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Winds of Change and Astrology Forecast April 14-20

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

The winds of change are blowing strongly now, and will increase in strength as we move further into our Spring Eclipse Season 2013.

Some people, however, are really struggling with letting go.  They are finding it difficult to let go of “how it used to be”.    The stronger the tide of change, the more we need to let go of the past.   And sometimes what we hold onto the most is an old belief or attitude that defined our sense of personal reality.

Perhaps we have been used to having low self esteem, or being abused, or abandoned, or rejected. Or maybe we are used to being popular, or wealthy, or young, or secure in our relationship, or feeling comfortable in our job or home.

What is familiar to us is gives us a sense of safety and security.   Yet change takes us out of our comfort zones, and challenges us to move on from an old phase or season of our life.

And now with change getting more powerful, we have not as much time to process our feelings, or to lick our wounds.   We are or will soon be asked to learn “new dance steps”, to get into new rhythms for our life.   And old emotional baggage weighs us down, and makes it difficult to dance freely into a more liberated life.

This does not mean you should or can avoid your feelings. On the contrary, old emotional wounds may be erupting in your consciousness as change blows in, and cannot be ignored.

The crisis many are facing now demands they move more quickly through the emotional upheavals, however, and let go what cannot be easily healed or resolved, and move forward.

If you have gone back and forth over your issues recently or even for many months or years, it is time now or soon to move on, to act, to decide, to make the best of a situation. Perhaps what you are moving forward into is not the perfect solution or exactly what you wanted. But it is what is right to do now, what fits best of the choices you currently have in front of you.

For some, they will need to move more through this Eclipse Season before knowing fully the direction they need to take.  Nevertheless, it is important to know that you need to release the past, release the way it used to be, so you can more fully embrace what is coming.

The New Moon in Aries last week sounded the alert for change.  This coming week, at or near the second quarter Moon in Cancer on Thursday the 18th, feelings and needs for nurturing may challenge this desire and/or need for change.

But the Sun will conjunct Mars in Aries around the same time, following up on the New Moon in Aries last week, so the force of change will be much more powerful than softer feelings. Nevertheless, the second quarter Moon in Cancer suggests we find time to rest and check in with our feelings.  A recharge of your energy batteries may be needed.

At that second quarter Moon we will only be one week away from the first eclipse, a Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Taurus/Scorpio on April 25.  That will be only the first of three eclipses, but it should be quite strong, additionally so as both Mars and Saturn will be in aspect to that Full Moon Eclipse.

In the greater world, military threats are getting stronger, especially as North Korea is threatening and will likely launch missiles soon, perhaps this coming week.  Syria is also threatening to get out of control, and with the Iran talks going nowhere recently, Israel is making plans to destroy Iranian nuclear facilities.   With the USA having its natal Mars aspected by both transiting Jupiter and Mars this spring and early summer, you can count on the USA military muscle being flexed.

These conflicts are meant to shake up our collective sense of reality, to bring out the true intentions of the powers of the Old Paradigm and Age, and to break down the status quo.    This will also inspire many to wake up even more, and to realize how much we all need to be involved in changing the paradigm and creating a New Paradigm and Age.

I am sure most of you who read this forecast blog are aware of how the President and Congress are doing their best to perpetuate the Military/Economic structure that runs our country and so much of the world, even if that means doing what is wrong for humanity.

The Monsanto rider was sneaked through Congress and signed by President Obama. This rider puts Monsanto and their genetically modified foods above the law here in the USA.

Sequestration is beginning to be felt in local communities and personal lives, and people will no longer be able to count on certain services and monies anymore.   But the stock market keeps going up as companies are making huge profits, even as regular people are out of work and/or work so hard to make ends meet.

This manic and out of touch stock market cannot stand for long.  A downfall is likely before the end of the year.

So the changes that are happening in your life are the microcosm or what is happening in our world.  These changes are your opportunity to release what you were conditioned and programmed by society and family to believe about your self and the world.    You do not need to stay in roles that do not truly represent who you authentically are.    You cannot still expect others who do not truly “see” you, to one day accept you and love you the way you want to be loved.

By letting go your expectations of certain people and your self, you become free to self actualize and to draw to your self people who you can truly relate to, and who can relate to you.

If people at work or in your family or your mate or friend treat you badly or cannot relate to you, and have so for a long time; it is time you stop investing your energy and time in trying to change them.   Let go wanting for it to be different, and either accept and make the best of the relationship as it is, or move on from it.

Do your best now to take the ride of change, to let in new ideas, and new ways of seeing your self and life.  You do not need to feel trapped by limited options.  There are always doors of solution that are outside the box.  Black or white options are usually a way of painting your self into a corner of frustration.

Open your heart and mind to what the Universe can bring to you. There are a rainbow of possibilities when you leave either/or consciousness.   You are not meant to be stuck and depressed.   There are no problems without some solution, even if it is not the one you expected.  Life is meaningful and the right direction for you will appear if you know that to be true.

I recently put out a YOUTUBE video Astrology Forecast for Spring Eclipse Season. Check it out if you feel so moved.

see you next week,


I also created an Astrology Forecast 2013 for youtube, part 1. And Part 2.

Please feel free to find more writings and my services on mywebsite.You can get an astrological consultation with me during these changing times to help you on your path and with your life. Please write for more info.

Leo Knighton Tallarico is a full time professional astrologer, spiritual guide, counselor, and writer for over 25 years

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