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Cardinal Crossroads of Change: What It Means for You

Okay, ladies and gents…we’re counting down the days till showtime. If you were born around the beginning of  Aries, Cancer, Capricorn or Libra (or have planets or angles in the early degrees of those signs), y’all have front row seats. The biggest lightning storm ever is a-brewin’. You’re breathing in raw tension just about now, pushing buttons and getting yours pushed. There’s an electric, pungent energy building. If you were a cat, you’d be arching your back. It’s the call to battle at dawn. What’s gotta go needs to get gone: relationships that don’t work, jobs that don’t matter, fibs that you’re supposed to believe.

Tense and intense strological energies are gathering, building up to peak pressure from June 26 to August 5 (and most potent on July 29th). Somethin’s gotta blow. It’ll be stinky, but it’ll also be a helluva relief.

Four planetary forces will be facing-off, forming a Grand Cardinal Cross http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_cross_(astrology)  Shamanic Pluto in exacting Capricorn summons forth a part of you that’s been banished in the shadows. Own it consciously and claim your power. Be in your truth, no matter who stands in judgment of you, as extremist Uranus in “me first” Aries gallops sidesaddle with Jupiter the Preacher.  Pioneering Mars in relational Libra impatiently taps the accelerator, while passenger Saturn gets focused on how to get where you need to be. Act with integrity and learn to love the word “no.” Lastly, acknowledge and release where you’ve been too tentative, sensitive or reactive (the South Node in Cancer) and focus on where you need to develop your inner authority (the North Node in Capricorn).

This may sound like a ten-car pile-up (and parts of it will be messy), but this is the kick-off point for positive change. Let’s be frank: what part of your life needs to be opened up and cleared out, like an attic suffocated by dust? Take the risk. Open the door. Be realistic–don’t horde what’s familiar but no longer has value. Dump what keeps you small or limits your aliveness. Shine the  light of awareness on forgotten treasures.  Be the judge of  your own truth, stick by it and don’t fail your dreams. You’re some kind of special. Admit it.

So go get ’em, ladies and gents. The curtain’s about to rise. And guess who the star is? You are, of course.

Storm a comin'
Big Storm a-brewin'

Get into the car and drive on the wild side!

It’s time to shift gears from 2nd to 5th. If you’ve been moving through life at 140 Horsepower, upgrade to 510 HP. The pedal’s to the metal as you swerve into the fast lane-and you’re jonesin’ for still more speed. Passions run high and hot, tempers short and quick. You don’t want to behave. Patience is just a concept. Recklessness courses through your veins.

Take charge of your life–do it your way. Veer off onto the road less taken. Honor the fierce desire for independence. Refuse to cater to rules that choke off your authenticity. And hey! Keep in mind that you’re not the only one accelerating. This urgent itch is under everyone else’s skin. As you hit the road, keep this quote in mind: “People don’t do things to you. They do things for themselves.” (Author Unknown)

During May and June, hot, insistent astrological winds strike, fierce and adamant harbingers of change. Turn into them and you’ll be standing eye-to-eye with your inner warrior. This will inspire right action.  Cower under their force, and you’ll be stalked by meaningless conflict and confrontation.

On 5/27/10, insurgent Uranus hurtles into “me first” daredevil Aries. Judicious Jupiter treks into the same sign on 6/6/10, expanding the need for autonomy and passionate individuation. As Eleanor Roosevelt once declared, “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.”

Don’t look for approval. You don’t need it. Pioneer new wild, wooly and downright magical frontiers. Liberate, individuate, live your passions. Feeling your heart race? That’s how alive you are. Now buckle up and head on out!

With zest and zeal,

Joyce