What is Real? and Astrology Forecast February 18-24
By Leo Knighton Tallarico
Last week we passed through the second and last eclipse of this Winter 2018 Eclipse Season, a Solar Eclipse New Moon in Aquarius.
This Eclipse Season will continue however till about March 8. More shifting tides are coming. More processing of what has been shifting will happen after that until around April 15.
Then events will accelerate after that and new movement forward will begin.
There is a New Moon in Aries conjunct Uranus on April 15. And Mercury that day will go direct after a previous 3 weeks of being Retrograde.
And in the greater world, specifically the USA, Jupiter and Pluto will exactly sextile one another while making a Yod or “finger of god” aspect with the USA Mars.
This will be an important turning point in our world, related to what has been shifting during this Eclipse Season.
In the greater world, a Stock Market mini crash has happened during this Eclipse Season. And though it rebounded last week, the downfall is not over. The mania of the Bull market is seeking to be revitalized, and it will for awhile. Then the market will descend even more than before.
Events in the Middle East have intensified also during this Eclipse Season as Russia, Iran and Syria are getting in a danger zone with Israel and the USA. And the Palestinians are affected by these changes also.
The Korea issue has been calmed down during the Winter Olympics as North Korea and South Korea are more peaceful with one another. But this issue is far from settled.
And right at the Solar Eclipse New Moon, 13 Russians were indicted for tampering with the USA political process. This triggers the cultural battle in the USA, and is the beginning swat of what will become a Watergate kind of investigation into the Trump administration and Trump himself.
Also almost right at the Solar Eclipse there were 2 strong earthquakes and a solar storm directed to the Earth, and more significantly another horrific mass killing at a high school in Florida.
We are not doing anything in this country to remedy this kind of slaughter which is happening more and more often.
And this triggers the culture war in the USA again, as those who want guns to be more regulated are fought by the culture of the NRA, which seeks no controls at all.
It is hard to believe that there are people who see no reason to limit availability of weapons, like AR-14s, that can only be used to kill people, especially as so many innocent people are being murdered now.
So what has been triggered during this Eclipse Season is the stock market and economy; the USA culture wars; the Middle East; and the Koreas.
All of these issues will break open even more soon, especially after April 15.
And in our personal lives and soul transformations, there is much that is breaking open and needing more of a sense of direction.
The Old Chapter is no longer here anymore, it is only in the past, except maybe in our hearts and souls and minds.
We are still cleaning out and releasing, but what is so difficult for so many is that the New Chapter has not fully shown itself yet.
Many of us are in limbo, having pretty much let go of the old season of our lives, but not fully clear on where we are going next into this New Chapter.
I believe it is in part because we need some world events and maybe personal events to occur that will show us where we need to go and what we need to do next.
Are you thinking of living somewhere else? Or shifting your sense of purpose, calling or career? Are you not knowing where to go with a relationship in your life? Are you waking to all new ways to see your self and life?
We are in transition, in flux, and much of what helps us to feel secure does not feel so secure now.
The world looks quite crazy to many now, and it does not feel very secure. And for many their personal lives are not feeling very secure either.
As one who lived through the revolution of the 60s/70s, this all feels familiar. So much was changing so rapidly, and it was difficult to know who we were anymore or where we were going.
And sexual and gender roles were changing so fast too then. And now many people are even struggling with whether they are a male or female.
All this is happening as we as a human species are rapidly evolving now, questioning what we have known and what we believe in.
And with internet news sources and social media information, it is not easy to know what is fact or fiction, what is only conspiracy theory and what is really true.
And of course now pictures or film or sound can be altered to be quite different than what is real.
Our metaphoric reality pictures are foggy now, to assist us in letting go of an old paradigm and age.
We are in transition between paradigms and ages, and can no longer grip so tightly what used to be reality.
Evolution of consciousness is accelerating now, and it can be difficult sometimes to go with the changes and at the same time keep our balance and stability.
Please know this: if something is not working in your life anymore, and you keep doing the same things over and over again, and it is still not getting better; then you need to be open to doing something hugely different, outside the box you are now in.
And though it may feel safe in the box or closet you feel protected by, you will eventually lose the spirit that makes you feel alive if you stay there too long.
This week, still in Eclipse Season, we move into Pisces time of year, as the Sun goes into Pisces Sunday February 18.
This Pisces zone is a soul based world, in touch with feelings and frequencies beyond the material world. Pisces is sensitive and sometimes selfless, losing itself in the “world inside the world”, the “kingdom within”, or in unselfish giving, drugs or alcohol.
Meditation and the world of pure consciousness is a healthy place for Pisces to go, as is music and the world of sound.
So now in Pisces time of year, let go of any strict agenda you may have, and surrender to the Soul and Universe, trusting that you can let go of needs to always be in control.
Sometimes we stay in our minds in order to feel in control, avoiding the feelings and inner world as they are more in the mystery of life, not fully in our control.
Venus makes conjunction with Pisces ruler Neptune on Wednesday the 21st, bringing more rose colored romantic viewpoints into our lives. Keep your feet on the ground, but also allow the colors of the love rainbow to enter your heart and soul.
What our imagination creates is often a reality that can be made real and manifest too. Relationships that come to us from a strong heart connection with someone, may have some infatuation to it, but for some reason brings us someone meant to be in our lives.
Maybe it is not the romantic or sexual fantasy it first evokes in us that is real, but yet it is still someone who is meaningfully appearing in our lives. Maybe they are from a past life or part of our soul family, or there for a need of karmic satisfaction or release.
The next planetary marking point will be the Full Moon next week on March 1, a Full Moon in Virgo.
Remember also that all planets are direct now, and will stay that way until March 8 when Jupiter goes Retrograde. So whether you know it or not, you are moving forward on a soul level, even if you still feel stuck in your life.
Till next week
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