On July 17th, the planets and signs will position themselves into a Cardinal Grand Cross. As the name implies, a grand cross involves four planets lined up in a “+” shape. In this arrangement, some of the planets will be opposite each other and some will be squared up against each other. In astrology, oppositions can signal “perspective and balance” and squares can symbolize “action.”
So how do we know where we are meant to take action and find perspective? We look to the signs for each planet. Here are the four planets/signs involved in this particular grand cross:
- Uranus in Aries
- Moon in Cancer
- Mars in Libra
- Pluto in Capricorn
(In case some of you are saying “yo, the moon and Pluto aren’t planets,” just remember that they are considered such by astrologers for symbolic purposes.)
Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn are categorized as Cardinal Signs. The Cardinals are concerned with identity and with initiating new beginnings. Taking all of the symbolic meanings together, then, we can see that the skies are giving us an opportunity to re-examine our identity and perhaps even a chance at a “do-over.”
If this sounds good to you, then you might want to look more closely at the specific “identity” symbols for each of the signs in this grand cross:
- Aries: How do I think of myself?
- Cancer: Who is the inner emotional me, the inner child me?
- Libra: Who am I in a social setting?
- Capricorn: How would others (at work or in some other public forum) see me?
Lots of energy out there, nudging you to ponder, wonder, and examine. Hang on to your hats! Stay strong, stay focused! And check back in at the end of the week for a Friday Fun column inspired by the cardinal grand cross!
With all of that and Mercury in retrograde, I’d say it was time to reflect.