The aspects

An aspect is an angular relationship between two planets.

They’re classified as harmonious, discordant or neutral.

The harmonious aspects are the semisextile, sextile and trine.

They have a harmodyne score which measures their relative harmony.

The discordant aspects are the semisquare, square, sesquisquare and opposition.

They have a discordyne score which measures their relative discord.

The neutral aspects are the conjunction, inconjunct and parallel.

They have a nil harmodyne or discordyne score, but if Venus or Jupiter is party to the aspect they contribute harmony and if Mars or Saturn is involved they contribute discord.

The harmonious aspects

A not-conscious thought-cell structure mapped by a semisextile, sextile or trine aspect has a harmonious mode of expression.

The harmony signs for a fortunate encounter with environment.

It marks for pleasure, support, assistance, comfort and peace of mind.

A semisextile aspect is formed when two planets are 30º apart in the zodiac.

It has an orb of ± 4º.

Its keyword – growth – describes its influence.

A semisextile aspect in your birthchart which has a relative harmodyne score marks for a not-conscious thought-structure that’s embedded with a consciousness of harmony.

When active it works to attract support, small advantages and personal growth.

A sextile aspect is formed when two planets are 60º apart in the zodiac.

It has an orb of ± 8º.

Its keyword – opportunity – describes its influence.

A sextile aspect in your birthchart which has a relative harmodyne score marks for a not-conscious thought-structure that’s embedded with a consciousness of harmony.

When active it works to attract opportunities and favorable living conditions.

A trine aspect is formed when two planets are 120º apart in the zodiac.

It has an orb of ± 12º.

Its keyword – luck – describes its influence.

A trine aspect in your birthchart which has a relative harmodyne score marks for a not-conscious thought structure that’s embedded with a consciousness of harmony.

When active it works to a attract luck, lucky breaks and very fortunate events.

The discordant aspects

A not-conscious thought-cell structure mapped by a semisquare, square, sesquisquare or opposition aspect has a discordant mode of expression.

The discord signs for an unfortunate encounter with environment.

It marks for difficulties, antagonism, displeasure, pain and mental discomfort.

A semisquare aspect is formed when two planets are 45º apart in the zodiac.

It has an orb of ± 6º.

Its keyword – friction – describes its influence.

A semisquare aspect in your birthchart which has a relative discordyne score marks for a not-conscious thought-structure that’s embedded with a consciousness of discord.

When active it works to attract irritating and annoying friction situations.

The mental discomfort tends towards uncertainty and change but can be used to spur you on to greater effort.

A square aspect is formed when two planets are 90º apart in the zodiac.

It has an orb of ± 12º.

Its keyword – obstacle – describes its influence.

A square aspect in your birthchart which has a relative discordyne score marks for a not-conscious thought-structure that’s embedded with a consciousness of discord.

When active it works to attract frustrating obstacle situations that thwart and block your intentions. An acute crisis and the inability to adapt to what’s going on result in a period of struggle.

The acute mental discomfort – as frustration and anger – tends towards destruction and personal change.

A sesquisquare aspect is formed when two planets are 135º apart in the zodiac.

It has an orb of ± 6º.

Its keyword – agitation – describes its influence.

A sesquisquare aspect in your birthchart which has a relative discordyne score marks for a not-conscious thought-structure that’s embedded with a consciousness of discord.

When active it works to attract disturbing and disruptive situations.

The mental agitation tends towards change which leaves the past behind and opens up new doors and conditions.

An opposition aspect is formed when two planets are 180º apart in the zodiac.

It has an orb of ± 15º.

Its key word – separation – describes its influence.

An opposition aspect in your birthchart which has a relative discordyne score marks for a not-conscious thought-structure that’s embedded with a consciousness of discord.

When active it works to attract very distressing separation experiences.

The agonizing mental conflict, as two equally desirable things separate and you’re forced to choose one and not the other, causes high level stress and change.

The neutral aspects

A not-conscious thought-cell structure mapped by a conjunction, inconjunct or parallel aspect has a no harmony-no discord mode of expression.

The absence of pleasure or pain signs for a neutral encounter with the environment and a mental and emotional response that is feeling neutral.

A conjunction aspect is formed when two planets are in the same degree of the zodiac.

It has an orb of ± 15º.

Its keyword – prominence – describes its influence.

A conjunction aspect in your birthchart, (which may have a relative harmodyne or discordyne score), marks for not-conscious thought-structure that’s embedded with a state of consciousness that is unbiased by pleasure or pain and feeling neutral.

When active it works to attract some life-matter, interest or activity that constantly engages your attention and attains a high level of importance and prominence in your life. Your interest in this matter is conspicuous.

The push of your not-conscious mental activity – rather than pleasant or painful environmental pressures beyond your control – is the force driving you to do what you want to do.

An inconjunct aspect is formed when two planets are 150º apart in the zodiac.

It has an orb of ± 4º.

Its keyword – expansion – describes its influence.

An inconjunct aspect in your birthchart, (which may have a slight harmodyne or discordyne score) marks for a not-conscious thought-structure in your unconscious mind that’s embedded with a state of consciousness that is feeling neutral.

When active it works to attract an indefinite expansion situation.

The push of your not-conscious mental activity – rather than pleasant or painful environmental pressures beyond your control – is the force driving your behavior but it’s vague and fuzzy so unless it can be mobilized and directed nothing much eventuates.

The parallel aspect is formed when two planets are in the same degree of declination either north or south of the celestial equator.

It has a 1º orb of influence.

Its keyword – intensity – describes its influence.

A parallel aspect in your birthchart, (which may have a harmodyne or discordyne score), marks for a powerful, but loosely formed not-conscious thought-structure that’s embedded with a state of consciousness that is feeling neutral.

When active it works to gradually engage, build and intensify your interest in some life-matter or activity.

The push of your not-conscious mental activity – rather than pleasant or painful environmental pressures beyond your control – is the force driving your behavior but it’s imprecise and loosely formed so whatever eventuates is the result of personal effort mobilizing the energy.

The aspects in your birthchart mark for easily identifiable states of consciousness in your not-conscious thought and feeling world.

They reveal why your life is arranged the way it is and how your various life-matters and relationships are predisposed to interact and influence each other.


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