Ever wondered why the world got catalogued by 360 longitudes? Well, the answer is easy. Earth needs 24 hours to revolve around itself. Each longitude is 4 minutes apart from the other. If you multiply those 360 longitude degrees with 4 you get what? Exactly, you get 1,440 minutes, which equals our 24-hour day.
Once upon a time when the above was still valid in the astronomical world, all was still in order. Depending on whether to go to the West or to the East, you just had to add or subract 4 mins per longitude and calculate only the minutes inbetween from the original time defined by the 0° longitude running through Greenwich, UK.
Ever since governments decided it was a good idea to change the own country's time politically, astronomers had to find a common standard as a calculatory base to which the planet positions could be listed and still be valid for the entire world.
Thus, after long debate it was agreed to introduce the Universal Time (UT), also called World Time. The original 0° longitude running through Greenwich, UK has remained but without all the political time changing nonsense such as daylight savings time. From that Universal Time's planet position list the exact positions can now be calculated for any place in the world.
The Aries goes into the world with the explicit assumption of his triumphal victory and from that he gains his uninhibited courage when it comes to exploring all new and unknown. The Aries stands in the boxing ring of life and wants impatiently to test his muscles and his energy on obstacles. He plants a tree in the desert or starts an expedition. If the Aries is excited about something, he is all for it and he wants instantly to start. Read More About The The Fiery Aries
The Taurus' motto could be in calmness lies power. Its life's work consists of finding the own place on which it can settle. The Taurus strives for stability and long-term security, for a base in life from which it can work the field and have time enough to harvest. Read More About The Earth-Bound Taurus
The Gemini finds its life energy and its personal middle in the exchange of many contacts in the versatility of mental stimulation. It identifies with its linguistic flexibility, its wittedness and its humour and easily dances happily through life which means most of all encounters with other people for it.
Read More About The Encounter-Oriented Gemini
The Cancer's deepest need is to get to the roots of its emotional identity and to find concealment, love and peace at the bottom of the soul. It needs to feel being loved and nourished just because the Cancer is and expresses the richness of its love in a creative way. The Taurus wants to experience autonomy, wants to experience to build the own warm nest with which it can identify and to which it invites people it loves. Read More About The Family-Oriented Cancer
The heart of the Leo's personality is its heart. The Leo's task is to open its heart widely to let all of its warmth and generosity ooze out and affect its fellow man. The Leo will then be like a big fire that warms and shines. The Leo's role is to be the bright shine and to inspire its "people" to use the own creativity. Read More About The Generous Leo
The Virgo finds the most satisfaction in life if it brings everything surrounding it in a reasonable order. It is a need for the Virgo to do everything well and in detail. The Virgo has high-quality demands even including itself. Before the Virgo lets something pass as finished it rather questions it three times than to live with the insecurity to perhaps have made a mistake. Read More About The Detail-Oriented Virgo
The Libra is the born diplomat and creator of balanced relationships. Its vital spirits come awake if there is something to be put into relation no matter whether people, facts or situations. The Libra possesses an extraordinary sense of proportions and balance. The Libra is not just harmonious but has a sensitive feel for harmonious conditions. Read More About The Harmony-Oriented Libra
The Scorpio reaches the roots of its identity by climbing down to the depths of the human psyche. It looks for the stone of secrets. To find it the Scorpio has to make gold from lead. The Scorpio is a sincere researcher of life and has the makings to even climb down to hell because it is able to passionate love and merciless truth. Read More About The Committed Scorpio
The Sagittarius finds its optimal unfolding if it considers its life's path as a journey on which it uncovers the secrets of life. The Sagittarius recognises those secrets' inner lawfulness while it is on its way from stop to stop. The Sagittarius' fire is always enkindled with the prospect to experience new horizons, to even climb higher and gain a bigger overview about the puzzle that is called life. Read More About The Experience-Oriented Sagittarius
The Capricorn experiences its individual self-expression the strongest and with the greatest satisfaction when it can build a carrying structure with its factual competence. And the Capricorn energetically tackles it itself. The Capricorn's material is the concrete life and it wants practical results which are comprehensible and replicable. Read More About The Practical Capricorn
