by Leo Knighton Tallarico
As we come to the end of eclipse season 2009, we experience another death of an icon of America and the world. There have been so many deaths of well known people who have had great importance and influence in the world during this period.
Yet the two most influential died as bookends of the eclipse time period. Michael Jackson died as the winds of the eclipse season were blowing in late in June. Ted Kennedy died in late August as the winds of eclipse season are abating.
Michael Jackson was one of the most famous entertainers of all time. Ted Kennedy was arguably the most influential senator of all time in America, a man who came from the famous and tragic Kennedy family, royalty in the USA.
Many other familiar faces in the USA and world also died during this eclipse period, like Farrah Fawcett and Walter Chronkite. But the men whose deaths came at the beginning and end of the eclipse period had such an immense impact on the world.
Both Michael Jackson and Ted Kennedy were idealists who hoped and worked to better the world. Michael Jackson wrote and performed music that showed hope for that better world like “We are the World”. Ted Kennedy fought for those who were less fortunate in our world, for instance through his fight for health care for all people in America.
But both Ted Kennedy (Pisces) and Michael Jackson (Virgo) also both carried dark shadows with them through life. Jackson carried the darkness of accusations of pedophilia. Kennedy carried the darkness of family tragedies and Chappaquidic.
They were both made into gods and both made into demons.
They both represent heros of of a passing Pisces age, an age of savior heroes, of the black and white judgments of good and evil.
As we pass through a Pisces Age, we move closer to an Aquarian Age of equality beyond royalty, of common equal humans beings responsible for the Earth and the human community.
This eclipse season, with an unusual 3 eclipses in a row, has shook up our personal and collective lives, and this has also happened quite literally with so many major earthquakes in such a short period of time.
Our old world is cracking open and it is only the beginning.
As the eclipse season begins to close, we now move more fully into the tunnel between ages. The world as we know it, its economy, the CorpGov that runs it, and the institutions that give structure to it, will face many challenges now. By 2020 or so, our current world will seem like a world of long ago.
As we experience a world dying, we also continue to open to the magic, wholeness, and increasing health of the New Age of Aquarius.
But for now we grieve old friends who we will no longer have with us on our life journey. As we grieve the death of these old friends, we also grieve times gone by forever.
Astrology Forecast for August 30- September 5
The seriousness of a Capricorn Moon carries us into Sunday and through Monday. It is good time to do things that are “normal” and grounded, without fanfare or too much excitement.
The Moon is waxing toward a full moon on Friday. In the meantime the week is without important astrological event. It should be calm before the approaching complications next week when Mercury goes retrograde, Pluto goes direct and Saturn opposite Uranus gets closer.
This Friday is a normally mellow and soft Full Moon in Virgo/Pisces. It is a good Full Moon for surrender, letting go, making your self and life more simple and humble.
Full Moons last at leat 3 days, one day before, the full Moonday itself, and one day after. Full Moons help us to become more aligned with nature. If you are feeling weird during a full moon, you are best served by letting go and yielding to the flow of its energies.
See you next week,
Leo Knighton Tallarico
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