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Astrology Aspects or Connections between Planets

by Michael McClain  (comments/questions/visit)

These pages are about planetary relationships or aspects in the astrology chart.  Is life a bowl of cherries or a constant struggle?  The aspects in your chart may tell the tale.

In astrology, an "aspect" is a geometric relationship between two planets.  Aspects are important in analyzing a horoscope because they seem to make the two connected planets function together or be linked.  The aspects considered here are just the major ones: the conjunction, sextile, square, trine and opposition. You can find some info on each of these below or go straight to the mini readings on the various planetary aspects by using these links:
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The Aspect Graph chart from Astrodienst

This is perhaps the most difficult area for the beginner since the chart information on aspects is all in symbols. If you are a beginner trying to understand aspects, you will need to obtain the horoscope chart from the Astrodienst Atlas.
 
Astrology-Numerology.com only discusses the major aspects formed by the Sun, the Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars and Jupiter.  There is an aspect grid on the Astrodienst chart in the lower left hand part of the page. The grid shows the aspects that we are interested in, but it also shows some of the minor aspects which are best ignored for now. The major aspects shown on the grid are based on a rather wide orb.  An aspect with a very wide orb won't be as strong as ones that are closer to exact. Many of you may wish to figure out the aspects on your own. If you have difficulty figuring the aspects and want to get into this more, visit here for more assistance.
Aspect Orbs.  This relates to how close to the exact degree of aspect we need in order to call it an aspect.  

Recommended orbs

Sun and Moon (sometimes called the lights): conjunctions 8, squares, trines, oppositions 7, sextiles 5
For aspects between planets, the orb is usually a little closer.

Be aware that some astrologers choose to use slightly wider astrology aspect orbs, and there is no right or wrong answer on this.
*Note that Astrodienst places the number of degrees and minutes that the aspect deviates from the precise aspect in the box under the aspect symbol. The deviation is called the orb.  It appears to me that the orb allowed by Astrodienst is too great.
Therefore, I would personally choose to ignore some of the aspects shown on the grid when the orb is larger.

astrology conjunction aspect symbol The Conjunction.  The conjunction is formed when two planets are at approximately the same degree of the same sign.  If this symbol appeared on the fourth row of the graph under the symbol for the Sun, it would mean that the Sun and Venus were in conjunction.  If it appeared under the symbol of the Sun on the 10th row it would mean that the Sun and Pluto (see Pluto note below) were in conjunction. In a conjunction, the energies of the two planets are combined, and often the result is a strengthening of both.

Note: The symbol looking like the letters P & L combined on the atlas graph, is the original symbol for Pluto.

astrology sextile aspect symbol  The Sextile

Sextiles occur when two planets are approximately 60 degrees* apart. This is the aspect of opportunity.

astrology square aspect symbol  The Square

Squares occur when two planets are approximately 90 degrees* apart.  Square cause the friction and the hurdles that causes us to grow and become productive.

astrology trine aspect symbol The Trine.  

A trine occurs when two planets are approximately 120 degrees* apart. Trines bring about ease and comfort.

astrology opposition aspect symbol The opposition.  

The opposition occurs when two planets are about 180 degrees* apart.  As the name implies, opposition are obstacles that must be resolved.


Start with the Sun, then the Moon, and in order, Mercury, Venus and Mars.  List all of the aspects that apply. Now go find and record the probable meaning of each aspect.

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Sun Aspects

Astrology Aspects - Sun


Sextiles Squares Trines Oppositions

Sun conjunct Moon

This aspect suggests a joining of your emotional urges and your natural drive instincts. The temperament becomes more unilateral, unaffected by the wants and desires of others. You are satisfied with yourself and the goals you hope to realize. You won't adapt easily to changes in your life, unless you sense these changes are in your best interest. You stay clear of the business of others and expect the same from them. You are highly motivated to achieve your agenda, focusing well on objectives, and normally gaining successful results. Even if you don't succeed in the eyes of others, you are self-satisfied with your accomplishments.
 

Sun conjunct Mercury

The conjunction of the Sun and Mercury produces a sound mentality. You handle stress well. Yet you may think of yourself as a nervous person, and you may be. You have fixed opinions, although these may or may not be freely expressed depending on other factors in the chart. The thinking is much in harmony with the individuality expressed by the Sun. It's hard for you to view yourself objectively, or as others see you. Usually much mental energy is shown by this placement.
 

Sun conjunct Venus

A conjunction of the Sun and Venus shows a more cheerful and optimistic person than your chart may otherwise foretell. There is receptivity to fun and social events. The physical appearance is enhanced, although this can bring some narcissist tendencies as a side effect. You have a strong inner need for popularity, and you sincerely want people to like you. You are a good listener, and you truly enjoy most of the people with whom you associate. In any sign, this aspect allows you to be more easygoing, and less competitive and combative.

Sun conjunct Mars

A conjunction of the Sun and Mars in your charts enhances any tendencies you may have to dominate others. You have a greater sense of power in asserting your will, and your aptitude for compromise is diminished. A tendency to develop a superiority complex is associated with this conjunction. You have strong ambitions to be recognized. This is a very masculine trait often showing a good deal of strength, courage, and competitiveness. This is an aspect showing exceptional will to accomplish physical goals. Regardless of gender, there is boundless energy and enthusiasm. Because you stay out ahead of the pack, you are considered a good leader.
 

Sun conjunct Jupiter

A conjunction of the Sun and Jupiter shows that you rarely do anything in moderation. You have an undying faith in yourself and believe that you can do anything to which you set your mind. Your enthusiasm and confidence level runs high, and sometimes you promise more than you can deliver. Even when major setbacks occur, you hang in there. You're never one to let anything get you down or keep you from charging off on another venture. You have confidence that affairs will eventually work out. Character is all important to you. An extremely high sense of justice and concern for others is apparent in your makeup, even if this doesn't show up in other parts of your chart.
 

Sun conjunct Saturn

The conjunction of the Sun and Saturn produces self-control and reserve, irrespective of other indications in your chart. The characteristics of the Sun are restrained, becoming less enthusiastic, more cautious. There may be many limitations and a need for discipline in the life, but the aspect provides a much greater inner strength and persistence. You are a hard worker, a disciplinarian, and an organizer. Because of these traits you are likely to be handed heavy responsibilities. Your strong personality goes its own way, despite the feelings of others. This aspect is not good for marriage, for you are a "lone wolf" type in some ways. You matured at an early age, and your formative years may have been difficult.
 

Sun conjunct Uranus

A conjunction of the Sun and Uranus produces a highly self-aware individual expressing energies freely, and often in a unique fashion. Freedom is all important, and you reflect this inclination in ways that many consider eccentric. You are slow to mature because unrestricted attitudes make you appear childlike even as you grow into adulthood. Your free-wheeling temperament permits to succeed if left to do projects in your own, often progressive way. Progress is your most important goal, and your individualism is apparent.
 

Sun conjunct Neptune

A conjunction of the Sun and Neptune produces insight into ideas and people. Most of the time you operate on hunches and intuition that you follow with veracity. You believe so strongly in your intuition and opinions that you may often find yourself at cross purposes with facts and basic common sense. Sometimes, it's hard to express yourself with confidence, and you may doubt your own capabilities. You function well when your mind is focused on such subjects as art, music, or drama, and in these you may be inspired. You thrive on projects allowing you to express your creativity, and operate by your own clock. A routine schedule or workload is hard for you to maintain. You are easily inhibited by setbacks, and you seek projects that don't require minute accountability. It's essential for you to pursue a service of some sort that is needed and appreciated. The realities of life often make this difficult.
 

Sun conjunct Pluto

A conjunction of the Sun and Pluto shows you possess the traits of an extremist in some ways. Your likes and dislikes can be intense. Being moderate in your actions is always a problem. There is a power complex in play here, and you have to deal with a tendency to become dictatorial. You have a power ego you assert on some occasions, and not always with common sense. Even if it doesn't show elsewhere in the chart, you are highly assertive and competitive. Often your strong drive is directed at improving social conditions in your environment. You have a significant social consciousness, and you are very intolerant of unfair circumstances and injustices.

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Sun sextile Moon

The sextile formed between the Sun and Moon is usually an indicator of a tranquil and happy life. This aspect makes relationships easier and more harmonious, especially with members of your family. Your attitude about the past and the present are balanced and positive. You remember the lessons of the past, but have no need to hold on to, or return to any previous part of your life. While you can and do assert yourself, you are careful not to offend people, and for this you are well-liked. You have many ideas to draw on. You don't feel threatened when challenged, and you understand the principles of compromise. There is every indication that you will succeed as a person.
 

Sun sextile Mars

The sextile between the Sun and Mars makes you an energetic person. You have many creative ideas, and a constant drive to express them. You use your intellectual abilities effectively, and you rarely charge off on a project without thinking it through first. You have a forceful personality, but you readily accept the ideas of others. Communication is one of your finest assets. Although you can be pushy in expressing yourself, you relate in such a polished way that you neither threaten nor offend. Your effective method of communicating makes you an excellent tutor or adviser, especially with young people. You stay abreast of affairs, not because you are interested in reading, but because you must remain informed.

Sun Sextile Jupiter

The sextile between the Sun and Jupiter shows that you are philosophical, curious, and sympathetic. You understand your capabilities and have confidence in what you know and can do. People will believe what you say because of the way you express yourself and because you are so well equipped with the facts. Routines are hard for you because you are an idea person needing freedom of expression. You are self-satisfied and contented, and unless other aspects of the chart suggest otherwise, you sometimes can be self-indulgent.
 

Sun Sextile Saturn

The sextile between the Sun and Saturn gives a depth of understanding and a modesty in assessing your worth as a person. You are aware of your limitations, but you know how to make the most of your potentials. You have a healthy respect for authority, yet you usually don't need anyone to approve your actions. You know and follow the rules. Your ambitions are strong and you go after your goals in a quiet way with little fanfare. You have a high regard for tradition and orderliness. You get along well with others upholding these virtues. You've earned all that you have and you expect others to do the same.
 

Sun Sextile Uranus

The sextile between the Sun and Uranus shows the importance for you to keep the lines of communication between yourself and others open. Your expression is outspoken and uninhibited. You find life exciting and your active mind keeps you from ever being bored. A positive attitude is key to you never being down. Your thinking is broad-minded and original, and you project your ideas in a dramatic way. Yet you don't demand that others yield to them without question. In emotional situations, you demand honesty and sincerity.
 

Sun Sextile Neptune

The sextile between the Sun and Neptune shows a deep awareness of creative potential. You understand social responsibility and you feel your sense of obligation in this regard. You are sensitive in positive and helpful ways. You succeed in public related activities, being able to adapt in a variety of responsibilities and tasks. Your imagination and talents are considerable and may lead you to a variety of interests. You blend well with people, being particularly drawn to those who are sure of their identity.
 

Sun Sextile Pluto

The sextile of the Sun and Pluto shows an intense will and a deep self-awareness. You have will power that lets you to do about anything you set out to do. You are good at communicating with people, and you find it easy gain their confidence. You have extremely strong leadership qualities.
 

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Sun square Moon

The square formed between the Sun and Moon shows conflict in certain aspects of the life. Self-expression is blocked by emotional hangups or habit patterns that may be inherited or conditioned by past events. Family and domestic affairs keep you from developing the way you would like. The conditions in your early family environment may have caused difficulties in understanding and getting along with the opposite sex. In these relationships you can be too argumentative and defensive. You may need to get the chip off your shoulder sometimes. This aspect suggests a conflict between the ego and the emotions. There is a presence of tension between your outer and inner self.
 

Sun square Mars

The square formed between the Sun and Mars generates assertive and impulsive behavior. Even if you are characterized as a very passive person, this aspect stimulates action when the aspect is set off by transits. You drive yourself hard to achieve your ambitions, and you carry out every task with much enthusiasm and energy. You may display anger and brashness. Sometimes you need to develop patience and forethought to avoid conflicts in your life. This aspect produces much physical energy, but often these energies are spent in a precipitant fashion. When well directed, you can do much in any field you decide to enter. Avoid egocentric tendencies to demand too much personal attention.

