Ahu Kelesoglu – Anaretic Degree – the 29º (part 1)

A horoscope has 12 houses and it is divided into 360°. In systems like “Whole Sign”, a house cusp is located between 0° and 29°59’59’’, but in other house systems, a house cusp may begin from a different degree other than 0° and it may end on a different degree or a sign.

In Placidus, Regiomontanus, Alcabitius, Koch and many other systems, the houses are not divided equally. For example, in commonly used Placidus house system, a person’s ascendant (first house cusp) might begin from 11° Gemini and it might end in 3° Cancer, or the 2nd house cusp might begin from 3° Cancer and might end in 23° Cancer. As we see here; in these house systems, a house doesn’t have to be 29°59’59’’. Some charts might have the same sign on two houses in a row; for example; the first house cusp of a chart might start at 27° Aries and might end at 10° Gemini, so  “Taurus” will be the intercepted sign, it will not rule any of the houses on the chart.

In astrology, certain degrees of some signs described as critical degrees. Critical degrees are 0, 13, and 26 degrees of the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn); 8-9 and 21-22 degrees of fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius); and 4 and 17 degrees of mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces).

The essential dignities of the signs (The Terms & Faces of the Planets) are the main reason why we describe a degree as a favourable or an unfavourable degree. Each sign has 3 decans; if a person’s Sun is in 3° Scorpio, it is in the first decan of Scorpio, so the ruler of this decan would be Mars; if the Sun is in 23° Scorpio then it would be in the third decan, so the ruler would be Venus. The ruler of the first, second, and third decans are different from each other.

The specific degrees of each sign also have crucial importance in Term Rulerships. For examples: the Term ruler of 6° Taurus is Venus, while the Term ruler of 28° Taurus is Mars; or while the Term ruler of 2° Aries is Jupiter, the Term ruler of 26° Aries is Saturn. So here, we can clearly say that the Term rulers of 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 and 29th degrees of all signs are either Mars or Saturn; so the axis, house cusps and the planets that are on these degrees will be emphasized on the life of the owner of the chart, or chart owner may have to face with some difficulties about them.

The degree from 29° to 29°59’59’’ is called Anaretic Degree, and some astrologers define this degree as the “Fate Degree”; as these last degrees are considered problematic, anaretic degree can be defined as a “peak”, it is the final point that a “degree” can reach before moving to another sign. Here, before moving to a new field of experience (a new sign), all the possible experiences will be lived through and because of that there might be crisis, as to leave anything to be learned or experienced from the previous sign behind and start anew. It wouldn’t be wrong to define 29° as the “test degree” or “the degree of mastery”, “the gift”.

Anaretic degree and Nodes have similarities, both of them are related with fate, there will be situations to be examined, solved and win through. If the person does not learn what he has to learn, he will definitely experience some sort of crisis; but if he has, he will continue from this “peak” and accomplish a fateful mission. Therefore, just like the difficulties and patterns start to resolve easier in our lives, when we fully understand and continue our path through our North Nodes; the planets, cusps, and even asteroids in 29° are the indicators of where the “change” and the “transformation” will occur in our lives.

It is very common in the charts of well-known, top-of-their-profession people to have a planet in 29° or a house cusp. Many a well-known movie actor’s Moon or Mercury is at 29°. 29° Cancer is defined as “Millionaire’s Degree”, Royal Star Regulus is at 29° Leo, Regulus may bring great fame and honour, but the chart owner shouldn’t get carried away by fame & arrogance, otherwise he might lose everything that he has, especially his respectability. It would be wrong to define 29° as just the degree of crisis and troubles, although it might bring difficult experiences. It also has the power to give a person an extraordinary success and talent, when the person proves his mastery over the matters of the sign where 29° is placed.

29° in Natal Charts

The 29th degree on a house cusp of a natal chart may bring crisis, transformation, and lessons to be learned. It might bring a mission to be completed, which has to be mastered by the chart owner in order to serve humanity. The chart owner will experience a “peak” and also ups and downs by living through these experiences he is going to master these issues in his life.

