# Aspect Keywords for Astrological Interpretation

An evolving group of keywords, ideas, and concepts for aspects in astrological interpretation

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## conjunction (00°)

1st harmonic, 1/1. This aspect comes from taking the 360 degrees of a circle and dividing by 1, then multiplying by 1. Like this, 360 / 1 = 360 x 1 = 360.

Intensity and emphasis; focus/focal point; impact. Lack of awareness. Concentration of energy. Fusion. Fusing disparate energies together.

• Cazimi
• Combust
• Under the Sun’s beams

## vigintile (18°)

1/20 harmonic. This aspect comes from dividing the 360 degrees of a circle by 20, then multiply by 1. Like this, 360 / 20 = 18 x 1 = 18.

## semi-sextile (30°)

1/12 harmonic. Take the 360 degrees of a circle, and divide by 12, then multiply by 1. Like this, 360 / 12 = 30 x 1 = 30 . Or, 360 / 6 = 60 / 2 = 30 (half a sextile).

The natural next step; the next thing that needs to be done; how one thing naturally leads to another; what you should be preparing for next; where things are heading, whether you want them to go there or not. What all your hard work and preparation are for. The next big thing. Natural direction.

What you might be blind to. Something just over your shoulder, out of sight, and beyond the periphery of your vision. A blindspot. The thing that came immediately before, and is already nearly forgotten. Efforts at memory. Reclaiming. People who don’t have your best interests at heart. Better work on some yoga moves to look over your shoulder, and behind your back.

## decile (36°)

1/10 harmonic. This aspect comes from dividing the 360 degrees of a circle by 10, then multiply by 1. Like this, 360 / 10 = 36 x 1 = 36.

## novile (40°)

1/9 harmonic. This aspect comes from dividing the 360 degrees of a circle by 9, then multiply by 1. Like this, 360 / 9 = 40 x 1 = 40.

## semi-square (45°)

1/8 harmonic. Take the 360 degrees of a circle and divide by 8, then multiply by 1. Like this, 360 / 8 = 45 x 1 = 45. Or, take a square, and split it in half. Like this, 360 / 4 = 90 / 2 = 45.

## septile (51.26°)

1/7 harmonic. This aspect comes from dividing the 360 degrees of a circle by 7, then multiply by 1. Like this, 360 / 7 = 51.26° x 1 = 51.26°.

## sextile (60°)

1/6 harmonic. Take the 360 degrees of a circle and divide by 6, then multiply by 1. Like this, 360 / 6 = 60 x 1 = 60. Or, take a trine, and split it in half.  Like this, 360 / 3 = 120 / 2 = 60.

Opportunities for positive change; awareness of a time to take positive advantage; opportunities that pass unnoticed without conscious effort. No, there may not be another chance. Learning to be quicker to act on good luck. Learning not to let good things pass you by. Learning that positive experiences require effort too. Positive doesn’t mean passive.

## bi-decile (72°)

This aspect comes from dividing the 360 degrees of a circle by 10, then multiplying by 2. Like this, 360 / 10 = 36 x 2 = 72. This aspect is the same as a quintile.

## quintile (72°)

1/5 harmonic. This aspect comes from dividing the 360 degrees of a circle by 5, then multiply by 1. Like this, 360 / 5 = 72 x 1 = 72.

Creativity, talents, quirks, special skills.

## bi-novile (80°)

2/9 harmonic. This aspect comes from dividing the 360 degrees of a circle by 9, then multiplying by 2. Like this, 360 / 9 = 40 x 2 = 80.

## square (90°)

1/4 harmonic This aspect comes from dividing the 360 degrees of a circle by 4, then multiplying by 1. Like this, 360 / 4 = 90 x 1 = 90.

Dynamic creative tension; inner stress and tension that build until you are forced to find creative solutions. Opportunities to push your limits to greater achievement; inner restlessness and lack of satisfaction that impel you to make changes and push yourself; you are challenged to combine these energies; applying energy to solve a problem; creative problem-solving. Internal stress and tension. Something needs to give.

