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Declination for September 2014


September 2014 Declinations Out of Bounds Transits

Sun
Sun
Moon
Moon
Mercury
Mercury
Venus
Venus
Mars
Mars
Jupiter
Jupiter
Saturn
Saturn
Chiron
Chiron
Uranus
Uranus
Neptune
Neptune
Pluto
Pluto

Transits Out of Bounds are in the pink areas

Declinations are measurements in relation to the Northern and Southern Hemispheres (Latitudes=Declinations) and how the planets appear to transit through the Northern and Southern Declinations.
A quick explain of Hidek and Exdek (Out of Bounds) - The Sun sets a standard path during its transit. The Sun transits to North and South declinations of 23.27 degrees during the Solstice dates (June 22 and December 22) and crosses the equator on this path North and South near the the Equinox dates (March 21 and September 21). The Sun can be Hidek and always is (Hidek) near the dates of June 22 and December 22. Hidek essentially means High Declination when a planet is in the 21 to 23.27 degrees of declination. The Sun can never go Exdek (Exceed Declination) because it sets the standard with its Declination Path. Other planets can exceed the Sun's declination (anything beyond 23.27 degrees declination) at which time it is called Exdek or the more traditional term, Out of Bounds. Do not confuse declination degrees with the standard longitude degrees of the daily transits found on the Ephemeris. They are two different computations and should not be mixed as having the same meaning.

In general, the Declination is the measurement of a planet's movement relative to the Earth's latitudes. It is factor of Astrology that is important but is often overlooked. Declination is similar to a topography of the solar system in action. Too many astrologers study only the distance and speed of the planets in circular orbit, missing the third dimension of the north and south (declination) movement.

In the declination, the planets' travels are measured against the celestial 0° latitude (the equator). The Equator becomes the dividing line between the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. The location of planets in their orbit is described as being north (+) or south (-) of the Equator.

Similar to the standard planetary positions, a declination is measured in degrees. The planet is described as N° north (+) or south (-) the Equator. Planets generally stay within 24 degrees north or south of the Equator. New students can easily be tripped up by the declination measurements since they look exactly like the standard degrees and minutes of the longitude measurments through the astrological signs. To be clear, declinations are measurements of the plantary locations by celestial latitude in relation to the earth.

Declinations are used in determining parallel and contraparallel aspects. When two planets transit the same latitude, they are considered parallel. For example, if the Moon and Venus both transit through 22 degrees south of the Equator at the same time, then they are forming a parallel. If the Moon transits through 22 degrees north while Venus transits through 22 degrees south of the Equator, they would be forming a contraparallel.

It is believed that planets parallel or contra-parallel carry esoteric or karmic meaning if found in your chart based on zodiac signs and the house placements.

FAQ: What time zone and time is the Declination table cast for?
The declination charts that I use for this site are 0:00 UT (aka GMT) and the time is midnight.