GLOSSARY OF ASTROLOGY WORDS, TERMS AND USAGE
Afflicted An afflicted planet has hard aspects to it,- squares, oppositions, inconjuncts or planets in detriment or fall. These astrological aspects indicate difficulties to overcome with the planet placement. Aspects to the Nodes.
Air Houses The Third House ruled by Gemini and the planet Mercury, Seventh House ruled by Libra and the planet Venus and the Eleventh House ruled by Aquarius and the planet Uranus are Air Houses. These Air Houses rule intellect, mind, thought and consciousness.
Air Signs The Astrology Air Signs are Gemini, Libra and Aquarius with mental inclinations as the air element rules thought.
Angles The first, fourth, seventh and tenth house cusps often associated with aries, cancer, libra and capricorn.
Angular Houses First house, fourth house, seventh house and tenth house comprise the four angles of the chart, each starting a quadrant of three houses.
Applying Aspect Occurs as planets move closer in aspect to each other. As the planetary aspect becomes more exact, the aspect influence increases. Node Aspects.
Apparent Motion When the earth passes any planet in its orbit, the planet appears to move backwards. We call this apparent Retrograde motion. More..
Aquarian Age The astrological age from 2000 - 4000 a.d.,- the age of enlightenment!
Aquarius Aquarius is the 11th. Sign of the Zodiac. Ruled by the planet Uranus. Aquarius rules eccentricity, unorthodox behavior, rebelliousness, originality, self-will, friendship (Aquarius rules the 11th. House), universal mind, futuristic and innovative thinking. It's symbol, the water bearer stands for service to humanity. Aquarians are generally kind and humane, yet impersonally detached and independent. See Your Sun in Aquarius Life and The Eleventh House
Aries Aries is the 1st. Sign of the Zodiac. Ruled by the planet Mars. Aries symbolizes activity, beginnings, immaturity, seed planting, impatience, independence, desire, daring, aggression, ego, narcissism, one-mindedness, and individuality. Mars also rules the 1st. house of self identity. See Your Sun in Aries Life and The First House.
Ascendant Astrology sign rising above the horizon at sunrise, called the rising sign or first house of the astrology chart,- denotes appearance, demeanor, and how the entire horoscope chart fits the outer world. For Karmic implications of the Ascendant, see The Ascendant Your Karmic Doorway by Martin Schulman. You can also see a tutorial on the Ascendant.
Aspect The degree distance between Planets with different meanings for major aspects (see Square Aspect, Opposition Aspect, Conjunction Aspect and Opposition Aspect) and minor aspects (Sextile Aspect, Semi-Sextile Aspect, Quincunx Aspect). Most Planets have at least one planet aspect. See 'The Square Aspect and the Modes'
Aspect Orbs The Aspect Orb is the allowed degree distance for a planet aspect to be legitimate. Major Aspects allow 9 degrees. Minor aspects allow from 5 degrees (sextile aspect) down to 2 degrees (semi sextile aspect). See 'New Light on Aspect Orbs'
Astral Twins Occurs when individuals are born at the same time in almost the same place, regardless of parents. Astral twins experience similar occurences at similar ages. See Astral Twins, The Proof of Astrology by Martin Schulman
Astrologer One who is proficient in astrology, its math, planetary relationships and their effect on earth life, and Karmic behavior.
Astrology The science of planetary movement, planet relationships, planetary influences on human behavior, nature, character and the soul of matter and spirit.
Astrology Horoscope Chart wheel of twelve zodiac signs and houses from which certain astrology inferences about celestial influences are drawn.
Astrology Prediction Inferences about planetary effects that astrology makes, based on future planet positions.
Astrology Reading The method of interpreting constellational influences from the astrology chart wheel.
Astrology Signs The known constellations of the zodiac, i.e. aries, taurus, gemini, cancer, leo, virgo, libra, scorpio, sagittarius, capricorn, aquarius, pisces, defined as astrology signs of 30 degrees each.
Astrology Wheel Circular map of the heavens projected onto a chart of twelve zodiac signs and houses.
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Benefic A planet that bestows astrological benefits, - Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus and Jupiter.
Bucket Astrology chart pattern formed by nine planets in one half of the horoscope and one planet in the other. This bucket handle becomes the focal point of the bucket.