I don’t know much about degrees. I know very little. I have heard of and read about critical and anaretic degrees but that’s all. It was a comment my friend Carl Karas made on my one of my Facebook statuses recently that got me thinking about them. He mentioned how wistful I sound and he referred to my anaretic degrees. I have Mars at 29 50’ Taurus and Uranus at 28 59’ Libra. :: sotto voce:: I want to whine about this quinqunx but I’ll leave that out for now.
So anyways, what Carl said got me thinking about the 29th degree. Astrologers I respect think it is in fact a significant degree. I’ll add a link at the bottom of this post and you can check it out there. But you read so many varying things about it: it’s the penultimate degree of a sign so the expression is strong; it is almost into the other sign, so the expression is weak; it can’t make up its mind and then it plunges into some rash action.
What I think is that unless you were born with a planet there that is Rx or about to go Rx, that planet is going to progress very soon into the next sign. Especially if it is the fast-moving bodies we’re talking about. Picture this: You’re born with the Sun at 29 Scorpio and at Age 1 your progressed Sun moves to 0 Sag. Or you’re born with Venus at 10 Sag and at around Age 20, it progresses into Cap. You’re going to feel and remember that one, if your romantic and relationship style and needs undergo a change when you’re a young adult. (more…)