An Astrological Guide for Worldview and Personal Transformation during these Changing Times on Planet Earth
By Leo Knighton Tallarico
We are moving through important tides of change for our human experience here on Planet Earth.
There are three planets that symbolize transformation: Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. When they make aspect to one another it signifies important spikes of change for our human condition.
For example in 1992-1994 Uranus and Neptune made conjunction with one another. This meeting synchronized with the advent of the internet revolution and even more meaningfully an information revolution that has provided us with perspectives outside the mainstream media.
In 1965-1966 Uranus and Pluto made conjunction with one another. This meeting synchronized with the beginning of the powerful ’60s revolution, a time when “power to the people” helped bring us greater civil rights for African-Americans, a sexual revolution, freedom from old gender roles, a clearer view of societal hypocrisy and corruption, and eventually the ending of the Viet Nam war and the Nixon presidency.
I believe these two transformational time periods brought great waves of revolutionary and evolutionary progress on the road to an Age of Aquarius.
Astrologers have varying calculations for the beginning of that New Age. I personally believe the 2020’s will bring us more fully into that age after Saturn conjuncts Jupiter in Aquarius in December of 2020.
In the meantime, the speed and intensity of worldwide and personal evolution are greatly increasing. Worldwide revolution intends to break down the old order, seek to redistribute power, and break down and change current national borders.
In personal lives, belief systems and consciousness will need to transform in accordance with the needs of the new world, creating a “new human”, one who seeks true authenticity beyond societal and familial programming. That new human is also more aware of, and moving toward a need to respect and find connection and unity with other humans, regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or lifestyle.
We are in need of more “power to the people” and an individual sense of responsibility for our Earth and human family instead of the current Corporate, Governmental and Militaristic structure of the world.
An Age of Aquarius brings greater equality and rights for all humans, a “Diversity In Unity” world.
This may seem like a “pie in the sky” sense of our collective future, but if you think about it- if we are not moving toward that kind of world and consciousness, we will likely become extinct. The weapons of mass destruction which are entering the hands of more and more people and governments, added to the hatreds and demonizing for those who are different, equals eventual self destruction in a world of humans more connected then ever by commerce, transportation, and communication networks.
The Corporate and Government control of human hearts and minds and lives, getting easier and easier with absolute control of wealth and military by the Empires, spells eventual destruction of human freedom and human soul if we do not change.
I believe on a deep level our human collective is in evolutionary crisis and the potential Age of Aquarius is in jeopardy. We can evolve or we can become the dinosaurs of the future.
Right now is a crucial turning point for our human condition. Uranus and Pluto are in square ( 90 degree separation) to one another, the first major aspect between them since the conjunction of the ’60s. This square lasts from 2012-2016.
Those two powerful planets again seek to awaken us to the truths, beyond the programming, lies, and illusions. They seek to transform our individual lives and consciousness, and to break down the Military/Economic power structure that controls our lives and brings such disparity of wealth, privilege and self worth.
This year 2014 is especially important, as along with the Uranus/Pluto square there was a Cardinal Grand Cross and major eclipses earlier this year.
Those planetary configurations brought us a conflict in Ukraine/Russia, and major turmoil in the Middle East, including a horrific massacre of Palestinian civilians in Gaza, and the powerful gains of the ruthless Islamic State in what is called Syria and Iraq.
Of course those so-called states were created and then manipulated by western powers after World War I, and Israel was formed not long after World War II by western powers again.
The Middle East is especially important in the transformation between ages, as it “housed” some of the first civilizations like Egypt and Sumeria, and planted the seeds of major world religions like Islam, Judaism, and Christianity, which in a horribly ironic way have birthed some groups that create wars and kill for their Gods.
The wars in the Middle East (and elsewhere) are just getting started, and the hope is that these horrors will awaken a sufficient number of humans to the need to transform us out of an “us versus them” mentality and into one of equality and Diversity in Unity.
The breakdown of the current Economic structure is also on the horizon, so we may potentially build a system that is fair for all.
In September of 2014 we are setting the table for Autumn Eclipse Season 2014. Eclipses are times when there are spikes of change in personal lives and in the world. There are breakdowns of that which is no longer viable, and breakthroughs, awakenings, and inspirations that assist us to lead more authentic lives connected to the Universe and its movement into new consciousness.
Jobs, relationships, living situations, dysfunctional patterns, and old belief systems that no longer serve your growth may be challenged to get better or to end during an Eclipse Season.
Before the end of September the Eclipse Season will bring its first winds of change. Then on October 8there will be a Total Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Aries. That will be followed by a Solar Eclipse New Moon in Scorpio on October 23.
These eclipses strongly suggest a shaking up of our lives, so energies of transformational change can move through.
We will discuss this Eclipse Season in more depth in late September in our regular column for West End News.
In this month of September 2014, the natal chart of Israel’s birth from May 14, 1948 will be triggered by aspects from aggressive Mars and Jupiter. Conflicts in Israel and the Middle East will likely be triggered even more.
There will be a Full Moon in Virgo/Pisces on September 8, a time to balance one’s needs to make order and fix (Virgo) with one’s need to surrender and “go with the flow” (Pisces).
On September 22 is the Autumn Equinox- a time usually for peaceful transition into the Fall Season. There is an equal balance then between light and dark, yang and yin. The Sun moves from Virgo to Libra at the Autumn Equinox.
But this Autumn Equinox will be more intense and powerful than the usual one as “guardian of the underworld”, ruler of Scorpio, planet Pluto, will be changing directions from Retrograde to Direct.
At such directional changes, the energy and meaning of a planet is strongly influential. Pluto is intense, explosive, and transformational, and brings to light that which has been repressed, in secret, or covered up..
This Pluto formation on the day of the Autumn Equinox promises a season ahead of powerful change.
Then on the 24th is a New Moon in Libra. New Moons mean new beginnings. And being in Libra there is a suggestion that stronger efforts to make relationship are required. Balance, Justice, Harmony and Fairness are issues that may arise.
See you next month,
Leo Knighton Tallarico is an astrological and spiritual guide and counselor. His specialty is counseling for those in the process of change, transformation, transition, and crisis. He also specializes in couples’ counseling for any and all kinds of relationship. He has been a Full Time professional at this work for 30 years. He also co-directs the Spiritual Renaissance Center (www.spiritualrenaissance.com.) in South Portland with his life mate Deborah Knighton Tallarico.
Leo also writes a weekly astrological forecast (www.spiritualtherapy.wordpress.com. ).
You can contact him to make comments or to set up a consultation at firstname.lastname@example.org.