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Between Each Two Planets
T
he aspects between planets are the angles at which their
energies converge that observation has proved give definite
trends to their influence. The characteristic influence of neither
planet involved in such an aspect changes, but the energies thus
meeting are accelerated or given a kind of constructive or
destructive movement which is characteristic of the aspect.
Why streams of planetary energy meeting from some an-
gles seem to be unaffected, but meeting from other definite
angles are given acceleration or a constructive or destructive
force, is explained in Chapter One. In a chart of birth an aspect
maps the harmony or discord that has been built into the
thought-cells mapped in the finer body by experiences in pre-
human forms of life. Thought-cells are built, in lower forms of
life preceding human birth and after human birth, by states of
consciousness accompanying experiences. Experiences that
give rise to the feeling of friction build discords into the
thought-cells characteristic of the semi-square aspect. Experi-
ences that give rise to the feeling that obstacles thwart the
efforts build discords into the thought-cells characteristic of the
square aspects. Experiences that give rise to the buoyant feeling
of exceptional good fortune build harmonies into the thought-
cells characteristic of the trine aspect. In a similar manner
specific feelings have built the discords or harmonies into the
thought-cells characteristic of all ten of the aspects which have
been demonstrated to have marked characteristics .
It must be remembered that the thought-cells mapped by
each of the planets have been built by experiences of that
planetary type and therefore they always strive to express
through thoughts, behavior and events attracted in a manner
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characteristic of the planet mapping them. Also, as these expe-
riences which built them were accompanied by feelings of
pleasure or pain of a certain type, this has influenced their
desires, and they strive to express through the thoughts, behav-
ior and events attracted by this same type of harmony or
discord that has been built into them.
It will be seen, therefore, that a birth chart aspect, in addition
to mapping greater volume of thought-cell activity than if the
planets were unaspected, shows no change in the characteristic
of the planets, but only in terms of harmony or discord reveals
the desires the thought-cells have and therefore will try to
express in their effort to influence the thoughts, the behavior
and the events that come into the life.
Furthermore, it follows that if the desires of the thought-
cells are changed by any means, instead of striving to influence
the thoughts, behavior and the events attracted according to
the type of harmony or discord indicated by the birth-chart
aspect, they will strive to influence the thoughts, behavior and
events attracted according to the type of harmony or discord
they have now acquired .
And as a matter of extensive Case History Studies, as set
forth in When And What Events Will Happen
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it is found that the
easiest of all factors shown by a birth-chart to change is the
Specific event or condition which the thought-cells desire, and
the next easiest to change is their desire to express in a given
type of harmony or discord. Both the desire for thoughts,
behavior and events of a specific kind and the desire for
thoughts, behavior and events of a particular type of fortune or
misfortune, have been built into the thought-cells by feelings
that have accompanied experiences. To state it more techni-
cally, these desires which are mapped by the aspects of the
planets are all due to conditioning; they have been educated to
feel the way they do. And by other not-too-difficult condition-
ing they can be trained to feel differently, to feel and thus to
strive to influence the thoughts, the behavior and the events
that come into the life in the manner that the individual has
selected they should.
The fortune-teller type of astrologer, not understanding the
cause of the fortune or misfortune indicated by an aspect, has
too often cultivated an attitude of helpless self-pity in those
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who have severe afflictions in their charts. This is just as sensible
as to cultivate an attitude of helpless self-pity in those who have
been erroneously educated in other ways. Instead of resigned
helplessness, in both instances the individual should be made
to understand the cause of his misfortunes, and urged and
instructed to replace the erroneous education with proper edu-
cation. The person who has been taught that two plus two is
five needs to be conditioned differently where information is
concerned, and the individual who has powerfully discordant
thought-cells needs harmoniously to recondition his thought-
cells. It is true that so long as the individual believes two plus
two is five he will have trouble with other people, and it is true
that so long as an individual's thought-cells are discordant he
will have trouble in the department of life they influence. But
if in either case he has the initiative and persistence to undergo
proper training the trouble will disappear.
Each discordant aspect in the birth-chart not only reveals
bad training of the groups of thought-cells mapped by the
two planets in the aspect, but it shows the urgent need for
effort properly directed toward giving them different desires.
