“To be old can be glorious if one has not unlearned how to begin.”
I’ve previously spoken of my understanding of the quincunx aspect. I think that given the right circumstances it can be highly relevant. I think that in defining what something IS it is very helpful to understand exactly what it is NOT. A quincunx by degree is halfway between an opposition and a trine, thirty degrees in between to be exact. It does not contain the opposite nature of the oppositional relationship or the ease of the trine, where things are usually similar by element.
One way to understand this relationship is that is between opposition and ease. Here is where the semisextile aspect is relevant. The semisextile is 30 degrees difference. It is the embodiment of the relationship of emerging growth. Thirty degrees is the movement from one sign to the next. Aries precedes Taurus, 30 degrees, Taurus precedes Gemini, 30 degrees. and so on. Throughout the whole of the zodiac one moves from the simplest self to the total collective… then back to the self. The semisextile is the relationship of one step to the next, moving incrementally toward an understanding of the whole.
Virgo to Libra is where energy shifts from inner to outer. Pisces to Aries is the shift from the collective to the very personal self. A semisextile denotes small movement forward, budding growth. Each sign builds upon the energy of the previous sign. A semisextile is a minor aspect in that it is subtle. A semisextile is half a sextile. It is past the simple agreement of the same but not yet the opportunity of the integration of growth. It is movement toward growth. These minor aspects contain the energy of working toward integration. It is not to be expected that the work is completed. The work here is just that of working toward.
Major aspects imply the possibility of integration and completion. Minor aspects are the indication that there is energy there to be explored, though not necessarily to a conclusion. It’s like making your bed or cleaning the toilet. You’re going to mess that bed up again tonight, and, well, I think we all understand what happens with the toilet. You do it because you’re supposed to do it, not because it really accomplishes anything. It does, however, overall contribute to the organization of the bigger picture. And hygiene. Ew, toilets.
Do you have a semisextile in your chart? How does this play out for you?