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Term: Out-of-Bounds


The apparent motion of the Sun each day follows a path through the sky that in relation to the horizon appears higher or lower. The amount above the horizon is called the Sun's declination. Usually, the position of the planets is between the north and south limits of the Sun's declination. However, they can move outside this range. In astrology, when planets are outside of the Sun's north and south declination limits, they are said to be out-of-bounds. When such positions are considered by astrologers, it is said to indicate unique or outside-the-box thinking or activity in relation to the impact of the planet.