AskDefine | Define trine

Dictionary Definition

trine n : the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one [syn: three, 3, III, trio, threesome, tierce, leash, troika, triad, trinity, ternary, ternion, triplet, tercet, terzetto, trey, deuce-ace]

User Contributed Dictionary

see Trine



  1. triple, threefold
  2. In the context of "of two celestial or astrological bodies": 120° apart


  1. A group of three things
  2. An aspect of two astrological bodies when 120° apart



  1. Plural of trina



es-verb-form trinar
  1. The third-person singular of trinar in the imperative.

Extensive Definition

In astrology, a trine is an astrological aspect formed when a planet, point, or other celestial body is 120 degrees away from another planet, point or celestial body. The allowable orb for a trine is approximately 8 degrees, though some astrologers use less and others use more.
Trines are considered to be highly beneficial aspects, instilling fortune on those individuals who have them in their natal or progressed horoscopes. The notion behind this is that there is a natural and free flow of energy between one planet to another.
Astrologers tend to think that the trine gives such a free flow of energy to the person who is fortunate enough to have one that he may stop trying: in such a case, a trine would be considered to pose more of a negative influence than a positive.
trine in Italian: Trigono
trine in German: Trigon (Astronomie)
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