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The Wheel of Light

Monthly Newsletter - June 2007

We’ve been noting for several months that the transits this year are more harmonious and flowing than those of 2006. This month brings another example of that in the form of a grand trine in fire signs. The trine is an aspect (degrees of separation) of 120 degrees. Energy flows most comfortably, effectively and supportively in the trine. Usually a trine consists of two planets 120 degrees apart. A grand trine is a relationship of 3 planets, each of which is 120 degrees away from the other two. If we drew lines betweens the planets involved it would be an equilateral triangle. The grand trine is the most positive aspect that exists. In a natal chart it would represent a major tool and resource. People born with a grand trine in their horoscope will almost always land on their feet or find ways out of whatever challenges confront them.

This month the transiting grand trine connects Mars in Aries, Saturn in Leo and Jupiter in Sagittarius. This is a wonderful combination of energies. Mars provides drive, initiative and assertiveness. Saturn brings stability, discipline and clarity of goal. Jupiter contributes a broad perspective, optimism and generosity. This is a great time to start a new project that might otherwise be difficult and challenging. The energies this month should enable you to make great progress in getting things going and getting things done.

The signs these planets are in partake of the element fire. Fire is dynamic, radiant, creative and confident. Attempting to do things that might otherwise be overwhelming, that you have never done before or that are typically challenging could bring a different and more desirable result than might expect.

There are two potential problems to activating and taking full, advantage of this grand trine. First is the fact that fire can be all consuming. When we place a log into a fire, the flame builds and the log disappears. In a behavioral context, fire can lead to being self-absorbed and narcissistic. We can become blinded by our own light. Whatever we are doing becomes the only important thing. We can lose track of other activities and completely overlook whatever anyone else is doing.

The second problem is the fact that the energy of a grand trine flows so easily that we don’t take advantage of its potential. Either we don’t recognize the possibilities or we assume we can use the potential some other time. This transit will be most strong during the first two weeks of June. After that, the planets begin to separate from the grand trine alignment. If we don’t at least get some energy moving in early month, it won’t be there for us to use later.

What’s interesting about the tendency to underutilize a grand trine is that it shows us a rather curious side of human nature. When we are confronted by the internal challenges of a square, or the interactive conflicts of an opposition, we will likely tune in to what’s happening and work to change the dynamic. But when the energy is comfortable and harmonious, we may not even be aware it. And if we are, may tend to underutilize its potential.

In order to be able to tune into the current transiting grand trine, and to take maximum advantage of it, look at where the three planets are transiting in your natal chart. Generally, the houses (areas of life) that are being activated will be of the same element. Either the fire, earth, air or water houses are being lit up. If it’s the fire houses, this is a good time to delve into a creative project. You could feel confidence being yourself. Being open and expressive, artistically or socially, is a great way to take advantage of the opportunity of this alignment. .

If the planets are in earth houses, focus your creativity and confidence on practical matters. This could involve developing a new financial plan, health maintenance program or initiating a new professional goal. Remember that with practical activities its not enough just to start something with great enthusiasm. We must stick to the program until it takes root. So be realistic about what you institute.

If the planets are in the air houses, the focus is on social activities. You could plan events with friends, extended family or simply your partner. It could be a one-time event or the beginning of a new regimen. Remember to take other’s needs into consideration. Don’t get carried away with what you want, however exciting those plans may seem to you. This is also a good time to do some creative writing or some creative thinking. You could be inspired to do something innovative even as you envision how to implement it.

The water houses take us into deeper levels of self-awareness and spiritual consciousness. The firey grand trine in the water houses will help to illuminate your deepest emotions and sensitivities, yet also provide the confidence to express what you are feeling with less fear than you normally have. This is also a great alignment to help you see more deeply into the mystery of life. You may notice that your dreams are more active and vivid, or that your intuition is more accurate. You could also feel more solid in your spiritual connection.

Wherever these planets fall in your chart, and however you choose to activate their energies, this is a wonderful month to feel good about yourself and your life. The challenge is to use the energy as squeeze and much creativity, joy and productivity out of it that you can.

