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Grand Sextile on August 25th 2013? Maybe not....

Posted by Aleksandra Ceho on August 6, 2013 at 3:20 PM

Hi everyone!

I’ve been receiving a number of questions and have seen a lot of posts concerning a Grand Sextile that is supposed to occur on August 25th 2013. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but unfortunately there is no Grand Sextile occurring on that day. I just wanted to take a couple of minutes and explain to you why that is, as there is a lot of hype out there surrounding it.

There are a number of planetary formations that can occur in Astrology, one that I mention on a frequent basis is the t-square, which consists of two planets opposing one another (meaning that they are 180 degrees apart) with a third planet sitting equidistant (90 degrees) between the two  which forms a T. Each formation has its own conditions and those conditions are unique to the formation itself.

With that being said, a Grand Sextile consists of 6 planets which are equidistant from one another. Since the Zodiac wheel has a measure of 360 degrees, that means that the 6 planets must have 60 degrees of space in between each other (give or take up to 4-5 degrees). When the connection between these planets is drawn, the result is a Star of David configuration within a hexagram.

Now on August 25th, no such event will occur. If you look above at the chart I have drawn up for the day, there are a couple of things you will notice. The first thing is that I have circled Jupiter and Pluto in red, the Sun and Mercury, the Moon, Saturn and Neptune are circled in blue, and Venus and Uranus are circled in purple. The planets that are supposed to be involved in the Grand Sextile are: the Sun(with Mercury beside it), Moon, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Pluto. Jupiter and Pluto have been circled in red because they have connections missing. In the chart, Jupiter is 50 degrees away from the Sun and 70 degrees away from the Moon which does not fulfill the conditions I listed above. So we have already removed one entire piece of the puzzle. Pluto is over 5 degrees away from Neptune as well which removes a piece of our hexagram.

If you do the math and follow the Sacred Geometry of Astrology, you will see that the conditions for this formation have not been met. The only way you can say that this event occurs is if you double the orb (areaof activity), and that violates the integrity of the Sacred Geometry.

To be fair, many posts I’ve seen about this Grand Sextilealso list that a Grand Cross is occurring and I will tell you that this istrue. There is another event occurring which is called the Mystic Rectangle butI will be writing about these formations when I post about the Full Moon asthat is when the effects of these events begin to take place.

I hope that this post helps to answer any questions you haveregarding this supposed Grand Sextile on the 25th. I sincerely wishthat it were so, because the energy of it would be productive for our personallives and for humanity. Sadly it is not so, but the upcoming Full Moon with theother formations will be just as much a gift to us as a Grand Sextile could be.

Much Love,



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Reply Orion
12:09 AM on August 20, 2013 
thanks for this info

very helpful!!
Reply Aleksandra Ceho
11:08 PM on September 2, 2013 
Hi Orion!

I'm glad that this information was of service to you! I will continue to do my best to present relevant astrological information in integrity! Thank you for the comment!