by Leo Knighton Tallarico
Last night Friday April 13 at 11:53 PM here on the east coast Mars went back Direct again. The day leading up to the Mars turn, North Korea shot a satellite that failed out toward space. The powers of the world are concerned about the nuclear capability of North Korea.
The first day after Mars went Direct, Iran is meeting with these same powers of the world to discuss Iran’s nuclear capability.
So nuclear bombs are a topic of concern as Mars, the god of war, is in the planetary spotlight.
And a few days earlier, as Pluto the god of the underworld was changing directions to Retrograde, a huge 8.6 earthquake in Indonesia exploded from the depths.
Those events were part of the intense week promised in last week’s forecast.
The talks in Iran are especially important, as there is a potential storm brewing as we move soon into an new eclipse season.
These world powers, all of whom together possess thousands of nuclear bombs, worry that North Korea and Iran may have or develop one or two.
The USA, who has the most nuclear bombs, and has used them to kill thousands of people in Japan in World War II, worries about what Iran or North Korea might build.
Israel, who is the only country in the Middle East to have nuclear bombs, and reportedly has many, has promised to bomb Iran because they may build one in the future.
This is a great concern this Eclipse Season. Will Israel bomb Iran? And these world powers, now meeting with Iran, are hoping to diffuse this situation by talking Iran into stopping its civilian uranium enrichment, as it they believe it may someday lead to making a bomb. Iran has been solid up to now, saying it has a right to develop peaceful uranium energy. Sanctions put on them by the USA and Europe, however, have been crippling their economy, so they may need to compromise.
These are the leaders of our current world structure and paradigm. Are they talking about building a better world, more fair and just? Feeding people who are starving all over the world? Stopping the human sex trade of women all over the world? Stopping the abuse and prejudice of gays all over the world? Building alternative fuels, to stop the addiction to oil? Cleaning up our oceans and environment? Building a fair economic system? Building a world community that is connected together to better serve world citizenry? Becoming more spiritual and bringing more compassion to our world? Learning to respect truth and love instead of power and celebrity and privilege?
No. The leaders of this world are looking to stop Iran and North Korea from building the same weapons of mass destruction that all of them already possess and have used on innocent civilians. They want you to believe that they are the good guys and those other countries are the evil bad guys?
Do we need to follow anymore this old programming that keeps us fighting for our nation’s team against the teams of other nations? Is it not time to transform the world that is being run by people who believe is it right to be in survival of the fittest mentality. They believe some peoples and nations should win because they are good and other nations should lose because they are bad.
And the good nations should get the money and power to run the world their way. And invade other countries when they feel it is right for them.
The old game is about power and control and getting for your self what you need. We are taught it is the way of the world, and we teach our children that way too.
The new world and paradigm teach us we are all one family together, and it is true if we collectively believe it and want it. And our survival is dependent on it. Why?
Because with all these weapons of mass destruction in the hands of people who believe we are enemies of one another, we live with time ticking toward eventual destruction.
So that is why it is so important for each of us to learn new ways to believe and think, and to teach our children and others these new ways.
But first it is important to leave and release the old programming from our society and families that pit us one against another.
As you connect spiritually, as you live a more healthy life, as you honor your authentic being and soul, as you feel the connections to others and the Universe, you have become part of the solution, and a member of the Aquarian Age we are all moving into together.
What happens in the greater world now is beyond our control. But we can heal and transform our little cell in the body of the world and Universe and have faith that we are in transition into an Aquarian Age.
It is normal in a transition such as this, as our world and world consciousness is transforming, to go through such depths of challenge. Births are painful and there are labor pains and times of emotional and spiritual despair before the birth.
Whatever challenges are coming our way will pass, as we are moving closer every day to the Aquarian Age, not a perfect world, but one that will begin the process of bringing us together as one community and family of peoples all over the world.
THIS WEEK, as MARS is NOW DIRECT, is time to begin to move your consciousness and life forward. Remember that Mars is going slowly still, and will be for a couple weeks or so, so there is no need to go fast forward.
But it is time to start moving and acting, to be in touch with what you truly want to do now in your life. We can no longer stay hidden and keep all our options open. We need to start looking for what we want to do with our life and what actions to take.
Later this week we move out of Aries energies and into Taurus. The Sun moves into Taurus this Thursday April 19, and the Moon joins the Sun in Taurus next Saturday the 21st at 3:18 AM to make a New Moon in Taurus.
Whatever has begun is now ready to make solid. It is time to make manifest and real and practical. Taurus is a good time to find resources that will make your life more comfortable and secure.
Your home and possessions need your concentration more, your garden and land too. Taurus teaches us that no matter what is going on, we still need to enjoy our life and our pleasures.
Soon enough the energies will get more lively as the Eclipses move in later in May.
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.
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.