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Meanings of the Zodiac by Degree

Every degree of the zodiac was thought to hold a distinct meaning, based on the positions of fixed stars, and the Qualities ruling each spot. Throughout history, various authors have attempted to list these meanings from the popular Sabian Symbols of the early 20th century, the ancient arabic Mansions of the Moon to the Anatomy. We have a big collection of meanings by degree here - Lame or Mutilated Degrees, Monomoira, Dignities by day or by night. And authors: Carelli, Charubel, Cochrane, Hensen, Carelli, La Volasfera, Matthews, Muir, and Weber

The most popular interpretation by degrees is the Sabian Symbols which are odd statements created by a psychic early in the 20th Century. There exist a number of other such lists. All pages in Zodiac by Degree are include for educational purposes: to compare with other interpretation by degree delineations in order to study correspondences between the authors. Wish wish to see if there exists an underlying truth or if some or all of these are arbitrary

When degrees are mentioned in astrological discussions, it is important to remember the difference between the actual degree such 15Le13 which designates the precise position, and the ordinal number such as 16th degree of Leo. When discussing the 16th degree of Leo one is referring to 15.00 until the 15.99 of Leo. These count like birthdays - a baby's first year is from the time of birth until his first birthday. The first degree of a sign is from 0 - .99 of that sign. The 30th degree is from 29 until the beginning of the next sign.

Meanings of Degrees

The meaning of each degree of the Zodiac derives from the Qualities attributed to the various groupings of degrees.

  • The major influence is the Zodiac Sign is a 30 degree grouping
  • the Triplicity of the sign is also a 30 degree grouping
  • The Faces Divide the Sign into 3 groups each 10 degrees.
  • There are five bounds or Terms in each Zodiac sign, the size of each varies.
    • Terms also contains descriptions of meanings and interpretations for each of the terms as defined by Valens.
  • Another rarely used technique called Monomoira assigns a ruler for each degree.
  • "Dodekatamoria" Also known as "twelfth part". This is the division of a sign into 13 equal sections, based upon the Moon's monthly cycle against the background stars.
  • Lunar Mansions The arabic sky has few obstructions, so the 28 positions of the moon provided a easy segmentation of the sky. Each shows represents the moons movement during a 24 hour period.

Tables showing significance of each degree of the Zodiac

  • Monomoira Ancient technique of assigning a planetary ruler to each degree.
  • Fixed Stars Show specific degrees that take meanings directly from the Stars themselves.

Essential Dignity by Degree

Angles and Degrees

Interpretations by Degree

Here are authors who published lists of meanings of degrees. The Sabian Symbols are by far the most popular followed by La Volasfera. We have not tried all of these, there are many times where we have gained valubable insights useing the Sabian Symbols. These can also be used to interpret the meaning of a "Prenatal Eclipse" Find the degree of the Prenatal Solar Eclipse and then read the meaning.

  • Carelli Degrees The meaning of each of the degrees as given by Adriano Carelli in "The 360 Degrees of the Zodiac" published in 2004.
  • Charubel Degrees John Thomas (1826-1908) - a Welsh mystic of the late 1800s. As a clairvoyant, occultist and healer he was better known by his professional name, Charubel.
  • Cochrane Degrees List created by David Cochrane, author of the Kepler Astrology software
  • Hensen Degrees From "Degrees of the Zodiac" by Donna Walter Henson published by American Federation of Astrologers in 2000.
  • Kozminsky Degrees Isidore Kozminsky wrote in the early 1900's. I've not yet found the original publication date of his "Zodiacal Symbology and its Planetary Power."

  • La Volasfera This is another popular set of images for the degrees publish by Sepharial (1864-1929) who claimed his symbol set was a translation of La Volasfera, by Antonio Borelli (or Bonelli).
  • Matthews Degrees From "Fixed Stars and Degrees of the Zodiac" analyzed By Ec Mathews in 1968.
  • Muir Degrees Written by Ada Muir, in "The Degrees of the Zodiac Analyzed" in 1967.

  • Sabian Symbols The Sabian symbols were produced in 1925 by Elsie Wheeler and Marc Edmund Jones. These are the most popular interpretations by degree. Dane Rudhyar has written an impressive interpretation of meaning Sabian Symbols.
  • Weber Degrees We are still searching on more information on the origins of the Weber version of Zodiac Degrees. These are most likely by Astrology Author Lind Weber.

See also

  • Lame or Mutilated Degrees Very old system designating certain degrees to indicate physical disabilities which were more common in ancient times.
  • Monomoira This is an ancient system recorded by Vettius Valens. The Planets are each assigned to a degree in a repeating order.
  • Dignities by day or by night The Essential Dignities for planets passing through the Zodiac changes often on a daily basis for most planets and the Sun, more frequently for the Moon. Triplicity rulers change even more often, for they are different during daylight hours from the ruler at night. I made this series so that one can readily see differences as the planet or luminary progresses through various degrees. See also Essential Dignity Diagrams for a wheel version of these charts.

    The charts are small initially to help demonstrate visually the difference between the night rulerships and the day rulerships. The color helps to get a quick "feel" for the energy of the degree and how it varies day to night, sign to sign and similarities between the Triplicity groups.

Our Goal

The most popular interpretation by degrees is the Sabian Symbols which are odd statements created by a psychic early in the 20th Century. There exist a number of other such lists. All pages in Zodiac by Degree are include for educational purposes: to compare with other interpretation by degree delineations in order to study correspondences between the authors. Wish wish to see if there exists an underlying truth or if some or all of these are arbitrary

Other systems

We have not yet investigated these:
  • "Zodiac by Degrees: 360 New Symbols" by Martin Goldsmith, 2004, Weiser Books, ISBN-10: 1578633044, ISBN-13: 978-1578633043
  • Sepharial mentioned two very early texts are no longer easily obtained and are rarely mentioned in more modern writings.
    • Italian philosopher Pietro d'Abano (1250-1315)
    • Johannes Angelus, sixteenth century.
  • Jandua from 1930's Au début des années 30, Janduz publia Les 360 degrés du Zodiaque, un livre illustré qui reprend l'interprétation de la Volasfera de Antonio Borelli, mais en la remodelant et en changeant la séquence de plusieurs degrés symboliques. Elle a aussi tenu compte de l'influence des étoiles fixes et de la Cabbale. Elle a accompli un travail très complet et intéressant qu'Astrotheme est fier d'être le premier à l'offrir au monde de l'astrologie. Nous avons soigneusement passé en revue les textes originaux et nous les avons entièrement réécrits afin de les adapter aux réalités du XXIè siècle. Dans quelques cas, nous avons conservé la terminologie traditionnelle qui restitue si bien le charme suranné de l'époque.


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