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Term: Asteroids

DEFINITIONS

Asteroids:

In astronomy, there are between 1.5 and 2 million small bodies known as asteroids that are a kilometer or larger in size. If you include smaller sizes, that number can jump to tens of billions. Although they are primarily found between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, some (such as Chiron, which is between the orbits of Saturn and Uranus) are outside of that range. In astrology, there are four asteroids that are commonly used: Ceres, Juno, Pallas, and Vesta. These are also known as minor planets.

In 1982, a massive joke was played on the astrological community by Batya Stark and Mark Pottenger when they published The Asteroid Ephemeris, a book that supposedly delineated the asteroids Dudu, Dembowska, Pittsburg, and Frigga. Some people believed this to be valid, and have requested updates to this ephemeris from the publisher.




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Divinatory Practices
There are hundreds, perhaps thousands, of different forms of divination and clairvoyant practice. The following lists organize some of the more familiar by the major styles. It is a preliminary effort. Analytical Tables of Clairvoyant & ...
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Planets
The planets (including the Sun and Moon) are the actors in the astrological drama. They represent ten general categories of energy – ten sub-personalities – that reflect facets of your personality and ways that you function in the world. Each planet ...
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What Is A Horoscope?
Your astrological chart, or horoscope, is drawn from calculations based upon the date, time, and place of your birth. Every element of the horoscope (which, if it’s like most Western horoscopes, will be drawn on a circular wheel) is expressed ...
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