by Leo Knighton Tallarico
This coming week is when the Cardinal Grand Cross is as close to exact as it can get (April 20-23). The Grand Cross will stay within orb (intact as a Grand Cross), however, through the middle of May, followed by Mars going Direct on the 19th of May. Additionally there is a second eclipse still on the way, a Solar Eclipse New Moon in Taurus on April 29.
So intensity will remain in high gear for quite awhile. And a feeling of moving fully forward beyond the intensity of Eclipse Season 2014 may not happen until after Mars goes Direct.
This week the four “players” in the Cross make exact aspects to one another: Sunday the 20th Jupiter square Uranus and opposes Pluto; Monday the 21st powerful Uranus and Pluto make another square to one another; Mars squares Jupiter on the 22nd; and Mars squares Pluto and opposes Uranus on the 23rd.
This week is a centerpiece and crossroads in Spring Eclipse and Cardinal Grand Cross Season 2014. Attitudes and issues continue to shake up this week and it may be difficult to detach oneself from the turmoil at times, but on a deeper level, perhaps beyond conscious knowing, there will be a turning point. Do your best not to overreact to people or situation or potential stress. These aspects are not meant to destroy your life, but instead to help you to transform that which is stuck or dysfunctional or lifeless.
Yet for some there may not be discernible turmoil, but nevertheless at some level of being there is still a big shift going on, and your deeper soul will be making the shift. In that case pay attention to your dreams, your straying thoughts, images that may flash through your mind. They will give you clues as to what is stirring and shifting at a deep level.
It is a synchronous moment in time this weekend as the Cardinal Cross comes together with Christianity’s Easter. Christ is honored this Sunday April 20th in Christianity for dying on the Cross and being resurrected.
Jesus Christ, by all accounts, was born close to the time of a changing of ages over 2000 years ago. We were shifting from an Aries Age to a Pisces Age near that time.
Christ is said to have taught and embodied: compassion, turning the other cheek, understanding and empathy for one’s neighbors and enemies, being inner directed, and having more love in one’s heart.
The world he lived in, ruled by the Roman Empire, needed a rebirth into new energies represented by a New Age in Pisces. His death on the Cross and subsequent resurrection were symbolic of an old consciousness dying and a new consciousness being born.
And now as we experience a Cardinal Grand Cross while celebrating Easter, we are at a turning point again in our journey from an old age to a new age.
Now we are in transition between that now dying Pisces Age and a New Age in Aquarius.
Equality, Diversity in Unity, and liberation from controls of our free minds and hearts are energies bursting at the seams, ready to enter our individual and collective consciousness.
We are also ready to move beyond the duality of spiritual plane versus material plane. We are ready in an Age of Aquarius to be spiritual beings in a physical body, without needing to choose one way of being over the other. Our souls are naturally without boundaries and need a body so we can manifest material purpose on a material Earth.
The story of the material Roman Empire of 666 infamy versus the Christ consciousness of spirit and soul is a dying issue. We are ready to join our unity seeking souls with the temporary limitations yet needed focus of the material world.
We no longer need, however, an Empire or Big government or Big Corporation or Big Religion to force our souls onto the material world.
The rules, regulations, and commandments of that world are no longer needed to be outside us to force us to comply.
As we humans take responsibility for our own world we eventually shed the Bigs from our lives.
And as we take responsibility for our own inner values, soul and spiritual connections; for our own abilities for compassion and empathy, we no longer need Saviors or Big Religion to make us spiritual.
We the individuals, we the people, joined together in community are the way of the Age of Aquarius.
And our USA country is now on the Cross as our natal Sun in Cancer is almost exactly in the Cardinal Cross. And what is dying on that Cross is the USA separation from being an equal member of the World Community, no longer a Superpower Empire dominating the world, but instead a light of wisdom on how to bring varied cultures together in equality, community and freedom: Diversity in Unity. Our economic and military dominance is on that Cross, so our world can be reborn into an Age of Aquarius.
In your personal life if you are feeling better or worse than others, better or worse in your self esteem from others, then your ego needs to die on your own personal cross.
As you learn to love your authentic self and the authentic self of others in your life, you are moving into the Age of Aquarius. If you are trying to live up to some image or have others’ in your life live up to some image, then a level of inauthentic ego needs to die on your personal cross.
Issues and challenges that come up now are meant to help you to accept your self or others in the truth of how you or they were made.
Then from that place of accepting the differences you are accepting diversity in your own life.
Then from that place in your consciousness, you can make authentic relationship with someone else, neither of you trying to be someone you are not, yet willing to “stretch” in order to “meet” the other person and make relationship.
Honoring of your true Self and theirs is the foundation to building healthy relationship.
So as you see your own life and the World face challenges now, remember it is an opportunity to have breakthroughs out of patterns, beliefs, “stories” and behaviors that do not work anymore.
The opportunity now to make breakthroughs, break chains, see with new eyes, and make your life healthier and better is great now.
But you need to get out of your own way, and quit blaming others for not having the life you desire, and take responsibility for your own soul and life.
This does not mean you beat yourself up, as that does not allow you to truly change and take responsibility. It only makes you a victim of your own judgments and still stuck.
The world and our country are on the verge of great change. Don’t expect it all to miraculously and completely change in the next few days or weeks. Transformation is a process. Yet you can, however, expect the change over the next 18 months or so to be great enough to make our world as it exists now seem like an ancient world from that new vantage point.
Earthquakes this last week were frequent and strong, including quite big ones in Mexico City and Papua New Guinea.
Expect world event shockwaves to be strong soon also. But remember that the world is neither going to end or change drastically all at once.
Concentrate in your own life on finding the breakthroughs, as movement through difficult issues is faster and cleaner now. Do not concentrate on the problem, instead focus on the coming solutions.
If you have the time please enjoy the youtube video created for Spring Eclipse Season 2014 and the Cardinal Grand Cross.
See you next week,
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There is already a YOUTUBE video autumn 2013 forecast out at https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5xnEaj6JRfI
There is an old YOUTUBE video Astrology Forecasthttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6fxVYYIoNA&feature=youtu.be for Spring Eclipse Season. Check it out if you feel so moved.
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Leo Knighton Tallarico is a full time professional astrologer, spiritual guide, counselor, and writer for over 25 years