Astrology Dictionary - F

Astrology Dictionary - F


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Age of Aquarius • Air • Angles • Applying • Aquarius • Archetype • Aries • Arrowhead • Ascendant • Aspect • Aspect Configuration

Birth Chart • Boomerang

Cancer • Capricorn • Cardinal • Cazimi • Celestial Equator • Centaurs • Chart • Chiron • Collection of Light • Collective • Collective Unconscious • Combust • Conjunction, Conjuct, Conjoin • Contra-Parallel • Cradle configuration • Cusp

Declination • Descendant • Direct • Dispositor • Dissociate Aspect

Earth (element) • Earth (planet) • Eclipse • Eclipse times • Ecliptic • Element • Equinox

Final Dispositor • Fire • Fixed • Full Moon

Gemini • God's Fist • Grand Cross • Grand Sextile • Grand Square • Grand Trine

Hard Wedge • Houses • Houses (meanings)

IC, Imum Coeli • Inconjunct • Intercepted Planet • Intercepted Sign


Kite • Grand Trine Kite • Yod Kite

Leo • Libra • Lights, Luminaries • Lunar Eclipse • Lunar Nodes

Major Aspects • Mars • MC, Medium Coeli • Mean Lunar Node • Mercury • Mercury Retrograde • Midheaven • Modalities • Moon • Moon's Nodes • Multiple Conjunction • Mutable • Mutual Reception • Mystic Rectangle

Nadir • Natal Chart • Neptune • New Moon • North Node

Octile • Opposition • Orb • Out of Bounds • Out of Sign Aspect

Parallel • Part of Fortune, Pars Fortuna • Pisces • Planet • Pluto • Points • Precessed Solar Return • Precession of the Equinoxes • Progressions • Ptolemaic Aspects

Quadriform • Quincunx

Retrograde • Rising Sign • Rolling Conjunction • Rosetta • Ruler • Rulerships

Sabian Symbols • Sagittarius • Saturn • Scorpio • Semi-Sextile • Semi-Square • Separating • Sesqui-Quadrate • Sesqui-Square • Sextile • Shadow (planetary) • Shadow (psychological)
• Sidereal Zodiac • Sign • Solar Eclipse • Solar Return • Solstice • South Node • Square • Station(ary) • Stellium • Sun

Taurus • Thor's Hammer • Traditional Rulerships • Transits • Transpersonal Planets • Trapeze • Trine • Tri-Octile • Tropical Zodiac • True Lunar Node • True vs Mean Nodes • T-Square, T-Cross


Venus • Virgo

Water • Waxing, Waning • Wedge


Zenith • Zodiac


Final Dispositor

This is a planet that, directly or indirectly, rules all other planets in the chart. This happens only when the planet is in its own sign, as well as there being at least one other planet in a sign that the planet rules. By following each planet down from its sign to that sign's planetary ruler, and from that ruler's sign back to its ruler, all planets must end with that one planet that is in its own sign: the Final Dispositor. This doesn't work if there is a Mutual Reception (two planets in each other's signs) or if two planets are in their own signs. Traditionally, there can only be one Final Dispositor.

Example: If Mercury is in Gemini, there needs to be at least one other planet in either Gemini or Virgo. If all planets can trace their rulerships back to Mercury, then it is the Final Dispositor.

Since we're dealing with rulerships, the question of traditional versus modern rulers is raised. Whichever system you use, it must consistent use only that system for a planet to be a Final Dispositor. For example, say the Moon is in its own sign of Cancer and Uranus is also in Cancer. If all other planets can trace their rulership lineage back to Aquarius (which Uranus rules in the modern system) or Cancer, then the Moon is the Final Dispositor in the modern rulership system. However, in the traditional rulership system, Uranus would not disposit any other planets, since it has no rulership in the traditional system. In that case, the Moon would only be a Final Dispositor if there was another (traditional) planet in Cancer, and if all other planets were ruled, directly or indirectly, by either the Moon or that other planet.

Pronounced: FI-nal dis-POS-itor. See also Dispositor, Mutual Reception, Rulerships.  Top of Page


One of the four Elements. Fire qualities include: enthusiasm, energy, anger, ego, spirit, impulse. Fire signs are: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius. See also: Modalities. Top of Page  


One of the three Modalities. Fixed signs are: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius. Fixed traits are: concentrated, tenacious, inertia, endurance, persistent, stubborn, loyal, anchored, determined, charismatic, proud. See also: Elements. Top of Page  

Full Moon

When the Moon is full in the sky (showing a completely round disk), the Sun and Moon are in an Opposition aspect, meaning they are opposite each other with the Earth in the middle. This is a time when the themes that began at the New Moon (about 14 days before) come to fruition. Emotions are often at wide open at this time. See also: Lunar Eclipse, New Moon, Solar Eclipse. See also the zodiac article on Cancer for more about the phases of the Moon. Top of Page  

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