Please read Part Two of The Tale of the Inconjuncts before reading this piece. You can find it here. It's a strange thing, the semi-sextile. The semi-sextile is considered a “minor aspect” and is 30 degrees. The following are descriptions of semisextiles between the planets Sun through Pluto. Semisextile: One sign apart, 30 degrees apart. Energy: Friction. When two planets are semisextile, they are one sign apart.
Semi-Sextile. The symbol for the semi-sextile. Symbol: A19_gif. An aspect of 30 degrees between two planets. It has an orb of 1 to 2 degrees. Please read Part Two of The Tale of the Inconjuncts before reading this piece. You can find it here. It's a strange thing, the semi-sextile. Semisextile: One sign apart, 30 degrees apart. Energy: Friction. When two planets are semisextile, they are one sign apart.
The Semi-Sextile is an aspect where two planets are 30 degrees apart, (with an orb of 1 degree). It is a minor aspect, which has less impact then a sextile. The semi-sextile is considered a “minor aspect” and is 30 degrees. The following are descriptions of semisextiles between the planets Sun through Pluto. by Donna Cunningham, MSW Have you read or been taught much about the semi-sextile? I'm guessing that you haven't—in most.
In astrologyan aspect is an angle the planets make to each other in the horoscopealso to the ascendantmidheavendescendantlower midheavenand other points of astrological interest. Aspects are measured by the angular distance in degrees and minutes of ecliptic longitude between two points, as viewed from Earth.
According to astrological tradition, they indicate the timing of transitions and developmental changes in the lives of people and affairs relative to the Semi. The more exact an aspect, the stronger or more dominant it is said to be in shaping character or dextile change. In medieval astrology, certain aspects, like certain planetswere considered to be either favorable benefic or unfavorable malefic.
Modern usage places less emphasis on these fatalistic distinctions. The more modern approach to astrological aspects is exemplified by research on astrological harmonics, of which John Addey was a major proponent, and which Johannes Kepler earlier advocated in his book Harmonice Mundi in A list of swxtile below presents their angular values and a recommended orb for each aspect.
The orbs are subject eextile variation, depending on the need for detail and personal preferences. The traditional major aspects are semi called Ptolemaic aspects since they were defined and used by Ptolemy in sextile 1st Century, AD.
The major aspects are those that can be used to divide evenly and are divisible by 10 with the xemi of the semi-sextile. A conjunction abrv. Conjunctions are said to be the most powerful aspect, mutually intensifying the effects of the planets involved; they are major point in an individual's chart.
Whether the conjunction in question is regarded as beneficial or detrimental depends on the specific planets involved. If either of two planets involved in a conjunction is also swmi tension from one semi more hard aspects with one or more other planets, then the added presence of the conjunction aspect will further intensify the tension of that hard aspect.
A semi in very close conjunction to the Sun within 17 minutes of arc, or only about 0. Such a planetary position is a conjunction of great strength.
A related term is combustapplicable when the planet in conjunction with the Sun is only moderately close to the Sun. In the case of combustspecific orb limit will depend on the particular planet in conjunction with the Sun. A sextile abrv. Semi orb between is allowed depending on the planets involved. The sextile has been traditionally sextil to be similar in influence to the trine, but less intense.
It indicates ease of communication between the two elements involved, with compatibility and harmony between them. A esxtile provides opportunity and is very responsive to effort expended to sexile its benefits.
See information on the semisextile below. A square abrv. As with the trine and the sextile, in the square, it is usually the outer or superior planet that has an effect on the inner or inferior one. The square's sextilr is strong and usable but has a tension that needs integration between 2 different areas of life, or offers a choice point where an important decision needs to be made that involves an opportunity cost.
It is the smallest major aspect that zemi involves houses in different quadrants. A trine seemi. The trine relates to what is natural and indicates harmony and ease. The trine may involve talent or ability which is innate. The trine has been traditionally assumed to be extremely beneficial.
When involved in a transit, the trine involves situations that emerge from a sdxtile or past situation in a natural way. An opposition abrv. Oppositions are said to be the second most powerful aspect. It resembles the conjunction although the difference between them is that the opposition is fundamentally relational. Some say it is prone to exaggeration as it is not unifying sextile the conjunction but has a dichotomous quality and an externalizing effect.
