April's Grand Cardinal Cross: Under Pressure

In astrology a Grand Cross is a fancy name for the tense energy created when four planets/bodies transit signs that share a difficult relationship. In this case it's Uranus in Aries, Pluto in Capricorn, Jupiter in Cancer, and Mars in Libra. While a facet of this energy has been brewing on and off since 2012 (largely with Uranus and Pluto), the pressure mounts again on April 22-23, reminding us that true progress isn't won without facing our fears (Pluto), drawing boundaries (Mars), venturing outside of what we know (Jupiter) and doing the unexpected (Uranus). Cardinal energy is bold, dynamic and almost impossible to ignore. Finding out where the Grand Cross lands in your birth chart will give you a leg up on how to go about next steps in your plan of action. This is especially important for those with major planets or angles in Capricorn, Libra, Cancer, or Aries.