Weekly Weather April 28, 2014
“In effect, if we can see the path ahead laid out for us, there is a good chance it is not our path; it is probably someone else’s we have substituted for our own.” – David Whyte
The eclipses are here! The eclipses are here! The Cosmic Cardinal Cross too!
Last week during a class, I mentioned the various dates that are active in our lives right now as the Spring Eclipses combine with the Cardinal Cross energy to create a huge cross road and intersection of major choice in each of our lives. As I watched people, observing their various faces process the dates, I realized how important these dates were in each person’s life. Virtually every member of class was nodding and shaking their head affirmatively.
Often, we make decisions or choices in the course of living. Later down the road of our life, we realize what an important choice it was. Hindsight, they say is 20/20. With astrology, we get the gift of Foresight. It, too, can be 20/20.
Take the dates below. Mull on the events in your life that took place on those dates. If you weren’t born during some of the older ones, ask your parents what was going on in THEIR lives. Notice the correlation between the various past events and the CURRENT choice(s) you are facing now. Blend the various components into a cohesive whole. Or think of it as a delicious salad of ingredients. Trust the process that what you notice or select is an important ingredient ~ or will be ~ going forward. Toss gently. Add a bit of dressing or a touch of lemon. Make the choice(s) that will impact the rest of your life in a positive manner. Chose with a grateful and trusting heart and head towards the choice that brings you moving toward love, expansion, growth and abundance. Not all of the dates may match your life, but I’d be willing to bet most of the dates WILL resonate to right now, especially if you sit quietly with them for a few minutes.
Uranus/Pluto: October 9, 1965, April 4, 1966, June 30, 1966
Saturn/Pluto: August 10, 1947, November 7, 1982
Jupiter/Saturn: February 18, 1961, December 31, 1980, March 4, 1981, July 23, 1981, May 28, 2000
Jupiter/Uranus: December 11, 1968, Mary 11, 1969, July 20, 1969, February 18, 1983, May 14, 1983, September 25, 1983, February 15, 1997, June 8, 2010, September 18, 2010, January 4, 2011.
Jupiter/Pluto: November 2, 1981, December 1, 1994, December 11, 2007
The Full Moon eclipse on April 15, 2014 woke up the Lunations from October 2013 and 2012 helping you see stories from those months clearly.
Both eclipses echo across time and space to the events in our lives from Spring 1995 and 1976.
Think similar stories yet different rolls or experiences. Different or similar choices. Be brave. Choose wisely.
When you put the picture of your life together, gently hug yourself. Hold yourself like Bernadette would do. Keep the vision in your soul. Let it guide you. Let it guide your heart.
“Song Of Bernadette” Jennifer Warnes and Leonard Cohen
There was a child named Bernadette.
I heard the story long ago.
She saw the queen of heaven once
and kept the vision in her soul.
No one believed what she had seen.
No one believed what she heard,
that there were sorrows to be healed
and mercy, mercy in this world.
So many hearts I find
broke like yours and mine,
torn by what we’ve done and can’t undo.
I just wanna hold you.
Come on, let me hold you
like Bernadette would do.
We’ve been around, we fall, we fly.
We mostly fall, we mostly run.
And every now and then we try
to mend the damage that we’ve done.
Tonight, tonight I just can’t rest.
I’ve got this joy here, here inside my breast.
To think that I did not forget
that child, that song of Bernadette.
So many hearts I find,
hearts like yours and mine,
torn by what we’ve done and can’t undo.
Well, I just wanna hold you.
Come on, let me hold you
like Bernadette would do.
I just wanna hold you.
Won’t you let me hold you
like Bernadette would do?
The Week’s Planetary Highlights
Sun in Taurus aspects the Cardinal Cross planets, asking us to ground and form our choices as he works with Mars, Saturn, Pluto and Uranus from May 1 to 4. Make your new or renewed commitments as Sun answers to Venus exalted in Pisces. Love is in the air ~ or at least a renewed burst of passion and desire for your path and what you want from your life.
