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2018 November 30- Cardinal Grand Cross and planetary activations to December 06
A Grand Cross is created when there are two oppositions between four planets that also square each other. The opposition asks us to find balance between two resistance forces. The square is motivation for change and finding new ways of doing things. The energy of this Cardinal Cross has been active since Nov 06 when the Nodes changed signs from Leo/Aquarius to Cancer/Capricorn (spiritual destiny and sacred purpose) and Uranus began his backward journey into Aries (breaking through to your authentic self). At that time Venus was still retrograde in Libra (relationship focus) and was within orb of the Cross although not exact. But the tone was set for November. We have been asked to find new ways of relating to ourselves, others, and our precious Earth. The world does not seem to be doing too well with that theme.
Tonight Nov 30 at 9.13 pm EST Venus in Libra is in exact opposition to Uranus Rx in Aries. Their recent previous oppositions (Sept 12 and Oct 31) were in Scorpio (Venus) and Taurus (Uranus). They were asking us to embrace what is of true value and importance in our relationships, especially the relationship to self, and prepare to release what no longer serves us. On those occasions they were square the North Node in Leo (ego personality or the compassionate heart) and the South Node in Aquarius (aloof detachment or letting go with love). That was a Fixed Grand Cross that made some of us feel trapped. This theme will be repeated this weekend when Venus, now direct, re-enters Scorpio on Dec 02 at 12.02 pm EST. In Scorpio (until Jan 07, 2019) she supports us to continue to do deep healing that creates transformation. So even though we are in the energy of breakthrough with the Cardinal Grand Cross there is still more limitation and restriction to release. But Venus started her Scorpio Morning Star journey on Oct 26. She is a warrior spirit who supports us on our path to empowerment.
Mercury is also playing his part. He began his retrograde journey on Nov 16 at 13 degrees Sagittarius (dogma or spiritual consciousness). He was square (finding new ways of thinking) Neptune at 13 degrees Pisces (deception and illusion or illumination). Some really strange things have been happening with this retrograde (review and restructuring). An example today is the report of a huge data breach at a major hotel chain affecting over 5 million people worldwide. This has apparently been going on since 2014 but is just being reported now. We really are a small world after all. Also here in Canada since Oct 22 we have had rotating strikes by postal workers causing a backlog of thousands and thousands of parcels and mail. The government has just mandated an end to the strike. And a General Motors factory here in Ontario has announced it is closing with almost 3 thousand people losing their jobs by the end of 2019. So what will happen when Mercury retrogrades back into Scorpio on Dec 01? Hopefully transformation and release.
While in Scorpio until Dec 12 Mercury will continue to ask us to release what no longer serves us. He will be inconjunct Uranus Rx in Aries (letting go of the old) and trine (ease and flow) Chiron in Pisces (healing and completion). Mercury moves forward at 27 degrees Scorpio on Dec 06 and clears his retrograde shadow on Dec 24. He will re-enter Sagittarius on Dec 12 and we will all have the opportunity to realign ourselves with our spiritual vision.
Expect this weekend to be intense and when the Moon visits Scorpio Dec 03 to 05 healing and transformation will continue to be the theme. The North Node in Cancer reminds us we achieve mastery through change. Cancer is a symbol for the river of life. Tonight’s Cardinal Grand Cross offers us the opportunity to stop paddling our boat upstream against the current, unfurl our sail, and let the winds of change guide us to new horizons.
Namaste and blessings,
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