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The Cross of Changes WORDS RICHARD GILES, Astrologer and Feng Shui Practitioner


here are times in astrological forecasting that astrologers get either very excited or cautious about coming large scale transits. This month of April is one of those occasions. This year a Grand Cross is forming on and off in the Cardinal signs that is having large scale impacts on the world of politics, finances and social-cultural events (Cardinal signs are Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn). Over the last few years two of the outer planets are describing squares to one another that’s grinding away at our stable institutions and shifting everything we’ve taken for granted. It’s the Uranus-Pluto square that’s been operating since 2012. Uranus and Pluto are two of the strongest of our outer planets and play a major part in establishing the impact of new trends downloaded into our world collective and doing so, they cause massive alterations in our social and political fabric. This year is the fifth in a series of squares to one another (lasting through until 2015) and the squares

are aiding the shift to a more sensible economic and political world system and also bringing with them a gradual collapse (sometimes faster) of all the systems to which we have become accustomed. Expect governments to try out rigid controls as well. Along with change goes breakthroughs and Uranus-Pluto are always associated with scientific, technological and medical shifts. What is a Grand Cross? It is composed of four square aspects and contains friction, strain and pressure. The dynamic convergence of these forces can also supply the fuel for people and nations to become completely positively purposeful. The Cross consists of the planets Uranus in Aries, Jupiter in Cancer, Mars in Libra and Pluto in Capricorn. They will form the strongest aspect on 23rd/ 24th April and this cross will be also activated by the Moon on 21st and again on 27th April. What is activation? It’s when a faster moving body like the moon comes into the Cross it will trigger the pressures finding weak points

and thus the energy goes up several notches. This April week is likely to be the scene of (or the seed of) dramatic shifts around the world and in your country, state or home. The planets involved are – Mars (defence, anger, desire), Jupiter (beliefs, religion, expansion), Uranus (rebellion, fast change, freedom), Pluto (reformation, power, fear). This all happens most strongly at 13/14 degrees of the Cardinal signs. If you have planets in these positions – in mid Aries, Libra, Cancer and Capricorn you can expect the Grand Cross to activate your life as well. It depends on what planets or angles are there. We get a picture of the clash between old and new – systems breaking down, established structures changing, revolutionary ideas, changes in family patterns, teenagers (who are effected by Uranus) striking out on their own, changes in the old ways of doing things, facing enforced change, and facing our fears. email:

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