Sun square Jupiter

A square formed between the Sun and Jupiter shows that you are the kind of person who takes on more than is expected. You may lack moderation in much you do. In many ways, you're an extremist. You expect too much of yourself and sometimes you expect too much of other. Yet you always have the good intentions. Full of vitality, you know how to have a good time if you let yourself go. Even if your nature is sober, this aspect provides a certain verve and good spirit. There is a lot of the wheeler-dealer in this aspect, as an expansiveness marks your nature. The negative side of this aspect is that self-indulgence may cause physical problems. Food (especially rich foods), drink, and pleasure must be balanced by moderation with sufficient rest.
 

Sun square Saturn

A square formed between the Sun and Saturn shows strong ambitions. There is also a fear and expectation of rejection. You are naturally defensive, and in your early years you may have underestimated your potential and questioned your self-worth. Your road to success may be paved with a few setbacks that you must learn to handle and overcome. As you mature, self-assurance becomes stronger, and you develop the personal relationships that may have been difficult for you earlier. In maturity you possess the excellent business qualities of being steady, skeptical, and persistence. You are likely to carry a heavy load of responsibility throughout your life.
 

Sun square Uranus

A square formed between the Sun and Uranus shows that you are impulsive and unpredictable. You go your own way and do your own thing without much concern about what others think. You are original, but sometimes impractical. You like to do what you want, when you want. Nervous and accident prone, you may sometimes think you have a dark cloud following you. Your periodic unwillingness to follow rules may hamper your progress. With maturity, your views may remain eccentric and liberal, but they become more broadly based and humanitarian.
 

Sun square Neptune

A square formed between the Sun and Neptune shows suffering from an inferiority complex. You feel that you must constantly defend your ideals and objectives. You may find yourself being undermined, or perceive this is the case. You are imaginative, but you may reject reality. It can be difficult for you to find an avenue of self-expression. It's hard for you to create a vision of exactly where you are going, because you underestimate your ability to succeed. You become involved when others lean on you and depend on you. You are sensitive to suffering, fond of animals, and more emotional than you let on. You are vulnerable emotionally. This aspect sometimes produces a lax in morality, bohemian tendencies, and many impractical and unrealistic ideas.
 

Sun square Pluto

A square formed between the Sun and Pluto shows a tendency for willfulness to build up in your nature. As the pressures become greater, you are apt to explode. This may be a puzzlement to those around you because most of the time you are so self-restrained and in perfect control. Perhaps there is a frustrated ambition for power and authority. This is an aspect often associated with a "revolutionary spirit." There is an enigma in your personality, and you are defensive about forming close emotional ties. You have executive ability and the talent for managing ambitious enterprises. You must learn the art of compromise if you are striving to get far in life. This may not come easily for you unless it is shown elsewhere in the chart. With compromise and understanding of the egos of others, this is a power aspect.

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Sun trine Moon

A trine formed between the Sun and the Moon shows a harmonious balance between your will and your learned habits and emotions. Your natural reactions to circumstances encourage success and the healthy growth of your ego and self-esteem. Early relations with parents were helpful and you were probably encouraged to express your individuality and become your own person. People respond to you freely and with ease. You are comfortable with responsibility because you are capable of getting others to follow you without becoming domineering and dogmatic. If a problem exists here, it's a lack of assertiveness caused by your not sensing the need to be firm.
 

Sun trine Mars

A trine formed between the Sun and Mars strengthens your vitality, self-confidence, and will power. You can function at high energy levels for prolonged periods. You enjoy the challenge of any difficult task. Although firm in thought, you readily accept the opinions of others and you relate in a polished way, never threatening others. You know that you can succeed in whatever you set out to do without resorting to deception or dishonorable tactics. You accept people for what they are and expect them to do the same with you. While you can act impulsively at times, in general you plan actions efficiently and purposely. You take on life's problems without hesitancy and handle most situations with little fanfare or publicity. Your life is not uneventful, but you can cope without apparent difficulty.
 

Sun trine Jupiter

A trine formed between the Sun and Jupiter shows a generous degree of creative talent. You have a considerable amount of self-confidence, and you like yourself without being conceited or boastful. You are intelligent, articulate and very well informed on many subjects. Your personal pride and integrity show up plainly in the way you conduct yourself. You are a lucky person, because things just seem to fall in place for you. You like to cut a comfortable course that allows you to maintain your freedom and control of situations. You indulge yourself, and you are also very generous to others. You relate well to people because you give everyone because you can be magnanimous and give others the benefit of the doubt.
 

Sun trine Saturn

A trine formed between the Sun and Saturn makes it easy for you to accept and handle responsibility. Difficult times in your life result in minimal struggle. You inherently know how to react to problems and take advantage of counteracting opportunities. You may have ambitions, but these are not very strong. Most of the time you attain success by doing what is right, when the time is right. Somehow you bring a sense of stability to every situation. Life is not always a basket of roses, and sometimes you get depressed and deflated. Yet you can always get reorganized and back on the right track.

Sun trine Uranus

A trine formed between the Sun and Uranus produces a highly progressive outlook on life. You possess superb leadership qualities based on personal magnetism and the ability to see the big picture. You like people, care about them, and understand them. You can find ways to exploit your talents while remaining very much aware of your shortcomings, thus, keeping your ego out of your way. Success comes easily to you because you are open-minded to others and have no problem coming up with ideas of your own. You have an intuitive awareness of other people and never consider their problems trite.
 

Sun trine Neptune

A trine formed between the Sun and Neptune shows that you have precocious qualities. It allows you quickly to absorb ideas and concepts with deep comprehension. You have fine talents in expression, and you take up new projects with enthusiasm. Yet you are likely to become easily bored. This may have been a problem that caused you to have a difficult time in school when the subject matter was something that you already knew. You have strong psychic abilities, and much of your strength is in your intuitive grasp of matters. You are permissive with others, and with yourself. You may not be a hard pusher for one of your shortcomings may be that you dawdle a bit. You function well when allowed to operate at your pace and without others relying on you too much.
 

Sun trine Pluto

The Sun in your chart is trine Pluto giving you a highly evolved power of concentration and will. You have a way of mobilizing your talents to reach your goals. You have many leadership abilities, but you may not be so interested in leadership. You focus instead on your personal agenda. You often display an attitude of righteous indignation toward those who bend the truth and take advantage of others. You are an extremely perceptive person. There is much investigative skill associated with this aspect, and your insight in human motivations can serve you well in fields of behavior sciences. You may not always agree with people, but you understand them very well.

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Sun opposed Moon

The placement of the Sun and Moon in opposite signs shows an inconsistency of the flow of energies in your life. There is some conflict between your conscious will and your emotions. You may experience an ebb and flow to your ability to express yourself, and in your productivity. You may find yourself frequently at odds with those with whom you must come in contact. Relationships mean much to you, and you need them to be solid. To succeed in relationships, you must give more than you receive. You may have difficulties releasing the past and forcing yourself to move forward.
 

Sun opposed Mars

The opposition of the Sun and Mars shows that you are a fighter who never backs away from a challenge or from competition. Dissension is a constant problem for you. You are very assertive, and you attract people who are also strong-willed. Perhaps your attitude just brings out these traits in those around you. It's hard for you to look at yourself realistically and understand that many battles you fight are not necessary. They may make little contribution to your success. As you mature and learn to control aggressiveness, you can do a much because your strong drive serves you in reaching whatever goal is set.
 

Sun opposed Jupiter

The opposition of the Sun and Jupiter suggests an over-expanded ego. Jupiter deals with judgment, and with this aspect, the drive for significance is subject to being overemphasized. There is often a tendency toward extravagance and pretension. You can have too much optimism, and promise more than you can deliver. There is a continuous need to control urges to enter grandiose schemes and avoid ostentatious manners. The strength of this aspect lies in your ability to apply much charm to gain the approval of those you deal with in your daily affairs. There is often much talent and creativity associated with this aspect

Sun opposed Saturn

The Sun is in opposition with Saturn denoting a reserved nature. This aspect may bring about many restricting factors in the life. In many cases, there is a lack of physical vigor. You may lack self-confidence, and find it very difficult to project your ideas and reach out to others. Often this aspect denotes a crisis in consciousness, of difficulty deciding who you are. You see challenges where they may or may not exist, and you need to be constantly reassured of your self-worth or that you can succeed despite the setbacks. There is a sense of being threatened associated with this placement, and you're constantly in a battle with your insecurities. A lack of self-approval is usually present when the Sun and Saturn are opposed.
 

Sun opposed Uranus

The Sun opposes Uranus suggesting a situation in which self-will and independence is strongly marked. You sometimes act to create excitement and controversy. You can be hard to deal with because of sudden changes in behavior, eccentric notions, and viewing everything from a personal point of view. This confrontation with Uranus will set off times in your life when you will be high-strung and have a nervous disposition. You are very original, but also a little impractical.
 

Sun opposed Neptune

The opposition of the Sun and Neptune suggests that you will periodically be challenged by problems difficult to understand and diagnose. This aspect presents much confusion in your life. Sometimes you may create imaginary problems where none exist, and feel singled out to face unfair obstacles and penalties. Early in your life you may have felt that you were being singled out for discipline, and responded with a defensive attitude toward your teachers or parents. In maturity you must learn to accept responsibility and meet challenges not always so clearly defined.

Sun opposed Pluto

The opposition of the Sun and Pluto shows a defensive attitude when challenged by others. You have a compulsive power drive that creates an aura of forcefulness. There can be resentment and defiance in your temperament. You may experience difficulties getting along with others until you learn not to be so assertive and defensive when you feel the slightest sense of threat. You must handle situations better when others disagree with your position. This aspect is usually subject to undergo major changes at sometime in life when a psychological realignment occurs. When this happens you become more self-assured and tolerant of others.

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Moon Aspects

Astrology aspects - Moon

Sextiles Squares Trines Oppositions

Moon conjunct Mercury

The Moon and Mercury in conjunction marks an increase in your sympathetic and understanding nature. You relate well to people because of the ease with which you communicate your feelings. You find it easy to learn new material and you have no problems retaining what you learn. Your most effective means of learning is by experiences, not study. At an early age you were taught how important it was to develop your mind and you are always likely to be interested in doing so. You adapt readily to change and progress. You may be a little sensitive to criticism because you read more into circumstances that may exist. Nonetheless, this aspect will make it easy for you to work and deal with people even when some aspects of the reading suggest otherwise.
 

Moon conjunct Venus

The Moon and Venus in conjunction shows an ability to relate very easily to people. You find it easy to be friendly with just about everyone. Occasionally, you can be so friendly that you may arouse suspicions in some more jaded souls. You're never one to wait for the other person to make the first gesture when introduced, and you can put anyone at ease with your affable ways. You are extremely responsive to friendliness and abhor rudeness. There is little pretense about you. You act the way you do simply because you think it is and because of your early training.

Moon conjunct Mars

The conjunction of the Moon and Mars shows much emotional anxiety and impatience. It is an aspect that seems to energize emotions and those emotions may often come out with Martian or aggressive qualities. Your feelings are usually very active, and always in a state of turmoil. In short, your emotions are intense. This conjunction can show passions that are very ardent and demanding, and actions can sometimes be blind to caution and common sense. There are tendencies that may lead you to accomplish much if you can only guide these energies with some wisdom. Often, however, a more destructive vindictive facet to the personality results from this aspect.

Moon conjunct Jupiter

The conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter shows a deep sensitivity to your environment, which you truly want to understand as fully as possible. The aspect confers sympathy and generosity. Often individuals having this combination find jobs working with the underprivileged, in rehabilitation programs, or a similar type of occupation. Your honest concern for others brings you the trust and cooperation of most of those with whom you come in contact. You are a giving person and you find success because of this. Beware of over-extending your physical energies.
 

Moon conjunct Saturn

The conjunction of the Moon and Saturn suggests that you are emotionally defensive, cautious, and reserved. You are apt to question your self-worth and worry about whether you really make a difference. It's hard for you to form close emotional ties because of your negative and restrained attitudes. The affects of this aspect may stem from harsh discipline or other traumatic experiences in your formative years. For whatever reason, you have a tendency always to expect the worse. Success does come easy to you because of your stern, but always fair management style. Honesty is a hallmark of your nature, and you can always be relied on to render unbiased opinions.
 

