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Cadent House
The 3rd, 6th, 9th and 12th Houses of a chart are known as the Cadent Houses. The cadent houses are associated with the mutable signs: Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces, respectively.
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Campanus House System
A quadrant system where the prime vertical are formed by great circles passing through the north and south points of the horizon and through a set of points space at 30? steps along the prime vertical beginning at the zenith and proceeding eastward through the east point of the horizon. The cusps are located at the intersections of these house circles with the ecliptic. This system is ill-defined at extreme (polar) latitudes.
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Cancer
Sign of the zodiac where the Sun transits between approximately 21st June and 20th July each year ruled by Moon sensitive, emotional, intuitive, memory-retentive, nurturing, self-protective, family-mother-home-oriented, containing-ness, enclosing-ness, protectiveness, surrounding-ness The fourth zodiac constellation eastward from Aries and the fourth astrological sign, signified by the Crab. Traditional symbolism includes: house and home; feeling and sensing (preceeding recognition); protection and nurturing; sympathy and reverence; practice and routine; absorption; the vehicle of the experience; the body itself.
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Capricorn
The sign of the zodiac where the Sun transits during approximately 22nd December and 21st January each year ruled by Saturn responsible, ambitious, managerial, organized, reserved, dutiful, cautious, status-seeking, dominance, control, limitation, power-wieldingness The tenth zodiac constellation eastward from Aries and the tenth astrological sign, signified by the Goat and sometimes the Seagoat. Traditional symbolism includes: direct perception and practical vision; control and power; direction and endurance; rarefied experience; industry; weightiness and responsibility; the lead; clear sight and spiritual light; purified essence bursting into light.
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Caput Algol
A malefic fixed star; a companion star circles it in 69 hours causing 9-hour occultations as viewed from the Earth and variations in brightness. Treated as a malefic and used mostly in horary, electional, and mundane astrology. Figuratively signifies decapitation ("losing one's head"). Caput Algol represents the snake-haired Gorgon whom Perseus beheaded using a mirror, symbolizing cleverness.
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Caput Draconis
Dragons Head - North Node of the Moon; signifies resources, application point, or vocation.
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Cardinal
One of the modes or qualities of the horoscope, along with fixed and mutable. Signs of the Zodiac - Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn corresponding to the Cardinal Points of a compass: Aries - East, Cancer - North, Libra - West, and Capricorn - South.
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Cauda Draconis
Dragon's Tail - South Node of the Moon; symbolizes the past, one's frame of reference; a harkening point; karma.
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Cazimi
An Arabic term meaning "in the heart of the Sun" used mainly in horary astrology. When a significator in Horary Astrology is within 17 minutes of arc of the Sun. The cazimi range is roughly half that of the Sun's observable diameter within which another planet is "corporally joined" to the Sun or in its heart.
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Celestial Body
Any object, planet, satellite, Moon, Comet, Asteroid in space recognized, measured by astronomers or astrologers.
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Celestial Equator
A GREAT CIRCLE passing through Earth's Equator, projected into space. It forms a perpendicular to the earth's axis. Celestial Equator is defined as 00 Latitude. Right ascension is the longitude measurement eastward along this circle from a specified vernal point. Declination is measured along a great circle perpendicular to the celestial equator and passing through a body.
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Celestial Latitude
A celestial body's position above or below the ecliptic measured as a portion of an arc passing through the body and the north and south ecliptic poles. Generally measured in degree, minutes, and seconds and not extending past roughly eight degrees either side of the ecliptic.
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Celestial Meridian
A great circle passing through the north and south points of the plane of the Horizon. The EARTH'S MERIDIAN is the equivalent of zero LONGITUDE, projected into space.
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Celestial Pole
A projection of the TERRESTRIAL POLES into space. ; one of two points about which the Celestial Sphere appears to rotate.
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Celestial Sphere
The night sky looks like an upside down bowl set on the horizon, but as it turns around during the night it is easy to think of it as a giant sphere with the stars lying on the inside surface. The apparent canopy of the stars, which is a projection of the earth sphere into space. The co-ordinates of the Earth grid can be "projected" to give Celestial measurements. It is a two-dimensional system, radial measurement ignored, all objects considered to be on its surface. Three- dimensional phenomena in astronomy such as parallax are treated by other means.
