by Leo Knighton Tallarico
Mercury has gone back direct, though still moving slowly. Mars will finally go back direct later this week on Friday the 13th of April.
So at the current crossroads, it is getting time to pick some direction. And keep in mind that picking a direction does not guarantee you will stay on course. There will be many twists and turns in the weeks ahead.
But at least you should be better able to “see” more clearly, as Mercury has gone Direct.
Mars Direct begins to show you what you truly desire, what you want to do, and begins to push you into more active energies.
But Mercury and Mars are just in the beginning stages of shifting. . The action mode of Mars Direct will just get started later this week, so motors are merely revving up.
Soon, however, the Eclipse season begins. Status quo will not hold much longer. Winds of change will force us off our usual balance. We move faster forward into greater progress, transformation, and evolution.
This coming week the energy field will intensify as the Moon is in Scorpio early this week, Pluto changes direction to Retrograde mid week, and Mars changes to Direct later in the week. Pluto’s power and passion and Mars’ forcefulness will penetrate into our consciousness and lives.
Be aware of anger rising inside of you. If you try to push it down and not deal with it, it can cause headaches and other stresses in your body and soul. Pushing it down can also cause you to lash out later in ways that have nothing to do with the original problem.
But what will happen in many cases this week is explosive arguments and frustrations. Be careful not to do anything that you will regret. Stay as calm as possible, no matter what the stimulus.
Remember that this week is a turning point week, and as such energies are shifting. The power of this week, even if it is sometimes quite uncomfortable, will shift us toward where we need to go.
The Pluto station especially can bring a deep and powerfully transformational energy. You may be brought into situations and emotions that bring a catharsis and a clearing, and afterwards an acceptance of reality.
For some this week will merely bring more energy, more passion, and more motivation to push their life forward, without too much drama.
In the greater world passions will be boiling this week. North Korea later this week is planning to send a satellite into orbit, which most of the international community fears, and the USA President Obama has warned against.
The international community has also set up a meeting with Iran on April 13 and 14, as Mars is changing directions back to Direct. In the last couple of days Iran has been apparently backing away from this meeting. And if it does, the wrath of Israel and western powers will bring a confrontation closer to reality in the coming weeks. If the meeting is held and goes badly this also would tend to bring the world closer to war.
Other powerful events, like earthquakes, also are more likely this coming week.
Keep in mind that everthing that happens this week and as the Eclipse season unfolds is meant to clear the way for our passage into an Age of Aquarius. Old ways and patterns die hard, as I am sure you recognize in your personal life. Sometimes only with the most difficult events does a person make commitment to never do it that old way ever again.
And of course we live in what increasingly looks like an insane world, as insanity can be defined as doing the same things over and over again and expecting a different result than what keeps happening over and over again.
I thought our collective consciousness understood many years ago that racial injustice and racial wars were wrong and destroying our human family, but the Trayvon Martin tragedy is showing us we have not learned well enough yet.
I thought that when we attacked Iraq, that people learned how oil and power hunger were the real motivations for war in the Middle East. No one attacked us, which should be the only reason for war. Yet now another Middle East power with oil is in danger of being attacked soon. Will we be fooled into demonizing another country and its leader and going to war again? Or will we stand up and protest this time in such large numbers that the carnage will be stopped?
We are on the cusp of ending our paradigm of separation from one another, of ending a dog eat dog mentality that pushes us into greedily taking for ourselves while others suffer.
How much more struggle do we need before we learn for good? How much longer will we keep doing Groundhogs Day reruns?
We are all in this world together, all one family, on this beautiful and sacred Earth home. We are destined to evolve into more loving and empathic divinely guided beings who are free in heart, mind, and soul. We are meant to heal one another and our Earth home and progress into a new Aquarian Age.
Let the old ways be released in your heart, mind and soul. Do your best not to stubbornly hold onto that which is familiar yet increasingly toxic. Holding on may give the semblance of security, but in reality holding on destroys your body and soul. It causes blockages and stresses and stops you from fully engaging in life. You get anxious and/or depressed and just go through the motions of life.
Use these coming planetary events to let go and trust the Universe and your deeper soul’s wisdom. There may temporarily be some feelings of things being out of control, but soon you will also feel more alive, with a more open heart.
And from that heart place you will express your authenticity, find more purpose, better friends, and a healthier life for your self. You will feel more connected to the Universe and your fellow human being, and more a part of a greater community.
This spring will assist your growth and evolution, as 2012 is a year of greater transformation into a new paradigm for living on the Earth. Make a commitment to be a contributing part of this emergence, by actualizing the potential of your higher self, the self that is naturally aligned with 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.