The Equinox Is A Western Sidereal Astrological Event:
Where Exactly In Space Is The Equinox?
The Equinox is that Astronomical moment when the Earth has reached the Midpoint of its journey around the Sun; consequently Day and Night are of equal length.
At the Spring Equinox; that is Spring in the Northern Hemisphere and Autumn in the Southern Hemisphere the Earth is traveling away from the Sun.
At the Autumnal Equinox; in the Northern Hemisphere on the 23rd of September this year 2011 the Earth is traveling towards the Sun. Winter is coming to the Northern Hemisphere and Summer to the Southern Hemisphere.
The Synetic Vernal Point is currently at 05 Pisces 05. This is visible and actual on or around the 21st of March. This also means that we are currently in the Age of Pisces and the First House of the Zodiac is Pisces. In an Age that ended in the year 221 AD the first House of the Zodiac had been Aries.
Western Sidereal Astrology means that the Zodiac Signs align with the Constellations of the same name. When we say that the Sun is in Virgo we should expect to see the Stars of the Constellation Virgo behind it.
Western Sidereal Astrologers are practicing the same Astrology that was practiced in Ancient and Classical Egypt and in Greece. What we call ‘tropical astrology’ came about as the result of an error in knowledge about the Vernal Point and how it works in Astronomical reality.
Deciding, based an an ancient error that the Autumnal Equinox is when the Sun enters tropical Libra, is irrational and completely unfounded. As we see all too clearly the Autumnal Equinox is when the Sun reaches the opposite point to the Spring Equinox which is at 05 Pisces 05 and is thus placed at 05 Virgo 05. To be sure Autumn begins in the Eurosphere and some of North America in late September, but do we really want to impose a Eurocentric vision of Astrology on the whole of Planet Earth?
Throughout most of the history of Astrology the precession of the Equinox was taken into account in order to ensure that the alignment of the Signs of the Zodiac with the Constellations of the same name was maintained. Western Sidereal Astrology continues to this day to base the Zodiac on the positions of Fixed Stars within the eternal Constellations.
The history of Astrology describes a purely Sidereal Sacred Art and Sky Earth Ritual that was carried out in Ancient Egypt.
It is this Sacred Sidereal Astrology that Western Siderealists have reclaimed, and now share with the whole World.