Applying to; to submit. Said of a body in motion toward a point at which another body would look. (v. Appearance.)

Retrograde, Applying. 

When the body of the program is in retrograde motion. (Motion v.)

The word 'approach' has been used by some as synonymous with 'apply'. It is said that the faster-moving body corresponds to an aspect of the slower-moving body. Precision in this regard may mean, for example, that only an element of Uranus, Neptune or Pluto could be added to Saturn in direct motion.

Aspects when shaping are more efficient than when splitting. If any planet is retrograde, it is said that the impact is injurious, or the promised effect is so postponed that when it materializes, it is of no use.