Sun Sign. November 23rd to December 21st. Ruled by Jupiter. Key words, Exploring and Free. People born under this sign are usually jovial, optimistic, versatile, open minded, dependable, sincere and possess good judgement. They can also be tactless, careless, irresponsible, an extremist and tend to exaggerate.
Associated with limitation and the force that keeps you within certain bounds. This was the case, long before its rings were discovered! Has a satellite called Titan, about the same size as Mercury, which is, however, usually ignored for astrological purposes.
Sun Sign. October 24th to November 22nd. Ruled by Pluto (Traditionally Mars) Keywords, Intense and Passionate. People born under this sign are usually very imaginative, discerning, subtle, persistent, determined have a good imagination and a sense of purpose. They can also be jealous, resentful, stubborn, obstinate, secretive and suspicious.
See 2nd House.
30-degree Aspect. Interpretations include reluctance to take action and going against planetary influence.
45-degree Aspect. Interpreted as avoiding other people problems.
51-degree Aspect. Refers to the unusual or bizarre events in life. Perhaps on a milder way of describing this you could simply say the unexpected or unexplained.
135-degree Aspect. Similar to Semi-Square in effect, but more leaning towards ignoring or being oblivious to, rather than avoiding.
See 7th House.
Where 2 planets on a chart are separated by around 60 degrees this is said to be a sextile aspect.
During the course of a year, the Sun, as seen from the earth, appears to move in a circle against the background of the stars. This circle is known as the ecliptic. The axis of the earth’s rotation is inclined at an angle to the plane of the ecliptic, so, if the earth’s equator is imagined to be extended into space, it cuts the plane of the ecliptic at two points that are known as the equinoxes. One of these points, the vernal or spring equinox, is taken to be the beginning of the circle, and is known, both in astronomy and astrology, as the first point of Aries. Astrologers then divide the ecliptic into twelve sections of 30 degrees each; thus generating the twelve signs. The autumn equinox is directly opposite the first point of Aries and is the beginning of the sign of Libra. When the Sun is at these points, days and nights are of equal length. During the summer months, the Sun appears to rise higher and higher in the sky, reaching its highest point at midsummer or the summer solstice (the beginning of the sign of Cancer). This is the time of the longest day and shortest night. Similarly, it reaches its lowest point in the sky in midwinter or the winter solstice, which is the beginning of the sign of Capricorn. This is the time of the shortest day and longest night.
Therefore, the signs of Zodiac have nothing to do with actual star constellations, but are based on the relationship between Sun and Earth.
The single planet falling in the opposite hemisphere to all the other planets in a Bucket chart.
See 6th House.
Where 2 planets on a chart are separated by around 90 degrees this is said to be a Square Aspect or Grand Cross.
The twelve signs or the Zodiac. See: Aries, Leo, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces.
Where there are four or more planets in the same zodiac sign, or when there are four or more planets in the same house.
For the purposes of this dictionary, Subject is anyone or anything that a chart is drawn for.
Associated with power, energy and self-expression. Human types are expressed largely by their solar characteristics. Solar activity can effect life. E.g. There were a large amount of solar flares during the Second World War.
See star signs.
All planets whose orbit is further from the sun than the Earth. Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto.
This is used when a relationship between two people is being looked at. It is the way that two birth charts are compared to enable the astrologer to judge how well a couple are matched in all the various aspects of a relationship.