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What's Wrong with 12-sign Astrology?

Why is your ASTROLOGICAL sign different from your ASTRONOMICAL one? There's 28 degrees or more difference between the two. All the signs in 12-sign (tropical) astrology are wrong, starting with the Sun sign, Moon, and all the way to Pluto. 12-sign astrology has led you astray. Not only do tropical astrologers ignore the precession of the equinoxes--but they also insist that Ophiuchus, the female goddess, is not part of the Sun's ecliptic. More than an oversight, this idiocy has destroyed modern astrology forever. Tropical errors make 12-sign astrology a laughing stock in the 21st century, relegating it to the comics page and disgracing real astrology and its 3,000 years of wisdom.

Tropical 12-sign astrology has prevented us from determining the simple fact—what is our sign? Tropical astrologers not only ignore the truth, they suppress it. The 12-sign astrologer lives in a bubble, completely cut off from the rest of science and even the casual sky-gazer. One look at the night skies disproves everything 12-sign astrologers say. The Tropical and 13-sign systems are NOT just different but equal: they are two different answers to the same question. Only one is correct. 13-sign astronomically correct astrology.

What science has to say about tropical astrology: it's wrong

See how Bill Nye (the science guy) debunks astrology in his Youtube video. Spoiler alert: He's a sexy Scorpio.


12 Sign Astrology: Junk Food

Anyone believing—or selling—Tropical astrology will be disappointed, shocked, perhaps, to find the planets aren't where 12-sign astrology says they are. The Tropical ephemeris is complete fiction. If it were a navigation chart for sailors, not a single ship would ever reach its harbor.

Tropical astrology forces astrologers to stretch the truth of the archetype to fit the inaccuracy of the chart, which is unethical and a lot of extra work. One of the major consequences of tropical astrology is that, because the fundamentals are so far off, astrologers tend to scramble around, looking for any extemporaneous evidence to liven up their bogus interpretations with what is patently untrue. Many tropical astrologers end up simplifying or altering the meanings of the signs to fit their own empirical evidence; tropical astrologers have to second guess themselves at every turn. They are forced to equivocate to cover up the basic problem of the Tropical Zodiac, which is: IT'S WRONG.

Tropical Astrologers are Selling Junk

Only a few astrologers use the 13-sign sidereal system. But ALL astronomers use it. The observed "fixed star" Universe, and the actual 13-sign ecliptic, buries 12-sign tropical astrologers in a deep hole of confusion and inaccuracy. Twelve signers use an old, discredited Roman math—crazily incorrect by today's scientific standards and measurements. ALL 12-sign astrological horoscopes are wrong, and are utterly useless. Tropical astrology and Tropical astrologers are unapologetically inept, and blind to their own folly. They make no attempt to change with the astronomical facts. The credibility of astrology is at an all-time low.

How Bad is Bad Astrology?

How pernicious is a bad astrologer? Susan Miller, pictured above, is a celebrity astrologer and skillful marketer who essentially regurgitates a meaningless conventional wisdom for her followers like a mother bird feeds her young. Except the food has no nutrition, and the birdlings can't fly. One Zodiac sign is indistinguishable from another—she must have some kind of rotation system in place, like an analog for generating clichés. She elects to massage her public, rather than informing them. Her bourgeois values replace the truth about astrology, and she reduces the Zodiac to a revenue stream that has sucked in over 9 million acolytes to her website every month.

I've been there myself; it's like cheap perfume, mildly pleasing but you wonder what smell she is covering up. Many would say (herself among them) that since astrology is entertainment, who cares about the numbers, degrees, precessions? Who cares about the actual Zodiacal placements? For Miller, a female astrologer, it's particularly grating, since 12-sign astrology mocks women and reduces their presence in the Zodiac. Miller uses a male-chauvinist astrology. Maybe she's lazy, egotistical, a grifter. Maybe she is too invested in a lucrative scam to want to accept that what she says doesn't reflect the actual facts. Who cares? There is no such thing as a benignly bad astrologer if people listen to her. If you broadcast lies, then you are a liar.

