The minor aspect of the semi-sextile is the aspect of 30 degrees, one sign to the next. It is considered a small positive, a benefit, if not a big one. On the boards today someone asked about what sign “beat” another one. Elsa gave the answer I was clicking over to give, which is no surprise as she’s the one who told ME: the sign ahead. I prefer to think of it not in terms of beat/win/lose but more in terms of completion on the continuum. I like the card term “trump”. The signs that border each other relate, but the sign ahead incorporates the quality that completes action left open in the sign before. It completes it, covers it, puts in to rest in favor of its own open question (answered by the next sign).
Using this reasoning, if you look at planets in subsequent signs semisextiling each other (say that six times swiftly) it would make sense that in that energy exchange the planet in the sign ahead would have an evolutionary advantage. It’s a minor boon, but nothing to sniff at!
Another interesting way to observe this energy is in synastry. If we’re talking about Sun signs, general ego compatibility, 30 degrees apart gives one yin and one yang energy, an archetypal couples’ signature. This is the polarity in magnetic attraction though less challenging than the square. That’s why I’d say “trumps” rather than beats. I don’t see how there’s a loser here.
Do you have any semi-sextiles in your chart?