Every so often there is a combo of astrological events that creates so much tension it affects many areas of life and lots of people. We are under one of these now. Can you feel it? It feels as though a spark could ignite a blaze in an instant and things could escalate on a dime.
Riots in London, economic melt downs right and left and today was the most powerful Sun flare in years (an X-7) to add yet more intensity to the air.
That Cardinal Cross is back!
So what is happening? Basically Pluto in Capricorn, Mars in Cancer, Uranus in Aries and Saturn in Libra are forming a Cardinal cross. Yes…it is indeed back (this was very potent during the Summer of 2010). AND right now, and for the next 24 hours, the Moon is also in Capricorn, adding a strong emotional element to the mix.
These combined impact the most fundamental areas of our life. Work, finances, relationships and home. Our sense of security and trust in the future is challenged as many strive to find answers to the challenges they face.
There are several articles and posts on my site about the influence of the Cardinal Cross. You can read more here.
But Wait ~ There’s More!
Further, Mercury is Retrograde while opposing Neptune. This can confuse things, making it extra difficult to gain clarity and direction. Are we hearing the whole truth, you may be wondering under this influence as deception and the “spin doctors” are most prevalent now. BE SURE to check and re-check your plans and arrangements now!
And then there’s the Full Moon, too!
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Mars, Mercury and Pluto are together in Capricorn now, generating a most dynamic and powerful force. You can expect to feel churnings at gut levels for awhile. What is moving deep within? What is wanting to emerge in your life? These are up now.
In the Tarot, the Tower (XVI) is a perfect card depicting the current energies. We all have a structure for our life, which is the Tower in this image. Many things built this structure–believes, experiences, decisions, etc. Yet there are times the structure becomes out-dated in some way, and actually begins to confine us instead of support us.
Know that new avenues for Light are created from Tower-like experiences.
The Universal energies, here shown as the lightening, rain and wind, come and threaten the existing Tower, i.e. structure. While there is much here to understand, the most important thing to remember is that it is indeed necessary at times to allow the old to crumble, as this creates an opening to the next phase.
I love that the next card in the sequence of the Tarot is the Star (XVII)–enlightenment and insight from above. Yet how can this enlightenment “get in” if we block it by remaining “safe” within our Tower?
Back to the current Astrological influence: With Mercury also retrograde, trust your instincts more than your mind. (Or at least as much as.) You know, at some level, what is going on. This happening in the sign of Capricorn indicates that the area of your life likely being impacted is foundational, basic, where you stand. Time to move? Change jobs? Break off a habit? Or a dysfunctional relationship or association?
Some questions to ask now are:
- Are old forms and patterns holding me back?
- Did I make decisions in the past that I am still living by, but that are now out dated and no longer server me?
- Am I tending to the most basic areas of my life? Those that encourage and create new life to course through my veins?
- Do I do things in a direct and decisive manner or waste time in indecision?
- Do I have a Life Plan? Is it in alignment with my Soul Plan? (I will be addressing this more as the New Year approaches).
In essence, now is a time when what is REALLY going on deep within, those patterns and believes that can run the show from the unconscious, are emerging in some way or another. This can indeed be uncomfortable . . . however, it can also be revealing and ultimately show you where you are blocked.
A birth of sorts is at hand. And as with most births, it can also be painful and full of intensity. Notice the shift of the subtle inner currents. A change by mid-week in some key area is possible.
Sending you much Light,
You may have heard that Eclipses have a 90-day impact before and after the actual event. So what can trigger the influence during the 90-day time period? Several things, but perhaps at the top of the list is Mars. Right now, and for a couple days, Mars is at 19-20 degrees Libra which is forming an exact square to the July 11th Solar Eclipse point.
Mars is called the Great Activator and Catalyst. When Mars comes along, it can be as a sudden burst of energy appeared out of nowhere. Here is what my thesaurus says for catalyst: stimulus, stimulation, spark, sparkplug, spur, incitement, impetus.
Here are some things you might notice for a few days:
- An activation of energies as something pulls you in and gets your attention.
- Sparks may fly around you. This could be thrilling and interesting or unsettling.
- A project needs to move forward-like now!
- In fact, forward motion is a key to taping into this energy. It’s time!
- You may feel anxious, as though something is going to happen but you don’t know what.
- Your energy may soar.
- This is a great aspect for sparking inertia or stagnation of any kind.
- Do try not to get impatient or reactive. Steady does it!
- Take note of what area of your life is pulling you forward into your life.
It is important to pay attention to anything that carries these vibrations as they may have at a deeper source the energies seeded by the Eclipse this Summer. Thus it’s impact on your life may be more significant than a first glance suggest.
This may be just the spark you need to get going. Take advantage of the fiery nature available now and you may be amazed at what could come of it and how far you can go with it in the next few weeks.
Mars is opposing Neptune for a couple days and while it may have several impacts, one is certainly that it is a reminder of the impermanence of life and that what we create dissolves over time. Mars rules our individual efforts. What we each put forth into our own lives and how we go about doing that. And while Mars is busily working away, creating something or another, Neptune is always in the background, preparing to dissolve that very creation–when it is time.
Think of building a sand castle at waters edge. You work away, watching your creation take shape. But then, the inevitable occurs…the tide (ruled by Neptune) comes in and after a few waves, dissolves that which you worked so hard for–returning the grains of sand–all those bits of effort you put into it–to the sea. And isn’t it interesting that you can’t build that sand castle away from the water line, out of harms way. No, we need the water in the sand to form the castle. It’s that inspiration that Neptune provides that is the key to our creations. (Neptune’s influence is most inspiring).
So now, during this time of Mars opposing Neptune, and also Jupiter at the last degree of Pisces, we are in between creations. Perhaps you are feeling a urge to create something new in your life, yet can feel at some level, it is not quite time for it. If so, you are surely being influenced by Mars and Neptune and Jupiter. It is indeed a time for the inner aspect of creating. To look at what inspires you, and to accept that even as you begin, it is always true that it will someday dissolve back into the ocean of the cosmos.
This detachment from the beginning of our creations can in itself be inspiriting (I meant to type inspiring…but decided I like it the way it is :~). It can bring us right into the moment as we create. It helps us to see more clearly just why we create. Who is it for? What do we feel compelled to create? And who, in us, is the true creator? And that is really the question. And something to think about during these next few days. Who in us creates…
A perfect visual of all this is the Buddhist monks creating extravagant sand mandalas, then destroying them. There is a wonderful video of this on CNN today (which I thought, in and of itself, was most interesting, being that Mars is opposing Neptune at this time). You can view it here:
Buddhist monks creating sand mandala
Enjoy your time of inner creation. Surrender to it and you will be amazed at what you will manifest in the weeks to come. Follow the Inner Light.
The Surface of Mars
Mars has hit its “shadow point” of about 20 degrees of Leo.
This will get some things moving along into new directions this week.
You can read about it here.