Patterns can be found everywhere in life, from the double helix of DNA to the magnificent spiraling of galaxies. In some astrological charts there are patterns, too. There has been little analysis of such patterns and how they should be interpreted. But in Aspect Patterns, the latest entry in the Special Topics in Astrology series, you'll discover what these patterns are, what they mean in a chart and how you can use them to take your astrological readings to an entirely new level. Patterns in the positions of the planets will provide you with a deeper understanding of personality while patterns in chart aspects indicate how the personality traits can be seen in character development and decisions in the areas of relationships, career and so forth.
The Bundle (all planets within 120 degrees and within four houses) indicates concentrated energy
The Locomotive (all planets spread evenly through eight signs with the first and last planets forming a trine) indicates a person who knows they can achieve
The Splash (ten planets in ten different signs and ten different houses while the two empty signs are not adjacent) shows a person who seeks diversity
These are just a few of the patterns described here. The book is illustrated with numerous charts and examples of famous personalities to make understanding the patterns clear, but working with them takes some practice. To provide this practice the author includes eight sample charts and shows how to determine which pattern exists on the chart. Following this is a unique "Assessment Guide" which lets you determine what pattern exists in a chart by simply answering a few questions.Author Stephanie Jean Clement, Ph. D., writes, "Planetary and aspect patterns offer the astrologer two ways of analyzing the energy as it flows through the chart. Wherever energy flows in a chart, we can identify the creative processes of the personality-- the potential within each human being. By considering both picture and aspect patterns, you can utilize the best of astrological techniques to create synthesis in your astrological readings, and to help your clients define creative choices."
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