©7-12-2010 by Donna Cunningham, MSW
This summer, Skywriter’s readers have participated eagerly in a series of research projects into little-known aspects like the septile (51.5°), semisquare (45°), and mundane square. You’ve been asked to look for these aspects in your charts, consider whether they have an effect on your life or not, and share how they have worked. It’s been fun to see these aspects come alive through your stories, so let’s continue.
The sesquiquadrate is a 135° aspect—a square and a half—with a 2-3° orb. An easy way to find it is to look for a trine (120°) and add 15. Easier still is to find an aspect grid for your chart in the software program or at AstroDienst. The symbol is shown above.
It would be helpful if you followed this format when you join in:
1) Look at your chart to see if you have a sesquiquadrate.
2) Is there any other type of connection between the two planets? For instance, if Venus and Neptune are sesquiquadrate, do you have Venus in the 12th or in Pisces or a prominent Neptune in Libra (e.g. on the Ascendant or Midheaven or conjunct the Sun or Moon?) If so, that creates another sort of connection that could partially explain any effect of the sesquiquadrate.
3) If there’s no other connection between the two planets, then think about the qualities and issues the two planets represent and see if they are a pattern in your life.
If you’re new to astrology, read descriptions of aspects between the two planets in books or look for them on line. There may also be an article about this combination of planets on Skywriter, so use the site’s search engine at the top of the right hand column.
In your report, think about the meanings, urges, and needs represented by the two planets in the aspect other. Ask yourself whether you can see that combination of planets operating in your life and how.
How do they show up in your life in terms of behavior patterns, feelings, urges, repeated situations or events, and inner and outer conflicts?
Conversely, what gifts, abilities, and personality traits do they convey? Think of specific, concrete details, not abstractions.
5) Tell us your conclusions in the comment section for this article by scrolling down below the bottom of this article. For more insight into the aspect, read what others are saying about their own sesquiquadrates.
(Incidentally, the comment sections are still open for the other aspects in the series, so if you discover them in your chart as well, you’re welcome to add your observations.)
Thanks for joining us in adding more information about this little-known aspect to our field!
More Articles from the Series about the Lesser-Known Aspects:
- The Not so Minor Aspects—Results of Our Research
- Understanding Semisquares—Your Input Needed
- Understanding Septiles–Your Input Needed
- Understanding Quintiles—What’s YOUR Talent?
- Understanding the BiQuintile—Your Input Needed
- Quincunx vs. BiQuintile–an Answer from Numerology?
- Understanding the Mundane Square—Your Input Needed
- Mundane square case study: Outtake from a Moon-Pluto Life
- Breathing Refined Air: The Esoteric Aspects
- Is the Semi-Sextile a Good Aspect or a Bad One?
- Pluto and the transiting Antiscia–not Over ’til It’s Over
- The Antiscia are Coming! The Antiscia are Coming!
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