1-7th house cusp: Self-realization, individuality, personal relationships, open and known enemies, physical changes, self-reconstruction, self-assertion, me vs. we issues, marriage, partnerships, agreements, personal abilities, competitors, first spouse, partners, external appearance, human relations, diplomacy, consulting

2-8th house cusp: Self-worth, ability to earn money, assets, inheritance, death and post-death issues, property sharing, value judgment, benefiting from the income earned by personal work or the income of others, joint resources, royalties, debts, money owed to us or the money we owe, surgeries, sexuality, psychology, issues that need to be revealed, secrets, rising from the ashes, material and spiritual resources, occult, mine vs. yours, matters related to “owning”

3-9th house cusp: Siblings, relatives, personal expression, neighbors, formal education, short and long journeys, writing, drawing, literature, philosophy, issues related with religion and belief, universities, academics, international relations, publishing, media, fanaticism, foreign countries, speech and communication, acting, religious or spiritual leaders, communication tools, teaching, sportsmanship, 2nd spouse

4-10th house cusp: Family vs. Career, homelands, home, mother, father, family roots, social status, retirement, career, respectability, karma, professional opportunities, immovable properties, real estate, employers, bosses, authorities, our private life vs. what we reflect on society, early circumstances or the circumstances at the end of our lives, governments, home life, hotels, state institutions, building, power and affection issues, motherhood, fatherhood

5-11th house cusp: Children, friends, gambling, stock market, entertainment industry, romantic relationships, societies, communities, charities, social movements, stage, creativity, hobbies, associations, astrology, astronomy, aviation, all kinds of art performance that is staged, scientific teams, space and space sciences, science, pregnancy, humanistic activities, communities, competitions, individual benefits vs. social benefits, egocentrism vs. socialism, ostentation and loving luxury or complete lack of them, indulgence

6-12th house cusp: Daily chores, cleaning, purification, healthcare workers, hospital, prison, retreat and seclusion also places for them, the balance between controlling and letting go, prison, retreat and seclusion, daily work life, health condition, daily habits, subconscious, dreams, hidden enemies, serving and being served, servants, pets, monasteries, offices, imagination, responsibilities, details, organizational work, order, obsessive-compulsive tendencies, bad habits, healers, victim-saviour situations, escaping from daily life, taking refuge in a dream world, hidden enemies, all forms of escape

29° and Planets

When triggered by a significant transit or an eclipse, a planet or asteroid located at 29° in a natal chart may begin to create the 29° effect. In progressed charts, 29° makes an end to the matters that are symbolized by the planet or the asteroid, as progressed moon reaches 29° at any of the signs, it symbolizes the end of an emotional phase that’s been going on for approximately 2.5 years. These “endings” may vary and depend on the nature of the sign & the house where 29° is placed. In natal charts, a planet located at 29° will be significant throughout the chart owner’s life, it will bring up the subjects and events that are symbolized by the sign and the nature of the house that it is placed. Houses ruled by the planet that is at 29° in a chart are also very important. Here is a brief definition of the houses & planets at 29°.

Sun 29°: Ego, God complex, me vs. you, leadership, expressing oneself in a more assertive way, father issues, issues about authority figures, passive-aggressiveness, inability to say no and difficulties in expressing your individuality may be significant in your life. The sign where the Sun is placed has crucial importance; while at 29° Libra, it might indicate being more passive aggressive, trying to adapt too much to everything or achieving remarkable achievements in arts and beauty, in Aries it might indicate anger issues, behaving recklessly or success in sports and leadership. Pluto was discovered when the Sun was at 29° Aquarius. Nicole Kidman’s Sun is at 29° Gemini, she has a remarkable acting ability & career. Robin Williams’ Sun is at 29° Cancer and Bruce Willis’ Sun is at 29° Pisces. Emmanuel Macron’s Sun is located at 29° Sagittarius, and avant-garde artist Yoko Ono’s Sun is at 29° Aquarius. Serial killer Delphine LaLaurie’s Sun is at 29° Pisces. (God complex)

Moon 29°: Mother, motherhood, mother issues, affection, women, feminine aspects, emotions, feelings, instinctive reactions, learned behavior from family or roots, women in the family, hereditary characteristics, real estate, home, house, homelands, nurturing, feeding, roots, community issues might be on the agenda of the chart owner. We can determine the “crisis” or the “gift” according to the sign and the house where 29° is located. For instance, September 11 attacks and the tsunami & earthquake in the Indian Ocean occurred when the Moon was at 29° Gemini. The Moon was at 29° Cancer when the dwarf planet Ceres was found (Ceres is related with nurturing, feeding). The moon was at 29° Pisces when the Berlin Wall came down. When the phone was found, the Moon was in 29° Virgo. Here, gifts or crises will be caused by the strongly felt emotions. Malcolm X, whose moon is 29° Aries, is a great leader, Omar Khayyam’s moon is at 29° Gemini, he is a gifted poet and a thinker. Jimi Hendrix has his moon at 29° Cancer. Jack Nicholson’s Moon is at 29° Virgo and Morgan Freeman’s is at 29° Aquarius.

