By Leo Knighton Tallarico
We have a stellium of planets in Aries now: Sun, Venus, Mars, and Uranus. That is a lot of forceful, active, competitive, and sometimes bellicose energies. Yet that combination is relatively peaceful compared to what is coming.
On April 10 is a New Moon in Aries, and at that time Venus, Mars, and Uranus will still be in Aries. So then there will be 5 planets in Aries. Then in April/May there will be 3 eclipses and a powerful exact Uranus/Pluto square.
Take a look at what is heating up in the greater world: North Korea has threatened war against South Korea and the USA, and it looks much more serious than in the past. Obama just visited Israel and restated America’s allegiance and its shared impatience against Iran. USA and western powers are getting oh so close to getting more involved in seeing the downfall of the current Syrian regime.
The Supreme Court of the USA is in the process of deciding two cases that will impact the civil rights of gays and lesbians and their right to marry. This is a very divisive American issue, one that is moving inexorably to justifiably giving equal rights to LGBT peoples.
And almost secretly a bill was passed in Congress and signed by President Obama that puts Monsanto above the law. The bill requires the USDA to approve the harvest and sale of crops from genetically modified seed, even if a court has ruled against a crop as being dangerous to public safety or the environment.
Considering how much of the rest of the world labels such products, (which we in the USA do not), and even bans them; this shows our country as being very backward and ruled by the emperors of big business.
On top of all that our USA stock market is manic, out of touch with economic reality, and is getting ripe for a crash.
The eclipse season ahead will push all these issues even more onto the front burner of our awareness and lives.
Our world and most especially our country is about to go through great labor pangs of transformation.
The Military/Industrial complex that President Eisenhower warned us would take away our liberty as citizens, has gained unbelievable power over our Congress and President and everyday lives.
We have all been so programmed to just accept what the mainstream and its media show us as reality.
You know how Iran and North Korea have been demonized? The truth of the situation is that Iran was run by the USA through puppet regime until their revolution in 1979. For all practical purposes they, as were most Middle Eastern nations, colonized and controlled by western countries.
North Korea was taken over by the Japanese prior to World War II. At the end of the war, Russia and the USA took control of the country instead of Japan, Russia possessed the Northern half and the USA South Korea.
Then came the Korean War of 1950-1953, when North Korea sought to unify the country and invaded South Korea almost taking over the whole country. At that time the UN, which had divided the peninsula in the first place, pushed back and recreated the split country.
There was never a peace treaty, however, and North Korea, a very independent minded people, do not want USA influence of the country anymore, hold deep resentments, and want the country unified again. Korea has largely been dominated by other cultures since the beginning of the 20th century.
Even if you believe the North is overly aggressive, insulated from the rest of the world, and horribly dangerous, they are not evil demons; they are fighting for what they believe are their rights. We must negotiate with them with respect for their culture and history as a people. We must not treat them as inferior and crazy people. We are much more powerful and must be responsible to set an example for the world.
So we humans must continue to question the mainstream program, which seeks to perpetuate the old world and the empire that runs it now. The strength of that empire makes people cower in fear, but all empires are castles of sand in the time of human ourstory.
The Universe, its cycles and seasons, usurp any world powers, and only our deeper soul values keep human life alive and evolving through all the waves of change through time.
And now we are in transition between ages; and so we as a human family need once again to go deep into our collective soul to redeem our values, values that are Universal principles, like Love and Truth. A world devoid of love and truth will ultimately perish, and whatever life continues after their death will show like zombies and vampires, two fantasy creatures that are so popular in our culture now. Perhaps for good reason, as the living soul dead are more and more inhabiting our world.
So as we move closer to a very powerful Eclipse Season, look at your own life for signs of spirit death. Those are the parts of your life that are ready for transformation. Are you on a job or in a relationship that has lost its soul, its spirit and life? Reflect on the parts of your life that have died and that stop light and love from moving through.
These blocks to life will cause you and your soul and body great stress, which will result in the relationship or job “blowing up” and breaking down; or will result in physical or mental illness.
If the tides of change are bringing or will soon bring waves of change into your life, realize it is your deeper soul, your higher self, wanting to break out of the blocks to its light. Trust your soul and its wisdom, and release the toxins from your life. It may be painful for a while, but soon liberation and greater health is coming your way. Your authentic self will then be free to find you the people and situations that keep your soul and spirit alive with a renewed sense of purpose.
This week, after the strong full moon of last week, we are in the waning half of the lunar cycle. The next days until the New Moon in Aries on April 10 are in preparation for the active shoots of new growth then. After April 10, energies of action will be increasing.
There is much active energy now with 4 planets in Aries, but true spring fevers for change will increase after April 10. And then comes the Eclipse Season. The first actual eclipse will be on April 25, a Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio.
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