Astrology Dictionary C Page 1

Astrological Definitions and their Meaning: Cabala, Cadent Houses, Calendar, Campanus, Cancer, Capricorn, Cardinal Cross
Cabala has many spellings, it originated as the Medieval Latin cab(b)ala and the Hebrew version qabbalah meaning something received. It is also known as Kabbalah or Qabbala and concerns creation and features the Tree of Life. The concept of Cabala is concentrated on the interpretations of Scriptures and was originally practiced by Jewish rabbis and medieval time Christians. It hypothesizes that every letter, word, and number, within sacred writings has a hidden sense. Cabala is a method one must learn to interpret these ancient esoteric meanings.
Cadent Houses
Cadent comes from the Latin meaning "to fall" and in Astrology it is used to describe the 3rd, 6th, 9th, and 12th Houses in a birth chart. Cadent House angles are 'falling away' and thought to weaken the influence of the planet occupying any of these particular houses. They come before the angular houses and after succedent houses. Cadent Houses represent our thoughts ahead of actions, without them we would find it difficult to mature and develop in our mind. They work with the other angular houses to help us be able to think things out before acting.
The origin of the word Calendar comes from the Latin calendarium meaning 'account book' or kalendae which was their first day of every month. Solar calendars are based on movement of the Sun, Lunar Calendars go by the motion of the Moon. There is also the Luni-Solar Calendar that combines the sun and Moon activity and adds the extra month needed for the realignment of the months with our seasons. For astrological purposes the recording of days, weeks, months and years helps determine dates that coincide with births and the allocation of star signs.
Campanus was a thirteenth century astrologer and mathematician who was responsible for devising an astrological house system. His concept divides the prime vertical into equal 30 degree arcs and into 12 segment parts that make up the Astrology Houses. This method of calculating the Houses in a natal chart has several different techniques but the Campanus way is often the most popular and commonly used. His conceptual divisions concern and calculate four cardinal points in the 1st, 4th, 7th and 10th houses and the angles of their cusps.
Cancer is the name given to the fourth sign of the zodiac, it is symbolized by the Crab and is considered a cardinal sign. This is a Water sign and people born under it are thought to be ruled by the influence of the Moon. Cancerian personalities are believed to be generally emotional, intuitive, cautious and sympathetic. Their negative traits may include moodiness and clinginess. Home and family are some of the most important things in life for Cancer and they are noted for their high sensitivity and love of nurturing things and other people.
Capricorn is the name given to the tenth sign of the zodiac, it is symbolized by the Goat and is regarded as a cardinal sign. This is an Earth sign and people born under it are considered to be ruled by the planet Saturn. Capricorn personalities are presumed generally practical, ambitious and patient. Their negative characteristics often include pessimism and a sometimes miserly approach to things. They tend to think about everything long term and usually have a select way of assessing things and people that helps them take life at a steady pace.
Cardinal Cross
A Cardinal Cross is formed when planet positions create a large cross shape that incorporates all the Cardinal zodiac signs. When these slow moving planets align in this special shaped formation it creates what is referred to as a T-square configuration. The planets involved are Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Pluto and their combined energy is assumed to be dynamic and motivating. The Cardinal Cross aspect when viewed astrologically is a frequently a good indication of enthusiasm, the initiation of changes and an important signal of new directions.
Next astrological definitions of Astrology Dictionary for letter C:
Cardinal Houses, Cardinal Signs, Celestial, Celestial Latitude and Celestial Longitude, Celestial Spheres and Celestial Poles, Ceres, Chakra (Cakra)