By Leo Knighton Tallarico
This week we will be moving through an important turning point time period. On Thursday October 23 is the Solar Eclipse New Moon in Scorpio, and on Saturday October 25 Mercury will go back Direct.
At the same time, here in the Northern Hemisphere of Planet Earth the “Sun has been setting” for the year as we approach the mid point of Autumn. Darker colder days are on the way.
This so far has been a most transformational year on our way to the Age of Aquarius.
The Cardinal Grand Cross and Spring Eclipse Season brought huge waves of change, as they included the powerful Uranus square Pluto formation. Of course we have written many times about how when Uranus made conjunction with Pluto in the mid ’60s it signified the beginning of the ’60s revolution, a time of great change when the Dawning of the Age of Aquarius was first being recognized.
And now since 2012, Uranus and Pluto have been experiencing their first major meet-up since the ’60s. This Uranus/Pluto square has two more exact encounters: December 2014 and March 2015.
And by Autumn of 2015 we should be deeply in the center of a magically swirling storm of transformation.
Already this year we have been witnessing the beginning of breakdowns of our old world, its rules and boundaries, its structures and institutions, its very paradigm for human living. We are at the same time experiencing breakthroughs into a new paradigm of consciousness for the human family.
More breakdown of old security structures will continue over the next year of so, as well as breakthroughs into new dimensions of consciousness, and of course surprise events that change our outlook and paradigm.
In the greater world since the Cardinal Grand Cross earlier this year, we have witnessed Russia helping to break down the old boundaries of Ukraine and at the same time putting up new boundaries and potential confrontation with the Western World and USA. We have also been experiencing the rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, a militant force that is reshaping the boundaries of the Middle East and threatening to dramatically and ruthlessly disrupt and confront the current security structures of the world. Israel and Hams engaged in a very brutal war in the Middle East as well, and in the process many people died and lost their homes, mostly in the Palestinian Gaza enclave.
And the Ebola virus is expanding rapidly and threatening to be a major problem in our world. This is a life threatening virus that will cause travel and economic well being to be challenged as a result.
And the world economy showed signs of great weakness this last week, as stock markets around the world took a big downward turn.
These events are not just passing dramas on the screens of our life views. These events are catalysts for great transformational world changes.
How we react to these challenges will greatly influence our entry into the Age of Aquarius. Will we give into fear and hatred, to feelings of separation for one another, to a belief we live in a meaningless world that requires us to take care only of ourselves and our kind. Do we believe we can build a unified world of Diversity in Unity, respecting the differences between us?
Bill Maher has expressed many things through the years that I have resonated with and respected. But now on his HBO Friday night show he is painting with a broad brush the idea that the religion of Islam is inherently bad. He is not just against ISIS or Al Queda or other radical militant groups, but instead is indicting a whole culture of people that number over a billion.
Since he is respected by many usually peaceful liberals, he is leading a most dangerous charge against a large segment of our world population. This is the path of the old world: separate and divide, demonize and bring about devastating hate, wars, and destruction.
There are culture wars building up steams of hatred, but you and I do not not need to be swept up by this toxic cyclone of negativity.
At times like this when Eclipses are erupting and Uranus and Pluto are doing an intense dance of transformation and potential healing, we can each instead let go and release attitudes and beliefs, dysfunctional and toxic patterns that separate us from our authentic selves, each other, and the Universe.
Yes indeed we need to be discerning and protective of our lives and loved ones. But we do not need to let fear and then hate dictate how we believe or how we will react to our life challenges or our world.
This next eclipse, a Solar Eclipse New Moon in Scorpio will be this coming Thursday October 23 at 5:57 PM EDT. New Moons represent new beginnings, a Solar Eclipse is many times stronger than the usual New Moon. And it being in Scorpio adds even more intensity to the occasion.
Scorpio can be like a roto-rooter that goes right to the core, and brings up whatever has been in hiding or repressed. And usually that means that the darker feelings like resentment, jealousy, rage, etc.- those emotions not usually accepted by our culture to feel or express- are the ones that will erupt.
These passionate and often primal emotions put “everything on the table” so we can work issues out from our souls not just our heads. This process tends to promote a catharsis and potentially a deep healing. It can also, especially if the emotions have been held in for a long time, bring up an explosion that burns bridges of connection and puts an end to relationships.
In the greater world conflicts will likely intensify, and new ones may begin, especially those affecting Israel or Iran, Syria or Iraq. But these conflicts can erupt anywhere now, and with ISIS and Ebola and a downward trend for the economy, it will be so easy to give into fear and desperation.
Our human family has always had to face difficult times, and in fact our ancestors faced severe challenges without the comforts and electronics we now possess. These challenges are coming now so we can, at this crossroads time for humanity, decide who we are, what we truly believe in, and what kind of new world we want to build.
You are not powerless in the face of these challenges. You are always in charge of your attitudes and beliefs, and how you react to situations. And then how you believe and how you react has a direct influence on what you will then attract into your life.
Two people can face the same type of difficult challenge in their lives, like a relationship breakup, for instance. One person then decides to never trust love again or to develop an attitude toward women or men. They stop believing in God or spirit anymore because their life did not turn out the way their ego wanted.
Another person eventually sees the breakup as meaningful, as they see how the two people were not right for each other any more, they learn lessons around how to relate better or how to choose differently, and they before too long attract a person who is better suited to the authentic person they have become more true to.
It is your choice now also to believe we are moving through a transition time on the way to a new Age of Aquarius, one of greater equality, run more on love and truth, and bringing us a world of Diversity in Unity. You know the transition will not be easy, but you have faith you will attract to your self what and who you need to continue your soul’s journey into the meaningful, sacred and authentic life you have committed to.
Whatever comes to you this week will end up helping you to release what patterns and beliefs no longer serve your soul’s growth and evolution. You will open your heart more to trust your self and the Universe to bring you through the doors you need to walk through now on the path of greater love and truth and higher meaning.
And as Mercury goes direct next Saturday October 25 at 3:17 PM EDT, the airwaves of mind will begin to clear up, so you can then come to some conclusions and make some decisions.
In the meantime before the New Moon Solar Eclipse and Mercury Direct this week, trust the process, continue to look at the possibilities, and resist the desire to jump to conclusions, be impulsive or make rash decisions.
We are truly in a new chapter of our collective human lives on Earth, on the way to an Age of Aquarius. Keep on your soul path of Love, Light, and Truth, no matter what. This is within your power.
See you next week,
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Leo Knighton Tallarico has been a full time professional astrologer, spiritual guide, counselor, and writer for 29 years