Many astronomers enjoy thinking that they take the wind out of astrology by posting an astronomy dissertation and calling it astrology. Truth to tell, they are right, what we see IS the star patterns behind the back-drop of the planetary positions today. But we actually do Tropical astrology that deals with the tropical seasons and signs based on the spring equinox beginning with Aries. . . Spring begins on or about March 23 each year regardless where the fixed stars are.