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A topographic feature that is formed from the mass beneath an older topographic form, now removed.


(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

The descendant is the cusp (beginning) of the seventh house. In a natal chart, it corresponds to the western horizon at the moment of birth and is thus the point where, over the course of a 24-hour period, planets “descend” out of the sky. As one of the four angles—the others are the ascendant (first-house cusp), the midheaven/medium coeli (tenth-house cusp), and the nadir/imum coeli (fourth-house cusp)—the descendant is one of the more powerful locations for a planet. Thus, a planet in a close conjunction with the descendant is traditionally regarded as having a strong influence over the entire chart, although such influences are more marked in the case of planets conjunct the ascendant and the midheaven.


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Fleming-Mitchell, Leslie. Running Press Glossary of Astrology Terms. Philadelphia: Running Press, 1977.
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