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3 articles for "Throne"

Throne [Astro*Index]

Ptolemaic Astrology

Planet in a sign it ruled was said to be "on its throne."

See also:
♦ Tetrabiblos ♦ Ptolemaic Astrology ♦ Face ♦ Essential Dignity
Throne [Astro*Index]

[Gr, thronos, seat]

Ptolemy, in Tetrabiblos I.23, writes of faces, chariots and thrones.

A planet is in its throne when it has more than one essential dignity at its position. For example, Venus at 4° Taurus both rules Taurus and is in its own term. Mars at 2° Scorpio has four dignities: rulership, triplicity, term, and face. A planet "on its throne" is said to have more power. Planets "in their chariots," according to Ptolemy, means the same thing.

See also:
♦ Tetrabiblos ♦ Ptolemaic Astrology ♦ Face ♦ Essential Dignity
Throne [DeVore]

Some astrologers who lean to hyperbole rather than consistency and lucidity describe a planet as on its throne when in a Sign of which it is the Ruler. In a more ancient and more logical usage it was applied to a planet posited in that part of a Sign wherein it had more than one Dignity.

See also:
♦ Dignity ♦ Essential Dignity ♦ Accidental Dignity

 

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