Synodic Cycles

Synodic Cycles and Their Developing Phases

Saturn returns to the Saturn/Uranus conjunction of 1988. In this article, Georgia Stathis helps explain how future events in this synodic cycle can be understood by looking at the unfolding of the past. (Excerpt from the new book: Pushing through Time)

Timing Important Life Periods With Synodic Returns

Astrology uses two types of planetary motion: sidereal (from sider- the Greek word for star) and synodic (from sunodikós – a Greek word referring to a meeting or assembly). A sidereal return is when a planetary body reaches the same position in the sky relative to a fixed star. A synodic return is relative to a conjunction with its own previous position or a return to a conjunction with another planetary body).

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