by Robert Wilkinson
Since the Grand Cardinal Cross is already at full speed in all our lives, today we’ll take a brief look at some ways to deal with the changes as things fracture, fall apart, and dis-integrate. Yes, most will feel a sense of relief when this passage is done, but that won’t be for a few weeks.
First, remember that old forms must pass away from time to time so new forms can come forth that work better for who we are and what we’re doing. All things come to an end except our Love, Wisdom, and Intelligence that demonstrate our Eternal Self. And we must occasionally crack our “shell of personality” so that we can grow into a new personality more appropriate to our evolved state, whatever that looks like.
Because this place is so impermanent, life itself is truly an unending lesson in detachment, compassion, Divine discrimination, and remembering to be as positive as we can be in living our greatest good, and bringing it to the here and now whenever we can. The trick is to move with the changes without getting thrown into unhelpful mental and emotional states. And often we must remember that whether we can or cannot “make it better,” we mos def should not do anything make it worse.
As I’ve noted in other articles, there are times to build, times to maintain, and times for things to fall apart. When something has fulfilled its purpose or life span, there’s nothing left to do but witness the passage with as much compassion, love, kindness, and pure depth experience as we can.
Astrologically, the T-square has been the primary configuration since January driving whatever conflict or friction we’ve been dealing with, whether globally or personally. And as I’ve noted, it’s directly related to the T-squares in play last Summer. Since January we’ve had opportunities to use the T-square to integrate the opposing energies of Cancer-Capricorn and express the integration force through learning how to express Libra energies productively.
However, as with any T-square, at least 4 times every 24 hours the angles will pass through the zones most affected by the squares, creating a Grand Cross. A Grand Cross is composed of planets or angles in signs that square or oppose each other, creating dynamic tension. The Grand Cross tends to pit all 4 energies against each other, and thus is considered more a fragmentation configuration than the T-square.
However, signs that square each other can be used to put the brakes on each other when necessary. As I note each month regarding the Uranus square Pluto, we can use positive Uranus to slow or stop a negative Pluto, or use positive Pluto energy to slow or stop a negative Uranus expression.
Because Jupiter is in the mix, we can use positive Jupiter in Cancer expression to oppose negative Pluto expression AND stop negative Uranus expressions while releasing positive Uranus expressions. This is where studying the positive and negative ways these planets could manifest can help you really take command of your reaction to circumstances.
So the void in Libra shows “the problem and the solution” in any frictional circumstance. If there’s friction, it’s due to an imbalance that needs correction, or perhaps a new perspective to restore harmony and equilibrium. The more we maintain poise, grace, and diplomacy, blunting or moderating the urge to explode sideways, the better.
Because Mars is now getting closer to the opposition to Uranus, it’s beginning to enter the field where the Great Fracturing will be exact at 14 Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn. I gave you a few keywords for the area in Libra that being most stimulated at the current time. Study those degrees and use them wisely!
Mars retrograde shows we’ve already rehearsed how to “do Libra,” and because it’ll soon be in the Libra void of the T-square and thus create the Grand Cross, Mars is the key to “right action” (or non-action!) Due to where the current and future Libra zone will be most intense, it’s showing us something about transfiguration on an individual, mental, or spiritual level.
Also remember that if we consistently express our Jupiterian energies constructively, a Jupiter square could be a very good thing! In this Cross it occupies the star Sirius, which is said to be “the Sun of our Sun” and the source of all Wisdom traditions on Earth. So a square to that could only result in something good being released into the world, or perhaps an expansive Ageless Wisdom force will oppose Pluto’s darkside and check (via the squares) both imbalances shown by Mars RX in Libra and the explosive revolutionary impatience of Uranus.
Take some time to meditate on how each of the points of the Cross can be demonstrated in a positive way. And as things fall apart, whether in the outer world, including your friends, your co-workers, and your neighbors, or your inner world, try to remember to go with the flow of your emotional intelligence, don’t get hooked into the hard edges or general crazymaking, and go to your core to get the right perspective on what matters and what doesn’t.
As Eternals, we’ve seen many things fall apart across many lifetimes. It’s a very human experience. And every loss creates the space for something new to come at exactly the right time. Just keep in mind that if it actually IS a time of many things fracturing, don’t be impatient for the new to present itself before the fracturing is done. We need a clean slate if we’re going to write a new symphony (and it’s hard to write one when the ground is shaking!)
© Copyright 2014 Robert Wilkinson