Although the zodiac remains the basis of the ecliptic coordinate system in use in astronomy besides the equatorial one,  the term and the names of the twelve signs are today mostly associated with horoscopic astrology. The zodiac of a given planet is the band that contains the path of that particular body; e. By extension, the "zodiac of the comets" may refer to the band encompassing most short-period comets. The division of the ecliptic into the zodiacal signs originates in Babylonian " Chaldean " astronomy during the first half of the 1st millennium BC.
The zodiac draws on stars in earlier Babylonian star catalogues, such as the MUL.
LUL "The Crayfish," among others. Around the end of the 5th century BC, Babylonian astronomers divided the ecliptic into 12 equal "signs", by analogy to 12 schematic months of 30 days each. According to calculations by modern astrophysics, the zodiac was introduced between BC and probably within a very few years of BC. The divisions don't correspond exactly to where the constellations started and ended in the sky; this would have resulted in an irregular division. The Sun in fact passed through at least 13, not 12 Babylonian constellations.
In order to align with the number of months in a year, designers of the system omitted the major constellation Ophiuchus. Changes in the orientation of the Earth's axis of rotation also means that the time of year the Sun is in a given constellation has changed since Babylonian times. However, Babylonian techniques of observational measurements were in a rudimentary stage of evolution.
In Babylonian astronomical diaries , a planet position was generally given with respect to a zodiacal sign alone, less often in specific degrees within a sign. Knowledge of the Babylonian zodiac is also reflected in the Hebrew Bible ; E. Bullinger interpreted the creatures appearing in the book of Ezekiel as the middle signs of the 4 quarters of the Zodiac,   with the Lion as Leo , the Bull is Taurus , the Man representing Aquarius and the Eagle representing Scorpio.
Martin and others have argued that the arrangement of the tribes around the Tabernacle reported in the Book of Numbers corresponded to the order of the Zodiac, with Judah , Reuben , Ephraim , and Dan representing the middle signs of Leo, Aquarius, Taurus, and Scorpio, respectively.
Such connections were taken up by Thomas Mann , who in his novel Joseph and His Brothers attributes characteristics of a sign of the zodiac to each tribe in his rendition of the Blessing of Jacob. Hellenistic astrology derived in part from Babylonian and Egyptian astrology. The Dendera zodiac , a relief dating to ca. The earliest extant Greek text using the Babylonian division of the zodiac into 12 signs of 30 equal degrees each is the Anaphoricus of Hypsicles of Alexandria fl.
Hipparchus's lost work on precession never circulated very widely until it was brought to prominence by Ptolemy,  and there are few explanations of precession outside the work of Ptolemy until late Antiquity, by which time Ptolemy's influence was widely established.
The Hindu zodiac uses the sidereal coordinate system , which makes reference to the fixed stars. The Hindu zodiac, being sidereal, does not maintain this seasonal alignment, but there are still similarities between the two systems. The Hindu zodiac signs and corresponding Greek signs sound very different, being in Sanskrit and Greek respectively, but their symbols are nearly identical.
This included magical uses of the zodiac, as found, e. Mughal king Jahangir issued an attractive series of coins in gold and silver depicting the twelve signs of the Zodiac. An example of the use of signs as astronomical coordinates may be found in the Nautical Almanac and Astronomical Ephemeris for the year The "Longitude of the Sun" columns show the sign represented as a digit from 0 to and including 11 , degrees from 0 to 29, minutes, and seconds.
The zodiac symbols are Early Modern simplifications of conventional pictorial representations of the signs, attested since Hellenistic times. But note that the Sanskrit and the name equivalents after c. Also, the "English translation" isn't usually used by English speakers. Latin names are standard English usage. The zodiacal signs are distinct from the constellations associated with them, not only because of their drifting apart due to the precession of equinoxes but also because the physical constellations take up varying widths of the ecliptic, so the Sun is not in each constellation for the same amount of time.
The zodiacal signs are an abstraction from the physical constellations, and each represent exactly one 12th of the full circle, or the longitude traversed by the Sun in about The path of the Sun passes through 13 constellations recognized by ancient Babylonian, Greek, and Roman astronomers including in Ptolemy 's Almagest   and the modern International Astronomical Union.