How this can be accomplished is revealed by the method the
desires they already possess were acquired. As the feeling of
pleasure or pain at the time these thought-cells were formed
is entirely responsible for the desires they now have, it is
evident that these desires can be altered in the direction of
harmony by adding pleasant feeling energy to them in as
much intensity as possible.
This process of conversion follows the same general princi-
ple as that used by psychologists in what they call the sublima-
tion of unruly desires. The first step is to recognize both the
destructive and the constructive thoughts that belong to the
thought elements within the compound to be converted. The
second and final step is to train the thought-cells containing the
compounds to find more pleasure in expressing their energy
through these constructive thoughts, behavior and events at-
tracted than through those destructive.
It is useless to try to repress thought-cell energy; for when
that attempt is made the energy works from the inner plane in
so obscure a manner that only the results it brings about can be
recognized. And it should be emphasized that Saturn thought-
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cell energy can never be made to express through the type of
thoughts, behavior or events characteristic of Mars or Jupiter or
Venus. In spite of all we can do, the thought-cell energy
mapped by each planet will express in terms characteristic of
that planet. But through the indicated process of conversion
not only are the desires of the thought-cells trained to seek more
fortunate expression, but while the process is being applied as
well as after the training has reached a satisfactory conclusion,
the energy of the thought-cells thus diverted into constructive
activities is sufficiently consumed that little is left them with
which to influence the thoughts, behavior and events attracted
in ways,s that are unfortunate.
In the effort to reeducate the desires of the thought-cells, it
should be understood that the nervous system, through the
electrical currents flowing over it is tuned, by the thoughts and
emotions which these currents carry, to pick up, radio fashion,
the type of planetary energy, including its harmony or discord,
corresponding to these thoughts and feelings. And these nerve
currents also serve as conductors to carry this quality of astral
energy, not merely to the terminal of the aspects in which the
planet is involved whose energy is thus handled as a Rallying
Force, but to all the terminals of all the aspects, including the
progressed aspects.
This means that through the deliberate cultivation of Rally-
ing Forces by using our thoughts and feelings to tune in on
some harmonious birth-chart or progressed aspect, it lies
within our power to determine the type and harmony or dis-
cord of planetary energy reaching most of the thought-cells
during a given period. This knowledge--which can be used to
much better advantage when the progressed aspects operative
during the period also are known, as explained in Chapter Five
of Progressed Aspects Of Standard Astrology
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--is highly valuable
when the effort is made to recondition discordant thought-
cells; for by employing pleasant rallying forces the desires of
the thought-cells can be favorably changed through giving
them more harmonious energy with which to work.
But whether or not rallying forces are employed to assist in
reconditioning the desires of the thought-cells, the essential
thing in the process is to give them so much harmonious feeling
energy that it rearranges the thought-elements within the
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thought-cells and thus insures that their desires shall be harmo-
nious. This is called Conversion.
However, when thought-cells are highly discordant, it may
be difficult to think of the things their activities are associated
with without feeling distress. In these cases the training of the
thought-cells is more readily accomplished through the use of
mental antidotes, which are thoughts not of the same planetary
family, but belonging to a family highly harmonious to the
thoughts that need to be trained. Thus Mars thoughts and those
of the Moon or Pluto, Jupiter thoughts and those of Mercury or
Uranus, Saturn thoughts and those of Venus or Neptune, are
mental antidotes of each other. The Sun thoughts need only
harmonious association with the thoughts of any of the other
planets beneficially to change them. They have no mental
antidote.
It will now be seen that while a knowledge of the nature of
each of the ten aspects is interesting, and that the knowledge
of the common trend of the thoughts, behavior and events
attracted by the aspects between each two planets has signifi-
cance, these two classes of information have small value unless
the individual also knows how to train his thought-cells to
desire and work to influence his thoughts, behavior and the
events attracted into his life so they will be of greater benefit
than had there been no such knowledge of astrology. There-
fore, in considering the aspects between each two planets, the
common trend of their influence when the aspect is harmoni-
ous will be indicated, and the common trend when the aspect
is discordant, and then it will be briefly pointed out what
should be done to cause the thought-cells mapped by the aspect
to desire and work for more fortunate things.
With the exception of the Moon which moves approxi-
mately 13 degrees a day, and the Ascendant and Midheaven
which require a precise birth-chart to locate, all the aspects can
be ascertained merely from noting the positions of the planets
in the ephemeris for the year, month and day of birth.