## bi-septile (102° 51’26”)

2/7 harmonic. This aspect comes from dividing the 360 degrees of a circle by 7, then multiply by 2. Like this, 360 / 7 = 51.26° x 2 = 102° 51’26”.

## tri-decile (108°)

This aspect comes from dividing the 360 degrees of a circle by 10, then multiply by 3. Like this, 360 / 10 = 36 x 3 = 108.

## tri-novile (120°)

This aspect comes from dividing the 360 degrees of a circle by 9 , then multiply by 3. Like this, 360 / 9 = 40 x 3 = 120.

Same as the trine.

## trine (120°)

1/3 harmonic. This aspect comes from dividing the 360 degrees of a circle by 3, then multiply by 1. Like this, 360 / 3 = 120 x 1 = 120.

Flow. Ease. Status quo. Circumstances and characteristics that are not changing. Things that are stable; maintaining the status quo; peace and tranquility; idleness; good times; use these gifts to your advantage. Negatively, unimpeded flow. Events that cannot be stopped. Unstoppable, sweeping movement. Lack of self-discipline. Laziness and self-indulgence. Times that are easy, lacking challenge and opportunities for growth. Taking situtations for granted. Keeping everything like it is. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

5/8 harmonic. Take the 360 degrees of a circle and divide by 8, then multiply by 5. Like this, 360 / 8 = 45 x 5 = 135.

Blockages. Physical manifestation of problems and accidents. Inner psychological blockages that manifest as outer events.

## bi-quintile (144°)

2/5 harmonic. This aspect comes from dividing the 360 degrees of a circle by 5, then multiply by 2. Like this, 360 / 5 = 72 x 2 = 144.

## quincunx (150°)

5/12 harmonic. Take the 360 degrees of a circle and divide by 12, then multiply by 5. Like this, 360 / 12 = 30 x 5 = 150.

Adjusting expectations; tempering over-enthusiasm and over-reaching; keeping yourself in check; adjusting to meet changing circumstances; doing what you need to do to make things work. Adjusting your attitude. Adjusting your perspective. Making-do in uncomfortable situations. Developing flexibility and adaptability. Bending, until you almost break. A see-saw, with too much weight on one side, and not enough on the other side.

## tri-septile (154° 17’ 08”)

3/7 harmonic This aspect comes from dividing the 360 degrees of a circle by 7, then multiply by 3. Like this, 360 / 7 = 51.26° x 3 = 154° 17’ 08”.

4/9 harmonic. This aspect comes from dividing the 360 degrees of a circle by 9, then multiply by 4. Like this, 360 / 9 = 40 x 4 = 160.

## quin-decile (165°)

11/24 harmonic. This aspect comes from dividing the 360 degrees of a circle into 15-degree equal segments. Like this, 360 / 24 = 15, then multiply by 11.  Like this, 360 / 24 = 15 x 11 = 165.

This aspect does not make sense to me at the moment, but here’s the link.

I would think a quin-decile would take the 360 degrees of a circle, divide by 10, then multiply by 5. Like this 360 / 10 = 36 x 5 = 180. Which is exactly the same as an opposition, because it is a 5/10 harmonic, which reduces to 1/2 harmonic. 360 / 2 = 180 x 1 = 180.

## opposition (180°)

2nd harmonic, 1/2. This aspect comes from dividing the 360 degrees of a circle by 2, then multiply by 1. Like this, 360 / 2 = 180 x 1 = 180.

Challenges from outside; awareness of other options; opportunities that require you to stretch outside your known boundaries; an opportunity to stand back and reflect; seeing yourself from a distance; putting yourself in someone else’s shoes; seeing yourself through someone else’s eyes. Gaining awareness. Seeing a situation from a new vantage point. Getting distance, and gaining perspective.