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GRAND CROSS 2014

This Monday, at half an hour past midnight UT, the Moon makes a precise square to Uranus and the astrological Grand Cross finally forms. It is signaling the global direction of the coming years. Much has been written about this formation. This article aims, perhaps optimistically, to cut through some of the hype and hubris of new age generalities toward genuine possibilities of this rare planetary alignment.

Firstly, as the cover of Hitchiker's Guide To The Galaxy advises, 'Don't Panic'. The world will not end, your credit card will still be there the morning after. The Second Coming will yet again be postponed. Godzilla will not put in a cameo appearance near Fukushima. And there is no need for a mass meditation on universal love. At least not until we can all agree on the meaning of the word. But a double brandy woudn't go astray.

No moment in time ever can repeat, yet we do witness multiple match ups of planets that may offer a broad outline. Analyzing what does happen at such recurrent cycles can provide a precious insight into what may recur. At the heart of the Grand Cross lies a T-Square involving the slower moving planets of Jupiter, Uranus and Pluto. Across the last millennium this T-Square has formed only eight times.

HISTORICAL SIGNPOSTS

In May of 1119 Mars joined this uncommon formation. It preceded a disastrous defeat for Roger of Salerno, a Norman ruler of the Crusader state of Antioch killed in the 'Battle of the Field of Blood' the following month. It was a significant victory for the Muslims of Syria, near the Turkish border. This was the formation period of the famed Knights Templar, officially disbanded two centuries later, again around a Jupiter, Uranus Pluto T-Square.

The return of the T-Square in 1240/41 witnessed Batu Khan and the Golden Horde sack the Ruthenian city of Kiev. Ruthenian means ancient Russians - in particular the ancestors of modern day Ukraine. Batu Khan was the grandson of Genghis Khan and head of the western division of the Mongol Empire. Kiev was the major city of Russia. The Golden Horde moved the country’s center to Moscow. Not unusual that we should again see Russia and the Ukraine as current world hot spots.

The return of the T-Square in 1313 coincided with wars of Scottish independence. This was building to the victory of Robert the Bruce, at the Battle of Bannockburn. The same period saw the disbandment of the Knights Templar. Leader Jacques Molay was also burnt at stake the following year. He was one of many famous historical figures to be sacrificed under the prevailing conditions of this revolutionary T-Square.

The recurrence cycle of 1648 brought a civil war that eventually saw the English King Charles I beheaded within a year. A similar fate befell King Louis XVI and his consort Marie Antoinette when the T-Square returned from 1793. The latter year also saw the escalation of the first successful ‘slave rebellion’ in Haiti, as black Africans rose to challenge, and eventually overthrow, their French masters.

The 1648 T-Square also formed a Grand Cross with warlord Mars in the year of the Khmelnytskyi Uprising of the Ukraine. This saw the Ukrainians displace the western European landlords and their Jewish financial brokers, during the Cossack rebellion. The aftermath was the absorption of the Ukraine into the Russian Empire.

The T-Square also appeared in 1755. On July 9, as Mars aspected the formation, Great Britain suffered a demoralizing military loss despite vastly superior manpower and ammunition. Braddock’s Defeat counted George Washington and Daniel Boone among the vanquished, in a frontier war against the French and indigenous Indians.

The last appearance of the T-Square – apart from recent times - was in the January of 1934 virtually on the day of the ill-fated German–Polish Non-Aggression Pact. On the face of historical evidence the Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto T-Square has delivered considerable setbacks to western interests, be it via crusades, military routs, leaders overthrown or revolutionary division. It is certainly not an encouraging formation for the wealthy ‘one percenters’.

The T-Square can well be ushering in considerable political reformation in Great Britain, including changes to the monarchy. The renewed push for Scottish autonomy is appropriate, considering the T-Square's prior involvement with the Scottish independence wars. England too may be divided, perhaps over the EU, which seems to be at the core of much of this revolutionary energy.

THE USA AT THE CROSS ROADS

The USA is still indisputably the world superpower. Its horoscope is highly activated by this Grand Cross and it’s worthwhile considering some possibilities. The anchor point of the Grand Cross is the slowest moving component – Pluto, and to a lesser extent Uranus. After all, it’s the other planets that are dancing around this duo. Mars may be a trigger, but Pluto holds the ammunition.

Capricorn Pluto is now precisely opposing the Cancerian Sun in the Declaration of Independence horoscope of the USA, of July 4 1776 at 17.10 hours Philadelphia. Important! This has never happened before! Yet Pluto has been playing a primary role in US affairs since 2001.

When Pluto reached the horoscopic degree of the USA Ascendant, ushering in a new millennium, the global image of the USA was to irrevocably change. Hidden agenda Pluto was no longer secreted in the subterranean twelfth house, as George W Bush came to power via a court decision. 9/11 and a chaotic cloud of collapsing New York skyscrapers led to ongoing war. The US perception of the world changed, as did the world's perception of the USA.

