Greetings, and welcome back to Journeys! This month the path takes us into an – exciting! – exploration of the sextile aspect.
The sextile is an aspect of 60° which means that the planets in sextile are naturally positioned two signs apart from one another. When we allow for orbs of influence astrologers usually give 6° for a sextile so that the planets can be anywhere between 56° and 66° apart from one another and still be in a sextile. In the ancient world however planets could be considered in sextile so long as they were in the appropriate signs regardless of how close they were to being 60° apart. If they were exactly 60° apart this was simply the greatest point at which the sextile was significant. Early thinking about all aspects involved the concept of planets being able to “see” one another – the concept of aspects was seen as a visual one with planets in particular signs being able to see one another while those which were in a very close or exact aspect were truly scrutinizing each other. Conversely planets which were not in aspect either by sign or degree were unable to see one another. This condition applied to planets which were one sign apart (30°) or 5 signs apart (150°) because these distances are not considered major aspects, but planets which could not see one another by degree or sign could still interact with or be aware of the other through other conditions like mutual reception.
Universally the sextile is regarded as an “easy”, “harmonious” or “soft” aspect meaning that the two planets see one another in a positive light and the flow between them comes mostly without effort and with benefits. Squares, oppositions and certain conjunctions require our best efforts but sextiles and trines are far more effortless in their expression of the planets involved. The trine is generally regarded as being “better” than the sextile or at least more powerful and there is some truth to this but a consequence of this attitude has been the downplaying and ignoring of this aspect in favour of others and a lack of distinction between the trine and sextile. Downplaying and ignoring (something astrologers have to do as the process of chart interpretation demands heavy editing) is generally the issue with sextiles and trines anyway as the squares and oppositions and conjunctions in a chart assert themselves more aggressively and call out to our attention, astrologers tend to focus more on the problematic areas because they are frequently the most urgent and recognisable matters, but experienced astrologers understand that trines and sextiles can also be problematic and require attention, as well as that an assessment of a person’s strengths and resources are as important as an assessment of the challenges they face. One equips them to deal with the other and knowledge of both is necessary.
There are three factors that give a sextile its distinct meaning along with many nuances that modify its expression.
THE THREE MAIN FACTORS
Firstly, the meaning of the sextile aspect is innately connected to the meaning of the number 6, because an aspect of 60° divides the circle of 360° into a six sided hexagon. Wherever you see this number or shape in nature you see an expression of the energy of the sextile. The hexagon is surprisingly common in nature because there are physics and geometry involved that make it the most stable, space efficient shape to build with. Examples of it include volcanic basalt columns, snowflakes, pineapple skin, insect eyes, corals, crystals, bubbles on water, tortoise shells and snake skins. Primarily, though, we see this in six petaled flowers and in the honeycomb hive structure of the bee, and the nature of bees is very expressive of the sextile energy – buzzing aliveness, excitation, productivity, organizational awareness, industriousness, quick arousal and motivation. This is the sensation we have when the hairs on our skin stand-up when someone strokes it lightly, or when we lock eyes with an attractive stranger who smiles at us, or when the aroma of incense or music stirs something deep inside. It triggers or activates us sensually but in a way we enjoy or at least don’t have to expend effort on. The sensation is usually brief but powerful and the energy of the sextile follows suit. Whereas a trine tends to gush and keep gushing a sextile comes in spurts or firework displays. This means it can take some effort to sustain the output of a sextile compared to that of a trine.
This connection to pleasant but brief arousal brings us to the second concept that the sextile innately expresses, that of the energy of Venus. This arises from the position of the signs ruled by Venus – Taurus and Libra – in relation to the signs ruled by the Lights – Cancer and Leo. The sign of the Sun (Leo) looks forwards two signs (60°) and sees the sign of Venus, Libra. Conversely, the sign of the Moon (Cancer) looks backwards two signs (60°) and sees the other sign of Venus, Taurus. The other major aspects also gain planetary qualities in the same way:
Sextile: Like Venus because the signs of Venus are 60°from the signs of the Lights – 2 forwards from Leo, 2 back from Cancer.