It has been found that streams of planetary energy converg-
ing at half a right angle, a right angle (90
), a right angle and a
half, and twice a right angle produce whirls in astral substance
that are each somewhat different in affect, but all decidedly
destructive. It has been found that streams of planetary energy
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meeting in almost the same direction of travel, and obliquely at
a trine and a half, gain in power but not in constructive or
destructive quality. And it has been found that streams of
planetary energy meeting at a trine (120�), half a trine, and
one-fourth a trine produce whirls in astral substance that are
each somewhat different in affect, but all decidedly construc-
tive.
In order to produce its characteristic affect an aspect may
vary within certain limits from perfect. This space from perfect
aspect in which the characteristic affect is discernible is called
orb of influence. The nearer perfect an aspect is the more
pronounced its influence. As the house position of a planet,
which can be known only from a chart erected for the time of
day of birth, has some power over the orb of influence of its
aspects, greater details about these orbs, and how to calculate
the aspects, are to be found in Part One, Beginner's Horoscope
Maker.
Here it is enough to point out that to the average orb
given for a planet, when Sun or Moon is involved this should
be increased 3 degrees for the conjunction and opposition, 2
degrees for the square and trine, and 1 degree for the semi-sex-
tile, semi-square, sextile, sesqui-square and inconjunct aspects.
The orb for the parallel is always 1 degree.
Conjunction--the aspect formed when two planets occupy the
same degree in the zodiac. It is a neutral aspect. The average
orb of its influence is 10 degrees. The thought-cells thus
mapped have been built by experiences characteristic of the
two planets involved which have had energy in much volume
and entered consciousness in association, but which have been
conditioned very little by pleasure or pain. Such thought-cells
desire and work to express through PROMINENCE.
Semi-Sextile--the aspect formed when two planets are one sign,
or 30 degrees, apart in the zodiac. It is a mildly harmonious
aspect. The average orb of its influence is 2 degrees. The
thought-cells thus mapped have been built by experiences
characteristic of the two planets involved which have had little
volume but have entered consciousness together in association
with a steady feeling of mild pleasure. Such thought-cells desire
and work to express through GROWTH.
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Sextile--the aspect formed when two planets are two signs, or
60 degrees, apart in the zodiac. It is a harmonious aspect. The
average orb of its influence is 6 degrees. The thought-cells thus
mapped have been built by experiences characteristic of the
two planets involved which have entered consciousness to-
gether in association with a, continuous strong feeling of pleas-
ure. Such thought-cells desire and work to express through
OPPORTUNITY.
Square--the aspect formed when two planets are three signs, or
90 degrees, apart in the zodiac. It is a strongly discordant aspect.
The average orb of its influence is 8 degrees. The thought-cells
thus mapped have been built by experiences characteristic of
the two planets involved which have had much volume and
entered consciousness together in association with acute pain
due to the conflict between them. Such thought-cells desire and
work to express through an OBSTACLE.
Trine--the aspect when two planets are four signs, or 120
degrees, apart in the zodiac. It is powerfully harmonious. The
average orb of influence is 8 degrees. The thought-cells thus
mapped have been built by-experiences characteristic of the
two planets involved which have had much volume and en-
tered consciousness together in association with prolonged and
enthusiastic pleasure. Such thought-cells desire and work to
express through LUCK.
Inconjunct--the aspect formed when two planets are five signs,
or 150 degrees, apart in the zodiac. It is a neutral aspect. The
average orb of influence is 2 degrees. The thought-cells thus
mapped have been built by experiences characteristic of the
two planets involved relative to development, which have had
moderate volume and entered consciousness together with no
pronounced feeling of pleasure or annoyance. Such thought-
cells desire and work to express through EXPANSION.
Semi-Square--the aspect formed when two planets are one and
a half signs, or 45 degrees, apart in the zodiac. It is a discordant
aspect. The average orb of influence is 4 degrees. The thought-
cells thus mapped have been built by experiences characteristic
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of the two planets involved in which there was uncertainty and
vacillation, that have entered consciousness together with the
unpleasant feeling of irritation. Such thought-cells desire and
work to express through FRICTION.
Opposition--the aspect formed when two planets are six signs,
or 180 degrees, apart in the zodiac. It is the most powerfully
discordant aspect. The average orb of influence is 10 degrees.
