Microcosm Publishing

Aspects in Astrology: A Guide to Understanding Planetary Relationships in the Horoscope

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Aspects are an essential piece of the astrological reading that can offer a profound depiction of who we really are and what our future holds.  It is not enough to know the placement of the planets in the horoscope.  It is the relationships between the placement of the planets in the horoscope.  It is the relationship between the stars and planets that lets us grasp our true destiny.  These relationships are known as aspects, which appear as a series of interconnected lines in your astrological chart.  Through aspects we discover our hidden tendencies, silent motivations, and obstacles and potentials.  Interpreting the aspects helps us harness the subtle tendencies of our soul in order to overcome difficulties and realize the qualities that will enhance our future.

Using the lives of real people, Sue Tompkins shows how to interpret aspects with the use of birth charts when doing daily astrological readings.  She offers examples of every possible planetary aspect, detailing the influence of oppositions, trines and elemental trines, and cardinal, mutable, and fixed crosses.  She also shows both the novice and the experienced astrologer how aspects provide the energy of transformation in the horoscope and how to put this energy to its best use.

SUE TOMPKINS has been a practicing consultant and teacher of astrology since 1981.  She was Director of Schools for the Faculty of Astrological Studies in London for fifteen years and now operates her own school, the London School of Astrology.  In addition to her independent courses and workshop offerings, she is a practicing homeopath in central London.