Square: Like Mars because the signs of Mars are 90° from the signs of the Light – 3 signs forwards from Leo, 3 back from Cancer.
Trine: Like Jupiter because the signs of Jupiter are hundred and 20° from the signs of the Lights – 4 signs forwards from Leo, for back from Cancer.
Opposition: like Saturn because the signs of Saturn are 180° from the signs of the Lights – 6 signs forwards from Leo, six back from Cancer.
The conjunction was not actually considered an aspect in the ancient world although it was still used. It represented fusion or union, not being able to see one another in the sky but instead being together, like a marriage. It clearly has the nature of the Lights because the conjunction is an aspect of 0° so we would count 0 signs away from those of Cancer and Leo, which is correct.
The association with Venus explains why the aspect is a) ‘easy’ and ‘harmonious’ and b) arousing and often experienced as pleasing. Yet Venus is not known for productivity or organizational ability, so where does this quality of the sextile come from? Partly this feature arises from the physics and geometry of the hexagon, i.e. from the magic of the number 6, but aside from the number 6 and Venus there is another essential ingredient in the nature of the sextile which gives it this quality, and that is that the sextile combines different but complementary Elements. Where the trine connects signs of the same Element (Fire with Fire, etc.) the sextile connects signs of the same polarity or Fluid (sometimes also called gender in astrology). Fire and Air, the more Electric/Masculine Elements, are connected by sextiles, and Water is connected with the other more Magnetic/Feminine Element, Earth. Thus a sextile aspect emphasises and increases the flow of a Fluid in the same way that a trine does with an Element. This means that there are 12 natural sextiles in the zodiac, 6 Electric and 6 Magnetic:
We will return to these combinations later.
So, what is a Fluid, and what does it mean in a chart? A Fluid is an expression of polarity, like Yin and Yang. The universe is fundamentally unified but for manifestation to occur (i.e. Creation) it has to polarize into opposite but equal parts – night and day, light and dark, etc. The fundamental polarity is into binary Fluids, one which we can call Electric (because it is more accurate than Masculine or Positive) and one Magnetic (because it is more accurate than Feminine or Negative). The Electric Fluid is essentially about energy radiating out from a centre (creating spaciousness or the seed) while the Magnetic is energy being pulled in to the centre (filling spaciousness or the egg). These are not the same things as the physical universe forces of magnetism and electricity, however, because the Fluids permeate all of reality, including the astral and mental planes. The physical expressions of electricity and magnetism are just one of the physical manifestations of the Fluids. As these fundamental polarities interact in infinitely greater and greater complexity (leading to shades of grey and twilight areas as well as the creation of spectrum’s uniting the poles) they double up into the 4 Elements, 2 which are predominantly Electric (Fire and Air) and 2 of which are Magnetic (Water and Earth). The Fire and Water Elements are the ‘purist’ Elements because each is a direct expression of one of the Fluids as an Elemental building block. The Air Element contains a ‘cap’ or portion (about 1/4) of the Magnetic and the rest is Electric, while the Earth Element contains a portion (again, about 1/4) of the Electric Fluid with the rest being Magnetic.
What the sextile does is connect one Electrically focused sign with another Electric sign in a different but complementary Element, or conversely a Magnetically focused sign with another Magnetic sign that belongs to a different but complementary Element. It connects Fire with Air and vice versa and Water with Earth and vice versa, therefore emphasising one of the Fluids. But what does that really mean for a human being? The basic difference psychologically is that the Fire/Air sextiles are more outgoing while the Water/Earth ones are more receptive, but there are other differences that are best illustrated when we look at individual sign pairings later. Something has to be faceted with the sextile – it is a wood chipper, a gem carver, and the connection it has to one of the Fluids determines whether the process is one of impressing David into the marble or revealing him inside of it. The Fluids, being the fundamental parts of the Elements which make up all of Creation, are the essential parts of Creation. They produce and organise literally everything that exists, has ever existed or will ever exist, through the Elements that are their expressions. This is what lends the sextile aspect its power to organise and produce, its artistry. This, coupled with the connection to Venus and the magic of the 6th harmonic, is what gives the sextile its distinct essential meaning.
