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Conjunction (astology)

This page is about the meaning, origin and characteristic of the symbol, emblem, seal, sign, logo or flag: Conjunction (astology).

Image of the Conjunction (astology)

0° angle/two or more planets in the same sign

A circle with a line implying two objects are in the same place (also, the starting point of an angle)

A conjunction occurs when two astronomical objects have either the same right ascension or the same elliptical longitude, normally when observed from the Earth. In the case of two objects that always appear close to the ecliptic – such as two planets, or the Moon and a planet, or the Sun and a planet – this implies an apparent close approach between the objects as seen on the sky. In contrast, the term appulse is defined as the minimum apparent separation on the sky of two astronomical bodies.

Conjunctions therefore involve two Solar System bodies, or one Solar System body and one more distant object such as a star. A conjunction is an apparent phenomenon caused by perspective only: there is no close physical approach in space between the two objects involved. Conjunctions between two bright objects close to the ecliptic, such as two bright planets, can be easily seen with the naked eye and can attract some public interest.

This symbol is never used in modern astronomy and is of historical interest only.

Graphical characteristics:
Asymmetric, Open shape, Monochrome, Contains both straight and curved lines, Has no crossing lines.

Categories: Astrological Symbols, Astronomical Symbols.

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