The ecliptic is represented by a 360-degree circle in an astrology chart. Each of the twelve astrological signs takes up 30 of the 360 circle, starting with 0 Aries.
What are astrological degrees and what do they mean?
The more you learn about your birth chart, the clearer it becomes that astrology is much more than your sun sign and daily horoscope. The degrees of particular planets, with each sign having a specific “critical degree” at the moment of your birth, are one of the numerous elements that determine a birth chart.
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.
What are the best astrology degrees?
Have you ever looked at your horoscope and wondered why there are so many strange degrees and minutes? You’re not alone, after all!
Getting a handle on the mechanics of a birth chart is one of the most perplexing aspects of studying Astrology at first. Look at your own birth chart before reading the rest of this post to see what we’re talking about when we break it down into degrees and minutes.
Math phobics are likely to break out in a sweat when they see the degree circle and minute sign. You don’t have to be concerned: this isn’t difficult calculus. In fact, no matter whose birth chart you have in your hands, after reading this short tutorial, you’ll know exactly what you’re looking at in terms of degrees and minutes.
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Let’s start with decans
Let’s start with an explanation of how the horoscope wheel is filled with degrees. We all know that the zodiac is divided into 12 signs, but did you realize that each sign is made up of 30 degrees? Each zodiac sign is divided into three decans, each of which is equivalent to 30 degrees.
Any sign’s first decan spans 59 minutes and 59 seconds, from 0 degrees to 9 degrees. In the second decan, the temperature rises from 10 to 19 degrees in 59 minutes and 59 seconds. In the third decan, the temperature rises from 20 to 29 degrees in 59 minutes and 59 seconds. This holds true regardless of the sign you’re looking at. Also, every degree has 60 minutes, but we don’t use 60 minutes as a reference point. Instead, we move from 0 (the first minute) through 59 minutes (which is really the 60th minute).
The mystical number 360 is obtained by multiplying 12 by 30. You can feel assured that no matter whose horoscope you have in your hands, it contains 360 degrees. There are no exceptions!
The fact that these 360 degrees reflect one 24-hour day is a striking comparison. As a result, the motion of one 24-hour day here on Earth will be represented by a birth chart in its entirety.
There’s much more interesting significance when you go deeper into the 30 degrees contained in each symbol. Certain degrees are seen to have more significance in a birth chart than others. Critical degrees are the name given to certain kind of degrees.
The key degrees for the Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn) are 0, 13, and 26. They are 8-9 degrees and 21-22 degrees for Fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius). They are 4 and 17 degrees for the Mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces). Do any of these degrees have a planet or sensitive angle in your horoscope? If that’s the case, you should expect a greater concentration on that aspect of your life.
Working with anaretic degrees
Furthermore, due to the karmic nature of being at the beginning of a sign, 0 degrees of any sign is considered a vital degree. Whatever planet or point is at 0 degrees is said to be in the early stages of acquiring lessons about that place. In contrast, an Anaretic Degree occurs when a planet or point is at 29 degrees of any sign, and it represents karmic completeness tied to that planet’s or point’s energies.
If a person’s birth chart contains multiple planets or angles at the Anaretic Degree, it’s conceivable that he or she is a very old soul. There could also be a sense of urgency or a need to complete anything associated to that planet or point energies.
So, what happens if a planet is at 29 59 59 59 59 59 59 59 59 59 59 With the birth of Prince George, we saw an example of this. He was born at 29 degrees and 59 minutes, when the Sun was at the tail end of Cancer. The Sun would have ingressed into 0 degrees Leo if he had been born a few minutes later.
The energies of Cancer and Leo are vastly different! This is why knowing a planet’s or point’s degrees and minutes combined is so important. It aids us in determining the true astrological location of a planet or point. A planet in any sign at 29 degrees 59 minutes is still in that sign. Not to say to such an extent.
What is an astrology late degree?
The natal chart’s final degree of a sign (29, the thirtieth degree) marks the end of an era. The anaretic degree (or ‘degree of fate’) is a term that has a negative connotation. Malefics were given rulership over the final degrees of the signs by traditional astrologers.
In astrology, what does 15 degrees mean?
15 Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius are the Avatar signs. These degrees of the Fixed signs are supposed to bring ingenuity, coincidences, and happy accidents, which can appear supernatural at times. A person with a planet in the avatar degrees is frequently referred to as the “go-to person who gets things done.”
What is the best degree for planets?
The majority of planets should be in this degree group since it has a good mix of experience and energy. Planets between 25 and 29.59 degrees – These are the wise and old folks we need in our lives. These are the planets that, through aspect or conjunction, guide the planets in lower degrees.
To what extent is Jupiter exalted?
Each of the seven traditional planets has one zodiac sign in which it is exalted.
The following are the available positions:
- Sun: Aries 19th degree (i.e., 1800′ 1859′)
- The Moon is in Taurus at the 3rd degree.
- Mercury is in the 15th degree of the zodiac sign of Virgo.
- Venus is in Pisces at 27 degrees.
- Mars is located in the 28th degree of Capricorn.
- Jupiter is located at the 15th degree of Cancer.
