All in a row.
- A pair of connected or corresponding things.
“animus and anima represent a supreme pair of opposites, the syzygy”
- A conjunction or opposition, especially of the moon with the sun.
- The nearly straight-line configuration of three celestial bodies (such as the sun, moon, and earth during a solar or lunar eclipse) in a gravitational system
- Spring tide of maximal range, near the time of new and full moon when the Sun and Moon are in syzygy—i.e., aligned with the Earth.
Conjunction is the time during new moon when the Sun and Moon lie on the same side of the Earth.
- Another syzygy condition, opposition, occurs during full moon when the Sun and Moon are positioned on opposite sides of the Earth. In either case of syzygy, the tide-producing forces of the Sun and the Moon reinforce each other, and the tidal amplitudes on Earth are at their greatest.
Syzygy can be traced to the Greek syzygos (“yoked together”)