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4th April 2014, 04:52

The most important transit of the year, and perhaps the most important planetary alignment of the decade becomes exact April 2014. The grand cross peaks the third week of April 2014. This aspect does not have to be exact for events to occur.

A grand cross is a rare configuration shaped like an X, that involves two 180 degree oppositions, and four 90 degree squares that plays off the energy of all the planets involved.

In this case we are dealing with Uranus in Aries (revolutions, sudden, unexpected, explosive and shocking events and change), Pluto in Capricorn (regeneration, death and change beyond personal control, bullies, unabated power of all kinds, secret agendas, nuclear energy and power, earth related weather or manmade events, Jupiter in Cancer (home, family, money, expansion, the homeland taking on greater importance), Mars in Libra (action, war, strife, military) and even Mercury in Aries (communication, young people, transport).

The grand cross affects the charts of many people-about half or more of those I speak with, the United States chart, and the charts of many other countries as well. So, we know this aspect will bring societal change in many respects to large masses of people. Changes will occur on two levels: change in the world or the collective, and change personally to individuals. This first article deals with change occurring in the collective, and the Part 11 will deal with changes we will experience as individuals, which may or may not involve the collective experience.

As all of the planets involved are in Cardinal signs and events will be significant and immediate. Aries deals with the first house and the personal will of ourselves and others. Libra rules others than ourselves, partners of all types, and rules the 7th house of open enemies and courts. Capricorn rules the 10th house of business and it is tied into the earth itself, and here we have another view of the types of situations this transit will bring.

I do not believe this aspect will bring one event, but rather many events escalating around the same time, although there may be one that stands out among others. As the buildup of this powerful transit continues over the next 6 weeks and beyond, we are currently seeing related events occurring now and will continue to do so until the aspect peaks in April, and after. The upheaval and subsequent removal of government in the Ukraine and ongoing conflict with Russia is one such example of what this most powerful aspect will bring to the collective.

Uranus-Jupiter relates to extreme conditions and situations involving weather or earth related changes, money can be made or lost overnight, and countries and entities can break apart suddenly as we are currently seeing in Kiev. Uranus rules and involves aircraft, technology, revolts and unexpected situations to name a few.

Uranus-Pluto deals with agendas that are extreme in nature (such as the bill that was vetoed in Arizona allowing gays and others to be banned/turned away from private businesses) financial cycles, and the rise of specific agendas, propaganda, violence and terrorism in the world.

The effects of the square between Pluto and Uranus have been ongoing since Uranus entered Aries in 2010, but this time we add to the mix Jupiter, Mars and Mercury. The eclipses of April will set off the events of the grand cross. For the first time in the history of the United States the grand cross falls on the Sun of the United States with Pluto opposing the US Sun.

In January 1934, we experienced a grand square between Uranus, Pluto and Jupiter in Aries, Cancer and Aries at 23 degrees of these cardinal signs. It did not however aspect the US natal Sun. It is important to look at the events that occurred during that time, and it was an important year that planted the seeds of what would come over the next decade, and the world was never the same again.

That year Hitler came into power becoming Furher over Germany and police forces in Germany were consolidated under the jurisdiction of Heinrich Himmler the avowed Nazi who condemned thousands to death in the death camps of Auschwitz. We could see the rise of another such type of individual in the world during this period.

The Dust Bowl removed great quantities of topsoil across the American West, damaging farms, crop production, and livestock ruining 300 million acres of farmland and we are at risk now of extreme weather conditions that we have already experienced in terms of a cold winter, and more extremes will follow.

The New Deal in 1934 led to the establishment of the Securities Exchange commission by Franklin Roosevelt which began a series of banking reforms, as well as the Federal Communications regulating broadcasting, and Bonnie and Clyde were killed. These are only a few instances of this pivotal time in history before WW11, and now is equally pivotal.

In early 1934 Roosevelt devalued the dollar. Numerous individuals and companies were prosecuted related to President Roosevelt's Executive Order 6102. Prosecutions occurred under subsequent Executive Orders 6111, 6260, 6261 and the Gold Reserve Act of 1934 that prohibited the hoarding of gold.

China's central bank has engineered the recent decline in the country's currency as part of its efforts to prepare for wider trading, according to the Wall Street Journal. With fewer speculators trading the yuan, China intends to challenge the dollars role, and sees freeing its currency as a step to getting there, according to the story.

Why should you be interested in China? Because this is indicative of the types of change we will see worldwide and no man, woman or country is an island, and the Grand Cross affects the world and everyone in it, one way or another if you live among civilization.

