The Unique and Special Nature of the Astrology Kite Pattern
The most intriguing of the geometric astrology patterns is called the “Kite Pattern ” or the “Astrology Kite Formation.” Its most distinct feature is the actual shape outlining a simple kite. (See image below.)
The inspiration for this article is the upcoming kite formation occurring on at the exact moment of the Winter Solstice of 2015. My prediction is that, in retrospect, astrologer’s will look back to this date, and in particular this astrology kite pattern of Dec 2015 and say that it was a major turning point 21st century history. Will history reflect an element of fate or free will?
Update: Sept 5th, 2019
This is an advanced topic discussion on the structure of the Astrology Kite Pattern. This article needs an intermediate astrology section to explain some of the concept presented here.
There’s an under-structure and a substrate operating within the realm of astrology. It’s based in geometry, numerology, pure principle, and cycles of growth. This hidden substructure is rarely spoken about among astrologers, but most of the better astrologers are keenly aware of it’s existence.
This hidden substructure is contained within, and expressed through, the three of numbers of: 3 — 6 — 9. There’s ten planetary bodies that correspond to our basic counting system. There is an numerological relationship of the numbers “one through ten” that correspond to the Sun, Moon, and planets in the our solar system.
1 = Sun (Wholeness)
2 = Mercury (Polarity)
3 = Venus (Value)
4 = Moon (Adaptive Stability)
5 = Mars (Transformation)
6 = Jupiter (Managed Expansion)
7 = Saturn (Transcendence)
8 = Uranus (Creative Change)
9 = Neptune (Metamorphosis)
3 — 6 — 9 work in a harmonious manner together as Venus—Jupiter—Neptune.
What you value (Venus), how you use what that value to manage your growth and expansion (Jupiter), allows you to become something completely new through a quality of metamorphosis (Neptune). The overall impact of a Kite in someone’s chart will undoubtedly have a transformative or metamorphosis effect in the consciousness of the individual. In other words, the astro-numerological meaning of a Kite is the very number 9 (Neptune) itself.
Is there a Fate Aspect to the Astrology Kite Formation?
The Kite Pattern is much more than a recognizable shape. It also has a traditional association with fate and/or destiny.
This correlation with fate and destiny results from the combination of geometric relationships formed between three distinct astrological patterns. Together these key patterns and the basic root meanings of the different planets involved activate key astrological concepts.
Because of its unusual power, this an energy that is often experienced as fate. An appropriate question to ask at this point is whether or not what is really happening is true “Fate,” or something else? I would assert that in order to understand the meaning of the kite and answer this question about Fate, we first need to breakdown the meaning of the pattern by examining the three individual components of the formation.
The key patterns of the kite are composed of three types of astrological aspects or angles. These angles are formed by the individual planets that create the pattern.
• The first aspect is a grand trine, consisting of three planets approximately 120° from each other. The grand trine is special within its own right and is considered a major astrology pattern.
• The second pattern is a partial grand sextile consisting of three planets. Two of these planets are separated by approximately 120.° The third planet is located at their mid-point, and forms two separate angles of 60°.
• The third and final aspect is an opposition, in which two planets are approximately 180° from each other.
When all of these patterns are perfectly aligned they form the kite. This pattern can contain as few planets as four. In the sample astrology chart for Winter Solstice 2015, you’ll notice a total of six astrology points consisting of the Moon, Jupiter, North Node, Venus, Mercury, and Pluto. The main point to take away from this discussion thus far is that an astrology kite is uncommon. It’s rare for this many planets to be located at these exact positions in the zodiac.
Overview of the Patterns within the Kite Formation
Each pattern within the kite contributes a specific aspect to the formula. The Grand Trine pattern holds the overall energy of the planet Venus and the number three (3). The planet Venus , with the vibration of (3), holds a tremendous amount of power that translates directly to that we experience as “Love.” In general, this Venus-type of energy is harmonious, with a balancing element that inspires something full of beauty and form, and attracts to life a vision of something greater.
The power of the Grand Trine can be understood by working with the three elements, or sides of the triangle, which represent three fundamental areas of life. These three fundamental cornerstones are: the generation of power, the concentration of power, and the distribution of power. One of the mysteries of “Love” is the process whereby Love can be generated, concentrated into something that is cherished, and then distributed to others. This generative process explains why life cannot exist without love.
The second pattern, the Partial Grand Sextile, holds the magic of Jupiter and the frequency of six (6) embedded within its astrological pattern. The full grand sextile pattern consists of six planets, each separated by a 60° phase within the entire cycle of 360° (6 x 60°=360°). Each individual phase of the six Jupiter phases represents a distinct stage of any sequential development. Understanding these six Jupiter phases is the key to understanding one of the more hidden secrets of Jupiter.
