By Leo Knighton Tallarico
This coming week may move slowly at first, as we move into the last quarter Moon in Capricorn Saturday April 11.
The last quarter phase of the moon is by nature a time to wind down, process, integrate and prepare for new beginnings at the New Moon.
This current last quarter phase is especially important as it finishes up the lunar cycle begun at the Spring Equinox/Solar Eclipse New Moon day of March 20. That lunar cycle then continued into a Total Lunar Eclipse Full Moon on April 4.
That Total Lunar Eclipse included within it Uranus and Pluto and formed a meaningful Cardinal T-square.
So now at this last quarter lunar phase, we put an end to a most powerful and transformational cycle of time. We need time to process what has been churning in our consciousness and lives this lunar month, so we can be ready for the strong new beginnings later this week.
On Saturday April 18 at 2:57 PM EDT there will be a New Moon in Aries that will thrust us forward “ready or not”. Events will open up in our lives after this New Moon.
New Moons always signify new starts or beginnings and Aries is the perfect sign for new starts, as it is the sign that initiates springtime here in the Northern Hemisphere.
Aries thrusts forward as buds bursting through branches. It is like a baby taking its first steps, like a pioneer exploring new territory, or like an athlete or warrior fighting to survive.
So after a most important early spring, when issues in our consciousnesses and lives have been stirred and awakened, when we have been made more aware of what needs to be released and what needs to change; we are ready to get moving forward with our lives in new ways.
So use the early part of this coming week to work through issues, or to tie up loose ends, to complete, to resolve, to fix or to let go of what needs to be released.
Anything you are still holding onto- even just a little- is a sign you have not fully embraced the change.
This week Thursday April 16 Pluto changes directions from Direct to Retrograde. That means the energy of Pluto will permeate our energy fields and consciousness. Pluto, God of the Underworld governs the part of the transformational cycle that intensely brings issues up to the forefront of our consciousness. It then helps us to release the old fecal matter of our attitudes and beliefs, and then also helps us to be ready for a new birth- from the ashes of the old.
As Pluto changes directions this week, you are more able to confront what needs to be confronted and to finally let go of what needs to be let go of.
For those of you who are clinging to that last bit of something, afraid to let it totally go for whatever reason, you will have help to fully release.
And as you do let go, you will open up the space for something or someone new to arrive. Yes you may be holding on because you are OK with “the devil you know” more than unknown new territory.
But it is time now for our whole human family to leave the old polluted ponds of our consciousness and lives and to enter new but unknown waters.
In the greater world we are about to experience world conflicts larger than we have experienced in at least decades. After the New Moon in Aries, we will be more ripe for world events that will be a direct result of what happened earlier this spring during the eclipses and Uranus/Pluto.
The Middle East will be an important catalyst for these conflicts. It is not mere coincidence that during this Spring Eclipse Season Bibi Netanyahu of Israel was re-elected; there is a new formation for a resolution on Iran’s nuclear program; and a civil war erupted in Yemen, one that also includes the military and political agenda of several other nations.
There is an old world wide paradigm that needs to be let go of, one that encourages separation and disconnection, meaninglessness, and a dog eat dog fight for who wins at others’ expense.
This old paradigm has created weapons of mass destruction, an unfair economic system that encourages greed and despair, relationships based on lack of trust, and lives that often feel empty and alone.
We all too often look for who is better than whom, which then translates into my family or country or religion is better or worse than yours. And of course faulty egos are built on the judgments of someone being worse or better than someone else.
These programmed judgments keep us beholden to old Gods and testaments that keep us stuck in a world that has in essence already died.
The New Gods of an Age of Aquarius show us equality, liberation, Diversity within Unity, and connections to our authentic individuality and a worldwide web of unity. Love and Truth are re-membered as our true Universal Mother and Father.
Now as we approach this Aries New Moon we can truly be ready to move forward into new horizons of our life journeys on the way to the Age of Aquarius.
As you are letting go of old baggage, you will become lighter and more free, more connected to your true soul self and the Universe.
And this New Moon in Aries, as it follows a most important Spring Eclipse Season and the last exact Uranus square Pluto aspect, turns on the ignition and starts driving the vehicles for real change, not just change in our imaginations or minds.
Use Pluto and the last quarter lunar cycle to release your fingernails that are still clinging onto the dock at the shore of your life. Trust the waters of the Universe and your own innate wisdom to bring you to the right places and people at the right time. Let go.
This week is a turning point in leaving behind the Groundhog Day repeating patterns and obsessive thoughts of your life.
The Aries New Moon this week shows us the true end of winter in our minds and souls. We can leave the depression and gloom and open our hearts to the flowers of spring and the winds of change that will set us free.
See you next week,
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Leo Knighton Tallarico has been a full time professional astrologer, spiritual guide, counselor, and writer for 30 years.