Science / Astrology / Aspect: The angular relationship between two planets or a planet and angle or sensitive point. Zodiacal aspects are based upon zodiacal longitude; parallels and contraparallels are based on declination, the position of points of interest relative to the celestial equator. Zodiacal aspects are also called harmonics.

Other Words for Aspect

Aspect Noun Synonyms: viewpoint, point of view, position, standpoint, side

Zodiacal Aspects

Science / Astrology / Zodiacal Aspects: Aspects based upon planets' zodiacal longitude as distinguished from parallels and contaparallels, which depend upon declination. MORE

Applying Aspect

Science / Astrology / Applying Aspect: One in which the significator (the faster moving of two planets involved) is moving toward partile (exactness) as opposed to a separating aspect in which the significator is moving away from partile. MORE

Departing Aspect

Science / Astrology / Departing Aspect: An aspect in which the direction from significator to promittor is backward in the zodiac (clockwise in a horoscope). A departing aspect is given a subjective and, esoterically, a fatalistic connotati MORE