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Minor Aspects in Astrology, with Rick Levine

Minor Aspects in Astrology, with Rick Levine

In episode 328 astrologer Rick Levine joins the show to talk about minor aspects in astrology, and whether they should be regarded as “minor”.

Minor aspects are generally categorized as any aspects besides the five classical “major” aspects that were originally introduced in western astrology around the 1st century BCE, which are the conjunction, opposition, trine, square, and sextile.

The minor aspects include the semi-sextile, quincunx, semi-square, sesqui-square, quintile, bi-quintile, septile, novile, and others.

Several of the minor aspects used today were first introduced by the German astronomer and astrologer Johannes Kepler in the 17th century CE, although their adoption in the astrological community has been uneven, with some astrologers using them and others not.

During the course of the episode we discuss the history of minor aspects and some of the debates surrounding them, and then later look at some charts where Rick demonstrates how he uses minor aspects in practice.

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  • This episode inspired me to take a closer look at my inconjunctions, and I am blown away by how accurate the interpretations I am finding for them are. Now that I have these missing pieces illuminated, I feel like I understand my birth chart and myself even more deeply. It’s a little difficult to stomach how truthful some of these aspects are, but I am grateful for the information.

    I am also so grateful for how much you covered harmonics in this episode. I discovered natal astrology around the same time I took the leap to enroll as a full-time music student earlier this year, and was immediately struck by how similar music theory and astrology seemed. I’ve always believed that timing is everything, and how vibration connects us to the universe. I refer to the moment we are born as the moment your life began playing in the rhythm of it all. Once I began learning about the circle of fifths, I made it my goal to find a way to transpose planetary placements into tones. When I found out it was a whole other branch of astrology, I knew it was more than a coincidence that I tripped over astrology on my way to music school. The concept of two planets in perfect opposition creating a chord just made my heart burst! I am so excited to learn as much as I can in this field. Thank you so much for all of your generous teachings.