Moon conjunct Uranus

The conjunction of the Moon and Uranus denotes strong intuitions. It also makes you very independent. You rebel against set ways of doing acting and orthodox principles. High emotional tension can produce sudden impulses in your behavior that cause difficulties. Dull routine duties are a problem for you, and these can have a damaging effect on your nervous system. You moods change rapidly, you seem irritated, and you aren't very reliable when this aspect is active. Often, you are viewed as a character and you express yourself with verve. You are popular because of your tolerance and understanding of others and your ability to see both side of almost any issue. Your optimism and honesty are refreshing and will carry you far.
 

Moon conjunct Neptune

The conjunction of the Moon and Neptune shows daydreaming, or at least a highly imaginative and sensitive nature. You have strong psychic abilities that makes you aware of stimuli others fail to detect. You're the type who is willing to help anyone. Yet somehow you end up getting blamed for their failures and rarely get much credit for their successes. Because your mind wants to wander, you need stimulating challenges and you must avoid boring and repetitive tasks. You are a little idealistic in accessing people, and you often get fooled and disappointed. You're very much the romantic, and it's hard for anyone to measure up to your expectations.
 

Moon conjunct Pluto

The conjunction of the Moon and Pluto produces an intense romantic nature. You seek relationships with those who feel as deeply and as tenaciously as you do. You are a very possessive and demanding person, rarely impulsive or casual. It's hard to satisfy your emotional needs for the perfect relationship because you are so idealistic and demanding. These traits often extend to friendships, as well. Because of this your friends are few but extremely close. You are a hard person to live with because you require so much of those to whom you are near. You can be tyrannical and alienating, at times.

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Moon sextile Mercury

The Moon in sextile aspect with Mercury gives a thoughtful and sensitive disposition. Your ability to absorb and retain information is outstanding. Your emotions are in tune with your intellect, and you need to be useful to others by sharing your knowledge. You can convey your thoughts in a simple and concise way. Intellectually curious and well read, you are an interesting conversationalist. While having a positive and happy disposition, you are so sensitive that you can feel when others are being dishonest or insincere. This aspect improves your potential in business because of your attention to detail and the tendency to avoid wasting time.
 

Moon sextile Venus

The sextile aspect formed between the Moon and Venus shows the need and disposition for happy personal relationships. There is a sense of sharing and communication in partnerships that will usually produce good results. You succeed socially because you can usually think of something good to say about nearly anyone. You're willing to discuss problems, but your optimistic attitude keeps you from becoming preoccupied with them. You feel matters will work out well and most of the time they do. Rarely is your progress impeded by misunderstandings with others.
 

Moon sextile Mars

The sextile aspect of the Moon with Mars gives the emotional force necessary to win many battles. Any tendency to argue and flare up on occasion is kept under control, and you aren't a person apt to have difficulties with people. It does make you an energetic person, and one who has an infectious and personable manner. You respond to people eagerly, and your enthusiasm stimulates them to respond to you as well. While impulsive by nature, you have due respect for the feelings of others. Even when you do lose control of your temper, you are not one to hold a grudge. You simply work out your differences, and proceed.
 

Moon sextile Jupiter

The sextile aspect of the Moon with Jupiter produces generosity and emotional sympathy. Your intellectual ability is tempered with sympathetic feelings. You can succeed in many ways, and when you do, you are not likely to forget those that helped you along the way. Often this aspect is associated with strong religious or idealistic practices. Honesty, integrity, and a genuine fondness for people are marked in your nature.

Moon sextile Saturn

The Moon sextile Saturn shows a degree of reserve and caution in your feelings in close relationships. You have a willingness to discuss problems that arise, and you sincerely try to understand. You are modestly ambitious, but never likely to sacrifice integrity to get ahead. Determination may be stronger than otherwise indicated in the chart. You communicate well, and teaching comes naturally for you. You project knowledge clearly and with real authority. You seek a partner who is sincere and has clearly established plans for achieving goals. You respond to people with good resources of mind and spirit, and besides these traits they must have stable emotions. In your free time you read or study, recognizing that growth is possible only if you continue to expand knowledge.
 

Moon sextile Uranus

The sextile aspect formed between the Moon and Uranus shows quick emotional responses. This promotes rapport with people. You are very progressive in your views, looking to the future with little regard for the past. Your imagination is uniquely designed to solve everyday problems in unusual ways. You are quick to embrace new ideas and take advantage of opportunities.
 

Moon sextile Neptune

The sextile aspect between the Moon and Neptune shows such a vivid imagination that you may possess psychic potentials. Your hunches, that are often accurate, may stem from an unconscious prompting connected to this placement. Your keen emotional sensitivities forms empathy with others. There is a tendency to idealize and sometimes fool yourself, confusing the real and the imagined.
 

Moon sextile Pluto

The sextile between the Moon and Pluto generates emotional understanding in your nature. You are deeply emotional, but controlled. You enjoy personal contact with others, yet you will not waste time with casual relationships. Occasionally, you may withdraw into yourself, and alienate others. You are an excellent manager because you can remove the nonessentials in your life. You have the innate ability to understand and respond to others.
 

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Moon square Mercury

The square formed between the Moon and Mercury suggests conflict between your mind and your emotions. You have difficulties making reasonable judgments because your feelings get in the way. Irrational decisions place you at odds with people sometimes, and you have the feeling that you're being treated unfairly when this may not be the case. You dwell on trivial personal matters and may have a real sense of insecurity. You can communicate well with those that are very close to you. Yet your peer group outside the family can be a problem with which you must deal before you can achieve success. Avoid the tendency to discredit the ideas of others when they disagree with your ideas or challenge you. Try to evaluate the ideas of others in an objective and quiet manner.
 

Moon square Venus

The square formed between the Moon and Venus shows you are apprehensive about forming close emotional ties because of the responsibility they bring. Something in your upbringing or experiences makes it hard for you to admit your feelings. This aspect doesn't make you reject companionship, but instead you form connections that are not desirable or for some reason not workable. It may be preferable for you to be independent for some time until you have learned to understand people and have an accurate sense of their motives. A high degree of emotionalism and sentimentality must be understood and overcome before entering into a binding commitment.
 

Moon square Mars

The square formed between the Moon and Mars shows that you have an emotionally volatile nature. It suggests the tendency to become easily upset. You may take matters entirely too personal and often loose your cool. This aspect makes human relationships more difficult because of being demanding or very sensitive. You need to make your way in the world with no interference, and this is very difficult for anyone to do. With maturity you will likely learn to be less demanding on others and refrain from taking offense so easily and quickly. Channeled properly, your energy is boundless, and you can move mountains. Often this aspect results in many emotional crises that can lead to poor health if not handled properly. Harmony in relationships must be a conscious goal.
 

Moon square Jupiter

The square formed between the Moon and Jupiter shows a state of emotional excess. This aspect causes you to make hasty, sometimes regrettable decisions. Often, you have a lack of concern about what others think when you make snap judgments and irresponsible decisions on too few facts. You are self-indulgent, and frequently too indulgent of others, as well. You can be generous to a fault, periodically finding yourself short of needed funds. Your happy-go-lucky demeanor makes you popular, but not always stable. Mood swings vacillate between periods of intense enthusiasm and periods of nonproductive apathy. This is a difficult aspect that requires constant restraint and effort to gain balance and moderation. This placement has a dampening effect on any ambitions shown elsewhere in the chart, and must be overcome before success can be attained.
 

Moon square Saturn

The square formed between the Moon and Saturn suggests a serious side to your nature. There is a strong urge to get ahead. Yet your demeanor can get heavy sometimes and you can turn moody and depressed. Being temperamental in youth can cause you many problems. A guilt complex falls away with maturity. There is a lot of negativism and insecurity associated with this aspect, but there is also an ability to learn by mistakes. You understand yourself well, and you work harder than most people to prove yourself. With this aspect in your chart, you must learn to handle your frustration, depression and dissatisfaction. Although determined and apparently ardent in emotional matters, you can be pretty cold when it suits your purposes. Little of a personal nature is allowed to interfere with the main stream of your intentions. 

Moon square Uranus

The square formed between the Moon and Uranus promises an ingenious imagination. It also produces emotional perversity and sudden inexplicable changes in moods. You become easily bored, throwing over one activity for something else more exciting. Frequent upsets and changes in circumstances, may be the order of your life. Your hair-trigger temper can fly whenever, even toward those close to you. This aspect denotes much emotional tension. As you mature, this aspect may mark you as an advanced thinker, but one likely to remain a law unto self. Tact is something you have to learn to fit more comfortable into society. Your uncompromising honesty and painfully truthful criticisms can make life difficult at times.
 

Moon square Neptune

The square formed between the Moon and Neptune suggests you have difficulty separating fact and fiction. You may be artistic talent, but reality and imagination often blur. You try to adjust reality to fit your emotional view of the matter. When this is not possible there is usually an effort to escape or avoid confrontation. You feel that you are persecuted by your responsibilities at home or at work. You may try to escape or reject them. There is a need to examine situations intellectually instead of emotionally, and then to make fair and firm judgments. There is a naive charm to your character. Yet your impractical approach to problems can impede your progress until you get your feet more firmly planted on the ground.

Moon square Pluto

The square formed between the Moon and Pluto shows you have an intense emotional nature. There are some difficulties in relationships because of it. Emotional responsibility is a burden for you. You may forget the past, and break any ties that confine. You are a loner at heart, but an ardent nature can prompt relationships that don't impose to many limits. This aspect shows a lack of interest in material matters. You're likely to be put off by trivialities and petty details of any sort. You're concerned only with issues that you consider important or unique in some way.
 

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Moon trine Mercury

The trine formed between the Moon and Mercury shows a shrewd, careful, and common sense mind. You evaluate your reactions to people, events and situations quickly. You have much comprehension in your dealings with people, and an amazingly retentive memory. You have a logical, judicious, and pleasant way of expressing yourself and you do so in a straightforward fashion. You have few, if any, emotional anxieties, and any you have you're very aware of and can handle. This aspect is favorable for communicating with others and especially in handling domestic affairs. You don't dwell on negative thoughts and with your natural compassion and sincere concern for people, you can often help those that do.
 

Moon trine Venus

A trine connecting the Moon and Venus smooths the disposition, and makes life more harmonious in many ways. There is an attractiveness and a gentleness in the personality that can help you socially, if you let it. You trust people, and usually feel secure in your relationships. Optimism marks your approach to life, and matters work out well for you. Even when they don't, at least you had good intentions. You are never coarse or vulgar, and people who display such traits offend you. Your judgment is good, but you don't try to override other people's opinion. Unless your chart is a very difficult one, you are rarely, if ever, negative. Artistic talents are often present with this aspect.
 

Moon trine Mars

The Moon forms a trine with Mars denoting a very active emotional nature and much psychic energy. You possess the ability to back your strong imagination with will and action. You do more than is physically required, whenever you can. You have strong feelings, but these feelings are controlled and constructive. In general, you deal with people well. You can be firm and forceful without becoming abusive and violent. You express a self-confidence that assures you won't be threatened by associates or competitors. You have the need to fight for what is right, but you do so in a fair and evenhanded way. Actions are unbiased and just.
 

Moon trine Jupiter

The Moon forms a trine with Jupiter showing you possess a glowing, generous personality. You relate easily to people because when everything is said and done, you are a very magnanimous person. You have a confidence that you can deal with about any crisis in your life and your enthusiasm generates optimism in those around you. This position shows a civic-minded person, with altruism and religious devotion well marked in your makeup. Your imagination is expansive, and you can see ways to work out most problems.
 

Moon trine Saturn

The trine between the Moon and Saturn shows that early upbringing and experiences have given you a prudent and common sense approach to life. Honesty runs strong in your nature. A sense of responsibility and of carrying out obligations are characteristic of this placement. You can develop a very good business sense. You have a firm understanding that personal effort and patience are the ingredients necessary for long-range achievements. You may not develop a large circle of friends unless other ingredients in your chart suggest a social attitude. Yet those friends you do make are very durable and lasting. Personal dignity and a sense of responsibility are very strong in your outlook and in your actions.
 

Moon trine Uranus

The trine formed between the Moon and Uranus suggests that your early environment and experiences gave you an inquiring mind. You're mentally alert and able to absorb knowledge easily. You relate well to people because you listen well and appreciate the opinions of others. You hold your own in an argument because you are always well armed with the facts. You're not exactly a rebel to authority, but you never hesitate to challenge anyone who assumes power irresponsibly. Your thinking integrates experiences of the past with a clear vision of the possibilities in the future. You've learned from your past, yet you're anything but old-fashioned. Your colorful expression is original and spontaneously imaginative.
 

