To understand the aspects in any chart considered them one by one. Look first for any two planets situated side-by-side, within a few degrees of each other. They may be in the same sign or on the edge of two neighbouring signs. When this position is noted, the aspect is called a conjunction.
The conjunction is not a favourable or unfavourable in itself. The effect is dependent on the quality of the planets involved because the stronger planet dominates the weaker. Pluto in conjunction with the Sun, Moon or other planets signifies a sense of superlative awareness. Wherever this aspect occurs it indicates knowledge that is beyond the scope of routine education. It represents the essence of instinct and experience.
Neptune in conjunction with any planet raises the planet to a higher vibratory potentiality. Whenever this aspect occurs it’s a key point in the chart. Neptune conjoined with Mercury supplies extraordinary imaginative and visionary power.
The Neptune-Jupiter conjunction indicates the ability to handle large sums of money. Saturn or Mars conjoined with Neptune activates possible power that can have great constructive or destructive consequences according to instinctive desires and training.
Uranus in conjunction with a planet has a stimulating effect. This aspect supplies the impulse and the opportunity for change, movement and expansion. The aspects formed when Uranus is in conjunction with the Sun, Jupiter or Mercury are among the most favourable ones to have in a horoscope. Anyone born with one of these aspects is certain of a dominant place in the world. The kind of success that can be attained and the sphere of activity where opportunity can present itself are determined by the sign and the house in the chart where the aspect occurs. Uranus in conjunction with Venus creates a very dynamic emotional expression. This leads to an active and enjoyable life filled with many friends. Success can be obtained in art or theatre.
Saturn in conjunction with a planet strengthens and stabilises its power but turns this power inwards and the result can be inhibitive as well as creating an unwillingness to participate in group activities. This can limit enthusiasm and ambition which would otherwise manifest itself especially during the first half of life. Later in life personal discipline rises to the surface in the form of wisdom and understanding. The Saturn conjunction also signifies limitations and problems that can be used as the foundation for useful experience in authority and responsibility.
Saturn in conjunction with Venus can indicate a marriage in later life. The Saturn-Mercury conjunction signifies a retentive memory, the Moon-Saturn conjunction makes it desirable to avoid extensive ownership of real estate, the Sun-Saturn conjunction denotes that success can come more easily in association with young rather than older people. Saturn in conjunction with Mars is an explosive aspect showing the need for caution against accidents.
Mars in conjunction with the Sun, Moon and planets activates energy, enthusiasm, ambition and impulsiveness. Mars raises any planet to which it is conjoined to a more vigorous level. This added power is good only so long as it is properly controlled. This aspect is good in any of the three water signs and even better in the earth or air signs. In of the fire signs were it might be a source of tension. The fire signs supply enough energy. The addition of the Mars power can raise this force to uncontrolled impulsiveness or even recklessness.
Jupiter in conjunction with any planet has an expanding effect. In a man’s chart, the Jupiter influence with Sun or Uranus contributes to freedom and action, profitable work, and helpful friendships. In a woman’s chart the conjunction of Jupiter with the Sun, Venus or the Moon indicate a happy marriage and a serene home life. The Jupiter conjunction with Saturn indicates shrewd and cautious ability to handle money. The Mars-Jupiter conjunction signifies a spendthrift temperament.