by Leo Knighton Tallarico
Well there is a lot going on astrologically, and of course that means there is a lot going on in the world. This forecast blog has been letting people know that the Middle East is center stage in the transformation of our planet from an old age and paradigm to an Aquarian Age.
It is where many of our world’s first civilizations were born and where most of our major religions have their roots. It is where now much of the toxicity based on dysfunctional patterns of separation abound.
This past week, in connection with the Uranus/Pluto square while Pluto changes direction on September 18/19, the Middle East has been erupting. It is ostensibly in turmoil because of a really dumb and horribly disparaging film about Mohammed and Islam. I saw much of this film on UTube. It portrays Mohammed as a child molester, a fraud, a homosexual, and also a person who sexually uses women and pillages. It is very weird and poorly made, and very disrespectful of the cherished beliefs of millions of people.
This movie is the match that is igniting the dry brush of perceived disgust and disrespect from western nations and peoples toward Islam and its culture.
If not this movie, something else would have ignited the flames. Soon Syria, Iran, Israel, Egypt, and many other countries will be drawn into the fires of conflict. Watch carefully this coming week’s news there, and be aware that in November, after the elections, that Syria and Iran especially will be in the spotlight of world affairs and a possible Israeli or western powers invasion could occur.
In November, while Mercury is retrograde, there will be a Solar Eclipse New Moon in Scorpio on November 13. That is the exact date anniversary of the coup that brought the Assad family and the Baathist Shiite party in to power in Syria. That was November 13, 1970.
Soon afterwards this year there will be a second eclipse, a Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Sagittarius/Gemini on November 28. Mars will be triggering the Uranus/Pluto square then also as it makes conjunction with Pluto in Capricorn on November 27.
The fires of transformation will be especially strong in late October through December. This coming week brings much opportunity for healing and transformation also.
The week’s power begins today Saturday September 15 with a New Moon in Virgo at 10:11 PM EDT. As with all new moons, it is time for new beginnings. In Virgo it becomes time to get more grounded and real. Virgo is skeptical of anything that flies too high or that stops being “real”.
It is indeed time to get your head out of any dream world clouds of fantasy or illusion, and to see life for real,as that way you can get your life to work better and be more ordered and efficient. Simplifying your life and fixing and healing what needs to be fixed and healed, is also aligned for this lunar cycle.
Since the Uranus/Pluto square is opening up now also, especially strong because Pluto is stationary, going from retrograde to direct; there is much intensity to deal with. Change is in the air, and you can best use this time period to allow your deeper issues to come up to the surface where they can better be worked with. In fact it may be very difficult at times to hold the energies back.
Transformation and healing are dependent on feeling our issues emotionally, not just looking at them intellectually. In feeling them, we are at the deeper level from which true change is possible. So at times like this, you may get into emotional discussions that bring up uncomfortable issues that have been previously kept securely “under the rug” of our consciousness.
As they come up, we better understand “where we are at” on a deeper level, and can then better judge if we want to improve something or some relationship or if we want to let it go. Can an old pattern be healed and transformed, or is it indicative of something that has died and must be let go?
These are not times to stubbornly hold onto the status quo of “same-old, same-old” in our lives. The deck of our lives is being reshuffled and we need to be ready to shift what needs to shifted.
A new chapter of our lives has begun, and we must do our best to see it that way. If we do we can give perspective to what needs to be changed. What ways are reflective of how we were leading our lives in the chapter that is passing? What new ways of being have we recently opened up to and are getting used to?
Release what keeps you stuck in old and unsatisfactory attitudes and beliefs. Embrace that which makes you feel better about your self and life. You want to be aligned with your authentic soul self and with the Universe, free to see the truth and to love and be loved. The old patterns of programming from society and family and past lives has not served you so far, so why would they now?
It may feel sometimes that when you release and let things go, that there will be nothing to replace them, but there will be. Life always fills up the vacuum of what has been released, in time.
When you see the destruction in the greater world now, the hatreds and intolerance, the chaos and attempts to militaristically bring order, stay out of its way.
Do not let yourself get emotionally hooked into the dramas, taking sides and picking out enemies. What is happening is meant to clear the way for a New World. Those who are hooked in are a part of that old world, and will need this time to hopefully see that this is all so toxic and dysfunctional and reflective of a world filled with beliefs of separation.
We are all one, with many shades and differences and orientations. We are all one family. There is dark and light in everything, “good and bad” in everyone and everything, so to speak. There is no religion or race or nation, or sexual orientation superior to any other. We were created as a Unified Whole, and every cell in that Whole is also meant to be Whole.
The Aquarian Age is about equality and Diversity in Unity, liberation and freedom, all the opposites joined as one. Night and Day are unified to make the whole day. Yin and Yang are connected in circular oneness, hot and cold do not fight for which is better. The plug and outlet are meant to be joined.
It is time for each of us to know that all the dots in the Universe are connected with sacred meaning, not in random nothingness.
As you know it, so shall it be.
Use these powerful planetary movements to help you to let go of limiting beliefs, and of an old world and its paradigm, which is on the edge of destruction. Instead use the transformational openings that are being created to find new connections, and to embrace the Love and Truth that are the pillars that hold up our Universe.
Next Saturday, when we “speak” again, it will be time for the Autumn Equinox, the balancing of the scales of Libra. It will be the “sunset” time of year, when we start our yin-ward movement toward more yearnings for relationship and deeper meaning.
see you next week,
I will be broadcasting some radio shows on blog talk radio in October/November. I will let you know the dates soon. I will also do a new YouTube presentation then also. And here is the the link to YouTube talk I gave a few months ago at our Spiritual Renaissance Center.
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Leo Knighton Tallarico is a full time professional astrologer, spiritual guide, counselor, and writer for over 25 years.