Astrology Dictionary - L

Astrology Dictionary - L


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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



Traits for the sign of Leo are: passionate, strong willed, enthusiastic, stubborn, optimistic, loyal, idealistic, creative, dramatic, charismatic. Planetary ruler: Sun. Associated with 5th House. Fixed Fire. See also zodiac article on Leo. Top of Page Leo symbol

Leo Symbol


Traits for the sign of Libra are: people oriented, interactive; values beauty and harmony; peace-makers (or war-makers), strategists. Planetary ruler: Venus. Associated with 7th House. Cardinal Air. See also zodiac article on Libra. Top of Page Libra symbol

Libra Symbol

The Lights or Luminaries

"The Lights" is a term that refers collectively to the Sun and Moon — the two brightest lights in the heavens. See also: Sun and Moon. See also article on The Lights. Top of Page  

Lunar Eclipse

This is a Full Moon that is so precisely aligned that the Moon passes through the Earth's shadow cast by the Sun's light. This typically happens twice a year, about 5-6 months apart. Seen at night time from the Earth, the Moon grows dark as it passes through Earth's shadow, and then slowly returns to its normal white colour. It's okay to look at a lunar eclipse (but never look at a solar eclipse). A lunar eclipse typically happens twice a year, about 5-6 months apart. Astrologically, Lunar eclipses are very powerful energy, similar to a Full Moon but more intense. A lunar eclipse will often bring long-term processes of growth to fruition, which may or may not be an easy experience. See also: Solar Eclipse; there is also more information about eclipses
Diagram showing Lunar Eclipse
How long does an eclipse's energy last? Well, it depends... More about that on the Timerange page. Read more in-depth information about Eclipses in our dictionary.

See also: Eclipse timing, Solar Eclipse, Lunar Eclipse, New Moon, Full Moon. Top of Page

Lunar Nodes

There are two lunar nodes — the North Node and South Node. These mark the intersection between the Moon's path around the Earth and the Sun's path through the zodiac (from Earth's viewpoint). When a New Moon or Full Moon takes place close to the Nodes, this is known as a Solar Eclipse and Lunar Eclipse, respectively. Although the Nodes are not physical objects, they are sensitive points in the chart.

The North Node symbolises your "forward motion" point in life, what your overall life lesson is, and some believe it shows your destiny. The South Node shows your "pushing off point" in life, where you've been and what you need to let go of.

See also: Lunar Eclipse, Solar Eclipse, True Lunar Nodes versus Mean Lunar Nodes, Mean Lunar Nodes, Planetary Nodes Top of Page

Diagram of Lunar Nodes

Lunar Node symbols

North Node and South Node Symbols

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