by Leo Knighton Tallarico
Here comes the first eclipse this spring: This Tuesday April 15 at 3:42 AM EDT. The night before, on Monday April 14, Pluto will be changing directions to add to the anticipated increased intensity.
Already many are feeling the effects.
Things are cracking open, parts of our selves, our emotions, or our relationships that have been on lock down are coming up to be experienced again.
If you are or will be feeling out of your normal balance; feeling more emotional; getting more upset, anxious, stressed; and you are less able to keep a lid on issues; then it is a good time for breakthroughs and awakenings.
If you are able to talk about what is going on with your mate or a family member or friend or a counselor, you will soon see that you can get to the core or bottom of issues more easily. And from that place you will be more able to gain deeper awareness and insights, and more able to work through your issues.
This ability to go deeper, to see the core truths, and truly work through what has been bothering you will be greatly enhanced all month long.
This first eclipse on Tuesday April 15 is Total Lunar Eclipse Full Moon. In North America you will be able to see it, as it is in your path and it will happen while it is dark outside.
This will be a Full Moon in Aries/Libra, and because it is also an eclipse it has many times more energy, impact and importance than the usual Full Moon.
As it is an Aries/Libra Full Moon, relationships will be in the spotlight, relationships of all kinds. There will be the necessity of balancing your need to be true to your self and do what is best for you, with truly listening empathically to the “other” and being in relationship with them.
Old issues may be coming up again and new issues may be coming alive. But remember that it is important to truly listen while holding onto your empowerment.
Another issue between Aries and Libra is between being frank, direct and straightforward (Aries); or saying what you want to say with more “sugar” on it. Sometimes it is best to just say what you mean, the hard truth, so the other person wakes up. Other times it is best to sugarcoat so the other person does not go on the defensive and then can truly listen to what you have to say.
Aries wants independence and Libra wants to make relationship; so another issue to work out may be around how you can balance those needs in your relationship. If either or both of you are very independent and don’t try to get close, then your relationship will eventually die. If either or both of you are close all the time without much space or freedom from one another, then you will get co-dependent and build a resentment because you will lose touch with your self.
If any of these issues come up for you now, please know that there is the opportunity to work on them. Of course there is always the chance that you will find you are not compatible, but there is also the chance you will transform your relationship to a healthier one as you break through old and stuck patterns.
Keep in mind that the intense energies of change will stay alive all month long as the Grand Cross is building its energy and will reach its climax of influence from April 19-23. And then the 2nd eclipse will occur on April 29. It will be Solar Eclipse New Moon in Taurus.
So let your self take the ride of these important and powerful planetary aspects. So much is ready to break open and break through so you can move forward in your life into a new chapter or season.
If you get glimpses or memories now of times gone by, it is because this transition into your new season of life is a big one. There may be some grief or sorrow attendant to the shifts, and the grieving is in part meant to help you release the past.
Holding on will only cause you pain, and is against nature. Your soul and body are a part of nature and they know when you need to move on. Trust their wisdom now, and move forward. What you think makes you feel safe is in reality just a security blanket of what is familiar to you.
Once you let go of the shore in your mind and heart, you will be taken down the river of your soul’s path, taken to where you are ready to go.
For many this month will be one of big doors opening into new vistas, and new adventures, and a liberation from what has held you back.
In the greater world you can see things breaking down with more tragedies, natural disasters, and war cries. More and more people are becoming aware that the foundation holding the markets and economy is cracking.
The last time there was a Cardinal Grand Cross that held Uranus square Pluto within it, and in the same month there were eclipses was in September 1931. In fact the last time Uranus squared Pluto, as is now happening from 2012-2015, was in the ’30s.
We all know what was going on then: The Great Depression. So we are coming Full Circle on that event as can be seen astrologically. What will that mean over the next couple of years? It could mean a collapse of the old economy and markets and a powerful transformation into a new way of doing business on the Earth: one that is more just and equitable and less run by ruthless competition and greed.
And whatever happens with Russia, China, Iran, Egypt, Israel, Palestine, etc, even potentially in the form of great conflicts, is happening because the power balance is shifting to one of more equality, and into Diversity in Unity.
The USA natal Sun will be almost exactly in aspect to the Grand Cross from April 19-23. So potentially important events and challenges are coming to America. If they do not all happen during April, April’s Grand Cross will set the table for when future triggering planetary events happen over the next 18 months.
This coming autumn and next spring’s eclipses ignite the same cardinal degrees of the zodiac and reignite the USA natal Sun position as well as its natal Saturn position.
That means that whatever events happen concerning the USA this Spring, they will just be the beginning of its immense transformation. We will need to re-member what values and principles are at the heart of this nation, and release the decay that has been growing within its soul.
We will need to join the world community in a new way as an equal member who respects the rights of others for liberty and self determination, equality, dignity and self respect.
And in our own home we will need to stop the childish bickering between parties, the back biting and the priority of self gain. We need to think less of winning and greed and more about doing what is best for our American and world communities, for the Earth and our collective human family.
There will be breakdowns and breakthroughs now in our individual lives and in our world.
You can already see what some of our new chapter here in America is looking like just by seeing what is happening in late night TV. The older generation of late night talk hosts is leaving with the retirement of Jay Leno and David Letterman.
This is a microcosm of what is happening in our world in this new chapter: A new generation is rising and will bring new voices to our country and world.
Jimmy Fallon and especially Steven Colbert represent a new voice wanting to be heard in our land. It is true they will be on mainstream, corporate owned TV, and that severely limits creative freedom, but still it is change and hopefully voices and messages outside the old boxes and patterns.
So see in your own life how this new chapter is affecting you. What needs to be released and what needs to be born in your life? Take the ride this month and keep your mind and heart open so you can be in alignment with your self and the Universe. We are moving faster into the Age of Aquarius now.
If you have the time please enjoy the youtube video created for Spring Eclipse Season 2014 and the Cardinal Grand Cross.
See you next week,
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There is already a YOUTUBE video autumn 2013 forecast out at https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5xnEaj6JRfI
There is an old YOUTUBE video Astrology Forecasthttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6fxVYYIoNA&feature=youtu.be for Spring Eclipse Season. Check it out if you feel so moved.
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Leo Knighton Tallarico is a full time professional astrologer, spiritual guide, counselor, and writer for over 25 years