by Leo Knighton Tallarico
Energies are stirring. Winds of change are softly beginning to blow in.
If you have felt held back, impatient for your life to get moving, soon it will change.
Mercury goes back direct this week. Mars goes back direct the next week after that. A month or so after that is the first of two eclipses, a Solar Eclipse New Moon in Gemini. Two weeks after that is the second eclipse, a Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Sagittarius. And about three weeks after that is the first pass of highly transformational Uranus square Pluto. Very creative and sometimes chaotic energies and events will be bursting into our lives.
Many of you are opening to new ideas, inventive ways to bring progress to your lives. Old stuck energies and patterns are being broken down, so these new ways can make breakthroughs in your attitudes and lives.
Keep making the inner changes and spiritual shifts for just a bit longer. You want to be in proper alignment for the coming changes. You have been getting prepared for quite awhile now, your body and soul shifting out of old frequencies, healing and releasing what is ready to go.
Your old fears, which have been held in your body, mind, and heart will no longer hold you back. You are liberating your self. You are ready to live a more authentic and purposeful life. You are ready to join hands with others in healing our planet and human condition, in alignment with the burgeoning Aquarian Age consciousness.
The coming Eclipse Season will assist your growth as it will help with breakdowns of old patterns and breakthroughs into new consciousness and ways of being. But first we have the end of Mercury and Mars Retrgrade coming up soon.
Mercury goes Direct this week Wednesday April 4 at 6:11 AM EDT. Issues will begin to clear up. Direction will be more obvious. Decisions will begin to form. Communication will be better. Total clarity for some will take a few more days, as Mercury gets up to speed.
Mars goes Direct a little over a week later, on April 13. It is time to begin to move forward with our lives. It will not be a time to move forward fast, as Mars will be barely moving forward, going very slowly for several days. But its going Direct will be a turning point you should feel. Your life is ready to move forward.
After the New Moon in Taurus on April 21, you can take bigger steps forward with your life. And after May 20, at the next New Moon, which is a Solar Eclipse on the day the Sun moves into Gemini, you will be ready for a locomotive life movement.
In the greater world dramas, storms will soon just be beginning to form. We have alerted you in past forecasts to the potential of an attack on Iran and a downturn of the economy during the coming eclipse season. We let you know that the Mars Retrograde period would be a time when the world would be “deciding” what it would do with the Iranian situation.
On the day Mars went retrograde, on January 23, the European Union decided it would impose severe sanctions on Iran, in league with sanctions already announced by the USA. And on April 13, the actual day Mars goes back direct again, world powers and Iran will meet to try to settle their differences.
If they do, the crisis will be calmed down for now, and an attack in the near future will be doubtful. If, however, Iran shows no desire to comply with demands to curtail their nuclear activities, then war will be inevitable and soon. Israel will attack.
Mars, the god of war, is in the planetary spotlight, as it goes Direct, on the same day as the meeting- quite an impressive synchronicity. The three days surrounding the May 20 Solar Eclipse New Moon in Gemini, and the three days surrounding the June 19 second-in-a-row New Moon in Gemini are likely times for attack, if attack does indeed happen.
And the world economy, which shows signs of fragility because of the troubles in southern Europe, will be greatly affected by what happens concerning Iran. The oil market and oil prices are greatly influenced by the Iranian crisis, for many people all over the world.
This coming eclipse season, which includes a powerful Uranus/Pluto square, will reveal to us in a major way, the extent of transformation of our world in 2012 and beyond.
Of course December 21 2012 is the date considered the ending of the Mayan Calendar and the end of an Old World. What exactly that means is still to be determined. And this eclipse season and the next eclipse season in November of 2012 will show us much of what the 2012 world turning point will be like.
There is one more important Retrograde movement coming up soon, during the upcoming Eclipse Season. Venus, goddess of love and relationships, will be turning retrograde on May 15, just 5 days before the Solar Eclipse on May 20. There will be powerful shifts and changes around heart issues and relationship. Old relationship patterns that are getting stale or toxic will be ripe for breakdowns and transformation. People from our past will return to help us understand these current patterns. Great relationship changes will be happening for many people.
The beginnings of the relationship shifts may be felt by some this coming week, as Venus goes into Gemini on April 3. Venus will go retrograde in Gemini on May 15, and stay in Gemini all the way down to going back direct on June 27, and will continue in Gemini until August 7, when it goes into Cancer.
That means Venus will stay in Gemini for 4 months. Usually Venus stays in a sign for only about a month.
So with the Solar Eclipse in Gemini, the Lunar Eclipse in Gemini/Sagittarius, a second New Moon in Gemini, and Venus retrograde in Gemini, you can expect for Gemini people to most affected in the coming months. It is time for Geminis to be on their toes, ready to move with change.
This week, as Mercury goes direct, we make baby steps forward, as the “airwaves” begin to clear. There is a Full Moon in Aries/Libra This Friday April 6 at 3:19 PM EDT. Our desire to move our lives forward while honoring our individual self and individual journey is paused by our need to equally honor relationship and others.
There is powerful change coming our way soon.
See you next week,
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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.