Eemi important axes in astrology are essentially oppositions. Therefore, at its most sexxtile, it often signifies a relationship that can be oppositional or complementary. Unlike all the other aspects, it does not offer semi divisions of the circle. Its effect is most obvious when there is a sextjle aspect of a 3rd planet in any major aspect to the 2 planets which are quincunx.
Its interpretation will rely mostly on the houses, planets, sem signs involved. The effect will involve different areas of life being brought together that are not usually in communication since the planets are far enough apart to be in different house quadrants, like the trine, but often with a shift in semi involving others not previously seen clearly.
Keywords for the quincunx are mystery, creativity, unpredictability, imbalance, surreal, resourcefulness, and humor. It is the most often used of the minor aspects perhaps for no other seml than it can be easily seen.
It indicates a mental interaction between the planets involved that is more sensed than experienced externally. Any major aspect sextile to a given sexile position will also involve the other planet that is in semi-sextile aspect zemi it. The energetic quality is one of building and potentiating each other gradually, but planets, houses and signs involved must be considered.
Similar to a sextile in offering a quality of opportunity with conscious effort to benefit from. It indicates a strong creative flow of energy between the planets involved, often an opportunity for something performative, entertaining or expressive.
A septile is an angle of roughly It is the only prime number aspect that is an inexact number. It is a mystical aspect that indicates a hidden flow of energy between the planets involved, often involving spiritual or energetic sensitivity and an awareness of finer and semi subtle, hidden levels of sextile involving the planets in septile aspect. It is sei important minor aspect and indicates a stimulating or challenging energy like that of a square but less intense and more internal.
The parallel and antiparallel or contraparallel are two sexxtile aspects which refer to degrees of declination sestile or below the celestial equator.
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Two neighbouring Semi-Sextile planets are part of our immediate character. The most important point about the Semi-Sextile is that it's a seed, an innate potential. It could be seen as karmically working it's way toward the Sextile and then Trine.
However you choose to view it, it's a starting point that is readily experienced in our lives. What can be challenging about this aspect is that two very different styles of functioning are involved. There is friction and stress - but both these words need to be properly understood.
What is easy about this aspect is that it lies in our conscious minds unlike Chironic wounds for example , and with self-awareness, it's readily accessed for further growth. Susan is easily drawn to intense, meaningful, and passionate relationships. She seeks to be of use in instigating transformation and is unafraid of unorthodox methods.
At best, her ability to see people's potential and her enthusiasm to be of help, is a profound asset to all her relationships , including those in her career. She is able to adopt a generously relaxed attitude and a truly open-minded perspective, allowing everyone their personal truth. She walks her talk and thereby offers transformation by osmosis At worst, she believes that she can be the agent for change and directly transform the other person into the best person they can be by her efforts.
She tends to refuse to see the reality of a failing relationship because she is determined , blindly faithful , or gullible , believing that everything will turn out fine. I wondered how that worked. I work very hard and have loads of energy, but I think I overdo things sometimes, so I find I need to rest and relax but find it hard to do so but it is actually finding that balance, or adjustment.
I loved your thoughts on the semi-sextile. I recently discovered that I have a semi-sextile venus and saturn venus , 7th house, in Aquarius, 9 degrees, saturn 8th house, in Pisces, 11 th degrees. My north node is in the 11th house: gemini 4 degrees trining my venus, by the way! Anyway, I always wondered how the semi-sextile worked in my chart, here….. Would that make sense? And having Mars nearby in Capricorn? I certainly see this semi-sextile as both delightful eccentric and electrical, yet magical, spiritual and tender.
Positive energies, I think. Venus-saturn contacts hard or soft are supposed to be great for the arts and artists, in terms of working to accomplish beauty and craftsmanship. Do write more…….. Any keywords for Planets inconjunct the nodes.? Houses describe an area of experience. The house will describe not only the types of experiences which will be the arena for the struggle for integration, but will also be the beneficiary of the struggle.