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Chaldean Astrology
Astrology attributed to the Chaldean priests, based on the finding of cuneiform tablets dated C670 BC which reported astrological information in the court of King Ashurbanipal. They regarded the world as eternal, with no beginning or end, and the Sun, Moon, and planets as interpreters by which human beings might know and execute the will of God. Upon considering the regularity of the motions of the celestial bodies, they inferred that such objects were either intelligent beings or were controlled by some guiding intelligence. This belief led to Sabianism, the worship of the host of heaven (Sun, Moon, and Stars), which originated in the Arabian kingdom of Saba (Sheba). The heavenly host wwas not worshipped as God (whom they regarded as far above the level of mundane concern), but as ambassadors or mediators between God and humanity.
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Chaldean Order of the Planets
Traditional hierarchy of the planets - Saturn Jupiter, Mars, Sun, Venus, Mercury, Moon. This order is followed in traditional computations of planetary hours and in Ptolemy's table of faces which forms a part of his table of essential dignity and debility.
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Chart
Diagram showing the position of heavenly bodies at a given time and location.
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Chiron
Asteroidal body discovered in 1977 by Charles Kowal. Sidereal period 50.68 years. It is named after Chiron, the wise Centaur (half man, half horse), who tutored many Greek heroes. Astrologers have not settled its rulership but have worked mainly with Sagittarius and Virgo. The astrological symbolism of Chiron includes teacher and healer.
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Circumpolar Star
To circle around the pole. Circumpolar stars or constellations trace daily circles around the celestial pole, without setting below the horizon. Such stars move across the sky, but never dip below the horizon. Similarly, stars closer to the celestial pole below the horizon than the numerical value of the observer's latitude never rise above the horizon.
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Collection of Light
When a slower planet receives aspects from two faster planets, which are not themselves in aspect. In Horary astrology the slow planet collects light from the faster planets and implies the matter can be perfected through a third person or intermediary. Traditionally, the fast planets must 'receive' the slow planet in their Ptolemaic dignities. i.e. the slow planet must be in an area of the zodiac where the fast planets have dignity. Used today in horary astrology, and as with translation, when two ruling planets in the horary chart are of no use in answering the question. Collection establishes a relationship between the planets and gives an answer to the question. Example: Venus at 18? Leo, Mars at 15? Leo, and Jupiter at 23? Scorpio. Venus separates from a conjunction with Mars but both planets successively square Jupiter, which collects their lights.
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Combust
When a planetary significator in horary astrology is within 17 minutes (cazimi) and 8 degrees 30 of the Sun. Considered a debility, especially for the Moon (a New Moon in a horary chart is traditionally a bad signature).
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Comets
Bodies orbiting the Sun most of which have luminous tail visible when near the sun. The tail always points away from the Sun. Some orbit in an Ellipse, and return at regular intervals, others orbit Parabolic which is an undefined ellipse. They usually consist of three elements: nucleus, envelope, and tail. The superstitious once considered them to be evil omens. Those pursuing an elongated orbit are periodic and return at fixed intervals. Those with a parabolic or hyperbolic orbit are expected never to return. The astrological significance of comets has been the subject of much study, but so far no definite conclusions have been reached. Suggestion has been advanced that Donate's comet, which made its first appearance of record in June 1858 and attained its maximum brilliancy on October 9th, was a factor in the nativity of Theodore Roosevelt, born October 27, 1858. It is presumed that comets presage history-making events; but operating through individuals whose birth coincides with their appearance, their effects are so delayed as often to be overlooked. Donati's comet was one of the most beautiful of comets. Its tall was curved. The nucleus had a diameter of 5,600 miles. "When beggars die there are no comets seen; The heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes." Shakespeare. The year of F. D. Roosevelt's birth was also marked by the appearance of one of the brightest comets of record, which was visible in broad daylight - even at noon.
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Commanding Signs
Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo - considered more powerful than the other six signs. (Northern Hemisphere). The assumption that these command while the other six obey is hardly warranted, even for this reason -- since the Earth is actually at the opposite end of each polarity. Actually they might with more reason be termed the "demanding" signs, with Libra to Pisces termed "commanding" signs, with much the same meaning as that contained in the aphorism that "One does not demand respect: he commands it." v. Northern Signs.
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Common Signs
Old word for Mutable signs. Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces ; said to be flexible but vacillating.
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