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  1. 1. Astrology<br />Astrological Signs<br />Planets<br />
  2. 2. Astrological <br />Signs<br />
  3. 3. There are 13 zodiac signs in astrology<br /><ul><li>12 signs were designated to different periods of the year almost 3,000 years ago when astrology first began
  4. 4. Due to changes in the Earths alignment the dates of many zodiacs have changed
  5. 5. The 13th zodiac is Ophiuchus</li></ul>Orphiuchus<br />
  6. 6. Capricorn<br />January 19 – February 15<br /><ul><li>January 9 – February 15
  7. 7. Symbol is the goat-fish
  8. 8. Element is Earth
  9. 9. Planet is Saturn
  10. 10. In Greek mythology, the Capricorn is a symbol for the goat Amalthea, which breast-fed Zeus in his infant years. As a sign of acknowledgement, Zeus has put her into the sky. It is also being associated with Pan – the Greek God of forests and shepherds.</li></li></ul><li>Aquarius<br />February 16 – March 11<br /><ul><li>Planet – Uranus
  11. 11. Symbol – Water Bearer
  12. 12. Element – Air
  13. 13. In Greek myth, Aquarius was Ganymede, the young boy kidnapped by Zeus. Zeus sent his eagle, Aquila, to snatch Ganymede out of the fields where the boy was watching over his sheep. Ganymede would become the cupbearer for the Olympian gods.</li></li></ul><li>Pisces<br />March 12 – April 18<br /><ul><li>Planet – Neptune
  14. 14. Symbol – Fish
  15. 15. Element – Water
  16. 16. The horrible earthborn giant Typhoeus suddenly appeared one day, startling all the gods into taking on different forms to flee. Venus and her son Cupid were bathing on the banks of the Euphrates River that day, and took on the shapes of a pair of fish to escape danger. Minerva later immortalized the event by placing the figures of two fish amongst the stars.</li></li></ul><li>Aries<br />April 19 – May 13<br /><ul><li>Planet – Mars
  17. 17. Symbol – Ram
  18. 18. Element – Fire
  19. 19. The ram had originally been presented to Nephele by Mercury when her husband took a new wife, Ino, who persecuted Nephele's children. To keep them safe, Nephele sent Phrixus and Helle away on the back of the magical ram, who flew away to the east</li></li></ul><li>Taurus<br />May 14 – June 19<br /><ul><li>Planet – Venus
  20. 20. Symbol – Bull
  21. 21. Element – Jupitor
  22. 22. According to myth, Taurus represents the bull-form taken on by Jupiter when he became enamored of Europa, princess of Phoenicia. The princess Europa was impressed by the beauty and gentleness of the bull, and the two played together on the beach. Eventually, Europa climbed onto the bull's back, and he swam out to sea with her. He took her to Crete and revealed his true self.</li></li></ul><li>Gemini<br />June 20 – July 20<br /><ul><li>Planet – Mercury
  23. 23. Symbol – Twins
  24. 24. Element – Air
  25. 25. Ancient Greeks saw the twins Castor and Pollux, sons of Leda and Zeus. The Romans saw the brothers Romulus and Remus, two heroes that founded Rome. Both the Greeks and the Romans believed the twins were raised by the centaur, Chiron.</li></li></ul><li>Cancer<br />July 21 – August 9<br /><ul><li>Planet – Moon
  26. 26. Symbol – Crab
  27. 27. Element – Water
  28. 28. In the story of Heracles and the Twelve Labors, the warrior had a great battle with the monster Hydra. The giant crab tried to help Hydra, but Heracles smashed it with his foot. Hera put the crab in the sky because it was so brave.</li></li></ul><li>Leo<br />August 10 – September 15<br /><ul><li>Planet – Sun
  29. 29. Symbol – Lion
  30. 30. Element – Fire
  31. 31. During the dry season in ancient Egypt, the lions of the desert came close to the valley of the Nile when the river flooded, which used to happen when the Sun was in Leo. Some have interpreted this as the origin of the name of the constellation.</li></li></ul><li>Virgo<br />September 16 – October 30 <br /><ul><li>Planet – Mercury
  32. 32. Symbol – Virgin
  33. 33. Element – Earth</li></ul> Goddess of farms and harvest. Virgo could also represent Ishtar, Isis, Demeter, Cybele, and Athena.<br />Also thought to represent Astraea, the daughter of Zeus representing justice.<br />It is also suggested that Virgo represents Persephone, queen of the underworld<br />
  34. 34. Libra<br />October 31 – November 22<br /><ul><li>Planet – Venus
  35. 35. Symbol – Balance
  36. 36. Element – Air</li></ul>The only "non-living" object in the Zodiac.<br />Romans chopped claws from Scorpio during Autumn Equinox to make Libra.<br />In Greek mythology, Libra is the scaled held by Astraea that represents justice.<br />
  37. 37. Scorpio<br />November 23 – November 29<br /><ul><li>Planet – Pluto
  38. 38. Symbol – Scorpion
  39. 39. Element – Water
  40. 40. The scorpion holds an infamous place in Greek mythology as the slayer of Orion. One story tells that Orion fled the scorpion by swimming the sea to the island of Delos to see his lover, Athena. Apollo, seeking to punish Athena, joined her and challenged her hunting skills, daring her to shoot the black dot that approached in the water. Athena won the challenge, unknowingly killing her lover by doing so.</li></li></ul><li>Ophiuchus<br />November 30 – December 17<br /><ul><li>Planet – Sun
  41. 41. Symbol – Serpent Holder
  42. 42. Element – Earth
  43. 43. In Greek mythology, Ophiuchus is a legendary physician who tried to become immortal to avoid death. Zeus killed him with a bolt of lightening, but honored him because of good works.</li></li></ul><li>Sagittarius<br />December 18 - January 8<br /><ul><li>Planet – Jupiter
  44. 44. Symbol – Archer
  45. 45. Element – Fire
  46. 46. Greek mythology associates Sagittarius with Crotus, the son of the goat-god Pan and Eupheme, the nurse of the Muses. He grew to be a skilled hunter, as well as a man with an artistic soul. The muses begged zeus to honor him amongst the stars.</li></li></ul><li>Planets<br /><ul><li>Mercury
  47. 47. Venus
  48. 48. Earth
  49. 49. Mars
  50. 50. Jupiter
  51. 51. Saturn
  52. 52. Uranus
  53. 53. Neptune
  54. 54. Moon</li></li></ul><li>Mercury<br />
  55. 55. References<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />