For half of the day light increases, from the greatest darkness at midnight to the greatest light at noon. The IC point is the lowest point of the zodiac beneath us at any time. The sun is at this IC point at midnight, the time of greatest darkness. The MC is the highest point of the zodiac in the sky above us. The Sun is at the MC point at true noon the time of greatest brightness.
The other half of the day darkness increases, from noon to midnight.
Half of the sky is rising and half of the sky is setting. The Sun is rising from midnight to noon and setting from noon to midnight. But at any time half of the sky is rising or coming into view and the other half is setting.
You will notice that the direction of rising and setting is clockwise.
The rising half of the sky and the horoscope is considered to be the instigative half as it is moving from the greatest depth or most hidden point to the greatest height or most noticeable point. In the cycle of the day, this is the am hours from midnight to noon.
The setting half of the sky and the horoscope is considered to be the reactive half as it is moving away from the point of greatest prominence and receding or setting to the deepest or most hidden point. In the cycle of the day, these are the pm hours from noon to midnight.
From our greatest depth we project our ideas out into the world and from the point of greatest prominence we react to the repercussions of what has been set in motion. What you put out will come back.
The rising side is the yang side and the setting side is the yin side of the day.
The IC, the deepest or lowest point of the zodiac in the sky represents the deepest point within us, our inner motivation point. It reveals where we are coming from.
The MC, the most prominent or highest point of the Zodiac in the sky represents the most prominent position we take in the outer world around us. It represents the point of social motivation and status.
Half of the sky is beneath us at any time, and the other half is above us. The half above us we
can see and be objective about. The half below us we cannot see and can only sense from a personal subjective perspective.
The half of the sky above the horizon represents the Yang or bright half.
The half of the sky below the horizon represents the Yin or dark half.
What is above and what is below corresponds to what is without and what is within.
Above the horizon represents the objective functional world around us.
Below the horizon represents the world of personal subjective being within us.
Above is the yang or bright half.
Below is the yin or dark half.
The Asc (Ascendant or Rising Sign) is the eastern horizon and represents the consciousness of self rising from subjective being within to the objective functional world without.
The Desc (Descendant) is the western horizon and represents the consciousness of being related to others, or of seeing how others interact and influence one and how those influences go into one’s subjective being.
This drawing shows the instigative, rising half of the heavens and the reactive setting half. It also reveals the clockwise direction of the heavens. This is essentially so because the rotation of the earth is counterclockwise, and the heavens subsequently ascend and descend in a clockwise direction.
This drawing shows the objective functional hemisphere above the horizon, and the hemisphere of subjective being below the horizon.
When the two cycles are put together we can see a distinct uniqueness to each quadrant. The half of the heavens that is rising is divided into two sections.
The Rising but Below the horizon represents subjective instigation.
The Rising but Above the horizon represents objective functional instigation. The Setting but Above the horizon represents objective functional reactions. The Setting but Below the horizon represents personal subjective reactions.
This a similar drawing to the previous one. The horizon is presented as the line of consciousness, conscious of the difference between above and below.
The perpendicular axis is presented as the line of power, joining the points of inner subjective power (integrity) and outer or social power (status).
This drawing show a further distinction of the four quadrants of the day and of the horoscope.
Intuition is an inner projection of one’s subjective being.
Thinking is an outer projection into one’s social and functional world. Sensation is an outer objective reaction to one’s social and functional world. Feeling is an inner reaction of one’s subjective being.
Here the four quadrants of the daily cycle divide into eight phases.
Intuition becomes intuitive motivation and intuitive Identity.
Thinking becomes self conscious thinking and motivational thinking.
Sensation becomes motivational sensitivity and relationship sensitivity.
Feeling becomes feeling related and feeling motivated.
This diagram shows the correct sequence of the eight trigrams for the phases of the day.
Here we can see the four bigrams and the words that describe each of them. Intuition is instigative subjective or rising but below the horizon. (Houses 3, 2, 1.) Thinking is instigative objective or rising but above the horizon. (Houses 12, 11, 10.) Sensation is reactive objective or setting but above the horizon. (Houses 9, 8, 7.) Feeling is reactive subjective or setting but below the horizon. (Houses 6, 5, 4.)
Although the houses are numbered in a counterclockwise direction, the changes actually move in a clockwise direction.
Here we can see the four quadrants divided into eight phases, the eight trigrams in their correct sequence, and the corresponding houses of the astrological chart.
Intuitive motivation is the trigram of shock and thunder and covers House 3 and half of House 2. Intuitive identity is the trigram of the clinging, fire and covers half of House 2, and House 1. Self conscious thinking is the trigram of the joyous lake and covers House 12 and half of House 11. Motivational thinking is the trigram of the creative heaven and covers half of House 11, and House 10. Motivational sensitivity is the trigram of the gentle penetrating wind and covers House 9, and half of House 8. Relationship sensitivity is the trigram of the abysmal water and covers half of House 8, and House 7. Feeling related is the trigram of keeping still, mountain, and covers House 6 and half of House 5. Feeling motivated is the trigram of the receptive earth, and covers half of House 5, and House 4.
The clockwise sequence of Houses have a special relationship to each other within each quadrant.
The first house of a quadrant will have a causal action, the second house of a quadrant will have an effective force, and the third house of any quadrant will have a resulting force.
In this drawing the twelve signs of the zodiac or year, have been added around the basic wheel for the houses. They have been placed according to the position and sequence of trigrams. This shows a radically different view of the relationship between the signs and houses than is commonly accepted. It may help to remember that the third sign of Gemini represents the brightest phase of the year, while the third house represents the great darkness.
This sequence of trigrams and houses have been somewhat validated by the research work of Francoise and Michel Gauquelin.