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ASTROLOGY DICTIONARY

What the #&%@* does that WORD mean???

Many people think that astrology is a secret language. And in a way it is! It's full of symbols and calculations and mystery...which can make it both exciting and confusing. But it's like any other language — once you begin to learn it, it starts to make sense.

This Glossary is like a dictionary or encyclopedia of astrology words and terms. Check out the list of words below, presented both in alphabetical order and by category. Look up a word or phrase that you don't understand.

There are lots of symbols, diagrams and illustrations in the Glossary that help make the meaning clear and easy to understand. And don't miss the article on The Language of Astrology, which can help you put it all together!

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Jump to a letter page:  Or click any word in the tables below.

In Alphabetical Order

A
Age of Aquarius
Air
Angles
Aquarius
Archetype
Aries
Arrowhead
Ascendant
Aspect
Aspect Configuration

B
Birth chart
Boomerang

C
Cancer
Capricorn
Cardinal
Cazimi
Centaurs
Chart
Chiron
Collection of Light
Collective
Combust
Conjunction, Conjunct, Conjoin
Contra-Parallel
Cradle configuration
Cusp

D
Declination
Descendant
Direct
Dispositor
Dissociate Aspect

E
Earth (element)
Earth (planet)
Eclipse
Ecliptic
Element
Equinox

F
Final Dispositor
Fire
Fixed
Full Moon

G
Gemini
God's Fist
Grand Cross
Grand Sextile
Grand Square
Grand Trine

H
Hard Wedge
Houses
Houses (meanings)

I
IC, Imum Coeli
Inconjunct
Intercepted Planet
Intercepted Sign

J
Jupiter

K
Kite
Grand Trine Kite
Yod Kite

L
Leo
Libra
Lights, Luminaries
Lunar Eclipse
Lunar Nodes

M
Mars
MC, Medium Coeli
Mean Lunar Node
Mercury
Mercury Retrograde
Midheaven
Modalities
Moon
Moon’s Nodes
Multiple Conjunction
Mutable
Mutual Reception
Mystic Rectangle

N
Nadir
Natal Chart
Neptune
New Moon
North Node

O
Octile
Opposition
Orb
Out of Bounds
Out of Sign Aspect

P
Parallel
Part of Fortune, Pars Fortuna
Pisces
Planet
Pluto
Points
Precessed Solar Return
Precession of the Equinoxes
Progressions
Ptolemaic Aspects

Q
Quadriform
Quincunx

R
Retrograde
Rising Sign
Rolling Conjunction
Rosetta
Ruler
Rulerships

Sa-Sh
Sabian Symbols
Sagittarius
Saturn
Scorpio
Semi-Sextile
Semi-Square
Sesqui-Quadrate
Sesqui-Square
Sextile
Shadow (planetary)
Shadow (psychological)

Si-Sz
Sidereal Zodiac
Sign
Solar Eclipse
Solar Return
Solstice
South Node
Square
Station(ary)
Stellium
Sun

T
Taurus
Thor's Hammer
Traditional Rulerships
Transit
Transpersonal Planets
Trapeze
Trine
Tri-Octile
Tropical Zodiac
True Lunar Node
True vs Mean Nodes
T-Square, T-Cross

U
Uranus

V
Venus
Virgo

W
Water
Waxing/Waning
Wedge

Y
Yod

Z
Zenith
Zodiac

By Category

Signs

AriesTaurusGeminiCancerLeoVirgoLibraScorpioSagittariusCapricornAquariusPiscesCuspZodiac

Planets and Points

SunMoonMercuryVenusMarsJupiterSaturnPlutoChironCentaursAscendant • Rising SignDescendantIC • NadirMidheaven • MC • ZenithNorth Node • South Node • Lunar NodesPart of FortuneAngles

Personal Astrology

ChartNatal Chart • Birth ChartHousesProgressionsSolar ReturnTransits

Planetary Considerations

RulerRulershipsTraditional RulershipsMutual ReceptionDispositorFinal DispositorDeclinationParallelContra-ParallelOut of BoundsTranspersonal Planets

Retrogrades

Station • StationaryDirectRetrogradeShadowMercury Retrograde

Aspects

ConjunctionInconjunctOctileOppositionOppositionTrineSextileSemi-SextileSemi-SquareSesqui-QuadrateSesqui-SquareQuincunxTri-OctileCazimiCombustDissociate AspectOrbOut of Sign AspectPtolomaic AspectsTranslation of Light

Elements and Modalities

FireEarthAirWaterCardinalFixedMutable

Sun, Moon and Earth

EclipseSolar EclipseLunar EclipseNew MoonFull MoonMoon's NodesLunar NodesNorth NodeSouth NodeTrue Lunar NodeMean Lunar NodeTrue vs Mean NodesEquinoxSolsticeThe LightsWaxing/Waning

Aspect Configurations

ArrowheadCradleGod's FistGrand Trine • Grand Square • Grand Cross • Grand SextileHard WedgeKite (Trine and Yod)QuadriformMystic RectangleMultiple ConjunctionRolling ConjunctionRosettaStelliumThor's HammerT-SquareTrapezeWedgeYod

Zodiac

Tropical ZodiacSidereal ZodiacEclipticSignPrecession of the EquinoxesAge of AquariusSabian Symbols

Astrology and Psychology

ArchetypeCollectiveCollective UnconsciousThe Shadow

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