By Leo Knighton Tallarico
2010 was a year that shook up the status quo in our personal lives and in the world, and took us out of our normal balance. At the same time people were holding onto the status quo- holding on for dear life. Many crises in the world and in our personal lives happened because it became more and more obvious that the old ways were breaking down and not working anymore.
But people were either unwilling or unable to make the changes that would shift us out of the dysfunctions, and out of the crisis.
It is because, in most cases, it was not time yet.
2010 contained many important astrological aspects. There was the Lunar Eclipse Full Moon Grand Cross in late June in mostly cardinal signs. There was a cardinal t-square for late July through early September. There were many important outer planet aspects like Saturn square Pluto. There was a significant Lunar Eclipse on the winter solstice.
The emphasis was on early cardinal signs. Cardinal signs represent new seasons: Aries-spring; Cancer-summer; Libra-autumn; Capricorn-winter. Cardinal signifies new beginnings, new seasons of life. The aspects of 2010 mainly affected the very early degrees of cardinal signs.
These aspects let us know that we as a human family on Earth are moving into big new seasons of our lives. Especially significant were the movements of Jupiter and Uranus into very early Aries. Jupiter expands and raises up, Uranus breaks open and liberates. Aries is spring time, when nature opens up to new life.
Jupiter and Uranus flirted for a short time in Aries in 2010, enough time to be part of the Grand Cross in late June and the cardinal t-square later in summer. But in late summer/autumn and early winter 2011 they moved back into mutable sign Pisces.
We are in transition between seasons of our lives. In the bigger sense we are in transition between a Pisces Age and an Aquarian Age. 2010 will be remembered as the year when there was the crisis of the old world being shown to not work anymore, as new energies to make new changes did not truly take hold yet.
The Gulf Oil Spill truly alerted us in a very dramatic way as to how the prevailing world structure and the Powers that Be are not setting the health of the earth and its inhabitants as a high priority. Drilling for oil is considered more important than the environment, the earth, the Earth’s creatures, human life, and the future of those we leave this world to. We have known for a couple of generations, at least, that we need alternative energy sources, but nothing has been done. We need to make big changes in alignment with an Aquarian Age, and they are coming.
Look at the economy in 2010. The so-called recession began in 2008. It was expected to be short-lived. For banks and big corporations the recession is made much better by the bailouts and easings and tax cuts. For regular human beings, however, there is much unemployment and underemployment and inflated prices for basic needs like oil and gas and food.
There is much panic by the Powers that Be because they know that if lending does not open up, if employment does not increase, if people do not start spending more, then the economy will crash.
These Powers do not know what to do- except to rerun old ways of fixing the economy- tax cuts, bailouts, etc. They do not delve deeper to find ways to fundamentally transform a system of “haves and have nots”- to one more equitable for all on Earth. They do not fundamentally transform an economic system that is about printing paper and shuffling numbers, far removed from real life.
There is crisis because the old ways do not work and there are not new solutions on the near horizon. But they will come.
In the Middle East, there was a big push to bring peace and a two state solution to the Israelis and Palestinians. There was virtually no movement at all, no new ideas. But this place is a tinder-box, especially because tensions with Iran and Turkey and Lebanon are not being solved either. Afghanistan and Iraq occupations are continuing indefinitely.
The cultural tensions between Islamic and Judeo-Christan cultures is tighter than ever. Fears of terrorism are causing panic in Airport Security with new scanning machines and pat-downs.
North and South Korea had their biggest confrontation with one another this autumn and intensity is still high.
WikiLeaks openened up new leaks in the structure of the Old Paradigm. And the Old World has ferociously attacked its leader Julian Assange as a result.
The old world is fighting ruthlessly to keep control and to keep the old and dying structures alive.
They are nevertheless breaking down over time. Yet the new breakthroughs have not totally opened up- for new ways and new solutions.
The Old Paradigm hung on tightly in 2010, but the strains were pushing huge leaks in its structure. There was great intensity and pressure building in 2010. In 2011 the dike opens up and more new world energies pour in.
In 2011 Jupiter and Uranus move all the way into Aries and do not go back into Pisces. Jupiter moves into Aries in late January and stays until early June, when it moves forward into Taurus. Uranus moves into Aries in mid March 2011 and stays until 2019. This Uranus in Aries will square Pluto from 2012-2016, intensifying transformational movement.
Uranus in Aries will usher in the Aquarian Age in no uncertain terms. In December 2020 Saturn conjuncts Aquarius at 0+ degrees of Aquarius, and the Aquarian Age is symbolically begun.
2011will bring big spikes of energy into the New World. Old Ways will no longer be able to hold on for dear life. They will break down and new ideas and ways will develop out of the chaos, as we are forced to find them.
On July 1 2011 there will be a turning point event. It will be a New Moon Solar Eclipse in Cancer that is a Grand Cross in Cardinal signs: Sun in Cancer 10 degrees; Moon and Pluto in Capricorn, 10 degrees and seven degrees respectively; Saturn in Libra 11 degrees; Uranus in Aries 5 degrees. No planets are in mutable signs in this grand cross- as Saturn was in Virgo last year at the 2010 grand cross. All planets are solidly in Cardinal signs, none at the cusp like in 2010. It is very rare that we are having so many grand cross aligments attached to eclsipses. This is why it is evident that huge change is upon us.
