zodiacal constellation


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zodiacal constellation

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(Astrology) any of the 12 constellations after which the signs of the zodiac are named: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, or Pisces
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The ecliptic circle is divided into twelve equal 30[degrees] portions, and each portion designated as a zodiacal constellation.
Scorpius is the eighth zodiacal constellation and the ecliptic passes through its extreme north-western corner.
22 In which zodiacal constellation are the bright stars Denebola and Regulus?
The first statement is concerned with a partially visible zodiacal constellation--an occurrence which possibly stands for incompleteness, if MAS-su ("its half") indeed refers to lumasu, the zodiacal constellation.
The zodiacal constellation of Aquarius aptly hosts the planet Neptune from 2012 through 2021.
Cancer, the mythical crab that attacked Hercules in his fight with Hydra the water snake, is an inconspicuous zodiacal constellation.
As an ancient zodiacal constellation it was also referred to as the Cock, or Hen, recalling the Hen and Chickens of the Pleiades.
To enter cluster country, follow Orion's three-star Belt northwestward to the zodiacal constellation of Taurus, the Bull.
Cancer, the only fainter zodiacal constellation, won't appear for several more months.
The most notable part of this dim zodiacal constellation is the Western Fish, also called the Circlet--a roundish pattern of faint stars just below the Great Square.
It's a relatively dim zodiacal constellation, the brightest star being 3.