84 SIMPLIFIED SCIENTIFIC ASTROLOGY
This completes our classification of the planets in respect to the temperament, and to make sure that we have entered all in the index, we count them; Four are in Cardinal; three are classified as Fixed, and two as Common, making a total of nine planets, besides the Part of Fortune.
That is right; so we proceed in like manner to note the planets in Fiery signs. We enter them in the index. Next the Earthy, Airy and Watery signs. We have then made our classification according to elements, and again we count to see that we have entered all the planets. Four are in Fiery signs; three in Earthy signs; one in Airy, and one in Watery signs. The total is nine planets, which is right.
We next note the exaltation etc., as given in the index.
Now we are prepared to note the aspects, and the student is particularly requested to follow the system as here outlined; then he cannot possibly miss any aspect.
Place the index finger of the left hand upon the first or left hand planet under the heading Cardinal in the index. (In the present case Mars.) Place your pencil point held in the right hand on the planet next to the right in the Cardinal line (Saturn here). Note by a glance at the horoscope if these two planets are in orb (6 degrees) of each other. Here the answer is, no; one is 4, the other 23 degrees. They are therefore not in aspect. Keep the left index finger