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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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The solid, medieval-Scottish costuming, also from Portland, helped create some of the spirit of Shakespeare's tragedy, even if Verdi's music misses a lot of the sinisterness and insane emotion of the play.
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It may be deduced, therefore, that left is directly linked to the darkness, sinisterness, filthiness, bad luck, misfortune, and profanity.