Planets in close proximity are said to be in conjunction. This is a kind of intimate association. In Western astrology, conjunction is counted as a full aspect and given an orb of around 10 degrees, depending upon the planets involved.
In Vedic astrology conjunction is not considered to be an aspect, as aspects are only regarded possible when there is a certain distance between planets. Yet, along with aspects, it is counted as a kind of planetary relationship, a full planetary relationship like a full mutual aspect, and constituting Sambandha. Conjunctions, like aspects, are counted by sign; though the closer in degrees the planets are to each other, the affect of the conjunction may change, particularly relative to the Sun.
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