The zodiacal parallel resembles the conjunction in effects, since it is formed when two planets have the same declination, (or in other words are equidistant from the great circle of the equator) in number. Thus supposing a star or planet to be in 5°!^ with 13® declination and another in 25°ss, they would both be parallel to each other. In all cases, whether the sig-nificators are either active or passive, this aspect is equal to the conjunction.
In the use of the foregoing aspects, the student must bear in mind, that the light planets apply only to the more ponderous, and unless when retrogade, the superior never can apply by zodiacal aspect to the inferiors, the effect of which is very considerable both in genethliacal and horary Astrology; for both reason and experience leads us to affirm, that if a certain force exists in any configuration of the stars, when that configuration ceases to exist the effects are no more; and consequently, the more nearer the aspect the greater are the presumed effects, either in good or evil, which as the aspect approaches must be increasing in virtue, but as it goes off from the configurating ray, it gradually becomes weaker and weaker till the aspect is entirely at an end. The following is found to be the older of application.
Thus Herschel, who is placed at the top of the scheme, applies to no planet whatever except when retrograde ; Saturn applies only to Herschel ; Jupiter, to Saturn and Herschel ; and so of the rest in order as above exemplified, where it will be seen that the moon, being last, applies to every other planet in the heavens ; but no planet to her aspect unless retrograde.
The next thing to be observed and duly considered is the mundane aspects, or those formed by the diurnal motion of the earth round its axis, whereby every star is brought at stated periods to the cusp of each house in due succession ; thus forming various aspects or configurations, as well with each other as with the angles of the ascending or descending horizon, the zenith, nadir, &c. The ancient Astrologers were either unacquainted with these aspects, or forbore to mention them. Placidus, an Italian Astrologer, is the first who has given any definition of these configurations, which nevertheless are of greater importance than any other part of the science. In order to explain them at one view to the attentive student, the following diagram is inserted, which will contain a complete exemplification of the mundane configurations or different aspects.
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