By March 24 2003, Pluto turned retrograde whilst opposing the US war planet Mars. Days before, the US launched a massive invasion of Iraq. As Pluto returned to precisely oppose the Mars, the US registered its highest monthly casualties and the Abu Ghraib prisoner torture scandal broke, as global antiwar protests soared.

By 2009 Pluto was opposing the US Venus, planet of values and worth. President Barack Obama signed a record high stimulus package of $787 billion, as the country battled an economic meltdown that engulfed the entire financial globe. Pluto next opposed judicial, self-righteous Jupiter, from 2010 through 2011. This time the lawmakers of Capitol Hill went into meltdown.

Jupiter’s largesse saw the size of national debt balloon. The nation's credit rating was downgraded while congress imploded. Obama’s ‘jupiteresque’ 2011 State of the Union address stated the US would begin ‘out-innovating, out-educating, and out-building global competition.’

HIGH NOON PLUTO

Powerful Pluto has now moved to oppose the authoritarian Sun of the USA. Is this a titanic test of national strength? Is the opposition aspect defining the peak limits of US control, and bringing a direct nemesis onto the world stage. Is the tug of war for global mastery now reaching its maximum tension? Are the core beliefs of the country changing in the process?

On the internal level, privileged Pluto represents the plutocracy. Statistics already show the highest financial backing decides 93% of House of Representatives seats. Further, an experiment by political science graduate students, David Broockman and Josh Kalla, published in the Washington Post, proved that changing the words ‘local constituents’ to 'local campaign donors’ was four times more likely to gain access to a Member of Congress.

Pluto’s opposition to the Sun has the positive potential to change a democracy imprisoned by plutocracy. But it usually comes through the same kind of energy that brought revolutions to the leading countries of the past such as England and France. Power blocs have to be overturned. This could involve severe challenges, even to the office, and role, of the President.

BARRY, THE BOTTLE AND JUPITER

It remains to mention the shock resignation of NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell over misleading an ICAC enquiry concerning an undeclared political gift – a bottle of wine valued at over $3000. O’Farrell is the third NSW Premier to offer a shock resignation in the last decade. But there is a common denominator and the April 15 lunar eclipse activating the Grand Cross Jupiter timed it precisely. Check the record of former Premiers and resignations.

On August 3 2005, NSW Premier Bob Carr resigned, along with his Treasurer and Deputy Premier. Jupiter was at 14 degrees of the cardinal sign of Libra. On September 5 2008 NSW Premier Morris Iemma resigned. Jupiter was at 13 degrees of cardinal Capricorn. When Jupiter reached 14 degrees of cardinal Aries in 2011, Barry O’Farrell became NSW Premier. At 10 pm Wednesday April 16, Barry O’Farrell resigned. Jupiter was at 14 degrees of the cardinal sign of Cancer.

O’Farrell entered politics being elected to the NSW Legislative Assembly being sworn in April 1995. He resigned the day after a lunar eclipse on April 16 2014. Eclipses repeat in the same degree on a 19-year basis. Now tell me astrology doesn’t work. It does for NSW Premiers and it did for Barry O’Farrell.


 

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Aries or Aries Rising: In a world of unified conformity being your own person can be a real challenge. Taking the individual stance will brand you either the genius of the moment or the rebellious eccentric. But if you can’t be loyal to yourself, then what can you be loyal to? Individuality doesn’t have to spell disunity. Sometimes it’s necessary to lead by example. Providing you’re doing it for the right reasons your courage will be rewarded. To look at your own 2014 -2015 personal chart, organise a phone or personal consultation with Ed Tamplin. Click here for details. Top 

Taurus or Taurus Rising: Leaving the past behind is one way of looking at it. Depends which direction you’re looking. The other side of this is the seemingly uncertain future. You’re accelerating the process. Why wouldn’t you be taking the initiative, as the energizing Sun moves into your sign? Life is an adventure. Certain people have been cramping your style or holding back progress. A few have been rocks of reliability. Meeting someone else’s criteria, or dealing with authorities is just part of the process. There’s more in the monthlies. To look at your own 2014 -2015 personal horoscope, organise a phone or personal consultation with Ed Tamplin click here for details. Top

Gemini or Gemini Rising: While everyone else is caught up in the frenzy of the action, it can be a lot easier for you to simply sit back and watch the wheels go by. Opting out of something, or being non-committal isn’t a sin you know. If you don’t feel comfortable being involved then why put yourself through the process. If it’s work and its reward then naturally that’s a different matter. Otherwise trimming your life of the onerous obligations can be a liberating relief. To look at your own 2014 -2015 personal horoscope, organise a phone or personal consultation with Ed Tamplin click here for details. Top

