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Configurations of aspects // The New Astrological Encyclopedia // [60,60,60,60,60,60] Star of David A configuration of aspects formed when two Grand Trines

are present in a horoscope, connected with each other by sextiles. In the ideal case they form a hexagon. As this configuration is very seldom formed, a number of astrologists consider that a Star of David occurs even with two unconnected Grand Trines. P.Globa states that the Star of David shows a native protected in all he does, but one who does not avoid internal reorganizations; he or she will change in form to adapt, but the inner essence remains constant: "as he was in the cradle, such will be and in the grave". If Lilith does not enter the Hexagon, and Selena enters it, the given configuration will be all-mighty. M.March and J. McEvers remark that the Hexagon configuration offers natives exclusive opportunities, and a brilliant ability to communicate with other people. The danger of a Star of David consists in expenditure of energy, because of the increased many-sided, various interests and the numerous opportunities. Intense (hard) aspects can help with this difficulty. [72,72,72,72,72] Wreath, Pentagram A configuration of aspects formed by five points of a horoscope, uniformly connected by five quintiles, and by biquintiles. Figures of this pattern in the natal chart look like a pentagram. In a fifth harmonic chart all five points of a Pentagram are in conjunction. P.Globa states that the Pentagram is the strongest configuration operating manifestly and constantly corresponding to the element of Fire. The Pentagram is connected to natural processes of creative regeneration - in the native there is a prerogative to search constantly, there are constantly new events in his life, and he can rectify his life. At worst the Pentagram gives constantly gleaming conditions, which are boring to the person; all innovations seem familiar and monotonous; adventurism and dissoluteness; indulgence which does not encounter resistance. [90,90,90,90] Grand Squre A configuration of intense aspects, formed by four squares. A special case of the Grand Square is the Grand Cross. Grand Square - the most intense quadrangular configuration. It encloses the person in a framework of severe constraints, which are perceived as pressing. The Grand Square gives a lot of energy which demands to be used, internal dynamism, insistence, force. Those with a Grand Square in the natal chart crystallize much very early. These are very dynamic people, but they manifest inflexibly in relating to the world. This is shown most rigidly in a Grand Square with two internal oppositions (see the Grand Cross). A more moderate form is the Grand Square without an internal cross. In this case there are no rigid tensions between the poles, there is less dynamism, and more flexibility. In general, it is not necessary to consider the Grand Square as a destructive configuration; on the contrary, it is a very stable pattern producing results through effort.

but too high to conjecture a direct attribution. the fixed cross strongly pronounced resoluteness when acting. F. Working with the planet of a Grand Cross which has the greatest number of harmonious aspects to planets not involved in the Grand Cross will enable the person to redirect energy for easier advancement. formed by four points of a horoscope which occur as pairs of oppositions connected by squares. and two of them are in sextile to a fourth point (Grand Trine with Bisextile).a special case of a configuration the Big square.60. People with a Grand Cross in the natal horoscope have protection.March and J. and then only for a while.Grand Cross A configuration of intense aspects. unable to concentrate on any one situation for long enough to truly find a constructive resolution. . P. but carefully tracing a rhythm of destiny like balancing on the crest of a wave. Such people are very confident in their correctness and do not turn aside. The native is thus compelled to hasten from one crisis situation to another. but concede only under great pressure. The cardinal cross always indicates speed of action. A.Kozyritskaja and M. [120. M. The Kite is a big driving force: it combines the abilities and stability of the Grand Trine with the skill inherent in the Bisextile to reap results.Podvodnyj states that it is better to treat the Grand Cross as a balance of oppositions. M. Grand Cross . M. the problems of this cross will dominate the life of the native. and perceives little of the world's reaction to his actions. The direction of these efforts and actions depends on the cross of qualities and houses in which the points of the Grand Cross are located. but in all activities he is inflexible. while the mutable cross in many respects depends on the actions and reactions of other people.Acker remark that any attempt to solve a problem associated with one planet of the Grand Cross burdens the other planets connected in the configuration with problems. inclined to impose his designs on the world.120.Levin state that a Kite gives internal stability. or simply inner discontent.Levin state that from childhood the owner of a natal chart with a Grand Cross tries to find himself in different fields of activity. To these are added the aspiration to transform surroundings. early accomplishment.the tips of the two Kite-making triangles . activity.Globa cites the Grand Cross as the most clearly operating configuration which symbolically corresponds to the element of Fire. flexibility. At the point of opposition of the "spine" . not concentrating efforts on one particular planet or horoscope house as a specific objective. Possibly there could be constant external problems which require attention.the native receives additional stability in moving thru life. and aggressiveness.McEvers reckon that when the Grand Cross is present in the radix the person is capable of surprising efforts and vigorous activity.Kozyritskaja and M.Sakoian and L. and successful realization of abilities.60] Kite The configuration of aspects formed when three points of a horoscope form a Grand Trine. If all the points of a Grand Cross are in one cross of qualities or cross of houses qualities.

