Pay close attention because August, 2013 will be dominated by this energy which I’d characterize as “intractable”. (See details)
Note that Mars has moved into Cancer now, the sign of it’s detriment. This is bound to heat things up, but it’s bound in another way too.
This is not Mars - a fire running free. With Mars in aspect to a host of other planets, your actions will most definitely have consequences. Many, if not most of those consequences will be unexpected (Uranus) and potentially severe (Pluto). Because of this, caution is called for.
Jupiter is involved here, so a person’s “story” can change in a blink. That can mean a lottery win, but a person can suffer a loss of similar magnitude as well.
I am sorry for the tone of this, but we’re heading into a rough period. If you’ll take the time to consider (Mercury) the broad (Jupiter) affects of your actions (Mars), this will go a long way.
Oddly, this makes me think of the streaking craze in 1970′s. Things were a lot lighter back then. Things have changed, and we’ve just got to roll with it, even though I look at this sky and think “lockjaw”.
For the record, you can move ahead in the period. I sure intend to. But if you think you’re going to run on, unfettered, think again!
Dependency is a big theme here, mashed up against a drive for independence. To illustrate, consider the plight of an adult child who lives at home, due to need, but feels oppressed by the rules their parents impose. And how do the parents feel? Not much better, would be my guess.
How is the Cardinal Grand Cross playing in your life?