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2 articles for "Doryphory"

Doryphory [Astro*Index]

Old term from Ptolemy meaning "spearbearer" and referring to a planet that rises just before the Sun or slightly after the Moon.

 

See also:
♦ Ptolemaic Astrology ♦ Rising Planet
Doryphory [DeVore]

A Ptolemaic term describing a planet which serves as a sort of bodyguard or John the Baptist to the Sun, rising shortly before it – either in the same or the contiguous Sign. The doryphory of the Moon similarly rises after it. The best meaning of the word is spearbearer.

 

See also:
♦ Ptolemaic Astrology ♦ Rising Planet

 

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