The mathematical mean between two planets or any other horoscope factors. The following example of the midpoint between Mars and Venus illustrates the notation used:
- / = 0 ° Aries
Every pair of horoscope factors has two midpoints: a so-called near midpoint directly between the factors involved and a far midpoint situated 180 degrees opposite. The former is considered to be the main one.
A midpoint marks the focal point at which the energies of two planets meet. If a third planet is conjunct this point it receives these energies and to a certain degree acts as a channel for them. As, for example, in the case of the aspect figure T-Square in which a planet forms a square aspect to two other planets in opposition.
Transits to the midpoint and any other triggers also activate the energies involved.
- For calculation: Extended Chart Selection >Chart drawing style: Ebertin style (w. midpoints) >PDF Addional tables (Astrodienst)
- Midpoints in Astrology (cafeastrology.com)
- Midpoint Pictures (from Witte, Rudolph, Lefeldt. Rules For Planetary Pictures; cafeastrology.com)
- Reinhold Ebertin, 1972, The Combination of Stellar Influences, American Federation of Astrologers
- Michael Harding and Charles Harvey, Working with Astrology: The Psychology of Midpoints, Harmonics and Astrocartography. Arkana 1990/ Consider (Revised edition) 1998, 472 pages. ISBN-10: 1873948034 ISBN-13: 978-1873948033
- Don McBroom, 2007, Midpoints: Identify & Integrate Midpoints Into Horoscope Synthesis, Llewellyn Publications. online (Scribd)]
- Michael Munkasey: Midpoints: Unleashing the Power of the Planets. 224 pages. ACS Pub 1991 ISBN 978-0935127119 online (Scribd)
Notes and References
- Uranian Tool. Designed by "Phoenix Noodle Soup" for use with Astrodienst-charts; 2022