Our prediction on January 01, 2014 of changes in governments has taken place in the Ukraine when Russia annexed Crimea via “legally” means. This major change was one aspect of the coming Grand Cardinal Cross next month April 23/24, 2014.
According to fellow astrologer Paul Saunders of Solaris of Astrology, the Grand Cardinal Cross will raise even more fire. There is a saying among astrologers whomever is the initiator of aggression during a Mars (March 01-May 19, 2014) retrograde tends to be the loser in the end. (Listen up Mr. Putin)
Paul Saunders says:
“Again using the Crimea as an example, the Ukrainian People were concerned about a relationship in their fight for a new administration. They were looking West and for a new start but Yanukovych, the President was looking east looking back at old powers, expansion and hope (Jupiter) versus power and control (Pluto). Tensions are high there right now because of the illegal annexation revealed by the Virgo full Moon on the 16th March, and as Mars in reverse comes into the mix I have a feeling that some kind of conflict may rear it’s ugly head. The Uranus Mars opposition may see someone taking some impulsive action that is not very well considered through mirroring the impulsive nature of the cardinal cross. My thoughts on this are based on the existing Pluto Jupiter Uranus t-square that we have already been experiencing and adding a rogue Mars in a sign of justice into the mix during a time of high tensions and conflicting desires is like adding gasoline to an already raging fire.”
“Change is definitely coming though and not many of us are going to be able to avoid it, so the test is how we handle the vibrant energy swirling around us. Mars retrograde in all of this suggests that the initiator of any issues while this planet is moving backwards may well end up losing out in the end, the martial energy is misplaced and misdirected. Rather than forcing the issue despite all the temptations around us, I would suggest that you react to what is going on around you if you can, go with the flow and wait your time to make your move – you will probably regret things if you try to force the pace, and why would you need to anyway? Uranus after this formation has passed will still be moving forward in Aries square to Pluto pushing us constantly to update ourselves. Saturn not connected to the cross is also retrograde and these two planets suggest reviewing what is going on rather than pursuing new agendas and Jupiter powerful and moving forward strongly in Cancer through May, June and July will be there to help us to be more outgoing and yet also more secure. The cardinal nature of the cross will naturally move issues forward anyway and once Mars slows to a stop and begins to move directly on 21st May, then may be the time to take up the baton and move onto new challenges.”