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The horoscope

is a map of important inner plane influences at the time of birth. The Bible teaches that God made man in his image. Children are made in the likeness of nature. All life and all of existence is inter-related and inter-connected in association together. Your soul is one with the universe. Souls of appropriately evolved potential people who are most in in-tune with the existing condition of the cosmos will be able to bring about birth and manage to survive. This situation is termed the principal of correspondence. The current configuration of the cosmos may map some common influences. The most prominent features of the cosmic map are the biggest nearby objects in the solar system. Therefore we mainly look at the arrangement of the Sun, the Moon and the planets as they would appear from the time and location of birth on planet Earth. Birth sets a cycle of inter-related events in motion which usually follow predictable patterns. If nothing special is done to re-condition the wants and desires; life will bear resemblance to universal cycles. Astrological energy is not absolute. We must also consider: 1) The resistance offered by the physical environment 2) Conditioning by physical plane & inner plane events since birth 3) The evolutionary level of the individual 4) The individual's efforts at control The character traits of your personality are stored in your memory. The storage of memory in human kind: the system by which bits of information are retrieved for use and the pattern which guides the flow of consciousness is summarized under THE LAW OF ASSOCIATION. A brief illustration will help develop what is meant by association. The thought "Hot" often gives rise to the thought "Cold" because the two are associated as opposites. The thoughts "THREE, FOUR, FIVE" often call the thought "SIX". This type of association is called contiguity. When a clinical psychologist asks a client to free associate the thought "PEPPER"; A very frequent reply is "SALT" because the two are associated by proximity and group. If the thought "SALT" is not called; the thought "SPICE" may occur. However, the thought "PEPPER" will seldom conjure "ICE CREAM" or "WATER MELON". An even less likely response is "ELECTRON MICROSCOPE". It is widely accepted that no thought enters the consciousness except as it may occur through association. It is the filing system of the unconscious mind or the soul. In the unconscious mind there is mass storage of all past events and feelings which in total constitutes the nature of all attributes ever gained. This is the infrastructure which has formed thought families (or clusters). Ancient magi correspond these mental families to the main physical families of matter. These mental families mirror the main common activty modalities of human life. For example we all have some thought clusters related with people of authority. The primary authority in most persons life is the father and it is also common to have important thoughts about ones mother. This system utilizes three descriptive models. 1) energy dynamics -the planets 2) mode dynamics -the signs of the zodiac 3) departmental dynamics -the mundane houses The astrodyne is the unit of astrological measurement by which the personal dynamics may be reliably measured. POWER astrodynes describe the importance and volume or quantity of things attributed to that dynamic. HARMONY astrodynes measure the quality of the power delivered through that channel. POSITIVE HARMONY tends to make life easier and more productive. NEGATIVE HARMONY which is commonly called discord, makes it more difficult to be productive. Constructive and happy occurrence are possible in low harmony areas but the difficulty level is greater. Sometimes the power score for a planet is high and the harmony score is low: so it is necessary to balance this interaction in your own mind. It means there is an ability with great potential but the harmony is so low that the ability may be misdirected and attract trouble until action is taken to form constructive habits. This re-education can be accomplished with a degree of difficulty consistent with the low harmony score. If the individual has actually done well despite the discord it is a mark that was earned with effort. One further example will be mentioned. Sometimes the harmony score is very high but the power score is very low. This would indicate that one is very well adjusted relative to this dynamic. All things related to this dynamic go very well and it is easy but because of the very low power score this dynamic lacks importance and it is not very evident in your overall character. There are remedies to correct deficiencies and increase your success; if you wish to take action. One who takes planned directed action can in time acquire significantly improved habits. As mentioned above astrological influence is not absolute. Therefore the gross total of astrodynes is not as relevant as the distribution of the scores relative to each other. One should rate each dynamic in relation to what is average or normal for the individual. If we can assume that the astrodyne scores of a population match a normal curve we would have a measure of how outstanding high low or moderate scores are. Accordingly 68% of all scores in a normal population bell curve are within 1 standard deviation from the mean score. 95% of all scores are within 2 standard deviations from the mean score. 99.7% of all scores are within 3 standard deviations. Using this standard we can denote all astrodyne scores as being moderate, very high or low. We can distinguish truly exceptional scores form what are average scores. The net effect of astrological factors on the events of life is about 50%. Astrology is sometimes called inner plane weather. The weather metaphor works very well to illustrate the strength of the astrological effect. For example, you can go out in a storm and with some difficulty still accomplish many tasks. The weather may hamper your progress but if you make reasonable preparations you can still function in all but the most sever conditions (hurricanes, floods, forest fire, severe winter blizzard). Taking appropriate cover in these situations is usually effective. Accurate weather predictions help us cope with these things. We can stay where it is safe until danger passes. We can dress for the weather and build sturdy buildings. In spite of this many are caught unaware and unprepared. The same holds true with astrology. We can make plans to act accordingly and in more severe situations we can alter our actions until it is safe. So if there is heavy Mars discord and/or Uranus discord you may decide that driving could result in an accident and therefore you change your plans. If there is Saturn discord you may decide not to gamble on that day. This is all been mentioned so that you can understand that discord does not mean certain failure. Astrological information provides an opportunity to evade disaster or to succeed because you are able to take precautions. If the horoscope shows high harmony and higher than normal astrodyne power then you would know that at the time in question there may be an opportunity or unusual luck so that you can succeed in a manner that is beyond what is normal for you. You might think that the astrological effect is weak and therefore can be ignored. After all most people know little or nothing about astrology and they still cope and succeed quite well. Given this it is none the less very remarkable that almost always the astrological information matches closely what actually occurs. Generally most people just float along with the astrological current and end up near where one would predict with small variations. When you have astrological knowledge you have an advantage that can be useful. I am the editor of what follows not the author. I claim no originality for what follows. Certainly Elbert Benjamine was the author who’s work I most read and basically what follows came from him. Further credit should also be attributed to T.H. Burgoine, D. C. Doane and H.S.D. Starnaman. I have copied much of their content for accuracy many times and I also made some changes or additions. Classic astrology is a very ancient tradition