Sextile

Science / Astrology / Sextile: The sixth harmonic, 60°; a major easy aspect considered beneficial and opportune.

Semi-Sextile

Science / Astrology / Semi-Sextile: One of the more influential minor easy aspects, the twelfth harmonic, 30°. MORE

Gregorian Calendar

Science / Astrology / Gregorian Calendar: The calendar now used internationally, devised by Pope Gregory in the 1580s to replace the Julian calendar, which by then had accumulated a ten-day discrepancy with the solar year. Most, but not all, MORE

Julian Calendar

Science / Tides and Currents / Julian Calendar: A calendar introduced by Julius Caesar in the year 45 B.C., and slightly modified by Augustus a few years later. This calendar provided that the common year should consist of 365 days and that every f MORE

Yod

Science / Astrology / Yod: An aspect configuration in which two planets in sextile both form a quincunx (inconjunct) with the same third planet; it is given a karmic connotation. Sometimes called the Finger of God. See also Fin MORE

Quincunx

Science / Astrology / Quincunx: A minor hard aspect, separating distance 150°, the fifth multiple of the twelfth harmonic (30°, semi-sextile). Interpretation focuses on adjustmental needs. Also called an inconjunct. MORE

Mundane Aspects

Science / Astrology / Mundane Aspects: Aspects by house rather than by degree. For example, a mundane sextile from a planet on the cusp of the second house to one on the cusp of the fourth might be less or more than the 60° required for a MORE

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