By Leo Knighton Tallarico
This past week was really intense for many. Wednesday and Thursday brought a New Moon in Scorpio followed by the passage of Jupiter from Scorpio (where it had been for the last year) into Sagittarius (where it will be for the next year).
“Out with the old and in with the new” was a common theme, a theme which continues as one’s New Chapter of life is becoming more clear.
As Election Day was just before these important planetary passages, that fact plays into the Old Chapter/New Chapter theme.
Democrats took over the House of Representatives while Republicans kept dominance of the Senate. And so now Democrats will have more power and will use that power to seriously counter the Trump presidency.
That shift in power will help define the New Chapter politically and culturally, as the so-called USA culture war goes to a whole new level.
And each of us is being “persuaded” to know more surely where we stand and what we believe. It is more challenging now to keep a middle ground observation view between these two opposing forces,
And in many ways these two opposing cultural viewpoints are about the past and future, though most involved would likely not see it that way.
Conservative by definition is about keeping things as they have been, and Progressive by definition is about progress.
Much of what Trump and his followers want is “make America great again” which infers going back to the past.
So much is changing now in such a big way. Look at gender roles and expressions, as can be seen through transgender people and their rights. Look at the growing influence of AI. Some are seeing that robots will replace humans sexually, as sex robot brothels are opening up in the country. New kinds of relationship are being explored with more people attracted to open relationships and poly-amorous relationships.
And some people are concerned that current minorities like African-Americans and Hispanics will before too long become the majority in the country, hence the fear of some white people.
And women are becoming more empowered than ever, which scares some who see old traditions and old religious gender roles dying. An accepted Patriarchy is seen to be passing away.
And underneath all this is a shift of power, as those who have long held power and privilege are losing it and know it.
In a healthier world we bring along with us some old ways and traditions, but we do not bring it back. We move forward into a NEW world.
And the old privilege is certainly leaving our world, which is headed to greater fairness and equality.
And minorities will be in the majority before too long also.
And LGBTQ peoples will more and more be accepted in our new world, this is certain.
But other changes are up for discussion. Do we truly want robot sex brothels? How far do we want to go with AI and robots in general.
And do we want to let go of traditional relationships and monogamy? Do we want there to be choice in these matters? And are open relationships right for our world and society?
In a healthy culture there are kind and respectful discussions about matters like these, and some conservative ideas are taken with us as we progress into the future. We decide together- No culture war!
But we all know that is not happening right now. There is culture war.
There would not be a war if everyone rode this wave we are all experiencing, which cannot deny a changing world into a New Chapter and even bigger a New Age.
And then together we sort through that which is inevitable in this New Age, that which can be preserved from the old world, and that which is open to discussion.
Overall we are progressing into a world of Diversity Within Unity, equality and fairness, Love and Truth. And as long as we stay true to those principles, all else will naturally form as it needs to.
So now as we pass the New Moon in Scorpio and get used to a full year of Jupiter in Sagittarius, we have begun to liberate ourselves from the parts of our individual lives that feel trapped and chained.
In essence, we are each free spirits that are adjusting to a world of matter and form. This is how I believe we need to know life now.
From that view, we hold our spirits and souls in the highest regard, but also realize we came to this world of form for a reason, to actualize and manifest purpose.
We develop a healthy relationship between spirit and matter, and then this is the foundation for our personal and global transition into an Age of Aquarius.
This week, we begin to open the wings of our spirits as we get used to Jupiter in Sagittarius.
For some this last week has been painful as the baggage from our old conditioning has weighed us and our wings down. We need more work in resolving our past and releasing our old patterns and ways.
And of course as Venus stays in Retrograde, relationships are an important part of our transition. Old relationship patterns that do not serve our souls and lives are being transformed.
In some cases these relationships need to be released and let go of, as difficult as that may be. Chains need to be broken now, hopefully through discussions between people, but if not unilateral breaking is necessary.
And at the end of this week Venus leaves Retrograde and goes back Direct. That happens on Friday November 16.
We then begin to get more clarity and direction about relationship, and we begin the process of needed change. Remember however, that Venus does not get back to the position it started its Retrograde movement at until December 17.
So clarity, direction, and needed changes in relationship may take some time longer for many.
Interestingly, on the same day as Venus goes Direct (Friday November 16), Mercury goes Retrograde.
Yes Mercury goes Retrograde this Friday November 16. So confusion may be strong around this time.
Both Mercury and Venus are about relating. Mercury through the mind and Venus through the heart.
So mind and heart are seeking a new balance between one another. With Venus going Direct, our heart matter begin to clear up. But Mercury going Retrograde suggests our thinking and mental communications are readjusting.
As usual, Mercury Retrograde shifts our mental outlook, prompting us to be more reflective and “right-brained”. We may also question what we have previously decided.
Additionally, people from our past may come back to us in our dreams, thoughts and in reality. And this is just after Venus Retrograde may have done that with us.
Remember to let the process unfold without jumping to any fast conclusions. Mercury stays Retrograde until December 6, when it goes back Direct again.
Much is in flux still, yet all is moving toward greater freedom from old programming, toward healthier relationships, and bigger steps into the consciousness of the Age of Aquarius.
Till next week,
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