Universe by Salvatore Vuono; freedigitalphotos.comRemember how Winston Churchill said, “All we have to fear is fear itself”?  At that point England stood on the edge of World War II.  Those words have stood as an inspirational challenge ever since.  And I contend that they are equally as wise now as we stand on the edge of some massive astrological events over the next few weeks.

April 15th (in the U.S.) marks our next powerful lunar eclipse, this one in Libra.  A few days later, the 20th-24th, the Pluto-Uranus square becomes another Grand Square for a time with the help of Jupiter and Mars.  Since each of these four planets lie in Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn), this is known as a Cardinal Grand Cross.  As if that isn’t enough on the 22nd a T-Square forms between the Moon and the North and South Node, with the Sun in opposition to the North Node for good measure.  Then on March 29th a solar eclipse jars the cosmos.These are tension building energies with the power to force things to conclusions and propel us into action.

I will not diminish the potentials that exist from these.  In fact it is kind of like a huge crate of nitrogen fertilizer of cosmic proportion sandwiched between two lit fuses.  Anything could happen.  Yet staring at the crate with dread and growing unease—okay, terror– will not stop the explosion.  It could, in fact, only intensify your experience of it.    What to do, what to do…?

Accept the likelihood of various extreme weather or geographic events.  At times like this the likelihood of earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tornados, hurricanes, floods and any other natural phenomenon you can name goes up tremendously.  Be prepared with some essentials to last a few days or a couple of weeks.  Then, if you are so inclined, be prepared to assist those who may have been in line of these events, even if you weren’t.

Prepare for economic “earthquakes” as well.  I’m not suggesting you pull your money out of the banks, but keeping some extra dollars in your wallet might be smart.  And simply recognize when something transpires, particularly around other people’s money (loans, taxes, inheritances, etc.).

As I see it, the greatest potential for upheaval appears in the area of relationships on all levels.  This is an intensification of revolutionary energy.  When this energy surges, it carries the potential for violence in a multitude of forms.  It can pit son against mother, student against student, employees against employers, nation against nation, and religions against the rest of the world. Our world history is full of such examples.

The goal this time, as shown in the numbers, is transformation.  The Cardinal Grand Cross becomes exact on the 22nd at 13°, which numerically reduces to 13/4.  This is a number of transformation that breaks things down to foundational (4) levels.

What’s a person to do?  Well, as they say in football, the best defense is a good offense.  Be pro-active.  Recognize the energy surges for what they are.   Settle potential disputes as they arise rather than allowing them to intensify.  Bring as much fairness and balance into your relationships as you can without sacrificing your own truth or wellbeing.  If anger or frustration erupts, don’t take it personally.  Realize that nearly every soul on the planet is feeling this in some way.  It’s not personal.

You may notice that there are sudden peaks and valleys in this emotional energy.  Things feel wonderful one day and a day or two later your energy craters or the computer and phones won’t work.  Again, it’s not personal.  Choose not to fall into victim mode at times like this.  Trust that clarity will come as the energies roll.  What you need to know in any given moment you will—and the rest can wait.

I’m amazed at how quickly things resolve now.  Just yesterday while deleting a chart from my astrology program, something malfunctioned and appeared to be deleting all my saved astrology charts.  I stared in horror for a moment, unable to stop it.  Then a pop-up message said there had been a malfunction and I needed to close the program.  I did, and when I reopened it all my charts were there except the one that I intended to delete.

Our spontaneous reactions may be more intense right now.  Realize that most things we experience are temporary.  Move through them as quickly as possible.

What to do, what to do…?

Trust yourself, trust the process.  Things aren’t always as they seem.  Know that it’s all part of a greater plan you signed up for long ago. And that you can take personally!

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(Photo credit:  “Universe” by Salvatore Vuono; www.freedigitalphotos.com)