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Glossary - A

Angular

Houses 1, 4, 7 and 10

Ascendant

First house or rising sign

Aspects

Relationship between planets according to zodiacal angle between their positions

Astral plane

Subtle or dream plane

Astrocartography

Western system of aligning the birthchart with latitude and longitude to show favorability of place locations

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Glossary - B

Benefics

Planets with facilitating or strengthening effect

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Glossary - C

Cadent

Houses 3, 6, 9, 12

Cardinal signs

Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn

Causal plane

Plane of cosmic law and cosmic intelligence

Combust

Close conjunction of planets with the Sun

Conjunction

Location of planets in close proximity to each other

Composite charts

Charts made by averaging the planetary positions of two charts

Cusp

Central point of a house

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Glossary - D

Debility

Most difficult sign placement for a planet

Decanate

Threefold division of signs

Declination

Position of a planet north or south of the equator

Descendant

Lowest point in chart or nadir, cusp of fourth house

Dispositorship

Rulership of planets over other planets located in its signs

Divisional charts

Subdivisions of the birthchart

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Glossary - E

Electional astrology

Astrological science of determining favorable times for actions of various sorts

Electional chart

A chart determined to be a favorable time for a certain action

Ephemeris

Book containing planetary positions by day

Exaltation

Best sign placement for a planet

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Glossary - F

Fall

Same as debility, most difficult sign placement for a planet

Fixed signs

Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius

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Glossary - H

Horary astrology

Astrology directed towards specific issues

Horary chart

Chart based on a question

Houses

Twelvefold division of zodiac according to degree rising on eastern horizon at moment of chart

House significators

Planets generally controlling the affairs of specific houses

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Glossary - J

Jupiter return

Return of Jupiter to its place in the birthchart, happens every twelve years

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Glossary - L

Lunar returns

Return of the Moon to its place in the birthchart

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Glossary - M

Malefics

Planets of difficult or damaging effect

Midheaven

Highest point in the chart, cusp of the tenth house

Mutable signs

Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces

Mutual receptivity

Exchange of signs between planets

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Glossary - N

Natal

Relative to the birthchart, as natal moon Natal chart—birthchart

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Glossary - P

Planetary war

Condition caused by conjunction of planets to within one degree; the planet with the lower number of minutes considered the winner

Progressions

Planetary positions progressed from birthchart usually by the day per year basis

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Glossary - S

Saturn return

Return of Saturn to its place in the birthchart, happens every twenty-nine and a half years

Sidereal zodiac

Zodiac of fixed stars

Solar returns

Returns of the Sun to its place in the birthchart; differs sidereally from tropically

Succedent

Houses 2, 5, 8, 11

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Glossary - T

Transits

Current planetary positions relative to birth positions

Trine houses

Houses 1, 5 and 9

Tropical zodiac

Zodiac defined by the equinoctical points

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