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What is my Sidereal Sign?

22 April 2014
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I’m often asked, “What is my sidereal sign?” So what is sidereal astrology exactly?

True sidereal astrology is the astrology that uses the real size and location of the constellations in the sky. In other words, the real location of the planets at the time of one’s birth. Not very many people are aware, but the most commonly used astrology in the western world (tropical astrology) is based on a different method. It uses a system that sets the constellations to the seasons of the Earth. It’s adjusted so that on every spring equinox the zodiac is set to zero degrees Aries. This creates a growing variation of roughly one degree every 72 years from the true location of the constellations. At the moment the two systems are a total of 24 degrees apart creating a larger separation as time goes on.

To see your true sidereal sign check below…


Sidereal Sun Signs By Date:

(Based on the midpoint between constellations.)
(If you are within three days of another sign you are a blend of both.)

Aries (Apr 21 — May 12)

Taurus: (May 13 — Jun 19)

Gemini (Jun 20 — Jul 16)

Cancer (Jul 17 — Aug 6)

Leo (Aug 7 — Sep 14)

Virgo (Sep 15 — Nov 3)

Libra (Nov 4 — Nov 22)

Scorpio (Nov 23 — Dec 6)

Ophiuchus (Dec 7 — Dec 18)

Sagittarius (Dec 19 — Jan 19)

Capricorn (Jan 20 — Feb 13)

Aquarius (Feb 14 — Mar 9)

Pisces (Mar 10 — Apr 20)

*** to see your true sidereal birth chart use the sidereal birth chart calculator


What is sidereal astrology?