By Leo Knighton Tallarico
During the Sun in Pisces time of year now, we process, reflect, and go deeper into greater insights and sensitive feelings.
We are still in Eclipse Season even though the last of two eclipses this season is now in our rear view mirror.
That last eclipse, a Solar Eclipse New Moon in Aquarius, was on February 15. As a new moon, it began a lunar cycle and motivated new beginnings.
These Aquarius beginnings are about groups, communities, and social consciousness. It also is about respecting our own and others’ distinct individuality, even if said individualism is outside the usual boxes and social confines.
So now people are more galvanized to identify with “birds of a feather” groups or communities they feel resonant with.
In the larger world, there is a very polarized and combative separation between USA cultures or groups.
Around that Solar Eclipse in Aquarius there was another horrific mass killing in a high school in Florida.
One of the most glaring fallouts of those murders has been a spotlight shown on the differences between two USA communities.
One is getting more and vociferous about limiting accessibility to military style weapons that have been involved in so many mass murders of innocent people.
The other group, backed by the NRA, is not very open to any gun law changes. They persist in believing citizens need those weapons in order to defend against a potentially tyrannical USA government of the future. Interestingly many corporations since the massacre are severing their contractual ties to the NRA because of community outrage with laws.
These two distinctly different USA cultures came out of any closets they were in during the Total Solar Eclipse in Leo last August. Charlottesville riots happened then and caused the murder of a young woman.
Make no mistake about it, these culture wars resemble the differences between cultures during the USA Civil War in 1860-1865. Southern plantation owners owned slaves and wanted to keep them so that their financial profits could be maintained or increased.
There were two very distinctly opposed cultures that did not live together very well.
And now rural and southern USA people are so different than people in more cosmopolitan areas of the USA.
Something is breaking apart within the USA. The recent downfall of the USA Stock Market shows more potential for the breakdown of the current system in the USA.
And in the world outside the USA borders, there are growing USA war cries against Iran and North Korea, two countries than were deemed “Axis of Evil” by George Bush.
The Trump administration is showing that it will bully those countries into stopping their nuclear programs, even as Iran has been part of an agreement to hold back that nuclear program. They have not broken the rules of that agreement.
The USA invaded North Korea in the early ’50s and destroyed much of the North while killing so many of its people. And so now North Korea has determined it cannot trust the USA and must defend itself with nuclear weapons that the USA already has in great abundance and has used.
And both Israel and the USA are putting Iran in their crosshairs. The USA controlled Iran and put up a puppet president that they dominated.
Then Iran had its revolution in 1979 which threw out that old government and USA dominance there.
The threat of war against North Korea, Iran, and Syria is very real now. And Russia and China could also get involved.
After April 15 is when the threats of war and a bigger stock market crash will get stronger and stronger.
The System of the USA is in the process of transformation, and it must go back to its beautiful core values in that process.
Self Determination, freedom and liberation, equality and justice for all are Universal values that apply to All peoples all over the world.
We have invaded other countries, like Iraq and Syria and Libya, that have not attacked us, nor do they pose much realistic threat to destroy the most powerful country in the world. We have all too often imposed our values and ways of governing on others without their consent.
Can you imagine how we would react to any country that invaded us (for our own good they would say) or tried to dominate us into living our lives as they deemed correct?
The USA natal Pluto in Capricorn in its second house is being squared by Uranus in Aries. This is the beginning of the transformation of the USA military and economic power in the world. Within the next 4-5 years Saturn, Jupiter, and then Pluto itself will conjunct the USA natal Pluto (its first Pluto Return).
This is the timeframe for transformation of the USA Military/Economic Complex that dominates so much of our country’s “we the people”. as well as the peoples’ of the world.
This transformation will help create the new Age of Aquarius, an age of Diversity within Unity, equality, and freedom.
The USA Moon in Aquarius, which so represents this new age, is shown in our Constitution and Bill of Rights. We believe in Equality, Freedom of Expression, Self Determination, and liberation of all peoples so they can, as “we the people”, govern and take responsibility for our human community and sacred Earth. This is for all peoples, cultures, genders, sexual orientations, spiritual or religious ways of being or non religious ways of being- All Over the World.
This week, the now passed Solar Eclipse New Moon in Aquarius has transitioned to the full moon, a Full Moon in Virgo on March 1 at 7:51 PM EST. This full moon has Neptune strong in its signature.
Full Moons in Virgo always have the Sun in Pisces opposite the Moon in Virgo.
This is a relatively gentle full moon energetically, one that requires a letting go of ego controls, and a surrender to something greater than one’s ego. Neptune makes it even more necessary to let go and surrender. Spaciness, foggy mind, imagination, and contact with inner spiritual world may be stronger at this time.
Virgo is into service, simplicity, order, and physical purity. It is most resonant with the “real” world.
Pisces is into being in frequencies, dimensions, feelings, and tones that are not not seen in the material world. It seeks purity of the psyche, feelings and emotions.
Music sounds and feelings are a world of Pisces. Virgo is the techniques and instruments that allow the music to be heard and felt.
Meditation is Pisces but the techniques used to get into that deeper meditative state is Virgo.
When body and soul are united, Pisces and Virgo are in balance. Pisces goes with the flow, Virgo needs to be in charge of efficiency and creating order. Virgo needs perfection and the ability to fix what is not perfect.
Pisces needs to let go and trust that all will turn our fine if we surrender our control.
So use this Full Moon in Pisces/Virgo to process and heal, to reconcile, to show what we can be grateful for, to humble us.
We are all moving in our consciousness and lives into just where we need to be to meet the changing World around us.
Remember that all is happening for a reason, and in the bigger picture you are growing, learning, and evolving in alignment with the Universe and our Soul Self.
If “we are the ones we have been waiting for”, we must know that the challenges in the World are OUR challenges, ones we are very equipped to deal with, no matter how it may look on the outside.
If we let fear take over we lose our way.
In the bigger picture all is evolving into the Age of Aquarius. And it could not happen if there was not enormous change and transformation, or if we hung on too tightly to what used to be, or if we demand change happens exactly the way we need it to happen.
Till next week,
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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.