by Leo Knighton Tallarico
This is a rather “down” time for many people, as we go through the darkest solar part of the year, waiting for the Winter Solstice; and we are at the last quarter, “dark” waning phase of the Moon, waiting for the New Moon in Sagittarius this Thursday the 13th.
Many people are now wanting to stay in bed and sleep more, and are finding it difficult sometimes to feel much “positive” energy. Those more prone to depression may be having an even more difficult time now.
Remember that we just made it through a most intense Eclipse Season, Mercury Retrograde, and election, when things were really shaking up. Now we come down into our deeper feelings and soul, and reflect on the reality of our life.
Things will shift soon, however, as we experience a very energized and lively New Moon in Sagittarius this Thursday the 13th of December. That New Moon will be at 3:42 AM EST. That same day liberating and “breaking outside the box” Uranus will be going direct. And of course when any planet is changing directions, especially when going from retrograde to direct, its energy permeates our energy field.
Uranus is often erratic and electric, can bring some chaos, but also breaks us out of stuck places and liberates us from that which we are captured by.
And the Sagittarius New Moon is quite free spirited and uplifting, and can bring with it renewed inspiration and enthusiasm, search for adventure and spirited and spiritual heights.
So together, the New Moon and Uranus are getting ready to send us forward, ready or not.
Of course we will still be in the darkening part of the solar year, waiting for the darkest day at the winter solstice. And of course we will be in the last days of the long count cycle of the Mayan Calendar, waiting for its ending after 5125 years. So we will still be in the “darkest” part of that calendar, waiting for new beginnings after the Winter Solstice.
So in many ways after the 13th at the New Moon in Sagittarius and Uranus going direct, we will be moving in two different directions. A part of each of us will be revving up for change and movement forward, reaching for positive feelings. Another part of us will want to stay more inward and yin-ward, holding back from full movement forward. We will feel we need more time in the cocoon before coming alive.
How each of us reacts to this dilemma will vary. Some will be jumping into new flight; others will feel the dark days deep in their soul still and will be more in touch with sadness or loneliness. Others will feel both, but at different times.
In the greater world, the New Moon and Uranus will be a spark for many issues that are now in waiting. After the 13th there will be only 8 days before the Winter Solstice and the end of the Mayan Calendar. So whatever may happen as we get closer to the Mayan Calendar ending will be likely showing itself already as we move through this strong New Moon in Sagittarius.
Syria is a burning Middle East issue now. Western nations, including the USA, are threatening an attack on Syria. Chemical weapons may be involved in Syria.
Egypt is in great turmoil as President Morsy, a leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, is being threatened by the same revolutionaries who were part of the Arab Spring that brought him to power in the first place.
Palestinians were just granted a beginning stage of statehood by the UN, overwhelmingly by the world community, with only USA, Canada, Czechoslovakia and a couple of island nations voting against. Please checkout this video by a Jewish peace group to truly understand the Israeli/Palestinian situation. Israel/Palestine and Iran are volatile situations now.
So the Middle East remains a tinderbox, and the New Moon may set off some fires.
North Korea is set to shoot of a rocket this week also, and much of the world will be on pins and needles for that event.
There is UFO Disclosures documentary supposedly opening this month, which some say will blow the lid off previously held secrets on extraterrestrials.
The USA economy is also a very combustible issue now, as legislators are working through a so-called “fiscal cliff” battle between Republicans and Democrats. If these two parties continue to play “chicken”, waiting for the other party to blink, our economic lives will be in serious jeopardy.
Any of these issues can be ignited at this New Moon, just days before the Winter Solstice and Mayan calendar ending.
And of course this transition goes beyond the Mayan Calendar ending, and lasts at least over the next decade. We are moving from a Pisces Age into an Aquarian Age, moving to world of Diversity in Unity, liberation from lives controlled by kings, queens, privileged people, mega corporations, dictators, presidents, and governments.
Power is moving to the people, and the current power structures of our world will be broken down or transformed over time, so we can truly address the important issues in our world, like polluted air and oceans, climate change, weapons of mass destruction, over population, unfair distribution of resources, corruption, lack of love and truth, worldwide oppression of certain peoples and women and gays, etc.
As the old world breaks down, we are more able to right these issues by starting over, like the Phoenix rising.
Soon we will know how much of these changes is connected to the Mayan Calendar ending. In fact at and just after the New Moon in Sagittarius we will know. If not much is ignited then, we can instead expect our honoring of the calendar ending to have more to do with our inner consciousness shifts than outer world events.
Either way, in fact, our concentration as we approach the Mayan Calendar ending needs be about our connection with love and truth, unity consciousness, healing of our Earth and environment, and finding more peace inside, more compassion and empathy for our fellow human, no matter what walk of life they inhabit.
As we move through the end of the Mayan Calendar each of us is facing a kind of inner “judgment day”.
Regardless of what is happening in world events, and some of it will be quite disturbing; where are each of us in our consciousness? Are we getting more connected to hope, love, healing, and connections with each other, our deeper soul self, the Universe, and a New Age? Or are we more fearful, lacking in trust, getting more cynical?
If the latter is pulling at your mind and heart, it is time to make a big shift. Therefore it is time to meditate more, to join with more hopeful people, to find ways to be inspired, to heal our selves, to break out of bad situations, to make strong intention to transform our lives with more healthy ways.
No matter what we face in life, each of us is empowered to choose how we will react, what beliefs and attitudes we will have, what actions we will take.
See you next week,
Leo Check out this new Youtube video I just created: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZjGDSpZqu4&sns=em
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Leo Knighton Tallarico is a full time professional astrologer, spiritual guide, counselor, and writer for over 25 years.