Today the Sun in its apparent eastward motion along the ecliptic moves out of the constellation Leo the Lion and into the constellation of Virgo the Harvest Maiden. This is the true or actual position of the Sun as opposed to the pseudoscience of astrology which usually has the astrological Sun one constellation ahead or east from the Astronomical Sun’s position. However Virgo is a wide constellation so while the Astronomical Sun today is at the western edge of the constellation boundary for Virgo, the astrological Sun is also still within Virgo but at the far eastern side of the constellation. And according to astrology in five days the Sun crosses over from Virgo into Libra. In reality the Sun will cross over from Virgo into Libra in about 1.5 months – but not until 30 October. (See slideshow below)
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