Monday, October 22, 2012

Saturn Trine Neptune Ripple Effects: Magically Delicious Grand Water Trines Morph into Cardinal T-Squares June Through August 2013

Photo: Willow

The Sun enters Scorpio this evening. This means the Sun-Saturn conjunction is hanging heavily in the atmosphere, but it also means the Sun will light up the separating Saturn-Neptune trine for the first few days of Scorpio season.

Saturn in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces are currently just past an exact trine - a favourable 120-degree aspect. They last formed this aspect in 2002 in air signs. The current water trine is helping make dreams a concrete reality, while also dissolving long-held hopes and illusions that have not proven viable. Saturn and Neptune formed the first exact trine October 10 and will form the last of the exact trines June 12 and July 19, 2013.

You can read more about the Saturn-Neptune trine here: Saturn in Scorpio Trine Neptune in Pisces: The Last of the Wounding Piscean Era Illusions Are Gently Purged From the System

What's going on now is just the beginning, however. The good celestial vibes from the current Saturn-Neptune trine emanate through the end of 2012 and into fall of 2013. There are threads, both ethereal and material, connecting the benefits we are receiving under this trine now with gifts and blessings - potentially beyond what we can currently imagine - bestowed next spring and summer.

Jupiter, the planet of luck, expansion, blessings, gifts, the broadening of horizons, wisdom, and faith, moves from the sign of its detriment, Gemini, to the sign of its exaltation, Cancer, on June 26, 2013 where it will remain until July 16, 2014.

Jupiter in the sign of its exaltation indicates a year-long period of strong cosmic grace amongst the difficult transitions and movements indicated by the ongoing series of Uranus in Aries – Pluto in Capricorn squares.

From this much stronger, exalted position, Jupiter is going to get a lot done, and it shines its benevolent light on almost every aspect of life on Planet Earth during its year-long transit of the sign of the crab.

Benefic Jupiter will form a gorgeous, glowing Grand Water Trine with Saturn in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces July 17 and 18, 2013, along with a series of more challenging cardinal t-squares and cardinal Grand Crosses during its transit of reflective, Moon-ruled Cancer.

In fact, the Saturn-Neptune trine we are currently experiencing expands into a series of magically delicious Grand Water Trines next spring/summer as the personal planets (the Moon, Mercury, Venus, Sun, and Mars), along with Jupiter, move through Cancer, forming the final leg of the water triad and dividing the zodiac into three 120-degree parts.

Throughout June, July, and August, 2013, we will experience, in waves, multiple Grand Water Trine formations that morph quickly into cardinal t-squares.

As the planets move to 4/5 degrees Cancer, they form the easy and flowing Grand Trines with Saturn and Neptune in water signs Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces. Anyone with natal placements in the early degrees of water or, to a secondary degree, earth signs should be particularly experiencing the good graces.

As the planets continue into the 9 to 12 degree range of Cancer, they then become part of more tense, stressful, and challenging t-squares (180- and 90-degree aspects) in the cardinal signs of Aries, Cancer, and Capricorn. People with natal placements near this range of the cardinal signs will be feeling the pressure and the impetus to act.

The water signs relate to emotion, intuition, spirit, metaphysics, inner guidance, and the unseen realms. The cardinal signs relate to initiation, action, new directions, leadership, and decision-making. The movement initiated this June - August is guided and informed by water wisdom of all varieties. 

These are waves of flowing water magic followed by more tense, dynamic, and active configurations. We drift and meander and soak up the blessings of the Grand Trines, but are then required almost immediately to put them to good use. Things are uplifting, flowing, bursting with good vibes. We're buzzing with new dreams, renewed faith, and a sense of loving cosmic connection and grace. The water in each and every cell is singing beautiful harmonies - and then we are challenged to do something with it. 

Considering all the benevolence the universe is showering down on us with these waves of gorgeous Grand Water Trine, it had better be something substantial.

The multiple Grand Water Trines soften the edges considerably next spring and summer, easing frayed nerves caused by the almost constant cardinal square tension and stress we've been working with now for the past three years.

Benefits and cosmic grace will be coming to us through the feminine/yin qualities of Cancer: emotional connection, nurturing, comforting, caring, gentleness. These are all things we can use more of during the cardinal square years, and Jupiter in Cancer provides. Psychic abilities will be keen under all the water aspects, and an awareness of emotional/inner guidance will be particularly acute. 

We will have expanded opportunities to experience home and family under transiting Jupiter in Cancer that are quite exciting, with renewed faith and inspiration found in those things as we are prompted to live our very own "family philosophies." The nests we set up, expand, and and commit to during this transit provide interest, excitement, and fortification for what's up ahead. 

Luck comes to us through family under Jupiter in Cancer - both birth and chosen. Our sense of family expands to suit a new era flavoured by Aquarius, and we are able to find a sense of belonging where there was only cold isolation and anomie previously. The idea of family and home (Cancer) continues to expand (Jupiter) under the Aquarian umbrella, and friends become family. Home bases can be set up and secured under these transits with like-minded souls who become family to us. The wisdom in our hearts guides the process.

