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    Re: Uses of almanacs for astrology
    From: Fred Hebard
    Date: 2004 Oct 20, 12:47 -0400

    On Oct 20, 2004, at 12:46 PM, George Huxtable wrote:
    >> Fred Hebard wrote:
    >> "I don't know much about astrology, but the results of at least some
    >> of
    >> their computations correspond to the orientation of the heavens back
    >> in
    >> Roman times, not now.  Thus, the first point of Aries is not now in
    >> Aries but between Pisces & Aquarius.  This is due to the precession of
    >> the earth's orbit relative to the heavens.
    > ====================
    > Now for a bit of pedantry. Yes, the Earth's orbit does move, VERY
    > slightly
    > and slowly, but the effect that Fred is referring to is precession of
    > the
    > Earth's AXIS, not its orbit.
    I knew I was getting in trouble with the terminology in that post.
    Thanks for straightening it out and diverging into teaching a bit more
    about things astronomical.

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