If there was ever energy in astrology that requires you to put in a little work in order to reap positive benefits, then it would definitely be the sextile aspect. The sextile aspect is one of the beneficial astrological aspects that are willing to provide benefits based on your efforts. Unlike trine aspects that simply grace you with positivity and goodies for simply breathing, sextiles present you with opportunities that you have to grab. The major benefit of the sextile aspect is that you are a lot less likely to take this energy for granted or get a case of laziness as with the trine energy. If you want to know how to make the most of your sextile aspect in your natal chart, read on for more details.
The Sextile Aspect in Astrology
Sextile energy in astrology is beneficial, but if you want to get the benefits from this energy you have to do a little work. This aspect refers to the 60-degree energy exchange between harmonious astrological signs. An example of this would be planets in air signs aspecting planets in fire signs or planets in earth and water signs respecting each other. The sextile energy is not as harmonious as the trine aspect which relates to aspects between zodiac signs in the same elements. Trine energy is known for ease that can result in inertia and taking the good things for granted whereas sextile energy requires a bit of motivation to get the good energy moving.
Putting in the Work
In order to make the most of a sextile, it is important to understand making the most of your opportunities because that is essentially what sextile energy offers. Opportunities come about through the right circumstances. You meet the right people at the right time, and situations are the way they are supposed to be so that you can progress. There’s usually no drama or ill-will or anything that keeps positive forward movement from happening. With the sextile energy, we are reminded that even when we are presented with an opportunity, if we want to reap the benefits, we must act. This is very different from the trine aspect where opportunities and good things seem to effortlessly fall into our laps. Sextile aspects call us to act upon favorable conditions.
In order to act upon an opportunity, we have to be willing to put in the work. The “work” that we will have to do varies based upon the condition of the aspect. For example, an aspect in a natal chart stays with us for our entire lives. This is the energy that we can utilize to make things go in our favor if we would like. Since this energy is always available to us, it is important to know what each sextile in our natal chart offers us. For example, if you have a sextile between Venus in Sagittarius and Saturn in Libra, you have the ability to positively align a desire for freedom in relationships (Venus in Sagittarius) with the desire to have a stable, committed partnership (Saturn in Libra). However, this will require some effort on your part. Perhaps you will be naturally attracted to people that also enjoy freedom (Sagittarius) in relationships (Libra) so that it is easier to form committed love relationships (Venus and Saturn) that work well for you. Sextiles work the best when we take advantage of the positive energies that we have.
If the sextile energy is related to a transit, you have a specific amount of time to enact the sextile energy. For example, if the transiting moon in Cancer is sextile your natal Saturn in Virgo, you have a limited window of time, usually two and a half days for moon cycles, to gain the emotional clarity and stability that is offered by the Cancer and Virgo energy working together.
So, if you want to make the most of sextile aspects, be ready to put in some effort. Don’t worry, the effort won’t require that you extend yourself in an uncomfortable manner because you are working with harmonious energy. Simply be yourself and be willing to take advantage of the opportunities that present themselves in order to make the most of sextile placements.