While many of us are busy anchoring down on earth during what appears to be a very stressful summer on so many levels—the economy is still shaky, natural disasters seem to pop up like mushrooms on a wet field, relationships are strained and people feel stuck—astrologers around the globe are keeping their eyes firmly on the sky, as a very unusual configuration of planets is lining up in the heavens.
Personally, I am at a loss when it comes to technical information associated to planetary patterns, so I would not be of much help trying to explain what’s happening, but upon close observation of what professional astrologers have described, in relation to what’s been happening on earth, I have become quite fascinated by the Cardinal Grand Cross of 2010.
According to experts in the field, we are facing, this week, the culmination of a process which started in November 2008, and since several planets will be opposing each other as they align to form the cross, explosive events are likely to be triggered imminently. The forecast is not good: financial crashes, tempers clashing, social unrest and conflicts—but it is general consensus that things will begin to improve in the next three weeks, after some of the new energy has had a chance to settle and be assimilated.
So, what does this mean on a personal level? This new energy has prompted many to end old relationships and arrangements that no longer work; we are nudged to let go of the old to make room for the new, to clean house and accept new patterns in place of old, ill-fitting ones. Old jobs are lost, governments are questioned, awareness of personal responsibility is raised, relationships with others are regrouped, and all around us humanity is rebelling to an old system of authority that no longer fits our current needs.
As is with everything, things are bound to appear worse before they get better, and the upcoming week truly appears to embody the doom and gloom associated with change and transition. With such new, explosive energy pouring in, many are bound to feel restless and emotional this week, and even prone to arguments which have the power to escalate rapidly. So, if you feel moody or fearful, or you suddenly feel more confrontational than usual, you are not going crazy, but only getting on with the scheduled program of a global shift of consciousness. The key phrase of this week—and of the next two, though events will not manifest as brutally after this week—is to ride the wave and float with it, rather than swimming against it. Be happy about the small things, tell your loved ones you love them, even those—especially those—you haven’t talked to in a while, and most of all, let go of what no longer serves you; you will be a much happier person once you finally understand it’s easier to walk without carrying so much baggage.