passed to us by wise magi. The Planets The Sun is the seat of individuality and the inborn drive for significance. Man has a psychological need to control a piece of territory to insure survival. The Sun is related to the social status, and the degree of self-esteem, power in the community, the ability to be a leader and to deal with authority. Foremen, managers, politicians, military commanders, gang leaders, supervisors and social leaders must all utilize large amounts of Sun type behaviour. The Moon denotes the domestic thought family. It refers to the seat of the mentality; not the cerebral thoughts themselves but rather the mood or mental state. The relative power score of the Moon indicates the intensity of mental states, feelings, emotions and sensitivity in common generalized matters. The Moon describes the degree of interest in family life, raising children, caring for those who need help and doing domestic work. It includes dealings with the common folk and the public in general. Its quality is intuitive, understanding, changeable, feminine and fluctuates like the tides of the sea. Mercury relates to cerebral activity, perception, nerve currents and all manner of expression. This family of thoughts influences intellectual ability and the habits of thought, the ability to communicate and define the various components of any situation. It maps the ability to figure things out. Venus relates to friendship, affection, mirth, conjugality, appreciation of art and beauty. Venus thoughts can be artistic, mild, fun loving, pleasant, warm hearted and sometimes promiscuous. Mars relates to thoughts of lust, destruction, construction, combat, war and strife. Mars thoughts include the ability to fight aggressors, deal with injury, surgery, infection, inflammation and accidents. Mars thought is required to build an edifice or to succeed in a difficult or complex task. Survival is only possible with some degree of Mars thought. Jupiter relates to opulence, good cheer, generosity, benevolence, joviality, faith and hope. Jupiter is the religious dynamic; so it encompasses the veneration of higher powers of authority. It rules religious ceremonies, superstition and dogma. Many things which make little logical sense can be sold to the flock of faithful followers. Jupiter also rules sales and sales people. Saturn represents safety, caution, attention to detail, system, frugality, hard work, loses and hardship. These are things that are required for business where counting money or devising a system is important. People with a powerful Saturn are equipped to make purchases at the lowest price. Saturn thoughts can be associated with being selfish, greedy, cheap and jealous. Uranus represents individualism, inventiveness and freedom from tradition. It governs unexpected meetings with old friends. It implies some intellectual ability like the related thoughts of Mercury but Uranus is more original and unusual than Mercury. Uranus is the upper octave expression of Mercury. Uranus relates to departures from habit, anarchy, new gadgets, high technology, automobiles, computers and some aspects of astrology. Neptune is the upper octave expression of Venus. Neptune influences the arts like Venus. Neptune stands for illusion, drama, dreams, imagination, fantasy, visions and ideals. Neptune people are utopians. They want a perfect world and tend not to accept reality unless it has features that will gratify these desires. Neptune rules chemicals, drugs, placebos, poison, medicine, visions, mirages and hypnotic suggestion. Neptune thoughts can function as a mental safety valve because the imagination can fabricate successful dreams to compensate for the short falls of reality. Pluto is the upper octave of the Moon. It is the dynamic of universal welfare, co-operation and group activity. Sometimes the goal of these co-operative efforts is noble and moral but the discordant side of Pluto represents coercive, criminal brotherhoods and racist fraternal groups. Mid Heaven (abbreviated M.C.) is like a broadcast antenna beaming your activity to a public audience. The Mid Heaven is actually the cusp of the Tenth House. All planets in the Tenth House also affect the public image. If your M.C. is powerful a lot of your activity will reach public view. The Ascendant is like the ground wire of the soul. The Ascendant represents the personality, personal matters and health. It is actually the cusp of the First House and all of the planets in the First house influence personal affairs. Personal matters and the personality are important to everyone. A powerful Ascendant indicates an intense personality with pronounced features and this means that much energy is directed inward to an interest in personal and more private matters. ut some people have much more Ascendant power. A powerful The Signs Each sign is a region of 30 degrees corresponding to 1/12 of the apparent path of the Sun during the year. One of the ways astrologers measure the position of the planets and the house cusps is along this path of signs called the ecliptic. Being located in a particular sign gives added modulation to the energy of the planets. A few examples will explain what is meant by modulation. A musical tone sounded on a piano and a trombone is modified through a different type of instrument. A speech which is televised differs from a speech read in a newspaper and other different results occur from hearing a speech in person. Each sign has its dominant thought which modulates everything within its bounds. This is signified by the key word of the sign. The signs will all be described individually but broad categories are employed to make comparison and contrast possible.   Moveable signs: highly changeable, highly active Mutable signs: medium activity, changes occur for a reason Fixed signs: steadfast, rigid, real changes are unlikely Fire signs: more competitive, courageous, leader oriented Earth signs: practical, steady, plan for the future Air signs: versatile, free, fickle, intelligent, and inquisitive Water signs: sensitive, emotional, tempestuous   Positive signs are always followed by negative signs. Positive signs are active and masculine while negative signs are reactive, receptive and feminine in nature. The first sign is extremely positive and the second sign is moderately negative but the last sign is extremely negative and the second to last sign is moderately positive. The middle signs of the zodiac are more homogeneous and balanced. The most pronounced border between signs is between Pisces and Aries. This corresponds to the time of the first day of spring, the vernal equinox. Signs of the First Emanation Aries, Taurus, Gemini and Cancer are classed as the first emanation The first emanation signs promote behaviours which are inspired By ones internal urges wishes and desires. These self-starting people are inclined to follow a path of their own direction.   Aries - I am (moveable, fire, positive) The sign of the ram is combative, competitive, a leader, optimistic, officious, perhaps over confident, quick to act, reluctant to admit mistakes, rash in love and lively in conversation and politics. (related to Mars) TAURUS - I have (fixed, earth, negative) The sign of the bull is steadfast, self-reliant, steadily plodding quite patient, stubborn but once irritated becomes excessively violent and tends to remain that way longer than others. Possessive with money and goods. We might consider Taurus to be stable but obstinate. There are times in the spring when the developing plant growth must be able to conserve and consolidate so that strength is available for renewed growth when warmer days make extended development of little risk and the sun moves from Taurus and into Gemini. (Taurus is related to Venus)   Gemini - I Think ( mutable, air, positive) The sign of the twins is very communicative, likes to talk and read study and teach. They are intellectual, reasonable. versatile and perhaps so versatile that there is no specialization or single specific career. Gemini people have expanding and restless tendencies. (Gemini is related to Mercury) Cancer - I feel (moveable water negative) The sign of the crab promotes behaviour which is sometimes touchy and sensitive to change. Cancer people are home-bodies with a tenacious grasp on things familiar and domestic. Although Cancers become easily upset; they act to safeguard security with great determination. Shelter is sought in the home (crab’s shell). Cancer influenced people should adopt an attitude that the world is a friendly place. Direction should be provided so that endless wandering through the tidal flats of emotion can be converted to constructive environmental improvement and adaptation. (Cancer is related to the Moon )   Signs of the second emanation The fifth to eighth signs are classified as second emanation. Generally these signs influence people to be bound by consideration of other people's wishes in the way that they execute their own plan. These co-operators are directing their own affairs with some modification to accommodate the needs of others.   