Astrological Dictionary


Dictionary of Astrological Definitions and Terms.
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Synetic Point
Sidereal longitude of the vernal point in the precession of the Equinoxes. The Mean Sidereal Longitude of the SVP for the epoch BY1950.0 is defined to be 335?57'28.64", which is equivalent to an Ayanamsha of 24?02'31.36". Subsequent positions are obtained by applying both Precession and Nutation.
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Synodic Month
Time from one New Moon to the next.

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Synodic Period
The time taken a body to reach from one conjunction with the Sun to the next. The Synodic period of the Moon is 29.5 days, or one Lunation to the next. [Gr. sunhodos, meeting, assembly, a coming together; by extention, conjunction; Ptolemy's word for new Moons (Tetrabiblos II.12)]
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Synthesis
(Gk: syn = with tithenai = place) Chart interpretation or drawing together of all the components of a chart into a unified whole. Distinct from delineation which is the process of identifying the parts to be synthesised. The ability to synthesize a nativity is the mark of an experienced astrologer.
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Syzygy
(Gr. suzugos, yoked together, paired; conjugation) New or Full Moons occurring near the Moon's Node. The Moon is in syzygy with the Sun at New and Full Moon.
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Taurus
Sign of the zodiac defined by the Sun's transit between approximately 21 April and 20 May each year. Its symbol is the Bull or Cow. Keywords: stable, persistent, sensual, materialistic, possessive, security-oriented, control-loving, patient, determined, stubborn, practical, aggregativeness, creativeness
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T Cross
Another name for T Square.
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T Square
A major configuration creates by two planets or sensitive points in opposition ( 180 degrees) each square ( 90 degrees) a third planet or sensitive point at their midpoint. Orbs are allowed.
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Temperate Zone
The area between the TROPICS and the North or South Pole of the earth. By subtracting 23?27' - the position of the Tropic, from 90? we get latitude of 66?33'. These mark the Earth's Arctic or Antarctic circles (LESSER CIRCLES). At the Solstices, the Sun does not set in these regions but remains above the horizon for 24 hours.
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Term
A division of each sign into five (unequal) divisions each ruled by one of the 5 visible planets except from luminaries.
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Terrestrial
Anything connected to earth ( Lat: terra = earth)
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Terrestrial Poles
Each of the two points where the axis of rotation meet the Earth's surface. The North and South Poles.
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Tertiary Progression
A method of progression based on the premise that a day in the Ephemeris is equal to a lunar period. Ration of 1 = 27.32? The tropical lunar month (27.32158 days), the sidereal lunar month (27.32166 days), and the synodic lunar month (29.53059 days). Thus, 300 days after birth correspond to 300 lunar periods into a person's life, or, depending on the period used, about 22.5 years (for the first two) or 24.25 years (for the third) after birth.
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Time Acceleration
A minor correction in chart calculation to account for the difference in Sidereal time and mean true Solar time.
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Time Zone
A division of the earth's longitudes into Zones for the convenience of measuring time in a uniform manner. Each Zone is of 15? of longitude and accounts for 1 hour of time, East or West of Greenwich. East, the time is earlier and West time is later as the Sun rises from East and Sets to the West. i.e. 10' of longitude = 4 minutes of time. In addition, the are several special time zones which are not located at integral multiples of 15? from Greenwich (thus, not at integral hours).
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Tombaugh Clyde
Discoverer of Pluto.
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Torrid Zone
Geographic latitudes between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn.
