Continuing Eclipse Season Journey and Astrology Forecast August 12-18
By Leo Knighton Tallarico
All three eclipses of Eclipse Season 2018 have now been experienced. Nevertheless, Eclipse Season remains strong in our personal and collective lives for a month or so.
Mercury and Mars are still retrograde, so all the needed information and experience have not been received yet. Making big decisions and starting important projects are dependent now on what is still to be processed mentally, spiritually, and emotionally over the next month ofrso.
The 3 eclipses have shaken our lives, but what it all means is not yet fully determined.
Events that will result from the eclipses are still coming our way. The next six months or so will carry events that are most important for us all.
Much of what happens in the world in the next 6-8 months will be intense. The Middle East is hot now; North Korea is hot again.
The current USA presidential administration has enacted policies that are beginning to isolate the USA from the rest of the world, including from its traditional allies like Canada and Europe.
The economy is much more fragile than the statistics that say it is strong. The next 6-8 months will show us more economic truths.
The culture war in the USA, which became more out in the open in Charlottesville last Eclipse Season 2017, will heat up again.
Our world is on the brink now, and the next 6-8 months will show us just how deeply we are entrenched in most challenging transformation.
Our human family all too often needs to be taken to the edge before it takes anything really seriously enough to make deep changes.
Weapons of Mass Destruction issues, Climate Change, an unfair economy, survival of the fittest mentality, rampant consumerism, and sexual and power abuse are all needing to be more seriously transformed into healthier ways of being for our human family.
The next 6-8 months should show us in a very real way what is urgently needing to be addressed. World events will be challenging.
In personal lives, the New Moon Eclipse in Leo is energizing us to move forward, especially after Sunday the 12th.
But it is not time yet to go fully forward as some things still need to be figured out. After Mercury goes back Direct on August 19 at 12:25 AM EDT, clarity will want to begin forming.
But Mercury will not be back to speed for another week or so after that, so you may have to wait a while longer before you know what to do.
And that times well with Mars Retrograde. Mars Retrograde is a time to go inside and find out what you really want and what actions need to be taken.
Mars goes back Direct on August 27 at 10:05 AM. After that, knowing what you want and where you want to go will begin to get more clear.
Give Mars another week or 10 days after that before you may be absolutely sure what to do.
So by the time Saturn goes Direct on September 6, systems will be pretty much a go, but even more so after September 9 at the Virgo New Moon.
That is also a good marking point for the end of Summer Eclipse Season 2018.
Out in the greater world by that time, we should know much better where the Mueller investigation is headed. Do they have enough ammo to go after Trump?
Also after Mars goes Direct, Mars being the god of war, countries like Israel will know more about the brewing conflicts it has with Iran and the Palestinians.
And the USA and North Korea will know more about where they stand with one another too.
And the tariff wars with China and sanctions against Russia, Iran and others will show more clarity concerning what happens next in each regard.
The world economy is also beginning to transform and it is so also in the USA.
As Saturn goes Direct on September 6, it has a journey in opposition to the USA natal Venus and Jupiter in September, October and November.
This is when the stock market and economy will be most susceptible to crashes or down-falls.
Things will not go back to “normal” anymore. The old “normal” is gone. We are going forward into new horizons. And during this process a new normal will be formed.
Now can be a difficult time because the old chapter is gone and the new chapter has not fully formed yet. That can feel very insecure.
Others however may feel things have not been moving forward for them. They feel trapped or stuck. They know they want to be liberated from the old ways, but they see no clear path forward yet. Or it feels very risky to move out of the stuck place.
Keep alert and present for signs and open doorways to getting out of the old pattern. Look and investigate options while Mercury and Mars are Retrograde.
Often times, the answers are options we have not previously considered. Open your mind and heart to the possibilities you have not previously considered.
Magic is alive for those who believe, so allow the wands of the Universe to pass over your heart and life. You may be surprised.
Yet remember the old Arabic saying which paraphrased is something like, “trust Allah, but remember to tie up your camel”.
So yes belief and faith are important, but also keep your feet in the real world, proactively and practically involved in your process of change. Believing in magic is not about being passive in a fantasy world.
Synchronicity and signs from the Universe come to those who are aligned with their deeper soul and the Universe, and are also committed to their personal transformation and soul journey.
You can stay in the energy of the Solar Eclipse New Moon in Leo for a few days after it passes.
Mars in its Retrograde journey now goes from Aquarius to Capricorn on the 12th, allowing your search for what you truly desire to feel more real, directed and under your control.
When it goes back Direct on the 27th it will still be in Capricorn.
Later this week, on the overnight from the 18th to the 19th, Mercury goes back Direct. Keep in mind that the 18th and 19th may feel kind of weird sometimes, with possibly a foggy mind, as Mercury is in transition from Retrograde to Direct.
Resist desires to jump to conclusions; let the process play out.
New Eclipse Season video is now out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PZ7ivn5qYM&feature=youtu.be.
Till next week,
Take a look at this video about Summer Eclipse Season 2018 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QkSNDn0QCg&feature=youtu.be.
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