Astrology of the Cardinal Grand Cross Aug/Sept 2020: Fight the Power!

Astrology of the Cardinal Grand Cross Aug/Sept 2020: Fight the Power!

There’s a Cardinal Grand Cross in the Cosmos that is going to bring major tensions until the middle of September. “A Grand Cardinal Cross deals with power abuses and leadership. It calls upon us to bring balance and justice to those who govern and rule, and to be more humane in our own positions of authority.” https://astrostyle.com/aspects/grand-cross/ This particular Cardinal Grand Cross includes all the players in the year that will stay in infamy historically. Pandemics, riots, the murder of two people by a young white militia person who was ‘policing’ the protests, the UK hurtling towards a no deal Brexit at the end of the year, the craziest election in living history in the USA, hurricane Laura heading towards the Gulf coast as a Cat 4 and being described as ‘unsurvivable’. Add to this (thanks to @Anne Ortelee) a Thor’s Hammer this week and the week of Sept 3, when the Sun moves to 12˚ Virgo where Mercury is this week, that, to quote Anne, smites people and things. Thor’s Hammer is also known as the fist of God and when the hammer is dropped the shock waves ripple far and wide. It’s a volatile configuration. As this is from Mercury in Virgo, this could indicate news that will shock us to our core. The areas of the chart that are ‘smited’ — or even do the smiting — are 26˚ Aries and Capricorn, two of the degrees also contained in the Cardinal Grand Cross. If you have anything around those degrees there will be immense pressure. Please, please know that pressure creates diamonds and precious things, so even...
Astrology of Asteroid Juno: Carrying  the World.

Astrology of Asteroid Juno: Carrying the World.

  Juno occupies a powerful place in the Cosmos right now. Looking at the chart on the left (and ignoring the fast moving Moon for now) she is on her own on the Western Hemisphere (the right side is the Western Hemisphere in the astrology chart) of the chart, with all other planets and asteroids in the Eastern Hemisphere and the Lunar Nodes, currently at 2˚ Capricorn/Cancer forming the line between them all. This makes a bucket pattern in terms of Astrological configurations with Juno as the handle of the bucket. It’s a pattern I know well as my Gemini Moon is at the handle of a bucket in my own chart. Let’s take a look at the Juno myth before discussing what this means astrologically. Juno was one of the oldest Roman deities, the three original Gods, Jupiter, Juno and Minerva. She is associated with Hera in the Greek myths but belief in Juno pre-existed Hera and they are not the same. Juno had various names, Juno Regina (Queen), Juno Sospita (protector of confinement, childbirth), Juno Lucina (Light), Juno Moneta (Moon). She was said to be both the wife and sister of Jupiter, King of the Gods, and mother of Mars, whose father was not Jupiter but rather a flower — though many stories now say Jupiter. How interesting that the symbol for Juno looks like a flower. Juno is the protector of and the women her power has been long sidelined and underestimated as have all female deities during the Age of Pisces which roughly relates to the Age of Christianity. As we leave that Astrological Age and move...

Muddling Through The Wonk

Well wonk is maybe not a word but it’s my new word. I was chatting with a friend about how the universe is so wonky right now with the Grand Cross of April 2014 building. And it feels perfect for the energies right now so wonk is my new word. Though the dictionary defines wonk as ‘a studious or hardworking person.’ so let’s say I have redefined wonk. Or use wonkiness if these things matter to you.   Now I want you all to just look at that first paragraph. For me the energy of it it feels like the current planetary energies. Redefining, breaking free of the accepted rules. A time of huge transformations and, well, wonk - or wonkiness.   Things feel challenging. There are a lot of global happenings and undercurrents but I want to talk more about the wonk within. The thing about the current energies is that they are bringing huge internal tensions. Coming up we have a Lunar Eclipse on the 15th April, the Cardinal Grand Cross is at it’s most exact on the 22nd April (though it dominates the whole month in reality) and a Solar Eclipse on the 29th April.   These energies have been rumbling and brewing since 2012 as the Pluto/Uranus square that forms the crux of this Grand Cross has been going on since then and this will be the fifth of seven exact squares between the two heavy hitters. I’m actually not going to bore you with all the astrology in this post. For more detail on that and what in means on a weekly basis you...