Sesquiquadrate (Minor aspect)
The planetary energies conflict in determined subtle tension; control is required.
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Sesquiquadrate - An aspect of 135 degrees of arc, the combination of a square and a semi-square. The sesquiquadrate is usually interpreted as providing an influence of irritation or agitation on the planets involved.
Sesquiquadrate [135º +or - 2º] challenges, friction leading to action
Quincunx [150º + 2º] a psychological challenge, unconscious pattern of scattered energies, something left incomplete requiring adjustment or compromise or bridging ...
Sesquiquadrate orb 1-2° (the glyph is a square with and L shape tail)
135°, when a large orb is given to a trine aspect (120°) this one tends to blend in.
Quincunx orb 2° (up to 5° when involving more planets) (the glyph as in semisextile only upside down like a tool horse) ...
Sesquiquadrate-An arc of 135 degrees, a "square-and-a-half." A minor aspect indicating tension and challenge.
~ (135°) Inversion of a Semi-square, and deemed equally unfortunate but less powerful.
~, sesqui-square A multiple of the semi-square, and eighth harmonic aspect. A minor hard aspect, separating distance 135°, its influence is frictional.
sesquiquintile See tredecile.
sextile The sixth harmonic, 60°; a major easy aspect considered beneficial and opportune.
Semi-square, sesquiquadrate and quincunx are all minor tense aspects. Psychologically their effect may be seen as a very weak version of the square. Some astrologers give 'them additional importance in predicting events. [See Table] ...
~: This aspect is formed by the addition of the square and the semi-square.
Quincunx: Otherwise known as Inconjunct.
135° angle (also known as the "sesquisquare," "square-and-a-half," and/or "trioctile")
The glyph of the Semi-Square under the glyph of the Square, implying the sum of them both ...
~: a 135° aspect the semisquare or 8th harmonic family; 3/8th or 5/8th of the circle; crisis, resistance to challenge; orb 2° - 2.5°. To see what a "~" looks like in a Natal Chart, Click here! ...
MC ~ Jupiter
Optimism and inner faith increase. There is an element of play, sport, and willingness to gamble in whatever you do here. New enterprises are favored.
Moon sesquiquadrate Ascendant
Strength = 99/100, orb = 0.28°/2.5°
This is a minor aspect the strength of which depends on how close it is to being exact (its "orb").
SEMI-SQUARE and SESQUIQUADRATE (45 and 135 degrees)
These operate like the inconjunct/150 degrees. I interpret then as problems with which you are not directly involved. Do not get pulled into another's problems.
Mars Sesquiquadrate N. Node, Orb = 0 Deg 59 Min:
Mars Sesquiquadrate Asc., Orb = 0 Deg 34 Min:
Jupiter Opposition Uranus, Orb = 0 Deg 03 Min:
Jupiter Sesquiquadrate Pluto, Orb = 1 Deg 41 Min:
Saturn Trine N. Node, Orb = 0 Deg 18 Min:
Saturn Semisextile Asc., Orb = 0 Deg 07 Min: ...
squares, oppositions, semisquares and sesquiquadrates.
The conjunction of Pluto and Chiron, although well past its exact point, is still operative.
SQUARE Angle: 90 degrees (division of the Zodiac by 4) Also sem isquare and sesquiquadrate (45 and 135 degrees or 1/8 and 3/8 of the Zodiac circle). The square "family" of hard aspects spotlights challenge or tension and a need for changes symbolized by the planets, houses, and signs involved.
Why not include the quintile, semi-square, sesquiquadrate and inconjunct aspects? Now that we've discovered the three outer planets (during the last 214 years) and they are included in modern Void Of Course work, why not add Chiron, the Four Main asteroids and other bodies?
***Basic types of aspects***
Hard or difficult aspects - Semi-square, Square, Sesquiquadrate, and Opposition. These are the aspects that help us recognize the ingredients in our personality that need changing.
The less important aspects: the sextile, sesquiquadrate, and inconjunct, are allowed 2 degrees of orb or an aspect isn't noted. The minor, seldom used aspects, including novile and septile, are listed in the default as 0 degree and will only appear in a chart when the aspect is exact.
Cosmobiology - an astrological system developed by Reinhold Ebertin that emphasized midpoints and the following hard aspects: semi-square, square, sesquiquadrate and opposition.
Its chief differences from the orthodox school consist in the use of Planetary Patterns (q.v.) based upon Midpoints, the cardinal points, Antiscia, and certain hypothetical planets; also the exclusion of all but the "hard" angles: conjunction, semi-square, quadrate, sesquiquadrate and opposition - ...
Originally in the Hellenistic and Medieval astrological traditions the term aspect was only used to refer to the so-called major aspects, because the concept of minor aspects had not been introduced. Johannes Kepler's introduction of new aspects such as the semi-sextile, quincunx, and sesquiquadrate ...
Cosmobiology Reinhold Ebertin's astrological system, ignoring houses but emphasising midpoints and the following "hard" aspects: semi-square, square, sesquiquadrate and opposition. Developed in Germany during the 20th Century.
See also: What is the meaning of Square, Planet, Astrology, Opposition, Quadrate?