If you’ve had a chance to glance at a birth chart, I’m sure you saw a collection of lines that looked like a Connect the Dots game plus symbols and unfamiliar astrology terms like sextile, conjunct, opposition, square, quincunx, and trine that raised an eyebrow or two. The purpose of those connective lines, symbols, and terminology is to explain the angular relationship between the planetary placements (better known as astrological aspects or simply aspects) within one’s birth chart or the zodiac. As noted in the title, this article will focus on the Trine (Δ) meaning, also known as the astrology triangle.
What is the Trine Meaning in Astrology?
Trines in astrology symbolize having two or three signs of the same element in your birth chart or in the zodiac, and its presence represents a favorable union. For example, if your Mercury and Venus are in trine, your mindset and verbal expression are linked to how you physically look, show affection, identify love, and attract money or career. If you have a trine with fire signs, that includes Aries, Leo, or Sagittarius. When it’s Earth signs, you will see either Taurus, Virgo, or Capricorn signs. If we’re talking about trines comprised of Air signs, then it includes either Gemini, Libra, or Aquarius. And lastly, if you see a trine that includes water signs in your chart, that includes Cancer, Scorpio, and/or Pisces.
Do Trines Have the Same Meaning as Conjunct in Astrology?
Not exactly. Trines and conjuncts are favorable aspects which is how they’re similar, through the mutual pleasantness that each aspect brings to the relationship between planetary or zodiac energies. A great example is the reliable relationship between a Taurus and Virgo compared to the complementary connection between two Geminis. While two Geminis can feel like one and the same, a Taurus and Virgo have enough similarity for effortless understanding as well as unique approaches to tackle anything life throws at them. The difference between Conjunct and Trines in astrology is that Conjunct astrology means to share the same sign (two Geminis) but Trine in astrology means to share the same element (Taurus and Virgo are both Earth signs).
What Does it Mean to Have a Trine Aspect in a Planetary Transit?
Let’s use today’s Waxing Gibbous Moon in Leo as a model to best explain this. Since we are currently under an Aries Sun (a fire sign), the moon being in Leo (another fire sign) presents a Trine aspect. So, for the next couple of days, there will be a focus on portraying a poised public and private persona which may seem impossible for people with fire signs in their birth chart as they feel thrusted into the spotlight despite attempts to keep their public and private life separate.
What Does it Mean to Have a Trine Aspect in My Birth Chart?
It means that the two placements in a trine relationship (as well as the areas of your life that they represent) are well-balanced, and what’s more, you have a great deal of luck and talent in these areas! Now, if you have your birth chart handy, let’s see if your Sun sign trines any placements in your chart and what that relationship means regarding your personality.
- If your Sun sign Trines (Δ) your Ascendant or Rising Sign: You have great self-esteem, a lasting first impression, and you’re comfortable in your own skin to be your true self immediately.
- If your Sun sign Δ your Moon Sign: You look levelheaded, sweet, stylish, well-known, and reserved.
- If your Sun sign Δ your Mercury sign: You’re an amazing speaker and sage.
- If your Sun sign Δ your Venus sign: You’re very self-aware and form meaningful relationships.
- If your Sun sign Δ your Mars sign: Your self-confidence is through the roof! You’re assertive, you go for what you want, and you’re a master of manifestation!
- If your Sun sign Δ your Jupiter sign: You seem so trusting, fortunate, and optimistic. Everyone loves your company, but you need to take care with the company you keep.
- If your Sun sign Δ your Saturn sign: You’re a very responsible, dependable person whose known for getting the job done and doing it well.
- If your Sun sign Δ your Uranus sign: You’re known as a forward thinker who doesn’t let missteps hold you back because “it’s just part of the journey.”
- If your Sun sign Δ your Neptune sign: You’re seen as a spiritual person with a strong belief in a higher purpose. You dream big and have a romantic personality.
- If your Sun sign Δ your Pluto sign: You’re resourceful with an insane ability to make the most out of any situation.
What is a Grand Trine?
A Grand Trine is when all three signs of the same element are present in your birth chart or transit. This is also known as the Talent Triangle and the talent you are blessed with depends on which element is highlighted in the Grand Trine. A Grand Fire Trine makes you a guiding light with undeniable creativity, star power, and social influence. A Grand Earth Trine gives you absolute value as a hardworking organizer. A Grand Air Trine implies a strong intellectual and communicator, a true social butterfly, and a community influencer. A Grand Water Trine shows heightened sensitivity, making someone super intuitive and emotionally influential.
Now that you know a little more about Trines in astrology, Trines in transit, and Grand Trines, I encourage you to use this information to gain more insight into yourself and the energy around you. Identify the trines in your birth chart and see how it plays into your personality or your life in general. Look at what signs the planets are currently placed in with this new knowledge to create your own horoscope. If you would like me to give you a birth chart analysis or insight into how the day’s energies will affect you specifically, contact me or another expert Astrologer here at PathFoward.