Navigating the Changes and Astrology Forecast July 1-7
By Leo Knighton Tallarico
We have now slipped into Summer Eclipse Season 2018, though we are about a week away from the first of three eclipses: A Solar Eclipse New Moon in Cancer on July 12.
Mars went Retrograde last week (where it will stay until August 27), so getting clear about what one really wants and where one really wants to go may be rather illusive for the next couple of months during Eclipse Season. And Mercury will be going Retrograde on July 26 making matters even more foggy after that.
Eclipse Season will begin to intensify next week with the Solar Eclipse in Cancer.
People sometimes get into fear mode in expectation of Eclipses. Yes Eclipses represent powerful times, but that power is for change, and not usually for personal disaster.
Yes one’s status quo comfort zone will likely get shaken up, but the purpose is to get one to “be on one’s toes” in anticipation of transformation and change.
There can be breakdowns of old ways that no longer serve you, yet there are also usually breakthroughs into new ways to perceive, new consciousness, new ideas, new ways of being in one’s life.
It is really “normal” to try to hold onto what feels like security and stability for as long as one can, even if another part of us knows and wants change.
So the Universe creates events that will help us to get “unstuck”. And the degree of intensity for change that we receive is in direct proportion to how stuck we are, whether we know it or not.
If we are ready (our deeper soul) for our greater potential destiny of purpose, we will be brought events that will assist us in letting go of that which is holding onto our past, the passing Chapter of our lives.
Right now with all the changes in the greater world, we are each a microcosm of that world change.
The changes that are coming our way are bringing us into a New Life Chapter, a chapter that has different purpose, new relationships, new work focus, and even perhaps new living situations.
A huge portal opened up into this New Chapter on April 15 this year, and there is still much pouring through that portal for us collectively and individually.
And now during this new Eclipse Season, there is an acceleration of energies of change and transformation, which means there is more push toward making life changes aligned with this New Chapter on Earth for the human family.
It is time to let go to another level, to release where one used to be with one’s life. And it is time to open one’s heart and mind for the new waves of change wanting to pour into our worlds.
That does not mean you have to throw all security and stability away; in fact it is helpful if you can keep your feet on the ground no matter what is changing and transforming. Some things from your present life will be taken with you into the New Chapter.
So as we navigate through this Summer Eclipse Season 2018, we need to keep our heads up looking for meaning and perspective, not down in fear dreading what is coming our way.
The Full Moon in Capricorn this past week signified the beginning of Summer Eclipse Season 2018, but it also begins the waning half of the lunar cycle that began at the New Moon in Gemini on June 13.
So we are winding down while we are gearing up. Signs and symbols showing us the meaning of Eclipse Season this summer are and will be appearing.
Most of the changes will not be a complete surprise, as issues showing potential change have been already percolating. What is happening for this Eclipse Season are events and motivations that assist us in releasing what we are have been holding too tightly.
It will also help us to let in the new without so much resistance. It is becoming more clear now what needs to shift and change, but the energy for that change has not been strongly here for us.
These next couple of months will give us more energies for change, and will bring issues to the forefront for us to acknowledge and work with.
Keep in mind that with Mars and soon Mercury being Retrograde, we may need to process more before moving fully forward with the changes.
Leaping before we look and not examining the red flags that show is not a good idea. Yes energies of change and transformation are and will be swirling through our consciousness and lives, but it is important to cross our t’s and dot our i’s as we go through the process of change.
In the greater world, there is so much changing. The “civil war” between very polarized American cultures will intensify. Extremists will make an even greater impact on our world. Both major American political parties are fractured, dysfunctional, and too much controlled by monied interests and corporations.
We need to return to “we the people” and you can see how much will need to change for that to happen.
The “power structures” of our world are in the process of deep transformation as well. Trade wars, immigration issues, and new alliances are shifting the power balance in our world.
The Middle East and Far East Asia are the areas of our world that are most susceptible to conflict and power struggles.
Keep in mind that the Age of Aquarius requires a Diversity Within Unity world network for its lifeblood.
The Military Economic Complex Empire of this world will go through destructive forces meant to transform our world into a “we the people” economy and a “power structure” based on equality. For instance the UN gives more say and power to the countries with the most money and weapons of mass destruction. This must change.
It is certainly easy to see how much will have to change in order for us to manifest that new world and Age.
This week Chiron changes directions from Direct to Retrograde on July 4. Chiron is a bridge between the outer transformational planets and our more traditional planets from Saturn on in. Chiron’s bridge helps us heal from that split between our divine self and our more creature self. Humans are from both the Sky and Earth, so to speak. Our ancestors are also from both places, not just the Earth.
As Chiron goes retrograde this week in Aries, we are reminded how the healing between these different aspects of Self can best be actualized when we are true to how we were created, not trying to be what we are programmed to be to “fit in “.
This week shows us the beginnings of Eclipse Season, and next week will show us the first of 3 eclipses on July 12: A Solar Eclipse New Moon in Cancer very closely opposite Pluto in Capricorn. That is a very powerful and intense configuration.
Till next week,
New video on Summer 2018: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QkSNDn0QCg&feature=youtu.be
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