by Leo Knighton Tallarico
Mercury is back direct, the eclipse storms have passed. It was quite an intense time, begun at the Full Moon in Scorpio/Taurus when Hurricane Sandy blew in severe winds of change to the USA east coast. The very intense Presidential Election came next, then the War in Gaza on the Solar Eclipse in Scorpio. The economy has showed signs of distress. Many personal lives and psyches were shook up also.
Then at the last eclipse this last week, a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius/Gemini, Palestine was overwhelmingly accepted by UN vote as a “state“. Only a few nations voted against this, very notably and disturbingly the USA, Israel, and Canada. As we have been letting you know, what happens in the Middle East is extremely important for our human family as we transition into an Aquarian Age.
Israel is likely to punish the Palestinians for asking to be admitted into the UN. At the same time volatility and instability in Egypt and Syria, and other Mideast places promises more big eruptions there. The Old World’s paradigm is very prevalent there, far away from the New Age values of love, Diversity in Unity, equality, liberation, and self determination. And remember because of oil and geopolitical strategies, much of the world is invested in how this region turns.
In our personal lives and consciousness, there is a letdown now after the great intensities of the eclipses. Some will tend to be depressed now, especially so as we head downward through the darkest days of the year leading to the Winter Solstice and the end of the Mayan Calendar.
There is much to process and sort through after the eclipses, as we are on the wind-down phase of the Eclipse Season, which will end at the New Moon in Sagittarius on December 13, as liberating Uranus goes direct that day also.
But as we sort through the rubble after the eclipse storms, some are more unsure than ever where their lives are headed, as the eclipses broke them out of their “normal” rhythms and mind-frames and shook things up. Now the old chapter is more obviously over. But for many the new chapter has not been defined yet.
Some people now know their relationship or job or home life has changed, ended or about to end. Perhaps an old way of perceiving things has ended, an old illusion is seen for what it really is. Now what?
For some there is growing clarity about what is coming next, as they experienced breakthroughs into new ideas, a new sense of direction for their lives.
But for others there is much more to process, to understand before moving forward. This coming week, Mercury will have started to move close to its normal speed, and out of the Mercury Storm period. The Eclipses will be seen more clearly in the rear view mirror and we will start to recover and be ready to move forward.
Do your best now not to jump to conclusions too fast. You are still in the aftermath of the eclipses and need time to brush your self off, and spend some time to ruminate and reflect, to go deeper inside to find your center again.
From that inner source you will be ready to see and experience the messages and intuitions that will light your way.
This coming week we are in the waning half of the lunar cycle, waiting for a strong New Moon the next week on December 13 in Sagittarius. The last quarter Moon in Virgo begins this coming Thursday December 6, so energies after that will move even more inward and yin-ward, begging you to contact your inner compass and feel your feelings. Since that Moon will be in Virgo, it is also a time to clean up, fix what needs to fixed, healed and repaired, and prepare your self for new beginnings after the New Moon in Sagittarius.
We are also in the “dark of the sun” period also, as we move to the darkest day of the year on December 21, 2012 at the Winter Solstice.
This also is the day of the ending of the Mayan Calendar. I remember back in August of 1987, being in Berkeley California and meditating at the Harmonic Convergence, which was the beginning of the countdown to December 21 2012. We all began to think then about the ending of the Mayan Calendar. It seemed so far away.
Much of the New Age was begun then, as people saw that 2012 date as the beginning of the New World. I have always resonated with this Mayan Calendar to some degree, but of course mostly have been attuned to the planetary aspects of the Transformational planets Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto, as I consider them the emissaries of the Aquarian Age, which is my yardstick for a New World.
And from 2012-2015 Uranus will square Pluto, which will shake up our old world and open new portals into the Aquarian Age. The reverberations of those Uranus/Pluto meetings will last years after the 2015 exact squares. Remember that in 1965-66 Uranus was conjunct Pluto, and this brought in the ’60s revolution, which lasted several years after the conjunction.
And now we will be experiencing the same kind of timing. The waves of the Uranus/Pluto square and other supporting planetary aspects over these next few years will spread into the 2020’s.
The ride into a New World does not end on December 21, 2012. But it is a marking point that must be important as so many of us have put so much into visualizing a better world in anticipation for it. We have gone through years of healing, transformation, and making our minds, bodies, and souls more healthy.
The planets keep turning after the Mayan Calendar ends. There is much more life to come. Do not expect three days of darkness or a great shifting of the poles that day,as many have predicted. We will not all be miraculously holding hands in a perfectly unified world that day. We will not all be moving into a new dimension or ascending all at once.
But this will be a time to be a part of a great shift, an internal turn to unity consciousness, to a better sense of Diversity in Unity. But you will need to be proactive in the process, joining with others, and/or meditating, perhaps doing ceremony, chanting or drumming.
Some will want to feel this alone, and perhaps it will be only a subtle shift for them. Some will make light of it, and see or feel nothing. Many will be disappointed that the world is not breaking down that day, or that the world will not obviously be a much better place to live in right away.
Don’t expect too much or better yet do not expect anything. Be centered inside your self and let it all unfold naturally. Of course we are co-creating our new world, so prayer, visualization, and strong intention can certainly make a big difference.
You can see this as a major turning point on our voyage into an Aquarian Age. But it is certainly not the end of the world, and not yet the end of the world as we know it. But we are certainly in the process of moving through the end of the world as we know it, into an Aquarian Age.
See you next week,
Leo Check out this new Youtube video I just created: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZjGDSpZqu4&sns=em
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Leo Knighton Tallarico is a full time professional astrologer, spiritual guide, counselor, and writer for over 25 years.