The Sky Is NOT Falling… Even Though It Feels That Way: The Upcoming April 2014 Astro Shenanigans

by | Mar 31, 2014 | Articles | 8 comments


I wanted to talk about an upcoming astrological transit that has some folks feeling rather skittish because of its rarity and intensity.



It’s no news to anyone that we are going through times of great upheaval and radical change. The transformation meter is set on HIGH and we are all feeling the heat. 



There’s a particular transit (which is astrology speak for how planets engage in relationship to each other) called the Pluto-Uranus Square that began in the fall of 2012 and will happen seven times ending in March of 2015. For a basic refresher course on that transit you can check out a blog post I wrote about it called The Uranus-Pluto Wake-Up Call. 



This upcoming transit in April is number five out of the seven. I think of these two planetary giants as massive wrecking balls banging away at huge, monolithic structures that have become repressive and rigidly oppressive and need to be dismantled. And eventually pummeled into dust. So it takes a number of swings to get the job done.


These structures can be external like governments, business, social or economic organizations.


They can be structures in your mind, like belief systems, ideologies or world views.


And they can also be very personal psychological and emotional structures in your psyche.


But the bottom line is that everything is up for grabs.



The thing that makes this transit even more intense is that the planets Jupiter and Mars are also joining the party in April, forming something called a Grand Cross. What this means to non-astrologers is that all four planets are facing each other off in a geometric alignment that creates an incredible amount of tension and pressure.



In this formation, Pluto is demanding that something to be brought to it’s knees, Uranus insists on liberation at any cost, Mars is pissed off and looking for a fight and Jupiter expands everything it touches. 



So the worst case scenario is three bullies in a stand-off with Jupiter egging them on.



But these forces can also be harnessed for positive change. The power in this configuration is immense.



There is so MUCH tension that something HAS to give.



What that can look like for you is the possibility of whatever isn’t working in your life suddenly devolving into some level of chaos and unbearable stress, leaving you feeling powerless and trapped. But if you end up in that position, there is also the opportunity to use the planetary friction to break through whatever you find yourself mired in, to a place of MUCH greater freedom, increased passionate energy, deep and profound meaning and expansive, optimistic faith. 



So to prepare yourself for this transit, the questions you need to be asking yourself are these:



What do you really and truly want? What heart’s desire have you been denying yourself that you can no longer bear to push aside? And where do you need to be taking courageous action in service of that desire? 


And then act on that desire.



Where do you feel constrained, restricted, held back, held down, imprisoned and shackled by either external circumstances or the workings of your own mind? Where are you sacrificing your authenticity and individuality in order to fit in and gain approval? What revolutionary change needs to happen in your life so that you can again feel emancipated and free?


And then make that change.



What old and outmoded structures are you desperately holding onto that finally need to break down, die, fall apart, collapse, dissolve and disintegrate so you can make room for the new thing that is waiting to be born?



And then let go.



How have you given up on yourself and your life? Where do you need a MEGA infusion of faith and optimism and confidence? What risks could you begin to take that would allow you to believe in yourself again?


And then take those risks.



This is an intense time. A time to take action. The ride is likely to be wild and tumultuous. But waiting around and half measures just aren’t going to cut it any longer.



But you ARE brave. You have what it takes. And the planetary forces are behind you every step of the way. The cosmic intent IS for us to go to the next level of being more fully awakened and alive.



And that includes a greater sense of fulfillment and joy and personal power that will help us to create a much better world. A living world. A world where we can feel truly at home and connected to everything. A world where we no longer have to feel so very separate and alone. A world filled with justice and love, truth and abundance and ultimately freedom, respect and compassion for all beings everywhere. 



So loosen your shackles. Let yourself be surprised. Allow your heart and intuition to lead the way. Surrender what no longer serves your highest good. And I’ll meet you over on the other side. Wiser. More whole. And dancing.  


And if you would like to get some more insight into your OWN chart regarding this transit you can get more info about setting up a reading with me here. 




  1. Love your article! This is so speaking from (and for) my heart! Thank you!

  2. Thank you for sharing! These insights will be helpful because I’m feeling some of the tension you are speaking of already. The last thing I want to do is “put my head in the sand” after all of the awesome progress I made this March; however, today is proving to be quite the struggle.

    Maybe it’s time to meditate?! Or go outside for a while?!


  3. I love how you frame it, Chris.
    Am reminded of the Serenity Prayer.

  4. Can’t wait to dance with you on the other side. If I am feeling all of this already, I can only imagine April’s wild and loving ride. Thank you.

  5. What an inspiring article! I especially love the questions, so I will be printing them out and posting them where I can see them and perhaps journal to them. And Wayfaring Wanderer? I will be thinking of you and sending strong and positive thoughts toward you.

  6. Great article! I appreciate that this written in easy to understand language. I really LOVE the questions. I’ll be writing them out, journalling and reflecting on them.
    Oh…great list of links under your link section too.

  7. Chris, thanks for the exhale. People have been asking me if Mercury is in Retrograde. I knew stuff was up. A bit of a do or die time, nose in the mud time, if you ask me. Over at InterPlay we are playing on the big stage with The Race Dance, the economics of play, Homeless Seniors, and the dance of head and heart health. Any one of these can bring me to my knees. That’s why I am clear that “making it” is a “we” dance. Thank you for being in my wee, wheeeee, we.

    I’ll share your post with The Mystic Tech crew and the Body and Soul Hidden Monastery!

  8. Reading these words and their intentions has been a huge comfort to my soul.I would always rather know what is real than live denying it.If I wrote out my last two years worth of experiences,it would reveal all the things Chris is addressing.I am not talking about identifying on a surface level but on a soul level.Thanks Chris for providing us with the meanings behind all that is going on astrologically.Sanity comes to mind!

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