We're having a mini-breather right now as the Sun moves out of Cardinal Grand Cross formation just as Venus, newly in Cancer, heads in (July 7-13).
We also have a multitude of very nice trines just becoming exact to further ease the astro climate. Venus in Cancer was trine Neptune in Pisces at around noon today Central. Mercury in Leo trines Uranus in Aries tonight at 7:47 p.m. Mars in Gemini trines Saturn in Libra July 6, and Jupiter in Taurus trines Pluto in Capricorn July 7.
Venus moving further into Cancer means things will start heating up again mid-week as we become aware yet again of the extent of our constriction under these conditions. Venus enters the first aspect of the Cardinal Grand Cross Thursday, July 7 at 4:44 p.m. Central, and it's quite potent: Venus in Cancer square stopped-in-the-zodiac Uranus in Aries, just about to turn retrograde July 9.
This Venus-Uranus square has the potential to be emotionally raw, feisty, and unstable with squabbles and tempers kicked up seemingly out of nowhere - all depending on how far people really are from exerting themselves authentically and following their own impulses, rather than subverting those things to maintain emotional comfort, familiarity, and status quo.
The blazing individuality of each member of the nuclear family is busting out of the pre-set roles into all its technicolour egalitarian Aquarian-era detail, and the newly emerging facets of identity could prove shocking and anger-inducing, especially as the supportive feminine energy (Cancer) says it's had enough.
The fiery Uranus in Aries impetus applied to our most sensitive emotional relationships then spreads and stokes the Plutonic fires as Venus moves into opposition with Pluto in Capricorn July 8 (7:31 p.m.).
Old relationship roles, especially for mothers/the nurturing version of the feminine, and old versions of self within relationship are being necessarily morphed out of. Though this is a point of survival (ie. we have to go), with Venus in Cancer, most people will find it uncomfortable. Go slowly. No rushing ahead trying to head off the discomfort or you will be left with even more sticky, emotional detritus to wade through.
Venus entering the Cardinal Grand Cross fray turns the heat up in our personal relationships, especially as they tie in to money. We have a pressurized underlying emotional tone set to "short-term and long-term survival," and everyone being spurred into new, more potently individualistic territory can create some big clashes as we diverge from those with whom we were once compatible.
Venus' final aspect within Grand Cross formation is a square to Saturn in Libra July 13 at 2:35 a.m., and we are challenged to work within the reality of our relationship constructs, including business relationships. Some need to shift. And if they are too stuck and cemented to shift, some need to be discontinued altogether.
Transiting Venus in Cancer conjuncts the United States' Venus-Jupiter in Cancer this week as it squares stationing Uranus in Aries, marking the nation's Venus Return. The U.S. is also experiencing its Saturn Return (in Libra), and a new "foreign relations" cycle is beginning at this time. Unfortunately, the path that has been set out involves more of the same - a lot of bombs and dead people. The U.S. corpo-government doesn't just shake hands when it meets you - it crushes every bone in your hand.
As of United States Independence Day today, it is bombing six different countries: Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, Yemen, and Somalia.
The boundaries of its 'manifest destiny' as supreme dominator continue to spread. Back in the day, the 'higher ups' had supposedly given the green light on plundering, pillaging, and forcefully controlling the continent. Now, it's the entire planet.
From Senator H.V. Johnson around 1845:
"I believe we should be recreant to our noble mission, if we refused acquiescence in the high purposes of a wise Providence. War has its evils. In all ages it has been the minister of wholesale death and appalling desolation; but however inscrutable to us, it has also been made, by the Allwise Dispenser of events, the instrumentality of accomplishing the great end of human elevation and human happiness. It is in this view that I subscribe to the doctrine of "manifest destiny."
The correlations to New Age doctrine, first rising to prominence in the last decades of the 1800s, are striking. The necessary sacrifice of the lower vibrating, unenlightened and unawakened so that (a select few) human beings can reach "higher consciousness," "enlightenment," "the fifth dimension," "a new Earth," "a new reality," etc. The spiritual arm and political arm work in lock-step toward the same ends.
The strategic set-up to make this global 'manifest destiny' a reality (not just for members of the United States, but for "Global Governance" as a whole) has been put in place. The stage has been set for the unfolding of the seven exact squares of Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn between June 2012 and March 2015. You may recall that Obama has stealthily deployed U.S. Special Forces to 75 countries around the world, most as eyes were turned to the disaster going on in the Gulf of Mexico in the spring of 2010.
Canada has just extended its military mission in Libya by three months.
With Uranus in Aries as wild card, the power of people finally saying "fuck it" and getting up off their knees continues to disrupt and dislodge the carefully laid plans...
The United States has also reached its $14 trillion+ debt ceiling and is bombing people on maxed out credit cards (Pluto in Capricorn), begging for more credit to continue the devastation by August 2.
This follows in the economic wisdom of the day: if you can't afford to do something you want to do, just get a higher limit on your MasterCard.
The United States of America is a Chiron in Aries nation opposite Saturn in Libra. This indicates that the version of the United States that came into existence in 1776 - again, the highly corporate version - has felt insignificant and slighted on the world stage, possibly because of its relative youth and inexperience. This version of the United States, with that gnawing wound in Aries opposite the old school Saturnine establishment, has never felt as if it were truly taken seriously, and because of this, felt the need to exert its identity and importance again and again through excessive might.
Many times, despite ridiculously superiour weaponry, it lost.
All those losses to guerrilla warfare, the survival of movements it tried everything in its power to suppress and destroy, the humiliations played out as the world watched with (real or imagined) countries snickering behind its back, are embedded in this Chiron wound.
The United States, as the major nuclear weapons holder in the world (Uranus/Pluto, uranium/plutonium), will be on the guns a-blazing war path as Uranus irritates this wound throughout the Uranus-Pluto square series and beyond.
Uranus is heading to an exact conjunction to the U.S. Chiron at 20 degrees Aries, making its first pass June 24, 2015. Uranus will be just past the final exact square to Pluto in Capricorn at that point, culminating in this conjunction to the U.S. Chiron in Aries, and will station retrograde on this point July 25, 2015.
This is an attempt at Chirotic redemption through war, aggression, and violence - so, of course, it won't work.
Outing the underlying understanding of "manifest destiny" in the collective unconscious of this nation and others, along with the idea of the inevitability of war to support higher quality of living, plays a big role in discontinuing the coerced acceptance of never ending war on this planet, being driven in a big way by the United States on this July 4, 2011.