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And God said,Christianity has only called astrology into question in the last 100 to 200 years, and in fact the apocryphal texts, removed by order of King James during the course of the translation he commissioned, speak of Jesus having made prophecies based upon the stars.Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years…
A plain combust is an angle between two planets, one of which is the sun, indicating major challenges and seeking mastery of the involved energies, but leaving the choice with the individual whether to overcome or be overcome by a given dynamic. The course of one's life will be affected by that choice, but the contracted life experience will be fulfilled regardless. In the case of a cazimi, either the involved lessons have already been learned and the configuration indicates this mastery, or they're sure to be realized at an early enough point in this lifetime to be of use to the individual. In the rare instance where this is not the case, the individual is likely unable to function to any great degree in an organized society. In the combust the element is close enough to the Sun to get burned; in the cazimi it's so close it becomes part of the flame of the general being.
The dualities, or one might consider them the first or eminent polarities are generally referred to as masculine and feminine. Six signs are considered masculine (Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, and Aquarius) and six feminine (Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, and Pisces). The masculine energy is complete and externally-oriented, fulfilled through transmission of all that it is into worthwhile efforts. The feminine energy is creative and internally-oriented, fulfilled in creating a world of which it can receive and therefore always be replete. Their placement in the horoscope indicates tendencies of various levels of the individual's energy. See examples.
The triplicities are four groups of three signs sharing a similar elemental focus—fire or spirit (Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius), earth or matter (Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn), air or mind (Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius), and water or emotion (Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces). Fire speaks of life and energy, earth speaks of substance and form, air speaks of intellect and enlightenment, and water speaks of perception and transmutation.
The quadruplicities are three groups of four signs sharing a similar quality—cardinal or leading (Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn), fixed or organizing (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius), and mutable or communicating (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces). The cardinal signs seek, the fixed signs maintain, the mutable signs evolve.
Where there are four elements there are three qualities. The difference between the two can be defined as follows: The three qualities represent body (fixed), mind (cardinal), and spirit (mutable), where the four elements represent the spiritual (fire), the physical (earth), the mental (air), and the emotional (water). Together they cover the seven states of being, the earthen body the foundation (1), the fixed body the guide (2), the water body the source of power (3), the mutable body the point of transition (4), the fire body the source of enlightenment (5), the cardinal body the source of motivation and forward motion (6), and the airy body the point of awareness (7).
In an opposition, two perspectives look across a thing at one another, which may mean the two energies fulfill one another by each containing what is lacking in (i.e. separated from) the other, or that they simply cannot come together. In a quincunx there is a significant difference of perspective but an offset from the opposite position which affords a fairly clear view from one to the other, thus each component generally has the effect of expanding the other.