Take a look at the political cartoon I have reproduced on this page from 1934. Notice the issues discussed are the same as today: government overspending, market manipulation, questions over the constitution and government regulations, blaming capitalists for financial woes and spending. Astrological cycles are cyclical and eventually repeat themselves. The question is: how much have we learned since the 1930's and how far will we go to prevent history from repeating itself on more than one level.

The grand square of 1934 fell at 23 degrees of Aries, Cancer and Libra. In April 2014 the grand cross falls at 13 degrees of Capricorn opposing on the Sun in the US natal chart. Pluto is the ultimate planet of transformation and regeneration.

Pluto opposed Venus (US natal chart) in 2008-10 bringing on the 'Great Recession," or the financial meltdown of the banks, and it opposed Jupiter 2010-2012 when we continued to see high unemployment, anger and the splintering of the Republican party. Pluto's opposition to the US Sun becomes exact April 12-June 5, December 28, 2014-January 25, 2015, July 25, 2015-September 14, October 6, 2015-January 30, 2016. Uranus will also be square the US Sun within a few degrees December 2014 as well, creating another grand square between three planets again.

Astrologer Celeste Teal wrote:, " This Grand Cross stimulates the Solar Eclipse of January 2011 that fell at 13 Capricorn. Eclipses in Cardinal signs are known for bringing a focus to national affairs and to the business world, when the business world is often depressed or disturbed."

April 2014 will represent the only time the grand cross is formed with Jupiter and Mars. In 2015 during the final Pluto opposition to the US Sun, Saturn will be square Neptune. This transit is related to political reforms and according to the famed astrologer Barbault, and this is a cycle governing the development of socialism/communism.

In mundane astrology the Sun represents the President and government. It represents the way a nation expresses itself, and the way foreigners view the nation. In a way it is the 'soul' of a country. This will be an important time for government, which will be under pressure, and for the President who may face additional risks and opposition from his 'partners,' which includes Congress and others.

Pluto represents that which is subversive, corrupt, hidden and secretive in society. Pluto rules secret police, organized crime, secret agencies and societies, and what Jung called 'psychotic outbreaks of the collective unconscious.' It also rules nuclear weapons and energy, bullies and unmitigated power, including power of governments unrestrained, nuclear weapons and energy, and major transformation.

As the transit takes the form of an opposition the crisis will come from an outside force, or forces. Looking at past countries/civilizations Pluto-Sun oppositions either bring transformation as a result of deep internal and external change over time with opposition and purging of that which is destructive, or a complete collapse compared to what was known before. Sometimes Pluto goes through a phase of destruction and tearing down, then later rebuilding in a stronger way. Either way, the United States and its government will go through a transformative process the likes of which we have not seen before. Sometimes this transit takes the form of what some call creative destruction.

Two charts most commonly used for the US are the Sibley Chart (Sagittarius rising) and the Gemini rising chart. Looking at the Sibley Chart the US Sun falls in the seventh house ruling foreign relations, and is typically considered the house of 'open enemies,' showing us a conflict brewing with an enemy that is known. As the grand cross also affects the chart of Russia, this may well represent one such entity. Using the Gemini chart the Sun falls in the second house which rules incomes and money.

Either way this transit shows the potential of financial upheaval, potential banking reforms-situations, economic issues and challenging conditions that will be worldwide in nature.

"Under the current transit, the structures of power (Pluto in Capricorn) are challenged by the fresh vision, the new beginnings of Uranus in Aries. Politically, it’s not usually very pleasant. Sometimes, where there is great potential within the current forms, Uranus-Pluto can represent not a dissolution but an empowerment, dramatic growth, as we have seen with China."- Astrologer Barry Goddard

Looking at the lunar eclipse chart for April 15, 3:42 a.m., Washington, DC, the moon falls in the eighth house and there is a focus on the 8th/2nd house axis which rules death and mortality, international banking and finance, and earned income with a focus on unexpected situations through the end of the month. We will see arguments, debates and police or military action in the world and explosive events. Unexpected news will be the norm, and there could be problems with transport, young people and communication-technology.

This eclipse falls on the karmic nodal axis, showing the potential for reaping what has been sown in terms of the past as a nation.

The ascendant is 18 degrees Aquarius and the ascendant ruler Saturn (and Uranus) makes no aspects, but lies in the ninth house showing a staunch belief system and philosophical views.

Uranus lies in the second house of income, banking, bonds, currency, conjunct Mercury showing the rapid flow of information, or a propaganda campaign, potential issues with transport, communications and technology, a focus on young people. It opposes Mars in the eighth house of death, taxes, transformation, bringing arguments, debates, explosions, and accidents. The eighth house also rules mortgages, and financial relations with other countries and this is a major theme.

Uranus- Jupiter brings unforeseen events, impracticality, potential issues regarding aircraft, idealism, sudden gains and losses and possible news relating to technology. Financial markets may fluctuate.

The grand cross affects the 11th house, ruling Congress and institutions, foreign affairs, the nations long term hopes, the 2nd house ruling income and wealth, and the 5th house of children and young people, and the eighth house of taxes, death, and transformation.

Pluto is especially powerful at this time as it is stationary having turned retrograde only 7 hours, 54 minutes prior to the eclipse. Agendas will become apparent.

Neptune and Venus in the first house bring to the forefront the question of lies, fraud and deception along with a lack of clarity and truthfulness as events are unfolding. Neptune rules water, oceans, rivers, and oil and gas and we could see situations arise that relate to water during this period.

The Jupiter-Pluto opposition lies across The United States 1st-7th house axis (Sibley chart) of self and others, or open enemies, and chows a monumental struggle between us and them, or other entities in the world as well as challenges in political, financial, social and military realms.

Issues that will likely come to the forefront include: New regulatory cycles relating to banking-finance, issues and volatility among financial markets, extreme weather-earth related changes and situations, the rise of violence and terrorism, Governments overstepping their authority and crackdowns on populations of people by governments, terrorist and military attacks, news relating to nuclear weapons, political splits, hidden agendas unveiled, attacks and accidents, news related to Edward Snowden and government spying on citizens, attacks by and on terrorists, events relating to crime and organized crime, concern over taxes/wealth, accidents and attacks, political and sociological upheaval, concerns for and about the President.

The April 29 solar eclipse falls in Taurus, the sign ruling income, and the earth itself. I will write more about it in an upcoming issue.

While the grand cross of April will change the world, it will change the lives of all of those whose personal charts it affects, and that will be the subject of my next blog.

Following is a list of Important dates that involve the grand cross. We will see significant events occur in the world on these dates, and in your personal life if the grand cross is prominent in your chart:

March 30-New moon in Aries sets off the grand cross

April 1-Sun squares Jupiter

April 2-Sun conjuncts Uranus

April 3-Sun squares Pluto

April 8-Sun opposes Mars

April 11-Venus conjuncts Neptune

April 14-Mercury squares Jupiter, Mercury conjuncts Uranus, Pluto goes stationary direct at 7:44 p.m. EST

April 15- full moon lunar eclipse 25 degrees Libra, Mercury squares Pluto

April 16-Mercury opposes Mars

April 20-Jupiter squares Uranus, opposes Pluto

April 21-Uranus squares Pluto

April 22-Mars squares Jupiter

April 23- Mars opposes Uranus, squares Pluto

April 25-Sun conjuncts Mercury

April 28-29-Solar eclipse 8 degrees Taurus

May 2-Mercury opposes Saturn

4th April 2014, 05:10
Here is another reading of April's energies:

April and the Cardinal Grand Cross
Embracing the pain during this major cosmic event

Maria DeSimone

APR 02, 2014
"The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean and nasty place It will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me or nobody is going to hit as hard as life. But it ain't about how hard you hit, it is about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward, how much can you take and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done!" - Rocky Balboa

Beware this April, when we'll experience a precise and stressful alignment between four heavy-duty planets in the sky. Mars, the planet of action and energy, is currently traveling retrograde in Libra. Jupiter, the planet of expansion, is moving through the sign Cancer. Revolutionary Uranus is in Aries and transformative Pluto is in Capricorn. Each of these planets is in a Cardinal sign -- and Cardinal signs are known for thrusting forward to usher in what is new. This is why we associate each of the Cardinal signs with the beginning of a new season.

Smooth out this ominous energy with a Mandala New Beginnings Tarot reading -- with a card for each Cardinal sign, this is just the spread to ease this big event!

OK, so far it doesn't seem too wild. Well that's because I haven't told you the part yet that has astrologers so fascinated.

The math.

Deconstructing the cross

During the week of April 20, Mars will form a stressful 90-degree angle called a square to both Jupiter and Pluto. Jupiter will square off with Uranus. In addition, Uranus and Pluto will square one another in yet another famous square (we've experienced this one since 2012). Mars will also oppose Uranus while Jupiter will oppose Pluto. This precise mathematical pattern is one of the most rare, and most difficult of all. It is called a Grand Square or a Grand Cross.

