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4 articles for "Cazimi"

Cazimi [Astro*Index]

An Arabic term meaning "in the heart of the Sun" used mainly in horary astrology. A cazimi planet is within 0°17' of the Sun's longitude and is traditionally said to be strengthened. The cazimi range is roughly half that of the Sun's observable diameter within which another planet is "corporally joined" to the Sun or in its heart.

See also:
♦ Combust ♦ Under the Sunbeams ♦ Horary Astrology ♦ Longitude
Cazimi [DeVore]

An Arabian astronomical term applied to the center of the Solar disc. It is employed to describe a planet located within an arc of seventeen minutes (17') of the Sun's longitude: or by some authorities within half a degree of the Sun's center. It is then said to be "in the heart of the Sun." Older authorities considered that this position fortified the planet as much as combustion debilitates it. In his dictionary, James Wilson scoffed at this "silly distinction," saying that a planet so placed "is undoubtedly in the worst state of combustion." Most modern authorities are inclined to agree with him, although the favorable and unfavorable qualities it imparts vary according to the planet involved. v. Combust.

See also:
♦ Combust ♦ Under the Sunbeams ♦ Horary Astrology ♦ Longitude

 

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