MOA Tarot & Astrology

Glossary of Terms

Twelve archetypes associated with the zodiac/Named formations of stars
  • Ari, a
  • Masculine cardinal fire (lightning)
  • Signified by the ram
  • Runs generally from March 21-April 19
  • Rules the Emperor card
  • Manifests first and seventh ray energies
  • I Am
  • New- and reborn
  • Self, ego, and personality
  • Governed by Mars
  • Governs the head
  • Red
  • Diamond
  • Iron
  • Tau, s
  • Feminine fixed earth (clay)
  • Signified by the bull
  • Runs generally from April 20-May 20
  • Associated with the World card
  • Rules the Hierophant card
  • Manifests fourth ray energy
  • I Have
  • Toddlerhood
  • Property and money
  • Governed by Venus
  • Governs the neck and throat
  • Pale blue and mauve
  • Emerald
  • Copper
  • Gem, d
  • Masculine mutable air (nebula)
  • Signified by the twins
  • Runs generally from May 21-June 20
  • Rules the Lovers card
  • Manifests second ray energy
  • I Think
  • Child
  • Thought and personal communication
  • Governed by Mercury
  • Governs the hands, arms, shoulders, and lungs
  • Yellow
  • Agate
  • Mercury
  • Can, f
  • Feminine cardinal water (geyser)
  • Signified by the crab
  • Runs generally from June 21-July 22
  • Rules the Chariot card
  • Manifests third and seventh ray energies
  • I Feel
  • Adolescent
  • Home and family life
  • Governed by the Moon
  • Governs the breasts and stomach
  • Sea green and silver
  • Pearl
  • Silver
  • Leo, g
  • Masculine fixed fire (star)
  • Signified by the lion
  • Runs generally from July 23-August 22
  • Associated with the World card
  • Rules the Strength card
  • Manifests first and fifth ray energies
  • I Will
  • Teenager
  • Pleasure and creativity
  • Governed by the Sun
  • Governs the back, spine, and heart
  • Gold and orange
  • Ruby
  • Gold
  • Vir, h
  • Feminine mutable earth (soil)
  • Signified by the temple virgin
  • Runs generally from August 23-September 22
  • Rules the Hermit card
  • Manifests second and sixth ray energies
  • I Analyze
  • Adult
  • Work and self-improvement
  • Governed by Mercury
  • Governing the nervous system and intestines
  • Navy blue and grey
  • Sapphire
  • Mercury
  • Lib, j
  • Masculine cardinal air (wind)
  • Signified by the scales (specifically of justice)
  • Runs generally from September 23-October 22
  • Rules the Justice card
  • Manifests third ray energy
  • I Balance
  • Marriage
  • Marriage and partnership
  • Governed by Venus
  • Governs the lower back, buttocks, and kidneys
  • Blue and lavender
  • Opal
  • Copper
  • Sco, k
  • Feminine fixed water (ice)
  • Signified by the scorpion, the eagle/snake, and the phoenix/eagle (each incarnating from the last as is appropriate to the situation)
  • Runs generally from October 23-November 21
  • Associated with the World card
  • Rules the Death card
  • Manifests fourth ray energy
  • I Desire
  • Sex
  • Inheritance and legacies
  • Governed by Pluto
  • Governs the genitals
  • Crimson, burgundy, and maroon
  • Topaz
  • Plutonium
  • Sag {pronounced 'sadge'}, l
  • Masculine mutable fire (candle flame, camp fire, forest fire)
  • Signified by the centaur-archer
  • Runs generally from November 22-December 21
  • Rules the Temperance card
  • Manifests fourth, fifth, and sixth ray energies
  • I See
  • Knowledge
  • Philosophy, higher learning, and broad concepts
  • Governed by Jupiter
  • Governs the liver, hips, and thighs
  • Purple
  • Turquoise
  • Tin
  • Cap, z
  • Feminine cardinal earth (bullet)
  • Signified by the sea-goat
  • Runs generally from December 22-January 19
  • Rules the Devil card
  • Manifests first, third, and seventh ray energies
  • I Use
  • Experience
  • Reputation, career, and public standing
  • Governed by Saturn
  • Governs the bones, joints, and knees
  • Dark green and brown
  • Garnet
  • Lead
  • Aqu, x
  • Masculine fixed air (atmosphere)
  • Signified by the water-bearer
  • Runs generally from January 20-February 18
  • Associated with the World card
  • Rules the Star card
  • Manifests fifth ray energy
  • I Know
  • Idealism
  • Hopes, dreams, friends, and wishes
  • Governed by Uranus
  • Governs the circulatory system, shins, and ankles
  • Electric blue
  • Amethyst
  • Uranium
  • Pis, c
  • Feminine mutable water (drop and ocean)
  • Signified by the fishes
  • Runs generally from February 19-March 20
  • Rules the Moon card
  • Manifests second and sixth ray energies
  • I Believe
  • Submission
