by Leo Knighton Tallarico
This week we finish up the lunar cycle begun at the Solar Eclipse New Moon in Cancer on July 11. Monday August 2 begins the last quarter of that lunar cycle. The next new moon, which starts the next lunar cycle, is on August 9 in Leo.
These last few days of this lunar cycle may be quite intense, especially with a Jupiter square Pluto aspect early this week. They will give more shakes and bumps on our voyage through the Eclipses and Grand Cross and Cardinal T-square of the summer of 2010. We have been taken out of our old comfort zones. We are being initiated into new chapters of our life drama, both on a personal level and in the greater world. Turning points and crossroads are being faced by many.
The second half of summer begins this week, and we are now in the middle of a T square of planets in the very early degrees of cardinal signs. The Cardinal signs are Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn. A Grand Cross would give us planets in all four of those signs. A T-square has planets in three of those signs, in this case Aries (Jupiter and Uranus), Libra (Mars and Saturn), and Capricorn (Pluto).
This kind of aspect builds tension because it is pulling in 3 different directions. The Libra planets want peace and civility; the Aries planets want action and forward movement; Pluto in Capricorn wants restructuring out of old forms and patterns. The fact they are all in early Cardinal signs shows we are pushing forward into new seasons of our lives, as cardinal signs are the signs of the first months of the seasons.
Late on August 6 into early August 7, when the Moon is in early Cancer, there will a few hours of a full Grand Cross, not just a t-square. The t-square stays in effect into September.
In the greater world, the likelihood of important events will increase. Though the big astrological aspects will pass this autumn, the possibility of big events will stay. Oftentimes the astrological aspects shake us out of our comfort zones and get us ready for the events which follow. Autumn 2010 may have even more dramatic events than summer 2010.
The biggest world event this year so far has been the blow up of the oil rig in the gulf and the subsequent huge oil spill. Now that the spill has been temporarily plugged, government officials and media voices have been telling us the spill is not so bad now for our oceans and wildlife anymore. They say very little oil is now being detected on the surface of the waters. This has been a most horrible devastation for our Earth, its creaures and the balance of nature.
The denial, however, is typical of our world order. It always tries to go back to “normal” and not make any real changes. It is like a dysfunctional family that has a huge blowout, and everyone tears each other apart, saying and doing things that are so hurtful, mean, and destructive. Then after the storm blows over they go back to same-old, same-old. They push everything under the rug, acting like nothing ever happened. Yet all the resentments stay inside, everyone trusts each other less and less, relationships are harmed forever. There is never any real effort to repair the damage, to heal the wounds, to transform and change old patterns that have closed hearts and souls to one another.
And in our greater world, will the oil drilling now stop, after such a horrible disaster? No. Will the efforts to find alternative energy sources intensify? Likely no. But yes this old world paradigm, this Old World Order, will face more and more disasters.
We know this because we know in our own personal lives we get “hit over the head” by life when we get off track from our authentic self and our soul’s path. It is a warning. We can make change or not, our choice. But if we don’t we get another whack, maybe through an illness, maybe through losing a relationship or a job. We can then choose to make changes, get on track or not. The whacks get bigger, maybe not right away, but eventually when the planets come around again.
We can now choose, as the planetary action is intense, to jump on the train of our soul’s path, to bring more sanity and connections into our lives, connections to our authentic self and soul, to each other, and to the magic of the Universe. We can choose to be a part of an Aquarian Age growing stronger every day.
Or we can choose to jump on the train of the dramas of an old world dying. We can watch in awe at the spectacles of celebrity and privilege, fame and wealth. We can cringe in fear or rise in hatred for the enemies who we need to kill in order to keep our nation or religion’s team number one. We can play the game we have been taught by our society, or we can connect to being a real human being on the Earth in a greater community of beings in the Universe.
If you do choose to be that real human being, get ready to help heal our human family and Earth and transform our consciousness and ways into a new Aquarian Age.
Likely this year the economy will suffer more, and war cries will yell out against Iran. Do not be sucked into the fear or the hatred for the enemy. It will suck the soul out of you, will take you away from your life path.
Life can still be beautiful, loving, compassionate, and fair, if that is the frequency you choose to live in. The people and circumstances you need will follow. The Aquarian Age is now inside ourselves, not a perfect world, still with problems, but still also with love and hope and kindness.
Astrology teaches that you are the center of your world, of your life dramas. As you transform your consciousness and life, all transforms around you. Not all at once, as the Universe needs to know you are committed to this soul journey, but slowly and eventually.
Use the shifts of 2010 to make the changes you need to make to keep you in your soul and its true life journey.
See you next week,
Leo Knighton Tallarico