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posted January 08, 2018 06:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capricorncheriscty     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So I was reading up on biquintiles since I have a few in my chart that I didn't really understand and it seems like there isn't really much on them on the internet. However, I found this site that kind of explains them in a really neat manner that I would have never thought of before.

Here is the excerpt:

"Donna says: In the post about biquintiles, I posed a question that has intrigued me for more than 40 years. Why do we automatically assume that the biquintile is just like the quintile?

You see, I’ve never been convinced it is. Have a look at an entirely different aspect connection I noticed in my earliest student days. Using an orb of 3° before and after the exact aspect, here’s a strange thing that happens in the region between the biquintile (144°) and the quincunx (150°):

What is it about that 147th degree? Is it some kind of pivotal point? If the biquintile and the quincunx really are substantially different, what happens at that meeting point? Notice that the names both contain QUIN, derived from the Latin word for 5, quinque. In numerology, 5 is a quirky, restless number that promotes change.

If both the biquintile and the quincunx are associated with creativity/talent, then where is the real-life separation between them? Are they different, or is the pressure they create the same?

Perhaps numerology has some answers to the puzzle of the difference between the biquintile and the quincunx. I’m looking at the numbers involved and made a few observations that immediately stood out.

The biquintile is 144° (1+4+4=9).

The quincunx is 150 ° (1+5+0=6).

The degree that joins these two aspects is 147° (1=4=7=12=1+2=3).

I always enjoy seeing a string of 3-6-9 numbers. They indicate “divine intervention” or “blessings” to me. You mentioned that “magic” 147° , which adds to a 3. I’ve always associated the number 3 with creativity, expression, and growth. (I also associate the number 3 with Jupiter, btw.)

You said, “One of my early teachers, Charles Jayne, studied quincunxes and felt that resolving the tensions between two planets, signs, and houses in that aspect required a creative leap.” Perhaps that leap lies in the creativity of the 147th degree?

For “divination” purposes, Julia Line in Discover Numerology, gives the meaning of 147 as the divine favor of a long and happy life or a long and happy life filled with divine favor. This is divination, so the meaning is a bit mystical, but who wouldn’t like that prognostication?

The 147th degree reduces to the numbers 12 and 3. If you align those numbers with the tarot, you get the Hanged Man (12) and the Empress (3). The Hanged Man asks that we look at something upside down to see it more clearly, and the Empress is the epitome of creativity.

Interestingly, “quincunx” reduces to 11 and “biquintile” reduces to 55. These are both “master” numbers, requiring special skills to incorporate easily into daily life (also a meaning of the aspects?).

The 11 signals the master teacher and the 55 is the number of the master mediator. Containing two 5’s, there is a high level of Mercurial influence here. I’d add a dash of Uranus to that (the higher octave of Mercury) as an influence of forward movement and reconcilation of oppposing ideals and viewpoints. "


I think that's a very interesting read. I can definitely see this creative force play out in my own biquintiles, it's like a higher force is calling these energies between these two planets to my attention but, for some reason, I am just not getting to them right then and there; like how I can easily grab the creativity of my trines and sextiles. With the biquintile I feel like I can very clearly see my potential and power in those two planets but I just can't take the leap towards it somehow. It is different from my squares, where I feel like I can't leap toward them at all...They're so far off in the distant and I can't see what they want me to see.

If anyone knows of any other hidden gems on minor minor aspects, please share along with the original source

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posted January 08, 2018 07:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kannon McAfee     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've got a grand quintile in my chart (Moon-Jupiter at 72° base + Mars at 144° point), but these minor aspects are more elusive to perception than the major aspects. These aspects describe talent and creative potentials that are intuitive and don't necessarily show as specific skills, but underlie them.

I work with all 15-degree aspects (including 15, 75, 105, 165°), especially in progressions. I have observed the importance of these as well as the quintile series in events timing as the most active aspects in any progressed chart are the ones closest to culmination, no matter how 'minor' they are. But they are part of the picture of the natal chart too. I refer to those odd 15-degree aspects as mini squares. They have a stressful/challenging dynamic similar to the square, but not as obvious or intense.

The meaning of these in my view is not worked out with numerology since what we're dealing with is geometry -- angles. So for example, it just does not work that you can get the quincunx dynamic at 148-9° (numerology 4,5) if the 150° aspect is supposed to give a numerology 6 (1+5). The numerological root is found in the harmonic, not in the total degrees of the aspect itself. The quincunx is a real oddity since it is the only commonly used aspect to result from divding the 360° circle by a fractionated number, 2-2/5.

So conjunctions, while seen as "0" are really 1, because you are dividing the 360° by 1 to get it. 1 = unity, focus, self. Divide by 2 to get the 180° opposition, and you have a relational dynamic, this-and-that, I-thou. So on 1-9 (or 12). So the 72° quintile results from dividing by 5. Because of that, you could argue it is a major aspect. I don't think you can divide with anything greater than 12 to get a major aspect. The universe and astrology operates on a base-12 numeric system and the aspect increments get ridiculously small after that.

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posted January 13, 2018 03:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks, Kannon.

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