The thought-cells thus mapped have been built by experiences
characteristic of the two planets involved which have had great
volume of energy and entered consciousness together in such
a manner that choice of one and exclusion of the other had to
be made, leading to great distress. Such thought-cells desire
and work to express through SEPARATION.
Sesqui-Square--the aspect formed when two planets are four
and a half signs, or 135 degrees, apart in the zodiac. It is a
discordant aspect. The average orb of influence is 4 degrees.
The thought-cells thus mapped have been built by experiences
characteristic of the two planets involved in which some of the
time they entered consciousness together pleasantly and at
other times they entered consciousness with intense feelings of
displeasure. Such thought-cells desire and work to express
through AGITATION.
Parallel--the aspect formed when two planets occupy the same
degree of declination, either both north or south, or one north
and the other south. It is a neutral aspect. The orb of influence
is always 1 degree. The thought-cells thus mapped have been
built by experiences characteristic of the two planets that have
repeatedly entered consciousness together but in which the
association has not been pronounced and there has been little
pleasure or pain. Such thought-cells desire and work to express
through INTENSITY.
Sun aspecting Moon--Vitality, authority, and relations with the
male sex influence, and are influenced by, the mental attitude,
everyday affairs, and the female sex and common people. A
harmonious aspect shows a stable mind, vigorous health, and
favors from superiors and the common people. A discordant
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aspect shows a vigorous but dissatisfied mind, impaired
health and difficulties from superiors and the common
people. Pleasant thoughts of significance need to be culti-
vated in association with thoughts of domestic life and
everyday affairs.
Sun aspecting Mercury--As Mercury is never over 28 degrees
from the Sun, the only aspects possible are conjunction, parallel
and semi sextile. Vitality, relation to authority, and relations
with the male sex influence, and are influenced by, mental
interests, facility and accuracy of expression, and cerebral activ-
ity. Pleasant thoughts of significance need to be cultivated in
association with thoughts of intellectual expression.
Sun aspecting Venus--As Venus is never over 48 degrees from
the Sun, the only aspects possible are conjunction, parallel,
semi-sextile and semi square. Vitality, authority and relations
with the male sex influence, and are influenced by, the emo-
tions, social relations and artistic appreciation. A harmonious
aspect shows favors from superiors, good vitality, favors from
the male sex, and success in affectional and social matters. A
discordant aspect shows difficulties through these things.
Pleasant thoughts of affection should be cultivated in associa-
tion with thoughts of significance.
Sun aspecting Mars--Vitality, authority and the relations with
the male sex influence, and are influenced by, strife, haste and
undue expenditure of energy. Good vitality, strife with or over
authority, and a tendency to rashness and accident are shown.
A harmonious aspect shows success through strife. A discor-
dant aspect shows loss through the strife, and greater tendency
to accident or a surgical operation. Pleasant thoughts of domes-
tic life and assisting the helpless should be substituted for
thoughts of strife.
Sun aspecting Jupiter--Vitality, authority and relations with the
male sex influence, and are influenced by, abundance, opti-
mism and joviality. A harmonious aspect shows good vitality
and favors from people of power. A discordant aspect shows a
tendency to egotism and extravagance. Pleasant thoughts re-
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lating to careful reasoning need to be associated with thoughts
of good-will and optimism.
Sun aspecting Saturn--Vitality, authority and relations with the
male sex influence, and are influenced by, work, responsibility
and economy or loss. A harmonious aspect shows gain through
work, shouldering responsibility, and from elderly people. A
discordant aspect shows loss and delays, and difficulty in work
and through elderly people. Pleasant thoughts of significance,
and pleasant thoughts of affection and social life need to be
substituted for worry and anxiety.
Sun aspecting Uranus--Vitality, authority and relations with the
male sex influence, and are influenced by, sudden events, new
acquaintances, and radical changes. A harmonious aspect
shows unexpected advancement and gain through the sudden
interests of others, and through unexpected events. A discor-
dant aspect shows that new people entering the life influence
it to disadvantage, and that sudden and unexpected events
disrupt the plans. Pleasant thoughts of good-will and optimism
need to be associated with thoughts of things new and unusual.
Sun aspecting Neptune--Vitality, authority and relations with
the male sex influence, and are influenced by, the imagination,
sensitivity and schemes. A harmonious aspect shows benefit
through schemes and ideals. A discordant aspect shows vitality
depleted through over sensitivity, and difficulties arising from
believing in the schemes of others. Pleasant and positive
thoughts of significance, and pleasant thoughts of labor and the
realities of life, need to be associated with thoughts of the ideal.
