Grand Trine in Earth Signs – What is the nature of this woman’s Very Special Talent???

If you had a GRAND TRINE in EARTH: namely Sun at 16 Capricorn, Pluto conjunct Uranus at 16 Virgo and Jupiter at 16 Taurus – How would you interpret it ?????????

AND NOTE ALSO that the Pluto-Uranus conjunct is opposition Chiron in her birth chart at 15 Pisces.

AND NOTE ALSO that Pluto in the heavens now is now transiting conjunct the Sun in this person’s birth chart and Chiron in the heavens now is now transiting conjunct her natal Chiron – How would you interpret that as it will affect her life and the development of her special talent ?????????

Make your comments!!!!!!!



Here are some clues and here also is a one-size-fits-all standard meaning about Grand Trines in General (Notes on the Earth grand Trine follows on below):

A Grand Trine is also known as a ‘Large Talent Triangle’. This is a triangular figure (mutable motivation) comprising three trines (aspects of 120 degrees), aspect usually shown in blue in the birth chart (see above).

The figure points to a wonderful finished quality or inborn talent, which is capable of encompassing a wide range of experience, and which permeates and dominates the personality.

However, the reaping of this talent is not automatic. Grand Trines need conscious working at; otherwise they will become the ‘ruined crop’ or the negative or even ‘criminal’ personality.

The risk is (as Trines are lazy aspects) that you may lazily see no need to develop new qualities and approaches, putting too much reliance on your conditioning or illusory life slogans or the obvious, superficial talents which you already possess.

The planets which define the type of talent usually all fall into one particular element (i.e. Earth, Air, Fire or Water) – all in Earth in the case of this woman, suggesting that the talent partakes of the nature of that element.

But, as only one element is involved: beware the risk of imbalance in the life. Your tendency might always be to seek refuge in the easy blue aspects.

Although such a figure can be enjoyed, blue aspects (in general) are there to be used, and you must NOT squander such a talent or keep it exclusively to yourself. Use it to give something to others.

Trines, being Jupiter-energy aspects, need to be given freely, otherwise those fruits will simply rot and go to waste.

The Grand Trine is a ‘whole quality’ which, if given freely, allows the talent to grow and develop to even greater depths, continually attracting new substance and experience.

This is the Mutable quality of the Triangle – to become simply a part of the process of giving.

The difficulty may lie in the blueness, the complacency, which seeks to hold onto what already is, thus preventing new levels of experience from growing into the figure.

‘To give and not to count the cost’ is a particularly relevant motto for this figure because the more it gives, the more it receives, and so it has even more to grow.

Inertia and stagnation are the fruits of a mismanaged Grand Trine.

Reliance on luck is present: and it’s very much a double-edged sword.

Grand Trine People might be easily defeated by life and even turn to addictions or anti-social life-styles.

At its worst, the mismanaged Grand Trine is the chronic criminal with an unrealistic childish view of the world, expecting the world to give into their personal needs or someone will have to be punished. (Barbara Watters: ‘The Astrologer Looks at Murder’). It’s the illusory unquestioned feeling that they can overpower and gain ultimate control: selfish and ruthless, ‘getting away with murder’. Obviously a lot depends on the planets involved, and on the rest of the chart. The more planets are tied in, the greater the danger of imbalance or the character weakness.

Self-indulgence and personal excess tend to be over-emphasized if Moon, Venus, Jupiter or Neptune are involved, or the signs: Taurus, Cancer, Leo, Scorpio or Pisces. (This facet is not of course present with this woman).

The Grand Trine individual may expect others to carry him/her through life. ‘Something for nothing’. The ‘charmed life’.

Multiple Grand Trines can be even more debilitating.

The Grand Trine is a specialized configuration promoting high idealism, insight and vision, as well as creative self-expression and wellbeing. The Grand Trine can potentially indicate confidence and self-assurance, optimistic expectation, a sense of pleasure, easy flowingness, inspiration, expansion of creative power and a general sense of protection due to inner Faith and Hope.

The Large Talent Triangle corresponds to the tree that is bearing fully ripened fruit and waiting for them to be picked.  If left unpicked, the fruits fall unused to the ground or rot on the tree.


It so happens that the blue, material aspect figure containing latent energy gives people a tendency to complacency. They let themselves go and think that they do not need to make an effort in life, as they manage anyway and don’t need to learn anything new. A Large Talent Triangle is firmly set in its ways, and has great trouble changing, as it is already perfect. This gives a certain rigidity, an unteachability when learning is required. Such people can use what they have to offer to adapt to the changing demands of life. They usually get through easily and therefore see no need to develop new features and methods, but they do tend to rely too often on the talent that they already possess. Additional squares (or oppositions) are desirable here, as latent strengths can develop through their demands for achievement.

