In astrology, the critical degrees of any planet shows a huge significance on an individuals life. While all planets at the critical degree are important to me, it’s the personal planets at the critical degree that are strongly felt. When you have a planet at this degree, this planets energy is going to be very important for you.
It’s one that should not be overlooked and it will take a lot of work to balance the energy of that planet. Critical degrees does not mean you’re doomed. This just means once you learn to work with that energy, you will thrive more than ever.
Other than the degrees listed below, 0 and 29 of any sign are also highly important as a critical degree, or known as the Anaretic degree. 0 degrees of any sign is considered a critical degree due to the karmic nature of being at the beginning of the sign.
It is said that whatever planet or point is at 0 degrees will be in the early stages of learning lessons related to that point. When a planet or point is at 29 degrees of any sign it is called an Anaretic Degree, and it symbolizes karmic completion related to that planet or points energy. The 29th degree gets "stuck" trying to jump to the next sign over which can be impulsive for the planet.
Cardinal Signs: Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn
The critical degree within these planets are: 0, 13, and 26
Fixed Signs: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius
The critical degree within these planets are: 8-9, 21-22
Mutable Signs: Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces
The critical degree within these planets are: 4 and 17
Believing in yourself too much at times and can come across as being too arrogant. While self confidence is a great trait to have, overindulgence in anything is never good. You need to learn to be humble so you can use your abilities to help others for the greater good. You feel like you work and try as hard as you can, but things don’t always seem to work out. Even if they do, you just don’t ever feel satisfied with it.
You’re probably very sensitive and you have a strong intuition, but you don’t listen to it as much as you should. You tend to let your emotions get the better of you, giving in to the worst of your vulnerability. You have to learn to control your emotions, release your emotional energy healthy, and trust your instincts.
Learning curves are highlighted with this critical planet. Even if you were very smart, you never feel smart enough or you seek for a problem when there is none. You get along well with others, but you don’t really feel like you belong. More of an outsider. It’s important that you value your own opinions and not put other people’s above yours every time. You need to embrace your ability to accept everyone.
You can be quite impatient and may have difficulty with self control. You need to learn that what you put out in the world is what you will get back. Release patience instead of irritability and let out your inner child out when necessary, especially through creative projects.
With this planet in a critical degree, you may have a lot of energy and strength, but forcing yourself to express this energy tends to be difficult for you. You have to push yourself to express this energy or else it becomes repressed which can lead to internal anger and severe migraines. It’s important that you become more assertive in your decision making. Once you believe in yourself, you can be a great leader to others.