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Burning sun[1]

Term used for a planet that is closely conjunct the Sun; i.e. when it is located within 8.5 degrees, in the same sign.


In classical and horary astrology, this was considered to have a negative influence on the planet involved. Because of its principally small elongation (short distance from the sun), planet Mercury quite often gets "weakened" this way.

The negative connotation has largely disappeared from modern astrology in birth chart interpretation.

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Notes and References

  1. Artist: Oskar Herrfurth (around 1930)