Vernal Point


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Related to Vernal Point: Invernal equinox, Equinoctial Points

Vernal Point

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

The vernal (Latin for “of the spring”) point is the position of the Sun against the backdrop of the stars at the moment of the vernal equinox (i.e., the spring equinox). The vernal equinox is especially important for astrologers, who use the vernal point as the place to begin the zodiac (i.e., 0° Aries). Because of the phenomenon known as the precession of equinoxes, this point occurs at a slightly different place every year.