(c)7-5-2014 by Donna Cunningham, MSW
An often-missed aspect in astrology charts is the out of sign conjunction, which consists of two planets 8° degrees apart or less, but placed in adjacent signs rather than the same sign. Several days ago, I asked Skywriter Readers who had out of sign conjunctions to share their observations of how those aspects played out in their lives. Here are some excellent examples.
One Reader observes, “I have my Sun at 5° 57’ Virgo and Mars at 27° 09’ Leo, both in the 7th house with my South Node sitting between them. It’s a bit wide – not sure it counts (Virgo nit picking?!) I get a lot of push and pull between wanting to hide out in the background and not be noticed or make a fuss, and being more forceful and direct.
“I always attract and am attracted to very creative men, often with Leo in their charts or other fire signs. I have my moon in Leo too, right on the descendent. There has been a dynamic of me being the practical, sensible one and my partners being the creative one. And then I would get resentful that they seemed to be having all the fun while I was stuck making sure the bills got paid. I’m managing to express more of my creativity now but that seems to have been at the expense of my relationships – to date, at least.”
I assured her, “No need to let those few minutes deter you from looking at that conjunction–especially since aspects to the Sun (or Moon) get a wider orb.
My rule on orbs is that when an aspect seems like it might be a bit wide, I describe the aspect to the person to see if they relate to it or not. They often respond strongly to even a bit wider orb than you’d think, especially with the Sun or Moon. Read More…