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4 articles for "Descending"

Descending [Astro*Index]

Crossing below the Western horizon.

See also:
♦ Horizon
Descending [DeVore]

Said of a planet in any house from the Fourth to the Ninth. While one may speak of a body as "setting" when it passes below the Western horizon, it is "descending" from the time it passes the Midheaven until it reaches the opposite point, or Imum Coeli.


See also:
♦ Descension ♦ Midheaven ♦ Imum Coeli
Descending Node [Astro*Index]

Also called the south node, the point where a planet's orbit crosses the orbital plane of another plane from north to south with the motion of the planet.

See also:
♦ Node ♦ LunarNode ♦ Ascending Node
Descending Node [Munkasey M.]

Another term for the "South Node". See: "Node"

See also:
♦ Node ♦ LunarNode ♦ Ascending Node


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