Sextile

(2 syl.). The aspect of two planets when distant from each other sixty degrees or two signs. This position is marked thus *. As there are twelve signs, two signs are a sixth.

In sextile, square, and trine, and opposite
Of noxious efficacy.

Milton: Paradise Lost, x. 659.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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