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Quincunx aspect in Horary

Posted by Wroskopos on February 14, 2010

What is a quincunx?

A quincunx is a 150 degrees angle (allowed orb of 2 degrees) and is one out of the two angles considered inconjunct (the other one is semisextile). It was not included in the 5 major Ptolemaic aspects but in later times, was disputed (and still is) that quincunx should be taken into account.

Incowhats?

Inconjuncts were derived by signs once upon a time, the sign next or before to the one we care for, has no elemental affiliations and therefore no likeness or alikeness or even enmity. It wasn’t a match, it wasn’t an opponent, it wasn’t a friend; it was a strange foreigner, a misfit, an inconjunct. The sixth sign and eighth sign from the one we care for, are similarly inconjunct as they share no connection (either good or bad) through triplicities.

This strange lack of connection between the inconjuncts, made astrologers intuitively reach the idea that their influence is disruptive.
Further studies proved – to some degree – that quincunx seems to bring an upsetting incident or situation and therefore is considered a negative aspect. It is an aspect that demands changes and adjustments.
Quincunxes are particularly important in medical astrology and they often appear in surgery charts.

Possible meanings of quincunx in Horary charts

– A need for radical change and adjustment in order for the quesited to come true
– A definite “no” to the question
– An impossibility under the current circumstances that renders the quesited improbable
– Obstacles and/or obligations
– Discord
– Dramatic changes in life
– Dislocation, long distance travel, change of residence
– A health issue (in relevant charts)

“Will I succeed in college?” With a quincunx between yours and college’s significators, can mean that you may but you will have to radically change your lifestyle, or your attitude, or residence or move to an institution far away from home, or it can simply mean “no”. Dignities and receptions will give us more details and will guide us to correct interpretation.

As ominous as it seems, the 150 degrees aspect is pretty often kind enough to offer the querent a choice. “You can do *this* IF YOU change *something*. In better words is a “if you have the will and perseverance to go through a radical change you will accomplish your *something*”. You can chose to change what is needed or leave it as is. You are free to choose and you make your destiny. Aren’t quincunxes nice?
However, they usually avoid pointing out what that *something* might be…Which is really, really upsetting.

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Starting with Horary – The basic steps 3

Posted by Wroskopos on February 13, 2010

Continuing from part 2. You can read part 1 here.

1. Cast the chart
2. Chose your significators
3. Look for aphorisms
4. Find the state of your significators
5. Find the action (if any)
6. Keep it simple

5. Find the action (if any)

Aspects are actions, dignities are states of being.
If your question is about an action (Will I buy the house? Will my e-mail reach its destination? Will we marry? Will the parliament vote in favor of law X?)

In horary, we accept 5 main aspects, (the ones given to us by Ptolemy):
1. Conjunction. This is a zero degrees ‘angle’. It is often referred to as bodily union in older texts.
2. Trine. A 120 degrees angle. Considered very positive.
3. Sextile. A 60 degrees angle. Considered positive
4. Square. A 90 degrees angle. Considered negative.
5. Opposition. A 180 degrees angle. Considered very negative.

In later times, was disputed (and still is) that quincunx should be taken into account. Quincunx is a 150 degrees angle and is one out of the two angles considered inconjunct (the other one is the semisextile).
Quincunx is considered negative.

Aspects – again – are actions. No aspect, no action (in the vast majority of the cases).
This stands especially true with Moon. As she is the significator of the whole question, if she doesn’t form aspects, there will be no action. Moon Void of Course is one of the main aphorisms (and one of those who can answer your horary straight away).

Actions alone can not bring a desired result. Say X asks if Y proposes a business deal.
You cast the chart and see that Y applies opposition to X. Answer is: No, Y will not propose. This is a decent answer but can get more exact as seen in the following.
Say X asks if Y proposes marriage. You cast the chart and see an opposition again but in each other’s positive dignities (mutual reception). Answer is: Yes, he will propose but you will regret it. If each other are in mutual reception through debility, answer could prove to be: He will not propose and you will brake up in a most ugly way.

An exception can happen if you have a strong and active moon, no aspects between your significators but, said significators being in strong mutual reception.

6. Keep it simple

Here is where most of us mess up.
Do not go to lengths to explain in a phenomenally rational way, every single body in a horary chart. If you think that is smart, then try to also assign their relevant signification to antiscions in simultaneous relation with all the Parts.
Do not try to assign significance in every single little angle.
Do not skip the direct positions to check the parallels and antiscions.
When you realize you got lost between all you see and all you said, go back to the basics: chose significators, see their state, see their angles, notice prohibitions from aphorisms, END.

If you truly are after perplexed interpretations that will probably end up meaningless and self-contradicting, why not use your skills proving a few complexity class axioms?

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