As I write this in May, the configuration is still strong in the sky so it’s not over quite yet, though the peak of it on April 22nd at that critical 13+ degree of Cardinal is done. What we have now is a cross that will gradually break up (that phrase again!) until what remains is the long-term conflict between the two transpersonal planets, Pluto and Uranus, which will be exact for the final time in March of 2015.
Let’s now review a few of the themes which did emerge in April for many of us, and are still continuing to unfold now:
I know of one woman who broke her hip, another client who broke her leg, and another client whose wife is facing the health crisis of cancer, as well as many simply getting sick in late spring from the changing weather. You might say that these are normal occurrences anyway, but looking at the charts of each reveals a clear trigger of certain Cardinal energies going on.
Financial crises and break-downs were also fairly evident with many. Things just were not flowing in a normal, easy manner with lots of glitches, curve-balls, and challenges in business matters for those not collecting a regular pay-check. There were even people I knew that were out of work and feeling like they might be at the edge of their own financial cliff.
Relationship break-downs could thus lead to greater awareness for either a break-up or a break-thru! I saw some of that taking place in April as well. Did you? If there was enough love yet present, the relationship could weather the storm and continue on. If it was time to separate, hopefully it was still done with love. It’s true there were tornadoes of emotional turbulence spinning people around!
People were also changing residences, buying and selling their homes, etc. I have a good friend and colleague, Donna Fisher-Jackson, who is a strong Cardinal type going through a metamorphosis involving not just that type of shift, but an entire life-style shift. I think she’s written a bit about her journey on her blog, The Awakening Life. It’s all so fascinating really. Many people ARE doing it. Life style changes can take place now quickly. So if you’ve been considering it, do it!
There were also inner breakthroughs of consciousness going on. I really do feel in my heart that we now have an amazing opportunity to do the Soul work usually reserved for our after-life right now while we’re still in a body. The configurations in the sky now truly do conspire to bring us to higher and deeper levels of consciousness if we are willing to engage in that possibility. Group work facilities this. I am in several groups now that encourage that process: a spiritual meditation group, a dream group, an astrology group, and a composite of all three plus the visionary involvingYggdrasil.
The best breakthroughs right now DO involve relationships with others. Look at your own life and see where this can be implemented. It could be your important one-on-one relationships whether personal or professional. It could also be with friends and colleagues. Joining in with other groups may accelerate you however. Community is becoming more important than ever as an anti-dote to alienation and fragmentation. See where you fit into this bigger picture and take action.
I’ll end this article by reviewing with you the unwinding of the Grand Cross:
JUPITER IN CANCER will be the first to leave: By the end of this month, May, Jupiter will be at 20+ degrees and moving very, very fast. It will no longer be part of the ‘Cross’ after that except as it squares Mars only very briefly in mid-July. It’s going to zip through that final third of the sign until it enters Leo on July 16th. That will be a forth-coming article for sure.
Jupiter has both supported all elements that Cancer represents including emotional life, family matters, and security/safety issues, but also blown things up ‘bigger than life’ to really see and deal with.
MARS IN LIBRA, the fastest moving of the quartet, is about to turn Direct on May 20th. Then it, too, will start to move quickly forward. It will still be within the orb of a square to Pluto and an opposition to Uranus through the end of June and perhaps a wee bit of early July. By the second week of July it is moving rapidly away from that square to Pluto, and by the third week of July definitely ending its opposition with Uranus.
That leaves us with the longer journey of Uranus square Plutowhich will continue to keep things interesting into the spring of 2015. I continue to hope for the breakthroughs of Uranus because the dark-side of Pluto is not a pretty picture. Still Pluto will continue in Capricorn long after Uranus leaves Aries. Pluto IS the force to be reckoned with. Continue to look with great scrutiny at your own life and ask yourself what needs to be changed at the deepest of levels. What do you need to release? What do you need to transform? That work continues…..
Genevieve A. Vierling C.A.P.