Happy April Fool’s Day! Busy coupla weeks coming up.
Mercury turns Direct on April 4, then re-enters Aries on April 16. That means that over the next few weeks we should oughta be up for a bunch of insights into the tons of Karma that we’ve all been dumping, as Mercury makes its third pass over the tail end of Pisces.
Then Mars finally turns Direct on Friday the 13th, which falls onna Friday this month. Till late June, Mars will be making its third crossing of the Heart of Virgo. When a planet dances across a Zodiacal zone three times, it’s an intense review of the affairs of the planet and the zone. Mars dancing in Virgo ends up being close to a Searching and Fearless Moral Inventory, or at least a thorough review of our Identity and Community, and how we use our Energy on the Planet. The third crossing is a review and confidence-builder; the first crossing opens old wounds, and the second crossing provides the opportunity for Healing, for trying new and different ways to approach old dilemmas.
For Mars, the first crossing was mid-November to late January, and the second from late January to mid-April. Slow processes like these are hard to correlate with external and internal personal and impersonal events and processes, but tremendously worthwhile if you can do it. I suggest you PIAVA (Pray, Intend, Ask, Visualize, Affirm) that you receive insights, and then Change the Subject, cuz unless the Karma you’re re-experiencing is a Big Deal, it’s unlikely that you’ll find the most useful insights by thinking.
The first crossing of the tail of Pisces and the head of Aries by Mercury spanned February 27 through March 12, and the second crossing March 12 through April 3. The tail of Pisces and the head of Aries of course represents Rebirth.
Meanwhile, Pluto turns Retro on April 9. The last coupla days before a Pluto Station, it always feel like we’re swimming in Jello, cuz history and herstory are slowing down and getting ready to turn in a new direction. Pluto will go backwards till mid-September, making a second crossing over the fourth Dwad of Capricorn. A Dwad is the twelfth part of a Sign. The fourth Dwad of Capricorn is the Aries Dwad, and of course while Pluto is Retro it’ll be Squared by Uranus from Aries, in early July.
Let’s just suppose for a minute that all of those rumors and intuitions and wishes of Breakthrough and Transcendence and New Earth and Ascendance will work out for the best. Then if that’s true, we would have witnessed all of the roadblocks and speedbumps to that Trance(re)formation during Pluto’s first crossing of the Aries Dwad, from mid-December through April 9. We should be experiencing the Healing between now and mid-September, and the third crossing will span mid-September through early January of 2013, finishing up just in time for an Inauguration.
Capricorn is the Just Fix It Sign (Cardinal Earth, or creativity around materiality), and the Aries Dwad is the Oh, We Could Fix It This Way! portion of Capricorn (Aries is Cardinal Fire, or creative Spirit). Capricorn is run by Saturn, the Zodiac’s engineer (think Gopher, if yer not British). It likes to think things over thoroughly, but once we get to the Aries Dwad, it’s time to get off the workbench and begin testing the prototypes.
Here’s a great Bill Moyers interview with Howard Zinn – who better to kick us inna butt and get us moving forward…
Followed by a David Icke article, a movie review no less. Who could possible be bored by anything David Icke says! Dust off yer best Both/And glasses. You don’t need to watch the video, it’s just about some boring topic like Identity or something. The written text below it is more compelling…
Then Ozzie Barbara sends us this nice link, a table of metaphysical properties of Crystals…
Of course different Crystals mean different things in different contexts for different people, and the best way to use Crystals is to use the one(s) you have in your hand in the way you’re guided to use it. But our left brains like entertainment too, and, at least at first glance, this compendium looks very useful. She describes our Green Kyanite Crystal, for instance, as
“‘Heart of the Lioness’ Kyanite in the green ray allows deep meditation to draw on the loving and healing qualities of the fourth chakra. May assist in alleviating depression through seeing the ‘light at the end of the tunnel.’ Stimulates the incorporation of dream work and visions into daily life. Its energy is feminine and may be more attractive to those wishing to support receptive qualities in themselves as well as female visioning power.“
Nothing to argue with there. Kyanite, like Garnet and Topaz and Zircon and Peridot, is a Nesosilicate, the simplest of Silicates, where the Silicate groups don’t bond with one another before linking with the Metal ion. They’re similar to Phosphates and Sulfates in this regard – the rest of the Silicates are more complex. Like Topaz, Kyanite is an Aluminum Nesosilicate – the difference is that Topaz adds a Fluoride or Hydroxide ion. After Lithium, Beryllium, Sodium, and Magnesium, Aluminium is the fifth-Lightest Metal. It’s cuz they take themselves Lightly that Angels can fly.
If I recall correctly, the Black Crystal is Schorl, Black Tourmaline, the ultimate in grounding. Nice combination, eh? Walking the Spiritual Path with Practical Feet, as Angie would put it. Kinda like where 2012 will take us if we hold our mouths right. That’s one of the things my Father used to say when I’d pepper him with Whys and Hows – How do you do that? You gotta hold your mouth right. Useta frustrate me, but now I know what he meant – you gotta be square with your Intention, so your Emotion isn’t secretly (or not-so-secretly) canceling out your Intent.