The power of the Blood Moon and the Grand Square continue this week. I have gotten reports of feeling spacey, minor but bed ridden illness (time for soul searching), sadness (but not sure why), crying out of the blue (ditto), restlessness, pets acting really wierd and differently, ups and downs and loss and gain. Yes that's about right.
Because of this "closeness" to the other side right now, it's not uncommon for us to feel "out of it" or overly tired. Sleep is not to be underestimated during these invisible energy hurricanes. Naps are encouraged. Slow down from your hectic pace. Eat Well. Meditate. Laugh. Practice Theta and ground yourself with the Earth Mother. She is calling in this purge too. It is the pain we have caused our hostess that is a major factor in this change. We cannot continue to abuse our resources, and we have to stop denying global weather changes. And everyday we must be thankful for our home, our food, our air, our very lives. It's time to stop being spoiled teenage brats and become responsible adults.
Tuesday the 29th, is a SOLAR ECLIPSE. On the heels of the lunar eclipse, this is the final portion of the omen about the blood moon followed by a black sun. The sun is now in Taurus the Bull, ruled by Venus. Taureans are generally loyal and faithful, like routines and a sense of security, love to eat and drink, love to love and love deeply. It takes them a long time to drop their defenses and fall in love, but once they do its nearly impossible for them to fall out of love, regardless of the pain they may endure until the day comes when they make the changes they've needed to make for a long time. It only looked from the outside like it was sudden. They are also quite stubborn and even in regards to change, they dig in before they go there. Sun AND the moon are in Taurus Tuesday, giving great strength to the above mentioned attributes. It's also a NEW moon, and all year long events have been happening or repeating around new moons. The theme of change is ever present, and the solar eclipse triggers tons of energy towards this, like there isn't enough already!
Venus moves from Pisces to Aries on Friday May 2nd until May 28th. Venus is aggressive about love now. Take a chance, make a pass, get out and meet people. Something could develop quickly. Have some fun!
Use the stability factor in Taurus (which represents seeds planted and starting to grow) to ground yourself. Taurus is the earth. Earth Day was chosen on a Taurus Sun day - planned or a coincidence? It's a grounding time yet a time of change, which means the Universe will stand by you as you change. Its not a leap of faith month so much as a step forward month. Make a plan, think it through, take the first step toward that goal and after May 19th, when Mars turns direct, we all have more energy and go forward at a swifter pace.
It's time to get real. Really real. We are having a spiritual/inner rebirth. And the Sun and Moon (and Mercury is still there too - our minds want stable and steady now too) in Taurus are great times to build sound foundations for something real and good. And as we connect more to our Higher Selves, we are participants in creating a new "vibe" for Planet Earth. We are "raising her vibrations" to a higher octave or energy level. We are stepping up into a new way of doing things, of feeling, of being. It is a New Age upon us (It is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius). The old must be released to allow the new to grow. Shed your snake skin with joy, in knowing you are re-birthing. Give thanks and fill the world with your thanks, it will heal us all.
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.
The Total Lunar Eclipse of April 14 (10PM PST) and 15th (1AM EST) is a sight to behold. Like so much in astrology right now, this is rare but it's even bigger than that! There are 4 blood moons in total coming! It's a "sign" according to many religions.
This foretells of a dramatic historical change. But even more interesting is that as rare as a blood moon is, it also falls on Passover/Easter, but there are FOUR of them over the next year falling on Jewish Feast Days! October 8, 2014 (feast of the Tabernacles), April 4, 2015 (passover) and Sept 28, 2015 (feast of the Tabernacles). This is beyond coincidence and is in keeping with massive changes other planets predict during this time as well. And if that isn't enough, there is a total Solar Eclipse April 29th - where the sun goes "black" in the sky.
To quote the Bible: "'when you see these signs - the end of this age is coming."
Even the Talmud has something to say about this: "When the moon is in eclipse, it is a bad omen for Israel. If its face is as red as blood, (it is a sign that) the sword is coming to the world." The 1492 Blood Moon expelled the Jews from Spain.(But then Columbus discovered America, which was to become a safe haven for Jews.) Other blood moons were 1948 (Statehood for Israel and the War of Independence) and 1967 - the Six Day War which returned Jerusalem to the State of Israel. This is the 8th time in history the blood moon has fallen on the First Day of Passover - and it will happen again next year!
But you could also argue lots of other things happened on those dates, like 1967 was the height of the Hippie movement that changed America forever. But rest assured, with Pluto and Uranus and Jupiter and Mars creating a Cardinal grand cross next week, the Universe is sending us a message, and the message is quite simple. It's time to change the world as it is now. Compassion is key. And if you are not part of the change, you will be part of the destruction.