Cancer or Cancer Rising: Taking that giant leap into the unknown future, which you’re increasingly susceptible to now, involves embracing fresh technologies, ideas and methodologies. You don’t have to do it all overnight, despite outside pressure. The Grand Cross provides a springboard, and Jupiter provides the vision. But the excitement and aliveness of change is not about to be delivered with the added bonus of the security of sameness. When the merry-go-round picks up pace, the center can be the best place to be. There’s even more in the monthly update. To look at your own future prospects astrologically for 2014-2015, organise a phone or personal consultation with Ed Tamplin click here for details. Top

Leo or Leo Rising: Factual knowledge is like disparate pieces of a jigsaw without the big picture. Part of your educational binge involves uncovering what drives people – including you - from within. Remember only one eighth of that iceberg we call mind cuts above the water line. That’s why life has its Titanic moments. When light cuts through the fog you will overcome that sinking feeling buoyed by superior understanding. Then all the pieces - and those unpredictable people – will make sense. To look at your own personal horoscope for 2014-2015, organise a phone or personal consultation with Ed Tamplin click here for details. Top

Virgo or Virgo Rising: Relationships are one way of reflecting who we are through the company we choose. While Venus travels through your house of allies and enemies what attracts you to others is changing. Part of this also relates to Pluto backtracking and helping you see both sides of something. The Virgo realization that perfection is a direction, never a destination, is coming home to roost. It may seem only a minor shift at first, but it’s pivotal to your new worldview. There’s more in the monthlies. To look at your own future prospects astrologically for 2014-2015, organise a phone or personal consultation with Ed Tamplin click here for details. Top

Libra or Libra Rising: If life was a movie, yours could be a very polished product. You would get to ‘take two’ or even take ‘fifty-two’. But virtual reality is the go. With impetuous Mars backtracking through your sign it can be tempting to think of what might have been, had you had the chance over again. The replay button will only show what really happened. It’s how you handle a similar situation second time around that really counts. You’ll get that opportunity. The change is in the self-assertion and the control. Click here. To look at your own personal horoscope for 2014-2015, organize a phone or personal consultation with Ed Tamplin click here for details. Top

Scorpio or Scorpio Rising: You know the one about the guy falling off a ladder and immediately someone running up and asking what happened? The answer is 'I don't know I just got here myself!' Grand Cross - change...you're getting used to it...you've had eighteen months practise. Now, finally, the ground has broken your free fall. The eclipse cycle has been, moving through your sign and eclipsing everything. What's gone is gone, but life goes on - albeit very differently now. Believe it or not you are getting more in control, you just have to get used to the new steering wheel. To look at your own personal horoscope for 2014-2015, organize a phone or personal consultation with Ed Tamplin click here for details. Top

Sagittarius or Sagittarius Rising: Money may be – but shouldn’t be – your primary motivation. That needs to spring from a more creative source, and one will automatically lead to the other. But following others will lead to exactly that – you will be behind, not in front. Taking a chance on your own ideas or ripping out the old to replace with the new is putting you on the right track. Renovation is one possibility. But changing your surrounds actually goes a little deeper than the physical. To look at your own personal horoscope for 2014-2015, organize a phone or personal consultation with Ed Tamplin click here for details.  Top

Capricorn or Capricorn Rising: There is a certain fast track to where you want to be. The problem is that involves walking a tightrope over shark-infested waters. As the ground rumbles underfoot the key to balance is to keep moving. There is no right way or wrong way at the moment as nobody has published the road map. Just keep your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road. Remember - the 90’s were tougher, and you eventually maneuvered into a better place. To look at your own future prospects astrologically in 2014-2015, organize a phone or personal consultation with Ed Tamplin click here for details. Top

Aquarius or Aquarius Rising: Your communication revolution is on a roll. Staying on that learning curve is the most effective way of negotiating the future shock Grand Cross now in operation. It’s not simply a matter of updating your electronics, but also starting to think with a difference. A fear or phobia can now be addressed. Negotiating your way through the maze comes through asking the right questions or tapping into the right sources and people. Something concerning family or home is now nearing resolution. To look at your own future prospects astrologically for 2014-2015, organise a phone or personal consultation with Ed. Click here for details. Top

Pisces or Pisces Rising: There is an unrelenting message - as persistent as a woodpecker knocking on your door. The more you hand your responsibility onto others, the less satisfied you become. It’s a message about getting your act together and being more self-sufficient. If everybody seems to be acting out of his or her own self-interest, that’s got to be ramming it home This week relationship Venus is offering a positive lesson in self-esteem, especially around Friday as it locks in with accountable Saturn. To look at your own personal horoscope for 2014-2015, organise a phone or personal consultation with Ed Tamplin click here for details. Top

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