On the dark day of September 11 this year, there also happens to be a solar eclipse, a cosmic reminder of the darkness we hide within and from ourselves, spilling out into our family of nations, and is still part of the Human Kingdom in general.
A cosmic Grand Square will be invoked, in which the Human Kingdom is again being challenged to take up its cross and proceed to a greater perfection.
The energies of this Mutable Grand Square are these: Mars (aggression) in the human sign of the Twins, Gemini, square the Sun (purpose to be achieved) in the human sign of Virgo (purification— also associated with the Madonna) square the wide conjunction of Jupiter and Pluto in the half-human sign of Sagittarius (expanded opportunity to penetrate and purge obstacles), finally square Uranus in Pisces, the sign of emotional extremes. With the exception of Jupiter's involvement as "Greater Benefic," this pattern involves hard energies in "hard angles," i.e., squares and oppositions: Mars, Uranus, Sun, (Jupiter), Pluto, Uranus. Saturn in early Virgo can also be grouped with this configuration by whole signs.
Again: It is our "house" (astral–body–mind) that must be cleaned of its useless and toxic baggage, as well as our collective house(s), i.e., governments, institutions, etc. We must take this opportunity to confront the blind spots in our psyches and beliefs, deeds undone or incompleted, with courage, determination, compassion, and purpose. Mother Earth is also impelled to continue Her cleansing actions.
We must do everything we can to rid ourselves of illusion, delusion, selfishness, carelessness, greed, ignorance, and mindless violence.
Only by grasping these cosmic opportunities with "eyes open" can we tap into the creative potential in front of us, but they will not be able to be seized by the timid of spirit, or realized by a lukewarm, passive effort of the partially engaged soul. Courage and backbone are needed to take the reins of the carriage being pulled pell-mell by maddened horses. Good Will, Awareness, and Intent, plus Intelligent Perception, Creative Intelligence, and Compassion will see us through this trial.
Know that our struggles to attain the higher ground are being acknowledged, even if it doesn't seem clear. Let the Greater Good inform our Purpose and galvanize us to greater personal action to assist our brothers and sisters and the Kingdoms of Earth at this time of intensified testing.
There is a cautionary note: there are still those who will actively work against this rescue mission. They—the selfdeluded, unawakened, corrupt, unrepentant—must not deter us from this cosmically ordained return to a more conscious and balanced Humanity. Call on Divine Helpers, Guardians, and Master Spirits to protect and assist us now. Let more and more of the Human Kingdom awaken to take part in this rescue mission.
The Mutable Cross will also be sustained by a Fixed Cross (whole signs), if we include asteroids and the Black Moon noted in dotted lines. At least the "Lesser Benefic," Venus (in Leo), will assist the cleansing, purging efforts of idealistic Sagittarian energies (Jupiter—Vesta (ideals)—Pluto)! Something of a "Grand Octagon" with cooperative energies (trines and sextiles).
If we can transmute and integrate these difficult energies, great strides may be made. Squares, oppositions, and other "negative" aspects provide huge amounts of energy, both physical and spiritual, to help overcome inertia, plus a darn good reason to actively work towards resolving the various conflicts and issues that emerge.
by Rose Jenkins
Bulletin of the AAStL, Vol. 17, No. 4
July / August / September 2007