Grand Cross Planetary Configuration

Flint Flintoft - August 4, 2010


Aug 2010

Back in 2002, I posted this astrological snapshot for August 7th, 2010 as a part of my research of planetary patterns until 2013. This pattern is something professional astrologers are now quite excited about as the date arrives.

Due to its complexity, plus the part it plays in the large "T" configuration that we have been experiencing since June, few astrologers seem sure what this configuration may finally mean. However, "change" is definitely in the air. August 7th and 8th (6th and 7th US time) are dates to stay centered and ready for greater insights and energies on several levels.


Full graphic for August 7th, 2010

Planetary Patterns page

Astrology for August 6th and 7th

This is an excerpt from Susan Miller's astrology zone

A very unusual configuration is about to take place in the heavens. Pluto, Uranus, Jupiter (your ruler), Saturn, Mars, Venus, Mercury, and the Sun will square off in a pattern that is called a grand cross. Because ALL the planets will be in cardinal signs of Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn, this creates what is called a cardinal cross and will create tensions in order to bring about necessary changes on a societal level as well as a personal level.

For a genuine grand cross to take place, you need four squares and two oppositions. This cardinal cross will have ten squares and seven oppositions. That is a lot - we have never seen anything like this! Also, for a true cross to take place, you need all the planets to be within eight degrees of each other, which is really hard to get, but this one will go one better - every one of these planets will all be within one and five degrees, creating an even tighter cross pattern than is necessary. This is why astrologers have been watching this configuration for months as it has drawn closer. Migrating planets are now ready to click into place on August 6 and 7.

As creatures of habit, the universe knows we often avoid, ignore, or completely fail to notice certain matters that need to be discussed and addressed. A difficult cross pattern will test the strength of certain relationships, endeavors, and conditions. If the universe finds any weak links, they will break down, but strong areas will become stronger under the pressure. All this is done to ferret out situations that need action now.

Most astrologers feel that with planets in Cancer and Capricorn as part of the cross - two signs known to be associated with big, global corporations and huge budgets - we will see a rocking of the stock market, more extreme than what happened already in recent weeks. That would occur on August 6 or 7, or, if it goes a little later, up to August 13.