An extremely rare Grand Sextile provides an important doorway to the future (July 29, 2013)

Astrology New Moon Full MoonJust a quick email about a very special and extremely rare event occurring on Monday, July 29.  It will actually start on Sunday, July 28, at about 10:00 p.m. (PST) and continue until approximately 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 30.  Although the actual Grand Sextile formation is rather fleeting, many believe that you may have started to feel the influence of this event up to a month ago, and it’s effect will likely continue through much of August.

What is occurring is called a Grand Sextile.  This is a very rare astrological configuration that last occurred in 1945.  It is formed when two equilateral triangles (trines of 120°) line up so perfectly that they form a hexagram, with each point on the 6-sided star about 60° apart (sextiles, with an orb of 5°).  The planets involved are the Moon, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, and Pluto.  It is the ultimate symmetrical configuration.  The hexagon is a very powerful symbol in sacred geometry, where it is referred to as a “Star Tetrahedron” or “Merkaba.”  This specific Grand Sextile is being referred to in some articles as the Star of David Celestial Alignment.

All Grand Sextiles open portals of energy, but this energy is accessible to those who consciously choose to tune in to it.  It represents the ultimate in balance and harmony.  The corners of one of the equilateral triangles are in water signs, and water is associated with emotions and spirituality.  The corners of the other equilateral triangle are all in Earth signs.  This summer’s Grand Sextile is, therefore, helping all of us to manifest our Divine purpose here on the Earth plane.  There are tremendous opportunities available now, but we need to consciously choose to take advantage of them.

Although very positive, the energy of a Grand Sextile can cause us to feel pulled in 6 different directions at once.  This can cause us to feel scattered and not take advantage of this opportunity.  The presence of squares (90°) and oppositions (180°) at the time of a Grand Sextile will help us focus and take action.

Luckily, there are two T-squares occurring at the same time as the Grand Sextile.  T-squares always involve at least one opposition (180°) and at least two squares (90°), forming a right triangle.  Having these challenging configurations present is particularly helpful because all 6 corners of this Grand Sextile occur in feminine signs, which can cause us to feel more passive than usual.  These two T-squares will keep us from floating away in a cloud of bliss.

In fact, events may be occurring now that feel almost soap-opera-ish in their magnitude and intensity. We may need to face the death of something in order to rise up and pursue our destiny.  Face up to your inner truth by taking a serious look at what should be let go of and where you will need to focus your attention. This letting go process will lead to self-renewal.

The Grand Sextile gives you the opportunity to see things more clearly.  As stated by Robert Wilkinson, benefiting from this configuration “may involve a certain type of specialized genius or unique self-expression, anchored in the core teaching of learning how to get beyond fear.”  At this time, it may be helpful to focus on the image of a phoenix rising from the ashes.

In the metaphysical community, many channeled messages have portended this to be a time when a window of immense opportunity will open allowing the potential of accelerated evolution for individuals and humanity.  It is a time when we can choose peace and prosperity, for ourselves and for everyone.  Some people believe that the energy doorways opened on December 21, 2012, will now be manifested in physical form.

So during this special time, take a moment (or two) out of your busy life to go inward to your sacred self.  Get clear about what you truly want.  Then make a wish on this sacred star.  And in the coming weeks, use the supportive energy that will be available to us in the form of many trines (120°) and sextiles (60°) to make those wishes come true through concrete actions.  And remember, “We are all born with a divine fire in us. Our efforts should be to give wings to this fire and fill the world with the glow of its goodness.” (Abdul Kalam)


  • The Mountain Astrologer (magazine)
  • Various online sources
  • Anne’s interpretations