expression replaces personal expression and there is a more cooperative sense of theaspects, even those that are deemed tense. [ii]In the diagram I have attempted to illustrate how aspects unfold as the faster planet movesaway from, and then towards the conjunction with the same slower planet. [iii]
Waxing - FROM CONJUNCTION - Arc0degWaning - FROM OPPOSITION - Arc180deg
1. Semi-Sextile - Arc 30deg1. Quincunx - Arc 210deg2. Decile - Arc 36deg2. Sesquisquare - Arc 225deg3. Novile - Arc 40deg3. Trine - Arc 240deg4. Semisquare (Octile) - Arc 45deg4. Square - Arc 270deg5. Septile - Arc 52deg (approx.)5. Quintile - Arc 252deg6. Sextile - Arc 60deg6. Sextile - Arc 300deg7. Quintile - Arc 72deg7. Septile - Arc 308deg (approx.)8. Square - Arc 90deg8. Semisquare - Arc 315deg9. Trine - Arc 120deg9. Novile - Arc 320deg10. Sesquisquare - Arc 135deg10. Decile - Arc 324deg11. Quincunx (Inconjunct) - Arc 150deg11. Semi sextile - Arc 336deg12. Opposition - Arc 180deg12. Conjunction - 0deg or 360deg
John Addey introduced the concept of Harmonics in the 1960's and the understanding of this has enlarged our opportunity to define and find the fundamentals of meaning for many of the more obscure aspects. Until Addey's contribution, use of the lesser-known,subtler aspects, was erratic, and largely misunderstood or applied according to a personal projection. The concept of harmonics gives us the opportunity to understand the moresubtle aspects based on the scheme of numbers to which it resonates and provides anorganized structure from which to understand the aspect. From a harmonic point of viewwe begin by dividing the horoscope circle by whole numbers. The idea of numbers havingspecific meaning is not new - it is the basis of traditional esoteric teachings andunderstanding a bit of numerology will help to give clues as the dynamics of Aspects. [iv]If we divide the circle by 8 we will arrive at aspects we call the semisquare. Twosemisquares equal a square, three - a sesquisquare and four - an opposition. So all theseaspects have a root aspect in common and unfold through the process of growth in thecycle.
The 1st Harmonic is the conjunction as it does not divide the chart.
The 2nd Harmonic is the opposition
The 3rd harmonic is the trine