zodiacal constellations


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zodiacal constellations

[zō′dī·ə·kəl ‚kän·stə′lā·shənz]
(astronomy)
The constellations Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces which are assigned to 12 equal portions of the zodiac.
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The other prime lights in the night sky are the planets (the term came from the Latin for 'wanderer') and they appear to wander through the zodiacal constellations with positions varying through the year - leading to the mythology associated with the now debunked ideas of astrology.
A scale divides the year into twelve parts as the Sun passes through each of these zodiacal constellations, and within this, a calendar provides a conversion to the familiar system of days and months.
9] Thus it seems that the rising of zodiacal constellations referring to Sakikku omens indicates the moment when the appearance of the sick can best be examined medically.
The frieze features twelve panels showing myths of the creation of the twelve zodiacal constellations (figs.