THIS IS THE WEEK!
Last week we had our first of four "blood moon" eclipses. An eclipse is a release of energy. It's like a bullet moving out of a gun in slow motion as it works its way to the target where it explodes. The energy of the Eclipse lasts six months, peaking in the middle then waning. The difference here is that three more times there will be blood moon eclipses, and just as the energy is about to end, its pumped right back up again. Because its familiar energy, it takes off a little faster each time the blood moon occurs, creating a constant storm. These are highly charged times, and as I keep saying, a time of great change for us all. Go with the flow. Quit a dead end job. Suddenly pack up and move elsewhere where you may not know anyone. Contact old friends and say hello again or a final goodbye. Clean the closets and garage out. Think Zen so you have open space for the new to come in. A clean house gives you a real sense of openness and space. Like you can breathe better. Have a garage sale. Donate to worthy causes. Get rid of too much "stuff". Clutter keeps us overwhelmed. Free up your space and you will free up your life. (And that includes your office!)
But that's the easy part, compared to the Cardinal Grand Cross which is upon us. A grand cross, or grand square, is when four planets aspect each other in an abrasive way, literally creating a visual square. In this case it's Uranus (change and the new), squaring Pluto (I like power and I like things the way they are) have been in a battle for a while now and this is the 5th of 7 exact squares they have to each other. Its why we feel so restless, so unnerved, maybe so angry, because on an invisible, unconscious level, we "feel" their battle. It's powerful stuff and with each exact aspect the more charged the energy becomes. This is the 5th exact square, and two more are coming, each more potent than the last.
And now Jupiter, the planet of abundance, is egging them on to go overboard, to push it to the limits! And retrograde Mars, unhappily in Libra, is joining the battle of wills, and its a frustrated, angry mars just itching to get into a fight and be freed. This energy is not a slow moving bullet, but a nuclear blast affecting everything around us, as well as us personally. Everyone's chickens have come home to roost. We have to change, so the world can change, because we are on a path of destruction which must stop. This week, and the next 6, should be full of surprises, changes and headlines.
Mercury moves into Taurus on the 23rd, leaving Action oriented Aries, so our mind will slow down a bit, we'll be more indulgent and looking for love and comfort, but Taurus's also are the most stubborn of all the signs, so our mind, during this energy hurricane, makes us all kind of rankle at the idea of change. Our intentions will be pressed. If you have a chance to change something, don't let NO be your first response. Breathe. Think about it. Then decide. Taurus is siding with Pluto, I like the status quo. Moving is such a hassle. Changing jobs is too much work. Hard work is not what we want to hear. But this Grand Square is FORCING US to make the time to confront some things in our life. To push past our fears and comfort zone and be more authentic in who we are. We are all snakes shedding our current skins. It may hurt like hell, but when its over we will be all shiny and new, and will have forgotten about the pain. And don't forget to have some fun too. I keep talking about building your tribe. Have some laughs so you don't go crazy. Watch stand up comedians. Throw a party. You have to remember what you're fighting for!!
Now don't get me wrong, this is not all about loss. It's about being courageous and taking a leap. Are you thinking of a new business model? (check this out, its what I am talking about: http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2014/04/18/3428463/treehouse-four-day-workweek/) Will it be FAIR and something good? Then DO IT! Thinking of telling someone you have been interested in them forever? Take a chance, because bonds made now are strong and powerful and long lasting. Maybe you always wanted to move to Paris. Get on the plane! At least for a vacation and walk around looking at Paris like its your new home. Could you do it? How could you do it? Maybe you talk about volunteering but you never get around to doing it. Well make the time. You will enjoy yourself, make new like-minded friends and have fun.
If you are a person who can change, who is flexible, open, these times will be easier for you. If change is hard for you in general, get out of your own way and make the changes. It's a leap of faith in the future. It's just time to turn left or right, not keep walking down the same road. Will it be easy? Probably not. The aspects pushing us are harsh. We had our chance to voluntarily make changes over a year ago, now we are being pushed to make them with the Grand Cross and Eclipse energy. Bumps in the road don't mean it's the wrong choice, it means you are being tested. Do you REALLY want this or are you going along? Are you doing something out of fear or out of adventure and growth? Your MOTIVES are being tested. It's a new world. FAIR pretty much says it all. Greed is not good. War is not a solution. Up is not down and down is not up. Up should be up, and down should be down. Fix it!
FAIR: "without cheating or trying to achieve unjust advantage". And the fastest way to get on that road is to embrace spirituality. Religion, philosophy, lifestyle. Imaging an angel is watching you (but its really your higher self watching you - you are your own ultimate judge of your life). Is the information you are showing "it" something you are proud of, or not. Your karma is being calculated every minute. You came here to clean up old karma and help make this a new and better world. Are you doing that or creating more Karma?
Be good to yourself, love others like family, walk away from negativity and wish them well, be generous and kind and loving and caring. And one day the whole world will be like that. But right now its the battle between selfishness and generosity, between kindness and meanness, between love and hate. it's time to take a side, be counted, and if you choose well, you will become a whole, new wonderful person who makes you smile when you look into the mirror.
Take a walk in the light of the sun or the moon. Think about our planet and its people and how much of a paradise this could be if fairness prevailed. Pray for the health of the earth and all her inhabitants. See a bright and beautiful future for us all. Be a manifester and help change this crazy time we live in to a brighter, happier, healthier world for us to share. It's time to Be thankful for all you have through-out the day. Each time you are thankful you pour love into the world, and the world needs that so much right now.