
and the Nine planets, Astro_Gemology was born.

Jupiter        Justitia                  Justice
Saturn   Temperantia  Temperance
Mars Fortitudo  Fortitude
Sun Prudentia Prudence
Venus  Gnosis   Knowledge
Mercury Sophia Wisdom
Moon   Understanding

 

Correspondences - In Integral Yoga and the Supramental Dialectic
                                       
                                 

Life Sun
Mind Moon
Matter Mars
Supermind Venus
Being Jupiter
Knowledge Saturn
Bliss  Mercury