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    Current Planets
    1-May-2016, 07:03 UT/GMT
    Sun11Taurus20'13"15n14
    Moon25Aquarius41'46"10s55
    Mercury23Taurus18'46"r20n33
    Venus1Taurus33'48"10n51
    Mars7Sagittarius42'47"r21s42
    Jupiter13Virgo21'34"r7n49
    Saturn15Sagittarius20'25"r20s50
    Uranus21Aries39'27"7n53
    Neptune11Pisces31'57"7s59
    Pluto17Capricorn26'37"r20s51
    TrueNode20Virgo29'54"3n46
    Chiron23Pisces52'35"1n22
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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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