Reverend Pamela Crane came up back in 1987 the Draconic System. A lot of advanced software uses it like Kepler and Solar Fire. Matrix WinStar does not but it is supposed to be an introductory charting system for $69.00 USD. I started with WinStar and it does many things well but the calculation of the zodiac is off because it is “rounded.” I found that problematic but it took me a while before I realized it and upgraded to Kepler, so it is a good starting point.
What Crane created with the Draconic zodiac is reveal your “illuminating sense of purpose.” The draconic zodiac starts at the Moon North Node’s (NN) tthat now becomes the Aries (the Aries Point) of the chart. Then the absolute longitude of the NN is then measured against the absolute longitude of each planet. When the absolute longitude of the NN is greater than the planet typical zodiac arithmetic applies: add 360 to the planet’s absolute longitude.
Here’s an example, today’s Sun is 20.27 and the NN is 19.00 Cancer Rx. Since Cancer is higher than Gemini, normal arithmetic follows (3 times 30 = 90 for the NN and 4 times 30 for the Sun = 120.27.
120.27-90.00 = 30.27 puts the Sun at 1.33 and since Cancer is higher than Gemini, this is Pisces i.e. minus 1 house from the Ascendant which is always the AP — Aries 00.
We do the same everything in the chart and get the Draco chart. The minutes maybe off as we are not calculating seconds like software, but it’s close enough. The green chart below is normal geocentric while the Purple chart is the Draconic equivalent. (there are minor difference in time because of copying and re-erecting the next chart).
In the green normal chart dutiful Neptune is in its own ruler Pisces in the 7th suggesting we have to face our responsibilities to other people today. In the Draconic chart, this aspect is much closer and thus more important (closer aspects have a higher degree of importance hence why we highlight 1 degree aspects). The planets at the Midheaven do not change just their sign so now the Midheaven is in Aquarius (universal brotherhood) while in the normal chart it is in Gemini (either or).
Overall the Draconic chart highlights thinking of others, or our spiritual work and the ascendant is now 10 Virgo ( the round stone hidden within another or not always consciously understanding what is underneath) while the green chart tells us at 10 Taurus (parrots on an orchid plant or flocking in beautiful places) suggests hitting the beach or the lake for a frolic.
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