Today the Moon in Libra and Mercury in Gemini are creating a grand air trine with the triple Aquarius conjunction. The Moon is also exactly opposite Eris at the moment, which turns the grand air trine into what’s called a kite pattern; there is a fire planet at the midpoint at two of the air positions, opposing the third. It’s easier to illustrate visually, but the pattern does indeed look like a kite — a triangle that is stretched at one end. At the same time, Venus and Mars are making a square to the conjunction from Taurus. So for today and the next few days we will experience this Aquarius pattern two ways: by trine from Mercury (flow of data) and by square from Venus and Mars, (which is less of a flow and more of a plunge). It should be vurry interesting. (I will be busy writing your midyear horoscope edition.)
Grand trines catch us in cycles or patterns that are easy to get into and difficult to get out of; the way out tends to be the point of the kite, and in this chart that would be Eris. She is suggesting we deal with the sense of high energy, high flow of mental power or simply lots and lots of thought by embracing a bit of te chaos; this includes the uncertainty of who we are (one of the key concepts of Eris in Aries; this being a placement that in all lasts about 110 years, which ends in 25 years or so).
In one sense, the grand trine — a highly organized pattern — has formed focusing around Eris in Aries, so it looks like we’ve piled a lot of air-sign-themed patterning (the Internet and all those portable devices, for example) around a sense of uncertainty. Why exactly does everything take five phone calls to arrange?
Meanwhile, Venus and Mars are still within three degrees of an exact conjunction, and they are moving into a square with Jupiter, Chirion and Neptune, a subject that was at the core of Friday’s edition of Planet Waves Astrology News.
Here is an excerpt, complete with the illustration:
During the next week or so, the celestial drama unfolds, if you can imagine such a thing. In astrology, imagination counts for a lot. The whole thing is a kind of legal fiction. It’s like a cartoon based on reality that creates reality as it goes; the more you notice, the more fun you have.
Venus and Mars are in Taurus. Both are gradually sailing into a square aspect (90-degrees, fixed sign to fixed sign) with the triple conjunction of Chiron, Jupiter and Neptune in Aquarius. Can you visualize that? First Venus (the faster moving of the Venus/Mars pair) will square the triple conjunction, starting on July 1 when Venus squares Chiron (followed soon after by Jupiter and Neptune) then four days later, Mars squares Chiron. Of course, Venus and Mars will each square Chiron, Jupiter and Neptune; so this is a very complex dynamic, and it involves every sex, gender and gender role. Even a cross-dressing bisexual can’t worm out of this one.
A square also has a way of triggering events, but it has another way of being deeply introspective. It’s as if something that’s inside ripples out, as an event. Or as may be the case, a lot of events. My intention for explaining this astrology to you is so that you can use the aspects consciously and not get dragged into something negative — but rather, apply it to deepening your relationships, to raising consciousness and for some interesting sexual experiences.
To sum up in advance: the key to taking this astrology on a positive, constructive and interesting level rather than a negative and entangled one (abundant possibility here) is tossing hypocrisy out the door of your life. This astrology is a beacon for honest transactions.