Moon trine Neptune

The trine formed between the Moon and Neptune denotes close ties with the family. This bond may not be consciously apparent to you. There is a link from the past producing an unconscious prompting that plays an important part in your decision making. You have a keen psychic sensitivity, and you express your creativity in prophetic or intuitive ways; you are in tune spiritually. This aspect often gives a love of the arts, especially music. You may dramatize life, and exaggerate and distort events. Apathy may be one of your larger liabilities.
 

Moon trine Pluto

The favorable aspect formed between the Moon and Pluto strengthens your will to handle emotional problems in your life. This aspect provides you the talent to improve domestic and business matters by uncluttering your life. You're able to relinquish old emotional habits. You know your capabilities and you know your limits. You can neither be forced into doing what you don't wish to do, nor deterred from gaining your intended objectives. You are well respected because of your character and your ability to hold important issues in confidence when this is required of you. You have much energy which is well regulated and controlled.
 

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Moon opposed Mercury

The Moon and Mercury in opposition suggests that it's hard to bring emotions and reason into balance. Issues are clouded by concern over trivialities, and emotional response often wins over common sense. Conversely, cold logic sometimes overcomes due concern for the individual. In either case, you find it hard to integrate feelings and thinking. It's hard to predict your conclusions on any particular issue. Occasionally, you become nervous and emotionally troubled. When this aspect is active by transit, you may be easily irritated and argue at the slightest provocation. This is not necessarily your normal mode of response.
 

Moon opposed Venus

The opposition between the Moon and Venus shows a degree of conflict in relationships no matter how hard you try to please. And you do try hard to please. You may be generous in your praise of others, but somehow your sincerity is called into question. You may become emotionally over-sensitive, and make special efforts to avoid disapproval despite your need for acceptance. When you expect too much from those you are close to, you are often disappointed. As a substitute for emotional satisfaction, you are somewhat self-indulgent. You display a weakness for comforts and luxuries. Your money conditions can cause problems if not carefully controlled. Sexual excesses can be a product of your feelings of being unloved.
 

Moon opposed Mars

The opposition between the Moon and Mars shows continuous crises in relationships because it is so hard for you to compromise. You get into disputes about the most insignificant matters. Your personality is sparkling and outgoing, but feelings are intense, and you are quick to strike back when criticized. You meet people easily and eagerly. This eagerness often gets you involved with individual with whom you have little in common. Permanent relationships are difficult for you to cultivate. This is partly because of the individuals to whom you are attracted, and in part because you become so overbearing and dominating. You become emotionally pushy and intolerant of anyone who refuses to submit to your demands. In business you meet competition well, but have difficulty dealing with authority. You have trouble following the rules.
 

Moon opposed Jupiter

The opposition between the moon and Jupiter shows a lack of appreciation of your actual worth. You may be a highly developed individual with much creative ability, and still question the importance of those abilities. You feel the need to be around people you highly respect, to have their reassurance of your talent, and their advice. You often place your faith in those who don't deserve it, and you can be too generous with these types. You attract money easily, but your judgment in spending it is sometimes not so sound. You are generous, but you have a tendency to give to the wrong causes.
 

Moon opposed Saturn

The opposition between the Moon and Saturn suggests a negative mental attitude and often a restriction of the spontaneous flow of ideas. Intellectual responses are somewhat slowed. Even if you are very bright, the inability to express self in other than a prosaic manner often hides real mental abilities. Thus, you are more contemplative than conversational, but nonetheless a good listener. You are austere in your behavior and having fun is something that is hard for you to do chiefly because you worry too much. You function well when you are self-employed or at least have a free hand in deciding what you do. You lack emotional flexibility and optimism in your dealing with others, and you may sometimes display a stiff formal manner that can make others ill at ease.
 

Moon opposed Uranus

The Moon and Uranus form an opposition in your chart. This opposition suggests a conflict in your life regarding emotional matters. The Moon denotes emotions and Uranus produces unstable situations. Thus, you may be called on to deal with unpredictable emotions that may appear as nervous tension. It may require conscious effort on your part to maintain a responsible role in your domestic affairs. There is a tendency for you to attract a mate displaying forceful traits. This individual is likely to dominate you. Males have more difficulties than female with this aspect because it frequently sets up problems with females, including the mother. In either sex, there is a constant demand to decide for others that generates stress between the mental and emotional faculties.

Moon opposed Neptune

The opposition between the Moon and Neptune shows talent and creativity. Yet emotions govern most of your actions. You have some difficulty separating truth from fiction, and you may create illusions about yourself and others. Objectives are obscure, and you lack the ability to plan your life in an orderly fashion. You may experience periods when you are lacking in self-confidence. You can become an escapist at these times. People sometimes take advantage of you because you become so emotionally involved with their problems.
 

Moon opposed Pluto

The opposition between the Moon and Pluto suggests a very demonstrative show of affections and a strong sensitivity to any signs of rejection. Occasionally, this aspect denotes the loner. You try to control your family and friends, often displaying emotional vehemence in your relationships. This aspect may show an alternating from aggressiveness to austerity in love and romance. This aspect brings jealousy, impulsiveness and sensuality. Perhaps because of your relationship with your parents, you may feel rejected occasionally, and you may seek drastic solutions to your problems. You must learn to handle your attitude of intolerance in relationships.

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Mercury Aspects

Astrology aspects - Mercury

Sextiles Squares Trines Oppositions

Mercury conjunct Venus

The conjunction of Mercury and Venus shows an affable manner and social grace. You can get along with most people because you understand the art of compromise. This doesn't mean that you always give in, but just that you try to be fair and don't offend people without a good reason. You know how to express your opinions with skill and color, and without being argumentative. You are refined in your presentations and you usually see to it that your position is well documented.
 

Mercury conjunct Mars

Mercury and Mars in conjunction increases your mental energies and produces a very sharp mind. You are mentally aggressive and have a tendency to become more partisan and decisive in your views. You are less apt to waste time making decisions, and you are quick to act on your ideas. You love the competition of debate because it allows you to prove your intellectual superiority. Always being so sure you are right, you sometimes make premature judgments and decisions. Your sharp mind often jumps ahead in conversations and you have a tendency to interrupt others when they are speaking, and this can be annoying at times. With this placement you need to concentrate on slowing down your racing mental reactions and get all the facts before responding.

Mercury conjunct Jupiter

Mercury in conjunction to Jupiter increases your confidence in your mental abilities and makes you skillful at influencing other people with your verbal abilities. Interests in higher learning are enhanced because you have a need to learn that you can't satisfy. Because of your wealth of knowledge, you can succeed in any number of fields. Yet you have some difficulty choosing the one occupation or avocation on which to focus. Try to define goals you want to reach. You have a philosophical approach to life and a very generous spirit.
 

Mercury conjunct Saturn

The conjunction between Mercury and Saturn increases the depth of your mind. Yet ambitions are slow to be satisfied because you are often overshadowed by your more gregarious competitors. Feelings are apt to be inhibited. You build a wall around yourself shunning the help that may be available from social contacts. This aspect shows ambition and the willingness to work for success with little encouragement or help from others. You are methodical and orderly, solving problems logically, and wasting little time on superficial matters. You are a good listener who is cautious about voicing opinions in conversation. 

Mercury conjunct Uranus

The conjunction of Mercury and Uranus shows that you are bright, curious, articulate, and intuitive. You're easily excited, and your mind races to answer questions that arise. Your mind probably developed early by taking your toys apart to see what made them work. Electronic communication is especially fascinating to you. You are very futuristic in your thinking, rarely worrying about or dwelling on the past.

Mercury conjunct Neptune

A conjunction of Mercury and Neptune suggests that your imagination often works overtime. Logic and illusion become confused and you find it hard to express your highly developed and sensitive mentality. You are so attuned to the emotions of others that you may be vulnerable, and sometimes too easily influenced. There is a tendency to idealize and dream beyond attainable levels, often setting yourself up for disillusionment and disappointment. Good education and professional training are necessary before you can succeed in a career. This placement can produce creative writers or poets.

Mercury conjunct Pluto

The conjunction of Mercury and Pluto shows that your mind is deep, penetrating, and somewhat inclined to extremes. You look for hidden meanings in what others say, and you evaluate everything subjectively. You see through people and sense their motives. Once you have made up your mind on a subject you rarely change your views, and you are very assertive in expressing them. So much so you can be overbearing at times. Nonetheless, you are a spokesperson for whatever cause you engender.

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Mercury sextile Venus

The sextile formed between Mercury and Venus shows grace and skill in your speech and writing. Often this aspect shows talent in a literary sense or in composing music. You know how to express your opinions with skill and color, and without being argumentative. You are refined in your presentations and you usually see to it that your position is well documented and tactfully delivered. Your personality is more easygoing than other factors in your horoscope may suggest.
 

Mercury sextile Mars

The sextile formed between Mercury and Mars gives mental energy and a sharp intellect. You are good at strategy and probably enjoy games requiring mental skill, such as bridge and chess. You are likely also to have very good math skills. You plan your actions carefully and completely, and because of this you usually get the job done right. There is a decisiveness to your nature. You say what you mean and mean what you say.

Mercury sextile Jupiter

The sextile formed between Mercury and Jupiter shows an intuitive mind that can easily handle abstract ideas. This aspect is favorable for pursuits in higher education, especially in the study of religion, philosophy, and the field of education itself. You can express yourself very well. Because of interests in the improvement of your mind, foreign travel appeals to you. You may use your intellectual talents to benefit humankind some way.
 

Mercury sextile Saturn

The sextile between Mercury and Saturn shows a well developed intellect. You are resourceful and careful in your actions. You like to keep yourself extremely well informed on subjects you are handling. When you are sure of your facts, you can state your case with force and authority. Your mind is highly disciplined for continuing to accumulate knowledge and to grow continuously throughout your life.
 

Mercury sextile Uranus

A sextile formed between Mercury and Uranus suggests that your intellectual abilities are well above average. You are alert, curious, and well-read on many subjects. You have an easy and clever way with words. This may allow you to succeed as a teacher because you are willing to share your knowledge. You are very progressive in your thinking and inventive in your ideas. Your mind is constantly in motion, thinking for yourself in a very independent manner. Logical reasoning goes on in the subconscious mind and solutions come to you in a flash.

Mercury sextile Neptune

The sextile of Mercury and Neptune gives intuitive insight and a fertile imagination. You are creative in writing and you may have more than a passing interest in photography, magic or illusion. You are thoughtful and contemplative, usually having schemes planned well ahead of schedule. You know not to accept ideas at face value, and you check every matter out in fine detail. You have an insatiable curiosity.

Mercury sextile Pluto

A sextile between Mercury and Pluto shows keen mental penetration and analytical intellect. You can grasp the most elusive and obscure subjects. Your comprehension is so deep that you derive more meaning from your experiences than others do. This is an excellent placement for anyone involved in scientific or investigative pursuits.
 

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Mercury square Mars

The square formed between Mercury and Mars produces an overactive, energetic mind. You can become overheated, argumentative, and highly partisan in view. Guard against coming to conclusions before giving careful consideration to all the facts and viewpoints. You enjoy arguments and debates. You need to bear in mind that your judgment is not always infallible. Even when your reasoning is correct, you may have not received all the facts needed to arrive at the correct conclusion. This aspect may cause frequent headaches and also can produce nervous disorders. The virtues of patience and verbal restraint are necessary to learn, as these are not natural traits.
 

Mercury square Jupiter

The square of Mercury with Jupiter shows a tendency to entertain ideas too grandiose for realization. You are too optimistic and rush to attempt projects that are beyond your capabilities. Often there is discrepancy between your beliefs and the actual truth. You are impulsive in judgment, making decisions on insufficient information. Details get lost in the process. Be careful not to overlook the negative potential in your actions. You will have to concentrate on listening, because this is a challenge for you. Sometimes this square shows an aversion or mental block to religion or philosophical thinking.
 

