Someone just wrote to ask what I meant when I wrote, double Aquarius, or double Aries. Is this the Sun and Moon in the same sign? The Sun and the ascendant or what?
I was somewhat embarrassed to answer her question because when I write a phrase like that I mean any of the 2 of the 3 (Sun, Moon, Ascendant) in the same sign. I am embarrassed because it made me aware that I had adopted (what I think is ) a widely accepted definition even though it’s very sloppy astrology.
The Sun conjunct the Moon would be a true “double whatever” in my mind and acts very different then the Sun or Moon conjunct the Ascendant. What the three situations have in common is that it shows a terrific emphasis on the sign and I am sure this is how the definition was adapted.
I do think throwing them all together is distasteful but I will probably keep using the term loosely as I have in the past because it’s become popular culture at this point. Turns out there is a limit (Saturn) to my rebellion (Uranus) although I can’t imagine switching back to Placidus houses just because they are most popular.