By Leo Knighton Tallarico
There is less intensity now, things have calmed down, there is less crisis in the air. But Mercury is still Retrograde until August 8, so complete sanity, clarity, and direction may not be quite within reach yet for many.
Many people have shared with me just how difficult this current Mercury Retrograde has been. Other aspects happening at the same time have made much of the retrograde period especially challenging.
This last spring Eclipse Season, which also contained Venus Retrograde, the Venus Passage, and Uranus square Pluto, shook us up and opened the portal into a new chapter of our lives.
As planets like Mars and Jupiter triggered the Uranus/Pluto pattern several days ago (when the tragedy in Colorado happened), there was more shakeup of lives. Mercury Retrograde just added to the confusion.
A crisis may have subsided for now, but some are still looking for answers, resolution, and more clarity.
After Mercury goes direct on August 8, many remaining questions will gain more clarity. But the deeper work is not done yet, and the transformation promised especially by the Uranus/Pluto square will surface into our lives again later.
For now, however, enjoy the Sun in Leo. It is a fun and creative time period, and the last few weeks before the Sun moves into Virgo. Sun in Virgo time is back to school time, and a time when energies bring us more to fixing our lives and putting things in order.
This year Sun in Virgo will also bring us the Democrats and Republicans having their conventions to put crowns on presidential candidates Obama and Romney. During that time Perspectives from the Sky will look more closely at the presidential race astrologically, in anticipation of the Presidential Election in November 2012. That election will be less then two months before the Mayan Calendar ending of December 21, 2012.
So, with the Uranus square Pluto aspect and two Eclipses in the autumn before the Mayan Calendar date, intensity will rise again soon.
But this coming week, July 29-August 4 does bring a few noteworthy events: Venus returns to where it went retrograde in May; there is a Full Moon; and the Sun makes aspect to Uranus and Pluto.
Many relationship issues came up to the surface of consciousness and lives during Venus Retrograde, which lasted from May 15-June 27. After that Venus needed to run its course to go back to where it started on May 15- almost 24 degrees of Gemini.
This Tuesday July 31 Venus comes full circle and many relationship issues have been resolved, or at least gained much more clarity as to what still needs to be worked on. If you are still not sure if you want to stay in a relationship, then more insight and processing is necessay before you will know.
The next day Wednesday August 1 will be a Full Moon in Leo/Aquarius at 11:27 PM EDT. Full Moons, which always contain an opposition between Sun and Moon, suggest relationship. So perhaps a light will shown on a relationship that is important to you.
Since the opposition is between the Sun in Leo and the Moon in Aquarius, issues between following one’s heart (Leo) and doing what one’s mind feels is the socially correct thing (Aquarius) to do can occur. For instance, if a person went to buy a car and had choice between a beautiful red sports car that gets bad gas mileage and a small simple looking car that gets 50 miles per gallon, they might have such a choice. Their heart sings when seeing the red sports car and likes the fact people will admire it (Leo). However they feel great about the fact they will be helping the environment and saving gas with the simple looking car (Aquarius). So perhaps there is a comprmise vehicle that combines both? And perhaps a compromise for you between your heart and mind at this Full Moon?
And the Sun makes quincunx (150 degrees) to Pluto on Monday and trines Uranus on Tuesday. This provides a trigger for the Uranus/Pluto square. This is not nearly as intense a trigger as when Mars made a T-Square with Uranus and Pluto several days ago when the Middle East issues and Dark Knight Rises theatre massacre occurred. Nevertheless, combined with the Full Moon and Mercury still retrograde, some strong events could happen.
Keep in mind that Revolution and Evolution are on the rise with the Uranus/Pluto square. And of course the Mayan Calendar is soon ending, whose meaning we cannot fully understand, as no one has any real measuring stick for that. There is no previous ending to point to that anyone knows, as this cycle is thousands of years old.
But what we do know, as there is also a Pisces Age ending and an Aquarian Age beginning, is that life as we have known it is rapidly coming to an end. The degree to which our consciousness and lives will change is great. Revolution and evolution are rising in strength. An old world, paradigm and age is ending. A new Age is being born. What exactly all this means and what will happen has so many interpretations and visions, paradigms and just plain guesses.
What you and I can do is to connect with spirit, honor our souls, align with the Universe. We can trust our Authentic Selves and the Universe, and look for the connections, for the signs and synchronicities. We can get our own lives, our bodies and souls healthy. We can be a part of seeking wholeness between dark and ligth, yin and yang, male and female. We can find our niche and purpose in the greater community and Universe, and be a part of creating a New Age, a healthy Earth, and a unified diverse community of souls. We can honor Love and Truth as the pillars that hold this Universe together, and do as many Native Americans say: Make your decisions based on what effect they will have on future generations, not just your self.
The shakeups are wake up calls, and will open portals to let in new light from an Aquarian Age getting ready to manifest on Planet Earth.
See you next week,
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Leo Knighton Tallarico is a full time professional astrologer, spiritual guide, counselor, and writer for over 25 years.
He predicted the Iraq War of 2003- in early 2001 when Bush first took office; predicted the 9-11 attacks with an article “The Tower”, written in June 2001. He predicted Obama and McCain would get the presidential nominations in november 2007, when both were low in the polls; and correctly predicted the current economic downturn before it occurred