Time flows like a river. Now we are here: Jupiter in Cancer, Saturn in Scorpio, Neptune in Pisces. For much of the month of July these planets (with the help of Mars starting on July 13th) will form a grand trine. It’s an astrological event. It is overshadowed or at least accompanied by Mercury, retrograde in the sign of Cancer.
I believe the strength of the grand trine will be felt most strongly after the New Moon on July 8th and until July 22. For specific trigger dates check out my, ‘Insights for the Month of Cancer’. Consider July 17, 19 and 20. July 22 will be posted with the Leo Insights. After that, as all things do, this planetary picture will change. Saturn and Neptune will remain but Jupiter and Mars will go on to stir the pot in more contentious ways.
Much of the ‘promise’ of this grand trine is weakened, in terms of worldly events by the fact that Mercury is retrograde and that when Jupiter (and Mars) leave the comfortable zone of the trine they will enter into the more challenging T cross with Uranus and Pluto.
If we could predict the quality of Grace, we might say it will be in abundance during the grand trine. The greatest gains for the seekers of the world will be found within the vast inner landscape. People who devote themselves to making the world an environment which nourishes life may find opening through which they can prepare their next agendas or strengthen their current position. For the players, politicians and the like, the gains will be behind the scenes where the rest of us can’t see. Possibly there will be honor among thieves for a while.
Trines are about harmony and support. Grand trines are even grander and offer more power in supporting the status quo. If you are happy with the status quo this is a time to shore it up. If you are not happy with it, this is a time to take a good look as how it feels to live with what is. Before too long there will be a chance to shake it up. Listen well to the still, small voice.
For the mere mortals of the world water is about feelings. This grand trine is a time to make your best effort to stay true to and observant of your feelings and what they are telling you about your life. Listen to your dreams and bless the ties that bind with compassion and honesty. Water is an element of connection. We may find we are more attuned to the feelings of others. How does it make you feel to be so connected?
The fact that Mars is in the grand trine suggests an urge to take action. Mars in Cancer has a hard time understanding the difference between action and reaction. All this attunement to others can be very triggering. Before you Do something it would be useful to Sit with it for a while and consider which actions might be supportive and which enabling?
I’m not one for predictions so you have to fill in the blanks for yourself. Mostly I think we should take this period as a call to search the inner landscape rather than to forge ahead. The challenges and cracks will show themselves soon enough.