The 'Astronomology' of TWO-Taurus♉
The 2nd Triad Month of the UCC YearStarts on Day 033 of the YearDate: 1st Taurus♉ UCC [02.01]
(c22nd April 2014 Gregorian)
Today the Sun ☉ crosses the 2 Hour Right Ascension line of astronomical measurement in the celestial sphere
This Astronomical event coincides with the 1st Day of our 2nd Triad (30 Day Month) which we can call 'Taurus♉' as it closely aligns with the Astrological Sun Sign ♉
Correspondingly then the Earth ⊕ reaches the first point of Scorpio ♏ in its spiral around the Sun
The Star Sign of Taurus ♉ in astrology corresponds to the 2 hours of Right Ascension from 2hrs to 4hrs - the 30° of the ecliptic from 30° to 60° - in astronomy
This Triad comprises of the Decans (10 Day Weeks) 4, 5 & 6 and runs from Day 033 thru 062 of the Year as you can see in the excerpt below from the Gregorian Calendar Converter for the UCC Year 13515
It is also the middle Triad of the 3 Triads of our 1st Quarter Season; Spring in the Northern Hemisphere, Autumn in the Southern Hemisphere
This means it includes the Mid Season point of that 1st Quarter Season in the middle of its middle Decan (Decan #5), a time which coincides with the Celtic Festival 'Beltane'
Beltane is a northern hemisphere festival which celebrates the mid season point between the northern 'Spring Equinox' (Nobenox) and the northern 'Summer Solstice' (Nolstice)
The Gregorian dates for this have slipped somewhat as you can see from the wiki link, as they do not allow for 'The Equation of Time'
(the Sun spends more days above the Equator than it does below)
In the UCC we celebrate this time with the 2 Day 'Mid Season Festival of Taurus [☉⊗♉]' on the 15th & 16th as you can see above
The Sun ☉ then enters the Star Sign Gemini ♊ on the last day of this Triad Month as shown by the '☉ ♊' symbols on the 30th
We can see the Astronomy of this 2nd Triad '♉' in the screen shot below from the package 'Stellarium'
Here we see the Sun crossing the 2 hour RA line having risen to a Declination of +12°13' above the Celestial Equator
This marks the end of our 1st Triad Month 'ONE-Aries♈' and the start of our 2nd Triad Month 'TWO-Taurus♉' in the UCC
This Triad Month 'TWO-Taurus♉' corresponds to the 2 hours of Right Ascension from 2hrs-4hrs.
[Right Ascension is measured Eastward (to the left in the pic) from the '1st Point of Aries' (♈), what I call the 'Nobenox', at 0 Hours RA, where the Sun's Ecliptic path intersects the Celestial Equator rising North]
This Astronomical section of the sky, and therefore our Triad Month of TWO-Taurus♉ and the Astrological Sun Sign '♉', are currently occupied by the Constellation 'Aries' due to Precession
We can see the Astrology of this 2nd Triad '♉' in the screen shot below from Planet Watcher
The Sun ☉ enters 0° ♉
The Sun Sign ♉ is named after the Constellation 'Taurus' which it aligns with through one 'Age' (a roughly 2000 year period) during each 'Great Year' cycle of Precession
Research of Precession suggests that we are currently around 13,515 Years into the average 24,000 Yr Great Year cycle, hence our 'Common Era' Year # in the UCC being 13515
The rate of Precession changes over the course of the cycle. It is currently at about 50.3 arc seconds per year.
If it stayed at this rate it would give us a cycle length of 25,765.4 years (360 x 60 x 60 / 50.3)
But this rate is increasing, meaning that the length of the cycle is currently getting shorter, heading towards its 24,000 Year average