LEO I will (fixed, fire, positive) The sign of the lion tends toward courage, constancy and undaunted perseverance. They are magnanimous, generous, faithful and very ambitious. They are social, aspire to rule and have a talent for deputizing workers. They may exhibit dominant behaviour and like to show off. (Leo is related to the Sun) Virgo - I analyse (mutable, earth, negative) The sign of the Virgin if powerful in the birth chart marks such a person to be predisposed to plan for the future, be industrious, modest, contemplative, intellectual and critical. On the discordant side of being critical they may to be overly critical to the point that no truly constructive result is likely. Virgo corresponds to the season of the year when the crops have reached maturity. It is harvest time since the days are becoming cooler and shorter. It is time to store them for the coming winter. (Virgo is related to Mercury) LIBRA - I balance (moveable, air, positive) The sign of the scales gives a predisposition to be just, fair, affectionate, inclined toward marriage and sympathetic. At the time when the Sun enters Libra the length of the day equals the length of the night. It represents the the meeting of the two halves of the year and the marriage of opposite seasons. It has relatively warm days and cool nights. As time passes the cold begins to predominate. It is a positive sign but it has traits of both the positive and negative influences. It is symbolic of marriage of the masculine and feminine principals. (Libra is related to Venus) Scorpio - I desire (fixed, water, negative) The sign of the scorpion denotes shrewdness, suspicion, and secretiveness. Scorpios are thoughtful, ingenious and scientific. They are persistent and seek sexual gratification. They carry a weapon in the tail where you least expect it. As temperatures cool freezing occurs. The fixed water designation conjures the image of ice and approaching coldness. To attain ones ultimate preservation in such an environment resourcefulness an determination are an asset. (Scorpio is related to Mars and Pluto) Signs of the Third Emanation The ninth to twelfth signs are categorized as third emanation. Influences in these four signs operate more on the basis of other peoples points of view and opinions than inwardly derived intentions. These outwardly motivated people tend to act on plans already conceived by others, while their own true feelings are held in reserve. Sagittarius - I see (mutable, fire, positive) The sign of the archer influences people to be religious, charitable, philosophical and loyal. They aim for the main target rather than being nit pickers who pursue side issues. At the time of the year when the Sun enters Sagittarius the leaves of deciduous forests have dropped their leaves thus exposing things which had previously been camouflaged. Some streams or creeks may have run dry or been frozen over. This is helpful for hunters. They have improved mobility which promotes exploration and better vision to spot what is really there. This suits Sagittarians to pursue philosophy, religious pursuits, and have improved intuition and predictive abilities. These people can be gifted seers. (Sagittarius is related to Jupiter) Capricorn - I use (moveable, earth, negative) The sign of the goat denotes cunning, deceit and ambition. Those with a powerful Capricorn tend to develop success in business. The key word is “I use”, so we understand that they will skillfully use every possible foot hold to reach their planned goal. The shortest day of the year is at the commencement of Capricorn. It marks the time when the days start to lengthen. It is symbolic of the birth of a new Sun cycle (Christmas). The journey to the top of the mountain begins at the bottom. The journey may at times be treacherous so the sure footed goat knows that this is the route to the vegetation on the higher slopes, thus safety, perseverance and skill are necessary.  (Capricorn is related to Saturn) Aquarius - I know (fixed, air, positive) Those identified with the sign of the water bearer, desire scientific verification of all theories. They are progressive, humanitarians who are sincere, innovative, radical and revolutionary. They insist on forming their own opinion and they reject reliance upon blind faith. In our northern latitudes this time is typified by the snowy landscapes of mid-winter. Winter's fury has already been experienced and although more cold weather still lies in store all surviving creatures have learnt to apply techniques of reliable value. During this time the Sun begins to climb ever higher into the clear winter sky. The temperatures may begin to moderate slightly and winter may begin to show signs of receding.  (Aquarius is related to Saturn and Uranus) Pisces - I believe (mutable, water, negative) The sign of the two fish represents a group of people who are dreamy and religiously inclined. Naive and innocent well wishers, they are often disposed to reliance on faith and belief. Pisceans are idealists who cherish marriage, peace, good will and sympathy. They are particular in their ways since they have already established ideals and remain faithful to these ideals. They tend to be mediumistic, psychic, sensitive, emotional and heavily influenced by the inner plane and outer plane environment. When the Sun is in Pisces, it is the last days before the equinox. Thus Pisces people have faith that a new dawning of spring is soon to come. (Pisces is related to Jupiter and Neptune) The Mundane Houses   Thought families (Planets) are modulated by environmental qualities (Signs) in various departments of life (Houses). When we discuss the departments of life we could list: Personal affairs Possessions Brethren Home Children and entertainment Work Partnership Etc. We commonly extrapolate or enlarge on these various departmental descriptions by associating related concepts. If we consider partnership it could be a spouse, a competitor, an opponent or adversary. For a country partners could be trading partners, allies in combat or a blood enemy. Each mundane house represents 1/12 of the apparent path of the Sun during one day in a particular location. In the horoscope chart wheel each spoke of the wheel is one of the twelve house cusps. At the tip of each spoke or cusp is marked a position in degrees and minutes of the sign location relative to the ecliptic that co-insides with this position. The horizontal spoke is the horizon. On the left side is the Ascendant or First House Cusp. All of the space below until the next spoke below is the First House. This next spoke is the Second House Cusp. If you see a planet symbol in a particular house this means that the thought family represented by that planet expresses itself in that department of life. For example if Saturn is in Taurus and in the Second House, then determined and steady thoughts (Taurus) of system and heavy responsibility (Saturn) express in relation to personal possessions (Second House). Now if we carry on around the wheel we find the Third House just below the Second House. The next spoke is the vertical line. It is the Fourth House Cusp and it marks the lowest point in the daily movement of the Sun. This is at the bottom of the vertical line and it is called the nadir. If we follow the vertical line to the top we have the Mid-Heaven or the 10th house cusp. The 1st House relates to personal matters, personality factors, personal health. The 2nd House