Mercury in Taurus is connected, relational, grounded and FULL of desire. Answering to Venus exalted in Pisces, he’s moving fast, traveling between the degrees of 10 to 22 this week. Expect to hear lots of information, practical, solid, and fixed information. Mercury sets off the Cardinal Cross as he works with Mars, Saturn, Pluto, Uranus and Jupiter from April 28 to 30. He gets a bit depressed on Friday, May 2 but resolves his sad feelings after the weekend.
Venus in Pisces has her work set out for her early in the week as she deals with the tough planets in the sky. Adapt, unexpectedly, to news you hear. On May 2, Venus enters Aries for 16 days, kicking Mars in Libra up to a brand new level. Wounding words over the weekend.
Mars is silent this week ~ which is actually a GOOD thing after all the trouble he caused LAST week. Mars deals with jealousy or envy on Thursday.
Jupiter is silent this week. Let go and let it roll….
Uranus deals with health matters this week. Things that surfaced under the Cardinal Cross now have to be worked with. Change is happening, like it or not!
Neptune offers you nurturing this week. Accept it!
Pluto deals with health matters this week. Things that surfaced under the Cardinal Cross now have to be worked with. Evolve. Change. Let go.
Void Moons in the Week Ahead: When the Moon is Void, it is wise to avoid making important decisions as they tend to be unrealistic, and subject to false starts, errors or unexpected hassles. Avoid being concerned with things beyond your spiritual center. It is time for subjective, spiritual and non-materialistic concerns. Kick back, let life flow and center yourself. Connect into your essential oneness with the Universal Forces.
Moon goes void Sextile to Venus on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 11:54:22 am EDT. Moon enters Gemini on April 30 2014 at 04:56:42 pm EDT.
Moon goes void sextile to Uranus on Thursday, May 2, 2014 at 09:22:20 pm EDT. Moon enters Cancer on Saturday, May 3 2014 at 02:14:01 am. Moon is void Thursday night and all day Friday.
There is a New Moon Solar Eclipse on Tuesday, April 29 2014 at 02:14:19 am EDT visible over most of Australia and where the missing Malaysian plane supposedly crashed in the Southern Indian Ocean. The degree of the Eclipse is 8:52 Taurus. It starts a New Cycle that evolves on January 26, 2015, October 27, 2015 and July 26, 2016 with First Quarter, Full and Third Quarter respectively.
Eclipse season runs until May 14, 2014. The Solar New Moon Eclipse is on Tuesday at 8:52 Taurus. Eclipses make us feel we HAVE TO DO something! Often the thing we HAVE TO DO something about is a long standing issue or situation which seems to reach critical mass.
Last week our Cardinal Grand Cross climaxed. Whatever happened, THIS week, you put down new roots and start a new growth cycle with the Eclipse in solid, fixed, Earth at 8 Taurus.
If you have planets in your chart, in the 12 to 14 degree area, they are releasing the Cardinal Cross Climax as it starts to separate. If you don’t have planets at those degrees, the HOUSES which contain 12 to 14 of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn will be receiving the energy and starting to let go. Look around the world to see how rocking and rolling the cardinal energy is. Cosmic Climaxes were everywhere you looked! This week, we take that Cardinal Cross energy and start to do something constructive, productive and building with it!
The focus for the New Moon Solar Eclipse on April 29, is similar to the Full Moon eclipse we had on April 15th. The ascendants are virtually the same and most of the planets fall in similar houses. In the chart cast for the East Coast of the United States, the energetic emphasis moves from “what are my values relative to your values?” to a clear statement of what YOU desire for yourself. We move from a Full Moon with Aries Sun to Libra Moon to a Taurus Sun and Moon, right next to Mercury. Juno changed signs into Taurus. What is right for us is right for us. It might not be right for the other person. That is okay. This New Moon is about you… and what you want. You are going to state clearly what you want to partner with going forward. You are going to plant your seeds for the next big chapter and encourage that energy to grow and blossom. Similar to a sparkling Christmas tree glimpsed behind a window on a cold winter’s night, decorated and shining, your desired statements and visions are answering to an Exalted Venus in Pisces. Dream a big dream. Envision your next chapter. Be careful that it is YOUR vision, not some other person’s vision of what your life should, could or would be. You are unique in the world. Only one of you! EVER! In all eternity! So get ready to go forward. Time will speed up at the end of the week, when Venus enters Aries so take the beginning of the week to focus on the dream and the rest of the week to get it moving out into the world. Notice how big the EARTH bar is in the Solar Eclipse chart… it is a chart of manifestation.