The Six (6) Jupiter Phases of 60°
6. Full Maturity
The partial grand sextile of the Kite Pattern consists of three of the six phases of the full grand sextile. Determining which of the three phases are involved in the partial grand sextile is the key to understanding its deepest meaning. For example, the three phases of the partial grand sextile in the 2015 Winter Solstice chart are calculated to be 3rd, 4th, and 5th phases. As you can see from the list above, these phases correspond to the processes of Expression, Incorporation, and Cooperation.
Neptune holds the Key to Metamorphosis
The Opposition is the third pattern of the kite, and forms the backbone that holds together the entire configuration. It is created by the combination of the partial grand sextile together with the Grand Trine. Working together the two patterns create an opposition which forms the backbone of the kite.
When we break down the energies, we have Venus (3) plus Jupiter (6) combined together to create something larger and even more encompassing.
Venus (3) + Jupiter (6) = Neptune (9)
The overall energy of the astrology kite pattern is that of the planet (9) Neptune. This Neptunian energy is the secret to understanding the significance of the kite.
The activation factor is triggered by the opposition of two of the planets located in the kite at 180°. This opposition factor of the kite needs to be reconciled as a way of coming into relationship with two opposites.
Neptune is the final key to unlocking the full meaning of the astrology kite configuration. At the most basic level, Neptune activates metamorphosis and creative change that is either spiritual in nature, or illusionary within the 3D realm. When we understand the transcendent elements of Neptune, we can see the way that Neptune’s spiritual perspective is being activated within the Astrology Kite Formation.
What’s activated by the opposition created by the patterns of Venus (3) and Jupiter (6) is a paradox resulting in two opposites that need to be reconciled. This is the same paradox that occurs within the meaning of the Neptunian concept of metamorphosis. There is a Mystery embedded here. How can a crawling caterpillar completely transform into a flying butterfly? Metamorphosis is the single work that describes this mysterious process and is the key to understanding both Neptune and the pattern of the astrology kite.
Now that we have broken down the numerological and geometrical meanings of the kite, let’s explore the overall meaning a practical way to understand its application within a chart.
What is the Overall Astrological Meaning of a Kite Pattern in a Chart?
The meaning of a kite configuration in an astrology chart can vary depending on which planets are in the four main kite locations. Remember, for a kite pattern to exist, it must contain planets in each of the locations that create the correct geometric formation.
The basic generic meaning of the kite is an active and dynamic demonstration or expression of how an individual can use the power of “life and love” to expand into a greater role of responsibility through cooperation and maturity.
Each person that experiences an astrological kite will also have the chance to activate their own paradox in order to solve it. The solution for unraveling the paradox will point to each of the two sides of the opposition that occurs within the kite. One side of the opposition will correspond to the grand trine, while the opposite side will correspond to the partial grand sextile. The conflict is symbolized by the opposition’s theme and acts as the activation trigger.
The only viable solution to the apparent contradiction of the opposition or paradox, is to creatively act through the power of love, harmony, and beauty (the trine of (3) Venus) through an active and organized type of integration (the partial grand sextile of (6) Jupiter). From the individual perspective, this solution seems so natural, engrained and compelling that it’s often mistaken for “Fate.”
“Free Will” verses “Fate”
The energy operating behind the astrology kite pattern is so geometrically dynamic that the corresponding details and events that play out in one’s life can feel as if they are scripted. To the contrary, life is not scripted, nor are we controlled by fate.
There is a phenomenon, however, that surrounds the astrology kite pattern that resembles fate. This occurs when individual “free will” isn’t exercised and the astrological opposition or paradox within the kite cannot be resolved.
This can be clearly seen within the (6) Jupiter energy of the kite, found within the partial grand sextile. Jupiter’s expansion within human consciousness only occurs through a type of integration that ends in maturity. This can also be seen within the naturally occurring six phases of Jupiter mentioned earlier, where the cycle ends in a state of “full maturity,” indicating that the cycle of expansion was complete or successful.
Activation of the “kite principle” in one’s life occurs through a free will attempt to reconcile the paradox contained within the astrological kite pattern itself. Each time this free will exercise occurs, it creates an ease or flow that allows for Neptunian types of creative change to occur. As such, whenever the paradox cannot be resolved, the shadow side of Neptunian illusion can also manifest in a negative way that may resemble a fated outcome.
Overall, the Astrology Kite Formation represents an extraordinary opportunity for growth, creative change, and even a Neptunian type of total metamorphosis and transformation.
Written by Steven Shroyer, an astrologer writing and working on cutting-edge of the new Pure Principle Astrology field. Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org