by Robert Wilkinson
It’s the next in the series of Grand Cardinal Crosses, this time brought to you by Mercury, “the Guide of Souls,” as it moves through Libra.
Today Mercury is square Pluto, which is good for busting lies and illusions, but lousy when Mercury is out of balance or out on a limb. Move slowly and cautiously today, and don’t necessarily believe everything you’re told (or think!) Keep your conception of what’s possible in view and don’t let others throw you off your balance.
This is the first of the frictional aspects creating the Cross, and happens virtually at the same time as Mercury opposition Uranus at 11:41 pm PDT September 15, 7:41 am Greenwich (BST) September 16. The last aspect in the Cross comes September 19-20, when Mercury squares Jupiter 15 hours after the coming Full Moon at 27 Virgo-Pisces, 4:13 am PDT, 12:13 pm September 19.
So Mercury is testing our sense of perspective, balance, and grace as we use its energy to demonstrate our ability to move through the high friction of the Cardinal T-square we’ve been dealing with off and on for months. And we did have a recent dress rehearsal for the Cardinal Cross and Fixed Squares when the Moon recently set it all into motion. At least today we also have Mars trine Uranus, opening us to a more inspired way of doing our Being.
On a final note for today, please be aware that when the Moon enters Aquarius 5:05 am PDT, 1:05 pm September 15, it will begin to make a Fixed T-square to Venus conjunct Saturn in Scorpio and Mars in Leo. Keep it simple, easy, pleasant, and on track. A lot can get accomplished this weekend through next week, as there are also some very productive aspects in play for the next few days.
For example, Mercury is sextile Mars through Tuesday, creating an opposition-sextile-trine with Mercury opposed Uranus throwing very favorable energy into Aquarius. And while Venus is conjunct Saturn, it’s also sextile Pluto, a very favorable aspect for deepening productive relationships as well as eliminating all we no longer value in a responsible way.
This is the last week before the Sun enters Libra. Finish up your experiments, finish up whatever you’re learning about or training to do, and get ready to enter the next phase of these months of Grand Cardinal Crosses!
© Copyright 2013 Robert Wilkinson