relates to personal possessions, personal wealth, belongings. The 3rd House relates to brethren, family, relatives, the neighbourhood, neighbours, short journeys, letters and studying, The 4th House relates to the father, the fathers estate, the home and the latter days of life and retirement. The 5th House relates to children, entertainment, fun, games, gambling, speculation and romance. The 6th House relates to work, sickness, small animals, doctors, police, civil servants and employees. The 7th House relates to the spouse, partners, open opponents, competitors, open enemies, international trading partners, allies and customers. The 8th House relates to book keepers, accountants, auditors, death, passing to the inner plane, inner plane entities, spirits and ghosts. The 9th House relates to judgements, courts, judges, graduation and publishing. The 10th House relates to honour, reputation, public appearances, the mother, the career and things accomplished. The 11th House rules friends, hopes, aspirations, wishes and friends in high places or backers. The 12th House relates to false friends, hidden or secret enemies, enemies in high places, inner plane research, occult studies, restrictions and disappointments. Aspects   As the planets move along the ecliptic they form an arrangement of angular relationships with each other and the Ascendant and the Mid- Heaven. The vortexes of the angular intersection of all emanations from the planets generate known results as the planets are arranged at ten special angular distances apart in space. Ten of these special particular angular relationships (aspects) have specific  influences which will generate astrodynes in the horoscope. Each aspect generates known amounts of astrodynes which increase when the aspect is closest to exact but all aspects within a defined range called the orb of the aspect are also valid. See the Table of Aspect Orbs below. Aspects are weakest at the edge of the orb of the aspect. All aspects in the birth chart have particular orb sizes of several degrees for the most powerful aspect and less for the weaker aspect types. In the time after birth as the planets move, aspects will form and later separate as progressed aspects. These aspects will have an orb of just one degree beyond exactness.    0° conjunction. The two planets are working together and produce prominence. This is a neutral and very powerful aspect. 30° semi- sextile - growth, weak but harmonious aspect 45° semi- square - friction, weak and discordant 60° sextile - opportunity, moderate power and harmonious 90° square - obstacle, powerful and discordant 120° trine - luck, powerful and harmonious 135° semi-square, agitation, weak, discordant 150° expansion, weak, neutral 180° opposition The two planets are working at an opposite position to each other. This aspect is very powerful and discordant. 0° of declination north or south - intensity very powerful and neutral   Accordingly if the Sun is Trine (120 degrees apart) to the Moon, we have power thoughts (Sun) creating luck with the domestic thoughts (Moon). Planets in an aspect reside in their individual mundane houses and individual signs. All of these factors play a part in what type  of events will transpire due to the aspect. The abstract descriptions provided by the aspect information will evoke images in the mind about some particular circumstances that might be experienced in this situation with due regard to the environment and what is normal. There are many aspects in a chart at any time. We use statistics to summarise these matters into a unified view. Once the reader gains an overall and proportional analysis of the entire horoscope chart and follows the progressed trends there will be a picture of considerable detail in the mind of what the horoscope reveals. The Progressed Chart The natal birth chart is the foundation of your horoscope. Basically everything you need to map the tendency of your personality traits is laid out in your natal chart but as time passes circumstances do vary. This variation is not going to wipe out what is mapped in the natal chart but circumstances can be temporarily altered for a short time or a long time to cause changes. It is also within your ability to improve or degrade your personality traits with consistent effort. All progressed horoscope astrodynes begin with the natal astrodynes as a foundation. The natal power and harmony are already calculated into the totals for the progressed chart.     Three modes of time ratio calculation The MAjor Progressed (MAP.) chart advances such that each year of life is mapped by just one day of real time movement. Therefore five days of movement will map out the major changes for five years.   The MInor Progressed (MIP.) chart advances such that each year is mapped by just about 27.3 days. More precisely each lunar month maps a year of real time. The Mip chart maps minor events. The real time movements of the planets are called Transit progressed. Here one day of planet movement maps the events of one day. Transits reveal daily or trivial events.   Accumulated minor happenings (Minor Progressed aspects) predispose us to enter into circumstances that open the door to major events of the same type. Trivial events (Transit Aspects) of a particular type can be the trigger for related major events particularly when minor events have opened the door to such happenings.   All progressed aspects have an orb of influence of one degree of arc (sixty minutes of arc). At first it may be confusing to comprehend all of these moving and changing aspect events and the passage of planets from one sign to another and one house to another. Therefore it is recommended that you acquaint yourself with Map Mip and Transit events taking one conceptual focus at a time until you are familiar enough with the topic to form a more unified over view. We have now quickly covered the basics. You do not yet know everything about astrology but you do know about  the basic building blocks. On the home page of this website you will find more astrological reference books and essays. These sources will furnish you a wealth of knowledge about astrology and other occult topics. It was noticed that in certain segments of the sky aspects carried larger, medium or weaker amounts of power. To be more precise the First House           (angular) larger power Second House     (succedent) medium power Third House        (cadent) weaker power Fourth House      (angular) larger power Fifth House         (succedent) medium power ... and so on around the wheel of houses. This is summarized in the Table of Orbs below
Each aspect type varies in its power and harmony potential. We calculate these more powerful aspects with a wider orb of influence. In direct proportion to the distance an aspect is from it's outer most orb, the greater is its power. Therefore we can measure power and its unit is the ASTRODYNE. Aspects are by definition harmonious or discordant or neutral. Discord is the negative side of harmony. An aspect which brings harmony carries the same amount of harmony as it holds power. So a harmonious aspect with a power of 4.25 will have a harmony of 4.25 and a discordant aspect with a power of 4.25 will have a harmony of minus four point two five (-4.25) HARMODYNES. But there is one complication, because Saturn by one half and Mars by one quarter carry added discord and Jupiter by one half and Venus by one quarter carry added harmony. For example if Saturn is within orb of a trine aspect (120 degrees) with Venus and we have calculated aspect power at at say 9.00 then the harmony of this aspect is 6.75 First it is worth 9 because a trine is by nature harmonious and then we subtract 4.5 because Saturn carries discord and we add 2.25 because Venus carries harmony. Notice the aspect table gives Luminaries a wider orb and thus more power. The luminaries are the Sun and the Moon. Mercury is a special case since we recognize the increased power that a luminary would deliver but beyond normal planet orb size it is out of orb. The Parallel aspect is a special case. Its orb is only 1 degree and the power delivery is figured using that ratio but using conjunction aspect power levels. This means that a perfectly exact parallel would have power of at least 8.
