Continuing with the theme of Grand Trine problems, let’s talk about having too much of a good thing. Grand Trines, with a few exceptions, occur within the same element. For example, if you’ve got a Grand Trine with planets in Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces, you’ve got a whole lot of water!
Not that there’s anything wrong with having a lot on one element. We’re all created the way we are for a reason, and the world needs specialists. But when a chart is dominated by one element, there can be some, ahem, imbalances.
Take my sister, who has a Grand Trine in air signs. She is fun, quick-witted, and can make fast friends with anyone. She’s also the most annoying force of nature I’ve ever met. She is a human hummingbird; never stops moving, talking, fidgeting. She grows noticeably uncomfortable when a conversation sustains one topic for more than three sentences. Small animals start running in circles whenever she passes by – really. When she stays with me I always have to take a day off of work to recuperate. It’s like a tornado passed through my life.
Again, the world needs people like my sister! She’s a character, and we all need to be reminded to lighten up. But do you think it’s easy to be her? Because I can tell you it’s not. I’m pretty sure she would kill to be able to stop and rest. That’s probably why she married a double Taurus. Someone to land the plane!
After all this, I can say that having a Grand Trine really can be wonderful. I’m certainly not knocking it. But I wanted to show that it is a little less straightforward than it seems. Like Elsa always says, every gift is a curse in equal proportion. With a Grand Trine that goes double – er, triple! J
Does one element dominate your chart? How does it affect you?