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Astrological Definitions and their Meaning: Natal Chart, Natural Astrology, Navamsa, Neptune, Neutral Planets, New Moon, Night and Day Signs and Planets
Natal Chart
A Natal Chart is simply an astrological map of the planetary positions at the date and time of a person's birth. These planet and star locations are analyzed within the signs and houses of the zodiac wheel. Relationships between the unique arrangement of celestial bodies in an individual's Natal Chart and the angles they form can be very revealing. They can show childhood, marriage, career, health and many other things as well as someone's possible future. It is important when reading a Natal Chart to look at all the influences present as one complete assessment. No one aspect can give a full determination of characteristics and fate.
Natural Astrology
The term Natural Astrology is applied to the areas of astrological thought that involves things existing in or formed by nature. Natural Astrology is the oldest form of planet and star prediction and is guided by the weather displayed on Earth. It differs from other predictive Astrology's as its revelations concern matters that cannot be controlled by will, avoided or worked upon. Natural Astrology encompasses many Sciences including Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Medicine. It is sometimes referred to as Gardening Lore and some Farmer's follow its wisdom via regular Almanacs to monitor probable climate and seasonal variations.
Navamsa is the name for an important parallel chart within a natal horoscope used to judge the strength of a planet's influence. Astrologers sometimes refer to the information gathered from Navamsa's as the 'fruit' on the 'tree' of a birth chart. The name has many variations including Navmansh and Navansh or the Ninth Division or Harmonic. It is viewed alongside the Rasi Chart and is considered to be a signifier of the possible luck surrounding your path of destiny. Navamsa inspection is also known to be very informative in the area of destined personal relationships and especially Marriage.
The planet Neptune is the 8th planet from our Sun and it was officially discovered in 1846. This celestial body in Astrology is identified by a symbol made up of a cross and a crescent in the shape of Neptune's trident. As the ruler of Pisces and house number 12 in a natal chart Neptune's presence is believed to highlight areas in life where self sacrifices may be needed. It's influential power is described as representing idealism, illusion and a person's level of intuition. Neptune in a horoscope setting is thought to be capable of diminishing, distorting or expanding on the other planetary forces in action nearby.
Neutral Planets
In any astrological analysis the influence of the planets positioned in a natal chart are considered positive or negative. Each celestial body is considered either Masculine, Feminine except in the case of Mercury and Neptune who are regarded as Neutral. The word Neutral is defined as 'not aligned with or supporting any position' and this explains the role of these planets in Astrology interpretations. When a planet is Neutral its authority is determined by the sign it falls within or by the nearest planetary force. It will associate neighboring planets as a 'friend' or an 'enemy' and this will decide whether it's strength will increase or decrease.
New Moon
The waxing and waning of the Moon has always played a massive part in astrological ideology and each phase has some significance. The New Moon is the first of the basic stages of the Moon's movement, it is followed by the first quarter, the Full Moon and the last quarter Moon. A New Moon is known as a signal for new beginnings representative of its starting position in the sequence of Moon phases. In Astrology it is an indication of a time to prepare for the introduction of the passing of one stage of something into another. It is a period for the preparing of projects or decisions.
Night and Day Signs and Planets
In Astrology all the planets consulted in birth analysis rule over 2 zodiac signs each except for the Sun and the Moon. These luminaries traditionally rule a single sign, the Sun rules Leo the Lion a Masculine Day sign and the Moon governs Cancer the Crab a Feminine Night sign. Day signs and planets are considered Positive while Night signs and planets are regarded as being Negative. Jupiter and Saturn join the Sun as Day planets and Mars and Venus assemble with the Moon as Night planets. The planet Mercury is a neutral influence with no specific fixed gender and can be either Dirnal or Nocturnal.
Next astrological definitions of Astrology Dictionary for letter N:
Ninth House, Nocturnal, Nodal Degrees, Nodes, Northern Signs, Novile, Numerology