"You have a Grand Cross," Mark informed me. "It's rare to see. Yours is the third one I've come across since I started doing astrology."
Well... That just made me feel special.
"This ready is really worth the money," I thought to myself.
My ego fed a little, I looked at my chart to see what he was referring to...
My Grand Cross was with the Fixed signs in astrology: Aquarius (Air), Leo (Fire), Taurus (Earth), and Scorpio (Water). I had four planets at close right angles to each other, and each was in a different element.
"People with Grand Crosses have to work harder. They're pulled in multiple directions." he said. "They feel stuck because of it."
I think I am out of that rut. (More on that in the next post.)
The other thing present in my natal chart was a Fire Grand Trine.
All three Fire signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) form a triangle connection of 120 degrees.
From a source online...
Fire Grand Trines tend to be constantly busy with one activity or another. Individuals possessing a Fire Grand Trine are likely to over-extend themselves in the process because the tendency of the Fire element is to burn until there is no more fuel (or oxygen) left.
Um. Yes. Obviously.
My take-away from this portion of the natal chart session with Mark was revealing about my personality. Or rather, really just stating the obvious. But as I was listening to him read the chart and explain the correlations, I found it very accurate as a description to me. Which is largely what I wanted insight into. It wasn't about predicting my future (though Mark did give me some insights on movements for me - coming in a later post), it was about getting comfortable with who I am and the my instincts.
Meaning: Yes. I am someone who freaks out when she feels she is held in place... And as a result, pushes herself straight into something which - while well thought out - drains her energy.
The four elements hold me in place... But the "circle of Fire energy" (as Mark called it) pushes me.
This really does explain the past few years.