- doing or promoting some good; beneficent: a benefic truce; a benefic confluence of planets.
Origin of benefic
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Next to Jupiter it is the most benefic of the planets in its action on mankind.Astrology
If the Sun and the Moon are well placed, and if there be benefic stars in the Mid-heaven, the native will rank high in the world.
Benefic planets in the 8th house show that the wife or husband will be rich; unfortunate planets show the reverse.
On the other hand, there will be no danger if the Moon be in a place held at the time of birth by some benefic.
He sought an intimacy with the benefic Jupiter, and found it—perhaps by a secret kowtowing to Sagittarius.The Prophet of Berkeley Square
- a rare word for beneficent
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