Definitions for "Constellations"
Keywords:  zodiac, astrology, stars, sky, dipper
Patterns the stars appear to form on the celestial sphere.  The modern definition of  a constellation is a specific area of the sky marked off with a boundary.  There are 88 official constellations.
Clusters of stars which have been grouped by the ancients in order to map the night sky for various purposes. 12 of these are the zodiac.
The groupings of fixed stars, (Orion, Big Dipper,Scorpio, etc.). Twelve of these groupings are named for the twelve sections that the Sun's path travels in one year as appeared from the Earth. It is these twelve sections that lend their name to the twelve signs of the Zodiac. In Astrology, it is not the constellations that are important it is the Sign of Zodiac.
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