As our Chief Asteroid Officer Elizabeth points out, the chart of tomorrow’s Sedna Station is fascinating and very Powerful. We’ll go into detail about that in a minute, but for now let’s skip directly to the punchline. The key to the chart (in the sense that it unlocks the Energy in the chart) is an asteroid named Hopi, after a group of Native Americans descended from the Aztecs, whose worldview is based on total reverence and respect for all things. To me, that’s a great start.
When you equally space four planets around the Wheel of the Zodiac, it’s called a Grand Cross. The essence of the Grand Cross is Motivation. Normally, when two planets are a fourth of the way ’round the Wheel from each other, it’s a Challenge. We call it a Challenge to Mastery, because it Motivates to constant improvement, though seen through the Perfectionist’s eye, it often feels Frustrating.
But when you position four planets in this way, they’re in Balance, and we simply don’t have time to indulge the Perfectionist’s eye, because we’re too busy scurrying from one Challenge to the next that we seldom stop to think about it. So the Grand Cross is the ultimate in perpetual Motivation. Most Grand Cross people are Superachievers.
If you equally space three planet around the Zodiac, it’s called a Grand Trine – Trine as in three. The essence of the Grand Trine is Grace; we often refer to it as “Dumb-Luck” Grace, because it flows so effortlessly and automatically. Remember those people you grew up with who were “naturals” at something? You may have had to work your butt off at it, but to them it was as natural as Breathing. Those are the Grand Trine people.
Till they figure out that other people have their own natural and acquired Skills, a Grand Triner can even be a bit arrogant, thinking “this is so Easy – what’s wrong with them?” They usually outgrow that pretty early, as soon as they’re involved in a Team and realize that everyone has their Role.
You know those people who Accomplish so much that you can’t comprehend how they do it? Well, some of them are just good at taking credit for other people’s work. But some of them were born with a Grand Cross AND a Grand Trine. There’s a fellow who dropped out of Stanford on his second day there, started PayPal, sold it, bought a disused GM plant and started making fancy electric cars, and now he launches satellites for NASA on his homemade rockets – successfully!
They say he knows as much about rocket science as the experienced engineers he hires. His next act will be to reduce the cost of space travel by 99%, on his way to colonizing Mars. He has a big Grand Cross and three Grand Trines in his Nativity. These “Grand” Configurations are the Cat’s Meow in astrology – if you want to be the Successful Extrovert your Mother always wanted, that is. The “Grand” Configurations are there for you – you don’t have to Work at them. The represent prenatal Alignments in your Psyche that makes Life easier.
For the last week we’ve been experiencing a Grand Septile – seven planets equally spaced around the Loop in a Seven-Rayed Fairy Star. The essence of such a Grand Septile is Magic – Timing, really, knowing when the moment is right to Act with the utmost Power and Effectiveness without wasting any of your Energy. Our Stanford-dropout rocket-scientist friend has most of a Grand Quintile too – five equally space planets arrayed around the Zodiac – Mastery of Learning.
When you have six planets equally spaced around the Circle, it’s called a Grand Sextile, and its essence is Harmony and Ease. Not Work, but Love. Like the Grand Trine, it symbolizes Grace, but not dumb-luck Grace. Rather, it’s about taking the first step to start Energy moving in the direction you want it to move. It’s the Patron Configuration for our adventures with PIAVA. A Grand Sextile has two Grand Trines embedded in it.
The Discovery chart for this asteroid Hopi, my new favorite asteroid, has both an Grand Cross and a Grand Sextile in it, plus a third Grand Trine – an excellent Energy for Manifesting total reverence and respect for all things! And the chart for Sedna’s Station tomorrow has a Grand Cross and a Grand Sextile – if you include the asteroid Hopi! Hopi completes the Grand Sextile. Do you remember what was in the bottom of Pandora’s Box, that didn’t fly away when the lid came off?
Oh, and did we mention that the asteroid Pandora is there with Hopi too? What a “Coincidence”! Along with the asteroids Sappho and Arachne. Arachne is particularly appropriate, since in the Hopi Mythology it was Spider Grandmother who wove the Universe.
What all this means, is that any projects we started this week, or start Thursday or Friday or this weekend, will fly like a rocket! Full of Motivation, full of Love, full of Ease and Grace, and full of natural Effortless Alignment. If we’ve invested any time and Energy into Embracing the places where Fear arose, that will amplify our Endeavor even more.
Now it’s time to remind you about our usual format here. Left-justified bold italic type is meant to communicate with anyone. If you know a little astrology, or if you want to learn some by osmosis, then read the indented “normal” type – we talk more about the actual astrology there. If we need to define any technical astrological terms, we’ll do it in doubly-indented italic type. We use the Fuchsia type for emphasis. So now let’s talk about the actual astrology…
The Grand Cross in the Sedna-Station chart includes an Opposition between dwarf planets Chaos and Ixion (the Unlimited Potential of our Abandoned natural Genius), Square to the Nodes. Jupiter is on the North Node, and Chiron on the South (Drop your Karma and Expand your Desires by Reframing your bummers). For additional Motivation there are also an Asbolus T-Square across the Neptune-Orcus Opposition (an Open Window into our Limiting Beliefs), and a Moon-Venus-Pluto T-Square across the Opposition between Lilith and Vesta-Uranus (We can Manifest like Gangbusters by using our Yindependence and by PIAVAing Alignment between our Unconscious Beliefs and our Soul’s Purpose).
In the Grand Sextile, Hopi-Arachne-Pandora-Sappho at the Midpoint of Leo is Trine to Saturn at the Midpoint of Sagittarius and Vesta-Uranus at the Midpoint of Aries (We Create Reverence and Respect for All Things by Trusting our Instinct and Refraining from intellectualizing our Goals). This Grand Trine is Sextile to the Midpoints of the Air Signs – Lilith in Libra, the Sun in Aquarius, and Chaos in Gemini (It will be a great time to find our Community). As the corner where the Grand Cross and the Grand Sextile meet, Chaos – symbolizing Unlimited Potential – rules the chart. In rocket science, the Sky is not the Limit!
Stationary Sedna itself, in Taurus, sits in its own Earth-Sign Grand Trine with Mercury in Capricorn and Jupiter-North Node in Virgo (We Let Go of many Obstacles by Undefining Ourself). Chiron-South Node in Pisces makes it into a Kite (Empathy for the Orphans!). In Jupiter-North Node, of course, this Grand Trine also intersects the Grand Cross, providing a secondary focus of Expanding into our Mission and Deepest Desires.
And, five of the seven Rays remain of our Fairy-Star Grand Septile: Jupiter-North Node, Juno-Mars, Chariklo-Hylonome, Vesta-Uranus, and Asbolus.
We’ll look at the Hopi Discovery chart tomorrow.