Sun aspecting Pluto--Vitality, authority and relations with the
opposite sex influence, and are influenced by, groups, subtle
force, and coercion or co-operation. A harmonious aspect
shows benefit and authority through group activity. A discor-
dant aspect shows that groups or those in authority will en-
deavor to use coercion and underhanded methods to gain
advantage over the individual. Pleasant and positive thoughts
of courage in protecting the weak and helpless need to be
associated with thoughts of groups and co-operation.
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Moon aspecting Mercury--Mental attitude, domestic life and
everyday affairs influence, and are influenced by, mental
interests, facility or accuracy of expression and cerebral activ-
ity. A harmonious aspect gives a good brain and ability to
express thoughts readily. A discordant aspect gives as ready
expression, may even give brilliancy, but the brain is less
stable and less able to withstand strain. Pleasant thoughts of
good-will and optimism need to be associated with thoughts
of intellectual expression.
Moon aspecting Venus--Mental attitude, domestic life and eve-
ryday affairs influence, and are influenced by, the emotions,
social relations and artistic appreciation. A harmonious aspect
favors these matters. A discordant aspect brings difficulties
through them. In a female chart it shows difficulty with the
monthly cycles. Pleasant thoughts of affection need to be asso-
ciated with all thoughts of domestic life.
Moon aspecting Mars--Mental attitude, domestic life and every-
day affairs influence, and are influenced by, strife, haste and
undue expenditure of energy. A harmonious aspect gives cour-
age and ability to gain rough strife. A discordant aspect shows
difficulty through strife, strife in the domestic life, trouble
through women, and a predisposition to eye trouble. Pleasant
thoughts of protecting the helpless need to be associated with
thoughts of domestic life.
Moon aspecting Jupiter--Mental attitude, domestic life and eve-
ryday affairs influence, and are influenced by, abundance,
optimism and joviality. A harmonious aspect shows favors
from women and the common people. A discordant aspect
shows unfounded optimism that leads into ventures that are
unsound. Pleasant thoughts of careful reasoning need to be
associated with thoughts of optimism and abundance.
Moon aspecting Saturn--Mental attitude, domestic life and eve-
ryday affairs influence, and are influenced by, work, responsi-
bility, and economy or loss. A harmonious aspect shows system,
order, and ability to carry responsibility. A discordant aspect
shows loss through women and through the mental attitude
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of fear and anxiety, and a predisposition to ear trouble. Pleasant
thoughts of significance and pleasant thoughts of affection and
social life need to be substituted for worry and anxiety.
Moon aspecting Uranus--Mental attitude, domestic life and eve-
ryday affairs influence, and are influenced by, sudden events,
new acquaintances and radical changes. A harmonious aspect
brings unexpected advancement through these things. A dis-
cordant aspect shows that new people, sudden events, women,
and radical changes disrupt the domestic life. Pleasant thoughts
of good-will and optimism need to be associated with thoughts
of the domestic life.
Moon aspecting Neptune--Mental attitude, domestic life and eve-
ryday affairs influence, and are influenced by, the imagination,
sensitivity and schemes. A harmonious aspect shows benefit from
schemes and women. A discordant aspect shows difficulties from
oversensitivity, from women, in the domestic life, and through of
anxiety and worry. Pleasant thoughts of significance and social life
need to be substituted for worry and anxiety.
Mercury aspecting Uranus--Mental interests, facility or accu-
racy of expression and cerebral activity influence, and are
influenced by, things very old or things very new, sudden
events, radical changes, and new acquaintances. A harmoni-
ous aspect shows talent for research work, astrology and
occultism, and ability to influence others. A discordant aspect
shows the same ability and talent, but a tendency to be
influenced detrimentally by others, and by abrupt action,
radical ideas and an unstable nervous system. Pleasant
thoughts of divine protection and care need to be associated
with thoughts of new and original ideas.
Mercury aspecting Neptune--Mental interests, facility or accu-
racy of expression and cerebral activity influence, and are in-
fluenced by, the imagination, sensitivity, and schemes. A
harmonious aspect shows benefit through dramatic talent, ide-
als, psychic impressions and through promotion enterprises. A
discordant aspect gives equal dramatic talent, but shows diffi-
culties arising from psychic impressions, over sensitivity, wish-
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ful thinking, and the schemes of others. Pleasant and positive
thoughts of significance, and pleasant thoughts of labor and the
realities of life need to be associated with thoughts of the
visionary and ideal.