i. Likewise also in character. and calmness and stability can be replaced by hysterical erraticness. and innovating.Acker find in the T-square the character of Saturn. and this quality is strongly accented in cardinal signs or angular houses. with the first and last points in opposition.Globa states that the action of an Envelope is similar to a synthetic rectangle. In interpretation it is necessary to take into account the cross of qualities in which the Tsquare occurs.e. M. like being in a comfortable prison. [90. break to clearing. The T-square is a push to success. and in opposition to the third. demonstrating personal initiative. but this is just a delay.90. correspondingly.March and J. indicative of its saturnian character.but without refusing something.180] Trapeze. a seemingly strong basis can collapse with a crash. and many well-known people have it in their natal charts. F.Globa states that a native having a Trapeze in the radix can gain energy only from within a context of struggle. Cradle A configuration of aspects formed when four points of a horoscope are unformly connected by three sextiles. When the opposition which is in the Trapeze is also included in a T-square. For the native there is a smooth transition from struggle. At worst a constructed building can fail.M.72. without choosing. if a person has chosen a situation of protection without having prepared and cleared away the foundations. as long as life contains no disorder.McEvers state that in a T-square the opposition is connected with attitudes and the square with actions. Pressure and an appreciation of conflict are necessary here for resolving a planet in quadrature. firmness can collapse. There are opportunities for searching freely.108] Envelope A configuration of aspects formed by four points of a horoscope: each point is in quintile to one point. but at another level.60. the native cannot construct the best future. and can lead to excessive concentration on part of a horoscope and. Struggle passes smoothly into freedom. and also a strong. When the energy of T-square moves a mature person. it is a dynamic configuration from which the native . [60. to adverse utilization of other opportunities which are contained within the horoscope. The Trapeze indicates aid from the outside which at critical moments appears in the right place at the right time. [72. and you will not gain from it. ambitious aspiration to act. in sesqui-quintile (terdecile) to another. The Trapeze does not give in a life of protection.McEvers reckon that the biggest problem of the Kite is that the configuration comprises three different aspects. P. it frequently leads to significant achievements.108. The person can step aside from the struggle.60. The native can take from life only what they have gained. a choice. and consider that this configuration gives certain obstacles and the necessity of overcoming them.March and J.Sakoian and L. In human life this is more important than the force of creation . P. as a whole.Negus reckons the Trapeze is basically a harmonious configuration demanding some balance. J. he cannot forge something new. or active engagement. vigorous. restriction. Sakoian and Acker remark that the T-square indicates immediate crisis situations.180] T-square A configuration of aspects formed when two points of a horoscope are in opposition to each other and in quadrature to a third planet.

