Re: Jupiter going direct?
Aug 08, 1997 05:03 PM
by Dr. A.M.Bain
In message <33EB4BAD.firstname.lastname@example.org>, Vincent Beall <email@example.com>
>The ICE calculates that the heliocentric longitude of the Earth and
>Jupiter will be the same at 13:30 hours on August 9th in this time zone.
>Is this the meaning of "direct"?
>Where is everybody?
Because the earth spins at an angle, and because astrology is a
geocentric system, the astrological view of the planetary motion is how
it *appears* to an earth observer. Hence, planets *seem* to be moving
backwards owing to the eccentric orbit of Earth. As time passes, this
appearance changes, and the planet (Jupiter in this case) *seems* to
stop and start going forwards again.
The movement is therefore an Earth movement, but it *appears to be* a
Hope this makes sense.
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