|ASTROCARTOGRAPHY MAPS VS. RELOCATION CHARTS|
The Ascendant in an Astrocartography map is different than the Ascendant in a relocated chart. This happens because Astrocartography maps are calculated in relationship to the equator and relocation charts, as in the standard natal birth chart are calculated in relationship to the ecliptic. (The ecliptic is the imaginary path the sun appears to make as though it was circling around the earth throughout the year).
If you were to place planetary (zodiacal) lines based on their latitudes in relationship to the ecliptic you would find a shifting would occur in relationship to the planetary (mundo) lines positioned in relationship to the Astrocartography Ascendant-Descendant axis, which uses only a zero degree latitude off the equator.
So latitude variations of planets can show up when comparing a planet on an Ascendant or Descendant angle in a relocated chart with the same planet as an Astrocartography Rising or Setting line in a particular location. The planets that have the highest latitudes that show the variation are Pluto, Venus and the Moon. Pluto always shows variation up to 6 degrees. Venus can vary as much as 3 degrees. The Moon can vary up to 1 degree. Mars and Mercury can vary, but the occurrence does not happen as often. When it does Mars can vary about 2 degrees and Mercury less than 1 degree.
The differences between Astrocartography mapping and relocation charts can produce different results.
They both provide results that are very informative when assimilated in their own right. Then it is up to the reader to put the mosaic together.
Planets in Locality by: Steve Cozzi
Llewelly Publishing, 1988
Astrolabe's Nova software manual by: Robert Hand
The Arkana Dictionary of Astrology by: Fred Gettings
Arkana Publishers, 1988
The East Point and The Antivertex by: Maritha Pottenger
ACS Publications, booklet, no year listed