The zodiac consists of twelve major divisions, each other of these further divided into 30 degrees. In an earlier blog we discussed how each one of these 30 degrees carries a specific vibration of its own, irrespective of the sign which its in, but which becomes blended with the meaning of each specific sign in which it is found. One way of defining degree analysis is to say that it is the synthesizing of the meaning of each one of the 30 different degree meanings with each one of the 12 different sign meanings.

There is another possible division of the zodiac – one that can be very revealing of the deeper meanings of degrees. This other division is where, instead of dividing the zodiac into twelve parts consisting of 30 degrees each, we divide it into 30 parts, of 12 degrees each. A good way to conceive of this is to think of each degree of the zodiac as being ruled by a different sign, starting with the first degree of Aries, which is ruled by Aries, followed by the second degree of Aries, which is ruled by Taurus, the third by Gemini, and so on until one reaches the 12th degree of Aries which is ruled by Pisces. At this point we start over again, so that the 13th degree of Aries is ruled by Aries, the 14th degree by Taurus, etc.

One will note that in this arrangement the last 6 degree of Aries are ruled by the signs Aries through Virgo, and then the first degree of Taurus will be ruled by Libra. If you continue this ascription of rulerships of degrees to signs throughout the zodiac you will find that in fire and air signs the pattern of degree rulerships is the same in each and every sign, and in earth and water signs each degree is ruled by the exact opposite sign that it was in the fire and air signs – due to the fact that just two and one-half zodiacs (12 + 12 + 6 = 30) fit into each sign, so that the second half of the zodiac – the signs Libra through Pisces – are always found at the beginning of the earth and water signs.

Here is a list of these 30 segments, each one containing 12 degrees and ruled by a mini zodiac:

Aries 1 – Aries 12 1st segment

Aries 13 – Aries 24 2nd Segment

Aries 25 – Taurus 6 3rd segment

Taurus 7 – Taurus 18 4th segment

Taurus 19 – Taurus 30 5th segment

Gemini 1 – Gemini 12 6th segment

Gemini 13 – Gemini 24 7th segment

Gemini 25 – Cancer 6 8th segment

Cancer 7 – Cancer 18 9th segment

Cancer 19 – Cancer 30 10th segment

Leo 1 – Leo 12 11th segment

Leo 13 – Leo 24 12th segment

Leo 25 – Virgo 6 13th segment

Virgo 7 – Virgo 18 14th segment

Virgo 19 – Virgo 30 15th segment

Libra 1 – Libra 12 16th segment

Libra 13 – Libra 24 17th segment

Libra 25 – Scorpio 6 18th segment

Scorpio 7 – Scorpio 18 19th segment

Scorpio 19 – Scorpio 30 20th segment

Sagittarius 1 – Sagittarius 12 21st segment

Sagittarius 13 – Sagittaius 24 22nd segment

Sagittarius 25 – Capricorn 6 23rd segment

Capricorn 7 – Capricorn 18 24th segment

Capricorn 19 – Capricorn 30 25th segment

Aquarius 1 – Aquarius 12 26th segment

Aquarius 13 – Aquarius 24 27th segment

Aquarius 25 – Pisces 6 28th segment

Pisces 7 – Pisces 18 29th segment

Pisces 19 – Pisces 30 30th segment

Just as each sign has its own unique meaning, so does each segment, and the meaning of a segment can be interpreted by referring to the table of degree frequencies in blog X. For instance, the 11th segment (Leo 1 – Leo 12) carries the energy of the 11 frequency – the same as does each 11th degree of each sign.

Let’s take an example of a specific degree, say Taurus 26. This degree is in the 5th segment, and, as that segment starts at Taurus 19, it is the 8th degree of that segment, which corresponds to the sign Scorpio (Scorpio being the 8th sign of the zodiac). So Taurus 26 is ruled by Scorpio, and, as well, because of the segment it’s in, carries a “5” vibration. So Taurus 26 has that feeling of being instantaneously able to access energy – a character of the “26” frequency – is creative and regenerative – this refers to its “Scorpio” rulership – and is always going into everything deeper and further – a characteristic of the “5” vibration.

And now we come to the concept of the “Fulfillment Degree.” To figure this, what we do is start with a particular degree, in this case 26 Taurus, then figure the ruling sign of this degree – in this case Scorpio – then we look at its frequency – the fifth one – THEN REVERSE SIGN AND FREQUENCY TO ARRIVE AT THE FIFTH DEGREE OF SCORPIO. So the fulfillment degree of 26 Taurus is 5 Scorpio. To put it another way, the ruling sign of the degree becomes the new sign and the number of the segment in which it is found becomes the degree of that new sign.

