by Leo Knighton Tallarico
We have entered a new reality zone- since Mercury went retrograde Thursday and there was a Solar Eclipse New Moon in Sagittarius Friday. Free your mind and soul from old patterns and obstructions, and be open to finding new solutions and understandings. It is time for new beginnings and new inspirations, time to let go of old fears and have more faith in your self and life. But be careful not to jump or impulsively leap into anything.
Mercury Retrograde gives the feeling that things seem different or unusual or even weird. That is because the mental plane (Mercury) is changing perception by going retrograde. We kind of rewind, which helps us to stop and be more reflective. Mercury Retrograde shifts the mind from what it thought to be true, and helps it to see a situation from a new angle.
In the process of rewinding, we go back to the past sometimes and re-member. People we have not seen or thought of for awhile come back to our thoughts and feelings, and sometimes actually “in the flesh” come back into our lives to visit.
Since we have just passed through a New Moon in fiery Sagittarius, there is impetus to take a leap forward in our lives or at least in our consciousness. Since this New Moon is a Solar Eclipse, the potential energy to move forward is many times greater than a usual New Moon.
You may later look back on this time period, this lunar cycle, which lasts until December 24, as a time when things in your life shifted in a big way. It may be looked at as a time when there was a letting go of beliefs or patterns or people or things and a big breakthrough into new territory.
Let the lunar cycle play out before jumping to any conclusions or making any big moves, if you can help it, as remember that the Solar Eclipse is in sometimes impulsive Sagittarius and that Mercury is Retrograde.
Begin the process of the shifting tides of attitudes and consciousness, let things and people be released if it is time, but do your best to keep options open for as long as you can. Remember that Mercury goes back Direct on December 13 and the current Lunar Cycle, begun at the Solar Eclipse New Moon, ends at the next New Moon on December 24.
So let the process unfold and try not to get too goal directed. The answers will come when it is time, not when you try to use your left brain logic and analysis to force the river to move.
Thursday/Friday, November 30/December 1 there is a turning point in this Eclipse Lunar cycle, as there is a second quarter Moon in Pisces opposite Mars, while Venus is conjunct Pluto. There is a distinct possibility of conflict, which will challenge your desire to move in a certain direction. Again, do not do anything impulsively. Keep on track and wait for the air to clear between December 13 and 24th.
There is Major turning point before that, as things will shake up in a most major way surrounding the date of the Total Lunar Eclipse Full Moon on December 10. This eclipse is quite powerful and synchronizes with Uranus going Direct the same day.
Chaos will likely be strong then, and events will happen in a more unpredictable manner. Some will be overwhelmed with conflicting information that is difficult to sort through. We will talk more about that Lunar Eclipse as we get closer to the date.
The signs most affected by these current eclipses are Sagittarius and Gemini, and secondarily Virgo and Pisces. If you know your astrology natal chart, take note that any planets you have in mutable signs Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces will be affected, especially if they are between 0 and 4 degreess of 11 through 15 degrees of those signs. Your life will change in more major ways if that is the case.
In the greater world the Military/Economic system that is run by the USA and Western powers is deflating in order to eventually be in more equal relationship with the rest of the world. There is nothing that can stop this movement as it is aligned with an Aquarian Age.
There will most likely be much force applied to stop this inexorable movement. Bandaids are being applied to the sides of the sinking Titanic Economy. It will through time transform in a big way, but only after the old paradigm has more obviously died in the eyes of those in power.
The military part of this power is also unraveling, and will get worse in Afghanistan/Pakistan, and in the Middle East. The USA and western powers are losing influence in these parts of the world, parts of the world where they have no right to be. When Iran is attacked, which will happen by the summer of 2012, most of the world will be involved in the conflict, which will change the power structure of the world forever.
With each major planetary event, like eclipses, the old world is challenged to release its ways and allow for a more healthy, loving, just world culture. With each eclipse season, as we are in now, each of us has doors opened into more healthy ways to live on Earth with one another.
The overall movement is to honor the individuality and authenticity of every person and entity, and to find one’s function and purpose in the whole of the human family and Universe. This means contribution to the world community, while we are being true to our authentic self.
Finding our way in life by mainly contributing to monetary profit motives leaves people empty and unfulfilled.
In the Aquarian Age, our purpose is not to make corporations profitable or to keep religious commandments or to please our national interests or to play the role our families demand of us. We find our purpose by finding our true self as we were created, connecting and aligning with the energies, cycles and seasons of the Universe, and then finding our way to serve our human community on Earth.
Again remember during this eclipse season: life is sacred and meaningful, and sometimes as time passes we must release that which has its time to go. And though it may sometimes be difficult, a sacred and meaningful life also requires us to embrace the new, our new phases and seasons of our life that at first are not so comfortable.
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