The July 29th Grand Sextile

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What's the deal with this upcoming Grand Sextile?

It's complicated, so let me break it down.

On July 29th (and only on July 29th) the Moon in Taurus will form a Grand Earth Trine with Venus in Virgo and Pluto in Capricorn. Then, there's a Grand Water Trine consisting of Saturn in Scorpio, Neptune in Pisces and Jupiter/Mars in Cancer.

So we'll have two, interlocking Grand Trines. And...those planets will sextile each other. The Moon will sextile Jupiter/Mars, which will sextile Venus, which will sextile Saturn, which will sextile Pluto, which will sextile Neptune, which will sextile the Moon.

I posted a picture of the configuration, so you can see what it looks like (another name for this aspect is a Star of David).  All Water and Earth. All harmonious aspects, all hooked up together in an unbroken circuit. There's a couple of wide oppositions in there (Jupiter/Mars opposite Pluto, Moon opposite Saturn) but they'll be weak. The harmony of the sextiles and trines will drown out any tension.

And that's why this aspect is a big deal, but only if you do something with it. There will be so much harmonious, flowing, Water/Earth energy, that it will be easy to do nothing. Plus, this aspect will be brief; the Moon will only be within orb of Venus and Pluto from (roughly) 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT. That's your window, then the Grand Sextile dissolves.

It's a very rare opportunity. What can you do with it? Sextiles are creative, trines are self-contained. These ones are ripe with feminine/Yin energy. Yin energy receives, nurtures, replenishes and grounds. To me, this aspect feels perfect for healing, meditation and soothing. It's not about making a splashy statement or impressing people with your sexy ambition. But it's also a potent moment, so if you wanted to set an intention or manifest something, this would be prime time to get your message out there. Feelings (Water) are given form by how you express them in the real world (Earth). This is always true, but this truth will have extra power during the Grand Sextile.

The overall theme is feminine. This energy is full of feeling (emotional and physical). If you wanted to start something that involves empathy or an emotional/physical connection, this would be the perfect time.

Keep these key words in mind if you're going to work with this aspect:

  • invite/attract/intuit/allow
  • quiet/stillness
  • centered

Those with planets/angles from 6-9 degrees in any of the Water or Earth signs will be primed to make the most of this energy.