These three factors – the magic of 6, Venus, and the Fluids – really help us to grasp the nature of the sextile aspect but there are other nuances we can look at to gain interesting details.
One of these factors is whether the sextile is approaching (less than 60°) or separating (more than 60°). I have never met a sextile that was exactly 60°, at least not in a natal chart! An approaching sextile is keen to tackle something symbolised by the planets and signs and temples involved, it is often applying itself to the excitement that builds around the creation or launch of something, while a separating sextile is often more concerned with running, re-organizing or re-invigorating something that already exists (also based on the planets, signs and temples involved). The declination of the sextile can also increase its power.
A second factor is the essential and accidental dignity of the planets in sextile – is for example one of them in rulership or the sign of exaltation, and angular? Then it is probably dominating the sextile, pumping its energies into the other planet. A peregrine planet – one that is not in a place familiar to its energies – can find a friend or lover in a planet it is in sextile to, helping it out of its awkward situation, especially if that planet has some dignity of its own.
A third factor is the temples that the planets in sextile are in and rule – a sextile between the Sun and Mars always provides motivation and zeal, and that will be placed first in the temples that the Sun and Mars are in, and then in the temples they rule according to the placement of signs, i.e. according to the sign of the ascendant. Temples help to interpret a sextile by showing where it lands on the roulette wheel of life – in your marriage and children houses (5 and 7), in your debt and career houses (8-10) or your income and family houses (2 and 4), for example. The temples that are ruled by the planets in sextile often describe the whys of what the person does with that sextile, the reasons for their arousal, and where the energies of the sextile end up taking them. So, for example, in our zesty Sun-Mars sextile, let’s imagine that the Sun is in Aries and Mars is in Gemini and Aries is rising, so the Sun is in the 1st temple and Mars in the 3rd. This persons zeal and self confidence (Sun/Mars) is aroused and excited by communication and by self-learning situations (1st and 3rd temples). They also have Leo, the sign ruled by the Sun, on the 5th temple (creativity, leisure, children) and the signs of Mars, Aries and Scorpio, on the 1st and 8th temple. These last details suggest the reason why they are so aroused by these things and where the results will ultimately end up has to do with the 1st, 5th and 8th temples.
There is another nuance that is well hidden and although I am sure it is there I have so far not been able to find this anywhere in the tradition and am sharing it here for the first time. This arises from 7 planetary groups which are delineated by the sextile. These groups are each composed of 3 planets (which includes the Lights) and they are found by noting what the rulers of the signs in sextile are. For example, Leo is ruled by the Sun. Leo sextiles both Libra and Gemini. Libra is ruled by Venus and Gemini by Mercury, so the Suns sextile group is Sun/Mercury/Venus. When we do this for the 7 visible moving objects in the sky, this is the result:
Sextile Configurations by Rulership: Fluid Bonds
Sun – Mercury/Venus (Leo is sextile Gemini and Libra). Note the theme of socializing and communing. This is an Electric grouping.
Moon – Mercury/Venus (Cancer is sextile Taurus and Virgo). Note the theme of things growing (seeds, babies, etc) and being cared for. This is a Magnetic grouping.
Mercury – Light/Mars (Gemini is sextile Aries and Leo, Virgo is sextile Cancer and Scorpio). There are dual themes here, an Electric one of energizing and enthusing and a Magnetic one of reflecting and considering carefully.
Venus – Light/Jupiter (Taurus is sextile Cancer and Pisces, Libra is sextile Leo and Sagittarius). Dual themes again involving caring/nurturing (Magnetic) and celebrating/cheerfulness (Electric)
Mars – Mercury/Saturn (Aries is sextile Gemini and Aquarius, Scorpio is sextile Virgo and Capricorn). The dual themes here are connected to diversity/individuality (Electric) and strategy/insight (Magnetic).
