By Leo Knighton Tallarico
As I write this on Saturday August 29, we are moving through a gentle Full Moon in Virgo/Pisces today.
This is a healing full moon, and healing is something many of us are in need of now, after a rough recent time period.
You should be able to feel this full moon all the way to Monday August 31, then afterwards we move down through the waning half of the lunar cycle that was begun on August 15 at the Leo New Moon.
Neptune is conjunct the Moon in Pisces and Jupiter is conjunct the Sun in Virgo, making it a rather spiritual full moon.
It is a good time now to let go and surrender to the natural flow of the Universe, without agenda or too much drive to accomplish. You may feel a bit spacey and unfocused at times, but that will help you to let go instead of pushing too hard.
Yes the Virgo part of this lunation requires us to put things in order, but that should be done as gently and stressless as possible. Pisces and Neptune require flow and ease.
This full moon will put us all into the right frame of mind for the next couple of weeks leading up to the eclipses.
We are coming down into a time period of cleaning up, fixing, healing, imagining, and preparing for the intensity of the eclipses, the first one on September 13- A Solar Eclipse New Moon in Virgo.
Before that happens we are also finishing up a Venus Retrograde cycle. Venus goes back Direct on September 6.
It is time between now and then to find some resolution around heart issues. There has been so much intensity surrounding relationships since Venus went Retrograde in late July.
So many of us have had all our weaknesses, wounds, and traumas around relationship patterns come up to the light of our consciousness. The pains of the past, including early family issues, have been thrown into our faces.
The emotional reactions for some of us have been very powerful and disconcerting. We may have thought that certain issues were already resolved or healed, but found out there was more work to be done.
If we want health in our relationships, relationships of all kinds, then it is essential that we clean out old dramas and traumas from the emotional and mental root or core of the issues.
You may have attracted someone into your life who triggered a pattern or ego story that was originally created to cope with a wound or trauma from the past.
It is necessary as we work out the issue with someone or let someone go, that we get to core or root causes.
If for example you find that your current relationship has shown a pattern of someone being unavailable and someone else begging for attention and love, you must trace that pattern as far back as you can and as deep in your soul as possible.
Perhaps a parent or previous relationship started up this pattern. Or perhaps a past life interaction did so.
Or maybe a natal astrological pattern shows a difficulty with receiving love.
Getting to the core of the emotional issue will help you to release the trauma, heal the trauma as best you can, and reopen your heart to trust that a sharing of love can happen for you.
As painful as this Venus Retrograde period is for some people, keep in mind that the difficulties came your way in order for you to heal and transform old patterns so you can better grow and open to new ways of relating.
After September 6, when Venus goes back direct, you will start to gain more clarity, resolution, and direction in relationships.
Hold off until after that time before jumping to any conclusions or making any important definite plans around heart issues.
Remember that Mercury Retrograde tends to get us mentally off our usual track, Venus Retrograde gets our hearts off their usual track.
After it goes direct our hearts begin to get more clear, to integrate what happened during the Retrograde period, and to find a new normal for our hearts.
All this relationship clearing will happen just in time to meet up with the eclipses.
Venus also rules money and financial resources. That is the Taurus side of Venus, as Venus is the ruling planet of Taurus.
So money issues are needing to be worked out now too. And of course in the global framework the stock markets around the world have been in crash mode.
China’s rapidly falling stock market and economy has had a huge effect on global economic stability.
In the bigger picture there is a realignment of power sharing and resource sharing happening in the world.
The message by Bernie Sanders is resonating with so many people because it is obvious we need to transform our global economic system so that it will be fair and equitable to all the human family. Global Economic domination by Big Corporate and its marriage partner Big Government are taking away freedoms and the ability to live a comfortable life for individual humans.
This inequity does not come from the Universe or God/Goddess, but created by humans who have the ability to choose and create as we see fit.
In an Age of Aquarius individual humans gain more power and responsibility for our own world. We become stewards of our Earth and its creatures- not dominators but stewards healing and protecting the planet.
Once we have sufficiently awakened on a collective level and broken the chains locking up our minds, souls, hearts and bodies by programming from the Military/Economic paradigm that runs the world; then we will be ready to more fully create a world in alignment with the Age of Aquarius.
The downfall of our current inequitable economic system and the breakdown of the old power structure in the world will leave sufficient opening for new energies of love and truth to help us create anew.
These breakdowns are getting more and more immanent and each of us will need to adjust our lives in accordance with the changes. I am not a financial expert at all, but I would advise everyone to not be dependent on conventional wisdom or traditional institutions anymore.
I am not sure of the timing, as people can create life support systems, so to speak, to delay the inevitable, as we have done with the financial bailouts and printing of money we do not have. But Nature always wins out eventually.
I do believe, however, that the eclipse storms of September will at least continue to break down the old world and bring us new ideas and ways for a new world.
Keep up your meditation and spiritual practices so you will know that all is happening in accordance with the Universe’s natural cycles and energies, with nothing to fear.
You will be in the right places at the right times if you can stay aware, awake, and centered in your deeper soul and the Source.
We are about to move even more rapidly into the energies of the Age of Aquarius. Keep in mind that all the difficulties we are going through now are to get us prepared for the transformational winds ahead.
You are releasing that which is not aligned with your authentic soul and its destiny now.
If you notice that many more conventional people seem to not be as affected as you are now, remember that you are on a different path as a pioneer into the new world.
As such you will be more prepared for what is coming, and not as governed by fear and panic when the bigger changes come our way.
Till next week,
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Leo Knighton Tallarico has been a full time professional astrologer, spiritual guide, counselor, and writer for 30 years.