by Leo Knighton Tallarico
We are entering an important week. Mercury goes back Direct this Monday November 26 at 5:48 PM EST. That same day the Sun trines Uranus and Venus conjuncts Saturn in Scorpio. The next day November 27 there is a quite intense Mars conjunct Pluto in Capricorn aspect, a meeting that triggers the powerfully transformational Uranus/Pluto square.
And then the next day November 28 we have the main entree’ of the week, a Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Sagittarius/Gemini at 9:46 AM EST. That eclipse is the last one this Eclipse Season, and brings to fruition that which was begun at the Solar Eclipse New Moon in Scorpio from November 13. I am sure you remember how intense it was then, just after the Presidential Election, as a war in Gaza was igniting, the stock market was diving, and the Petraeus scandal was wide open.
This Lunar Eclipse Full Moon is the last full moon before the end of the Mayan Calendar on December 21, 2012. We will have a much better sense by the end of this week of where we are headed in our personal lives and in the greater world prior to the calendar ending.
The Eclipse Season has been shaking things up, taking people out off their normal balance, and rearranging priorities and perspectives on deep levels of our souls.
We are being prepared for big changes in our world and in our personal lives. An old chapter of our lives is ending, and for many the new chapter has not arrived, and perhaps not even been envisioned yet.
It can feel quite uncomfortable not knowing what is ahead, or quite stressful not knowing what to choose or what direction to move in. But it would not be good to move or choose before it is time. Wait for the signs and symbols and dreams and synchronicities. Wait till your intuition feels solid. Wait until your heart and mind are in agreement.
As Mercury goes direct this coming week, the fog should begin to lift. Much more was shaken up than you even consciously know. The windshield of your life will slowly clear up over the next couple of weeks.
But even as Mercury goes back direct Monday, more shakeups can be expected with another eclipse on the way Wednesday, and the Uranus/Pluto square being triggered by Mars.
The Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Sagittarius/Gemini will bring new information to light. One of the main themes of the eclipse is sorting out information, messages, and ideas (Gemini), and then finding understandings, solutions, and meaning (Sagittarius) from that input. With Mercury just going direct,and with the power of the eclipse and other planetary aspects now, it is best not to jump to conclusions (Sagittarius) too fast.
Trust your intuition (Sagittarius), but check out the details and be objective (Gemini). Lunar Eclipse Full Moons are exponentially more powerful than the usual Full Moon. So whatever you usually experience at a Full Moon will be much stronger this coming week.
Education, classes, reading, and many new interests being sparked are likely this week. Communication projects and issues will also be in the spotlight, as well as the ignition of new ideas, and strong flashes of inspiration.
Energized discussions, and greater need for communicating with others is likely.
Remember again that much is shaking up now, so there may be more chaos than usual and it could be more difficult to find order or sense to things.
You may have to wait to make big decisions, even though Mercury goes direct Monday. Mercury stays slow for about a week, and all the powerful aspects this week may add to the confusion.
After this Full Moon, we may actually need to wait until the New Moon in Sagittarius on December 13 before we can truly get our bearings enough to be ready to go forward. And then 8 days later is the symbolic New Chapter of our collective lives beginning at the Mayan Calendar ending on December 21- at the Winter Solstice.
This week, with all the major planetary happenings, begin to get a feel for what this New Chapter means for you. Start imagining and making intention for what you are moving into, and begin to envision how you want our collective human story to evolve now.
It is time for major release of old toxins and blocks. Patterns that have not been working for you can be let go. Conditioning from society and family that controls your being your authentic soul self can be released.
As you release the outworn from your old self and life, you are more receptive to the new you and new life.
In the greater world, the war in Gaza has temporarily ended, but the deep seated issues in the Middle East are still brewing for more storms ahead. This area of the Earth birthed Judaism, Christianity and Islam. It is where most of our first major civilizations were born, like Sumeria, Babylonia, and Egypt.
Full Circle brings us back to these places in the Middle East as we end the Mayan Calendar, but even more pertinent in my estimation, shifting from a Pisces to an Aquarian Age. This shift will happen during the Uranus/Pluto square through 2015 and then up to the Jupiter conjunction with Saturn in Aquarius in December of 2020: The Dawning of the Age of Aquarius.
So the shifting of the balance of power in the Middle East and the liberation of the Palestinian people will be most important now. Israel, which was dropped into the Middle East, in the middle of Arab lands by UN mandate in 1948, was conceived by worldwide Zionism and western powers.
Israel had just suffered a horrible genocide by Nazis, losing millions of its people through mass slaughter. Now Israel, projecting their rage and fears to bear on the Palestinian people, is in need of a great healing so we can avoid more horrors in the Middle East. If not we will likely have Middle East regional and perhaps worldwide conflict as a clearing entryway into a New Age.
Each of us is working on a deep level our own issues of victim/perpetrator. Many go from being victims to then wanting to hurt others. Others stay only as victims, hurting themselves over and over again. It is an important consciousness transformation for everyone to move beyond being either a victim or perpetrator. This is Pisces Age mentality. Pisces can be a sacrificial victim savior, who is perpetrated against by ruthless powers. It is meaningful that the Pisces Age began around the time of the birth of Christ, over 2000 years ago.
It is time to let go of the martyr archetype as a prominent one for our human family. We do no longer need saviors, instead we need collective community action to change the world. This is Aquarius.
Let us hope that Obama, who carries a Lincoln soul or at least archetype inside him, is not needed as a last martyr before we enter an Aquarian Age. Hopefully, instead, we evolve sufficiently as a human family to not need this anymore.
So stop hurting others and having revenge because you have been hurt, and stop identifying with being a victim and hurting your self or others. As we each let go of the perpetrator/victim mentality, we help clear the way for the Aquarian Age.
Be flexible, open minded and with open heart this week, but also make sure you put up the boundaries and stop signs when needed.
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.