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Quadrant
One of four quarters of the Celestial Sphere transposed to the horoscope as three houses. It is defined by the intersection of the Axis between Ascendant and Descendant and Midheaven and Immum Coeli. Also used to describe the quadrisection of the zodiac, with Aries-Libra as one axis and Capricorn-Cancer as the other.
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Quadrate
Another name for a square aspect.
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Quadruplicity
The set of four signs with the same quality, either Cardinal, Fixed, or Mutable. These groups are formed by taking the first, second and third sign from each of the four quadrants of the zodiac. Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn are Cardinal; Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius are Fixed; and Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces are Mutable.
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Querent
The person who asks the horary question.
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Quesited
(L. quaestio, past participle of the above) Horary astrology - What the Querent queries. The person or matter asked about.
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Quincunx
The 150 degrees aspect. Ptolemy writes of disjunct signs in Tetrabiblos I.16, signs which have no "familiarity" with one another according to conditions he enumerates previously, and which lie either adjacent or five signs apart; in other words, they are not separated by any of the multiples that produce sextiles, squares, or trines, the recognizes aspects after the conjunction and opposition.

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