Astrology: Understanding Aspects

By Steven Seinberg… I’m a huge fan of the metaphysical in general, and two of my main areas of interest are Astrology and Tarot. I teach both of these disciplines to interested parties as part of my professional work…and it’s become very clear to me over time that certain subjects within each field seem to … More Astrology: Understanding Aspects

Understanding Aspects in Astrology

As I write this, the Planet Neptune is slowly swimming through the watery Sign of Pisces. The Zodiac Signs are essentially patches of sky blocked out and designated by astrologer-types from long ago. We do our astrological work by tracking the movements of the various Planets against the 12 distinct backdrops that make up the … More Understanding Aspects in Astrology

Astrology 101: Aspects – Meet the Majors (Part 4 – Trines)

Aspect Glyph Degrees Character Conjunction ☌ 360° (= 360°/1) Variable Opposition ☍ 180° (= 360°/2) Hard Trine △ 120° (= 360°/3) Easy Square □ 90° (= 360°/4) Hard Sextile ⁕ 60° (= 360°/6) Easy   The 1970s gave rise to a lot of very distinctive phenomena: this was a decade that spawned consumer fads such … More Astrology 101: Aspects – Meet the Majors (Part 4 – Trines)

Astrology 101: Aspects – Meet the Majors (Part 3 – Oppositions)

Here’s that handy chart again, listing all of the Major Aspects: Aspect Glyph Degrees Character Conjunction ☌ 360° (= 360°/1) Variable Opposition ☍ 180° (= 360°/2) Hard Trine △ 120° (= 360°/3) Easy Square □ 90° (= 360°/4) Hard Sextile ⁕ 60° (= 360°/6) Easy We’ve spent a pretty fair amount of time on the … More Astrology 101: Aspects – Meet the Majors (Part 3 – Oppositions)

Astrology 101: Aspects – Meet the Majors (Part 2 – “Hard” vs. “Easy”)

This table – presented for the first time in the post that immediately preceded this one – will hopefully be a helpful aid in getting a grasp on the basics of the Major Aspects: Aspect Glyph Degrees Character Conjunction ☌ 360° (= 360°/1) Variable Opposition ☍ 180° (= 360°/2) Hard Trine △ 120° (= 360°/3) … More Astrology 101: Aspects – Meet the Majors (Part 2 – “Hard” vs. “Easy”)

Astrology 101: Aspects – Meet the Majors (Part 1 – Conjunctions)

Planets exist out there above us in the literal vacuum of space…but in an astrological chart, no Planet exists in a metaphorical vacuum. To some extent or other, every Planet in a chart is somehow connected with every other Planet in that same chart. Some of these connections are subtle and ephemeral, and others are … More Astrology 101: Aspects – Meet the Majors (Part 1 – Conjunctions)

Astrology 101: Aspects – A Few Chart Basics

Last time around, we looked at a technique by which we can use the concept of Planetary Rulerships of Signs to point out connections between different Houses. These connections can be very definite and direct in the life of the person whose chart is being examined…but they’re not made visually obvious in a chart for … More Astrology 101: Aspects – A Few Chart Basics

Astrology 101: Glyphs

Astrology is a fascinating field. A sort of alchemy all its own, Astrology is like a fusion of art and science…a melding of language and math… When you first arrive through its front doorway, agog with wonder, and eager to learn, it’s very easy to be knocked immediately back out over the same threshold that … More Astrology 101: Glyphs