The following is an independent report. Introduction to Natal Astrology Jon Stevens provides us with two videos that give some beginning concepts using graphics so that you will understand terms such as planets, signs and mundane houses. Video1  Video2
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The horoscope

is a map of important inner plane influences at the time of birth. The Bible teaches that God made man in his image. Children are made in the likeness of nature. All life and all of existence is inter- related and inter-connected in association together. Your soul is one with the universe. Souls of appropriately evolved potential people who are most in in- tune with the existing condition of the cosmos will be able to bring about birth and manage to survive. This situation is termed the principal of correspondence. The current configuration of the cosmos may map some common influences. The most prominent features of the cosmic map are the biggest nearby objects in the solar system. Therefore we mainly look at the arrangement of the Sun, the Moon and the planets as they would appear from the time and location of birth on planet Earth. Birth sets a cycle of inter-related events in motion which usually follow predictable patterns. If nothing special is done to re-condition the wants and desires; life will bear resemblance to universal cycles. Astrological energy is not absolute. We must also consider: 1) The resistance offered by the physical environment 2) Conditioning by physical plane & inner plane events since birth 3) The evolutionary level of the individual 4) The individual's efforts at control The character traits of your personality are stored in your memory. The storage of memory in human kind: the system by which bits of information are retrieved for use and the pattern which guides the flow of consciousness is summarized under THE LAW OF ASSOCIATION. A brief illustration will help develop what is meant by association. The thought "Hot" often gives rise to the thought "Cold" because the two are associated as opposites. The thoughts "THREE, FOUR, FIVE" often call the thought "SIX". This type of association is called contiguity. When a clinical psychologist asks a client to free associate the thought "PEPPER"; A very frequent reply is "SALT" because the two are associated by proximity and group. If the thought "SALT" is not called; the thought "SPICE" may occur. However, the thought "PEPPER" will seldom conjure "ICE CREAM" or "WATER MELON". An even less likely response is "ELECTRON MICROSCOPE". It is widely accepted that no thought enters the consciousness except as it may occur through association. It is the filing system of the unconscious mind or the soul. In the unconscious mind there is mass storage of all past events and feelings which in total constitutes the nature of all attributes ever gained. This is the infrastructure which has formed thought families (or clusters). Ancient magi correspond these mental families to the main physical families of matter. These mental families mirror the main common activty modalities of human life. For example we all have some thought clusters related with people of authority. The primary authority in most persons life is the father and it is also common to have important thoughts about ones mother. This system utilizes three descriptive models. 1) energy dynamics -the planets 2) mode dynamics -the signs of the zodiac 3) departmental dynamics -the mundane houses The astrodyne is the unit of astrological measurement by which the personal dynamics may be reliably measured. POWER astrodynes describe the importance and volume or quantity of things attributed to that dynamic. HARMONY astrodynes measure the quality of the power delivered through that channel. POSITIVE HARMONY tends to make life easier and more productive. NEGATIVE HARMONY which is commonly called discord, makes it more difficult to be productive. Constructive and happy occurrence are possible in low harmony areas but the difficulty level is greater. Sometimes the power score for a planet is high and the harmony score is low: so it is necessary to balance this interaction in your own mind. It means there is an ability with great potential but the harmony is so low that the ability may be misdirected and attract trouble until action is taken to form constructive habits. This re- education can be accomplished with a degree of difficulty consistent with the low harmony score. If the individual has actually done well despite the discord it is a mark that was earned with effort. One further example will be mentioned. Sometimes the harmony score is very high but the power score is very low. This would indicate that one is very well adjusted relative to this dynamic. All things related to this dynamic go very well and it is easy but because of the very low power score this dynamic lacks importance and it is not very evident in your overall character. There are remedies to correct deficiencies and increase your success; if you wish to take action. One who takes planned directed action can in time acquire significantly improved habits. As mentioned above astrological influence is not absolute. Therefore the gross total of astrodynes is not as relevant as the distribution of the scores relative to each other. One should rate each dynamic in relation to what is average or normal for the individual. If we can assume that the astrodyne scores of a population match a normal curve we would have a measure of how outstanding high low or moderate scores are. Accordingly 68% of all scores in a normal population bell curve are within 1 standard deviation from the mean score. 95% of all scores are within 2 standard deviations from the mean score. 99.7% of all scores are within 3 standard deviations. Using this standard we can denote all astrodyne scores as being moderate, very high or low. We can distinguish truly exceptional scores form what are average scores. The net effect of astrological factors on the events of life is about 50%. Astrology is sometimes called inner plane weather. The weather metaphor works very well to illustrate the strength of the astrological effect. For example, you can go out in a storm and with some difficulty still accomplish many tasks. The weather may hamper your progress but if you make reasonable preparations you can still function in all but the most sever conditions (hurricanes, floods, forest fire, severe winter blizzard). Taking appropriate cover in these situations is usually effective. Accurate weather predictions help us cope with these things. We can stay where it is safe until danger passes. We can dress for the weather and build sturdy buildings. In spite of this many are caught unaware and unprepared. The same holds true with astrology. We can make plans to act accordingly and in more severe situations we can alter our actions until it is safe. So if there is heavy Mars discord and/or Uranus discord you may decide that driving could result in an accident and therefore you change your plans. If there is Saturn discord you may decide not to gamble on that day. This is all been mentioned so that you can understand that discord does not mean certain failure. Astrological information provides an opportunity to evade disaster or to succeed because you are able to take precautions. If the horoscope shows high harmony and higher than normal astrodyne power then you would know that at the time in question there may be an opportunity or unusual luck so that you can succeed in a manner that is beyond what is normal for you. You might think that the astrological effect is weak and therefore can be ignored. After all most people know little or nothing about astrology and they still cope and succeed quite well. Given this it is none the less very remarkable that almost always the astrological information matches closely what actually occurs. Generally most people just float along with the astrological current and end up near where one would predict with small variations. When you have astrological knowledge you have an advantage that can be useful. I am the editor of what follows not the author. I claim no originality for what follows. Certainly Elbert Benjamine was the author who’s work I most read and basically what follows came from him. Further credit should also be attributed to T.H. Burgoine, D. C. Doane and H.S.D. Starnaman. I have copied much of their