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Findyourfate   .   08 Jul 2021   .   3 mins read

The astrological mandala, also called natal chart or astral chart is a record of the positioning of the stars at the time of birth. The mandala is a 360° circle and is divided into 12 parts and 12 signs, also called astrological houses. Each sign has 30°. 

It´s important, when analyzing the birth chart, to assess in which degree of the sign a certain planet ispositioned, because this can influence the interpretation.The 29°00' to 29°59' (anaretic degree) of a planet corresponds to the position at the extremity of a sign.That is, the planet moves in the sky within the constellations and at the time of the photo, the recording of the sky at the time of birth, that planet appears to be stationary to some degree within the sign that it was passing through at that moment. The 29°00'00" to 29°59'00" (anaretic degree) is the end of this sign, it is the last degree, before the planet passes toanother.This placement is considered debilitating, as the planet isalready “tired” of moving within that sign.

It's like ananalogy with our own tiredness. When we start doing a new project, we are willing, happy, hopeful, optimistic. However, as time progresses, our physical and mental enthusiasm tends to reduce and webecome exhausted. The same happens with planetary movements.

Therefore, the person who presents a planet in an anaretic degree in the astral chart will present difficulties related to the astral house and the sign in which this planet is found.These difficulties can present themselves in the form of indecision, badchoices, fear of change, risks of crises, postponed decisions, unsuccessful choices and other problems.

For example, a person who has the planet Venus in the pound sign in ananaretic degree in the 2nd house will have difficulty dealing with finances in the marriage.This is because the 2nd house of the birthchart is the one related to our own finances, what we have achieved, our material possessions. A planet positioned there will dictate how we handle financial life.

The sign of Libra is a sign related to partnerships, agreements, sense of justice, pleasant and balanced relationships. This sign in the 2nd house will show that the person tends to deal with their material possessions in a fair and harmonious way. However, with Venus, the sign of love, positioned in the anaretic degree, the opposite happens, because unlike the person dealing with money in a balanced way, he will have difficulties to do this, especially when it comes to life to gether, that is, to the couple's accounts. Even more because this degree is related to the difficulty of making decisions, then this person will be indecisive to manage the financial life, not knowing where to apply the money correctly. Or, it will take decisions contrary to previous planning and agreements.

It's also relevant to know which planet is in the anaretic degree. The planets are dividedinto: personal, social andgenerational. The personnel are: sun, moon, venus, mars and mercury. The social ones are: Jupiter and Saturn. Andthegenerations are: Pluto, Uranusand Neptune.

The presenceof social planets in the anaretic degreeis more impactful and relevant than the others, as the influence is greater in the individual's personal life than in his/her life in society or across generations.

Why is this degree considered so important? Because it's the weakest point in the birthchart, it's the Achilles' heel, it's a vulnerable part. It is a fruitless point, this means that the native may have failure in some aspect of his life, evenbeing a dedicated person. For example, Saturn at 29° may indicate that the individual won´t be successful professionally, evenifheis a good professional, orwillbeunemployed.

Being at the extreme of a sign, it's as ifthe planet were on the edge of a precipice about to jump. This analogy explains the character of urgency that the anaretic degree confers. Therefore, the person tends to be very planner, but when it comes to executing, heactslightly, taking wrong directions for hislife.

The term "anaretic degree" is part of a group of possible important placements of a planet. This group is called "critical degrees", which correspond to the extreme degrees of a sign, that is, at the beginning (0°) or at the end (28°, 29°) and these are sensitive points of a birthchart and, therefore, they deserve attention.

          


References:

"Re considering the Zodiac's 29th Degree: Three Sides of an Enigma". ADLER, M. 2015. Disponível em: 29degree website.pdf

"Glossary of astrological terms". WEN, B. 2013-2019. Disponível em: 2019.10.08-glossary-of-astrological-terms.pdf



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