Encyclopedia of Astrology
Accidental Ascendant. A device employed by Evangeline Adams whereby to draw Horary interpretations from a natal Figure. In applying this method one determines the Ascendant for the moment the question is propounded, and rotates the Figure until this degree occupies the East point.
Accidental Dignity. See ‘Dignities’
Acronycal. Said of the rising after sunset, or setting before sunrise, of a planet that is in opposition to the Sun, hence in a favorable position for astronomical observation.
Acronycal place. The degree the planet will occupy when it is in opposition to the Sun.
Active Influence. That which results from an aspect between two or more astrological factors or sensitive points, thereby producing the action that can materialize in an event.
Adept. One who has attained to proficiency in any art or science. It may be said of a skilled astrologer who, through spiritual development, has attained to superior powers and transcendental knowledge concerning the origins and destiny of mankind. Formerly said of an alchemist who had attained the ‘great secret’ – presumably that concerning the ‘transmutation of metals’. Its modern application is to the transmutation of unfavorable cosmic stimuli and the baser emotions into nobler impulses – thereby achieving the triumph of mind over matter, and ofthe spiritual over the carnal.
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