by Leo Knighton Tallarico
The 3 week Mercury Retrograde voyage has begun. If you can stay inside your self and not be too outer directed during this time period, you will be more able to enter the domain between waking and sleeping, between imagination and true inner spirits.
Since Mercury has gone Retrograde in Pisces, where it will stay for the first week or so of that retrograde voyage, your rewards while meditating may be greater, and your ability to “see” inside may be enhanced.
When you gaze into the woods or stare up at the clouds and see figures or faces, when you enter an old house and feel or sense a presence, is it your imagination or are you experiencing spirits from the other side?
When you hear two sides of an argument and both seem credible, where does the truth lie? Mercury Retrograde in Pisces has the potential to take you into this world of shifting soul waters, where truth is not easy to ascertain.
Woody Allen and Mia Farrow bring us into foggy alleyways of elusive truth with their story of possible sexual abuse of Dylan Farrow. Now grown Dylan Farrow claims her father Woody molested her as a young girl, a claim that was also made while she was still a child. Woody denies and claims Dylan was coached by her enraged mother Mia to tell a lie. He says she was angry because Woody fell in love with and married her daughter Soon Yi many years ago.
To an objective person with no bias either way, logical left brain logic will be hard pressed to know the truth. One would need to go deeper, reflect and intuit. And even then, you may not be clear. After Mercury has gone direct on February 28, perhaps Truth will be easier to find in this and in other issues. Decisions and direction will be more clear then too.
So get comfortable in these more mystical mental waters. Realize you may be more apt to space out more, to forget, to have heard it wrong, to have read it wrong. Your mind, your communication, your communication equipment, may be off at times. The more time you can spend in quiet reflection and contemplation, in meditation, listening to music, watching movies, zoning out, being in trance, the more you will get the benefits of this Mercury Retrograde time period.
Even after Mercury enters Aquarius, while still Retrograde, on February 13, it will still be beneficial to stay in the “kingdom within” until after February 28 when it goes back Direct.
Remember we are in the prep time before the Spring 2014 Eclipse Season, centered in April when we experience two eclipses, and most importantly an exact Cardinal Grand Cross of planets.
The rhythms of Chaos and Order will be in strong force this spring, as reliable world institutions and structures will be cracking at their foundations, while concerted efforts to bring renewed order will be in full force. This Grand Cross makes an almost exact aspect to the USA natal Sun in Cancer from its birth chart of July 4, 1776, challenging the USA to change and transform.
In your personal life let the healing continue now, let the process play out. Pushing forward now, or grasping for answers or direction, is unwise. Trust more the deeper soul, the Universe, to unfold with just the right timing to provide what is needed and when it is needed.
This does not mean you should be passive and unengaged with life. It only means that anxious striving to relieve the stress or unknowing will not bring what you need. Your trusting means trusting your self too. You were made exactly right to execute your life in just the right way. It is your fears, your old traumas and wounds, your programming by society and family that make it difficult to trust and be aligned with your authentic soul and the Universe.
So use this time period to heal and release those old fears and wounds, and to open deeper to the Truth and Love that are our human Home.
This week we are still in waxing Moon phase, and on Friday February 14 at society’s designated Valentines Day we experience a Full Moon. Of course Full Moons can be experienced in a romantic light, bringing more music and magic to or souls.
This Full Moon is at 6:53 PM EST. It is made by the Sun in Aquarius shining its light on the Moon in Leo, directly opposite. And oppositions are relational in nature, as I may look at you from opposite the table, two individualized diverse energies looking for common ground and connection.
The Sun in Aquarius shines a light of socially conscious principles on the heart centered creative ground of the Moon in Leo. The Moon in Leo will go where the heart tells it to go. The Sun in Aquarius trusts more the mind from its detached perspective. By itself the heart may go to what feels good but not necessarily bring the best results for all concerned. By itself the mind may bring what is “right”, but without love or pleasure.
Should you buy the shiny beautiful car your heart desires, or the ecologically efficient compact one? Can you find a middle ground? Combining heart and head is a good exercise at this Aquarius/Leo Full Moon.
After Friday’s Full Moon, we move into the yin-ward waning Moon cycle, and then on February 18 we experience a month of Sun in Pisces, the last month of winter.
Until next week,
I apologize for not keeping to my plan to have a new youtube forecast this week. It has been postponed for a couple more weeks.
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There is already a YOUTUBE video autumn 2013 forecast out at https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5xnEaj6JRfI
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Leo Knighton Tallarico is a full time professional astrologer, spiritual guide, counselor, and writer for over 25 years