Introducing ‘Western Zodiac’ collection by Serge Averbukh, showcasing new media paintings of Zodiac signs of various cultures, times and places. Here you will find framed and wrapped/stretched canvas fine art prints, featuring Western Zodiac - Golden Aries -The Ram on White Leather.
The zodiac is an area of the sky centered upon the ecliptic, the apparent path of the Sun across the celestial sphere over the course of the year. In Western astrology and (formerly) astronomy, the zodiac is divided into twelve signs, each occupying 30° of celestial longitude. Because the signs are regular, they do not correspond exactly to the boundaries of the constellations after which they are named. The English word zodiac derives from zōdiacus, the Latinized form of the Ancient Greek zōidiakòs kýklos meaning "circle of little animals". The name reflects the prominence of animals (and mythological hybrids) among the twelve signs.
The zodiac was in use by the Roman era, based on concepts inherited by Hellenistic astronomy from Babylonian astronomy of the Chaldean period (mid-1st millennium BC), which, in turn, derived from an earlier system of lists of stars along the ecliptic. The construction of the zodiac is described in Ptolemy's vast 2nd century AD work, the Almagest. Although the zodiac remains the basis of the ecliptic coordinate system in use in astronomy besides the equatorial one, the term and the names of the twelve signs are today mostly associated with horoscopic astrology. The term "zodiac" may also refer to the region of the celestial sphere encompassing the paths of the planets corresponding to the band of about eight arc degrees above and below the ecliptic. The zodiac of a given planet is the band that contains the path of that particular body; e.g., the "zodiac of the Moon" is the band of five degrees above and below the ecliptic. By extension, the "zodiac of the comets" may refer to the band encompassing most short-period comets.
Aries (meaning "ram") is the first astrological sign in the zodiac, spanning the first 30 degrees of celestial longitude (0°≤ λ <30°). Under the tropical zodiac, the Sun transits this sign mostly between March 21 and April 19 each year. This time duration is exactly the first month of Solar Hejri calendar (Farvardin). The symbol of the ram is based on the Chrysomallus, the flying ram that provided the Golden Fleece.
Individuals born between these dates, depending on which system of astrology they subscribe to, may be called Arians or Ariens. Aries is the first fire sign in the zodiac, the other fire signs being Leo and Sagittarius.
In western astrology, Aries is a sign of initiative; a leader, with bravery, and the autonomy required to commence. Uncomfortable with inaction, Aries is the Cardinal sign of Fire, and thus is the zodiac of drive. Ruled by Mars, Aries is strongly autonomous, and can be headstrong and crass, sometimes showing an impulsive or reckless approach to issues. With the Ram as their standard, Aries tends toward obstinate and self-seeking. Jaunty and self-supporting, Aries is capable of independence. This quality may encourage others to emulate—but Aries is unlikely to pause for supporters. When Aries is found in a chart, there is enthusiasm and decisiveness. People under the Aries sign are believed to be like a child who is frank, enthusiastic, fierce, a bit hotheaded and loyal to their friends. Since Aries is the first astrological sign in spring during which everything comes to life, the Arians are believed to be always vigorous and passionate.