  • Dreams and mysticism
  • Governed by Neptune
  • Governs the feet
  • Pale green and turquoise
  • Aquamarine
  • Platinum
Ten heavenly bodies including the Sun and Moon, the cycles of whose movement correspond with cycles of energy through and around the solar system and wider Universe
  • Q
  • Named only for himself
  • Rules Leo
  • Rules the Sun card
  • Indicates spiritual and creative energies
  • W
  • Named only for herself
  • Rules Cancer
  • Rules the High Priestess card
  • Indicates emotional and cyclic energies
  • E
  • Named for the messenger to the Roman gods who was himself the Roman god of commerce
  • Rules Gemini and Virgo
  • Rules the Magician card
  • Indicates mental and lifestyle energies
  • R
  • Named for the Roman goddess of fruitfulness and beauty
  • Rules Taurus and Libra
  • Rules the Empress card
  • Indicates energies of magnetic attraction and subtle fortune
  • T
  • Named for the Roman god of war and agriculture
  • Rules Aries
  • Rules the Tower card
  • Indicates physical and motivational energies
  • Y
  • Named for the Roman (god of all) god(s) of earth, sky, rain, thunder, and lightning
  • Rules Sagittarius
  • Rules the Wheel of Fortune card
  • Indicates energies of bounteous good fortune
  • U
  • Named for the Roman god of time and the harvest
  • Rules Capricorn
  • Rules the World card
  • Indicates energies of discipline and reward
  • I
  • Named for the original Roman sky god and father of the Titans
  • Rules Aquarius
  • Indicates energies of transformation and evolution
  • O
  • Named for the Roman god of earthquakes and the sea
  • Rules Pisces
  • Indicates energies of illusion and hidden motivation
  • P
  • Named for the Roman god of death, the dead, and the underworld
  • Rules Scorpio
  • Indicates energies of destruction and recreation
Four asteroids, a comet, and a bodiless point, the cycles of whose movement correspond with cycles of energy through and around the solar system and wider Universe
  • C
  • Named for the Roman goddess of agriculture and motherhood
  • Indicates the style of our intentional emotional creativity and nurturance
  • M
  • Named for the Greek sage, physician, prophet, and centaur who instructed such as Hercules, Achilles, and Jason before receiving a fatal poisoning wound in an accident without losing his immortality
  • Represents the pain we must bear and how we may ease the suffering of others
  • B
  • Named for the Roman (goddess of all) goddess(es) of fidelity, family, and pride
  • Signifies energies of sanction and reckoning
  • `
  • Named for the barren Babylonian goddess of temple prostitution
  • Bears no known astronomical body
  • Represents energies of flow and pragmatism
  • V
  • Named for the Greek goddess of handicraft and restrained passion
  • Reveals the direction of applied energies and healthful deprivations
  • N
  • Named for the Roman goddess of chastity and the hearth
  • Indicates directions in idealism and the energy of the heart of the home
  • Z
  • Sign rising on the eastern horizon at the moment of first breath
  • Indicates the face we put on for the wider world, our style of assertion
  • Sign setting on the western horizon at the moment of the first breath
  • Indicates our partnership style and the sort of partners we seek
  • Line connecting Ascendant and Descendant
  • Indicates the themes around which our personalities revolve
  • Line connecting Nadir and Midheaven
  • Indicates the energies around which our lives revolve
  • X
  • Sign in which the Sun sits at noon Local Mean Time to the chart
  • Indicates the energy of our cumulative life's work
  • Sign opposite the Midheaven
  • Indicates the energy of our memories
  • Points where any planet crosses the Sun's ecliptic
    • North/Ascending lunar (Moon) node ()
      • Head (caput) of the dragon (draconis)
      • What we bring forward from the past
    • South/Descending lunar (Moon) node (Œ)
      • Tail (caudus) of the dragon (draconis)
      • What our life path asks us to send to the future
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  • Indicates the areas in and energies with which we are most likely to achieve balanced prosperity for all facets of our being
  • Indicates the energies through which our relationships are activated
Sections of the chart representing twelve life areas, corresponding with twelve repeating developmental steps, activated by the planets contained in them and the signs in which they fall
  • Self