content for accuracy many times and I also made some changes or additions. Classic astrology is a very ancient tradition passed to us by wise magi. The Planets The Sun is the seat of individuality and the inborn drive for significance. Man has a psychological need to control a piece of territory to insure survival. The Sun is related to the social status, and the degree of self-esteem, power in the community, the ability to be a leader and to deal with authority. Foremen, managers, politicians, military commanders, gang leaders, supervisors and social leaders must all utilize large amounts of Sun type behaviour. The Moon denotes the domestic thought family. It refers to the seat of the mentality; not the cerebral thoughts themselves but rather the mood or mental state. The relative power score of the Moon indicates the intensity of mental states, feelings, emotions and sensitivity in common generalized matters. The Moon describes the degree of interest in family life, raising children, caring for those who need help and doing domestic work. It includes dealings with the common folk and the public in general. Its quality is intuitive, understanding, changeable, feminine and fluctuates like the tides of the sea. Mercury relates to cerebral activity, perception, nerve currents and all manner of expression. This family of thoughts influences intellectual ability and the habits of thought, the ability to communicate and define the various components of any situation. It maps the ability to figure things out. Venus relates to friendship, affection, mirth, conjugality, appreciation of art and beauty. Venus thoughts can be artistic, mild, fun loving, pleasant, warm hearted and sometimes promiscuous. Mars relates to thoughts of lust, destruction, construction, combat, war and strife. Mars thoughts include the ability to fight aggressors, deal with injury, surgery, infection, inflammation and accidents. Mars thought is required to build an edifice or to succeed in a difficult or complex task. Survival is only possible with some degree of Mars thought. Jupiter relates to opulence, good cheer, generosity, benevolence, joviality, faith and hope. Jupiter is the religious dynamic; so it encompasses the veneration of higher powers of authority. It rules religious ceremonies, superstition and dogma. Many things which make little logical sense can be sold to the flock of faithful followers. Jupiter also rules sales and sales people. Saturn represents safety, caution, attention to detail, system, frugality, hard work, loses and hardship. These are things that are required for business where counting money or devising a system is important. People with a powerful Saturn are equipped to make purchases at the lowest price. Saturn thoughts can be associated with being selfish, greedy, cheap and jealous. Uranus represents individualism, inventiveness and freedom from tradition. It governs unexpected meetings with old friends. It implies some intellectual ability like the related thoughts of Mercury but Uranus is more original and unusual than Mercury. Uranus is the upper octave expression of Mercury. Uranus relates to departures from habit, anarchy, new gadgets, high technology, automobiles, computers and some aspects of astrology. Neptune is the upper octave expression of Venus. Neptune influences the arts like Venus. Neptune stands for illusion, drama, dreams, imagination, fantasy, visions and ideals. Neptune people are utopians. They want a perfect world and tend not to accept reality unless it has features that will gratify these desires. Neptune rules chemicals, drugs, placebos, poison, medicine, visions, mirages and hypnotic suggestion. Neptune thoughts can function as a mental safety valve because the imagination can fabricate successful dreams to compensate for the short falls of reality. Pluto is the upper octave of the Moon. It is the dynamic of universal welfare, co-operation and group activity. Sometimes the goal of these co-operative efforts is noble and moral but the discordant side of Pluto represents coercive, criminal brotherhoods and racist fraternal groups. Mid Heaven (abbreviated M.C.) is like a broadcast antenna beaming your activity to a public audience. The Mid Heaven is actually the cusp of the Tenth House. All planets in the Tenth House also affect the public image. If your M.C. is powerful a lot of your activity will reach public view. The Ascendant is like the ground wire of the soul. The Ascendant represents the personality, personal matters and health. It is actually the cusp of the First House and all of the planets in the First house influence personal affairs. Personal matters and the personality are important to everyone. A powerful Ascendant indicates an intense personality with pronounced features and this means that much energy is directed inward to an interest in personal and more private matters. ut some people have much more Ascendant power. A powerful The Signs Each sign is a region of 30 degrees corresponding to 1/12 of the apparent path of the Sun during the year. One of the ways astrologers measure the position of the planets and the house cusps is along this path of signs called the ecliptic. Being located in a particular sign gives added modulation to the energy of the planets. A few examples will explain what is meant by modulation. A musical tone sounded on a piano and a trombone is modified through a different type of instrument. A speech which is televised differs from a speech read in a newspaper and other different results occur from hearing a speech in person. Each sign has its dominant thought which modulates everything within its bounds. This is signified by the key word of the sign. The signs will all be described individually but broad categories are employed to make comparison and contrast possible.   Moveable signs: highly changeable, highly active Mutable signs: medium activity, changes occur for a reason Fixed signs: steadfast, rigid, real changes are unlikely Fire signs: more competitive, courageous, leader oriented Earth signs: practical, steady, plan for the future Air signs: versatile, free, fickle, intelligent, and inquisitive Water signs: sensitive, emotional, tempestuous   Positive signs are always followed by negative signs. Positive signs are active and masculine while negative signs are reactive, receptive and feminine in nature. The first sign is extremely positive and the second sign is moderately negative but the last sign is extremely negative and the second to last sign is moderately positive. The middle signs of the zodiac are more homogeneous and balanced. The most pronounced border between signs is between Pisces and Aries. This corresponds to the time of the first day of spring, the vernal equinox. Signs of the First Emanation Aries, Taurus, Gemini and Cancer are classed as the first emanation The first emanation signs promote behaviours which are inspired By ones internal urges wishes and desires. These self-starting people are inclined to follow a path of their own direction.   Aries - I am (moveable, fire, positive) The sign of the ram is combative, competitive, a leader, optimistic, officious, perhaps over confident, quick to act, reluctant to admit mistakes, rash in love and lively in conversation and politics. (related to Mars) TAURUS - I have (fixed, earth, negative) The sign of the bull is steadfast, self-reliant, steadily plodding quite patient, stubborn but once irritated becomes excessively violent and tends to remain that way longer than others. Possessive with money and goods. We might consider Taurus to be stable but obstinate. There are times in the spring when the developing plant growth must be able to conserve and consolidate so that strength is available for renewed growth when warmer days make extended development of little risk and the sun moves from Taurus and into Gemini. (Taurus is related to Venus)   Gemini - I Think ( mutable, air, positive) The sign of the twins is very communicative, likes to talk and read study and teach. They are intellectual, reasonable. versatile and perhaps so versatile that there is no specialization or single specific career. Gemini people have expanding and restless tendencies. (Gemini is related to Mercury) Cancer - I feel (moveable water negative) The sign of the crab promotes behaviour which is sometimes touchy and sensitive to change. Cancer people are home-bodies with a tenacious grasp on things familiar and domestic. Although Cancers become easily upset; they act to safeguard security with great determination. Shelter is sought in the home (crab’s shell). Cancer influenced people should adopt an attitude that the world is a friendly place. Direction should be provided so that endless wandering through the tidal flats of emotion can be converted to constructive environmental improvement and adaptation. (Cancer is related to the Moon )   Signs of the second emanation The fifth to eighth signs are classified as second emanation. Generally these signs influence people to be bound by consideration of other people's wishes in the way that they execute their own plan. These co-operators are directing their own affairs with some modification to accommodate the needs of others.   