The Aqurius puts the motto of the French Revolution onto its flag, freedom, equality and fraternalism. It uses its creative energy and its personal will to establish the qualities of the nowadays society. The Aquarius engages in group interests for the common good, for the liberalisation of the work flow, the dismantling of hierarchic structures and one-sided power interests. Read More About The Rebellious Aquarius
The Pisces is a dreamer and visionary. It lives in the inner worlds lying behind the so called reality and which is rarely suspected by most of the people or which is even completely disclaimed. Therefore, the Pisces often feels alone, expelled from the rich colourful life and misjudged which hurts because its personal ego wants the same acknowledgement for its creation like anyone else. However, this feeling alone is a necessary sacrifice, the Pisces' tribute to the work it wants to create. Read More About The Creative Pisces
You find the best self-expression in the engagement of a group or organisation, which goals surpass the interests of your individual ego. However, you also do not exclude them. They have the collective well-being of all in mind and turn against mutual interests of power. There you will find your greatest satisfaction.
This is not about hiding in a group and to avoid the own opinion but rather to actively realise your independence and self-determination in a superior scope notwithstanding to integrate into a team.
People are above all friends and brothers and sisters for you. You have a pronounced sense of equality and grant everyone the same right of individuality. In strict hierarchies, you do not integrate but abolish them.
You live in the awareness that everybody has a meaningful place in a structure. Everybody is, thus, equally entitled to be treated in a friendly and open manner, let it be the gatekeeper or the president of a company. The different competence does not influence the value of a person in itself.
You like to be flexible. To stay at one location for long makes you nervous. You have cabin fever. You want to be outside, seek variety, experience new impressions and meet people. You love the natural, cheerful contact with the people of your close environment. The bakery around the corner, the next newspaper stand, everywhere you have a pleasant small-talk, carefree and cheerful.
You give friendliness and feel accepted. If someone is unfriendly, you can be emotionally quite affected. Old wounds break open and you feel unloved and misunderstood. Do not disregard this but research and feel what touches and hurts you. And take yourself seriously! You are excellent at brushing your feelings aside, have a funny little quote on your lips and change topics.
On one hand, it is a talent that you consider yourself with humour. But it must be suitable for the depth. Otherwise, you push away your needs which you know and want to express to get what you need. You have a good notion of the needs of other people and are prepared to cheer them up. Have a look at what you need yourself and get it.
A friendship is a form of love you value a lot. It is perhaps even higher in your opinion than love itself, because it offers more freedom and equality and the distribution of roles is not so much written in stone. For you it is a need to carry the aspect of friendship into every love relationship.
For your friends, you are ready to get involved. This you do most of all with your talent to spread harmony and beauty, perhaps by giving a nice party and play the host. However, you care about balance and mutualism because you love fairness and justice. You do not want to be used to be a popular member of your circle of friends.
Your ability to exert a balancing influence you can also make valid in other groups. You are very well suited to work cooperatively in a team and to spread a pleasant and friendly atmosphere. Naturally you have an amicable contact with people and have the ability to balance conflicting situations and mediate in disputes.
You approach life in a very personal almost childlike manner and feel yourself into new situations and chance meetings to determine whether you can trust or not. Your inner standard is whether emotional security and safety are a given and whether you can respect the other as reputable. You surmise this with an instinct like intelligence and certainty.
Your access to the world is very subjective. You see and feel everything from a personal point of view. Especially when you deal firmly with the own needs and moods your perception can distort the objective reality. Then you are completely entangled in your own definitions. You feel dependent, insecure and unpopular.
The other pole is the protecting and caring stance you take in for the weaker people. Behind this role, you try to hide your own insecurity. You embody then rather the general principle of empathetic care than to show and bring in the own sensitive and vulnerable nature.