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April 14 , 2014 Astrology Tips
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Hello my friends,

Well, we made it - the first eclipse of the year is upon us, along with the intense Grand Cross that has so many of us buzzing.

First the eclipse - the first eclipse is a Lunar Eclipse (which I believe will be visible from North America) on April 15th at 12:42am PDT (April 14th at 9:42pm EDT). This event has the Earth (our physical selves) obstructing communication between our emotions (the Moon) and our Higher Self (the Sun). This makes a sort of disconnect and it makes people a little crazy sometimes. The Solar eclipse on the 28th puts the Moon back where it "belongs" between our physical self and spirit self, as it were and restores emotional balance. The Sun is in Aries (the sign of the self) and the Moon is in Libra (the sign of "we" and balance).

The Sun has his "gang" at the ready to support the Higher Self - his reinforcements consist of Juno (the marriage Asteroid, focusing us on partnership) in close conjunction and Uranus (the planet of change and surprise) and Mercury (the communicator) conjunct each other earlier in the sign and just outside of aspect. The Moon has her "gang" lined up, to support the emotions - two asteroids (often referred to as the faces of Virgo) closely conjunct, nurturing Ceres (closest) and Vesta (the asteroid of the Heart's Flame), with Mars retrograde earlier in the sign, not quite sure what to do, it seems. This all strongly speaks of the need to return to our original mission plan (Vesta) and to nurture and care for ourselves and those closest to us (Ceres). The Higher Self is focused on our personal relationships (Juno) and working with them to satisfy our emotional needs - changing (Uranus) and talking about (Mercury) where we go from here. Maybe finding new ways to talk in our relationships even.

Pluto will also go retrograde on the 14th, again turning that transformational energy inward, so we can review where we are and how close we are to fulfilling our deepest needs and desires. Pluto is often likened to the Phoenix - that mythical bird that is consumed in its own flames, only to be reborn of its ashes. For some the transformations of this time will be that dramatic, for many, it will not.

Now, let's add into that the Grand Cardinal Cross - formed by that Uranus Mercury conjunction (talking about change or changing the way we talk) in Aries (very "me" driven") opposing that Mars Rx in Libra (again, not really sure what to do - that inwardly focused energy is easier directed toward self change than it is for getting up and going). This opposition is crossed in the center by Pluto in Capricorn (aiming that Phoenix energy on our structures - America in particular as she reaches her Pluto return) opposing Jupiter (the planet of expansion) in Cancer (the sign of home and family - also America's Sun sign) making a perfect X - the Grand Cross. It's a Cardinal cross, because all the signs involved are Cardinal signs - the mode that changes most appropriately. That is to say that Fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius) don't like to change - things started when the Moon is in a fixed sign and go on longer than they should. Mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces) tend to change a bit too easily - things started when the Moon is in a mutable sign might have them ending before you are ready. Cardinal signs change appropriately, and so this is an appropriate time for changes. The outer planets involved (Pluto, Uranus and Jupiter) indicate a societal change more than individual change, though we will need to change the way we communicate (Mercury conjunct Uranus) and the way we do things (Mars in Libra) to make those changes happen. With Chiron (the wounded healer asteroid) and Venus harmoniously trined with Jupiter, inspiration will play a part in our expansion as will money and comfort (Venus).

Now I am hearing from both sides on the fence as we lead up to these awesome energies. I hear many people excited and poised to positive change. I also hear many people angry at the prospect of change or unaware that they themselves need to do things differently to move forward. Folks having their Uranus opposition (ages 38-42) seem to be having a wild time - and that is quite natural as this is a particularly difficult to be going through a Uranus opposition.

The bottom line that is the world is going to do whatever it is going to do. I heard a story about a woman who works for the government who got a bill from the IRS because when she was 5 the government overpaid on her father's death benefits. What? Really? That is crazy! But she doesn't need to get crazy about it. She was so calm when interviewed by the press - she so clearly knew it was a mistake and that it would get cleared up. In the mean time she was just going to do her job and trust the process. That's the way to do it. Getting upset will not help. This is the way the world seems to be going and it really feels good to resist the urge to add drama and pain to the problem. I am not talking about ignoring problems - we all need to follow up and follow the rules, but we don't need to be angry about it. One friend got a speeding ticket doing 10 miles over the speed limit - he took the ticket, paid it and did the driving school in quick order, with a smile on his face and it was over. It may be a wild time, but we don't have to get wild over it.

Luckily, we have been focused on taking good care of ourselves and learning to stay centered, so we are in a good position to weather these energies with calm and grace - better able focus on the good things in our lives. Many of us are seeing good things - a relief in financial trouble, removal of difficult people or situations and a better ability to enjoy where we are now, which helps to move us forward positively.

If you are struggling, take heart - there is much beauty and magic to be had, particularly at the end of the year. The changes we are going through now will lead to a brighter and better future. If you are struggling to hold on to something, the best course of action may very well be to let it go and optimistically look forward for something better to fill that space - and be open. That something better might not take the form you expect but might be the best thing ever.

Sending love and light my friends. xoxo! Peace!




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April 14, 2014

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