Jupiter – Venus/Saturn (Sagittarius is sextile Libra and Aquarius, Pisces is sextile Taurus and Capricorn). Here the themes are morality/truth (Electric) and composure/calm (Magnetic).
Saturn – Mars/Jupiter (Capricorn is sextile Scorpio and Pisces, Aquarius is sextile Sagittarius and Aries). The themes here are wisdom/emotional maturity (Magnetic) and enlightenment/breakthrough (Electric).
This shows that the 7 traditional planets can be arranged into trinities, each planet in the same trinity being disposed towards helping and assisting the others by sextile according to a general theme. This deepens our understanding of the essential dynamic of each of the sextiles in the zodiac according to which signs they are in and helps us understand which planets (and signs) innately excite or arouse one another and why. For example the sextile between Leo (ruled by the Sun) with Libra (ruled by Venus) is clearly about the expression of our emotional life (Sun/Venus) and it has a social context that involves harmony in relationships (Libra). If the planets in sextile actually are the Sun and Venus this will be obvious, but with different planets the theme will be less obvious. Yet it will still leave traces, because the signs express the nature of their ruling planets. As another example, a sextile between Mercury and Mars (or the Moon) is just that bit more of a sextile than one between say Mercury and Jupiter, because Jupiter is not part of the Mercury group. Some planets are just better at arousing (sextiling) one another than others – they have a Fluid bond. If I were to characterize such a bond I would say it is like siblings or good friends because this is how planets in a sextile relationship also regard one another.
The same theory holds true for other aspects too – some planets are better at trining one another, some at squaring, and some at opposing. For example, Mars is made for opposing Venus (both his signs are opposite both of hers) and for squaring the Lights and Saturn (his signs square theirs), as well as for trining the Lights and Jupiter (his signs trine theirs) and sextiling Mercury and Saturn (his signs sextile theirs). Note that he is efficient at both squaring and trining the Lights. All of these predilections arise from the aspects the signs of Mars – Aries and Scorpio – make to other signs with their rulers. The planets and Lights are bonded, they have innate relationships to one another and these complex relationships are expressed geometrically through the prism of the zodiac. When these innate bonds are reinforced by an actual aspect and that aspect matches the innate bond, the power of the aspect is amplified. It’s like a tuning fork resonating with a vibration.
When I examine a sextile I’m usually asking myself the following questions:
What is being stimulated, aroused or excited by these two planets being friends and how are the signs shaping that?
Does the sextile connect with squares or oppositions, helping to deal with those issues or potentially aggravating them?
Does the sextile connect with trines or other sextiles to increase opportunities and resources that flow or potentially adding to laziness and complacency?
What kind of productivity does the sextile imply given the temples involved?
Sextiles can act like power batteries, so what is this sextile powering in the chart?
How might this person get the most out of this sextile? What does it call on them to sustain in order to manifest its potential?
What is its role in the purpose of the chart as an initiatory tool? What is the soul doing with this sextile?
How does the Fluid emphasised by this sextile (Electric or Magnetic) get supported by the rest of the chart?
For this last question I consider whether the chart is nocturnal or diurnal (born during the day or night), which hemisphere of the sky (lit or unlit) the sextile is in or if it crosses the hemispheres of the chart, the overall balance of Elements in the chart and the essential and accidental dignity of the Lights and the planets in sect:
Diurnal charts: Sun, Jupiter and Saturn are in the Electric or diurnal sect. If you are born in the day then these planets are in sect. They are stronger with the Electric Fluid and more productive when in Fire or Air signs and when placed in the daylight part of the chart i.e. on the same side of the ascendant as the Sun. In a diurnal chart this means they want to be in temples 7-12.