Because the Babylonians had a month lunar calendar, they chose and divided up the year evenly. The 13th was left out: Ophiuchus , the bottom part of which interjects between Scorpio and Sagittarius. Occasionally this difference between the astronomical constellations and the astrological signs is mistakenly reported in the popular press as a "change" to the list of traditional signs by some astronomical body like the IAU, NASA , or the Royal Astronomical Society.
For example, in drawing a distinction between astrology and scientific astronomy, NASA notes that "No one has shown that astrology can be used to predict the future or describe what people are like based on their birth dates. Some "parazodiacal" constellations are also touched by the paths of the planets, leading to counts of up to 25 "constellations of the zodiac".
Some other constellations are also mythologically associated with the zodiacal ones: Piscis Austrinus , The Southern Fish, is attached to Aquarius. In classical maps, it swallows the stream poured out of Aquarius' pitcher, but perhaps it formerly just swam in it. Aquila , The Eagle, was possibly associated with the zodiac by virtue of its main star, Altair. The following table compares the Gregorian dates on which the Sun enters:. The theoretical beginning of Aries is the moment of vernal equinox , and all other dates shift accordingly.
The precise Gregorian times and dates vary slightly from year to year as the Gregorian calendar shifts relative to the tropical year. Except for and , the vernal equinox has started on 20 March since , and is projected to until Because the Earth's axis is at an angle, some signs take longer to rise than others, and the farther away from the equator the observer is situated, the greater the difference.
Thus, signs are spoken of as "long" or "short" ascension. The zodiac system was developed in Babylonia , some 2, years ago, during the " Age of Aries ". Contemporary use of the coordinate system is presented with the choice of interpreting the system either as sidereal , with the signs fixed to the stellar background , or as tropical , with the signs fixed to the point vector of the Sun at the March equinox.
They are most compatible with those born on 1st, 2nd, 8th, 10th, 11th, 19th, 20th, 28th and 29th. June 14 Zodiac people seem to be most attracted to the other air signs: Libra and Aquarius as they tend to share the same vision of life. In love, Gemini is in a permanent search for a person that can truly listen and understand what they have to say and the most suitable for this is the native born under Sagittarius.
The lover in Gemini is said to be least compatible with Taurus. As for the rest of partnerships between the other star signs and Gemini, you know what they say, stars predispose but people dispose.
Yellow is a hue that indicates liveliness and youth. It is a color of happiness and enthusiasm but also of jealousy. This zodiac color should be used in objects that surround the natives. People having yellow as sign color are endowed with clarity and awareness, are able to concentrate easily and are always considering all points of view.
They know their long calculated decisions are the best so they are usually stubborn and hard to convince otherwise. Their only soft spot is their introspective personality. The Gemini birthstone used in astrology for those with June 14 is the marvellous Agate. Agate symbolizes softness, clarity and comfort. This zodiac birthstone should be used in all kinds of jewelry items that are to be worn frequently.
This birthstone's healing and soothing properties work best on the digestive system, the spleen and the heart.
Uruguay and Southern Brazil are the most known places where Agates can be found. Another gemstone considered lucky for Gemini natives is Pearl. It is the symbol of purity and sensitivity.
Lavender is one of those plants that denote creation and beauty and the production of ideas of an active and expansive mind. The zodiac flower could be used in gifts and decorative items. This aromatic plant can add both scent and color to any scenery and can have both a stimulating and soothing effect. This flower is to be found during spring and summer time. This is a metal that symbolizes great wealth coupled with wisdom.
The zodiac metal could be used in accessories and jewelry items. This metal is also related to artistic actions and warfare. It is said to influence and education of an entire nation. It is said to influence human civilization and progress. Those born on June 14 can be described as full of ideas, restless in a charming way but also compassionate and kind when they identify with an idea or a person.
When it comes to love and family, they are undoubtedly romantic individuals, with their lucky disposition giving them some prompts on doing the right thing at the right time. In regard to the financial side of their lives, they seem to develop a similar flexible attitude that they have in life in general but they also work on building their own network of support. Their health is quite good but since Gemini is thought to rule the shoulders, arms and hands, they are inclined to suffer from minor incidents involving the limbs.