  • Exploration and expression of ego
  • Money & Possessions
  • Sense of entitlement and style of acquisition
  • Communication
  • Realization of separation from and style of connection with others
  • Home
  • Influence in and on the family
  • Creativity & Sex
  • Style of individual contribution to the whole
  • Health & Service
  • Reflection within the physical of our dealings with others
  • Partnership & Marriage
  • Tendencies in our dealings inside marriage, business, and any other contracted partnerships, physical, spiritual, or mental
  • Death & Regeneration
  • Inheritance and that which comes in through external forces to be redistributed
  • Mental Exploration & Long Distance Travel
  • Realization and exploration of social and community concepts
  • Career & Public Standing
  • Realization of the desire to contribute in a productive manner without losing sense of self
  • Friends, Hopes & Wishes
  • Realization of interdependence
  • Secrets, Sorrows & Self-Undoing
  • Realization of balance in all areas and starting over
Angles between two planets in a horoscope indicating strengths and challenges based upon their house position and the sign and planet energies involved
  • q
  • 0(±9)°
  • Indicates prominence of conjuncting energies
    • Combust
      • Conjunction involving the Sun
      • Indicates major challenge in the combusted area
    • Cazimi
      • Combust of less than or equal to 0° 17'
      • Indicates nearly unavoidable mastery of involved energies through life experience
  • t
  • 60(±5)°
  • Indicates opportunity
  • r
  • 90(±9)°
  • Indicates obstacle
  • e
  • 120(±9)°
  • Indicates luck
  • w
  • 180(±9)°
  • Indicates separation
Angles between two planets in a horoscope indicating strengths and challenges based upon their house position and the sign and planet energies involved
  • i
  • 30(±3)°
  • Indicates growth
  • o
  • 150(±3)°
  • Indicates expansion
Chakral energies of the solar system, associated with the movements of humanity as a whole and applied when reading the natal chart of a spiritual disciple
  • Physical
  • Corresponds with Pentacles suit, Page principle
  • Represents the body; sensation, gravity, matter
  • Mental
  • Rules the Fool card
  • Corresponds with Swords suit, Knight principle
  • Represents the mind; communication, acuity, thought
  • Emotional
  • Rules the Hanged Man card
  • Corresponds with Cups suit, Queen principle
  • Represents the emotions; inspiration, affectivity, feeling
  • Spiritual
  • Rules the Judgment card
  • Corresponds with Wands suit, King principle
  • Represents the spirit; motivation, energy, existence
  • Leading
  • Pivotal
  • Constitutive
  • Critical degrees: 0, 13, 26, 29
  • Enduring
  • Unequivocal
  • Definitive
  • Critical degrees: 0, 8-9, 21-22, 29
  • Fluctuating
  • Transitional
  • Elusive
  • Critical degrees: 0, 4, 17, 29
Tendencies in manifesting energies
  • Receptive and evolutionary
  • Represented in the Queen cards
  • Transmissive and complete
  • Represented in the King cards
Depiction of the Fool's journey from ignorance to enlightenment
  • 0
  • Ruled by Air
  • Indicates new beginnings, faith, and folly
  • I
  • Ruled by Mercury
  • Indicates creation, initiative, and first steps
  • II
  • Ruled by the Moon
  • Indicates latent potential, wisdom, and esoterica
  • III
  • Ruled by Venus
  • Indicates fulfilled potential, marriage, and fertility
  • IV
  • Ruled by Aries
  • Indicates ambition, authority, and material success
  • V
  • Ruled by Taurus
  • Indicates spiritual guidance and assistance from a wise person in order to find necessary spiritual meaning in life
  • VI
  • Ruled by Gemini
  • Indicates a relationship involving a trial or choice
  • VII
  • Ruled by Cancer
  • Indicates fighting energy, struggle, and when well-placed, victory
  • VIII
  • Ruled by Leo
  • Indicates courage, determination, and potential self-awareness
  • IX
  • Ruled by Virgo
  • Indicates a time for meditation, and a need for patience and solitude
  • X
  • Ruled by Jupiter
  • Indicates an important decision and a new cycle of luck
  • XI
  • Ruled by Libra
  • Indicates a need for reason, impartiality, and balance
  • XII
  • Ruled by Water
  • Indicates increased understanding, and sacrifice in the name of gain
  • XIII
  • Ruled by Scorpio
  • Indicates endings in the name of surrender to new beginnings
  • XIV
  • Ruled by Sagittarius
  • Indicates cooperation, successful blending, and emotional stability
