The #Astrology of Anaretic Degrees

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(Astrology Explored) Why Is The 29º Of A Planet (the anaretic degree) considered More Than All The Other degrees?

Mercury is retrograde which is my excuse. I have bunches of good astrology articles on Quora that aren’t getting as much love as they should and the WordPress phone app makes it easy to post, so I’m sharing a few here.

Astrologer Anthony Picco asked me the above question on Quora, and pleased as punch I answered it straight away.

Astrologers consider 29 degrees of any sign an anaretic, or critical degree. Actually, there is a broad list of critical degrees, and not just the number 29.

Here is a list critical degrees I got from Cafe Astrology:

Classic critical degrees are as follows:

0, 13, and 26 degrees of the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn)

8-9 and 21-22 degrees of fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius); and

4 and 17 degrees of mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces).

And then there are 29 degrees which also seems significant. But why? Continue reading

#Astrology and Anxiety: Relax–It’s Only A #GrandCross

Astrology and Anxiety (Astrology Explored) You’ve noticed it too, right? The past couple days people are acting stressed and weird and you wonder if somehow you slipped into an alternate universe, right?

Yeah.

No.

Things aren’t going to blow up in your life (unless your chart says so) and no the axe of doom is not going to fall on you. What’s going on here, folks is a grand cross. What is a grand cross? For those that don’t know, it is a configuration in the heavens where four planetary bodies are in challenge and opposition aspect to each other. It’s like astrological weather. When it rains, you can’t help but to get hit with raindrops.

Significantly, this cross is in mutable signs, which is like having a roomful cats in a roomful of rocking chairs trying to avoid the other cats and the rocking chairs. Continue reading