Celebrating The Wheel On May 1st

On Wednesday, May 1st, at 1PM PST/4PM EST I’ll be visiting Kristina Walsh to talk about the astronomical and astrological elements of the wheel. We’ll also take a look at the various structures that have been created, all over the globe, to mark significant points of the wheel, and I’ll be sharing some up-to-the-minute astrological 411. You can join us on “Surfing The Psychic Waves” at InFlowRadio.com, live or via the archive. To see some of the monuments we’ll be referencing, take a look at this fine collection compiled by Architectural Digest.

Sun Into Cancer 2014: Turning The Tide

For free audio companion reports to this article, please check out Kristy’s Connection To The Soul and Surfing The Psychic Waves.

     If the past seven months to a year have served up more than your share of intensity, delays or dilemmas, take heart; we are set for a celestial turning point. The cycle ahead will host both a release of planetary tensions and a coalescing of new and progressive energies. The pivotal figure in this cosmic play is none other than the king of planets, Jupiter. Its move from the Cardinal water sign Cancer into the Fixed fire sign Leo on July 16th not only begins the disintegration of the Gand Cardinal Cross, but also strengthens a decisive elemental shift in the heavens. Additionally, Mercury will end a seven-month-long series of personal planet retrogradation when is stations on July 1st, Saturn will turn direct on July 20th and Mars will move past the shadow of its retrograde late in the cycle. Our journey through this tidal change begins at 4:51 A.M. MST on June 21st when the Sun enters Cancer.

     Back in April four planets met at fourteen degrees of each Cardinal sign, and that event was bookended by two powerful eclipses. Since then, those four planets have begun to move further apart, lessening the tension between them. For most of us, a noticeable decline in drama should be taking place. During the incoming cycle, one of those four players, Jupiter, will leave the cross for good, and by late July, another key cross component, Mars, will also move from a Cardinal to a Fixed sign. Then the once formidable Grand Cardinal Cross will be reduced to an inexact Pluto Uranus square. For now Pluto is powered down in its annual retrograde and electrifying Uranus set for its yearly unplug starting on July 21st. Those two powerhouse planets will form their final two exact squares between now and March of 2015. But for the time being, the only points of Cardinal contention in the offing are a Mars opposition to Uranus on June 25th, the Sun’s opposition to Pluto on July 4th and its squares to Uranus July 8th and Mars on July 18th and the full Capricorn moon’s opposition to the Sun on July 12th. Even in those uncomfortable conflicts, there is cosmic wisdom to be gleaned. For example, in his book “The Astrology Of Awakening” Eric Meyers shares the following about constructively working with the polarity of sober Capricorn and emotional Cancer.

     “Capricorn involves maturation – taking a sober look at the state of things and complying with reality. Since the past is the past, it is unrealistic to attempt to go back and change what happened. Therefore, the most logical and strategic plan (Capricorn) is to completely accept reality. Then we can legitimately become the master (Capricorn) of our emotions (Cancer) instead of being unconsciously and reactively driven by them.”

 

Jupiter enters the fixed fire sign of Leo on July 16 for a transit that will last until August 2011.

Jupiter enters the fixed fire sign of Leo on July 16 for a transit that will last until August 2011.

     Mercury’s retrograde through July 1st, with its Neptunian retrograde undertow, will give us time to revisit unresolved emotional issues. Once direct in social, cerebral Gemini, accompanied by attractive Venus, it will offer new information, contacts and ways of seeing our circumstances. Finally, under that full Capricorn moon, Mercury will move into Cancer, a combination that suggests that the emotional maturity needed to make peace with the past is at hand. Also supporting emotional resolutions during this cycle will be Neptune, Saturn, Chiron and Cancer’s ruler, the moon. In nurturing Cancer, the Sun will trine Neptune on June 29th, Saturn on July 8th and Chiron on the 9th. Also from Cancer, Mercury will trine Neptune on July 18th. These linkups offer opportunities to listen with your heart and to act in ways that foster peace and well-being within yourself and with others. The new Cancer moon of June 27th as well as the lunar transits of fellow water signs Scorpio from July 6th-8th and Pisces from July 14th-16th, will also give us time to reflect, feel and heal. But the days of introspection are numbered.

     Jupiter’s move from watery Cancer to fiery Leo not only breaks up the Grand Cardinal Cross, it also rebalances the planetary elemental mix. With Saturn in Scorpio, Neptune in Pisces and Pluto in Capricorn, Jupiter’s year-long Cancer transit has lent considerable weight to the earth and water, or yin, elements of astrology. During most of that time the lunar Nodes were also in the earth and water signs of Taurus and Scorpio. With the Nodes now firmly on the Aries/Libra, or fire/air, axis and Uranus midway through Aries, Jupiter’s move to the fire element broadens the yang or outgoing influence. Later this year Saturn will enter astrology’s third fire sign, Sagittarius, putting an important planet in each fire sign. In short, we’re moving out of contemplation and into action, and the cycle ahead is when changes begin to take form. So, enjoy soaking up care-giving Cancer rays and get ready for your moment in the Sun.

