Midpoints in Astrology are considered one of the most successful astrological applications available in the study of Astrology and its predictive abilities. A midpoint is the exact halfway point between two planets, or two significant points (Ascendant, Midheaven) or astrological bodies such as Chiron. The Part Of Fortune can also be used, as well as the Vertex, or other bodies that you use to delineate an Astrology Chart.
If you have Uranus at 11 degrees Cancer and the Moon at 28 degrees Scorpio, for example, then the midpoint would be 19 degrees Virgo. If by chance you have a planet or significant point in the natal chart that is within a one degree orb of 19 degrees Virgo (18 to 20 degrees), that planet would have Uranus and Moon connotations mixed into the meaning of the planetary position. If, for example, you have Mars in this position, Mars would be heavily influenced by Uranus and the Moon.
With transits and progressions, any planetary link to this position in our example would carry these overtones as well as the conjunction to Mars. You can also use the semi-square, the square, the Sesquiquadrate and the opposition when delineating this configuration. These aspects are all divisions of 45 degrees and will bring action, create events and make these energies noticeable to the individual (and also at times others that are involved in the equations).
Midpoints are very significant when deciphering potential events suggested by the natal midpoint scheme and the houses involved in the equation. It is important to use an orb of no more than one degree when deciphering what potential situations may occur. Midpoints are significant because they will provide an Astrologer with a clearer definition of what potential lies within the bounds of these configurations.
This not only applies to transits and progressions but also be applied in the natal chart with any midpoint of any combination. The midpoint becomes a focal point when transits or progression join up to make contact with these sensitive points in the natal chart. In most cases when the conjunction is activated between the two planets or significant points and the aspect is direct within one minute, you can certain expect that something will happen.
The house location of the midpoint will provide you with the area of life affected and you also have to look at the houses the two bodies are located in the natal chart to provide a clearer picture. Also take into consideration what each of the planets represent and how this area of life will be affected.
As with our example earlier, the Moon, Uranus and Mars would suggest an emotional experience that would be sudden and unexpected. It would have the potential for aggressive action or progressive movement in the areas of life indicated by the house placements.
Midpoints can pinpoint events although the more angles involved in the equation, the harder it is to delineate the specifics. Using the midpoint between the two planets is often sufficed in providing additional information.
Always pay particular attention to the midpoints between the Sun and the Moon, and the Ascendant and the Midheaven as these will have significance.
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