northanger (northanger) wrote,


i'm looking more closely at orbs on the 6R10DB9 chart, especially for Sun & Moon and Jupiter & Pluto. i'm leaning toward selecting a chart time where the Sun-Moon exact conjunction can highlight the tension between Jupiter (Expansion) & Pluto (Power). technically, Jupiter & Pluto are not in aspect, but they are in EON Phase 1 (Unrealized Potential, Karios, Morphic Fields, Archetype) & SUN+MOON is within 3° of the JUPITER/PLUTO midpoint (more in a bit).

Orbs :: Aspects show an influence in the period leading up to exactness and a diminishing effect as they separate from perfection. The time-span in which their effect may be expected to manifest and linger is defined by the period that they are said to be 'in orb'. Many modern astrologers apply an orb of 8° before and after the most powerful aspects (conjunction, square, trine and opposition) to indicate the periods of application and separation. A smaller orb of 4° is similarly applied to the sextile, with 2° applied to the remaining, minor aspects [...] Traditionally however, orbs of influence were applied to planets, not the aspects themselves, with the Sun and Moon recognised as having a greater 'virtue' and orb of influence than the planets. For example, one popular list defines the Sun's orb as 15°; the Moon's orb as 12°, and the orb of Mercury, Venus and Mars as 7°. To know if two planets are 'in orb of application' their orbs are added together and halved - if the planets are separated by less than that distance they are said to be 'in application'.

 • The Classical Origin and Traditional Use of Aspects
 • Traditional Orb Tables
 • Moiety of the Orb
 • Orb

last link includes links to other Orb articles; this article calls Orbs the fudge factor. i create charts at Astrodienst — their Orbs for Astrodienst charts (see bottom). i've noticed that aspect lines on Astrodienst charts are bolder the tighter (or smaller) the orb. eg, on this chart the aspect line for Moon-Jupiter opposition (3°) is thicker than the aspect line for Sun-Jupiter opposition (10°).

from Astrolog

No. Name Abbrev. Angle Orb Description of glyph
1 Conjunct (Con) 0 +/- 7° Circle with extending line
2 Opposite (Opp) 180 +/- 7° Two circles joined by line
3 Square (Squ) 90 +/- 7° Quadrilateral
4 Trine (Tri) 120 +/- 7° Triangle
5 Sextile (Sex) 60 +/- 6° Six pointed asterisk
6 Inconjunct (Inc) 150 +/- 3° 'K' rotated right
7 Semisextile (SSx) 30 +/- 3° 'K' rotated left
8 Semisquare (SSq) 45 +/- 3° Acute angle
9 Sesquiquadrate (Ses) 135 +/- 3° Square with extending lines
10 Quintile (Qui) 72 +/- 2° Letter 'Q'
11 Biquintile (BQn) 144 +/- 2° '+' over '-'
12 Semiquintile (SQn) 36 +/- 1° '-' over '+'
13 Septile (Sep) 51.43 +/- 1° Number '7'
14 Novile (Nov) 40 +/- 1° Number '9'
15 Binovile (BNv) 80 +/- 1° '9' under Roman 'II'
16 Biseptile (BSp) 102.86 +/- 1° '7' under Roman 'II'
17 Triseptile (TSp) 154.29 +/- 1° '7' under Roman 'III'
18 Quatronovile (QNv) 160 +/- 1° '9' under Roman 'IV'
Tags: 615, 6r10db9, orbs

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