Nocturnal charts: Moon, Venus and Mars are in the Magnetic or nocturnal sect. If you are born in the night then these planets are in sect. They are stronger with the Magnetic Fluid when placed in Water or Earth signs, in the night part of the chart i.e. on the opposite side of the ascendant as the Sun. In a nocturnal chart this is also temples 7-12.
Mercury is in sect if it is an evening star (visible after sunset) in a night chart or a morning star (visible before dawn) in a day chart. It then follows the same rules as its sect regarding which side of the chart it prefers to be on.
If the majority of these factors and the chart in general are in favour of a particular Fluid and this matches the Fluid of the sextile I am looking at I start to see that sextile as a prime conduit for the Fluid. This becomes more significant in magical training with the Fluids (mastery of the Fluids follows mastery of the Elements) since a strong connection astrologically to a Fluid makes it easier for us to train its use while making us work harder to train the other Fluid, but in general it is a sign that the soul is either manifesting things from within them into the external world (Electric) or is manifesting things around them by drawing in material and experience from the external world (Magnetic). Electric sextiles (equivalent to waveforms) tend to be more innovative while Magnetic ones (equivalent to particles) are more productive. The short form takeaway for magical training here is that trines help with the astral equilibrium and sextiles with the mental equilibrium, but this is a big generalisation.
THE GRAND SEXTILE or STAR OF DAVID
The sextile aspect is an integral building block of many aspect patterns, including the Yod, Mystic Rectangle, Kite, Rosetta, Pentagram and Diamond, but the aspect pattern which most exemplifies the energy of the sextile is the Grand Sextile or Star of David. This is an aspect involving at least six objects in the chart all being spaced 60° apart so that they form a hexagon. Even when we include the ascendant, midheaven, Dragons Head, Dragons Tail and Chiron the chances of this occurring are extremely rare. I have nine charts with this aspect pattern in them in a database of over 10,000 natal charts. It is a complex pattern composed not only of the 6 sextiles but also of 6 trines (arranged into 2 Grand Trines, the ‘Star of David’) and 3 oppositions. Most of the interpretations of this aspect pattern are very positive stating that it is more fortunate than a Grand Trine because the sextile makes us more active, and I agree with this but feel there is more to say. There are 3 oppositions in there after all. That’s a lot of polarisation to keep in balance, like juggling multiple balls in the air at once with the balls being balls of fire. There is a lot of potential for a calamity if the balancing act is botched, a big ‘egg on your face’ factor. The energy of this pattern reminds me of plate spinning as well as juggling, with someone having to continuously keep the plates in motion to prevent them from falling and smashing. These people find it very difficult to tune out and do nothing, they get restless and even nerve-wracked about those plates. If they can find a constructive outlet for their great energies and restlessness they become dynamos and have a supreme knack for spreading enthusiasm and sensation around but there is always the problem of not being able to fully switch off and the potential that they will become interfering busybodies in other peoples lives, in other words they really need their own plates to mind or they can’t help spinning them for others. They can also come to believe their own hype. On the whole though the power of the trines and sextiles is greater than that of the oppositions so the aspect makes handling life easier for us and brings a considerable package of benefits.
Here are three examples of the Star of David with other aspects turned off so that you can see the configuration clearly.