View her word salad fest on TV: >Susan Miller

The Tropical system is derived from Ptolemy's ephemeris, which he wrote around 120 A.C.E. This was Ptolemy's second biggest failure, after his assertion that the Sun orbits around the Earth. He failed to acknowledge a small anomaly in the Earth’s rotation, the >precession of the equinoxes which would cause all his numbers to skip ahead one degree every 75 years. This was insignificant during Ptolemy's lifetime, but has become HUGE over the centuries, and has caused disastrous errors in every calculation astrologers made today, using his system.

Ptolemy: Fake or Fail?

The man who insisted that the Sun revolved around the Earth, Ptolemy, also fixed the equinoxes to the seasonal cycles of the 2nd century, which predictably change, and move backwards by fractions of degrees every year. He wanted to place Aries, the god of war, in first place for eternity. This was pleasing his Roman masters, but it planted a bug in his own ephemeris that has grown into a 28-35 degree error from the norm—the astronomical Zodiac. The result has been catastrophic for the credibility of astrology, which is now little more than a rip-off revenue stream for glib gurus (see Susan, above) who unabashedly scalp as-yet-unshaved naifs.

What worked 1900 years ago has became a monstrosity today, and the planet's positions are now too advanced by at least an entire sign, it's and growing worse every year. Ptolemy, the master mathematician of Rome, has sent modern astrology into a collision course with reality, and right into the toilet. Although he apparently knew the precession would eventually throw his figures off in the future generations—Ptolemy chose to ignore it, and instead he shackled astrology to the superstition and cultism of the Roman post-pagan belief system, and doomed his descendants to use false data for almost two centuries.

Although it is well known that most of what Ptolemy wrote was wrong, his work has been unquestioned and accepted as default by tropical, 12-sign astrologers, making them all obsolete. Ptolemy was more interested in currying favor with his Roman patrons than the truth. The Romans wanted to suppress the lunar calendar and matriarchal societies, and Ptolemy aided them in this by re-arranging the Zodiac from 13 to 12 signs and renaming the female deities as men. He helped delete the most powerful female archetype of all, the sage >Ophiuchus.

The Romans used astrology for war

The Romans didn't care about accuracy. They wanted to use astrology to impose their rule on slaves. They wanted to change astrology to eliminate the 13-month, 28-day of the female-oriented lunar calendar, and replace it with a solar, male-supremest 12-month calendar that had no real meaning. That's why the astrology used today by most western astrologers actually supports misogyny, imperialism and slavery, as well as being ridiculous in the face of astronomical reality.

Tropical system's inaccuracies lead to more than just bad signs, it creates IMPOSSIBLE scenarios, and distorts the true nature and balance of the Sun's ecliptic. That's why Tropical charts are purely a hypothetical, nonsensical construct. The Romans are responsible for the House system as well. They wanted to regulate the universe in twelve 30 degree segments, and rejected the times of the actual Sun's travel across its ecliptic. Female deities Aries, Leo and Taurus were changed to animals to further make women irrelevant. The powerful female Ophiuchus was completely eliminated from the Zodiac and the disbarred female symbol of the snake-handler was transmogrified into an old Greek usurper, a dystopian view of the gods, based on Roman efforts to destroy the female as equal to man. This goes hand-in-hand with the Roman destruction of female tribal leadership and their slaughter of powerful women.

How Rome Enslaved Astrology

There are, and have always been 13 eponymous constellations. The Romans eliminated the 9th sign, Ophiuchus, when they developed the 12-based house and sign system. We are still paying the price in 2015. We sit in the ruins of astrology, still genuflecting to the Roman despots. Ptolemy may have been a genius of his day, spending years pouring over stolen ship captain's maps from the Great Library of Alexandria, (the Romans sacked it in 30 BCE). But he sold out. Like a shady Wall street accountant, he bent the numbers to please his bosses. Unfortunately, his flawed ephemeris was adopted by astrologers and is used TO THIS DAY.

