Leo Knighton Tallarico
Though we just passed through the Solar Eclipse New Moon in Scorpio on Thursday, which is the last eclipse of this eclipse season, we will remain in the throes of the intensity for some time longer.
Since the next exact meeting of Uranus square Pluto is not until December 15, we can expect Autumn Eclipse Season 2014 to extend through to the Winter Solstice, a longer than usual Eclipse Season.
There is a turning point in the process now, however, as Mercury is going Direct pretty much as I write this forecast, on Saturday October 25 at 3:17 PM EDT.
So as the Scorpio Solar Eclipse has just passed, and Mercury goes Direct today, truth is an unavoidable reality.
Scorpio plows right down into the core of truth, the deeper truth that can free us from our chains of egoic control.
And Mercury now going Direct after 3+ weeks of being Retrograde, gives us the beginning of finding the light of clarity at the end of the dark tunnel of unknowing.
It may take a few more days to a week before we are totally confident we are seeing and thinking clearly, and before we can truly accept on a deeper level the truth that has revealed itself.
This year, since the Cardinal Grand Cross of spring, we have been thrust into an important new chapter or phase of our lives. Events, awakenings, and realizations have shown us a dying past, closed doors of that which is not aligned with our authentic soul self, and open doors and windows bringing the fresh air of new ways forward.
And this current Autumn Eclipse Season, while Mercury has been retrograde, has forced us to look deeper for truth in order to find clear direction forward.
And what matters is what is on our true soul path, a path that is aligned with the connections showing Oneness, while at the same time the truth of who we each really are in essence, with no more lying and trying to be what we are not.
This turning point now to more clarity and truth is a difficult one for some, as there has been an avoidance of letting go of that which they have been holding onto so strongly.
Life support systems onto co-dependent relationships or empty security structures will no longer work in our hearts or lives anymore.
But this is no time to rush forward or be impulsive with our actions. We can spend a bit more time processing before we know for sure, and when we do act and make decision, we can do that in a thoughtful and deliberative way now.
Mars moves out of fiery and expansive Sagittarius this Sunday October 26 and into grounded and real Capricorn, where it will stay until December 4. This will help us to face and make real and to manifest that which was previously merely an idea or inspiration. There is no more running away. It is time soon to do what needs to be done.
So this coming week may bring more clarity and direction, but for some also a more sobering look at one’s life issues.
And on Friday October 31 is Samhain, the ancient predecessor and inspiration for Halloween. It is a sacred turning point that is approximately half way between Autumn Equinox and Winter Solstice.
And our more deeply “tuned in” ancestors experienced the fact that the veil between worlds is thinner around Samhain. You may hear or “see” spirits. You may catch glimpses of spirits out of the corner of your eye now.
And if you do ritual to honor ancestors, you may be able to contact those who have left their material bodies.
Then on November 1, also known as All Saints Day in Catholicism, we get ready to turn back our clocks. We will then experience shorter days of being awake while it is light outside. And temperatures are getting colder.
This prompts us to look within more, as the outside is not so appealing for many. Christ said that “The Kingdom is Within” and so now we can move more in that direction, the direction of the “unknown” and mysterious, but also the direction of soul unity and connectedness.
And as we recognize the inner kingdom and experience the love at the heart of that kingdom, we know that whatever events are erupting in the greater world can be seen and felt through the frequency of connectedness.
Yes this last week, as there was a Solar Eclipse in Scorpio, brought us many very dark events: A “terrorist” attack in the Canadian Parliament. Another violent attack in a high school just outside Seattle, an ax attack on police in New York, serious riots in Jerusalem, and a killing of police in northern California.
Add these to the Ebola scare, Islamic State, a volatile stock market, etc. and it would be easy to get into fear zone.
Scorpio brings up the shadows in individuals and in society, so we can then deal with our demons, release toxic energies and patterns, and look for ways to transform our lives.
In the greater world, we are having lights shine on our shadow demons, on our mistakes, on our karma.
The Islamic State is not mainly about religion, but about power and about old grudges and injustices from the past.
The killing sprees in schools and other mainstream venues show us what needs to be addressed in our society. Issues of guns, mental health, and of a general decay in society need to be addressed more seriously. These cannot be solved by people who are wanting to satisfy political agendas, but by people who want to end old patterns that destroy our human family and Earth and its creatures.
We are living out a paradigm of separateness and “every man for himself”, of his family or country or religion. Evolution now is dependent on seeing me and mine more inclusively. My family is all of humanity. That consciousness of oneness is mandatory if we are to evolve our consciousness into an Age of Aquarius.
Though this movement into an Age of Aquarius is part of the natural cycles of Nature and the Universe; nevertheless we choose what that means for our human family here on Earth. Do we as a collective transform our consciousness and lives into one of seeing all as equal and developing a Diversity in Unity world with Love and Truth as our foundation to build on? Or not?
We are at a crossroads now, over the next year or longer. Events will take us more to “the edge” so we can know deep in our souls the reality we are facing, the consciousness we need to attain, the lives we need to live.
And our next spike of intensity will be early to mid November, as Mars in Capricorn triggers the Uranus/Pluto square. That square will be exact again on December 14/15, just days before Winter Solstice.
As you get more clarity now and over the next few days after Mercury Direct, commit your self more deeply to your spiritual path and your personal evolution. We are All in this together, whether we acknowledge it or not.
See you next week,
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Leo Knighton Tallarico has been a full time professional astrologer, spiritual guide, counselor, and writer for 29 years