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Astrology - The Aspects

In the year 1634, I taught Sir George Peckham, Knight, astrology, that part which concerns sickness, wherein he so profited, that in two or three months he would give a very true discovery of any disease, only by his figures.

William Lilly

Astrology Chart
Astrological symbol or glyph for the sun The Sun is in Libra Astrology symbol for Libra, one of the Zodiac Signs

The Moon is: Waning Gibbous

When a chart is drawn and its Ascendant and Midheaven have been calculated, the position of the houses can be deduced and from astronomical tables the planets positions inserted. From this chart, the aspects can be plotted.

 

When a chart is drawn and its Ascendant and Midheaven have been calculated, the position of the houses can be deduced and from astronomical tables the planets positions inserted. From this chart, the aspects can be plotted.

These represent the relationships between the various components of the chart.

Aspects are divided into three, strong, moderate and weak. The table below shows these aspects.

An Aspect Chart can be drawn to represent these relationships as part of an individual's natal chart. A generic Aspect Chart can be found here.

Powerful Aspects

Astrology Aspect Conjunction Glyph

Conjunction

Exact Aspect 0°
8°— 9° orb

A focal relationship strengthening energy flow according to the sign and house position.

Astrology Aspect Opposition Glyph

Opposition

Exact Aspect 180°
8°— 9° orb

Accentuates the polarities within a chart but can actually form an integrating link.

Astrology Aspect Square Glyph

Square

Exact Aspect 90°
8°— 9° orb

Usually indicates tension between the planets involved, which can develop energy and strength.

Astrology Aspect Trine Glyph

Trine

Exact Aspect 120°
8°— 9° orb

Helpful relationship within a strong character but detrimental in superficial characters.

Moderate Aspects

Astrology Aspect Sesquiquadrate Glyph

Sesquiquadrate

Exact Aspect 135°
2° orb

Indicates strain, ill omened when falling between two important planets.

Astrology Aspect Sextile Glyph

Sextile

Exact Aspect 60°
5 °— 6° orb

Similar to a Trine in effect but without the same force and energy potential.

Astrology Aspect Quincunx Glyph

Quincunx

Exact Aspect 150°
2 °— 3° orb

Also called Inconjunction. Often indicates an inharmonious energy flow.

Weak Aspects

Astrology Aspect Semi Square Glyph

Semi-Square

Exact Aspect 45°
2 ° orb

A weaker version of the sextile, can often result in potential for mis-understanding.

Astrology aspect semi-sextile glyph

Semi-Sextile

Exact Aspect 30°
2 ° orb

An aspect indicating co-operation in a non-direct manner.

 

 

 

Each astrological chart and the interpretation is derived from various elements - find out more on these components below:

The Astrological Ascendant

The Midheaven or Medium Coeli in Astrology

The Elements and Qualities in Astrology

The Aspects in Astrology

The Houses in Astrology

The Zodiac Signs

The Planets in Astrology

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