Mercury aspecting Pluto--Mental interests, facility or accuracy
of expression and cerebral activity influence, and are influ-
enced by, groups, subtle force, and co-operation or coercion. A
harmonious aspect shows ability to co-operate with others, to
work with groups, and to tune in on inner-plane information
and forces to advantage. A discordant aspect shows that groups
will tend to coerce and to take undue advantage of the individ-
ual, and that even unseen forces may endeavor to control him.
Pleasant and positive thoughts of courage in protecting the
weak and helpless need to be associated with thoughts of
groups and co-operation.
Venus aspecting Mars--Emotions, social relations and artistic
appreciation influence, and are influenced by, strife, haste and
undue expenditure of energy. Such an aspect shows creative
ability and strong sexual proclivities. A harmonious aspect
indicates pleasant and satisfactory conjugal expression, and
attraction toward the opposite sex. A discordant aspect indi-
cates difficulties arising from the conjugal relations, a predispo-
sition toward diseases arising from sex or affecting the sexual
organs, and violent emotions. Pleasant thoughts of helping the
weak, helpless and unfortunate need to be substituted for
thoughts of sex, strife and passion.
Venus aspecting Jupiter--Emotions, social relations and artistic
appreciation influence, and are influenced by, abundance, op-
timism and joviality. A harmonious aspect shows great benefit
from social life and religion, through the favors of others, and
in financial matters. A discordant aspect shows a predisposition
to over indulgence and the squandering of money on pleasures.
A tendency toward sensualism and living too much in the
emotions is indicated. Pleasure should be cultivated in resisting
the appetites and the impulses, and in using discrimination in
all things. These thoughts should be associated with the effort
to gain higher appreciation of art and beauty.
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Venus aspecting Saturn--Emotions, social relations and artistic
appreciation influence, and are influenced by, work, responsi-
bility, and economy or loss. A harmonious aspect tends toward
faithfulness; but also cools the passions, and may thus lessen
pleasure in the conjugal relations. A discordant aspect shows
loss and grief where the affections are concerned, and lack of
pleasure in the conjugal relations. Pleasant thoughts of things
beautiful, and of affectional expression, should be substituted
for reticence, unresponsiveness and dissatisfaction.
Venus aspecting Uranus--Emotions, social relations and artistic
appreciation influence, and are influenced by, sudden events,
new acquaintances, and abrupt changes. A harmonious aspect
shows sudden attachments, affectional overtures by unusual
individuals, and that the individual powerfully attracts others
in a sexual way. A discordant aspect shows sudden attachments
that are soon broken, a tendency toward unconventional con-
duct where the affections are involved, and abrupt breaking of
affectional ties. Pleasant thoughts of trust and faith in a higher
power need to be associated with thoughts of the affections.
Venus aspecting Neptune--Emotions, social relations and artistic
appreciation influence, and are influenced by, the imagination,
sensitivity, and schemes. A harmonious aspect shows that there
will be hope of finding the ideal mate, and of realizing ideal
love relations. It indicates ability to dramatize in some form of
art. A discordant aspect shows as much dramatic ability, but a
tendency to be victimized through the affections, and of in-
volvement through the affections. Thoughts of system, caution
and practical foresight need to be associated with all thoughts
of affection.
Venus aspecting Pluto--Emotions, social relations and artistic
appreciation influence, and are influenced by, groups, subtle
force, and coercion or co-operation. A harmonious aspect
shows possibility of attaining the highest form of union with
the true mate, and of co-operating with groups in artistic en-
deavors or for benefiting society. A discordant aspect shows
possibility of being exploited through the affections, and of
being coerced by those who desire, for their own selfish pur-
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poses, to dominate the affections. Pleasant and positive
thoughts of protecting the weak and helpless need to be asso-
ciated with thoughts of the affections.
Mars aspecting Jupiter--Strife, haste and undue expenditure of
energy influence, and are influenced by, abundance, optimism
and joviality. A harmonious aspect shows conviviality, but even
so a tendency to spend too much time and energy on a good
time. A discordant aspect shows a predisposition to squander
both substance and energy, especially on sports and in showing
others a good time. Excess in indulgence is indicated Pleasant
thoughts of intellectually appraising events, and of discrimina-
tion, should be substituted for thoughts of conviviality and
sensual pleasures.
