Ahh, Grand Trines. Smooth. Harmonious. Eeeeeaaasy. What could possibly be wrong with that? Well, our natal chart comprises the energy we use to navigate life. Know what else in life is that easy? Nothing.
And that’s the problem. Having 6 planets involved in a Grand Fire Trine, I can confirm that the energy really does flow. School was easy. Relationships were easy. Life was easy. Uh, right up until it wasn’t.
When I was in my late teens, Pluto came along and Kicked. My. Ass. I had no idea what hit me or how to deal with the devastating fallout. I was falling and there was no one to catch me. A Grand Trine doesn’t insulate you from pain. It doesn’t stop Pluto (nothing stops Pluto). What it does do is make everything so smooth and easy when times are good that you don’t develop the coping skills you need when things are bad.
You know that old adage about hardship building character? Turns out it’s true. Coping skills are like knives. If you fail to hone them and keep them sharp, all you can cut is butter. Pluto is not butter.
So the next time those squares in your chart are giving you trouble, try to take a different perspective. It may not be fun, but when shit hits the fan, you’ll be ready.
Do you appreciate your hard-won coping skills? Any other Grand Trines in the house?
Skip to Part 2 – Grand Trine – Laziness!