Chapter

of the aspects.

^iiEfigure of the heavens being erected, it now remains to observe how the planets are situated as regards each other; or, in other words, how they are aspected. And, first,

Of Zodiacal Aspects.

These are as follow :— Semi a Semi-sextile, or 30 degrees. Semi □, a Semi-square, or 45 degrees.

a Sextile, or 60 degrees. A Quintile, or distance of 72 degrees. □ , a Square, or quartile, 90 degrees. A, a Trine, or distance of 120 degrees. A Sesquiquadrate, or square and a half, 135 degrees. A Biquintile, or double quintile, 144 degrees. g an Opposition, 180 degrees.

Good aspects are the semi-sextile, sextile, quintile, trine, and biquintile.

Evil aspects are the semi-square, square, sesquiquadrate, and opposition.—N.B. The conjunction, marked thus is when two planets are in the same degree and minute of the zodiac: when it is exact, it is very powerful, and is called a partite (j ; but if within the planets' orbs, it is called a pla-tic conjunction, and is less powerful. To know whether it should be considered at all, the orbs of the two planets should be added together, and one-half the sum taken; if the planets be beyond that distance, they are not even in platic cS • The same holds good with regard to other aspects.

The orbs of the cusps of the houses are 5°, so that if a planet be one-half its orb and 5° more distant from a house, it is not in aspect to that house ; the same if the aspect of the planet fall beyond that distance from the cusp of any other house.

Orbs of the Planets.

9°; (?, 7°;©, 15°; ?, 7°; ?,7°;J), 12«. —N.B. Ij[ has had no orb of operation discovered; but I think it may safely be considered as 7° in all horary figures, &c.

Of Mundane Aspects.

These are formed by the houses in horary astrology, and by the semi-arcs of the planets in nativities. Thus, a semi •)£ is 1 house; a semi □, 1 j-; a 2 houses ; a □, 3 houses ; a A, 4 houses ; a sesqui □, 4£ houses; and an g, 6 houses. I The | of a semi arc is a semi •)£; the £ of a semi-arc is a semi □ ; the £ of a semi-arc is a ; the. whole semi-arc | is a □ ; and l-5th less than the semi-arc is a quintile ; the whole semi-arc and J more is a A ; the whole semi-arc and i more is a sesqui. □ ; the one-tenth part of a semi-arc added to a sesqui □, is a biquintile.—N.B. The entire arc of a planet, or double the semi-arc, will not give the measure of its distance from the opposite point of its place; but if the two semi-arcs of a planet, both diurnal and nocturnal, be added together, they make 180°, an opposition aspect.

Of Parallels.

The Zodiacal Parallel is when two planets have the same amount of declination from the equator. It is the most powerful of all aspects, but is not generally used in horary astrology.

The Mundane Parallel is an equal distance from the meridian. , It is used by some horary astrologers. When any of the above aspects are formed between the planets, they are

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