Astrology Dictionary - N

Astrology Dictionary - N


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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



Another name for the IC. Pronounced: Nay-DEER Top of Page  

Natal Chart

A chart calculated for a person's date, time and place of birth. Also called the Birth Chart or Radix. This chart is like a blueprint showing the basic working issues, dynamics, patterns, strengths and weaknesses that were imprinted on the person at the moment of birth. Top of Page  


The planet Neptune symbolises dreams, compassion, surrender, spirituality, meditation, isolation, the ambiguous, deception, the non-physical and Universal Oneness. Discovered in 1846. Planetary ruler of Pisces (modern). Very slow moving — takes about 14 years to go through a sign, and about 165 years to go through all 12 signs. Top of Page Neptune symbol

Neptune Symbol

New Moon

A New Moon is a Conjunction aspect of the Sun and Moon. The Moon is not visible during a New Moon because the Sun's light overpowers it. This is also referred to as "the Dark of the Moon" because there is no Moon visible in the night sky. The New Moon ushers in new themes and cycles of activity that comes to fruition at the Full Moon (about 14 days later). The unconscious is often a bit closer to the surface during this time, so emotions can be a bit more intense than usual. See also: Lunar Eclipse, New Moon, Solar Eclipse. Top of Page  

North Node

One of the two Lunar Nodes. The point where the paths of the Sun and Moon intersect, where the Moon's position moves "north" of the Sun's path. The meaning of the North Node has to do with what you are moving toward and taking into your life, the direction of your growth. It is sometimes associated with the idea of destiny. See also: Lunar Nodes, South Node. Top of Page North Lunar Node symbol

North Node Symbol

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