Leo Knighton Tallarico
This last week, with an emphasis on Scorpio and Leo energies, was very intense. An important message to be taken from those energies is to live in the moment in your heart and with your passion.
Scorpio and Leo will continue to be important energies this coming week, as Venus will join the Sun, Mercury, and Jupiter in Leo, while Mars and Saturn continue in Scorpio.
Venus leaves safe and nurturing Cancer for creative, playful, and ostentatious Leo this Tuesday August 12. Your heart will seek to open more and to express itself more spontaneously. Relationship orientation will want to be leaving co-dependent ways and to experience more genuine expressions of open hearted love.
Before Venus enters Leo on Tuesday, there is a Full Moon in Leo/Aquarius on Sunday August 10. This will bring a culmination or climax or perhaps some resolution to what was begun at the Leo New Moon on July 26. As we have stated before that New Moon initiated a new chapter in our lives after the Cardinal Cross shakeups.
Now at this Full Moon we can intend to gain more perspective and understanding of that new chapter and hopefully more acceptance of it.
The roar of creative expression for living an authentic life (Leo) meets the social needs of the world around us at this Full Moon in Aquarius. Can we take our true self into the world and fit in, or do we need to adjust our needs or at least our presentation in order to relate with others.
This Full Moon, which is at 2:09 PM PM EDT Sunday August 10, seeks to balance our self focused inclinations with our social consciousness. So we may also be more motivated to find and express what we idealistically seek for the world we live in.
On Thursday Jupiter will make aspect to Neptune, so surrounding this time we have greater opportunity to open to spirit and soul, to more magic and synchronicity, to deeper and higher levels of consciousness.
On Friday Mars in Scorpio sextiles Pluto in Capricorn. Surrounding this day the emotional intensity level may increase even more and world conflicts may get more intense as well.
We have all entered a new chapter in our human lives on Planet Earth since the important Cardinal Grand Cross and Eclipse season earlier this year. Our consciousness is shifting and changing this year in big ways.
Transformation of consciousness is the most important part of the foundation we are building now to support our entry into the Age of Aquarius. Uranus square Pluto is the main motivator to change our consciousness now; and as those two powerfully transformational energies were part of the Cardinal Grand Cross this spring 2014, we are experiencing huge waves of revolutionary and evolutionary instigation.
In the mid ’60s Uranus was conjunct Pluto, and of course that was symbolic of the huge tides of change just beginning then for the ’60s and ’70s revolution and evolution.
Civil rights issues dominated that time period and African Americans and women were screaming for liberation from an often controlling and demeaning society. A spotlight was shone on a society that programmed its citizens into robotic allegiance to its dictates. Wars and global capitalism were challenged and protests and civil disturbances broke out as efforts to change the world. There were movements to break down old gender roles and to liberate us from emotional and sexual repression.
In those processes of transformation, marijuana was an important way for many to break out of consciousness boxes, to break away from stuck mind and heart chains, and to breathe the fresh air of new ways of thinking and feeling. Psychedelics were also part of that process of breaking down old ways and opening up to new ones.
Now we have again faced civil rights issues, and minds have been opening for the plights and rights for gays and lesbians over the last few years . We are again wanting to break away from the controls of the programming from society, from unjust and horrible wars, from a Global Corporate and Governmental Dominance that is making our human experience more toxic than ever. And now marijuana is legal in some states and will probably in time become legal most everywhere.
This is Uranus and Pluto roaring once again and promising to bring even greater tides of change than the ’60s and ’70s.
Back in the ’60s people sang and celebrated the “Dawning of the Age of Aquarius”, and now it is much closer to our collective doorstep. The roar of its power is permeating our collective consciousness, our world events, and our personal lives.
But now the forces of repression are stronger than before. Back then the Vietnam War was ended and the Nixon presidency came down, in large part because of the power of the people who were under the influence of Uranus/Pluto and waves of transformational energies from the approaching Age of Aquarius.
The so-called Military Industrial Complex is much more powerful than before and now so many of the young people in the USA (who were so instrumental in the ’60s changes) are now seemingly dozing to the lull of computer sights and sounds.
But nevertheless we are all being awakened now and sometimes that awakening is taking the form of world or personal events that shake us up so we will have a deeper look at our lives.
On the world stage we see the massacre of innocent civilians in Gaza on our TV screens, we see more needless world conflicts and fights for land and resources and power, we witness Corporate and Government controls taking away our freedoms, we see institutions that can no longer be trusted to serve our best interests.
Monsanto has such control of the food industry and our elected officials as they deny us even simple labeling of food products so we can know what we are eating. The NSA spies on Americans and who knows how much of our information is available through the internet.
Our elected officials are bought out by all sorts of monied interests, apparently also true now of the Judicial system and highest courts who now have decided that Corporations are people. And of course Israel has a powerful influence over our foreign policy decisions.
The turmoil that is here now in world events and in our personal lives is meant to be a catalyst for change again, as they were back in the ’60s and ’70s.
But now we are closer to the true dawning of a new age, and it will take even more powers of transformation to assist us in our evolution.
So if at times now you are feeling like you are going crazy or you are overwhelmed by the emotions flooding you and events that seemingly have no solution; trust the process operating deep under the surface. Try to open your mind to new ways of looking at situations, people and yourself; learn to not judge so quickly; do your best to summon up empathy and to look at both sides of an issue. And do your best to surrender your ego now to your authentic soul self, the part of you that holds the wisdom you now need.
Do your best not to freak out at what is happening in the world or in your personal life. Trust the Universe and its inexorable movement into the Age of Aquarius. Trust your self to know what to do and when, to be guided to people and situations that are just right for you at just the right time. Stay out of debilitating fear or you will lose your way. As FDR so famously said, “the only thing we have to fear is fear itself”.
There is an Autumn Eclipse Season beginning in September, before the first of two eclipses on October 8. We will write more about that in later installments of Perspectives from the Sky.
See you next week,
If you have the time please enjoy the youtube video created for Spring Eclipse Season 2014 and the Cardinal Grand Cross.
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There is already a YOUTUBE video autumn 2013 forecast out at https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5xnEaj6JRfI
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Leo Knighton Tallarico is a full time professional astrologer, spiritual guide, counselor, and writer for over 25 years