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Dictionary of Astrological and Astronomical Terms

Compiled by Julene Packer-Louis, Evan Bortnick, and Jackie Goldstein

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Ptolemaic Aspect

Same as Major Aspect. Based on the Greek theory of musical harmony, Ptolemy distinguished four major aspects between zodiac signs: sextile, square, trine, and opposition. He added that planets could be "corporally conjoined" or could form one of the four major aspects.

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