Mercury square Saturn

The square between Mercury and Saturn suggests mental restraint and strong ties to traditional ways of thinking. Mental processes are on the pessimistic side. You worry too much, often about unimportant details. You have much concern about succeeding or failing to succeed. Your education may have been rigidly disciplined and conforming to traditional doctrine. There is a tendency because of this, to uphold the established order and resist change.
 

Mercury square Uranus

Mercury in a square aspect with Uranus speeds the perceptions, and quickens the intuitions. At times you can be erratic in your drive to be independent. Your speech can become sarcastic and brusque, and mental energies can be wasted in temperament. You love a battle of wits and will take the other side of just about any argument just for the fun of it. Your independence and vigor of mind can make you a leader of thought when you have learned to get the chip off your shoulder.

Mercury square Neptune

The square formed between Mercury and Neptune suggests that your imagination often gets in the way of logical thinking. You are somewhat absentminded. Reluctant to accept responsibility, you have tendencies toward escapism. There is a need to focus mental energies and prepare yourself to face competition. Be cautious or conservative in your romantic alliances, for your imagination can play tricks on you.
 
Mercury square Pluto
The square aspect between Mercury and Pluto produces a clear mental view of the realities of any given situation. Your speech and thought patterns can sometimes be harsh, so much so that you may at times seem insensitive. It is truly difficult for people to know how you will react, so some may avoid getting close to you. This also shows a tendency toward secrecy, especially when you are around people you don't trust. You have a need to shape the ideas of others to conform with your views.
 

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Mercury trine Mars

The trine between Mercury and Mars suggests an alert and clever mind. You have a practical and positive approach to life. Reasoning powers and action are harmonized. You have much creative energy and the imagination to express it in many ways. You are active and restless, and require that something is always going on. The ability to be productive is linked to your success in controlling restlessness. There is almost immediate response to all mental stimuli. This aspect strengthens the mind so you never stop learning. You have the aptitude to deal in a practical way with the scientific and mechanical. Yet the tendency to want to live solely by your wits is always present. You have the potential to be a convincing debater with a dramatic delivery.

Mercury trine Jupiter

The trine formed between Mercury and Jupiter shows you are likely to get a good education. If you get a well trained mind, life should be easy. You have much confidence and pride in your mental abilities. You like to spend time philosophizing and thinking in broad general terms. Your mind may contain stores of knowledge because you learn rapidly, and you retain what has been learned. You may elaborate on and enlarge the truth to a degree, but you are a person of high integrity and high standards of behavior. You have an optimistic and fresh outlook on life, and an explicit belief in your capacity to succeed. Avoid being indulgent and pompous about your knowledge. Knowing what you know it should be unthinkable that you would not do much in life.
 

Mercury trine Saturn

Mercury forms a favorable aspect to Saturn in your chart producing a practical, well disciplined nature. The reasoning power and retentive memory is very strong. You are able to solve problems easily because you use every fragment of information you possess. You are very exacting in calculations and craftsmanship. You view life seriously. You're a disciplinarian type who can succeed in any role where management skills can be employed. Your sense of self-containment is notable. You are not inclined toward flattery, so any compliment you give is earned.

Mercury trine Uranus

The trine formed between Mercury and Uranus confers a special type of mental ability associated with the intuitive faculties. Flashes of intuitive insight are amazingly accurate. Uranus puts your mind more in touch with humanitarian matters, and also modern and progressive ideas. You can express your thoughts in an original and dramatic way, and thus, you make an interesting speaker or writer. You rarely make superficial statements because your mind does not dwell on trite matters.

Mercury trine Neptune

The aspect between Mercury and Neptune suggests you're a practical idealist with an intuitive mind. Because your intuition is so highly developed, you understand what motivates others in their relationships with you. You have an artistic imagination and the skill to express it well. You can visualize objects or processes in your mind, much as though you were looking at a finished product. In this regard, your mind is very inspirational. You communicate effectively, and with a flair for dramatic delivery. You are sensitive and intelligent and prepared to accept your social responsibilities without question. Superficial matters don't clutter your life. You focus on the important issues that have social implications and ignore other issues. Your life can be rich and full because of the many ways you have of expressing your potentials.
 

Mercury trine Pluto

The trine formed between Mercury and Pluto shows the ability to get to the roots of an issue in a mental sense. Your concentration is intense. This allows you, if you so choose, to probe the depth of little known or unknown matter. This aspect is often in the charts of investigators, detectives, and those involved in research. You have an easy understanding of logic, and of cause and effect.
 

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Mercury opposed Mars

The opposition of Mercury and Mars shows an argumentative disposition causing conflict when you feel you have been treated unfairly. Sometimes you just take an opposing point of view for the sake of argument. Your personality has a much more critical and fault-finding tone. You can be a real stickler for accuracy in thought and word. Oddly enough, you sometimes overlook important details or fail completely to see and understand the other person's point of view. You have an ego identification with your ideas and you take personal affront to those who differ with your thoughts on any subject. To avoid becoming unpopular, you must control speaking with a sharp tongue and with any excesses in profanity. This placement gives a very active mind with limitless intellectual abilities. With it comes a restlessness and impatience to prove competence.
 

Mercury opposed Jupiter

The opposite positions of Mercury and Jupiter suggests mental overconfidence. It shows the tendency to go to extremes, promising more than you can deliver. Your talk is not always backed up with action and follow though. You have a constant need to produce thoroughness and attention to detail. In matters of education you may be somewhat conceited. Yet in your education, you may have pursued esoteric, literary, scholarly, or philosophic studies, which lack practical value for earning a living. Avoid alienating people with a "know-it-all" attitude. Your insatiable appetite for learning can serve you well once you have learned to focus your attention in one area, and develop a specific field.
 

Mercury opposed Saturn

The opposite positions of Mercury and Saturn shows conservative and traditional thinking. You are somewhat prone to depression and mental anxiety, and this tendency to look on the dark side prevents you from recognizing opportunities sometimes. You are strongly opinionated and prone to become narrow-minded. You are ambitious for intellectual recognition, but you may encounter many obstacles in attaining it. You may be very intelligent and still foster self-doubts about your mental capabilities and potential.

Mercury opposed Uranus

The opposite positions of Mercury and Uranus shows eccentricities in opinions and communication. You are stubborn in the sense that no one can change your mind. Yet you may change your position on just about anything at the drop of a hat. Unless factors in the chart suggest otherwise, you can be blunt and tactless in your speech. You think of yourself as especially gifted mentally, and well you may be. It's essential for you not to let yourself appear arrogant and conceited because of this. You have no problem seeing all sides to just about any issue. Because of this, it is surprising that you find it so hard to compromise with people. By concentrating on tact and diplomacy you can more effectively take advantage of your intellectual potential.
 

Mercury opposed Neptune

The opposite positions of Mercury and Neptune show communication is marked with creativity and imagination, a vivid imagination that is not always dependable. Competition is an obstacle that poses a problem for you. You are at your best when you don't have to look back over your shoulder and worry about what your competitor is doing. You have a sensitivity to the thoughts and motivations of others. Your advancement may be impeded by a tendency to dream and scheme a little too much. Beware of a tendency to be deceived often following this placement.
 

Mercury opposed Pluto

The opposite positions of Mercury and Pluto shows mental tension. You may become the repository of confidential information and problems of a personal nature by persons with whom you associate. This is a difficult aspect because you have a tendency toward harsh and abrupt speech. When challenged, you become emotionally and intellectually arrogant, as if your credibility is being questioned. You are impatient with yourself and others, demanding that projects get done immediately.

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Venus Aspects

Astrology aspects - Venus

Sextiles Squares Trines Oppositions

Venus conjunct Mars

The conjunction between Venus and Mars shows a strong desire nature needing expression. You are the aggressor in relationships with the opposite sex, and you are ever eager and aggressive in making social contacts, as well. Artistic endeavors may be an active outlet for your hyperactive nature.
 

Venus conjunct Jupiter

A conjunction of Venus and Jupiter produces an optimistic and generous disposition. You display a friendly and cheerful attitude toward those with whom you come in contact. You can be indulgent of others, even when they don't deserve it. You are orderly and artistic by nature, possessing a sense and appreciation of beauty in everything. You are very open-handed in your aim to help your fellow man. If there is a negative side to this aspect, it's that it can create too much of a sense of ease. You become indolent and fail to attain as much as you should.

Venus conjunct Saturn

A conjunction of Venus and Saturn shows the necessity to make concessions to others to get what you want. You have to adjust to make relationships work. Many of your relationships are unsatisfactory or restricting in some ways. You feel you are being used or perhaps they are just not fulfilling. It may be that you have to give more than the other person does. Pessimism may mark your attitude toward personal relationships. This aspect also relates to financial matters. Your judgment in material affairs is sound, and you are very self-disciplined in handling money.
 

Venus conjunct Uranus

The conjunction of Venus and Uranus suggests that you are inclined to sudden attractions. This placement gives a sparkle to your personality making you popular and socially active. It may be hard for you to stay tied to one person because your affections are so universal by nature. It's a good idea for you to give your romances the test of a little time. Avoid rushing in to marriage. If you are artistically inclined, this aspect adds a degree of originality to your work or performances.
 

Venus conjunct Neptune

The conjunction of Venus and Neptune adds a spiritual tone to your affections. You are impressionable, and have a deep and broad capacity for emotional rapport. A vivid imagination and fertile unconscious mind serve as aids to any artistic talents in music or art. Avoid any tendencies you may have to be the impractical dreamer. You're very much the true romantic idealist.

Venus conjunct Pluto

The conjunction of Venus and Pluto shows a good deal of passion and emotional intensity in your affections. Any artistic abilities you may possess are given a strong dramatic overtone. Romantic love needs may result in a variety of partners and a series of emotional crises in your life. Your powers to attract are very magnetic and strong. You arouse deep responses in your romantic partners, and your commitment in emotional relationships is complete.
 

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Venus sextile Mars

Venus in a sextile aspect with Mars produces a warm and affectionate nature. You can contain your strong romantic inclinations until you find a person with whom you're comfortable. You need to be sure the attraction is social and intellectual, as well as physical. Although you expect much of those close to you, you don't threaten their self-confidence by calling attention to their failings. So you find it is easy to get along with most people. Even with people you don't know, it's easy for you to strike up idle conversation and establish a casual relationship. Your artistic nature suggests enjoyment of good music, fine works of art, good literature, and intelligent, congenial friends. You have an optimistic outlook and a ready smile that puts people at ease.
 

Venus sextile Jupiter

The sextile formed between Venus and Jupiter shows an outgoing personality. You have the ability to say the right thing at the right time. You are generous with praise and everyone thinks of you as a very sympathetic and understanding person. You can always be counted on when you are needed, while not being the type to impose your views when they are unwanted. You like people and know how to get along with them. This aspect bestows the likelihood of achieving the good life in a material sense, as you are very successful socially.
 

Venus sextile Saturn

The sextile formed between Venus and Saturn gives concrete expression to any artistic talents you may possess. You are loyal to your friends and loved ones. Unless other factors in your chart suggest otherwise, you are likely to have a very enduring marriage. Grace, refinement, and good breeding are usually apparent with this aspect. You're polite but somewhat formal in social conduct. In romantic connections you're cautious and reserved. Because of this, some may view you as shy and withdrawn. You only make romantic overtures to those who mean something to you, and those who have convinced you the feeling is mutual. You readily accept public and private responsibilities, and you are very reliable. You have good judgment in business, and this aspect shows the potential for success when you avoid leaving anything to chance.
 

Venus sextile Uranus

The sextile formed between Venus and Uranus is very helpful to you as it bestows a cleverness in social dealings. You are sufficiently aware of others to compromise in deference to their desires. You don't threaten people and put them on the defensive. Romantic relations spring up suddenly and a decision to marry may be made with surprising haste. You value your freedom but you never impose on the rights or freedom of others. This is a major asset to you in all relationships including your marriage.
 

Venus sextile Neptune

The sextile formed between Venus and Neptune produces artistic imagination. Emotions and sympathies often have a spiritual or religious theme, or at least a very compassionate nature permitting you to deal very effectively with people's problems. You are willing to adjust to establish and maintain personal relationships. Your sensitive nature can sometimes set you up for emotional disappointments and setbacks. You always so optimistic that it's necessary to keep your expectations within realistic bounds.
 

