(Originally published April 2, 2017 @ www.solspeaks.com)
Right now, in the sky and in your inner world, we are experiencing what is known as a Grand Cross. For those who are not familiar with a Grand Cross, there are three different kinds. The astrological signs are known as being fixed signs, mutable signs and cardinal signs. So, depending on which astrological signs the Grand Cross occurs in, the fixed, mutable or cardinal energies influence the opportunity for expansion that the Grand Cross is making available for us. Our current Grand Cross is happening in the cardinal signs of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn. These are the signs of ACTION, and that is what is meant by “cardinal” signs. When we have a Grand Cross, we are being activated by two sets of polarities that are intersecting each other through the center of their axes which looks like an actual cross in the sky.
In this Grand Cross, the axes that are being powerfully activated are the:
- Aries/Libra Axis ~ Relationship Path of Conscious Equal Partnership
- Aries ~ The Fierce Safeguarder (feminine) and The Fierce Protector (masculine)
- Libra ~ The Peacekeeper (feminine) and The Beloved (masculine)
- Cancer/Capricorn Axis ~ Relationship Path of Home, Family and Community
- Cancer ~ The Great Mother (feminine) and The Good Father (masculine)
- Capricorn ~ The Tribal Elders: Wise Woman (Grandmother – feminine) and Wise Man (Grandfather – masculine)
The energies in the Grand Cross are creating a significant amount of tension. We have the tension from the opposition of the polarities, tension between the two energies on each side of the axis.
- Aries opposite Libra
- Cancer opposite Capricorn
And, we have another kind of tension being created between the energies that are at 90° angles to each other:
- Uranus/Eris square Pluto
- Uranus/Eris square Vesta
- Jupiter square Pluto
- Jupiter square Vesta
So, there are TWO kinds of tension, two kinds of force, being put on these energies. This is NOT a bad thing! Think about when you are giving birth, the baby is coming through the birth canal. The tension and force that is used to push the baby through the birth canal is the same kind of force, the force of “active labor,” in a cardinal Grand Cross. Then, on the other side, you have a beautiful GIFT ~ your baby. Another example of this kind of energy is the force that Earth uses to create a diamond. First, pressure turns decaying carbon-based life forms like plants into coal. Then, that same kind of pressure turns the coal into a diamond. In this instance, the diamond is the beautiful GIFT.
All of these energies of force and pressure in this Grand Cross are opening a Gateway for something new to come through you and to manifest in your life. With a cardinal Grand Cross, whatever is getting ready to come through you has to do with building your character.
Before I continue discussing the significance of this Grand Cross, I am taking a moment here to bring your attention to the TWO (2) Goddesses who are Present: ERIS and VESTA.
Since the time of Patriarchy, Eris has been known as The Goddess of Discord. In actuality, She is The Goddess of Fierce Truth. Her presence allows you to speak your deep soul level truth about the subject matter of the House you will find Her in on your natal chart. For me, She is conjunct my MidHeaven in the sign of Aries. Thus, all the Sacred Work that I am known for in our world is birthed from my deepest Soul level of Truth.
Since the time of Patriarchy, Vesta has been known as The Goddess of Hearth and Home. In the past, when communities cooked and communed around the fire, Vesta was present. As our communities began to evolve and build homes with fireplaces, people began cooking in doors and the family gathered around the hearth. Here, Vesta was present as well, and statues of Vesta could be found on the mantle of the fireplace. In more modern times, with electrical and microwave ovens available to us for cooking, you will find statues of Vesta in a kitchen. In truth, Vesta is The Goddess of Creative Life Force ~ that creative energy which is also known as Shakti and Kundalini. The House of your natal chart in which She resides is continuously being infused by Her Shakti. Because of this, Vesta represents your deepest passion (2nd chakra) and also that to which you are most devoted. We tend to be devoted to those things about which we are most passionate! For me, Vesta is in my 3rd house in the sign of Virgo ~ the sign of the Goddess. Virgo is also known as the sign of the Virgin, and this ascription derives from the Vestal Virgins in the ancient Goddess Temples. Thus, I am passionate about the Goddess. I am devoted to the Goddess, and I am devoted to the reemergence of the Sacred Feminine on our Earth. I am passionate about and devoted to being in Service to the Goddess, so that She can bring Her work to my community through me.
Now, let’s look at what is going on with the energies in our current Grand Cross:
Uranus and Eris have been dancing closely with each other since June 2015. Over the past two years, they have danced closer and closer to each other until they both reached 23° Aries on March 28, 2017, they day after the New Moon in Aries at 7°. Eris will stay at 23° Aries until November 22nd this year, when She will dip back to reactivate 22° through March 2, 2018. She will return to 23° Aries on March 3, 2018. While Eris will activate 24° in June 2018 and 25° in July 2022, She will dance back and forth over the 23° point in the sky until February 10, 2023. She continues to stay in Aries for at least another 20+ years. Uranus (The Cosmic Liberator for Quantum Consciousness) will move out of Aries and into Taurus on May 16, 2018. Between now and the time Uranus moves into Taurus, he will continue dancing with Eris. Still, Uranus and Eris are sharing a close embrace (exact degree) since our recent New Moon in Aries until this Thursday, April 6, 2017.
