by Leo Knighton Tallarico
Collectively our human family is in the midst of an enormous transformation. In 2020 or so, when we look back at the times we are in now, it will seem like ancient history. We will before then pass through 2012 and many powerful astrological configurations that are accelerating our passage from a dying Pisces Age into a birthing of an Aquarian Age.
The 60’s revolution, brought on by the Uranus/Pluto conjunction in 1965/1966, gave us the first huge thrust of revolution and evolution into an Aquarian Age. Someone who lived in 1959 and went to sleep and woke up in 1975 would have seen a world they would not recognize. The social, political, fashion, and consciousness changes were drastic during those years.
Then in the early ’90s there was another strong conjunction, the Uranus/Neptune conjunction of 1992/1993 brought us the Internet revolution and more power to the New Age spiritual movement. It is difficult to imagine now what life was like before the technological and spiritual revolutions of the ’90s.
Now the coming changes will, in many ways, be greater. This year 2010 has brought an acceleration of transformation forward into an Aquarian Age. The powerful eclipses, grand cross, and cardinal t-square in the early degrees of cardinal signs, have taken us out of our comfort zones and brought many to major turning points in their lives. There may not be a sense of clear direction yet, but nevertheless we know we cannot go back to how it was.
This autumn, amazingly, the early degrees of cardinal signs will again be emphasized as the autumn equinox will be a part of full moon in Aries at 0+ degree of Libra and Aries. And even more amazing, just one hour before the winter solstice on December 21, which is at 0 degrees of Capricorn, there will be a Lunar Eclipse Full Moon at 29 + degrees of Sagittarius and Gemini.
This again affects the early degrees of Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn, and therefore people born in the early days of these signs will continue to be affected as will people born in the last couple of days of Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces.
Symbolically,the emphasis most of the year on early cardinal signs (signs of new yearly seasons here on Earth) suggests we are changing bigger “seasons” of our lives. We are going through a major passsage into a new phase of our lives, a new birth.
The last time I saw an eclipse on the day of a new season was on the summer solstice 2001. That aspect, plus a Saturn opposition Pluto at the USA Ascendent in August 2001, inspired me to write the article, “The Tower”, where I forecast that the USA would be attacked before the summer of 2001 ended. Of course that year we experinced the 9-11 attack of the twin towers in New York.
This year 2010, as we explained in our last blog, Saturn squares Pluto in early cardinal signs Libra and Capricorn respectively on Saturday August 21. This aspect often portends dramatic events to come, which drastically change our lives, and even when horrible, open the gates to new phases of our lives.
Perhaps a big event will occur next week as we get closer to Saturn square Pluto on August 21. That aspect affects the natal Venus of Obama, Israel, and the USA. Mercury Retrograde begins the day before on the 20th. The Sun will then be at 27 degrees of Leo, where both Israel and Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of Israel have their Mars. Also at 27 degrees is Obama’s North Node and it is opposite the USA natal Moon at 27 degrees of Aquarius. If a big event for those two countries does not happen during the days surrounding that Saturn/Pluto square, then rest assured that there will be big clues around that time suggesting what is coming by spring of 2011. An attack on Iran or Lebanon or Syria is a most likely event.
Please keep in mind that the Age of Aquarius requires diversity in Unity and equality. A superpower nation will not exist in that Age. Therefore coming events, whether economic downturns or military adventures or something else, will serve the big picture purpose of bringing more equality to nations all over the world. The United Nations tries to bring such equality, but is often too controlled by an unfair system, which gives veto power to nuclear armed nations USA, Russia, China, France, and England. And the hypocricy of putting sanctions on Iran for possibly trying to build a nuclear weapon, while these other countries own thousands of such weapons and Israel owns them too, is obvious.
The other big aspect this week, besides the Satrun/Pluto square, is Jupiter opposite Saturn on August 16. Jupiter and Saturn have a 20 year cycle together. This current cycle began in May 2000, when Jupiter was conjunct Saturn in Taurus. In the chart erected for that event, Jupiter conjunct Saturn in Taurus was square Uranus in Aquarius.
I wrote than that this symbolized the “battle”, for the succeeding 20 years, of an Old World (Jupiter/Saturn in Taurus) digging in to perpetuate its existence, challenged by a New Age being born (Uranus in Aquarius). I then predicted the first 10 years would show us an old world that would look at times like it never was going to leave (mainly Bush years), to be followed in the next 10 years by huge waves of change that would bring us forward into a new Aquarian Age in 2020.
We are in 2010 at the midpoint of the Jupiter/Saturn cycle, as Jupiter opposes Saturn. 2010 has been giving us the many powerful aspects in the early degrees of cardinal signs, which shows us the transition into a new season for the human family on Earth, on the way to a New Aquarian Age in 2020, when Jupiter conjuncts Saturn at 0+ degrees of Aquarius in December of that year.
Expect big events to happen to assist us in our shifting our consciousness and lives in attunement and alignment with the collective transformation we are all going through.
In your personal life the same thing will be happening. You will be helped to make the changes that are right for you also. You will be helped to better connect with your authentic self, beyond the progamming by society to get you to “fit in”. You will be helped, through signs and symbols and sychronicity and meaningful events, to make the changes necessary. You will connect more with others of like mind and heart, and find greater purpose and function in our greater community and Universe.
by Leo Knighton Tallarico
Leo Knighton Tallarico is a full time professional astrologer, spiritual guide, counselor, and writer for over 25 years.
He predicted the Iraq War of 2003- in early 2001 when Bush first took office; predicted the 9-11 attacks with an article “The Tower”, written in June 2001. He predicted Obama and McCain would get the presidential nominations in november 2007, when both were low in the polls; and correctly predicted the current economic downturn before it occurred.