By Leo Knighton Tallarico
Most of this week has us in the last quarter of the lunar cycle. That is until The New Moon in Pisces on Saturday March 17 at 9:12 AM EDT.
Yes for most we will be on Daylight Savings Time starting this Sunday the 18th. So in a way we get mixed messages. We get more waking light minutes of the day, while still in the dark of Winter and while moving through the last and darkening phase of the Moon.
Spring will begin next week on March 20th, but then will be closely followed by Mercury going Retrograde on March 22.
There is so much swirling in the world around us now, and much of it brings uncertainty and has us moving into unknown territory.
Trump and Kim Jong Un of North Korea seem to have agreed on a personal meeting that will apparently concentrate on North Korea denuclearizing. With Mercury going Retrograde soon, there will likely be many difficulties on the path toward a meeting and denuclearizing.
Between now and April 15 at the Aries New Moon conjunct Uranus, Mercury going back Direct, and a Yod Finger of God aspect with the USA natal Mars, much will be shifting and changeable.
That Finger of God to the USA natal Mars will be a major turning point for the USA military, the police, and gun laws.
North Korea will either look like a major conflict is on the way, or instead it will be more certainly moving toward a peaceful solution. The meeting between the two leaders is intended to be by May.
And the USA is moving its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem also in May. This could be cause for much anger in the Arab and Muslim world.
So you can see how the April 15 portal opening that includes the Yod to the USA Mars, may play out with North Korea and Israel/Palestine.
Keep in mind also that Donald Trump was born on a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius. That new moon has the Sun at 22+ degrees Gemini and his Moon at 21+ degrees of Sagittarius. The USA natal Mars is at 21+ degrees of Gemini, so you can see that what is coming will powerfully affect both the USA and Donald Trump.
A few days later on the 18th, Saturn goes Retrograde and its gravitational certainty will be circulating strongly in our collective energy field. The feeling of fate is in the air then
Make no mistake about it, mid April is a major turning point for this country and world.
That does not mean big events will necessarily explode on that day, but it does mean the portal will open for major events coming soon afterward.
The stock market and economy also deserve attention now and after the portal opens.
Trump’s presidency also is being threatened now, as the Russia investigation keeps picking up steam. After the 15th events will accelerate even more.
Remember however, that this coming week of March 11- 17 will bring energies that are moving inward and yin-ward, downward and for finishing up and processing.
So many personal lives are now up in the air, waiting for coming changes or uncertain what to do or what direction to take.
And certainty will be even more elusive as we get into Mercury Retrograde soon.
So do your best now to be patient and wait. Otherwise you will get anxious and stressed, or depressed. Sometimes we must wait for clarity and direction to appear, as linear bottom line answers do not easily form.
Yet there is much to be gained in the process of waiting. Our souls can be very enriched while processing our thoughts and feelings, while meeting up against our hopes and fears, while learning more about ourselves and others.
In the greater world, so much has shifted in the last couple of years or so. The paradigm the world has known is obviously shifting, even with the difficulties and disappointments we are now experiencing.
We are also being reminded of what is wrong with our world. Why has fame and fortune become the American Dream? Even in many so-called liberal circles, wealth and notoriety, pedigree and privilege are such a high priority to gain.
Where have the values of our “better angels” gone? Where has our empathy and compassion gone? How about kindness, integrity, truth, honesty, dignity, respect, and heart centered love?
Why does it seem that money, power, and privilege have become culturally more important than those values?
What kind of world are we delivering to our kids and grandkids?
I heard one young man who survived the Florida school massacre say to Bill Maher on his show: Paraphrased he passionately said that previous generations have f’d up our world and so this new generation will have to fix it.
And are we setting an example for them? How many have given up their more idealistic values from their youth because the “real” world has disillusioned and disappointed them, so they decided to play the game instead of keeping the integrity of their better values? And in the process, what has happened to their souls.
For those who have done that, you can work to bring those values back now so we can fight with these kids for a New Paradigm for living with each other and or Earth home.
And following the rules is not the same as holding better values. Inner values reflect what your mind, heart, and soul know to be true, known to be what brings us together with respect and love.
It is time for each of us to speak up for what we know is right, as has begun to happen with women who are speaking up like never before, and like how young people are beginning to speak up about guns, etc.
Yet it is time for all of us to stand up and speak our truth. Keeping quiet is the same as agreeing. It enables the bad behavior and bad attitudes.
And in your personal life too, you do not need to keep quiet about what is bothering you. You can stand up and speak your truth.
The condition of your life is your responsibility. You are not a helpless victim.
The condition of our world is our collective responsibility. We are not victims.
We the people are the ones who will transform the world into the Age of Aquarius.
Don’t concentrate on those who seem to not be redeemable and who will not change.
Focus on attracting those who want to bring the Age of Aquarius values to the real world- as you do.
It is a waste of time trying to convince others to believe.
Be confident in what you believe, and be an example for others to follow. Who you are speaks volumes.
Till next week
Here is the Forecast video for 2018 and the Eclipse Season: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyIVxnMPGzI&feature=youtu.be
A podcast will be broadcast soon, and then hopefully a radio show podcast sometime later.
If you want transformational guidance with astrology readings and counseling, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you want astrological perspective and/or counseling for your relationship, please write to me at email@example.com.