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Re: VMs: "Zodiac" signs and Regulus
To tell the truth, I think would be preferable to have
a distinction, since the constellation and the sign of
the Zodiac don't always correspond. Antares, even in
VMs times, while known as the Heart of the Scorpion,
and visible in the constellation Scorpius, would have
been found in the sign of Sagittarius. Precession, as
we well know.
But sadly, most of the signs and constellations share
the same name, with just a few execptions.
--- Rene Zandbergen <r_zandbergen@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> --- Pamela Richards <spirlhelix@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Hi, Rene!
> > <<And my pet peeve, the page author uses the now
> > popular form 'Scorpio' which I would not expect
> > from an expert. Scorpius is Latin, Scorpion
> > English and Scorpio is a car manufactured by Ford.
> > But perhaps this is already a lost battle....>>
> > Now I may be mistaken, Rene, but it was my
> > understanding that Scorpius is the name of the
> > constellation, while the sign of the Zodiac, in
> > English, is called "Scorpio." At least, I
> > consistently see it that way in present-day
> > astrological sources.
> > So, in the same way the constellation may be
> > "Capricornus", but in English, we call the sign of
> > the
> > Zodiac named after this constellation "Capricorn".
> Hmmm, I remember reading that the use of Scorpio
> and Capricorn are incorrect and should be Scorpius
> and Capricornus. I know this to be correct for
> the constellations, but whether the other names
> are in fact accepted for the zodiac signs is
> news to me. I accept that you could be right -
> I never thought that there could be a distinction.
> I don't of course, remember where I read it :-(
> Cheers, Rene
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