Symbolically, such a pattern suggests that we're boxed in, feeling all sorts of frustration and pressure without any way out. It's like being trapped in a gas chamber or burning building. It hurts like hell.

What makes this alignment even more compelling is the fact that three of these planets are potentially toxic when aligned to one another in difficult aspect. Those planets are Mars (war), Uranus (sudden change) and Pluto (intense alteration). Jupiter in the mix does not help in this case. Sure, this planet is connected to luck and abundance but what is often overlooked about Jupiter is that his function is to expand whatever ELSE he touches. In this case Jupiter will inflate a very stressful pattern. Ouch.

Adding to the mix is a potent, stressed-out Lunar Eclipse in Libra on April 15. This eclipse occurs at 25 degrees Libra while the Cardinal Cross will peak at 14 degrees. All this does is extend ground zero for those with personal planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, and Mars) or angles in a Cardinal sign. Almost no one with heavy Cardinal energy in their chart will be exempt from April's cosmic storm.

But what does this mean?

Essentially, the planet Earth and any individuals with charts triggered by April's energy are going into labor. There will be exquisite pain and you'll feel really knocked down. If you persevere however, you'll find that the cosmic contractions of April will be the catalyst leading to the birth of something remarkable in your world.

I remember when I found out I was pregnant with my first born. I really wanted a home birth and a natural labor. I felt with every fiber of my being that the only way to truly get through the promised pain of giving birth was to EXPERIENCE and EMBRACE the pain. In my view, trying to numb or stop it would only add to the fear and confuse the process. It was the natural process of CHANGE that my body had to endure to GIVE LIFE.

My philosophy about this was something I was passionate about. I really didn't want outside interference, but my husband at the time vehemently disagreed. He won ... sort of. My solution when I went into labor was to keep it a secret so that I could retain control and stay home for as long as possible. I was nine centimeters dilated by the time I arrived at the hospital and began pushing about 15 minutes later. The doctor apologized to me that I would have to endure the pain since it was too late for medication.

I remember being so angry that he said that to me. Didn't he understand? I WANTED the pain. I NEEDED the pain. It was the only way my body could possibly know that this was really happening. That change was imminent.

Life and death of course, are two sides of the same coin. My son stopped breathing while I was pushing him out and the doctor ended up performing an emergency C-section to save his life. Vincent was born on August 10, 1999 and happens to have a Grand Cross in his birth chart. The one in April will be in Cardinal signs but my son has one in Fixed signs.

Manifesting the Grand Cross

The result of this is that I am intimately familiar with Grand Cross energy. I get to live every day with the complexity and intensity of someone who is always boxed in by his own psyche. Someone who is constantly punched down by life yet, somehow, keeps getting back up. I tell Vincent all the time that he has the potential to become an incredibly successful man because he chose a chart filled with adversity in this lifetime. He chose the hard road. He chose a birth chart that, through painful experiences and losses has the potential to train him to be a winner.

My favorite celebrity example of someone with a Cardinal Cross in their birth chart is Steve Jobs. Was he an easy person to get along with? Not by any stretch. In many ways he was his own worst enemy. Did he accomplish great things in his life time and EVEN GREATER things after he fell? You bet. That's because Steve Jobs, like my son, knew how to take a punch without allowing the agony to defeat him.

This, my friends, is the essence of April's energy. If you start to feel boxed in, you need to reorient your perspective. You are merely in the boxing ring.

I assure you, there will be pain. But I also promise that if you EMBRACE and EXPERIENCE the suffering, it will give you the control and the determination you need to DIRECT IT.

Now stop panicking. And start winning.

4th April 2014, 05:41
Thanks linksplatinum, believe this will bring on some very important changes and happenings… they keep saying 'hold onto our hats' and now perhaps we've got reason to!

4th April 2014, 08:01
Thank you for the thread !

Here is another reading of April's energies:

This, my friends, is the essence of April's energy. If you start to feel boxed in, you need to reorient your perspective. You are merely in the boxing ring.

I assure you, there will be pain. But I also promise that if you EMBRACE and EXPERIENCE the suffering, it will give you the control and the determination you need to DIRECT IT.

Now stop panicking. And start winning.

Those words are strong, and not only for the energy of April :)

I have a question:

The planets have different characteristics such as Mars (war), Uranus (sudden change) and Pluto (intense alteration).

