How does this work?
You have a Grand Trine - the other makes a Kite for you
You have a Minor Triangle - the other makes a Kite for you, by forming a Grand Trine with your Minor Triangle trine
You have a square - the other makes a T-square for you
You have a T-square - the other makes a Grand Cross for you
You have an opposition - the other makes a Wedge (or Supportive Triangle as I like to call it) for you
You have a Wedge - the other makes a Mystic Rectangle for you
You have a Mystic Rectangle - the other makes a House (or Castle or Envelope - astrologers have different denominations for this one - called Seer in the below images) for you
You have a quincunx - the other makes a Yod for you
You have a sextile - the other makes a Yod for you
You have a Yod - the other brings the release planet for your Yod, forming a Boomerang
and the list can continue with more complicated geometric patterns, such as the Star of David - for example you have a Kite, the other brings two more planets to form the Star of David for you.
There is a difference between 1. open patterns and 2. closed patterns (closed geometric figures)
For example the T-square, when somebody brings one planet to your isolated square, although it is a fully closed geometric pattern (a square triangle), in astrological terms it's still an open pattern - it strives towards the other end of the triangle, to form a Grand Cross, like a bow shooting an arrow at the opposite end, thus creating a tension in need of release.
On the other hand, the astrological closed patterns:
become in a synastry a stable energetic structure, where all planets work together (when the two people get together) and they are synchronized in their activation.
Most people are highly attracted to the ones who complete their geometric patterns for them, especially the closed ones. The closed geometric patterns thus formed in a synastry are not only a great attraction factor, but also a compatibility factor and create a stable, long term partnership.
The more negative effect of a closed pattern formed in synastry is that the completed structure (hence the relationship) is hard to break, it is somehow unavoidable, magnetic.
A significant relationship with long-term potential will most likely have at least one pattern completion by the other.
The effect is stronger - and here is where the soulmate factor comes in - when the pattern completion is mutual (for example, they complete each other's isolated trines, or they reciprocally turn their T-squares into Grand Crosses))
You Complete Me: Grand Trines in Synastry
In our experience, one of the most powerful indicators of special relationships occurs when a simple trine in one person's natal chart is effectively turned into a Grand Trine by another person's planet(s), particularly when it involves personal planets. For example, in one person's chart, Mars is in the early degrees of Sagittarius and trines the Moon in the early degrees of Aries. A planet in the early degrees of Leo would form a Grand Trine in this native's chart, but doesn't exist. Her partner's Sun fills this pattern, as it is in the early degrees of Leo. This powerful connection is especially potent when it is reciprocated. A special bond exists between the natives.
Some closed patterns are more exciting, tense, action-oriented and very hard to break (such as the Grand Cross), others are more pleasant, flowing, warm and comfortable, but also complacent (such as the Grand Trine), but we will try to explore more in-depth each major synastric geometric pattern.
Here are some links about geometric patterns:
http://www.angelfire.com/journal/GregoryJdeMontfort/AspectPatternsConfigurations.htm http://www.skyscript.co.uk/aspects2.html http://www.linda-goodman.com/ubb/Forum1/HTML/004976.html http://www.linda-goodman.com/ubb/Forum33/HTML/000152.html
What are your pattern completions in your significant synastries and how do you feel them?
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