Grace has a daughter in school in Alpine, Texas (Sul Ross State, part of the UT systems, I think). Funny, to me, Alpine is West Texas. Here, in El Paso? That’s East Texas.
It’s all about a frame of reference.
The Forgotten Sign:
Capricorn still starts on the shortest day of the year, and likewise, Cancer starts on the longest day of the year. Solstice. When the Sun – quite literally – stands still. Then it’s divided in 12 equal parts, named for constellations, but not where they are at the moment.
The science, or, to some, the superstition that is based on the location of the planets, the sun and the moon, that remains. I use components from several schools of astrology, but the essential framework? Still “Western.”
It’s about a frame of reference.
I should really have some canned text to answer this question as it crops up every year or two. The old battle, church versus science versus astrology. We all used to be on the same team.
Not so much.