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Cardinal Grand Cross Building Up and Astrology Forecast April 6-12.

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

We move more deeply into Spring Eclipse Season and the Cardinal Grand Cross this week.

On Monday April 7 we move into the second quarter of the lunar cycle that was begun at the Aries New Moon on March 30.  This is our first marking point on the way to the first eclipse: a Total Lunar Eclipse Full Moon on April 15.

Also this week the Cardinal Grand Cross will begin to form as Mars gets close enough in orb, though still relatively far away, to the exact Cardinal Grand Cross of April 19-23.

There is much tension building as a result, and the huge 8.2 earthquake in Chile and the Volcanic eruption this past Friday of Mt. Tungurahua in Equador bring to our awareness the power of what is going on energetically beneath the surface with the eclipses and especially with the Grand Cross.

This Grand Cross builds its tension because 4 planets, Mars, Jupiter, Uranus, and Pluto are pulling in four different directions opposed or square to one another in a cross.  And of course the Uranus/Pluto square is an important part of this cross, as its revolutionary and evolutionary energies are being stoked.

The ground under our feet, so to speak, is shifting.   As a result the tendency will be to be taken out of our default “normal” position and to feel out of sorts.

It is best not to fight too much to bring things back to “normal”.  If you are not feeling the shifts already, you will before too long. If you are already being taken off balance either by your inner sensibilities or events that are happening in your life, it is best to ride the waves and not try too hard to control everything.

Experiencing this month’s events is a process. You may feel or decide on something one “minute”, then change your feelings, perceptions, and understandings the next “minute”.  It is best not to jump to any conclusions too soon.

Of course it is not totally lost on me that Easter (when Christ is said to have been resurrected after dying on the Cross) falls during the exact Cardinal Grand Cross alignment.   What does that symbolism suggest?  We will analyze as we get closer to the event.

Please realize that all the world events that are connected to this Cardinal Grand Cross will not all unfold this month of April.  I expect that in May through August even more events will unfold that are a direct result of the tensions built during the Cross and the Eclipses in April.

Besides more intense Earth events, like earthquakes and volcanoes, I expect human made world events to occur also.

There are meaningful power struggles building in intensity as we move more strongly into a multi-polar world of equality and Diversity in Unity.

The Western World, and especially the USA, have taken on much world power since the breaking apart of the Soviet Union in the late ’80s and early ’90s.

Now things are shifting again and the USA and Europe’s dominance in the world will be challenged.  What is happening in Russia; in Korea and the Asian world; and with Syria, Iran, Israel, Palestine and the Middle East is quite important.  Tensions in these areas will build during April, and powerful and explosive events will either come about during April or soon thereafter.

The world economy, driven in large part by western world Big Corporate Capitalism, will feel great shocks of change this spring or at the latest this autumn.

Keep a close eye this spring on UFO or extraterrestrial events and issues too, as our paradigm for living on this Earth is ripe for new breakthroughs and awakenings of new viewpoints. Take a look at videos purported to be of extraterrestrial origin and keep an open mind.

All big events now are meant to help each of us to transform our consciousness out of what we have been programmed to believe into what is becoming True, about our world and ourselves.

It was true to most not many centuries ago that the world was flat.  Paradigm shifts are a natural part of human experience and evolution.  We are ready now for great changes in consciousness again.

In your personal life be open to new energies, insights, and perspectives that will take you out of the black and white boxes you may be accustomed to.

Really listen in your relationships, and do not just focus on your perspective or opinion.   Put yourself in the shoes of the “other” so you can know their reality. This does not mean you have to agree with them, as you need to empower your self by honoring your own view; but taking them out of the enemy bracket and realizing they see through their own lens of life, is important.

And of course both yours and their opinion and viewpoint may be clouded by the baggage of old traumas and wounds, hurt feelings and past abandonments and rejections.

Take the time to find your empathy, both for someone else and your self. Remember that those knee jerk judgments that you have come to,  at least in part from the programming you have received from society’s dying paradigm or your family’s dysfunctions, can be released so you can see more clearly.

And this month you may be given more ability to make deep changes because these powerful aspects tend to bring to the surface our deep seated issues, and tend to inspire us to see in new ways and do new things.

If you can see the shifts in your life this spring as opportunities to grow and evolve, you will be aligned with the paradigm and age shift we are all experiencing.

I realize that sometimes people will experience these changes in a very painful way at first, so putting the events into a meaningful perspective that fosters growth and evolution is not possible yet.

If that is the case it is best to find people and situations that nurture and support you, that make you feel safe, heard and understood.  From that place you are better equipped not to fall into a pit of despair or hopelessness.

And then later you will transform your awareness and put your life into a more positive and meaningful perspective.

For many of you this Spring Eclipse, Cardinal Grand Cross season will be mainly about moving forward with your life, growing in all new ways and taking on new challenges and opportunities in your life.

For most all of us this Spring Eclipse Season 2014 will be powerful in one way or another.

This week intensity grows and each week following in this month of April will be more and more important and profound.

If you have the time please enjoy the youtube video just created for Spring Eclipse Season 2014 and the Cardinal Grand Cross.

See you next week,


You can get an astrological consultation with me during these changing times to help you on your path and with your life. Please write for more info..

There is already a YOUTUBE video autumn 2013 forecast out at

There is an old YOUTUBE video Astrology Forecast for Spring Eclipse Season. Check it out if you feel so moved.

You can get an astrological consultation with me during these changing times to help you on your path and with your life. Please write for more info.

Please feel free to find more writings and my services on my website.

Leo Knighton Tallarico is a full time professional astrologer, spiritual guide, counselor, and writer for over 25 years

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