Monday, July 29, 2013

Spiritual Significance--A Cardinal Cross & Star of David

Today, we are blessed with two configurations that bring necessary healing of childhood issues.  First, we have the Star of David which is extremely rare for 14 hours with the Moon in Taurus.  This is when two Grand Sextiles come together (a total of six sextiles).  In this case the sextiles involve planets in water and earth signs.  While I won't go into further details here, you can do a search on Star of David for July 29, 2013 and you will bring up the actual planets involved.  Though without taking a deeper look, my guess is that Saturn in Scorpio, Neptune in Pisces, Jupiter/Mars in Cancer, Pluto in Capricorn, Venus in Virgo, and the Moon in Taurus are involved since these are the only planets in either water or earth at this time and within the first 10 degrees of their respective signs.  The Moon of course moves quickly which is why this configuration lasts for only 14 hours.

I have already mentioned the second configuration that we're experiencing and that is the Cardinal T-Cross or if you will, T-Square that has Mars/Jupiter in Cancer, Pluto in Capricorn and Uranus in Aries.  Since Mars, Aries, Cancer and Capricorn are involved, I believe that this cross has to do with childhood and parenting issues.  Now, I won't go into my childhood here, but suffice to say, that whatever I share here in general, I have felt personally.  Astrologically, I was born with a Mutable T-Cross with Saturn/Moon in Pisces, Mars in Gemini and Pluto/Uranus in Virgo.  Fortunately, I had some relief with sextiles and a Grand Water Trine though this GWT had wide orbs and I sometimes wonder about its effectiveness.

The current Cardinal Cross is smack on my AC and Sun/Mercury affecting my 1st, 4th and 7th Houses and by default my 10th House.  So when I meditate on the meaning of all this, my Guides tell me to share this bit of information with you about this cross and why today with the Star of David configuration is a good time to finally heal those childhood issues.  And if you think you don't have any, think again.  With Pluto in Capricorn involved, get psychological counseling if you need it now because what you are dealing with are emotions deeply rooted in your subconscious and they are running your life.  And my Guides tell me that the information I'm presenting here could save your life or the life of someone you know.  While we totally believe that each of us needs to take responsibility for our lives and our well-being, we are NOT RESPONSIBLE for what other people, especially our caretakers did to us or for the love they didn't give to us.  We are responsible for healing our emotions and mental processes around these situations.

And as always, do not use astrological or any metaphysical information or practices in place of psychiatric counseling if you are dealing with serious emotional problems or mental imbalance or overwhelming stress.  The information I give here is just that information. I am not responsible for how you apply this information to your life.  However, if you experience some ah-hah moments and feel some stress relieved, then I've done my job.

Childhood wounds and issues will surface now in regard to parenting and vulnerability as well as, innocence, nurturing or lack of nurturing and how the child was disciplined.  Questions to ask ourselves are: Were there any addictions or mental illnesses in the immediate family or in the lineages? Did our parents under discipline or over discipline and did they also nurture us? Were we dealing with narcissistic parents or wounded parents who expected you to agree with all their opinions and beliefs? Did we need to appease our parents by lying to them to keep the peace in the home? Did we have a mother that didn't protect us from the abuse of the father or vise verse? Did members of the family (authority figures) turn a blind eye to abuse or other neglect? How has this affected your relationships with others now, your employment situation, your beliefs around money, authority, and other adults?

I interpret Pluto in Capricorn = father and Mars in Cancer = to the male or warrior side of a mother.  The Mars in Cancer also represents children and whether or not these children grow up comfortable standing up for themselves, asserting their needs, or if they are fearful about consequences for standing up for themselves.  Children who were abused for speaking their truth will grow up into adults with trust issues because they will fear punishment or betrayal. When a parent over disciplines a child (abuse) this child feels betrayed by someone who is supposed to love them and create a safe haven.  Depending on the sensitivity of the child, even a parent frowning in disapproval can feel like a betrayal of the unconditional love the child expects because a child feels like the center of the world in his or her first years.  The parents are also the center of this Universe to the child and maybe even godlike because they provide shelter, food, and the other needs of the child.

Children need to feel safe when they are naked and vulnerable (I'm not just talking sexual abuse, but feeling unsafe or unappreciated too), with their caretakers.  When children are abused they want to stand up for themselves, but can't so they learn subterfuge which eventually turns into passive aggressive behavior or noneffective forms of communication that ultimately sabotage them as adults.  In the case of children born under this Cardinal T-Cross period (July & August) these children are vulnerable to the issues that revolve around Mars/Pluto/Jupiter/Uranus.  This is a recipe for control issues and so healthy parenting is absolutely necessary.  Children must learn to speak their truth without consequences in the home and parents must also communicate their truth so that an understanding is reached.  With Uranus and Mars involved, these children will act out their aggressions, if they are not given healthy outlets of expression.  These children would do well with some kind of physical exercise whether that is dance or sports because they will be wired with energy.  They are also extremely psychic and can get to the bottom of anything so don't lie to them ever.  They know the truth and in fact, these children carry the sword of truth.  They are leaders in the making and what type of leader they will become depends on their parenting.

For the rest of us experiencing the transit now, we need to take a deeper look at our mothers.  Did our mothers act like tomboys who tried to fit in with men or as a member of a boy's club? Or were our mothers nurturing, feminine, but with a warrior side when it came to defending the rights of her children? And how did she defend her own rights, if at all? Did your parents argue around you? Did they play fair or play wicked games with each other? If your parents had an addiction problem or mental illness how did he or she deal with it? Did the parents act authoritative one moment and childish the next? Were you ever confused as to who was the real parent in the room (meaning you acted more like an adult than they did)? Did you feel safe or unsafe around your parents; secure or insecure?

These are the questions we need to ask ourselves now and these are challenging questions emotionally to answer which is why I recommend doing this process with a professional mental health practitioner.  You can even go the alternative route and find a professional that uses astrology and other new age practices.  It is important to release this baggage now with these transits offering us powerful healing energies.  By healing these issues now, no matter our age, we prepare for harder transits coming to us in the next few years. We can not bring peace to the earth until we have peace in our hearts.  We can not have peace in our hearts until we finally forgive our parents for what they did or didn't do for us.  And the blanket statement, "well, they did the best they could" is just a rationalization and not healing at all.  You need to honor your inner parents by healing the situations you had with your birth parents and other caretakers.

While it's true they probably did do the best they could, how many of them sought therapy when they truly needed it? How many of them took responsibility for their actions, feelings, patterns, and thoughts rather than projecting those onto their children? And I'm not advocating blame the parents, but I am advocating for facing our truths in regard to our wounds, not so we can dwell on those wounds, but so that we can heal them once and for all so we don't keep passing this stuff on to future generations.  Face it, the issues with your parents goes back a long, long way, possibly centuries.  And our parents simply didn't have the tools and modalities we have today which allows us to not only heal ourselves and our lineages.  I recommend beginning the process today.  It's not pretty and it's not fun, but you will emerge an authentic human being who truly loves and advocates for yourself in a healthy and balanced way.

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