The Opposition Aspect

The Opposition Aspect

The circle divided by two. 360°/2 = 180°

Same polarity

Planets in opposition are usually in the same polarity.

The opposition can be disassociate if one planet is in an active sign and the other in a passive sign.

Opposition Aspect Meaning

Projection

The opposition is an aspect of projection between the self and the other.

This aspect tends to flip-flop between holding a stance in the principle of the first planet and then standing on the other side looking back from the viewpoint of the second planet.

Resistance

It is an aspect that causes resistance between the two planets.

Difficult

It can be difficult, and this aspect needs work to integrate the energies.

Strives for equilibrium

The person will strive for equilibrium within the boundaries of the energies shown by the planets.

Disown

The individual may very well disown the opposite first from one side and then from the other.

Frustrating

It can be frustrating to be constantly alternating the viewpoint.


 

Oppositions to Other Planets

Sun oppositions create much tension and stress in life.

Moon oppositions make emotional reactions the default response to challenges.

Mercury oppositions result in arguments and verbal conflict and mental stress.

Venus oppositions suggest romance and financial affairs are very difficult to stabilize.

Mars oppositions create general resistance and an abrasive attitude.

Jupiter oppositions grow big problems and need opportunities for resolution to stabilize.

Saturn oppositions can stonewall the individual so they cannot get past the issue.

Uranus oppositions make the individual contentious and uncompromising for others.

Neptune oppositions develop escapist attitudes when the tension rises and coping is hard.

Pluto oppositions can be very difficult to find a resolution, they may be the main theme of the life.

 


 

The Opposition Aspect

The Opposition Aspect The circle divided by two. 360°/2 = 180° Same polarity Planets in opposition are usually in the same polarity. The opposition can be disassociate if one planet is in an active sign and the other in a passive sign. Opposition Aspect Meaning...

Lunar Phases

Lunar Phases

The Lunar Cycle The Sun and Moon’s synodic cycle The Moon takes one month to orbit the Earth. The Moon phase cycle starts at New Moon when the Sun and the Moon are conjunct. This happens once every month. At New Moon we can’t see the Moon when it is close to the Sun...

The Square Aspect

by Alison Price

The Square Aspect

The circle divided by four. 360°/4 = 90°

Same Mode

Planets in square aspect to one another are usually in the same mode.

More about the modes.

Read The Modes at the Movies.

Disassociate square

A disassociate square is found when the planets are in different modes.

For instance, the Sun at 29° Virgo and the Moon at 3° Cancer finds them still square but in different modes, the Sun in mutable and the Moon in the cardinal mode.

Square aspect meaning

Internal dilemmas

Two planets in a square aspect face internal dilemmas.

Difficult conflict

It can be difficult to work with the energies for the individual.

Active

The individual continuously attempts to address the issues but sometimes it is hard to define the actual conflict.

Resistance

The square offers resistance between the two and tension is present.

Unease

It is an aspect of unease where on-going change and constant attention is required to the two planets involved by the person.

Squares with other planets

Sun squares create stress.

Moon squares feel difficult.

Mercury squares make indecisiveness.

Venus squares attract unease.

Mars squares add much tension.

Jupiter squares grow awkwardness.

Saturn squares severely restrict.

Uranus squares can be unpredictable.

Neptune squares create internal confusion.

Pluto squares can be very difficult to manage.


 


Square Extras

Sun square Jupiter

Uranus square Pluto

Other Major Aspects

Conjunction

Opposition

Trine

Sextile


 

Conjunction

by Alison Price

The Conjunction Aspect

The conjunction is a major aspect and also known as a Ptolemaic aspect.

Two planets close to each other are conjunct. The orb for a conjunction is 8° only.

This is a good placement for most planets as the two planets blend their energies and you can benefit from this joining of forces.

First harmonic

The circle divided by one. 360°/1 = 360°

Usually, planets in conjunction will be in the same sign or house.

Disassociate conjunctions

When a conjunction occurs over a sign boundary they are said to be in a disassociate conjunction.

For instance, if the Sun is at 29 Virgo and the Moon is at 4 Libra they are still conjunct, but in a disassociate conjunction.

Conjunction Aspect Meaning

The conjunction is the most powerful aspect.

Blends It inclines the two planets towards togetherness and blends their energies.

Synergy The planets virtually move as one and they have synergy. Synergy means one plus one equals three. Each planet is indistinguishable from the other.

Close proximity They show the same face to the world. Because of their close proximity, it is hard for the first planet in the conjunction to clearly see the second planet and vice versa.


Conjunctions with other planets

Sun conjunctions add life to the other planet.

Moon conjunctions combine a reactive element to the other planet.

Mercury conjunctions combine a learning element to the other planet and suggest what is spoken about.

Venus conjunctions show what is loved and invested in.

