Astrology dictionary section C

Astrology dictionary section C


Boreal signs are the six signs in the Northern hemisphere which are Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo and Virgo.


Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn are cardinal signs. In astrology readings they can show quick action and change.


Celestial Body is a term that can be used for the Sun, Moon, planets, asteroids and stars.


The Earth's equator is extended on to the celestial sphere to create the celestial equator, which divides the sky into the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.


The celestial latitude is a measurement of the distance in degrees, minutes and seconds north or south of the ecliptic.


The celestial longitude is a measurement of the distance in degrees, minutes and seconds along the ecliptic.


The great circle that passes thorough the zenith, nadir and celestial poles. The celestial meridian is a circle projected onto the celestial sphere that passes through the poles and the north and south poles of the horizon. The meridian of longitude of an observer is projected onto the celestial sphere.


The north and south poles of the Earth projected into space are the celestial poles.


The celestial sphere is of an infinite size with the Earth at its centre. The Earth's poles and equator a projected onto the celestial sphere, they are called the celestial poles and celestial equator.


Chart aspect patterns are created when celestial bodies in aspect with each other form a pattern, although celestial bodies not in aspect with each other can be linked to celestial bodies that are in aspect so an aspect pattern can be formed.


There is one opposition aspect, two trine aspects and three sextile aspects in this aspect pattern. Trines show ability and sextiles show opportunities that are easily received and used that are available to balance what is represented by the two celestial bodies in opposition.


There are four squares, two oppositions and five semi-squares in this chart aspect pattern. It has the influence of two t-squares, and the influence of the semi-square aspects add some minor difficulties which are irritating and can be a source of friction. Although this is not an easy pattern to live with there are valuable and constructive experiences.


There are two oppositions, four squares, two trines and two sextiles in this chart aspect pattern. This is more challenging than the wedge chart aspect pattern due to the square aspects, but more is likely to be learned and achieved compared to the influence of the wedge.


There are two oppositions, four squares, two sextiles and two trines in this chart aspect pattern. It's similar to the double t-wedge chart aspect pattern, except the arrangement of the wedges are also linked to the mystic rectangle chart aspect pattern.


There are four square aspects and two oppositions in this aspect pattern; the two oppositions form a cross pattern on the chart. People who have this aspect pattern in their birth chart often have substantial obstacles that have to be confronted. Courage may be required to gain success from overcoming personal obstacles. Due to where the planets in the grand cross are located they are usually all in cardinal signs (cardinal grand cross), fixed signs (fixed sign cross) or in mutable signs (mutable sign cross). The cardinal grand cross shows there is a desire to overcome personal difficulties; drive and energy are required to deal with resistance so something substantial can be achieved. The fixed grand cross can show a tendency to resist change due to the challenges that may have to be dealt with; possibly due to stubbornness, apprehension or fear. The mutable grand cross shows there may be little difficulty accepting change; personal obstacles will be overcome by working around problems rather than confronting them.


There are five quintiles in this aspect pattern which form a five pointed star pattern on the chart. Natural abilities are indicated by what each celestial body in the aspect pattern represents; when they're combined a special talent or an ability to do something remarkable is likely when this aspect pattern is in a birth chart.


There are six sextiles, six trines and two grand trines in this aspect pattern. An exceptional amount of opportunities and good fortune are indicated, but there may be a tendency to allow good opportunities slip away unnecessarily. The celestial bodies in this aspect pattern indicate the abilities that can be used to take the maximum advantage of favourable opportunities when they occur. 


There are three trine aspects in this aspect pattern; the celestial bodies in this configuration are usually in the same element (air, earth, fire, water). It can show a tendency to take something for granted; the grand trine can also show where little effort has to be made to develop natural ability or talent. The air grand trine shows natural ability is associated with communication; the earth grand trine is associated with practicality; the fire grand trine is associated with energy and the water grand trine is associated with emotion.


There are one opposition, two squares and three trines in this chart aspect pattern which is a combination of a t-square and a grand trine. The celestial bodies in the grand trine can ease the challenges due to the t-square.


There are one opposition, three squares and four semi-squares in this chart aspect pattern. Major challenges that also create friction, tension and irritation may be experienced. To resolve the issues indicated by the celestial bodies in square and semi-square aspects, a balance of what is represented by the celestial bodies in opposition has to be found.


There is one opposition, three trines and two sextiles in this chart aspect pattern. The grand trine is also in this chart aspect pattern. The sextiles linked to the opposition show an ability to see the positive side of lessons learned from personal difficulties that can make life easier once they are overcome.