Mars aspecting Saturn--Strife, haste and undue expenditure of
energy influence, and are influenced by, work, responsibility,
and economy or loss. A harmonious aspect shows work and
responsibility, with ability to do a tremendous amount of labor,
and commensurate benefit from it and from carrying responsi-
bility . A discordant aspect shows a tendency to rush enthusi-
astically into work, but quickly to crack under the strain. Also
a predisposition to accidents or surgical operation. Pleasant
thoughts of significance and of affectional matters need to be
associated with thoughts of work and responsibility.
Mars aspecting Uranus--Strife, haste, and undue expenditure of
energy influence, and are influenced by, sudden events, peo-
ple, and abrupt changes. A harmonious aspect shows inven-
tiveness and mechanical ability. A discordant aspect shows
equal inventiveness and mechanical ability, but also a tendency
toward injury through accident. Such injuries occur through
unusual circumstances that are difficult to foresee, and due to
the carelessness or the acts of other people. Pleasant thoughts
of faith and trust in a higher power need to be associated with
thoughts of originality and relating to mechanical work.
Mars aspecting Neptune--Strife, haste, and undue expenditure
of energy influence, and are influenced by, the imagination,
sensitivity and schemes. A harmonious aspect shows a roman-
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tic nature and ability to promote whatever enterprise the indi-
vidual is interested in. A discordant aspect shows a tendency
to. dissipation, to become involved through schemes, and an
exaggerated opinion of what can be done. The health may
suffer through drugs or poisons or psychic influences. Pleasant
thoughts of assisting the weak and helpless, and pleasant
thoughts of giving close attention to the practical problems of
life should be substituted for schemes and wishful thinking.
Mars aspecting Pluto--Strife, haste, and undue expenditure of
energy influence, and are influenced by, groups, subtle force,
and coercion or co-operation. A harmonious aspect shows abil-
ity to use extra-physical power, and to get groups to work for
a common cause. A discordant aspect shows a tendency to be
antagonized by groups, to be dominated by invisible influ-
ences, and to be coerced by groups for their own selfish advan-
tage. Pleasant thoughts of initiative, courage and even combat
to defend the rights of people should be substituted for
thoughts of invisible forces and underhanded methods.
Jupiter aspecting Saturn--Abundance, optimism and joviality
influence, and are influenced by, work, responsibility, and
economy or loss. A harmonious aspect shows business ability
of a high order, and power to attract money and worldly
success. A discordant aspect shows that impulse impairs busi-
ness ability, and that there will be periods of financial loss.
Pleasant thoughts of discrimination and of appraising all situ-
ations from the facts at hand should be substituted for thoughts
of careless optimism, and for worry, fear and anxiety.
Jupiter aspecting Uranus--Abundance, optimism and joviality
influence, and are influenced by, sudden events, new acquain-
tances and radical changes. A harmonious aspect shows money
and exceptional good fortune through contacts with people,
unexpected events and new methods. A discordant aspect
shows financial difficulty and misfortune through being un-
duly influenced by people, and through unexpected events
and original ideas. Pleasant thoughts of discrimination and
intellectual appraisal need to be associated with thoughts of
finances and optimism.
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Jupiter aspecting Neptune--Abundance, optimism and joviality
influence, and are influenced by, the imagination, sensitivity
and schemes. A harmonious aspect shows ability to handle
financial promotions, and to make money through colonization
schemes, stock selling, and the dramatization of financial pos-
sibilities. A discordant aspect shows ability to interest others in
such ventures, but also difficulties arising from them. Pleasant
thoughts of caution and the hard realities of each situation need
to be substituted for wishful thinking and idealism.
Jupiter aspecting Pluto--Abundance, optimism and joviality in-
fluence, and are influenced by, groups, subtle force, and coer-
cion or co-operation. A harmonious aspect shows ability to gain
financially and otherwise through co-operating with others
and working with groups. A discordant aspect shows that
financial and other difficulties will arise through the influence
of groups, and in co-operative endeavors. Pleasant thoughts of
discrimination and appraising all situations from the facts at
hand should be associated with thoughts of groups and co-op-
eration.
