Need to get the gist of a planet, aspect, or transit fast? These are are the swiftest astrological explanations possible. And even if you know your natal birth chart like it’s your neighborhood, these can be a fresh take!
The Sun illuminates.
The Moon reflects.
Saturn measures or contains.
The Outer Planets lend an alt-dimensional, extra-sensory magical edge to any of these seven, whether it be via a transit or natal birth position. They represent a paradigm that exists outside of mainstream culture.
Aspects between the Sun & Moon are stronger with proximity. One degree is more potent than ten degrees. You could write a life analysis from your one tightest aspect alone.
Conjunctions impose one planet (or Sun/Moon) upon another.
Sextiles spark things – ideals/chemistry/realizations.
Squares agitate and catalyze.
Trines support and augment.
Quincunxes*are cryptic puzzles that, if you can solve them, elicit great benefits.
Oppositions block or polarize.
The planet rising and/or ruler of the zodiac sign rising at the time you were born is always an ally.
*A 150-degree aspect between two astrological points.
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