April is almost here, and I wanted to put out a special edition just talking about a rare event taking place in April. A grand cross in Cardinal signs - Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn. If your sun, moon or rising is in any of these signs its especially for you, but its really going to affect everyone and everything. A grand cross is when 4 planets square or oppose each other. It's quite rare, and its really big and its about "painful change". The last Cardinal Square was 1344. Cardinal signs represent the 4 seasons, and therefore already represent shifts (like polar vortexes in the news), but the cross or square is this energy on steroids. it's a volcano ready to explode.
And this square is especially intense because its degrees to each other is EXACT within 1/3rd of a degree. This is wow stuff. In essence the Universe is asking us to connect to spirit on a deep, binding, bonding level. We are spiritual beings first and foremost and this world has made many people forget that. Pick your side now because the Goddess or Feminine energy of creation is flooding the planet with her energy, to over-throw things as they are, to make room for a more just and kind world. But everyone knows moms can be pretty damn tough when they need to be, and our "mom" is like Sigourney Weaver in Alien saving the earth from the pervasive selfishness of our world and bringing back selflessness, kindness and sharing.
We are ungrateful as a whole, and we are being made to understand that the Universe is our home, not this place, and we have taken our free will to a very unseemly place and it has to stop. SHE is pouring the feminine into the masculine world by the truck load. And this change and choas that is going on is our FATHERS work. He is the destroyer. He is working in unison with HER to balance this planet and its inhabitants and put them in sync with Universal love again. Fear is facing its final battle as we choose sides, align ourselves with good energy, and become "light beings" or "spiritual warriors". It is also a time of great epiphanies because of stressful changes.
As a species we have taken this beautiful blue planet and turned into a toxic waste dump, sold our souls for the almighty dollar, told ourselves greed is good and turned our backs on our fellow man and turned our hearts to stone. We have destroyed climate patterns so the earth is changing rapidly to repair itself, which again is wiping things away if need be to start anew. It is the season of earthquakes, fires, floods, volcanic eruptions (Uranus). It's the season of the "haves" fighting back with everything they have to prevent change so expect bloody confrontations this year (Pluto- Pluto goes retrograde 7 hours before the eclipse, which means hidden agenda's and secrets will come falling out over the next few months). It's Mars in Libra in retrograde motion (often referred to as a time of war or impending war and for the first time in the history of the USA this grand cross hits our sun - our soul, our self as a nation so its scary stuff - April 15-June 5 and Dec 28-Jan 30, 2015. This country is about to undergo major shifts) fighting to get out of its cage and make it all happen, creating chaotic energy, but if it's let out of its cage, total chaos could ensue and we have to take this in doses to endure whats coming, so it is retrograde until May when its full force will be released for the summer protesting which will be stunning to watch. And finally Jupiter, the fun guy, is all part of this so how is that so bad? Jupiter is also about EXPANSION and it is making all this bad energy BIGGER, just about the last thing we need...or is it?
The Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto thing has been happening for a while now (it's a T-Square for those of you familiar with same), and Jupiter will leave this picture at the middle of July. This will give us a big sigh of relief. But between now and then the energy is growing daily. Stress like we can't imagine has become a regular part of our lives. We are feeling hammered. We are feeling blocked. We are feeling frustrated. We are asking ourselves what the "bleep" is going on. It's time to review who you are. How you live. How selfish you are. How authentic you are. How compassionate you are, and the more you find lacking within the more this grand cross will hammer you if you don't change your ways. SHE is giving us all a chance to be better, kinder people. To love one another because we are from the same cloth and are brothers and sisters all. And its not just people, but institutions must change, along with societies and belief systems (there is nothing good about greed!! If your religion is saying its better than anyone elses, RUN AWAY and join one about love, not fear and ego).
Starting next Friday, April 4th, global protesting begins just like the 60's, to point out the injustices of the world and governments toward its people. Some will march in the streets, some will endeavor to change the places where they work, others will try to change government from within, others will form prayer groups and meditate together to raise the spiritual vibration of the planet. But the good news is people from around the world are coming together to help make the change. What are you doing in your little world? What do you do when you see injustice, lying, greed? Do you walk away and complain about it, or do you take stand? Whether its just helping one person, or several or many, PARTICIPATE.
I am reforming my meditation circle, free to everyone and normally $125 for a 4 week course, and coming together once a week to share our energy and pour it into the world to make a difference. Each drop of good energy and kindness becomes a lake, so never think your small contribution means nothing because it means everything. If you live in the bay area and want to join our Saturday morning circle (10:30-12), call me and sign up.
