by Leo Knighton Tallarico
On Sunday May 20 at 7:47 PM EDT there a Solar Eclipse New Moon at 0+ degrees of Gemini. It is an annular eclipse, meaning that the Moon will not fully be covering the Sun. The Sun will show a ring around the darkened Moon. Approximately 86% of the Sun will be covered.
This eclipse can be seen in much of the USA. Its path will be from Japan down through Oregon and California and then through much of the Southwest USA. The Midwest USA will see a partial eclipse. On the East coast USA the eclipse will not seen as the Sun will have just set. Though there are at least 2 Solar Eclipses every year, there has not been one seen in the USA for about 18 years.
Astrologically speaking, eclipses are powerful events that shake up our usual sense of balance, intensify the energy field, and often bring breakdowns and breakthroughs that allow for change to move through our lives.
It seems to me that over the last few years “Eclipse Seasons” have gotten more and more powerful. There are more important world events that occur, and people’s individual lives are more affected.
This Eclipse Season , which started approximately 2 or 3 weeks ago will keep up the intensity though June. The resulting events will manifest for months afterwards.
In the bigger picture we are moving from a Pisces Age begun over 2000 years ago, to an Aquarian Age we are the cusp of. Most estimates are that we will pass through that portal sometime this century. I believe 2020 is a good marking point for the beginning of the Age, when Jupiter conjuncts Saturn at 0+ degrees of Aquarius. I also believe that the intensity and importance of the recent eclipses has risen because we are so close to the beginnings of the Aquarian Age.
The Aquarian Age, like the sign Aquarius, signifies equality, individuality, liberation, and community. It is Diversity in Unity. It is about individual entities being self determining, not controlled by outside forces of authority.
Uranus, the ruler of Aquarius, was discovered in 1781, a time when two powerful revolutions were being born, the French and American revolutions. The USA, which has its natal Moon from July 4, 1776 in Aquarius, broke away from the tyranny of Britain and its King.
Aquarius is about power to the people of the world, not royalty, or privilege, or mega corporations or dictators or governments or empires or military/industrial complexes. These empowered and individualized peoples become stewards of the Earth and form a decentralized, yet unified world community.
We are far from this reality now, though the internet is kind of a model of the networked community that is possible for this Aquarian Age.
Since we are so far away from this reality, there will be many powerful events that shake up our current reality and power structure. The global economy and world military structure must break down and transform dramatically to allow doors to open that will bring in a new paradigm and way of living on this Earth.
So when powerful planetary events, like this eclipse spring/summer season with two eclipses, Venus Retrograde, and Uranus square Pluto, we can expect events that skake up the old ways and bring in new light for a New Age.
Expect shakeups to our economy and the institutions and people that run this world. Troubles in Europe are threatening the stability of the global economic system, troubles with Iran are shaking up the military and economic system that controls our world.
This weekend, when the Solar Eclipse happens, there is a Nato meeting in Chicago. Of course Nato is a huge military power structure that dominates much of the world. There will be a very strong security structure in place in Chicago to protect the meeting from aniticipated massive Protests and potential Terrorist attacks. Keep your eye on this event as it happens on the eclipse weekend.
On May 23 there is an important meeting between world powers and Iran. There is word out that an agreement is at hand that seeks to keep Israel from bombing Iran, which would cause a massive threat to the economy, oil distribution and prices, and safety in the world. Israel is expected to be upset with the potential agreement, because it believes the agreement will not stop Iran from building a bomb. It may still act and bomb Iran.
There are also many expected events and information concerning the economic stability of Greece and other European countries during the Eclipse season.
The cultural “civil war’ in the USA, which has been stoked by President Obama’s approval of Gay and Lesbian marriage, will also be in the spotlight during this Eclipse Season.
The first eclipse this Sunday May 20 is in Gemini. This suggests that mental and nervous energies will be in high gear. Neptune in Pisces is square to the Gemini New Moon. This could bring confusion and mental instability to some. For others there will be tremendous ability to get new and imaginative ideas, to think in new ways. For many both confusion and mental “craziness” will be combined with new and ingenious thinking.
Communication will also be highlighted surrounding the May 20 eclipse. Conversations may be more lively, yet because of the eclipse and Neptune square some conversations may be overwhelming with information or confusing and crazy making.
If you are a Sun in Gemini person you probably already know what is like to sometimes be overwhelmed or scattered in your thinking, with your nervous system in high anxiety. This eclipse may stoke those fires of rapid mental and nervous system activity. Use this Eclipse New Moon to allow new information and ideas, but keep yourself as focused and grounded as possible.
Remember also that Venus is retrograde now in Gemini also, so social interaction could be quite lively. Keep in mind that Venus retrograde also means that relationship and heart issues are in the spotlight, and old patterns of behavior could be more obvious.
Venus retrograde will help us to address these old relationship patterns and to hopefully transform them to more healthier forms of expression. If you have been putting off dealing with important issues in your relationships, Venus Retrograde time will bring them back up to be dealt with again.
Remember that this Gemini Eclipse is a New Moon, so many will be beginning new ventures in their lives around this time, new classes, new social activities, new relationships. New beginnings of any type will be much more powerful and more important than the usual New Moon new beginnings because an Eclipse New Moon has much more whallop than the usual new moon.
Opportunities for positive change get greater now, so open up and get on the ride. If you have been previously bored, you will soon not be bored anymore. If you have felt previously like nothing is moving forward, now you will feel life moving forward again.
There is a new radio show broadcast live on Saturday May 19 at 1 PM EDT on blog talk radio. You can listen to it anytime afterward also. And here is the the link to YouTube talk I gave recently at Spiritual Renaissance Center.
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