April 2014

Intense times are on-board at home and afar. A cardinal Grand Cross is taking shape and will be in effect throughout the last half of April, all of May and the first half of June. Even then, the planets stay red hot and will not cool down for some time to come. Let’s break it down. The cardinal signs Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn lead off the seasons. They carry great power and energy, especially when visited by the planets. Now, Mars is retrograding in Libra, moving much slower than normal giving him more power and status to wield his fiery sword. In the opposite sign, Aries, we have the provocative and unpredictable planet Uranus and this nice little mix of planetary energy can very well spell upsets, explosions, attacks and war.

Libra is the sign of peace or war and Aries is a very war-like sign. We either get it right or fight for what is right. Adding to the mix, we have Jupiter moving through Cancer and Pluto moving in opposition to him in Capricorn. This is bound to bring all kinds of political intrigue, maneuvering and jousting for position. Religion and politics are the two age-old topics guaranteed to set off all kinds of conflicts, justified or not. Interestingly, these four planets are all forming 90-degree aspects to one another forming a volatile and very dangerous Cross. Fate, destiny and karma come into the play in the form of our world leaders acting out their bit parts on the international stage. Vladimir Putin’s Sun is directly aligned with the Grand Cross, as is former President of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych’s Mars. The US and Canada’s Sun degree is also aligned with the Grand Cross. All this while our illustrious leader Stephen Harper experiences a solar eclipse on his Sun indicating a most dramatic year of unrest and stress that most likely will have its effect on Canada and its people.

I guess these troubling times arise in their due course through the ages in order to sort through the karmic indebtedness we accrue as we move through the incarnations. On the positive side, we have a chance to right the wrongs and help bring order and peace to the souls. We are one people on one planet and it might be in these times of strife that we truly get this message. We all deserve love, peace, freedom and happiness and now we will have to do what we must do to make it so. Big changes are in the wind.

Aries (March 21 – April 19) Generally, Aries is depicted as the knight that jumps on his charger and goes off in all directions at the same time. Now, you must choose a definite direction and stay the course. Fear not; the stars will help guide you along the way. Stay true to yourself and don’t sell out – no matter what.

Taurus (April 20 – May 21) Life is changing on a grand scale. Of course, Taurus really doesn’t like change all that much. They would prefer to stay on familiar ground. Well, that’s not going to work now. Everything is strange and there is much to be rearranged. Go with it and you will land exactly where you are destined to be.

Gemini (May 22 – June 20) While Taurus finds changes abhorrent, Gemini thrives on them. Mid-April offers all kinds of very unique developments and you can choose the pathway that best suits your needs, wants and desires. It may not be a cakewalk and while there is a bit of drama, danger and intrigue involved, you might not mind.

Cancer (June 21 – July22) Cancer is not a passive sign. If anything, Cancerians have great passion and tenacity for any particular thing. Now, it is your time to do your thing. Reach for the gold ring if that is what you truly desire. Strike while the iron is hot; it is red-hot now. Don’t go overboard though.

Leo 23 – August 22) Best get ready for a very hot summer. If it’s not hot, it soon will be. Travel, foreign affairs and affairs of the heart may take place. The main point is that you can truly step up your game and achieve outstanding position and recognition. Don’t wait; don’t hesitate. Start now on your journey of discovery.

Virgo 22) Life is good; life is sweet. Your solar chart is indicating great opportunities to set yourself up in a very good way. Like attracts like. People with integrity, honour and similar values come into your life now. Relationships feature strongly and, of course, we receive what we put out. Move towards the light.

Libra (September 23 – October 22) Libra is very involved in the Grand Cross taking shape throughout April. Throw in a Libra full Moon lunar eclipse mid-month and we have a recipe for action and drama. It may be a truly exciting time in which you truly shine or wake up with a shiner. Deep and meaningful communications and negotiations take place.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21) The Phoenix creates itself a new life form out of the ashes of its old self. The spring season indicates powerful and dramatic changes for Scorpio. Co-rulers Mars and Pluto are very involved in the dynamic cardinal Cross taking shape throughout April bringing on the instinct for deep internal growth and change.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21) Lord Jupiter forms an opposition with Pluto in your solar money houses this spring. Money may bring a sense of security and satisfaction, but my bet is you will be feeling restless and seeking a deeper and more meaningful fulfillment. A transformative process is taking place and a new you is birthing along with it.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19) Capricorn is one of the signs caught up in the dynamic cardinal Cross taking shape in April. It tells of a time of profound changes. With Lord Saturn retrograding in Scorpio, it is probable you will be rethinking and re-evaluating your value system. Dying and rebirthing is taking place.

Aquarius (January 20 – February 19) A busy and very involved springtime takes place. Journeys long and short manifest now. Academia, publishing and writing figure into the mix. So does time with friends and family members. Career opportunities present themselves. Some of the decisions that will have to be made may not be easy, but they are very worthwhile.

