GRAND EARTH TRINE

“Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.” Henry David Thoreau

As though the Universe knew February would be a good month, it made it one day longer this year. Starting on the 15th, we experience a Grand Trine. We’ve discussed Grand Trines before as the greatest blessing we can see in a chart. A trine (triangle) is a 120-degree relationship between two planets; a Grand Trine is this same relationship operating between three planets all trining each other and resulting in a powerful blessing circulating the entire chart.

Generally, a Grand Trine is made up of one element, but in this case, we start with two planets in Earth and one in Fire. While this may weaken the dominant element it also adds movement and change. Consider the benefits of prescribed burns, helping the Earth to grow even better. However, that only lasts a couple of days and then that wayward planet also slips into an Earth sign, giving us a solid Earth Grand Trine for the rest of the month. Spiritually oriented people are sometimes regarded as impractical dreamers with a shortage of the Earth element. The Piscean Age didn’t help with its active encouragement to disassociate from the tangible world in the effort to reach “heaven” above. The virtuous pursuit of “higher things” devalued the here and now of earthly existence. But the shift into a more Aquarian way of thinking echoes Madame Helena Blavatsky’s mantra: “It is not that we should live in this world less, but in both worlds more.” As you enjoy our lovely Earth blessing, you might consider whether we are blessing the Earth in return.

Everyone: The first of three “Supermoons” on February 9th makes Moon-viewing easy and worthwhile.

ARIES

MARCH 20 – APRIL 19
Planet: Mercury

Dynamic: You experience a shift from absolute understanding to an emotional sense of disillusion.
Direction: Ponder upon whether it is a lack of understanding or only a shift of perspective.
Soul Thought: Who is the Wizard of Oz?

TAURUS

APRIL 19 – MAY 20
Planet: Vulcan

Dynamic: A big shift could be monetary; a freeing process is involved.
Direction: Which will you allow to be freed? The money or the attachment?
Soul Thought: From riches to rags?

GEMINI

MAY 20 – JUNE 20
Planet: Venus

Dynamic:  You’ve never looked and felt so good – well, except for this time last year!

Direction: Use that bonhomie to face the challenges with your co-workers.

Soul Thought: Self and Other are not separable.

CANCER

JUNE 20 – July 22
Planet: Neptune

Dynamic: Since it’s a month of no external challenges, safely diving deep inside could show you a few things.
Direction: Of course, it helps if you want to know those things.
Soul Thought: From outer worlds to inner worlds.

LEO

JULY 22 – AUG 22
Planet: Sun

Dynamic:  Opportunities for both sacrifice and salvation present themselves.
Direction: It’s a time for brooding and pondering.
Soul Thought:  What do sacrifice and salvation have in common?

VIRGO

AUGUST 22 – SEPT 21
Planet: Moon

Dynamic: It might seem a little darker during this time.
Direction: Reflect the light into the darkness.
Soul Thought: When the Divine Mother and the Christ Consciousness come together.

LIBRA

SEPT 21  –  OCT 21
Planet:Uranus

Dynamic: By the end of the month your sense of what you value may be tested.
Direction: Now would be a good time to get clear on your values.
Soul Thought: If money is prana what is valuable?

SCORPIO

OCT 21 – NOV 20
Planet:Mars

Dynamic: A big swing in external dynamics might have you spinning.
Direction: Before it happens get clear on where you are going.
Soul Thought: The tip in the fire which becomes hardened and strong.

 SAGITTARIUS

NOV 20 – DEC 21
Planet: Earth

Dynamic:  Burning questions resolve into concrete plans for the future.
Direction:  Ask away.Soul Thought:  “He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.” Friedrich Nietzsche

CAPRICORN

 DEC 21 – JAN 20
Planet: Saturns

Dynamic: It’s been a long highway to travel, but you’re getting there.
Direction:  Don’t give up now.

Soul Thought: Just one step ahead of the other.

AQUARIUS

JAN 20 – FEB 20
Planet: Jupiter

Dynamic: A business partner could become a friend.
Direction: There may be some business items to sort out first.
Soul Thought: When business and friendship mix.

PISCES

FEB 20 – MARCH 21
Planet: Pluto

Dynamic: You may be asked to sacrifice something for the business.
Direction: Ponder upon whether it is an appropriate request.
Soul Thought: Consider dogs.