3 articles for "Vertical"

**Vertical**[DeVore]

Virtually synonymous with perpendicular, save that vertical applies more to abstract things and implies the general direction of the zenith, while perpendicular applies more to concrete things and implies a general downward direction toward Earth's center. Astronomically and astrologically it is employed with reference to the celestial circle, the circle in which one stands when facing south. *(v. Celestial Sphere.)*

See also:

♦ Astronomy ♦ Gravity ♦ Celestial Sphere

**Vertical Arc**[Astro*Index]

A method of *direction* developed by Charles Jayne. The *midheaven* is progressed by *solar arc*, reduced to a *RAMC* and used to derive the appropriate angles, using the natal latitude only. The position of the natal *vertex* is subtracted from the directed vertex, and this arc is added to the natal planetary positions, which are then aspected in the usual manner.

See also:

♦ Direction ♦ Midheaven ♦ Solar Arc ♦ Ramc ♦ Vertex

**Vertical Circle**[Munkasey M.]

A great circle which is perpendicular to the Horizon and which also passes through the Zenith and the Nadir.

See also:

♦ Horizon ♦ Azimuth Angle ♦ Azimuth ♦ Zenith ♦ Nadir

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