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grand cross is a potent aspect pattern involving
two sets of oppositions connected by squares.
In this case, the Mars–Moon conjunction in the 1st
house opposes the Jupiter–Pluto conjunction
in the 7th, with each polarity squaring Saturn
in the 9th and Mercury in the 4th,, which oppose
each other. The Sun can also be considered part
of this pattern, because it squares the 1st-house
Moon and is conjunct to Mercury within a 10° orb.
a 2° orb, transiting
Uranus squared Mercury from March 2, 2003
to December 21, 2004; conjoined the natal
Moon from April 14, 2003 to February 6, 2005;
squared the Midheaven from March 3, 2004
to December 22, 2005; squares the Sun from
March 31, 2005 to January 27, 2007; and trines
Venus from March 1, 2005 to December 11,
2006. Transiting Neptune conjoins the natal
Ascendant from February 26, 2004 to December
20, 2006 and the Progressed Sun squares natal
Neptune from December 9, 2003 to February
17, 2008 and conjoins Uranus from July 31,
2005 to October 9, 2009.
the progressed Full Moon on February 15, 2008 and
remain in the fulfillment phase of the Progressed
Lunation Cycle until March 13, 2012. To find out
more, read The
Lunation Cycle: A
Key to Understanding of Personality
Dane Rudhyar, Aurora Press, 1967 and the article, An
Overview of Dane Rudhyar’s Approach to
2/98), by Nicki Michaels.
Sun and the South Node in the 4th house — along
with four retrograde planets, including Mercury
and Venus — indicate the potential for a