by Leo Knighton Tallarico
Halloween, of course, is the modern day equivalent of Samhain, a celebration of the approximate midpoint between Autumn Equinox and Winter Solstice. It is considered the time of year when there is turn toward the darkness; it is also considered a time when the veils between worlds is thinnest.
Halloween is almost like a modern satirical version of Samhain. The turn toward the darkness can bring in fear for some. And of course as the veil gets thinner between worlds, the underworld of spirits and lost souls become more accessible to our waking consciousness. Halloween is our modern attempt to make relationship with the darker world of “ghosts and goblins”, in a light way.
The dream state and awake state are closer to one another now also. Our habitual natures and driven lives can feel a loss of control. It is time to let go and surrender to the process of alllowing the unseeen world to merge more with our seen world. Some people try now to contact those who have passed from our lives, who have died. Some feel “re-connected” with those who have passed
In reality our days are truly getting darker and darker now, until Winter Solstice when the dark minutes of the day are greatest, but then turning back toward lighter days thereafter. And the coming Winter Solstice of 2010 promises to be a doozy, as there is a Lunar Eclipse Full Moon right on the day of the solstice.
As we have been letting you know in recent writings, some big events are coming to our collective lives between late October and mid January. I would probably extend that end date out to the end of winter, as the event of a Lunar Eclipse on the Winter Solstice provides us with a “signature” for the winter season. That season promises to be filled with intensity, change, and deep transformation for our human condition here on Earth.
And of course some events have aleady been surfacing, as we have entered that time frame begun at the end of October. This past week, there was a 7.7 Earthquake in Indonesia that caused a tsunami and killed a few hundred people. The next day there was an eruption of a volcano, also in Indonesia.
And yesterday there was a potential muti-pronged terror attack that is apparently thwarted. There were explosives found inside printers headed for Chicago synagogues. There are presumably other explosives that may still be out there.
The coming events will get more powerful, and are meant to break us out of an old paradigm, and old and tired way of living our lives as humans here on Planet Earth.
It should be quite obvious to anyone looking with clear eyes at our world, that our conventional old world ways are not working anymore, and in fact are quite toxic and destructive to our free and natural hearts, souls, bodies, and minds.
The big events coming our way this late autumn and winter, though painful at times, will help us release and move beyond an old chapter of our lives, in fact an old and dying Pisces Age, begun over 2000 years ago.
This clearing of the old chapter and paradigm will break free an opening for new and creative energies to help us build a new world and Aquarian Age. The Phoenix will rise from the ashes of a dying old world.
What may some of these big events be like? It is quite possible that our economy will experience a big event or revelation that will turn the stock market and our economy fast downward. It is possible that the Middle East will break open into greater hostilities and war. It is possible that the western world will experence a powerful attack on its people and interests. It is possible that there will be a great revelation about UFOs or alien visitations that will totally transform our paradigm and lives forever. It is possible that natural disasters will greatly shift our Earth structure. It is possible there are surprise events we cannot imagine now that are coming our way.
This week October 31-November 6
Not only have we entered the solar cycle dark time of year, we also have just entered the waning part of the lunar cycle, as the night skies get darker and darker until the New Moon on November 6. That last lunar phase began on Saturday October 30. Halloween/Samhain is October 31/November 1. Election Day, November 2, is at a dark time in both the lunar and solar cycle. Results that may not seem very enlightened or progressive may be coming our way that day. Do not worry. This will not be a long term shift, but a “negative” way of shaking up the status quo way of doing political business.
Progress into an Aquarian Age is inexorable. Nothing can stop it, yet we can make it a more difficult transition if we stubbornly hold onto old ways and beliefs too strongly. The Rally to Restore Sanity shows us progressive forces are coming our way much more strongly in the near future.
Venus in Scorpio is about half way through its retrograde cycle now. Relationship issues are reaching a climax this week ahead. You can go deeper into insight, get more empowered to state your truth. You can now release your old demons and dyfunctional patterns. Some relationships will have to end now, others will find healing and new life. As Venus enter backwards into Libra next week, relationship issues will find more balance and peace. Venus will go back direct on November 18 and will go full circle to where it began on December 20.
There will be New Moon in Scorpio on November 5 at 9:52 PM PDT and on November 6 at 12:52 AM. This happens a couple days after the election. Greater events will be coming our way after that date. These events will reflect the power and intensity of Scorpio. It is time to “get down” into what is real, what brings out our real emotions and deeper truth. Being polite when we do not feel it will not work then. We cannot solve our problems by lying and covering up what is really going on for us. The Truth truly does set us free. Expect more revelations in the world that bring more disillusion, but set us on the path of truth and healing.
See you next week,
Leo Knighton Tallarico
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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.