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In Pompeii, 79 AD, the right move was to get out of town, fast...

...What To Do When The Sky Is Falling

By John  Townley, May 2010

This spring we enter this last and most intense of the ongoing Saturn-Uranus shootouts in the sky, with Jupiter jumping in like Wyatt Earp at the OK Corral just as Uranus rolls into Aries, all square Pluto, and the serious firing begins. As the four planets stay locked into a T-square all summer, it turns into a grand cross with the Moon once a month (on 6/13, 7/10, 8/7, and 9/3), bringing in Mars and Venus by August 7. And, of course that T-cross become a grand cross twice a day when Pluto is on the IC or the Descentant.

So, celestially speaking, we’re all going to be haplessly cruising through downtown Tombstone right in the middle of the action, with a lot of explosive things happening in the environment, so the better part of valor for most is going to be evasive action. Fortunately, since astrological problems are at the heart of this summer’s troubles, astrological solutions are available to make the most of them.

If you have planets at any of the early cardinal degrees (beginning of Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn), or the very last degree or so of mutables (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces) you’re stuck in the line of fire, so the best you can do is take actions that will align you with the winning side (Uranus and Jupiter, change in general) and be ready to bail on old habits, waning investments, and associations that are dragging you down. The victory goes to the original and the imaginative, those who think new and big, though the seductive power of Venus and Mars with Saturn in early August may make it look otherwise. A wide and flexible stance, with engine racing for a quick move into opportunity or away from disaster, is where you want to be. It’s your time, so grab on to it, and be ready to sacrifice to get the best out of it.

If you’re like most of the rest of us, however, what you really want to do is stay out of the firing line while those whose destiny it is to be involved shoot it out, while you do what you can to avoid stray bullets or worse, accidental friendly fire. There are both short-term and long-term strategies involved:

On a daily basis, keep an eye on the sky and be aware when the points of the T-square (or grand cross) are on the angles, which happens four times a day. Making important phone calls, signing deals, and getting into intense debates around these times is just asking for disaster, so when invited in, just say no. Change the time of that luncheon or dinner date, be ready to back out of arguments that will tend to arise then, even if it means abject retreat. Remember:  taking electional actions at these time yields a dreadful event horoscope that will linger, draw you in, and entangle you well after the incident itself is past. Like any wise pedestrian, look both ways (all four ways, in this case) before crossing the street. If the Earps or the Clantons are coming your way, duck back into the saloon and enjoy another round until they’ve gone past. Here's roughly when the T-square is angular on the first of each month. local daylight time, for northern temperate latitudes (like New York, Paris) -- and for later in each month, extrapolate (you just have to adjust from the 1stof the month dates, as the same event happens four minutes earlier each day, a half hour earlier per week (if the cross rises at noon today, it will rise at 11:30 AM next week, and so on):

June 1: 2:30 AM, 8:00 AM, 2:00 PM, 8-9:00 PM.               August 1:  3-4:00 AM, 10:30 AM, 4-5:00 PM, 10:00 PM.  July 1: 12:30 AM, 6:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 8-9:00 PM            September 1: 2:30 AM, 9:00 AM, 3-4:00 PM, 8:00 PM

On a monthly basis, watch your lunar returns. If any of them have those planets angular, see if you can be out of town and in a place where they’re not so prominent for that day or two. And even more important, if you birthday falls in this period, make sure your solar return doesn’t have the hostilities on its angles, and if so, go to a place that doesn’t, for your birthday. If you don’t have the technical software to check this for yourself, there’s now a computer birthday report that will not only tell you but also list the best places locally and globally to go to improve the situation. It could be the birthday vacation that changes your life…

  When the daily sky looks like this, back off. If your lunar or solar returns look like one of these, plan to go elsewhere...

Finally, all season long, note where this big configuration is falling in your own chart and expect (and be ready for, as best you can) turbulence in those areas. The four houses affected will be where the most change happens (both best and worst), but your other eight houses are your fallback positions, the areas of life where you’ll have more reliability to lean on while the rest sorts itself out.

And then there’s your own philosophical and temperament issues you’ll have to contend with. For some, the temptation may be to go to the heart of the fire and confront your demons, to resolve things. But that could also be the worst thing to do, if the demon is bigger than you are – which, if you’re dealing in the more tender parts of the heart or the subconscious, could well be the case. Unless you see Jupiter squarely on your side, don’t repeatedly roll the dice. Our advice is always caution, even when glory beckons – remember, many of the most heroic Medal of Honor winners, and the people in their immeidiate vicinity, never made it home...

So it's safety first, only then opportunity which (together with risk) will be calling loud and clear. It’s going to be an eventful summer, and – if you put on your helmet, fasten your seatbelt, and keep your eyes wide open – it could one which you can tell your children about many times over…

[Note: although tailored for the coming spring-summer season, these essentials apply to every skystorm!]


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