Up to now in my beginning astrology courses, we have focused on reading the planets in their zodiac signs and houses. While this is important foundational information, the birth chart has even deeper, more interesting stories to tell.
An aspect is an angular relationship between two planets. I call them the “guts” of the chart. The aspects form a web of relationships among the planets. This is where natal charts really come alive.
Here are some aspect-related astrology terms to get you started.
For beginners, I recommend that you start with an aspect grid. You’ll find one at the bottom of the charts you get at astro.com. It looks like this:
Hello! Thanks for breaking this down. I have my sun and moon in opposition and was reading about that on Cafeastrology and it said, “Look for a planet that might trine and sextile the Sun-Moon opposition for a way to release the tension the opposition creates.” I understand how the regular aspects work, but how would I figure out and aspect for an aspect? Would love any guidance around that!
This is by far the most simplistic instruction on breaking down aspects and I am SO SO SO grateful for you! I don’t know how many courses I have paid money to and never had the kind of understanding I do now. Wow, thank you so much!
Yay! Cool! Glad I could help.