Astrology Definitions – Q

Quadrants
The four quarters of the Celestial Figure, representative of the four quarters of the heavens, measured from the cusps of the four angular Houses. The oriental quadrants consist of Houses X to XII inclusive, and IV to VI inclusive. The occidental quad- rants, of Houses I to Iii inclusive, and VII to IX inclusive. If applied to the Zodiac the oriental quadrants arc from Aries to Gemini and from Libra to Sagittarius inclusive, the occidental quadrants consisting of the opposite Signs. Confusion will be avoided if the term be applied only to the Houses of the geocentric Figure. v. Oriental.
Quadrate, or Quartile
A 90º or Square Aspect (q.v.).
Quadrupedal
The four-footed Signs: Aries, Taurus, Leo, Sagittarius and Capricorn, all of which represent quadrupeds. Those born when these ascend were said by the ancient astrologers to have the qualities of such animals: as bold as the lion, or as lustful as the goat.
quadruplicity
The four signs which have the same quality; either cardinal, fixed or mutable.

One of three fixed groups of signs, each containing four signs. The three quadruplicities relate to three characteristics-cardinal, fixed, and mutable-and are concerned with basic modes of activities.

Quaoar
Quaoar is a planetoid orbiting the Sun in the Kuiper belt. It was discovered on June 4, 2002 by astronomers Chad Trujillo and Michael Brown at the California Institute of Technology.
Quartile
A 90º, or Square aspect.
Querent
Employed in Horary astrology to indicate the one who asks the question.
Quesited
Employed in horary astrology to indicate the person or thing that is the subject of an inquiry.
Quincunx
An aspect of 150°, or five Signs of separation. v. Aspects.
Quintile
An aspect proposed by Kepler, consisting of 72 degrees, or one-fifth of the circle. The Biquintile is 144°, or two-fifths of the circle. A Decile is 36°, or half a Quintile. It has not been universally adopted. v. Aspect.

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