The 'Astronomology' of SIX-Virgo♍

The 6th Triad Month of the UCC Year

Starts on Day 154 of the Year

Date: 1st Virgo♍ UCC [06.01]

(c21st August Gregorian)

The positions of the Sun and Earth at the start of SIX-Virgo♍


On the 1st day of the 6th Triad (30 Day Month) in the UCC the Sun ☉ is crossing the 10 Hour Right Ascension line of astronomical measurement in the celestial sphere

Correspondingly then the Earth ⊕ reaches the first point of Pisces ♓ in its spiral around the Sun

The Star Sign of Virgo ♍ in astrology corresponds to the 2 hours of Right Ascension from 10hrs to 12hrs - the 30° of the ecliptic from 150° to 180° - in astronomy

So, this "Astronomological" event means we can call our 6th Triad 'SIX-Virgo♍' as it closely aligns with the Astrological Star Sign ♍ AND its equivalent Astronomical sector of the sky

It is also the last of the 3 Triads of our 2nd Quarter Season; Summer in the Northern Hemisphere, Winter in the Southern Hemisphere

SIX-Virgo♍ comprises of the Decans (10 Day Weeks) 16, 17 & 18 and runs from Day 154 thru 183 of the Year as you can see in the excerpt below from the Gregorian Calendar Converter for the UCC Year 13515

  SIX-Virgo in the gregorian calendar converter

In astrology the Sun ☉ actually enters 0° Virgo♍ during the second or third day of this Triad Month (depending where we are in the leap year cycle) as indicated by the Sun symbol (☉) on the 3rd day in the above graphic for the year 13515. The earth spins almost an extra 6 hours each year so the actual day the Sun changes Sign varies through the leap year cycle every time this extra quarter spin crosses a date line 

And the difference between the astronomy and astrology is because the earth's orbit is elliptical rather than round and its axis is tilted, which means that the orbit doesn't fit exactly within a circle

The Sun spends more time - c187 days - above the equator than it does below - c178 days - making the seasons slightly different in length

The UCC balances the Seasons via its 5 special intercalary days making them all exactly 90 days each, but the Sun actually spends a bit more time in Quarter 2 (Cancer, Leo & Virgo) than it does in Quarter 4 (Capricorn, Aquarius & Pisces) as it is further away from the earth during Quarter 2 due to the ellipse and therefore appears to travel slower in the sky making those months a little longer.

The slide below shows when the nearest and furthest points of the elliptical orbit occur

Eliptical Orbit


SIX-Virgo♍ is the last Triad Month of Quarter 2 and so brings us to the end of Summer in the north and Winter in the south

It is followed by the 4 Day 'Cardinal Festival of Libra' [☉ ⊕ ♎] which takes in the South Bound Equinox (Sobenox) and the start of Quarter 3, Northern Autumn/Southern Spring


We can see the Astronomy of this 6th Triad '♍' in the screen shot below from the package 'Stellarium'

The Sun at the 10 hour line of Right Ascension

Here we see the Sun crossing the 10 hour RA line having fallen to a Declination of +12°13' above the Celestial Equator

The Triad Month 'SIX-Virgo♍' corresponds to the 2 hours of Right Ascension from 10hrs-12hrs.

[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 SIX-Virgo♍ and the Astrological Star Sign '♍', are currently occupied by the Constellation 'Leo' due to Precession


The Star Sign ♍ is named after the Constellation 'Virgo' which it aligns with through one 'Age' (a roughly 2000 year period) during each 24,000 Year 'Great Year' cycle of Precession


We can see the Astrology of this 6th Triad '♍' in the screen shot below from Planet Watcher

The Sun enters Virgo

The Sun ☉ enters 0° ♍