by Robert Wilkinson
It’s been a truly fabulous Solar Return/birthday time so far! I was a bit overwhelmed by the number of people literally from every part of the world wishing me all kinds of good things, and so a heart-felt thanks to the entire community goes out to all! Really, thanks for being here. I guess yesterday was a good example of how a Sun square Jupiter can yield a very good thing. And now the Sun conjuncts Uranus…..
Yes, this is the heart of the first of four gigantic T-Square/Grand Cardinal Cross configurations to occur over the next 7 weeks. We now have Sun conjunct dynamic and revolutionary Uranus, powering up the Sun-Uranus cycle of individualization for the next year. The first Sun conjunct Uranus in Aries happened at the Vernal Equinox of 2011 at 1 Aries, and the orb was a bit wide for it to square Pluto.
In 2012 the Sun was conjunct Uranus at 5 Aries, and in 2013 at 9 Aries. It is now conjunct Uranus at 13 Aries, powering up, vitalizing and illuminating the point where Uranus went stationary retrograde July 2013. This relates to the new identity that has been stirred up in each of us since then. It’s also why there has seemed to be a tremendous amount of agitated impatience.
A lot is released by squares. The Sun squared Jupiter yesterday, and will square Pluto tomorrow. Since the Sun can only illuminate and is the source of Light/Life on Earth, it can do no wrong. Nothing squared by the Sun can yield a darkness except that which must go dark, since the Sun “calls the tune” in our Solar System. It is our Star – we MUST strive to learn what it illuminates in our lives and universe.
Squares put on the brakes, help us turn corners at life intersections, or throw something in our way that seems to be at cross-purposes to where we’re going. According to Marc Jones, a Sun square Jupiter gives us the chance to take a look at how we can better serve, both ourselves and our Truth, while learning how to keep the momentum and initiative in our own hands. This would seem to lead us to a new form of self-expression in a blend of Sun and Jupiter energies.
When the Sun squares Jupiter, we are given a great chance to examine how our Jupiter is functioning within the parameters of what a transit to transit means. We all are now given the chance to see Jupiter from a different angle, and either a) demonstrate positive Jupiter qualities of the nature of 12 Cancer, or b) put the brakes on something and change course because of learning something (Jupiter) about the Mystery that 12 Cancer is showing us.
And of course, this conjunction constitutes somewhat of a midpoint to what’s coming when the Sun squares Pluto at 14 Aries. This one can give us the Light of self-confidence, self-reliance, and self-sufficiency in some inner our outer realm despite the chaotic outer conditions, since those are all Solar qualities. Marc Jones offered that by using deep insights and strength of self-discipline we could become a pioneer in our lives in a way that moves us deeper into the Light.
All of this throws the void into 12, 13, and 14 Libra. Of course this zone is stimulated 4 times a day by the angles as they move through 12-14 Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn. That’s why I have been saying we’re in the middle of one long series of Grand Cardinal Crosses. And while it will lead directly to the Great Fracturing of April 13-24 (particularly 19-24), we will still feel “aftershocks” for quite a while, since they’ll still be in orb for a few weeks after.
To take a look at the news globally is to see massive instability and fracturing of old assumptions and ways of life. While it’s been going on for a while (the T-squares and Crosses have been a major influence on us all since late December), this begins the whitewater ride through some very conflicted energy.
The destruction that comes will help us see what can no longer be held together, for whatever reasons. It may be a material fracturing, it may be an emotional fracturing, it may be the fracturing of an old idea, understanding, or view. This is a time when something has to give so that other forms may take their place.
As I have noted in other posts, our friend the I Ching has stated that sometimes “one is enriched through unfortunate events.” These are times when if we act according to what our Higher Self tells us, we can often find ourselves in positions that are perfect for both our skills and our ability to grow into different ways to use those skills. And for the chefs out there, this time is one where “we must break a few eggs to make an omelette.”
So ride the waves while demonstrating good second decan Libra skills. These would include balanced synthesis of understanding, seeing where re-proportioning is needed within a larger vision or work, and being impersonal as we re-work, re-do, or refine what has been done in the past.
12 Libra is about either going deeper into that which can bring warmth and light to our lives, or coming up out of the “underground” into the Light. This is a degree of a newer or deeper dedication or the need to depressurize and lead a more natural life.
13 Libra is about using creative imagination to play with others and dream a more beautiful or fun dream. We are told it is a degree of relaxation, as well as “healthy stimulation through play and joy of human intercourse.”
14 Libra is about adjusting to the natural course of things, or taking time to rest, relax, and recharge our batteries. Here we find “faith in the ordered scheme of things,” and see where we do not or did not need to be dependent on someone or some situation in our past or present.
14 Libra is of some notable importance, since that’s the exact degree Mars will occupy when it exactly squares Jupiter at 14 Cancer on the star Sirius, squares Pluto at 14 Capricorn, and opposes Uranus at 14 Aries. That will be an extraordinary configuration, and constitutes what we can expect to experience in the way of a “Great Fracturing.”
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