… Grand Cross opens the gates to sail into a new ocean …
This week April 20th through April 26th, is filled with powerful and active events. Sunday begins with Sun moving into earthy Taurus, which provides a stabilizing energy while many aspects begin to blow in gale-force winds. Four planets reach 13 degrees, creating a Grand Cross that opens a new journey; Uranus at 13 Aries, Jupiter at 13 Cancer, Mars at 13 Libra, and Pluto at 13 Capricorn. This Grand Square (also known as a Grand Cross) shifts the scales, turns the clock and unbolts the rusted cog to allow change to occur. The importance of two of these aspects is profound, but to have four, epic changes, events and transformations are immanent.
Jupiter begins the series of events on Sunday, by creating the square to the Uranus winds of change. Jupiter opens the floodgates creating the white-water rapids of change, taking the gentle river of events into a resounding, swirling shifting situations and circumstances into increased activity. Jupiter aligned with Pluto heightens the intensity as Pluto pushes for transforming change to follow your feelings and move away from the old situations.
Monday the Uranus winds emphasize the ability to break free from the old situations as the perfect square to Pluto provides the hard angle that becomes the stair step to a new level. Uranus in Aries blows in situations that push power buttons within Pluto’s Capricorn environments of business, government, industry and finances. The effects of events create the need for meetings, discussions and negotiations.
Tuesday Mars retrograde in Libra creates a square to Jupiter. With Jupiter increasing the white-water rapids of change, Mars activates an additional energy flow as the wind blows in situations that require quickened problem-solving capabilities. With Mars retrograde, many of the situations that appear prompt bold actions, planned or unplanned.
Wednesday Mars is in opposition to Uranus, increasing the winds of change. Mars activates a stronger level of information that blows on the winds. Later the same day Mars creates a square with powerful Pluto, which prompts the need to shift away from the old and embrace the new. Pluto is pushing for changes within the business arena as industry, government and financial issues blow wildly in the gale-force winds. Mars becomes the key force continuing to spin situations into highly activated events.
Taking the cues to engage and be proactive in response to situations, which opens the gates to sail out of the locks and into the open ocean. Ultimately, the effect of these major aspects is to leave the past embracing new opportunities and directions.
All of the events culminate into a very profound, eventful and intense week prompting change, breakthrough and transformation. The series of requirements set a new pace for the year and set a pathway to move beyond the old environments. By Friday, Sun connects to Mercury, driving forward a commitment for the new directions. Signing on the dotted line becomes the important step that opens the gates for passage into the open ocean. Sun and Mercury connect at 6 Taurus, paving the way for the Solar Eclipse early morning on the 29th at 9 Taurus.