One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An aspect of 120° (one third of a circle)‘Venus in trine to Mars’See also grand trineas modifier ‘a trine aspect’
trio, triplet, triplets, triumvirate, triad, trinity, troika, triunity, triangle, triplexView synonyms
- ‘Dorotheus refers to the trine as an aspect of much love and to the quartile as one of a medium amount of love.’
- ‘However, we are starting to see indications of a lesser sentence of imprisonment, since a trine is a favorable aspect.’
- ‘Three planets are connected by three trines to form a triangle, the Grand Trine, around which planetary influences circulate with ease.’
- ‘The trine formed between Mars and Uranus shows originality and enthusiasm in your actions.’
- ‘Sexual attraction occurs when one partner's Venus aspects the other's Mars; conjunctions are the most potent, with trines and sextiles also making for rewarding contact.’
(of a planet) be in a trine aspect with (another planet or position)‘Jupiter trines Pluto all month’
- ‘The Moon in Cancer is strong, and past opposing the Sun and trining Uranus.’
- ‘As Anthony J. McGettigan says: The last time Saturn trined Uranus during a change of signs was during the years 1912-1914.’
- ‘The Uranus / Neptune conjunction on the midheaven, which trines the ascendant, describes the unexpected problems and general state of confusion.’
- ‘In 1961, when Yuri Gagarin made the first space flight, transiting Uranus was trining the radical Mars / Saturn midpoint.’
- ‘The Moon is applying to the aspect of Mars, whilst Mars trines this cusp.’
- ‘Venus also trines the midheaven, which allowed her to build a glamorous image for her typical Arian features of lean body, long neck and large bones.’
Late Middle English (in the sense ‘made up of three parts’): from Old French trin(e), from Latin trinus ‘threefold’, from tres ‘three’.
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