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An Astrological Guide to Self-Awareness. Neptune. We believe that no student should be left behind! If you’re reading a text with advanced material. while a trine (120° angle) is usually harmonious. this indicates that there are also definitions for the underlined words. The richly-illustrated 2005 edition has been updated for the new millennium and for easier access by the novice. it includes chapter on each of the planets in the zodiac. many who belong to the Pluto in Virgo generation also have Uranus in Virgo close by. This sign. the twelve houses. is one of the three most important factors in the chart. For instance. Our physical appearance often reflects the Ascendant rather than the Sun. Ascendant: The zodiac sign on the cusp of the 1st house is called the Ascendant or Rising sign. In its original. I call that a sub-generation. Astrological generations: People born during the time the outer planets Uranus. which may or may not show our true nature. hard-copy form. along with the Sun and Moon.moonmavenpublications. 60°. but should quickly orient you to the basic meaning of the astrological terms you come across in your reading. it introduced several generations of students to the foundations of astrology and was translated into many foreign languages. The type of connection between the planets is determined by the nature of the angle.moonmavenpublications. They are called the Pluto in Virgo generation. Astrological sub-generations: Within a particular astrological generation. the characteristics people first remark on when meeting us. and the angles formed between two planets in an astrological chart—like 30°. you might like Donna’s ebook. a square (90° angle) is generally a stressful aspect. and transits. After the glossary are several tables to help in your studies. Meant for beginning to intermediate students of astrology. For instance.com ©2005.A GLOSSARY OF BASIC ASTROLOGICAL TERMS: From An Astrological Guide to Self-Awareness Moon Maven Publications. When one of the definitions contains underlined words. determined by the precise time and place of birth. conjunct Pluto. It represents our outer personality. aspects. or 90°--are called aspects. you may want to print these pages out and use them as a reminder when you come across a term that is not yet familiar to you. or Pluto were in a particular sign are classed as an astrological generation. http://www. For more in-depth explanations of concepts mentioned in this booklet.com. 2006 by Donna Cunningham The brief definitions that follow are not meant to be comprehensive. . there are often groups born with two or more of the outer planets in aspect to one another. The effect of an aspect is to blend the energies of the two planets together in a way that modifies the way they both function. most of those born between 1956-72 have Pluto in the sign Virgo. It is available at: http://www. It also shows the mask we wear in social situations. Aspects: The zodiac is a circle of 360°. For instance.
25° Aries 55’.g. for example. the zodiac signs are divided into four elements—fire. say. Detriment: This is the sign in which a planet’s inherent characteristics have the most difficulty being expressed freely. Cancer. Virgo. Leo.Benefic planets. They are square or opposite one another and thus form challenging aspects. (Also see malefics. how you function in that area of life. between the end of the 2nd house and the beginning of the 3rd. Conjunction. and fire warms up cold air). and when the Sun is conjunct another planet. The air signs are Gemini. in part. and Pisces. Degrees: The zodiac is a circle divided into 360°. An ephemeris is used to calculate birth charts as well as transits.g. Ephemeris: A reference book. earth. Libra. The term cusp also refers to the dividing line between two zodiac signs. and so to hear that someone is born on the cusp of Aries and Taurus means that the Sun on their birthday was either in the last degrees of Aries or the first degrees of Taurus. Each of the twelve signs contains 30°. Libra. The fire signs are Aries. Exaltation: In a traditional method of evaluating the strength of planets in various zodiac . The zodiac sign on the cusp of a house describes. that planet is very important. anywhere from 0-10° apart. meaning that they are benign forces that bring good fortune our way. Thus you may note that there is a planet in your chart at. and Capricorn. Libra. and water. you will show some Libra qualities in matters related to that house.) Cardinal signs: The signs Aries. and many of the more technical facets of the astrological chart are based on these divisions. This is a powerful aspect. The water signs are Cancer. if you have Libra on the cusp of a house. and each degree is further divided into minutes (‘) and seconds (“). Water and earth complement each other—no crops would grow without both—but they do not blend so well with fire and air. When planets are conjunct. their energies and functions are blended. and Sagittarius. Fire and air work well together (air keeps a fire burning. yet both have their ill effects when misused. A planet is in detriment in the sign opposite the one it rules—e. calendar. benefics: Venus and Jupiter are traditionally labeled benefics by astrologers. Scorpio. e. and so Mars is in detriment in Aries’ opposite sign. Mars rules Aries. For example. that sign would be Gemini. air. The person takes on some qualities of the sign the planet is associated with— with Mercury. or computer program that gives the daily positions of the planets in the solar system. and Capricorn. Elements: Based on a medieval system. The earth signs are Taurus. but they do not complement water or earth. as though they were one. Cusp: The cusp of a house is the border between it and the adjoining house. conjunct: A conjunction is formed when two planets stand within range of one another in the zodiac. and Aquarius.
The conjunction may or may not be a hard aspect.g. Hard aspects include the square. It is considered extremely difficult. and opposition. which Neptune rules. they are said to be in hard aspect to one another. it is in its fall in Virgo. It requires planets from all three of the signs in a particular element. The zodiac sign on the cusp of a house describes. or aspect. and Aquarius are known as the fixed signs because they work hard to consolidate and preserve the things that matter to them.g. and other committed relationships. Houses: The astrological chart is a circle divided into twelve pie-shaped wedges called houses. and the Moon in Taurus. also . we would be forever shifting. especially when the outer planets are part of the picture. The Grand Trine is supposed to be an extremely fortunate combination. or mutable. House Position: The house of the chart where a given planet is placed. if Jupiter’s glyph is found in the 2nd house.signs. the 7th house represents marriage. this would mean that the sign Pisces. and one in Aquarius. e. Mars in the sign Capricorn. how you function in that area of life.g. exaltation is the sign where a planet is supposedly at its best. Grand Trine: A Grand Trine is an equilateral triangle in the astrological chart made up of three planets about 120° from each other. House Ruler: The ruler of a house is the planet that rules the sign on the cusp (beginning edge) of that house. Fixed signs: The signs Taurus. For instance. sign. Fall: In a traditional system of rating the strengths of the planets. in part. between the end of the 2nd house and the beginning of the 3rd. Usually these difficulties are created by tension between the two zodiac signs and houses involved in the aspect. Grand Cross: A rectangular formation consisting of at least four planets in hard aspect to one another—it involves both squares and oppositions between planets in the same sign type: cardinal. depending on the planets involved. meaning their energies are not in harmony. Since Venus is exalted in Pisces. House. would be on the 10th house cusp. An example is the glyph for Mars.) House cusp: The cusp of a house is the border between it and the adjoining house. They can be inflexible and resist change. Each house represents a number of related areas of life (e. but without some fixity. If Neptune ruled the 10th house. one in Libra. Leo. Hard aspect: When two planets are combined by angular relationships that are considered difficult. quincunx. business partnerships. a Grand Trine in air would include at least one planet in Gemini. shown here. e. Glyph: A shorthand symbol that astrologers use to represent a planet. fixed. a planet is in its fall in the sign where it is supposedly at its weakest or worst—the sign opposite the one where it is exalted. Scorpio. including Venus in the sign Pisces. then that is its house position.
They adapt more easily to new situations and demands. it was called the Chart Ruler. Neptune. Impersonal Planets: The outermost planets in the solar system are Uranus.a. and so their positions in the chart define what makes us individuals. Inner planets: The innermost planets in our solar system—the Sun. the Moon. The ruler of the 1st house (a. and Pluto. Mars. Moon. in that they are flexible and have diverse interests. Neptune—the ruler of Pisces—is in Aquarius. Depending on the nature of these aspects Mercurial people include not only those with Gemini Sun. With Leo on the 7th house cusp. Neptune. Mutable signs: Gemini. or Ascendant. Midheaven: The cusp of the 10th house. from 2003-2010. . Mutual reception: This occurs when two planets are in the signs ruled by each other.k. Saturn is at a pivotal position. the Ascendant) is considered particularly important—in traditional astrology. and Pluto. so long as each planet is conjunct the adjoining one. you would look at the sign and position of the Sun. between the inner and outer planets. the Sun is the ruler. and Jupiter. They are also referred to as outer planets. Venus. They move so slowly through the signs that they are a signature of the various astrological generations. so their focus changes often. They move more rapidly than the outer planets Uranus. but also those with many aspects to Mercury in their charts or with several planets in the 3rd house of the chart. so for more information about this particular 7th house. and yet they can lack perseverance. Virgo. Inconjunct: (150° or five signs apart) This aspect—also known as the quincunx—usually involves two signs that are absolutely at odds with each other and therefore are difficult to reconcile. It is determined by the precise time and place of birth and changes by a degree every four minutes. Sagittarius and Pisces are called mutable. a multiple conjunction can be strung together over a wide range. and is so sensitive that transits to that point can correlate with profound changes in our career and status in the world. Mercury. There is no natural connection between the two signs by element or by the cardinal/fixed/mutable division of signs. Major configuration: A triangular formation involving three or more planets in aspect to one another. Multiple conjunction: When three or more planets are close together. the house of communication.known as the Midheaven. their energies are blended into a powerful whole. Both the sign on the Midheaven and any planets that aspect that point are powerful career indicators. and takes almost 29 years to move through all twelve signs. whether they fall into the same sign or house or not. which is ruled by Uranus. While the orb for a conjunction between two planets is usually 8-10°. the career point at the top of the chart. at the same time that Uranus is in Pisces. among the most powerful points in the horoscope. For example.
meaning that the people who have these signs strong in their charts tend to be absorbed in matters related to the self. Outer planets: The outermost planets in the solar system are Uranus. Also included are people with Neptune aspecting the Sun. They move so slowly through the signs that they are a signature of the various astrological generations. called Day for a Year. Quincunx: (150° or five signs apart) This aspect—also known as the inconjunct—usually involves two signs that are absolutely at odds with each other and therefore are difficult to reconcile.Neptunians: This group includes those with Pisces or the 12th house strongly emphasized in their birth charts because the Sun. Pisces forms out-of sign trine to Neptune at 27° of the air sign. and Pluto. However. . Moon. and so on). Since the trine would usually be between two signs of the same element there is a mixed influence. more difficult to integrate and understand. There is no natural connection between the two signs by element or by the cardinal/fixed/mutable division of signs. Libra. Plutonians: These include people with several planets in Scorpio. Ascendant. Neptune. or Pluto near the Ascendant. Midheaven. opposite signs complement and fulfill each other. the first four signs—Aries through Cancer— are called the personal signs.) This can be an aspect of conflict. like Libra’s desire for relatedness and Aries need for self-development. the positions of the planets on the tenth day after birth correspond to the conditions in your life at age ten. When expressed properly. or several planets falls in either Pisces or the 12th house. Mercury at 2° of the water sign. Despite the change of signs. many aspects to natal Pluto. Also see social and universal signs. plus or minus 8°. We will not be dealing with progressions because I don’t often use them. Out-of-sign aspects: When a planet is at the very beginning or the very end of a sign. Progressions: Refers to how the planetary positions unfolded in the days and weeks after birth. Opposition: (180° or six signs apart. For instance. Midheaven or several planets. Mercury is only 5° past the exact trine to Neptune—that is. They are also referred to as impersonal planets. In one simple form of progression. Moon. signs opposite each other are compatible in two ways: they are in complementary elements and operate in the same modality (a cardinal sign is opposite another cardinal sign. Personal signs: According to a system Richard Idemon taught. since two very opposite sets of needs and desires are involved. or aspecting the Sun or Moon. a number of planets in the related 8th house of the birth chart. within the standard 5° orb for a trine. it may form an aspect that is easy to overlook to a planet at the beginning or end of another sign.
and Scorpio—are considered primarily social in their functioning. then. it is Mercury. Ascendant or several planets in Capricorn or in the associated 10th house. look at the condition of its ruler. the characteristics people first remark on when meeting us. the second four signs— Leo. which may or may not show our true nature. urges. it is Jupiter. ruler.) Saturn return: These significant eras in our lives occur each time Saturn completes an orbit around the Sun from where it was when we were born. meaning that people who have it strong in their chart are absorbed by relationship issues. the two signs that are 90° apart. (See house ruler. In order to fully understand the expression in your chart of a sign or house. each one filling in something the other lacks. This illusion occurs because while they are on the opposite side of the sun from the earth. and so on. Sextile: (60° or two signs apart. for Sagittarius. aspecting their Sun or Moon.) Complementary elements are usually involved in the sextile —water with earth and fire with air. which can last several months for the slower-moving outer planets. can complement or enhance each other in some ways. the planet appears to be moving backward from the point of view of the earth. It also shows the mask we wear in social situations. Saturnian: These are people with important planets like the Sun. Rule. Rising Sign: The zodiac sign on the cusp of the first house is called the Ascendant or Rising sign. Since Saturn takes around 29 years to complete that orbit. Moon. For instance. It represents our outer personality. determined by the precise time and place of birth. They also include those with Saturn on the Ascendant or Midheaven. See also personal and universal signs. and needs of that sign. For Aries. This sign. for Gemini. Social signs: According to a system Richard Idemon taught. Planets in sextile. Virgo. or with numerous planets forming aspects to Saturn. along with the Sun and Moon. These Returns are considered significant milestones in maturity. these eras occur when we are between 28-30 years old (the first Saturn Return) and 56-8 years old (the second Saturn Return). rulership: Each of the twelve signs has a ruler—that is a planet that is most like the energies. Libra. See the table that follows the glossary for a complete list. they appear to be moving in the opposite direction from us. Squares represent two urges or needs in a head-on . In these periods. that planet is Mars. is one of the three most important factors in the chart. a planet in Cancer could be square to planets in Aries or Libra.Retrograde: occurs at various times of the year in the orbits all of the planets in the solar system--excluding the sun and moon. Square: A square is formed when two planets are 90° apart in the zodiac—three signs apart. Our physical appearance often reflects the Ascendant rather than the Sun. plus or minus 5-6°.
conflict. The planet forming the quincunxes is considered extremely difficult to integrate and yet becomes a major dynamic in the person’s life. You would discover your transits by consulting a reference book called an ephemeris that gives these positions on a daily basis or by ordering a computerized printout of your personal transits.. and Uranus in Aries.g. Midheaven. Uranians: These are people with Uranus strongly featured in their birth charts. Tensions between the needs and desires of the planets. The needs and desires of the two planets clash. . A t-square usually involves planets in the same sign type—cardinal. preferences. tastes. or mutable. fixed. becoming a very powerful influence. The influence is strongest if they are also conjunct. while a third forms squares to both ends of the opposition. They work together cooperatively for the same or similar ends. Trine: (120° or four signs apart. An example would be Pluto in Cancer. from water sign to water sign or from air sign to air sign. but often highly productive. transiting: This refers to the current positions of the planets in the solar system and what aspects they form with the planets in your natal chart. Also see personal and social signs. and abilities. and the individual must work to reconcile them. and so the person is often rather driven.) Planets in a trine aspect are usually in the same element—e. in aspect to the Sun or Moon or several planets. signs. Universal signs: According to a system taught by Richard Idemon. Squares are the energizing forces within a person—the needs that drive them on. Saturn in Capricorn. Stellium: A stellium is a combination of three or more planets placed within a narrow range of the zodiac. Transits. Yod: A major configuration also called an Eye of God or Finger of Fate. Two of the planets are opposite one another. plus or minus 5°. this triangular configuration consists of two planets that are sextile (60°) one another plus a planet that forms quincunxes (150° aspects) to both of them. Ascendant or several planets fall into that sign or the 11th house of the chart. the two planets enhance each other and do not create resistance or friction. and houses involved are difficult to resolve. Since they have many similar traits. the final four signs of the zodiac—Sagittarius through Pisces—are absorbed by collective or universal issues. needs. or if the sign Aquarius is prominent in the chart because the Sun. a signature of the mid1930s depression era. T-square: A triangular formation consisting of at least three planets. This makes the planets involved act in concert with one another. within the same sign and/or house. Moon. Uranus is strong when it is on the Ascendant.
