2014 Horoscope The Year of the Grand Cardinal Cross
Since the onset of the Pluto Uranus square in June 2012 the world has been challenged both globally and personally. In the first part of this multi-part article I will lay out the global and national trends and what we can collectively expect from this rare astrological formation.
In the second part I will explain the ways that this formation will impact us on a very personal level in our relationships, on our health, and finances.
Secrets, Lies, Control, Freedom
At odds are the forces of the status quo vs. change. The urge for freedom, openness vs. secrecy.
As we reach the peak on April 22nd 2014 we will have a rare Grand Cross formation that will be exactly in the 13 degree for the planets Pluto, Uranus, Jupiter, and Mars. All these competing energies will be squaring off and injecting a volatile mix of Power, Freedom, Expansion, and Aggression into equation.
At the center of this will be the USA horoscope that is directly impacted through it’s 12 degree Sun 14 degree Saturn square.
April 2014 will punctuate the 2012 -2015 dynamic dance between Pluto and Uranus both in cardinal signs each attempting to impose their will on each other but not getting their way…. something has to give.
First it was Julian Assange, Bradley Manning, and Wikileaks that shocked the world with it’s exposure of government and military secrets that the powers that be would rather not see the light of day. 2013 ushered in the next wave of revolution when Edward Snowden brought to light the vast surveillance network and far reaching control of the NSA.
This is a clash between individual freedoms (Uranus) and large centralized power structures (Pluto). The interests of the individual vs. those of the state. Corporate power vs. individual power. The freedom of information act became law in 1966 against the will of President Lyndon Johnson on July 4th 1966. Here is the chart for that event…. notice any patterns?
Interestingly, this was created during the last major interaction of Pluto and Uranus when they were at an exact conjunction of 16 degrees. Not only that you will notice that the Sun-Jupiter conjunction is 12 degree’s… the exact same degree in the natal chart for the USA Sun. The “spirit” of this document is once again being stimulated by the Cardinal Grand Cross and will continue to do so through 2016 as Pluto and Uranus square the original FOIA birth chart.
What does 2014 hold in store?
Disruption, Innovation, Revolution
A settling of the score. The question is how and what way. Will it continue to be peaceful and incremental?…. or will there be a sudden surprise shock that triggers a period of intensified turmoil?
The April 2014 Grand Cardinal Cross has the potential to be an intense and explosive time period that could again trigger losses in the financial markets as faith is lost in a week economy that has been on life support for the past 5 years.
What gives this period such explosive potential is the introduction of Mars and Jupiter into the mix. Expansive Jupiter and the energetic Mars bring out the already polarized energies of Pluto and Uranus.
Any of these planets square to each other Pluto-Mars, Uranus-Mars, Uranus-Pluto, Uranus-Jupiter, Pluto-Jupiter pack a powerful punch, put them all together and it is a volatile mix that is full of power, surprise, expansion, and intensity.
This is not going to be an easy time for those who fear change or surprise. It is also the birth of new technologies and efficiencies.
New models of doing business will continue to emerge from this slow transformation that are changing the way the economy functions. Here are a few :
New platforms for financing a business such as Kickstarter, Indigogo etc. are based on a new way of financing a business. It is a trend “which circumvents traditional avenues of investment” (wikipedia) moving away from centralized lending such as a traditional banks and centralized funding sources to a collective contribution of individuals.
The Sharing Economy
From Zip Car, to Air BnB, Lyft people are eliminating the middleman and providing goods and services on a pier to pier basis. This trend will continue as innovation and new technology (Mars – Uranus contact) demands change.
The key theme at play here is decentralization and a distributed economy that is at odds with the status quo, centralized financing debt based economy.
Crowdfunding, micro-lending, and peer to peer models of business will continue to accelerate both out of necessity and a rejection of outmoded bloated ways of doing business.
Financial Control vs. Innovation
The powers that be do not like anything that threatens their control and their tool of choice is a centralized debt based currency system. The Federal Reserve continues to have a tremendous influence on the economy in general through it’s quantitative easing policies and interest rate manipulation. At odds are new emerging technologies such as Bitcoin and the good old standby by forms of money such as gold and silver as a store of wealth.
We have seen capitol controls implemented in Cyprus where deposit holders savings were effectively confiscated to bail out the obligations of others. India has banned the import of gold and created a huge black market for the yellow metal. China has just recently made it illegal for citizens to invest in Bitcoin.
As long as enough people continue to participate in the centralized financial system the status quo can be maintained; if people move away and opt for alternative options the system as it stands starts to crumble. From a global and national perspective this is the dance that will unfold in 2014.
Prolonged Economic Pain
Every time that the US Sun has been impacted by a Grand Cross it has resulted in a prolonged economic depression (see more here). Will this time be different?
At first glance it may seem improbable. The stock market just finished a record year and the Dow Jones Industrial Average is at an all time high of 16576.66. Financial pundits are once again cheering on the recovery and better days ahead. However, if we look at the unprecedented amount of financial stimulus injected into the economy by the Federal Reserve contrasted with record low employment, and mortgage applications at a record low number, it is hard to see where the sustaining force is that will grow the economy at the necessary rate.
As we head in to 2014 the combination of the extended unemployment benefit cut and mandated health insurance premiums (and deductibles) will decrease disposable income for a significant part of the population contributing to an overall drag.
If the country sustains another surprise shock this spring then the political appetite will not be there for another round of bank bailouts, and massive stimulus like we had in the 2008 crisis. Fewer options will be available the next time, and our leaders have even less credibility than they did just 5 years ago when we were told that all the stimulus and bailouts applied were what was needed to return the population to work, and “save” the economy.
We will again see an intense release of energy at the end of 2014 as Pluto-Uranus square off again in early December of 2014. There is an interesting “trigger point” right before the November mid term election when Mars will be approaching a conjunction with Pluto at 12 degrees right on top of the USA Sun squaring the Saturn. It seems the events of 2014 could create much anger in the electorate and stimulate a heavy turnout demanding meaningful change.
Coming soon… what to expect individually from the Cardinal Grand Cross of 2014. How can we expect it to impact us on a personal level?