Originally Posted by nepredil696
- Is Pluto in the 4th or 5th house?
- Is Moon in the 3rd or 4th house?
- Does Pluto and Venus form any aspect with my Ascendant? If yes, are the orbs too wide to be considered an aspect?
- Are there any aspects between Sun/Mercury and Saturn? I believe squares are formed, but these aspects never come up in my chart readings.
- Is Mercury combust or cazimi? I believe it's combust, does this mean Mercury is debilitated? Since it is in my 3rd house and Mercury has affinity to the 3rd house, does this negate the ill effects of the combust?
- What do you think are the major aspects in my chart?
To answer your questions in turn: -
1) That would depend on the house system used. In this chart, using Placidus, it is in the 4th. However, because of the variations in house system, some astrologers allow a planet to be considered to also have an influence in the following house if it is within a certain number of degrees of the next house cusp. Also, some astrologers consider house cusps to mark the centre of the house, not its beginning. It's a very vexed question, and one you will find many opinions on. I would read interpretations of Pluto in the 4th and in the 5th and see which mean more to you personally.
2) Same answer. In this chart, using Placidus, it is in the 3rd, with the same caveats as mentioned before
3) Venus and Pluto both form separating trines with the Ascendant. The orb issue is another vexed question, I'm afraid! Some people allow generous orbs for major aspects like trines, others differ in how big this orb should be and still others consider the planets involved rather than the aspect per se when considering orb allowance. The Venus/ASC trine is 9 degrees apart and separating - I would personally consider this a pretty weak aspect which would go out of orb very soon by progression.
4) Again, this comes down to orbs. Some astrologers allow a very generous orb allowance for the Sun, meaning that yes, it squares Saturn. Whether they would agree on Mercury also squaring Saturn is - yes you guessed it - a vexed question!
5) Mercury is within 17 minutes of conjunction with the Sun, meaning (according to what I've read) that it is cazimi. This, in traditional astrology, makes Mercury strong.
6) Major aspects are the conjunction, sextile, square, trine and opposition. Any of these within a few degrees of exactitude will be strong, particularly if they're applying.
Hope this helps.