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1 Yr1 Lesson 1 The Great Circles of Astrology, the Angles, Precession, Cosmic Intelligence Agency 2015

2 Astro Lesson 1! Signs, Symbols, Glyphs and Charts! The Celestial Sphere Great Circles of Astrology - The Ecliptic - Zodiac - The Horizon - - The Prime Meridian - The Prime Vertical Zenith! The Angles of a horoscope! Tropical and Sidereal Astrology 2

3 Signs- Symbols- Glyphs The Astrological Chart 3

4 Signs- Symbols- Glyphs The Astrological Chart 4

5 The Astrological Language The Circles The Planets The Signs The Houses The Aspects 5

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7 Signs- Symbols- Glyphs FIRE EARTH AIR WATER Aries Taurus Gemini Cancer Leo Virgo Libra Scorpio Sagittarius Capricorn Aquarius Pisces 7

8 Modes and Elements 8

9 Planet and sign Glyphs 9

10 Aspects and orbs 10

11 Astrology is Earth centred 11

12 The Celestial Sphere The Great Circles 12

13 Earth centred perspective 13

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15 Astrolabe - Celestial navigation an instrument used to make astronomical measurements, typically of the altitudes of celestial bodies, and in navigation for calculating latitude, before the development of the sextant. 15

16 Our Astrological perspective! Our universe! The fixed stars that surround our solar system the constellations, the moving signs! This solar system, the earth in the solar system! The sun s movement along the ecliptic plane! The movement of celestial bodies and planets,! The rising and setting of stars and constellations 16

17 Celestial Sphere 17

18 Lines of measurement /space 18

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20 The Sun s Path 23 4 North 23 4 South The Sun at the Solstices Summer/Winter North/South 20

21 88 constellations - one path Fixed stars are all measured by ecliptic plane eg: Sun is conjunct Canopus, Canopus is not on the ecliptic 21

22 Division of the ecliptic 22

23 Measuring the Ecliptic, zodiacal longitude 23

24 Along the ecliptic!

25 270 = 0 Capricorn 0 Aries 180 = 0 Libra 90 = 0 Cancer 25

26 The Great Circles! A Great Circle - is any circle whose plane passes through the centre of the Earth! Great Circles important to astrology Celestial Equator* Ecliptic Horizon Prime Meridian Prime Vertical* 26

27 Ecliptic! A great circle on the celestial sphere representing the sun's apparent path during the year! Apparent - Earth is moving around Sun, not the other way around, as seen from our perspective! Called ecliptic because lunar and solar eclipses can only occur when the moon crosses this pathway of the sun.! Ecliptic longitude or celestial longitude measures the distance of an object along the ecliptic! 0 ecliptic longitude is the position of the Sun at the vernal equinox 0 Aries! 0 to 360, all signs divided equally into 30 along ecliptic! Tilted at 23 from equator, the Sun s movement reaches it peak movement at the tropics of Cancer(N) and Capricorn(S), for the Solstices, and the celestial Equator at Equinoxes 27

28 Great planes 28

29 Equator, Celestial Equator! Equator! Celestial Equator -Earth s equator extended into space -A great circle always perpendicular, to Earth s polar axis - ecliptic intersects the celestial equator at equinoxes 0 Aries- 0 Libra 29

30 Horizon! Horizon is a plane specific to a given location Earth! Dividing the visible hemisphere from the invisible! The apparent horizon is a plane tangent to the Earth s surface at a specific location! Where the Horizon and Ecliptic cross, this is known as the Ascendent and the Descendent! Ascendant - what rises in east! Descendant - what sets in the west 30

31 Prime Vertical and Prime Meridian! Prime Vertical - The great circle that intersects the horizon, East and west passing through the zenith and nadir at right angles perpendicular 90 the horizon,! The Prime/Local Meridian This intersection with the Ecliptic creates the MC- IC axis Meridian; MC / IC * - Medium Coeli, MC - Middle sky, Midheaven, - Imum Coeli, IC - bottom sky - point at which local meridian intersects with the ecliptic - north and south - Changeable depends on your location 31

32 Prime Vertical ZENITH Local Meridian MC Horizon ASC DSC Ecliptic IC NADIR 32

33 The 4 Angles of the horoscope MC ASC DSC IC 33

34 Sidereal and Tropical astrology 34

35 Tropical Zodiac 35

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37 Sidereal and Tropical Astrology! Sidereal - star position, constellation, fixed star - Sidereal Aries begins15th April! Tropical - zodiac begins with Sun position at vernal equinox - 0 Aries begins, 12 signs of 30 degrees each follow - 12 x 30 =360 -Tropical Aries begins 20th -21st March,! Now - 25 days/ 25 difference! Due to Precession of the Equinox - 37

38 Precession of the Equinox The wobble Constellational zodiac Age of Aquarius begins when Zero Aries point moves into sign of Aquarius When signs and constellations will overlap be of out of alignment by 30 each(currently 25 ) Current Aries Point is at approx 5 Pisces/constellation 38

39 Precession of the Equinox Both aligned at approx 200 ACE Constellations are not 30 each, vary in size (can t) be divided into 30 degrees each Precession moves the Vernal Equinox point against backdrop of stars - 1 backwards along the ecliptic/zodiac every 72 years, opposite to motion of Sun Age of Pisces to Age of Aquarius Moving the signs out of alignment with the original constellations by 25 Example today Sun at 12 Pisces Tropical - Sidereal /17 Aquarius By moving backwards/ tropical zodiac is nearly a whole sign in fornt of sidereal Movement - credited to Hipparchus and Ptolemy in approx 127 ACE 39

40 The Earth s wobble 40

41 Both Zodiacs Tropical vs Sidereal 41

42 Tropical- Astronomical Virgo constellation more than 50 Scorpio less than 10 (crosses ecliptic) 42

43 The moving backdrop 43

44 -Age of Aquarius 5 degrees away 72 x 5 = 360 years away begins approx ACE -According to tropical astrology - of signs being 30 degrees each -Many variations- orbs(era of influence), many theories exist 44

45 The Great Year - 26,000 years! One complete cycle of moving Aries point/equinox point around ecliptic! Zodiacal Ages! Age of Pisces, Age of Aries, Age of Taurus! Age of Aquarius,! 26,000 approx years divided by 12 signs = 2160 years each! The Platonic Year 45

46 Tropical Astrology follows the 0 Aries point 46

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51 The Zodiac! The great circle divided by 12 signs! Signs used to be same as constellations, the symbols of the season! The meaning has remained, the signs have moved off! The equinox and spring began the year (Northern Hemisphere) 51

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