While my colleagues are all over what’s going on right now (UPDATE 19 March–the Blog-a-thon is NOW! http://skywriter.wordpress.com/2010/02/09/pluto-problems-got-you-perplexed-heres-what-helps/), and I encourage you to seek out the 50 + highly talented astrologers who’ll address the Cardinal event, I’d like to talk a little about the other T-squares going on right now (and even the flash-in-the-pan Grand Cross that the Moon’s transit supplies on the 23rd). We’ve got all these components: Sun/ Uranus/ Mercury on one side, Saturn/ Earth on the other, T-d by Ceres and Pluto; then separately, we see Venus opposed Zeus and involved in a Cardinal Grand Cross with the Nodes.
If we read the T energy of all the parts as one big lump (possible right now) we see uniqueness, individuality, and rebellion from the status quo melded with communication (and possibly even quick-change, and deception–more and more I’m noticing the Trickster at work during Direct motion), and all with a big light shone on it–and this in some way ‘faces’ reality, especially material realities–and these are T-d by Power, and that’s with a BIG ‘P.’ The suggestion is that in some form we’ll all deal with a challenging power situation that affects our reality–but I’ll leave that to my able cohorts–while I look at the Grand Cross of Venus/ Zeus/ Nodes.
In this GC we see life direction tested by opposing forces; on one side we see love, values, money, assets, jealousy, or talents, while on the other we see Will, ambition, desire, lust, and the idea of no constraints, doing and having what we want with no cost and no consequences, some of this driven by Daddy issues. The trick is not to become caught on the cross, a martyr to the Venus/ Zeus cross-fire. Will we be Venus, Zeus, or a bystander whose Path is changed in some way by the clash? Or will the whole thing be internal, signalled through the matters of the Houses occupied by transiting Venus and Zeus in the natal chart? Contact of the Cross components to natal factors will be key to knowing how this will play out for you. For me, it seems to be internal, with the Venus/ Zeus opposition across my 2nd/8th and Zeus conjunct my Sun and Jupiter (and with a wee orb, my Mars); lately life direction has definitely been affected by my own assessment of talents and affections, especially as they impact my ego, identity, ambitions and desire to ‘shine.’ Of late it’s been a balancing act that’s challenged me to stay aware of my intentions and conscious of desires–and to avoid any sense of being a victim, a tempting trap with Neptune transiting my 1st. If you’d like, share how the GC is affecting you in ‘Comments’; tell us how you’re playing the Cross, so it doesn’t play you!
Today’s Link: Here’s a little something from one of my faves, to lighten the day http://ravenesque.me/?p=2568
And have a great one!
Spent the day feeling irritated and impatient with some heavy duty positive events in my life – I am arriving at something I have worked and dreamed about for some time, but today, none of it was meeting my ego demands of: MORE! NOW! Feeling sluggish and afflicted. But hey, it’ll pass
Sounds great? Congratulations? Sometimes the good is as wearing as the bad. Here’s to your recovery, and your triumph!
Jude Cowell said:
Julie, i think the issues i’ve lately encountered involving bureaucracy (Sat-Plu) have been the most aggravating esp since the Mars Station Direct Mar 10 @ 00Leo+ opposed my n Mars in Cap. Out-of-sign, yes, but annoying red tape some of which is “new” (Uran) since the last time i dealt w/ these sorts of blockages.
Great article! jc
Hi Jude! You’re so right about bureaucracy–had an encounter myself yesterday that was incredibly irritating–and a Mars station nat. Mars has got to be the definition of ‘irritation’! Thanks, and thanks for coming by! jd
I’m in “Confusion, followed by odd insights, trying to learn lots at work and feeling blank” — emotional meltdown ( when Retro Mars in 12th trine natal Mars/Venus in 3rd on nadir and inconj natal moon in 8th) after saying no to a behind-the-scenes gotcha job assignment that leaked – by the same person who yelled at me in class and while others could have calmed me, they chose to take it to another level = big scene, first in 22 years at the office in front of everyone, not caring who was watching. Threatening to quit if forced. That was March 4. March 17 after Mars went direct and new training had started two days before, my “boss” sort of – another student yelled so loud at me – inches from my face, the whole room was startled, but trainer in charge admonished me, too, like two children. Hearing victim? I’m there.
Determined to learn new skills and not sure where Zeus is in my chart. But Venus transiting 8th this week and every night I have had the kind of specifics dream – lots of clues – It’s all about watching disaster and wanting to save.
I think Neptune and Nodes are in my 6th house – lots of teaching and student confusion.
So Venus, 8th, squareish to Neptune, No. Node it would seem to be telling me to look for new cohorts and work.
Also “if my toy is broken, your’s must be, too” seemed to by the underlying prod. If I meditated and observed I saw how everyone else was faring more clearly.
Thank you, Donna. Sounds like a much heavier, probably once-in-a-lifetime transit or Solar Arc is at work here, more than the transits you outline. In any case, stressful. Zeus can be located at astro.com The number may be 5731–check the comments to the page on ‘Eclipse’ for the correct asteroid number http://dogandsunflower.wordpress.com
Eme Kah said:
I recently found out that a crush is seeing someone and I’m taken aback at how upset I am. I’m surprised that it hurts–I thought it was just a sweet crush. I’m just watching my reaction and usually I’m much more emotional but this feels… different somehow. Like, I don’t think it’s just me reacting to toxic nostalgia. I feel soooo rejected although I never did put it out there that I liked him (unlike in the past when I’ve plunged in and then made a fool of myself). What does it mean when your emotional reaction is completely surprising? I guess that I care more than I knew. But how? I hardly know him and I only know him in the context of our writing group. I’m flummoxed that it hurts so much.
Hi Eme Kah, I’m sorry to hear you’re hurting. When we find ourselves surprisingly hurt, it’s usually a combination of two things we’ve been doing: deluding ourselves and projecting–in your case, not being aware of the fantasies and expectations you were building around this person you hardly know. In projecting these ideas you didn’t even acknowledge, a real-life contradiction to them feels like a betrayal. Take it as a wake-up call to be more honest with yourself about your thoughts and feelings–this episode, if you take it as an opportunity to be much more aware of the way you may be hiding feelings from yourself, may prevent a real disaster later on. Good luck! and heal quickly–jd