Sambandha

When planets are in mutual full aspect, they are said to be in "Sambandha", which means complete connection.

This complete connection or Sambandha exists by other factors. When planets exchange signs, ie. when Jupiter is in Aries, a sign ruled by Mars, while Mars is in Pisces, a sign ruled by Jupiter, this is considered a complete connection, like a mutual full aspect. It is called "mutual reception" in Western astrology, and is one of the most powerful connections possible between planets. By some practitioners of Vedic or Hindu astrology, a mutual full aspect also exists between planets in quadrant houses; houses 1, 4, 7 and 10. For example, if Venus is in Taurus in the fourth house and Jupiter is in Leo in the seventh house, that by some is counted as a full aspect, though no actual technical major aspects exist.

Some astrologers extend this rule to planets in mutual trines; houses 1, 5 and 9. Others figure mutual quadrant or trine aspects from the Moon and well as the Ascendant. These may be accurate particularly when the Moon is as strong or stronger than the Ascendant. I do not usually give aspectual power to these mutual house relationships, though they are often important for judging the strength of the chart via house positions.

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