Issue Date:14th APR'2010.
Details: 12 nos of stamps and 4 FDC was issued by India Post.
Astrological signs represent twelve equal segments or divisions of the zodiac. According to astrology, celestial phenomena reflect or govern human activity on the principle of "as above, so below", so that the twelve signs are held to represent twelve basic personality types or characteristic modes of expression.There are sun signs and moon signs, which both depend on your date of birth.
In Western and Indian astrology, the twelve signs are associated with constellations, while in Chinese astrology there is no connection with constellations, as it is simply the line of the equator that is divided into twelve equal segments.
In Western and Asian astrology, the emphasis is on space, and the movement of the sun, moon and planets in the sky through each of the zodiac signs. In Chinese astrology, by contrast, the emphasis is on time, with the zodiac operating on cycles of years, months, and hours of the day. A common feature of all three traditions however, is the significance of the ascendant or rising sign, namely the zodiac sign that is rising (due to the rotation of the earth) on the eastern horizon at the moment of a person's birth.More
- Miniature Sheet/Stamps & FDC design by- Bharti Mirchandani
- Cancellation & Brochure design by - Alka Sharma
- Stamps Printed - 0.8 Million
- Printing Process - Wet Offset
- Printer - India Security Press,Nasik
Remark:This is one of the largest issue of stamps by India Post(12 nos stamps with 4 FDC).The Postmaster in our local GPO is not cooperative as the issue date was on a Holiday so he say "NO" to my friend for the cachet cancellation.It really very bad for a real posted FDC collectors.My friend posted the FDC by Speed post in RMS(Railway Mail Service) and they use date cancellation for the posting.They use purple color instead of black for the cancellation.This is India