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2014 Cardinal Grand Cross: A Direct Hit

April is the most challenging month for years to come!
Maria DeSimone

Unless you're in a sleep-induced coma, you've got to feel the energetic shifts happening these days. Welcome to April -- the most challenging month of the year. Quite possibly this will be the most challenging month for years to come.

Current Astrology is certainly foreboding, with it being eclipse season and the coming precise alignment of a Cardinal Grand Cross. Times are changing, and if you have planets or personal angles in your horoscope in Aries, Cancer, Libra or Capricorn, your life is most certainly under construction these days.

You can take control of these events as they unfold with a Mandala New Beginnings Tarot reading, which looks at the four cardinal astrological houses to help you tackle any issue that might arise during this time of change.

Times of transformation aren't easy, but don't worry -- you're not alone. I recently gave a teleconference to my beloved website members, going into detail about the Astrology of April and what it potentially means for you, me and the rest of our planet. The one thing you can be certain of is that whatever you're going through, it's not happening in isolation. We're in this together.

Taking a direct hit

In my birth chart I have Mars in Cancer at 11 degrees. Because I have Aries rising, Mars is my chart ruler, making this planet a very strong presence in my psyche. In addition, Mars is close to an angle in my chart, the 4th house cusp. I tell my students all the time that when you have a planet on an angle it'll certainly make extra noise in your life. It must, because the angles of any chart are points of energy manifestation. It's where all the magic happens!

Besides this, my 4th and 10th house axis is at 13.5 degrees of Cancer and Capricorn. Guess what? The Cardinal Cross peaks the week of April 20 at 13 and one half degrees! Yes, I am receiving a direct hit.

But wait, there's more! I have Aries rising at 25 degrees. The Lunar Eclipse in Libra happens at 25 degrees on April 15, and it will be precisely conjunct my 7th house cusp and my natal Uranus which sits right on my descendant. Another direct hit.

So, of course, I have deep personal interest in the Astrology of April. I have to -- my world is guaranteed to change in a most significant way. Although I can speculate, I can't be certain how this Astrology will play out. I just know it will be radical, uncomfortable change. And whenever Uranus is part of the picture, things happen abruptly.

Not surprisingly, all of the attendees of my recent teleconference wanted answers. They wanted practical advice they could use to help them get through any drastic, painful change that might be happening in their world. I did my best to offer guidance along the lines of accepting the cosmic soul growth acceleration package the universe was about to hand out to Cardinal signs. I told them to embrace the pain and use it as a strengthening tool. I told them to keep getting back up no matter how hard life punched them out this month. Why?

No, I'm not a masochist. And the universe is not a sadist. Really.

Profound change starts within

The reason I want everyone (myself included) to welcome and breathe through any tribulation this month is very simple: Revolution might be happening in our lives at lightning speed, but if you think about it, those changes ultimately will lead to remarkable inner shifts.

You are not a sitting duck this month. Your soul has been whispering to you since 2012 (when the first Uranus-Pluto square happened) about what needed to break down in your life in order for you to have that personal breakthrough. If you've tried your best to ignore what your soul knows must happen, then you're going to have serious growing pains.

But if you remain conscious this month, and if you choose to connect to your higher self, then you will take responsibility for your personal journey. We can't always control what happens to us, but we sure can control our reaction to it. React productively this month, my friends. And remember...

Change: It's an inside job.

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