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A Few Examples of Planetary Configurations:

Grand Cross
The Grand Cross is comprised of four 90 degree angles (squares) with four equal lines. In other words, it's a square. And there are (at least) four planets connected in the Grand Cross configuration.
Then, there's the T-square. A T-square looks like (and is) a Grand Cross with a planet missing.
Grand Trine
The Grand Trine (triangle) is comprised of three 120 degree angles (trine) with three equal lines. It's called an equilateral triangle. There are (at least) three planets connected to one another in the Grand Trine.
A Kite is a Grand Trine with an extra planet attached to one of the ends. Having the extra planet adds two sextiles and an opposition to the mix. There are (at least) four planets connected to one another in the Kite configuration. And yep – the Kite looks like a kite.
A Yod is a triangle with two 150 degree angles (quincunx) and one 60 degree angle (sextile). And the Yod has two equal sides. It's an isosceles triangle. There are (at least) three planets connected in this configuration. It's a little different from the others in that the Yod is named after the 10th letter in the Hebrew alphabet. It's name is also taken from the Hebrew word which means "hand." Thus the Yod is nick-named "The finger of Yahweh." (And out of caution I refuse to make any of my normal smart ass comments about what images that might tend to evoke…)

There are several more types of planetary configurations, but we're going to stop here.

So what does all this mean? Other than when you're chatting with a bunch of astrology savvy friends, you can always casually name drop the fact that you have one of those accursed T-squares…

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