Pisces (February 20 – March 20) Venus, the planet of personal love, affection and creativity, travels through Pisces nearly all of April. Venus is associated with resources and artistic expression. As well, Saturn and Jupiter are casting supportive glances your way bringing stability and good timing. It means you should be very pro-active as you move towards your goals and aspirations.

March 2014

Karma drives the wheel of life and is symbolized by a boomerang that inevitably returns home to the sender. A seeker once asked the great spiritual Master, Param Sant Kirpal Singh Ji Maharaj, if there was such a thing as national karma. The answer was yes: “The cumulative reaction of karmic debt of nations results in wars, epidemics, destruction by fire or floods, etc.” In his treasure house of a book entitled Spiritual Elixir (a compilation of correspondence to his initiates), he tells us, “Natural calamities, like floods, famines, earthquakes and epidemics, like all other ills are the result, more or less of man’s ignorance of the laws of nature, his incapacity to foresee things and implement measures necessary to eliminate the threatened disasters. With the progressive advancement in scientific knowledge and technological skill, Man is gradually coming to his own, pressing the forces of nature more and more to the service of his kind, and making the most of the potential energy lying hidden and untapped. This is how the law of karma works silently and unnoticed, but inexorably to the good or ill as the case may be.”

We might want to apply that wisdom to the upcoming problems and decisions that will have to be made regarding the pipelines and shipment of oil through our sacred waterways and lands. According to our national horoscope drawn up for July 1, 1867, we are experiencing Pluto moving opposite to our Sun throughout 2014, indicating a time of great unrest, subterfuge, power plays and every other kind of secret manoeuvre that will have a profound effect on our society. Pluto represents breakdown and decay, hidden agendas, wealth and power or the abuse of power, big-time. More scandals will come to light that will rock the government and its people.

We start the astrological new year on March 20; at that time, Jupiter, the great benefactor, sits very close to our Sun indicating good will, harmony and lucky breaks. We are the fortunate ones to be living in this sacred land we call Canada – a land peopled with wise, compassionate, fair-minded souls. If we bump the calendar up 50 or 100 years and read the headlines of the times, we’ll find other problems that plague society. Go back 100 years and we’ll see that people had problems then as well. One thousand years either way and it will be the same. It is the name of the game on dear old planet Earth.

Aries Some like it hot and others not. Well, like it or not, life is going to heat up in the springtime. Be prepared. Don your helmet and shoulder pads and gird your loins. Get ready to do battle. Possibly, the battle is with your internal self, in which a new you emerges from the fray.


The time has come to take stock of where you’re at and where you would truly like to be. You may be restless and, like the bull, banging around in the bullpen. Your heart may be heavy and it is likely that some problems have built up that you haven’t been able to shake off.


You may have to have a little talk with your other half. No, not your partner, but the other twin. There may be some ambiguity or confusion as to how you should go as the month of March begins. It is likely the road with smooth out and you will find your way.


Beneficent Lord Jupiter continues to cast his blessings your way although you may not feel too blessed with the amount of challenges and changes taking place. Ride them out and keep throwing out what is not real, worthy, truthful or honourable. By this act alone, truth, justice and fairness will come your way.


It may be time for some deep soul searching as to what is truly valid, meaningful and real. Possibly, it’s time for a spirit quest, in which you set about to find yourself once again. Saying goodbye is never easy, but it is time to put many things to rest and seek out what is best.


Generally, you have it together; that, nobody can deny. Now a time has come in which you may not have it all together. Although it might be a blow to your ego, it may help you to know that you are human and like the rest of us can make mistakes. It’s all good.


Read Virgo as the message applies to Libra. With mighty Mars backing through your sign, you may feel slightly bruised, used and abused as you head into springtime. You’re plenty tough and resilient though and you will have to use your Libran charm and wit to sidestep the sucker punches that may come your way.


A deep wisdom is being carved into your soul as Saturn visits your sign. What Saturn does bring to the table, however, will be of continued value throughout your life. Losses and sacrifices are experienced when he’s around and there’s often not much left when he leaves. Sobering, yes, but priceless as well.


Oftentimes, Sagittarius is able to see the writing on the wall long before everyone else. Possibly, you can see it now and it is telling you to get a move on and make your moves while you can. Another year from now the story changes and the present opportunities may evaporate into thin air.


When the going gets tough, the Cappy’s get going. This is a very dynamic time in which much is on the line. A rebirth may take place and your old world may be coming apart at the seams. Let it go and get on with what the universe provides for you, for provide it will.


Venus brings her blessings your way throughout the month. We associate her with love, affection, creativity and beauty. She may bring all those gifts your way or she may take them away, helping you to seek on a deeper level in which you inculcate a deep and profound sense of self-worth, worthiness, truth and honour.

Pisces It’s your time to shine as the Sun moves through your sign until March 20. Pay attention to your dreams around this date as Mercury and Neptune meet up in your sign bringing powerful psychic experiences along with an enhanced intuitive ability. Listen to your inner voice as it is speaking rather loudly now.