Jupiter’s last leg of direct motion through Cancer will reach a third and final water trine aspect with retrograde Saturn in Scorpio this weekend. Proverb suggests how a third time can be a charm. If there is anything to that saying, you may want consider embodying charm over this weekend to ride astrology’s flow.
Embedded in the word “charm” is its older meaning of a “magic spell,” and the understanding that such spells must be said a particular way. As another popular maxim suggests, how you say something is often just as important (or even more so) than what you say. That’s the essence of charm.
Considering the historical context of Jupiter’s previous water trines with Saturn, how you express yourself this weekend would appear to be doubly important.
Your consideration begins with both actual and metaphorical water. Symbolic water is (along with fire, earth and air), one of the four elements that contribute to each of astrology’s 12 signs having a unique identity.
Signs that share the same element have a sense of being closely connected even though widely separated on the zodiac circle. There is a name for the representation of such a connection: trine. There is also a word that aptly described trines: flow.
Appropriately, trines featuring water in common flow powerfully. The flow is strong enough to overcome vast distances through space and time with emotional, intuitive and visceral connections that feel very personal. It’s just as actual water in your body connects you to the rest of the world.
Some trines are common, creating frequent connections. For example, the Moon completes a circuit of the zodiac every four weeks or so, and every possible trine aspect is included in the round trip. Hence, lunar trines to any given object repeat often. Such is not the case for planets with slow apparent motion.
The further away from the Sun, the longer the orbital period, and the slower the apparent motion. Jupiter and Saturn are like that. Neptune is even more so, which is what made the first water trine from Jupiter to Saturn in our current astrological configuration so special.
The first water trine from Jupiter to Saturn in many years took place during the third week of July, 2013. It was special because it was part of a precise grand trine with Neptune completing the third and final angle from Pisces. Such a configuration had not taken place for many centuries. Nor will it repeat until many generations have passed.
Hence, the first of three recent water trines from Jupiter to Saturn was like finding a piece of amber washed up on a beach — your unlikely yet personal connection with distant antiquity. You are indescribably special for having lived through the occasion. The question is whether you understand yet just how special. The second Jupiter-Saturn water trine may have given you a clue.
The second of three water trines from Jupiter to Saturn left Neptune behind, but was still connected with ancient qualities because of when it happened. It was the second week of December last year — holiday season. Jupiter was retrograde, and Saturn was direct. Mars was less than two weeks into Libra (where it still is to this day because of a recent retrograde).
All things combined, that second trine from Jupiter to Saturn conveyed a sense of active reciprocation. There were the traditions associated with the time of year. There was Jupiter symbolically giving back by moving back. Finally, there was reciprocal Libra being energized, albeit in strange ways that often flowed through unaccustomed pathways to make unlikely connections on the interpersonal level that Saturn and Jupiter are associated with. On some level, you know very well how it manifested for you.
All of which leads to the third time, the charm. Or more appropriately, your time to be the charm because that’s how astrology works. Now Jupiter and Saturn return to the same degrees of the same respective signs they occupied for the charmed second trine of December, 2013.
Astrology only works with your participation. The planets simply follow their paths, seeking equilibrium, marking time. Nothing comes of it unless you participate.
Every picture portrayed in the sky is but an unfinished work of art awaiting your final touch to bring the masterpiece down to Earth. That’s how Jupiter trine Saturn will be this weekend, but even more powerfully than usual.
Jupiter’s last water trine to Saturn will be powerful because of the profound connection with impossibly ancient yet astoundingly personal qualities you will have for the rest of your life, even if you never understand. Jupiter’s third flowing connection with Saturn will be magnified by a universal principal of reciprocation, which governs all connections in the cosmos. The third time will be a charm because it will be your turn.
To take your turn, simply shift your priorities away from what you say and emphasize how you say it. It may sound overly simple, but that’s the best thing about your participation in astrology. The most simple, yet most important role in the universe is yours for the taking by simply acknowledging (if not understanding) just how special and well connected you truly are.
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