Grand Sextile

2004-8-22 06:02:00

John writes:

"I have a question. Is there any significance to all the lines on your chart forming a Star of David? And what about the angle?"


This Star of David is composed of six trines, also called a Grand Sextile, and is probably the most interesting configuration in my chart. An astrology reading I had where this was pointed out roused my curiosity about the art to the point that I studied it.

The Grand Sextile has a very powerful influence for good, but I have some negative aspects in connection with Saturn that forces me to almost flawless preparation first. I figure that I made mistakes in past lives; and, in this one I am being forced to prepare sufficiently before I can put this Grand Sextile to full use.

Below are several comments from other astrologers on this aspect:

"The outer frame of the chart showed a pattern of connection among six planets that formed a hexagon shape. In astrology, this pattern is called a Grand Sextile. It's rare. It signifies a mutual, harmonious flow of energy among six planets through a sequence of sextile (60 degree) aspects. This energy pattern creates a subtle but powerful vortex, and the vortex in turn opens a portal.

"Within the portal of the planetary hexagram appeared another six-pointed pattern. It was formed by the internal lines, which connected the six planets in a star pattern formed by two intersecting equilateral (120 degree) triangles. Some of the names for this famous intersection of an ascending masculine Grand Trine and a descending feminine Grand Trine, are 'Philosopher's Diamond,' 'Seal of Solomon,' 'Star of David,' and 'The Holy Grail.'

"The six-pointed star pattern, when rendered in 3-D, was also widely recognized as a symbol, or representation of the Merkabah. Esotericists describe the Merkabah as the Light Body, or 'energetic field of consciousness' that surrounds and interpenetrates each human being.

"'The Da Vinci Code':  It just so happens that right now in popular culture this six-pointed symbol is emerging vividly. That's because it is a key theme in the best-selling novel, 'The Da Vinci Code' by Dan Brown (2003, Random House). In the book, Brown tells of how the six-pointed star symbolically brings together in harmony both masculine (yang) and feminine (yin). The intertwined triangles are symbolic of a potential sacred marriage, or fusion -- first within the souls of individuals, and then with the outer world.

"The Six-pointed Star unites the Blade and the Chalice, and thus becomes symbolic of The Holy Grail."

Another source says:

"Grand aspects. The grand trine and grand cross are the most common, but it is also possible to meet up with a grand sextile, grand octile, or a grand minor aspect form at occasional points in history. Try counting how many individual aspects are at work in a grand sextile! At these points in time, a very strong resonance is set up which, in the character of the individual planets concerned, can make for a power point of supreme proportions. A very special message comes forward at such a time. Many oppositions are involved, creating an intense and sharp atmosphere, but the peripheral aspects will show how the energy is released by all-round integration of all of the energies present in the configuration, an alchemic fusion. A grand sextile can make so much happen, so much energy to flow, that it can become cathartic."


"The Grand Sextile involves six Sextiles interconnected in a hexagram shape, and involves two Grand Trines and three Oppositions! This rare person will be either predominantly Earth and Water or Fire and Air, yet multi-talented and versatile. The Fire and Air person is extremely energetic, buoyant and magnetic. He has a multitude of ideas and is constantly inspired to action. The Earth and Water person will use his gifts to more practical and tangible ends. She is likely to be very artistic, imaginative and somewhat laid back. Because of the oppositions, these natives all have plenty of interaction with the outside world."


[View JJ's astrological chart.]


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