29 Degrees: The Anaretic Degree

March 8th, 2014

File:Almost.png29 degrees of any sign is called the Anaretic degree. It’s the very last degree of the sign before it moves into the next sign. When you’re born with a planet or point at 29 degrees, that puts extra emphasis on that planet or point. You can have a difficult time harnessing the energy of that planet or point, and part of your lesson in this life is to learn how to master that planet or point. Your first instinct will be to run away from it and let the energy get messed up, but you actually should embrace it if you want to be your best self.

The Sun rules your identity, who you truly are, so having the Sun at 29 degrees can show someone who struggles to be true to who they really are until they master this position. You need to focus on forging a strong identity and sense of self, otherwise you waffle through life. The Moon rules your emotions, so having the Moon at 29 degrees can show someone who struggles to control and expose their emotions. They can have upsets and fits, or shove everything away, running from their feelings. You need to focus on your emotions, learn the channel them in healthy ways, and open up to others. Mercury rules your mind and communication, so having Mercury at 29 degrees can show someone who struggles to communicate clearly and trust their mind or judgment. They may struggle with learning disabilities or have other issues in school when young, even if there isn’t anything really wrong with their abilities, or have mental health problems. You need to focus on your mind, learn new things and trust in your mental abilities, and be confident when you communicate.

Venus is the planet of love, so having Venus at 29 degrees can show someone who struggles with relationships, relating to others, and having healthy love. You can subconsciously choose people you know are all wrong for you, keep choosing the wrong kind of person, or run from love entirely. You need to focus on love and the positive aspects of it, sort through whatever issues you have with it, and be the lover that you are. Mars is the planet of energy and drive, so having Mars at 29 degrees can show someone who has too much or too little energy, is overly aggressive or overly a pacifist, and doesn’t know how to take charge or is too impulsive. You need to focus on developing confidence, good self-esteem, and learn how to be assertive without being aggressive.

Jupiter is the planet of optimism and expansion, so having Jupiter at 29 degrees can show someone who needs to learn everything in moderation. They can go overboard with everything, or be stingy. You need to explore and expand your world, and experience life as it should be experienced. Saturn is the planet of restriction, responsibility, and success, so having Saturn at 29 degrees can show someone who doesn’t know how to accept responsibility, is too pessimistic, and who is in their own way when it comes to succeeding in life. You need to stop putting up roadblocks where there aren’t any, stop only seeing the negative in situations, and start realizing you’re usually the one responsible for your own problems.

Uranus is the planet of the new, original, eccentric, and rebellion, so having Uranus at 29 degrees can show someone who is overly traditional and afraid of anything unconventional, or so unconventional that they have no clue how to live in the real world. You need to embrace what makes you a unique person but also embrace tradition, and learn to be open to other people’s way of life. Neptune is the planet of dreams, illusions, and subconscious, so having Neptune at 29 degrees can show someone who runs as far from reality as they can, getting lost in their delusions and fantasies, or who rejects their fantasies and imaginative side. You need to learn to focus on reality without completely avoiding your imagination, resist the urge to indulge in negative escapist behavior, and face your problems instead of running from them. Pluto is the planet of transformation, power, and control, so having Pluto at 29 degrees can show someone who resists changing themselves or their lives, or gets stuck in perpetual change that keeps going and going. They can focus too much on the bad that’s happened, and need to learn to move on more quickly. You need to change when it’s necessary but not with the wind, and try to maintain a balance of power in your relationships.

12 Responses to “29 Degrees: The Anaretic Degree”

  1. Cameron on March 12, 2014 5:14 pm

    Whoa! The interpretation is absolute. I have Mercury in 29 degrees Capricorn and It’s basically the story of my life. I was dyslexic as a child- strange thing though, I’ve always been a great speller, and have a photogenic memory. How does that work? Oddly enough, I’ve developed an affinity for the written word and spend most of my days reading. And for the past thirteen years, I have this inkling to write. At the moment it’s still a hobby. I would like to publish a story if the Universe agrees, if not, no one can take away my creatvity.

  2. musab on March 22, 2014 9:09 am

    I have 29 degrees Pluto in the 5th house,experiancing lots of ups and downs in my romantic life due to uncontrollable sexual urge.

  3. J. Knapp on March 25, 2014 8:23 pm

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  4. Joy on April 8, 2014 3:57 pm

    My daughter has 29 degrees Sagittarius rising and has had a very complicated life (Capricorn is intercepted in her first house). She moves around a lot, abuses drugs and is sexually irresponsible. How would that degree affect her personally — would it make her “OVERTLY” Sag?

  5. Nic on April 14, 2014 5:27 pm

    Joy – With the Anaretic degree, it either makes the energy extremely difficult to manifest, or it amplifies it to the point of being destructive until you learn how to use the energy properly. With the rising at the Anaretic degree, it’s who you are and how you present yourself, so she likely puts up a front around others by playing up the negatives of Sagittarius. When she accepts herself as she is and stops worrying about what other people think of her, she’ll be able to manifest the degree more positively.

  6. May on January 18, 2015 4:34 pm

    I have a moon in 29 degrees,Capricorn, 8th house. Mercury in 29 degrees, Pisces, 10th house and Saturn almost 29 degrees, aquarius.
    It has always been messed up lol

  7. ash on April 1, 2015 10:06 pm

    Nic i love ur articles, thank u.
    i have jupiter and nepton at 29 and yes i can not explore and expand also i have no fantesy.it is out of my control but i am facing the harsh realities and no way to escape.

  8. Pranav on December 31, 2015 1:49 am

    Hello…I have 4 planets b/w 29 to 30 degrees in my birth chart :(. Sun in Leo 1 st house, moon in virgo 2nd house, Saturn in Libra 3rd house and Venus in 12th house….life is filled with Ups and downs ever since beginning…. Don’t know when things will change…everything is struggle in my life…please comment…

  9. Nic on December 31, 2015 4:56 pm

    Pranav: One thing to always remember is that there is good and bad to every astrological position. It’s really up to you what you’re going to do with the energy. The anaretic degree is one of those things that has tremendous power, and while it can take time to harness, it’s not impossible. Having a lot of the anaretic degree – as you do – shows you’re someone with huge potential if you can find a way to work the energy in your favor. You have many lessons to learn, but you can be a force once you learn them :)

  10. Pranav on January 1, 2016 3:02 am

    Thanks for reply Nick…..one issue I am facing is I don’t even know which one is my correct birth chart as 4 planets change houses using different ayanmsha….I prefer Fagan ayanmsha as its more accurate. Chart generated by Fagan.ayanmsha puts 4 planets b/w 29 to 30 degrees and if I use lahiri ayanmsha, all these planets change house to next one..can you help in this regard??? My dob 17th sep 1985…time 5 am…place Almora ( India) .

    One thing is for sure…these ups and downs in life have surely made me highly spiritual… I read somewhere that 29 degree is peak of spirituality ….is tht true ?

  11. Nic on January 14, 2016 8:28 pm

    Pranav: Sorry, I don’t practice Vedic astrology nor do I use the sidereal Zodiac, so I can’t really help you there. You should reach out to a Vedic astrologer.

  12. marilyn on August 4, 2016 3:30 pm

    Hi I really enjoy your website, maybe you can explain 29 cancer in the 12th house. Have never been able to find anything concrete. Thank you

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