The intense standstill crisis of 2010 will be over and 2011 will inexorably bring stronger forces of the Aquarian Age. That does not mean there will no resistance from status quo forces. There will be resistance more than ever, as they sense their old world ending. But the new world will be so opened and alive; new ideas and new ways flooding into our existence; chaotic and creative energies moving us fast -forward.
In personal lives in 2010, I witnessed so many crises. In my counseling practice I saw so many people in very intense crisis, more than I have ever seen before- in any given year- over the last 25 years.
I , more than anything else, have been helping people to let go of old tapes, old programming, old patterns that are dysfunctional and toxic. These old ways have been breaking down, as their old lives have been breaking down. Yet it is noteworthy how desperately people hang onto what is obviously no longer working and in many situations not even around anymore. People even cling to relationships that have ended, careers that are no longer viable.
There is much fear to enter new realms, not believing they will be any better.
Seasons end in our lives, just as seasons end on the Earth. It is not about better or worse, but about a new season. Once a person lets themselves sink into a new season or phase of their lives, everything feels better. It is the fighting to keep things as they were that cause so much pain and suffering.
When you sink into your new phase or chapter of your life, with acceptance, then you will be better able to know what to do, what direction to move in, what decisions to make When you sink in, into this new season in your life, you will be OK, all will feel right.
Does this mean you will not ever hurt again after losing someone you love?- No of course you will still feel the loss sometimes, the horrible pain. But you will begin to lose your panic, your anxiety, your lack of comfort.
Just as we grieve our loss of summer, as it ends and moves into autumn, we learn to dress differently, to change our activities and attitudes. Before long, we have adjusted and in many cases are enjoying the new season.
So get ready for 2011. The crisis of being between seasons will end. The doors will open up for you. Those doors that would not open for you in 2010, causing such frustration because the old doors were locked behind you, will open up.
Early in 2011, things will begin to open up, as there is a Solar Eclipse New Moon in Capricorn on January 4. This eclipse new moon is opposite the USA natal Sun from it sbirth on July 4, 1776. Troubles for the USA will be increasing, threatening their sense of strength and identity.
In late January Jupiter moves into early Aries, triggering the point of the cardinal t-square from the summer of 2010. Big events could be erupting in our world as a result.
Then in mid March Uranus enters early Aries again, and stays there all year long, again triggering the same place in the zodiac and more world events will be erupting.
Late spring and early summer will see three eclipses in a row, a relatively rare occurrence, with the climax being the Solar Eclipse Grand Cross in Cancer on July 1. Spring and summer 2011 will be powerful with many big events that will be shaking the foundations of the old paradigm and age.
Like Wikileaks, there will be more and more attacks on the world structure through new web sites that will specialize in leaks of government and corporate secrets.
There will also be computer attacks on web sites that control energy distribution, water supplies, and other public services. This new type of “terrorist” attack will get more and more popular over the next several years. It is a lethal attack on the structures of a country.
The United States protects Israel even when it does wrong. China protects North Korea even when it does wrong. The UN is an inferior world body that does not adequately defend fairness, equality and justice in the world. In 2011 there will be calls to transform or end the UN.
The rivalry between the USA and China for world domination will take us dangerously to the cusp of world war in 2011. The Middle East, Korea, and the economy will be the flash points of ignition for this conflict. Many new convoys will come to break the seige of Israel over Gaza. Lebanon will go back into civil war, being taken over by Hezbollah, which will go to war again with Israel.
The economy of the USA will continue to suffer in 2011.
All of the above problems will be further breaking down the current world structure in 2011, and we will be transforming the prevailing world paradigm and creating many new world ideas and structures in their place.
New ideas for alternative energy will be booming in 2011, as will the construction of these new energy sources.
New groups wil be forming all over the world to bring world peace and a new world structure, one that values and honors the Earth, promotes sharing the world resources and wealth, and begins to develop a world of equality, liberation for all peoples and Diversity in Unity.
All this will be happening at the same time as the breakdown of the old military/economic strucure of the World.
New alien and UFO visitations will be witnessed in 2011, and some will be such that we will all know that we are being visited from other realms of the Universe. Government leaks will reveal that governments have long known of the existence of UFOs and alien beings.
New communities will be forming all over the USA and world, communities that are self sustaining and aligned with new Aquarian values. Also local communities will strengthen, as mass transportation and commerce will be crippled by a falling economy and other world events.
Some of the above predicted events may not occur until 2012 or 2013, but the movement toward their manifestation will be evident in 2011.
Much love and many blessings during this holiday season
Leo Knighton Tallarico
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Leo Knighton Tallarico is a full time professional astrologer, spiritual guide, counselor, and writer for over 25 years.
He predicted the Iraq War of 2003- in early 2001 when Bush first took office; predicted the 9-11 attacks with an article “The Tower”, written in June 2001. He predicted Obama and McCain would get the presidential nominations in november 2007, when both were low in the polls; and correctly predicted the current economic downturn before it occurred.