Hello advanced astrologers: is a conjunction aspect only an 8 degree orb or 10 degree orb ?

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago
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    There is no on/off switch for aspects.  The tighter the aspect, the stronger it is. But for analysis there has to be a cut off point.  Some astrologers use 8 others use 10.  I use about 4. 

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  • Janet
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    1 month ago

    Every astrologer tries out the various orbs and eventually those that their observations seems to support.

    But there are some generally-accepted orbs:

    NATAL ORBS:

    - 8 degrees for conjunction (some allow 10 degrees if the Sun or Moon is involved in the conjunction, but only the Sun or Moon)

    - 8 degrees also for the trine, square and opposition orbs (for all planets including the Sun and Moon

    - 6 degrees for the sextiles

    - 3 degrees for the minor aspects: semi-sextile, semi-square, sesquiquadrate, and the inconjunct/quincunx

    For Transiting aspects (Transiting planet to Natal Planet):

    - 4 degrees or (some allow 5 degrees)

    For Progressions (both Secondary/Major and Tertiary/Minor):

    - 1 degree

    There is much less consensus about synastry aspects:

    Some use 8 degrees, some use no more than 4 degrees, some use only 1 or 2 degrees.

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