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Triplicity (Trigon)

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Triplicity refers to a group of three, usually three signs of the same element—the fire triplicity, Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius; the earth triplicity, Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn; the air triplicity, Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius; and the water triplicity, Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces. Sometimes it is also used to refer to groups of three houses. The traditional term for triplicity is trigon, which comes from the Latin transliteration of the Greek word for triangle (when, on the wheel of the zodiac, lines are drawn so as to connect all the signs of the same element, the resulting figure is a triangle).

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