APRIL 23 to MAY 4, 2014
CARDINAL GRAND CROSS — APRIL 23, 2014
Many of you who are fans of either this blog or astrology in general will by now be familiar with the Cardinal Grand Cross. It is a particularly nasty-looking planetary pileup, in which Mars, Jupiter, Uranus, and Pluto will all be butting heads. There is a fair amount of panic in some circles going on over this, however in practice, that panic is not terribly useful or helpful. It is already affecting your live and it will explode into a fiery climax April 23 as Mars regresses into the 13th degree of Libra to clash with Uranus, Jupiter, and Pluto which will also be in the 13th degrees of Aries, Cancer, and Capricorn. The very cornerstones of our lives will soon be shaken and blessed by this epic concentration of cardinal power. So what to expect?
Many astrologers are calling this the final end of the Age of Pisces and the true beginning of the Age of Aquarius.
In two words the Cardinal Grand Cross will produce forced evolution for every soul on our planet. Consider it a gateway into the world that must be born. As with human birth there is pain involved but the end result is new life and new hope for the future. The truth is that tragedy, triumph, initiation, and excitement will all be on display on this titanic day. Prepare to enter a high pressure, high magnitude cosmic crossroads!
It is a clarion call for the world to change (Uranus), to expand its horizons (Jupiter), to mobilize its forces (Mars), and to transform its institutions (Pluto).
On the positive side, our world (and our personal lives) will be transformed for the better and we will be well on course for the transition from the age of inquisitions and religious wars into the more rarefied age of tolerance and open-mindedness.
However ... if we make a muddle of things, then things could turn ugly in the form of earthquakes and tidal waves (Uranus), situations being blown out of all proportion (Jupiter), wars and bloodshed (Mars), and social, religious, political and economic catastrophes (Pluto).
In your personal life, this is a good time to make a daring leap of faith. Things will be changing all around you, so you may as well take a chance on seizing a new golden opportunity as it passes your wait. Remember, opportunity knocks but once at the door.
In the midst of all this, on Tuesday April 22, the Moon squares off against the Sun for the Aquarius Third Quarter Moon which in Antinous Moon Magic we call the FORUM MOON. This is the best Lunar Phase of the year for oracles or spell work involving interaction with groups or a public setting. Gathering place. Club. Work place. Any place where numerous people gather. It is also the best moon for rituals focusing on parks, gardens and the outdoors in general, such as working rituals for protecting a back garden or outdoor venue.
And things begin to lighten when Mercury leaves antsy Aries and shifts into the sensual, slow sign of Taurus on April 23. Take the time to welcome it with your arms wide open. In the midst of one of the most intense weeks of 2014, accept this invitation to gently and leisurely express yourself, instead of running around like a screaming banshee (as most other people will be doing).
Everything in our universe has been dialed up to the highest degree of emotional intensity, anger and agitation since mid-month. When Mercury (the planet of talking, thinking, writing and short-distance travel) slows down the pace considerably, you should too — especially in your romantic relationships..
THURSDAY APRIL 24, 2014
On Thursday the dust begins to settle ever so slowly when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD forms positive configurations with Mercury, the Sun and Neptune. Try to find ways to avoid the fray and stay out of the arguments swirling all around you.
FRIDAY APRIL 25, 2014
On Friday interpersonal relationships are bolstered when Venus and Saturn form a string trine aspect even as ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD is in supportive aspects to Jupiter, Saturn and Venus. Amidst all the turmoil around you, show your partner what you think of him and draw up plans for a brighter future.
SATURDAY APRIL 26, 2014
On Saturday your intuition shifts into high gear when Mercury aligns in perfect conjunction with the Sun and also forms a nice sextile with Neptune. This is the best day of the week for making far-reaching decisions.
SUNDAY APRIL 27, 2014
On Sunday you should listen to your gut feeling when the Sun forms a sextile with intuitive Neptune. Especially in matters of compassion and humility, you will find a wellspring of strength.
MONDAY/TUESDAY APRIL 28/29, 2014
Overnight Monday/Tuesday ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD aligns with the Sun in Taurus for an annular (or partial) Solar Eclipse visible over parts of Australia. In Antinous Moon Magic we call the TAURUS NEW MOON the MARCUS AURELIUS MOON because he was a man of judicious might and justice, a warrior and a poet, a man whose reign was called a Golden Age. The TAURUS NEW MOON highlights Taurean qualities (determined, practical, devoted, grounded, dependable) and 2nd House themes (material security, values, self-worth). On a spiritual/higher plane, the New Moon in Taurus seeks inner peace through stability and contentment.
WEDNESDAY APRIL 30, 2014
On Wednesday don't hesitate to buy a mid-week lottery ticket when Mercury forms a generous sextile aspect with lucky Jupiter while ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD forms strong aspects with Saturn and Venus. You open the window of opportunity on new perspectives for the future. Since this is Walpurgis Night or May Eve, it is optimal for oracles and scrying.
THURSDAY MAY 1, 2014
On Thursday, May Day or Beltane, you may need to button your lip to keep yourself from blurting out secrets when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD squares off against Neptune and forms a trine with Mars. People are gregarious to the extreme.
FRIDAY MAY 2, 2014
On Friday the work week ends with a bang when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD forms an anything-goes sextile with surprise-filled Uranus. You may have a hard time concentrating on that 9-to-5 job — but you will have no trouble concentrating on the action at the clubs Friday night.
SATURDAY MAY 3, 2014
On Saturday Venus leaves romantic Pisces and enters fiery, masculine Aries, where the love planet feels most uncomfortable. For the next four weeks passions will be steamy and hot and quickies will take the place of long-term dating.
SUNDAY MAY 4, 2014
On Sunday ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD forms positive aspects with the Sun and Jupiter, but is in a tense configuration with Mars and Pluto which opens the way to success if you are persistent enough.
SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:
Another exciting week lies ahead between May 5 and 11 when we come to the Leo First Quarter Moon. It is the Lunar Phase in Antinous Moon Magic which we call the SCARAB MOON of miracles and wish-fulfillment. Meditations and rituals carried out tonight can result in an unexpected breakthrough. Eureka! Unanticipated solution. Fortuitous surprise. Sudden change for the better. Plucking victory from the jaws of defeat. An oracle reading or meditative trance can produce a sudden answer for transformation of a bad situation into something profitable .... More details next time ....