Science / Astrology Glossary
Saros Cycle: The eighteen-year (approximate) cycle, containing an average of forty-one solar eclipses and twenty-nine lunar eclipses, in which an eclipse from each current Saros Series appears.
Satellitium: A little-used term synonymous with stellium. See also multiple conjunction, stellium.
Saturn: Represents discipline, responsibility, ambition, restriction, limitation and delays. It also rules older people, tradition, authority, structure, patience and wisdom through perseverance and . . . View Full Definition
Second House: Also known as the House of Possessions. It describes your material assets, monetary income and the potential ways it may be earned. It also indicates what you value throughout life.
Secondary Progressions: See 'Progressions.'
Secondary Progressions, Secondary Directions: The method of progressing a natal horoscope in which each day after birth is equated to a corresponding number of years after birth; commonly referred to as 'day for a year' progressions.
See-Saw: The shaping arrangement in which, according to Marc Edmund Jones, the planets form tow distinct groups roughly opposite each other in a horoscope; symbolizing balance or the need to seek bal . . . View Full Definition
Semi-Decile: The twentieth harmonic, 18°; interpreted as a weak minor easy aspect. Also called a vigintile.
Semi-Quintile: See decile.
Semi-Sextile: One of the more influential minor easy aspects, the twelfth harmonic, 30°.
Semi-Square: The eighth harmonic, 45°; an important minor hard aspect in which planetary energies do not merge harmoniously but produce friction.
Separating Aspect: One in which the significator (faster moving planet of the two in aspect) is moving away from partile (the degree at which the aspect is exact).
Septile: The seventh harmonic, 51 3/7°. A little-used minor aspect, probably inharmonious, thought to be associated with karma.
Sesquiquadrate: An arc of 135 degrees, a 'square-and-a-half.' A minor aspect indicating tension and challenge.
Sesquiquadrate, Sesqui-Square: A multiple of the semi-square, and eighth harmonic aspect. A minor hard aspect, separating distance 135°, its influence is frictional.
Sesquiquintile: See tredecile.
Seventh House: Also known as the House of Partnership. It represents marriage, joint partnerships, ventures and business partnerships. It also rules divorce, legalities, open confrontations, contracts, law . . . View Full Definition
Sextile: The sixth harmonic, 60°; a major easy aspect considered beneficial and opportune.
Shaping: Descriptive of the visual arrangement of planets in a horoscope. Marc Edmund Jones identified seven different patterns: the Bowl, Bucket, Bundle, Locomotive, See-Saw, Splash and Splay. Each . . . View Full Definition
Short Ascension: Refers to the six signs that take less time than the other six to rise above the horizon, namely, Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces; the spring and winter signs in the no . . . View Full Definition
Sidereal Astrology: An astrological system based upon the constellations, not the tropical zodiac.
Sidereal Day: Twenty-four sidereal hours equal to 23 hours, 56 minutes and 4 seconds of clock time.
Sidereal Time: Time measured in relation to fixed stars, as distinguished from clock time, based upon the Sun's position relative to Earth. Astrological time data is listed in sidereal time units.
Sidereal Zodiac: Based on the division of the circle of twelve constellations: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces; the basis for sidereal astrology.
Sign: See 'Sun Sign.'