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Your interpretation of left and right is correct. If you are in any doubt, rotate the chart till one of the planets you are interested is in the tenth house position. If the other planet you are interested in lies to its left ( in the 'eastern' hemisphere) then the tenth house planet is casting an aspect to the left, I.e. into the twelfth, first, and second. There is no such thing as a left or right opposition, simply an opposition to the fourth.

There is a duplicate set of aspects to the eighth, seventh and sixth but this time to the right, and of course, that opposition to the fourth.

Two things follow.

Firstly, the sign to the left eastern half) are in the direction of signs, beginning again at Aries if necessary. So a square from Aquarius to Taurus is in thebdirection of signs and is cast to the left. Aspects cast to the right are against the order of Signs, beginning again with Pisces, if necessary. Thus a square from Taurus to Aquarius is a square to the right.

With two planets involved, say Jupiter in Taurus and Mars in Aquarius, both are casting squares but Mars' square to its left is stronger than Jupiter's square to its right and Mars dominates.

Describing one in the left position and one in the right can be helpful as long as you realise the direction in which aspects are cast.

Secondly, you now know the seven rays! Two sextiles (left and right,); two squares (left and right) and two trines (left and right) plus one opposition. All seven rays are emitted by each planet simultaneously and constantly. So it's perfectly possible for a planet to cast a ray into an empty place ,(no other planet there,). Later on you will find that such a situation may well be meaningful. Malefic can afflict places, benefics can bonify places and rays can form barriers that contain planets, without aspecting them.
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