So as April progresses, expect the energy to be crazy making. Cling to family and friends. Form bonds with like-minded people so you stay grounded and strong. Give out love like you have unlimited supplies, because you do!! The peak is April 22nd (22 is master number, which must work extremely hard to earn its benefits). So from now till then is like a countdown. On the flip side expect more violence in the world, anger growing within, watch out for reckless drivers, sudden upsets and losses which are all things forcing you to look within if you don't volunteer to do it. Change who you are today, not tomorrow. Procrastination is no longer an option.
Here is a timetable:
March 30th - New moon in Aries and second new moon of the month. Triggers change with the help of the Sun & Mercury. The rocket launches.
April 1-3 - sun squares Jupiter, then Uranus then Pluto in that order. This will give you a strong sense of what is to come.
April 8 - Sun opposes Mars. Watch out for anger, war, etc.
April 11th - Venus conjuncts Neptune. Make this a deeply spiritual day and align with the energies of the Lightworkers.
April 14 - Mercury squares Jupiter, conjuncts Uranus and Pluto goes retrograde. Stay in bed all day!
April 15th - Lunar eclipse. A bullet is released through a gun with a silencer.
April 21-23 - The grand Square kicks in. Intense energy and situations will be felt for six weeks. Then the summer of protesting begins throughout the world.
What is lost will be replaced. What is gained will be a new part of your new life. It may sound hokey, but Love really is the answer. Can you become a compassionate loving being, or will selfishness and ego drive your life into ruin? It's up to you. This is a magical time. You choose it or you wouldn't be here. Think of it as the ultimate adventure - because it is.
It's the end of March, almost. Several things to look for this week. Its a week of bonding, building bridges and being grateful for friends and family and lovers. Then a big burp on Saturday that will shake the harmony, followed by new beginning on Sunday. Welcome to 2014, the year of the roller coaster ride.
Jupiter is in full force in its direct movement now, and remains in Cancer until mid July. Like Venus reminding you that community sustains you, Jupiter in Cancer reminds you how important family really is. Work on authentic emotions, bonding with your family or creating a surrogate family to sustain and support you. Treasure them now, and these relationships will sustain you in years to come. Thinking only of yourself won't cut it anymore.
The Sun moved into Aries on the 21st, so now we are full in Spring. Plant seeds, clear away, get ready for a clean start. Aries is the first sign of the zodiac. The one who starts everything. It's bold, dynamic energy is ruled by Mars. And right now Mars is in Libra, so the Sun and Mars are in opposition the next few weeks. Mars wants what it wants when it wants it, and anything that puts the brakes on that spontaneity is not appreciated even a little bit by Martians. Short tempers or long talks to sort things out. Or Brash new ideas and the energy to carry them out. Then Mars puts on the brakes in Libra and says "think this through" something spontaneous Aries does not have the time or patience for. Expect stops and starts and then stops again as the energy we all use is confused for a while. I keep yammering about new, but this month is screaming it. Start over, do something new, implement an idea, open a business. Its about beginnings.
Monday through Friday are great aspects between Mercury(Pisces) and Jupiter(Cancer). Sign contacts, start relationships, business partnerships. On Friday you'll have great epiphanies about something, so be ready to listen to spontaneous ideas that come to mind, making things even more exciting. Then on Saturday it could all blow up as Venus is trine retrograde Mars and squaring Saturn. What starts off as a great day for romance, could end in lost opportunities by not expressing affection or rejection because you did. Chill as much as you can on Saturday. It could be a roller coaster ride, but a short lived one thank goodness.
Finally our 2nd NEW MOON of the month happens, and it's also in the sign of Aries. Whatever you have been thinking about doing, starting, saying.....DO IT! If Saturday went sour, pick yourself up and try again. This second new moon of the moon is rare, even though it happened in January too. In the sign of Aries "new" has an even greater meaning. Take a risk and make changes in every area of your life, especially your inner work of finding what is not working within you and fixing it by making changes within yourself. Sunday is a trigger day, setting the tone for the next week.
Everyone I know is very stressed right now. So much going on and the unconscious awareness of the crazy energy around is follows us everywhere. We are in a storm, because we are supposed to be changing. This is Karma time. Make those changes, step up to the plate, make moves or do it again in another lifetime when the same kinds of energy converges. We chose to be here now in the chaos for a very important reason. I hope you are turning within and working with your spiritual self, because this is the way out of the quagmire. Be a leader, not a victim right now, and suddenly life will be a whole lot of fun. Take a leap of faith. It's time for your big adventure!!!