LEO I will (fixed, fire, positive) The sign of the lion tends toward courage, constancy and undaunted perseverance. They are magnanimous, generous, faithful and very ambitious. They are social, aspire to rule and have a talent for deputizing workers. They may exhibit dominant behaviour and like to show off. (Leo is related to the Sun) Virgo - I analyse (mutable, earth, negative) The sign of the Virgin if powerful in the birth chart marks such a person to be predisposed to plan for the future, be industrious, modest, contemplative, intellectual and critical. On the discordant side of being critical they may to be overly critical to the point that no truly constructive result is likely. Virgo corresponds to the season of the year when the crops have reached maturity. It is harvest time since the days are becoming cooler and shorter. It is time to store them for the coming winter. (Virgo is related to Mercury) LIBRA - I balance (moveable, air, positive) The sign of the scales gives a predisposition to be just, fair, affectionate, inclined toward marriage and sympathetic. At the time when the Sun enters Libra the length of the day equals the length of the night. It represents the the meeting of the two halves of the year and the marriage of opposite seasons. It has relatively warm days and cool nights. As time passes the cold begins to predominate. It is a positive sign but it has traits of both the positive and negative influences. It is symbolic of marriage of the masculine and feminine principals. (Libra is related to Venus) Scorpio - I desire (fixed, water, negative) The sign of the scorpion denotes shrewdness, suspicion, and secretiveness. Scorpios are thoughtful, ingenious and scientific. They are persistent and seek sexual gratification. They carry a weapon in the tail where you least expect it. As temperatures cool freezing occurs. The fixed water designation conjures the image of ice and approaching coldness. To attain ones ultimate preservation in such an environment resourcefulness an determination are an asset. (Scorpio is related to Mars and Pluto) Signs of the Third Emanation The ninth to twelfth signs are categorized as third emanation. Influences in these four signs operate more on the basis of other peoples points of view and opinions than inwardly derived intentions. These outwardly motivated people tend to act on plans already conceived by others, while their own true feelings are held in reserve. Sagittarius - I see (mutable, fire, positive) The sign of the archer influences people to be religious, charitable, philosophical and loyal. They aim for the main target rather than being nit pickers who pursue side issues. At the time of the year when the Sun enters Sagittarius the leaves of deciduous forests have dropped their leaves thus exposing things which had previously been camouflaged. Some streams or creeks may have run dry or been frozen over. This is helpful for hunters. They have improved mobility which promotes exploration and better vision to spot what is really there. This suits Sagittarians to pursue philosophy, religious pursuits, and have improved intuition and predictive abilities. These people can be gifted seers. (Sagittarius is related to Jupiter) Capricorn - I use (moveable, earth, negative) The sign of the goat denotes cunning, deceit and ambition. Those with a powerful Capricorn tend to develop success in business. The key word is “I use”, so we understand that they will skillfully use every possible foot hold to reach their planned goal. The shortest day of the year is at the commencement of Capricorn. It marks the time when the days start to lengthen. It is symbolic of the birth of a new Sun cycle (Christmas). The journey to the top of the mountain begins at the bottom. The journey may at times be treacherous so the sure footed goat knows that this is the route to the vegetation on the higher slopes, thus safety, perseverance and skill are necessary.  (Capricorn is related to Saturn) Aquarius - I know (fixed, air, positive) Those identified with the sign of the water bearer, desire scientific verification of all theories. They are progressive, humanitarians who are sincere, innovative, radical and revolutionary. They insist on forming their own opinion and they reject reliance upon blind faith. In our northern latitudes this time is typified by the snowy landscapes of mid-winter. Winter's fury has already been experienced and although more cold weather still lies in store all surviving creatures have learnt to apply techniques of reliable value. During this time the Sun begins to climb ever higher into the clear winter sky. The temperatures may begin to moderate slightly and winter may begin to show signs of receding.  (Aquarius is related to Saturn and Uranus) Pisces - I believe (mutable, water, negative) The sign of the two fish represents a group of people who are dreamy and religiously inclined. Naive and innocent well wishers, they are often disposed to reliance on faith and belief. Pisceans are idealists who cherish marriage, peace, good will and sympathy. They are particular in their ways since they have already established ideals and remain faithful to these ideals. They tend to be mediumistic, psychic, sensitive, emotional and heavily influenced by the inner plane and outer plane environment. When the Sun is in Pisces, it is the last days before the equinox. Thus Pisces people have faith that a new dawning of spring is soon to come. (Pisces is related to Jupiter and Neptune) The Mundane Houses   Thought families (Planets) are modulated by environmental qualities (Signs) in various departments of life (Houses). When we discuss the departments of life we could list: Personal affairs Possessions Brethren Home Children and entertainment Work Partnership Etc. We commonly extrapolate or enlarge on these various departmental descriptions by associating related concepts. If we consider partnership it could be a spouse, a competitor, an opponent or adversary. For a country partners could be trading partners, allies in combat or a blood enemy. Each mundane house represents 1/12 of the apparent path of the Sun during one day in a particular location. In the horoscope chart wheel each spoke of the wheel is one of the twelve house cusps. At the tip of each spoke or cusp is marked a position in degrees and minutes of the sign location relative to the ecliptic that co-insides with this position. The horizontal spoke is the horizon. On the left side is the Ascendant or First House Cusp. All of the space below until the next spoke below is the First House. This next spoke is the Second House Cusp. If you see a planet symbol in a particular house this means that the thought family represented by that planet expresses itself in that department of life. For example if Saturn is in Taurus and in the Second House, then determined and steady thoughts (Taurus) of system and heavy responsibility (Saturn) express in relation to personal possessions (Second House). Now if we carry on around the wheel we find the Third House just below the Second House. The next spoke is the vertical line. It is the Fourth House Cusp and it marks the lowest point in the daily movement of the Sun. This is at the bottom of the vertical line and it is called the nadir. If we follow the vertical line to the top we have the Mid-Heaven or the 10th house cusp. The 1st House relates to personal matters, personality factors, personal health. The 2nd House relates to personal possessions, personal wealth, belongings. The 3rd House relates to brethren, family, relatives, the neighbourhood, neighbours, short