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Cardinal Points

Another feature of the Uranian System is the incorporation of the Cardinal Points in every horoscope. The modern mundane astrologer casts a horoscope for the moment the Sun enters 0° of each of the Cardinal signs in order to make a forecast for the coming three months. This is an ancient technique of known value. The use of a 90° Dial allows the Uranian astrologer to modify the technique for use in personal horoscopes. Since all Cardinal signs lie together on the 90° chart, only one point is used to represent 0° of all the Cardinals, and this is 0° Aries. 0° Aries is known as the Aries Point. This is the point at which the astrologer sees the individual’s connection to the world in general. World-famous people have the Aries Point active in the planetary pictures of their horoscopes. The Aries point is looked upon as a Personal Point and is handled as such in the interpretations of planetary pictures.

The use of Antiscia is another ancient technique adapted for the Uranian System. A line is drawn from 0° Cancer to 0° Capricorn to provide an axis for Antiscia. Each planet has its Antiscion at the point across and equidistant from this axis, making 0° Cancer or 0° Capricorn the midpoint between the planet and its Antiscion. The Antiscion of a planet or Personal Point is in itself another Sensitive Point. When the Antiscion is activated by Natal, Directed, or Transiting planets, the Uranian astrologer has an additional insight into the horoscope. The 360° and 90° Dials clearly show Antiscia.

The Meridian House System is the house system used by all Uranian astrologers. Unlike all other traditional house systems, where the cusp of the 1st house is always the Ascendant, the Meridian House System’s 1st House cusp is not the Ascendant. The cusp of the 1st House in the Meridian House System is known as the Equatorial Ascendant, because it would indeed be the Ascendant if the person were born at the Equator. The traditional Ascendant, arrived at by the consideration of latitude, is still the Ascendant of the chart. Notice that in all horoscopes shown in this chapter, there is an Ascendant (marked A) as well as an Equatorial Ascendant (marked Eq). All astrologers can improve their productivity and their accuracy of delineation and forecasting by using a movable dial, Planetary Pictures, the Equatorial Ascendant, and Solar Arc Directions.

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