Semi-Sextile

semi-sextile aspect

A semi-sextile is a minor aspect. It occurs when a [planet + planet] or [planet + chart point (house cusp, angle, etc.)], or multiple planets/points create a 30° angle to one another, a half sextile.

Minor aspects are typically considered forming/fading within 0-2°, as well as relating to asteroids and fixed stars. For the aspect to be exact, it must be exact on the degree, within a 0° radius, or orb. Minor aspects are looked at for nuance and further depth and understanding.

Natal Chart

Semi-sextiles are considered in the natal chart, as a fixed positioning. An exchange between planets and points that plays out in the personality through our whole life.

Examples are:

n Sun semi-sextile n Moon

Transits

Semi-sextiles are also considered in transits, the currently shifting planets around their orbits, and how they meet-up, or aspect/exchange mathematically with our natal planets. Transits activate or amplify our natal aspects.

Examples are:

tr Sun semi-sextile n Moon

Adjustment Harmonic of 1/12

The semi-sextile aspect, similar to the sextile has an easy flowing nuance, yet it is more subtle than a sextile – and is said to represent adjustments and resourcefulness to meet those adjustments. It could be looked at as a reminder, of the upcoming sextile, or the sextile that just passed (depending on how long ago it was exact).