Mercury 29°: Speech, speech problems, acting, trade, trading, primary & secondary education, close relatives, cousins, neighbours, peers, siblings, communication, communication problems, writing, translations, languages, literature, high intelligence, theft, fraud, lies. The best example here would be the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, whose Mercury is at 29° Aries, he has transformed the communication system totally all over the world by establishing Facebook. Nicola Tesla who is known for his superior intelligence and outstanding inventions, has his Mercury at 29° Gemini. John D. Rockefeller, whose name is identified with the concept of wealth, has his Mercury at 29° Cancer, and it is also the ruler of his 2nd house. The reason why ”29° Cancer” is known as the ”Millionaire’s Degree” is because of the placements from Rockefeller’s chart. Michelangelo and Schubert’s Mercury is at 29° Aquarius. Leonardo di Caprio, Will Smith, Joaquin Phoenix, Naomi Watts, Emma Stone’s Mercury is located at 29° Libra. Mother Teresa’s Mercury is at 29° Virgo, she has received honours and become a Saint for her healing work with the humanity. Russian Tsar Ivan Grozny, known as “Ivan the Terrible”; whose nickname came from torturing people and killing his own son has his Mercury at 29° Leo just like Slobodan Milosevic, who has lost his life in prison while being tried for war crimes. Turkish Islamic Cult leader Adnan Oktar’s Mercury is at 29° Capricorn and his Uranus is at 29° Cancer, he has jailed more than a 1000 years in 2021.

Venus 29°: Crisis or success in love, money, marriage, arts, music, business partnerships, romantic relationships, diplomacy, diplomatic communication, and mediation. A beauty icon, Marilyn Monroe’s Venus is at 29° Aries. Grace Kelly is another icon for her beauty, style and elegance, her Venus is located at 29° Libra. Angelina Jolie’s Venus is 29° Cancer. Mozart’s Venus is at 29° Aquarius, his musical genius is immortal. Elvis Presley, Cindy Crawford, Walt Disney, Swami Vivekenanda, Virginia Woolf, Henry Miller’s Venus is located at 29° Capricorn. Tiger Woods has his Venus at 29° Scorpio. Monica Lewinsky’s Venus is at 29° Leo. The aspects, the sign and the house where 29° is placed indicates whether 29° is likely to cause a scandal, crisis or an extraordinary gift.  Stalin has Venus at 29° Sagittarius. When the Chernobyl disaster happened, Venus was at 29° Taurus and when the phone was found, Venus was at 29° Aries. Joe Biden’s Venus is at 29° Scorpio. Mark Ronson has his Venus is in conjunction with Regulus, at 29° Leo. Dua Lipa’s Venus is also at 29° Leo and her ascendant is at 29° Libra conjunct with her North Node.

Mars 29°: Desires, passion, sports, anger, war, fights men, emergency situations, all-or-nothing attitude, impatience, sudden moves, sudden decisions, extreme approaches, leadership, entrepreneurs, assertiveness, ambition to win, competitiveness. The issues mentioned here need to be balanced; otherwise the chart owner might have to experience extreme situations about them. Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple, has his Mars at 29° Aries. He was a very remarkable businessman, entrepreneur, and designer who has changed the world. Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon and one of the richest man in the world, has his Mars at 29° Capricorn. Famous scientist Stephan Hawking has his Mars at 29° Aries. On the other hand, the Korean leader Kim Yong-un also has his Mars at 29°; he is famous for his “war-ridden” attitude, not for his artistic or sportive gifts. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Mars is located at 29° Pisces. Famous actress Sean Connery has his Mars at 29° Gemini, Jude Law’s is at 29° Scorpio, Clint Eastwood’s Mars is at 29° Aries, and Gwyneth Paltrow’s Mars is at 29° Virgo.

Jupiter 29°: Religion, morality, dilemmas about religion and morality, cultural awareness, narrow-mindedness, thinking “too” broadly, higher education, philosophy, legal problems, cultural issues, philosophies, gurus, issues of expansion and growth, spiritual growth, being overly optimistic, irresponsibility coming from being too optimistic, long journeys, foreign countries, preachers, courts, sects, cults, gamblers. Michael Jackson, Gary Oldman, Rene Magritte’s Jupiter is at 29° Libra. Sigmund Freud, the creator of psychoanalysis has his Jupiter at 29° Pisces. 29° Pisces also represents the “collective consciousness”. Famous scientist Marie Curie’s Jupiter is at 29° Aquarius. Louis XVI.’s Jupiter is located at 29° Leo, he has executed by the guillotine. Prince Charles’s Jupiter is at 29° Sagittarius. Lewis Carroll, who is famous for his extraordinary creativity, and the author of Alice in Wonderland, has his Jupiter at 29° Aquarius. Victor Hugo’s Jupiter is 29° Leo. Tina Turner and Quentin Tarantino have their Jupiter at 29° Pisces.