journeys, letters and studying, The 4th House relates to the father, the fathers estate, the home and the latter days of life and retirement. The 5th House relates to children, entertainment, fun, games, gambling, speculation and romance. The 6th House relates to work, sickness, small animals, doctors, police, civil servants and employees. The 7th House relates to the spouse, partners, open opponents, competitors, open enemies, international trading partners, allies and customers. The 8th House relates to book keepers, accountants, auditors, death, passing to the inner plane, inner plane entities, spirits and ghosts. The 9th House relates to judgements, courts, judges, graduation and publishing. The 10th House relates to honour, reputation, public appearances, the mother, the career and things accomplished. The 11th House rules friends, hopes, aspirations, wishes and friends in high places or backers. The 12th House relates to false friends, hidden or secret enemies, enemies in high places, inner plane research, occult studies, restrictions and disappointments. Aspects   As the planets move along the ecliptic they form an arrangement of angular relationships with each other and the Ascendant and the Mid-Heaven. The vortexes of the angular intersection of all emanations from the planets generate known results as the planets are arranged at ten special angular distances apart in space. Ten of these special particular angular relationships (aspects) have specific  influences which will generate astrodynes in the horoscope. Each aspect generates known amounts of astrodynes which increase when the aspect is closest to exact but all aspects within a defined range called the orb of the aspect are also valid. See the Table of Aspect Orbs below. Aspects are weakest at the edge of the orb of the aspect. All aspects in the birth chart have particular orb sizes of several degrees for the most powerful aspect and less for the weaker aspect types. In the time after birth as the planets move, aspects will form and later separate as progressed aspects. These aspects will have an orb of just one degree beyond exactness.    0° conjunction. The two planets are working together and produce prominence. This is a neutral and very powerful aspect. 30° semi- sextile - growth, weak but harmonious aspect 45° semi- square - friction, weak and discordant 60° sextile - opportunity, moderate power and harmonious 90° square - obstacle, powerful and discordant 120° trine - luck, powerful and harmonious 135° semi-square, agitation, weak, discordant 150° expansion, weak, neutral 180° opposition The two planets are working at an opposite position to each other. This aspect is very powerful and discordant. 0° of declination north or south - intensity very powerful and neutral   Accordingly if the Sun is Trine (120 degrees apart) to the Moon, we have power thoughts (Sun) creating luck with the domestic thoughts (Moon). Planets in an aspect reside in their individual mundane houses and individual signs. All of these factors play a part in what type  of events will transpire due to the aspect. The abstract descriptions provided by the aspect information will evoke images in the mind about some particular circumstances that might be experienced in this situation with due regard to the environment and what is normal. There are many aspects in a chart at any time. We use statistics to summarise these matters into a unified view. Once the reader gains an overall and proportional analysis of the entire horoscope chart and follows the progressed trends there will be a picture of considerable detail in the mind of what the horoscope reveals. The Progressed Chart The natal birth chart is the foundation of your horoscope. Basically everything you need to map the tendency of your personality traits is laid out in your natal chart but as time passes circumstances do vary. This variation is not going to wipe out what is mapped in the natal chart but circumstances can be temporarily altered for a short time or a long time to cause changes. It is also within your ability to improve or degrade your personality traits with consistent effort. All progressed horoscope astrodynes begin with the natal astrodynes as a foundation. The natal power and harmony are already calculated into the totals for the progressed chart.     Three modes of time ratio calculation The MAjor Progressed (MAP.) chart advances such that each year of life is mapped by just one day of real time movement. Therefore five days of movement will map out the major changes for five years.   The MInor Progressed (MIP.) chart advances such that each year is mapped by just about 27.3 days. More precisely each lunar month maps a year of real time. The Mip chart maps minor events. The real time movements of the planets are called Transit progressed. Here one day of planet movement maps the events of one day. Transits reveal daily or trivial events.   Accumulated minor happenings (Minor Progressed aspects) predispose us to enter into circumstances that open the door to major events of the same type. Trivial events (Transit Aspects) of a particular type can be the trigger for related major events particularly when minor events have opened the door to such happenings.   All progressed aspects have an orb of influence of one degree of arc (sixty minutes of arc). At first it may be confusing to comprehend all of these moving and changing aspect events and the passage of planets from one sign to another and one house to another. Therefore it is recommended that you acquaint yourself with Map Mip and Transit events taking one conceptual focus at a time until you are familiar enough with the topic to form a more unified over view. We have now quickly covered the basics. You do not yet know everything about astrology but you do know about  the basic building blocks. On the home page of this website you will find more astrological reference books and essays. These sources will furnish you a wealth of knowledge about astrology and other occult topics. It was noticed that in certain segments of the sky aspects carried larger, medium or weaker amounts of power. To be more precise the First House           (angular) larger power Second House     (succedent) medium power Third House        (cadent) weaker power Fourth House      (angular) larger power Fifth House         (succedent) medium power ... and so on around the wheel of houses. This is summarized in the Table of Orbs below
Each aspect type varies in its power and harmony potential. We calculate these more powerful aspects with a wider orb of influence. In direct proportion to the distance an aspect is from it's outer most orb, the greater is its power. Therefore we can measure power and its unit is the ASTRODYNE. Aspects are by definition harmonious or discordant or neutral. Discord is the negative side of harmony. An aspect which brings harmony carries the same amount of harmony as it holds power. So a harmonious aspect with a power of 4.25 will have a harmony of 4.25 and a discordant aspect with a power of 4.25 will have a harmony of minus four point two five (-4.25) HARMODYNES. But there is one complication, because Saturn by one half and Mars by one quarter carry added discord and Jupiter by one half and Venus by one quarter carry added harmony. For example if Saturn is within orb of a trine aspect (120 degrees) with Venus and we have calculated aspect power at at say 9.00 then the harmony of this aspect is 6.75 First it is worth 9 because a trine is by nature harmonious and then we subtract 4.5 because Saturn carries discord and we add 2.25 because Venus carries harmony. Notice the aspect table gives Luminaries a wider orb and thus more power. The luminaries are the Sun and the Moon. Mercury is a special case since we recognize the increased power that a luminary would deliver but beyond normal planet orb size it is out of orb. The Parallel aspect is a special case. Its orb is only 1 degree and the power delivery is figured using that ratio but using conjunction aspect power levels. This means that a perfectly exact parallel would have power of at least 8.
The following is an independent report that is not commissioned or sanctioned by any other body or organization. Jon Stevens provides us with two videos that give some beginning concepts using graphics so that you will understand terms such as planets, signs and mundane houses. Video1  Video2