T-Square Aspect Pattern

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A T-Square astrologically, is an aspect pattern formed between three planets or points in a horoscope. There is one opposition and two squares, forming a right angled triangle. The planet with the two squares to it is the focal planet, or action point of the T-Square. This is where the energy of the opposition is condensed and expressed. This is a very tense and challenging aspect pattern which takes some work to master.

Eventually, a series of crises, test and challenges, will perfect the skills necessary to overcome the inherent obstacles, frustration and conflict of the squares and opposition. The honing of the necessary life skills, together with learning to relate to others at the emotional level, can lead to the determination, fortitude and the life-experience necessary for great achievements and success.

The pattern formed by the “T square” can be identified as the Holy Grail .The dynamic of the T square will manifest as, a very subjective need to follow, with great determination, what makes the individual feel emotionally secure. The conflict will be manifesting as a need to relate emotionally in a very spiritual way while maintaining all the security structures around the self. The need to share oneself completely, with another, without denying personal self-gratification, will be challenged, as it is very difficult to be generous and selfish, at the same time. [Elida Natalia Marchison]

One more thing to note about T-square astrology, is the empty leg, where if a planet were to be in a natal chart, would complete a grand cross aspect pattern. If you have a T-square in your natal chart, any moon phase or planet transiting the empty leg will highlight the areas of life where you feel emptiness, that something is missing, or where you over-compensate for the attention you give to the focal planet.

10 thoughts on “T-Square Aspect Pattern

  1. Oh dear, no wonder I am feeling crazy….I am an Aries/Taurus cusp and the whole thing is culminating on my birthday within my own natal t-square involving Saturn opposite Mercury/Venus square Uranus as the focal planet. I am feeling like I need to explode but Saturn is preventing it and I guess it would help to start painting again….dear me, dear me.

  2. Would you consider a T-square, if the leg of the T was on the MC? Many thanks.

  3. Jamie, how would you interpret a T-square where the squares to the focal planet are weak but the opposition itself is extremely strong? I have Capricornian Saturn (8th House) and Cancerian Mars (2nd House) weakly squaring my Libran Moon (5th House) by between 7 and 8 degrees as separating aspects, while the opposition between Mars and Saturn is near exact at 6 minutes and the aspect is applying to boot! Outside of the initial question, any other interpretations you might wish to add regarding the aforementioned described T-square would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

  4. I am only beginning to explore astrology. I seem to have 11 t-squares and I can’t make sense of it at all. Maybe the computer program had a hiccup?

  5. New moon July 31st, 2019 completes the grand cross “empty leg” of my Mars-Pluto-Jupiter fixed sign T-square. Should be interesting!

  6. Hi, would you consider leo sun square pluto in scorpio by 7.03 a and squaring mars in taurus by 4 a a t square? Isnt sun square pluto too wide?

    • Hi Aggy. I think that square is too wide but if Mars is midway between them it would be more significant.

  7. Hi,usually when dealing with pluto or any slow moving planet a 10 degree range apply for the squares….it’s a arc that start 10 degree before the exact squares and last 10 after….this is specially true for pluto which is the slowest of em all.

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