May I ask you about the ascendant taking part in a grand cross please? Do three planets in T-square and the ascendant opposition to the one, create a grand cross or is this still just a T-square where the ascendant would play a role of release?
To be as clear as I can, do we need four planets to form a grand cross or three planets and the ascendant, all in the relevant position, also form it.
Excuse me if I am not being very good at introducing this question to you. I am new at this and English is not my first language.
Hi, Learning. I understand your question and I can see why you’re confused.
I think most astrologers would see a grand cross that involves the ascendant, and call it a “grand cross”. But the ascendant is not a planet, so technically, there is no grand cross. There are not four planets in relationship!
That said, I would not take issue with someone who called it a grand cross. This is because if the T-square is falling on the angles of a chart, it’s going to be emphasised.
Without seeing the whole chart, I can’t say the T-square would dominate. But it’s certainly going to show itself, prominently, in the person’s life.
Also, I’m not sure I agree with the ascendant being the point of release for the T-square. The ascendant is as much the beginning as it is the end. I don’t think things wind up there, so to speak.
I’d be more inclined to think the person in the world, had command of the energy created by the T-square. But I’m just speculating.
I’ll put it this way – if someone with this situation consulted with me, I would be talking about their planets on the angles of their chart, as if they owned them. The ascendant asserts itself.
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