Dissociate Aspects

Dissociate Aspects

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Dissociate aspect was at one time an alternate term for quincunx. In contemporary astrology, this expression usually refers to an aspect in which the component planets are not in the anticipated signs. For example, it is normally the case that the planets making a trine aspect (120°) are in the same element. Thus, a planet in Scorpio will usually makes trines only with planets in the other water signs, Cancer and Pisces; a planet in Taurus makes trines with planets in other earth signs; etc. However, because an aspect does not have to be exact to be regarded as effective, sometimes—to continue using the trine example—two planets in a trine can be in signs of different elements. In this case, the trine would be termed dissociate.

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