What makes a LifeQuake a miracle, distinct from a mere crisis, is that it cracks you open to your heart wisdom even when you think you’re cracking up.
Dr. Toni Galardi
What an amazing and yet heart wrenching time!
The opening of Charles Dickens book, A Tale of Two Cities came to me this morning and thought I would share it with you to point out how cyclical life is: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.”
The range of experiences that people are having world wide in this Global LifeQuake we are in, is such an indicator of just how transformational and evolutionary the bigger picture is. For about two years now, I have been sharing that Uranus entering Taurus was going to bring a complete change to our values, what we spend money on, and even our careers. Over the next six years, I predict a radical shift in not just where we work ( as has been exemplified in the last 5-6 weeks), but how we work and the very nature of what our work is. I have been advocating for naps in the afternoon for the past 8 years. I hope you are gifting yourself this as part of your day. In this evolutionary leap, we are being called to see what fits best for us to survive and thrive. What will fit best for our immune systems is doing work where we experience authentic purpose fulfillment.
There was a story that Katie Couric ( Good Morning America former anchor) reported on the internet based magazine Medium about a 22 year old Hispanic man who died of Covid 19. Now, if you don’t read the specifics, you might jump to the conclusion that any 22 year old can get this. What was also mentioned was that he was the father of a newborn baby and he worked in a convenience store.
It didn’t mention whether his wife had a job but my guess is that this guy was working a lot to support his new family and exposed to all kinds of people who frequent a 7/11 type store at all hours of the night. If you combine exhaustion ( just living with a newborn is exhausting!) with customer exposure and a job that is going nowhere, your immune system is bound to be affected.
He may ( like the young guy who exposed a lot of people in Loew’s) have pushed through his symptoms not knowing he had this virus weeks ago, because he really needed this job. I’m not saying that wealthy people haven’t died of this virus but the large majority of those who did not survive were either poor, on the front line, or suffering from co-morbidity factors.
In early January, I began to feel that death was near. I even updated my will because it was hard to tell whose death that might be. Then I had a dream around mid January in which I was shown India from the top of a mountain. And the “tour guide” showed me the extreme wealthy homes and the areas of extreme poverty. He then told me that a time was coming that any country where the economic divide was extreme was not going to survive.
On Wednesday, April 23rd we have a new moon in the sign of Taurus. We are now in what is called ‘the dark of the moon’. This is not the time to launch anything new until Wednesday. I am giving a New Moon Gathering Wednesday evening. You will have an opportunity to share into the quantum field, your intentions for the next month. As it is Venus ruled, you might contemplate, what in this new month do you want more of in your life, as well as join me in an activation for healing this economic schism in our world. https://drtonigalardi.com/product/free-new-moon-taurus-activation/
Taurus is very tangible. It rules sensuality, stability, comfort, money, gardens, and tradition. Taureans, unless they have a bunch of Aries or Gemini, are the most change resistant sign of the entire zodiac. They move toward what makes them feel comfortable but no necessarily what truly nourishes. We all have it ruling some house in our chart unless we have an intercepted house. Therefore, most of us will have the Sun, Moon and Uranus in Taurus visiting a specific house. With Uranus, there is, and will be, one area at least in your life that will go through radical change in the next six years. As we go through this massive evolutionary birth together, I invite you to choose what truly nourishes your soul over what merely gives comfort.
In the past five weeks, what have you noticed about your relationship with change? How do you manage change in your life when it comes suddenly? What are you discovering about yourself that surprises you in a good way?
I have been sharing the lives of brave leaders in my newsletter lately. I choose them intuitively, and then discover how timely that choice is. I looked up the chart of Malcolm X, a Taurus with a balsamic moon in Aries. Balsamic moon people come here for their last incarnation, typically to make a difference. With his moon in Aries, he was meant to break new ground and be a warrior.
I dont know if Malcolm knew his astrology chart but several aspects indicate a violent but angelically blessed death. When he was assassinated, they shot 15 bullets into his 6ft 4 in frame and he went down instantly.
In researching his life and his death, I was surprised to read that he had gone through such a transformation of his rage toward white people and MLK at the end of his life. In late 1963 after Kennedy’s death and 15 months before his own, Malcolm X left America and spent two months in Africa and the Middle East. He traveled to Mecca, and saw Muslims of different races peacefully united. The experience was a life-changing moment for him. He wrote, “The true brotherhood I had seen had influenced me to recognize that anger can blind human vision.” He decided race problems could be conquered without separatism.
J. Edgar Hoover, in a taped conversation with Lyndon Johnson said that what they needed to do was get King and Malcolm X fighting each other. That may have worked early on through manipulation of the media but in the end, he was at peace with King.
Where his true courage came was in leaving the Nation of Islam. Muhammed Ali was a dear friend who abandoned him when he left. The sign of Taurus does not easily leave behind the religious tradition they align with. When he discovered that Elijah Muhammed was involved in money misappropriation and sex scandals, his integrity would not allow him to stay. This is where being orphaned comes in handy. You are free to follow your own path. His father was a minister and activist who was also murdered and then his mother had a mental breakdown and was hospitalized. All heroes’ journeys begin with the death of a parent in childhood.
In his autobiography, he wrote, “If I can die having brought any light, having exposed any meaningful truth that will help destroy the racist cancer that is malignant in the body of America – then, all of the credit is due to Allah. Only the mistakes have been mine.”
Both he and Martin died of assassination at the age of 39, the beginning of their Uranus opposition. Between age 39-42, most people will experience some kind of big change coming into their lives. But Uranus, (as the lightning bolt planet that rules radical change), is now calling all of us to leave behind what is faulty programming, in order to embrace the new world.
Righteous rage can have a place if we use it to move ourselves and the world forward and evolve it into unity consciousness. Is there anything right now that is ‘getting your goat’? Are you starting to get restless and irritated being at home this much? Discover what you can do from your smart phone or computer to make a difference.
My dear Taurus friend, Beth Greer is conducting a five day reset to bring in the Spring energy and release whatever toxins both emotional and food related you might have accumulated. Click on the link to sign up:
Astrology Tips for the Week
Monday, April 20th, the Sun enters the sign of Taurus. Although Taurus rules gardens, wait until Thursday to planet any new seeds.
Void Moon Tuesday, April 21, 8:32 am – April 22 3:36 pm EDT – For those on the west coast, this will affect only your morning.
Wednesday, April 22, the new moon is exact at 7:25 PM Make a wish for the new monthly cycle. Not the day to launch anything!
Venus is still out of bounds until June 1st. A great time to channel earthy Taurean desires into your altruistic impulses!
I hope that as we enter Taurus, we all invest in what we truly value this month and going forward.
With love and affection,