Western astrology is the most popular system of astrology in Western countries. The name of this large constellation means “snake bearer” in Greek. The ancient astronomer Ptolemy included Ophiuchus in his list of 48 constellations that he documented in the second century. It used to be called Serpentario, which is Latin and has the same meaning.
Yeah, astronomy was a technical tool for guys like Kepler to outsmart their competitors in the astrology market. However, some astrologers consider Ophiuchus to be a 13th sign of the zodiac, since the sun passes through it during the year. Each astrological sign Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces represents one of the segments. To complicate matters further, constellations, unlike astrological signs, are not of equal size and shape.
Originally, astrologers presupposed a geocentric universe in which “planets (including the Sun and Moon) rotate in orbits whose centers are at or near the center of the Earth and in which the stars are fixed on a sphere with a finite radius whose center is also the center of the Earth. Those generally recognized by the astrological community are Conjunction (0°), Opposition (180°), Square (90°), Trine (120°), Sextile (60°), Semi-Square (45°), Sesquisquare (135°) and Quincunx (150°). The constellations are irregular in size and shape, and the Sun regularly passes through a constellation (Ophiuchus) that is not considered a member of the zodiac. A horoscope (or other names commonly used for the horoscope in English include birth chart, astrological chart, astrological chart, celestial map, celestial map, star chart, cosmogram, vitosphere, radical chart, root, graphic wheel or simply chart) is an astrological chart or diagram that represents the positions of the Sun, Moon, planets, astrological aspects and sensitive angles at the time of an event, such as the time of a person's birth.
The word zodiac is used in astronomy and astrology to refer to the band of sky over which the sun, moon and planets move, at least seen from Earth. But only 12 of them are particularly famous and continue to play an active role in our astrological systems. In common usage, horoscope often refers to an astrologer's interpretation, usually based on an astrology system of sun signs; based strictly on the position of the Sun at the time of birth, or on the meaning of the calendar of an event, as in Chinese astrology. Its addition to the zodiac was first suggested by astrologer Stephen Schmidt in 1970 and was proposed again in 1995. Although it is often considered a science throughout its history, today astrology is considered to be diametrically opposed to the findings and theories of modern Western science.
According to astrology, it is also possible to predict the future by observing the position of the sun, moon and planets compared to the constellations of the zodiac.