The Opposition Aspect

by Alison Price

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.

 


Opposition Extras

opposition

Other Major Aspects

Conjunction

Trine

Square

Sextile


 

Astrology Basics – The Aspects

by Alison Price

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.


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.