April 7-13 2014 Astrology Forecast: Cardinal Grand Cross Begins!

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Get ready to rocket as 2014’s most powerful astrological event – a Cardinal Grand Cross – starts heating up. Launching new projects and turbocharging existing ones are energized by this aspect pattern’s high-octane juju!

This week’s events also include a mystical and creative Venus-Neptune conjunction and a Grand Cross “Mercury sideshow.”

4/7 (Mon)

Cardinal Grand Cross Begins!

Drivers, start your engines: the Cardinal Grand Cross has arrived! 2014’s most powerful astrological event begins today, peaks on 4/22 and ends on 5/9.

This aspect pattern puts Mars, Jupiter, Uranus and Pluto into a geometrical square in the cardinal signs of Libra, Cancer, Aries and Capricorn. The heart of this pattern is the multi-year Uranus-Pluto square.

In a nutshell, the Uranus-Pluto square represents revolutionary transformation. But the hard aspects it’s receiving from Mars and Jupiter bring it to an entirely new level of power. This Grand Cross is the most powerful astrological event I’ve ever seen!

This is not the time to be cowering under your bed. This is the time to be boldly striding forth and turbocharging the new things you want to start. This is the time to add another rocket engine to everything you want to take to the next level!

Because I’ve already written extensively on the foundational elements of this Grand Cross, I don’t want to repeat myself any further here. More helpful information on how to make the best use of these stunningly potent energies is contained in my Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto T-square forecast and my article on the Uranus-Pluto square.


Mercury transits Aries today thru 4/23. Rather than engaging in verbal assaults, use this placement for direct communication and opening to new ideas.

4/8 (Tue)

Pallas Athena turns direct today. This is a good time to begin implementing any plans you have in the areas of feminine assertiveness, strategic thinking and practical creativity.

Relationship conflict is one way that an opposition between the Arean Sun and Libran Mars can express itself. But why not use this aspect more positively by focusing on exercise and athletics, win-win sexuality, meeting new people, and pouring fresh energy into your creative expression?

4/9 (Wed)

No major astrological events.

4/10 (Thu)

No major astrological events.

4/11 (Fri)

Are your initiatives not going exactly as planned? With Saturn quincunx the Arean Sun, be prepared to make adjustments to get past any roadblocks. Use Saturn’s positive qualities, including maturity, discipline, time management and well-planned work, to move forward.

A Venus-Neptune conjunction in Pisces provides a sweet spot in an otherwise intense week. This dreamy, otherworldly joining is ideal for merging with your spiritual essence, inspired creativity and perceiving the divine essence in everything you encounter. At the same time, make sure that you’re not excessively idealizing a relationship, overdoing sensual indulgence or playing out a victim/victimizer dynamic.

Cardinal Grand Cross: Mercury Sideshow Begins

A fifth player is added to the tightening Cardinal Grand Cross today. Arean Mercury, quickly catching up to Uranus, opens the door to mental breakthroughs, original thinking and the transformation of beliefs that no longer serve.

The longer-running Cardinal Grand Cross is indisputably the big tent event, while this Mercury sideshow peaks on 4/14 and ends on 4/17.

4/12 (Sat)

No major astrological events.

4/13 (Sun)

No major astrological events.

Void-of-Course Moons

It’s best to avoid starting important new projects or making major purchases during void-of-course Moons. “Business as usual” is the optimal strategy. Void-of-course Moons occur when the Moon has made her last major Ptolemaic aspect, but has not yet moved into her next sign.

  • 4/7, 2:14 pm – 4/8, 5:52 am (Leo)
  • 4/10, 2:26 am – 6:09 pm (Virgo)
  • 4/12, 1:12 pm – 4/13, 4:35 am (Libra)

Whatever your Sun Sign, Benjamin’s forecasts can help you make the best use of the current astrological energies.

All dates and times are in the U.S. eastern time zone. Events are most powerful on the dates listed, but their influence will be active for at least several days before and after.

Everyone is affected by these global transits. However, you will be most powerfully impacted when moving planets activate sensitive points in your natal chart.

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