'astrology: terms used in astrology'
airof or relating to a group of three signs of the zodiac, Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius ascendant or ascendenta point on the ecliptic that rises on the eastern horizon at a particular moment and changes as the earth rotates on its axis; the sign of the zodiac containing this point aspectany of several specific angular distances between two planets or a planet and the Ascendant or Midheaven measured, from the earth, in degrees along the ecliptic birthchartcardinalof or relating to the signs Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricornconjunctionthe position of a planet or the moon when it is in line with the sun as seen from the earth. The inner planets are in inferior conjunction when the planet is between the earth and the sun and in superior conjunction when the sun lies between the earth and the planet cuspany division between houses or signs of the zodiac Descendant or Descendentthe point on the ecliptic lying directly opposite the Ascendant earthof or relating to a group of three signs of the zodiac, Taurus, Virgo, and Capricornelementone of the four substances thought in ancient and medieval cosmology to constitute the universe (earth, air, water, or fire) fireof or relating to a group of three signs of the zodiac, Aries, Leo, and Sagittariusfixedof, relating to, or belonging to the group consisting of the four signs of the zodiac Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius, which are associated with stabilityhoroscope the prediction of a person's future based on a comparison of the zodiacal data for the time of birth with the data from the period under considerationhouseany of the 12 divisions of the zodiac Midheaven or MCthe point on the ecliptic, measured in degrees, that crosses the meridian of a particular place at a particular time. On a person's birth chart it relates to the time of birth mutableof or relating to four of the signs of the zodiac, Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces, which are associated with the quality of adaptabilityoppositionthe position of an outer planet or the moon when it is in line or nearly in line with the earth as seen from the sun and is approximately at its nearest to the earth quintilean aspect of 72° between two heavenly bodies ruling planetsatellitiuma group of three or more planets lying in one sign of the zodiac squarean aspect of about 90° between two planets, etc. stars celestial bodies, esp planets, supposed to influence events, personalities, etcstar signany of the 12 equal areas, 30° wide, into which the zodiac can be divided, named after the 12 zodiacal constellations. In astrology, it is thought that a person's psychological type and attitudes to life can be correlated with the sign in which the sun lay at the moment of his or her birth, with the ascendant sign, and to a lesser extent with the signs in which other planets lay at this timesun signtrinean aspect of 120° between two planets, an orb of 8° being allowed waterof or relating to the three signs of the zodiac Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces zodiaca diagram, usually circular, representing this belt and showing the symbols, illustrations, etc, associated with each of the 12 signs of the zodiac, used to predict the future ▷ See astrology
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