Astrology Dictionary F Page 2

Astrological Definitions and their Meaning: Fire Signs, First House, Fixed Houses, Fixed Signs, Fomalhaut, Fortuna, Fortunate Degrees
 
Fire Signs
The 3 Fire Signs are in trine aspect to one another forming a triangle like the other triplicate element signs. Aries is a Cardinal Fire sign and the first in the zodiac circle. The other Fire signs are Leo who is fixed and Sagittarius who is mutable. All Fire inspired people are believed to be energetic, enthusiastic and a little impulsive in their actions and thoughts. These signs stand for energy, light and amplification and this is added to any area of a chart. In the majority of cases the Fire signs will occupy the 1st, 5th and 9th houses.
 
First House
Many Astrologists believe that the First House in a birth chart is the most significant and revealing of all the houses. This is because this house, also known as the Ascendant, is the starting point for any horoscope analysis. It shows the likely character, temperament and constitution of an individual in a basic but precise manner. The First House is an angular house and it mainly outlines the Self by portraying the image we attempt to present to others. This powerful expressive House is ruled by both the sign of Aries and the planet Mars.
 
Fixed Houses
The Fixed Houses in Astrology are simple to remember as they are ruled by the Fixed signs of the zodiac, Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius. They are the 2nd, 5th, 8th and 11th houses situated in a horoscope chart. Fixed Houses are sometimes also referred to as Succedent Houses in astrological study and like their name they are stable and established. They have a strong resistance to influence and change. The 5th house signifies romance and the 2nd and 8th houses concern possessions. The eleventh house focuses on a person's friends and also their desires.
 
Fixed Signs
The four Fixed Signs of the zodiac are the 2nd sign Taurus, the 5th sign Leo, the 8th sign Scorpio and the 11th Aquarius. Taurus represents Spring, Leo the Summer, Scorpio is focused in Autumn and Aquarius in Winter. Fixed Signs are known for their stable expressiveness that gives these personalities their determined but sometimes inflexible approach to life. These signs will generally be tenacious, persistent, loyal and proud. These sturdy traits are usually strongly established and quite resistant to change due to their fixed consistency.
 
Fomalhaut
This name comes from the Arabic Fum al Hut thought to mean 'the Fish's Mouth' and it identifies a very bright malefic fixed star. Formalhut can be found 25 light years from Earth on the constellation and 4th degree of Pisces. Along with Regulus, Antares and Aldebaran this is considered a Royal Star and a watcher of the South and has an affinity with Capricorn. It is used as a guide to cardinal direction. Fomalhaut was believed to be utilized by ancient people to mark equinoxes and solstices most especially the ones occurring in Winter time.
 
Fortuna
Fortuna was the name given to the Roman Goddess of Fortune and she was often depicted as carrying a cornucopia. She was regarded as being the bearer of an abundance of luck and delivering an aura of well-being. In Astrology terms Fortuna is a point that has an equal rising degree that the Moon has to the Sun. As its name suggests this is a fortunate position that can contribute to the continued welfare of an individual. For inspecting of a person's destined good fortune a Fortuna Chart can be constructed using this point as the Ascendent.
 
Fortunate Degrees
Fortunate Degrees were developed by William Lily and are considered the best degrees to have within a birth chart to increase likely luck. They are designated numerically as follows; Aries 19, Taurus 3, 15 and 27, Gemini 11, Cancer 1 to 4 and 15. Leo is 2,5,7 and 19, Virgo is 3, 14 and 20, Libra is 3, 15 and 21, Scorpio is 7, 18 and 20. Finally Sagittarius is allocated 13 and 20, Capricorn 12 to 14 and 20, Aquarius is 7, 16, 17 and 20 and Pisces finishes the most Fortunate Astrology Degree nominations with the best astrological degrees of 12 and 20.
 
 
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