by Robert Wilkinson
Yes, that's happening today. What does it mean, and how does it work? That's today's topic.
First, a basic concept. While often trines work for "good" and squares are "difficult," that's not always the case. I try to make clear to fans and students of astrology that a trine is not necessarily good, nor is a square necessarily bad. It all depends on how well we know how to use the planetary energies.
A square can serve to help us change directions, or put the brakes on something we know needs to change (and even if we don't know!) A trine can be an ease of understanding, or a harmony of function. That can yield very favorable results, or allow a wrong-doer to "get away with it," if only temporarily. When we have two together, it can work as a reinforced disruption, or an understanding that helps us put the brakes on something while turning our energies in new directions.
Because of where the Sun is, it's now making the first in a planetary series of these "trine/square" configurations. Mercury will do the same in early July, Venus in late July, and Mars in mid-August. Though the degrees will change somewhat, the configuration holds a certain energy of building through the Gemini-Aquarius harmony of understanding while releasing through the Gemini-Pisces square.
The trine throws the harmonic void into Libra, thus giving all stabilizing harmonious Air wherever the Air signs fall in the chart. This would seem to indicate a good time for making connections and understanding multiple views from a balanced angle taking both macro and micro into account.
The current trines involve 27-28 Air. The Sun at these Gemini degrees illuminates us through showing an anticipation or longing to reach out toward a larger reality beckoning, as well as a clarity about something that's become symbolically "bankrupt," freeing us for new tasks.
I've already discussed the Aquarius degrees in the article Jupiter Stationary Retrograde in Aquarius 2009 - Shapes of Things To Come and its companion article Jupiter, Chiron, and Neptune in Aquarius Affecting All Signs in 2009. In these you'll find a lot about this long wave Aquarian configuration that will heal much even as it shows us signs of what's coming not that far down the road.
The harmonic void of understanding and stabilization is at 27-28 Libra. This should yield an understanding for all of us around a higher way of viewing things to lessen the stress of our existence, perhaps through a more balanced view of things. We can find tremendous inner strength, as well as a connectedness with other life forms in our world, both subtle and dense. To the degree that we open to a greater destiny, we will be sustained and find that which assists us to grow into a greater awareness of our non-separateness.
The Sun is releasing these energies through the Uranus at 27 Pisces. Ordinarily Sun - Uranus squares are somewhat volatile, and require that we search for our inner values which life will recognize and reward if only we get it in gear rather than make excuses for not acting. It can yield sudden awakenings, as well as realizations of crises or unexpected things that offer us a chance to mobilize, develop our social intuition, and be wholehearted in going for what matters to us. Here our worldly "law" must "square itself" (carpenter's term) with the Higher Law of our Eternal Spirit.
The voids in squares and T-squares indicate the problem as well as the solution. If this square is showing as a malfunction in our lives, it's most likely a problem in how we're expressing Virgo and Sag energies. Perhaps too narrow a focus, or too large. Perhaps too critical, or not critical enough. You get the drift. This will most impact those born the third weeks of March, June, September, and December, offering a chance to show their light or power in unique or innovative ways.
The obvious solutions to how to use this square (and those to come made by the other inner planets) appropriately is to practice Divine discrimination, good practical discipleship, and pay attention to details while adjusting what must be changed for practical purposes. Other things to focus on are showing a sense of humor, an abundant largeness of vision, clarifying Truth or a higher moral, ethical, philosophical, or spiritual standard, and regarding whatever happens associated with these squares as "an experiment in truth."
Of course, when the inner planets also make their squares some of the degree points will be the same, while others will be different. Also, squares from different planets yield different results. A square to Uranus may show as eccentricity or willful behavior, or genius expressing itself. A square to Saturn may show as fear or controlling behavior, or a mature understanding and an experienced ability to respond. Again, everything depends on how WE choose to use or misuse any given set of energies and opportunities.
A brief look ahead: when Mercury makes the squares, it should yield new information, new insights, and new ways of coordinating these energies in our life. When Venus makes the squares, it should yield new values, people, and unique things to like. When Mars makes the squares, however volatile it could be, it will give all a chance to demonstrate innovative ways to act or demonstrate our genius or unique qualities.
I'll compose more on these squares in a couple of weeks, since they'll dominate July and August. Until then, ponder the possibilities based in what you've read here.
© Copyright 2009 Robert Wilkinson