During Mercury retrograde, Jupiter in Cancer forms the outer planet Grand Trine of the Year with Saturn in Scorpio and Neptune in his own sign Pisces! This kind of Trine is rare because the outer planets are all on different cycle lengths. The last time these three planets connected as a Grand Trine in the exact same signs that they are traveling through now was the 17 August 928 BCE!!! The last time we had any outer planet Grand Trine within 5 degrees or less, was Feb 25-27, 1974, formed by Jupiter to Saturn and Uranus in air signs. If you count Chiron, we will be having another rare outer planet Grand Trine in May/June of 2014 with Jupiter, Saturn and Chiron also in water signs! After that, we won’t have another until 2028, Jupiter trining Uranus and Pluto!
The Grand Trine is considered the most fortunate classical astrological aspect! This one started the moment Jupiter entered Cancer June 25; it culminates July 17 to 19! They…went to sea in a beautiful pea green boat. They took some honey, and plenty of money. They danced by the light of the Moon. Who knows where you will go, or what you will do? Especially because this all happens during Mercury in Cancer Retrograde, in fact, right at the deepest part of the retrograde before it turns Direct July 20! Mercury stations, when it is standing still, right at the turn, completely observes, steeps in, fully absorbs in its thinking, the profound meanings of this Grand Trine. As Mercury turns forward, it starts to unfold and express what it has beheld, forging new strands of time, making magical new connections, a new sacred web.
We have already talked about Saturn trine Neptune. Starting June 2, this aspect was and will be in what’s called a Station, meaning in this case that while Saturn turns Direct (forward), it will be in a continuous LESS THAN ONE DEGREE effect until the last trine, July 19, at 4 Cancer 55! Though these are ‘quiet’ planets, Saturn is determined, and Neptune is psychic in it’s understanding and knowing. Saturn has to do with Karma, while Neptune tops earthly achievement with a spiritual crown. Time is your ally, accuracy profound. It happens so simply you hardly realize, and you are pleased at the effortlessness. You may not end up exactly where you anticipated, but it will be meaningful, and lighter. Saturn drops the burdens, less effort for less time spent, and that includes letting go of time consuming clutter. Neptune has the vision to keep you on direct alignment, and eases you right past distractions.
Jupiter fits right in with these plans! Jupiter loves traveling light, with its mind and quick wit for its guide! It too has vision, the ‘long eyes,’ that help us take the very right road. Jupiter playfully laughs a big song, a ballad, even a legend, of the story of the adventure, Neptune making music for the epic! Jupiter has the confidence to open doors, meet the new people, set up an international business! With these three, learning pays off, promotion goes a long way, our work is a joy. If Jupiter or Neptune stray, Saturn hauls them back to the necessities, the deadline. Jupiter cheerfully says, ‘Sure, sure, we can do it!’ Neptune says, ‘Got it, understand.’ These three love spirituality – Saturn honorably presiding over Jupiterian celebratory ceremonies at the temple, Neptune meditating at the ashram to find the Dharma/Karma of Saturn’s mission. Lay it out on the table, what you have been wanting. It’s time to manifest, make those dreams come true!
Saturn in Scorpio professions, businesses, will likely take a step up. Real estate is getting its feet back. Construction and remodels will pay off, especially masonry work, plumbing, drainage and greywater. Freezing, mortuary, mining metals. Aging matters, health research, dermatology, funding and living arrangements. Gov’t jobs, administration, politics, money industries, the stock market. Jupiter will likely add a travel component, so, for example, real estate could be a hotel or a bed and breakfast. Construction may be for an out of town firm. The greywater project might be modeled after one used in a foreign country. Jupiter will boost things for about a year, so be sure you can pay the rent on that bigger place when Jupiter has moved on. At least you will be off to a terrific start!
The Water and Earth signs will prosper the most. But each of these signs is in its own grand square as well, in challenge with each of the earth signs! Scorpio power struggles with its other, opposite, fixed earth sign Taurus. Pisces can fear its opposite fellow mutable, earthy Virgo. Cancer pales at its other cardinal, often a Taskmaster, Capricorn. Fire and Air signs generally are not easy with Water and Earth, and fill the other points of the grand squares, so if your chart has a lot of those, it will call for some accepting, adjusting and tinkering.
Mars has also been active during the Grand Trine since Mars entered Cancer July 13. It keeps it active until it also trines first Neptune, then Saturn on July 20, conjuncts Jupiter in the wee minutes after midnight (Pacific) on the 22nd!
- Mars inspires new beginnings, putting our spiritual images into action!
- Sign Changes are new beginnings! The 22nd is the day the Sun goes into Leo, making it personal, and Venus into Virgo, attending to every beautiful detail the new project, way of living, requires! It is blessed to do so!
- July 20 Mercury (Mind) Direct Station! Turn arounds of ideas releasing new beginnings, free to go forward!
- July 22, 11:15 AM Pacific – 2013’s third and last Super Full Moon, this time in Aquarius – sign of awakening, change! The Lights are ON! Full Moons bring culmination and release, like taking a huge lungful, holding it, then the big sigh and relaxation. You’ve done your best, maxed out, the infusion complete. What will be, will be.
I like what Dana Mrkich says, ‘Making The Impossible Possible!’
The Grand Trine leads right into the outer planet T Square of the Year! Jupiter makes an earth shaker when it squares Uranus in Aries, opposes Pluto in Capricorn! It starts July 17, culminates August 21! Avoid the volcanos or look for a front row seat! Within that time frame is the JULY 29 GRAND SEXTILE – STAR of DAVID! More on both of those to come!