Cardinal Grand Cross, April 2014 (and stomach illnesses, self-care)

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Recently, as most of you might know (whether consciously knowing about the aspect, or from feeling its highly potent effects), there has been a potent astrological aspect forming in the sky.  And yes, I could have written about this sooner…  because it is about as strong as it is going to get right now.  As I write this!  What does this aspect involve?

Pluto is opposite Jupiter and Mars is opposite Uranus.  And they all square the others…  Meaning this is a Grand Cross, one of the strongest aspects that can happen – especially when movers and shakers like Pluto and Uranus get involved too!  It happens to fall in all of the Cardinal signs – Pluto in Capricorn, Uranus in Aries, Jupiter in Cancer and Mars in Libra.

There has been a lot written about this potent setup on various websites, but I want to focus on the Health implications of this dynamic and powerful configuration.  I have not seen much on this topic, and Medical (or Health) Astrology is one of my areas of focus.

Is it just me, or have there been a TON of stomach “viruses” going around for the past couple weeks.  And people can tell me that it is due to the changing weather until they are blue in the face, but I disagree.  Why?  Because it is becoming warmer and this is Spring time – the time of year everyone comes out of their shells, feels better and wants to get outside.  Now allergies (pollen) are a different story – that is normal.  For me, the majority of my family members had someone in their households come down with a stomach virus recently and numerous friends.  I’m wondering if there is more to this than just a virus.

Why would I think so?  Because the Vagus nerve is strongly implicated with the Cardinal signs.  And the Vagus nerve has a lot to do with our digestion and stomachs in general.  Here’s more info: Libra is associated with the kidneys (strong Vagus tie), Aries is associated with the forehead and the adrenals (also strong Vagus tie).  Then Capricorn has to do with the Gall Bladder and the Skin – both strongly tied into the Vagus system and finally the sign of Cancer is associated with the stomach and the skin (again major players in the Vagus system).

So I hypothesize that people are purifying a lot of negative karma right now as the energies of the planet and us individuals on this planet are heightened, and one of the main ways in which we are purifying that karma is through stomach and digestive issues.  Certainly the skin and adrenal issues could also come into play (see the list above).  By the way, I AM NOT A DOCTOR.  SO THIS INFORMATION IS FOR ENTERTAINMENT OR ABSTRACT HYPOTHETICAL PURPOSES ONLY.  Sorry about that.  I had to include that somewhere in my post…  Please do not act on any “medical” advice I might suggest as I haven’t the foggiest idea what I am recommending and I am not liable for your doing so!  🙂

Now, back to this thought.  Have you seen a lot of stomach issues recently?  Like more than normal for this time of year?  I have not checked, but I wonder what the CDC says about this time of year and stomach viruses…

Anyway.  What can you do to reduce the effects of this huge aspect?  Emergency self-care.  If you know your astrology chart well, go take a look at it now.  Yes, go take a peek.  Do you have any planets between 8 and 15 degrees of Cardinal signs (see the signs above)?  If you do, then you might want to practice some Emergency Self-Care.

What does this radical level of Self-Care look like?  Cancel anything on your docket that is not mandatory.  Spend more time outdoors.  SLOW DOWN.  BREATHE.  Did I mention slowing down?  One result of this potent aspect, involving Mars opposite Uranus is the tendency to speed up – especially when driving.  So consciously slow down.  Is your heart racing recently?  Then take some time to sit quietly and breathe.  Maybe some gentle yoga would be good.  Taking a bath might not hurt.  Do what you know nourishes and supports you.  Let go of anything and anyone that doesn’t.

AND TAKE A NAP.  Nothing slows us down like lying down – the kidneys and adrenals (and your whole endocrine system really), will thank you.  🙂

Thanks for reading!  Go to my website if you are interested in having your Astrology chart done –


Published by Kirby Moore

Kirby Moore is a healing facilitator based in the beautiful rolling hills of Charlottesville, Virginia. He does sessions in-person and long distance via Skype and Zoom, working with Spiritual Astrology, Somatic Experiencing, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy and Birth Process Work. His healing work is informed by fifteen years of meditation and Qigong practice. He works with client's intentions and deepest longings to attain clear, tangible results. Contact him for more info at (email): kirby [at] mkirbymoore [dot] com

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