Sun Into Gemini 2014: Setting The Stage

For more astrology news, you can check out my interviews on “Kristy’s Connection To The Soul” and “Surfing The Psychic Waves” with Kristi Walsh.

     We’re finally entering the last phase of 2014’s exceptionally long retrograde series. This cycle, it’s mischievous Mercury meandering backwards. But, instead of shaking your fists in consternation or throwing your hands up in the air in exasperation, relax. The coming Sun through Cancer and Leo cycles, when Mercury and Saturn turn direct and abundant Jupiter makes its grand entrance into dramatic, generous Leo, will see the stage curtain rise and the spotlight begin to shine upon you and your endeavors. The Gemini cycle we are now entering is ideal for putting those finishing touches on projects and making those last minute tweaks before showtime. The Sun in observant Gemini and mental Mercury’s retrograde are here to offer you a dress rehearsal. And to be sure we have our act together, another provocative Cardinal Cross is heading our way.

     As most of you know, since December 21, 2013 we’ve had one personal planet after the other going retrograde, only to turn direct and pass the cosmic backwards baton to the next personal planet. Venus was retrograde in Capricorn from December 21st to January 31st. Then Mercury went retro from February 6th-28th from Pisces back into Aquarius. No sooner had he/she started moving forward did Mars start marching backwards in Libra, from March 1st through May 19th. Now Mercury is at it again as it prepares for its second retrograde of the year from June 7th through July 1st from Cancer back into Gemini. So, if you’ve felt like the projects you’ve been trying to get off of the ground have been, well, grounded, it has been in the ethers. But all of the effort you’ve been putting in will soon pay off because the best part of 2014 is yet to come. For now, the Sun is moving into articulate, social Gemini, at 8:59 P.M. MST on May 20th, and the days ahead promise to be as productive as they are fun.

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     As this Sun cycle gets underway, motivating Mars has just come out of it’s nearly-three-month-long slumber. In the instigating air sign Libra, the sign of justice, beauty and balance, the planet of action will nicely align with the Gemini Sun for the next 30 days and Mercury while it travels through the mutable air sign. The winged one will be in Gemini from May 7th through 29th and June 17th through July 13th. Mars will build more momentum under the new Gemini moon of the 28th, the Libra moon of June 6th-9th and the Aquarius moon of June 15th-17th. Another very favorable aspect occurring at the start of this cycle is the final Jupiter Saturn water trine that will be exact May 24th. We won’t have another Jupiter in Cancer water trine to Saturn (next time in Pisces) until November 2025. So soak up this cosmic combination of possibility and practicality. You can bring your dreams to life, and these two powerhouses, now placed in intuitive water signs, can show you how.

     So what happened in your life during the month of April? If two eclipses and the full Grand Cardinal Cross left you with unfinished business, you’ll have another chance to take care of it. Though the intensity level will have simmered down a few notches, some more Cardinal conflict will take place following the June 12-13th full moon. This cycle’s hotspot, the full moon will see Venus in Taurus in direct opposition to Saturn in Scorpio, and two days later intent Mars will square evolutionary Pluto. Helping you choose your battles wisely will be nimble Mercury, reviewing the facts and information in Gemini. On the 19th, the Messenger will meet up with the Sun, offering us an extra dose of clarity. Until then, what do we do with the loose ends that over six consecutive months of retrogradation have inevitably left most of us with? Think big. Think about where you want your life to go in 2014 and beyond, how you want to look and feel by Winter Solstice and what you would like to have happen between then. By clearly seeing your way forward now, with clever Mercury at your side, harmonious air sign collaborations and a soothing water sign trine in the mix, you can make the choices and changes needed to get there.

 

Surfing the Psychic Waves Into the Water Trine

Hello,

My friend Kristina Walsh recently invited me onto her fabulous show “Surfing the Psychic Waves” to talk about the upcoming water trine. Lots is in the forecast and you can catch her show on Soundcloud here

Thanks to her and everyone at Soundcloud for making it all work!

Surfing the Psychic Waves, Art And Water Sign Trines

If your emotions and creative impulses have been surfacing a little more than usual since early October, there’s a good reason.  Back on October 5th Saturn moved into the fixed water sign of Scorpio.  There it formed what astrologers call a trine to Neptune, the planet of artists currently in the mutable water sign of Pisces. In a recent interview I did with radio host Kristina Walsh, we talked about these trends, how they put us in greater touch with our emotions, intuition and creativity and Jupiter’s entry into astrology’s third water sign of Cancer next summer.  If you’d like to learn more, you can listen to the interview here.  Btw, Venus made her way into Scorpio last week, deepening our connection to this watery wisdom.

Enjoy,

Elizabeth
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