Heliocentric Planetary Nodes
I was interested to note that astrologersdevote their attention to the zodiac orecliptic, but seem to pay little or noattention to these other planes: theHorizon, Prime Vertical, and CelestialEquator. Astrologers seem not to graspor care that points such as theAscendant, MC, Vertex, etc. are notzodiac points alone, but are nodesrepresenting the intersection of thezodiac with some other great plane. Infact, it takes two independent planes tocreate a node. This important factseems to have been lost in modernastrology.Even within our own solar system, eachof the great planetary orbits has its ownplane and particular orientation orattitude. Each of these great planetaryorbital planes are oriented or inclined tothe others. An attempt to reduce allthese intersecting orbital planes -- thisgrand planetary crystal -- to the set ofthe most significant points or nodes washow the interface nodal technique cameinto being.
Introduction to the Concept
As mentioned, astrologers use a varietyof coordinate systems to look at life. Themost well known, of course, is thezodiac or ecliptic system, but there arealso the equatorial system of rightascension & declination, the horizonsystem of azimuth & altitude, the primevertical system of longitude & amplitude,and still others.On a grander scale, there are still othercoordinate systems that are fascinatingin their own right , including the localsystem of stars of which our Sun is amember, our own galactic system, andeven a supergalactic system, of which I
have written elsewhere (―The Astrologyof Space.‖ All in all, we have several
major coordinate systems in commonuse by astrologers such as the eclipticplus half a dozen or so esoteric systemsthat are little used, which brings me toconcept of interface analysis.Interface analysis is a reduction of all ofthe nine planet's orbital planes, theirinclinations and disinclinations to oneanother, to the particular series ofzodiac points that represent bothsymbolically and physically the onlypoints in the zodiac at which thesevarious inclinations and disinclinationsintersect and are exact or in perfectalignment.When a planet (moving in its own orbit)comes into alignment with the orbitalplane of a second planet (passesthrough or over that point), it is at one ofthe two nodes (ascending ordescending) with that plane. I call these
nodes ‗Interface Points‘. Therefore, an
inclination or nodal alignment (interface)refers to an exact planar alignment
between two planet‘s orbits (where the
two planes intersect to form a node) andthis will emphasize (for better or forworse) the nature and function of theplanets involved. On the other hand,planets at DIS-inclination (at 90-degreepoints in their orbit to the nodes orinterface points) represent these sameprinciples as they are when mostmutually disinclined
each to theother. It may help to offer a briefsummary of the astronomical basis forthis concept.