Originally Posted by Phil
Have a horoscope where in a matter of a few hours the sign would change from Leo to Virgo.
I have a book "Aspects and Personality" by Zondag, which on page 30 says that there is a very clear cut boundary between between the signs.
Just wondering, anybody have any personal experiences on this? In this case it is the sun. Is the sun really purely Leo with nothing from Virgo?
Planets in last degree receives special treatment called Planets in "Anaretic Degrees". Some places, it could be referred as planets in "Critical Degrees".
Planets in first three degrees are sort of child, not enough experience/strength, but a lot of excitement. Planets in last three degrees are sort of old, having lots of experience but not enough strength or not enough energy to use the experience. Both are sort of weakness of planet.
Many astrologers experience crystal clear demarcation of Signs. It is like change in color of light at intersection - Green -> Yellow -> Red -> Green. At one time only one color is present.
In Western Astrology the clear demarcation is so clear that you won't find people in disagreement.
Vedic and Western differ by about 24 degrees.
In Vadic there are differences. I personally use two - "Lahiri" for Mahadasa and "KP" for house cusps. Although the difference is just of 00 degree 06 seconds. Raman differs from Lahiri about 01 degree and 27 seconds. It is fairly common for Astrologers to hold their opinion, what to use.
There are many other systems of Astrology with different demarcation - as as example the rising 13 ... You know what.