It’s tempting to be pessimistic in interpreting the Grand Cardinal Square that is shaping the current astrological landscape. And it doesn’t take much imagination to describe economic or environmental breakdowns with these stressful patterns. However, astrology is a tool for healing that’s rich in ideas for describing cycles in constructive terms. This lecture is exactly that. It’s an astrological prescription for turning current struggles into a foundation for human evolution rather than a model for failure. We will contribute the richness of our symbolic language to offer meaning, purpose and direction in these difficult times.