The 'Astronomology' of


The 11th Triad Month of the UCC Year

Starts on Day 306 of the Year

Date: 1st Aquarius♒ UCC [11.01]

(c20th January Gregorian)

The Sun & Earth at ELEVEN-Aquarius♒


On Day 306 of the UCC Year we reach the 1st day of the 11th Triad (30 Day Month)

The Sun ☉ has just crossed the 20 Hour Right Ascension line of astronomical measurement in the celestial sphere

Correspondingly then at this time the Earth ⊕ reaches the first point of Leo♌ in its spiral around the Sun

The Star Sign of Aquarius♒ in astrology corresponds to the 2 hours of Right Ascension from 20hrs to 22hrs - the 30° of the ecliptic from 300° to 330° - in astronomy

So, this "Astronomological" event means we can call our 11th Triad 'ELEVEN-Aquarius♒' as it aligns with the Astrological Star Sign ♒ AND very closely with its equivalent Astronomical sector of the sky

It is also the second of the 3 Triads of our 4th Quarter Season; Winter in the Northern Hemisphere, Summer in the Southern Hemisphere

ELEVEN-Aquarius♒ comprises of the Decans (10 Day Weeks) 31, 32 & 33 and runs from Day 306 thru 335 of the Year as you can see in the excerpt below from the Gregorian Calendar Converter for the Year 13515


As you can see, this Triad Month also includes the 'Mid Season Festival of Aquarius [☉⊗♒]' celebrated on the 15th & 16th, which closely correlates to the ancient festival of 'Imbolc'


The Astronomy

We can see the Astronomy of this time in the screen shots below from the package 'Stellarium'

Sun ☉ on 1st Aquarius

The Sun ☉ at 20 Hours 7 Mins Right Ascension on the 1st Day of ELEVEN-Aquarius♒ 13515 UCC


Above we can see the Sun ☉ on its ecliptic path (the red line) just past the 20 Hour RA line of the celestial grid during the 1st Day of this Triad Month

The Sun ☉ actually crossed the 20 Hour RA line during the morning of the 29th Day of the previous Triad Month (TEN-Capricorn♑) as shown below

☉ on the 20 Hour RA Line on the 29th Day of TEN-Capricorn♑ 13515 UCC

The Triad Month 'ELEVEN-Aquarius♒' closely corresponds to the 2 hours of Right Ascension from 20hrs-22hrs.

[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 ELEVEN-Aquarius♒ and the Astrological Star Sign '♒', are currently occupied by the Constellation 'Capricorn' due to Precession


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


The Astrology

We can see the Astrology of this 9th Triad Month in the screen shot below from Planet Watcher

☉ at 0° Aquarius on 1st Aquarius♒13515

The Sun ☉ enters The Star Sign Aquarius, shown at 0°♒, at 09:32UTC (GMT) on 1st Aquarius♒ 13515 UCC.


Aquarius - The Water Bearer

The Star Sign Aquarius♒ (The Water Bearer) is a 'Fixed' / 'Positive' (Male) / 'Air' sign

It rules the area of the Shins & Ankles in the body

Its 'Ruling Planet' is Saturn (♄)


The slight misalignment of the astronomy with the astrology and the Triad Month 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

In astrology, the Star Signs divide the ecliptic into equal 30° segments

But, the Sun spends more time - 187 days - above the equator than it does below - 178 days - making the seasons, and therefore the months, slightly different in length

The UCC balances the Seasons via its 5 special Intercalary days making them all exactly 90 days each, and the Triad Months all exactly 30 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 that part of the year a little longer.

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

Eliptical Orbit