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The T-Square is an astrological configuration involving two or more planets in opposition with one another and both of these planets making a square to a third planet. This configuration can also involve the angles in the chart and all three planets or angles should be in the same mode. (Fixed, Mutable or Cardinal) They should not have an orb greater than 10 degrees from being direct and the closer the orb of influence to being direct, the stronger this configuration. (3degrees or less is considered a tight orb) The T-Square is considered weak if the planets are in different modes, or if one of the areas involved is one of the angles (Ascendant or Midheaven).

The T-Square, although considered a challenging aspect, does provide its recipient with motivation and through applied effort will often produce viable results and the recipient should possess a general ability to achieve in life. As this configuration has three planets involved in the equation, when not expressed in its proper function, it becomes out of balance, leaning too much on one of the three directions. The focal planet which is the one receiving the squares is often too accentuated and one tends to put all the weight on the opposite direction of that planet. In other words, if the focal planet (the one receiving the two squares) is in the third house, we tend to focus our attention on the ninth house. The area of life, described by the focal planet, its sign and also its house position can either be used creatively or become a source of frustration. Using the energies of the focal planet accordingly is what is suggested.

The T-Square needs activity in order to function well, so you have to use the energies of the focal planet in a creative manner. A T-Square used creatively is often found in the charts of very prosperous and up and coming individuals. It is often noted that the focal planet is the most dominant planet in the chart and must be used appropriately in a favorable manner in order to achieve. If not used properly it can become a thorn in the person’s side and often create conflict and struggle in a person’s life.

It is suggested that the area opposite the focal planet needs to be developed in some way creating balance. Individuals with a Cardinal T-Square have a tendency to push through any type of crisis situation in their personal life and will need to find ways to balance and understand the needs of other people with the needs of their own. They will need to realize that other people have their own perspectives and agenda and are also capable of deciding which way they may wish to move on their own accord. The Cardinal T-Square operates in a similar fashion to the sign Aries.

People with a Fixed T-Square operate similar to the sign Taurus and have strong willpower and determination to succeed and build up their strength over a period of time or concentrated thought and then plunge into action. They often need to find ways to release their energy constructively and also develop sensitivity towards other people’s needs.

Those with a Mutable T-Square have similar qualities of Gemini and are adaptable, changeable, versatile and restless and are influenced greatly by those around them. They will need to find balance in the way that they rely on others and understand that they can rely on themselves more. These individuals also need to stay in one direction rather than changing their minds midway and moving on to something new.

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