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In this research
project I havechecked out almost 1,000 aspects between the Sun and other celestial bodies. This approach has consequences for the way I deal with statistical significance. Normally a phenomenon is statistically significant, if P <= 0.05 or when the chance
is 1 out of 20 for the result happening by chance. With 1,000 aspects 5% as the dividing line means that 50 of the found aspects must have happened by chance. It's clear that the bar has to be raised - but how much?
The exact number of aspect I have
researched is 931. Let's see what happens, when P is lowered:
- P <= 0.05: 78 aspects. 47 expected to be accidental, 31 left.
- P <= 0.01: 24 aspects. 10 expected to be accidental, 14 left.
- P <= 0.005: 12 aspects. 5
expected to be accidental, 7 left.
We kan make the following observations:
- As you can see there is always a surplus, no matter where we set P. This means that we can expect some of the aspects to reoccur in a replication test - but
not all of them.
- Statistical signficance is at the end of the day an estimate.
My conclusion has been to set P to 0.01.
When I work with aspects, I use the orbis recommended by John Addey:
- Conjunction - Cnj:
- Opposition - Opp: 6 degrees
- Trine - Tri: 4 degrees
- Square - Squ: 3 degrees
- Quintile and biquintile - Qnt: 2:24'
- Sextile - Sxt: 2 degrees
- The series of septiles - Spt: 1:43'
and sesquisquare - Ssq/Sqs: 1:30'
- The series of noviles - Nov: 1:20'
- The series of deciles - Dec: 1:12'
- The series of undeciles (or 11th harmonic aspects) - Und: 1:05'
- Semisextile and quinqunx - Ssx/Qqx: 1 degree
The celestial bodies, I have researched, can be categorized in the following categories:
- Planet: The "regular" planets are Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. However, I have included the lunar node and
the mean lunar apogee (also known as Lilith the Black Moon); both are invisible points derived from the lunar orbit.
- Ressonant KBO's: You will have to look up the definition of "Resonant KBO" at Wikipedia, but I can inform you that "KBO" is an abbreviation for "Kuiper Belt Object". The Kuipber Belt is outside Neptune's orbit. I have included 10 resonant KBOs in this project. among them is Pluto.
- also known as "Classical KBO's": Apparently they are the KBO's, which are not "resonant", and in my project I have included 17, among them the biggest and probably most wellknown is Makemake. You can read more at Wikipedia about Cubewanos here.
- Scattered Disc Objects - also known as SDO's. As I understand it the SDO's are outside the Kuipber Belt and not influenced by the gravity of Neptune - but I am not sure about the latter. So
far I have only included 7 SDOs, among them the biggest and most wellknown is Eris. You can read more about the scattered disc here.
- Asteroid Belt: There is
an infinite number of celestial bodies in the asteroid belt - I have include 18 of them in this project, among them the biggest and probably most wellknown is Ceres.
- Near Earth Objects - als known as NEOs. NEOs are
asteroids with orbits between the Asteroid Belt and the Sun. In astrology one of the most wellknown NEOs is probably Eros, which I have seen mentioned in several astrology books. I have included 7 NEOs in this project. You can read more about NEOs here.
- Centaur: In mythology a centaur is half human and half horse - i.e. a centaur is something, which breaks with the conventional definitions by being a mixture of different things. "Centaurs typically behave
with characteristics of both asteroids and comets." (Quote: Wikipdia) In astronomy centaurs are minor planets with orbits outside the asteroid belt. I have included 11 centaurs
in this research project, among them most wellknown are probably: Chiron, Pholus, Chariklo, Nessus and Hidalgo.
I didn't include other types of celestial bodies in our solar system such as trojans or comets.
I am not using the term "dwarf
planet" for any category, because astrologically it does not make sense to put Ceres into the same category as trans-Neptunians such as Pluto, Eris, Makemake and Haumea. Furthermore, a lot of the trans-Neptunians, which haven't been designated "dwarf planet"
yet, may become dwarf planets in the future, which means that the label "dwarf planet" is very unstable. I assume that category labels, which I have selected, are more stable.