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APPLYING AND SEPARATING ASPECTS IN HE NATAL CHART

APPLYING AND SEPARATING ASPECTS IN THE NATAL CHART

There are three different types of aspects concerning the planetary movements in the snapshot of the Natal or Birth Chart.


These are:

1. applying aspects, (planets moving together to form an aspect);

2. separating aspects, (planets moving away from one another); and

3. stationary aspects, (planets that have been in retrograde motion and are now motionless).


Today we are going to look at the applying and separating aspects in the Natal Chart.


All planets whether retrograde or direct in the birth chart, will either be forming an aspect with another planet or separating from aspect to another planet, the closer to exact the aspect, the stronger its influence is in our lives.


There are some planets that make no aspects, although rare. If they are not making major aspects (sextile, trine, conjunction, inconjunct, square or opposition), they are very powerful in the natal chart. We will be discussing this at a later date.


Many Astrologers believe that a separating aspect deals with past events, or if you like, “finished business”. This would pertain to something that has already been dealt with and will eventually fade over time. Some Astrologers believe that the actual acknowledgement and correction took place before birth and we have already made adjustments to overcome whatever the energies of the two planets involve describe. The degrees that separate the planets describe how powerful that aspect is in the chart. The closer to exact degree the aspect, the more powerful the energy is. Perhaps with a separating aspect, the flavour of the aspect is one of the last things that were set in motion in a previous lifetime, but this is speculative.


Astrologers understand the significance as the aspect and its degree and will define its intensity and help delineate the meaning of any particular influence in the Birth Chart.


When planets are applying, it is understood that the faster moving planet is moving towards the slower moving planet and suggests unfinished business that will have to be rectified during the course of this lifetime. Once again, the closer the aspect, the more apparent and pressing the energies of the planets involved. We have come into this life to learn and address the suggested issue and come to terms with whatever the planets and aspects suggest.


The applying aspects become stronger as time passes, intensify and push us in directions that will assist us in defining the energies involving these two planetary. These conditions are dealt with after birth. Applying aspects are suggestive of future endeavours that should be approached and dealt with and transits that touch on these planetary links can intensify the birth condition and push you towards a resolution.


This is not to say that all aspects between planets are challenging; far from it. You have to look at the planets involved and decipher how well they work together and what aspects are involved before making a judgement call on how the energies will affect one another.


It should also be understood that a tight square or opposition in the birth chart has been set in motion in this life for us to overcome and could therefore be considered a challenging but advantageous aspect forcing us to make adjustments that in turn enhance development. Without challenging conditions in the birth chart (and there are charts that are very easy flow with many trines and sextiles) this life offers minimal achievement in life. It is the challenging aspects that push us forward and challenge us to find a resolution.


Remember the tighter the aspect, the more significant its influence is in our lives. When deciphering a chart itis very important to take this into consideration. For example, a conjunction between Mars and Pluto is a very strong aspect, but if they are separating from one another and are out by 8 degrees, then an aspect of let’s say Venus conjunct the Sun, (which is a much softer aspect) which is applying and only out by 23 minutes would have a far greater influence than the aspect between Mars and Pluto described above.


What lessons are behind you? What lessons are you set to learn?


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