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Breaking Out, Breaking Open and Astrology Forecast August 18-24

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

We move this week into the third and last week of the Gate opening transformation of August 2013.    It started at the New Moon in Leo on August 6 as Jupiter was making opposition to Pluto.

This week Jupiter squares Uranus and there is a Full Moon in Leo/Aquarius.  Whatever has been still slumbering in your recent transformational journey will get a wake up call, so you will be able to continue your progress.

This Jupiter square Uranus aspect, as the Moon in is turning Full, will likely bring more chaotic energies along with the feelings of breaking out and opening up.   Liberation is in the air, and it will be easier this week to free your self from old patterns and cycles that have tended to linger. Making any kind of change, whether it is about attitude or belief or life situation or relationship patterns, is more doable now.  Emotions may overflow for some as a result of Jupiter in Cancer square Uranus in Aries.

The Full Moon in Leo/Aquarius is this Tuesday August 20 at 9:45 PM EDT.  It will seek to bring head (Aquarius) and heart (Leo) together.   Remember that any decision you want to make now needs a marriage of heart and mind. If one or the other does not feel OK with what you are doing or want to do, then maybe it is not right or not time.   There also may be a feeling of climax or resolution of some issues begun a couple weeks ago.

Jupiter square Uranus is exact early on Wednesday August 21.  So those two days (Tuesday and Wednesday) will be the axis around which the shifts occur this week.  Late on Thursday the  Sun moves into Virgo, letting us know it is time to start thinking about “getting it together”, simplifying, fixing what needs to be fixed, and grounding our lives in working order.  This could put some grounding energy to all the changes swirling around.

Remember that no matter what actually is happening in your life, it is most important to actually allow your self to feel the energy shift, as these planetary events are mostly about energy and energy shifts.  It is from energy or chi or soul or spirit, or whatever word is right for you, that life is moved.

And the planetary alignments are reflective of these energy shifts.  And matter and the physical world are then influenced by these energy expressions.

And every time a planet touches off the ongoing Uranus/Pluto square now, it triggers energy moving to break open stuck blocks, to transform and heal old patterns and ways, to break down old programming, and to move us from dying chapters of our lives to new season of our lives.

As Jupiter squares Uranus now, it is touching off that Uranus/Pluto square of 2012-2016.  This Uranus/Pluto square is the first major interaction between Uranus and Pluto since they were conjunct in !965-1966, touching off the evolution and revolution of the ’60s and ’70s.

Now during these next few years of Uranus square Pluto, the next wave of transformation into a New Age of Aquarius is being touched off.    You can see it beginning all around you, even as our younger generations are getting more and more empowered to make an imprint on what is becoming their world.

The Baby Boomers, who were the young people back in the ’60s and ’70s, can now be mentors for this growing new generation as it seeks direction for handling enormous new energies of transformation. Remember however not to make them in your image.  Their journey will be different.

As we let go of the feelings of security and stability from the old paradigm, we can feel lost at times, just as we did back then in the ’60s and ’70s.    As back then, gender and sexual identity, orientation and desires are becoming more open issues. Relationship needs are more complicated.   And of course the technological world has much more power of our consciousness and lives now too, and is also greatly impacting sexual and relationship ways of being.

But now there is also an economic crisis that is far from being resolved, and many young people can no longer afford college and are concerned about their future careers.  And since 9-11 there is a security and surveillance system in place that threatens to compromise our privacy and human rights. In fact there is an “establishment” and “system” much more powerful than it was during the ’60s revolution.  America is now a Superpower and the head of an Empire.

Nevertheless, there is fear of “terrorism” and a fear of Islamic people that has been programmed into the average American and western world citizen.

The greater world’s interplay with the Islamic world is a most important issue in world events now.    As this three week August transformational journey began, there was a USA world alert to a potential attack from El Queda.  USA embassies around the world were closed.

Also at that time the USA started up talks again between the Palestinians and Israelis, which is an issue that is most important in the Arab and Islamic worlds.

And also quite importantly the military in Egypt has thrown out the democratically elected Muslim Brotherhood President Morsi, and since then hundreds of people have been killed in the streets of Cairo and other cities in Egypt, mostly Muslim Brotherhood supporters.   At the same time there is now much evidence that President Obama will follow up on his recent commitment to get more involved militarily in Syria.

When the Middle East breaks open like Pandora’s box, likely some time between now and spring 2014; and as the stock market has a huge downturn during that same time period, the world will be thrown head first into a crisis of transformation.

Many of the healing crises we are currently going through this year, the challenges in consciousness, the life shifts, the disillusions, the awakenings, the breakdowns and breakthroughs; they are in large part in preparation for what is coming our way.

The Age of Aquarius is coursing through our collective veins of consciousness, clearing the way of programming, toxins and blocks from an old age and paradigm.  Its beams of light will get stronger and stronger as we move through the transition between ages.  You will see and feel more and more connections, know more love, be open to more truth.   You will get your body, soul, and mind more healthy, connect more deeply with your authentic soul self and the Universe, and form an energetic circle with your brothers and sisters all over the world.

There is no stopping this new energy train from powering us to the Age of Aquarius.

See you next week,


There will be a new Youtube video prior to the Autumn Eclipse Season 2013. Will let you know soon when it will happen.

There is an old YOUTUBE video Astrology Forecast for Spring Eclipse Season. Check it out if you feel so moved.

There will be a new Youtube video coming out within the next few weeks. I will keep you posted.

Please feel free to find more writings and my services on mywebsite.You can get an astrological consultation with me during these changing times to help you on your path and with your life. Please write for more info.

Leo Knighton Tallarico is a full time professional astrologer, spiritual guide, counselor, and writer for over 25 years

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