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Holding On or Letting Go and Astrology Forecast April 28- May 4

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

We have made it through the first of three eclipses this spring 2013.  There was much energetic pressure building up to it and on the day of it. Now however,  there seems to be some let up.   But keep in mind we have only just begun the experience of Spring Eclipses 2013.

Many people have been challenged to release and let go.   For some that has played out in their body, which has been clearing out and cleaning out.   For others there has been a push and pull between holding on to a relationship or letting it go.  Others have been letting go of stuff in their house or elsewhere.  Some have been letting go of old beliefs or perceptions or attitudes.

This tug of war between holding on or letting go and releasing comes from the Taurus/Scorpio dynamic of the Lunar Eclipse Full Moon of this last week.  The Sun and Mars were in Taurus opposite the Moon and Saturn in Scorpio.  Taurus possesses and hold on, Scorpio bursts open and releases.

Judging what to hold onto and what to let go is often not easy.  There is a feeling of security in holding onto what one has.  Though it can be difficult to release and let go, there is a feeling of relief when one does.

If a relationship does not work anymore, causes much pain and suffering, and no matter what you do the issues do not change and get better, then it is likely time to let go.

If you have a new life or new love, then though painful, it is time to release and let go of your old life and what came with it.

And of course money and possessions are always tangled up in our attempts to extricate ourselves from old relationships or chapters in our life.  We fear making moves that will make our life difficult, and even fear not being able to make it if we leave that old relationship or job or life chapter.

But if the move is right and aligned, everything will fall into place.  One needs to watch for the synchronicities and signs from the Universe, then make sure you make intention that what you plan to do will be in the best interest of all concerned.

And you will not know exactly how it all plays out, so you must have faith and trust in your own wisdom and the Universe.  It will all unfold in just the right way, unless you are making your moves based on fear or hatred or on a desire to escape or avoid.  You also need to make sure your heart and mind are connected.  Sometimes our heart may tell us something feels right, but actually we are living in a fantasy or seeing only what we want to see.

Sometimes our mind sees only the basic facts or conventional logic and gets us skeptical or fearful of something that is truly aligned and connected and right for us.  So heart and mind or love and truth need to work together.  Then what we see from our own intuition, from the signs and synchronicities, will be aligned and light our way.

You may need to continue the process of getting in touch with what you need to hold onto and what you need to release for a while longer.

This process will help you to be ready for the greater change coming into your life.  As you release the old, you are “clearing the deck” of what is holding you back or weighing you down. And as you do let go you will then be ready to move on in your life, to enter a new chapter or season of your life.

For some the reverse will be happening.  They have been undecided about holding on or letting go of something or someone, and have decided to hold on , at least for now.  Their change then is more about a new lease on an old life, a decision to find a way to make work what has been challenging or difficult.

By the end of May or early June, you will have shifted more toward your new life. Maybe by then you will not be fully engaged with this new life, but you will have done the clean up and releasing.  You will then be ready to embrace the new, at whatever time it comes or whatever form that it manifests as.

So yes the winds of change are strong this Spring Season, and in the greater world this is true also.

The Boston bombing erupted at the beginning of the Eclipse Season and other explosive events have also happened, like the Texas fertilizer plant explosion.

I do expect other powerful world events to erupt this Eclipse Season. Be alert to what may happen with Iran and North Korea, and most especially with Syria. On the exact day of the Scorpio Full Moon Eclipse this past week, President Obama declared that Syria was using chemical weapons in its civil war.  He had previously said that would be a game changer, meaning the USA would then get more deeply involved there.

Also especially large earthquakes or other powerful life changing world events are likely this Eclipse Season, as there will be an exact Uranus square Pluto meeting on May 20, right in between the Solar Eclipse on May 9 and the Lunar Eclipse on May 25.

We are just begun our journey through Spring Eclipse Season 2013.

This coming week of April 28 through May 4, we are in between two Eclipses, in the waning Moon phase of the current lunar cycle begun at the New Moon in Aries on April 10, and which has included the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on April 25.

The last quarter Moon phase begins on Thursday May 2 of this week in Aquarius.  We will be winding down from whatever issues came up during the waxing part of the lunar cycle, that climaxed at the Full Moon last week.

There is a Mars in Taurus opposite Saturn in Scorpio aspect Wednesday May 1, as well as a Sun trine Pluto aspect later that day.  So Wednesday/Thursday could bring a kind of turning point in world or personal affairs, especially around what has been brewing over the last few weeks.

In world affairs there is much more to the Boston  bombing than has come out so far,  much more will be revealed.

In personal affairs, will you keep to the track you have recently gone on or will you reverse direction?   In most cases it will be best to not let anything distract you or get you to change your mind.

The next New Moon and Eclipse will be on May 9.  It will be a Solar Eclipse New Moon in Taurus. More on that next week.

See you then,


I recently put out a YOUTUBE video Astrology Forecast for Spring Eclipse Season. Check it out if you feel so moved.

Please feel free to find more writings and my services on mywebsite.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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