Aspects in Astrology was written by Sue Tompkins and came out for the first time in 1989. This book is a guide to the planets and how their aspects affect their relationships with each other. In terms of natal aspects, it is often regarded as a veritable treasure trove of information.The author takes a psychological approach, and for each of the planets that are talked about, a full overview is given. Before figuring out what the aspects mean in terms of relationships between the planets. This helps the reader understand what each of the ten planets are like before moving on to how they affect each other. Also taken into account are the angles of the planets and how they affect the person’s personality. Furthermore, this work discusses the mutable, cardinal, and fixed modes in the astrological chart.
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A quote from the book:
Sun-Venus people all want love and to be loved; they tend to identify, rightly or wrongly, with the notion of being a loving and affectionate kind of person. And they want to be seen in that light, recognised as a person who is amiable, popular and tender hearted. Usually, Sun-Venus, ever wanting to please and be popular is popular, especially with women. To be a loving person, and to be recognised as such, may be the most important thing in the world to the Sun-Venus type, although obviously the rest of the chart needs to be carefully examined. The need for personal popularity can be so strong that the individual finds it very difficult to confront unpleasant issues, or show themselves in an unpleasant light. They may find it difficult to push themselves forward, for doing so might ‘make waves’ and Sun-Venus would rather not risk that. Aspects in Astrology: A Guide to Understanding Planetary Relationships in the Horoscope