Well, what does it all mean? The fulfillment degree shows where the energy of an particular degree finds fulfillment. I think of each degree as a plant, and the fulfillment degree that corresponds to it as the blossoming of that plant. At present I am using these as an interpretative tool for natal astrology, and as a meditative device to come to a deeper understanding of each individual degree. So far they have proven to be strikingly powerful. When read the interpretations of their fulfillment degrees people seem to relate strongly to them as being ideals they are wanting to realize.

I have not had the time as of yet to draw up any “fulfillment degree” charts – that is, where the fulfillment degrees of all the planets, Ascendant, Midheaven, and nodes are placed in a chart of their own, but I think doing so would be very interesting. Also I have not so far studied transits to these degrees, but I feel that doing so would yield fruitful results. If you are interested in doing either of these things I would suggest that the minutes of the fulfillment degree be maintained as the same ones of the original planet, so, as in the example of the 26th degree of Taurus, if the actual planet, for instance, is at 25 degrees and 32 minutes, then the fulfillment degree would be 4 degrees and 32 minutes Scorpio.

If you use these fulfillment degrees in natal readings, it is good to look at the aspects they make to natal planets, most especially the conjunction and opposition. I feel that these will give clues as to how that fulfillment is to be reached. So, for instance, if the fulfillment degree of the moon conjuncts or opposes

Saturn, it would signify that the person’s emotional fulfillment depends on becoming more Saturnian, which could mean seeking out others with which to have deep, meaningful emotional experiences., It may also mean that the person needs to seek out spiritual involvements and experiences – as Saturn rules spirituality according to Indian Astrology – if they are to achieve emotional fulfillment. Saturn conjuncting the Moon’s point of fulfillment might mean emotional fulfillment coming through engaging in work or an effective asserting of the self.

In looking at all aspects I would use no more than a three degree orb, and place strong emphasis on any conjunction or opposition which is in the actual fulfillment degree.

And just to save you some time and energy, I have figured the fulfillment degree of each degree of the zodiac. Here they are:

Ar 1 = Ar 1

Ar 2 = Ta 1

Ar 3 = Ge 1

Ar 4 = Cn 1

Ar 5 = Le 1

Ar 6 = Vi 1

Ar 7 = Li 1

Ar 8 = Sc 1

Ar 9 = Sa 1

Ar 10 = Cp 1

Ar 11 = Aq 1

Ar 12 = Pi 1

Ar 13 = Ar 2

Ar 14 = Ta 2

Ar 15 = Ge 2

Ar 16 = Cn 2

Ar 17 = Le 2

Ar 18 = Vi 2

Ar 19 = Li 2

Ar 20 = Sc 2

Ar 21 = Sa 2

Ar 22 = Cp 2

Ar 23 = Aq 2

Ar 24 = Pi 2

Ar 25 = Ar 3

Ar 26 = Ta 3

Ar 27 = Ge 3

Ar 28 = Cn 3

Ar 29 = Le 3

Ar 30 = Vi 3

Ta 1 = Li 3

Ta 2 = Sc 3

Ta 3 = Sa 3

Ta 4 = Cp 3

Ta 5 = Aq 3

Ta 6 = Pi 3

Ta 7 = Ar 4

Ta 8 = Ta 4

Ta 9 = Ge 4

Ta 10 = Cn 4

Ta 11 = Le 4

Ta 12 = Vi 4

Ta 13 = Li 4

Ta 14 = Sc 4

Ta 15 = Sa 4

Ta 16 = Cp 4

Ta 17 = Aq 4

Ta 18 = Pi 4

Ta 19 = Ar 5

Ta 20 = Ta 5

Ta 21 = Ge 5

Ta 22 = Cn 5

Ta 23 = Le 5

Ta 24 = Vi 5

Ta 25 = Li 5

Ta 26 = Sc 5

Ta 27 = Sa 5

Ta 28 = Cp 5

Ta 29 = Aq 5

Ta 30 = Pi 5

Ge 1 = Ar 6

Ge 2 = Ta 6

Ge 3 = Ge 6

Ge 4 = Cn 6

Ge 5 = Le 6

Ge 6 = Vi 6

Ge 7 = Li 6

Ge 8 = Sc 6

Ge 9 = Sa 6

Ge 10 = Cp 6

Ge 11 = Aq 6

Ge 12 = Pi 6

Ge 13 = Ar 7

Ge 14 = Ta 7

Ge 15 = Ge 7

Ge 16 = Cn 7

Ge 17 = Le 7

Ge 18 = Vi 7

Ge 19 = Li 7

Ge 20 = Sc 7

Ge 21 = Sa 7

Ge 22 = Cp 7

Ge 23 = Aq 7

Ge 24 = Pi 7

Ge 25 = Ar 8

Ge 26 = Ta 8

Ge 27 = Ge 8

Ge 28 = Cn 8

Ge 29 = Le 8

Ge 30 = Vi 8

Cn 1 = Li 8

Cn 2 = Sc 8

Cn 3 = Sa 8

Cn 4 = Cp 8

Cn 5 = Aq 8

Cn 6 = Pi 8

Cn 7 = Ar 9

Cn 8 = Ta 9

Cn 9 = Ge 9

Cn 10 = Cn 9

Cn 11 = Le 9

Cn 12 = Vi 9

Cn 13 = Li 9

Cn 14 = Sc 9

Cn 15 = Sa 9

Cn 16 = Cp 9

Cn 17 = Aq 9

Cn 18 = Pi 9

Cn 19 = Ar 10

Cn 20 = Ta 10

Cn 21 = Ge 10

Cn 22 = Cn 10

Cn 23 = Le 10

Cn 24 = Vi 10

Cn 25 = Li 10

Cn 26 = Sc 10

Cn 27 = Sa 10

Cn 28 = Cp 10

Cn 29 = Aq 10

Cn 30 = Pi 10

Le 1 = Ar 11

Le 2 = Ta 11

Le 3 = Ge 11

Le 4 = Cn 11

Le 5 = Le 11

Le 6 = Vi 11

Le 7 = Li 11

Le 8 = Sc 11

Le 9 = Sa 11

Le 10 = Cp 11

Le 11 = Aq 11

Le 12 = Pi 11

Le 13 = Ar 12

Le 14 = Ta 12

Le 15 = Ge 12

Le 16 = Cn 12

Le 17 = Le 12

Le 18 = Vi 12

Le 19 = Li 12

Le 20 = Sc 12

Le 21 = Sa 12

Le 22 = Cp 12

Le 23 = Aq 12

Le 24 = Pi 12

Le 25 = Ar 13

Le 26 = Ta 13

Le 27 = Ge 13

Le 28 = Ca 13

Le 29 = Le 13

Le 30 = Vi 13

Vi 1 = Li 13

Vi 2 = Sc 13

Vi 3 = Sa 13

Vi 4 = Cp 13

Vi 5 = Aq 13

Vi 6 = Pi 13

Vi 7 = Ar 14

Vi 8 = Ta 14

Vi 9 = Ge 14

Vi 10 = Cn 14

Vi 11 = Le 14

Vi 12 = Vi 14

Vi 13 = Li 14

Vi 14 = Sc 14

Vi 15 = Sa 14

Vi 16 = Cp 14

Vi 17 = Aq 14

Vi 18 = Pi 14

Vi 19 = Ar 15

Vi 20 = Ta 15

Vi 21 = Ge 15

Vi 22 = Cn 15

Vi 23 = Le 15

Vi 24 = Vi 15

Vi 25 = Li 15

Vi 26 = Sc 15

Vi 27 = Sa 15

Vi 28 = Cp 15

Vi 29 = Aq 15

Vi 30 = Pi 15

Li 1 = Ar 16

Li 2 = Ta 16

Li 3 = Ge 16

Li 4 = Cn 16