Saturn 29°: Order, organization, building, organizing, loyalty, social reputation, money, strength, power, integrity, endurance, patience, elders, authorities, perseverance, proceeding step by step, career, work, discipline, governments, architecture, archeology, construction. Anthony Hopkins and Jack Nicholson have their Saturn at 9° Pisces. Chuck Norris is famous for his martial arts movies, he has Saturn at 29° Aries. George Clooney and Eddie Murphy’s Saturn is at 29° Capricorn. The Indian religious leader Sai Baba, whose Saturn is at 29° Scorpio was accused of sexual abuse. Famous celebrities, whose Saturn is at 29° Gemini, are Victoria Beckham, Kate Moss, Christian Bale, and Orson Welles. Kamala Harris’s Saturn is at 29° Aquarius.

Uranus 29°: Sudden, unexpected events and changes, inventions, freedom, originality, rebellion, individuality, objectivity, enlightenment, shocks, surprises, sudden enlightenments, sudden discoveries, science, occult, groups and societies which have common ideals, unexpected death of famous people, groups of friends, isolation due to being a “cast out”, incompatibility with society, sudden changes in status quo, establishment of a new order are general themes. Leonardo di Caprio, Angelina Jolie, Joaquin Phoenix, Charlize Theron, Russell Brand, David Beckham, 50 Cent, Enrique Iglesias, Lauryn Hill, and Jamie Oliver have their Uranus at 29° Libra. When the Boston Police Strike occurred in 1919, Uranus was in the sign of Aquarius 29°. Jim Carrey, Wesley Snipes, and Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi’s Uranus is at 29° Leo. Marilyn Monroe, Fidel Castro, Miles Davis, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Tony Bennett’s Moon is at 29° Pisces. Salvador Dali’s Uranus is at 29° Sagittarius. Cult leader and criminal Charles Manson’s Uranus is at 29° Aries. Nazi doctor and war criminal Josef Mengele who is also known as the “Angel of Death” has his Uranus at 29° Capricorn. Mayer Amschel Rothschild’s Uranus is at 29° Capricorn, he is considered to be the founding father of International Finance, and ranked 5th in the “20 Most Influential Businessmen of All Time” list. Jules Verne and Tolstoy’s Uranuses are also at 29° Capricorn, with their extraordinary imagination and writing skills, they have shaped the literature.

Neptune 29°: Creativity, idealism, inventions through inspiration, prisons, mental hospitals, delusions, dreams, spirituality, mediums, psychic gifts, alcohol and similar substances, addictions, drugs, mysticism, poisoning, music, psychological effects from the past, psychological or psychiatric illnesses, hidden things, revealing hidden things, mental awareness, mental disorders, spiritual awareness and universal consciousness. Famous Astrologer William Lilly’s Neptune is in 29° Leo. Steve Jobs’ and Bill Gates’ Neptunes are located in 29° Libra. Alexander Graham Bell’s Neptune is at 29° Aquarius. Muhammad Ali and Stephan Hawking’s Neptunes are at 29° Virgo. The unification of Italy in 1848 started when Neptune was at 29° Pisces. Serial killer Jeanne Weber’s Neptune is at 29° Aries. David Rockefeller, and Ferruccio Lamborghini’s Neptunes are located at the “Millionaire Degree” which is 29° Cancer. Jennifer Aniston, Matt Damon, Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer, Javier Bardem and Ethan Hawke’s Neptunes are at 29° Scorpio. Founder of the periodic table Mendeleev’s Uranus is at 29° Capricorn, and the esoteric writer and thinker Rudolf Steiner’s Uranus is at 29° Pisces.

Pluto 29°: Death, rising from the ashes, regeneration, crisis, leader or authority position, beginnings and endings, spiritual birth and death, obsessions related to power and control, obsessive compulsive behaviour, excessive use of force, transformations, digging deeply to find the truth, sexuality, crisis situations, and also esoteric issues can play an important role in a person’s life. Charles Pasteur and Florence Nightingale’s Plutos are at 29° Pisces. Bill Gates, Osama bin Laden and David Copperfield’s Pluto is at 29° Leo. French industrialist and founder of the Peugeot brand, Armand Peugeot’s Pluto is at 29 °Aries. Pablo Picasso’s is at 29° Taurus. Anthony Hopkins, Pope Francis, Berlusconi, Bill Cosby, Dustin Hoffmann, Marvin Gaye and Ford Coppola’s Plutos are at 29° Cancer. Schubert and Donizetti have theirs at 29° Aquarius. Madame Tussaud has her Pluto in 29° Sagittarius.


To be continued…

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