Astrology in Real Life
For the current Grand Trine in earth – my husband on the phone, circa 2007:
“That’s what I love about us, P. I love how we eat. We get eating some Italian food and there is no stoppin’ us. We eat with our fingers all dirty, we just eat and eat until it hits us, we can’t eat anymore.”
Ask the collective.
Personally, I feel deeply pissed and brooding. I can say my consultations are going fantastically though. This trine is good for that. The consultations are deep, effective, penetrating, beneficial and healing. But personally? Personally, I’m grinding it out.
I don’t think it’s harsh (trine) but I do think it’s pointed (Mars) and I badly want to make this pay. Why go through this for no reason? I want to focus (Pluto) my drive (Mars) towards a future (Jupiter) goal (Capricorn).
I also notice I have no patience or interest in fluff and/or crap. I am drawn to that which is substantial and/or tangible. Happy, giving, generous, expansive things are also very attractive.
HQ is sending me a Kindle so I can read my own book.
How is the grand trine in earth manifesting in your life?
Ask the Collective
“Feeling lucky, punk?”
“Well, yes. Yes, I am,” says Elsa P.
I have a high tolerance for risk and an uncanny ability to absorb and recover from losses, even when they are staggering. I chalk this up to the trines from Jupiter in my chart.
3 Years Ago On The Elsa Blog: Astrology of Relationships: Synastry vs Composite Charts, Mars Square Mars, Grand Crosses and Other Frights: Part Two
Need to catch up? Part one
I had a terrific time getting out of the relationship with the composite grand cross which was unusual because I am as slippery as they come. I am like Houdini with a jet ski waiting when it comes to leaving a relationship but I could not find a way out of that one to save my life, up until the time I did. I don’t know what to say besides I’ve been happy since and I think I’ve learned my lesson.
Continue reading 3 Years Ago On The Elsa Blog: Astrology of Relationships: Synastry vs Composite Charts, Mars Square Mars, Grand Crosses and Other Frights: Part Two
Astrology in real life
The soldier is happy today courtesy the Grand Trine which is lying on top is natal Grand Trine. He’s in Kansas getting fed donuts by the locals. He delivered half of a log cabin kit to a couple on a farm…
“Yeah, they had coffee and they had donuts. I took the coffee, it was butternut or something. You know. It was that fancy flavored coffee and I had some. I said no to the donuts but they kept telling me to have donuts so eventually I did. I had to, P.”
Astrology in Real Life
The soldier and I discussing his getting called to the principals office today:
“No, it’s going to be okay. Look, this guy thinks you’re up to something and you’re up to nothing. He’s got this negative projection on you and it’s high time you showed up and took it off. This is from astrology, okay? Your physical presence calms people down. They calm down when you’re around,’ I said. “They can’t help it.”
“Yeah, so this guy needs that. He has got to calm down because as it is he’s all freaked. He is making no sense with his thought process but when you go in there your calm physical presence and your logic, which is unimpeachable is going to prevail and he is going to be completely relieved.”
“I hope you’re right, P.”
“I am right. There is not a question here. You’ve done nothing wrong and this guy is going to be completely relieved when he meets you and finds this out. He is going to calm right down and it’ll be a favor for both of you. From now on you’ll be humanized. Having met you in person he is going to know who you are instead of whatever weirdness he is thinking at the moment. He’s going to meet someone who is calm, logical, polite, diligent and hard-working because that is what you are but for some reason he just can’t see this so you are going to have to go in there and show him. Just standing there in the room will do it. Your presence reassures people is what I am saying. They think all kinds of things about you until this happens too… I have done it myself.”
“Yeah, so when you leave you’re going to be recognized as credible instead of suspect and that can only improve things for everyone. And from now on when he talks to you… well he’s going to want to talk to you because when he does he will be calmed down. And no more of his current antics for Godsakes. Why ask a person a question 4 times in 4 hours just to hear them answer it in the same way? Obviously this guy is wigged and he has simply got to calm down about you so just go in there and be in the room with him so he can do it. And pay attention so you can witnesses the phenomenon. You’ll see him calm down and it’d be good if you were more aware of this affect you have. People stabilize around you and that is all there is to it.”
