Tension, Imbalance, Breakthrough: The Quincunx Aspect

Quincunx signs are uncomfortable, misfit, edgy. A planet in quincunx may be muted for a while, unavailable, as if its channel of expression in blocked. Its expression can be hard to access, and slips out of consciousness, especially in the area of life indicated by its partner planet. These aspects describe a state of imbalance which, after a long period of frustration, can be released through sudden bursts of energy, giving rise to major redirections, particularly when a Yod structure comes into play.

These aspects occur between different elements and modes. Planets in quincunx are in aversion, as the ancients would have said. Their meaning derives from the 6th and 8th house relationships to the ascendant which has led to associations with health, death and psychological crises; we see if these attributions hold true. It’s important to keep in mind that not all quincunxes are alike. Certain quincunxes can go into overdrive, rather than blockage, particularly when they share rulers. They can give birth to humour or desire, and goad an individual toward creative adaptations. We examine the sign combinations closely, as well as explore aspects in individual charts.

This video is taken from a live online webinar given for the Mercury Internet School of Psychological Astrology (MISPA) by Lynn Bell in 2016. Duration: 2 hours 26 minutes