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Venus trine Jupiter: a rich harvest comes only after hard work

Venus trine Jupiter Image by Didier Delamonica.

The first thing you’ll notice when you look at today’s chart isn’t Venus trine Jupiter. Most prominent in this chart is the simultaneous mutable grand-cross that is activated as the Moon triggers the long-standing t-square between Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune, and the grand-trine in Earth created by the Sun as it passes in aspect to Jupiter and Pluto.

Venus trine Jupiter

This is a complex aspect dynamic and you will experience it differently depending on how your natal chart is triggered. Those with natal planets or points between 11 and 14 degrees of the Mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces) will feel the tense energy of the grand-cross, while those with planets or points between 13 and 18 degrees of the Earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn) will feel the flowing, harmonious vibe of the grand-trine more strongly.

Those who’s charts are triggered by both dynamics may find this a time of great inner shifts and turmoil, where you are called upon to undertake some difficult work within the psyche.

Why Venus trine Jupiter is important in this dynamic…

What makes Venus trine Jupiter significant is that it offsets and supports the tension of the grand-cross, allowing outlet and expression to these turbulent energies. In a sense it is the reward for resolving this tension, the positive outcome that can result if we are able to untangle its mysteries. Venus is in Taurus, the sign of its rulership, and with expansive Jupiter as her ally this bodes well for relationships as well as our financial situation and sense of security. Read more about this energy in my article Venus in Taurus: Connect with Nature.

Those whose charts are activated by the grand-trine but not touched by the grand-cross have probably been experiencing feelings of empowerment and optimism over the last few days and can expect this to continue over the coming week. Easy aspects such as trines are not necessarily felt as strongly as difficult aspects like squares, but with the Sun, Mercury and Venus trine Jupiter all at the same time you’re quite likely to find yourself in the midst of:

  • Powerful new beginnings
  • Self-initiated change and expansion
  • Ambitious new projects

To make the most of this energy we need to put our faith in the universal support of the creative process, whereby our positive thinking manifests positive outcomes. It’s a process that’s intrinsic to how we interact with the world: as creative, magical beings how we think, speak and act influences our reality. The realisation of this truth allows us to release old unecesssary baggage and step courageously into powerful self-expression.

To understand the dynamics of the grand-trine more fully you may wish to explore these previous articles: Jupiter trine Pluto: The magic of ambition and synchronicity, Sun trine Jupiter: A ray of light in the darkness and Sun trine Pluto: The art of living dangerously.

If your chart is activated by the grand-cross it’s likely you’ll be experiencing a range of difficult emotions that will need your full and nurturing attention and validation over the next few days. Some of the things you may be experiencing include:

  • Confronting the fact that your own negative expectations and fear of disappointment have caused you to lose faith in yourself, others and the benevolence of the universe
  • Coming to the painful realisation that your dogmatic idealism or unyielding beliefs have trapped you in excessive discipline or rigidity
  • Moving on from conditioned and solidified emotional patterns that are preventing you from responding naturally and courageously to life
  • Releasing addictions and repetitive patterns of excessive consumption that keep you stuck in a no-win situation
  • Accepting the disappointment that comes with letting go of our illusions and seeing things as they really are.

If you’re like me and you’re experiencing the energy of the grand-cross quite strongly then Venus trine Jupiter is our reward for doing the work it is asking of us. Abundance and good fortune are typically associated with this aspect, as are healthy and fulfilling relationships. We can also expect to find a great deal of nourishment in our connection with nature and a supportive sextile from Venus to Neptune brings peace, harmony, empathy and compassion.

The mutable grand-cross will only last a few days before the Moon moves on, however the t-square between Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune is a long-lasting dynamic we will be working deeply with over the coming months. For more on how this energy will play out check out my previous articles Saturn square Jupiter: Opposites collide, Saturn square Neptune: Sweet illusion meets cold hard reality and Jupiter opposed Neptune: What is truth?

Working with Venus trine Jupiter and the grand-square

As every farmer or fisherman knows there is no harvest unless we first put in the hard work. Today’s chart is an excellent example of this and while Venus trine Jupiter offers a bounteous reward to those who are willing to get their hands dirty, others may be denied these rewards because they are unwilling to face up to the challenges that the grand-square asks of them. How are you experiencing this dynamic? Please share your experiences below.

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10 Comments on Venus trine Jupiter: a rich harvest comes only after hard work

  1. Profile photo of Anette Anette // May 8, 2016 at 8:51 am //

    Thanks for the insights Faith. My Chiron opposition to sun, venus and jupiter in scorpio stellium has probably been triggered this weekend too because it’s been anything but pleasant. My boyfriend and I had two huuuge fights and almost broke up, and when I turned to my gemini-taurus mom to let off some steam she basically just told me to suck it up and do something about my own issues (of course she couldn’t know that my Chiron opposition was triggered).

    I will have to make some adjustments, true. But Lord I am tired of people not being able to recognize their own faults and blaming others instead of apologizing or work on their own problems. Three days out of four have been bad and sad, and I’ve stopped hoping for happiness and peace.

    • Thanks for sharing Anette… It’s always so much easier and less painful to see the faults in others than to recognise our own. That’s the challenge of the Neptune-Saturn square, facing up to harsh realities! Hang in here… I know I am xx

      • That’s what hit me when I read your comment: Saturn-Neptune. Neptune is transiting my 1st house at the moment. So yeah – truths about oneself of course is a central theme here. Well, at least Jupiter is going direct today, so I will be getting a little speed up in my 7th house to support my efforts :-) Thanks for commenting – it really helped me see with clarity :-)

  2. Wow! 3 planets, Chiron and Ceres, my nodes and lot of fortune in the Mutables, and just 2 planets in the earth signs. No wonder I feel like I am all cajumbled! I feel like there is so much going on between my thoughts and feelings yet I can’t focus. Best thing to do is MEDITATE! Thank you for the insight.

  3. Demitra M. N. // May 8, 2016 at 9:46 pm //

    Your last paragraph spoke to me in a very literal way. LOL.. Yesterday I did some serious back-breaking digging in my garden. Many large rocks had to be unearthed so that this year the roots of my herb garden plants could more easily aim vertically downward instead of spreading out horizontally, encroaching the neighboring plants and ending up a tangled mess and unattractive. Very exhausting work but necessary for this section of my garden to grow the way I want it to grow.

    Great reading, Faith…thanks!

  4. This is interesting. I’ve been having a couple of really strange (difficult) months without actually knowing what’s happening but it hit me hard in the 6th house as Jupiter is retrograde there in my chart and at the moment in conjunct my natal Saturn. So it makes sense that I’ve felt really challenged by strange health situations and being sort of lost in regards to what I’m thinking and am I correct in my conclusions. It is a really strange period for me but I’m hoping now Jupiter is no longer retrograde stuff will start moving in the right direction again. Hopefully. :)

  5. Marianne // May 24, 2016 at 7:45 pm //

    Interesting indeed, I have no tools available, I have a grand cross in my natal chart. Would anyone be willing to give me insight, it’s a very mysterious time for me. 2-11-1957 7:28 p.m. Detroit MI. USA

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