The first is the chart of someone most of us alive today do not recognise but who was in her time one of the most famous people in the world. Brenda Frazier came from a family of social climbers and was given every luxury in her elitist childhood. Her family wealth, equivalent to about 65 million dollars today and which she inherited at the age of 21, survived being wiped out by the Great Depression and led to her becoming the archetypal ‘poor little rich girl’ or ‘Glamour Girl’ of the 1930s. She was hailed as “the Debutante of the Century”, appeared on the cover of ‘Life’ magazine after an infamous 2,000 people NYC ball in 1938 in which she danced all night with Douglas Fairbanks Jnr. and other celebrities, and was dubbed “the best advertisement for just about anything”. Troubled by anorexia and bulimia, Frazier also attempted suicide over thirty times in her life, battled alcohol and drug addiction, and in the 1960s made a brief return to fame when she wrote an article for ‘Life’ in which she relayed that she was deeply miserable during the time of her heyday. Her life is an example of both the blessings of the Star of David and its burdens. The chart shows a Grand Sextile in the Magnetic signs involving Capricorn rising, Uranus in Pisces, Venus in Taurus, Mercury and Pluto in Cancer, Jupiter in Virgo and a Scorpio midheaven:
More recognizable to most of us will by Ricky Martin, the singer and ‘King of Latin Pop’, regarded as one of the most influential modern musical artists in the world. With a career that took off in the early 1990s he has sold over 55 million albums and 70 million records worldwide, charting twenty one top-ten hits on the U.S. Latin Charts, eight of which reached number one, has had a total of over 30 hit singles and is the most awarded male Latin artist with over 200 awards. He came out as a gay man in 2010 but has always had a huge gay following. His chart shows a mostly Electric Grand Sextile (the Moon and Mars parts are Magnetic instead because the pattern occurs at sign boundaries) composed of Saturn in Gemini, the Dragons Tail in Leo, Pluto in Libra, Neptune in Sagittarius, Venus and the Dragons Head in Aquarius and the Moon and Mars in Pisces:
This chart is the chart of a friend. She runs her own metaphysical publishing business, holds down a separate job involving many children, organises several online projects, travels around the world to personally meet and greet her authors and is generally an all round tonic to be around, brimming with enthusiasm and always keen to move forwards, rarely holding grudges or looking back. She is very positive in outlook but gets easily distracted and can lose herself in her many projects, needing regular time to reconnect with herself. Her chart shows an Electric Star of David made of Neptune in Sagittarius, Venus and the Dragons Head in Aquarius, the Moon in Aries, Saturn in Gemini, the Dragons Tail in Leo and Pluto in Libra:
SEXTILES BY SIGN
To finish off this article I would like to give you some thoughts on what the various pairings of signs for each sextile indicate. As with any kind of interpretation these are only examples and other possibilities will exist but they should be good starting points for you to consider.
Aries/Gemini (Electric): Warming, curious, stimulating to the mind, it emboldens communication and is not afraid to ask burning or awkward questions. It strengthens the willpower when it comes to choosing the path, is prepared to defend its position, confers dexterity, perceives multiple-choices, tackles intellectual problems head-on, is persuasive, competitive in learning situations and acrobatic. Freedom and autonomy are important.
Example: Spike Milligan, zany comedian, Aries Sun sextile Gemini Moon.
Taurus/Cancer (Magnetic): Stabilizes and simplifies, family people, secures, comforting to the heart and soul, Cancer builds a nest and Taurus secures and feathers it, fosters a feeling of safety and insurance or insulation, calming, devoted, resists pressure and stands its ground, maintains things as they have been, respects sensible tradition, invokes shielding or protection, tenacity, love of nature.
Example: David Icke, conspiracy analyst, Taurus Sun sextile Moon in Cancer.
Gemini/Leo (Electric): Takes joy in gathering information and communicating self-expression, the life of the party, good cheer and humour, diversifying, multiplying, connecting the dots, understanding the whys of life, ability to hone in on pertinent facts, love of movement or dance, the thrill of speed, manual dexterity and coordination, mechanical brilliance, wordplay, singing, anecdotal eloquence, wit.
Example: Lord Alfred Tennyson, leading Victorian poet, Moon in Gemini sextile Sun in Leo.
Cancer/Virgo (Magnetic): Modesty and humility in caring for others, rhythm, prudence, acuity, shrewdness, firm grasp of facts, retentive memory, health consciousness, agricultural skill, pragmatism, minimising risks, effective blend of reason with imagination or intuition, helpful, humble, tactical analysis, maintains a sense of innocence or purity, fosters safety through organization.
Example: 14th Dalai Lama, spiritual leader, Sun in Cancer sextile Moon in Virgo.
