Cardinal Grand Cross Summer Solstice
in Triad Eclipse Season Summer 2011
Another Grand Cross is coming, and it's happening in the overlapping wash of 3 eclipses and a mega Solstice. And wash is the key word. Let it wash you clean! Fact is the planet is headed into very similar astro conditions as the intense summer of 2010 with a Cardinal Grand Cross forming by the June 21, 2011 Summer Solstice and the entry of the Sun into Cancer...but this time the Astro-Gods aren't fooling around...they really means business! 3 Eclipses, a Solstice and Grand Cross...sheesh !... So get ready to have your world rocked !
That same energy while intense, does require you to stay positive and focused, and fight off the heavy-duty, industrial strength waves of lethargy. But stay on point, this energy can also be utilized for great gains. Yes, so it will be hard, but so has the last 2 years , and that which doesn't defeat you can make you stronger! Really !! Get ready to release and clean house.
** Gemini New Moon: June 1, 2011 at 4:03 p.m. CDT solar eclipse at 11 degrees
** Sagittarius Full Moon: June 15, 2011 at 3:14 p.m., total lunar eclipse24 degrees
** Cancer New Moon: July 1, 2011 at 3:54 a.m., partial solar eclipse at 9 degrees
In addition to the 3 eclipses and solstice, Mercury will enter Cancer June 16 and kick off a two-month Cardinal Grand Cross. There are two oppositions forming four squares among the cardinal signs. It is kept strong as Mercury, the Sun, Venus and then Mars in Cancer trigger the Cardinal Grand Cross configuration into late August opposite Pluto in Capricorn with Uranus in Aries opposite Saturn in Libra. Saturn in Libra stations direct June 12 at 10 degrees. So yes, you are in another crucible, purifying, boiling away what blocks you. That's not easy. In the cardinal signs, these aspects are forcing us to make our moves under tense and pressure-filled conditions.
Let's be clear: we're taking the directions that are being gravitationally motivated, almost force fed.Its coming on like a freight train, a locomotive.
So you may even find relationships that you thought on one level were fine, actually pause or end, sort of or a stepping away period, even from friends and loved one takes place. There is a reason for it, even if you can't initially see it. A space is given that can lead to a new birth of who you are. So these relationship 'break-ups' are sometimes 'no-fault' endeavors. In this crucible scenario, it is simply a time to move inward and evolve without carrying any baggage with you. Often when we step into newly opened space, an emergence of redefined leadership can position itself for all involved. Even with initial levels of confusion and duress. So suffice it to say that this 2011 summer season , things are even more astro-intense than last year.
In 2011 there is even less room for error or for denial. Last summer, the 2010 Grand-Cross configuration was actually a cardinal t-square with the fourth leg of Saturn in late Virgo making it an energetic Grand Cross. It was a Grand Cross by orb (degree), but it was not truly a Cardinal Grand Cross because Saturn was in a mutable sign.
This summer, Saturn's in Libra, and so the 2011 Cardinal Grand-Cross is the full-on real deal. So the GC of 2010 was the dress rehearsal! So get ready, get your ducks in a row, and make 2011 work for you ! ... Because in addition, Uranus will be highly potent, pulling into a retrograde station July 9 at 4 degrees Aries. As it stations, Uranus will be within a degree of its first exact square to Pluto in Capricorn at 5 degrees Capricorn within the Cardinal Grand Cross formation. This is some lightning-hot intensity ahead of the first exact Uranus-Pluto square June 23, 2012.
If people were able to resist or deny the grand-scale movements and global upheaval initiated (and forced) during the cardinal t-square summer of 2010, that will change this summer, the Cardinal Grand Cross summer of 2011, there is no hiding under the rug. So if there is a hidden obstruction, an ego balance or a bad-habit skeleton hidden away in the emotional closet, expect it to face you front and center.
Use the Solstice
Use the Solstice of June 21 to recharge, its a brief refuge, but also an empowerring one. It will allow you the needed energy to use the eclipses for examining and self redefinaition, release and re-balance.
But avoid getting overwhelmed, in this intensity there is always a flip side... try not to get depressed or fall into anger outburst. Manage this and you will find you can utilize this energy for the positive. Its a great amplified energy to manifest within. Take time to meditate.
Sagittarius North Node
But despite the intensity, good things can happen. With the North Node transiting Sagittarius, there will be renewed optimism and expansion in our lives between the chaos and intensity. It's when we're pushed to our breaking points and beyond that the power of our inherent wisdom, and strength gains and proves its real mettle.
The versions of truth being portrayed on this planet - even the supposed alternative versions - are not even close to the real story. More of the true picture begins emerging in 2011. This is both in the individual and mass global realms. Truth is being revealed as the shadow is replaced by the light.
As Jupiter enters Taurus June 4 and becomes the depositor of the North Node, we draw on the wisdom of simplicity, goodness in basics, groundedness, reserve, and one of the most important aspects of humanity's continuation on Planet Earth - endurance. Like the bull, we persevere. We dig in.
Triple Eclipse Season
The Cardinal Grand Cross at the northern hemisphere's Summer Solstice this June is sandwiched in a triple eclipse season, which includes a total lunar eclipse at 24 degrees Sagittarius conjunct the North Node.
We're not going to be able to hold standard positions in the same old fort this summer. Everything is on the move. The cardinal points are triggered all at once, and there's no avoiding it, no hiding, it will confront you wherever you are. There is no possibility of damming ourselves up against the force of what needs to move. Things are not as they were, and we come to understand more fully what that means in this energy. And that message varies with each individual. But change will happen.
Eclipses usually produce a between-spaces, unglued energy, resulting in big emotional back-drop changes and sometimes involving shattering events. The timing of global socio-political events is often tied to these points....but so is individual shift. Big shift. Eclipses happen every six or so months and are basically New and Full Moons that involve a more exact alignment than usual of the Sun, Earth and Moon and are considered more potent than standard New and Full Moons because of it. There are usually two - a Full Moon eclipse and a New Moon eclipse - though three is not all that rare....but these are always much more powerful in threes.
Two New Moons in Cancer and 3-Eclipse Season, All Wrapped Up in Pluto
This summer we have three eclipses (Gemini New Moon, Sagittarius Full Moon, Cancer New Moon) in combination with the two-month Cardinal Grand Cross, shaking our foundations and spurring movement that much more.Its a time to self examine, be ready for surprises, redefine relationships , and manifest highest intent.
This period extends through July, but the Triad-Solstice Crucible reachers is finale on the last of the Triple Eclipses on 1 July, 2011. The Cardinal Grand Cross Energies extend further, into mid August. Time to clean house ! 2012 is almost here...
" People get ready theres a train a coming
You can't take no baggage ...you just get onboard"