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The Grand Sextile

27 Jul

Grand Sextile pattern a.k.a. The Star of David.  It’s called that because it forms a six pointed star in the sky or on paper when looking at an astrology chart. Though you won’t be able to look up to the heavens and see it.  This is a rare configuration and it involves seven planets of the ten used in Astrology:  Mars/Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune (water) and The Moon, Venus and Pluto (Earth).  Because the planets involved are in the elements of Water and Earth, it is thought to be the return of feminine wisdom and healing energies to the earth.  Let’s hope so! This is a difficult configuration to predict events with as it gives a lot of creative potential but requires us to make the effort.  This pattern is often linked with the Jewish people and it is said that King David had this configuration in his birth chart.  According to ancient Hebrew astrologers it is considered to be a most “auspicious time”.  It is also said that the energy flow of this pattern creates a ‘vortex’.  It is also linked with the heart chakra.  In Sacred Geometry, The Star Tetrahedron (a three dimensional Star of David) is the pattern of the etheric light grid that surrounds each human being. This grid is called the Merkaba and symbolizes “as above so below”; the combination of Spirit and Matter.

Mer  =   light    Ka  =  spirit     ba  =   body

This pattern consists of two grand trines and three oppositions. A grand trine is a triangle that has an easy continuous flow of energy.  The three oppositions are what power this configuration.  Let’s try and break it down:

The first Grand Trine or triangle that helps to make up this pattern was formed by July 17 and by the 20th Mars entered the picture.  This was the Water Grand Trine.  Mars/Jupiter in Cancer Trine Saturn in Scorpio Trine Neptune in Pisces.  Pushing for improvement from the ground up in order to remove obstacles that aid in our own undoing.


The Next Grand Trine consists of the Moon in Taurus, Venus in Virgo and Pluto in Capricorn.  This is the Earth Grand Trine. Emotional comfort/the comforts of home, practical relationships or finances, and shared responsibilities. 

The first opposition in this pattern is on the 26th with Venus in Virgo opposite Neptune in Pisces.  Things can hardly get more glamorous, romantic or spiritual than when Venus and Neptune are in contact with each other.  But Venus is in discriminating Virgo which is not her favorite place to be, but it does lend a bit of ‘practical magick’.  We can appreciate the finer points of a vague dream.  You may even be able to recall vivid details of your dreams over the next few nights. Give attention and care to the details when visualizing your dream. If you can dream it you can create it. This can also be a very creative time good for art, music, crafts, and spirituality.  It could also be a time when we are carefully assessing relationships or finances to see how it measures up against our fantasies/dreams/ideals.  How far off from reality have we been? How useful is or isn’t what we’ve been imagining?  In our assessment, we may find the places, things or people that trip us up or have been blindsided by. We can use the discernment of Venus in Virgo to see what needs to be done. Saturn is in favorable position to both Neptune and Venus enabling manifestation.  He can help us to restructure our lives to be more practical, productive and more live-able.   

The next opposition is that of Mars conjunct Jupiter opposite Pluto on July 27th.  There is a tremendous amount of raw power with this aspect so you must be careful as violence and anger could be indicated.  At its best, it is initiating big changes, especially on the domestic scene.  It may be that your family is expanding or maybe you are literally expanding a home or want to. Maybe you’re buying or improving a property in some way.  We may be expanding, improving and restructuring on many levels.  It could be that you are also restructuring your schedule or how you spend your time or how you balance the home vs. career. This could also involve legal issues or rights, joint finances and shared responsibilities, taxes, insurance, loans, wills and estates.    This aspect could also involve power struggles, fighting or defending of beliefs or legal rights against authority, the rules or the powers that be.  There is a drive to assert one’s truth and get to the very bottom of things. 

The Last but not least opposition is that of the Moon to Saturn.  This occurs on the 29th and helps to complete the Star of David formation.  Although this is already a powerful configuration with an enormous amount of energy, the energy of the Moon cannot be underestimated as she seems to always set things in motion.  The Moon in aspect to Saturn brings a very sobering mood.  It could be that what we need to feel emotionally secure or grounded is confronted by changing structures. The good thing is that the Moon is in Taurus, an Earth sign, and a place she likes to be to further help to ground us and our intentions.  The Sun is also square to Saturn intensifying the tension and pressure.  We could possibly feel heavy hearted or that our vitality feels dampened or maybe it’s just time to act like a mature adult and accept certain responsibilities and duties and even shared financial ones.  It’s also interesting to take notice of the Sabian Symbol of the Sun on this day that the Star of David is completed: “The constellations in the night sky”.  This further repeats the theme of ‘as above so below’



May 25 Lunar Eclipse

25 May

May 25 Lunar Eclipse

This Full Moon Lunar Eclipse is at 4’ 08” Sagittarius.  Sagittarius is the sign of the Sage, the seeker, the adventurer on a quest for Truth.  It also governs over religion, faith, foreign matters and higher education, as well as publishing and legal matters.  There may be an ending or turning point in regard to any of those matters. Because this eclipse is in Sagittarius, Jupiter is the ruler of this eclipse. Jupiter has been in his opposite sign of Gemini for all of 2013 and a good bit of 2012 too. This Eclipse is a kind of a ‘farewell’ party in his honor from the cosmos as Jupiter will leave Gemini in mid June. During Jupiter’s stay in Gemini, we’ve had some time to think about our beliefs, faith, religion, life’s philosophy; we’ve been questioning assumptions, prejudices and our worldview.  The Gemini/Sagittarius polarity was receiving eclipses since 2010, and accelerating us along this path of growth in consciousness and allowing us to encompass other viewpoints or to be tolerant of other viewpoints and beliefs at the very least.  It could be a time of discovery while learning our own personal truth and adjusting our lives accordingly in this process. 

The Sabian symbol for the Moon at this eclipse is “an old owl up in a tree”.  The owl symbolizes wisdom, mystery, transition (since it’s associated with death and death is a transition), messages, secrets and clairvoyance. The owl is able to see things that are hidden, its nocturnal and has the ability to see in the dark and most people are afraid of the dark; it is a place that we fear.  But a Full Moon is bright and brings illumination and this one is especially bright since it is a “Super Moon” making it at least 17,000 miles closer than usual to Earth.  It may light up certain dark crevices and shed light on things that have been hidden from us. 

This Full Moon is challenged by Neptune making things highly sensitized or emotional. This could also be a very spiritual or creative time. Neptune rules water and the ocean.  Since this is a Full Moon, tides could be even higher with potential for flooding.  Also marine life like dolphins and whales could be brought to our attention for some reason.  The Sabian symbol for Neptune is “officers on dress parade”   and it might be that we are able to see through certain illusions and cover ups and “the right image” that is presented before us. We may have to have faith in our own truth and discard certain illusions that have been the cause of our own undoing.  The biggest illusion being that of separateness.

 Mercury, The Messenger and Venus, the Lover meet up in Gemini at this eclipse joining our hearts and minds and having us enjoying conversations and socializing.  Jupiter is close by too possibly making it a big event with a lot of people such as a wedding or graduation.    It is a holiday weekend here in the U.S. and the kickoff to the summer season so maybe you are enjoying a BBQ or vacationing. Watch with alcohol.  Alcohol and ‘altered states’ of consciousness fall under the domain of Neptune who is very prominent at this Eclipse. 


In the News:   A bridge in Washington State collapses plunging cars into the water.  And military misconduct as officers are accused of secretly spying on cadets and taking pictures while they were undressing.