Venus sextile Pluto

The sextile formed between Venus and Pluto gives strong feelings and perceptions. This aspect aids any artistic talents you may possess by producing dynamic and original creativity. The key to your success in relationships is your deep understanding of people and their motivations. You are easily attracted by physical appearances and a person's sex appeal. Yet just as quickly, you are turned off by any signs of superficiality.
 

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Venus square Mars

Venus is square Mars in your chart suggesting emotional problems about romance and most other relations with the opposite sex. An early marriage often results from this aspect. There may be feelings of oppression or of suppression in your relationships. Jealousy and resentment are often attached to this placement. Men with this aspect are likely to offend women with their coarse manners. Women with the aspect often have an excessively emotional temperament.

Venus square Jupiter

A square aspect formed between Venus and Jupiter makes self-indulgence likely, and produces some carelessness in matters associated with Venus. Too much is taken for granted, and you may lack an appreciation of the true value of things. You can be very extravagant in both your affections and your finances, finding it difficult to manage both. You are likely to resent being forced to do anything you would prefer not to do. You are suspicious of the motives of others. You feel that any antagonistic feelings between you and someone else are largely the result of the other person not understanding you. You may have a problem keeping your weight down because of self-indulgent habits.
 

Venus square Saturn

The square formed between Venus and Saturn shows difficulties in relationships. Because of this, you can be left out of the mainstream of social life sometimes. You have a melancholy disposition resulting in a shyness, or a formal and stiff manner of presenting yourself. You find it hard to meet people half way, perhaps because you fear rejection. A defensive attitude must be overcome. You have such a high degree of tension and anxiety that is hard for you to relax.
 

Venus square Uranus

The square formed between Venus and Uranus suggests a free spirit who's hard to tie down to a permanent relationship. You are fascinated by individuals who have unusual qualities. A fickle nature makes it hard for you to accept the responsibility of belonging to one person. Touchy and willful, you have a problem with the opposite sex that may have roots in a deep inferiority complex. There is a tendency to defy convention and become a little bored with those who submit to it. You are used to having your own way and expect it. You confuse love and friendship, but you don't become over attached to friends or lovers. A nervous condition may result from this configuration, especially if you fail to get adequate rest.
 

Venus square Neptune

Venus is square Neptune in your horoscope. This aspect may show subconscious difficulties in close interpersonal relationships. It's hard for you to maintain close relationships because of defense mechanisms that go up when you sense that you are being challenged. Rose-colored glasses or blinders may affect your judgment in matters of the heart, and perhaps also to your financial affairs, as well. You are likely to be shy and retiring with the opposite sex, at least more so than shown by other indicators in your chart. Often this aspect shows a lack of direct or a degree of dishonesty or subterfuge associated in marital affairs.
 

Venus square Pluto

A square forms between Venus and Pluto suggesting that your emotional life is subject to many problems. Many of these relate to sex. This aspect causes intense emotional and sexual involvements, and sometimes this can be with very debasing influences. In extreme cases, this aspect shows involvement with prostitution or other sex related crimes or rituals. Sexual passions are hard to control and properly direct, and romantic ties are in some way fated. It may be any benefit you receive is always accompanied with some negative side effect. What you want and seek is often not what you need, and obtaining the objective or object creates ill effects. Life is full of upheavals and upsets in domestic and professional affairs. There is a need to be more honest and less patronizing with people. Don't make promises unless you intend to keep them. This aspect must be controlled by the free will.
 

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Venus trine Mars

The trine from Venus to Mars shows that you are especially warm, affectionate, and congenial. You have a happy disposition and look for the better qualities in the people with whom you relate. You get along well with others because you don't make undue demands and your willingness to compromise often brings the concessions you want. Public relations is a good field for you to seek employment. With your congenial disposition, you can handle the most inflexible individual you might meet in carrying out your duties. A fun-loving person at heart, you enjoy a good time. You may run into problems with romantic partners who will assume by your nature that your sexual attitudes are promiscuous. This is probably not so. This placement often provides talent in music, art, or drama. It gives the will and energy to bring such talent to expression.
 

Venus Trine Jupiter

The trine formed between Venus and Jupiter shows that inner poise enables you to view people and circumstances with optimism. Negative elements don't disturb you much because you're so sure everything will turn out right. It's hard to be depressed around you. It's rare for you to share your difficulties with anyone, preferring to work them out on your own, with little or no fanfare. You have an outstanding talent for handling people, and you will no doubt succeed in fields where this can be put to use. Your sense of ethics and social decorum is also strong as you strive to be your best. You reach out to people with sincerity and honesty. Vulgar and ill-mannered individuals really turn you off.

Venus Trine Saturn

The trine between Venus and Saturn shows that you have good judgment about people, and you know who to turn to when you need help. Because of this understanding, you refrain from projecting yourself toward others unless you are sure of being welcomed. In a romantic sense you are very cautious. You evaluate the object of your affections in a reserved manner, assessing the adjustments you must make in the relationship. You are so self-sufficient that your emotions are always controlled (in some individuals this aspect creates the appearance of being cold). Good, sound business judgment is shown by this placement.
 

Venus Trine Uranus

The trine formed between Venus and Uranus shows that you are a person who enjoys life. Your pursuit of happiness makes you appear a little out of the ordinary to some. You gather eccentric and out of the ordinary friends about you, and gain though the connection with such people. You have a broad viewpoint being more humane than personal. A strong social consciousness is shown by this placement. Your well developed sense of harmony and appreciation of beauty may be expressed through the arts. This aspect produces an intuitive ability in financial matters.
 

Venus trine Neptune

The trine formed between Venus and Neptune denotes a highly romantic nature. Artistic talent is very often present, but the will to express this talent may be slow to appear. The ability to handle practical affairs must depend on other factors in the chart. You are apt to have unusual romances or meet your partner under such strange circumstances that you may feel that it may even have been predestined. You are kind and sympathetic toward those in need, but your way of giving help may be impractical. You're too tolerant of people, but you don't think so. You are an idealist likely to have deep spiritual beliefs.
 

Venus trine Pluto

The trine formed between Venus and Pluto shows an intense romance nature. You are one of those people who very well may fall in love at first sight. You are a romantic, but in a positive and well directed way. You are not one to scatter or waste your affections. You are apt to possess extremely high moral and spiritual standards. Your basic integrity is solidly founded and unshakable.
 

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Venus opposed Mars

The opposition between Venus and Mars suggests that your emotional nature must be controlled if you expect to have a lasting romantic relationship. There is a good deal of conflict between yourself and your partners. You'll have to learn to control temperament swings going from loving to being irritated and angry. Often this aspect shows disloyalty and a lack of faithfulness in the partner. It's very important for you to learn cooperation and compromise. It is also essential for you to select a partner with whom you have many interests in common. You must guard against a tendency to be drawn to individuals with whom the only common ground is physical.
 

Venus opposed Jupiter

The opposition formed between Venus and Jupiter is an aspect that must be dealt with by people who have had too much given to them. The aspect suggests vanity, idleness or a degree of over-emotional behavior. It may be that you have many love affairs. You may be inclined toward involvement in meaningless social activities and the collecting of unneeded luxuries. You can be so optimistic and friendly when everything is going well, but then become touchy and moody when something is wrong. You may take too much for granted in personal relations as Jupiter is the planet of excesses. Sometimes marital problems of the sort caused by differences in religious beliefs or deep-rooted philosophical differences can occur in the marriage.
 

Venus opposed Saturn

The opposition between Venus and Saturn shows emotional frustrations. Indeed, this is a depressing aspect as the harshness of Saturn weighs heavily on the affairs of Venus such as happiness, harmonious relationships, artistic endeavors, and financial security. You may look at your accomplishments with continuous dissatisfaction, underestimating your self-worth. You may not have received the encouragement that you needed when you were younger, and you tend to shy away from competition because of a resulting lack of confidence. You may have to make concessions to others to maintain normal relations. Often you wonder if it's really worth the effort. Avoid a tendency to undervalue yourself and your ability to make a worthwhile contribution. The development of a positive attitude can be your most valuable asset.
 

Venus opposed Uranus

There is an opposition formed between Venus and Uranus in your chart. This aspect can cause you to be somewhat emotionally unstable. You express yourself with intensity in relationships, but a rebel attitude makes prolonged associations difficult and sudden breaks possible. You need all types of exotic experiences, with little concern for potential consequences. You depend on your bright and witty charm to carry you to success in your job. Dealing with people may be your forte, yet sometimes you may alienate your closest friends.
 

Venus opposed Neptune

The opposition between Venus and Neptune shows emotions and affections are strongly influenced by unconscious forces. This aspect blurs aesthetic, social, romantic and sexual perceptions. In matters of marriage, social life, and artistic creativity, your unconscious desires generate wishful thinking and a distorted perception of reality. Social relationships are apt to be somewhat undermined. There is a tendency toward self-indulgence in this aspect, and you can be especially susceptible to drugs and alcohol should you wander astray. There can be much confusion in sexual matters. Emotionalism and self-delusion may cloud judgment.
 

Venus opposed Pluto

The opposition between Venus and Pluto predisposes you to becoming involved in highly emotional and sexual relationships. Problems in this vein are encountered because of your very passionate nature. You frequently attract the wrong kind of partners. Marriage problems occur because of your dictatorial attitude toward your mate, or vice versa. Attempts to remake the partner rather than compromising causes constant friction. In your business relationships you face extreme challenges and competition.

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Mars Aspects

Astrology aspects - Mars

Sextiles Squares Trines Oppositions

MARS conjunct JUPITER

The conjunction of Mars and Jupiter produces an abundance of energy and enthusiasm. You have much confidence in your abilities to do whatever you set out to do. You are the type that refuses to accept NO as an answer. You approach challenges with a dramatic flare and utter determination. You are a confident decision-maker. This is an aspect that often produces high ambitions, wealth, and good luck. You may drive yourself much too hard sometimes.

MARS conjunct SATURN

The conjunction of Mars and Saturn shows that you can use your energies constructively. Any tendency shown elsewhere in your chart to act on impulse is tempered with restraint. You rarely waste energies on unproductive activities. You are a physical person, but you know how to control and use of your physical energies. This aspect produces the capacity for hard work, enduring strength, and resourcefulness. Often this conjunction marks a tendency toward anger or hard feelings that you must control, if you can. You must avoid the negative attitudes and resentments that sometimes develop.
 

MARS conjunct URANUS

The conjunction of Mars and Uranus produces an unrestricted, forceful, and energetic nature. You play by your own rules and resist compliance to any controls of society. Your impulsiveness can present any number of problems, but you continue to insist on complete freedom of action. You insist on having your way. You have a strong inclination to experiment and test your theories as you go along. A reasonable degree of prudence is often lacking in your actions. You are likely to face roadblocks unless you can attain some position in which you are completely in charge.

MARS conjunct NEPTUNE

The conjunction of Mars and Neptune gives the personality strong psychic magnetism. Mystery and secrecy shroud the affairs governed by Mars. You have a definite talent for leadership because people will respond to you and follow you instinctively. Often, goals and energies are directed to spiritual matters. Yet sometimes the direction of this can be a little clouded. A very romantic nature can establish impractical or uncertain objectives. You must always remain open and above board. Avoid any temptation to employ secrecy or subterfuge in your actions.
 

MARS conjunct PLUTO

The conjunction of Mars and Pluto shows a very strong desire nature with the persistence and determination to get what you want. Your nature is to be more interested in the battle than in the fruits of the conquest. You handle extreme pressure very well, and in a crises situation you can be relied upon to manage affairs with skill and authority. In love, you are assertive and possessive. Physical needs and demands are notably strong. This is a highly emotional aspect. If not controlled, this aspect may cause you to be brutal or cruel.
 

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MARS sextile JUPITER

The sextile formed between Mars and Jupiter suggests the effective use of the mind and physical body to meet objectives. You are at your best when confronted with competition or a challenge to overcome. You know how to assert yourself under pressure, and have developed your talent for effective communication through dramatic delivery and clever use of words. Your sex drive is expanded by this aspect, but it's necessary to restrict partners to those with whom you have intellectual rapport.
 

MARS sextile SATURN

A sextile is formed between Mars and Saturn showing most of your actions to be well directed and productive. This aspect is particularly helpful in the conduct of business activities. You display sound and practical common sense. You can be relied on to take charge and assume responsibility. You are willing to do so because your ambitions are very strong.
 

