by Leo Knighton Tallarico
The Sun moves into Scorpio today, October 23, 2010. Venus retrograde, Mercury, and Mars are already in Scorpio. It is time to begin to see beyond the pretty Libra pictures, and get down more fully into the deeper Scorpionic core of truth. Issues hidden and sometimes shrouded in mystery are revealed.
As an example of such deeper truth being revealed, yesterday WikiLeaks came out with documents of truth about the war in Iraq. Among many new truths is the information that there were many more civilian deaths there than had been previously reported. There were 15,000 more civilian deaths than previously reported, a total of 122,000.
The New York Times says the documents disclosed “many previously unreported instances in which American soldiers killed civilians — at checkpoints, from helicopters, in operations” and it said there were at least four cases of lethal shootings from helicopters.
The documents detail torture, summary executions and war crimes. U.S. authorities failed to investigate hundreds of reports of abuse, torture, rape and murder by Iraqi police and soldiers, the documents show, it said.
The Times said that hundreds of reports of beatings, burnings and lashings suggested that “such treatment was not an exception.” Most abuse cases contained in the new batch of leaks appear to have been ultimately ignored, the paper said.
So many people have died, including American young people, and so many have suffered, and do you truly know why we invaded Iraq in the first place? There were no nuclear weapons there. They had not invaded us or any of our allies. They had no relationship with Osama bin Laden. Sure they had a ruthless dictator, but there are many such people all over the world, and do we invade their country and start a war?
The “Powers that Be” programmed us to believe we needed to invade Iraq. Because so many people blindly believe their leaders, and because people want to be “patriotic”, and because we easily get fired up to defeat “enemies”, especially now those with arab or muslim populations, we thus invaded another country, waged war, and caused many deaths and much suffering.
And you can feel the fear and hatred for Muslims growing in the country, as can be seen through the mainstream media. The stews of more war are boiling hot. Fear and hatred toward Muslims is now becoming like it has been with black men or like it was in Germany toward Jews before World War II.
Wake up!! The drums of hatred and war are beating again. Iran is the developing face of the Muslim enemy now. There is only one enemy to be defeated now: Hatred and its allies Fear and Ignorance.
Our country is in obvious decay now, in large part because citizens have gone to sleep and given their power away to the Kings and Queens of modern times: Governments and Corporations and Mainstream Media. They dominate our lives now.
Use this Scorpio energy now to go deeper into the core of truth. This roto-rooting into deeper truth will get stronger still after November 6, after the Scorpio New Moon. You are getting much help to transform your consciousness out of programming by society and family. You can break out of the “tapes” in your mind that keep you from the truth and love that will set you free.
Hatred, and its allies fear and ignorance are the only “enemies”. If hatred is the enemy, its defeat is only possible through love. Unity consciousness is the only solid foundation we can set for our new Aquarian Age. No race, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, or religion is our enemy that needs to be destroyed.
We have been invading Muslim lands and acting like conquerors. Can you imagine how we would react if some other culture or country invaded our country for “our own good”? Only 8 men, who happened to be Muslim, invaded our country, and they did not destroy our country and take it over. We have been waging war against muslim countries that did not attack us, ever since that attack. And there is more to come. And it is so important we let go of the hatreds now.
Additional help to break out of old programming is coming our way, with powerful astrological aspects and world events. Crisis is opportunity to transform and heal.
Let go of the need for something or someone to be better than someone or something else. There are no good guy Americans fighting against the bad guys. There is “good and bad”, so to speak, in everything and everyone, dark and light, yin and yang. There is nothing to fight against.
There is only the need to make whole, to integrate. We are one whole family here on the Earth, diversity in Unity. You have one whole family, made of many different facets of self- inside your self. Take away the prejudiced judgments and you can make wholeness inside. Take away the prejudiced judgments of others and we can develop a unified community here on Earth.
The Truth can be painful to see. It can bring disillusion and pain at first. But truth does set us free from capture. Scorpio can put us to the core of truth we have been avoiding, as life can feel more dullingly comfortable while living the lie. After Scorpio helps us face these deep core truths, we are then able to release the old toxins, dysfunctions, and patterns. And then we can feel cleansed and healed. And then the power of self and self renewal. We are free.
Venus retrograde, as it has been since October 8, will help us to know the truth of relationship. This can be truth about our romantic relationships, or friendships, or family members, or work associates. There is much healing that can happen in current realtionship. Those that cannot find healing can be ended. People from the past can reappear now to help put perspective and insight on those old relationships. This insight may help us with our current relationships. New people may also come into our lives during Venus Retrograde. It may be best not to jump to conclusions about those new relationships.
Venus goes direct on November 18, and runs full circle on December 20, a day before a most powerful Lunar Eclipse on the Winter Solstice. This will be followed by a Solar Eclipse on January 4 2011, that opposes the USA natal Sun.
Big events are coming our way. New truths about the economy will be revealed.
After the New Moon in Scorpio on November 6, events will intensify. You can choose to fall into fear, or to see all coming our way as meaningful and part of the transition into an Aquarian Age.
See you next week,
Leo Knighton Tallarico
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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.