April 14/15th ~> KARMA Multiplied x 7 million (positive or negative)
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Aries-Libra LUNAR ECLIPSE awakens the CARDINAL CROSS – the cosmic mandala of the CENTRAL SPIRITUAL SUN
“ The mandala is an archetypal image whose occurrence is attested throughout the ages. It signifies the wholeness of the Self. This circular image represents the wholeness of the psychic ground or, to put it in mythic terms, the divinity incarnate in man.” Jung
Tibetans also call the mandala a ‘celestial palace’ where all the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas abide to help transform the mundane psyche into sacred unity. Having a balanced heart-mind makes for an optimum meditation to remain at the centre of holy-ness, made especially demanding during the upcoming Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in harmonious Libra 14/15th (8:40am BST) at 26 Libra/Aries, is followed in two weeks by the Taurus Solar Eclipse.
☩ Practice staying at centre (of the mandala): hydrate, eat well, sleep well, exercise enough, and set the intention to raise Bodhicitta and get ready to ride the karmic winds of Monday night/Tuesday morning's total eclipse of the Moon, which will be visible across North America. This eclipse is also accompanied by the CARDINAL Cross of The Central Spiritual Sun (and the 5th of 7 Uranus-Pluto squares, plus Jupiter squares both Uranus & Pluto on 20th/21st April), once again accenting our ability to self-motivate and radiate LoveLight from heart-mind and awaken to truth, in any given situation (when having a good intention makes life easier).
Think back to the last set of similar Aries/Libra eclipses, in October ’13, and note changes in being able to a) more easily embrace and access the love-wisdom and b) release negative thought and behavioural patterns, which specifically affect the health and wellbeing of (a certain) relationship. Even if that relationship is only with self and environment, the chances are that you/we are all more aware of the need for heroic individual cooperation and participation when creating stability and equanimity.
Now we are in the dynamic year of the high-minded Wood Horse, whose season is spring, there’s no time like the present to acknowledge the need to fulfil responsibilities and put all positive HorsePower into action. Though there is galloping sense of urgency with the most virtuous actions, caution is still advised while Mars is retrograde in Libra and conjunct the eclipsed Moon.
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This cosmic and incredibly profound Cardinal Cross of the Central Spiritual Sun has, over the past four years, come in and out of orb with varying intensity since 2010 - and will continue to do so for another year. Indeed, we've even had this vibrant Cross of action present in recent eclipses before too, specifically July 1st 2011, which represented an elevation of critical spiritual mass (in which social media surely plays a part) as well as an awareness about difficulties (and their causes).
Though much depends upon how we view and react to current challenges, this set of eclipses now fast approaching will first see the Lunar eclipse on the 14/15th (8:40am BST) where, interestingly, the Solar principle is exalted by the Sun in Aries. This is followed by a Solar eclipse in two weeks, 29th April, when the Lunar principle is exalted with the Moon in Taurus. This is an extraordinary exaltation of both ‘Lights’ within consecutive eclipses. As Sun, Moon and Earth align in such an exalted manner, it provides the perfect opportunity to balance both male & female sides of ourselves, as well as within relationship – through thought-provoking and possibly demanding situations.
The importance of this totally cosmic Cardinal Cross lies in its ability to bring divinity to life, within everyone and everything, raising consciousness so that all can be aware how we co-create with our Universe. When we see the Divine in everything, then everything becomes Divine, sacred and whole. We can call it ascension or awakening, but by the time this time of Cardinal Cross moves on, many more people will have become aware that Spirit is being initiated into a greater understanding of interconnected Oneness.
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Astrological key points for this Cardinal Cross of the Central Spiritual Sun reinforce innovative and exciting energies that generate movement and action.: Gathering kindred spirits together is planet Uranus as the instigating agent of change; Jupiter synthesizes with a caring and hopeful overview, and is exalted in Cancer; while communicative Mercury, in assertive Aries, is in the sign of Aries' esoteric rulership, next to Uranus, which is the hierarchical ruler of Aries, this powerful Aries energy urges the Spiritual Warrior towards an altruistic objective an to think clearly. When we add the Sun’s exaltation in Aries to the mix, energizing this Cardinal Grand Cross with the Light of Life's pure Light vibration, Aries therefore becomes the only sign stimulated and strengthened on all levels: orthodox, esoteric and hierarchical. This means active Aries is triple powered. And while the retrograde Mars rules Aries (though now in Libra (and with the Full Moon)), one gets the sense the zodiac’s defender and warrior is being roused with the motivation to be brave and do what is right and fair. This is not to say situations will run smooth, as there will be quakes and flares to heighten any intensity: it is Eclipse Season, after all. But the challenge now is to find new ways to kindle justice and peace, beauty and culture, for all beings to harmonize important relationships, be those with friends, family, authority, or even the relationship we have with ‘self’; for it is only when we embrace what is good and familiarize ourselves with virtuous action can freedom, both personal and collective, flower and bloom.
Many thanks to unknown artist for 5Buddha Families, representing each arm of the Cardinal Cross at the time of the Full Moon Eclipse ॐ_/♥\_ & always eternally grateful to Bill Brouard for his Aries Sun Goddess awakening the third eye at the time of the Full Libra Moon Eclipse ॐ_/♥\_
If you would like to go back over the years and read and distil relevant points please come here (though be warned: there's a lot to go through – some of it also gets quite personal):