The Sabian image for the New Moon Solar Eclipse is: A CHRISTMAS TREE IS DECORATED AND SHINES IN THE DARKNESS
Lynda Hill’s interpretation of the image is:
Commentary: ‘A Christmas Tree is Decorated’ is a Symbol that brings feelings of family, celebration and happiness. When the ‘Tree is Decorated’ it represents a sign of unity and that many of our family and celebrational needs are, or will be, met. The star placed on top of the ‘Tree’ represents the star that led the wise men, the Magi astrologers, to the stable in Bethlehem where Jesus was born. As long as the spirit of Christmas is celebrated with thankfulness and joy, people will be happy and share both their love and their time. Often at Christmas time it is cold outside. There is the sensation of snow on the ground and everything being rather bleak outside whilst inside there is love, shelter, food and warmth. There is also the beauty of the Christmas lights – the ‘Tree is Decorated and Shines in the Darkness’. The presents glint and a feeling of anticipation hangs in the air of what fun and rewards are yet to come. Giving and receiving whilst enjoying family and friends are the main elements behind the spirit of Christmas. The presents don’t have to be big and expensive, it’s the warmth and spirit of sharing that matters.
Oracle: This is an opportunity for enjoying or accepting family, for celebrations and appreciating cultural ties, and for taking time out to remember and honor these things. Activities with the group will bring joy to all those who are close enough to partake. Even if you don’t know the people you are celebrating with, joy will be spread and celebrated-unless there are feelings of alienation, loneliness or loss. Do some elements of your situation shine more brightly in the cloak of the night than the clear night of day? Even if you arrive empty handed, the true gift is in the giving of yourself, not in the actual gift itself. Hopefully everybody realizes this. If there are gifts you want to give, are you worried about how they will be received? One of our gifts to others is to be able to receive our gifts and each other joyfully without worry or judgment.
Keywords: Enjoying the fruits of one’s culture. Warmth within whilst it may be cold outside. The rebirth of the spirit. Faith and the hope of happiness and goodwill of people to one another. Celebrations bringing people together that once were parted. Decorations. Things done with loving intent. The promise of good things.
The Caution: The pretense of happiness or success in a decorative show. Not allowing others from different religions or social classes. Being excluded and left in the cold. Family cohesion on display belying the real situation. Commercialism. Family disappointments.
Remember, if Christmas isn’t found in your heart, you won’t find it under the tree. Charlotte Carpenter
I bought my brother some gift-wrap for Christmas. I took it to the Gift Wrap department and told them to wrap it, but in a different print so he would know when to stop unwrapping. Steven Wright
Rings and jewels are not gifts, but apologies for gifts, for the only [true] gift is a portion of thyself. Ralph Waldo Emerson
And every gift, though it be small, is in reality great if given with affection. Pindar
Moon Day Monday April 28, 2014 Moon in Taurus and goes void Sextile to Venus. Things begun today end in a positive manner. Moon’s sextile to Neptune encourages us to dream and dream big as those dreams want to grow. Deep connections take place last night as Venus and Mars unite by declination to help us make our dreams come true. Venus joins up with Eris and pushes the edge of what is permissible and possible. Health matters reach a conclusion. Mercury’s aspect with Mars asks that you adjust how you proceed. Expand your idea of what is possible for yourself. Push off from the limitations that you are used to, accepted in the past or once thought were all that you deserved. You are a shining child of the universe. Invite that universal healing energy into your life to help create the next chapter. Harness the healing power!
