Conjunctions can have an orb of 10 degrees or more. Their effect is to inseparably combine the energies of the planets involved, each making the other planet more powerful. First note and ponder the planetary energies of the conjunction, then ponder them in the context of the sign. They will manifest most strongly in the sign/s and house/s the conjunction occupies. Next in the houses ruled by the planets involved.
Strength, willpower, creative ability.
Intense feelings and dominant emotional influence.
The mind is given power and understanding in reasoning and communicating ability.
Heightened expression of social, romantic and aesthetic proclivities…
Gentleness and grace attract others.
Self-affirmation, courage, anger, independence, energy. Tendency to take direct action.
General attitude of optimism, good will and awareness of constructive possibilities, generous, gains willing cooperation of others.
Ambition and hard work, but many obstacles and limitations to be overcome. Conservative, serious and respected for self-discipline, but austerity can discourage warm relationships.
Originality, creativity and dynamic tendencies. Genius. Unusual behavior, and independent attitude. Prone and to sudden changes.
Affairs of the other planet(s) involved are difficult or impossible to understand. Other planet(s) are channels for intuition, mysticism, otherworldliness.
Power to transform one’s own self and one’s own life. Powerful will
(can be overbearing). Penetrating insight and power of concentration.
Text drawn liberally from Sakoian and Acker, The Astrologer’s Handbook, pp. 256-277.