Interpreting a chart is more than grasping each of the ten signs, planets and houses.
We must understand how they impact on each other.
We also need to think in terms of unity. Just doing it piece by piece will get us nowhere.
Physically, they are simple angles between planets.
Every chart is a circle. Every circle contains 360 degrees.
Mars and Venus might be separated by 90 degree. That’s an aspect. It’s called a square.
Astrologers have discovered that certain angles trigger powerful actions between planets and others do not.
Take a 90 degrees split between Venus and Mars – with that many degrees separating two planets, we can never talk about 1 without understanding the other. THEY ARE LINKED.
For a man or woman with that configuration, Mars trouble always means Venus trouble too. AND, strengthening Venus may be a way of helping Mars to operate more smoothly.
Aspects are not good or bad. Drop that from your thinking.
All aspects are functional. Some just feel better than the others.
Sometimes the ones that feel the best, get you into the most trouble.
What is the function?
Brings insights to
Brings creative tension
Demands immediate attention
Challenges control of
Works easily with
Gives enjoyment to
Brings good fortunate
Brings to a head
Brings need to cooperate with
Brings attention to
Is awkward with
Brings work to
Three or more planets all occupying the same sign or house. They have a monumental influence over the chart and they become a “focus”.
A planet that lies alone in any of the four hemispheres. A singleton planet tends to have extreme emphasis in the person’s life.
YOD = 2 INCONJUNTS AND A SEXTILE