Leo/Libra (Electric): Artistic brilliance, spectacle, social grace, sense of equality and fairness, balanced relationship, healthy flow of give-and-take, awareness of justice in life, diplomacy, charisma, charm, colourful, being able to share a spotlight, co-operative, beauty and prettiness, jewel-like, contentment, love of harmony or being with a partner, kindness.
Example: H.P. Lovecraft, inventor of modern horror, Sun in Leo sextile Moon in Libra.
Virgo/Scorpio (Magnetic): Detection and examination, depth analysis, good at concealing itself, quick in perceiving hidden or obscure truth, probing, scrutinizing, evaluating, identifying critical weak spots, clue finding and puzzle solving, sexual health, shrewdness, successful blend of scientific and occult methods, precision work, power behind the throne power, therapeutic transformations, deep knowledge.
Example: Prince Albert, husband of Queen Victoria, Sun in Virgo sextile Moon in Scorpio.
Libra/Sagittarius (Electric): Optimism, faith and trust, egalitarianism, love of truth and honesty, romantic, open to others, can connect with anyone from anywhere, buoyant and light, rises above the petty, pursues justice, persuasiveness and elegance, seeks fairness, defends liberty, generates excitement by flirting with mild danger, upward social mobility, idealism that is not completely naive, a strong moral compass.
Example: Bob Geldof, singer and fundraiser, Moon in Sagittarius sextile Sun in Libra.
Scorpio/Capricorn (Magnetic): Worldly wise, nobody’s fool, strategic master, realism, grounded psychic perception, psychological insight, industrious, able to plot and plan, self control, inner mastery, astral wisdom, maturity, sobriety and seriousness, concentration and focus, ability to persist, uncanny timing, sensuous sexuality, horniness, love of making money, appreciation for the value of things.
Example: George Eliot, Victorian novelist, Sun in Scorpio sextile Moon in Capricorn.
Sagittarius/Aquarius (Electric): Gregarious, able to multi-task, inventive and inspired, originality, exciting of crowds, wild and unpredictable in ways that are amusing, adaptable and flexible in any situation, foresight, prediction and prophecy, trend setting, being able to accurately perceive the road into the future, jack of all trades, philosophical and open minded, friendliness.
Example: Oprah Winfrey, talk show host, Moon in Sagittarius sextile Sun in Aquarius.
Capricorn/Pisces (Magnetic): Philanthropy, leading with heart, enrichment, a well oiled machine, conservation of the environment, grounded faith, ability to perceive universal laws or mystical truths, grasp of fundamentals and essentials, balance between empathy and practicality, finding the current or flow to the ocean, fertility, fecundity, resolution of karma.
Example: Martin Luther King, minister and activist, Sun in Capricorn sextile Moon in Scorpio.
Aquarius/Aries (Electric): Questing, army building, networking, self promotion, scientific breakthroughs, power generation, genius, pollination of ideas, battle tactics, ability to forge connections between unconnected things, brooks no nonsense, confrontational in ways that break down barriers, vibrancy, humanitarian action, revolutionary, keen to join the party, nouveau, impressive, capacity to use shock value productively.
Example: Joan Crawford, actress, Sun in Aries sextile Moon in Aquarius.
Pisces/Taurus (Magnetic): Fecundity, pacifying, self care, relaxing and unwinding, slowing down and going with the flow, considerate and kind, understanding and accepting, charitable actions, affectionate, working towards resolution, lending support, emotional maturity, puts the imagination to work, combines sensitivity with hard work, practical empathy, visionary building.
Example: Galileo, mathematician and philosopher, Sun in Pisces sextile Moon in Taurus.
That’s all for this month, I hope you will all enjoy learning about the sextiles in your chart and in the charts of people you know and that you will come to fully appreciate these hidden gems of astrology! If you would like to support the growth of this journal there is a Patreon group you can join where for 5 dollars a month you also gain access to a monthly forecast and some of my musings.