The frequency of appearance in the Sun-Mars opposition is one-seventh of conjunction. The same result would occur on the collected charts from all over the world. Why? This is not an astrological anomaly, but an astronomical phenomenon.
I took the picture above when Jupiter, the brightest one in the photo, was approaching to MC. Many astrologers believe MC is the highest place in the ecliptic. Yes, it is. But, not always. Often, the planet appears higher than MC. And it isn’t easy to notice on the horoscope charts because the chart draws 2-dimensional coordinates of the planets. The following are some examples of the images and footage. Continue reading “Is MC not always the highest place?”
If you have a planisphere, observing the ascendant and MC for a certain time and date is very easy. See the instruction below.
Set the time and date you want.
Find the intersections of the ecliptic ( the yellow line circle below ) and the horizon ( the edge of the oval window ).
The intersection at the left-hand side is the ascendant, the right-hand side is the descendant.
Set a ruler vertically on the center of the planisphere (the green line on the diagram below).
Find the intersections of the ecliptic and the ruler. The intersection in the oval window is MC, the other side ( covered side ) is IC.
William Lilly tells us about the signs of Long Ascension and Short Ascension on page 92, Christian Astrology I. This footage shows a simulated sky motion for 48 hours. You’ll see the differences between Long Ascension signs and Short Ascension signs.