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! Before thinking about angles or whether an alignment is “good” or “bad”, consider the nature of the applying influence.
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.