Surprise Grand Trine!

midsummerThere’s been so much talk about this month’s difficult transits: Mercury retrograde opposing Uranus, the Sun in Libra squaring Mars and the planets in Capricorn, a spooky Halloween Full Moon. But when I was looking at the transits today, I noticed something that has not gotten nearly enough attention – a lovely Grand Trine in earth!

Venus in Virgo is trine Uranus in Taurus and Jupiter, Pluto, and Saturn in Capricorn. The aspects aren’t especially tight, but with so much hardship, it’s wonderful to see a little bit of support out there. This is especially interesting given that the two benefics, Venus and Jupiter, are both in the signs of their fall. Neither is doing so great, but they’re here to help each other.

It reminds me of one of my favorite episodes of The Golden Girls, “A Midwinter Night’s Dream.” In it, Dorothy is put under a curse and Sophia, her mother, must complete three tasks to break it:

1. Kiss a fool,

2. Help a holy man, and

3. Reveal the betrayal of a loved one.

And each of those things is reflected in the sky right now, all driven by Venus!

1. Venus opposing Neptune is the perfect symbol of kissing a fool. Venus is the cosmic kiss, and Neptune turns us all into fools.

2. Venus trine Jupiter is helping the holy man. Jupiter is the guru, the priest, and the seeker. Here, Venus lends a bit of her beauty and light to ease Jupiter’s journey through the sign of his fall.

3. Venus, the loved one is trine Pluto, the betrayer. Venus is also sextile Mercury in Scorpio, who reveals hidden information.

And with that, the curse is broken! It’s admittedly a lot of heavy lifting for poor Venus, especially while in her least favorite sign, but the trines show that she is more than equipped to deal with it. So if you find yourself struggling in the next few days, try to lean on Venus as a guide. Clean your home, tend to your body, and allow yourself a few indulgences. Ground yourself in the here and now and let the chips fall as they may. You’re likely to find a lot more support than you’d expect.

Has anyone been enjoying this grand trine? What have you done to take care of yourself?

Consult with Midara!



Surprise Grand Trine! — 4 Comments

  1. I bought a ring yesterday. It’s reversible with turquoise one side and onyx on the other. There is my Earthly Venusian indulgence.

    While I was shopping for that, I saw a Golden Girls board game that I almost bought lol. (I remember that episode you speak of and that Sophia kisses Rose lol).

    Swept and mopped the floor of my bedroom today, which I categorize under care of self.

  2. I am and I am not. I know my happy space and I want to be there full time, but I still gotta shake off the job responsibility. I just wrote on and on whining about that and then deleted it.

    So there is this happy wholeness and then that other thing. The happy thing will will out I know. But for now it is two things at one time. I don’t have to do much to take care of myself than just revel in my home and yarden. And Halloween bomb a few friends when they are away from their abodes. Had to clean up the attic after the roofing left dirt and nails and wood all over the place up there. And in the process found a bunch of decorations.

    I got a letter from an old friend. How fun, I am going to write a letter back. Like with a pen. And put it in an envelope with an address and a stamp. How novel, but my penmanship sucks. With a keyboard I can go fast but with a pen that just makes a mess. It will be an exercise in focus.

    I suppose I take care of myself by revelling in the everyday joys. Allowing myself to take time to enjoy those things in spite of the other thing that is really the past even though I am still doing it yet for awhile.

  3. It was very hot yesterday so we shampooed our carpet and wool rug. The place is clean and fresh for Fall/Winter. Now I will no longer wear shoes in the house and will feel more comfortable doing any Yoga. Venus urged us on it felt great to get it done.

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