James Condor wrote: ↑
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:15 am
What is an example of dynamic vs static? What does the change look like? Say Sun semi square moon vs sun trine moon?
That's a tougher one to describe, but let me tell you about some that have made themselves more obvious. Remember, though, tbat what really matters in aspects is the blending of the planets involved, not the type of aspect. (It's also easier to detect the difference in the context of a whole chart, e.g., since some trines and sextiles will act merely as support structures for conjunctions, oppositions, and squares they touch.)
Old school interpretations said that Sun-Mars conjunctions, oppositions, and squares gave "bad" Sun-Mars behavior, e.g.,
bullies, contentious, etc., while Sun-Mars trines and sextiles are "nice" Sun-Mars behavior like courage, energy to help people, strength, etc. I find this to be approximately the opposite
of observable fact. Some of the strongest, least overtly contentious people I've known have had Sun-Mars dynamic aspects (conjunctions, opposition, squares) and some of the dirtiest fighters and even bullies have had close Sun-Mars trines or sextiles. I think the underlying behavior is that when the conj/op/sq people have something on their chest, they do something about it
(take action, give voice) so they tend to be emotionally "cleaner" about anger. Trine/sextile people OTOH tend to not do anything about it,
so they accumulate resentments and become covert about their feelings.
Venus-Pluto aspects, no matter what the aspect, carry a strong sense of, "Why do people make such a big deal about sex?" But, as a generalization, Venus-Pluto close trines and sextiles are more likely to take that attitude and do nothing, i.e.,
"Why do people make such a big deal about sex? It's not that important" (more voluntary celibates), while close Venus-Pluto conj/op/sq tend to take that attitude and do something, e.g.,
"Why do people make such a big deal about sex? Let's just do it!"
Really close Mercury trines and sextiles (1-2°) with almost any planet at all tend to give stubbornness, i.e.,
static opinion, rigid (or less movable
) mind, etc.
That sort of stuff.