AriesAries (March 21-April 20)
Your enthusiasm, drive and sense of adventure are soaring all month. Try spreading the good energy around so that some is expressed physically, some artistically and some intellectually. Growth comes from not getting so carried away with the energy that others pay for your activities. Learning to balance the positivity with practicality is the key.

TaurusTaurus (April 21-May 21)
Direct the creativity toward your home. This is a great time to either design some aesthetic or structural changes or to actually begin the work. Growth comes from taking into consideration the needs, feelings and ideas of other family members. Don’t try to control the whole thing and force them to bend to your will. A sense of propriety comes in late month, so handle the energy wisely earlier on.

GeminiGemini (May 22-June 21)
This could be a confusing time for you. You could feel excited about spending time and sharing experiences with a variety of people in your life. You may also notice that either they are not available or, if you do spend time together, the connection that you normally have isn’t there. Growth comes from spending some introspective time, seeking clarity about personal issues that transcend social contact.

CancerCancer (June 22-July 22)
Your may feel connected to life in numerous ways this month. Spiritually there is a sense of expansion. Socially, your compassion is very strong. Physically, there is a drive to be athletic or to initiate new projects, especially professionally. Throughout the month, feelings of security and well-being are abundant.

LeoLeo (July 23-August 23)
As a fire sign, you should be able to tap into the grand trine easily and take full advantage of it. But there could be challenges that come up, such as unexpected changes in your social life. You could also be confronted by a person or situation that will require you to look deeply into yourself to get clear about something that you value. Growth this month comes from responding consciously and affectively to these challenges, even as your energy flows creatively and confidently elsewhere.

VirgoVirgo (August 24-Sept 22)
Communication with friends or colleagues could be challenging or confusing the last two weeks of the month. The problem stems from dealing with emotions. It could be that an underlying feeling is causing mental confusion which in turn is rendering communication, of either feelings or ideas, difficult. Spend some alone time, getting in touch with your inner self, and watch the information flow more effectively.

LibraLibra (Sept 23-Oct 23)
This is a good time to put your creativity to work in your professional life. This could take the form or harmonizing and improving relationships with clients, colleagues or bosses. It could also manifest as a project that beautifies the work space. People will respond positively to you this month, so this is a good time to resolve issues with people who are typically difficult to deal with.

ScorpioScorpio (Oct 24-Nov 22)
A period of confidence and creativity for you. Take advantage of this primarily by doing practical things that will benefit your life. This is a great time to share things with others that you may normally feel too shy or vulnerable to put out there. People will respond to your trust by being more open to you and the relationships should become more honest and fulfilling for all concerned.

SagittariusSagittarius (Nov 23-Dec 21)
It doesn’t get any better than this. A wonderful time of year to take advantage of some opportune energies. The only potential problem is getting so carried away with so much good stuff that you lose perspective and get excessive. This is a time when can afford to undersell yourself or minimize your expectations because the energy is so positive that it will take you in a positive direction, with a fulfilling and successful outcome anyway.

CapricornCapricorn (Dec 22-Jan 20)
Even though your ruling planet, Saturn, is part of the grand trine, it is also still in opposition to Neptune. The good news is that you can take full advantage of the power and potential of the fire energy by expressing yourself openly, confidently and creatively. But Neptune can also bring illusion or confusion. So remember to check in with your inner being before embarking on an activity or project.

AquariusAquarius (Jan 21 to Feb 19)
Unexpected challenges or changes in your love life or with your kids in early month call for a creative response. Later in the month you may feel inspired to be more expressive of your uniqueness. You could also feel drawn to doing some type of public service or be involved in something that would help move a situation along in an inspired, innovative way.

PiscesPisces (Feb 20-March 20)
It’s a good time to work on grounding. Being practical in your life can involve developing a financial plan for your future. You could also be creatively and confidently expressive professionally. Perhaps the best way to take advantage of the energy is to make sure you are grounded and making sensible decisions about what you eat and what you do in order to maintain or regain good health.

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