  • XV
  • Ruled by Capricorn
  • Indicates the removal of blocks which when fulfilled will allow for great growth
  • XVI
  • Ruled by Mars
  • Indicates the destruction of the old in making way for the new
  • XVII
  • Ruled by Aquarius
  • Indicates promise, inspiration, and renewal
  • XVIII
  • Ruled by Pisces
  • Indicates fluctuation, illusion, and a directive to look to dreams and intuition for guidance
  • XIX
  • Ruled by the Sun
  • Indicates energy, prosperity, and optimism
  • XX
  • Ruled by Fire
  • Indicates settlement, resurrection, and reward
People, events, and energies
Water / Feeling principle
Earth / Sensation principle
Air / Thinking principle
Fire/Intuition principle
Beginning, creative principle full of positive energy and vitality
Beginning and fulfillment of creative duality
Growth, expansion, and fruitfulness
Material reality, logic, and reason
Uncertainty, change, and a degree of adversity
Constancy, harmony, and balance
Wisdom, and completion of a phase
Regeneration, and purification through renewal
Summation, foundation, and the beginning of completion
Perfection through completion
Earth, children, and undeveloped personality traits and ideas
Air, teenagers, and seeking in order to reach a goal
Water, females, and the feminine principle
Fire, males, and the masculine principle
  • Root of Water
  • Creation, illumination, inspiration, satisfaction
  • Venus in Cancer
  • Impactful relationships, cooperation, reconciliation, pleasure
  • Mercury in Cancer
  • Self-realization, social interactions, enlightenment, animals
  • Moon in Cancer
  • Health, desire, purpose, ability, application
  • Mars in Scorpio
  • Setback, exhaustion, longing, depression
  • Sun in Scorpio
  • Motion, dynamism, loved ones, nostalgia, work
  • Venus in Scorpio
  • Epiphany, intense experience, confusion, potential enlightenment
  • Jupiter in Pisces
  • Intense personal- and physically-related emotional events
  • Mars in Pisces
  • Impromptu travel, flight from responsibility, rest, relief, unusual relationships
  • Earth of Water
  • Expansion, yearning, meetings, forward thinking, a Pisces-type child
  • Air of Water
  • Friends, social occasions, travel or advancement, branching out, an emotionally thoughtful teenager
  • Water of Water
  • Study, attempted communication, resolution, the home, magnetism, a Scorpio-type woman
  • Fire of Water
  • Home business, financial independence, romantic daydreaming, a Cancer-type man
  • Root of Earth
  • Continuation, revitalization, investment, potential, prosperity
  • Jupiter in Capricorn
  • Time management, discouragement, ineffectivity in the written word
  • Mars in Capricorn
  • Career, written communication, construction, application
  • Moon in Taurus
  • Symbolic beginnings, potential, health decisions, fulfillment
  • Sun in Virgo
  • Support, enlargement, accomplishment, betterment
  • Venus in Virgo
  • Business, mediation toward change
  • Mercury in Virgo
  • Domestic matters, friends, neighbors, community, work environment
  • Air of Earth
  • Travel, promotion, investment, but most of all happiness, a physically mindful teenager
  • Fire of Earth
  • Communication, expansion, mental absorption, powerful contacts, completion and beginning, a Gemini-type man
  • Root of Air
  • External pressure, tension, anxiety
  • Moon in Libra
  • Anticipation despite doubtfulness, choice, friendly support
  • Saturn in Libra
  • External influences, strife, disappointment, restructuring
  • Jupiter in Libra
  • Activity, especially writing, self-promotion, starting a business
  • Mercury in Aquarius
  • Public evaluation, career goals, business relationships
  • Moon in Aquarius
  • Effort, introspection, self-protection, family, health
  • Jupiter in Gemini
  • Withdrawal, restriction, health problems, limbo
  • Mars in Gemini
  • Deprivation, blocked conception, worry for the future
  • Sun in Gemini
  • Stagnancy, loose ends, decluttering
  • Earth of Air
  • Surprise, dynamism, ideas toward growth, a Taurus-type child
  • Air of Air
  • Renewal, increasing status, decision-making, an astutely intelligent teenager
  • Water of Air
  • Research, technology, training in a new area, shifted consciousness, a Virgo-type woman
  • Fire of Air
  • Getting ahead, conflict, change, clarity, legal matters, a Libra-type man
  • Root of Fire
  • Potential, increased activity, unexpected opportunity
  • Sun in Aries
  • Crises of faith, productive partnerships, companies, contracts, unexpected triumph
