Durga's TridentVanakam, Namaste and Blessings to All. The Energies of Goddess Durga are powerfully represented by a Grand Fire Trine involving (Juno in Leo, Uranus Retrograde in Aries and Vesta in Sagittarius). Juno opposes The Aquarian Moon, making this a powerfully focused Kite Alignment. Here’s what each component brings to the table:

Juno (8 Leo) – The energy of the Soulmate, particularly through a child or a romantic partner, teaches you a lesson in self-expression, the need for authenticity and ultimately a reconnection with the Sacral Creativity of the Feminine.

Vesta (12 Sag) – The archetype of Priest/ess or Spiritual Facilitator is called to Serve. We are drawn to Paths which involve an expansion of the way we see ourselves and our Spiritual Journeys. (Note that Vesta is squared Chiron Retrograde in Pisces indicating this this journey comes with the lessons of the Wounded Healer who learns and Transcends. Those with placements at 12-13 Gemini or Virgo will feel this as a Mutable T-Square and/or Grand Mutable Cross)

Uranus Rx (12 Ari) – Uranus Retrograde in Aries facilitates this energy of awakening, often through perceived ‘errors’ in communication or perception, and/or in an abrupt form. As we awaken to the Truth of who we Are (i.e. Pure, Creative, Radiant Spirit), we will radically alter our embodiment of Self – the way we carry, represent, assert and simply exist as individuals in our own rights, entitled to our own spaces.

Moon (in Aquarius) – Emotional attachments to ideas of who you are, what you know and your connection with Spirit will be highlighted. Conditioned, ego-based understandings of this are likely to be challenged now. A gateway bridging deep internal intuition with the ability to receive guidance directly from Source is created. Harness this energy wisely and remember to stay grounded in case things get too spacey! Your mother/parental figure embodying the Mother archetype may act as a catalyst in communicating insights or information which allows you to access the energies of this Trident-like configuration.

The Kite began at 9:07 am Oct 31st and lasts till 2:43 am, Nov 1st (GMT + 8). The Grand Fire Trine began at 6:32 pm Oct 25th and will end at 6:15 am Nov 15 (GMT + 8) – in its current form, involving Vesta. The Grand Fire Trine itself ends at 6:11 pm, Dec 14 2014.

Those with astrological placements at/near BOTH 8 Libra and 8 Gemini will experience this as a phenomenal GRAND SEXTILE. Placements at or near 10 Virgo / 12 Cancer will form Yods to Uranus/Moon or Moon/Vesta sextiles. (As these bodies shift in the skies, so too would those hypothetical spots.)

Further kites with the Moon will be formed on November 9 and November 19 (albeit it will be Ceres – The Goddess Asteroid of Nurture – rather than Vesta involved in a different Grand Fire Trine).

So, what does it all mean?

This is a powerful Fire Trine which encourages us to light the three beacons which will ignite our collective Re-Awakening, Re-cognition and Re-turn of the Feminine Principle.

Shakti’s Rising, in other words.

– Self – Path of Service – Sacral Reconnection – Creation – Passion – Embodiment – The Next Step of The Journey … Begins!

A more Cosmic Level of Awakening is possible due to the Moon’s opposition with Juno – creating a focal point for all of this energy.

We also are called to re-connect with the Primordial Energies of the Earth (Bhumadevi, Gaia-Sophia, etc.) as per your spiritual heritage and to discover how Earth energies connect with the Sky/Cosmos. See how they ultimately mirror one another and teach us the same things, albeit through different ‘directions’. This can be bring life-changing perspective where Heaven and Earth no longer exist as polar opposites, but as complements and reflections of each other.

And what a day for it! Hindu temples are celebrating their monthly prayers to Goddess Durga on Ashtami Day. Pagans/Wiccans/Witches/Celtic Spiritualists and others are celebrating Samhain. Loads of people are celebrating Halloween. North Indian temples are celebrating Gopalashtami – a day of devotion towards Lord Krishna and the sacred cow.


In short – I would summarize this Kite/Grand Fire Trine with the GSS ( The Goddess, The Serpent and The Sea: Building Pathways of Light.) motto:


Much Love to you on this Durgashtami Day

Jai Maa!

Priestess Bairavee Balasubramaniam, PhD

Image Information (Durga Idol) : Durga Deity in Tiruvannamalai.JPG – By Ilya Mauter (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons