The signs in the Sky and the signs in the Earth. Interpration of the signs. Structure and meaning. Collections of omens. Enuma Anu Enlil - The Bible of the Babylonian Astrologer. The Planets in Babylonian Astrology. Their Names, Divinities, Numbers, Periods. Babylonian astrology was the first organized system of astrology, arising in the second millennium B.C. 1 There is speculation that astrology of some form appeared in the Sumerian period in the 3rd millennium BC, but the isolated references to ancient celestial omens dated to this period are not considered sufficient evidence to demonstrate an integrated theory of astrology. In astrology, Capricorn is considered an earth sign, negative sign, and one of the four cardinal signs. Capricorn is said to be ruled by the planet Saturn. There appears to be a connection between traditional characterisations of Capricorn as a sea goat and the Sumerian god of wisdom and waters, Enki, 6 who also had the head and upper body.
- The original Babylonian zodiac recognized 17 or 18 constellations or “signs” later breaking them down into the 12 equal signs that would be adopted by the Greeks and Egyptians. This was structured around 2 stars Aldebaran at 15° Taurus and Anatares at 15° Scorpio.
- Sargonid kings, since this is the time when classical Babylonian astrology seems to have been at the height of its importance. Anyway, it is the best. It is true that ominous signs from astrology and extispicy are valid also when seen in dreams (Oppenheim Dreambook p. 205), but the rules for their interpretation are the standard ones.
|Zodiac symbol||Sea goat|
|Duration (tropical, western)||December 21 – January 20 (2021, UT1)|
Capricorn(♑︎) is the tenth astrological sign in the zodiac out of twelve total zodiac signs, originating from the constellation of Capricornus, the horned goat. It spans the 270–300th degree of the zodiac, corresponding to celestial longitude. Under the tropical zodiac, the sun transits this area from about December 21 to January 21 the following year, and under the sidereal zodiac, the sun transits the constellation of Capricorn from approximately January 16 to February 16. In astrology, Capricorn is considered an earth sign, negative sign,Birthday compatibility. and one of the four cardinal signs. Capricorn is said to be ruled by the planet Saturn.
There appears to be a connection between traditional characterisations of Capricorn as a sea goat and the Sumerian god of wisdom and waters, Enki, who also had the head and upper body of a goat and the lower body and tail of a fish. Later known as Ea in Akkadian and Babylonian mythology, Enki was the god of intelligence (gestú, literally 'ear'), creation, crafts; magic; water, seawater and lakewater (a, aba, ab).
In Hindu astrology, the equivalent of Capricorn is Makara, the Crocodile.
In India, the zodiac sign of Capricorn is celebrated as the Makara Sankranti festival, also known in Nepal as Maghe Sankranti. The Indian astronomical calendar is not based on the western Gregorian or Julian date keeping system. The Gregorian calendar has fixed days in a year and does not accommodate difference in the actual solar year. Therefore, the festival is celebrated on either of 14 or 15 January every year, when, as per the Indian astronomical calendar, the Sun actually enters the Capricorn sign.
- ^Astronomical Applications Department 2011.
- ^Oxford n.d., s.v. zodiac.
- ^Oxford n.d., sv. Capricorn and Aquarius.
- ^Mayo 1979, pp. 38–41.
- ^Ciubotaru 2008.
- ^Enki n.d.
- ^Adams 2014
- ^Augustin n.d.
- ^'Happy Makar Sankranti 2020: Makar Sankranti significance, history and why it's celebrated'. Hindustan Times. January 15, 2020. Retrieved August 4, 2020.
- ^'Celebrating the fervour of Maghe Sankranti'. The Kathmandu Post. January 10, 2020. Retrieved August 4, 2020.
- Astronomical Applications Department (2011). Multiyear Computer Interactive Almanac. 2.2.2. Washington DC: US Naval Observatory. Longitude of Sun, apparent geocentric ecliptic of date, interpolated to find time of crossing 0°, 30°.. The year stated applies to the December date; the year for the January date is one year greater.
- Adams, Leeuba Leshia (2014). 'Astrology Vocation'.
- Augustin, M. (n.d.). 'Capricorn Mythology, what is it about?'.
- Ciubotaru, Dan (February 1, 2008). 'Capricorn, Scorpio, Leo: In search of power'. Archived from the original on March 11, 2008.
- 'English Dictionary, Thesaurus'. Oxford Dictionaries. n.d. Retrieved May 20, 2019.
- 'Enki'. n.d. Archived from the original on 2015-05-28. Retrieved 2015-05-28.
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- Mayo, Jeff (1979). Teach Yourself Astrology. London: Hodder and Stoughton.
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- The dictionary definition of Capricorn at Wiktionary
- Media related to Capricorn at Wikimedia Commons