Greek and Chinese Zodiac Signs
The concept of the Zodiac developed from one of the ancient philosophies of ancient astrology some of which exist today. Some believers claim the Zodiac is at least 3000 years old, but recent recent studies show it may existed long before.
The solar system, called the ecliptic, is a relatively flat imaginary plane in space. The ecliptic ecliptic contain the pathways for the sun, moon and planets within Earth's solar system. The planets waver 8 degrees on each side of a center line belt called the Zodiac.
As Earth orbit through the 12 month year the 12 different constellations of stars form the zodiac area.
Ancient astronomers and mystics believed the position of constellations compared with positions of orbiting planets, were messages from the heavens to instruct humanity. Dates when constellations hid behind the sun provided supernatural conditions supposedly caused by each passage. The date of a persons birth was essential to understand how the zodiac would influence the life's path for an individual.
The Zodiac is an imaginary belt of the heavens which travel along an ecliptic which contain the pathways for the sun, moon and planets within Earth's solar system.
Twelve constellations, or twelve divisions, make up the sections and signs of the Zodiac.
The divisions of the Zodiac are usually depicted in a circular or elliptical diagram to represent the belt. Ancient astronomers usually depicted the sections with illustrations of animals and human figures to represent the constellations and signs.
Dates for Zodiac Signs:
|Aries (Ram) – March 21 to April 19||Taurus (Bull) –April 20 to May 20|
|Gemini (Twins) – May 21 to June 21||Cancer (Crab) – June 22 to July 22|
|Leo (Lion) – July 23 to August 22||Virgo (Virgin) – August 23 to September 22|
|Libra (Scale) – September 23 to October 23||Scorpio (Scorpion) - October 24 to November 22|
|Sagittarius (Archer) – November 23 to December 21||Capricorn (Goat) – December 22 to January 19|
|Aquarius (Water Bearer) – January 20 to February 18||Pisces (Fish) – February 19 to March 20|
Scientific discoveries have replaced the need to rely upon belief in pseudoscience, astrology, ancient star charts and other non-provable theories to life. The word "pseudoscience" is derived from the Greek root pseudo which means "false" and the English word "science." False science is a claim, belief, or practice which is presented as scientific, but which cannot be proved through the scientific method.
Today, Astrology shares popularity among palm-readers and fortune tellers and remains popular as newspaper horoscopes for fun and entertainment.
Mythological and astrological theories entertain primarily in fanciful science fiction stories and movies.
Materials To Keep On Hand
Paper Trivia: Did you know that you can only fold a sheet of printer paper in half seven times? Give it a try. It doesn't matter how thick or thin the paper is, once you get to the seventh fold, the paper will not bend or budge.
Sun catchers. To create a translucent, stained glass ornaments effect, apply a bit of lemon oil to the back sides of paper ornaments to create a.
Hang the ornaments on trees, in windows, anywhere bright colorful decorations are desired.
Construct a large paper-tree for the wall with shades of green construction paper. Draw a large tree on a sheet of easel pad paper to tack onto a wall or other flat surface, then decorate with paper ornaments.
- Types of Paper:
- Construction - many colors
- Copier - many colors
- Cardstock - many colors
- Paper tubes - TP tissue, paper towel and gift-wrap
- Foam craft sheets - many colors
- Magnet sheets - Make refrigerator magnets
- Stiff Stencil - Paint repeating patterns on items, embroidery, latch-hook rug patterns
- Felt sheets - Make filled or layered ornaments
- Some Mediums & Tools to keep handy for the creative process.
- Colorful Markers - fine to thick point
- Wax Crayons - stock up around school sales
- Water color sets - and plastic tablecloths
- Chalk - many colors
- Colored pencils - many colors
- Tempura finger paints - primary colors - mixing to discover is half the fun
- Paint brushes - fine tip to standard school size child's brush size at least.
- Straws - paper not plastic
- Tooth picks - age appropriate
- Sponges - cut into shapes or purchase for blotting paint shapes
- Needlepoint, embroidery thread and stretcher hoops
- Puffy paint and glitter - to draw words, images and shapes on cloth
- Wine corks
- Celluclay - A handy pulverized paper product that resembles clay for paper mache'
- Modeling clay - reusable, come in colors, good for making molds
- Pottery clay - Only if you expect to use a kiln
- Silicon molds and release spray
- Wooden shapes - to paint for ornaments and gifts
- Decal sheets for window decals
- Cloth scrap pieces left overs from sewing
- Clay modeling tools - ll sorts, combs, forks, dental picks, anything to make interesting cuts and patterns
- Plain tee shirts