Earth Stability

Glossary

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


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Cadent

Cadent Houses are the 3rd, 6th, 9th and 12th. Planets placed in Cadent Houses are considered afflicted and weak, and their ability to realize their potential is markedly reduced.


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Calculation range in Janus

Planet positions: 7299 BC to 12299 AD
Asteroids and Chiron: 1487 AD to 2102 AD


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Cancer

4th Sign of the Zodiac.
Glyph Cancer
Key Word: I FEEL.
Gender: Feminine
Polarity: Negative
Sun travels through it: 21 June to 20 July
Mode (Quality): Cardinal (Mobile)
Element: Water
Planetary ruler: Moon
Exalted ruler: Jupiter
Part of the body: Stomach and breasts.

The symbol for Cancer is the crab. Words descriptive of Cancer are: emotional, sensitive, caring, contemplative, family oriented, domesticity, moody, hyper-sensitive, withdrawn, clingy.


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Capricorn

10th Sign of the Zodiac.
Glyph Capricorn
Key Word: I USE
Gender: Feminine
Polarity: Negative
Sun travels through it: 22 December to 21 January
Mode (Quality): Cardinal (Mobile)
Element: Earth
Planetary ruler: Saturn
Exalted ruler: Mars
Part of the body: Knees, hams and shins.

The symbol for Capricorn is the seagoat. Words descriptive of Capricorn are: industrious, serious, realistic, goal conscious, hard working, tenacious, materialistic, controlling, insensitive, ruthless.


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Cazimi

A planet within 17 minutes of the Sun, by conjunction, is said to be cazimi, and at the "heart of the Sun". This greatly strengthens the planet. It can be likened to a man who has been raised up to sit beside the king.


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Celestial Equator

The earth's equator projected on to the Celestial Sphere.


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Celestial Latitude & Longitude

Celestial Latitude is one of the measurements used to describe a planet's position in the sky using the Ecliptic Co-ordinate System. The ecliptic system is linked to the Earth's orbit around the Sun, which forms a great circle called the ecliptic. This circle is divided into 360 degrees of longitude (30° per sign). Celestial Longitude is measured East from the Vernal Point.


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Celestial Sphere

The sky as it appears to an observer.


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Ceres

Ceres was the first of the asteroids to be discovered. Ceres is associated with our ability to grow grain, harvest it, grind it into flour and make bread.


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CFM sort

The Cardinal/Fixed/Mutable Sort is a method of sequencing a list of midpoints or halfsums and individual planets in their zodiacal order by triplicity. The CFM Sort can be used for dynamic work and synastry. In dynamic work you simply plot the degree and minute of a transit, direction or progression against its closest degree in the triplicity column it belongs in. Eg, a transit of Jupiter at 14° of Aries would be placed at 14° of the Cardinal column. It would then show which planets and midpoints it is contacting by 45° aspect. The same principle applies to synastry. Place a planet of 'Partner A' on 'Partner B's' CFM Sort to find out the midpoint relationship between each.


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Chaldean Order

The order of the visible planets from the slowest to the fastest: Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Sun, Venus, Mercury, Moon. This series is found in a variety of medieval techniques, including Firdaria and Decan sequence.


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Chiron

An asteroid, planetoid or comet (opinion is divided on its astronomical status), Chiron was discovered in 1977 on November 1, by Charles Kowal, between the orbit of Saturn and Uranus. Popular with psychological astrologers, Chiron is considered to represent: the wounded healer, priest, shaman, one who serves humanity. Chiron also alerts us to our blind spots - those characteristics of our personality that are obvious to everyone but ourselves.


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Combust

A planet is said to be Combust when it falls between 17 minutes and 8.5 degrees by conjunction from the Sun and is in the same sign as the Sun. Combustion debilitates the planet. The exception to this rule is Mars, as it is similar in nature to the Sun, being both hot and dry like the Sun.


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Conjunction

A major planetary aspect formed between two planets occupying the same degree of celestial longitude, within an orb of 8° (opinions vary on the number of degrees which constitute the orb). The conjunction aspect represents the union of planetary energies.

Conjunction is also a term used to describe the Prenatal New Moon in a birth chart and is used in medieval astrological techniques.


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Contra-Parallel

This means two planets having opposite declinations.

Example
Moon 2 degrees north.
Venus 2 degrees south.

An orb of 1 degree is commonly used. In interpretation, the contra-parallel is treated like an opposition aspect.


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Converse

Converse means backwards. Converse progressions and directions are calculated in the reverse order of the signs. Example: 10 days prior to birth represents 10 years of life in the case of a progressed or directed chart


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Cosmobiology

A system of astrology developed by the 20th century German astrologer, Reinhold Ebertin, based on the use of midpoints, dynamic aspects, graphic ephemerides and dials. The word "Cosmobiology" was coined by the physician, Feerhow, to describe the effects of cosmic influences on biological organisms.


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Cosmogram

A combination 90° dial and 360° wheel developed by Reinhold Ebertin of the Cosmobiology school of astrology for plotting planetary positions by radix, solar arc and transit. Used in conjunction with a specially designed work board.


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Culminating

This is a term used to describe a planet reaching its highest elevation (on the Midheaven) above the horizon due to the rotation of the earth.


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Cupido

Cupido is one of the eight hypothetical planets (also called the Transneptunian planets or TNPs) of the Hamburg School. Cupido stands for small groups like the family and the community. It also relates to art matters.


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Cycles

Tropical Year (equinox to equinox) 365.24219878 days
Anomalistic Year (perigee to perigee) 365.25964134 days
Eclipse Year (Moon's Node to Moon's Node) 346.620031 days
Tropical Month (equinox to equinox) 27.321582 days
Synodic Month (new moon to new moon) 29.530589 days
Anomalistic Month (perigee to perigee) 27.554551 days
Draconic Month (Node to Node) 27.21222 days
Sidereal Year (fixed star to fixed star) 365.25636042 days
Sidereal Month (fixed star to fixed star) 27.321661 days
Sidereal day = 0.99726966 of a Tropical day