Countdown to April’s Grand Cardinal Cross!! Week 1: 4/1-4/8: Sun, Uranus, Pluto and Mars Couples’ Dance
midnight tonight, sun-uranus conjunct at 12 Aries; after that the sun will move a degree a day through aries, hitting 25 at the lunar eclipse, and already at 2 taurus for the grand square. Uranus will inch fractions of a degree a day until it arrives around 13’37” for the grand square on 4/22
what else? tomorrow mercury quincunx mars retrograde at 21 Libra/Pisces. Quincunx highlights the disjointed energies of two signs with little in common and offers a chance to bridge. Pisces is about the undifferentiated other and the urge to self-sacrifice, Libra is about balance and justice and guidelines of cooperation between distinct parties. Libra characterizes the seventh house of relationships; Pisces the last house of the subconscious. They are actually very deeply related and intertwined, and the quincunx offers the possiblity of infusing relationship with divine energy that underlies all Love.
later in the day, quick-moving mercury trines Saturn in Scorpio at 22 Pisces/Scorpio, a nice water trine. the benefits of that sewn in the day will be reaped by the waters of intuition, realization, purification and connectivity across timelines.
on april 3 we hit a major milestone for the grand cross that is the big story of 2014 and has been forming since january. april 3 features a perfect square between the sun and pluto at 13 degrees. this is also the degree of the grand cross! so we have the sun essentially prepping the pad for uranus to launch from. the sun and pluto brings out a different dynamic than uranus and pluto; the sun sheds light on things, while uranus ‘twirls’ that light. sun-pluto square for those who have it in their charts, involve, on a personal level, constant misunderstandings around issues of self-expression and power, and deeper conflicts between the soul’s power that does not need to be proven, and the ego’s travails in the world of worth, expression, and growth. ultimately the troubled soul finds that there is a bridge between ego and soul through expression. when uranus comes along in three weeks, it will provide the kick of inspiration, transcendence, and the sense of As Above So Below to take the whole saga way, way, way beyond ego and give us moments of lifetimes, openings to higher worlds always latent in the backdrop.
on friday venus and the node trine and past life and soul contract tropes are available through mental and creative avenues, and dreams too. the next day venus moves into pisces and these could become more vivid throughout the month. (and why are dreams so intense right now??) mercury too will trine the node and messages from other realms are at an all season-high. mercury then moves into aries, raising the possibility that our active dream life and dippings into other realms will begin to unfold in the physical realm in which we find ourself, and through the grand cross, spirit will become flesh.
a week from today, the sun will be exactly opposite mars at 18 degrees aries/libra. this is the next big milestone of this month, after april 3rd, of the tightening grand cross. the sun is moving forward through the zodiac; mars is moving backwards due to perceived retrograde motion. they meet at 18, which happens to be the sidereal degree of the cross (in mutable signs). 18 is the number of life, equaling CHAI in Hebrew. 18 of each sign is the LIFE-FORCE of each sign. in chasidic thought we learn, the life force of a thing is the divine breath in it. so each 18 point of a sign is the navel so to speak into which G-d breathed intentionality into the energies of the sodiac that make up the spiritual blueprint of this world. from the 18 emanates and to the 18th flows, in a Torus movement.
this point is adjacent to the grand cross, slightly past its mark, but due to mars retrograde, the life force or origin point of libra and aries will be brought into the cross. this will center around the point from which self and other diverge, the game that is owning the creation of your reality.
to be continued!! xx
Aries Uranus square Cancer Mars on Wednesday night (8pm PST):
Cancer Mars has been helping us move ahead from the past constructively. With a square to Uranus, we may develop a vision of how powerful we could be were we to truly stand as we are in relation to all that comes before us in our DNA and psyche. Yet it is the plan of the heavenly forces to assist us in becoming who we are in the context of the collective, to become the newest, most beautiful branch on the family tree, but always to remain connected, and through this, to uplift everything and everyone in our journeys.
The square occurs at 12 Aries / 12 Cancer. 12 is the number of the tribes of Israel, the gateways through which prayer ascends from the earthly to heavenly realms. It is taught that each tribe has a unique gate through which the prayers of its children ascend. In addition, there is a 13th gate through which all those who have lost their way can enter. Tonight is a time both to offer the prayer of the lost princess, bearing no sign of royalty but the love of the King in her heart; and also a time to seek out the gate particular to our individual soul, the one that opens when we stand as we are.
While the 13th gate is an opening of mercy, for those who have forgotten where they come from, in the future times, there will be only 12 gates to Jerusalem. This is because in our redeemed state we know who we are, the origin of our soul, and the tribe of our origins. This variety is part of the oneness we become and the divinity inside that we manifest.