By Leo Knighton Tallarico
We move this week into the last of three eclipses in Summer Eclipse Season 2018.
It is the last quarter of the Moon phase all week long until Saturday August 11 at 5:58 AM EDT. At that time we experience a New Moon Solar Eclipse in Leo.
The Moon darkens more and more every day this week until after that New Moon in Leo.
That Leo Solar Eclipse New Moon on August 11 puts an end to a lunar cycle begun on July 12 at the New Moon Solar Eclipse in Cancer opposite Pluto.
That New Moon in Cancer found “climax” on July 27 at the Total Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Aquarius that was conjunct Mars and square Uranus. That lunar cycle ends on August 11 at the Solar Eclipse New Moon in Leo.
And Retrograde Mars and Mercury Retrograde have added more complication to a very intense time period.
I have gone through over 30 years of paying close attention to Eclipses, and this is one of the most powerful Eclipse Seasons I have experienced.
I have been witnessing people face some of their worst nightmares; experiencing emotions out of control; early traumas re-triggered; difficult memories and people returning to them; hard decisions needing to be made. But also for some there has been rapid movement through their issues that led to big awakenings and breakthroughs.
And now, while Mercury and Mars continue being Retrograde, we move this week through ending this most challenging volatile lunar cycle before we experience renewal at the New Moon Solar Eclipse in Leo.
Time feels to be moving faster during this Eclipse Season, so we all need to take time to be alone in order to process our thoughts and feelings. And this week the 4th quarter Moon, with Mercury and Mars Retrograde, demands we find inner time to connect with our inner home base in order to prepare ourselves for the fiery Leo jump start next Saturday the 11th.
Allow your deeper soul to come back to center (of course meditation and nature can be great aids for that). Allow that deeper soul to connect better with source and Universe so you are more ready for the new beginnings at this Leo New Moon Solar Eclipse.
Remember that Solar Eclipses are always New Moons, but they are New Moons on steroids, so to speak.
And since we are experiencing a Leo New Moon Eclipse, we can expect this Solar Eclipse to affect our heart chakra, to want to open that chakra up some more.
Difficulties you run into around this Solar Eclipse may be because your heart has closed from old wounds that caused it to lose trust.
Now there is new energy and information that wants to come through you at this Solar Eclipse. There is Love and Truth that needs your heart to be receptive.
This Eclipse also seeks to open your heart up so you can shine your light, so you can express your authenticity.
There may be a young child inside you that you have put on a time out. He or she used to be more alive with spirit shining through. Wounds, traumas, disappointments, and/or disillusions have tended to close its heart into not trusting.
Now you will have help from the cosmos into opening it up again. Keep in mind that whoever was a part of the process of you closing your heart and not trusting must be let go inside your self.
It is you now who is closing that heart- not anyone else. Work with the inner story that holds the key that keeps your heart locked up, the same key that can now unlock your heart and liberate you from the shackles of fear and hopelessness.
This last of the three eclipses of Eclipse Season 2018 will have some torque for moving you forward in your life in one area or another.
Keep in mind however that this New Moon Eclipse sits in a cocoon waiting for Mercury and Mars Retrograde to go forward again .
You will be able to get your life’s motor running with this eclipse, but the Retrograde planets may keep you waiting before the movement goes strongly forward with action or manifestation.
Your creative juices should be alive with this eclipse, and more so if you do not let your ego get in your heart’s way. That is the Achilles Heel for Leo, its temptation to look too much into the mirror to grade how it is doing?
And remember that feeling you are worthless or no good also relates to your ego controlling you and your ability to shine your light creatively.
The Virgo New Moon this coming September 9, just two days after Saturn goes Direct, is a good marking point for the end of Eclipse Season and more grounded in reality new beginnings.
Out in greater America and the greater world, much is holding on by threads. Under the surface there is much instability and much shifting and changing.
It is the old establishment, which holds the old paradigm, that is breaking down. There are now rather desperate attempts to keep it propped up, and as more of the new shows itself, more desperate controls and bullying will surface.
As the Trump administration faces more and more scrutiny and more attempts are made for his impeachment, he will likely take desperate measures to fight off these attempts or he will distract attention with events that will rally the citizens, like war.
The Middle East is truly on the edge now and chaos is growing around Israel and the Palestinians, Syria and Iran.
Keep in mind through all the challenging coming events in America and the world, that all the turmoil is related to the shifting tides out of an old paradigm and age and into a new paradigm and age.
And in America the split between cultures is on the verge of igniting into something worse than it already is.
So many families, friendships, and other relationships are in war mode with one another, with no real understanding or respect for one another. As I write this, a rally in Portland Oregon is happening with far right and far left factions facing off.
Last year, also with a Solar Eclipse in Leo, a similar face off happened in Charlottesville Virginia.
Also the Trump doctrines are separating the United States from its traditionally closest allies, like Canada and Europe. More separation than ever before is overtaking the United States in its global relationships, including trade wars with Europe and especially China.
Nationalism and Globalism are another facet of this separation between cultures. In a distorted dysfunctional way this is an attempt at finding Diversity Within Unity.
Nationalism is trying to find a country’s individuality without seeking unified connections. Globalism sometimes looks like everyone giving up individuality for uniformed agreement.
Diversity within Unity is honoring one’s distinct individuality and way of life and at the same time knowing we are all one, all connected.
One should not have to sacrifice one’s authenticity in order to fit in. But one need not sacrifice one’s needs for finding what unites us all despite our differences.
No pushing agendas this week or desperately needing quick answers or impulsive moves forward.
Early this week, Uranus goes from Direct to Retrograde. So the frequencies of Uranus (liberation, breaking out of boxes or “chains”, awakening, winds of change) will be strong in our energy fields.
Also Venus leaves Virgo for Libra this week. Venus in Libra puts emphasis on finding balanced connections between people and following social graces in one’s interactions with others.
All these shifts during the last quarter of the lunar cycle turn into the Solar Eclipse New Moon in Leo on August 11. This Eclipse will be square Jupiter in Scorpio, so this eclipse like the last two is powerful.
This brings a strong energy for moving forward with your heart leading the way. Please keep in mind that intensity will be strong and complete clarity because of the Retrogrades may not come easily.
Till next week
Take a look at this video about Summer Eclipse Season 2018 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QkSNDn0QCg&feature=youtu.be.
There will be a new one in early August.
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