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Aspectarian for finding the conjunctions

Conjunctions 101

The Dinner Party by Veronica Holland
The Dinner Party by Veronica Holland

Conjunctions 101 is the first post and our Aspects 101 Series. Over the course of these posts, we will cover all the major aspects, the angular relationships between planets and points used in astrology. Then, we'll go on to explore the minor ones. No stone left unturned. We're going to walk through this study step by step.

Let's get started.

Conjunctions 101 - What are they?

First of all, a conjunction represents two or more* planets in the same place. If you have the Sun at 2 Libra and Saturn at 2 Libra, they are conjunct. But, that's not all. There is, as with all aspects, a degree of 'orb'.

What is the orb for conjunctions?

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Orbs for Conjunctions and other aspects, minor and major.

Technically, an orb shows the distance in degrees allowed for the aspect. In the case of the conjunction, the orb may be tight - 8 degrees either side. Or, it may be wide, 10 to 12 degrees apart.

In the example above, the conjunction is exact. Both sit at 2 degrees Libra. But what if the Sun was 26 Virgo and Saturn 2 Libra? Is it still a conjunction?

Yes! They are only 8 degrees apart and fall within the orb of a conjunction.

Also, an interesting fact, in ancient times, astrologers only considered same sign aspects. They would not call the Sun in Virgo and Saturn in Libra a conjunction, even if they were only 1 degree apart.

But now, we have refined the process. Take a look at my settings for the aspects in my Io Software program. You can see the orbs are adjustable, and I like them wide.

Aspectarian for finding the conjunctionsThe Key to Understanding any Aspect

Remember this: aspects are like table legs. Pick one up and they all will follow. No exceptions. In this example, if you seek to shine as an individual (Sun) you will automatically awaken the containment or authority of Saturn. You can not do one without the others when they link by aspect, even if that means expressing one and pushing the other down into the unconscious.

Finding the Conjunctions

As you practice looking at a variety of charts, your eye will learn to pick up conjunctions easily. Even the out of sign ones. Meanwhile, you can double check with the aspectarian, the graph that shows us how all the planets and points are connected. Here is the aspectarian for the example chart.

What does the Conjunction Mean?

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Painting by Andrea Kowch - like a conjunction, sitting side by side but having different desires.

Now, let's explore the meaning of conjunctions. This aspect links two or more planets or points that fall between 0 to a 10+ degrees of each other.  They sit next to each other at the same table.  Sometimes, they site in each other's laps!

A planet conjunct another planet or angle in the chart unites the energies* of the bodies involved. It brings them together in such a way that it may be difficult to distinguish one from the other.  They can become like Siamese twins, distinct drives yet forever joined.

Are Conjunctions Easy or Hard?

Straight away, let's drop the value judgments around the aspects. Conjunctions make life neither good nor bad, easy or hard. What they do is connect.

Furthermore, the aspect's expression isn't set in stone. It changes as we evolve. A child with Sun conjunct Saturn my find their parents strict, controlling. As they mature, they might experience the Saturn drive for self-sufficiency and accomplishment as a taskmaster at school or a other authority figure. Eventually, they can become both the Sun and Saturn, taking responsibility for their own creative expression.

The Questions to Ask of the Conjunctions - An Example Chart

Conjunctions_ExampleThis is a chart of a woman with multiple conjunctions in the same sign (Libra) and mixed signs (Virgo and Libra) in the same house. We call either combination a *stellium and it indicates a concentration of focus. FIY, she is a couples counselor by profession. Can you spot all the conjunctions in this chart before reading on? Stop now, and give it a go.

Did you get them all? Check the aspectarian above to be sure, but in the 7th house alone, Moon is conjunct Mercury (out of sign). Also, Venus, Venus, Sun, Saturn and Pluto are conjunct within 10 degrees.

If we take just Sun and Saturn, we can ask, do they have compatible desires?  Sun in Libra has qualities of poise, artistic appreciation and the drive to connect.  Conjunct Venus augments those desires, but Saturn in Libra adds something else. Saturn's desire for autonomy can clash with the Sun who wants to bask not only in her own light but the light of others. Saturn may prefer to be alone, or, in the search for the 'perfect' partner throw out other counter-intentions. Is anyone good enough, for example...

Because this conjunction brings together different desires, it can seem like insurmountable contrast.

Working with Contrast

The first thing to do when faced with contrasting drives and goals is to give yourself credit. You are aware of it.

