from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In astrology, the planet which rules the particular sign of the zodiac which happens at the instant of a nativity to be in the ascendant, or first twelfth part of the heavens above the eastern horizon; the apheta, prorogator, significator, or giver of life. Also spelled hileg.


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  • According to Raphael's Medical Astrology if Saturn elevated above the hyleg, the most prominent planet in the chart, this would also indicate a death by hanging.



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