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Benefic (Benefic Aspects; Benefic Planets)

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Benefic is a traditional term that, after falling into disuse among modern astrologers, has experienced a revival with the renewed interest in classical astrology. It refers to aspects and planets regarded as having a fortunate, harmonious influence. Benefic aspects are angles such as trines and sextiles (often called soft aspects by current astrologers) and planets such as Venus (the Lesser Benefic) and Jupiter (the Greater Benefic). The antonym of benefic is malefic.

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