“Caught in the Crossfire”: FIXED GRAND CROSS, MAY 21

Eclipse season is over; now we can start pulling apart the aftermath, and the epic event of May 21 [major David v Goliath action brewing around next New Moon].

When planets are locked in a fixed pattern, they create unyielding and persistent energy structures. In the forthcoming grand cross along the Taurus North Node and Scorpio South Node Axis, which is being squared by Pluto from Aquarius, the earthy and unwavering energy of Taurus, expounded by the ingressing Jupiter, seeks to be balanced by the emotional depth and complexity of Scorpio. Though Taurus is associated with form and stability, Scorpio, ruled by transformative Pluto, represents the release of attachment to forms and the recognition of their impermanence. We are seeing this currently thanks to the recent Scorpio Lunar Eclipse, as the two signs complement each other, with the most toxic elements of Scorpio mirrored by Taurus, offering a place to land, be buried (or earthed), become regenerative ‘wormfood’ and their karmic cycle complete.

The Earth, caught in the crossfire of this lunar eclipse between the Sun and Moon, is a living organism with her own intelligence and ecosystem. She is our physical home and has been neglected and exploited for centuries. However, as our understanding of the Earth evolves, we begin to recognise her sacredness and appreciate her vibrancy and interconnectedness. I include the Earth in every reading, since she affirms the central ‘here/now’ perspective which is essential to expanding our psychospiritual worldview beyond a geocentric perspective.

In considering the fixed Nodes being intersected, not just by the eclipse, but the planetary T-Square later this month, we see the Earth’s dual role as central to the Moon’s orbit and peripheral to the Sun. Their conjunction at New Moon (at the anaretic of Taurus) reflects the dynamic relationship between centre and periphery, which is present in various aspects of creation, from the solar system to the cellular and subatomic worlds.

I will explain this more simply, and its implications in our next episode of cosmic bus, later in the next week, so stay tuned, and get your ticket here if you are not signed up.

As many of you know, I’ve been foreshadowing the theme of “David and Goliath” a lot lately, a biblical theme whose archetypal symbology is etched throughout the annals of time and immortalised in stone by many an artist – one in particular – that of Piscean artist, Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti…

As the story goes, David, was a well-known biblical hero an unlikely underdog who stood against the giant Goliath – a seemingly unbeatable foe. It is a metaphor and not to be taken literally, like much of my work. It’s up to you to make what you will of it, and I provide it here, with love, for your entertainment. In the story, David, a young shepherd boy, faces off against the Philistine giant, Goliath, in a battle that everyone expects him to lose. However, David is able to defeat Goliath by using his wit and skill with a sling and stone, ultimately becoming a hero and the future king of Israel.

The suggestive significance of the David and Goliath story lies in its representation of the triumph of the weak over the strong, the powerless over the powerful, and the small over the large. It’s a tale of courage, determination, and ingenuity in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds. As I mentioned earlier, it has been immortalised in various forms of art and literature throughout history.

In the coming fortnight, we will be drawing on this archetypal symbolism and using it to foreshadow a similar theme in my own astrological interpretations. As it stands, thanks to my recent issues with Facebook, I may be figuratively pitted as the allegorical “David” figure, fighting against an unbeatable opponent or challenging a dominant power structure, and so drawing inspiration from the story’s message of perseverance and determination to add further potency to the narrative. However, I do not see myself as the instrumental character in my own work – I am neither annoyed nor invigorated to rebel against the machine, merely here to draw from my own experiences and to use whatever medium to tell the story, as in the many artists who have been inspired by the David and Goliath story…

So, as it seems, in my research for my most recent article on Eris/Jupiter, I discovered a most interesting, yet little-known fact: Eris was last around the exact critical (26º) degree of Aries in 1500-1503, conjunct Jupiter (as she is now) in 1501. This period was remarkable for several reasons, which I would like to discuss with you, but kindly read the article for more context: