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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Everything You Need to Know About the Grand Square

  The Grand Cross is an uncommon but extremely stressful triggering and powerful configuration of four planets (sometimes more) in a combination of four squares and two oppositions – double the trouble of the T-square! It is commonly thought that individuals who have this in their charts have certainly incarnated with a “cross to bear.” Having such a pattern in the horoscope may bring them situations that are too much to cope with. Life events are frequently demanding, taxing, pressured, and anxiety-ridden. Moreover, many life-changing episodes will usually happen all at…...

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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…

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,…

The Hard Aspects & Complexes

The aspects in astrology are a term for angular relationships between planets and have been described as magnets exerting a pull on one another, but also combining their forces to create a harmonious or conflicting relationship. In Latin, it simply means ‘the way a thing is looked at.’ The aspects consist of the conjunction; which is formed when two planets lie within close proximity and it may not have the objectivity of the other major configurations as there is a blending of the planetary energies and it views the world…

Aspects: A Multilayered Approach

One planet is said to be in aspect to another according to the degree of separation in the curve of the zodiac as shown in the chart. A zodiacal circle contains 360 degrees, and it is divided into 12 equal regions for the 12 signs each encompassing 30 degrees. So, the conjunction is two planets occupying the same degree with a given set of orb, of course. The sextile 60 degrees apart, thought to be favourable and often said to contain more potency than the trine – due to its more…