1. Different levels of grades within spiritual organizations such as magickal lodges or covens. Also used to identify the level that a member of such a group has achieved, such as a first degree, third degree, etc.
2. The division of a circle into 360 equal parts with each one known as a degree. In astrology, this unit of measurement is used to indicate the positions of signs, planets, etc., in a chart.
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Liz Williams, author of the new Modern Handfasting.
Many of the couples whom we handfast ask us to acknowledge Venus in the ceremony. It's a logical choice, since she's one of the great Classical love...