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Astrological Definitions and their Meaning: Rising, Royal Stars, Rudolphine Tables, Rulership
In Astrology the term Rising is applied to signs and planets when they are situated within the 4th to 10th cusps of a natal chart. A person's Rising sign is also called their Ascendant and appears in the 1st house on the Eastern horizon at the time of their birth. This is the main area of focus when analyzing natal configurations. A Rising planet can refer to any celestial body close to the Ascendant point that will have some influence. Both the Rising sign and Rising planets are informative indicators of an individual's personality based on birth time details. They provide an excellent starting position for astrological analysis.
Royal Stars
Royal Stars in Astrology relate to the 4 fixed stars that were once considered to mark the 4 corners of heaven and the points of the vernal and autumnal equinoxes and summer and winter solstices. They are known as the Royal Stars of Persia after the ancient Persian astrologers who identified them. The Hebrews gave each of these stars at the 4 points of a compass an angelic name. Aldebaran is named Micheal and is watcher of the East while Antares is called Oriel and watches the West. Regulus has the Hebrew name Rapheal and watches over the North and Fomalhaut is referred to as Gabriel and is regarded as watcher of the South.
Rudolphine Tables
The Rudolphine Tables were developed by Johannes Kepler published around 1672 replacing the geocentric Alfonsine Tables. The Rudolphine Tables are an adaptation of the Copernicus system and include the detailed observations and measurement of over 1000 stars of Tycho Brahe. Kepler added his own discovery of the elliptic orbiting of planets to the work and combined with it the geocentrically based map of the solar system. These new tables were a lot more accurate and quickly gained popularity. Their calculation was made easier by the introduction of a logarithm system which helped keep errors to a minimum.
In Astrology many areas of interpretation are determined by rulership, for example the astrological planets are assigned rulers of signs and houses. When a planet forms an aspect with another if it is in its ruling position it is thought that it will dominate the angular relationship and greatly influence the outcome. The ruling planet in natal charts is the one that is the highest elevated so considered the most attuned to natural energy. A celestial body is happiest in its domicile ruling position like the Sun in the sign of Leo and the Moon in the zodiac location of Cancer. Where they possess rulership planetary power is believed to be intensified and highly significant.
Next astrological definitions of Astrology Dictionary for letter R:
Rahu, Radix, Rapt, Rashi, Rays, Reception, Rectification