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Sun trine Moon is one of the nicest aspects to have in synastry. It will almost guarantee a certain level of compatibility between two people.
The Sun and the Moon are the Luminaries. They govern every aspect of our lives, including our relationships.
They give information as to who a person is on a fundamental level. The Luminaries tell who a person is on a deep level, not just how they behave under particular circumstances.
A trine is the most pleasant aspect there can be between two planets. When it occurs in synastry, it shows areas where two people find harmony with each other.
Sun Trine Moon in Synastry
When the Sun is trine the Moon in synastry, two people have an instant bond with one another. They like each other immediately and they understand each other on a deep level.
By itself, Sun trine Moon will confer compatibility between two people. It will also smooth over most other rough spots between them.
Two people with this aspect will be similar in many ways. Yet, they are not so similar that they annoy each other or have the same faults.
A Sun-Moon trine is helpful for almost all relationships. Even so, in a romantic relationship, it will be important to see if there are other aspects that produce physical chemistry.
Without such aspects, the relationship is more likely to be a friendship or a platonic relationship. Even so, the bond between them will be deep.
Trines usually involve signs of the same element. There are certain sign combinations in each element that can shift the meaning of this aspect, either to make it more positive or add complications.
Fire Signs (Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius)
Of all of the elements, the Sun is the happiest in Fire.
The Sun rules Leo and is exalted in Aries. The Sun is not as strong in Sagittarius, but still has minor dignity in this sign.
Because of this, when Sun trine Moon occurs in these signs, regardless of the combination, the person whose Sun is involved will tend to be the dominant of the pair.
The person whose Moon is involved will tend to go along with them and will also tend to be more invested in the relationship.
Earth Signs (Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn)
If the trine happens between Earth Signs, the situation can be a bit complicated. The Moon is exalted in Taurus, but it is in detriment in Capricorn. It is slightly dignified in Virgo.
The best scenario in Earth Signs is the Sun in Taurus and the Moon in either Virgo or Capricorn. It is a bit better if the Moon is in Virgo, but in either case, the person whose Moon is involved will give the other energy and purpose..
The Sun in Virgo and the Moon in Taurus is not quite as good, but it still enhances the trine, making it even more positive.
If the Sun is in Virgo and the Moon is in Capricorn, the positives and negatives balance each other, and the aspect operates as it normally would.
The aspect is less positive if the Sun is in Capricorn. In this case, the person whose Sun is involved will be less receptive to the other, regardless of whether the Moon is in Taurus or Virgo.
Air Signs (Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius)
Even though Air is an element of the day, the Sun does not have any special dignity in these signs. The Sun is, in fact, debilitated in two of these three signs, Libra and Aquarius.
This means that if the Sun is in Gemini, both of the other possible trine combinations for the Moon will tend to less receptive to the relationship. This will decrease the positive benefits of this aspect.
Any combination between Libra and Aquarius will also have more problems than would normally be the case with this aspect.
If the Moon is in Gemini, the aspect will operate normally, regardless of whether the Sun is in Libra or Aquarius.
Water Signs (Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces)
As is the case with Earth Signs, this aspect can be complicated in Water Signs. The Moon rules Cancer, but is in fall in Scorpio.
If the Sun is in Cancer, this person will be powerfully drawn to the other and will be able to hold the relationship together by their devotion. This will be the case regardless of whether the Moon is in Scorpio or Pisces.
If the Sun is in Scorpio, however, this person will tend to push away the attentions of the other. If the other person is patient and persistent, however, this can still be a very positive relationship.
Any combination with the Sun in Pisces will operate as a normal case of this aspect.
Man’s Sun Trine Woman’s Moon Relationship
The Sun trine Moon is extremely positive in a romantic relationship, especially one in which the two marry or develop some other long-term commitment.
Depending on the other aspects between them, there may not be a lot in the way of chemistry, however, so they may start off as close friends.
If this is a problem at all, it will only be during the beginning stages of the relationship. As time goes on, their bond will become quite powerful.
The two will intuitively know how to relate to each other, but this relationship will be at its best if the two adopt more traditional roles between them.
He will respond well when she takes on a more nurturing role, and she will enjoy his strength and confidence.
Woman’s Sun Trine Man’s Moon Relationship
Just as is the case when the genders are reversed, this aspect can create a powerful bond between two people, but you will need to look to other aspects to see if there is physical chemistry between them.
When the woman’s Sun is trine a man’s Moon, however, the relationship will work best with a slight role reversal between them.
She will respond best to him when he is tender and nurturing, and he will respond best to her when she is strong and confident.
Sun Trine Moon in Friendship
The Sun trine Moon is a powerful aspect in friendship synastry. It can create a bond between two friends that is closer than a romantic relationship and even closer than family.
It may be hard for others to understand the strong bond between these two and mistake it for a secret romance. If one or both of them have a romantic partner, the partner might be jealous of their bond.
Yet, there is nothing in a Sun trine Moon aspect that indicates attraction of a physical nature in and of itself.
It does indicate two people who understand each other on a deep level and enjoy each other’s company.
How to Tell if the Sun is Trine the Moon in Synastry
As discussed earlier, signs that are in the same element are trine. The graphic below shows the trines by element.
The influence of this aspect will be present if the Sun and Moon are in signs that are trine each other. The aspect will be at full strength if the planets are within fourteen degrees of a perfect trine. The closer the planets are to forming an exact trine, the better the aspect will be.
With such a wide orb, there is a good chance that the Sun and Moon will be within fourteen degrees of a perfect trine from the wrong signs.
In this case, the Whole Sign connection between the two will be difficult. The cross-sign trine will serve to ease the tensions and misunderstandings caused by the Whole Sign connection.
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Sun trine Moon is an excellent aspect in synastry. It promotes harmony and understanding between two people.
This aspect is positive for any type of relationship. Even so, it tends to promote a deep emotional bond rather than physical chemistry.
Because of this, in a romantic relationship, it will be important to look at the other aspects between them to see if such physical chemistry exists.