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Re: Jupiter going direct?

Aug 07, 1997 04:56 PM
by techndex

At 07:38 PM 8/7/97 -0400, Vincent wrote:

>Anyway, could someone describe the meaning of Jupiter going direct in
>terms what it means to the planetary positions? I dont know very much
>about astrology, but I did have an astrologer do my chart and provide an
>interpretation. There is also, according the astrologer, heliocentric
>astrology which he said he knew nothing about. I have the Interactive
>Computer Ephemeris that was distributed by the National Observatory, and
>I have read some of Keplers work. Using the ICE program showed that many
>of Keplers relationships could be verified. There was a near Keplerian
>alignment of Jupiter with Saturn in March of 1994 preceeding the comet
>impacts in July.
>Is "Jupiter going direct" heliocentric or traditional astrology?

Hi Vincent,

Jupiter's going direct is according to traditional astrology which is based
on a geocentric view of the solar system. When a planet is retrograde, it
appears to be going backward in the sky, though of course it actually
isn't. (But, in astrology, symbolism is all-important.) It's simply an
effect of where it is in it's orbit with respect to Earth's. Also, because
of this effect, a planet can appear to stop in its orbit for a few days
when going from retrograde motion to direct motion or vice versa. At that
time, it's said to be stationary. (The Sun and Moon never go retrograde or
stationary, BTW.) Hope this helps.


Lynn Moncrief
TECHindex & Docs
Technical and Scientific Indexing

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