France Poste issued a stamp booklet consisting of 12 stamps dedicated to the signs of zodiac.
Astrology is based on the interpretation of the birth chart of the individual.
The sky chart is constructed from the integration of two distinct movements of the Earth:
- its rotation around the sun which corresponds to the rhythms of the seasons and the change in day length during the year;
- its rotation around itself , which beats the alternation of day and night.
Depending on the Earth position and the point of birth of the individual, it is possible to map the chart of the stars relating to a coordinate system based on the horizon and the zenith.
For each birth, benchmarks based on time of birth and place of birth can be calculated and the round of planets, sun and moon can be marked on the window of the sky called the zodiac. It is a celestial belt on which the Sun as seen from Earth moves on forever.
This belt is divided into twelve equal parts called zodiac signs. All human characteristics are represented by all of these twelve signs. Each reflects a strong independent typology of character, personality with person's characteristics, preferences and motivations.
The stamps represent the following signs of zodiac: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces.