Oppositions will most likely become apparent in relationships. Squares are usually experienced in career or home fronts, because Tenth House and Fourth House naturally square the First House. For instance, if Moon squares Saturn, from Moon's perspective Saturn is in either the Tenth House or Fourth House, depending on the Signs of these planets. If Moon is in Cancer and Saturn is in Aries, then Saturn is in Moon's Tenth House. And, from Saturn's point of view, Moon is in the Fourth House. So...how will this be experienced?
Well, from a purely emotional (Moon) perspective, we will feel as if society's rules are weighing us down and we may be compelled to become a leader in order to change those rules. However, as we get out into the public arena (Saturn), being highly sensitive (Moon in Cancer) may destabilize our goals of always staying on track.
Oppositions are usually experienced as pulling forces. One planet pulls you to one side and the other planet pulls you to the other. We may swing back and forth between these two opposing planets. We may also strongly identify with one of the planets and project the opposing planet unto others. If we project anything in our chart, it will constantly be thrown back to us until we own it.
The key in successfully navigating the square is to do a little bit of this planet and a little bit of the other planet while maintaining a nice flow. With squares, you are not mixing the planet's qualities; you are “joggling” them – you throw one ball in the air, then you have to catch the one falling and so on. With the above (Saturn and Moon) example, one day you are out working, the next day you must be home and rest all day.
With the oppositions, however, the goal is to blend. If Venus opposes Pluto in your chart, your job is to bring balance and order to your carnal desires and bring passion to your relationships. Because, in your relationships, you may be tempted to suppress your desires, while completely being swallowed by them in private.
Squares and oppositions are not easy. But, without them, there would be no excitement. Yes, sometimes it can be too exciting. Approaching squares and oppositions with fear does not help us navigate challenges. Let's maintain a balanced orientation when discussing aspects that usually lack any balance.
Copyright 2015 Simon Benjamin