During the transit of Jupiter in Cancer, things we learned and wisdom we gathered during the experiences of our early upbringing become aces in the hole. Under this transit, we come into wisdom and a big-picture understanding about some emotionally tough experiences we've had, especially early experiences of family and home that have stuck with us.

Anyone who has refused to sacrifice emotional health for career advancement, soul security for monetary gain, or inner work for public image will be reaping the benefits of those choices. People who have followed the guidance of the inner voice and the emotional cues, as those around them favoured blind ambition, at-all-costs gains, and destructive advancement, will be in the sweet spot during the Jupiter transit of Cancer.

We're moving through some often rough waters on this planet and will continue to do so, but the blessings and grace coming to us through these Grand Water Trines do a lot to comfort and protect us along the way.

Grand Water Trines Morphing into Cardinal T-Squares – June through August, 2013

Mercury and Venus, conjunct in Cancer, form the first wave in early June.

Mercury in Grand Water Trine - June 3 – 4
Mercury in cardinal t-square - June 7 and 8

Venus in Grand Water Trine - June 7
Venus in cardinal t-square - June 11 and 12

Sun in Grand Water Trine - June 26
(This formation is made a kite by the Capricorn Full Moon June 23.)
Sun in cardinal t-square - July 2 to 4

Mars and Jupiter, conjunct in Cancer, form the final wave in July and August.

Jupiter in Grand Water Trine - July 17 and 18
Jupiter in cardinal t-square - August 7 through 21

Mars in Grand Water Trine - July 20
Mars in cardinal t-square - July 27 through August 1

The Moon in Cancer will form very fast-moving Grand Trine and t-square configurations June 10, July 7, and August 3/4, 2013.

Jupiter in Cancer Forming Multiple Cardinal Grand Crosses - August 2013 to April 2014

In addition to the Grand Water Trine and cardinal t-square it forms next July and August, Jupiter in Cancer will star in a series of five cardinal Grand Crosses involving Uranus in Aries, Pluto in Capricorn, and the personal planets (Venus, Mercury, the Sun, and Mars) in Libra.

Grand Crosses are made up of two oppositions or four squares and usually occur in signs of the same quality (cardinal, mutable, or fixed). In this case, the tense, clashing, and highly dynamic configurations are happening in the cardinal signs, indicating (yet more) grand-scale new directions, new frameworks, and new leadership emerging under pressurized circumstances, both personal and global, micro and macro. The friction creates movement and growth.

The first cardinal Grand Cross involves Venus in Libra and forms August 23 – 27, 2013.

The second involves Mercury in Libra and forms September 13 – 19, 2013.

The third involves the Sun in Libra and forms October 1 – 12, 2013.

The final two cardinal Grand Crosses involve Mars in Libra – both direct and retrograde. The first Grand Cross forms with Mars direct between December 23, 2013 and January 8, 2014.

The final Grand Cross forms April 21 – 24, 2014 and is exact, as all four bodies – Mars Rx in Libra, Jupiter in Cancer, Uranus in Aries, and Pluto in Capricorn – will be at 13 degrees of the cardinal signs.

Did I mention Jupiter was going to be a busy little beaver during its transit of Cancer? It's hitting all the marks from this exalted position and playing a part in all proceedings. The cardinal Grand Crosses (or Grand Squares) kick the global and personal re-structuring up to fevered pitch yet again, and we're going to need every last bit of Jupiterian blessing from its position of exaltation.


Cardinal t-square 2010

Cardinal Grand Cross summer 2011

Cardinal Grand Crosses 2013 and 2014  


Anonymous said...

i don't know. it seems more about more flooding and droughts. or am i just stating the obvious? as far as i can understand it, all hell is going to break loose.

Willow said...

Hell has already broken loose. We've been there for a good long time.

We're already experiencing flooding, droughts, tsunamis, earthquakes, HAARP-created storms, nuclear meltdown. All that is well covered on this blog, if you care to look at previous posts.

What I'm saying is that there is an easement.

I'll draw your attention to these lines:

"Jupiter in the sign of its exaltation indicates a year-long period of strong cosmic grace amongst the difficult transitions and movements indicated by the ongoing series of Uranus in Aries – Pluto in Capricorn squares...

We're moving through some often rough waters on this planet and will continue to do so, but the blessings and grace coming to us through these Grand Water Trines do a lot to comfort and protect us along the way."

Willow said...


cardinal t-square 2010:

cardinal grand cross 2011:

Link said...

Another great piece Willow have posted it into my twitter feed. Maybe you could get a tweet button? Easy to install on blogger. The year is flying by, I hadn't even begun to think about Jupiter in Cancer . . . 'twill be upon us before we know it.

Good grief, third try with WV.


Willow said...

I actually don't like making my astrology too accessible to the masses.