True 13-Sign Astrology

13-sign astrology to the Rescue

The 13-sign system is simply a correction of Ptolemy’s botched and inaccurate 12-sign Tropical system, and a return to charting the actual Zodiacal positions as they are IN FACT, according to their astronomical, observable positions. 13-sign charts realign astrology and astronomy together once more—made compatible again for the first time since 120 ACE. People can check this for themselves by stellar observation, star finder or by Stellarium.

The 13-sign Zodiac is also a modern affirmation and fulfillment of the ancient archetypes, as far as our concepts of planetary and house meaning and influence. In the post-Hubble era we have no excuse to ignore the equinox discrepancy, or our female mentors. We must, as did our astrological ancestors, have the confidence that our charts will be true maps of the cosmos the way it actually is! How long can we flounder in an unreal system? Most astrologers have been using a degraded, increasingly inaccurate Tropical astrology for so long they are afraid to change it. Now is the time. The >PROOF

Time for a better astrology


Medusa is Ophiuchus with a bad press (illustration by >Hiroko Sakai)

The Killing of Ophiuchus and Her Sisters

The constellations and the houses, were truncated to a 12-sign and 12 house system. Thirteen is a number associated with women, witches and Shamans, and is part of a lunar matriarchal society that presaged the Roman empire, and was ruled by the Moon goddess. The Romans destroyed this legacy by fire and steel, and Ptolemy likewise enslaved her astrology in service of Roman aggression and bloody atrocities. Modern tropical astrology is the spawn of the apologists and propagandists of Roman tyranny, and its use is actually a connection to an ideology that represents slavery. No wonder modern youth are so suspicious of astrologers --even ridicule them.

The true ecliptic includes the constellation Ophiuchus which really completes the 360 degree ecliptic. The Romans officiated a brutal, murderous backlash against women that included removing Ophiuchus from the Zodiac. Ophiuchus is the shaman, the snake-handler, possessing the secret female wisdom. Shamans were ALL females, until men started disguising themselves as women in order to secretly practice shamanic lore. The rejection of Ophiuchus from Zodiac calculations and the downfall of the lunar-based matriarchy occurred at the same time, and for the same reasons: men wanted to usurp the power of strong women. Men have since killed MILLIONS of women for the crimes of witchcraft, as they worked assiduously to eliminate Ophiuchus from the Zodiac--and then, from our minds.

Comparison of the Zodiac systems





Aries Mar 21 - April 20 April 15 - May 15 April 19 - May 13
Taurus April 21 - May 20 May 16 - June 15 May 14 - June 19
Gemini May 21 - June 20 June 16 - July 15 June 20 - July 20
Cancer June 21 - July 21 July 16 - Aug 15 July 21 - Aug 9
Leo July 22 Aug 22 Aug 16 - Sep 15 Aug 10 – Sep 15
Virgo Aug 23 - Sep 22 Sep 16 - Oct 15 Sept 16 – Oct 30
Libra Sep 23 - Oct 22 Oct 16 - Nov 15 Oct 31– Nov 22
Scorpio Oct 23 - Nov 21 Nov 16 - Dec 15 Nov 23 – Nov 29
Ophiuchus NA NA Nov 30 – Dec 17
Sagittarius Nov 22 - Dec 21 Dec 16 - Jan 14 Dec 18– Jan 18
Capricorn Dec 22 - Jan 20 Jan 15 - Feb 14 Jan 19 – Feb 15
Aquarius Jan 21 - Feb 19 Feb 15 - Mar 14 Feb 16– Mar 11
Pisces Feb 20 - Mar 20 Mar 15 - April 14 Mar 12 – April 18


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