I use four aspects in these pages – the conjunction, the square, opposition and quindecile. They are all angles within the wheel, the chart, the horoscope. The leeway between bodies varies in standard use for calculations. I prefer to be conservative –
Sun or Moon – conjunction 5degrees; square 5degrees; opposition 10degrees (allowing for the tension build up and release); quindecile 1degree only.
Planets/nodes – conjunction 2degrees; square 2degrees; opposition 2degrees; quindecile 1degree only.
Hard aspects are those which produce tension:
and the ‘out of the average tools’ – the Quindecile and the Yod.
The Yod aspect pattern is a configuration between at least three planets or points in the horoscope to create a long triangle which looks like a witches hat. A Yod is also called the Finger of Fate, Finger of God or the Projection Triangle. This aspect is considered controversial, however it is a strong indicator within forensic astrology in relation to excessive tension.
Coloured highlights are used to identify planets – forensic indicators are highlighted in red.
Sun – orange
Moon – blue
Lunar nodal axis – red
Mercury – yellow
Venus – pink
Mars – red
Jupiter – green
Saturn – red
Uranus – red
Neptune – turquoise
Pluto – red