Midpoint

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Symmetry axis of Mars and Venus

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:

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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.

And finally, midpoints are also an important factor when comparing horoscopes. The Composite Chart shows the midpoints of the same two planets in two separate natal charts.

See also

The 90-degrees-dial to find minor aspects[1]

Weblinks

Bibliography

  • 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

  1. Uranian Tool. Designed by "Phoenix Noodle Soup" for use with Astrodienst-charts; 2022