, -Dane Rudhyar
April 23rd/24th 2014 – Cardinal Grand Cross
April 2014 heralds a very rare astrological event, where four planets (PLUTO Capricorn opposing JUPITER Cancer & MARS Libra opposing URANUS Aries), are at exact 90 degree angles to one another, hence forming a Grand Cross in our celestial skies. In addition, each of these planets are sitting at ’13 degrees’ of the 4 CARDINAL signs. The OPPOSITION of Pluto-Jupiter & Uranus-Mars combined with the respective SQUARING of these planets is creating a dynamic situation of intensity, conflict and inner-outer tension that is compelling us to look deeply within and consider our own moral, ethical & humanitarian values AND how these values may OPPOSE or CONFLICT with what we see playing out on the world stage.
Pluto in Capricorn is about inspiring major transformations in the hierarchical structures of governments, corporations & all those in places of power. With Pluto SQUARING Uranus in Aries we are feeling an intense desire to rebel, revolt and not sit back and take it anymore. We are so dissatisfied with the lies, deceit and propaganda, we just want to jump ship and start a new. Yet at the same time, we know from a higher consciousness that running away is futile, as we need to work pro-actively to dismantle & tear-down and then rebuild, restructure and transform from the ground up.
As Mars in Libra SQUARES both Pluto & Jupiter, we are being pulled between forcing the truth to come to light in all facets of the structures of this world, be it politics, the church, corporations & the like. At the same time, we are being pulled to emotionally embrace these structures and try and find a sense of justice in equality that can take us forward into the future. Is this possible, can the current world structure actually support morality, ethics and self-responsibility, most likely this will be a problem but Uranus in Aries will not let us forget!
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The Libra Full Moon will occur on the 15th of April
This full moon will bring relationships into focus. It also will be an lunar eclipse which adds a higher level of cleansing to this full moon. The Eclipse also adds a bigger picutre and understanding to what is going on in your relationships. Balance and harmony are key words for #Libra and if things are not going smoothly you will be able to make better choices as to what to do. The Uranus and Pluto square will be prominent along with this moon which will add levels of uncertainty and begs for change even if we want to resist it we will only have more problems. This is a great opportunity to reset and let go of old behavior patterns that is straining our relationships and personal growth.
The Power of Vulnerability
This TED Talk by Brene Brown doesnt reference astrology but provides a great window into deep issues we face throughout life because of insecurity and fear. If you have trouble feeling happy, compassionate or joyful or have issues with depression, guilt and shame this talk is very scientific yet full of insight. It can easily be applied to our birth chart natal aspects in many ways.
The New moon in Aries will arrive march 30 2:45pm EDT
We begin a new emotion cycle with the new moon and Aries being a fire sign and cardinal it demands that we take action in some way. Emotions that may have been pent up inside ourselves may need to come out. If you have made new years resolutions but failed to live up to them, now is the time where you have the will power to take control. Be careful of your habit patterns and if some of your habits or emotional responses have been causing you problems, now is the time to act.
We are responsible for our own state of mind and it is naive to blame others for our own problems. The energy in april will be much more impulsive and energetic, arguements may blow up out of nothing so be wary about your actions and careful not to offend people. If are feeling frustration or angst its good to get outdoors and be active as this moon does not like to lay about. Most importantly however, if your inner self is telling you that you need to let go of old habits, routines or you feel you need to change yourself in some way now is the time to do it. The Uranus Pluto square forces change to occur and if you are resisting changes more problems will occur in your personal life especially when the cardinal t-square hits on April 22nd.
Full Moon in Leo 14th February 2014
This full moon will be arriving right on Valentines Day in the United States and adds some extra flare to the event. With the Full Moon in Leo, Love is in the air, and it is very light-hearted, spontaneous and full of fun! It is a time to let your inner lion roar. Go the extra step to show your partner you really care.
If you are single, it is a great time to come out of your comfort zone and go for that person you have had that crush on but hadn't the confidence to tell them. Be aware though that with Mercury in Retrograde and so many planets in Watery signs there can be a lot of idealism, fantasy and daydreaming that is completely unrealistic. Especially with Neptune conjuncting Mercury in Pisces be careful of too much wishful thinking.
If you keep this in mind you may have still have a great time and not worry that the daydream may not last. It is ok because with a Leo Full the future is irrelevant all we care about is to seize every moment we have, the rest can sort itself out later.
Mercury Retrograde February 2014
Mercury is going into retrograde late on the 6th of February. It is a time to put on the brakes, The New year has begun and in the Chinese horoscope it is the year of the horse! A great year for starting new projects particularly within the home as Jupiter is in Cancer. But the mercury retrograde is more of a time to reflect back on the ideas you have had so far and use this watery period to really get to the depths of what is important for your life right now. The energy is to move forward yet the horses reigns need to be pulled back right until we almost get into March. Planning will not be easy, so keep things simple this valentines day and watch out for miscommunicating, be clear about your intentions with your lover, its easy to derail the situation if you are not careful. Trines from Watery Jupiter and Airy Mars will help guide this ship to clearer waters but because Neptune is in Pisces our mental clarity is greatly diminished, so beware of things that seem to good to be true, they probably are! Venus and Pluto are both antagonizing the ever expanding Jupiter which could mean some explosions in your relationship if you get into arguments or avoid telling the truth. Once we move forward to the end of the month when the mighty Sun arrives in Pisces we will unite once more with Mercury before are Dreams and Ideas can come to fruition on the 28th of Feburary.
Cancer Full moon Jan 15-16 2014
Full moons show us how far we have come and what is still left unresolved. The feminine Cancer full moon will highlight the need to rebalance our patriarchal society. Cancer represents the yin and receptive principle which keeps everything alive.Being the first water sign and traditionally at the bottom of the zodiac, Cancer must developer healthy roots. By understanding our own deeper needs the full moon lets us know how to become more soft and receptive to the feelings of others. The full moon strengthens the grand cross with Uranus in Aries,Jupiter in Cancer, Mars in Libra and Pluto in Capricorn. The feminine is strengthened as both Vesta and Ceres are squaring the moon in Libra. It allows to move towards cooperation and unity rather than separation through competition. A key to harnessing the power of this moon is to spend more time in nature and getting to the really understand and more importantly, feel how this shift in energy can manifest in your life.