Astrology 2017 predicts that the year is starting with the unpredictable revolutionary Uranus stationed at Individualistic Aries, expansive Jupiter in balance-conscious Libra, planet of structures and strictures Saturn in free spirited Sagittarius, transformative Pluto in authoritative Capricorn, and mysterious Neptune in mystic Pisces.
Towards the end of 2017, two major planets Jupiter and Saturn make a transition into the next house. Jovial Jupiter enters intense Scorpio in October and stern Saturn enters own house disciplined Capricorn in December. Uranus, Neptune and Pluto remain in their respective stations, their only movement being retrogression and progression (where applicable) within the transiting signs.
As per 2017 predictions, significant planetary aspects influencing events, happenings, occurrences, trends, and movements include:
Uranus opposition Jupiter
Jupiter sextile Saturn
Jupiter square Pluto
Saturn square Neptune
Saturn trine Uranus
Pluto sextile Neptune
Pluto square Uranus
Later in the year due to Jupiter’s ingress into Scorpio and Saturn’s entry into Capricorn, aspects alter to include:
Jupiter sextile Pluto
Jupiter trine Neptune
Saturn sextile Neptune
Saturn square Uranus
Why are Trines so important?
While there is much emphasis on squares, the often underrated trine aspect is vital to our success and happiness. These are the energies needed to tackle obstacles that the harder aspects bring us. Trines are our natural talents, our constant opportunities, and our fluid, automatic abilities. Unlike fellow soft aspect – the sextile – the talents trines offer feel so natural to us that they are second nature. Due to this almost unconscious flow, many individuals neglect to properly develop their trine abilities. People spend their lives battling the difficult aspects with only their sextiles, rather than working to amplify the gifts of their trines. This would enable them to soar through life with far more ease than simply relying on the “feel good” talents of their sextiles.
Sextiles, like trines, point to a person’s talents. However, sextiles have a little more “oomph” to them. One can feel the energies of sextiles and therefore tend to work on and appreciate them. While trines come so naturally to people that they might have to be reminded of their own talents or tendencies, sextiles are a little more overt to the individual. Sextiles are the talents that people appreciate in themselves. They are usually more inclined to notice and work on these gifts.
Trines in both our natal and transit charts are often overlooked in comparison to the harder aspects. An example of this neglect would be a woman who’s seeking to become a physician, yet instead of noticing the talents of her grand water trine which provide her a natural healing ability, she acutely focuses on her Mercury/Neptune square, which causes her to be fearful of communicating with her patients due to a barely detectable case of dysnomia.
Trines are the wild cards in our chart. Without them we are powerless to adapt to any life struggle.