The Trine Aspect

The next aspect to be considered is the influence of the trine aspect. This is the aspect of 120°.

In other words, we want to consider the nature and influence of planets which are 1 20° apart in a nativity. The orbit of influence of this aspect will be 7° in either direction. Once again, to determine the harmony of the aspect we must take our rules and apply them to the aspect. Our trine aspect concerns the nature and influence of the Moon 1° in Scorpio in the Third House and Uranus 0° in Cancer in the Eleventh House. Exploring our chart we find: (SEE DIAGRAM 4).


The Moon defines our emotional make-up and our reactions to the different situations with which we must deal during the course of our lives. Whereas the Sun is the giver of life, the Moon is considered to be the soul which takes care of that life.

Uranus, in a nativity, is the planet of insight and inquiry into the astounding laws which govern nature. It is the planet of the inventor, and is original and scientific, almost never prone to emotion. Uranus is the planet which governs astrology and thought processes.


Uranus is in Cancer, and this constitutes the water elemental influence which is in direct contrast to the Moon in Scorpio. So the basis of the elemental nature of the aspect will produce disharmony. However, let us investigate further. The Moon is well placed in Scorpio, and although Uranus is not well-placed in Cancer, it brings Cancer, the Moon's natural sign, into play and this situation strengthens the aspect.

So we have, here, a basic disharmonious influence, which is contested by a strong Moon.


We have determined that the elemental nature of the aspect produces disharmony, and yet the Moon is very strongly placed in Scorpio and its strength is naturally intensified because of the position of Cancer.

Thus we find that although the elemental nature of the aspect is disharmonious, it gains a tremendous amount of strength from the integral position and influence of the Moon. Although Uranus causes some trouble, its potential strength is modified by the Moon, so it does not cause too much friction.

Note: You must always remember to consider the complete position of the Planets involved in the aspect.


Once again, please refer back to Lesson VII and refresh your memory as to the areas of life which come under the domain of the Eleventh and Second Houses.

Briefly, the Second House is the House of Finance and Possession, and the Eleventh, the House of Friends and Hopes and Wishes.


Once again, we are going to assume that this aspect is only mildly affected by other aspects, and the influence is so minute that it does not merit consideration.


The basic effect produced by the elemental conflict produces some problems for the native, but the swift power of the Moon affords the native the potential to overcome these problems. The native will find that he has some initial problems making friendships and maintaining them. These initial problems are due to the influence exerted by Uranus in Cancer in the Eleventh House. The native will go through many emotional changes before he will be able to open himself up to the beauty of friendship. Once he can achieve this, and it won't be easy, the powerful Moon will take over and strengthen his emotional endurance and provide him the stamina to live through the trails and tribulations of friendship.

The native also has a tendency to worry too much about his financial position. He must cultivate a sense of prudence as far as his material possessions are concerned. In other words, he must be able to accept the position he has, and not always look for what he cannot attain. If he cannot do this, the effect upon his emotional stability will be disastrous. The balance and serenity he needs is within his chart, but he must take advantage of this of his own will.

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