by Leo Knighton Tallarico
Time to go deeper, to see the deeper truth at the core. There is no more time to stay on the surface of superficial reality, as we enter Scorpio time of year, on the way to a new Eclipse Season.
Sunday at 2:30 PM EDT the Sun moves into Scorpio, and the colder winds and darker days are upon us. We are also in the waning part of the lunar cycle, moving toward a dark Moon. That Moon will join the Sun in Scorpio to form a Scorpio New Moon this coming Wednesday October 26 at 3:56 PM EDT.
The approximate mid point of Autumn is Samhain on October 31/November 1, when we go deeper still as the veils between the outer world and the spirit world are the thinnest. Of course in modern times the ancient sacred Samhain has become Halloween, when those spirits from the underworld become scary costumes.
So begin to allow your self to go deeper in your viewpint and deeper emotionally as we enter Scorpio time this week. Libra, the previous sign to Scorpio, wants things to look nice and pretty, like the leaves that begin to turn such pretty colors at Libra time of year. This beauty belies the fact that under the colorful leaves are the bare branches of cold reality, During Scorpio time here in the Northern Hemisphere we begin to see that stark reality on the way into late Autumn and Winter.
But there is such comfort in the dark woods of deeper truth. The anxiety of keeping the truth at bay can be exhausting. It is a relief for many to be able to settle into these deeper realities, so see and feel the emotions that have been hidden. Yet on a deeper level, perhaps we feel grief or anger or sadness, but it is emotionally healthy to allow ourselves to feel our true feelings.
As we feel these true feelings, we hopefully release and heal our hurts, wounds, and traumas. Scorpio helps us to feel our feelings, to feel our deeper soul, to feel our pain and the pain of others. Scorpio brings us to our passions, to our instincts, to our deeper humanity.
From the pit of our deepest emotions, as we have catharisis and release, we are renewed. Scorpio is sexual and of course through sex we sometimes meet our demons and through the orgasm have release and renewal.
Scorpio is “ruled” by Pluto, who was the mythlogical guardian of the underworld, who brings souls to the underworld of their deepest feelings. Scorpio and Pluto are greatly about transformation. Transformation is often about facing the truth of our old, dysfunctional and empty patterns and lives. We go to the pit of our darkest feelings about this toxic state of being. From that pit of despair we rise like the Phoenix, beyond the old patterns that hold us back from our authenticity, passion and purpose. We rise to a new life, after going the fires of transformation.
Of course Scorpio time of year is not usually that dramatic. That kind of intense transformation often happens during Pluto transits, however, when Pluto makes close aspect to one of your natal planets.
But Scorpio time of year, as it is now, does indeed deepen our reality, helps us know what is true at a deeper level, and assists us in feeling our true feelings, the good, bad, and the ugly feelings. The dark cloud that you may feel in your deeper soul is ready to be let in to your consciousness so you can then move on. After that processing and awareness you will get the true benefit of Scorpio: Passion for life.
This Scorpio New Moon cycle, which begins this Wednesday October 26, leads us into two Eclipses: A Solar Eclipse New Moon at just over 2 degrees of Sagittarius, then a Total Lunar Eclipse Full Moon at just over 18 degrees of Gemini.
The Solar Eclipse New Moon will be Thanksgiving night here in America- on November 25 at 1:10 AM EST. Mercury retrograde will begin the night before the Solar Eclipse, to add some confusion, illusion, or mystery to the times.
The Total Lunar Eclipse Full Moon will be on December 10 at 9:36 AM EST, with Mercury still being Retrograde. That day Uranus will be changing direction from Retrograde to Direct, bringing more chaotic and potentially more revolutionary energies to the general time period.
The revolutions we have seen in the greater world, especially in the Arab world and recently with the Occupy Wall Street movement, will intensify.
There is no stopping the powerful transformation that is rocking our world. The world that we have known and was programmed into us as Reality, is changing right before our eyes. Do your best to not hold on too tight to old beliefs and attitudes and lifestyles. The old paradigm is shifting into a new one. The old “normal” is leaving our awareness. Let go and let the Universe as much as possible now.
You will be rewarded with greater freedom, with a more open heart and mind, with a greater sense of purpose for your life.
These Eclipse Seasons now help us to throw off our shackles and live life more fully. Join in on the revolution and the spiritual renaissance. They are leading us to our Aquarian Age, which exists in our collective consciousness now.
So use the Scorpio time of year now, which will bring us into the eclipses, to deepen your sense of truth, to feel and express your deeper emotions, to find your passion.
The winds of the Eclipse Season will be felt soon, for some after this New Moon in Scorpio on October 26, for others not until after the Full Moon in Taurus on November 10.
World events will intensify in November and December. They will help us to let go of the old world, paradigm and Age, and help us to more fully embrace the revolution and evolution into the Aquarian Age.
see you next week,
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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