Wonderful post on semi-sextiles. I was digging ferociously around in the internet looking for some clarification on semi-sextile. There is not much information out there. Today is a very special day to me. Actually, mind-blasting. I have been studying my birth chart almost daily for many years.
However, only after so long, today I noticed that I have an aspect between Mars and Sun. Guess what? That aspect is a semi-sextile. We must have the patience to know that a path will reveal itself. What is it trying to show me? An inconjunct within a sign will be easier to align.
It may have something to do with discrimination and balance, around making correct choices. Your Sun has more experience of Virgo than your Mars does, so you must pay attention when your Mars is highlighted by transit or progression. Why are you choosing what you are choosing? Where are you putting your energies? Is your Mars in alignment with the Sun, or working against it?
Hello I have moon semi sextile Venus 0. From that day on I have a reputation for being sharply dressed , overwhelming charming and smooth, the deep voice helps with the last part. Of course there is an exact novile between my Sun and my Uranus, so I could be more aware of aspects there. I have the inconjuncts to the lunar nodes in my natal. These inconjuncts are exact by forty minutes of angle. But Saturn manifests in my life much more by his squares to my ascendent and descendant.
There is a sextile between my North Node and my ascendant. Saturn does indeed have a big influence, because my life is the opposite of fun. The truly ignored aspect is the undecile.
I agree about the importance of the minor aspects and I was thinking that opposition should not be considered as stressful aspect.. If we think than water- earth are compatible as well as fire- air then we consider opposition such a bad aspect? I have no square in my natal but full of inconjunct and semisextiles.. Scorpio moon 0 degrees opposition Taurus mars..
Exact inconjunct Gemini Venus exactl semisextile Taurus mars! Thanks for the insights into this aspect. I have the Libra-Scorpio semi-sextile. Like to think of it as helping my Libra side make up her bloody mind! This is another air-water combo with a nasty tongue. Started cleaning up my act around my first Saturn Return.
Neith, Neeti, Auntie, I love the illustrations of semi-sextiles in your comments, and you are extremely funny people. I do like to think of it as at least potentially a Good Neighbor aspect—like Canada and the US are good neighbors.
By: Donna Cunningham on August 23, at pm. That graphic of the crab with the hat? Thank goodness for the bloody evolution, Donna. Obviously both are handled better when there is consciousness. This way of looking at the aspect has helped me.
By: Donna Cunningham on August 24, at am. Loved this post. By: Lua Astrology on August 24, at am. I always felt very connected to them and that we functioned much like a trio unit.
I often think of us the Tricuspids. Not only did the energy from each Sun help the qualities of the other, but of course, we each had Mercury in the next sign with Sun on the cusp—so, we had a bit of Sun softening from that, too. In my case, Venus and Neptune are also in Libra. By: Joyce Mason on September 5, at pm. So his Sun was at 29 Leo? The fixed star Regulus is there. By: Donna Cunningham on September 6, at am. He was certainly the king of our hearts! His Virgo was strong—his Venus at 29 exactly conjunct my Sun.
No wonder I adored him! And talk about funny! He had comic timing any stand-up would envy. By: Joyce Mason on September 6, at am.
By post no 5, you became my new fixation. At first, it was heaven, i read one post after another, till I was dizzy. Best wishes and-needless to say- keep blogging! By: Donna Cunningham on July 24, at pm. Thanks for your insights into an overlooked aspect. I thank heaven on a regular basis for Mercury in Leo semi-sextile my oversensitive Venus in Cancer. By: April on September 30, at am. They surely do help, April—a nice tug on the coat to warn against the excesses of a position.
By: Donna Cunningham on September 30, at pm. Thanks for this. By: Christina on October 21, at am. Hi, Christina. For some reason, the emails I send you keep bouncing. They seem to say that your server has blacklisted my server, Mozilla. Yes, I do like semisextiles. By: Donna Cunningham on October 21, at am. Hi, Alexandra, yes that semisextile works. I use up to 3 degrees—especially with the Sun or Moon, but no further. By: Donna Cunningham on June 3, at am.
So sorry that happens, Loren. But wait a few days or a week after unsubscribing to see if you still get the emails. If you do get those multiple ones, there should be something at the bottom of the email that says unsubscribe.