by Leo Knighton Tallarico
We are moving into the last days of winter before the Spring Equinox on March 19/20. The Sun is in deep, flowing, and inner directed Pisces, and life’s active energies are in waiting while Mars stays retrograde until April 14. And now this week Mercury also goes retrograde, putting our minds in rewind and reflect mode.
So if you are feeling restless for action and change, lay back and chill. It is not time for any big movements yet.
We are working out some issues before we can move forward. There are issues from our past that need to be addressed, for some they are ghosts of the past that haunt.
Do you want to move forward and then come up again against the same old patterns that never work for you? If you have not resolved the past and released some old emotions and stuck patterns, then you are fated to a “Groundhog’s Day” repeat. Perhaps the faces will look different, but after a while you will realize it is the same energies and patterns in disguise.
If you were hurt by someone from your past or you did something you wished you didn’t, perhaps you never resolved or released what happened.
And if you did not, then the issues will come up again and again until you do. And during these periods, like now when Mars and Mercury are retrograde, and the Sun is in Pisces; the past can come back to us.
Sometimes it comes back only in our minds or hearts or dreams, yet sometimes people from the past actually come back in the flesh to give us a chance to work things out with them.
The energies of change will be moving fast in mid spring and early summer, as there are two eclipses and a powerful Uranus square Pluto planetary aspect.
We will not want to carry too much emotional and spiritual baggage with us on our transformational journey then, so going inward to resolve and release these inner burdens will be very helpful.
So be patient now and stay aware of what is calling to you, from inside your psyche and body and from events and people. Do your best to not escape or avoid, as staying present will help you to look at what you need to look at.
Mercury goes retrograde this Monday March 12 at 3:49 AM EDT. It will go back direct on April 4 at 6:11 AM EDT.
During the Mercury Retrograde period your mind, crown chakra, and communication skills will be realigning. Your perceptions will be shifting, though often the process is slow and subtle. After awhile you will know you are in a new mental zone, and sometimes it feels uncomfortable. Your mind is wanting to let go of overly left brain analysis and logic. It is ready to be more intuitive and imaginative.
Do not try too hard to figure everything out, allow something deeper to unfold and appear to you.
This is why astrologers often recommend you do not make major decisions or sign any important contracts during Mercury Retrograde.
But sometimes it cannot be avoided. You are meant to make your decision or sign the contract during the retrograde period. If so trust the natural process.
Do your best not to stress your mind too much to “try to figure it all out” during Mercury Retrograde. Instead trust that the answers will come to you at the right time in a natural way.
True clarity may not come until after Mercury goes back direct on April 4. Keep in mind that Mars will still be Retrograde until April 14, so do not push the river to move because you are getting restless for change or action.
You can trust that when the Eclipse Season begins in late April or early to mid May, that life will be shaking with waves of change.
Also this coming week there is a Grand Earth trine aspect most of the week, centering on Wednesday. Venus and Jupiter in Taurus will be trine Mars in Virgo and Pluto in Capricorn. This is strong aspect for work, organization, and efficiency. It is a good aspect for getting real and practical and grounded.
If you have been procrastinating, this week will be a good week to do what you need to do.
In the greater world there have been signs that western nations want to work out the conflicts with Iran. They are setting up a meeting with Iran to try to force Iran to comply with their wishes to give up its’ nuclear ambitions. This desire to talk is happening during Mars retrograde. Mars, the planet of action and conflict and war, will have more direction in those areas after it goes back direct. Until then there is discussion and reflection.
We wrote about a Perfect Storm developing for the Eclipse Season, which included war with Iran and economic calamity in Europe. Both of these issues are still brewing, and soon we will know what is going to happen.
Remember that no matter which way things turn, we are inexorably moving into an Aquarian Age. The marking point for it is after December 2020, when Jupiter conjunct Saturn at 0+ degrees of Aquarius. This will begin a 20 year period of the dawning of the Age of Aquarius.
Until then each of us is in varying degrees of transition between an old paradigm and a new world consciousness. We are each given situations that challenge us to let go of unhealthy and separating beliefs and ways. We are given opportunities to enter more healthy and whole frequencies, zones of consciousness that show us connections and synchronicities, signs, symbols and magic. These new frequencies lead us to the trust that is needed to move forward into Aquarian Age vibrations.
Do your best now to let go of old programming, fear and guilt that keep you stuck and out of alignment. Many of the ways we were taught are not in alignment with where we are headed. Open your mind to the truth, open your heart to the love. Stay aware of the fact that you are a soul inhabiting a body. That body is the vessel that holds your soul’s purpose, and you will live to fulfill that purpose. There is nothing to be afraid of, as nature and the Universe will give you the experiences you require to fulfill those purposes.
There is no force that wants to deny you, except perhaps something inside of you that has been taught to fear the power and magnificence of WHO you are in your beautiful authenticity.
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.