MARS sextile URANUS

The sextile formed between Mars and Uranus shows a gift of originality and resourcefulness in actions. You have a strong and magnetic personality that easily faces and handles difficulties. You can manage just about anything but boredom. You are adventurous, always seeking something new and exciting to do. You follow rules only when they make complete sense to your way of thinking.
 

MARS sextile NEPTUNE

Mars forms a favorable aspect with Neptune in your chart energizing your psychic nature. You have a keen sensitivity allowing you to sense insincerity in others. With this sense, you can often out-maneuver your opponents without interference or resentment. You understand your deepest biological and emotional urges, and have them under control. You are a very understanding person, and often you are called on to lend a sympathetic ear.
 

MARS sextile PLUTO

The sextile between Mars and Pluto produces will power and a forcefulness in your nature. You have the qualification to be a top investigator or researcher as you doggedly dig out the facts of whatever matter you are pursuing. You can stimulate action and get to the bottom of the most complex issue. You read people and understand their motives very well. You're able to present views in a very vivid and forceful way, without ignoring the ideas presented by others.

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MARS square JUPITER

The square formed between Mars and Jupiter shows that in some ways you are an extremist. You can become susceptible to fanatical religious or social beliefs. When you gamble, it is likely to be for high stakes. You may not know when to quit. Moderation has to be learned; it's not a natural trait. Women with this placement have trouble with men. Your employers are slow to credit and advance you despite your capabilities and inclination to hard work. It is perhaps better for you to be self-employed.
 

MARS square SATURN

The square between Mars and Saturn sets up a defensiveness in your nature, producing some difficulties in personal relationships. Fear of rejection, perhaps based on early life experiences, prompts a sense of caution in romance. You have a tendency toward melancholy and self-pity. This aspect is an impediment to happiness and the expression of optimism. In the expression of energies, there is an alternating current between assertiveness and apathy. You may be slow to reach long range goals despite much hard work and continued effort.
 

MARS square URANUS

The square formed between Mars and Uranus shows desire for complete freedom to act without hesitation or restraint. There is too much physical energy coupled with a voracious appetite for action and excitement. You are accident prone because you're a bit careless in what you do. Avoid activity associated with racing cars, speed boats, machinery, and other dangerous activities. In dealing with others in the work place, don't expect them to perform as you do. They are not likely to have your drive. Moderation in everything should be your goal. This is a difficult aspect for fostering an out-of-control temper. Be aware of this very unappealing potential.
 

MARS square NEPTUNE

The square between Mars and Neptune suggests that your natural tendencies to assert yourself may cause confusion and turmoil in your life. You may experience ups and downs in your feelings and ambitions. Vague or subconscious reasons prompting you to act may conflict with your sensitive feelings. This aspect stimulates interest in spiritual issues and produces a degree of psychic energy, even spiritual delusion. It's often associated with sexual anxieties, repressed sexual urges, or some degree of deception associated with sexual affairs. This aspect is one that suggests you may do best when you are alone. You should perhaps work by yourself or with as few people as possible. Preferably, you should work in a field such as medicine where you can satisfy a need to provide human service and remain detached. Develop your abilities to plan and control, and be more willing to accept responsibility when something goes wrong.
 

MARS square PLUTO

The square formed between Mars and Pluto produces a forceful nature. Often your actions can be described only as reckless. Yet you are cautious and secretive about your projects, especially as you mature and develop. When frustrated, you may become abusive and display much temper. This aspect suggests that your sexual drive is strong, and may not be well controlled at times. This is a very physical aspect needing control and channeling. When you can control actions, this aspect can be positive as it shows a penchant for eliminating, by force, the unacceptable and unnecessary in your life. You can develop a very focused concentration on progressive issues.
 

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MARS trine JUPITER

The trine formed between Mars and Jupiter shows that your physical resources are applied in a well-integrated way. You have the physical and intellectual strength to get a good many projects completed with a small amount of effort. You have a knack for doing the right thing at the right time. Even with all this talent, you have an "easy come, easy go" attitude. You aren't as competitive as you could be. Yet you're are optimistic about life, and it never occurs to you to suspect that you won't do whatever it is you set out to do.
 

MARS trine SATURN

The trine formed between Mars and Saturn shows that you are a good soldier who always finishes assigned duties. Little of your efforts are ever wasted on unproductive activities or trivial matters. You are a good person to work with or for because you keep yourself under control always, and you are tolerant and helpful to others. You respect others for what they are and accept them at their level of development. You succeed because of the way you apply yourself. You illustrate that success is something to be earned and not just an accident of birth or good fortune.
 

MARS trine URANUS

The trine formed between Mars and Uranus shows originality and enthusiasm in your actions. You are very energetic and freedom loving. You are an impatient person who always has several irons in the fire. Your impulsive and restless nature needs to concentrate more on moderation. In fact, you may demand freedom to exploit your potentials, and you actually feel sorry for those that are trapped in limiting circumstances. This is not a good aspect for someone with a boring 9-5 job. You do need to focus on learning moderation, and especially in romantic affairs, you need to be less restless and impulsive. The limiting ties of marriage and convention may not be your cup of tea.
 

MARS trine NEPTUNE

The trine formed between Mars and Neptune suggests a successful integration of forceful action and dreams. Because you understand your deepest biological urges, you can control them. You are successfully in tune with those having less understanding than you, making you a sympathetic listener and counselor. Keen sensitivities allow you to detect insincerity in others and to grasp the emotional coloring of your surroundings. Thus, you know how and when to act. The physical and the psychic, or unconscious, sides of your nature are successfully blended. You may have interests in artistic dance, the practice of Yoga, or related activities involving physical expression.

MARS trine PLUTO

A trine between Mars and Pluto shows that the assertiveness in your nature is well aligned with your dedication to causes. You can be effective in solving problems in society because you have a deep understanding of those problems and their origins. Services are offered out of spiritual convictions. To you, romantic connections have deep meaning and interest. You display a caring nature that extends in several directions to transform those you contact, socially and emotionally.
 

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MARS opposite JUPITER

Mars is opposing Jupiter in your chart showing extravagant tendencies and often loses through speculation. You may lack moderation where pleasures, alcohol or diet are concerned. This aspect produces very strong and sometimes biased convictions. Your aggressive promoting of philosophic or religious viewpoints may antagonize others. This is also an aspect that can show a soldier of fortune always restless and wanting travel and adventure. Guard against exaggerating your own importance. It's important to insure efforts are steady, sustained and well regulated.
 

MARS opposite SATURN

Mars and Saturn are in opposition in your chart. This placement suggests some conflict between your desires and your sense of responsibility. There is conflict between a need for impulsive action, Mars behavior, and the conservative apprehension associated with Saturn. There is a sense of being rejected associated with this aspect. You establish goals out of realistic reach, and then suffer feelings of futility when you can't achieve them. You may over evaluate the accomplishments of others, and undervalue yours. Like yourself a little better, and establish objectives that are attainable in a detailed process. You may be well suited to work in law enforcement, the military, industrial engineering, or conservation. Personal relationships are often disappointing to you. You may select a mate that is an extension of one of your parents. You should instead seek one who would be less demanding, more liberal, and who could compensate for the austerity of your parents. It is unlikely that your family environment will be a replay of your childhood. You will want your children to have more flexibility to enable them to become secure, independent adults.

MARS opposite URANUS

The opposition between Mars and Uranus excites to competition and arouses others to challenge you. You're demanding and authoritative. You thrive on argument, even when you aren't serious about it. Because of these assertive leanings, you can make an excellent salesperson, but you may have some problems with human relations. You don't tolerate restrictions of your freedom and mobility, needing to be constantly on the move. You may be attracted to hazardous activities such as flying, racing, exploring, or mountain climbing. Because you are accident prone, these and other similar pastimes are not recommended. You must be careful and take safety precautions. Avoid desires to throw caution to the winds, because you need not prove yourself in these ways. You may not be an easy person to live with because of periodic outbursts of temper and sometimes cantankerous attitude. A revolutionary, you are likely to oppose tradition with its limits on individuality. You want your way, and can be critical of any authority.
 

MARS opposite NEPTUNE

The opposition of Mars and Neptune can make it hard for you to relate to others emotionally. You are susceptible to deceit and becoming involved in misdeals. You may be perfectly honest and above board in your activities. Still your motives and actions will be questioned and suspected. Be careful not to become involved in any activity that is the least bit shady. Learn to reason with your intellect and not be led by your fascination for thrills and the unknown. Avoid drugs, alcohol, and the occult. These are dangerous for you because you are so susceptible to them. You are easily mesmerized by illusions and those who create them. Avoid setting unrealistic goals.
 

MARS opposite PLUTO

The opposition between Mars and Pluto shows a defiant attitude. Sometimes there is a lack of control over aggressive tendencies. You can alienate some people as you assert your rights, or what you believe to be your rights. You must evaluate the positive and negative aspects of any idea or plan. Always consider the values of compromise before taking any action. Both Mars and Pluto are associated with sexual drive since these two planets are the co-rulers of Scorpio. With this aspect in opposition your sexual drive will be strongly affected and in some conflict. You may be led to form extremely strong alliances, but it may as easily cause severe rifts in relationships. The drive may be to gain power over others. It is likely that you will encounter problems in your personal affairs.


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Jupiter Aspects

Astrology aspects - Jupiter

Sextiles Squares Trines Oppositions

Jupiter conjunct Saturn

The conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn shows a serious outlook on life and an involvement in heavy responsibilities. This aspect makes you much more conservative and practical than may otherwise be shown in the chart. You have some significant hurdles to get over before you can achieve the financial security you desire. Optimism can be drained by a series of disappointments and delays. Larger social issues may play an important part in your life. The conjunction doesn't deny success, but shows the necessity to work hard and be patient.

Jupiter conjunct Uranus

The conjunction of Jupiter with Uranus produces a good deal of restlessness in your nature. You dislike restrictions and like to be the one in charge. You are an organizer, a planner and a doer, and you do especially well when assigned to handle a big project. Your plans have a solid touch of idealism attached. Your basically very lucky, and you usually get full credit for what you do. Sudden and unexpected gains are frequently a product of this aspect.
 

Jupiter conjunct Neptune

The conjunction of Jupiter with Neptune shows creative imagination. You may be very artistic, and somewhat excessive in the expression of your talents. Often this aspect shows much idealism, and you may be drawn to a religious or humanitarian life. You may be an escapist, too.
 

Jupiter conjunct Pluto

A conjunction of Jupiter and Pluto confers the determination to achieve goals that will bring about improvements for both you and others. You have a very strong and penetrating insight, and a good deal of leadership ability. You are determined to enjoy life to its fullest. Dedicated to your ideals, you have a bit of the zealot in you.
 

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Jupiter sextile Saturn

The sextile formed between Jupiter and Saturn shows the good business attributes of caution, prudence, and good organization, combined with optimism, enthusiasm, and expansion. You are thus able to carry through plans and fulfill your obligations, earning respect in your business or profession. You are respected for your honesty and integrity.

Jupiter sextile Uranus

The sextile of Jupiter and Uranus tends to break down orthodox tendencies and add more of a metaphysical or liberal attitude. Humanitarian goals and issues are more important with this, an uplifting aspect. Good fortune relating to ideals in life come as a bi-product of actions.
 

Jupiter sextile Neptune

The sextile between Jupiter and Neptune shows imagination and much hope about the future. You solve problems in theory, and some ideas may be impractical. An idealist, you are always trying to help. You are certainly one who is willing to stand and be counted. You want to believe the best can come from every situation, and of course that is not always true.
 

Jupiter sextile Pluto

The sextile formed between Jupiter and Pluto indicate your exuberance, enthusiasm, and ambition. Even with these characteristics, you encourage others to explore their potentials as much as you do yours. You have many organizational skills, and you are most productive in business, education, and politics. Your interests are extremely broad based.
 

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Jupiter square Saturn

The square between Jupiter and Saturn denotes some problems with self-esteem. You question your abilities and put yourself down when you compare yourself to others. Parental influence may have contributed to this lack of confidence.

