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Beyond Culture Wars and Astrology Forecast September 8-14

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

Today Saturday September 8 begins the last quarter moon in Gemini.  This is the last quarter of the lunar cycle that began with a New Moon in Leo on August 17.   This coming week is for reflection, rumination, and cleanup and preparation for a new lunar cycle, which will begin next Saturday September 15 with a New Moon in Virgo.

The Republican and Democratic conventions happened during this current lunar cycle, which is coming to an end this week.   The next two lunar cycles will lead us up through Election Day November 6.

Many people are acting as if this election is do or die.  Some are feeling that if Romney wins their worst nightmare will come true.  Others feel the same way if Obama is reelected.

In many ways the battle is a culture war between people who are comfortable in ’40s/’50s culture versus people who are more comfortable in ’60s/’70s culture.

In one culture there is often dad at work and mom at home, with more innocence and self and family protection.  There is the bible and strong reliance on its perceived judgments: like homosexuality and abortion are sins.  Right and wrong are seen in more certain ways. There is still a sense of neighborhoods that are mostly white, and that males or at least male values run the world. The business model is the revered model to live by.

The other culture is more varied in its families, many single parent households, men and women both working, gay households, and a more permissive attitude on what is right and wrong.  There is a sense that religion is too judgmental, that intellect and science and humanism give better guidelines for living.   Government and non-profit organizations are  the revered model to live by.  There is more  a sense of multi-culturalism and diversity, and feminine values are more likely to be honored over male ones.

In 2008 Obama won largely because of the youth vote, and those youths were not really part of either culture.  They were looking for true transformation beyond the two party, two cultures to choose from model of living. Obama spoke to them as someone who promised change beyond the old ways.

Many of those same young people liked Ron Paul in this election cycle, as some his viewpoints leaned to one culture and some to another. Ron Paul has been against military involvement in other countries and is for legalizing or at least decriminalizing drugs. But he is also for a more conservative fiscal policy, and not too much government interference in people’s lives.

The movement in the world now, and of course America is a part of the world, is toward a New Aquarian Age, an age which brings us beyond the old models of living on this Earth.

Both parties, no matter what the cultural differences, are dominated by special interests and corporate control. Both are for a military that dominates the world. We are still killing many innocent people in Pakistan and Afghanistan, and were part of the force to destabilize Libya.  We apparently assassinated Osama Bin Laden, without due process or trial. We have our troops and ships all over the world, and would invade other countries again if we felt in was in our best interests.

Remember, at this crucial time in our human world destiny, that having a free heart, soul, and mind are especially important. Thinking for yourself, and wanting Universal principles and values to be more important than wearing uniforms of political parties is essential now.

And is it not time to integrate male and female, yin and yang values into Unity?  There is no one way to be or one way to live.  There are many.  “Us versus Them” mentality is separating us all one from another. The “other” party is not your enemy, and we will not be doomed because one or the other party wins in November.

The picture is much bigger than that.    The powerful cleansing and healing of our world continues either way.    The force of new enlightenment and awakenings will break through the cracks of the Old World, no matter what. Nothing can stop the power of the Universe to bring us an Aquarian Age, as it is like one season ending to begin the next season.  Summer changes to Autumn no matter who is president. Pisces Age to Aquarian Age, either way.

What does matter, however, is what values we bring with us from past times from various cultures, into the New Age.   There is value in the innocence and more certain rules for living of one culture; as there is value in acceptance of all peoples and ways of the other culture.

We need to value the better values in every way, and bring them with us into the new world.   White business men are no more the enemy than a feminist socialist woman, for instance.  Both provide a needed voice in our world.

So we now approach a most powerful late summer and autumn, with Uranus square Pluto on September 18/19; Saturn moving into Scorpio for a couple years beginning in early October; Mercury going retrograde on Election Day November 6; a Solar Eclipse New Moon in Scorpio on November 13;  a Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Gemini on November 27; and the end of the Mayan Calendar on December 21 2012.

There will be much opportunity to release old patterns and ways that no longer serve you; and there will be new streams of consciousness to awaken and enlighten you.   You will have much opportunity to heal old wounds, to transform your consciousness and life, to further integrate your psyche into greater wholeness, and to self actualize.

The foundation for a New World is not found in our political victories, but in our inner spiritual growth.

We are collectively ready to go to another level, one that is not limited by culture wars and political battlegrounds.    We seek Unity, Diversity in Unity, and equality and equal value of all peoples regardless of what culture they come from or believe in.

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.

Please feel free to find more writings and my services on my website.You can get an astrological consultation with me during these changing times to help you on your path and with your life. Please write for more info.

Leo Knighton Tallarico is a full time professional astrologer, spiritual guide, counselor, and writer for over 25 years.

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