This Month's Declinations
For a listing of Declinations (non-graphical) see the Declinations Ephemeris page.
How to read the Declinations Graph:
What Is Declination?Planets travel in a 360 degree circle around the Sun, but they do not constantly stay at the same latitude. In fact, they are always moving up or down. These "ups and downs" are measured as the distance between a planet's current position and the earth's equator (as projected into the sky). This measurement is known as declination.
This graph shows you the declinations for each planet for the period of one month.A good example to see this is the moon, since you will see a whole cycle of the moon each 28 days. In the example above, you can see when it makes its maximum up and down, and when it hits the center each month.
How Do I Use The Declination Graph?The Declination Graph is another way of looking at aspects. To use this graph, just find the planet(s) you are interested in and look at their positions in the graph.When you see planets that are at the same degree (either up or down), they are said to be Parallel. If they are at the same degree but one above and the other below the middle line (celestial equator), that is called a Contra Parallel. These aspects are similar to the conjunction and the opposition aspect.
From the excellent Day Watch software by Matrix.