The first thing you’ll notice when you look at today’s chart isn’t Venus trine Jupiter. Most prominent in this chart is the simultaneous mutable grand-cross that is activated as the Moon triggers the long-standing t-square between Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune, and the grand-trine in Earth created by the Sun as it passes in aspect to Jupiter and Pluto.
This is a complex aspect dynamic and you will experience it differently depending on how your natal chart is triggered. Those with natal planets or points between 11 and 14 degrees of the Mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces) will feel the tense energy of the grand-cross, while those with planets or points between 13 and 18 degrees of the Earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn) will feel the flowing, harmonious vibe of the grand-trine more strongly.
Those who’s charts are triggered by both dynamics may find this a time of great inner shifts and turmoil, where you are called upon to undertake some difficult work within the psyche.
Why Venus trine Jupiter is important in this dynamic…
What makes Venus trine Jupiter significant is that it offsets and supports the tension of the grand-cross, allowing outlet and expression to these turbulent energies. In a sense it is the reward for resolving this tension, the positive outcome that can result if we are able to untangle its mysteries. Venus is in Taurus, the sign of its rulership, and with expansive Jupiter as her ally this bodes well for relationships as well as our financial situation and sense of security. Read more about this energy in my article Venus in Taurus: Connect with Nature.
Those whose charts are activated by the grand-trine but not touched by the grand-cross have probably been experiencing feelings of empowerment and optimism over the last few days and can expect this to continue over the coming week. Easy aspects such as trines are not necessarily felt as strongly as difficult aspects like squares, but with the Sun, Mercury and Venus trine Jupiter all at the same time you’re quite likely to find yourself in the midst of:
- Powerful new beginnings
- Self-initiated change and expansion
- Ambitious new projects
To make the most of this energy we need to put our faith in the universal support of the creative process, whereby our positive thinking manifests positive outcomes. It’s a process that’s intrinsic to how we interact with the world: as creative, magical beings how we think, speak and act influences our reality. The realisation of this truth allows us to release old unecesssary baggage and step courageously into powerful self-expression.
To understand the dynamics of the grand-trine more fully you may wish to explore these previous articles: Jupiter trine Pluto: The magic of ambition and synchronicity, Sun trine Jupiter: A ray of light in the darkness and Sun trine Pluto: The art of living dangerously.
If your chart is activated by the grand-cross it’s likely you’ll be experiencing a range of difficult emotions that will need your full and nurturing attention and validation over the next few days. Some of the things you may be experiencing include:
- Confronting the fact that your own negative expectations and fear of disappointment have caused you to lose faith in yourself, others and the benevolence of the universe
- Coming to the painful realisation that your dogmatic idealism or unyielding beliefs have trapped you in excessive discipline or rigidity
- Moving on from conditioned and solidified emotional patterns that are preventing you from responding naturally and courageously to life
- Releasing addictions and repetitive patterns of excessive consumption that keep you stuck in a no-win situation
- Accepting the disappointment that comes with letting go of our illusions and seeing things as they really are.
If you’re like me and you’re experiencing the energy of the grand-cross quite strongly then Venus trine Jupiter is our reward for doing the work it is asking of us. Abundance and good fortune are typically associated with this aspect, as are healthy and fulfilling relationships. We can also expect to find a great deal of nourishment in our connection with nature and a supportive sextile from Venus to Neptune brings peace, harmony, empathy and compassion.
The mutable grand-cross will only last a few days before the Moon moves on, however the t-square between Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune is a long-lasting dynamic we will be working deeply with over the coming months. For more on how this energy will play out check out my previous articles Saturn square Jupiter: Opposites collide, Saturn square Neptune: Sweet illusion meets cold hard reality and Jupiter opposed Neptune: What is truth?
Working with Venus trine Jupiter and the grand-square
As every farmer or fisherman knows there is no harvest unless we first put in the hard work. Today’s chart is an excellent example of this and while Venus trine Jupiter offers a bounteous reward to those who are willing to get their hands dirty, others may be denied these rewards because they are unwilling to face up to the challenges that the grand-square asks of them. How are you experiencing this dynamic? Please share your experiences below.
Faith is founder and principal of Insight Astrology and has been teaching and giving readings for over twenty years. She is fascinated by astrology as a tool for personal growth and passionate about empowering others to read its language.