Second, instead of honoring one of the planets and resisting or repressing the other - instead of making it either/or -  you engage with and/AND. Instead of creativity (Sun) or work (Saturn), find creativity AND work. If you are thinking partnered or self-sufficient, play with the idea of partnered AND self-sufficient.

The bottom line is, if you think it’s either/or, it will be, so use your awareness to pave new thoughts with and/AND. Freedom AND commitment. Money AND soul. Dream Job AND independence. Security AND love. Accomplishment AND spiritual life. Power AND creativity.

Summary

To conclude, a conjunction between two or more planets means they are scripted to dialog with each other. They are connected so that if one is active and ‘doing something’ the connected one wakes up too. They are partners, of sorts, always. Finding the And/and to the conjunctions in your chart can harmonize your desires, bringing pure magic to your manifesting.

Try it!

Also, is you missed our first call in the Doorways to Manifesting Series, you can listen to it here:

Doorways to Manifesting -  leveraging the contrast in your chart.

Comments on the Fourm and example charts in the Chart Gallery.

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 Notes

* A group of four (sometimes considered five) or more planets in a given sign or house is called a stellium.

* Basic Rules:
Planets
are energy – the actors. They show us WHAT is acting.
Signs are expression – the costumes the actors wear. They show HOW the actors move.
Houses are environments – the stage on which the actor struts her stuff. They show WHERE the action is.
Aspects are the scripts – the dialog between actors who are connected. They show WHY the actors are attracted to each other.

*What Activates Conjunctions

Three things will activate any aspects in the chart: time, place and people. Think of it like this:

Time - Transits to the conjunctions

Place - Relocation or Astre*Carto*Graphy

People - Synastry, as when another person's planet acts like a transit to yours.

The Major Aspects Symbols and Key Words

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Find out more about Aspect Patterns - a pattern that ties together three or more planets into a geometrical shape. They are CONNECTED to each other. Scripted to interact.

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Pre-pave with Astrology 2019

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Pre-Pave with Astrology 2019 - Madart Painting by Megan Duncanson

The New Year is nigh, the perfect time to Pre-Pave your desires with Astrology 2019. It all starts with awareness, so let's begin.

If you missed the live call, listen to the recording here:

The chat log with links to the charts we talked about.

How to Pre-Pave with Astrology 2019

Pre-paving, simply put, happens when we see (and feel) things going a certain way before they occur. We do it all the time, consciously or unconsciously, like before we open the bills, head to the dentist, apply for a job or pitch a new project. Think of it as your 'set-up' and expectations before starting something new.

There are usually two ways to pre-pave. One is unconscious and often contains fear and dread, as in: "Oh no. This is going to cost a fortune!" The other is conscious and purposefully creative/positive, as in: "I can make this payment with plenty of change to spare."

Whichever mindset, the thought will pave the path, no exceptions. Here are some detailed examples from Jeannette on How to Pre-Pave for Manifesting Success.

Now, the question is, how to leverage the Astrology 2019 for the best year ever? Let's look at some of the key astrological events coming up and see where they fit into your chart. There will be more posts, calls and discussions on the GVA Forum, but the first one is scheduled for December 18th/19th. Details & Discussion Here! All are welcome.

Eclipse by Cedar Lee
Eclipse by Cedar Lee

Astrology 2019 Eclipses

Think of an eclipse as a super potent new or full moon. To occur, they must be in alignment with the North and South Lunar nodes, meaning the universe is lining up events that put you on your Path. Eclipses break up logjams, situations that are stagnate an no longer serving our greatest expansion. They are often a wild ride, bring life to a crises point of some kind. They come at peak times of change, decision making and crossroads, bearing messages from the gods. Intuition is heightened, along with instincts and the ability to act. We might see the end of an era on some level and the beginning of a whole new way of being.

Know that eclipses always come in pairs with a new moon or solar eclipse initiating something fresh and innovative. Following that, there is the corresponding full moon or lunar eclipse where we let go of the old ways of thinking.

For now, it's enough to note what houses are involved. They show you WHERE change is happening so you can pre-pave what thrills you the most. As the year unfolds, we'll be doing calls on the eclipses to help you get into alignment with what you want. Check back here for more info on each one.

