Astrology Dictionary - H

Astrology Dictionary - H


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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


Hard Wedge

An aspect configuration with two planets in opposition. A third planet is in semi-square aspect (45°) to one planet and sesqui-quadrate (135°) to the other one. This figure consists of all aspects that are conflicting and stressful, yet dynamic and motivating. The energy of the Hard Wedge is one of irritation, annoyance or frustration that drives you to adjust and fine-tune your direction.

See also: Wedge, Semi-Square, Sesqui-Quadrate. Top of Page

Hard Wedge Aspect Configuration



Twelve sections of the chart wheel, derived from time-and-space related points of the chart (e.g., Ascendant, Descendant, Midheaven and IC). Each House represents a different "field of experience" or set of situations or circumstances in our lives. See table below for examples. The cusp of each house is like the doorway into that house, and each house spans the area from its own cusp to the cusp of the next house (moving counter-clockwise). Houses correspond quite a bit to the signs in their archetypal meaning, but are not the same thing. Top of Page Houses of the Chart

Houses of the Chart

Houses (meanings)

There is a loose affiliation between the signs in their natural order and the corresponding houses in the horoscope. The general meanings of the Houses, and their corresponding signs, are as follows:

House Meaning Sign
1 Appearance, persona, outer personality, our "interface" with the world, how others see us. Aries
2 Money, finances, possessions, material abundance and values, what we "have" (both literally and figuratively). Taurus
3 Communication, thoughts, ideas, exchange of information, books, mail/email, short-distance travel, neighbourhoods. Gemini
4 Family, ancestry, nurturing, bonding, belonging, home, real estate, beginnings and endings, the past, Father. Cancer
5 Selfhood, identity, how we see ourselves, children, creative self-expression, drama, heroic leadership, love affairs, fun, gambling. Leo
6 Work (job more than career), health/healing, contribution to the world, service, pets, hobbies, problem-solving, practical analysis. Virgo
7 Marriage, serious committed or close relationships, very close friends, one-on-one interaction, business partnerships, open enemies,  negotiations, legal issues. Libra
8 Death, transformation, rebirth, taxes, insurance, the Mafia, sex, psychology, politics, secrets, the occult, what is private and hidden, power, undercurrents. Scorpio
9 Religion, belief systems, opinions, philosophy, truth-seeking, promotion, teaching, higher education, publishing, broad perspective, justice, long-distance travel. Sagittarius
10 Career, long-term goals, authority, government, what you build in your life,  expectations, rules, status, reputation, maturity, Mother. Capricorn
11 The Collective, groups, clubs, peers, acquaintances, friends, organisations, associations, the future, hopes and wishes. Aquarius
12 Dreams, illusion, imagination, fantasy, alone time, isolation, hospitals, jails, meditation, spiritual Source, Universal love and beauty. Pisces

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