By Leo Knighton Tallarico
The winds of change will be blowing in more strongly this week, after the New Moon in Aries Wednesday April 10 at 9:02 AM EDT. Up to that point we will still be in the last quarter phase of the lunar cycle, a time to reflect and contemplate and get ready for new beginnings.
This New Moon in Aries will effectively be inaugurating Spring Eclipse Season 2013, as this new moon will be the last major lunation prior to the first eclipse of this spring season. That first eclipse will be two weeks later, a Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Taurus/Scorpio on April 25. Then 2 more eclipses will follow: a Solar Eclipse New Moon in Taurus on May 9, and then a Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Gemini/Sagittarius on May 25.
So if you have not yet let go of the winter slumber in your soul, if you still cling to past hurts and wounds, it is nevertheless almost time to let go of those ghosts of the past (as much as now possible) and move forward with your life.
Aries is active, bold, and ready for a challenge. It is not wise, with all the action and intensity of this Spring Eclipse Season, which begins with this New Moon in Aries, to sleepwalk anymore. Let go of the emotional baggage as much as possible now, so you can be “on the edge of your seat” and ready to go.
As the New Moon is erupting in Aries, Pluto will slowing down appreciably, which puts its explosive and transformational intensity in the energetic spotlight. Pluto actually changes from Direct to Retrograde on Friday April 12.
So together, the New Moon in Aries and Pluto changing directions, gives a strong chance for conflict. North Korea is angry, and Israel is getting ready to attack Iran. Crisis is brewing in Korea. Crisis is also brewing in the Middle East, with Iran and Syria both being potential targets now. Some kind of attack could very well happen around this New Moon in Aries.
And if it does not, then the next three New Moons: on May 9 (also Solar Eclipse); June 8; and July 8, are also dangerous times of potential attacks.
The USA natal Mars in May and June is being ignited by conjunction with transiting Jupiter and then Mars. Possibilities of intensified conflicts remain high through Spring and early Summer.
Other very extraordinary world events are likely this spring and early summer also. Expect the unexpected, and be ready to adapt to the changing winds of time.
In your personal life and soul’s journey this week, with the New Moon in Aries, 5 total planets in Aries, the Pluto station, and Saturn in Scorpio inconjunct Uranus in Aries, things could begin to shake up this week.
It is best to be active and alive, and motivated. If you have been shy and reticent, it will instead be time to assert your self, to speak your truth. An Aries natural mantra is “I AM’. To be true to your self and authentic being is in alignment now. That is more important now than what people think of you or what is socially acceptable.
Of course you can see how this can cause conflict, especially so if people are used to you being always agreeable or accommodating.
This is definitely a week of opening up and being straightforward and direct.
Passions could be high by the end of the week, and it is best to stay aware of what emotions are stirring inside you, to avoid issues getting out of control.
There will be a lot of “fire” stirring in our bodies and souls this week, so staying active is good therapy. Walking, running, swimming, and just generally being active is good now.
Life is changing now, and there can be a lot of confusion as we get taken out of our normal center. As issues intensify this spring, remember that what is familiar to us is not necessarily what is good for us anymore.
Life is changing and we are needing to change too. Who do you feel you need to answer to? If you are controlled by anyone, they cannot be right for you. These changing times are meant to help us to liberate our minds, hearts, and souls, and lead our lives as we see fit within the guidance of the Universe or God.
Of course some people can be our mentors or guides at different times in our life, but no one should be controlling you or making you do anything. You are responsible for your own soul’s journey this lifetime, and you are setting your self up for resentment and victim consciousness if you make anyone else responsible for you, and that includes a spouse, parent, boss, or guru.
Use this Spring Eclipse Season beginning at the New Moon in Aries this week, to shed programming from society and family that keeps you stuck in limiting beliefs about your self, life, spirit, and others.
You are meant to be a free spirit, on a meaningful and sacred Soul Journey. It is becoming more and more apparent that we cannot trust the mainstream world, its corporate rule, its governments, its media, and its institutions. We are being forced to turn to our own truth, our own mind and heart and instinct.
We also have a relatively free internet and more and more alternative voices and choices. More and more people are waking up and you are not alone. There are healers and guides who care and will help you to trust your own heart, mind, and soul. So you can then find your sense of purpose, the people who are good for you, and your sacred alignment with the Universe.
We are moving together into an Aquarian Age, something that is happening quite naturally. Yet at the same time we must be proactive in its creation, believing and having faith that we are being supported in creating this new world, regardless of the fear and violence and greed that our Old World wants us to believe is Reality. It is in actuality an old paradigm on its last legs, but dangerous as it falls from its heights of hubris.
I just put out a YOUTUBE video Astrology Forecast http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6fxVYYIoNA&feature=youtu.be for Spring Eclipse Season. Check it out if you feel so moved.
see you next week,
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Leo Knighton Tallarico is a full time professional astrologer, spiritual guide, counselor, and writer for over 25 years