ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

How to Understand Aspects in Astrology

Updated on October 18, 2014
Source

Natal Chart Aspects

A natal chart or birth chart is a view of the sky from the exact place and the exact time of a person’s birth. Personality, emotions, and priorities can be observed through astrological aspects between the placement of planets in the natal chart.

The Sun sign is the constellation the Sun is in at the exact time of birth. The Moon sign is the Zodiac sign the Moon is in at the exact time of birth. The Rising sign or Ascendant is the Zodiac sign on the eastern horizon at the exact time of birth. Add 12 houses and 10-11 astrological planets to the mix, all representing different areas of life, and the beginning of an individual personality can be seen.

The Aspects are how all of the above relate to each other. Positive and negative, weak and dominant, aspects can skew the original belief of astrological representation. For example, if there is a conjunction including Venus and the Moon in Aries, it will strengthen the need for love and beauty, feeding on the energy of Mars, Aries’ natural ruler.

Conjunction

A Conjunction is the most powerful aspect. When a natal chart shows two or more astrological planets within 10 degrees of each other, the significance of the planets is combined. When a Conjunction appears, you can expect a double amount of energy from both astrological planets’ influences. Such as, the previous example with Venus and the Moon; love (Venus) and emotions (Moon) are doubly displayed.

Sextile

A Sextile is the opportunity aspect. When a natal chart shows two or more astrological planets near 60 degrees of each other, there is a small possibility for opportunity in the areas the planets represent. This aspect is positive in nature, however, not very dominant. In fact, many other influences in the chart may override any of its contributions.

A Trine is Just Like it Sounds...

Source

Trine

If two or more astrological planets are near 120 degrees apart, they create a Trine. This could be a major influence on harmony and communication concerning the areas the planets represent. The Trine is a great aspect to have. It helps to ease any differences between the two planets. This aspect is a peaceful aspect. Too many Trines is a person’s natal chart can cause them to be weak in character since they won’t experience the normal amount of hard knocks life dishes out.

Source

Square

The Square is a negative aspect causing one to learn a lesson by challenge and difficulty. Once again, if two or more astrological planets are near 90 degrees of each other, it may prove a bit of difficulty in the areas the planets represent. It could possibly cause a much needed change, and if one is aware of this in the birth chart, it can be dealt with. A square often indicates internal conflict.

Opposition

An Opposition in a natal chart occurs when two or more astrological planets are near 120 degrees apart. This aspect is known as the second most influential aspect. When an Opposition appears in a birth chart, you can expect exactly what it’s named for; obstacles, and unresolved issues.

Thank you for your interest in my writing. I certainly hope the read was helpful and entertaining. Please feel free to comment.

"Be kind to one another" ~ Ellen

God Bless You ~ Margaret Sullivan

How Much do You Know Now?

view quiz statistics

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Jay C OBrien profile image

      Jay C OBrien 

      4 years ago from Houston, TX USA

      According to Edgar Cayce:

      Aspects: the readings diverge rather drastically from textbook astrology. Aspects are seldom mentioned or given significance (in the readings).

      Thus we find that the sojourns about the earth, during the interims between earthly sojourns, are called the astrological aspects (2144-1).

      Traditional aspects between planets in the birth chart give little or no clue to the most important planets which will exert the most influence as indicated by the readings. In a study in 150 children’s readings it is more likely that there will be no orthodox astrological aspects between any of them.

      Cayce was concerned with the lives of the soul in other dimensions.

    • Mmargie1966 profile imageAUTHOR

      Mmargie1966 

      6 years ago from Gainesville, GA

      My pleasure, girishpuri. Its important to let my readers know that I do not use astrology to predict the future, but as a tool to get to know people better. This hobby does't control my life. Anyway, I also want my readers to know that there is so much more to someone than only what their sun sign represents.

      Thanks for your comment!

    • girishpuri profile image

      Girish puri 

      6 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      very interesting hub and certainly an addition to my knowledge, thanks Mmargie.

    • Mmargie1966 profile imageAUTHOR

      Mmargie1966 

      6 years ago from Gainesville, GA

      Thank you, carriethomson

    • carriethomson profile image

      carriethomson 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      This knowledge is also some what important.....to know about square,sexile,trine and conjuction.......It is something which is useful to know regarding the signs....

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)