I remember once Gail King, Oprah's best friend, said (and I am paraphrasing what I remember so forgive me if it's not completely accurate) "Oprah is climbing up the ladder, always ahead of us, with one hand held down to help bring the rest of us up with her." It made me cry. She brought herself up from nothing, made an impact on the world few have ever done, and never forgot to help others. This is how we all must be. What is feminine must be embraced, regardless of your gender. It is the time of the feminine energy. All of the feminine asteroids (there are male ones too) are caught up in this two weeks of intense transits. It's about opening our hearts to our softer side. Caring is not weakness. Our hearts must be BALANCED. Equal doses of the masculine and feminine. Being selfish no longer works, the mantras of the 1980's are dead, as the Universe is coming to our shores to settle accounts. Karma is coming for you.
Open our hearts and love each other. It's really that simple, but so hard to do in a world that has embraced so many bad qualities as acceptable. Step out of the pack, be heard, don't tolerate or sit in silence anymore. If you have a lot of resources, use them for the betterment of all. If you are struggling, be thankful everyday for what you do have and get involved in your community to promote change and open doors for yourself and others.
Pluto goes retrograde on the 14th too. It stays that way until Sept. Look within, explore your depths. The Universe keeps asking, are you answering and taking action? Go with the flow and it won't be so bad, fight it and it will hurt like hell.
April 15th is the Eclipse in full, and the Moon is in Scorpio - conjuncting Saturn later in the day inflames the Saturn transit in scorpio. I suspect something is going to happen around this time that will give us all pause. A hard emotional lesson of some kind. I hope its not as potent as it looks. My fantasy is that Arch Angels will come down and hover in the skies, and speak to us about High Spiritual Truths and the missions we have been assigned during these times. Are you ready? I am!! :))
The Sabian symbol for this transit is amazing.:
"An eagle and a large white dove, turning into one another". You can be strong and still be soft. Balance.
Mercury, the ruler of the mind, has moved into Aries until April 23rd. You will be thinking fast on your feet, ready for changes as they come. This month is all about change, the unexpected, new horizons, new ideas, new thinking patterns. The Sun is assisting you, so there is a lot of energy here for change. Go with it, don't try to stop it or hold it back. You are laying the foundation for new paths and new ideas on how to get there.
Of course with the new must come endings. Release whatever is leaving your life. Let it float down the river into a new path away from you. All that is ended now has special significance in that it's TIME to let it go. Whatever you have been holding onto, let it go. Old hurts, old patterns, old friends even, old stuff, just let it go.
I read an article once from a psychiatrist who said we cannot manage anymore than 7 people in our life at one time as "real friends". There is just not enough time to nurture true friendships with more than this many people, and for most people its 4-5 real friendships. Now maybe you have "lots" of friends, or so you think, but they are really acquaintances. Take stock of all the people in your life and figure out which ones would come to your house at 3AM if you called them and nurture that friendship. It's time to get real about who you can truly trust, and who you can't. It doesn't mean kick your minor relationships to the curb, it just mean to make the effort to nurture people in your life you can count on.
Endings now are for situations in your life that have become untenable. I recently resigned from a client who essentially tormented me for the last four months. Snarky remarks, talking behind my back, hoping for anything that looked like a mistake, hovering behind me and demanding to know what I am working on in an angry voice. I have watched this person "push" 6 people from their company in the last 18 months. It's their habit to find someone to pick on and be a bully. I found myself dreading going there, being upset the day before and after, and living anxiously waiting for the barbs to come forth - which they did more and more each time I was there. I finally decided that the money was not worth this kind of upset in my life, and I resigned. Within hours of doing so, an anvil lifted off my shoulders. I felt lighter, freer, happier. I was no longer allowing myself to be victimized, and low and behold the one client was replaced by two in three days! When one door closes, another one always opens. Always.
If you have a dead end job, or a boss who bullies, start looking for a new one. It's always easier to get a new job when you have one now. Interview before work, lunch hour, after work. You spend a lot of time at work, and if its dragging you down, its preventing you from being a light worker, from love and kindness and joy filling your heart. Its a terrible way to live your precious life. Change it, especially now while the sun and mercury are in Aries. Nothing could be more empowering now than these two planets helping us all change. Be courageous now and step out of bad situations.
Venus moved into Pisces Saturday until May 2. Its a great time to be mushy and spread the love. Tell the people in your life how much they mean to you. Everyone is feeling the need to be loved more than usual right now. Open up and say loving things to people. It will help build stronger bridges in your life and work.
Mars is still retrograde in Libra. Don't get upset when things don't move as fast as you hoped. Early May the door will open and things will move forward again. Chill a little, and stop trying to push a boulder up the hill. It's wasted energy.
Next week is the BIG kahuna of beginnings. Re-read last weeks horoscope to know more if you're a new subscriber. Try to get some rest this week, the rocket will launch next week so be ready.