Post date: Jul 31, 2016 1:53:31 PM
A Graphic Ephemeris is a great way to visually spot significant alignments by observing where the planetary lines cross. This is a 30° Graphic Ephemeris, thus the vertical scale is 0° to 30°, which is the number of degrees per astrological sign. Thus, each of the 12 signs are overlaid upon each other. The planetary lines in the chart reveal the location and movement of each planet in and through their respective signs. When a line turns upward, the planet is then in its retrograde. Wherever two or more lines cross indicates that aspects are occurring between those planets that are either 30° or a multiple of 30° (30°, 60°, 90°, 120°, 150°, 180°, etc.) The aspects occurring are revealed by knowing which signs the planets are in. You can also see when planetary synods occur. They occur in the midst of a planetary retrograde--when the planet is opposite the Sun (except for Mercury and Venus which are conjunct the Sun). Learn more about planetary synods and retrogrades. Solar and Lunar Eclipses are highlighted in yellow. About Natal Graphic Ephemerides.