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29th Degree: The final degree (29th degree) of any Sign. It is also known as the degree of fate.
Accidental: Ascendant From Evangeline Adams' horary technique in which an Ascendant is determined according to the time and date of the questions, and the querent's natal horoscope is rotated according . . . View Full Definition
Accidental Dignity: A planet that occupies its house of natural rulership or falls within 5° of an angle is said to be accidentally dignified. The term is also applied to planets in angular houses and to the mo . . . View Full Definition
Acronical Place: From the Greek akronychos, at sunset. The position occupied by a planet when it is opposite the Sun.
Adjusted Calculation Date: The day on which the planetary position shown in an Ephemeris coincide with the progressed positions of the planets. The adjusted calculation date (also called the artificial birthday) remai . . . View Full Definition
Admetos: Sixth symbolic planet used in Uranian astrology.
Advantage Line: An imaginary axis that connects the third decan of the third and ninth houses. The Moon's North Node east of this axis is thought to be in a favorable or advantageous position.
Affinity: A mutual attraction or innate congeniality.
Afflicted: Used to describe a planet which is unfavorably aspected; squares, oppositions and quincunxes. An ancient term which is still commonly used.
Affliction: A term from traditional astrology used to describe adverse aspects, especially those formed by malefics.
Age Of Aquarius: The Great Year that begins around the turn of the twenty-first century and lasts for two thousand years. Universal developments of an Aquarian nature are expected to take place during this era.
Air Signs: Gemini, Libra and Aquarius, traditionally associated with the air element and members of the air triplicity. These signs indicate free-flowing expression of areas of communication ant the intellect.
Akashic Records: The memory of nature. Akashic is a Sanskrit term referring to the etheric substratum of the universe. A permanent record of every event, sound, sight, or thought that has occurred during the . . . View Full Definition
Alpheta: Literally, the giver of life; A well aspected benefic that occupies an aphetic (hylegiacal) place in the horoscope, said to have life-preserving qualities. Afflictions to the Apheta were bel . . . View Full Definition
Alphetical Places: Those parts of a horoscope from 5° above the Ascendant to 25° below, from 5° below the Descendant to 25° above, and from 5° preceding the ninth house cusp to the middle of the eleventh house . . . View Full Definition
Anareta: From the Greek, literally destroyer. Applied to a malefic that occupies an anaretic place and afflicts the Hyleg; believed by ancients to be life-destructive.
Anaretic Degree: The final degree (29th degree) of any Sign. It is also known as the degree of fate.
Anaretic Place: The final degree (between 29° and 30°) of any sign, also called the degree of fate. Planets and house cusps that occupy anaretic degrees indicate fundamental issues with which one must deal.
Anaxagoras: Greek 500-428 B.C., studied in Egypt and thought the Sun went under a flat Earth each night.
Angles: The Ascendant, Descendant, Midheaven and Imum Coeli; the four cardinal points in a horoscope.
Angular Houses: The first, fourth, seventh and tenth houses. In a quadrant system (unequal house), the angles form the cusps of these houses. The experiential focus of these house is initiatory and dynamic. . . . View Full Definition
Animoder Of Tetrabiblos: A method of birth time rectification, now obsolete, presented by Ptolemy. Sometimes refered to as the Sunrise Indicator.
Antipathy: Inharmonious relations between planets, which rule or are exalted in opposite signs. Also, conflict between the natal horoscope of two people corresponding with the aversion they feel for each other.
Antiscia: From the Greek, literally shadows on the other side, opposite shadows; mirror or reflection points. A degree and its antiscion are equidistant from a particular reference point such as the M . . . View Full Definition
Aphelion: The point in a planet's orbit that is most distant from the Sun.