When things get a little crazy many of us search our external environment for an explanation. Sometimes we’re so blindsided we have no idea where to look to figure out the turn of events.

The universal law — “as above, so below” — implies that one can turn to the heavens to decipher what is happening on Earth. According to astrology, the energy of the cosmos that builds and evolves is a reflection of the very energy that moves through and around each and every one of us. By the very essence of this cosmic dance, we are linked inextricably to the dynamic, transformational nature of our Universe.


The Sign of the Cross


The Grand Cardinal Cross of last month, which saw certain planets line up in such a way that encouraged change and transformation, was considered among astrologers to be the most important planetary transit of the year. Some went so far as to describe it as the most important planetary alignment of the decade.


A Grand Cross is a rare configuration of planets that align in two 180-degree oppositions, forming the shape of an X, and four 90-degree squares that play off the energy of all the planets involved.


The effects of the Cardinal Grand Cross will vary from person to person. However, we have all been affected by its energies, if not directly then in some way by the actions or situations of others.


The Reality of Change


Simply because it is now May does not mean we are no longer feeling the effects of this powerful alignment. In fact, the effects would have started well before the actual event, the third week of April, and will continue to be felt well past it.


The Grand Cardinal Cross brought with it the opportunity to break apart, eliminate, and complete aspects within and around our lives, some desirable, others less so. We have the choice as to how we react to events that may seem negative. “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” — Lao Tzu


Use this opportunity of the Grand Cardinal Cross energies to observe areas of your life that would benefit from significant change. It could lead to greater growth and a deeper knowing of yourself and those around you.


To learn more about the Grand Cardinal Cross, do a search for Grand Cross April 2014 on Google.


Karen Gay, A-Roaming Bodyworker, is a holistic health practitioner practicing in Hanoi. For information on the types of services provided, visit a-roamingbodyworker.com

Karen Gay

A true global citizen, Karen has lived and travelled overseas for more than 20 years. Her current journey has led her down the rabbit hole. She's not sure she'll resurface. You can follow her on twitter.com/KRMG and facebook.com/a.roaming.bodyworker

Website: a-roamingbodyworker.com

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