Astrology today: Grand Cross update, April 21 2014
In April, a big lineup of planets in cardinal signs of action have created stress and tension with opportunities for release and transformation. Transformation is not always easy, and the tension of the grand cross can bring conflict and crisis. Sometimes the intensity is more than certain individuals can bear, and we see this play out in the news.
Mars, planet of aggression, has been traveling retrograde where it is dredging up old resentments and because it is traveling so slowly, its influence is stronger and lasts for a longer period of time.
Jupiter, planet of expansion and opportunity, is in Cancer where it is opening the heart and revealing our emotional sensitivity.
We are also dealing with Pluto, planet of death and rebirth, in Capricorn, an earth sign. I have long predicted that when Pluto entered Capricorn we would see an abundance of earthquakes and earth changes, especially when Pluto aligned in a square (90 degree) aspect to Uranus. Uranus is the planet that causes disruption and awakens change.
Yesterday the Moon entered the already tense Grand Cross, making a total of five planets and luminaries locked in this tight alignment. Yet one day later, the world is still turning on its axis and not much has changed.
We have had difficult planetary alignments since 2008, and most intensively since 2011. Many of us are becoming accustomed to this new degree of intensity, so a few days of heightened magnetism does not cause great distress. It is generally at the beginning of these periods, when the new energies are just beginning to enter our consciousness, that we find them most difficult to manage.
I am not inclined to jump on the bandwagon of doom and […]