Sunday night was a full moon in Virgo. This is a critical full moon, so don't get too pessimistic or consumed by details. Let go of past mistakes and stop wasting time and energy on "what if". You can't change the past. You can change the future by learning what mistakes you made and making sure you are smarter about things next time. Then breathe and let it go. Full Moon energy lingers a while, so shake it off, forgive yourself and move on. It's also a great time to get rid of those to-do's that haunt you, so you can feel freer.
Monday, Mercury is now moving into Pisces for a few weeks. But this time it's direct. Whew. Its still a wacky place for Mercury, the sign of the intellect, logic, reason, surmising, theorizing - but it's in Pisces, so be ready to let emotions come in and put in their two cents worth. Yes logic gets to compromise now. Give equal weight to emotions, traditions, feelings, art, dreaminess, creativity and mystery. You can't see the air, but you are inhaling it right now. It exists, even though you can't see it. Lots of things exist we can't see. Time to acknowledge the spiritual, the hidden, the mysteries of the Universe and make decisions not just on logic and reason but on hunches, feelings, intuition and even dreams.
Tues Venus in Aquarius sextiles Uranus in Aries. Sextiles are friendly, Uranus is surprises, Venus is love and beauty. Be ready for excitement, surprises and fun in the fame of love. Be spontaneous, take a chance, make a move, be adventurous.
Thurday the Sun moves out of dreamy Pisces this week into action oriented Aries. Aries, as the first sign of the zodiac, is a trail blazer and all about NEW, you know the keyword for the year. Spring is here, shake off the winter, the past, the mistakes and the shoulda-woulda-coulda's and begin anew. Do a spring dance in your living room and welcome the new year, for in astrology March 21 is the first day of the year. But remember Mars, the ruler or Aries is currently retrograde, so don't be surprised if you hit a few bumps in the road. Keep trying, you will succeed.
Saturday Mercury is conjunct Neptune in Pisces. This is Mind nuzzling up with the spiritual guardian of us all. Dream big, practice gratefulness in everything, make big plans, dream big, ask yourself how you can help the Universe shift the world into its new dynamic...a movement, a career, changing yourself. Let your mind wander to dreamy things and you'll come up with some great ideas.
Week two of March begins. Jupiter went direct Thursday evening.
This week is a quieter time, get your bearings as the big planet of abundance finally gets it footing back and brings us the bounty it loves to bestow upon us. Contracts signed now should be good for you; money should flow; opportunities come forward, our moods lift, until July 2014 when Jupiter on Cancer moves to Leo. Look out world, from July forward, the big guy is heady with power from all that Leo spotlight. Jupiter in Cancer fills us with emotion. Maybe you cry more easily, your feelings are softer or more easily hurt, and you want a nest that is safe and comfy and a family to surround you and care for you. Put dealing with your emotions and emotional needs on high now. This chance won't be here again for 12 years. And when it moves into Leo you need to be ready, as your confidence will soar, the spotlight beckons and the energy is to show off who you are. Clean out your doubts and fears so you can truly shine.
But Jupiter is still squaring Uranus and opposite Pluto. The energy of the latter two is escalating by the day. Maybe you're saying so if Mercury went direct and so did Jupiter, why is everyone still so angry, frustrated and semi-crazy? Because of Uranus and Pluto. The battle for the future is here. If you think its crazy now, wait until the summer. Practice patience and kindness. Let the lane-hopper on the road get past you. Breathe. Release the frustration of things not flowing as smoothly as you would like. Meditate, pray and exercise. Ask the Universe to give you KNOWLEDGE of your gifts, the reason you came here spiritually. Practice random acts of kindness. Be the nicest, most polite and helpful person you know. Show by example how we can live in harmony. Competition, climbing to the top, pushing your way through the world to get what YOU want is so passé. The goal is fair, happiness, contentment, and grounding.
With Venus still in Aquarius, become a humanitarian. Volunteer. Give generously. Help someone out even if it puts you out. Just like Santa Clause, you ARE being observed now. Are you naughty or nice? How is that clearing up your Karma working for you? Trying to ignore it. Ho Ho Ho - good luck with that! Be thankful about EVERYTHING, from a new job to a parking place. I say "thank you" when I find parking easily. I send note cards to friends telling them how much they mean to me. I make lists of people I need to call and connect with. I thank waiters for their service, I say thank you all over the place. Do you?
