by Leo Knighton Tallarico
We are moving forward this week into a quite intense beginning to Autumn Eclipse Season 2012. On Monday October 29 there is a Full Moon in Scorpio/Taurus that is the last major lunation before the Solar Eclipse New Moon in Scorpio on November 13. That will be the first of two eclipses in November, the second is a Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Sagittarius/Gemini on November 28.
So the winds of the Eclipse Season blow in this coming week, and here on the east coast USA it is literal as there is Hurricane Sandy blowing in with powerful winds and rain. It is expected to arrive on the shores of eastern USA close to that Full Moon this Monday.
Metaphorically, as the east is where new daily Suns rise, this Hurricane brings with it to America, on the east coast where the Sun first rises here every day, the beginning of the Eclipse Season for the USA. So we can expect that eclipse season to be a powerful time here.
There is a Presidential Election on November 6, at the last quarter Moon in Scorpio/Leo. On that same day Mercury changes to retrograde, bringing back shades of the 2000 Presidential Election between Bush and Gore. That election night, Mercury was also changing directions, from retrograde to direct. The day when Mercury changes directions, no matter which way it is shifting, is the craziest most confusing time in Mercury’s journey.
In 2000 there was extraordinary confusion about who won, and about voting irregularities. This time polls show there will likely be a very close election again, and if so people will be screaming about vote fraud again. I am not sure how Election Night will play out this time, but expect some chaos and confusion.
But first we have this storm blowing in at the Full Moon in Scorpio/Taurus on Monday October 29 at 3:49 PM EDT. The invasive power of Scorpio confronts the fixed Earth of Taurus, quite perfect astrologically for this hurricane forcefully entering the eastern landmass of the USA.
Saturn will be conjunct the Sun, and Pluto will also be making aspect to this Full Moon, bringing more seriousness and depth of emotion and mind. And timed with the election shortly thereafter, and the eclipses shortly after that, the winds of change will dramatically be shifting the affairs in the USA.
Whichever way the election turns, since the political parties now represent two very different cultures more that anything else, there will be much rage and negativity shown by the losing party. We have been for some time now entrenched in a culture war here in the USA, and in recent years that war has gotten more and more intense.
Of course we know many crazies on the fringe of the “right” hate President Obama and have threatened his life, yet there were also stories recently about how crazies on the “left” have threatened to assassinate Romney if he becomes president. These threats were all over Twitter last week.
There is reason to fear a kind of civil war here in America, especially if the economy gets much worse, as money issues often bring out the worst in people. I have often thought that Obama is a reincarnation of President Lincoln, and of course our current lanky black President would be poetic justice if linked to the Civil War and the emancipation of the slaves.
We could conceivably have a new “civil war” in the USA, with the south now representing much of the republican party, versus the north and especially the northeast, which was most of northern USA in 1860, and is now overwhelmingly democrats.
If this is how things play out, then perhaps Obama (Lincoln) will be the one who wins this election and is called upon to heal the country again.
I still believe, by certain astrological factors I use, that Romney is more likely to win; but the Universe is a mysterious place and “Lincoln” could be needed again.
If you are someone who has been getting outside the conventional world box, and transforming your consciousness toward more love and truth, healing of our Earth and human community, and alignment with an Aquarian Age, it will be best to not get in the fight between democrats and republicans. That fight is part of an old paradigm of separation. Let it go and visualize and work for a New World.
So as this storm and full moon blow in, just a week before the election and Mercury Retrograde, and just two weeks before the Solar Eclipse New Moon in Scorpio, expect the unexpected. But we can likely expect the nastiness of this election to get much worse; and we can likely expect the Middle East, especially around the Solar Eclipse to become even more explosive; and we can expect crazy happenings with the economy and stock market.
So batten down the hatches as the storm and full moon blow in. And be careful in your interpersonal relationships to keep somewhat of a lid on your more negative emotions. Scorpio can bring with it a stinger to push people’s emotional buttons and Taurus can be so stubborn and resistant. That combination can bring big fights; and since we are talking Taurus and Scorpio, issues of money and possessions and how they are shared can be in the spotlight of our disagreements. “Tugs of War” can certainly erupt.
Keep in mind that at this Full Moon, and through much of November, that issues will be pushed to come to a head, that energies will be favorable for getting to the core of issues, especially ones that have been previously “pushed under the rug”. It is a good time, and it will happen quite organically in most cases, to go deeper into what is bothering you or holding you back. It is a good time this month to “hash it out”, to come to some kind of resolution or at least a clearing of the air.
You will then know better what is needed to be let go and released and what can instead be fixed or healed. There will be endings, and passing through old “seasons” of your life; and there will be new births and renewals.
So much is changing now and for the next few years because of Uranus square Pluto and moving closer and closer to an Aquarian Age. And how about the Mayan Calendar ending on December 21, 2012?
Each planetary aspect or lunation or eclipse can take on so much more transformational significance or importance than usual now. Keeping the status quo if it is not aligned with your authentic soul and its journey, will seem impossible sometimes. It will sometimes feel like holding onto the edge of a cliff with the wind blowing.
All is coming to you in divine order, though sometimes at these crossroads it is up to you to decide which way to turn. Do not trust your intellect at these times to lead the way. It is the connection between mind and heart that helps, and an allowing for the Universe and your deeper soul to reveal to you signs and symbols and synchronicities to light the way.
There is no reason to stress and worry, instead trust the process to show you the way at just the right time. Stress and fear can only close you up so you cannot “see straight”.
Your awareness is getting sharper, your consciousness is expanding, so naturally old ways may not work anymore. It can bring fear at first to let go of old security structures, but time will bring you new security and greater freedom to live your life authentically.
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.