The terms harmony and harmonious, and discord and discordant, are astrological jargon. They describe the nature of a planet or aspect.
The harmonious planets are Jupiter and Venus.
The harmonious aspects are the trine, sextile and semisextile.
Harmony, as a harmonious energy or energy relationship (aspect), expresses as constructive behavior and fortunate events – a good news story.
And harmony, as the pleasure principle, is judged in terms of its character and degree of intensity and certainty.
The discordant planets are Saturn and Mars. In global affairs they have a pronounced influence on the proceedings.
The discordant aspects are the opposition, square, sesquisquare and semisquare.
Discord, as a discordant energy or energy relationship (aspect), expresses as destructive behavior and unfortunate events – a bad news story.
And discord, with an innate potential for harm, is judged in terms of its character and degree of intensity and certainty.
From a personal perspective you experience the harmony embedded in your birthchart as a consciousness of pleasure – a smooth and pleasing feeling response to safe and comfortable conditions and fortunate events. And you experience the discord as a consciousness of pain – an unpleasant and uncomfortable feeling response to danger, harsh conditions and unpleasant or unfortunate events.
You’re constantly receiving and assessing pleasure and pain messages from your not-conscious soul-mind. A feel-good pleasure message is letting you know that all is well and you’re doing it right. You should do, seek and tolerate whatever makes you feel good.
And a feel-bad pain message is letting you know that there’s a bad fit between you and your environment and you’re doing it wrong. You shouldn’t do, seek or tolerate whatever makes you feel bad. The feelings of pain are prompting you to take action, solve the bad fit and change. They’re inviting you to learn by your mistakes and change your ways.
When it comes to your life the harmony and discord markers in your birthchart not only define feelings of pleasure and pain they provide a set of rules that you can use to guide your behavior.
So the harmony and discord embedded in your birthchart and the feelings of pleasure and pain you feel are providing you with powerful information that you need to know about.