By Leo Knighton Tallarico
This week Mercury Retrograde continues its trickster journey in foggy Pisces, making it difficult to know anything for sure. Mercury will stay Retrograde until March 28.
And around the time Mercury gets back to speed, we experience the focused force of a New Moon in Aries on April 5. Till then we lay back and do more inner exploration and processing.
There is not now much clear and focused planetary energy for us to use for decisions, direction, or positive action now. It is not time yet.
Nevertheless, this week we will experience an energy shift mid week, as the Spring Equinox combines with a Full Moon in Aries/Libra on Wednesday March 20.
Spring Equinox, as always, brings the Sun into Aries. What is different this year, however, is the fact that the Moon moves into Libra- exactly opposite that Spring Equinox Sun in Aries a mere few hours later.
Spring Equinox is at 5:58 PM EDT on March 20. The Full Moon, with Sun in Aries and Moon in Libra, is at 9:43 PM EDT that day.
We are beginning to open up to energies of forward movement, but important movement forward is not in the cards yet. Mercury Retrograde is still sorting things out in our minds, helping us to process feelings and thoughts that may be keeping us stuck.
This Full Moon is about working out any dilemmas we may hold around balancing our needs for independence and being true to Self on the one hand (Aries), with being sensitive to relationship and listening to others on the other hand.(Libra).
Aries fights for what it believes in, Libra seeks peace at all costs. Aries is forceful and often competitive, Libra is socially correct and a mediator between opposing voices or opinions. Aries is governed by Mars, Libra by Venus. Which side have you been leaning toward lately? Might be time to find a new balance between these two opposites.
After this Full Moon, we enter the waning half of the lunar cycle, directing us to coast “downhill” before the strong forward movement of the New Moon in Aries on April 5.
Many people I talked with this last week were going through rather “on the edge” situations in their lives. Self destructive thoughts, near relationship breakups, and fears of old patterns coming back were some of those edgy situations.
Sometimes it takes these “on the edge” challenges to push us over the edge into true change and transformation.
Speaking of “on the edge”, this last week our world experienced another mass murder, this time at a mosque in New Zealand where 49 people were massacred by a white supremacist.
These massacres are happening more and more often, and show us there is much that needs healing in our world.
The world is split between nationalists and globalists, with little apparent link between them. Nationalists want to “clean out” all peoples who migrated into their country from other countries and cultures.
Globalists want to join all peoples together, even within a country. Immigrants then join with more “pure” members of the country.
So, for instance, in France many nationalists want only purely French people in the country, not those who have immigrated to France from other cultures, largely Muslim dominated cultures.
They want to make France great again. MAGA would be changed to MFGA. And many other western countries are going through similar challenges.
In Britain, the people voted in a referendum to leave the European Union (Brexit). They want to return to Britain as it used to be: Nationalism. Obviously, those who want to stay in the Union are more globalist.
But do you see here the stew of Diversity within Unity boiling over chaotically? Choice here has been between old unity of old country versus more diversity that is unregulated in the country.
But the immigrants will not ultimately be thrown out, so the Diversity will stay. And Unity of France or England or USA with all that diversity is the only possible solution.
In the USA minorities and women are getting stronger and stronger. In not too many years minorities will be the majority. And there is no stopping the empowerment of women anymore.
If you are a progressive or globalist or even socialist, there is no stopping the world becoming more how you envision it.
The only question is how ugly, how violent, how hateful, how destructive will our world get in its process to becoming the Diversity Within Unity world it is meant to be.
And can we destroy our world and not get to the promised land? And can we destroy our air, oceans, etc. on the way to this Age of Aquarius?
This is why it is so important now to let hatred leave our hearts, to let love in.
Yes we each need to stand our ground and fight for the world we believe in!! Can we do it without hatred?
Can we do it with little or no violence? Can we make this revolution work without triggering anyone to use weapons of mass destruction?
Can civil disobedience be our path into this New Age?
So let’s quit making everything about Donald Trump? He is a pawn in the grand scheme. He is playing his role in the world drama. As Shakespeare wrote in As You Like It, “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players”.
Trump is there to show us how off track our country has become: worshipping wealth and fame above all else, letting the higher values of the Constitution and Bill of Rights become lesser values in our world.
Whether he is impeached or not is not the question. To Be or Not to Be our best selves, aligned with our better angels is the question.
And now each of us must find our better angels inside ourselves. And that will bring us our better world. We each must be the world we believe in.
Yes we are about to experience the Shit Hitting the proverbial Fan. But in that place on the edge is where we find our breakthroughs and awakenings into the Age of Aquarius, into a world governed by Love and Truth.
Sure that may seem far away as we look at the greater world now. But can you remember when you were on the edge emotionally when you lost that loved one, or were abandoned in a relationship? Can you remember that job you lost that meant so much to you, as you worried if you could pay your bills?
We have all had to go to the edge in order to wake up to something; or to be humbled; or to see everything in a new light; or to let go of what was blocking our way; or to become more empathetic or compassionate,; or to transform a belief or old toxic pattern; or to break through old programming; or to liberate ourselves from a stuck place, etc.
And now our world has come to the end of an Old Chapter that is not serving our spirits and souls anymore; that is holding back our natural evolution; that is blocking our path to better relationships; that is keeping us in a paradigm of dog-eat-dog separation; materialism; lack of meaning and sacredness; without enough love or truth, etc.
These next few weeks may have us continue facing our shadows or inner demons, as we wait for the grand openings after April 5.
You are getting ready for new direction and new movement forward soon.
For now hang back and do not make big decisions or start major projects or impulsively leap into anything for escape.
Till next week,
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Another podcast coming before 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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