- Saturn is in Libra at the 21st degree.
The north node (3rd degree of Gemini) and the south node have also been linked to exaltations (3rd degree of Sagittarius). Early medieval Arabic astrological writings, including as al-11th-century Biruni’s Book of Instruction in the Elements of the Art of Astrology, list these placements. While modern Vedic astrologers value the nodes’ exaltation locations, the western astrological tradition passed down via medieval Europe shows little evidence of their use in practice, both historically and today. In contrast to the Greeks and Persians, Al-Biruni points out that Hindu astrologers of his time disputed on the degree placements of the Sun, Jupiter, and Saturn, and did not accept the node exaltations – a principle he regarded as “very proper.”
Exaltations are one of the oldest and most widely used astrological components.
They have been utilized in ancient Mesopotamian astrology since before the zodiac was known to exist (using reference to constellation positions which shows correspondence with those later attributed to zodiac degrees). According to Francesca Rochberg, the system’s roots may date back to the second millennium BCE, as it is found in the Enuma anu enlil tradition. Joanne Conman argues that the ancient Egyptians revered specific decan stars in the Middle Kingdom. The “places of mystery” mentioned by Rochberg in later Babylonian astrological literature appear to be derived from the Coffin Texts, as are the analogous planetary exaltations or hypsomata in Hellenistic astrology. Attested Babylonian astrological texts predate the coffin texts. Four of the planets’ exaltation patterns coincide and appear to account for the pattern of the honored decans.
Western astrologers are baffled as to why the Babylonians thought these positions were dignified. Although many theories have been proposed over the ages, there are still anomalies that are practically impossible to explain with any consistency, such as the exaltation of energetic Mars in chilly Capricorn, as Robert Hand has pointed out. The planets all rose heliacally at these degrees in the year of the creation of an important temple to the Babylonian god Nabu in the year 786 BC, according to Western sidereal astrologer Cyril Fagan, although this is still hypothetical.
Since aspects were commonly recognized from sign to sign in Hellenistic astrology, it’s unclear whether a planet’s distance from the exact degree of exaltation had much impact.
However, ancient astrologers employed the degree itself; for example, the Hellenistic Lot of Exaltation formula used the exact degree of exaltation of each of the luminaries (the Sun and Moon).
Later Medieval astrology, influenced by the Arab and Byzantine, favored a hierarchy of the five vital dignities, with the domicile ruler being the most important, followed by exaltation in importance.
Each dignity in the hierarchy was assigned numerical values by medieval astrologers, which were tallied to provide an approximate statistical manner of comparison (see Essential dignity.)
Astrologers continue to utilize these weighted appraisals today.
Following the discovery of the three outer planetsUranus, Neptune, and Plutoastrologers theorized about the planets’ putative domicile and exaltation rulerships.
For example, it was believed that Neptune was the “real” domicile ruler of Pisces, so usurping one of Jupiter’s two domicile rulerships. It’s impossible to include new, undiscovered planets in standard procedures since the old system was intricate and symmetrical, leaving no room for them. As a result, most modern astrologers have given up trying to assign exaltations to these additional planets.
The concept of exaltation in traditional Hindu astrology was based mostly on the celestial constellations, also known as Nakshatras, in which the planet was located. In the Sidereal Zodiac, there are 27 Nakshatras. Taking 360/27 yields an exact arc of 13 20 per Nakshatra, keeping in mind that 60 equals 1. Although Jupiter is exalted in Cancer, there are three Nakshatras within the 30 arc of Cancer that Jupiter might occupy: Punarvasu (2000 Gemini to 320 Cancer), Pushya (320 to 1640 Cancer), and Ashlesha (2000 Gemini to 1640 Cancer) (1640 to 2959 Cancer). Jupiter’s actual exaltation in Pushya Nakshatra is indicated by his exaltation at 5 Cancer. Bhaspati, the Gods’ instructor, is Pushya’s Nakshatra Devata. Although Jupiter is still exalted in the sign of Cancer, he will not deliver his full exaltation benefits when he is situated in a Nakshatra other than Pushya. Furthermore, each Nakshatra is divided into four portions, also known as pda, which results in a precise arc of 320 per pda when 1320/4 is used. The four pda stand for Dharma, Artha, Kma, and Moka, which are the four purposes of life according to Vedic tradition. Although Jupiter is strongly exalted in Pushya, Jupiter might be in one of four pda inside the 1320 arc of Pushya: Dharma pda (320-640 Cancer), Artha pda (640-1000 Cancer), Kma pda (1000-1320 Cancer), and Moka pda (1000-1320 Cancer) (1320-1640 Cancer). Jupiter is exalted in Cancer at 5 degrees. This denotes “deep” exaltation in the core of the Dharma pda of Pushya Nakshatra in the sign of Cancer, which explains Jupiter’s exaltation degree astronomically. When Jupiter is in Cancer (which represents the heart), and is influenced by Bhaspati (the Gods’ teacher), and is driven toward righteous behavior (Dharma pda), Jupiter is operating in 100 percent exaltation, in terms of all Jupiter represents.
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.