Note the Eclipse Pairs in the Astrology 2019

January 5, 2019 - Partial Solar Eclipse 15° Capricorn

Solar Eclipse @15 Capricorn
LA - Sat - 6:29 pm
NY - Sat - 9:29 pm
LON - Sun - 2:29 am
SYD - Sun - 1:29 pm

Chart for the solar eclipse:

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January 5th/6th Solar Eclipse chart

January 21, 2019 – Lunar Eclipse 01° Leo

July 02, 2019 – Solar Eclipse 10° Cancer

July 16, 2019 – Lunar Eclipse 02° Capricorn

December 26, 2019 – Solar Eclipse 04° Capricorn

January 10, 2020 - Lunar Eclipse 10° Cancer

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The second New Moon after the solstice 2018 marks Chinese New Year 2019, year of the water Pig.  This year it falls on February 5, 2019.  Read more about the Chinese New Year of the Pig, times, dates and predictions. Essentially, how to use this energy for your best possible outcomes.

Astrology 2019 Ingresses & Aspects

Degree Spans and Ingress

Check where these transits fall in your chart. We'll be talking about any major influences over in the Forum. If you want to brush up on transits, how to spot them and what they might mean, check out these GVA Youtube Tutorials: Transits in Your Chart part 1 & Transits in Your Chart part 2.

Jupiter at 11 Sagittarius - 6 Capricorn (ingress into Capricorn December 3, 2019)

Saturn at 11 - 21 degrees Capricorn

Chiron at 28 Pisces - 4 Aries

Uranus at 28 Aries to 6 Taurus

Neptune at 14 - 18 Pisces

Pluto at 20 - 23 degrees Capricorn

North Node at 26 Cancer Rx to 8 Cancer

Conjunctions Astrology 2019

Note these events, especially the transits to the 0 degree Arise Point (zero Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn in your chart.

Chiron over the 0 degree Aries Point - [April 17, 2018 Dir, Sept 18, 2018 Rx, Feb 18, 2019 Dir]

Jupiter/Saturn/Pluto parallel of declination October 2019

Jupiter over the 0 degree Aries Point - December 3, 2019

Saturn conjunct Pluto - January 12, 2020

Astrology 2019 Retrogrades

Finally, in 2019 we will have only three Mercury retrograde periods. There are often four a year, so this means communications will be flowing without quite as many snafus. Granted, those snafus can work entirely in our favor.

To understand retrograde cycles, check out the GVA Tutorial at Youtube - Retrograde Planets of Mercury and Beyond.

More on this as they unfold. Jupiter will retrograde once and the outer planets, from Saturn to Pluto, will all have their Rx times. Check the details, degrees and shadow zones here. We'll be discussing these on the Forum and GVA Calls in 2019.

March 05 – Mercury retrograde 29° Pisces - March 28th - 16 Pisces
April 10 – Jupiter retrograde 24° Sagittarius - August 11th - 14 Sagittarius
April 24 – Pluto retrograde 23° Capricorn - October 2nd - 20 Capricorn
April 29 – Saturn retrograde 20° Capricorn - September 18th - 13 Capricorn
June 21 – Neptune retrograde 18° Pisces - November 27th - 15 Pisces
July 07 – Mercury retrograde 04° Leo - July 31st - 23 Cancer
August 11 – Uranus retrograde 06° Taurus - January 10th - 2 Taurus
October 31 – Mercury retrograde 27° Scorpio - November 20th - 11 Scorpio

How to Tap In

Listen to the call above or download it from the forum - Pre-paving 2019 - December 18th (19th in Aus). Details Here! All are welcome.

If you want to get onboard at GVA with our old prices (they go up after the 5th of January 2019) join now.


Abundance Through Astrology Prep

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Knight of Pentacles by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law

For all interested in taking the Abundance through Astrology, listen in here!

Members can join us on the forum for links to calls, Q & A and discussions.

But first, let's prep for the course by understanding the relationship between joy and abundance and how to boost our joy level by nurturing our natal Jupiter. In the recording below, Jeannette takes us through it, step by step.

Jupiter and Joy

Joy and happiness go together with health and wealth and the first place we're going to connect with this idea is through our natal Jupiter placement. So lets all dust off our charts and find Jupiter by house, sign and aspect. If your not sure how, please put your hand up in the comments and we can walk you through it.

Example Charts

On the recording, Jeannette has four great example charts.

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Guillaume

Fred

Ellen

If you want to use your chart as an example here, post in the comments.

Diving Deeper into Jupiter Abundance

Here's our Astrology for Deliberate Creators talk on all things Jupiter if you want to go further.

Jeannette and Kim discuss scripting in various forms and how focusing on Jupiter, planet of plenty, can boost awareness, confidence and enthusiasm, making those scripts ring true. It is a way to open doors to abundance, and fast!

Jupiter Key Words

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Let's chat in the forum below.