Hello advanced astrologers: is a conjunction aspect only an 8 degree orb or 10 degree orb ?
- Anonymous8 months agoFavourite answer
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.
- JanetLv 78 months ago
Every astrologer tries out the various orbs and eventually those that their observations seems to support.
But there are some generally-accepted 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.