It Is Possible to Get Great Harmony and Benefit From Squares and Oppositions

Since I’ve learned about the squares and oppositions in the natal chart, I’ve been thinking of the challenging aspects as being comparable to the way that astrologers discuss the quincunx contact. There are times when these aspects work together to form a trine, and there are other times when the tension builds up, and we are very much in a position of opposition or just completely frustrated with our lives. However, challenging aspects on the horoscope are not always associated with negative interpretations. With the continued study of astrology it eventually lead…...

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Charts Without an Opposition Aspect: Is It Hard for Them to Look Outside of Themselves?

Certain charts stand out when they contain a lot of particular aspects, such as oppositions or trines, but it’s not always obvious when a chart lacks an aspect, like an opposition. According to astrologers, lacking an aspect in your chart might manifest itself in your personality. It’s arguable if the absence of an opposite angle in the natal chart has an impact on someone or whether it creates a gap in one’s life. Charts without oppositions are considered to be indicative of subjective individuals. This refers to those who are…...

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What Is the Difference Between the Conjunction and Opposition?

Question: What is the difference between the conjunction and opposition? On this topic, there are opposing views (no pun intended). Some astrologers say that these aspects are VERY different: “The conjunction is quite dissimilar from the opposition because it is not a see-saw. It is a melding. The two planets are so close that the native may feel as if they have a symbiosis. A symbiosis is good with some planets and not so good with others. The opposition is an aspect that seeks balance but does not find it.…...

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The Conjunction, Soft & Hard Aspects

With the various aspect relationships (conjunction, sextile, trine, square, inconjunct, opposition), the same ideas and themes are presented but from different angles – softly – vigorously – even completely at odds with one another. Aspects refer to the arc of separation or angular distance between the planets. So when planets are located at a certain distance from one another, they are connected in some intrinsic manner that is either harmonious or challenging. Fundamentally, they describe the ways in which planets can influence one another and modify each other’s expression. Usually…...

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The Hard Aspects: “Bad”

Question: There are some charts with all the planets squaring and opposing each other. How can people cope with such bad natal aspects? The Hard Aspects are never judged as “good” or “bad,” and stressful contacts in the natal chart develop character by representing challenges, which, if we are honest, make for a much more dynamic and exciting life. But it must also be said they can be demanding, stressful, and frustrating. The square, opposition, and sometimes conjunction often represent what is over-exaggerated or sometimes even distorted in the psyche,…...

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The Aspects: Odds, Ends, Tidbits and Pieces

According to Vivian E. Robson, planets in conjunction tend to act alternatively, and it should be remembered that they don’t altogether blend although they are acting from he same part of the chart. “There is usually more or less a rapid change from one body to another. Thus Venus conjunct Mars generally causes the native to change quickly from anger to smiles and vice versa, though it also gives energy to the feelings and softness to the passion. In a conjunction, both bodies are always active and it is a…...

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Aspects to the Planets

Sun The Sun is considered the most important planet in the birth chart and must always be given extra emphasis. For it is the center of the Solar System and the source of life on Earth. Any aspects to the Sun profoundly affects our individual psyches. Since psychologically it represents our own center and describes the most authentic way for us to develop. The Sun also shows our inner authority and confidence; it is symbolic of that vital force that impels us to seek greater expression of our true nature. The…...

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Aspects: Wired That Way

The horoscope’s aspects are used to identify the many parts of our personality. The aspects are frequently viewed as independent elements, yet they eventually join to form the unity of the self, or character. The components represent a powerful, conscious and unconscious flow of subjective life. The astrological chart may provide a clear picture of the personality’s heights and depths. There are several fascinating personalities outlined for the aspects in the book Key Words for Astrology: Sun- Mercury – Archetype: The Smart king  Sun-Mercury – Shadow: The Boss and his Wiley…...

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Astrology: The Major Aspects

The major aspects in astrology (conjunction, sextile, square, trine, and opposition), all represent vibratory energies of various intensity. They represent our psychic conflicts and tensions, cooperating and supporting powers. Each aspect is a different view of someone’s personality, they give a different insight into a particular individual. Energy is the most important thing here, for we can get a sense of an individual’s drive, vibrancy, and passion. The horoscope is like a bowl of psychological stress and ease, showing creative outlets and potential struggles. An important part of understanding our…

Astrology: Opposite Signs

Question: Which Opposite signs are not so opposite? The opposite signs are deeply fascinating and confront us with this stark difference in reality. Opposites are poles apart in terms of how we experience them in the world. We could sit and list every opposite trait to Aries, and we have suddenly created Libra. However, we could also fashion Taurus and Pisces. Adjacent signs, our neighboring cousins – also contain opposite qualities. The universe created this magic circle of every human expression, balanced by its opposite. As it progresses around the…

Question: Applying and Separating Aspects?

Question: Do you find a significant difference between the strength of applying and separating aspects? In the general sense, there isn’t much difference when reading a natal chart. However, if we refer to progressions, because of their symbolic movement, applying aspects will become exact during early childhood. In contrast, those who are born with the same aspect, only separating, will not experience it as powerfully in their early childhood. It is believed that applying aspects are more powerful and intense, representing energies coming into being, and will be particularly influential…

QUESTION: What Aspects to Use?

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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,…