The Grand Trine
A Grand Trine is a triangular aspect pattern involving three or more planets separated by an angle of 120 degrees each. The planets in the signs are in the same triplicity and due to the harmonious nature of the trine aspect, the planets cooperate in an easy flowing manner. According to traditional textbooks, this aspectual pattern is seen as an extremely fortunate asset, implicating special talents, favorable circumstances, and pretty good opportunities. The various theories of the Grand Trine configuration have many different interpretations, but generally, it is seen as a “blessed” astrological pattern. Now since every TRINE consists of one of the four elements – FIRE, EARTH, AIR, and WATER, what this is often taken to mean is that you are particularly heavy in one of the astrological elemental groupings. In essence, therefore, you are on easy street with the element in question and some nicely flowing benefits just seem to sail your without you even trying. So, let’s say, for example, you have easy aspects involving the earth trigon, then it is likely that at some point you will have had money land in your lap, and work opportunities come with ease and without much effort. Astrologer Carol Rushman commented on clients possessing a Grand Earth Trine who were on state benefit. But also, among their many talents, there is a natural business acumen or a natural ability in art or craft. It would seem that the Grand Earth Trine has a gift for materializing physical desires and those with this pattern may have a sense that life provides for them.