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Applying vs. Separating Aspects

by Rebecca Brents

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Does it matter?

I was actually taught, years ago, that applying aspects were stronger than separating ones. That wisdom is still widely preached and perhaps widely accepted.

But at least in terms of transits -- movement going on in the sky in present-day time -- I have not found that to be the case. (Since I don't live inside the skin of other people, I haven't been able to do observations that suit me about the effects of applying versus separating aspects as they pertain to Natal Charts -- birth charts, but I'm inclined to believe the same logic I've discovered holds true there as well.)

In my opinion, observations, and conclusions, I have found that applying aspects, aspects that are forming as the faster-moving planet enters the orb of influence with the slower moving planet, but has not yet reached the exact degree and minute of perfect alignment, will represent "planning phases," and are more associated with desires, brainstorming, subconscious urges, and fantasies than with actual events.

Once the exact aspect forms, things begin to happen in the outside world. I liken it to the trigger being pulled that will launch a new round of experience, putting events into motion out onstage where they are apparent to everyone and where certainly the person(s) being affected by the influence can work with it more easily.

Things which are conscious are arguably easier to see and perhaps easier to control than things that are still roaming around in the murky, abstract, subconscious planning stages, where the question of whether they will ever see the light of day remains unanswered.

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