TODAY Is The "Grand Cross" - What It Means...


Today is a big deal in Western astrology – there is a perfect “Grand Cross” in the heavens, made up of the planets Jupiter, Mars, Pluto, and Uranus.

   It’s been getting tons of attention online, and in astrology forums and sites.

   Here’s the dealio…

   It’s called a “Grand Cross” because these planets are all forming a perfect square in relation to each other.

   Jupiter is at twenty degrees of Gemini, exactly across from Pluto at 20 degrees of Sagittarius… and Mars is at 20 degrees of Virgo, exactly across from Uranus at twenty degrees of Pisces.

   (These positions are according to the calculations of Vedic astrology, which differ from those of Western astrology by almost an entire sign. So in Western astrology, all of these planets are actually in the sign BEFORE the ones I just stated.)

   A “Grand Cross” sounds like it would be a good thing – being “grand” and all…

    But apparently it’s not.

   You see, when planets are OPPOSITE one another, or at 90 degree angles to each other, they tend to block each other’s vibes, man…

   Each planet tends to frustrate the things the others are trying to express…

   So when a handful of them do this at once, it’s supposed to be an extremely TENSE time… (And isn’t just this one day, it’s been building for the last week or so and will be felt through early May.)

   This particular combo is supposed to create a big push/pull between the traditions of the past, and the dramatic innovation of the present and future… making it hard to focus, causing a lot of spaciness and ditziness all around.

   (So just tell your boss that when you’re late or forget a super important detail at work… or your guy that when you “forget” to cook him a pot roast… Haha.)

   We are all supposed to be reevaluating where we are and where we want to be… and asking ourselves “What’s it all about, Alphie?”

   (If you got that reference, then we need to go play canasta some time!)

   Since Vedic astrology doesn’t traditionally use the planets Pluto and Uranus, I know next to nothing about them, and I have no experience watching them do the cha-cha together in this way to give you my take on what to expect right now… 

     What I do see in the planets involved in this brouhaha and their relationship to each other that I’ve observed before, is that Mars and Jupiter are exactly squaring one another, and that can make you SPEND a bunch of money, or MAKE a bunch of money…

   So I’m gonna go blow a gift card I got for Christmas... A little retail therapy should relieve some of this crazy energy!

   If you’ve been feeling crap-tastic lately, I don’t know if this is the reason you’re feeling “cross.” (See what I did there?)

   I’d blame the fact that we just had a total lunar eclipse last week, and are about to have a partial solar one at the end of this month.

   The period BETWEEN a lunar and solar eclipse is always much like what this “cross” is supposed to indicate – it makes the things of the world more frustrating and delayed, and causes us to have a harder time getting things done…

   I’m sure I don’t need to remind you, that how we each feel under the influence of any celestial event is never how we ALL feel… depending on how these planetary positions do-si-do through your OWN chart is key.

   Some people will feel this stuff BIG TIME, and some people will hardly notice.

   Some countries will, too… (I think the U.S. is just fine – the placement of Jupiter is sitting RIGHT on the Sun sign of the U.S. chart, protecting it – and making it an excellent day to go shopping, just as I’d planned!)

   So take it easy in the next couple of weeks, and extend as much patience and TLC to yourself and others as possible…

   This, too, shall pass! (But if you’re like me, your spaciness and inability to cook pot roast won’t!)

   May God and His planets and stars shower you with love!


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