Jupiter square Uranus

The square formed between Jupiter and Uranus shows inhibiting conflicts which limit your goals and achievements. You may be expansive in your imagination and plans. There is a tendency to be impractical and too idealistic in your thinking. In some cases, eccentric religious beliefs and practices are shown by this aspect. Speculation, if allowed to get out of hand, can produce unexpected and unsatisfactory results, and you may have a tendency to go off the deep end in handling financial matters. Long-shot gambles that may tempt you, rarely work out.
 

Jupiter square Neptune

The placement of Jupiter and Neptune form a Square aspect in your chart. This aspect shows a tendency toward exaggeration and confusion. There is a likelihood of being deceived or deceiving others. In any event, there are emotional excesses and impractical behavior. This aspect is often associated with religious idealism lacking discipline. There is a degree of self-indulgence associated with this placement, and this can result in a failure to attain potential success.
 

Jupiter square Pluto

The square formed between Jupiter and Pluto suggests that you set yourself up as a law unto yourself and rarely agree with accepted codes. Dogmatic and exaggerating, you could be an adventurer or a gambler. Oddly enough, you see-saw between overconfidence and self-doubt. Learn to profit from your experiences and don't exploit others for your own benefit.
 

Jupiter trine Saturn

The trine between Jupiter and Saturn shows serious purpose to your life which may have been influenced by a family tradition. Although you are somewhat materialistic and desire the finer things in life, you lack the motivation and drive to attain them. There is a tendency to seek and find easy ways of doing everything. Whatever success you are to achieve is apt to come in the latter part of your life. You have a bad habit of comparing yourself unfavorable to others rather than realizing your own self-worth.
 

Jupiter trine Uranus

The trine formed between Jupiter and Uranus shows that you are original, creative, determined and practical. You can achieve any goal set for yourself. Personal liberty is very important and you don't like to be tied down to convention. You may have strong mental energy and much staying power in work that requires you to use you intelligence.
 

Jupiter trine Neptune

The trine formed between Jupiter and Neptune expands your latent intuitive faculties, giving a practical application to your hunches. You may find you often gain materially by following the dictates of your intuition and what just feels good. If you have any artistic leanings, this aspect helps your expression become more salable. The personality is likely to appear very jovial and human, allowing you to make friends easily.
 

Jupiter trine Pluto

The trine between Jupiter and Pluto produces a powerful exuberance in your nature that allows you to inspire others to their potential, as you likewise are able to achieve your own. You have wonderful organizational skills that can be useful, especially in business, education, and public welfare.
 

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Jupiter opposed Saturn

The opposition between Jupiter and Saturn suggests difficulty in recognizing personal limitations. In one sense this is good. You continue to plod forward in the face of just about any adversity, and you may face a good deal of adversity. This aspect often shows success coming in the later part of life. There is a tendency to compare yourself unfavorably with other people.
 

Jupiter opposed Uranus

The opposition between Jupiter and Uranus suggest that you are more enthusiastic, independent, outspoken and willful than may otherwise be shown in your chart. You tend to bite off a bit more than you can chew, and you want to start at the top without due preparation. Speculation and gambling should be avoided. Learn moderation in everything, and try not to be hypocritical.
 

Jupiter opposed Neptune

The opposition between Jupiter and Neptune shows a tendency to promise more than you can fulfill. You are creatively talented, but you must develop self-discipline to channel your energies in a productive direction. This aspect showing a lack of practicality damages business and financial affairs. You are extremely generous and kindhearted, but you may lack discrimination in this regard. You are somewhat revolutionary and may be over-emotional in your personal involvements. This aspect often denotes difficulty with drugs or alcohol.
 

Jupiter opposed Pluto

The opposition of Jupiter and Pluto shows questioning of social ideology. You challenge dogma by asserting your own views, which may often be out of step with those of society. Autocratic attitudes and a lack of humility can cause a loss of popularity. This is a powerful placement for Jupiter, the planet associated with religious and philosophic issues. You may have much to offer in correcting social injustices.

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Help Calculating Aspects

If you're one of those lucky people who can quickly figure the aspects between two planets just by looking at the chart and mentally figuring the distance between 27 Aries 42 and 21 Leo 55 (a Trine), you won't need this page. For those of you who get a little confused, but want to learn how to calculate aspects rather than just relying on the Astrodienst aspectarian on the lower left margin of the horoscopes they provide, this info will hopefully help.

First, a few notes on aspects. An aspect is usually referred to as being exact if it is within one degree of being exact. The term for being precisely exact is partile. The orb of an aspect expressed in degrees is the allowable departure from partile that is used in defining the planets as being "in aspect." Personally, I like to use a lesser orb that many writers and computer programs. The closer an aspect is to being exact, the stronger it becomes. So aspects with a wide orb are often questionable and maybe not even noticeable. My recommendation for the allowable orb is a follows:

Sun and Moon (sometimes called the lights): conjunctions 8, squares, trines, oppositions 7, sextiles 5
 
Planets: conjunctions 6, squares, trines, oppositions 5, sextiles 3
 
The aspects that we will look for are just those formed by the Sun, the Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars and Jupiter. When calculating the aspects, start with Sun and figure all of aspects that are formed by the Sun to the Moon, and to the slower moving planets. After you have calculated the aspects formed by the Sun, go next to fastest moving bodies. Remember, the aspects are formed by the fastest movers. Thus, it would be correct to say that Mercury formed an aspect to Uranus or Uranus received an aspect from Mercury, but it would not be correct to say the opposite, i.e. Uranus doesn't form an aspect with Mercury. The only exception to this is the Sun and Moon. The Moon is faster than the Sun, but we always say the Sun is forming an aspect with the Moon.
 
If you have trouble seeing where the planets are in relation to one another, it may help to plot them out on a 360 grid of sorts. The value in the second row is position that 0 of that sign in the zodiac:
 
 Ari
0
Tau 
30
Gem 
60
Can 
90
Leo 
120
Vir 
150
 Lib 
180
Sco 
210
Sag 
240
Cap 
270
Aqu
300 
 Pis 
330
 Sun                        
 Moon                        
 Mercury                        
Venus;                        
 Mars                        
 Jupiter                        
 Saturn                        
 Uranus                        
 Neptune                        

    Pluto

                       
By adding the degree of the planet placements in your horoscope and plotting them on to this grid, you may find it easier to calculate the precise aspects. Start with the planets in the order they are listed here.

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Aspect Configurations
It is not uncommon for astrology chart to contain a series of aspects that form one or more configurations. While it is difficult to state exactly what the result of these compound aspects may be, in a general sense we can speculate. Several of configurations formed by major aspects are the T-Square, the  Grand Cross, the Grand Trine, a Stellium, and the Yod.

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The T Square

This configuration occurs when Two planets oppose each other and both are squared by a third planet. The T-square is a difficult combination of aspects as it indicates the need to overcome many obstacles, but at the same time, it produces a strong driving ambition to do so. The tension and awareness created by two planets in opposition must be resolved by the planet receiving the double square. This third planet becomes a focal point of much importance in your chart.
 
If the T square is made up of planets in cardinal signs:
This configuration suggests that you tend to be critical, impersonal, and in many ways dominating. You have a lot of energy and you are constantly looking for ways to spend it. The T-square configuration generates a lot of impatience in your nature and you often make hasty decisions that you may regret later.
 
If the T square is made up of planets in fixed signs:
You seek structure in your life and it can be hard for you to deal with abstractions, values and ideals. You may need to be more flexible in dealing with people; less determined and rigid. This aspect implies endurance and resistance in the face of adversity, but it can produce inflexibility, which inhibits progress.
 
If the T square is made up of planets in Mutable signs:
You tend to get emerged in criticism, ideals, and values. You are likely to consider it important to show your individuality and avoid merely following the leader and trend of the times. The easiest course for you may be to try to avoid or ignore difficulties, but such action does nothing to resolve them.
 
In all cases:
The T-square causes a lot of difficulty in the life but they also spark action and the drive necessary to achieve. Living with the demands of a T-square can be very challenging, but when the energy of this configuration is well-directed by a mature individual, it often leads to significant accomplishments. The T-square is an impetus to success that many famous people have.

The Grand Cross

The Grand Cross consists of four or more planets spread at intervals of approximately 90. Thus, a cross or two oppositions is formed in the chart. This configuration generally indicates a person living under continuous stress and facing a seemingly never ending series of challenges. Likewise, the Grand Cross is also representative of the individual is never able to rest until his purpose is actualized. This aspect places your life in a constant state of tension and upheaval.
 
If the configuration is made up of planets in cardinal signs:
This configuration suggests that you tend to be critical, impersonal, and in many ways dominate. You have a lot of energies and you are constantly looking for ways to spend it. The cardinal cross produces a lot of impatience in your nature and you often make hasty decisions that you may regret later.
 
If the configuration is made up of planets in fixed signs:
You seek structure in your life and it can be hard for you to deal with abstractions, values and ideals. You may need to be more flexible in dealing with people; less determined and rigid. This aspect implies endurance and resistance in the face of adversity, but it can produce inflexibility, which inhibits progress.
 
If the configuration is made up of planets in Mutable signs:
You tend to get emerged in criticism, ideals, and values. You should be aware of the importance for you to show your individuality and avoid merely following the leader and trend of the times. The easiest course for you may be to try to avoid or ignore difficulties, but such action does nothing to resolve them.
 
In all cases:
The Grand Cross is very rare. It characterizes an individual who should be concerned with people and personal or intimate relationships, rather than criticism, ideals, and values. It is hard for you to avoid spilling your energies in diverse and related directions. Many obstacles will interfere with the realization of goals.

The Grand Trine

A Grand Trine occurs when three planets are placed an equal distant apart, approximately 120 from each other. A karmic interpretation of this configuration might be that you have earned some special advantages to be enjoyed in this life. The trines indicate a harmonious flow of energy and potential for creative self-expression. Sometimes, however, the Grand Trine confers too much stability and leads to inertia and a lack of motivation to dynamic action. Frankly, many with Grand Trines do not accomplish as much as they could and should in life, simply because the easy flow of events does not necessarily stimulate to achievement and ambition.

The Stellium

A Stellium is a configuration that occurs when three or more planets are in the same sign or are in the same house. To be truly significant, a stellium should have four or more planets involved. This places much focus upon the affairs ruled by this house and/or the tendencies shown by the sign involved. Strong will power, self-awareness, and a direct stimulation to action will be shown in these affairs.
 

The Yod

A Yod occurs when two planets in sextile (60 apart) both form an inconjunct (a 150 angle) with a third planet. The third planet in the inconjunct represents the action point of the Yod; the mid point between the other two planets is the reaction point. The action point of the configuration is sometimes called the "finger of God," and the finger formed by the two inconjuncts points to a place in your chart likely to be very active. The Yod is believed by many astrologers to be a karmic configuration, and it suggests that there is a compulsive "debt" repayment associated with the area of the chart pointed out.



















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Astrology Transit Aspects

Transiting Planets


When astrologers talks about transits, it 's easy to get confused. First, transits refer to the movement of planets across the sky. The ephemeris (an astrological/astronomical almanac showing orbital movement of the Sun, Moon, and planets) tells us just where the planets are each day. Armed with this information, the astrologer can project (or predict) when a planetary transit might impose its influence on a given individual.

The study of transits, and the effect that they tell, is fundamental in astrology. A transit aspect occurs whenever a planet, moving in orbit, forms a sensitive angle with one of the planets, the Sun or the Moon in your natal horoscope. The transits show the trends in your life the ups and the downs brought about by circumstances that you face. In an earlier time, astrological predictions generally forecast events. Most current day astrologers now see the effects of the transits in more psychological and subtle terms, suggesting opportunities or roadblocks.

The reading are often not very specific, but nonetheless, if you follow them, you will see that they do foretell the essence of events and changes. Transit aspects often signal opportunities or warnings relative to certain activities and actions. Being aware of pending transit aspects may alert you to the time when you should move ahead, and they may also send a clear message that the moment is not the time to stick your neck out. In either case, astrology is not a science upon which you or anyone should base their life. Transit aspects should not be used as an exclusive tool to make up your mind about important issues, but instead, it's a tool to help make a balanced decision. It may also be a tool to help you understand whatever problem or situation that is occurring in your life at a particular time. If your situation seems to be difficult now, the transit aspects in play may explain why this is so, and when positive changes may be coming about. The good times and the hard times are all part of the human experience.


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