The Trappist-1 Planets And Astrology

In February 2017, scientists discovered a new planetary system, just 12 parsecs away from our Solar System. That’s 39 light-years. It’s called Trappist-1 but this has nothing to do with Trappist monks, although I can see monastery planets becoming a thing. Trappist is the acronym for a pair of genius-tech telescopes placed in the desert of Chile and the mountains of Morocco.

Anyway, seven Gaia-sized planets orbit Trappist-1, a Jupiter-sized “cool” star.  As they have water and hydrogen, any one of them could be habitable. The planets are ‘tidally locked’ which means on one side of each planet it’s permanently night and the other has perpetual daylight.

That is, one side of each planet is permanently night and the other day. They are in the astronomical constellation of Aquarius but astrologically, it’s Pisces. Fifteen degrees of Pisces, to be exact – near where Neptune is at the moment.

What’s weird about Trappist-1? Nobody really knew it was there. It was like a shadow galaxy in Pisces. And they only found out about it because of the reflections of the planets bouncing off the main Trappist-1 Star.

I love this as it is how Pisces people often operate. They’ll have whole shadow galaxies of the psyche, with inland oceans of the permanent night or a forever day. They’re often glimpsed but rarely mapped.

So far, the seven planets of the Trappist-1 star have no names. They’re just called b, c, d, and so on. Their orbit is unique, with even scientists describing it as harmonic or cosmic resonance. They appear to be co-operating.

This surreal shadow galaxy affirms the strength and magic in our multiverse. Fifteen degrees of Tropical Pisces has rarely looked so rad.  Thoughts?

24 thoughts on “The Trappist-1 Planets And Astrology”

  1. Awesome!!!! Cool post Mystic, this is brilliantly interesting.
    The Trappist Universe is at the peak of my water trine, on my Juno/Jupiter/Ceres/Pholus.

    Have we looked at Pholus as an asteroid? *checks* Answering my own question, there IS a post, I would love to do more on Pholus!

    Pholus is an Arkadian Healer, curiosity killed this healer’s cat.. I feel like that has meaning for me too. “The jar of Pholus was not supposed to be opened for four generations, and so the astrological Pholus often highlights the releasing of ancestral processes, whether these are known or unknown to us. In some way, bearing witness to the past can be important as we are called upon to clarify our own ancestral lineage. Sometimes there are specific things to do, like forgiveness work, or putting flowers on a grave”.

    Also I have been collecting horses again, like I did when I was a kid. Not the way you collected Pluto MM, but images and I even bought a elegant black statuette which sits over my (60’s gas heater) fireplace.
    They represent freedom, gentleness and beauty to me, I suppose to most others too.

    Anyway, I can’t imagine living on a planet that is half cold night and half hot day. You could only live in the place just between the two I suppose. The world gets very odd when the darkness rules and the moon is eclipsed for a moment, it gives me shivers to imagine a world that is like that permanently. Eek!

    Trappist-1 is in grand trine to my Moon and my Mercury, I feel like writing a space colony story based on this!!

  2. That is just too awesome! They’re 5’ off my midheaven, and conjunct Neptune right now. I remember writing about a tidally locked planet (Apnea is the name of it’s night side, and Allevia the day) before I ever knew such a thing existed- I didn’t even know the moon was! So cool that everything we can imagine exists!

  3. How cool! It reminds me of the Monkey episode ‘The difference between night and day’. That episode is poignant for me because it was the one in which he fell for a human and realised they could never be together, and also the moment I realised as a child that my love for a fictional character would also never be returned. That’s when I learned you can love someone even when they can’t love you back.

    Had to check the wiki out and apparently the best chance of there being life would be in twilight between both hemispheres, the unfortunately named ‘terminator zone’. I will imagine great jellyfish bobbing there in the half light like half-tanked monks.

  4. Conjunct my Sun and part of my Grand Water Trine. I very much relate to only being noticed by my reflection bouncing off others. My two best friends (a Leo Sun and a Pisces with Jupiter in Libra Rising) have much larger circles of friends and I am forever meeting people who assume I’m new to the crowd when I’ve been in the inner circle for longer than any of them. I’m like a ninja in the shadow of their social circles, no one knows me but I know all about them.

  5. I’ve got a lovely grand trine with the monks. It’s in 12th but trines my jupiter in 5th cancer and my Neptune and SN in Scorpio 8th. So I think I’m very much embedded with this. Can’t wait to find out more.

  6. Really cool! This is all up in my grand water trine – conjunct Jupiter, trine my moon-Mc conjunction in Cance, and trine my ruling planet Venus in Scorpio. Something good to meditate on…

  7. I super duper love how you have described the pisces psyche here mystic.. Thank you. Today I fell into a bookstore and accidentally bought books.. poetry, short writings from sci fi to ero fi, some 2-D poster art made by a Polish film maker .. anyway.. #piscesmind

    1. I like the description of Pisces Psyche too! What’s more, i don’t feel uncomfortably exposed by it. I think any explorations of Trappist-1 will reveal only more wonders and mysteries.

      A 12th house Rising signature in trine with Pisces Sun knows that these discoveries will be felt by the monk-like collective, each on their own, and not transmitted in soundbytes, but beamed out from a person’s energy, and grounded in a collective sense of it. Hope THAT can bring some make-a-daily-difference to the beautiful home community earthing of U in Tau.

      Can hear some kind of Om like a choral of many monks in their own deep trance gathered in one vaulted space. Loving that!

  8. Omigod! Natal T-1 is at 15 degrees Pisces! So having Trappist-1 return right now, yes? But what does it mean?

    1. Trappist-1 is in a fixed location, like other fixed stars—there will be processional movement but that is super slow (eg, how Regulus just “moved” into Virgo after being in Leo since the 2nd century BCE). Only the planets of our solar system move around our chart. So it’s more useful to see how 15 Pisces connects to your natal placements. 🙂

  9. Shimmying up next to my Pars Fortune 2nd H and directly opposite my Conjunct Pluto and Uranus in 8th H. Mmmm wonder what that means? especially with Uranus in the big T now

  10. Conjunction natal Venus in Pisces in sun sign, so naturally I love it!

    The Trappists are famous for brewing their beer and they only speak when necessary. Perfectly named and posititioned really.

    1. Hahaha! There are no coincidences…

      ….so i’m permanently juiced as it trines my Crab Sun & Scorpio Ceres in a grand water trine – what’s not to like?

      1. Hehehe how fabulous – for me it squares Neptune (so I naturally drink and talk too much) but trines Uranus in sixth Scorpio so it usually works out for me in random and yet practical ways

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