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    Does anyone have more info on parallel aspects

  • Parallel aspects

     BumbleDragon66 updated 1 month ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
  • darkimaginaryworld

    April 23, 2024 at 2:15 am

    I listened to this once and it seemed to explain it all very well. Parallel is like a conjunction. So if you have a conjunction to two planets and then a parallel with same two planets, it’s a double whammy, according to this video.

    Go to YouTube and search Aspects of Declination and look for the video by Starzology. I had a link but I think it was taking you to my personal profile. I just realized I’m in this sub too, thought I was in the other one. You’ll probably get detailed explanations here, but I’ll just leave this here anyway.

  • DavidJohnMcCann

    April 23, 2024 at 2:15 am

    Parallels were invented by Placidus in the 17th century. He’d read of antiscions, points whose midpoint fell on a solstice, and he realised that they would have the same declination. So, he asked himself, what was the important factor — the position of the midpoint or the equality of the declinations? He found that directing to antiscions had little or no value, but directing to parallels of declination usually fitted an event, so he picked the parallels. Unfortunately, he didn’t realise that (especially with the big orbs he used) there are sufficient directions to parallels every year for any apparent predictive value to be explicable as coincidence.

    They caught on in England, where the influence of Placidus was very strong, but when Herbais de Thun surveyed Francophone astrology he found that the writers either ignored parallels or warned against using them. I studied many charts to see if they did indeed have the same effect as conjunctions, and they clearly did not.

  • Famous_Ad_4317

    April 23, 2024 at 2:15 am

    They are SIMILAR to conjunctions in theory. In theory it lets you know when two planets are working in unison or conflict. However just because two planets are in unison does not make it good, and two planets in conflict can be a good thing. I use the word similar because I wouldn’t put them on the same level as a conjunction. It would be some small benefit, or small conflict unless other aspects compound on the issue. If a planet is more influential in a chart I might consider parallels but if the planet isn’t exactly strong then a minor parallel may never manifest itself. Like a bunch of things in Astrology people agree with them, disagree with them, and have different insights on how to apply them (if at all).

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