I also figure, if I can spend hours or days writing an article, someone can spend 30 seconds copying and pasting the link if he/she really wants to pass it along.

Anonymous said...

hi willow, i really disagree. hell has not yet broken loose. it really really hasn't. and i see jupiter in this really grand trine as some sort of exageration.
i really look forward to your posts, but this one seems off to me. sorry if i didn't show enough respect to a fellow astrology nerd.
the grand trine needs to be seen in the context of the ongoing uranus pluto square, esp cause jupiter is also causing a tsquare to form.

Willow said...

I do see the Grand Water Trines within the context of the squares and Grand Crosses, and my post makes that very clear. That's what the entire post is about!

You're actually repeating things I wrote about in the post ("the grand trine needs to be seen in the context of the ongoing uranus pluto square, esp cause jupiter is also causing a tsquare to form"), so I think you are just arguing for the sake of arguing.

Sorry, but I'm more than an "astrology nerd." I'm a professional astrologer. I do this for a living. And I'm one of the better astrology writers in the world. So no, if you're trying to put me in the category of "astrology nerd" along with yourself, I don't find that very respectful at all.

I would appreciate it if you go elsewhere.

Randal said...

Willow- What a great article! My Moon is at 4 Cancer in the 4th house, and is aspected by almost every other planet in my natal chart. I realize that there will still be challenges, but this is such great news! Thank you so much from, Randal

Anonymous said...

"Maybe you could get a tweet button?"

The day there's a tweeter button on the WWA blog is the day I know the world is *really* ending inside of 72 hours.

Willow said...


Awwww, thanks for understanding, Anon 7:10.

(I'm sensing some war crab in that comment..)

Anonymous said...

yes, i definitly will stop reading your posts, that's a good idea. seeing as you are one of the better astrology writers in the world, i am way out of my league in trying to atually have a conversation with you, oh mighty capricorn rising. i guess you only want the sycophants around. that seems about right for one of the better astrology writers in the world, oh professional one (but the replys you sent me aren't really professional, are they?) i guess your ego issues make me as an enemy. we all have that problem from time to time, so don't be so hard on yourself if you ever realize this. remember that.
over and out

Link said...

I respect your desire to remain in obscurity so have removed you from my blogroll. I think you're 'quite' a talented astrologer but the world's best? Not so sure about that. All the best for Saturn in Scorpio, you're off to a flying start.

Willow said...

I've been catching your vibe for a while now, and I'm not wrong about you being an eroding influence.

If you want to make it an ego issue, you go right ahead.

I'm not Capricorn rising.

And lucky for me, my astrology is about being real and calling a spade a spade, not following the standard rules of business facade.

Willow said...

Link, I said I'm "one of the better astrology writers in the world." This means I'm among a group of people who are the best at what they do - astrology writing, astrology journalism, astrological analysis for the web.

Honestly, that shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone who reads this blog regularly. So the fact that both you and the Anonymous commenter from before are having such a huffy reaction to that statement indicates to me that you are not in the right place.

I didn't say I desire to remain in "obscurity." What I said is that I don't like making my astrology too accessible to the masses. Those are two different things.

Thanks for removing me from your blogroll.

Willow said...

And I'm actually off to a perfect start to Saturn in Scorpio.

Today is Venus in Virgo sextile Mercury-North Node in Scorpio.

Paring away aspects of the blog audience that are not correct...

I do this regularly. It keeps things healthy. Like doing a couple shots of wheatgrass.

Deb said...

I'm not an astrologer but over the past few years I have read PLENTY (at times to the point of wasting my precious time) of astrology on the web.

Willow is, in fact, one of the best astrologers out there at the moment. I have recommended her through and through, will continue to do so, and she will remain on my blogroll.

Shame that the worst of the astrologers on the web give her so much flack. Go eat a ___, haters.

Thank you.

Randal said...

'And I'm one of the better astrology writers in the world.'

I agree with that statement. I like your self confidence too.

(Rockin' Robin, tweet, tweet, tweet. LOL)

Willow said...

It's not actually an outlandish statement. I'm not saying the group of prime astrology writers is small, just that I belong to it.

I'm surprised that would be disputed by regular readers of this blog, but human beings never cease to surprise me.

Willow said...

Oh, and I should qualify that statement by saying "English-language astrology writers."

I'm not sure if that goes without saying, but since I have so many people who like to ride my ass for perceived omissions...there you go.

PlutoAsc said...

I have been reading a lot of articles on grand cross of 2014 and your post has been one of the few posts that has talked about harnessing its potential through the grand trine. Refreshing and thank you.

The grand cross happens to sit on my natal grand cross (Sun - aries 13 deg, Mars - Capricorn 13 deg, Uranus - Libra 11 deg, Moon - Cancer 22 deg) and one leg of the grand trine happens to be on my natal venus - Pisces 5 deg 50.

I know I will be having some challenging times ( has been this way for some time) but reassuring to know I'll have some cosmic help :-)