The Stars in the night sky. Man hath look upon their glory such the dawn of humanity. The wonders, the intrigue, the fascination with the unknown drove this species to exit the planets grasp and reach the realm in which these shining gods of light reside. Though we are far from reaching these stars, that does not mean we know nothing of them and have formed beliefs around them.
Astrology is a religion and/or pseudoscience formed based on the belief that human events on Earth are determined by the events occuring in Space. Astrology is Astronomy before Astronomy was around. It was the beliefs that brought about the formations of star pattern recognition known as constellations. The zodiacs comes from these constellations. The Zodiacs signs are Leo, Virgo, Capricorn, Aquarius, Libra, Cancer, Pisces, Aries, Sagittarius, Scorpio, Taurus & Gemini.
There are way more Constellations than Zodiacs, in fact there are 88 Constellations in our night sky. That is quite a large margin, the difference being 76. A few of the Constellations are Draco( Dragon), Leo(Lion), Ursa Major(Big Dipper), Ursa Minor(Little Dipper), Orion, Canis Major, Canis Minor, Capricornus(Capricorn), Scorpius, Lyra, Aquila, Cassiopeia, Centaurus, Delphinus, Crux, Monocerus, Lepus, Lupus, Perseus, Leo Minor, Pictor, Fornax, Hydrus, Corvus, Sextans, Aquarius, Sagittarius, Octans, Triangulum, Columba, Apus Serpens & Puppis. Now for what exactly Constellation is. A Constellation is a group of stars in the night sky that form an imaginary patterns that form shapes of recognizable objects on Earth, Like Leo a Lion, Ursa Major, a Big Bear, Scorpius a Scorpion, Canis Major a Big Dog & Draco a Dragon. Constellations are now exactly Astronomy, but they are Space related however. Even if the patterns are anything significant scientifically, it is still something we observe in Space from Earth.
Seeing patterns is important. Without patterns, we could not come up with conclusive conclusion on anything around us absolutely. If hot stove makes your food cold sometimes and hot sometimes, than there is no pattern, something is wrong and we simply do not know why. Patterns and repetitions is what make something work in The World. It how we can predict what will happen to our Sun or to a Red Giant. Without absolute patterns we cannot determine what is likely to happen in the future. And even though constellational pattern do not predict anything, what it does do, is help us recognize patterns which helps us find patterns that do matter. No patterns, no science.
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