Unaspected planets are rather simple to define: they have no connection to any planet in the chart. All the points, ascendant, part of fortune, mid-heaven are excepted as are the asteroids.
Karen Hamaker-Zondag way back in 1990, wrote about them in several of her books highlighting them in the title of the Yod Book and Unaspected Planets. She has very small orbs for her planets that are not changed if they are luminaries (sun and moon), so in this chart of Steve Bannon he gets two unaspected planets: Mars and Saturn.
We at Sabian Earth disagree with that.
Not two…Just one
Instead we feel, as we wrote here, that Bannon’s Mars is sextiled his Sun & also squared his Uranus. The latter being a constructive aspect suggesting using that Martian affinity for metal would be best served by harnessing it to Uranus’s electronics as a career. That does indeed work for Mr. Bannon who is a media mogul having done really well (ten billion and counting) by hitching his wagon to electronic media: both the Internet (the liberal HuffPo & the conservative Brietbart) and television (the agnostic Seinfeld series).
The Astrology club in Arizona agrees with our orbs: twelve and half for the luminaries and eight for all else. Their page on unaspected planets, from 2000, is very helpful as it discusses the one unaspected planet that Mr. Bannon does have: Saturn. Click above.
Mars Unaspected for real
Another person whom we did previously that has an unaspected planet is little Marie “Killer” Schneider. The original outing is here For Marie, her unaspected Mars works very well in her chart — the gold earrings, the quick push, the “I don’t know why” reason. The red line is an opposition to the midheaven, that we and Dr. Hamaker-Zondag ignore; the green line is a sextile to her ascendant we also ignore on the same grounds — they are not planets just mathematical points.
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