A Grand Trine occurs when three (or more) planets form a triangle and is generally thought to be a harmonious alignment. Trines work well together – they support each other and create ease but can also inspire laziness and complacency. For this reason Grand Trines work best when combined with the more stressful aspects (such as squares and oppositions). People generally think of trines as “good” and the stressful aspects as “bad,” but it’s the challenging aspects that motivate and strengthen. Trines can encourage weakness and self-indulgence without the added balance of a more stressful influence.
A Grand Trine in water began in June and will be in effect for the entire year. The primary planets involved are Jupiter (expansion and meaning), Saturn (restriction and structure) and Neptune (inspiration and spirituality). Jupiter and Neptune together govern the spiritual life – Jupiter seeks meaning and encourages us to discover belief systems that give our life meaning, and Neptune inspires us to experience divinity first-hand through creative expression and spiritual bliss. Saturn grounds these lofty matters into reality and requires that we take concrete steps towards spiritual growth.
Jupiter is in Cancer (I promise to have my article up soon!), Saturn in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces, all water signs which emphasize the feelings and emotions. Jupiter and Neptune tend to bring out the weakness of the Grand Trine since Jupiter is all about feeling good and Neptune seeks the path of least resistance in its journey towards cosmic bliss. Saturn holds down the fort, grounding and requesting that we create structure in the journey towards comfort and relaxation.
Intuition and flow are of primary importance now and will help to soften the intensity of the push for change that is creating disruption […]