Planetary aspects, the dynamic relationships and energy exchanges between planets, can influence birth charts in profound ways. Picking up where sun sign astrology leaves off, aspects open up new dimensions in understanding how the stars affect us. This innovative guide challenges the conventional notion that certain planetary relationships (squares, oppositions, and conjunctions) are "bad," while harmonious ones (sextiles and trines) are "good." Using plain language, Robin Antepara explores both types and explains how each is important. Her down-to-earth, lively approach includes many case histories of famous people, ranging from historical figures to celebrities. Readers will learn how Princess Diana alchemised a square between Venus and Uranus and about Martha Stewart's problematic trine between the Sun and Mars.
Robin Antepara is an astrologer, writer and educator who divides her time between Japan and California. She is working on a Ph.D. in depth psychology and has an M.A. in education. Antepara has been conducting astrological seminars and workshops in Japan and North America for over ten years. A member of the International Society for Astrological Research, she has been invited to present at their next conference.