by Leo Knighton Tallarico
April 2015 continues to bring us important planetary movements that promise big changes in the world and in the USA.
On April 4 there is a Total Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Aries/Libra. This is the second of two eclipses in a row, the first of which was a Total Solar Eclipse in Pisces on the Spring Equinox of March 20.
In between these two eclipses there were important events that erupted in the Middle East. ISIS made attack on Tunisia, killing 18 people, of which most were tourists.
Yemen has gone into a civil war, with Saudi Arabia and Iran as the instigators.
Bibi Natantahu was reelected as Prime Minister of Israel, this time with a more conservative and hawkish Coalition.
And the nuclear talks have been coming to a climax in early April also. As of this writing the world powers and Iran were in the second overtime session, 2 days beyond a March 31 deadline to sign a framework agreement.
No matter how those talks turn out, there promises to be a big eruption in the Middle East soon, likely the beginnings of a world conflict.
That world conflict will be exacerbated by the continued unrest in Ukraine and other old Soviet Union countries.
The world is on the verge of worldwide turmoil, turmoil which will soon include the world’s economy.
And there is also continued unrest around racial issues- as can be seen in Ferguson, Missouri and elsewhere; continued resistance to LGBT rights as can be seen in the new Business Laws in Indiana, Arkansas and other places that give businesses the right to refuse service to anyone who supposedly goes against Religious values.
And the Equal Rights Amendment, foe women which was started back during the ’60s revolution is getting started up again.
It is obvious that the Uranus/Pluto square now is causing the same motivation for change and transformation that the Uranus/Pluto conjunction brought us in 1965-66.
The conjunction of 1965-66 triggered the ’60s revolution, which lasted well into the ’70s. This Uranus Pluto square of 2012-2015 triggers the big changes of now, which will last years into the future.
We are continuing the revolution/evolution of the ’60s, which will eventually bring us to the Age of Aquarius- in my estimation in the 2020’s.
And now in the spring of 2015 the pace of change is spiked upward, with the two eclipses.
The second eclipse on April 4 brings us a T-square formation that is part of the Total Lunar Eclipse Full Moon. That is because the Uranus/Pluto square is part of the lunation.
That makes this Lunar Eclipse more important than the usual Lunar eclipse, which is always a Full Moon.
Watch closely at events that will erupt close to the Lunar Eclipse, as is happening with the events in the Middle East.
The next two weeks after the Lunar Eclipse will continue to shake things up, especially so as spirited Jupiter goes Direct on April 8, bringing more sparks of change.
And then on April 18 is a a New Moon in Aries. That New Moon is in forceful, initiating, Mars ruled, fire sign Aries and will touch off events that are related to what has been processing and transforming since mid March.
This New Moon in Aries is a true sign of powerful new beginnings. Whatever you have putting off or waiting for should be ready for ignition at this New Moon. It is like “ready of not here we come” time.
And that New Moon in Aries creates a grand trine aspect with Israel’s natal Mars placement, promising military motivations stirring there.
In personal lives the Total Lunar Eclipse in Aries/Libra on April 4 brings a theme of balancing more self based needs with the needs of a relationship. Questions of choosing conflict or peace is another theme of that lunation.
So relationships will be in the spotlight in early April. And now with all the big transformational changes coming into our lives, we may feel more unsettled in our work, homes, relationships, and personal identities.
We may not be satisfied with the status quo anymore, and so inner rumblings and outer events will tend to shake things up so we can question our chosen lives and make needed changes.
The Sun moves into Taurus on April 20. Taurus is a fixed earth sign and as such seeks solid ground, practical grounding, security, and satisfying of the human bodily senses: touch, smell, taste, and sight.
The Sun moving into Taurus may calm things down a bit, but it may instead or additionally take what has been started recently and ground it into reality-make it manifest.
April 2015 is an important turning point month. What happens in April, both personally and globally, will show us the way or direction things are moving toward.
Remember all is happening through “nature’s” cycles and seasons, as the planetary movements are an extension of nature. The “heavens” are nature’s mirrors for our human experience: As Above, So Below is an ancient spiritual maxim.
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 for 30 years.
Leo co-directs the Spiritual Renaissance Center in South Portland with his lifemate Deborah Knighton Tallarico. Visit spiritualrenaissance.com.
Leo also writes a weekly astrological forecast. Check it out online at: spiritualtherapy.wordpress.com.
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