Lesson 7 Aspecting

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Aspecting the Horoscope

Now that we have explained what aspects are and their relative position to each other, we will teach you how to find these aspects using the horoscope of Franklin D. Roosevelt. (See the chart with the aspectarian on page 73.)

In the aspectarian beneath the horoscope, list the longitude for each planet. Write these longitudes in the aspectarian in the'column headed longitude for each of the planets.

Moon The longitude for the Moon is 06° s 12'. Write this next to the symbol for the Moon ( D ). The orb we allow for the Moon is 7° for the conjunction, square, opposition and trine. If we add 7 0 to this Moon position we reach 13 ° s 12 if we subtract 7 ° we reach 29° H 12'. This allows a 7 ° orb on either side of the Moon and we know that any planet whose 'ongitude falls between these figures will be in aspect to the

Moon. (If you have any problem in seeing this, look at the completed horoscope in the Appendix on page 286.)

•Mercury is located at 27° zz 12' longitude; it is out of range by 2°.

•Venus is at 06° ~ 04', and we can see that it makes an exact aspect to the Moon. Now we must determine what kind of aspect it forms. Venus in Aquarius is fixed, air, active; Moon in Cancer is cardinal, water, passive. They are not in the same quality, thus not in conjunction, square or opposition. They are not in the same element, thus not in trine aspect either. Nor are they sextile. (See page 68.) However, you will note that they are of dissimilar signs and 150° apart, so they are in-conjunct (quincunx). The symbol for the inconjunct is ( * ). Place this symbol in the box where the Moon and Venus intersect in the aspectarian, thus:

•The Sun is at 11° zs 08' ; it makes the same aspect as Venus.

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•Mars is located at 270 U 01'. Our orb of 70 puts Mars 2 ° out of orb for a conjunction with the Moon.

•Jupiter is located at 16° b 56'. This location is 3 ° beyond the, allowable orb.

•Saturn is located at 6 ° 8 06', which we can see makes an exact aspect to the Moon. It is neither square nor in opposition because Taurus and Cancer are not of the same quality. They are not trine, because Taurus and Cancer are not of the same element. However, both are in passive signs and 60° apart;

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Figure 10: The Natal Horoscope of Franklin Delano Roosevelt Please complete the aspectarians. The completed aspectarians can be found on page 286 in the Appendix.

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thus, the Moon and Saturn are sextile to each other. Write the symbol for a sextile ( * ) in the aspectarian.

•Uranus is located at 17° 11P 55'. It does not fall within the orb we allow. Neither does Neptune at 13° £5 47' or Pluto at 27° S 16'.

Mercury We now go on to aspect the planet Mercury. Mercury is located at 27° iSi 12'. Adding 7° to this position we arrive at 4° M 12'; subtracting 7° from this position we get 20° SZ 12'.

•The Sun at 11° Xi 08' is also out of allowable orb.

•Mars at 27° Jt 01' makes an exact aspect to Mercury; since Aquarius and Gemini are both air signs, we see that Mercury and Mars trine ( A ) each other.

•The planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune are all out of orb. But Pluto at 27° £5 16' makes an exact square ( □ ) because Taurus and Aquarius are both signs of the same quality; they are both fixed and 90° apart. Be sure that you put the proper symbols into the correct boxes in the aspectarian.

Venus We continue by aspecting the planet Venus, located at longitude 6° 04'. Adding and subtracting 7° to this position gives us 13° S2 04' and 29° "Y5 04', respectively.

•The Sun at 11° ssi 08' is within orb and both Venus and the Sun are in the same sign; thus the two planets are conjunct (cT).

•Mars is too far away for the orb we allow and Jupiter is also out of orb. However, Saturn at 6° ft 06' makes an exact aspect, a square ( □ ); Taurus squares Aquarius. They are both fixed signs.

•Uranus makes no aspect, nor does Pluto; however, Neptune at 13° £5 47' is within orb and it squares ( □ ) Venus.

Sun The Sun is located at 11 ° SS 08'; the allowable orb is from 4° 08' to 18° i« 08'. Jupiter (16° « 56'), Saturn (6° 8 06') and Neptune (13° £5 47') are all within the allowable orb and are all in the sign Taurus; therefore they all form square aspects to the Sun. There are no aspects from the Sun to Mars, Uranus, or Pluto.

Mars Mars, located at 21° X 01', makes no other aspects except those you have already found.

Jupiter Jupiter at 16° 8 56' is trine ( A ) Uranus (17°HB 55 ') and conjunct ( d ) Neptune (13 ° 8 47').

Saturn Saturn at 6° 8 06' is conjunct ( & ) Neptune at 13° 8 47'.

Outer Planets Uranus at 17° he 55 ' is trine ( A ) Neptune at 13° 8 47 '. Neptune makes no aspect with Pluto.

This is a simple method for finding aspects. If necessary, refer to pages 55 and 68 to familiarize yourself with the various aspects. If you have learned the material in lessons 1, 2 and 3, aspecting should be quite easy.

Now that we have shown you how to aspect, turn to page 76. Here is another chart for you to aspect: the horoscope of actress Judy Garland. After you have filled in the complete aspectarian, check your answers against ours on page 288.

Summary of Lessons 6 and 7

In these two lessons we have shown you the planetary angles within a horoscope and their importance to a full delineation. In lesson 6 we explained the different aspects and their meanings; in lesson 7 we taught you how to actually find these aspects in a chart.

It takes a beginner a lot of time to completely aspect a horoscope; however, with practice this procedure becomes easier and faster. We suggest that you practice aspecting other charts that you have until you are thoroughly familiar with the procedure.

After planets, houses and signs, aspects are the last basic astrological element you must learn. You will discover as we proceed that everything else is based upon these four building blocks. If you have built your foundation well, mastery of the remaining lessons should be relatively easy.

Figure 11: The Natal Horoscope of Judy Garland Born June 10, 1922 at 5:30 a.m. Central Standard Time in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Longitude 93° W 32', latitude 47° N 14'.

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Figure 11: The Natal Horoscope of Judy Garland Born June 10, 1922 at 5:30 a.m. Central Standard Time in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Longitude 93° W 32', latitude 47° N 14'.

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