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From the Sky to the Chart Form

 

Our astrological 360° chart form (European style chart) represents the plane of the zodiac along which our Earth moves in the course of a year. In addition, the fact that almost all of the planets move in planes that are almost (but not quite) identical or coincident with our ecliptic gives the zodiac plane even greater importance than it would otherwise have. In fact, most astrologers use just the zodiac longitude of the planet's positions on the plane of the zodiac and ignore the latitude or elevation of the planet either above or below the ecliptic plane. Figure D shows how the ecliptic sphere is projected on a the paper chart form used by astrologers.

 

From the Sky to the Chart Form

 

 

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