Pride and Self-assurance

People with such a triangle can be unpleasant proud and look down on other people, without being able to say exactly what they are proud of. They even get angry if they are told the effect they have on others. However, that doesn’t mean that everyone with such a triangle must be so proud. Being able to do many things easily gives self-certainty and a heightened self-confidence. With this figure, an accomplished manner appropriate to the element is adopted, and displayed with typical self-assurance.

The quality of the trine in its relationship with Jupiter, and the fact that the figure fits symmetrically around the centre of the horoscope, indicate the need to address the question of purpose. This is to find out what should be done with the given talent and how a suitable challenge and form of expression could be found. One of the challenges of this figure is to develop an appropriate creative will. With a suitable Jupiter orientation, the right balance can be struck between perfectionism, pleasure-seeking and obsessive behaviour.


With the Earth Grand Trine, the calming, comforting, attracting power of the trine is emphasized. Earth, like the trine, seeks to preserve the status quo of existing conditions it feels securely supported by. Both element and aspect do not respond well to drastic, critical changes in life affairs. The individual with this type of Grand Trine is bound to feel a deep sense of inner security and stability in the physical world. Due to the powerful magnetism of this configuration, he is readily able to be sustained upon the material level due to an abundance of opportunities to receive tangible support and worldly position if so desired.

In this respect, the Earth Grand Trine can become the most physically comforting of them all. The capacity to attract, accumulate, and skilfully manage resources is usually powerfully developed. Yet the drive to venture out into the world and make an aggressive effort to obtain such resources is often lacking. In the chart of a less ambitious individual, this Grand Trine is apt to express as a very self-indulgent, materialistic influence or one that keeps the individual firmly rooted and centered in the limited world of matter (which may not be desirable for inner growth in the long run). One of the constructive features of a well-handled Earth Grand Trine is that it has remarkable endurance and persistence, allowing the individual to steadily concentrate his attention upon concrete objectives without being distracted or thrown off course. Once committed to a goal, he is able to work long and hard towards valued accomplishment. He succeeds because he can skilfully consolidate his vast energy reserves and contently plod on until he achieves the solid results he desires. However, unlike mere earth emphasis alone, the dynamics of the Grand Trine suggests an extra measure of inspiration, insight, and vision. The individual may possess tremendous organizational ability and practical know-how, since earth trines enable one to visualize perfect or ideal structure and form. There can be an uncommon amount of common sense shown. Creative resourcefulness is one of this Grand Trine’s special assets.

Earth Grand Triners can be the phenomenal builders of life who sense their own power and creative strength best when they witness it thru lasting material achievements or worldly attainment. Since the security need and sense of value is so ingrained in their consciousness, they are rarely inclined to take risky chances and almost never gamble with life in the bold, cocksure manner of those with the Fire Grand Trine. Instead, they tend to deliberate and shrewdly evaluate conditions before making any important moves. Usually, their timing in such matters is excellent.

Nevertheless, all this strong earth reinforcement tends to produce a conventional, conservative temperament that often lacks the sparkle of imagination and flair. Although the individual’s inner strength and determination to succeed is awesome to others, he tends to lack charisma. Negatively, the individual is so innately attuned to routine and system that he is prone to resist making dynamic changes in life, and sometimes can get stuck in ruts that support his weakness for comfort but keep him living on the mundane surface of life. The pursuit of gratifying the physical appetites could over-shadow the quest for deeper self-awareness. Work and productivity are often over-­valued at the expense of inner development, even though these people usually gravitate towards positions of organizational management in which they delegate work roles for others to perform (since Triners are not apt to exert themselves in a strenuous manner). It is advisable for one with this Grand Trine to actively seek out material ambitions that allow for creative utilization of practical resources to help keep energies here from congesting and becoming inertia-prone.

Big Final Clue: I have often found the Pluto conjunct Uranus opposition Chiron (which is generational) can make people Healers using for example acupuncture or shiatsu.

HERE’S A TIP: This is Reinhold Ebertin’s interpretation of Uranus conjunct Pluto (when activated):

PRINCIPLE: Revolution. The collapse of the old order. The process of transformation

+              restlessness. Activity. Creative energy. Flight from the establishment. Innovation, reform. A strong awareness of purpose and objective. Mobility. Creative power. Untiring effort. endurance.
–            impatience. Scatter of energies. Fanaticism. Violence. Precipitate action. The mania of destruction

Conjunction:            daring and foolhardiness. Striving for new things. Extraordinary powers of creation and performance.

BIOLOGICAL: changes in rhythm of biological processes. The relationship between pulse and breathing. Fever spots.

SOCIOLOGICAL:pioneers, reformers. People who are very much out of the ordinary or who are endowed with universal genius.


+                 the attainment of great objectives by immense application of effort. Bringing new things into      being. The creation of new conditions of living

–                  acts of violence. Subversive activities. Putting a gun to someone’s head. The enforcement of decisions. An accident.

We await your comments and advice and help for this wonderful lady, to help her to name and manifest her great latent talent!!!

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