By Leo Knighton Tallarico
Many people felt a great sigh of relief when Mercury went back Direct on Thursday June 11. People who did not know about Mercury going direct last week also stated they felt better and did not know why.
This was a very intense Mercury Retrograde period that just passed, more challenging than usual. The Full Moon in Sagittarius square Neptune on June 2 complicated matters and intensified them. It sent some minds and hearts into new orbits.
Many spoke of their hearts cracking open, or of being thrust into new zones of consciousness that did not connect with their usual sense of personal reality. Some even spoke of being split inside into two different realities.
There is a sense now that something very important is shifting, that the Spring Portal that opened this year is ready for us and our new consciousness to come streaming through.
Life will never be the same again as we allow ourselves to let go of the shore and take the voyage.
The power of the river’s rushing waters will be too strong for many to hold onto the old reality. The new reality stream and old reality stream will naturally merge together when we let go of that shore.
But for others it will be white knuckles from the firm grip of holding on.
Mercury is direct now and will be back to normal speed not long after the New Moon in Gemini. That new moon will bring even stronger waves to motivate us to move forward.
Since the New Moon is in Gemini, it makes sense for talk or communication to be the next step forward. Come out of your personal closet space now and share what you know to be true for you.
By talking it out or writing it down you will make it real. And maybe there is a part of you that does not want it to be real, as making it real will necessarily change your life.
But for some of you, maybe now that Mercury is back Direct you are sensing that this new sense of reality or direction was an illusion during Mercury Retrograde.
And so instead of swimming freely forward you may need to sit up on the shore to ponder and reflect before you choose what makes sense to you. Mercury Retrograde always intends to shift our perceptions, so we can either change the direction we had previously chosen, or instead be more sure of what we had already chosen.
You should have a stronger sense of direction after the New Moon in Gemini. That New Moon on Tuesday June 16 is at 10:05 AM. EDT.
The issues you need to deal with will be clearer after the 16th, but not necessarily the resolution or answers. More thinking and especially more talking or communication may still be necessary.
This New Moon in Gemini will very closely conjunct forceful Mars, so you or others will have more energy or passion or even anger behind your communication. Straight forward talk would be good.
Sarcasm, or very pointed remarks can put others on the defensive, so thinking how you want to say something is very important in how someone will hear you.
Also this Gemini New Moon may bring a plethora of information flooding in, causing you to feel scattered or overwhelmed. And this can have you scattered in how you communicate, and then people will not be able to follow you very well.
So get yourself grounded and centered before you speak. A Gemini New Moon may also bring motivation to attend or teach classes, or start some new project of communication.
These Gemini themes can last throughout this lunar cycle begun at the New Moon this week, and that cycle will last until July 15 at the Cancer New Moon.
So now as Mercury is finally Direct, thinking and communication get clearer and you are more ready to move forward into a big new phase of life.
This summer will bring us more fast forward through our new phase of life. Summer Solstice, which is always also the first day of the Sun in Cancer, is on Sunday June 21. We will talk more about that next week.
On the Global scene, we are on the verge of world events that will greatly change our reality. Just like in our personal lives, there is a split between the old reality which is playing out on the surface, and an alternative new one that is rolling right along under the surface.
Those reality streams are also soon to collide with one another, and powerful world events will erupt as a result.
On the surface there is an economy that by the numbers looks strong and vibrant. But under the surface there are issues like Greece’s insolvency that threaten to overthrow the world economy applecart.
And simmering crises in the Middle East look like they are manageable, even if they are filled with danger, like the Islamic State or Iran and Israel. But underneath the surface of our consciousness, there are powerful streams of new light and love from the Age of Aquarius that will soon collide with the old reality on the surface.
That will cause the power of world transformation to explode in our world.
August through October of this year 2015 will bring in a flood of world events that will blow the lid off the old paradigm. In September, as we experience two important eclipses on September 13 and 27, it will be the most important time of all.
So many predictions are being made ( some ridiculous) about September, even by people who are not aware of the eclipses. That tells me that that will be a most important turning point in human affairs on Planet Earth. The Blood Moon on September 27 seems especially important, even to biblical scholars. That Blood Moon is actually the last of 4 Total Lunar Eclipses in a row.
But for now it is time to integrate our experiences and consciousness from the Mercury Retrograde period.
I could feel my heart wanting to break open more fully with Love around that Full Moon in Sagittarius during Mercury Retrograde. But it also made me feel that letting in that Love to its Full strength would necessarily break down the walls of protection that hold up my own and our collective sense of reality.
But for this week, allow yourself to come back down into your self during the darkening of the Moon prior to the New Moon in Gemini.
Allow the dust to settle from the intensity and confusion of Mercury Retrograde and the Full Moon in Sagittarius. Meditate, enjoy nature, feel your body and deeper soul. Then after the New Moon in Gemini, you will be ready to begin to make your inner stirrings more real to you and possibly others, and to have words for it that will explain where you now find yourself.
Coming out with your individualized self is extremely important at this time i human evolution, regardless of what others think. That means that living your life authentically will be most important to you. Being in Truth is as important as being in Love. Together they are powerful enough to move mountains and to open the gates of the Age of Aquarius.
Till next week,
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Leo Knighton Tallarico has been a full time professional astrologer, spiritual guide, counselor, and writer for 30 years.