By Leo Knighton Tallarico
We had been letting you know that the New Moon in Scorpio last week was going to bring us powerful world events. We wrote that those events would be extensions of the shifts that happened during the Eclipse Season a couple of months ago.
In fact we wrote last week that the Scorpio New Moon could very well open up the “Gates of Hell” through world events.
And it sure seems like it did open those gates with the horrific attacks in France.
Please reread the column last week again, as we then talked at length about how to not be drawn into hellish emotions and instead to find a spiritual place inside yourself.
It would be so easy now to react with rage and to want to go to war with the Islamic State. That is where most leaders of the western world are going to right now.
And it is easy to understand why. When one is attacked there is a primal instinct that is triggered. That instinct is to destroy those who have attacked you. That is how wars get started. Being frightened and running away is the other knee jerk reaction to being attacked. Our instincts are to fight or give flight.
People like Martin Luther King and Ghandi and others have taught us how to act differently, how to be empowered but not violently confrontational.
We collectively are in the process of learning how to evolve into those ways of being.
Scorpio is ruled by Pluto, known as the “guardian of the underworld”. That underworld in part is about our unconscious primal instincts.
Only by being more conscious can we transform that primal instinct.
Ghandi created a mass civil disobedience of the British Empire, which had conquered and then oppressed India. Britain eventually left India in large part because of the civil disobedience. Ghandi’s rebellion actually happened in the year that Pluto was discovered- 1930- “As Above So Below”. He was teaching us how to be empowered without needing to kill and dominate.
Now I am not so naive to believe that civil disobedience will stop the brutal Islamic State. But I do know that there are ways to evolve beyond the consciousness of the Old Testament’s “An Eye for an Eye and a Tooth for a Tooth”. We should have learned by now that that attitude makes everyone blind and toothless.
Each of us needs to find a place inside that is peaceful yet empowered. That is what will evolve our human family to one that eventually becomes “Diversity within Unity”. We each can only be fully responsible for our own evolution,however, not everyone else. So each of us must find ways to change our consciousness aligned with the New Age. And then have faith that all will eventually work out right.
For now be aware that more powerful global events are on the way.
To help us to deal with these events, this coming week brings some adjustments to the energies of the Scorpio New Moon lunar cycle: Neptune changes directions from Retrograde to Direct on Wednesday; and next weekend the Sun moves out of Scorpio and into Sagittarius.
In what ways has this Scorpio New Moon brought more intensity into your life? Do you feel more empowered or passionate? Have your “buttons” been pushed by others to make you want to emotionally react to them with anger? Are you going deeper inside to find new insights? Have secrets come out into the open?
The Neptune shift on Wednesday should bring softer energies to work with. Neptune seeks to help us to be more vulnerable and to let go and go more with the flow. It often brings with it the magic of synchronicity as well as symbols and signs from the Universe.
So use this Neptune shift to shift your consciousness to a place of trust and openness to the Universe and to your own Higher Self.
Next weekend when the Sun moves into Sagittarius, the potential for more inspiration will come with it. Sagittarius is a sign that is “ruled” by Jupiter. Unlike Pluto the Guardian of the Underworld, Jupiter is a “sky” god, one who rules higher meaning, higher learning, taking the high road, and inspiration.
Sagittarius is intuitive more that intellectual, sees the bigger picture much better than it sees the details; in other words is better at seeing the forest than the trees.
Sagittarius also is a seeker. It seeks spiritual knowlege; it seeks out answers and understanding; it seeks to find the meaning in everything; and it seeks adventure.
It has a tendency to “leap before it looks” however. It trusts its intuition, sometimes to a fault, and its fiery free spirited disposition can get it be impulsive sometimes.
But it is nevertheless very resilient, in large part because faith is another of its priorities for living its life. It seeks to find and create light in the darkness.
So you will be given some energetic tools from the Universe this week to help you to better deal with the difficulties that have come since the September Eclipses and the Scorpio New Moon last week.
Not long after the eclipses we were brought to a somewhat peaceful plateau with Virgo and Libra energies leading the way, but obviously since the Scorpio New Moon the energy field around us and in us has greatly intensified and is taking us through a powerful transformational period.
Even the stock market, which started to move up again after the big slide downward during Eclipse Season, last week went quite down again.
Make no mistake, we are transforming out of the old world and in transition into the Age of Aquarius.
But part of that process does not feel very good, and has us releasing toxic energies and self defeating old patterns of thought and behavior.
As we release the old, we open ourselves to new truth and love energies that will set us free from the chains of the past.
Keep purging even as you are moving forward into this New Chapter of your life. Every day and in every way you are transforming into a more authentic self and life. You are releasing your old programmed attitudes and belief systems, and in the process are being awakened to the Truth of Who you are really are, and to what your purpose is for being here on the Earth at this time.
And you are being awakened also to the truth of the world you live in, one that is also in the process of deep transformation. The labor pains can be very ugly and painful before the brith of the Age of Aquarius. And it will come.
Till next week,
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Leo Knighton Tallarico has been a full time professional astrologer, spiritual guide, counselor, and writer for 30 years.