April 21-27 2014 Astrology Forecast: Grand Cross Peaks!

co-luminate SMALL astrology lecture grand cross image - jpgThe much-anticipated peak of the Cardinal Grand Cross, 2014’s most powerful astrological event, highlights “Four Days of Supreme Intensity” this week. This energy of revolutionary transformation is ideal for initiating or recharging projects!

We also have several components of the Grand Cross coming exact, a peaking Grand Trine, and much more!

4/21 (Mon)

Uranus-Pluto Square

The “Four Days of Supreme Intensity” that started yesterday, and peak with tomorrow’s Cardinal Grand Cross, continue with a powerhouse Uranus-Pluto square!

This is the defining aspect of the decade. Today’s iteration is the fifth of seven Uranus-Pluto squares that started in 2012 and finish next year, although its effects will be felt through 2018!

The Uranus-Pluto square radiates revolutionary transformation. To use its enormous energy productively, release what doesn’t serve you, embrace transformation, and do your best to surrender your ego to your higher self’s control. Step into the unique personality you came here to manifest, follow your intuitive flashes, and serve the greater good with your unique talents.

Learn more about the Uranus-Pluto square.

Grand Trine: Venus-Jupiter-Saturn

A Grand Trine featuring Venus, Jupiter and Saturn started yesterday, peaks today and ends on 4/26. As I said in yesterday’s forecast, this aspect pattern will offset some of the most intense effects of the Cardinal Grand Cross by contributing flowing support for relationships, creativity and finances.

4/22 (Tue)

Cardinal Grand Cross Peaks!

2014’s most powerful astrological event occurs today! A potent Cardinal Grand Cross featuring Mars, Jupiter, Uranus and Pluto reaches its peak, forming a geometrical square exact to within one-third of one degree. This Grand Cross is the most powerful astrological event I’ve ever seen!

As I wrote in my 4/7 forecast, this is not the time to be cowering under your bed. This is the time to be boldly striding forth and turbocharging the new things you want to start. This is the time to add another rocket engine to everything you want to take to the next level!

I’ve already written extensively on the foundational elements of this Grand Cross. More helpful information on how to make the best use of these stunningly potent energies is contained in my Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto T-square forecast  and my article on the Uranus-Pluto square.


Today’s Mars-Jupiter square is part of the Cardinal Grand Cross peaking today (see above), and is most meaningfully interpreted in that context.

4/23 (Wed)

Today’s Mars-Uranus opposition and Mars-Pluto square are part of the Cardinal Grand Cross that peaked yesterday, and are most meaningfully interpreted in that context.

Mercury transits Taurus today thru 5/7. Steady, unhurried thinking is supported, especially on topics such as sensuality, nature, money, security and resources.

Mars-Uranus-Pluto T-square Peaks

A Grand Cross, such as the big kahuna that peaked yesterday, can be thought of as a geometrical square. But it can also be considered as a cluster of four T-squares (geometrical right triangles).

One of those T-squares, consisting of Mars, Uranus and Pluto, has its own peak today. And this aspect pattern has some serious staying power: it will reach a second peak on 6/19 before wrapping up on 7/3.

Since this T-square contains the Uranus-Pluto square, its interpretation is pretty much the same as the one for the Cardinal Grand Cross. So the energy of revolutionary transformation will remain with us through early July!

4/24 (Thu)

Now that the “Four Days of Supreme Intensity” have passed, it’s a relief to have a day featuring only a small and pleasant aspect. Today’s Mercury-Jupiter quintile can spur creative thinking and mental expansion.

4/25 (Fri)

Inspired creativity and soul-deep connection are given a harmonious foundation by a trine between Piscean Venus and Saturn.

Down-to-earth learning and communication are energized by a Sun-Mercury conjunction in Taurus.

4/26 (Sat)

Juno’s transit of Taurus thru 6/17 is a great time to enjoy sensual delights and nature time with your beloved.

Inspired thinking is energized by a Mercury-Neptune sextile. Mercury’s placement in money-loving Taurus makes this aspect great for financial Law of Attraction work.

4/27 (Sun)

You can focus on manifesting your visions with the Taurean Sun sextile Neptune. This aspect supports Law of Attraction work just like yesterday’s Mercury-Neptune sextile.

The Jupiter-Chiron-Saturn Grand Trine  that started on 4/20 and runs thru 6/24 takes flight as a Kite today. Mercury will be the kite point, the focus of this aspect pattern’s energy, through 5/2. The Kite peaks on 5/1.

Mercury rules learning and communication. It also rules the hands and arms through which spiritual healing energies can be transmitted. This gives an extra boost to the Grand Trine’s core support for mentoring and healing.

Void-of-Course Moons

It’s best to avoid starting important new projects or making major purchases during void-of-course Moons. “Business as usual” is the optimal strategy. Void-of-course Moons occur when the Moon has made her last major Ptolemaic aspect, but has not yet moved into her next sign.

  • 4/21, 7:21 pm – 4/22, 12:20 am (Aquarius)
  • 4/23, 12:11 pm – 4/24, 2:57 am (Pisces)
  • 4/25, 4:03 pm – 4/26, 6:02 am (Aries)
  • 4/27, 7:02 am – 4/28, 10:25 am (Taurus)

Whatever your Sun Sign, Benjamin’s forecasts can help you make the best use of the current astrological energies.

All dates and times are in the U.S. eastern time zone. Events are most powerful on the dates listed, but their influence will be active for at least several days before and after.

Everyone is affected by these global transits. However, you will be most powerfully impacted when moving planets activate sensitive points in your natal chart.

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