By Leo Knighton Tallarico
This coming week brings us the last of summer and the last quarter of the lunar cycle that was begun at the New Moon in Virgo on August 25.
It is a week of feeling the endings, of grieving the past, of acceptance, of fixing and healing, of putting in order and preparing.
It may be easy to feel “down” this week, and it is OK as so many natural endings are occurring. Yet we are also accepting this new chapter of life we have embarked on both personally and globally.
The Cardinal Grand Cross and the aspects that followed it this year have thrust us into a new world for better and worse. Of course ultimately this new chapter is a stepping stone on the way to the Age of Aquarius.
But sometimes that may not feel so positive as there are obstacles on our path. And making change is not always easy, even if we know it is change for the best.
So this week we pause before the intensity picks up appreciably again soon.
Next week on September 22 there will be the Autumn Equinox. Then on September 23/24 there will be a New Moon in Libra. And quite importantly add to the mix that on September 22, a mere two hours before the equinox, Pluto will be changing directions from Retrograde to Direct.
Pluto (“ruling” planet of Scorpio) changing directions not only puts its powerful and transformational energy in the spotlight at the turning of seasons, but it gives us a strong signal of what is to come this autumn.
Pluto is the mythological “Guardian of the Underworld’, a power that goes deep into the core of the inner world of mystery and brings up the shadows, and the secrets.
It represents also the more passionate and primal instincts of our human nature and when triggered can open up “Pandora’s Box” of previously suppressed and repressed emotions.
After the expressions of more primal emotions, there is a clearing and healing. Then there is a transformation and a rebirth or renewal of life energy.
Pluto, as part of the “signature” of our Autumn Equinox this year, strongly suggests a quite intense Autumn Eclipse Season ahead.
This promises to be a most powerful Autumn Eclipse Season, mostly because Uranus and Pluto make another exact square to one another, and will help form with the Lunar Eclipse in Aries an important Cardinal T-Square formation on October 8. Then that Lunar Eclipse will be followed up by a Solar Eclipse in Scorpio two weeks later, on October 23.
Life changing world events will again blow into our collective lives, and could begin as soon as the week of the Autumn Equinox when Pluto changes directions. That week is the official beginning of the Autumn Eclipse Season.
The USA and President Obama have declared war on the Islamic State. This will cause the already unstable and chaotic Middle East to get even more volatile. There is no eradicating of an issue that is much deeper than the reality of the Islamic State.
Before long much of our globe will be involved in changing the borders and maps of this world. In Ukraine/Russia there is a conflict around real estate and allegiances. China is now in conflict with the Philippines and Japan and Viet Nam around territories. Scotland wants to secede from Great Britain. Hong Kong and Taiwan are in conflict with China around independence issues. Kashmir continues to be a bone of contention for Pakistan and India.
And there are other places around the globe where old boundaries for states are being challenged. The most volatile region for changing of allegiances and borders has been the Middle East since the Arab Spring in 2010-11.
And now with Syria, Iraq, and Libya in such flux; and with Israel and Palestine fighting for land, there is no telling how the borders will be redrawn in the Middle East.
Keeping boundaries or letting go of boundaries. keeping the old or opening up to the new- these are themes that will continue in personal lives as well as in the greater world.
This is all part of the transition between ages, as the old paradigm and world are beginning to crumble. There is a huge new balance of power forming, and old ways will die in the process.
The Powers that Be now, with the media also part of that old paradigm, will create stories that serve their interests and to which they truly have bought into. And each culture within this old world will have their stories, based on a biased view of what is happening and who is “good” and who is “bad”.
But realize that the deepest and highest of truths are that we are entering a New Age and that the old rules and structures will need to be transformed. What we rely on for our notions of “reality” are changing also.
And in our personal lives we have been leaving an old sense of what is “normal” for a new sense of normal, which will slowly form through time. For now we are still adjusting to our own new world.
And even for those who have not had their outer lives change that much this year, there is still a sense for many of not feeling the same sense of “normal” inside themselves. There is an uneasiness, a not knowing, a sense that big shifts in the greater world will also end up affecting their lives too.
It is best to find ways to ease ego controls and to trust more the Universe and our own deeper souls. There are deeper realities at work that are bringing new light into our consciousness and souls.
That new light is meant to help us to evolve in alignment with the Age of Aquarius. It can come through much more gracefully if we are not controlling its movement. Yes of course our egos are blinded by the light and afraid of the changing tides. That is what egos do.
But if there is trust in the bigger picture, the ego can give way enough to let light in while still feeling safe.
There is no force out to destroy you or your life. But there are energies that seek to break down walls of separation, separation from the wisdom of your soul, separation from the Universe, and separation from those who have love and truth to serve you with.
See you next week for the Autumn Equinox and hopefully with a new YouTube presentation for Autumn Eclipse Season.
You can also review the youtube video that was created for Spring Eclipse Season 2014 and the Cardinal Grand Cross.
You can get an astrological consultation with me during these changing times to help you on your path and with your life. Please write firstname.lastname@example.org for more info..
There is already a YOUTUBE video autumn 2013 forecast out at https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5xnEaj6JRfI
There is an old YOUTUBE video Astrology Forecasthttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6fxVYYIoNA&feature=youtu.be for Spring Eclipse Season. Check it out if you feel so moved.
You can get an astrological consultation with me during these changing times to help you on your path and with your life. Please write email@example.com for more info.
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Leo Knighton Tallarico has been a full time professional astrologer, spiritual guide, counselor, and writer for 29 years