Mars Day Tuesday April 29, 2014 Moon is in Taurus and goes void Sextile to Venus. There is a New Moon Solar Eclipse on Apr 29 2014 at 02:14:19 am EDT visible over most of Australia and the Southern Indian Ocean. Today is a particularly active day with oodles of aspects inviting you to plant new seeds under THE MOST FERTILE MOON of the year! Moon rolls through the planets in the Cardinal Cross. She asks Mercury to join her in expressing what she wants to create to the rest of the world. He agrees ~ he knows what is best. She asks Pluto in Capricorn to cooperate with her and bring his power to help her grow and manifest something of value and worth with an easy flowing abundance. She invites Jupiter exalted in Cancer to combine with her fertility in Fixed Earth to grow in abundance ~ earth and water make mud! She looks at Saturn and suggests he’s being a bit difficult lately around all those commitment issues… perhaps taking a more generous or psychological approach might help? Saturn grumbles (but maybe agrees?) and mutters as she leaves him and moves on to sextile Venus exalted in Pisces tomorrow. This is a LOVELY New Moon to ask the heavens for creative energy and to take time to ride the fertile crest of springtime’s blooming energy. Dreams last night were abundant and full of imagery to help guide you. Mercury’s trine to Pluto offers an agreement between the nephew and his uncle… Mercury is the ONLY god permitted into Pluto’s underworld realm. Deals offered or made today or Wednesday will be very profitable and profound in your life. Say YES quickly! Accept and move forward. Unexpected events can take place which you are encouraged to see as angels helping you. In fact, today is a great day to INVOKE the angelic realm for help or guidance. Mars and Venus both work with Pallas to illuminate patterns previously unnoticed ~ adjust accordingly. A bit of anxiety is good for you! It strengthens the heart muscle! Feel the fear and do it any way. No quitting. Give it your best. Don’t be outdrawn!
Mercury’s Day Wednesday April 30, 2014 Moon in Taurus goes void Sextile to Venus at 11:54:22 am EDT. Moon enters Gemini at 04:56:42 pm EDT. Moon is void in the afternoon on Wednesday. If you wake up in the middle of the night in a bit of a panic ~ no worries. It is all part of the process. Mercury sextiles Jupiter in the middle of the night bringing an unusual undercurrent of emotions to the surface ~ you ARE committing to something mighty big! It IS a major crossroad in your life! It IS a HUGE turning point. Allow yourself to celebrate the choice made tonight as Venus and the Moon enjoy the idea of the new dream together. The old is over, the new is arriving. Forward you go, down the chosen crossroad before you.
Jupiter’s day Thursday May 1, 2014 Moon is in Gemini and goes void Sextile to Uranus at 7:32 pm EDT. Moon is void Thursday night and all day Friday. Another frisky day blooms as the Lusty Month of May arrives! Moon in Gemini works with Mars and helps move the energy along via networking or surprising connections early in the day. Another very busy day! It will be full of adjustments and tweaks of energy. Dreams continue to visit you and seek to inspire your hopes or soothe your fears or scare your hopes and increase your fears. Make sure to talk to the images. Make a point of remembering them! You receive great news that is unexpected but quite helpful. Venus aspects the Nodes of Fate in a manner which asks that you make adjustments to your plans and ideas. The required or requested adjustment is actually a GOOD thing! (or it will be down the road a bit). Say yes and move forward cohesively and confidently. Sun’s argument with Mars is a matter of changing patterns. It can be done but the person has to WANT to change. And CHANGE. No more lip service or empty promises. Change is what life is about. Change or get out of the way while you change! Anger or war can seemingly erupt out of nowhere as Mars links up with his sister Eris. Actually, this has been brewing for a while. Stand back. Let the eruption take place. See what you see. Sometimes destruction is part of the process to help us partner with moving forward. We NEED to be in pain to actually CHANGE. Be aggressive with all health matters under these aspects too. Don’t take anything for granted. Get your butt to the doctor (or their butt to the doctor). Later in the evening, expect unusual outcomes or surprising news. Connect with people who love you and want only the best for you. Jupiter’s quintile with Juno offers you a new partnership or relationship seemingly out of the blue yet profoundly important to you! Say yes!
