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Dictionary and Glossary of Astrological Terms starting with letter 'E'



Earth Signs
The twelve signs of the zodiac are divided into four elements know as earth, air, fire, and water. The earth signs are Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn.
East Point
There are several definitions for East point. It is one of the four cardinal points of the horoscope, the direction in which the Sun rises, the rising degree of the first house and it also applies to the entire six houses which occupy the left half of the horoscope, the Eastern houses form 10th to the 3rd house.
Eclipse
When the light of the Sun or Moon is obstructed due to the alignment of the Earth, Sun and Moon on same plane or declination. Solar eclipse happens only at New Moon and Lunar eclipse only occurs at Full Moon.
Ecliptic
The path or orbit of a plane around the Sun.
Ekadhipatya Reduction
A method uses in Ashtaka varga system of prediction used in Vedic Astrology.
Electional Astrology
It is a branch of astrology dealing with selecting or electing the best time to initiate any given activity or project like marriage, journey, buying land or house, moving into a new home etc.
Elements
The twelve signs of the zodiac are divided into four elements know as earth, air, fire, and water. The fire signs are Aries, Leo and Sagittarius, the earth signs are Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn, the air signs are Gemini. Libra and Aquarius and the water signs are Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces.
Elevation
Elevation is the angular distance of any heavenly body above the horizon. Most elevated planet will be near the midheaven or the tenth house and is said to exert strong influence on the entire chart.
Elongation
The angular distance of an interior, planet from the Sun, as viewed from the Earth. The maximum elongation which Mercury attains is 28 degrees; Venus, 46 degrees. Consequently in any horoscope the only aspects Mercury can form to the Sun are a conjunction and semi-sextile; and for Venus, these are conjunction, semi-sextile and semi-square.
Ephemeris
A book containing position of planets and other astronomical data.
Epoch
Mostly uses as term Prenatal Epoch and applies to a system of birth time rectification in which the Moon's position ten lunar months previous to the birth moment becomes the ascending or descending degree for the moment of birth.
Equal House System
In equal house system, all the houses are equal in width. Thus, someone born when Leo 25 degrees rises would have a first house that began at 25° Leo, a second house that began at 25° Virgo and third house that began at 25° Libra and so forth.
Equator
The equator is the imaginary line drawn around Earth where the Earth's circumference is largest and thus separating the Earth into two exactly equal parts know as northern and southern hemispheres.
Equatorial Ascendant
The Equatorial Ascendant is the sign and degree rising over the Eastern Horizon at the Earth's equator at any given time.
Equatorial Coordinates
Equatorial coordinate is system used in specifying the positions of celestial objects.
Equinoctial Signs
The equinoctial signs are Aries and Libra, which begins on the vernal or spring equinox, and which marks the autumnal equinox respectively.
Equinox
The equinoxes meaning equal nigh in Latin are the two points in the year when the length of the day and night are equal all over the world. These are the vernal or spring equinox, which occurs on or around March 21 and the autumnal equinox, which takes place on or around September 23.
Esoteric Astrology
Esoteric is derived from the Greek esoteros, meaning "inner" or "within". It goes beyond the normal predictive astrology and seeks to incorporate the personality within a broader framework of the soul. It is more concerned with causes than with effects.
Essential Dignity
When a planet is located in one of the signs of the zodiac it is said to rule, then it is in its essential dignity, as distinct from its accidental dignity. Venus, for example, would be said to be in its essential dignity if found in the sign Libra and will be in accidental dignity if it is found in the seventh house.
Exaltation
Exaltations are sign positions of a planet said to be more favorable for a planet than even the signs it rules. Sun, for example, rules Leo and is said to be well placed in this sign. But Sun is even better placed in Aries, the sign of its exaltation.


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Written by Sanjay Sharma, © 2011, revised August 2015