by Leo Knighton Tallarico
We are in a most important and powerful time period.
A Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Sagittarius is this Monday June 4 at 7:12 AM EDT. This Eclipse makes an intense T-square with Mars in Virgo, and on the same day Neptune changes directions- going from Direct to Retrograde. A rare Venus Passage is on June 5. While Venus is Retrograde it passes between Earth and the Sun.
Things are shaking up now. It is wise to let go of any rigid agendas. The Full Moon Eclipse, Neptune, and a prominent Venus all suggest giving up the controls of left brain order and logic. The less rational side of life is more powerful now. The chaotic creative aspect is more powerful.
This does not mean you need to worry about what is going to happen. It does mean it is important to trust the process, trust the flow of Universal cycles to bring you and all of us to just where we need to be now.
In the process there may be glitches to what we have planned, disruptions to our “normal” habits and ways of being.
In the bigger picture we are moving out of of of an old Paradigm and programmed way of thinking and living our lives. This changing of the picture of how to live life has been happening for awhile. Yet each time there is a big planetary shift as there is now, the shifting tides get stronger and our old programs get weaker.
The old economic paradigm, which sold us all on the idea that our homes would always be a good investment that would always bring monetary profit, turned out to not be true. In so many cases people have lost value on their homes.
And now we are apparently entering another wake-up call in our economy as we find out that there is no real recovery from the recent economic downturn. Europe is on the edge of disaster, China and other recently big growth economies are slowing down appreciably. The USA job market has slowed again. We are on the verge of a huge economic and world transformation, as we transition more rapidly now from an old Pisces Age to a new Aquarian Age.
The Lunar Eclipse Full Moon at 14+ degrees of Gemini and Sagittarius is square Mars in Virgo. This combination gives an emphasis on sorting through information, communications and events, trying to make sense or find clarity and solutions and meaning. Clarity may be illusive.
It is best now to let things go wand stop trying so hard. You do not need to know right away and you do not need to control so much. The way you have usually perceived your reality is changing now.
It is time for new ideas, new viewpoints, opening your mind and heart to other ways of perceiving, outside your usual boxes.
This current Venus Passage actually began in June of 2004, when Venus then passed between Earth and the Sun. This Passage now is the completion of the cycle. So Venus, the Goddess of Love, who is retrograde as it alway is during a Venus Passage, is in the spotlight of our lives now. The last one was in 1874/1882.
It is time to trust the heart more, to trust its wisdom and intelligence which is often in our conventional world not respected as highly as the mind.
“The heart has a mind of its own”, so to speak, and understands connections in way that the brain never could. Everything cannot be “figured out” logically, there is a mystery of life that our mind can never comprehend in its usual ways.
The heart is a pathway to our souls and to the soul of nature and life. There is a web of connection for people, from past lives, from alternative realities, that we cannot truly grasp with our minds alone.
This Heart teaches us to trust the unknown, to believe in something we cannot measure and delineate.
This Heart of life is Love, a knowing that all is connected and there is nothing to fear. The right people at the right time in the right place will come your way. And sometimes it is time to let someone go, to let the Universe in its loving arms carry them away.
Love lets go and love embraces, each in its own time.
So now with a Full Moon in Eclipse, which gives the Full Moon so much more strength; and mysterious and flowing Neptune changing directions; and a Venus retrograde Passage, let go of your controls and trust.
Your relationships now will be shifting also, as Venus rules heart issues. Relationships of all kinds are ready to wake up to new ways, new patterns. The old ways that are not working want to break down, so breakthroughs can happen.
And not just with relationship. Breakthroughs are ready for you in other ways also. Your mind may find it difficult now with your usual thinking and communication. And in that difficulty new ideas and perspectives may erupt in your consciousness. New inspirations may appear.
In the greater world dramas, everything is shaking up in a big way. The Powers that Be need to convince us that nothing ever really changes. If the economy is low it always bounces back they say. The dollar is the main currency of the world, it is assumed. The western world is the great power of the world. What you hear on the TV is the voice of reality.
This reality that is imposed on you is breaking up rapidly. The Arab Spring has brought a new season to Egypt and the Middle East, but the old powers are refusing to budge. This is true all over the world. The old powers refuse to budge and refuse to let in the waves of change into a New Paradigm and Age.
But their damns of resistance are showing huge cracks and holes, and steams of new consciousness and ways of being are gushing through. Syria and Iran represent cracks in the damn that the Powers are anxiously tring to close. This is all coming rapidly to a breaking point and war will soon spread out all over the Middle East and seep into all our lives.
This conflict and the breakdown of the old economy usher in the New Age. Culture Wars in the USA will break out as this happens. Liberal Power bases and Conservative Power bases will be in greater conflict. Remember that both are run by special interests and big money.
It is best to stay out of the conflict and to remember that the New World is about the new connections, the web of connection, about that which unites us all as one family. In the new world we are looking to heal and transform and bring together. Some people will not respond to that, and you need to not engage with them.
Unity does not mean that everyone will wake up all at once and sing Kumbaya together. It means that each, in his or her own time, will hear the trumpet of awakening into the new consciousness and living. And it is best to find those “birds of a feather” now to connect with.
Resist the temptation to convince others of the way you have found. Only those whose minds and hearts have opened to the new lights, even if ever so slightly, will respond favorably to you and what you are speaking. The others will just bring you down with their skepticism and closed hearts.
So open your own mind and heart now to the powerful plantary movement. You are ready to evolve to another level. Let go of what in your mind, heart and consciousness needs to go. Release. Do not hold on tightly to that which is ready to go, no matter how familiar and secure it may feel.
We are all being asked to trust more, to let go of limiting fears, and to move forward with our lives.
See you next week,
There is a new radio show broadcast live on Saturday June 2 at 1 PM EDT on blog talk radio. You can listen to it anytime afterward also. And here is the the link to YouTube talk I gave recently at Spiritual Renaissance Center.
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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