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Dictionary of Astrological and Astronomical Terms

Compiled by Julene Packer-Louis, Evan Bortnick, and Jackie Goldstein

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Descendant

The cusp of the 7th House or the opposite point from the Ascendant, corresponding to the Western Horizon at the moment of birth. Because the Descendant is one of the four angles of the chart, any planet in conjunction with the Descendant is regarded as having a strong influence in the chart.


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