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Astrological Definitions and their Meaning: Sabian Symbols, Sade Sati, Sagittarius, Sanguine Humour, Saros Cycle, Satellite, Satellitium
Sabian Symbols
One of the areas that Astrology is thought to have originated in, Mesopotamia, is also the place where Sabian Symbols were developed. In the 1920's Marc Edmund Jones and Elsie Wheeler devised an astrological system utilizing the legendary Sabian Symbols. This was then adapted by Dane Rudhyar into a divinatory method similar to Tarot or I-Ching using the 360 symbolic Sabian pictures. Each image is connected to an individual degree of the zodiac and has it's own meaning. In a natal chart each planetary influence will be assigned a separate Sabian Symbol and these will add extra insight. This technique is very easy to use and interpret and especially useful for analyzing finer details.
Sade Sati
Sade Sati is the name given in Verdic Astrology for the passage of Saturn over a natal Moon position. The seven and a half year cycle of Sade Sati begins when this particular planet enters the sign before the person's Lunar birth zodiac sign. It leaves by the sign following the Moon sign and is thought to initiate a stressful time. The passing through of the Moon and the 2 other signs starts at 45 degrees towards the conjunction and also concludes at 45 degrees. Sade Sati has a different effect depending on the Moon sign, for example Aquarius lunar signs are not really effected while someone with a Leo Moon sign will be.
Sagittarius is the 9th sign of the zodiac and is symbolically represented by an Archer or the half horse half man Centaur. This is considered a Masculine sign that is Mutable and one of the Fire signs. People with birthdays between November the 23rd and December the 21st are assigned the star sign Sagittarius. This particular Sun sign is ruled by the planet Jupiter and has the keywords ' I perceive'. Typical characteristics of Sagittarian's include having an optimistic outlook on life and a sense of fun and adventure. On the negative side these personalities may be tactless, superficial or restless.
Sanguine Humour
Many ancient Greek and Roman ideologies have helped form our modern day astrological thought and methods of interpretation. Sanguine Humour is one of the 4 humours once adopted by philosophers and physicians centuries ago to try and understand how the human body works. It was believed that if black bile, yellow bile, phlegm or blood were not in a balanced state then ill health would ensue. Sanguine Humour represented blood, it's name coming from the Latin sanguis. In Astrology today it is loosely related to the element Air, ruled by Jupiter and connected to the season of Spring.
Saros Cycle
The Saros cycle has a duration of 18 years and includes on average 41 solar eclipses and 29 lunar ones. It was first noticed by the Babylonians and Chaldeans thousands of years ago following their observations of the Moon. The Greeks were responsible for introducing the name to identify the cycles of eclipses as the word Saros means repetition. Each Saros period begins at the North or South pole and and moves across the path of the Sun to the opposite pole. For Astrology purposes these regular Saros cycles have been associated with historical events timed with the 1st eclipse of a series.
The concept of a Satellite was thought to have first been discovered by Gallileo and the name comes from the Latin satellit. The translated meaning of this word is 'attendant' and this describes the presence of one celestial body revolving around another. Newton believed that both the Sun and the Moon are natural satellites of the Earth. For astrological use the Sun is thought the most influential to life events on Earth due to its greater gravity. The other important planets in Astrology are not satellited but still considered to have an astrological influence. This is because they still have gravity but it is not as strong as that of a satellite.
A Satellitium in Astrology is known as a collection of 5 or more planets occupying one zodiac sign or house on a natal chart. It is also referred to as a stellium, as the word Satellitium is not often used today. It can indicate an area of intense energy or detailed interest wherever it is found. Satellitiums are classed as multiple conjunctions and are sometimes an indication of adjustments of fortune. These changes of luck can be positive or negative and may be temporary or longer term. It is possible to have more than one Satellitium within a birth map. This particular concentration of planetary influences is believed to have a strong significant combined effect.
Next astrological definitions of Astrology Dictionary for letter S:
Saturn, Scorpio, Secondary Progression, Sect, Semi, Separation, Septile