Below is a comparison between the Sesquisquare (also known as the Sesquiquadrate) and the semi-square and square. This is followed by what others say about Saturn square Uranus as I believe this an aspect that most readily suggests some of the challenges and solutions in the Sesquiquadrate. I also say that this aspect has a Neptunian quality about it too. That’s probably why I choose to delineate Neptune and Mercury (a lower vibration of Uranus).
Mercury Sesquiquadrate Neptune
Unfounded thoughts are unacceptable to society. You come up with fancy ideas that cause others not to take you seriously unless tweaked or endorsed by an accepted authority figure or expert. Having your ideas taken by someone else and made into something more acceptable to society. A man before his time. Inventions that are not ready for public consumption. Dreams that are blocked from realization from the establishment — Pipe dreams.
Mercury Semi-Square Neptune
Occasionally having ideas that don’t work because they haven’t been tested properly. Having a hard time figuring out a problem from time-to-time. Having flashes of insight then either forgetting about it or not being able to develop them into something concrete quickly enough. Not digging deeply enough into a problem for fear that one’s ideas are just an illusion. Giving up too quickly to find the truth.
Mercury Square Neptune
Spiritual thoughts are not in harmony. Not being able to think clearly. Thinking one’s thoughts are the truth without checking for facts. Feeling confused. Blurry concepts. Being drugged obscures communication ability. Avoid using drugs (chocolate, food, alcohol, sex, etc.) to escape from distressing thoughts.
90º Challenged, blocked, tension, discomfort, conflict, needed adjustments, stubborn, irregular, hang-up, restrain, restrict, shut-off, obstruct, thwart, pressure, stress, struggle. Like Saturn. WizardsNet adds crisis, difficult to integrate. Astrology3D says struggle of two forces at cross-purposes. Obstacles which can bring growth through concentrated effort. A Wikipedia article offers other keywords: inhibitions, disruption, limitations, and inner conflict.
45º Vacillates between square (see above) and inconjunct (see Astrological Aspects article). Between Saturn & Uranus). Digs. Can see both sides. Off & on. More off than on. Flashes. Separate yet related. Like Pluto.
Images taken from Wikipedia article.
What others say about Saturn square Uranus
Since I can’t find any aspect delineation on the Internet about Sesquisquares, at this time, I’m posting some square contacts to help others get a feel for how I think the Sesquiquadrate functions…
The square between Saturn and Uranus denotes some sense of conflict between the urge to be independent, and the conservative restaints that appear to prevent self-expression. Maintaining a consistent sense of purpose is often difficult to achieve, and thus problems arise through alternating periods of seeking to preserve the status quo, and willingness to risk everything by radical and disruptive actions. Those born subject to this aspect are often very sensitive to perceived limitations and can react violently against them. Great personal control is needed to bring the best that this aspect offers – when usefully employed it can provide the means to stabalise explosive environments as well as conquer and destroy destructive and inhibitive situations.
Saturn in a 90 degree square aspect to Uranusreflects a strong independent streak with a biting, systematic and critical overlook. Frustrations become more assertive, ready to bring about actual change. As of the square aspect this happens in a rather controversial, harsh way.
In the personality
When this aspect involves personal planets or points there will be an inner struggle between embracing structure and wanting to rebel against it and shatter it. There will be a willingness to break conventions in a blunt fashion so as to cause people to think. This is a frustrating aspect that reflects stupefaction between tradition and the new, a need to build new value systems and new outlines for behavior. There is a search after a point of balance between the old beliefs and new ones. Usually there is difficulty working with the system because of a rebellious streak that tends to create problems. The individual will be very opinionated and there may be a know-it-all attitude, a belief in the individual that he knows best how things should be done, however the cold nature of this aspect, together with the inherent frustrations can have the person exhibit some kinds of brutal behaviors.
This square can feel like a constant struggle between stability and change, peace keeping and conflict. Depending on the areas of the chart it influences, Uranus will constantly try to break through Saturnian established traditionalism, and bring out the new. Supressing either planet is dangerous, for if given free reign, Uranus will want an instant transformation, without any planned deliberation or protocol, whereas if Saturn is stronger, it will block the flow of change, prevent free expression, and suffocate the Uranian need for freedom, independence or individuality, causing him to ‘BREAK’ free, in unexpected and dangerous ways. To work creatively with this square, one might need to change it from a sword to a ballancing rod on the tight wire, where constant and due attention is given to both ends: Uranus is given the possibility to constantly drip in its visionary energy, sincerity and electrical magnificance through the careful, compasionate and attentive Saturnian channel.
What others say about the Sesquisquare
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