I won't go into an explanation of the technicalities of what the Cardinal Grand Cross actually is in this article, so if you want to understand it from that aspect, see my original article.
Astrologer Pat Hardy, well known for her business trends based forecasting and who has been featured in USA Today, has given me permission to quote some information she discussed only hours ago, in relation to this upcoming Grand Cardinal Cross. She said,
"I am interpreting this Cardinal Cross period at 13 degrees as an extension of the Jan 4 2011 13 CAP Solar eclipse extension which herald in the Arab Spring and the Japanese EQ/ tsunami/Nuclear disaster. These events were world changing. I feel that this 13 degrees is about changes in the world and this Cardinal Cross has the potential to bring another one. Of course it is midpoint the 2 eclipses also which makes it potent."
Within the FAA Journal (Federation of Australian Astrologers) which was issued in March 2014, Sydney based Astrologer Ed Tamplin who has appeared on various radio stations in Sydney such as 2GB, and also on a number of TV based current affairs shows, and quoted within numerous Australian based newspapers, has a piece discussing a number of astrological aspects relating directly to 2014. One of the topics that Ed goes over is the Grand Cardinal Cross of April 2014.
Ed mentions that the time of perfect for the Grand Cross is between 19th and 22nd of April. He goes over the positions of planets in relation to the Grand Cardinal Cross and explains that because of the Pluto opposition specifically, this can sometimes mean 'a nemesis coming out of a dark place, a powerful enemy or threat'.
Ed mentions that Wall Street in New York was formed on May the 17th, 1792. Based upon the positions of certain planets astrologically in correlation to when that occurred, in comparison to the Grand Cardinal Cross, there is a semi-square between the USA birth Sun and the stock exchange. Ed asks the question, 'Will the coming events cause ripples or tsunamis with the Dow index come April/May?'.
Tontine coffee house on Wall Street in 1797 - Wikipedia
Ed also compared the positioning of Mercury, which was rising at the Libran Ascendant degree of the 14th cardinal in New York at the time of the first explosion/attack at the World Trade Center, back on September the 11th, 2011. He mentions that this degree is again susceptible to the April Grand Cardinal Cross. His point being, that a similar event could be possible during this month.
Ed looked back at the past in the US and mentioned that the second half of April has brought numerous events, such as the 1861 civil war, the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, Waco Texas tragedy, Deepwater Horizon disaster, Oklahoma City bombing, along with shootouts at Columbine, Virginia Tech and last year's Boston marathon bombing. Note that Ed doesn't explain any correlation with these events and astrology, he just seems to imply that the second half of April is a period of time, no matter what the planets are doing, where big events seem to occur, similar to something like the 'friday the 13th' which has been made out to be an unlucky day.
On April 18, 1906, a 8km's deep 7.8 magnitude quake struck the San Francisco Bay area - Wikipedia
Ed goes on to mention how the same cardinal degree, in relation to this coming Grand Cardinal Cross, is evident in connection to Iran, China and specifically Russian president Putin. He says that events occurring during April may have repercussions for all three. Ed also says that Ban Ki-moon, secretary General of the United Nations also has his progressed Sun, in relation to his birth chart, as a hard aspect towards the Cardinal Cross and additionally, this impacts the 13 Capricorn Midheaven of the United Nations. So Ed concludes that with so many pivotal and important charts in relation to countries and people, there could be wide reaching consequences as a result of events that may occur during April.
Ed mentions an elongated astrological T-square involving Jupiter, Uranus and Pluto which is occurring during this time. He says this is a rarity and the exact same T-square operated throughout 1793, during the height of the French Revolution.
And again, in 1968 an exact T-square occurred when the English Civil War which saw the demise of King Charles 1. In turn, these events show the fall of leaders, especially in countries that are already having profound political unrest.
In 1999 on the 11th of August, an eclipse occurred involving another grand cross. Within a week of this event, a 7.4 magnitude earthquake occurred in İzmit, Turkey.
Location of the 7.4 quake in Turkey, 1999 - Wikipedia
That quake lasted around 17 seconds and around 17,000 lives were lost as a result, with 44,000 injured.
Half a million were left homeless.
Three weeks later, a quake hit Athens in Greece where 143 died as a result, along with more than 2000 being injured. Later on that year, yet another quake occurred in Turkey destroying most of Düzce, killing 845 and injuring just about 5,000. The point here is that the locations of these quakes were all areas along the eclipse totality path.
Path of the Solar eclipse of August 11, 1999 - Wikipedia
That leads me to now look at the path of the upcoming total lunar eclipse occurring on the 15th of April, 2014. The below image shows the position the lunar eclipse will be when it reaches totality on the 15th of April.
