Sextile

sextile aspect

A sextile aspect is a major aspect. It occurs when a [planet + planet] or [planet + chart point (house cusp, angle, etc.)], or multiple planets/points create a 60° angle to one another. Exact sextiles occur in completely different modality and element than each other. An aspect is “exact” when it is right on the exact aspect degree, or within a 0° radius, or orb.

Major aspects are typically considered forming/fading within a 10° radius for planets and house cusps, and 1-2° for minor aspects and relating to asteroids and fixed stars.

Natal Chart

Sextiles are considered in the natal chart as permanent positioning. An exchange between planets and points that plays out in the personality through our whole life.

Examples are:

Venus sextile Neptune

Transits

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

Examples are:

Moon sextile Mars

Cooperation Harmonic 1/6

Sextiles are considered to be significant in that they create an exchange of cooperation. Like trines, sextiles indicate an easy free flowing energy. Sextiles activate both the house (environment) and sign (expression) they are present within. The energies are working together in a partnership, on the same page, and same level – the energies work together and they cooperate. Sextiles can be productive aspects. As always, other aspects happening in the chart at any given moment can impact how a sextile is expressed.