You may have heard about the Tropical Zodiac (based upon the declination of the Sun and most often used in the Western world) and the Sidereal Zodiac (based upon the Constellations and most often used in India) but you may not realize there is another kind of Zodiac also: the Draconic Zodiac.
Many astrology software programs do feature the Draconic Zodiac besides the Tropical and Sidereal Zodiac though so that it's quite simple to have an astrology chart calculated according to the Draconic Zodiac.
The origin of the Draconic Zodiac is unclear; some claim it dates back to Babylonian times while others claim Edgar Cayce, 'the sleeping prophet', introduced this kind of horoscopes.
Though Edgar Cayce's readings hold valuable astrological information without a doubt, we still have not found a reading that specifically describes the Draconic Zodiac as such.
While the Tropical Zodiac is Sun-based, the Draconic Zodiac is based upon the Moon's Nodes.
In astrology, the Lunar Nodes or Moon's Nodes are told to be soul-based, reflecting the Universal Law of Balance (often called 'Karma') and pointing to where the soul is (or should be) heading.
Hence, the Draconic Zodiac represents the development of the Soul in this world, on this planet earth.
When using the Draconic Zodiac in synastry, one can find out if there is soul mate potential, presenting a connection or bond that is larger than life, that is beyond this life and that has roots on a higher or universal soul level.
In the Draconic Zodiac, the mean North Node of the Moon is always posited at 0° Aries, the Vernal Point.
Some astrologers use the True North Node though, but most often the mean North Node is told to bring better results.
The positions of all the planets, points and bodies are measured in terms of their distances from the mean North Node in the horoscope.
This distance in degrees is then added or subtracted to the North Node.
In short, the formula is as follows: Planet/Angle - North Node = Draconic Planet/Angle
If you don't have astrology software featuring the Draconic Zodiac, this online calculator may work for you.
Also, Astrodienst in switzerland offers a Draconic Zodiac chart: check out their website at astro.com first and then:
The Draconic Zodiac is actually (another) mathematical construct in astrology (like the composite chart) and has to be delineated accordingly.
This means that the planets only change signs (not houses)!
The chart is delineated as a normal chart though.
In synastry (or chart comparison between two people), the Draconic Zodiac points to soul agreements (and past life connections), especially when you find conjunctions and/or oppositions to the Ascendant/Descendant axis and the Sun and Moon.
Sun-Moon conjunctions and/or oppositions between the Draconic Zodiacs of the partners may point to soul matches.
It may also be worth to compare the Draconic Zodiac of one partner with the Tropical Zodiac of the other partner.
Here too, very close conjunctions and/or oppositions may be very revealing and important.
Mutual tight aspects between the Ascendant, Sun and Moon are telling!
The squares can be more challenging, pointing to (past life) lessons still not mastered.
If there are no mutual tight Sun, Moon, Ascendant connections, there may not be any soul agreement or contract and the partners may meet for temporary reasons
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