We have racked our brains enough on understanding EQUINOX and SOLSTICE. Lets see it practical application:
Take a look at Diagram:
Please note the Red marked Sun in diagram is an illustration just to make an understanding.
What to See ?
- Lets start at March 20-21 – Vernal Equinox: Sun at / on the equator shining bright.
- March as we know represents start of SPRING – SUMMER – effected by growth of Environment: plants.
- April and May gets hotter as Sun moves Northwards towards Tropic of Cancer. (NOTE THAT WE ARE REFERRING TO INDIA – OR PLACES ABOVE EQUATOR – AS DURING THIS TIME SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE OF EARTH WILL BE EXPERIENCING DIFFERENT SEASONS and Solstices)
- From Equator as Sun Traverses – Northwards (Uttarayana) reaches up to Highest Excursion referred to as TROPIC OF CANCER. Sun is now in Rashi of Cancer and shining bright on Tropic of Cancer. Here DAY is the LONGEST. This is the Month of JUNE and referred to as SUMMER SOLSTICE (June 20-22). In India, this is the period of Rains Onset.
- In July August – Sun again traverses to south from Tropic of Cancer to Equator
- As it reaches Equator – the period of AUTUMNAL EQUINOX starts the beginning of Fall/ Winter in SEPTEMBER.
- October and November continues the journey of Sun as seen from earth To Tropic of Capricorn
- Sun reaches at TROPIC OF CAPRICORN in December (WINTER SOLSTICE – LONGEST NIGHT in the Northern Hemisphere: Area above equator) and resides in the rashi of CAPRICORN.
- JANUARY: While Sun, Still remains in CAPRICORN – and makes its Northern Journey back to Equinox (Vernal) in JANUARY this marks a Celebration in India Celebrated as KITE FESTIVAL called as UTTARAN marks the UTTARAYANA of the Sun.
- February the Sun continues to move Northwards to reach the Equator in March. (EQUINOX)
A TROPICAL SOLAR YEAR is Movement of Sun from Vernal Equinox to Summer Solstice to Autumnal Equinox to Winter Solstice and Back to Vernal Equinox.
Have a look at few diagrams from the net:
Note that the SUN Does not move as shown in first diagram – its the earth’s motion that makes the Sun appear to move.
In the Next Blog we shall see the SOLSTICES on the BIRTH CHARTS. Its Amazing..Don’t Miss out..
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