Li 5 = Le 16

Li 6 = Vi 16

Li 7 = Li 16

Li 8 = Sc 16

Li 9 = Sa 16

Li 10 = Cp 16

Li 11 = Aq 16

Li 12 = Pi 16

Li 13 = Ar 17

Li 14 = Ta 17

Li 15 = Ge 17

Li 16 = Cn 17

Li 17 = Le 17

Li 18 = Vi 17

Li 19 = Li 17

Li 20 = Sc 17

Li 21 = Sa 17

Li 22 = Cp 17

Li 23 = Aq 17

Li 24 = Pi 17

Li 25 = Ar 18

Li 26 = Ta 18

Li 27 = Ge 18

Li 28 = Cn 18

Li 29 = Le 18

Li 30 = Vi 18

Sc 1 = Li 18

Sc 2 = Sc 18

Sc 3 = Sa 18

Sc 4 = Cp 18

Sc 5 = Aq 18

Sc 6 = Pi 18

Sc 7 = Ar 19

Sc 8 = Ta 19

Sc 9 = Ge 19

Sc 10 = Cn 19

Sc 11 = Le 19

Sc 12 = Vi 19

Sc 13 = Li 19

Sc 14 = Sc 19

Sc 15 = Sa 19

Sc 16 = Cp 19

Sc 17 = Aq 19

Sc 18 = Pi 19

Sc 19 = Ar 20

Sc 20 = Ta 20

Sc 21 = Ge 20

Sc 22 = Cn 20

Sc 23 = Le 20

Sc 24 = Vi 20

Sc 25 = Li 20

Sc 26 = Sc 20

Sc 27 = Sa 20

Sc 28 = Cp 20

Sc 29 = Aq 20

Sc 30 = Pi 20

Sa 1 = Ar 21

Sa 2 = Ta 21

Sa 3 = Ge 21

Sa 4 = Cn 21

Sa 5 = Le 21

Sa 6 = Vi 21

Sa 7 = Li 21

Sa 8 = Sc 21

Sa 9 = Sa 21

Sa 10 = Cp 21

Sa 11 = Aq 21

Sa 12 = Pi 21

Sa 13 = Ar 22

Sa 14 = Ta 22

Sa 15 = Ge 22

Sa 16 = Cn 22

Sa 17 = Le 22

Sa 18 = Vi 22

Sa 19 = Li 22

Sa 20 = Sc 22

Sa 21 = Sa 22

Sa 22 = Cp 22

Sa 23 = Aq 22

Sa 24 = Pi 22

Sa 25 = Ar 23

Sa 26 = Ta 23

Sa 27 = Ge 23

Sa 28 = Cn 23

Sa 29 = Le 23

Sa 30 = Vi 23

Cp 1 = Li 23

Cp 2 = Sc 23

Cp 3 = Sa 23

Cp 4 = Cp 23

Cp 5 = Aq 23

Cp 6 = Pi 23

Cp 7 = Ar 24

Cp 8 = Ta 24

Cp 9 = Ge 24

Cp 10 = Cn 24

Cp 11 = Le 24

Cp 12 = Vi 24

Cp 13 = Li 24

Cp 14 = Sc 24

Cp 15 = Sa 24

Cp 16 = Cp 24

Cp 17 = Aq 24

Cp 18 = Pi 24

Cp 19 = Ar 25

Cp 20 = Ta 25

Cp 21 = Ge 25

Cp 22 = Cn 25

Cp 23 = Le 25

Cp 24 = Vi 25

Cp 25 = Li 25

Cp 26 = Sc 25

Cp 27 = Sa 25

Cp 28 = Cp 25

Cp 29 = Aq 25

Cp 30 = Pi 25

Aq 1 = Ar 26

Aq 2 = Ta 26

Aq 3 = Ge 26

Aq 4 = Cn 26

Aq 5 = Le 26

Aq 6 = Vi 26

Aq 7 = Li 26

Aq 8 = Sc 26

Aq 9 = Sa 26

Aq 10 = Cp 26

Aq 11 = Aq 26

Aq 12 = Pi 26

Aq 13 = Ar 27

Aq 14 = Ta 27

Aq 15 = Ge 27

Aq 16 = Cn 27

Aq 17 = Le 27

Aq 18 = Vi 27

Aq 19 = Li 27

Aq 20 = Sc 27

Aq 21 = Sa 27

Aq 22 = Cp 27

Aq 23 = Aq 27

Aq 24 = Pi 27

Aq 25 = Ar 28

Aq 26 = Ta 28

Aq 27 = Ge 28

Aq 28 = Cn 28

Aq 29 = Le 28

Aq 30 = Vi 28

Pi 1 = Li 28

Pi 2 = Sc 28

Pi 3 = Sa 28

Pi 4 = Cp 28

Pi 5 = Aq 28

Pi 6 = Pi 28

Pi 7 = Ar 29

Pi 8 = Ta 29

Pi 9 = Ge 29

Pi 10 = Cn 29

Pi 11 = Le 29

Pi 12 = Vi 29

Pi 13 = Li 29

Pi 14 = Sc 29

Pi 15 = Sa 29

Pi 16 = Cp 29

Pi 17 = Aq 29

Pi 18 = Pi 29

Pi 19 = Ar 30

Pi 20 = Ta 30

Pi 21 = Ge 30

Pi 22 = Cn 30

Pi 23 = Le 30

Pi 24 = Vi 30

Pi 25 = Li 30

Pi 26 = Sc 30

Pi 27 = Sa 30

Pi 28 = Cp 30

PI 29 = Aq 30

Pi 30 = Pi 30