View Full Version : Astrology II #4; concerning aspects

September 2nd, 2001, 05:49 PM
In Sidereal Astrology, the degree of separation does not matter in connecting the types of influences of the aspecting elements. Therefore, trines are no different than squares or conjunctions. What does matter is the nature of the planets involved. Research, especially natal analysis, does not support the popular ideas that trines and sextiles are "good" and squares and oppositions are "bad". What makes them "good or bad" is due to the Astrological natures of the planets involved. For example, I have seen grand trines between Mars, Saturn, and Mercury in the charts of convicted felons -those who steal and pilfer other's goods and property. While those who have multiple of quartiles in their charts, of the same planets, do similiar things, whether legally or illegally.

Some aspects are naturally stronger than others. For example the conjunction is obviously an amalgamation of the planets so aspected. Also that the planets always ADD to their influence when aspected, and never negate each other. An example of this is Jupiter and Saturn aspects. Since they nearly have opposite meanings, they do not cancel each other out, but rather add. That Jupiter/Saturn aspects always indicate a sacrifice of sorts, especially when they aspect other planets and particularly what houses they occupy.

Aspects by strength in a Lunar-based chart are as follows;

(1) conjunctions
(2) oppositions
(3) squares ( are mostly felt when becoming angular, otherwise the do not carry much influence.
(4) trines ( 120 deg. separations are always influencial regardless of angularity)
(5) cuinqunx 150 degree separation is stronger than is usually accepted
(6) semi-sextiles 30 degree separations
(7) sextiles 60 degree separations
(8) Noviles 40 degree separations
(9) deciliums 10 degree separations (unless partile, are weak)

In solar-based charts, where the Sun, and not the Moon, is the significant chart indicator, such as in Mundane Astrology:
(1) the novile, or any multiple of separation of 40 degrees.

Fundamentally any separation in degrees that when MULTIPLIED BY 9, and divided by 360, gives the resultant answer of 90(0.25), 180 (0.5), 270 (0.75) or 360 (0.0) deg., that is, producing any square or quartile, is a valid aspect. This accounts for the 10 degree separation ,being the smallest, as valid.(10 x 9= 90 deg). Also, that there appears to be anti-aspects, those of 22.5, 45, l35, 225, 315. degrees. For example the 135 degree aspect is considered by some to be a valid aspect, but it does not hold up under the test: 135 x 9= 1215. divided by 360= 3.375. Example #2: 60 degrees x 9 = 540 divided by 360 = 1.5, or the 0.5 = an opposition, being 1/2 circle constitutes a valid aspect.

Aspects forming, that is coming together, are the strongest, while those that are separating from partile (exact) quickly dimenish.