By Leo Knighton Tallarico
The Sun just went into Aquarius on January 19, and on January 20 is the Women’s March.
This is a follow-up to last year’s march, which yelled loud and clear the power of women in their desire to end sexual abuse, power abuse, and generally unfair gender conditions in the USA and world.
Eclipse Season began last week, and on January 31 there is the first of two eclipses in a row. It is a Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Aquarius/Leo. Then on February 15 there is a Solar Eclipse New Moon in Aquarius.
This Eclipse Season, with an emphasis on Aquarius, is very much about group power. So the Women’s March is very aligned with that focus.
As we have stated before Leo and Aquarius are in large part about power of the One (Leo) and power of the Group (Aquarius).
The Women’s March last January 21 2017 happened also during Sun in Aquarius, but this year group action of Women is more influential than it was then.
This is partly because we are in Eclipse Season already this year, but it is also because of the sexual and power abuse revelations recently.
And as we get deeper this year into Winter 2018 Eclipse Season, we will see more group social action as well as more executive action against the voices of the group.
The Senate right now has asserted its power to shut down the government in reaction to Trump’s executive desire to put through a funding bill that is aligned with what he wants.
I believe we can expect this Eclipse Season, especially so as we get close to the Aquarius Solar Eclipse on February 15, even more powerful group action.
That could very well include group actions counter to the USA power base, as well as stronger attempts to impeach and/or dis-empower the President of the USA.
In that regard there will be more conflict around the Israeli/Palestinian issue. The UN already passed a policy to negate the American unilateral decision to recognize Jerusalem as the sole Capital of Israel.
In your own life, are you a member of any socially conscious groups that you feel quite resonant with?
Do you usually feel like an outsider in group situations? Do you prefer a strong leader over a committee of people?
Aquarius is an interesting sign in that it is about two seemingly very different traits.
Aquarius is about being different than the norm, very individualistic and sometimes considered weird.
At the same time Aquarius is about being in a group, with a group cause.
So it seems one will either be estranged from the group because it does not fit in, or it fits into the group, often by “wearing the same uniform” as everyone else.
And this is where we get to Aquarius at its best being “Diversity within Unity”.
When one can be distinctly individualized, true to one’s uniqueness, yet at the same time within the Unity of the group, Aquarius is best fulfilled.
And how does Leo, its polar opposite, fit into this equation?
Leo, whose ruling “planet” is the Sun, can provide the fuel of energy to the group as a leader in alliance with the group intentions. The Sun in the solar system provides the light and warmth to the planets travelling around it, not dominating but facilitating their actions and life.
The heart is the part of the body affiliated with the Sun and Leo. And the heart (and heart chakra) provides the fuel of energy for the body and soul to be alive. The circulatory system is Aquarius the water bearer, delivering the lifeblood through the body’s network.
So this Eclipse Season, how can you best balance your group and social principles (Aquarius) with your personal heart’s desires (Leo)?
Too much Aquarius puts one too focused on one’s mind, figuring what is most socially conscious. Too much Leo puts a person too much in one’s heart for what is attractive and serves one’s desires..
For instance, shopping for a car can be about getting one that is good for the environment and best for the family and family wallet (Aquarius). Or it can be focused on getting the shiny red one that opens up one’s heart with happiness (Leo).
In world dynamics, too much Leo gives us a dictator. Too much Aquariusgives us a legislative body, group or committee that gets nothing done.
So the Sun is in Aquarius this week, and the lunar cycle is in the waxing half of its cycle, moving toward a powerful climax at the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius/Leo on January 31.
Mid week Mercury will be conjunct Pluto in Capricorn, tending our minds toward deep and serious thought and communication.
And then on Friday the 26th of January, Mars will leave deep, intense, and sometimes darkly brooding Scorpio; for fiery, inspired, joyful, adventurous and sometimes impulsive Sagittarius. It will stay in Sagittarius until the 17th of March.
This adds some yang Fire to the mostly yin Earth and Water we have been slushing through.
Mars in Sagittarius will open up our life energy portals, tending more toward action, upliftment, and wanting to “jump right in”.
That is only 5 days before the Lunar Eclipse, so energies in general are then intensifying, causing more possibility for breakdowns and breakthroughs in our consciousness and lives.
Change and transformation are swirling through our lives more, and if you want to unchain yourself from stuck situations, people, or thought, this Eclipse Season is a great time to do so.
For Eclipse Season, in the world keep your eye on the Russia-gate investigation, the Winter Olympics in Korea, and increasing tension in Syria and Israel/Palestine. These and other world situations will become more important. Look at the stock market and economy closely too for signs of coming changes.
In your own personal life, stay on your toes for potential change, open your mind and heart to life more than before, yet at the same time keep your sanity and stay centered.
As always meditation is one of the best aids during times of intensity and change.
All that happens is for a reason and for what is best for your soul’s journey.
So know that the change and transformation in your life now has purpose, especially so if you have purpose for your life.
Till next week,
My 2018 astrological forecasts begin this week with a video forecast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyIVxnMPGzI&feature=youtu.be
A podcast will be broadcast soon after that and then a radio show podcast sometime later.
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Leo Knighton Tallarico is a Professional Astrologer and Co-Director of Spiritual Renaissance Center. His astrology forecast can be heard on the Sound Ecology radio show on WMPG 90.9 the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30. To book a session with Leo and learn more, visit the Spiritual Renaissance Center.