Saturday, November 23, 2013

Beginner Astrologers: The variables of Aspects

First, let me begin with: Astrology is a science of probabilities. Any aspect, position, transit, and configuration may represent any one of a number of possibilities. There are a substantial amount of things that must be considered aside from the placement or transit in it'self. This is why by transit the experiences are often quite different in addition in order to predict more specifically what might be experienced. This is why predicting the outcome or effects of anyone one transit or aspect is much more complicated. Yes, a general understanding of each of the planet energies must be understood and do apply, but not always. There are themes within a chart, such as many aspects of one particular planet more than others would point to the planet having a stronger effect on the person. The planet Saturn can block and restrict a planet energy, whether in the natal or by transit and therefore the person will not experience the benefits of the planet being blocked by Saturn. Pluto can intensify, or add fear to the planet. So, In order to get a reasonable line on which one of these many probabilities will develop it will take many different analysis's to each of the planets within the natal chart(s) of person(s) in order to see how one is predetermined to respond. Usually, it's most important to first to ascertain the key to one's chart as a whole. This key is determined by the planet placements and aspects to see where one might see many planets such as a stellium in one house, or many aspects more than others with a particular planet, also house rulerships and planet placements. Without writing an entire class or book about this subject because this is how complex this actual process is, I will address some of the basics here and this is really just a tip of the iceberg but will help those get a idea on what needs to be done.



For instance, if a person has the 12th house occupied by two or three of the strong planets, we know that they are going to take on some spiritual or mystical qualities.

If they are spiritual or mystically inclined, and if the rest of the planets are in the 8th house, which rules legacies and occult ability and regeneration, we judge that the native will be interested in these two areas primarily. So, transits to these houses may be more comfortable for them than someone else without planets in these houses. This can affect how we begin to determine many different things. But it is still just a beginning, and there is much more involved.


It is very 'important' to keep in mind, that when reading about aspects, or planet placements, and even transits that they are general assuming no other aspects are being made to the particular planet or point. 


Those of you that are familiar with Astrology understand that all of the aspects can be enhanced or debilitated, by other aspects. This is why writing about aspect by aspect or planet transits can be misleading and in some cases misinformative. 

Another small example is, If a person has their Moon in your 5th house, interpretations would say, the house person contributes to the playfulness of the Moon. The Moon person is exposed to a person that encourages self-expression, love, and romance. This is usually very good for a romantic placement.

However, if the Moon person has any of their personal planets in difficult aspect to either Saturn or Pluto then the Moon person may not enjoy or feel comfortable with this light and fun house at all. If the Moon is afflicted with Saturn or Pluto they would likely not add a fun or playfulness to the house person but would rather prefer more depth, intensity, or in the case with Saturn, more seriousness, and a more restrictive energy.

So, what would normally be considered a fun, loving and easy going placement can be blocked by the Moon person's inability to let go and have fun. So instead, the house person can feel the Moon person is restrictive or controlling in this house, rather than adding fun and playfulness. In synastry, both charts of both people must be understood first in great detail before being able to predict accurately the relationship and there impact on each other.

There are many formulations and probabilities, and they all need to be considered to make an accurate prediction on how the aspect will play out in any case, whether in the natal, synastry or by transits.

The Astrological aspects made in a natal chart affect the way they will play out in the synastry chart. So, ideally the natal chart of both people need to be analyzed first, before the synastry chart, in order to properly assess the relationship potential.

Aspects or placements, or transits in themselves, are only accurate if the energy was pure and simple (unafflicted) or having no other aspects made to them. It's much more complicated to say what one aspect, transit or placement might produce without looking at all these other factors. 

This is why most astrologers won't comment or predict for anyone what will happen specifically to them without actually looking at the chart(s) in detail. And when writing about aspects or transits, it is always stated that these interpretations are general assuming there are no other aspects being made, which is rarely the case or "other aspects apply".



Next: Planets, Signs, Houses Keywords

Retrograde Planets by Transit and Natal

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