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Encyclopedia of Astrology (Nicholas deVore)

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Umbral Eclipse. Said of an eclipse of the Moon, when the Moon definitely enters the Earth's shadow. If the Moon is completely immersed in the Earth's shadow a total eclipse results; otherwise, a partial eclipse. Applied to an eclipse of the Sun it does not include a partial eclipse, but only those in which the Moon's disc is fully contained within that of the Sun, either total, annular, or annular-total. v. Eclipse.

Under the Sunbeams. Said of a planet that is less than 17° distant in longitude from the Sun. It was once reckoned unfavorable though not as much so as combust. Modern authorities, however, form more discriminating and less categorical judgments, by taking into consideration the intrinsic character of the planets and other attending conditions. v. Cazimi.

Unfortunate Signs. The Negative Signs Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn and Aquarius. v. Signs.

Urania. One of the Nine Muses, representing Astronomy. Often applied to things astrologic.

Uranian. Said of a person of erratic and independent nature, with original and unorthodox ideas and viewpoints, due to a strong Uranus birth receptivity. Usually tall blond types.

Uranian Astrology. A system based upon the teachings of Alfred Witte of the Hamburg (Ger.) Astrology School. Its chief differences from the orthodox school consist in the use of Planetary Patterns (q.v.) based upon Midpoints, the cardinal points, Antiscia, and certain hypothetical planets; also the exclusion of all but the "hard" angles: conjunction, semi-square, quadrate, sesquiquadrate and opposition - which are termed effective connections. The personal points are 0° of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn, the Ascendant, Midheaven, Sun and Moon.

Uranus. The first of the trans-Saturnian planets of modern discovery. v. Solar System.

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