Pay attention to what Houses they are in. That shows in what area of your life the oppositions mostly express themselves. Also, consider how long the opposition lasted in the sky, at the time of your birth: Some come and go very quickly, so they are quite personal, whereas others those of the outer planets remain for years, so they are shared by a whole generation.
Transit oppositions Transit oppositions are those formed by the planets up in the sky to the points in your complete horoscope chart.
Like the conjunction, it happens only once in each planet's orbit around the sun. For example, every year the sun returns to the spot opposite the one it had when you were born - half a year from your birthday. For the moon, this is done in just a month. Of course, they form oppositions with all the other planets of the horoscope along the way. The slowest planet Pluto takes years to complete its orbit, so many of its opposition will not take place in a lifetime.
Here are the times it takes for the planets and other points to make one rotation around the Zodiac, in round numbers - from a geocentric perspective, ie. So, Pluto causes big and lasting changes, whereas the moon does little more than influence your mood at the moment.
Progressions Progressions are aspects formed by imaginary movement of the planets and other points in the birth chart. They don't correspond to any actual movement of the planets. Therefore, they should be used with care.
But many astrologers regularly consider progressions, so you may want to try it. I rarely do it, which is why I don't present it further here. Transits make much more sense to me.
Orb Orb is the measure of what angle is to be regarded as an aspect. That usually takes more than a year for Pluto, but no more than about four hours for the moon.
Be aware that some transit aspects return once or twice, because of the retrograde movements of the planets, as seen from the Earth. So, usually a transit passing is followed by a retrograde passing, and then finished with a third passing when the planet resumes its forward movement. That means the event triggered by the transit tends to announce itself, then seem not to happen, but then finish by happening pretty much as it was originally announced.
That's how much in life works, because of this stellar rhythm.
In the case of aspects in your complete native horoscope chart, orbs vary according to aspects. You can also allow the orb to vary according to what planets are involved, but that should be done moderately. The Aspects Here are the major aspects in astrology, with links to the webpage of each: The Aspects Conjunction Opposition.
These relationships are known as aspects, and they're represented by the angles planets form with each other on the zodiac wheel. I know the word "angles" takes me back to high school geometry in the worst way, but we can handle a little math for the sake of astrology, right? So here's the deal: Each aspect is associated with an angle on the zodiac wheel.
You can see these degrees visually represented on an astrological wheel. Aspects are essential when it comes to interpreting astrology, as they can totally change the influence and meaning of a planetary placement.
Jan 26, Astrology studies the movement of and relationships between the planets and other celestial bodies — and, of course, how they influence us. Cafe Astrology. Meanings of the conjunction, sextile, trine, square, opposition. Lack of aspects, predominant aspects.
Are two planets cozying up to one another in a harmonious conjunction? Are they fighting with each other in a harsh-feeling square? Of the five major aspects, some are considered hard aspects, or angles that bring about more difficulty and discord. Those are opposition and square.
The easy aspects sometimes known as soft aspects are sextile and trine, and are considered to be gentler, and more positive and auspicious. A conjunction isn't generally aligned with either category, considering the strong potential for it to go in either direction depending on the planets involved. But remember, none of this is written in stone: You can certainly have a helpful square or an unproductive trine. It's all in the details, so we can't over-generalize too much. While there are many different aspects that planets can find themselves in at any given time not to mention so many more factors to consider with each aspect than could ever fit in a single article , these five biggies are a really good place to start.
Bustle spoke with astrologer Lisa Stardust and she chimed in about the must-know major aspects in astrology, too. You know your sun, moon, and rising signs ; you know about the twelve astrological houses , and now you're about to know all about major aspects, too.
Happy stargazing! This hyper-focused aspect, which obviously occurs when two planets are zero degrees apart, blends the qualities of the two or more planets and makes their combined energy in the particular sign they're sharing extra intense and expressed. If the qualities of the planets involved work well together and are generally positive, it's a great aspect, full of potential for high-energy and action. But if the planets don't get along so well or bring heavier, more negative vibes, then being trapped in the same lil' sign together can cause some discord or amplify the dark feels.