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Today and tomorrow: a bit of a sidetrack from my coverage of the major aspects in astrology. Today I’d like to talk to you about the quincunx. Actually, I’d like to be able to like to talk to you about it, but I probably won’t like it at all. The quincunx is the most annoying of all aspects. It’s true that the square is probably the most difficult aspect to deal with, but for my money there is nothing more irritating than the quincunx.

Go ahead, say it. Kwin-kunks. If you knew a kid with that name, you’d just know automatically that he’d be the most annoying kid in class. Some astrologers prefer to call it “the inconjunct.” I think this is a bit like if the most annoying kid in class was to change his name to something fancy just to be less annoying… but of course it wouldn’t work. No… Cedric… you can’t sit with us at lunch. You smell bad.

Do I sound like I’m being unduly harsh on the quincunx? Perhaps. But maybe that’s because I have a very close quincunx between my Sun and my Moon.

The quincunx is an aspect between two planets of 150 degrees, connecting bodies that are in Signs that have absolutely nothing in common. It’s a difficult aspect to really get a handle on: sometimes it’s a “minor” aspect, sometimes it’s a major one. In fact, the more you study the quincunx, the less sense it makes, despite the fact that eventually it makes more sense. Often an astrologer may be tempted to ignore it and focus on those nice, easy-to-grasp trines and squares.

Some of us, however, have a harder time avoiding that paradox than others might. Quincunxes can be pretty powerful if you can get them to work for you, but they’re inherently slippery to handle. They connect two planets in two Signs that haven’t usually got a single darned thing in common.

Since the quincunx requires special handling, that’s exactly what I’m going to do… by having a singalong!

(To the tune of “I Touch Myself” by The Divinyls)

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Was born like this, I often confuse me
Take care of myself, and then I abuse me
My Sun is in Sag, my Moon is in Cancer
Feel like a quiz show without a right answer!

Could have been born somebody else
The day that I was born, I quincunxed myself!
It’d be easy if I could just be someone else
Oh no, oh no, oh no!

It’s the aspect that leaves me confounded
Sure as hell, it ain’t no trine
Solid one minute, then I’m ungrounded
And no, I don’t feel fine!

I push myself to an unclear ending
Half me can’t hear what the other half’s sending
I can’t make plans for that vacation I need now
Should I go skydiving, or just read a book now?

I could have been born somebody else
The day that I was born, I quincunxed myself!
I could have been born somebody else
Oh no, oh no, oh no!

I love myself
Except I detest me
I’m on top of myself
Except when I best me

I ask myself
If I understand me
See the answer so clear
And then it all blinds me!

Could have been born somebody else
The day that I was born, I quincunxed myself!
I could have been born somebody else
Oh no, oh no, oh no!

I was born
I’m not anyone else
From the day I showed up
I quincunxed myself!
Ooh! Ooh! Ooh! Aiiiieeee!!

I could have been born somebody else
The day that I was born, I quincunxed myself!
Could have been born somebody else
The day that I was born, I quincunxed myself!

I quincunx myself
I quincunx myself
I quincunx myself
I quincunx myself
I quincunx myself
I honestly do!…

There. Did that help you understand the quincunx better? If so, great. If not? Well… (shrug)

NEXT TIME: Can a quincunx be improved by sticking it in the middle of a sextile? Yod only knows!

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