Special Aspects


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Vedic astrology ascribes certain aspects only to certain planets. While all planets share a general scheme of aspectual influence, some planets possess special aspects, which other planets do not have, except as minor aspects.

Trines, 120 degree aspects, are regarded as a special full aspect for Jupiter, which other planets possess only as a minor aspect. Squares, 90 degree aspects, are given as full aspects only for Mars (forward in the zodiac) and Saturn

(backward in the zodiac). This may be the basis of the western astrological consideration of trines as good and squares as difficult, as trines are related to benefic Jupiter and squares to malefic Mars and Saturn.

According to Vedic astrology, aspects do not change the qualities of planets, but some planets change the power of aspects.

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