by Leo Knighton Tallarico
Many people I have talked with recently tell me March’s Mercury Retrograde was really difficult for them.
Yes there was the usual disorientation and confusion of minds, some technology snafus, re-connections with people or events from the past, difficulty in making decisions or knowing what direction to move in, and just plain old difficult.
In the greater world, the Mueller Report was finished and presented to the Attorney General during the last few days of Mercury Retrograde; but none of it has been made public so “we the people” cannot see the truth of it nor be able to come to our own conclusions.
It certainly looks on the surface as if Trump has been cleared of any serious crimes or illegal activities.
And maybe that is the final word on the matter, but I think not. My 30+ years of professional Astrology work and study has shown me that Mercury needs to get back to speed before we will feel a full sense of clarity and know what direction issues are moving toward.
Next weekend, after the New Moon in Aries on Friday the 5th of April, fogs of mind should be lifted to a large extent. And we will be closer to Truths.
Most of this week, we are moving down through the last quarter of the lunar cycle, a cycle that began on March 6 at the New Moon in Pisces conjunct Neptune. That was just a day after Mercury went Retrograde on March 5.
Those two planetary events showed us much inner exploration would be needed, and that clarity and direction would be at a premium for awhile. Neptune, Pisces, and Mercury Retrograde energies have demanded we let go of mental controls and of strict agendas; so we can instead penetrate deeper into our hearts and souls. And of course heart and soul realms bring more of a sense of mystery, and a need to surrender our minds and controls.
Then on March 20, the Sun moved into Aries at Spring Equinox, giving us a knowledge that here in the northern hemisphere winter is over and brighter days are ahead. Light and dark minutes of the day were equal then, but the light and yang energies would be then on the rise.
Then on March 28, Mercury went Direct, giving promise that our minds were on the road to more sanity and clearer horizons.
And now this week, we continue our down and yin-ward journeys through the last quarter Moon.
Then at the month’s darkest Moon, we shift to a New Moon in Aries and what in many ways I consider a “True Spring Entrance” point.
Remember that on March 20 the Sun went into Aries and at the same time moved into Spring Equinox.
And then on Friday April 5 at 4:50 AM EDT, the Moon catches up with Sun, both in Aries at around 15 degrees.
That night or the night after, we will be able to see a glimpse of the first crescent light of the New Moon in Aries.
This represents strong new beginnings, as the force of Nature is in the hands of warrior Aries.
World events and personal events have been waiting patiently (or not so patiently) for these new moon gates to open in order to let the blaze of Aries to blast through it.
Aries is straight forward and direct, penetrating, active, assertive, directing, “alpha”, competitive, independent, brave, and most importantly True to Self as it fights for what it believes in.
This is a good time to empower yourself and to stand tall with self respect.
Aries is the ram who often butts heads in conflict with others. God of War Mars is Aries’ ruling planet.
Places like Palestine, Israel, Syria, Iran, India, Pakistan, Russia, China, etc. may be more susceptible to being triggered into being more angry or forceful.
So might you. Anger is not always bad. Sometimes it helps us to speak up and assert ourselves, to not take the abuse any longer. Or it may help us to be able to act on behalf of others who are being abused. Or it may help us to fight for principles we believe in.
But of course “over the top” rage may have a very negative effect on us and those around us. War often takes no prisoners and burns down the bridges between people. Be careful not to burn a bridge you might need to reconnect you to someone or something.
Most importantly, Aries is about taking action, initiating and moving forward.
It is time to at least “rev up the engines” of our lives. No more procrastination. No more excuses.
There is however, a caveat to the fiery force of action and new starts. Saturn and Pluto will be in square to this New Moon.
That means that some destructive forces may be involved somehow in this new beginning. At the least there will be more seriousness and gravity attached to the issues coming up now and throughout this new lunar cycle.
The gates are being opened, some Dragons may be running through those gates. The Dragons will clear the way of anything that impedes greater growth and transformation.
The USA natal chart is closely connected to this New Moon in Aries with Capricorn squares of Saturn and Pluto. A Grand Cross is formed with USA Sun in Cancer and Saturn in Libra. This is a powerful formation that will bring big challenge to the country over the next month or so.
It is quite obvious to almost anyone now that we are in a quite powerful time to be on the Earth and in America.
We are in transition between Ages, leaving an Age of Pisces that we have been in for over 2000 years. We are moving into an Age of Aquarius.
That means that a New Paradigm has been developing. The old paradigm is in decay and so are those who cling to it.
People who belong in the New Paradigm can be of any nation, any race or creed, any gender, any sexual orientation. They can be democrat or republican, religious or not. They can be big or small, rich or poor, high or low IQ, from the North or South, East or West.
So we need to let go of our bias and prejudice, and open our hearts and minds to Love and Truth.
And those who are not clearly on the path to the Age of Aquarius are not our enemies.
They may, however, not be good for us and our spiritual path and may give us mirrors of who we used to be, not who we are growing into.
They may be at your job or in your family. And you may need to cut your time with them or at least cut out your desire to share all about your life with them.
You can do all this with love, as everyone is just not on the same path. If you feel you cannot be your authentic self with anyone, at first you may want to try harder to engage them. And maybe that will work.
But if you keep feeling bad about yourself, keep feeling you need to stay in old family roles you have out-grown, or staying in jobs or relationships only for money or security; it may be time to begin to cut cords and liberate your spirit and soul.
Till next week,
Check out this beginning of new radio show/ podcast: http://perspectives-from-sky.libsyn.com/.
A new video will be out around the April 5 New Moon in Aries. Another podcast coming around April 5.
Check out the introduction to my new podcast/radio show: http://hwcdn.libsyn.com/p/3/9/9/3991ca97a87c1d4e/Perspectives_-_Introduction.mp3?c_id=31984976&cs_id=31984976&expiration=1547943575&hwt=e0dac70b2e68eea4d3d781e0f3cd659b
Here is video from before Eclipse Season: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mod-plRHdVk&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2ZOOyuRdvCzvjM_Y3GKbIGteOz1YdPDxTWVYKJS9iQSQiNhtDwxcoSus8
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