from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to the position of two celestial bodies when they are 60° apart.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of or noting the aspect or position of any two celestial bodies separated by 60°.
- n. The specific term used for a quantile of six equal proportions.
- n. statistics Any of the subsets thus obtained.
- n. A segment that is a sixth of the whole.
- n. A sextile aspect or position.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Measured by sixty degrees; fixed or indicated by a distance of sixty degrees.
- n. The aspect or position of two planets when distant from each other sixty degrees, or two signs. This position is marked thus: ✶.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In astrology, noting the aspect or position of two planets when distant from each other sixty degrees or two signs.
- n. The aspect of two planets, or of the sun and a planet, when they are at a distance of 60 degrees from each other.
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That there was this triple configuration on that day ” namely the sextile of Saturn and the Sun, the sextile of Mars and Jupiter, and the quadrature of Mercury and Mars, is proved by the change of weather; for after a frost of some days, that very day became warmer, there was a thaw and a fall of rain.”
The detail of the inconsistencies in the etymological treatment and in the alloseme/lemma status of the quintile and sextile that you mention is no less diabolical!
The Universe supports your decision with a stellar sextile, the aspect of opportunity, from Venus to Jupiter on the 2nd.
Dividing the zodiacal wheel by 3 (trine 120 degrees) and 6 (sextile 60 degrees)a harmonious relationship.
The four planets are each linked to the next one by a 60-degree angle sextile aspect.
Antinous, Nero Sporus, &c. The physicians refer this to their temperament, astrologers to trine and sextile aspects, or opposite of their several ascendants, lords of their genitures, love and hatred of planets; 
I tend to restrict aspect analysis to the following major five angles: conjunction, sextile one of my favs, square, trine and opposition.
Aspects are of four varie - ties: opposition (to the seventh sign) and quartile (to the fourth) are generally bad, and trine (to the fifth) and sextile (to the third) good.
Blemishes in the eyes, or a peculiar weakness in the sight, is the result of her being afflicted by the Sun. Her conjunction, semi-sextile, sextile, or trine, to Jupiter, is exceeding fortunate; and she is said by the old Astrologers to govern the
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