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Ahimsa

Sanskrit conveying the sacredness of life, harmlessness.

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Air

Element of manifestation; personal substance.

Archetypes: Libra, Gemini, Aquarius.

Air complements Stone.

Aither

Greek for quintessence.

Anger

Lack of control fueled by lust; embryonic state of madness.

Animals, the

Twelve character types of the Chinese Zodiac: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig.

Aquarius
  1. Archetype of the Air element and the Fixed mode; the Water Bearer.

    Aquarius represents Supreme Personality.

    Aquarius complements Capricorn.

  2. In astrology the part of the Zodiac (ecliptical division) ruled by Saturn.

Archetype

Original model of character; one of the Archetypes.

Archetypes, the

Twelve character types of the Western Zodiac: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces.

Aries
  1. Archetype of the Light element and the Cardinal mode; the Ram.

    Aries represents Able Vitality.

    Aries complements Scorpio.

  2. In astrology the part of the Zodiac (ecliptical division) ruled by Mars.

    Most astrologers associate the sign of Aries exclusively with Mars. However, the assocation with Pluto fits the order of the Zodiac (ecliptical division) and the Planets perfectly.

Astrology

Knowledge on how to read our cosmic surroundings, particularly the planets in relation to the stars, in order to assess the time and therefore the qualities and development of anything and everything taking birth at a particular moment.

Geocentric astrology applies to births on the planet Earth.

Heliocentric astrology applies to births on the Sun.

Tropical astrology uses the Tropical Zodiac.

Sidereal astrology uses the Sidereal Zodiac.

Ancient astrology uses both Zodiacs.

Compare Astronomy.

Historically the ideas of astrology and astronomy were tied together and practised by the same people as astrology relied on astronomy for its cosmic observations and astronomy relied on astrology for practical correlation and interpretation of these observations. The two terms referred to one and the same science. Sometime after the European Renaissance this understanding was lost by people in the West giving rise to the last century practice of astronomy without astrology, i.e. observation without application.

Astronomy

Intelligence gathering directed towards macroscopic observation of the cosmos; stargazing.

Compare Astrology.

Atma

Sanskrit for self.

Can also refer to the body or the Highest Self.





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