By Leo Knighton Tallarico
This coming week, we begin slightly to shift out of the holding pattern we have been in lately. The following week after that we will truly begin to open up and feel the hope that naturally springs from the feeling of a “new day”.
There is a new moon this coming week, though we stay in Mercury Retrograde and rest in Winter slumber for a short while more. Tonight Saturday March 9, overnight we turn our clocks ahead into Daylight Savings Time here in the United States.
And on Monday March 11 at 3:51 PM there is a New Moon in Pisces. And early on Tuesday March 12, forceful Mars moves into its natural sign of Aries, revving up our action oriented engines, and starting sparks of initiation.
And also on March 12 you may be able to see the first of two comets passing our way. Look at the slight crescent moon and nearby you might view Comet PanStaars, at its closest to the Sun around then. Later this year a more prominent comet will seen, in late November: Comet ISON.
These shifts this week will give us a teasing light of flame as we move toward our rapidly approaching, “stormy” Spring Eclipse Season 2013.
The New Moon in Pisces this week, after we turn our clocks ahead to give us more light at the end of the day, will begin to stir up our souls for the hope of spring.
But remember that Mercury will still be retrograde, and Winter will not be quite over yet. And though we are looking at a New Moon, which brings a push to new beginnings; this New Moon is in watery, slo-mo Pisces. So it will still be time to look at the past to say goodbye, to release old memories and grieve a time gone by.
It will still be time to wade through the pools of our winter of discontent, and in turn filter out fantasy from reality as we get ready for a new chapter of our life.
Soon intensity will increase dramatically, however this coming week is merely a teasing transition from winter’s sensitive feelings to spring’s fires of new life.
In the greater world, the prevailing and decaying culture is showing us signs of coming upheaval. The stock market is manic and out of touch will true economic reality; and thus perhaps this spring, but certainly this autumn there will be a great fall of the market.
And North Korea and Iran, the countries President Bush declared were part of an axis of evil, are now bringing self fulfilling prophecy and threatening our safety here in America and the western world.
It is likely events will bring the USA into new combat this spring or summer, likely with North Korea, Iran and/or Syria. Jupiter and Mars during the coming Eclipse Season will be conjunct the USA natal Mars in Gemini, so major conflict is very likely. Uranus square Pluto will be exact this Spring 2013 also.
In your personal life, it is time to begin to think of awaking from Winter Slumber, and envisioning your activity and potential changes in 2013.
The opportunities now to make positive change in your life are great this year. But it will not happen if you cling to the familiar old stories that may help you feel safe, but keep you locked up and frozen in old familiar time.
If you keep your mind and heart open, you will likely find doors opening into chapters of your life. These openings will bring you into new places in your heart and mind. Your authentic Soul Self is waiting for you to break though old societal and family programming that has kept that Soul Self chained by ego’s needs for control.
You are not who you have been conditioned to believe who you are. Families mold people into roles that keep old dysfunctional dramas in existence.
When you look in the mirror of their eyes, you stay who you are expected to be. Your authentic Self will thus stay in an ego shell, limited and locked up. Your health will suffer, mentally and physically. These family roles are in league with societal expectations. Roles, and especially gender expectations, are handed down generation to generation, with little wiggle room for true individuality.
Meditation, and other healing, metaphysical and spiritual practices will help you to reach and actualize this Soul Self. As you do, and as you become committed to its actualization, layers of old programmed skin will fall off.
There may be great pain in shedding these layers of skin, but much feeling of liberation, hope and joy accompany these labor pains.
And now, as we accelerate the speed of our voyage into an Aquarian Age, beams of new consciousness light seek to penetrate our layers of protection of our Authentic Self.
It will be more and more stressful to keep your Soul locked down. Like our prevailing culture, if you stay stuck in old ways, you will be more and more ruled by fear, and needs to control. You will separate your self from your fellow human being as well as your Soul Self.
The bubble you create keeps you in your ego-mind, and in “unconscious’ habits and obsessions.
This coming Eclipse Season 2013, with an unusual 3 eclipses instead of 2, and another exact Uranus square Pluto, brings great intensity that will rock our world and destabilize the status quo.
Allow your Self to open to the sunshine of new consciousness, to the fresh air of magic, meaning, synchronicity, and connection to deeper self, the Universe and your fellow human being. You will then know that all the dots of the Universe are connected in sacred unity, waiting for us to realize.
See you next week when Mercury goes back Direct and we celebrate the Spring Equinox,
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Leo Knighton Tallarico is a full time professional astrologer, spiritual guide, counselor, and writer for over 25 years