Cardinal Cross

“The greatest thing in the world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving.” Goethe

One of the Sabian symbols for the Cardinal Cross whose presence is so prominent in the sky now is, “A very old man facing a vast dark space to the northeast.” This symbol is associated with Sirius – the star to which people have looked for guidance and inspiration over centuries when facing uncertainty.

There can be a sense now that situations which may have been brewing for awhile are coming to a head. It is also possible to experience times of increased optimism followed by periods of considerable doubt.

With Pluto opposing Jupiter challenges which arise may be best dealt with by increasing the level of inspiration in your life or by deepening your spiritual practice. With the Uranus /Mars opposition there is a tendency to want to take impulsive action without heeding possible consequences. Sometimes this can involve a much needed break from oppressive circumstances and other times create more problems which could have been avoided through restraint or forethought.
It is wise to keep moderation and spiritual evolution in the picture.

All quotes from Lynda Hill’s 360 Degrees of Wisdom

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Venus and Neptune

I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each

I do not think they will sing to me.

I have seen them riding seaward on the waves
Combing the white hair of the waves blown back.
When the wind blows the water white and black.

We have lingered in the chambers of the sea
By sea girls wreathed with seaweed red and brown
Till human voices wake us, and we drown.” TS Eliot

Venus is in Pisces now and approaching a conjunction to Neptune the lord of the sea (widely in influence through the 20th of the month.) The veils between the worlds are thin as a result and this transit provides a good time for the imagination, for creative growth and for spiritual growth. Many of TS Eliot’s significant poems are about his journey towards a higher vision and faith.
This is an unearthly transit and it bodes well to keep safe boundaries in place as a result. One of the Sabian symbols associated with this transit is, “Illuminated by a shaft of light, a large cross lies on rocks surrounded by sea and mist.” An Indian proverb speaks wisely of this – “Call on God, but steer away from the rocks.”

Sabian Symbol and proverb quotes from Lynda Hill’s 360 Degrees of Wisdom