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Dictionary of Astrological and Astronomical Terms

Compiled by Julene Packer-Louis, Evan Bortnick, and Jackie Goldstein

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Sidereal Zodiac

The zodiacal view based on the fixed stars of the actual constellations. Beginning when the constellational boundary of Aries crosses the Vernal point on the Ecliptic. Sometimes called the "Fixed Zodiac." The difference between the Sidereal Zodiac and the Tropical Zodiac is a result of the precession of the equinoxes.

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