Direct

Definition of Direct

When a planet is moving forward at its normal speed, it is considered "direct".

Most of the time, planets move direct (forward) at their own pace. At certain times, planets slow down considerably in their natural orbit. This makes them appear to move backwards, causing a retrograde effect. Direct planets produce normal energy, while planets in retrograde produce a ‘backwards’ energy, affecting the areas of our lives ruled by that planet.

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Conjunct

When two planets are in the same area of the zodiac in an astrology chart, they are said to be conjunct. This alignment is called a conjunction. It is usually a positive influence in a birth chart or a transit report unless one planet is trying to dominate the energy of another.

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