By Leo Knighton Tallarico
Time to start up the engines of our lives, as a New Moon in Aries motivates us to get moving.
It has always seemed to me to be a strange time for the New Year, on January 1 when the Sun is in Capricorn. It seems to me that man made reality is out of touch with “nature”. Actually not very surprising, is it?
Capricorn is ruled by Saturn, and Saturn is about “what one is supposed to do” more than about what comes naturally. Capricorn is about rules, self discipline, material accomplishment, responsibility, and authority.
Aries time of year is much more naturally about fresh new beginnings, of taking action, of moving forward, and initiating. To me that feels much more like New Year.
Spring Equinox is the beginning of Sun in Aries, but the New Moon in Aries (when the Moon catches up to the Sun in Aries) seems like the most powerful time energetically for New Year.
New Moon in Aries 2017 is Monday March 27 at 10:57 PM EDT. So on Tuesday the 28th we can start the ignition for our lives this year.
Pisces time of year, a time of internal psychological and spiritual movement, is passing. Grief has been really strong for many people lately and that is aligned with the energy of Pisces.
So it is time to finish up the process of releasing the past, for now, and instead we can start to move forward with more conscious intention.
This Aries New Moon also effectively ends Eclipse Season. So the events that will be coming soon will be resulting from what shook up during Eclipse Season, which goes back to late January.
World events that have been brewing and boiling will be ready soon to erupt into our lives.
The Trump administration, along with many nationalistic movements in the world, are setting things up in a way similar to before the start of World War II.
Mussolini, Franco, and Hitler represented this nationalism and the power of individual leaders over their citizens.
The United States in its beginning was a healthy reaction to a world of Kings and Queens, dictators, and abuse of power.
Now with the Trump administration, there is a movement toward more power for the president and the executive branch of the goverment. Other countries are moving in that direction also.
Power of the people is being threatened as a result, and it is time for the people to speak even louder, and now also to act.
Our country’s core values are at stake, and the current self assuming King will need to be somehow counteracted or overthrown.
Usually the way that the King gets more power is through a crisis like war or terrorism or economic downturn, when people are so afraid that they want “daddy” to make them feel safe and secure.
This time when the crises hit, and they will, we the people must take responsibility for our country and world- not turn it over to the “royalty” or saviors.
Saviors are part of the Pisces Age, and we are moving fast toward group action in an Age of Aquarius.
No longer can we consider our leaders as Gods, royalty, or saviors.
We are the ones we are looking for to heal our Earth and human family, not the “special ones” or “privileged ones”.
So yes we can expect major world crises to shake things up and open up the portals to new ways and new consciousness.
That means more and more people will be awakened, and those already awakened will take more responsibility for our world and human family.
The old traditional ways no longer work right, and we cannot keep trying to revive them so we can bring the world back to how it used to be. “Used to be” is dead and gone.
We are ready to create the new world, and many people are already doing that in their personal lives and consciousness.
And with each transformational jolt we receive, the energy to create this new world in both our personal and collective lives increases.
And August this year will be a big turning point for us, as there are 2 powerful eclipses, especially the Total Solar Eclipse in Leo on August 21. That one will be the first since 1918 to travel over the whole of the United States . 99 years ago that happened.
So let go of how you wanted the changes to happen. We need to deal with what has really happened.
We can now stop crying and instead get started again moving forward on our authentic soul path. The aligned connection to our true self and the Universe is what we need as a foundation for our life and our contribution to our world.
Fear is your only enemy now, as it is debilitating and if held to for long leads to depression, hatreds, disconnections, and very bad choices.
So this week, let’s get back up.
There is a strong New Moon in Aries late on the 27th, then a powerful Jupiter square Pluto mid week.
That Jupiter square Pluto triggers the Cardinal T-Square that keeps staying with us. Seven of our 10 planets will then be in Cardinal signs, which means important new starts.
The cardinal signs, which represent the beginning sign of each season, also quite arguably bring out the most important parts of our lives.
Aries is being true to self and personal survival; Cancer is home, family, and inner values; Libra is relationships and social consciousness; and Capricorn is outer values and accomplishment in the world.
All these integral parts of what it means to be alive are being challenged to grow and evolve in our lives.
This week allow the new energies to rouse you out of your sleepiness or out of your bubble of protection.
Take the ride.
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.