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1. Botany a quincuncial arrangement of sepals or petals in the bud
2. Astrology an aspect of 150? between two planets
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A quincunx (also called an inconjunct) is a minor aspect of 150 degrees. The effect of a a quincunx is comparatively weak. With the exception of double quincunx (yod) configurations, quincunxes received little attention until relatively recently. Their influence was usually regarded as being mildly favorable, like a semisextile, but more recent interpreters regard them as a source of stress, requiring change and adjustment in the areas of the chart that they affect.

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An arrangement of elements so that four are symmetrically placed around a central one.
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