Astro*Dictionary by Michael Erlewine

5 articles for "East"

East [DeVore]

(1) One of the four cardinal points.
(2) The general direction in which the Sun rises, particularly at the equinoxes.
(3) The rising degree at the cusp of first house, placed at the midpoint on the left side of the map.
(4) Loosely applied to the entire six houses which occupy the left half of the ma@he Eastern houses: 10, 11, 12, 1, 2, 3.

♦ Cardinal Point
East Point [Prima]

The intersection of the celestial equator and the horizon in the east. See also west point.

♦ Celestial Equator ♦ Horizon ♦ West Point
East Point [Munkasey M.]

(1) The East Point of the Horizon.
(2) An incorrect term for the "Equatorial Ascendant".

♦ Celestial Equator ♦ Horizon ♦ West Point
East Point House System [Astro*Index]

A pseudo-house system which uses pseudo-house circles which pass through the East and West points of the Horizon, and through a set of points spaced at 30°-steps along the Meridian, beginning at the Zenith, and proceeding toward the South Point on the Horizon. Thus, each pseudo-house is of equal size (30°). The cusps of the houses are located at the intersections of these pseudo-house circles and the Ecliptic. Note that the MC is not the same as the 10th cusp, and that the ASC is not the same as the 1st cusp. This pseudo-house system is included more for academic reasons, than for any practical considerations; it has not enjoyed any advocates, nor have any tables been printed.

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Sample: Given that:
obl = +23.45°
LAT = +37.00°
ST = 07:32:00 = 113.00°
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♦ House System ♦ Zenith ♦ Pseudo-house Circle ♦ Horizon ♦ Ecliptic ♦ Meridian ♦ Mc ♦ Asc ♦ House Cusp
East Point House System [Prima]

A pseudo-house system using pseudo-house circles that pass through the east point and west point of the horizon and through a set of points spaced at 30° intervals along the meridian (beginning at the zenith and proceeding toward the south point of the horizon). Each pseudo house is thus of equal size (30°). The cusps of the houses are located at the intersections of these pseudo-house circles and the ecliptic. The MC is not the same as the 10th-house cusp and the ASC is not the same as the 1st-house cusp.

This pseudo-house system is included more for academic reasons than for any practical considerations; it has not enjoyed any advocates, nor have any tables been printed.