Modern astrologers use the major aspects (conjunction, sextile, square, trine, and opposition). The conjunction possesses the most power, and the reason being is the energy whacks a punch. In truth, there really isn’t the same conflict inherent as we experience with our squares and oppositions unless the planets in the conjunct aspect are not compatible. The minor aspects: Semi-Sextile, Semi-Square, Novile, Quintile, Bi-Quintile, Sesquiquadrat, Septile, Vigintile, and Decile, were used mostly by traditional astrologers. Those little leaguers add subtleties to a horoscope reading. If one finds an exact minor aspect, sometimes it is quite significant, but there aren’t a lot of interpretations found on those contacts.
Most people, generally, prefer to stay with the major aspects, the conjunction, sextile, square, trine, and opposition. These aspects have the most powerful vibrations. We refer to them as interrelationships, symbolizing a more complex way of viewing our psychology, rather than only planets, signs, and houses. The aspects delve further into our personality, create complex, dynamic, internal drives, and add fascinating layers. The difficult aspects – conjunction (sometimes), square, and opposition, demand more effort, and create greater tension. The sextile and trine live in harmony and in a place of easy expression, showing our abilities and talents. So, for astrology, it is best to use the five majorettes for all of your chart readings, as these are the most psychologically revealing under study.