A trine aspect is a 120-degree angle between two planets on the astrological chart, and it is the strongest of the fortunate aspects (sextile and trine). But while the sextile aspect holds the “potential” of talents and gifts, some time is needed to work this aspect to its fullest. Whereas the trines have it made and have gained the reputation for being positive, enjoyable, and “easy.” Occasionally, though, trines in the natal chart have been given less importance than other factors. Sue Tompkins, astrologer and author of The Contemporary Astrologer’s Handbook (Astrology Now), commented about completely ignoring the trines in astrological readings and regards them as having no “oomph.” So, while the easy aspects are effortlessly integrated into the personality and symbolize your natural talents and areas of ease; they don’t require a lot of effort to allow them to work well and are second nature. With trines, opportunities land in the lap, and they represent areas in your life that seem to “go well.” However, the downfall of your trines is that you sometimes lean on them to avoid dealing with the harsher aspects of life. And it’s your squares and oppositions that suggest more work is needed to perfect their energies, but with trines there is a susceptibility to complacency, and this is because they are so easy for you to express.