by Leo Knighton Tallarico
We moved into a new zone last week, after the New Moon in Aquarius and Mars going retrograde. Our lives are on pause/rewind now while Mars is retrograde, with issues being processed on levels sometimes deeper than we know. It sometimes may feel like you are going backwards, as if gains you have made are being lost. You are not going backward, this back and forth movement is part of the process. But if you try to move forcefully forward while Mars is retrograde, you will be stopped as it is not time yet. You need more time to wait and see before you are ready.
Of course life goes on as normal in many ways too, but in other ways so much is shifting and changing. The status quo is ripping apart. It is being held together on life support systems.
The changing of ages has us in a transition, but the semblance of security that the old world has given us is breaking apart. That old world can no longer hold us, as it has little love and truth and soul in it anymore. It is an empty structure, devoid of life substance. It seeks to perpetuate its existence with smoke and mirrors and artificial prop ups.
Its world is filled with fast food takeouts and greasy burgers, nasty comments and only materialistic pursuits. If you try to hold on you will go down with the ship.
So your system is now trying to help you to shed its toxins. Your body, soul and mind are releasing those toxins. I know the zone you are in now may not feel very stable or secure sometimes, may not feel safe. So you must reach deep for faith in life, faith in the Universe (God/Goddess), faith in your deeper soul. Their process is often rather mysterious, not as left brain logical as that old world we are leaving behind.
Yes we must trust in the process now, have faith everything is moving just as should. On the surface perhaps things sometimes look rather bleak, but looks can be deceiving. When events seem to show us everything is falling apart, on a deeper level it is all coming together.
Look at what is falling apart in your life as your old world. It needs to fall apart in order to make room for a new and healthier authentic you. Your deeper soul is fighting for a sane, authentic, and healthy life, one aligned with the Universe and its progress into an Aquarian Age.
That Aquarian Age consciousness is bubbling deep inside, waiting to more fully enter our individual lives and world. As old ways die, sometimes very painfully, we make room for new birth.
In the greater world, those old ways are dying hard. That perfect storm of economic and military chaos is slowly forming. That old economy and military power has provided a sense of security here in the USA and western world. Though it has often used greed and power abuse to gain and maintain its strength, it nevertheless has given its citizens a paradigm to live by that feels safe and secure.
But now we are on the verge of upheaval.
I alerted everyone to look for what would be happening with Iran as Mars goes retrograde, Mars being the god of war. That day the European Union decided to put sanctions on Iranian oil and banks,not starting until July, in order to give the European economies time to adjust to not having Iranian oil. The USA has already put similar sanctions on Iran. China, India, Russia and others refuse to do the same, and are separating themselves from western countries.
In return Iran has threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz, where most of the world’s oil travels through. Iran this week has also threatened to stop oil shipments to Europe soon, before Europe plans to stop them in July. This would make the European people suffer high costs of oil. War drums are beating over oil again.
That perfect storm we wrote about is beginning to form. While Mars stays retrograde, more will develop around Iran. Israel this week also contributed to the Mars retrograde dialogue by stating that Iran is about to move to a place where they cannot be stopped from developing nuclear weapons. What they mean by this is that they (Israel) will soon need to stop the Iranian threat by attacking Iran’s nuclear facilities.
Mars goes back direct on April 14. Movement forward will begin then. Until then realize that much will be “up in the air“. After that is a new and powerful eclipse season while Venus, planet of love and relationship, will then go retrograde also. Matters of the heart will be on pause/rewind, processing and getting ready for new ways to relate.
This week the Moon is waxing toward the climax of a Full Moon in Leo next week on February 7. This week also brings Neptune moving into Pisces on Friday February 3, where it will stay until 2025.
Neptune loves to be in Pisces, where it is at home. Neptune is the God of the Sea and Pisces is the ocean. The movement is toward the mystical depths of soul, where poetry, metaphor, symbols and synchronicity are the language. Logic can only be used as a tool to assist the liquid soul formlessness of Neptune in Pisces.
This is such strong movement for deeper realities, the deep realities that give meaning to our material lives. This is process, not goal orientation, and if you want to be in tune with this important shift in our collective consciousness, listen to your inner voice inside. If you have been wanting to practice new forms of meditation, it is a good time now to begin.
If you want to dive deep into the mysteries lying beneath our waking state, go for it. The spiritual world wants to have more of an influence on our lives now, and its values of unity, empathy, and compassion are ready to join our voyage into the Aquarian Age. Peace is what we are moving toward as a human family, even as war brews on the surface of our reality. Remember that as all seems to falling apart, on deeper levels it is all coming together.
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.