Right now is a time of preparation. You sit in one of those natural cycles – a new season about to begin and the planet Mercury having gone retrograde today for three weeks. Each time these things occur together, you have an opportunity to regroup within yourself and take stock of where you are.
The full moon on the 19th is a perfect time to focus on balance – within yourself, within your relationships, and with your outer world. Creating more balance will serve you well, providing a stabilizing effect and helping you to connect with expanded levels of intuitively guided reason.
In the year 2011, humanity will turn its focus to bridging the gap between positive visions and what is manifesting on Earth. The gap relates to resources, appropriate use of resources, and respect for the Earth and all life. The gap relates to imbalances in pretty much every aspect of life--from how you coexist with nature, how you cooperate with others, and how you manifest your dreams. The gap will be getting the attention of people from all walks of life, from all parts of the world.
Since cycles like season changes and eclipses happen annually, why would things feel either more unsettling or more intense in these moments? And why would you simply sense that the energies had been amplified several notches?
Your family gave you roots, a physical foundation and beginning for your life. For most people, the early years with family involved lots of dysfunction. After all, the majority of caretakers haven't mastered unconditional love - they pass their dysfunctional patterns on to the next generation. Whether your caretaker was a parent or another person, you learned his or her view of life. You learned to see the world through a dysfunctional lens. When you are older, you may blame your family, being angry about how you were treated and the convoluted notions you learned to see as truth.