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Parallel :
An aspect formed when two planets are in the same declination, that is, when they are the same distance north or south of the celestial equator. Generally considered to operate much like the conjunction.
Perihelion :
The point in a planet’s orbit where it is closest to the sun and moving as fast as it can. This often intensifies the planet’s effects on us (especially for those planet’s further from the sun than the Earth), as we are getting a “close up view” of it.
Personal Planet :
A faster moving planet that represents “ordinary” states of awareness or everyday workings of the mind. Includes the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, and Mars. Also known as inner planet.
Prime Vertical :
The vertical plane over an observer that passes directly east-west and straight overhead. One of the fundamental planes defining local space, along with the horizon and the meridian. See also House.
Ptolemaic Aspect
In western astrology a Ptolemaic aspect is one of the five major aspects employed in astrological charts. Specifically, the Ptolematic aspects include the conjunction, sextile, square, trine and opposition.

The Ptolemaic aspects are referred to as such because they are the only five aspects that were recognized in the Tetrabiblos of Claudius Ptolemy, which is one of the oldest surviving and most influential texts on horoscopic astrology in the western astrological tradition.

The Ptolemaic aspects are usually contrasted with what are referred to as the non-Ptolemaic aspects, which are any aspects besides those employed by Ptolemy. This would include the aspects introduced by Johannes Kepler in the 17th century, such as the semi-sextile, semi-square, quintile, biquintile and sesquidrate, as well as any aspects introduced by others in later centuries.

As an alternate convention, sometimes the Ptolemaic aspects are referred to as the “major aspects“, while non-Ptolemaic aspects are referred to as “minor aspects”.

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