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Trans Neptunian Planets
Those planets more distant in orbit than Saturn - also called Modern planets because their discovery depended on the use of a telescope. Many astrologers are interested in the possible existence of planets as yet undiscovered, some in order to match 12 planets to the 12 signs and 12 houses, some because of conclusions drawn from serious astrological and astronomical observation, and others due to fascination with the correspondence that each new stellar body inevitably develops with its emerging meaning in the horoscope. The term "hypothetical" has become synonymous with the eight "TransNeptunian" planets, although there are other hypothetical planets besides e.g. Vulcan, Lilith, Transpluto). The TransNeptunian planets are a set of eight hypothetical planets postulated by Alfred Witte to account for unexplained astrological phenomena he had been observing for many years. Used in Uranian astrology, they were named before the discovery of Pluto, and the term "TransNeptunian" has stuck. The following keywords are from Uranian astrologer Arlene Kramer: 1. Cupido - getting together, all groups: family, marriage, society, organizations, corporations, collections, art. {period of revolution: 262.5} 2. Hades - all that is unpleasant, useless, antique, or deeply buried; the occult. {period of revolution: 360.66} 3. Zeus - controlled, directed energy, machines; creativity; leadership, all things military, combustion engines, compulsion, drive. {period of revolution: 455.6} 4. Kronos - superiority; the highest quality attainable; the ultimate authority; standard of excellence; undisputed expert. {period of revolution: 521.8} 5. Apollon - the multiplier: expansion and spreading; growth and increase, science, commerce, trade, industry, peaceful efforts. {period of revolution: 576} 6. Admetos - the brick wall: steadfast, stable, immovable; shrinking: narrow down to a sharp focus, specialization, endurance. {period of revolution: 624} 7. Vulkanus - all that is mighty and powerful, strength, intensity. {period of revolution: 663} 8. Poseidon - spirituality, truth, ideation, enlightenment, illumination, wisdom and culture. {period of revolution: 740}
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Transit
The passage of a celestial body across the upper or lower meridians. Broadly speaking it refers to the travel over a given period, of that body. Interpretation of a horoscope by relating the position of the planets today, or for a particular time span to the position of the planets in the birth or mundane chart. Thus transits deal with actual or objective time. In interpretation, they represent the external pressures or forces that act upon one, events and situations that are encountered, etc.
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Translation of Light
When a third planet faster than either of two significator is separating from an aspect with the first significator and is applying to an aspect with the second significator. The third planet transfers the light between significators. If these significators might not otherwise apply to an aspect, the third planet acts like an intermediary. Horary astrology. According to Lilly, translation of light occurs when two significators, having separated from a trine, sextile, or conjunction, are reunited by a planet faster than either of them which leaves an aspect with one and forms an aspect with the second. The planet from which the third and faster planet separates must occupy a place in the zodiac where the latter is dignified by rulership, triplicity, or term. In the diagram below, Venus translates the light from Jupiter to Mars, Mars having separated from an aspect with Jupiter, which is in the sign Venus rules. Translation in a horary chart signifies that the matter represented by the significators comes to pass though the planets form no aspect.
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Transpersonal Planets
Those planets more distant in orbit than Saturn. Their influence is determined as generational rather than personal because of the length of time they remain in a given sign.
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Trigonalis
Jupiter and Saturn make repeated conjunctions approximately every 20 years in a sign particular to an element. When the elemental emphasis changes it is considered an important economic and political point in history. This is known also as a Great Mutation.
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Trine
A major aspect where two planets or points are 120-degrees apart. Traditionally a soft aspect. Unites signs of the same element. The third harmonic. Signifies the resolution of polarization in the cycle of a relationship; a natural and easy integration of two energies; reconcilation of opposites, mediation by a tertium quid. Pythagorean paradigm of the triad is the three kinds of men, those with gold, silver, and lead souls.
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Triplicity
The classification of the signs in groups of three based on their elemental distinction. The signs as "fire", "water", "air" and "earth". An essential dignity in horary Astrology. Traditionally triplicities are assigned Day and Night rulers. Ptolemy devotes an entire chapter to it in Tetrabiblos (I.18, Peri Trigonon). Citing a Pythagorian rationale, that "the triangular or equilaterial form is most harmonious with itself," he discusses the "familiarity" ("sunoikiosis," friendly binding together) of the triangles. It is important to understand that Ptolemy has already explained the rationale for the positions of signs around the wheel, and that it is by virtue of these placements alone and the primacy of the triangular shape that certain signs end of in a triplicity. For example, the other two components of the Sun's triplicity would be those two signs four signs either side of Leo, which Ptolemy has already explained the Sun rules, namely, Jupiter of Sagittarius and Mars of Aries. Jupiter received Sagittarius because it has the fourth furthest orbit outside the Sun in Ptolemy's geocentric system, and so is the fourth planet placed from the Sun around the zodiac. this coincides with Sagittarius. Mars is placed in Aries because it is the third furthest planet from the Sun and so the third placed from the Moon, which is next to the Sun and marks the beginning of the feminine or nocturnal half of the zodiac. (Mars also takes the position third from the Sun in the opposite direction, Scorpio, and Jupiter also takes the position fourth from the Moon on the lunar side, Pisces.
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Tropic of Cancer
A "Small Circle" 23?27' North of the Earth's Equator where the Sun reaches its highest declination North. This relates to the sun's position there at the Solstice. It is the same angular measurement as the Earth's tilt to the plane of the Ecliptic. Named after the tropical sign of Cancer, for incorrect reasons.
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