Archive for August, 2010
Saturn moves into 4° Libra today, breaking up the direct opposition to the Uranus/Jupiter conjunction, thus easing the tension and concomitant exhaustion that comes from such an intense relationship. Uranus has also moved back into Pisces (which occurred August 13), and the beauty-seeking, dreaminess of that water sign is softening the sharp edges of this planet. Uranus will remain in retrograde in Pisces until December 5th, when it turns direct. It will remain in Pisces until its final exit next March 11 and on into a longer stay in energetic Aries. These next 7 months are a useful time to review the past 7 years of Uranus’ journey through Pisces – look for where this planet has exerted its influence in your natal chart during that time and dive deep to glean the meanings of the external events and internal transformations that have taken place for you.
In order to understand the full dynamics of the Cardinal Cross to which astrologer’s are referring during this time, it is important first to understand the more esoteric and spiritual meanings of a cross. Though it currently is imbued with a very limited, patriarchal tint, it has appeared in the symbology of countless cultures from pre-history to the present.
From egypt, east india, babylonia and europe, to mayan, aztec and other western indian civilizations, it has played a central role in conveying the meaning of life to millions of people, both commoner and royal alike, over millenia. It’s earliest rendition arose during the neolithic era and appeared as a a cross with arms of equal length inside of a circle. It is called The Sun Cross. It means “the center of life” and embraces all people as equals within it’s circle and upon the branches of it’s perpendicular lines. Indigenous peoples still utilize this symbol in its primordial form and honor its timeless and universal message.