Water Into Wine: 2014 Cardinal Cross Preview

Yesterday was our first taste of it. Our first taste of disaster.

Maybe. Maybe not for you.

Moon in Cancer. Mars in Libra. Uranus and Pluto finish out this fast moving Cardinal Cross. Add Jupiter too.

This morning I pulled three cards for myself. Page of Wands okay. Strength: super. And then the Tower. Uh-oh. I want to quote both Rachel Pollack and Elizabeth Bishop. When I’m around, a poem is rarely far behind although I’m a bit out of practice these days.

When push comes to shove, THIS IS WHAT I WANT. Can you say that about your life today? This is what I want. This is who I want. This is what I am WILLING (yes willing) to work with. If you can say YES to all that, then you are poised primed ready Freddy for the mega-transits of 2014. If not, you’ll be coaxed, coerced, cajoled (into someone else’s idea) and possibly Tower-ed.

I don’t mean this to be a doom and gloom post. I can only speak for myself. The last few days gave me so much insight (thank you Full Moon!) and information that… at the very least… I’m more CLEAR than I was a week ago.

When you see or feel the energy of the Tower in your life, ask yourself: have I raised a prison around me? 

“If we cannot free ourselves peacefully, then the forces of life will arrange an explosion… The point is only that given no other outlets, the unconscious will erupt all around us, and that we can use this experience to find a better balance.”

And, here, from Ms. Bishop, the poem One Art (and this poem does have stanzas. The formatting got messed up when I cut/pasted.)

The art of losing isn’t hard to master;
so many things seem filled with the intent
to be lost that their loss is no disaster.
Lose something every day. Accept the fluster
of lost door keys, the hour badly spent.
The art of losing isn’t hard to master.
Then practice losing farther, losing faster:
places, and names, and where it was you meant
to travel. None of these will bring disaster.
I lost my mother’s watch. And look! my last, or
next-to-last, of three loved houses went.
The art of losing isn’t hard to master.
I lost two cities, lovely ones. And, vaster,
some realms I owned, two rivers, a continent.
I miss them, but it wasn’t a disaster.
—Even losing you (the joking voice, a gesture
I love) I shan’t have lied. It’s evident
the art of losing’s not too hard to master
though it may look like (Write it!) like disaster.

I want to not feel afraid when I see the Tower. And yet I believe that if you do not feel afraid when you see the Tower, you clearly haven’t experienced the Tower – not really – in your life. Because the Tower IS scary. It IS upheaval. It IS crisis, sickness, loss, death. The Tower are those howling cries. Have you howled? When you’ve cried? If not, then you haven’t had your Tower fall yet. And maybe you never will. Maybe you aren’t quite… alive enough. Hmm.

So much for not writing a doom and gloom blog post. Sorry about that. BUT…

I did also pull the Strength card, remember. Here we see “the unconscious released and calmed, tamed by the direction of conscious understanding… the inner strength to confront yourself calmly and without fear.”

Do THE WORK now and the only Towers falling will be what needed to be released anyway, painlessly, and with grace.

What is the Tower? That which happens without our consent.
Love, MP

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