Grand Trine


Pure grand trine energy is about harmony and ease, the line of least resistance. Trine people have a real charm about them, seductive and languid, like falling back onto a giant, pluffy, triangular marshmallow. However the grand trine could easily also be the most over-rated aspect pattern of all. It all depends very much on the state of the rest of the chart and also the planets involved in a grand trine. If the trine should contain some powerful stars this will make it less likely to disappoint and give it some real power. Sugar-coated describes the trine quite well, transits can pass us by quite easily because we didn’t notice the medicine going down.

To make the best use of grand trines is to probably to break some bad news to someone while experiencing them. It will go down better. Grand trines don’t cause any good luck by itself, we still have to make it happen. So what do we make of someone with a grand trine in their chart.

First of all trines do not spell out instant fame and success or even necessarily great talent. They show three planets who are passing energy around each other in an easy,  unquestioning way. The energy goes round and round without interruption, ad nauseam….Hence the reputation of tines being lazy. For this uninterrupted current can get quite trance-like, comforting and euphoric.

Grand TrineThe trine is rather like a massage, soothing out all those knots in your back. Sooooothing, very soothing, until your whole body becomes like jelly. It can get hypnotic. So the danger with grand trines is that they can become complacent, they don’t really have much will or drive inside them. What makes a grand trine really fly is when it contains an opposition inside it, giving it some back bone.

This is known as a Kite which I will talk about in another post. A person with a grand trine may actually have chosen to incarnate and just be. This is the person to exude calm and harmony over fraught situations. They don’t want to shake things up, trines like to make you a cup of tea and say “There, there” They are happy being the sofa everyone snuggles on at the end of a hard day and there is nothing wrong with that.

Healing Trines

Grand trines used at a high vibration can be incredible healers. On the negative side, a grand trine in the chart might indicate a person who takes the easy path and gets away with things. That could by why the trine has a lucky reputation. The native may just attract good luck, things fall into their hands without them even trying. The problem I think is that of not appreciating either the gifts they have or the good luck because they have not actually worked for it. Again this is why they are sometimes ignored; it’s just too easy.

Trine people may trigger anger from others because they appear to not even recognise or enjoy their good fortune. This can infuriate a square person who would give anything for the good looks, inheritance or freebies the trine person has had thrown at them. They can also attract jealousy also for the same reason.

There is no question that a grand trine can be a wonderful talent that can be used beneficially once it is recognized. The key is making the most of the three planets contained therein and remember to snap them out of their trance once in a while. The fire/assertive planets are less likely to zone out however, so a Jupiter/Mars/Sun trine is more likely to be a high achiever than a Moon/Neptune/Venus.

Grand Trine Natives

The Grand TrineKylie Minogue
 has a sexy electric DC/Lilith/Uranus trine, which is quite obviously effortlessly magnetic. Joan Baez made great use of her gift of a Mars/Pluto/Eris trine being a folk singer and activist. Her strong vibrato uses the trine to harmonising difficult subject matter into something more palatable. Cilla Black has a long and successful career as a TV personality with Mercury/Juno/Neptune she was most famous for her for her matching-making program “Blind date”.

Bob Geldof Vertex/Moon/Eris A popular activist. Evel Kenevel Venus/Pluto/Eris Daring and dashing. Reginald Kray AC/Sun/Lilith Trines used in the negative manner, to entrance and hold mesmerised.  Jane Mansfield Vertex/Ceres/Pluto. Sexy and voluptuous with pulling power. Donald Trump  DC/Jupiter/Uranus. Lucky and unexpected cash good fortune through others. Tina Turner Sun/Pluto/Eris. Isn’t it just!

Oscar Wilde AC/Chiron/Uranus.The charming eccentric. Robin Williams AC/Moon/Uranus. Professional Loon. Sean Lennon Sun/Ceres/DC. Famous Dad passes on his gifts. Russell Crowe Mercury/Ceres/Uranus. Gifted Actor. David Tennant (Dr Who) Moon/Ceres/Pluto. Regeneration and time-cycles! Rose West DC/Sun/Eris.

Alison Goldfrap Vertex/Ceres/Pluto. Courtney Love Sun/Juno/Chiron. Dark seductive trines. George W Bush AC/Lilith/Eris. Warrior Queen… Fidel Castro Mercury/Saturn/Jupiter with Eris/Uranus in a stellium. Certainly not an inert trine there. Nick Clegg Proud owner of 3 grand trines. Moon/Lilith/JupiterAC/Juno/Eris Vertex/Saturn/Neptune. Mr lucky pants. *All aprox 1 deg 30′ orb.

I note the high frequency of Eris and Uranus, it seems there has to be one activating/aggressive type planet in there to make the trines more famous and successful. Of my friends I noticed more in the way of Chiron/ Neptune/Venus and these where not particularly ambitious and quite happy with their lot.


144 thoughts on “Grand Trine”

  1. Hi,

    Well, I have a kite with SaturnR conjunct SN running it. The air grand trine is formed between Sun conjunct Jupiter H7 trine SaturnR conjunct SN-H12 trine UranusR H4. I feel I don’t belong to places or people, I get bored easily and changing jobs and places quickly. But I’m very lucky and I can say that I get insights with what will happen way before. Maybe Scorpio Moon is responsible for it? Also I can say that everything comes to me as it was meant to be and I can’t make a choice. SaturnR to be blamed for?
    I’m just an amateur in astrology…..

  2. Can somebody tell me more about the air grand trine: jupiter (12th house) – saturn (4th house) – uranus (7th house)? I have a propension for writing, would love to write prose (not only poetry), but for some reason, prose-novel result to be very difficult for me – in the sense of stamina and inventing the story. I also have a stellium in 12th house: jupiter in Aquarius, Mercur & Sun in Pisces, Moon (just at the end of 12th house) in Aries. I have Mars in taurus (2nd house) and Venus in Capricorn (11th house) – and I seem to have troubles with relationships: the guy that I deeply love tends to fly away from me; but my mars and venus are connected through a trine: and I have the feeling of being undesirable and strongly rejected/unseen, unnoticed by (the) man with whom I feel a heart connection which is deep and uncomparable to others. (Yes, other men see me, but don’t stir in me anything …). I’m single already for 10 years and very difficultly fall in love.

  3. I am very curious about my grand fire trine.
    Its AC/uranus/lilith. But note that eris is at the same spot as lilith, so
    AC 18 leo/ uranus 16 sagittarius in house 4/ lilith and eris at 15 aries house 8.
    In spite of this fire trine, my chart seems to be all about the conjunctions:
    House 5: Moon 02 capricorn conjunct Neptune at 02 capricorn conjunct mercury at 09 capricorn
    House 6: sun 28 capricorn conjunct jupiter 26 capricorn
    House 7: vertex 11 pisces conjunct venus 15 pisces conjunct pallas 17 pisces conjunct mars 18 pisces
    House 8: lilith 15 aries conjunct eris 15 aries
    House 10: chiron (my only retrograde) 03 gemini conjunct MC 01 gemini.

  4. I have a grand air trine that’s equilateral. I could live in the mind and be almost perfectly happy. College was a breeze, but I have had challenges finishing projects. Mars at 12 degrees Aquarius conjunct my north node. I hope that doesn’t make me some kind of a nut. I have been made fun of because I abhor physical labor, just comes harder for me.


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