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Encyclopedia of Astrology (Nicholas deVore)

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War Time. v. Time. Watchers of the Heavens. Applied by the Persians (c. 3000 B.C.) to the four Royal Stars then at the angles of the Zodiac: the Watcher of the East, then at the Vernal Equinox - Aldebaran; the Watcher of the North, which then marked the Summer Solstice - Regulus; the Watcher of the West, then at the Autumnal Equinox - Antares, the Watcher of the South, which then marked the Winter Solstice - Fomalhaut.

Water-bearer, Waterman. The zodiacal Sign Aquarius. v. Signs.

Water Signs. Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces. v. Signs.

Wave Length. Radio waves may be measured either in length or in frequency: the higher the frequency, the shorter the length of the waves. For example, your WMCA, at the top of the dial, has a frequency of 570 kilocycles, in a wave that has a length of approximately 527 metres. Multiply one by the other and you have about 300,000. WQXR, near the bottom, has a frequency of 1560 kc., and a wave length of approximately 192 metres. These multiplied yield also approximately 300,000 - thereby showing a definite inverse ratio between frequency and length of wave. The ultra-short wave lengths in the light band are measured in millimicrons, or angstrom units. A micron is a millionth part of a metre; a millimicron, a thousandth part of a micron; an angstrom, one-tenth of a millimicron. Red light has a wave length of about 780 M M or 7800 A (angstrom units); yellow, 590 M M or 5900 A; and violet, 390 M M or 3900 A. The range of visibility is thus one octave: from approximately 400 M M to 800 M M. Above that are the ultra-violet rays, and below it, the infra-red. It is also discovered that refraction increases in inverse ratio to the wave length - hence the dispersion of light as it passes through a glass prism. It is a matter of wave length that Mars yields a red light, stimulates the adrenal glands, and thus produces the sundry emotional reactions that astrologists have learned to associate with a Mars accent: and similarly with all the other planetary rays, as distinguished from those of the luminaries.

Weak Signs. Cancer, Capricorn and Pisces. v. Signs.

Whole Signs. Gemini, Libra and Aquarius, and by some authorities Taurus. v. Signs.

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