I have 'always' had the the question: If for instance I was born on Mars what characteristics would the Earth have upon me ?

Anyone ??

Kindly regards Johnny

4th April 2014, 10:32

4th April 2014, 16:01

8th April 2014, 20:56
http://youtu.be/G3MBdjARnjo (5.20 min. video)

April 2014 heralds a very rare astrological event, where four planets (PLUTO opposing JUPITER & MARS opposing URANUS), are at exact 90 degree angles to one another, hence forming a Grand Cross in our celestial skies.

In addition, each of these planets are sitting at '13 degrees' of the 4 CARDINAL signs (Pluto 13 degrees Capricorn, Jupiter 13 degrees Cancer, Mars 13 degrees Libra & Uranus 13 degrees Aries). Plus Mars is Retrograde (appearance of going backwards) during the Cardinal Grand Cross Alignment.

PLUS, adding to this melting pot of transformational energies, the climax of this Cardinal Grand Cross on the 23/24 April 2014 takes place between two eclipses; a Total Lunar Eclipse on the 14 April 2014 followed by a Solar Eclipse on the 28 April 2014.

8th April 2014, 21:03
It's looking like an epic month is on the way. :)
ty for this.

8th April 2014, 22:56
It's looking like an epic month is on the way. :)
ty for this.

It seems we're up for a bumpy ride...

8th April 2014, 23:22
I read a forecast that said the the USA has the sun at 13 degrees of cancer as well, so this aspect affect the United States directly.

8th April 2014, 23:22

8th April 2014, 23:29
I really enjoyed this interpretation below.

Opportunity for Transformation: Astrological Cardinal Grand Cross April 23/24 2014

By Michelle Walling, CHLC

Humanity has been on a gradual collision course for major change on this planet through the polarity of opposition between the people of planet Earth and the tyranny that controls them. The rubber band is stretched about as far as it can go without snapping. What opportunity does the peak of a Cardinal Grand Cross provide for measurable change?

Setting the Stage

We find ourselves in the midst of a shift on the planet that some people predicted would actually happen overnight on December 21, 2012. There were many explanations given as to why we did not see anything happen on that date, including the ones who say that we decided as a collective to allow more people to wake up that have been oppressed by the dark forces beyond what we had imagined. In actuality, people like Gregg Prescott of In5d.com wrote articles to let people know that this shift would be gradual and that the world would not end or be transformed overnight.

We tend to forget that astrological changes are mostly unseen, and when change occurs it happens gradually because the planet has to stay balanced. Something did in fact occur on December 21, 2012- an alignment of the earth with the center of the Cosmos, which provided a clear path to receive waves of light that originate from our Creator. This light is a transformational catalyst to bring us into alignment with the Golden Age of Opportunity for Transformation: Astrological Cardinal Grand Cross April 23/24 2014 | In5D.comAquarius. We could not exist on Earth in a New Age and could not start new cycles upon cycles while still living under the rules of Pisces.


More (http://www.in5d.com/cardinal-grand-cross.html)

8th April 2014, 23:38
The Producers are stepping in. Springtime for Hitler.

Comedy legend Mel Brooks once said "Bad taste is simply saying the truth before it should be said."

Regarding the birth of the USA, It's called the Sibley Chart:


And yes the country's 'sun' is at 13degrees cancer. Sun being ego expression and whatnot.

9th April 2014, 21:01

Tidying up a wee bit around the house. :tea:

Threads merged.


10th April 2014, 02:48
Someone asked me what it means when those four planets were to be in that cardinal cross.

For the humour, I described it as being like..er..uhm..the end scene of 'enemy of the state'. Showdown at a hoedown.

(language and violence warning)


But, in truth, it is what you make of it. What you feel and understand of it.

10th April 2014, 03:12
Someone asked me what it means when those four planets were to be in that cardinal cross.

For the humour, I described it as being like..er..uhm..the end scene of 'enemy of the state'. Showdown at a hoedown.

(language and violence warning)


But, in truth, it is what you make of it. What you feel and understand of it.

LOL, Yes I remember Gene Hackman: "Either he is incredibly stupid or incredibly intelligent"


24th April 2014, 19:29
Today 2 front tyres on my ride on are flat- I got them fixed came home then the deck started to stink -remembered the cross so I decided to quit while I was ahead, had a phone call an hour ago son has decided to come home and sell up, he lives on the coast, he feels it is time to leave the coast- this is interesting. I am Aries . He is Virgo. Isn't life interesting.