Part Three: The Meanings of the Degree Symbols
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In this work, it is necessary to distinguish between the Zodiac of Signs (or seasons) and the Zodiac of Constellations. To do this a new set of symbols were evolved. The traditional symbols are used when referring to the constellations. The new symbols are used when referring to the Tropical Zodiac of Signs. The traditional symbols are like letters, in that they appear to be fixed. The new symbols for the Tropical Zodiac which measures the constantly changing ratio of day to night throughout the year, all contain some form of spiral or wave motion and seem to echo the reality of Time. The two sets of symbols have a sympathetic similarity. In a very simplistic manner some thoughts about these symbols will be presented.
The main purpose of this article on the I Ching and Astrology, however, is to present a simplified version of the I Ching hexagram symbols for the degrees of the Zodiac. You will find a condensed symbol for each 6 degree segment of the Zodiac. The meanings have been derived from a psychological study of the Chinese Book of Changes (the I Ching).
Using the focus of the Sun, Moon, or any of the planets in your chart, or the Ascendant, the Descendant, M.C. or I.C. look up the symbol for the section of the Zodiac it is in.
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Hexagrams in the Zodiac Degrees