if a Grand Trine has Mars and Saturn. and the native feels an emptiness in other hemisphere. In daily life it is necessary to monitor closely transits through this area .120] Grand Trine A configuration of aspects formed by three trines. even if the situation is extremely dangerous. the vicissitudes of life are frequently not terrible. In charts of great people the Grand Trine is extremely seldom a leading configuration. See also the Kite. politics. The negative side of this configuration is that it is so stable that the person seldom ventures beyond the habitual. When analyzing a Grand Trine in a specific horoscope it is necessary to pay special attention to what signs contain the given configuration (usually they are signs of one element) . whose planet pairs connect together three points of a horoscope.Acker remark. These researchers underline that to harness the potential of a Grand Trine it is necessary to be guided and to use it in creative self-expression and efforts directed on spiritual self-improvement. This configuration occupies a semicircle of the horoscope.120] Mystic Rectangle - . and moreover. When the T-square is in fixed signs the native operates slowly. obstacles here can be indecision and wavering. as a preliminary. the problem connected to inertia and absence of motives for dynamic action does not enter. or even find them easy.60. In M. and is inclined to interfere with other people's affairs. the energy for uncommon success is possible in those areas. and intuitively tries "to fill the void" in order to counterbalance the figure. If one of the three points of a Grand Trine is in opposition to a planet. To the person with a Grand Trine as the fundamental configuration in the radix chart (and if the required abilities are in evidence).Levina's view the T-square is perceived by associates of the native as forceful. this is true only in the first phase of life. otherwise it will stay idle. But. According to some astrologists great attention should be given in the analysis to the zone diametrically opposing the planet with the two square aspects. he or she can solve very complicated problems.Sakoian and L. It is a harmonious and very stable configuration. In such configurations the most important point of the Grand Trine is the point which has the opposition aspect. during the period from 24 to 30 years old there are inner pressures connected with the necessity for development and the embodiment of initial abilities and opportunities. as F. not having considered or resolved the problems involved.120.Levin observe. If the T-square is in cardinal signs the person is dynamic. Subconscious promptings are focused into this area as the native's discontent with destiny grows.120. as M. However.Kozyritskaja and M. A native is able to harmonize with external situations. it gives the Grand Trine an opportunity to manifest more brightly. [60. and the point opposing it reveals unrealized aspirations. A mutable T-square usually indicates a person opposed to people and ideas. [120.Kozyritskoj and M.derives driving strength. but is resolute. for example.this will indicate the likely manifestation of the Grand Trine. he will always find out all the possible problems before starting to act.during these periods there are often fateful life events. If the person is not sidetracked by self-assurance issues. the fateful area of a horoscope. There is a problem of self-assurance. quick and starts to act instantly. clumsy aggressiveness.the unwillingness to develop. The stability of the Grand Trine turns on its static character . such is the power of the acquired T-square. with ease. In the half of the chart where the strong-willed pressure is required. and external conditions help him to move ahead in life more successfully and faster than others.

two opposition aspects are woven together with two trine and two sextile aspects. but it looks as if great things are possible. Here there can be exceptional skills which overcome immense obstacles. with two semisextile aspects too. underneath. It is a secret to be decoded. and the apex planet then becomes very critical: what it represents needs to be consciously worked. Letting go is the main way through: the state of mind is often the obstacle. Abilities and assets search for a cause to be engaged in. This is where intentions refuse to gel with realities: the solution is available as soon as clarity and insight dawn . through synthesising apparently different elements into an original and appropriate package. The rectangle brings marked results. but they seem to work themselves out anyway in other ways. Dilemmas can have difficulty being resolved in the usual ways. if we can see it. Allowing things to happen rather than seeking to steer them is what is called for here: yet. . [150. This is an 'appointment with power' in which consciousness and its capacity for seeing are tested. The yod can be accentuated when an opposition is thrown in. This dichotomy is not directly a conflict. or a visitation from the Unknown. seeimingly irresolvable and compromising situation. owned and integrated. The flowing aspects take much of the tension out of the opposition aspects.and a need for .60] Yod This is a quincunx-sextile-quincunx. when in fact there is an open road ahead. quincunxed planet. in which the energies of the two sextiled planets find difficulty integrating with that of the apex.Also called simply a 'rectangle'. There is much to work out. rather a bewilderingly dualistic. there is a new kind of adepthood which brings in a new form of control without holding on.150.perspective. It features a crisis of . yet it also brings potential solutions and openings which arise either by default or by apparent good luck. The opposition forces the issue. an intense dilemma. This can make for a time of enormous questions.there's a hidden secret underneath which needs dredging up.