The Uranus/Eris energies have been in opposition to Jupiter since 3 days after last year’s Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 2016. The opposition became exact on the day after Christmas, December 26, 2017 and again on March 3, 2017. Their next exact opposition will be on September 28, 2017. Jupiter will move out of the sign of Libra and into the sign of Taurus, where he will stay for the remainder of they year, on October 11, 2017. With each exact opposition, we receive Jupiter’s gift more deeply into the core of ourselves and more expansively into our multidimensional Self.
Jupiter is the Cosmic Guru, so anything he touches will expand. As long as Jupiter stays in a Conscious space, anything that he expands will be a blessing and will be for your benefit. Jupiter’s intention is to be a Gift-Giver, so he is desiring to expand your blessings and expand your gifts. Thus, through the Cosmic Dance of Uranus (Cosmic Liberator) and Eris (Fierce Truthteller), we are experiencing within the depths of ourselves, “And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:32 ISV) Jupiter, who is witnessing their dance from across the sky, is blessing us with the expansion of our inner freedom ~ moving us into Sovereignty ~ through the gift of realizing our deepest Soul Truth. On the relationship Path of Conscious Equal Partnership, Eris dances as the Aries Archetype of The Fierce Safeguarder while Uranus dances as the Aries Archetype of The Fierce Protector and Jupiter steps into the Libra Archetype of The Beloved. The most exciting part of this is that while you are stepping into the Greatness of your Sovereignty as an individual, simultaneously the Collective Consciousness of Humanity is also stepping into the Consciousness of SOVEREIGNTY!
Meanwhile, Pluto and Vesta have been dancing their own unique choreography since the beginning of February and will continue to do so until April 10, 2017. Vesta moves from Cancer into Leo on May 3, 2017. Pluto begins to retrograde through Capricorn on April 26th until October 2nd. He will have moved almost imperceptibly from 19°CP23′ to 16°CP51′, barely over 2 1/2°s. He will not return to 19°CP23′ until January 23, 2018.
The Pluto (Cosmic Transformer) energy is regenerating (making new) your energy of Passion and Devotion and re-birthing Vesta’s Creative Life Force within you, onto the planet and into the Collective Consciousness. We are receiving the long-awaited medicine for the Wound of the Patriarchy! On the Relationship Path of Home, Family and Community, Pluto dances as the Capricorn Archetype of the Tribal Elder ~ The Grandfather who remembers the ancient Sacred Masculine before the culture of domination, which we know as Patriarchy, usurped the Power of the Sacred Masculine and perverted it out of its greed and selfishness. Vesta dances as the Cancer Archetype of the Great Mother. The Great Mother is all-forgiving and has no desire to punish the abuses of Patriarchy that have transpired over the past 50,000 years, since the fall of Atlantis. She desires to HEAL the Wound of the Patriarchy through Unconditional LOVE. The Wound of the Patriarchy is festering in the Unconsciousness (Shadow) of every man, woman and child on the planet. Its resonance remains embedded within the Collective Consciousness of Humanity. We come to know the presence of this wound through our Inner Child. As important as it is for the Inner Child to be LOVED, it is more important for the Inner Child to know that it has been forgiven for just being itself. It is through the Sacred Masculine energy that the Great Mother can offer healing to Her children. I offer this Sacred Work through the mirror of the father/daughter relationship. You can read about the profound experiences some of my clients are having on my TESTIMONIALS page. (PERSONAL NOTE: As an aside, my personal relationship path is the Path of Home, Family and Community. My Sun is in Capricorn, thus I am an Elder, and my Moon and North Node are in Cancer, my ancient lineage is from The Great Mother. This Sacred Work of healing the Wound of the Patriarchy through the mirror of the father/daughter relationship aligns with both my relationship path AND my passion and devotion from Vesta in Virgo/3rd house.)
SO … what is the BIG PICTURE of our current Grand Cross? Simply stated, by healing the Wound of the Patriarchy we can reclaim our deepest Soul Truth and step into the Greatness of our SOVEREIGNTY! We are being given every frequency we require to achieve this expanded state of EMPOWERMENT.
By the way, this directive cannot and will not fail! I remind you that Saturn is conjoined with our Galactic Center in Sagittarius (the sign of Truth and Integrity). Saturn is building the foundation upon which the Wound of the Patriarchy will be healed gracefully through love, compassion and forgiveness, so that the re-emergence of the Sacred Feminine can be fully actualized. With the restoration of the Sacred Masculine energy and the re-emergence of the Sacred Feminine energy, the Inner Masculine and the Inner Feminine within all of Humanity will once more be balanced. Just to ensure the success of this Cosmic Decree, the Sophia-Christ Consciousness is being poured into us individually and globally through the Heart of our Galaxy.
If you would like to know how this current Grand Cross is impacting you, I invite you schedule a Shamanic AstroSOL™ reading with me. When you use the CODE: GRAND CROSS, I will give you a 20% discount. This offer expires on the Full Moon in Libra, April 11th.
Many blessings to each of you!
Sofia Mona Lisa
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