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Opening the Gates and Astrology Forecast August 4-10

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

The next couple of days are in the dark moon phase, still low key relative to what is coming.

But on Tuesday August 6  at 5:51 PM EDT there is a New Moon in heart centered, creative, hopeful Leo. The next day August 7 Jupiter in Cancer opposes Pluto in Capricorn- triggering the Uranus/Pluto square by beginning to form a T-square with those two planets.

So this week we are ready to get more fully into new starts and new chapters of our lives, ready to shed whatever has been holding us back.  It is time to take the ride of transformation and let true change into our hearts and lives.

If a part of you has been still chewing on the past and past hurts and wrongs, it is time to begin to let go and move forward.   Sometimes total resolution cannot be found, everything cannot be tied into the neat package we desire.  Everyone will not be on board with what you intend or what you want them to understand.   And it is good to know you cannot control that.  What you can do is speak your piece and then let the chips fall where they are meant to land.

Sometimes we just have to stop our brooding because time is up and the starting gun is about to fire.     You can do the best you can with what you have now, and you can stop the blame game, stop looking for fault, stop thinking about “woulda, coulda, shoulda” and just go forward.

And with this Leo New Moon you can go forward if you want with an open hopeful heart.  Leo at its best has a childlike trust in its heart, spontaneously interacting with life.    It trusts its heart to lead the way, and creatively opens doors in the heart of life itself.

When Leo goes wrong it gets out of its heart and into its head. Leo feels most natural when it is receiving attention and treated special.  Remember that Leo’s ruling planet is the Sun, which is the center of the solar system, shining light and heat to all in its solar system. How special is that?

But if the Sun, so to speak , was able to look at itself and get all egotistical about its importance, everything would go downhill.

And that is Leo’s weakness, its ego. Remember your mother telling you, “don’t let it go to your head” when someone compliments you or when you do really well at something?   That is the downfall of Leo, letting its specialness go to its head (its ego).  When that happens they get into the superior/inferior game, get out of their heart, and their glow goes away.

So watch out for your ego or others’ egos usurping the magic of the heart now.  Let your heart shine and let the hearts of others shine now, and then these new beginnings will bring much creative spark and lots of hope for what is best for everyone.

Jupiter triggering the Uranus/Pluto square will be quite powerful for the next 3 weeks, so allow change to flow.  Jupiter will be conjunct Pluto this week, so much intensity is likely to expressed.    In relationships, boxes of closed up emotions may erupt and be expressed without boundaries at times.

Perhaps this will create a catharsis and an outflow of emotions you did not expect.     We are awakening, and beginning to see things we did not see before.

Some new relationships are being born now, but also some old ones are being seen in a new light, making us realize that there is not much left in that old relationship.

So let go this week, and let life happen. Let your heart guide your journey now more than usual.  Your head can give advice to your heart, but would not do well to try to be in control now.

Waves of change are blowing strong now, so let it happen, and in fact enjoy and have fun.

In the Greater World there is a very good chance that powerful events will erupt over the next few weeks. It feels as if much has been held in abeyance, waiting for the gates to open.  After this New Moon in Leo and during the dance of Jupiter making T-Square with Uranus/Pluto these next few weeks, Pandora’s box of previously controlled emotions and actions will be released.  Nature may also be releasing energy through its disasters during that time.

Also one of the most important issues playing out now is around the Islamic world.  There is so much resentment between western culture and Islamic culture.  There is such fear of “terror” now, but there is also a tinder box of emotions brewing in Egypt, Syria, Israel, Iran, and other countries in the Middle East.

There are peace efforts for Israel/Palestine, but also a power struggle going on for domination of the Middle East. The status quo will not hold for long, big change is on its way there.

There is such a distorted sense of separation between Judeo/Christian culture and Islamic culture.  The spiritual renaissance breaking open in our consciousness and world brings a spirituality of love and connection instead.

Remember that all the change coming in the world and in your personal life is meaningful.   This change may look as if it is about mundane matters, power struggles and money. And of course on one level that is exactly what is happening.

But on another higher level, from a wider and deeper perspective, we are making a huge shift from one age to another.   We are learning to let go of old programming that keeps us stuck in fear and ego, and is helping us to awaken to a new consciousness, the consciousness of the Age of Aquarius.

We are learning that the old way of seeing life through the lens of “us versus them”; someone wins and someone fails; good luck and bad luck; good and evil; or just plain seeing everything as random and meaningless, is not working to give our human family a healthy and loving world.

We are all in this world together, one family, whether we acknowledge it or not.  In fact, until we acknowledge that fact, until we also learn to see all the dots of the Universe as meaningfully connecting with one another, we stay doomed to eventual annihilation.

Our human family is at a major crossroad as we move through the transition between ages.  We choose to evolve into knowing the Oneness, the unity of all the disparate parts; or we choose to see “me and mine against you and yours”, and choose to see everything as disconnected form everything else.

There is less and less time to choose in my estimation.  What do you choose?

See you next week,


There has been a delay in putting out a new YOUTUBE video. Will let you know when it is ready.

There is an old YOUTUBE video Astrology Forecast for Spring Eclipse Season. Check it out if you feel so moved.

There will be a new Youtube video coming out within the next few weeks. I will keep you posted.

Please feel free to find more writings and my services on mywebsite.You can get an astrological consultation with me during these changing times to help you on your path and with your life. Please write for more info.

Leo Knighton Tallarico is a full time professional astrologer, spiritual guide, counselor, and writer for over 25 years

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