Mars conjunctions bring energy to the other planet.

Jupiter conjunctions expand the other planet.

Saturn conjunctions restrict the other planet.

Uranus conjunctions bring a unique element to the other planet.

Neptune conjunctions dissolve the meaning of the other planet.

Pluto conjunctions bring power and support to the other planet.


Conjunction Extras

conjunction

Other Major Aspects

Opposition

Trine

Square

Sextile


 

How to Handle Unaspected Planets

How to Handle Unaspected Planets

by Alison Price

Aspects

In any given chart there will be aspects.

Aspects are the angular correspondences formed between planets, angles and other points in a chart. Aspects are the angular connections between two planets or points in a chart. They are measured in degrees and minutes of longitude. Aspects are a function of simple geometry.

  • Every planet will usually have some aspects.
  • Not all charts will contain all the aspects.
  • It is unlikely that all planets will have every aspect.
  • Not all planets will aspect each other.
  • Some planets may not receive any aspects.
  • Often charts will have a preponderance of the one particular aspect.

Aspects and aspect patterns show the main storylines within a chart. The dialogue between the planets and chart points is found by the planetary connections expressed through the aspects.

Aspects are like a conduit passing information between two planets. Two planets in aspect will communicate with each other for better or for worse depending on the actual planets and the aspect in question.

Where do aspects come from?

Aspects angles are created by dividing the 360° chart wheel by different numbers.

Major and minor aspects

We will focus on the major and minor aspects. The major aspects are the ones used by the Greeks and are today known as “Ptolemaic aspects” after Claudius Ptolemy. The minor aspects are those found to have value in chart interpretation.

Aspects can be groups like the Fibonacci aspects.

Defining and Unaspected Planet

An unaspected planet has no Ptolemaic aspects (conjunction, sextile, square, trine or opposition) nor minor aspects (semi-sextile, quincunx, semi square or sesquiquadrate) to another planet (not a point) in a chart.

Interpreting Unaspected Planets

Unaspected planets can go one of two ways.

Rogue

They can be the rogue planet in a chart if prominent and unfettered.

Pure

Or they can rise to be the purest expression of themselves because they are not “tarnished” or influenced by an aspect from another planet.

Example chart Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie the prolific crime writer has an unaspected Mercury and she used it at its highest vibration and wrote good books.

 


Astrology Basics – The Aspects


This is part of the Starzology Astrology Basics series of posts on the four building blocks for reading a chart.

This is what you need to know to read a chart.

The other blocks are:

and Chart Points.

by Alison Price


The Meaning of Aspects

The astrological aspects are the angular relationship between the planets and points (the Ascendant and Midheaven etc.) in a chart.

In your chart some planets will be in aspect to each other and some will not have aspects. Some planets may have easy aspects and some may have difficult aspects.

There are five main aspects.

The Conjunction

More on the conjunction

The Sextile

Planets in sextile work well together and support each other. They suggest that you have latent talents in the nature of the planets involved and this can be brought forward for the creativity and vision in your life. The sextile is a soft aspect.

The Trine

Planets in trine to each other are easy going and let the other planet be themselves. This is the best aspect of support and being positive. The trine is an easy or soft aspect.

The Square

Planets that are square to each other have some tension between them. Their energies compete for dominance and challenge each other. Planets in square create internal dilemmas for you. The square is a hard or difficult aspect.

The Opposition

Planets that oppose are in tension with each other and will struggle to work together. These planets create external dilemmas for you and can indicate where you project the issues to the other. The opposition is a hard or difficult aspect.

And another – The Quintile Aspect

Although not one of the big five aspects I use the quintile aspect as well as it is the aspect of creativity. Planets in quintile to each other show your creative expression in line with the meaning of the two planets. The quintile should always be considered when analyzing creative expression and outlets in your life.

 





Start Here

by Alison Price

Here are the basics of astrology and what you need to know to read a horoscope or birth chart.

There are four building blocks to chart reading:

Signs

Planets

Houses

Aspects

 

And on top of that you need to know about chart division and chart points.





Master the Basics

If you are learning astrology you will do yourself a favour if you can grasp these basics. Then when you do read more intermediate or advanced astrology it will make more sense.

As a kid when you learned how to read it was one step at a time. First the alphabet J-a-c-k, then words Jack, and then sentences “See Jack.”

Astrology interpretation is much like learning to read.

Series

This series of posts will give you all the basic keywords and facts you need to understand the nature of astrology.

Yes, of course there is more but these are the “See Jack , see Jack run” basic components so you can begin.

More to follow.


Basic Chart Interpretations

This series looks at what to do to get a chart that you can work with in the first place.

Step 1 – Printing the chart

Step 2 – Highlighting the physical chart

Step 3 – Margin notes

Step 4 – the Interpretation notes