The total number of houses in the sign house system, often known as the ‘Sign-House system,’ is 30. The ascendant denotes the ascendant’s rising sign, and the first house begins at zero degrees of the zodiac sign in which the ascendant falls, regardless of how early or late the ascendant is in that sign. The rising sign’s next sign becomes the 2nd house, the sign after that becomes the 3rd house, and so on. To put it another way, each house is completely occupied by a single sign. This was the primary astrological system in the Hellenistic tradition, and it is still employed in Indian astrology and some early Medieval astrology systems. It is thought to be the oldest dwelling partition system.
The Whole Sign system may have originated in the Hellenistic astrological tradition around the 1st or 2nd century BCE, and then passed on to the Indian and early Medieval astrological traditions; however, the theory that it was brought to India from Western regions is hotly debated. Whole sign houses fell out of favor in the western tradition about the 10th century, and by the 20th century, the system had become virtually forgotten in the western astrological community, despite the fact that it was still utilized in India till the present day. The system was rediscovered and reintroduced into western astrology in the 1980s and 1990s. The difference between equal and whole sign houses is that in whole sign houses, the cusp of the first house is the commencement of the sign that includes the ascendant, whereas in equal houses, the ascendant’s degree is the cusp of the first house.
In astrology, do degrees important for houses?
In the zodiac chart, critical degrees usually indicate a struggle. Critical degrees “may add some extra heft to the planet’s impact in your chart because you have to work a little more in this area of life,” the twins explain. They go on to say that having critical degrees in your horoscope is akin to being born with a retrograde planet.
“While you may face additional challenges,” they say, “pressing on will make you unstoppable and self-sufficient in ways that others may never attain.”
Because nothing in astrology is black and white, the twins emphasize that any degree can be relevant in a chart if a planet creates an aspect (a specific angle that is either 0, 60, 90, 120, or 180 degrees) to another planet in the chart. “This initiates a dialogue between the two (or more!) planets, with them cooperating or competing for your benefit,” they explain.
In astrology, what does 1 degree mean?
As I previously stated, the Sun completes its transit over one zodiac sign in one month (30 days). In 30 days, the Sun will have completed 30 degrees of the zodiac sign. It will cover 1 degree per day, in other words. So, if someone is born on April 19th, the Sun will be at 5 degrees Aries.
In astrology, what does the 23rd degree mean?
If you have any planets in the Zodiac between 22 and 24, you should be aware that Mars is concentrating a lot of energy in this small area. Uranus, the planet of electricity, surprise, and lighting, is at 23 Aries, and this is the degree where Mars is due to station in the coming weeks, so 23 is extremely engaged.
Mars is the planet of violent action retrograde; he acts in a different way, but the effects can be just as disastrous. This week, we’ve seen two powerful examples of this in the headlines. In her birth chart, Jo Cox, the MP who was murdered in the street yesterday, had Chiron (wound) at 23 Aries, which was squarely opposite Uranus (shock) at 23 Libra. Omar Mateen, the Orlando shooter, has his Sun at 24 Scorpio and Mars at 23 Aquarius (community).
Meatloaf, the artist who collapsed on stage yesterday, has transiting Mars Rx on his Jupiter (24 Scorpio), the planet of excess, which is at the top of his horoscope (in the public eye or “on stage).
There is also a lot of force in conceding during a Mars Rx. Bernie Sanders has dropped out of the presidential race in favor of Hillary Clinton, but by doing so, he is advancing his cause. In his natal chart, he has Mars Rx at 23 Aries, opposite Venus at 22 Libra. He’s a capable companion. Senator Elizabeth Warren, the left’s fantasy candidate who could be nominated by Clinton for Veep, also has her North Node on 23 Aries. And what about Hillary Clinton? This is a watershed moment for her, with the South Node in Scorpio at 23 degrees. She will, however, need to change course and acknowledge Sanders and Warren.
****Correction: Bernie Sanders has not abandoned his presidential campaign. It’s more that Clinton’s lead has grown. (As of the 20th of June.) What is clear is that he will continue to contribute to the argument. He must be regrouping right now. It’s possible that becoming President is less essential than guaranteeing meaningful change. *****
When used correctly, this energy can cause a significant shift in direction. Mercury (communications) is in an easy trine to Mars Rx for Chris Murphy, the US Senator who filibustered for 14 hours this week to create place for anti-gun legislation. His message was designed to safeguard his country and his country’s children, both of whom are cancer victims.
At 24, Mars is travelling rearward through Scorpio at a very slow pace. Mars will reach 23 in a few days, then station here and turn straight on June 30. Mars, on the other hand, will remain on the 23rd until July 11th. When Mars goes direct in Scorpio, his own sign, a lot of energy could be released.
Uranus, the planet of explosions, surprises, and energy, is in 23 Aries at the same moment (Mrs Cox was having her Uranus Half-Return). Ceres, the nurturing asteroid, will soon join Uranus in this constellation for the last week of June.
Mars Rx is trining Chiron (25) from Pisces, a sobbing sign. There are a lot of tears being shed right now.
The Full Moon at the Solstice is expected to be particularly powerful. At sunset, both the Sun and the Moon will be visible in the sky, regardless of communication polarity (29 Gemini-Sagittarius). This may herald a war of words (which we all know is already underway), but it also signals that now is the time for communication and discussion, as well as exchanging ideas, listening, and gathering information. It’s possible that the action will go horribly wrong.
If you have a planet in Cancer or Pisces at 23 degrees, you have an easy way to bring that transforming energy forth. The energy is more dynamic when you have anything at 23 Fixed or Cardinal.