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which gives Virgo 17. We ask our question, Is any planet in orb of that point? The answer is yes—Jupiter in Virgo 15. Then Neptune and Jupiter are sextile and are so entered in the lines of both planets in the index.
Proceeding we move the left index finger to every planet in the horoscope in turn; adding 60 degrees and asking our question. When we have followed the circle around we shall also have recorded all the sextiles and missed none.
The Dragon’s Head (☊), and the Dragon’s Tail (☋) exert an influence in the horoscope only when in conjunction with a planet or the Ascendant. An orb of only two degrees or at most three degrees is allowed. The Dragon’s Head is regarded as a benefic, its influence being analagous to that of the Sun in Aries, and Jupiterian in effect. The Dragon’s Tail is malefic, being Saturnine in quality and having an influence similar to that of Saturn in Libra. In the present case neither the Dragon’s Head nor Tail is in conjunction with a planet, hence there are no aspects to them to be entered in the Index.
There remain yet the Parallels. To find them we turn to the page from the ephemeris for the month of birth (August) found in the back of this book. At the top of the page we find the names of the planets: Neptune, Uranus, Saturn, etc., and below each planet is noted its Declination for the days of the month given in the left hand column.