Following Holy Week (passion, death and burial of the Pisces World Teacher) and Easter Sunday (Resurrection Festival), from April 19 to the 23, the long-awaited and discussed Cardinal Cross of Change appears in the sky, composed of Cardinal signs Aries, Libra, Cancer, and Capricorn, with planets (13-14 degrees) Uranus (in Aries), Jupiter (in Cancer), Mars (in Libra) and Pluto (in Capricorn), an actual geometrical square or cross configuration. Cardinal signs mark the seasons of change, initiating new realities.
Central are Uranus (revolution/revelation) and Pluto (bringing everything to the light to be transformed), Aries (all things new, no compromises) and Capricorn (structure of civilization). These two brought about the Industrial Revolution, the Great Depression and radical social change of the 1960s. This time they are joined by Jupiter in Cancer (awakening the masses) and Mars in Libra (assertion of new values).
This Grand Cross leads up to vast unprecedented political, social, economic change and instability over the next three years. Before the new world can emerge, greed and corruption within our present broken system, the keeping of humanity in continued deprivation, injustice, havoc, hostage and poverty, must be exposed. There will be escalating battles between the old watch and an enlightened public. Keynotes—awakening, knowledge, values, action, justice, will, and new direction with a simultaneous demand to destroy what from the old order is stagnant, lifeless and unjust.
These refer to conditions the Forces of Materialism, influenced by the Forces of Evil, have created in our world. The Cardinal Cross is to bring about the crisis that awakens humanity.
Esoteric Astrology as News for the week of April 17–23, 2014 For Sun and Rising Signs
Aries-March 21–April 20
Be aware of defining your self-identity (a good thing) in terms of what you possess. It’s good to have what we need. Sometimes it tells us what we’re worth. But it doesn’t provide us with true self-value. That’s a spiritual lens that needs continual remembering. What is the message? You’re valuable not only in money but in spirit.
Taurus April 21–May 21
Attempt to express thoughts and feelings of love, appreciation, care and nurturance as everything you value changes. You’re considering ways of using resources so they become future investments. Good. But beforehand, tend to all unfinished business, communications, finances, and responsibilities. This calls for discipline. You need the presence of mind for your next world endeavor.
Gemini May 22–June 20
Working quietly and in solitude (even when in the world), preparing to dream and to remember those dreams, asking yourself serious questions and awaiting the answers to reveal themselves is part of this time’s internal agenda. Simultaneously, something may appear that becomes a resource. Each day search for what’s hidden and valuable. Your values are becoming universal, seeking the good for everyone.
Cancer June 21–July 20
You need to communicate more, share personal experiences, aspirations, hopes, wishes and dreams. You cannot keep yourself isolated. Who are your friends? Go to them more openly. They provide safety, security and a feeling of love and care. But you must take the first authentic step. You can, will, and should. Bake more.
Leo July 21–August 22
You have a deep strength to call upon when everything seems strange, difficult and restricted. This strength holds you in safety, insuring what you need will be provided. Whatever you’re accomplishing in the world now is prosperous, valuable and purposeful. There is one question though. If you're unhappy on any level, what else would you want to do? With whom and where?
Virgo August 23–September 22
It’s possible you feel restrictions in your physical body, in how you see and think about yourself. A new sense of creative effort is coming forth, providing you with a new ladder to climb allowing you an overview of who you would like to be. Previous long-held philosophies defining you will change. Replaced with a greater wondrous view.
Libra September 23–October 22
If you take the time to review your life, you realize that by sharing resources, you’re creating a deep connection for lifetimes between yourself and others. This contact (releasing Love) provides you with comfort, care and a sense of regeneration. You also provide this for others. Remember there’s more to life than work and money. There’s also compassion. It creates spiritual joy. You long for this.
Scorpio October 23–November 21
Very interesting times. It’s possible you’ve become attracted to a new reality. You want experiences that lead to feelings of safety and security, and events and people (a special someone) to offer you shelter leading to well being. These are good aspirations. Do be aware though that if you attract what’s moody, you too become this way. Be aware that true is very subtle.
Sagittarius November 22–December 20
Scorpio applies to you, also. Instead of looking for the attraction, you’ve entered that big life change (now, more in the future). Each day, in order to remain a part of the human race and for needed comfort, recite the Integration Mantram. “I am one with my brothers and sisters. All that I have is theirs. May the love of my Soul pour forth to them. May the strength within me lift and aid them.” And you, too.
Capricorn December 21–January 20
Here is a quote concerning “measure” your goodness. “We must measure our goodness and ourselves by what we embrace, what we create, and by what and whom we include." This is your meditative seed thought. You have an opportunity to work with the earth, plant and mineral kingdoms under the sun’s light. You will develop subtle emotional and intuitive connections with them.
Aquarius January 21–February 18
You realize what you are grateful for. You see how important a home is, also the importance of family in close contact. You look into your past and toward your future and know that what you do each day, the choice of your actions, determines the quality of your life. This is like a mathematical equation. You are the foundation of your life, building from this position. In the meantime, have a party, some fun, cook, and invite people over.
Pisces February 19–March 20
Tend to all communications you’ve set aside. Now is the right time. Offer everyone gratitude, providing them with a new view of their worth. You know this but others need to hear it. It may be you have one good day and the next is confused and disoriented. Rest on days of confusion. Create a pictorial journal of your perfect home. Relationships begin to be structured differently. A new rhythm will emerge. Prepare everything carefully.
Risa is Founder & Director of the Esoteric & Astrological Studies & Research Institute, a contemporary Wisdom School in Santa Cruz, CA.
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