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Dictionary of Astrological and Astronomical Terms

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

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Syzygy

A "yoking together" often applied in astrology to conjunctions and oppositions. In calculating tables for tides of the ocean, syzygy refers to New or Full Moons occurring near the Moon's Node. Ptolemy refers to taking the "syzygy most recently preceding the birth, whether it be a new moon or a full moon..."


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