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    Moon15Capricorn27'28"17s33
    Mercury9Capricorn28'46"25s10
    Venus15Capricorn35'48"23s39
    Mars14Aquarius6'30"17s45
    Jupiter22Leo17'36"r14n51
    Saturn29Scorpio56'22"18s15
    Uranus12Aries34'13"4n21
    Neptune5Pisces11' 3"10s18
    Pluto12Capricorn51'26"20s39
    TrueNode16Libra4' 0"r6s19
    Chiron13Pisces29'57"2s10
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Frequently asked questions

Understanding Astrology > Celestial Points and Bodies

  1. Which Lilith do you use in astrology? There are more than one, right?

    The astrological tradition of Lilith/Dark Moon originates primarily in France and has spread over large parts of Europe in the last 25 years from there.
    At least in Europe, Lilith always refers to the second focal point of the Lunar orbit, or to the Lunar apogee, which both are on the same axis and at the same position of the zodiac, from a geocentric viewpoint.
    The terms 'dark moon' and 'black moon' are both used for the same mathematical point. The asteroid Lilith is a real asteroid (#1181), but there is no relevant astrological tradition associated with it. Currently there are about 36'000 numbered asteroids known with precise orbits, in the average you find 100 of them in every degree of the zodiac.
    There is also a theory about a fictitious second Earth Moon. These are not documented by contemporary astronomers, even when a 100 years ago some astronomers have claimed to have seen such invisible objects.
    Please see section 2.6 of the Swiss Ephemeris documentation for our policy as ephemeris authority regarding fictitious objects.
    See also Lilith - The Dark Moon

  2. What can you tell me about asteroids in astrology?

    There is no public source on the web covering a large number of asteroids. Schmadel's asteroid enzyclopedia is the best source, but its website is for subscribers only; you need to buy the 150 USD book from Springer to get access.
    Otherwise try www.google.com and enter something like "astrology and asteroids" - there should be some information around.

  3. What do fixed stars mean in astrology?

    www.astro.com does not specialise in this field. Please find some book on Fixed Stars, e.g. by Bernadette Brady, who has done some inspired writing on the subject ("Brady's Book of Fixed Stars").

 

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