By Leo Knighton Tallarico
As I write this week’s forecast on Saturday April 18, we are starting up an important lunar cycle. That is because there is a New Moon in Aries today at 2:57 PM EDT, a new moon that follows a lunar cycle that included a most intense series of planetary configurations.
The last lunar cycle began with a Solar Eclipse New Moon in Pisces on the Spring Equinox, and it was followed two weeks later by a Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Libra. That Lunar Eclipse formed a Cardinal T-Square with the powerfully transformational Uranus and Pluto.
Much was shaken up during that lunar cycle, both in the greater world and in our personal lives. We know that our lives are in the process of enormous change, change that will likely exceed the transformation during the ’60s and ’70s.
And now as we move through the first New Moon since the passing month of such intense planetary movement, we are ready to move forward much more fully into a New Chapter of our lives, on the way to the Age of Aquarius.
Last year at and after the Cardinal Grand Cross in spring and early summer, this new important chapter of our lives was opening up.
And now after this New Moon in Aries, we will soon know in no uncertain terms, that there is no turning back. We are completing our process of releasing the past and getting ready to face more straight forward into our new lives.
On a global scale, most people I talk with know intuitively that life is on the verge of immense change.
The Military/Economic System that holds up the old world is in the process of breaking down, and as it breaks down it is creating space for new light of new consciousness to stream in.
More and more people are awakening now. And as they do wake up, they become more dissatisfied with their lives, bored with the old patterns that keep repeating, over and over again.
Before long inspiration or well timed events will create the spark of change that helps to leave behind that which we have outgrown.
Who can we take with us in our new lives? Who is growing as we are? Who can we no longer relate to? Who no longer understands us or respects our chosen path?
What has become so stale that it no longer nourishes our heart and soul? Do we need to live somewhere else? Do we need to more fully accept and embody who we are becoming? Do we need to leave behind old work situations or careers even if they give us a feeling of security?
And now at this Aries New Moon, we know we can no longer hold onto that which has no spirit and soul anymore. We can no longer stay with that which our heart is no longer into.
We want to be alive and filled with purpose. An Aries New Moon can help you to push forward through resistances, and to start a new beginning. It is time!
On Monday April 20 the Sun moves into fixed earth sign Taurus. It is time this month, as winter is truly past, to ground into a more fertile Earth, to become more aware of your body and the physical/sensual side of life.
Home, finances, and land become more important. Being in nature again feels more natural.
And Taurus time of year also encourages us to be more practical with our endeavors and to make manifest and real that which has been previously an idea or dream.
We can move forward with our lives as the Aries New Moon demands, and we can do that with our “feet on the ground” so to speak with the Sun in Taurus.
On a global scale, the stage has been set for more conflict and turmoil. There are those who are committed to the new deal with Iran being completed. And there are those who do not trust the deal and seek more confrontation.
The Middle East is a tinder box vulnerable to any match that will cause great fires of conflict. But even within the USA there are those radicals who are very unhappy with the direction the president is moving toward.
They are against the peaceful efforts with Iran and Cuba; they are against any attempts to limit gun rights; they are frankly against a president who does not look and act like all the Anglo-Saxon white men who have exclusively run our government in the past. They are against change into a New World of Diversity in Unity.
Those potential “terrorists” in our country may be even more dangerous to the country than the ones from other countries, as was Timothy McVeigh in 1995 or even John Wilkes Booth in 1865.
Our economy and lives are on the verge of immense strife. There is conflict that is growing between those who want to change our world and those who want to keep things as they were in the past.
And of course each of us needs to work that conflict out inside ourselves and in our own lives.
How fast do we want change to happen and how much do we want to keep things as they were.
We may not be able to control that issue in our lives, as the Universe and Nature are driving the bus.
What we can do is to stay present and trust the process. We can also watch the signs and symbols and synchronicities the Universe shows us. We can stay centered and as calm as possible as the changes swirl around us. We can trust ourselves to the right thing at the right time as life unfolds.
Israel is likely getting ready to do something drastic in order to unsettle the likely agreement with Iran. Yemen, Iraq, and Syria are on the verge of greater calamities. The economy and stability of Greece and Europe is getting weaker. All the world is in the process of great transformation, so we can insert new values that are aligned with an Age of Aquarius.
That age is to be founded on the principles of equality, fairness, liberation, freedom, and Diversity within Unity. We are each unique members of a great family of human. And though we are going through huge growing pains now and often now are bringing out the worst sides of our natures; we are nevertheless in the process of mutating and evolving into people who are adapting to the consciousness and needs of the Age of Aquarius.
Some types will become extinct, but others are becoming the forerunners of a new paradigm, new human, and new age.
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.