  • Venus in Aries
  • Relationships, communications, travel, quest for enlightenment
  • Saturn in Leo
  • Inner conflict, analysis, reformation
  • Jupiter in Leo
  • Frustration due to circumstance, broken things
  • Mars in Leo
  • Clarity, pressure, schedules, commitments
  • Sun in Sagittarius
  • Discipline, faith, striving for excellence regardless of circumstances, patience
  • Earth of Fire
  • Inventory, philosophy, desire for expansion, sexual attraction, a Sagittarius-type child
  • Air of Fire
  • A crossroad, stress, difficulty, eventual success, a spiritually communicative teenager
  • Water of Fire
  • New direction, family, spirituality, fulfillment, a Leo-type woman
  • Fire of Fire
  • Ambition, planning, development, standing alone, an Aries-type man
  • One who reads astrological charts
  • The study of the movement of the Earth in relation to the stars and planets and the ways in which these movements correspond with natural cycles and patterns of energy and matter
  • Horoscope pertaining to a specific event or entity
    • A natal chart depicts the exact moment of birth.
    • A birth day chart depicts the day's general map (for use when one is unsure of one's time of birth).
    • A synastry chart depicts the dynamics of a relationship or set of relationships.
    • An electional chart depicts the energy of events.
    • A horary chart depicts the energy of the moment a question is received and understood.
  • 10° subdivisions of the signs
    • First decanate is highly-charged with the energy of it's own ruling planet
    • Second and third are imbued with the energies of the rulers of the other two planets in the same triplicity
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  • The zodiac wheel is divided into 360
    • 30 per sign
    • 10 per decanate
  • Critical degrees indicate strengths and sensitivities
    • 0 and 29 tend to be crisis-oriented
  • When a planet or other body appears from our perspective here on Earth to be moving forward
  • Indicates building, organizing energy
  • The path the Sun appears to travel as Earth moves around it
  • A map of the skies (planets and zodiac constellations) in any given moment, in which the stars and planets correspond with various types and levels of universal energies
  • Pertaining to the philosophical study of the nature of reality and existence
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  • Each degree is divided into 60
  • The individual for whom a natal chart is being drawn or read
  • Person/Moon (emotional motivation)
  • Persona/Ascendant (public self)
  • Personality/Sun (basic makeup)
  • When a planet or other body appears from our perspective here on Earth to be moving backward
  • Indicates erosive, nebulous energy
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  • Each minute is divided into 60
  • A process of divination using a deck of cards consisting of a series depicting a journey (the Major Arcana) and various people, events, and energies (the Minor Arcana)
    • A query is presented.
    • The cards are shuffled, cut, and dealt in one of any number of spreads.
    • The cards are read by a practitioner who interprets them according to their 'value' and position.
  • The motion of the planets through the signs and houses
  • Time between a planet's last major aspect with another planet and it's entry into a new sign
    • When the Moon is VOC, it's best to avoid starting anything one would like to see last or doing any new thing one would like to do again.
  • The graph upon which the horoscope is drawn
  • A belt of constellations through which, from our perspective on Earth, the bodies of the solar system move in loose conjunction with cyclic universal energies
  • Mars in the Fourth House
    • A personality asserted and made manifest through the home
    • Often shaped largely by conflict within the birth family, especially with the father
  • Uranus in the Sixth House
    • Service in uncommon and erratically changing ways
    • Unusual, transient, difficult-to-diagnose health conditions
  • Neptune in the Seventh House
    • Need for spiritual connection and common dreams in partnerships, especially love relationships
    • Strong need to maintain a balanced perspective in interactions
  • Saturn in the Twelfth House
    • Strong capacity for being and working alone
    • Reclusive nature that does not and in most cases ought not readily share sorrows or other feelings