Do people calm around you, or otherwise? Got earth in your chart? How about Taurus?
My eye on the sky…
It’s another fiery day out there. Yesterday, a few people (I was one of them) complained over the Grand Trine in Fire because it does cause everyone to go, Go, GO. It is sort of like being in a city for two days and trying to see it all… some people are not cut out for this.
And if you can get a sense of this, you can begin to see the downside of a Grand Trine in a chart. It’s so easy to fall into them and then there you are. And the part of your chart (or your life because they represent each other) that would promote growth if you could only get at it, goes begging.
Back to that couple on vacation running to and fro, seeing all the sites. Might their relationship be better served by spending a few days isolated and focused on exploring themselves and each other? But no! The trine is there, so in they fall!
The Moon is conjunct Venus today so there is some sweetness on offer (along with some swagger because we’re talking Leo here). Tomorrow the Moon will be conjunct Saturn, opposite Neptune while the rest of the sky virtually the same, so if you note the difference you’ll be learning astrology.
My eye on the sky…
If you read around about astrology eventually you will come across the idea that Grand Trines cause problems. The idea is that they represent an easy flow of energy and the person can stay in the trine, sort of like lying in a hammock while the grass grows and is never cut… their career or their relationships suffer or whatever else might be shown in the chart, all sort of unbeknownst to them considering how comfortable that hammock is.
So today we still have a grand trine in fire (between Jupiter, Saturn and Mars) so if you get up and go and apply yourself to a goal, you will see easy progress. And the rest of the sky?
Well as long as you stay in this trine, it is not today’s problem and if you are having a stressful day then get in the trine (get moving) and you should see things improve.
This may sound strange, but I wonder if my boyfriend has a small crush on one of his roommates. On paper, it might look like he wouldn’t be attracted. He prefers non-stoner, non-hippie, somewhat slender girls, and she is a curvy pot-smokin’ bohemian. But I just can’t shake the feeling. He speaks about her so loftily, bringing her up what feels like often. He seems very impressed by her tastes in movies, music, and books, and of one of her crushes, he said “Well, girls always seem to go for what’s way beneath them.”
He also had a dream about her one night– in it I had broken up with him, and she gave him a sexy phone call about how horny she was. Then he called the police– and I swear he had the dream out of guilt for what he’s feeling for her.
All in all, I’m fond of this girl and we’ve become friends. But to me the attention he grants her is suspicious. I know for certain he would never actually cheat on me and also that she wouldn’t ever go for him, but I still feel that this is all very unfair. I’ve talked to my friends about it and they actually said to ignore it– that even if he does have a crush it’s totally harmless (one friend even called it “normal”), because he clearly adores me. Is that right? Am I going crazy? I don’t want to confront him and look like a jealous psycho. What should I do?
I think you are right about everything and I think your friends are right as well. I will explain that and I will tell you what I would do and what the charts reveal… and after that you’ll have to decide.
Now personally, I would read everything the way you have and I would leave this man. Because I like things very focused. And perhaps it’s my ego too. It’s fine with me if it is. Because I have Venus in Leo and I am just plain not going to be seen screwing some guy who is enthralled with another woman. And you’re a Leo Sun, so I think you can relate to this.
However your friend who says this is “normal” is right. It is normal for him. Your boyfriend has Neptune square his Moon and his Mars, and he going to be leaking and fantasizing all over the place, mostly unbeknownst to him as you’ve witnessed. So can you stand that? Because if you’re with this man, you’re going to have to. And I want to point out one other thing.
It is his chart with all the challenge. You have a lot of ease in your chart and in your life in general, as evidenced by your attitude about all this. You can go or flow anyway you want to pretty much. So this is where you are. If you like it, stay. If you don’t then leave – and either way, I don’t think you’ll have many problems.
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