The 2016 Mutable Grand Cross, Musically

Overheard during the current Mutable Grand Cross:

“…Cause it’s a bittersweet symphony, this life
Try to make ends meet
You’re a slave to money then you die
I’ll take you down the only road I’ve ever been down
You know the one that takes you to the places
Where all the veins meet, yeah

No change,
I can change,
I can change,
I can change,
But I’m here in my mold
I am here in my mold
But I’m a million different people
From one day to the next
I can’t change my mold
No, no, no, no, no

Well I never pray
But tonight I’m on my knees, yeah
I need to hear some sounds that recognize the pain in me, yeah
I let the melody shine, let it cleanse my mind, I feel free now
But the airways are clean and there’s nobody singing to me now.

No change,
I can change,
I can change,
I can change,
But I’m here in my mold
I am here in my mold
And I’m a million different people
From one day to the next
I can’t change my mold
No, no, no, no, no
I can’t change
I can’t change

‘Cause it’s a bittersweet symphony, this life
Try to make ends meet
Try to find some money then you die
I’ll take you down the only road I’ve ever been down
You know the one that takes you to the places
Where all the things meet, yeah

You know I can change,
I can change,
I can change,
I can change,
But I’m here in my mold
I am here in my mold
And I’m a million different people
From one day to the next
I can’t change my mold
No, no, no, no, no….”

So perfect! The freaky part was me googling on a hunch and finding out this song was released on June 16, 1997, so it literally just had a Solar Return yesterday – a slightly belated Happy Birthday, Bittersweet Symphony! The chart of this song’s release features Mercury at 13 degrees of Gemini, which touches off the current Mutable Grand Cross and definitely provides us with a relevant message for the moment’s astro. Don’t be stuck in your mold…embrace your multidimensionality and be willing to break that stride! As I was saying the other day, even if you can’t change your circumstances under this astro, you can definitely change how you are THINKING about your circumstances!

06/17/2016

(More) Mutable Madness & The Kobayashi Maru

With another round of Mutable Grand Cross action (Neptune in Pisces, Saturn in Sagittarius, Jupiter in Virgo, + Mercury in Gemini) about to hit a climax in fairly short order, it can be a bit like being astrologically drawn and quartered. In any Grand Cross configuration, we are literally “getting hit from all angles”, but the Mutable variety tends to be fraught with indecision and diffusion; like a squirrel running out into the middle of the road with traffic coming from both directions & its little brain frantically trying to figure out which direction to go!

Squirrel

I think the most important thing to remember – under this impending Mutable Grand Cross – is that if we can’t change our circumstances, we can at least change how we are RESPONDING to our circumstances! This Mutable Grand Cross may be some Kobayashi Maru-level shit, but the “solution” lies in redefining the “problem(s)”; to change our THINKING about the situation!

06/15/2016