During the summer months of the southern hemisphere, the south pole points towards the Sun and so the Earth is shown above the Sun. Unlike other online orreries in which you can look at the solar system from all angles, this site always shows the same view to try and help you keep your orientation.
This allows you to tailor the view to the hemisphere you are in so that you can more easily relate the planetary positions as shown in this app with what you are seeing in the night sky. In both views the North Star is kept towards the top of the screen. Because the display is locked with north tilting upwards, it acts rather like a clock face in which one revolution of the Earth about the Sun is one year, and each of the constellations approximately map to months of the year with January being when the Sun is mostly in Capricorn and December when the Sun is mostly in Sagittarius, etc.
The Zodiac display is centred on the Earth and oriented with the tilt of the earth. This display shows in which sign of the zodiac the Sun lies at any time. The sign of the Sun at a persons birth is called that person's Star Sign. The Zodiac is locked to the tilt of the earth in this way: Because the earth is tilted the Sun lies in the northern hemisphere for six months and then in the southern hemisphere for six months.
When the Sun crosses from the northern to the southern hemisphere this is called the Vernal Equinox and this event defines the direction between Aries and Pisces and hence the orientation of the whole Zodiac for the following year. Currently, the winter and summer solstices occur as the Sun crosses the vertical zodiac line and the spring and autumn equinoxes when the Sun crosses the horizontal zodiac line.
So, to use our anti-clockwise clock analogy e.
The longest and shortest days occur at the Solstices. At the Equinoxes, the day is almost exactly the same 12 hours long all over the world. The zodiac in the desktop version always shows which sign of the zodiac the Sun is in. However it may not be correctly showing which sign each planet is in. The reason is that the app has a slider control which changes the orbits of the planets from a diagrammatical view i.
Only when the orbit realism slider is in the real position against the tick icon are all the planets definitely shown in the correct sign of the zodiac. For info on the desktop version controls, click here. This page by default shows the diagrammatic view. The Astrology page by default shows a geocentric view in which all the planets are shown where they are relative to the Earth - but without distances. This makes it easier to see where they are in the sky, and also means they are always shown in the correct sign of the zodiac.
Sometimes people look into the night sky and expect that a planet shown to be in the zodiac sign of say "Cancer" will be sitting over the star constellation Cancer. This is not always true since zodiac signs and constellations do not match up one to one. The reason for this is that for one the constellations vary in size whereas zodiacs are all the same and two the constellations have moved or rather the direction the Earth's north pole points has changed since astrology began. Indeed the direction the north pole points changes by 1 degree every 72 years it's called precession , and completes a whole circle about every 26, years.
This means that although the stars mainly stay in the same place, the solstices and equinoxes which are defined by the movement of the Sun with respect to the Earth's axis change by 1 degree every 72 years with respect to the stars. And because the position of the zodiac is defined by the equinoxes, it also rotates by 1 degree every 72 years with respect to the starts. Our desktop app shows this precession in the zodiac. As time is wound forwards the Zodiac rotates in a clockwise direction northern hemisphere view.
The positions of the all planets including the Earth are shown with respect to the stars and so are unaffected by precession.
When the zodiac display is enabled, glowing indicators appear on those planets that are in retrograde - which means the planet is appearing to moving backwards from its normal motion when viewed from Earth. The image to the left shows Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune in retrograde because Earth is speeding past on the inside orbit. In Astrology, it is very important to know when the planets are in retrograde, and also when they stop and start to move forwards again called the Stationary Direct because it is believed that this motion can reverse and enhance the effect of the planet.
For Astronomy, retrograde motions have no importance since they are simply the result of the motions of the planets relative to Earth. This software is still under development with additional features being added when we can. Please feel free to let us know if there are any features you would like added or questions about the solar system you would like answered, or give us any comments on the application. For some reason 2 of the 3 online orreries I used to list here are no longer running which is a real shame.
Anyhow, until I find some more good online orreries out there here is a good one:. Thank you for the reminder.
Just have to be aware. Peace and Cheers! I see 13, 33, all the time. Everyday theses numbers show themselves to me.
I was born October 13, at in the morning. What does this mean? Is a higher power using numbers to communicate with us? These are angel numbers, the more you are in tune with them the more you will see. It gets better, animals, insects will also who you the way. I use the following. The next U. Presidential inauguration is January 20th, This will be interesting.
Exciting time for the world and for me personally I suppose. With Mercury in 24, Sun in 27 and Moon in 28 degree Capricorn. Plus, ASC in 5 degree Aquarius. A bit nervous but also excited. What planet is that? Good point, thank you, have mistaken the federal funds rate 2. Correction made.
Saturn Pluto in libra conjuncts my MC and Saturn is my chart ruler. Do you think I will have a constant issue with career and authority figures. Saturn is ruler of first house and pluto of 11th in my chart. Problems with authority mostly come from Uranus. Progress in career will require some faster moving planets like Mercury, Venus, Mars that always benefit from help of Jupiter.
Saturn may get one stuck in a certain configuration for longer than needed. Pluto brings implosions and the need for transformation. Saturn-Pluto is a really good topic for a blog post and I may write one.
In regards to your chart, look for aspects. The question is what is your Pluto is aspected with.
Email address never published, always encrypted, used for Gravatar image and reply notifications. But around October 24th, prepare to slow down for the upcoming Mercury retrograde period that begins on the 31st. Something has been building inside of us, likely of a personal nature, and now is the time when the energy of the cosmos fairly demands that we let it out. Mercury is still moving forward at speed as October begins—yippee! Hard to tell more without seeing the whole chart. It is clear that the subject of Hindu astrology requires not only an understanding of the motion of the planets and moon, but also a deep understanding of the Hindu religion and its history. New ways of doing business, as well as making, viewing, and handling money are likely.
That will give you some ideas as to how the energies will flow. Hard to tell more without seeing the whole chart. Two planets never paint the big picture. My advice is to analyse the aspects! Hi Time Nomad, Pluto sextiles neptune ruler of 3rd in the 12th house. Conjuncts Saturn and MC and widely conjuncts sun and Venus as well pluto at 26, saturn 24, mc 22, sun 20, Venus 15 deg of libra Uranus that rules 2nd is in 11th house..
This does not bode well for longevity in a job. It certainly impacts how the person does things in their professional life.
You can see the planets positions from BC to AD, and also which are in retrograde. This page also describes the basic principles of astrology. The Astrologer. Today's Planets. October 8th, Where do the planets lie right now? Check Today's Planets for current signs and degrees, and get a list of.
Neptune in the 12th can signify both spiritual tendencies or mystic abilities but Neptune is tricky to handle well due to its nebulosity, read more on that here. Uranus in the 11th may manifest itself in unconventional and possibly eccentric friends. Uranus likes changes and social agendas, one may find more engagement in projects oriented towards social good, especially knowing that Neptune in the 12th.
A much better handle is dealing with the Sun-Saturn conjunction. Be bigger than yourself, that would provide a valid direction. I was born in Feb so I have this conjunct in my natal chart, in my 10th house!