Saturn aspecting Uranus--Work, responsibility, and economy
or loss influence, and are influenced by, sudden events, new
acquaintances, and radical changes. A harmonious aspect
shows that new acquaintances, unexpected events, radical
changes and original ideas favor the work; bring gains in re-
sponsibility, and contribute to economy. A discordant aspect
shows that new acquaintances, unexpected events, and radical
ideas hamper the work, make carrying responsibility difficult,
and bring loss. Pleasant thoughts of affection and joy in art and
social events need to be substituted for fear, worry and anxiety.
Saturn aspecting Neptune--Work, responsibility, and economy
or loss influence, and are influenced by, the imagination, sen-
sitivity and schemes. A harmonious aspect shows that the
schemes and ideals can be made practical, and that they bring
gains in responsibility. A discordant aspect shows that the
schemes and ideals hamper the practical progress of the work,
make carrying responsibility difficult, and bring loss. Pleasant
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and joy in art and social events need to be substituted for fear,
worry and anxiety.
Saturn aspecting Pluto--Work, responsibility, and economy or
loss influence, and are influenced by, groups, subtle force, and
coercion or co-operation. A harmonious aspect shows that
groups and co-operation or mass production can be made to
aid the work and acquire important responsibility. A discordant
aspect shows that groups, coercion and subtle force hamper the
work, and make carrying responsibility difficult. Pleasant
thoughts of aggressively assisting the weak and helpless need
to be substituted for fear, worry and anxiety.
Uranus aspecting Neptune--Sudden events, new acquaintances
and radical changes influence, and are influenced by, the imagi-
nation , sensitivity and schemes. A harmonious aspect shows
that the ideals and schemes are aided to success through new
acquaintances, sudden events and original ideas. A discordant
aspect shows that the ideals and schemes are thwarted and
disrupted by new acquaintances, sudden developments, and
unexpected events. Pleasant thoughts of faith and trust in a
higher power need to be associated with the ideals and
schemes.
Uranus aspecting Pluto--Sudden events, new acquaintances
and radical changes influence, and are influenced by, groups,
subtle force, and coercion or co-operation. A harmonious aspect
shows that new acquaintances, sudden events and original
ideas make it possible to gain through groups and co-operation.
A discordant aspect shows that new acquaintances, sudden
events and original ideas bring difficulty from groups, and
coercion. Pleasant thoughts of faith and trust in a higher power
need to be associated with thoughts of group activity and
co-operation.
Neptune aspecting Pluto--The imagination, sensitivity and
schemes influence, and are influenced by, groups, subtle force,
and coercion or co-operation. A harmonious aspect shows that
groups and co-operation assist in forwarding schemes and in
realizing the ideals. A discordant aspect shows that the schemes
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and ideals will be thwarted by groups and will attract coercion.
Pleasant thoughts of aggressively assisting the weak and help-
less, and pleasant thoughts of power and significance, need to
be associated with thoughts of the ideals.
Aspects to the Ascendant--The degree on the cusp of the first
house is the Ascendant. It acts as a ground wire over which
such energies as reach the outside world through the electro-
magnetic forces of the personality must flow. This degree acts
much as does a planet, except that it is negative in the sense
that it acquires something of the nature of each planet aspect-
ing it, and the nature of the particular aspect. That is, an
aspect from Mars gives the personality some of the aggres-
siveness of Mars, an aspect from Saturn some of the caution
and system of Saturn, and an aspect from Venus some of the
mildness of Venus. And if the aspect is a square, the things
indicated by the planet prove an obstacle to the personality;
but if the aspect is a trine, the personality experiences good
luck from the things the planet rules.
Aspects to the Midheaven--The degree on the cusp of the tenth
house is the Midheaven, or M.C. It acts as a broadcasting
station. It acts thus much as does a planet, except that it is
negative in the sense that it acquires something of the nature
of each planet aspecting it, and the nature of the particular
aspect. That is, an aspect from Neptune makes it easy to gain
public recognition in aviation, oil or dramatic matters, an aspect
from Pluto makes it easy to gain recognition from mass produc-
tion, and an aspect from Uranus makes it easy to gain recogni-
tion for new ideas or inventions. If the aspect is a sextile, the
recognition brings valuable opportunities; but if it is an oppo-
sition, the recognition brings separation and difficulties.
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