“Let us just say I was deeply unhappy, but I didn’t know it because I was so happy all the time.”
–Harris Telemacher, L.A. Story
The semisquare, sesquiquadrate, semi-quintile, quintile, bi-quintile, they’re minor aspects. There are more, many more. When I see them in the chart, if I’m interested in the relationship of the two planets, honestly, I have to look them up. I don’t remember the names for these aspects or necessarily what the exact description is. Why? Because they’re not usually the most compelling relationships in the chart. But most of us have some of these and they are a part of the whole.
They can be helpful in micromanaging a particular influence if it comes to that, but generally I find it more useful to understand things in broader strokes, sign and house placement and the major aspects they do make. Frankly, everything in the chart relates, even if it does not seem to. How is that? All these individual placements are a part of of the one big thing, You.
If you concentrate on the broader strokes you naturally become attuned to the interrelation of the minor ones without further study. Don’t sweat the small stuff. Get to know the big stuff and the small stuff will follow. You’ll just “get it” eventually.
Do you check out the minor aspects? Are there particular ones that stand out to you?