Capricorn Taurus: Leo. Pisces The quincunx (150° or five signs apart) The aspect usually involves two signs that are absolutely at odds with each other and therefore are difficult to reconcile.CHEAT SHEET OF ASTROLOGICAL ASPECTS © 2004 by Donna Cunningham Conjunction: A conjunction is formed when two planets stand close together in the zodiac. Aries Virgo: Cancer. Sagittarius Taurus: Cancer. Virgo. When used properly. each one filling in something the other lacks.) Squares represent two urges or needs in a head-on conflict. 2005 Edition Moon Maven Publications: http://www. Pisces Sagittarius: Virgo. Taurus Taurus: Libra. Capricorn Sagittarius: Taurus. Leo Sagittarius: Libra. Libra Aquarius: Sagittarius. There is no natural connection between the signs. Signs that are Quincunx one Another: Aries: Virgo. Aquarius Capricorn: Gemini. cardinal water and cardinal earth Leo and Aquarius.. Virgo Capricorn: Scorpio. from water sign to water sign or from air sign to air sign. the two planets enhance each other and do not create resistance or friction. tastes. Gemini Gemini: Scorpio. Scorpio. Aquarius Libra: Leo. They work together cooperatively for the same ends. cardinal fire and cardinal air Taurus and Scorpio. Libra Leo: Taurus.moonmavenpublications. Capricorn Gemini: Aries. Squares are the energizing forces within a person—the needs that drive them on. Pisces Leo: Gemini. They are blended together in a way that makes them lose their separateness. Virgo Virgo: Aquarius. Pisces Cancer: Aries. Sagittarius Earth signs: Taurus.com . Pisces Scorpio: Virgo. fixed earth and fixed water Gemini and Sagittarius. Aquarius Water signs:Cancer. Libra. Signs that are Square to one Another: Aries: Cancer. Scorpio Pisces: Capricorn. Cancer Cancer: Sagittarius.) Planets in a trine are usually in the same element—e.) Signs opposite each other are compatible in two ways: they are in complementary elements and operate in the same modality (cardinal is opposite cardinal and so on). Since they have many similar traits. and abilities. Leo Leo: Capricorn. Signs that Are Trine to one Another: Fire signs: Aries. Aquarius Gemini: Virgo. say within a range of 0-8 degrees. mutable air and mutable fire Cancer and Capricorn. Capricorn Air signs: Gemini. needs. mutable earth and mutable water. Signs that are Sextile to one Another: Aries: Gemini. Capricorn Libra: Cancer. Pisces Aquarius: Cancer. can complement or enhance each other in some ways.) Complementary elements are usually involved in the sextile—water with earth and fire with air.g. From: An Astrological Guide to Self-Awareness. Sagittarius Trine: (120° or four signs apart. Sagittarius Pisces: Gemini. opposite signs complement and fulfill each other. Aquarius Cancer: Taurus. fixed fire and fixed air Virgo and Pisces. Signs that are Opposite one Another: Aries and Libra. Libra Opposition: (180° or six signs apart. and so they operate in a similar manner (same sign) and are focused on the same area of life (same house). Libra Capricorn: Aries. In most cases planets in conjunction are also in the same house and sign. Sextile: (60° or two signs apart. Aquarius Scorpio: Leo. preferences. Sagittarius Scorpio: Aries. Aries Pisces: Leo. Scorpio Virgo: Gemini. Scorpio Aquarius: Taurus. Scorpio Libra: Pisces. Taurus Square: (90° or three signs apart. Leo. Planets in sextile. then.
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