By Leo Knighton Tallarico
The New Moon in Libra square Pluto blew in very powerfully last Monday the 8th. Adding to the intensity, Venus had gone Retrograde in Scorpio just 3 days earlier.
As we wrote last week that is a powerful dose of underworld intensity from Pluto/Scorpio energies.
And we mentioned how Kali would be connected to the powerful planetary movements as a counter to the Kavanaugh events of the previous week.
So what came just about a day and a half after the New Moon in Libra? There was an 800 point drop in the USA stock Market (followed by an over 500 point drop the next day). And on the same day the wrath of Mother Nature brought a huge and devastating Hurricane to Southeast USA.
Deep and powerful transformation was at work this past week. The old Paradigm, which includes the “old boy’s club”, is being shaken up. The economic structures that keep it propped up were threatened this last week, and you can expect more to come.
The Military/Industrial Complex is the power of the Empire, and so both economy and military might are in the process of being challenged by extraordinary events.
In your personal life, relationships are at the top of the list for being looked at now. That is because Venus has just gone Retrograde (until November 16), and the Venus-ruled Libra New Moon had transformational Pluto in its signature.
Relationships of the past come back into our awareness (through dreams, memories, and real-time reconnections). This is often “romantic” relationships, but many times it is family and friend interactions instead.
These old relationships may remind us of the old patterns, the old disappointments, the traumas and wounds, the disillusions. They also may remind us of more loving times.
We are often, as a result, given the opportunity to change the patterns, or to release the past, or just to remember how it used to be. Healing can also come as a result of revisiting.
Sometime after the end of the Retrograde period, we will feel we can move on into a New Relationship Chapter.
Current relationships can be shook up during Venus Retrograde, shook up so we can look deeper and more realistically at the condition of said relationships. And then we can choose to change the patterns, end the relationship (or at least its current form), or keep it just the ways it is (not as likely a result).
And remember this can be family or friend or work relationships too. Family relationship issues are quite common during Venus Retrograde.
Last week we did not include some other Venus issues that can be experienced during Venus Retrograde.
Venus is not only the ruling planet for relationship oriented Libra. It is also the ruling planet for Taurus.
That means that during Venus Retrograde, we may also experience important issues around money, land, house changes, body and health issues, and security issues in general.
Whatever comes up in those regards need to be processed as much as possible, often without ultimate resolution or answers being easily found.
But after Venus goes back Direct those solutions, clarity and direction are more available.
Keep in mind that in the bigger picture we are moving out of an Old Chapter of our lives and into a New Chapter.
Whatever we are being confronted with now during Venus Retrograde is for the purpose of sorting out what needs to be released, or instead what can come with us during this transition into a new phase of life.
And of course the greater world we live in is going through this same transition. It is not mere coincidence that Election Day is smack dab within the time of Venus Retrograde.
What happens then will help determine what our next collective chapter will look like. Will the Trump culture get a boost to continue what it has been doing?
Or will there be a shift that shows us the beginning of a turn in a different direction?
So this Venus Retrograde (which includes Election Day) will be a big turning point in our human culture’s travels into a New Chapter and eventually a New Age.
No matter what ,we are headed for the Age of Aquarius,; but the condition of the ride there will be affected by this time period.
How intense will the USA culture wars get? How much can we bring some sanity back into our world? Is the old boy’s club beginning to break up? How far will our stock market and economy need to fall? How much will the world power structure start to change and how destructive will that be?
And more importantly, how much are we leaving behind the paradigm of “survival of the fittest” “dog eat dog” mentality? How much are we instead entering a collective consciousness of equality and fairness, of Diversity in Unity, of Love and Truth guiding our human path?
How far have we come to knowing all of our lives are meaningful, with signs, symbols and synchronicities showing the way?
Have we come to realize we are all connected and in fact All is connected? Do we understand that Soul energizes our temporary body vehicles, so we can serve our purposes this incarnation?
Do we know that Natural Cycles and Seasons govern the Nature of the Earth, but also our Solar System and Universe and all our human lives?
We are each held in the arms of our Mother/Father Spirit Source, safe and secure in its Love. This is larger and more powerful than any society, corporation, government, tyrant or Empire.
This week we continue through the lunar cycle begun at the New Moon in Libra on October 8. We enter the 2nd quarter of the cycle on Tuesday the 16th of October. Venus Retrograde continues this week. The Full Moon in Taurus is on October 24.
Also this week, Third-Eye related Mercury in Scorpio makes insightful conjunct connection to Venus Retrograde, and trines Neptune in Pisces.
This is a great week to go deeper, to go inside where core truths reside.
Till next week,
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