Astrology Dictionary H Page 1

Astrological Definitions and their Meaning: Hard Aspects, Harmonic, Harmonic Astrology, Hayz, Heliacal, Heliocentric, Hellenistic Astrology
Hard Aspects
In Astrology Hard Aspects are another term used to describe aspects that are malefic and motivational in their nature. They are formed when two projecting opposing planets face each other. The majority of Hard Aspects are regarded discordant as their energy is not easily free flowing, especially in square, semi-square and opposition formations. In the parallel and the conjunction state these aspect's level of influence will rely upon the particular planets concerned. Birth charts are thought to need some Hard Aspects present to supply stability and provide motivation to the celestial authorities surrounding them.
This word is derived from the ancient Greek harmonikos and the Latin harmonicus and is translated as 'suitable' or 'musical'. In Astrological studies each planetary aspect viewed in a birth chart format is believed to have an associated Harmonic number that is thought to represent the energy level generated. For example Conjunctions have the number 1, Oppositions 2, Trines 3, Squares 4, Quintiles 5 and Sextiles 6. Aspects with Harmonic numbers make it easier to interpret their influential strength and favorability. They emphasize the involvement, production and harmony of a relationship between two positions, planets or signs.
Harmonic Astrology
This is a 20th Century Astrology concept developed by an English Astrologer John Addey based on the Heliocentric system. Harmonic Astrology uses a number focused method of linking celestial bodies and their positional states together. It gets its name from the similarity to the display of a harmonious sheet of music. A Harmonic Chart is prepared concentrating on a chosen divisional area of the zodiac. Harmonic Astrology shows conjunctions between planets and those that are assigned prime numbers are considered to be more favorable, intense and significant.
Hayz is the name for a fortunate and powerful accidental dignity, occurring when a planet is in its regular position and in a complimentary zodiac sign. In day time birth circumstances, when the Sun, Saturn and Jupiter are dominant, Hayz is considered Masculine and so positive in its influence and most active . For night time births, When the Moon, Venus and Mars dominate, it is interpreted as still favorable but in a weaker strength. This term, thought to mean 'natural place' reinforces the powerfulness of positioning in Natal charts but is little used today in Astrology.
Heliacal means pertaining to the Sun and is thought to have been translated from the ancient Greek word heliakos. It is mentioned frequently in Astrology to refer to the activity of ascending and descending of planets and stars. A Heliacal Rising occurs as a celestial body emerges from the Sun's light to be seen before sunrise on the Eastern horizon. A Heliacal Setting happens when a planet or star sets after the Sun does and is spotted on the Western skyline. When planetary forms first become visible after a period of being hidden from view they are deemed Helical.
This is the name given to the type of Earth based system we consult today for astrological reference. We do not see our planet displayed in a horoscope analysis chart as the Heliocentric view uses Earth as a base from which all the other planets and stars are appositionally viewed. Heliocentric Astrology replaced old ideas of the Sun being the central focus and places the Earth at the centre of all planetary movement. This Heliocentric method provides more scientific accuracy with celestial positions while the ancient meanings and messages conveyed by planet influences remain.
Hellenistic Astrology
Hellenistic Astrology is believed to be a blend of ancient Babylonian and Egyptian ideas that were among the first to use an Ascendant. This type of astrological system was known in Greece as an early 'horoskopos' as it also the possible origin of the allocation of houses within zodiac charts. Hellenistic Astrology focuses on planet and star positions of an individual at their birth time and is considered the earliest form of Natal Astrology. This centuries old form of universal birthday horoscope charting now has modern and much more detailed versions.
Next astrological definitions of Astrology Dictionary for letter H:
Hermes, Herschel, Hipparchus of Rhodes, Horary Astrology, Horoscope, Hours, House