jueves, 13 de octubre de 2016

What has happened with the horoscope?

In ancient times, people believed that the Earth was the center of the Universe and the Sun rotated around our planet. Today we know that the Sun is in the center of the Solar System and every planet orbits our star. They also observed the sky and connected the stars with lines drawing pictures known as constellations. They were convinced that those constellations were important symbols telling stories about their gods and myths and were very useful in order to know about people personality  and predict their future too.
The ecliptic. By Tauʻolunga - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=935439
As a result of the motion of the Earth around the Sun, our star appears to pass in front of different constellations. This apparent path of the Sun on the celestial sphere marks the ecliptic; the constellations through which the sun passes define the zodiac. Consequently, all the zodiac constellations lie along the ecliptic.
Babilonians, about 3.000 years ago, had a 12 month calendar, so they decided to divide the zodiac into twelve equal parts. For them, there were twelve zodiac constellations and this is the origin of the twelve signs listed in the horoscope that everybody knows. For example, if you were born under the sign of Leo, it means that the Sun was in this constellation in that moment and, of course, every year at your birthday.
But... is it true? Recently some newspapers said that NASA have changed the astrological signs for first time in 2000 years; consequently, lot of people now have a different zodiac sign. In my opinion, this is not a great problem for people who don't believe in horoscope, but what happens with the other people? Has their luck changed? 
I think that this is a very interesting matter that we can investigate. An to begin with, just some easy questions:
What do you know about zodiac? What is your zodiac sign? Can the stars really predict the future or describe what are people like based on their birth date? Please, write your answers as a comment.
(Spanish version)

12 comentarios:

  1. ELENA DE LA TORRE AMAT18 de octubre de 2016, 8:15

    Why they have changed horoscope signs?
    because each sign of horoscope, settled taking into account the rotation systems.
    the Babylonians established the horoscope and adapted it to their calendar, which was 12 months.
    obtate not the existence of thirteen constellations in the path of the Earth (of course OFIUCO) could upend the whole system we know.
    Mi name is Elena de la Torre Amat of the classe 1º the ESO B.

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  2. Se que son doce, que reflejan cómo va a ser una persona y que hay uno nuevo llamado Oficuo.Mi signo del zodiaco de toda la vida es libra.Yo creo que los signos del zodiaco no pueden predecir tu futuro ni como te vas a comportar.

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  3. Miguel Molina Morillo 1ºESO B25 de octubre de 2016, 12:00

    My name's Miguel Molina Morillo of 1º ESO B.
    The horoscope are unprovable prediction methods based on the position of the stars at the time of birth but also a graphical representation of the sun passing through different constellations.
    My zodiac sing is Capricorn.

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  4. My name's Miguel Molina Morillo.
    The horoscope are unprovable prediction methods based on the position of the stars at the time of birth but also a graphical representation of the sun passing through different constellations.
    My zodiac sign is Capricorn.
    I don't think that the constellations can, predict the future or the false of persons.

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  5. My name's Miguel Molina Morillo.
    The horoscope are unprovable prediction methods based on the position of the stars at the time of birth but also a graphical representation of the sun passing through different constellations.
    My zodiac sign is Capricorn.
    I don't think that the constellations can, predict the future or the false of persons.

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  6. Soy Julia Shan Vida Lara de 1º ESO B
    Siempre he sido géminis pero hace unos días me enteré de que había salido un nuevo horóscopo a raíz de una constelación.Pienso que el horóscopo se suele explicar muy generalizado, entonces tiene más posibilidades de acertar en lo que la gente quiere saber de su futuro.

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  7. ainhoa yolanda moreno diuperón7 de noviembre de 2016, 0:15

    after Iḿ tauro now Iḿ aries

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  8. My name is Iker de la Rosa Martín. My zodiac simbol is leo. He is a lion.

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  9. sebastián alumno 1 eso25 de noviembre de 2016, 9:18

    hello I am sebastian and my zodiac symbol is scorpion. The nasa to be discovered a new zodiac symbol ofiuco.

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  10. Hola mi nombre es Andrea yo de siempre he sido aquarius , pero ahora soy capriconio , la verdad para mi yo siempre seré aquarius porque es el mejor

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  11. Elena De La Torre Amat11 de enero de 2017, 10:02

    .What we have done is to put 10 lentils in each glass of yogurt and one part we have watered it of acid and another part we have watered it.
    Another hope was that in some plates we put, also lentils but we did not put earth to him.
    And in some photos it is seen that in the glasses of yogurt they begin to germinate.
    In the results it is seen that the first day did not germinate on the second day some have germinated, the third day had germinated almost all and on the seventh day germinated almost all but one.
    And the vessels that we irrigated with acid at 0.1%, 0.2% and 0.5% had not grown at all.
    In the plates at 0.1% they have germinated very few and with 0.5% they have not germinated any.
    When watering with water affects slightly less than if you water it with acid.

    I think the experiment is very cool and I will try to do it in my house.

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  12. Elena De La Torre Amat11 de enero de 2017, 10:04

    .What we have done is to put 10 lentils in each glass of yogurt and one part we have watered it of acid and another part we have watered it.
    Another hope was that in some plates we put, also lentils but we did not put earth to him.
    And in some photos it is seen that in the glasses of yogurt they begin to germinate.
    In the results it is seen that the first day did not germinate on the second day some have germinated, the third day had germinated almost all and on the seventh day germinated almost all but one.
    And the vessels that we irrigated with acid at 0.1%, 0.2% and 0.5% had not grown at all.
    In the plates at 0.1% they have germinated very few and with 0.5% they have not germinated any.
    When watering with water affects slightly less than if you water it with acid.

    I think the experiment is very cool and I will try to do it in my house.

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