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DORIS HEBEL, a great Astrologer from Chicago, teaches this method for finding semi (45 degrees) and sesqui (135 degrees) squares: If the planet is lower than 15 degrees, add 15 to it and go up a quality. If the planet is higher than 15 degrees, subtract 15 from it and go back a quality. Qualities are three: Cardinal, Fixed, Mutable. The Moon is 4 degrees Fixed quality. Add 15 to it and go up a quality to Mutable = 19 degrees. Any planet at 19 degrees of Mutable quality is either 45 or 135 degrees from 4 degrees of Fixed Signs. Mars is 19 degrees Mutable quality. Subtract 15 from it and go back a quality to Fixed = 4 degrees. Any planet at 4 degrees of a Fixed quality is either 45 or 135 degrees from 19 degrees of a Mutable Sign. With practice, students will work with the minutes, also, to see if the aspect is applying or separating. |

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When I started erecting birth charts, I used logarithms, then calculator, then computer. I'm still nasty at math, but here is a way to figure out almost any aspect by hand. The reason I brought this all back up in my memory is that I wanted to find my 5 pointed quintile star that ROBERT WILKINSON talks about.What you have to do is very simply use the 60 base, 30 base, and 12 base BECAUSE there are 60 minutes in a degree, 30 degrees in a Sign and 12 Signs in the Zodiac. Also, you have to remember how to borrow in these bases. Got that? For instance, if I want to find a quintile in my chart, I will use 72º to add to a planet. BUT, there are only 30º in any SIGN. How does 72º break down? Well, we know that there are 30º in every Sign; there must be 2 Signs and 12º left over. Let's do it. 1S 00º 00' = 0º Aries (72º = 2 Signs and 12º left over. 72º + 72º = Quintile -60 which equals 2 S or (Signs)----------------- ----------------3S 12º or 12º Gemini 00' 12º Gemini is Sign 3 out of 12. Got it?) Let's try something more difficult. I have a t-quintile in my birthchart. Mars quintiles Neptune and both biquintile Venus. That gives me the three points, but I want to fine the other 2 points to make Robert's Star Quintile. I have Mars at 28º Scorpio 12' which equals 8S 28º 12' + 2 12 00 (See where this came from?) It's a quintile! ------------------------ 10S 40º 12' what's wrong with this figure? There's only 30 degrees in a Sign. So, what do we do? -30 ------------------------ 10 10 12 now what's wrong? We took away 30, but where to put it? +1 ------------------------- 11S 10º 12' which reads 10º Aquarius 12' Yeah.....we did it! No trig. Now, let's find the other point in the Quintile star. This time may be a little harder. We'll subtract instead of adding. My Neptune is 16º Virgo 12' 6s 16º 12' Subtract a Quintile of 72º - 2 12 ------------------------ 4s 4º 12' The 5th point of the Quintile Star = 4º Cancer 12'. To chart: |

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The Kepler design has specialized charts such as this to show some minor aspects all by themselves and makes them easier to find. However, one still has to figure out the void points which I have entered here. Connect them to the other three points and you have the Quintile 5 pointed Star. The letter, "A" means that the aspect is applying. The letter, "S" means that the aspect is separating. |

Ok, now I remember where I learned this method; calculating the Arabic parts. Wow, that had to be at the very beginning of my learning in the mid 60's. So, I probably got it from Maryann Crabtree; ye gods, almost a half century ago. |

Today, Neptune and Pluto are only 1 minute off of a septile aspect. Let's figure all the exact septile points in the 7 pointed Star. We can start with Pluto: |

Pluto= 10s 00º 26' Sep =+ 1 21 26 ----------------- 11s 21º 52' or 21º Aquar 52'11s 21º 52'+ 1 21 26 ------------------------------- 12 42 78 -60 ---------------- 12 43 18 -30 ------------------ 13 13 18 -12 ------------------- 1 13 18 or 13º Aries 18' 1s 13º 18'+ 1 21 26 ----------------- 2 34 44 - 30 ------------------- 3s 4º 44' or 4º Gemini 44'3s 4º 44'1 21 26 ---------------------- 4 25 70 + 1 -60 ------------------------------ 4s 26º 10' or 26º Cancer 10'4s 26º 10'1 21 26 ------------------- 5 47 34 +1 -30 -------------------------------- 6s 17º 34' or 17º Virgo 36'6s 17º 34'+ 1 21 26 -------------------- 7 38 60 -60 -------------------- 7s 39º 00' - 30 ------------------------------- 9º Scorpio 02'8s 9º 00'+ 1 21 26 ---------------------- 10s 00º 26' or 00º Capricorn 26' |

Now, wasn't that fun??? That's why it took us dinosaur astrologers so long to compute charts back in the 60's. Actually, I miss it. While I was fooling with the math and computations and entering everything by hand around the chart wheel, I was getting into the person bit by bit. By the time I was finished, I felt like I really knew the person and it was good. When I get a chart in 2 seconds from the computer, it's a cold piece of paper and has none of me in it, nor the person in me. Why don't I just go back to doing charts by hand? Because then I would have to charge a fee. Even though I'm retired, my time is still precious, if only to me. |