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March 13, 2012

Grand Trine in Earth Signs: March 12-14, 2012

A trine is the most favorable relationship between two planets. This 120-degree angle represents harmony, cooperation and an abundant flow of energy. These alignments are fairly common but when a trio of planets form an equilateral triangle of three trines, it is a special event. It’s called a Grand Trine and symbolizes opportunity and good fortune according to the nature of the bodies involved. On March 13 and 14 four planets meet in this most desirable of astrological patterns. Magnetic Venus and lucky Jupiter join in sensual Taurus on the 13th and form trines with potent Pluto in Capricorn and skillful Mars in Virgo then and on the 14th. This could be the perfect time to visualize material success and put a plan in effect to achieve it.

Taurus, Capricorn and Virgo are practical Earth signs that are more concerned with productivity than promises. Their inherent awareness of material matters supplies a sense of reason that can lead to concrete results. Further power comes with this alignment because this quartet of planets is made of two very different yet complimentary pairs. Venus and Jupiter are called “benefics” in traditional astrology because they’re both viewed in a very positive light. Venus is pleasure and love, while Jupiter signals hope, vision and good fortune. Their conjunction in Taurus might encourage us to indulge in life’s pleasures. However, the risks of excessive consumption and spending are balanced by the common sense we find in the sign of the Bull. There’s a great appreciation for value here that helps us find new resources and make the most of the ones we already have.

Mars and Pluto are tough guys. They’re not into seeking out the soft spots where we can lazily watch the world go by. Each one is about squeezing the most out of ourselves and our relationships. While harshness is often a part of their patterns, the harmonious trines from generous Jupiter and sweet Venus soften their rough edges. Yet Mars and Pluto make sure that we don’t get lazy but take advantage of the opportunities available to us now. The separation between pleasure and productivity are reduced with this Grand Trine as we connect the capacities to act effectively and to receive graciously.

Pluto is about eliminating unessentials so that we can get to the core of the matter. Its trine to Mars adds punch and power by cutting out tasks, streamlining methods and focusing attention where it will do the most good. Pluto’s trine to Venus mixes love with a profound sense of purpose that puts relationships on a more solid foundation. Its trine to philosophical Jupiter extracts the most applicable elements of our belief systems and allows us to set the less useful ones aside.

Basically, this Earth Grand Trine is like finding a treasure chest of tools and materials with which to build the future. Business sense is sharp and a nose for finding what’s needed points us in the right direction for success. A key to turning this opportunistic moment into a source of enduring rewards is the willingness to work hard where it counts most. Effort is essential, yet only when it’s aimed where it’s required. Intelligently choosing what we don’t need to do will make a major difference. Rebuilding our economic lives and restoring health to our bodies and environment are among the gifts of this special week. Use them wisely to serve your interests and we will all benefit from your growth.

As published here on my blog.

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Jeff Jawer is well known in the astrological community as an innovative and dynamic teacher, writer and counselor. He is the CEO and co-founder of Jeff holds a B.A. in "The History and Science of Astrology" from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and lectures at astrology conferences throughout the world. His scores of articles have appeared in astrology journals in around the globe.

Jeff is the author of Your Astrology Guide annual with Rick Levine, is a regular contributor to writes the forecast column for The Mountain Astrologer, and celebrity profiles for AOL. Jeff and Rick lead astrology seminars for Heaven and Earth Workshops. He co-founded AFAN and UAC and helped teach the first Astro*Carto*Graphy certification course with Jim Lewis.

Jeff provides private consultations and can be reached by email at

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