I have long been fascinated by the planets and their movements.
At the exact moment when we were born, a snapshot is taken of the planets and astrologers believe that this configuration can help decipher the personality and energies of that person.
“As above, so below,” and I definitely have experienced this to be true. The planets in our solar system definitely mirror the goings on in our lives and many astrologers have been waiting patiently for the Grand Cardinal Cross of 2013-2014.
The Grand Cardinal Cross is a special astrological configuration of four planets that line up within 90 degrees of each other. In astrological terms, this would be two oppositions and four squares involving Pluto, Jupiter, Mars and Saturn.
The word Cardinal refers to the signs which are involved which include Aries, Libra, Cancer and Capricorn. All these signs are known to be cardinal leaders, which means that this configuration will result in a lot of initiation and action.
This Cardinal Grand Cross has been moving in and out of configuration since December 27, 2013 and will continue to shift back and forth till May 2014.
The most challenging time for this configuration however is April 20-24th and many would have already begun to feel the effects now.
At this time, the Universe is really asking us to focus on our self identity, our relationships, our home environment and our work life.
On a more spiritual note, the Universe is asking us to delve within ourselves and transcend to that next level of being, to a higher state of consciousness where we are taking control and responsibility for our feelings and what energy we are putting into the world.
The reason that April is such a challenging time is not only because of the Grand Cross but also because we have two eclipses occurring around the same time.
Eclipses are notorious for change. Although eclipses can be aggressive and challenging, they always put you where you need to be. Eclipses are the Universes way of shaking you up and making sure that you are on the ‘right’ path, whatever that means for you.
These April eclipses are also going to enhance the effects of the Cardinal Grand Cross which means that there is definitely going to be major changes for many people next month. We are going to be challenged to breakdown long standing patterns in order for us to rebuild them into something better. We are going to be asked by the Universe to stay focussed on what is important to us and to make a turning point in our lives whether its internal or external.
While some astrologers are worried about this configuration, I firmly believe that nothing in astrology is either good or bad, it’s just how you choose to deal with the energy. The Universe is wise, and sometimes we have to trust that these energies are being sent to us in order to help us make the necessary changes we need to move forward with our lives.
If you have been feeling stuck or confused, next month is definitely going to be a truth revealing month. Give yourself permission now to relax, trust in the Universe and don’t stress. Just know that next month, all will be revealed, and a light will be shone upon all you need to know.
Whatever comes up for you next month, remember that this is just a cycle, and it too will pass.
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