Astroweather 4/15/14

April 15, 2014

Astroweather:  We’re In It Now, Folks!

For astrological details, check out the newsletter archives for the previous issue. Right now, I’m gonna focus on what it feels like. And remind you that all this energy is only HEIGHTENED by the eclipse cycle we’re in this month and this year. BIG BIG stuff. This doesn’t happen every century. Believe me. We’re at the beginning of new-world-creation. OK, that’s the good news. The middle section below is tough stuff, and the end is good news again, so stick around.

The specific energies can be compared to a traffic problem, wherein we’ve got a 4-way intersection with no signage. Barreling toward this intersection are four huge vehicles: two semi- trailers and two giant touring buses. One semi is full of dangerous contraband. Another has potentially explosive high tech stuff. One touring bus is full of professors and students on a field trip. The other carries rock and roll bands.

If you have a planet near 13-14 degrees Cardinal (Aries/Libra, Cancer/Capricorn), you are standing in the center of the intersection. The closer you are to those degrees, the closer you are to the intersection. The rest of us are standing around watching. Tensions are high, and anyone trying to fight these energies will NOT win. YOU try stopping this collision by holding out your hand if you want to. It won’t be pretty.

What can you do? First, if you’re standing nearby, get out of the crash zone. Flying debris can disable even the most detached bystander. If you are experiencing very high tension, anxiety,  self-righteous frustration or anger, the seemingly irrepressible urge to FIGHT an unfair situation, BACK OFF NOW.  St. Francis’ serenity prayer is the key to this, and the point of the point is in recognizing where you do NOT have the power and cede it to those who do.

This is Not what westerners like to do. We believe we CAN and MUST right every wrong. That’s just flat-out unrealistic. There are higher powers at work, and we must surrender. If that’s not possible, please recognize that you are entering the territory of martyrdom, which is a valid choice, but I’d rather you know you’re making it.

In the world today, just a few examples of who’s standing in the intersection includes the United States (the SUN, our identity and leadership); Vladimir Putin (HIS SUN–identity, leadership and career ruler), the Ukraine republic (her Neptune–ideals) and… Angela Merckel (her Jupiter–beliefs, optimism, and South Node–her comfort zone).  I’m sure there are many more players involved.

Furthermore, the series of four TOTAL lunar eclipses over this year and next are hard on “the public”  (Solar eclipses tend to remove heads of state or, in modern terms, heads of large international companies.  Lunar eclipses cause difficulties for the public at large, or rank-and-file employees.)  The lunar eclipse of April 15 is total over the USA.

Historically, these patterns bring great confusion and upheaval at the time, followed several years later by serious reforms.  I have been concerned about this cycle because I have two planets, Mars and Neptune, involved in the cardinal cross.  What I’ve experienced so far is a series of intense breakthroughs that appear to be dissolving dysfunctional emotional patterns dating to WAY before this lifetime. And a nice financial breakthrough when the hospital ‘forgave’ 93% of a humongous medical bill from an appendectomy last year.  Believe me, I’ve been working on this “surrender” thing.

The key to benefits during this time is to allow the egg to crack open.  There’s a whole new life inside!


4 Responses to “Astroweather 4/15/14”

  1. Kam Magor on April 23rd, 2014 4:30 pm

    I’ve been thinking about the mythic quality of the news, in particular three news stories in which people have disappeared under water (or mud), in which the bodies can’t easily be recovered (or maybe at all), and which are taking a long time to resolve–authorities say months. I speak, of course, of the Malaysian Airlines flight 370; the mudslide in Oso, Washington; and the ferry that sank off South Korea. What are the astrological archetypes in play here?

  2. admin on April 23rd, 2014 11:49 pm

    I love asking these kinds of questions and wondering about the answers. I don’t think the answers come in “right” or “wrong” flavors, but there are some astro-archetypes that immediately jump to mind. In a work, Neptune. The watery depths. Mystery, misdirection, illusions, delusions, lies, water, mudslides… So when I take this archetypal path I think of the extended meaning of Neptune: It is the perfection of the spiritual world, the METAphysical world. We build our ideals on these elusive concepts and then are surprised when the real world doesn’t display the kind of perfection we KNOW (in a METAphysical mindset) could be possible. IMO they are indeed possible, but not as physical realities. Only as absolute ideals–as METAPHYSICAL perfection. Neptune engages us in every possible way to leave the bricks and mortar world and have a direct union with the incandescent, elusive, DIVINE energies. Leaving one’s body is extreme, but it is one way to reach the world of perfection. In the case of the Malaysian plane, perfection is (IMO) painted for us by those with a vested interest in keeping the story secret. Don’t let the dirty story out. Let it remain a mystery. Neptune again.

    There’s something else going on here, which is fully chthonic. Buried by mud, water, disappearing in some manipulated tragedy–these are also very Plutonian themes. Entering the underworld, the world of the dead, the path of utter transformation, total surrender, total subjugation to power (Pluto). If I were putting it in an “elevator speech” set of soundbites I’d talk about the Neptunian tendency to escape reality colluding with the Plutonian impulse of the extremely powerful to allow folks to go on thinking “all’s well, fate just happens, no story here”, and also to subtly coincide with a deeper fear that we, as a species, are in the process of being submerged by other forces. Hmmm.

  3. Kam Magor on April 24th, 2014 12:43 pm

    Thanks, Anne. I also thought of Neptune and Pluto. Are there any particular Neptune and/or Pluto aspects right now that are particularly relevant to these events? I’m not an astrologer and, although I’ve studied it a little and I always have the Jim Maynard calendar, I don’t exactly know how to read the language. I have a feel for the archetypes, though, and have had tons of astrologer friends since I was a young woman. So I am imagining there must be some particular aspects happening these days that reflect (? I don’t want to say “cause”) these events.

  4. admin on April 24th, 2014 6:18 pm

    Hi Back Kam.
    The particular aspects that “mirror” these events are in the vastly intense grand cross that’s been building for a while and just came to culmination (tho we will have repeats for a few more years). Uranus and Pluto with Mars and Jupiter–and the few eclipses thrown in the mix, relate to accidents, earth movements of various sorts. I haven’t looked at the charts of these events, but they definitely FEEL neptunian–water being involved everywhere, if not lies or deceits. I’d imagine we have some really strong neptune midpoint patterns. My thesis is that we don’t need to know the chart to know the energies involved (if you know astro-archetypes). Sometimes you meet someone and just FEEL Pluto, or Neptune or Venusian charm. You don’t need the chart to tell you this. So I’m sure we’ve got big neptune midpoints connected to the grand cross!
    Perhaps someone else has the data?

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