By Leo Knighton Tallarico
As we have been letting you know, Eclipse Season began with the New Moon in Aries on April 10, followed by Pluto going Direct on April 12.
And of course everyone knows that three days later, on April 15, there was the bombing horror at the Boston Marathon. That was followed by an explosion at a fertilizer company in Texas that killed and injured several more people.
The first actual eclipse, of three in a row, is this coming week Thursday April 25. It is a Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Scorpio at 3:57 PM EDT. There is continued and increasing intensity coming our way over the next several weeks. In the bigger picture we are in a powerful transformational transition between ages, and the next 5-7 years will be filled with events and energies that are meant to wake us up to change our consciousness and lives.
It is so tempting to fall into old age and old paradigm thinking and to see the bombing at the Boston Marathon as a simple case of the good guys against the bad guy terrorists. Many people right now will see it that simply.
They will demonize certain countries and cultures, and start or continue to hate and fear Muslims or dark swarthy peoples.
I remember in the ’60s and ’70s and even now for many people, the sight of a black man walking toward them on the street would bring grave fear to their heart. There is a human tendency to look for enemies or bad people, and to stereotype certain groups as those enemies or bad people.
The events that are and will continue to erupt in our world are not so black and white in meaning. On the contrary, those who are awakened or awakening view events in a much different manner.
We need to find a way to live together in tolerance, respect, and peace with all peoples on this Earth. The reasons for “terror” are complicated.
Our society, created in an old paradigm, sets us up (programs us) to believe in certain ways. Many who see America as part of the problem of terrorism go over the edge, in my estimation, and begin to demonize the President or America. They believe, for instance that the American government directly caused the 9-11 tragedy by imploding the Towers themselves, and killing the American people so they could further dominate and militarize all our lives.
Talk about demonizing? That kind of thinking is unhealthy also, as it causes us to hate our own country, and to see enemies and evil people who are separate from us good people again.
It is true when you wake up that you see how colonists invaded and destroyed native culture. You see how we took African people, turned them into slaves to make profit.
You see how we have invaded other countries for oil or resources or geo-political gain. You see how we killed over 300,000 Japanese with nuclear weapons to end World War II. You see how our domination of Middle Eastern peoples has brought much hatred against our country and European culture.
But to believe we are killing our own children in Newtown CT., or Boston, or in the twin towers?
Our evolution now into Aquarian Age consciousness depends on our ability to imagine a world of unity, of Diversity in Unity, of Love and Truth married as One, of an Earth and environment that are healthy again.
America is an Empire, it is true. And Empires dominate the hearts and minds of humans. But Empires have existed since the beginning of the Pisces Age, when Rome dominated so much of the world.
And when Rome died, it died because its values were becoming corrupt, and this created the “enemies” who invaded and ended the Roman Empire.
But Italy was created in its wake, and still exists today. The Ottoman Empire collapsed in the Early 20th century, yet Turkey still exists today.
So we are now seeing the Empire of the USA beginning to crumble, as we have been losing the values at the heart of our country’s founding in 1776.
They are such grand values, guided by the hand of the Universe/God. And now we see an attack on the place where so much of our country’s beginnings were: Boston.
We do not need to come together to fight the enemies in the world. We need to come together to re-member our values, values that are God given for all humans, not just Americans: Life, Liberty, and Pursuit of Happiness; All Peoples Are Created Equal; Liberty; Self Determination.
Our domination of other peoples and their countries has taken away the freedom all peoples’ need to determine their own fate, and to be free.
This crossroads for all humanity now is not a time for more hatred or for a feeling of military victory. It is a time to come together as ONE HUMAN FAMILY.
The events that will still be coming our way during this Eclipse Season and beyond are to help us to wake up to the reality that we are one human family, a quite dysfunctional and violent one at times, but one that is evolving and transforming into alignment with an Aquarian Age.
If you need to find demons, look inside your own heart and soul, and see your own shadows. That 19 year old boy who is suspected of being a bomber is also a victim, a victim of a world that teaches us to be separate and to hate.
There is increased tension coming this week, as we move into the Lunar Eclipse Full Moon on April 25. More important world events are on the way. This Full Moon Eclipse is in Taurus/Scorpio, so potential issues to address now are about money and sex, real estate and land, emotional intensity, jealousy and envy, and secrets coming out.
In personal lives now, many have or will be experiencing more turmoil. What is happening is that the band-aids that were put on serious problems to keep them from bleeding into bigger problems are being stripped away.
Issues that have been previously swept under the rug are being seen again. Relationships are especially vulnerable now to opening of old wounds, and to then question the health and viability of that relationship.
But any area of your life may need transformation now. If you or someone else has kept important emotions in check, they will be ripe to open up. If you are unhappy about any situation, events or inner promptings may open up a discussion or change of direction.
Since this is such an important time period for healing and transformation, all cards are wanting to put on the table, so to speak. If some part of your life is not resolved or understood, circumstances may open issues up so you can subsequently find direction or deeper insight.
It is not a time, over the next several weeks, to keep an unsatisfying status quo. It is time to untangle your life knots, to accelerate your process of growth, to commit your self to living your life more free, dedicated to love and truth.
It may be time to question your attitudes and beliefs, to question your choices, to look beneath the surface for truth.
Eclipses often bring both breakdowns and breakthroughs. And if neither of those happen in your life during this eclipse season, then at least it is time to move faster toward what you growing into in your life.
Open your heart and mind now; and at the same time do your best to stay centered and grounded, with healthy boundaries.
See you next week,
I recently put out a YOUTUBE video Astrology Forecast http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6fxVYYIoNA&feature=youtu.be for Spring Eclipse Season. Check it out if you feel so moved.
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Leo Knighton Tallarico is a full time professional astrologer, spiritual guide, counselor, and writer for over 25 years