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

Mercury/Venus Mutual Reception: People Say The Nicest Things

June's Mercury/Venus mutual reception: Mercury in Taurus, Venus in Gemini!
June’s Mercury/Venus mutual reception: Mercury in Taurus, Venus in Gemini!

It sure is lovely to have this mutual reception between Venus in Gemini & Mercury in Taurus helping to smooth some of the edges off the Mutable Madness generated by the current Saturn/Neptune/Jupiter T-Square. It’s amazing what a kind word can do; how it can light someone up and leave them positively glowing. Sure there is the potential for flattery or mere sweet talk, but as we approach Saturday’s Gemini New Moon (which is blessed by Venus), never underestimate the power of a heartfelt sweet, loving, complimentary, or appreciative word – the world needs it now.  ❤ ❤

06/01/2016

Mutable Madness: “Mobilis In Mobili”

Mutable Madness: A motto for the incoming astrology of May & June.
A motto for May & June’s Mutable Madness.

We have some Mutable Madness on the way with another round of Jupiter in Virgo squaring Saturn in Sagittarius during late May and then version 2.0 of the Saturn/Neptune Square hitting in mid June.  When considering the incoming astro, “Mobilis in mobili” popped into my mind – it’s a latin phrase that means “moving around within the moving thing” and I thought it absolutely perfect for describing the flavor of the approaching vibe!  From this we can get the sense of movement; of things being in a state of flux, and can take away a sense that flexibility and being able to juggle multiple balls in the air at once is going to be a requirement for the task(s) at hand.  People with placements between 11-15 degrees of any of the Mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces) should pay extra attention, as they are going to find themselves plugged into this energy quite directly.

The strength AND weakness of all this Mutable Madness lies in its adaptability – on one hand when we find ourselves dealing with delays/impediments/obstacles, it certainly behooves us to see if there is an “alternate route” available to us. On the other, though, we do have to be *very* careful not to diffuse our energies with too much vacillation under such a “scattered” vibe.  Mutable energy always creates a tendency to bob and weave, however it’s entirely possible that in doing so we may find ourselves pulled in too many different directions at once and/or generally lacking in beneficial continuity.  Know that diversification can be an asset or a liability depending on how we work it under this astrology – the key is awareness.

Although this energy peaks from late May through mid June, all the players involved are already within proximity so this influence officially builds from hereon out. We can prep for this period by minimizing any/all unnecessary distractions ahead of time and relieving ourselves of excessive/extraneous duties or burdens in order to maximize focus and productivity, because if it feels like something is too much work NOW, just wait until this Mutable Madness *really* gets into full swing…!  If we’ve bitten off more than we can chew the approaching astro will definitely let us know it, so it is important to let go of what we can lest we find ourselves overwhelmed by inconsequentials  and/or driven to distraction.

04/11/2016