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Sinister

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Sinister, from a Latin term meaning left (not evil), refers to one of the many ways of classifying the astrological aspects. The antonym is dexter (right). A sinister aspect occurs when a faster-moving planet makes an aspect with a slower-moving one that is located counterclockwise from it (to its left) in the zodiac. Even though astrologers from Claudius Ptolemy onward have regarded sinister and dexter aspects as having somewhat different influences, the differences are comparatively minor. In most general chart readings, this distinction is ignored.

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ludmilae in the asymmetry between the dextral and sinistral elements, Class III symmetry of Lane (1968).
Farnell, "The significance of sinistral portal hypertension complicating chronic pancreatitis," American Journal of Surgery, vol.
Parkhaev, "Shell Chirality in Cambrian Gastropods and Sinistral Members of the Genus Aldanella Vostokova," 1962, Paleontological Journal 41, no.
However, in both Antarctic Ocean and Indian Ocean, the surface-water temperature and the percentage of sinistral specimens are significantly negatively correlated.
This region of the Gulf has active sinistral transform faults with associated pull-apart basins (the deeps in the Gulf of Aqaba), and hence is an area where earthquakes of great magnitude occur quite regularly, it noted.
If you want it set up for sinistral use, you can quickly and easily swap the button to the other side.
The E-W striking MBT in India extends into Pakistan as a narrow fault zone that takes a sharp bend in Kaghan to coalesce with the NNW striking sinistral Jhelum strike slip fault.
Morphological evidence of correlational selection and ecological segregation between dextral and sinistral forms in a polymorphic flatfish, Platichthys stellatus.
ACCIAC-CATURA and ALEMBIC, LATRODECTUS MACTANS and NEUTRAL DENSITY POINT, CHIAROSCURO and PROPRIOCEPTION and TESTUDO and ANNULATE and BRICOLAGE and CATALEPT and GERRYMANDER and SCOPOPHILIA and LAERTES--and all of a sudden it occurs to Gately the aforethought EXTRUDING, STRIGIL and LEXICAL themselves--and LORDOSIS and IMPOST and SINISTRAL and MENISCUS and CHRONAXY and POOR YORICK and LUCULUS and CERISE MONTCLAIR and then DE SICA NEO-REAL CRANE DOLLY and CIRCUMAMBIENTFOUNDDRAMALEVIRAT- EMARRIAGE and then more lexical terms and words speeding up to chipmunkish and then HELIATED and then all the way up to a sound like a mosquito on speed, and Gately tries to clutch both his temples with one hand and scream, but nothing comes out.