In an Astrology Chart, the planets have an additional dimension. Their geometric angles to each other also influence your personality. Astrologers look at the inter-relationship of the planets to understand how planets work with, or against, each other. As in life, some relationships require more attention than others.
Aspects represent stresses, tensions, and harmonious relationships between the different parts of your life. A challenging aspect between two planets can motivate you to accomplish great things in life, or you can hide under the covers. Harmonious aspects can help you to express life creatively; or, you can get lazy because the planets involved flow so easily that you decide to just kick back and do nothing. All astrology charts have a combination of challenging and harmonious aspects.
Many people tend to judge the challenges in their astrology chart. Remember that you chose to be born into this life because the conditions were perfect for your soul to experience what it needed to learn. It is your choice to accept the opportunity or to hide under the covers. Your chart is a map of the challenges you brought into this life, and the set of talents you gave yourself to overcome those challenges. The inter-relating aspects in a chart help you to integrate the challenges and the talents.
Conjunctions | Oppositions | Squares | Trines | Sextiles | Quincunxes and Yods | Unaspected Planets | Other Aspects
Descriptions are adapted from the writings of Mark Dodich. Mark has been providing astrology and intuitive consultations since 1980. He holds a certificate as a Certified Astrological Professional (CAP). Mark provides consultations internationally from his office in Portland, Oregon. Mark is past president of the Oregon Astrological Association, is viewed regularly in the media, and publishes his own newsletter, ASTROMARK. He can be reached at email@example.com or check out his website at http://www.astromark.us/.