Venus’ Day Friday May 2, 2014 Moon is void in Gemini all day. Use that VOID MOON energy… You have a few hours to process all that has gone on this week… or over the past few weeks. Take the day to be by yourself or with folks you love. Mercury is busy whispering in your ears all night during your dreams about the changes in your home and your soul. Sun’s argument with Saturn says that everything ends or changes. Allow for some space between yourself and people you disagree with. Back off and allow them an opportunity to either go off in self-righteous validation or to think about what’s gone on and how that needs to change. Unusual health matters can surface which you need to take care of IMMEDIATELY. Pay attention to the body’s messages…Mercury’s opposition to Saturn says some folks are gonna be just as stupid as they want to be. Try not to be one of the stupid ones! And be kind to the stupid ones. They have to live with themselves! Remember, they are having the Cardinal Cross and eclipses in their chart too and might be taking the energy down into a fear filled evolution instead of using it to move towards their higher good and purpose. They have a right to exist too~ no less than the trees or the stars. Venus enters Aries for 27 days of action and excitement. Suddenly Taurus Sun and Mercury realize what they have committed to. Mars in Libra and Venus in Aries are in mutual reception and can switch places. Switch and do the planet dance ~ relate to beloveds and have passionate sex (or take passionate action) to get where you want to go these next 27 days.
Saturn’s Day Saturday May 3, 2014 Moon enters Cancer at 02:14:01 am and has a closing aspect of a sextile to Mercury. Juicy and delicious, another very fertile few days to get things accomplished with lots of adjusting aspects to help you along. Mercury and Ceres argue asking that you adjust what you think about nurturing and caretaking. Moon’s trine to Neptune can either be fabulously inspiring or deeply depressing (or a bit of both). Tonight, Sun trines Pluto encouraging a deeper understanding of what is important to you and your life ~ focus that energy of yours toward what you are called to do. The lovely earth trine supports that growth energy. Mercury’s crabby energy with Eris indicates the argument you have tonight could be based in jealousy… When we change, the people who love us can get anxious or nervous that we are going to leave them. Reassure them that change is actually good for BOTH of you. IF you aren’t living and growing, you are dying. Late tonight, Moon squares Mars ~ no more whining. It is time to change. Put on your big girl or boy pants and grow!
Sun’s Day Sunday May 4, 2014 Moon is in Cancer with a closing aspect of a sextile to Mercury. Another day with oodles of aspects. Dreams are full of toss and turn images as you seek a balance between the old and new you. Be kind to yourself. Self-care. Nurture. Hug yourself. Let Bernadette hold you… Love can hurt and right now, your heart might be hurting. Hurt makes us appreciate non-hurt. Pain is how we know we have to change. You wake up with a clear decision made as Mercury connects with Admetos. Deep emotions swell as Mercury connects with the ocean goddess Sedna. There can be tsunamis in your world… allow the waves of emotion to flow over you. It has been a tough month. Tears are in order!? Or perhaps the helpless laughter that comes from knowing how absurd the world can be? Sun’s semi-sextile to Uranus can set off your funny bone and can help you find the humor in the absurdity that often accompanies this all too fragile and frail human existence. No deals with the devil even if he or she IS attractive. Choose to evolve and give yourself the benefit of the doubt that you are doing the right thing. YOU ARE DOING THE RIGHT THING! Deal with health matters promptly!
Anne’s Four Radio Shows and Two Recommended Shows Recap: Listen in to the podcasts via ITunes or by the website links.
Anne’s Weekly Weather: The Cardinal Cross Climaxes! The eclipses are here! The eclipses are here! Tune into hear more about the dates listed above!
Scorpios Talking: Michael and Anne talked about the changes in the world.
The Mary Anne Show: Mary and Anne talked about the eclipse and increasing your self-care.
Access Astrology: Heather and Mark discussed the weather and took a call from a listener.
Venus Unplugged: Llorraine Neithardt with Venus lessons for all!! For Jungians, dreamers, poets and visionaries this podcast helps with your individuation.
CG Jung Speaks! There are great readings from Jung! Tune in! Kendrick Norris, Ph.D. reads excerpts from Jung. Working on individuating? Listen in!
Lynda Hill’s work appears with her permission! Check her out at sabiansymbols.com
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