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Astrological Definitions and their Meaning: Galactic Centre, Galaxy, Galen, Galileo, Gemini, Genethlialogy, Gender
Galactic Centre
The Galactic Centre described in simple terms for Astrology purposes is the exact gravitational midpoint around the orbit of our Sun. It is in a sense depicted as the Earth Sun's Sun and is considered a great source of energy, desire and direction especially in natal chart readings. The Galactic Centre is situated at 26 degrees of Sagittarius. The astrological symbol for this zodiac sign position is a Centaur armed with a bow and a poised arrow. He is thought to be aiming towards this Galactic core that defines the known central point of the whole galaxy.
The word Galaxy comes from the Latin galaxia and this is also thought to be the origin of the term Milky Way Galaxy. Our Solar System and its known astrological planets and stars are contained within a Galaxy. For Astrology study it is important to understand its existence and purpose in relation to the coordinated locations and influences of celestial bodies. The fixed and recognized constellations of the 12 signs of the zodiac are influential to many Earth occurrences. They are kept in place with room for movement by the workings of the all the different gravitational forces of our Galaxy.
Galen was an ancient Greek physician who was enthusiastic about the astrological teachings of Hippocrates. He expanded his ideas based on the 4 personality types that Hippocrates had found, identified and named. These were cheerful, somber, enthusiastic and calm. Galen reintroduced these personalities as now being sanguine, melancholic, choleric and phlegmatic. It is only fairly recently in 1998 that these four basic character definitions have been updated and renamed. The new modern persona names in use today by Astrologists are now either artisan, guardian, idealist or rationalist.
Galileo Galilei was born in 1564 and was an Italian Astronomer, Mathematician and Physicist. He was extremely influential in his lifetime and made many important discoveries relevant to Astrology as we know it today. He strongly opposed the idea of the Geocentric view that the Earth was center of the universe. Galileo believed that the Sun was the central point and this developed the Heliocentric view of astrological thought and methods. He helped improve the telescope and discovered several significant planetary facts that have proved useful to calculate birth charts.
The name Gemini is thought to have originated from the Greek mythological Twins Castor and Pollox. One twin was believed to represent the Heaven and the other the Earth. The Gemini constellation is located between the westerly Taurus and the easterly Cancer in the zodiac wheel order of planets. This astrological sign is a Mutable Air sign for those born from May the 21st to June the 21st and is ruled by the planet Mercury. Gemini's are typically very communicative, highly intellectual, versatile, lively and intensely curious about everything around them. It is no surprize that their character keywords are 'I Think'.
This is the name given to types of Astrology that primarily concentrate on the birth of a unique individual. Genethlialogy should not be confused with Sun Sign Astrology that helps create generalized horoscopes. The word Genelthlialogy is Greek from genethlia and was developed as an astrological concept around the 2nd Century from Babylonian birth prediction techniques. The casting of Genethliacal or Natal charts uses precise details of a person's date, time and place they were born. It can produce highly accurate characteristic profiles.
Gender in Astrology refers to the masculinity or femininity of the planets and zodiac signs and in astrological interpretation. The masculine or positive signs are the Fire and Air of Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius and Aquarius. The feminine and negative signs are the Earth and Water of Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn and Pisces. Masculine planets are Mars, Jupiter, Mercury, Earth, Uranus and the Sun. Feminine planets include Venus, Mercury, Saturn, Pluto and Neptune. Gender provides an important role in subdividing astrologically and has no connection to human male or female sexuality.
Next astrological definitions of Astrology Dictionary for letter G:
Geocentric Model of the Universe, Geomancy, Gibbous Moon, Gnosis, Grand, Grand Trine, Great