Are you building your tribe? Who will you cling to when the world is going mad? Plan for the crazy summer. The Ukraine was only the beginning. People around the world are about to rebel PUBLICLY about all the injustice around them. The status quo is not going to surrender without a fight. What are you helping change in this crazy old world we live in? ASK and you will find out, even if it takes a lot of asking. If it was easy, you'd be sitting on a cloud somewhere, listening to Mozart and reading Shakespeare. Fight for your spiritual life. Be an example everyday in all the little ways. Pretty soon people will notice you are pretty awesome and want to be like you too. And that's how the real revolution begins.
Well we made it through February. I don't know about you but I had a rough one. People losing their minds, trusted people engaging in betrayal, emotional roller coasters, etc. As a person ruled by Gemini, one of Mercury's homes, I can tell you it pretty much sucker punched me, but here I am, still standing and ready for new beginnings. What leaves your life makes way for the new. Boy the Universe is truly testing us!!
And speaking of new beginnings, I am going to be writing my astrology reports weekly from now on. I hope you don't think of this as a too frequent intrusion, but so much is going on starting now, I feel its the way to really focus on each new step we are being led toward, as we fully enter the DAWNING OF THE AGE OF AQUARIUS. I told you in January this is a lot like 1968, well baby, the ship has launched as of today. Buckle up and get ready for CHANGE!!!! All you younger people lamenting not having experienced the 60's - here's your chance. Be bold, Be brave, Be unique, don't follow the pack, don't conform, stop trying to be like everyone else. You are unique. There is no one else like you. Something within you has something special to give to the world. Find it and flaunt it proudly.
So March first is full of change. Its a new Moon, the first of two this month, just like January. the trigger has been pulled for new starts yet again. What was lost in February was mean to be lost. Shake it off, let it go and move forward. You have to be a quick change artist now. Everyday is a new adventure. Be a good girl or boy scout and be prepared for things to change on a moments notice.
New Moon in Pisces conjunct Neptune is the beginning of deeper spirituality in our lives. We are reminded that the future is not possible without our connection to the Universe and its plan, not ours. Let go and let God. Are you still talking to your Angels, Higher Self, God, etc.? Make sure its something you do often. I take time each night when I turn the light out to talk to ask for help, for direction, for understanding. Sometimes I have dreams that blow my mind. Vivid color, amazing detail, confirmation that I am on the path, even when boulders appear before me.
Mars is in Libra, not a happy place for Mars the warrior in "lets make nice" Libra, and today he turns retrograde until May 19th. This means forward motion is slowed. Stop trying to push things and let them flow as they were meant to flow. Pushing only makes you crazy, so breathe and relax. All things come to those who wait. Now this does not mean nothing is going to happen now, it means we have to slow down and find the rhythm of NOW and go with it. Exercise to get the frustration out. Get more sleep. Don't try to do too many things at once. This is the time of preparing for a summer of pure craziness. This summer is a powder keg. Be rested and ready for it.
Venus is in Aquarius March 5 - April 5. Universal love is at hand, again in keeping with the new moon, a time to love each other as brothers and sisters, sharing in this world and loving each other and valuing each other for the precious creatures we are. Tell your pals you love them. Thank the Universe for your gifts. Acknowledge the value of plants and animals in our world, and their equal place here with us. Tell Mother Earth how beautiful she is, and how much we love her and thank her for her bounty, for our life support.
Mercury turned direct yesterday. The next couple of days you'll be getting your bearings back, realizing your mind is actually working again. Everyone say WHEW with me!
Tomorrow Saturn, the task master, turns retrograde for 4+ months. Look over your shoulder and see what you didn't complete and complete it. Retrogrades of ANY planet are about looking over your shoulder and wrapping things up. Saturn goes direct on July 20th, in the midst of global protesting and upheavals. June/July will be about what we're pissed off about now, but July 20th new ways of doing things can manifest into solid reality. I cannot stress enough the importance of being ready - emotionally, mentally and spiritually for what is coming for us. You need your wits about you, you need to take a leap. Bond with your tribes and stay tight. Materially prepare for possible natural disasters this summer too. Earthquakes, tornados, volcano's, power outages. Have supplies on hand so you don't have to scramble if something happens.
And the best for last. Thursday Jupiter, the planet of abundance, goes direct. Its been retrograde for months and now her expansion is back. Things move forward, money flows, doors open, and the stinginess is gone. She is still in the middle of the Uranus Pluto square, but in direct motion offers a more positive take on things. BE THANKFUL everyday for what you do have. Take those big ideas to the world. Ask your angels to empower your leadership skills so you can add something to the world that is good, helpful and meaningful.
Best wishes to you all.