Image credit timeanddate.com
The eclipse starts from a strait line drawn to the right, over South America, specifically the middle of the west coast of Peru, represented by the white dot in the below image, and moves to the left where it completes in the image above.
The Blood Moon
"And I will show wonders in the heavens, and in the earth, blood and fire and pillars of smoke. " Joel 2:30, King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
"The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the coming of the great and awesome day of Jehovah." - Joel 2:20, King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
'The Jewish Talmud (book of tradition / Interpretation) says; "When the moon is in eclipse, it is a bad omen for Israel. If its face is as red as blood, (it is a sign that) the sword is coming to the world." Therefore: Lunar Eclipse = bad omen for the Jewish people and Israel; Blood Moon = sword coming; Solar Eclipse = bad omen for the world.
Four, blood moons on Jewish Feast days within two years in Israel is very rare and has only occurred seven times since the time of Yeshua (Jesus). There are now four blood moons scheduled to appear in 2014/2015 and then there will NOT be any for the next 100 years.
Every time a blood moon pattern has appeared on Jewish feast days a big event affects the nation of Israel. The event affecting Israel begins just before the actual years of the blood moons.- (Source)
On the 29th of April there is a annular solar eclipse, two weeks after the total lunar eclipse on the 15th.
John Hagee, an American founder and senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas in the USA, based a recent book on the situation surrounding the 'Blood Moon', the meaning of which applies to the full moons of the upcoming tetrad - four successive total lunar eclipses, with no partial lunar eclipses in between, each of which is separated from the other by six lunar months (six full moons), in 2014 and 2015.
'It is rare that Scripture, science, and history align with each other, yet the last three series of Four Blood Moons have done exactly that. Are these the “signs” that God refers to in His Word? If they are, what do they mean? What is their prophetic significance?
In this riveting book, New York Times best-selling author, Pastor John Hagee, explores the supernatural connection of certain celestial events to biblical prophecy—and to the future of God’s chosen people and to the nations of the world.
Just as in biblical times, God is controlling the sun, the moon, and the stars to send our generation a signal that something big is about to happen. The question is: Are we watching and listening to His message?' - Four Blood Moons: Something is About to Change, John Hagee
The dates for these upcoming blood moons, also known as a tetrad, are,
Total lunar eclipse: April 14-15
Total lunar eclipse: October 8
Total lunar eclipse: April 4
Total lunar eclipse: September 28
The important aspect about these above four blood moons are that they coincide with the Jewish feasts of Passover and Tabernacles. This seems to be an important factor in relation to the Jewish belief that these blood moons are very significant.
Pastor Mark Biltz, author of the book 'Blood Moons: Decoding the Imminent Heavenly Signs' has been quoted as saying, 'All these signs, coming together at one time, are potentially the culminating signals that God is closing this chapter of human history'.
“Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken." - Matthew 24:29, King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
"And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory." - Matthew 24:29, King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
I will quickly finish off here with examining the above quotes from the King James Bible. The word tribulation means a cause of great trouble or suffering. What would it possibly mean in reference to the stars falling? Would that relate to an increase in meteorites? Could it be related to strange plasma events in the sky, or an increase in aurora australis and/or aurora borealis occurrences?
Aurora photo taken from the International Space Station on May, 29, 2010 - NASA
This wouldn't have any reference to UFOs or a possible visit from ET beings?
The powers of heaven could refer to the powers of the sky being shaken, or possibly the magnetosphere of the Earth being impacted by an outside influence. This may also refer to the veil, or the dimensional / vibrational layer that separates us from our third dimensional existence to the dimension above.
The sign of the Son of man in heaven? The Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory? Could this simply be a metaphor for energies from space, energies which may be directed at us in relation to the current times we are progressing through?
What comes to my mind is that we are not alone in this Universe and soon we may be finding out certain truths, that on a collective consciousness level, we may finally be ready for.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Your allowed to share this article, but you must not edit or modify the contents and you must give appropriate credit and include this licence information, if shared in full.
About the Author
Editor of transients.info, Laron Fereira is an In-Between Life & Past Life Therapist and Energetic Healer based currently in Sydney, Australia. One passion of Laron's is to expand the consciousness of others through presenting and sharing information. Science tells us that we are all creating what we see, as the observer, so we are all creating our own truths within every moment. While being a bit of an esoteric bookworm, Laron also has a Diploma in Energetic Healing, is a Dolores Cannon trained QHHT Practitioner, Reiki Master and certified Crystal Healer. You can find Laron on Facebook.
If you happen to feel compelled to support Laron's efforts with not only this one article, but what he does in relation to running transients.info, then you could do so with a donation via Bitcoin, Flattr or Paypal through this link.