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The Cosmic Story: April 2014's Cosmic Cross and America's Challenge

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The Cosmic Story:   The Heavenly Grand Cross and the Maturing of the American Psyche.

Welcome my dears!     Come sit around my fire.   I want to tell you a story.  

I believe stories are food for the soul, and right now, my soul needs a good story and perhaps yours does too.  The story shines light on our crazy world, giving us an archetypal perspective of what we are facing.   It gives meaning to our experience, gives us hope and like the best fairy tales, gives us instructions for living fully at this transformational time in human history.

There are four mighty Powers taking up their stations in the heavens at each of the four arms of a cosmic cross.   As these Powers turn the cosmic wheel, new energies will be available for us to use in our lives and for our world.  

So this month stay awake, have faith, be brave and face death.    A new birth is upon us.

Cardinal Grand Cross  

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The Cosmic Story tells us there is a Cosmic Cross forming in our sky.   Four archetypal Powers are taking their stand at the four corners of this cross.   The cross stretches through the Cardinal signs of the Zodiac: Uranus stands in Aries, Jupiter in Cancer, Mars in Libra and Pluto in Capricorn.   These four signs also preside over the changing of the seasons: Vernal Equinox/Aries, Summer Solstice/Cancer, Autumn Equinox/Libra and Winter Solstice/Capricorn.   That makes this a very dynamic cross.   It calls for movement and change.

  These four archetypal Powers are the ones doing the moving!   Yet, each of us is called to take part in this movement, grounding these powerful energies consciously, bringing balance and stability into play. This cosmic cross calls us to our destinies.   It is synchronistic that this cosmic cross comes to perfection (tightest angles) during the Christian Holy Week, when we remember the Christ who allowed himself to be nailed to the cross of Earth and then showed us that resurrection and rebirth are possible.   At the end of the Age of Pisces, we are all called to this mystery of re-birth and resurrection.   Jesus, the god-man of the Piscean Age, did say that he was just showing us the way.   It's time we got serious about our cosmic mission.   This Cosmic Cross is our call to action.   We have to do our part to change the direction our world is going in.

The Cosmic Cross creates a womb which includes the ongoing Uranus/Pluto square.   This is the 5th square in a highly unusual series of 7 squares--7 symbolizing an initiation into higher consciousness. That initiation completes next year.   Now we have to deal with the 5th square--a crossroads that will determine the outcome of this cosmic challenge.   Did you know that the energy of the 5 is called the Quintessence?   The Quintessence is considered the fifth element, the purest form of a thing, something new and wonderful that's never been seen before, something that accelerates growth.   The Quintessence is the life force, calling us to a new state of being.

So we're in luck!   This Cardinal Grand Cross is blessed by the power of the Quintessence, offering us needed Life energy to help us face this world crisis.   If we actually take up this cross and bear the responsibility of facing the challenge of global climate change, it will change everything.   We can overthrow the patriarchal paradigm of life as work as money and profit if we truthfully face the fact of climate change.   We will have to change our lifestyle and create a more sustainable society.   That will change everything else.  

We have to remember that we are part of the web of life.   Without clean water, air and earth, humans die.   Mother Earth can heal herself once we're gone, but if we want to stick around, we have to learn to honor and work with our Mother Earth so we have a home to live on. We've gotten stuck in the idiotic 'enlightened' rational notion that the Earth is only dead matter and we can do anything we want to Her.   Unfortunately, that's never been true and we've left doing something about it until the last minute, like teen-agers with term papers due next week.   That means we'll have to mature quickly.

Transformation of the American Psyche

This is where the transformation of the American psyche comes in.   American culture and corporations have pretty much taken over the world.   We do live in one world now, even if some of us only live on the outskirts.   It is the American mindset of individualism, consumerism and adolescent negligence and self-interest that has taken over, and now it has to mature into a more responsible, adult concern for community welfare and the common good.  

When we look at the 4th of July birth chart of the United States of America, we are looking at the original manifesto of the belief in freedom, equality and the hope for a better life.   While some people still think we're following those beliefs, the reality is those beliefs have been twisted into a travesty of their original intent.   Somehow the idea of adults living a free and responsible life has become the freedom to act selfishly and unwisely whenever possible.   I picture Pinocchio and his thuggish friends going to the island of pleasures where they can have whatever their hearts desire.   And they all turn into donkeys!   We need to redefine ourselves.

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Cathy Pagano is a spiritual advisor and Jungian psychotherapist, storyteller, author and teacher. She is the author of a book on the return of the Goddess, "Wisdom's Daughters: How Women Can Change the World". Cathy trained at the C. (more...)

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