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Hi all,
Just putting this in here as I wasnt sure what all the angles were called and their meanings. If this is out can someone direct me to some other good geometry sites for working out the symbols?

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Geometry and Astrology

The aspects of astrology are the angles (the geometry) between two planets as seen from the earth. Only certain angles are considered important, although close approximations to these angles (what astrologers refer to as being ďin orbĒ) still count very strongly. There are numerous other aspects, but the natal chart is sufficiently busy that few astrologers go looking for more things to consider. (Itís pretty complicated as it is.) The most noteworthy of the different aspects include:

Conjunctions (Zero degrees): Basically the planets are very close to one another. The effect of a conjunctions can be either beneficial or challenging -- depending entirely upon the planets involved. Jupiter conjunct Pluto can be profoundly transformative, but Saturn conjunct Venus can be very limiting for the true romantic.

Sextiles (60 degrees): Sextiles are actively beneficial in the vast majority of situations. Itís lucky, but you may have buy the lottery ticket yourself.

Quintiles (72 degrees): This is seldom discussed, because itís difficult to find. (All the other angles are based on 30 degree increments, which is precisely the number of degrees in each sign.) But from a cyclical point of view (see the Sabian Symbols of Philosophical Astrology), this is an important angle in astrology, and suggests a repetitive quality -- continuing to do the same thing and perhaps expecting a different result (which is how insanity is often defined). Alternatively, itís about breaking the cycle, trying a new approach, making a fundamental pivot!

Squares (90 degrees): Almost always challenging, forces operating at cross purposes, difficult to content with and basically at odds. Paranoia, repression, exaggeration.

Trines (120 degrees): Passively beneficial. So pleasant, one might not even notice. Good luck, peaceful, easy.

Inconjunctions [also Quincunx](150 degrees): Difficult to define, illusionary, mystical. Niggling delusions and compulsions. Annoying, and sometimes called a Quincunx (which is also annoying).

Oppositions (180 degrees): Challenging, but more capable of being dealt with. Itís a matter of balancing, appreciating the opposite extreme. Good for growth.

Note that 270 degrees is equivalent to 90 degrees and is still a square. The basic rule is that for angles between 180 and 360, subtract the angle from 360 and go from there.

Given this astrological basis for these seven angles (0, 60, 72, 90, 120, 150, and 180), what can be construed in terms of geometry? The most obvious are the 60 and 120 degree angles (which form the three and six sided plane figures), and the perpendicular, the 90 degree square. According to the logic of astrological geometry, a six-sided room with equal angles would feel very good, while square rooms (the kind that are easy to build) are not such a good idea. The five sided (72 degree angle) pentagon is fundamental to Sacred Geometry, so thereís not much of a mystery there.

Elven x
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