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One of the Kinnos that is said the night of Tisha B'Av discusses the different mazalos/constellations. In the Artscroll version it's listed as Kinnah #5. Artscroll has a nice chart at the bottom explaining the correlation between mazalos and the months of the year. I'm not sure their source, other than it seems to line up with commonly known horoscopes.

  1. טלה / Ram or Lamb / Aries - Nissan
  2. שור / Bull / Taurus - Iyar
  3. תאומים / Twins / Gemini - Sivan
  4. סרטן / Crab / Cancer - Tammuz
  5. אריה / Lion / Leo - Av
  6. בתולה / Maiden / Virgo - Elul
  7. מאזנים / Scales / Libra - Tishrei
  8. עקרב / Scorpion / Scorpio - Marchehvan
  9. קשת / Rainbow / Sagittarius - Kislev
  10. גדי / Goat or Kid / Capricorn - Teves
  11. דלי / Bucket / Aquarius - Shevat
  12. דגים / Fish / Pisces - Adar

In reading the Kinnah, I noticed that all the mazalos are in chrological order, except #10 and #11.

  1. טלה
  2. שור
  3. תאומים
  4. סרטן
  5. אריה
  6. בתולה
  7. מאזנים
  8. עקרב
  9. קשת
  10. דלי
  11. גדי
  12. דגים

Are there any explanations provided for why the switch?

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    For Artscroll's source, you can see Rashi RH 11b (9 lines from the bottom)
    – b a
    Aug 12 '19 at 14:50

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