This won't take long. Just because it's important - it doesn't necessarily
mean that this will take forever to explain... planets located in the
first couple of degrees of a zodiac sign and the last couple of degrees
of a Zodiac sign can potentially be very important to take note of in
a chart interpretation.
in astrology and among astrologers, there's a wee bit of differing opinion
on this issue. Some folks still (mistakening) believe that the energy
of a sign peaks in the middle degrees of the sign and then gradually
wanes in the final degrees. This particular "born on the cusp"
minority theory proposes that (for instance) someone born late in the
time period when the Sun is located in Gemini will have a blend of both
Gemini and Cancer characteristics.
those of us who know better (cocky, ain't I - but then it's my web
site), realize that the first and the last degree planets are often,
in fact, VERY powerful representatives of the particular sign that they're
First Degree planets display the sense of a brand new rush of energy
as it enters the sign.
Last Degree planets display the sense of a final power surge before
the energy changes to the next sign.
Richard Idemon believed that these first and last degree placements
were in what he called: "positions of potential instability." Idemon
felt the first degree planets have an Aries (new, fresh) quality to
them and the final degree planets have a Pisces (dissolution) quality.
Both (first and last) energies have a "fragility" to them - but both
are nevertheless powerful representatives of their particular Zodiac
how will paying attention to this knowledge influence the overall interpretation
of a chart? I don't know. It's one of those magical moments called:
"Use Your Intuition." All I'm saying is that it's
a good idea to pay a little extra attention to those planets located
in the first couple of degrees and the last couple of degrees of a Zodiac
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