Which do you think is most influential for those belonging to June 14? Here's a poll about this that you are invited to answer:. This decan is under the supervision of the planet Uranus. Those born in this period are optimistic and dreamy just like a true Gemini and curious and enthusiastic just as Uranus makes them be.
14th December: Your horoscope - The fourteenth of December sees a full moon in the house of Gemini. There are few circumstances under. December is 6 months past your birthday month Gemini - Spirits fly high and others want to Gemini Astrology Forecast Nov 24, (Jun 14, to December 26,) .
This period is said to temper the characteristics of the Gemini zodiac sign. Being born on the 14th day of the month shows a courageous and self confident individual who is flexible but impatient. The numerology for June 14 is 5. This number reveals an active person, task oriented and boasting with life experience. Those Gemini associated with number 5 are proactive people with great time management skills as they seem to never need any rest.
June is the first summer month in the Northern Hemisphere, bringing sunny time and childlike enthusiasm. Squares can bring things to a breaking point OR a turning point. One way or the other, it will likely be a relief to get out of limbo. On October 13, Pluto will get embroiled in a square to the full moon in Aries and your eleventh house of groups, networking and technology. These lunar beams mark an important day for any collaborative endeavors, so make sure you get out and mingle proactively.
You could meet some amazing people who SEEM to be on the same page as you. But with shadowy Pluto in the mix, be careful how much you reveal right off the bat since not everything will be out in the open. Keep confidential intel under wraps until you learn more about how and if! Take precautions with anyone you meet online as well as this moon-Pluto conflict could set the stage for catfishing, identity theft or another kind of digital scam.
Steer clear of borrowing and lending money with friends or getting involved in anything involving finances or assets. Have you been on the fence about a certain friendship and whether it can go the distance? This full moon could bring a decisive moment. You can address those issues at their root and move forward, or you might wind up severing ties or the time being and shift to a new crew.
The raw and primal energy of the Aries full moon—mixed with Pluto in the erotic eighth house—can stir up strong sexual chemistry. Some order can be restored to the Gemini court beginning October 23, when the Sun shifts into Scorpio and your sensible sixth house of health, systems and efficiency. The Scorpio new moon on October 27 signals an excellent moment to start your fitness kick, clean-eating plan or major decluttering project one room at a time, Gem!
This could dovetail with the release of a major stress source as the new moon directly opposes turbulent Uranus in your twelfth house of healing and endings. If a crying meltdown happens, let it! You may also decide to incorporate some spiritual practices into your wellness routines. Have you been spending lavishly and beyond your budget? Mercury will reverse through Scorpio and your orderly sixth house, which could make it tough to stay on top of the details and manage stress. Be careful not to take on more tasks than you can humanly handle.
Instead of scarfing down Halloween candy by the handful, take stronger steps to bolster your immune system. Ramp up your self-care during the retrograde and get enough sleep. Your rest periods are as important as—if not more important than—your hours of productivity. Make a point of adding more passion and glamour to your life the first week of the month.
Both love planets are orbiting Libra and your amorous, flamboyant fifth house, with Mars here from October 3 to November 19 and Venus riding shotgun until October 8. The cosmic lovebirds only harmonize like this every other year, making this is a wonderful opportunity to balance your own yin-yang energy or restore equilibrium to a teetering relationship. Go ahead and primp and get dressed up for dates—anything that dials up the sense of old-Hollywood romance will do you a world of good.
The fifth house rules playfulness and creativity, meaning not every activity has to revolve around relationships. This is also your fertility sector, so keep that in mind when you are in amorous spirits—i. When Venus relocates to Scorpio and your organized sixth house on October 8, you may be summoned to come down from the cloud or exit the drama and return your focus to more practical matters.
Just remember to give equal weight to YOUR needs, especially for good food, stimulating movement and self-care. This Venus transit could spark a connection with someone you meet through outdoorsy or healthy pursuits or while volunteering. Lead with your creativity, Gemini!