By Leo Knighton Tallarico
We are now experiencing the first breezes of the Eclipse Season’s winds of change and transformation.
Intensity will gradually increase as we move toward our first eclipse, a Solar Eclipse New Moon in Virgo on September 1. That will be followed two weeks later by the second eclipse, a Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Virgo/Pisces on September 16.
Some people I talk to get nervous and frightened when they know eclipses are coming. There is nothing to be afraid of. Of course that fear is embedded in our ancestral memory, as those who came before us were really afraid when they saw the Sun go black during a Solar Eclipse. There were all sorts of superstitions that were then triggered.
But we modern humans do not feel as small in the face of the Universe and Nature as did our ancestors. We know we are co-creators with those forces.
Nevertheless the eclipses, like all planetary influences, do bring us energy formations, like weather patterns, and those influences can blow in like storms and influence change.
The two eclipses this September are in usually gentle Virgo and Pisces. Eclipses do add more intensity and power to normally gentle energies. Plus both these eclipses will form strong mutable t-squares that will include Mars, the Lunar Nodes, and Neptune in their signatures.
That complicates and intensifies the eclipses even more. Expect breakthroughs and breakdowns in parts of your life and consciousness, as well as the same for the greater world. We will give a broader and deeper evaluation next week, the week of the first eclipse.
We will also discuss the fact that Mercury will go Retrograde just two days before the first eclipse on September and will stay Retrograde all the way through the second eclipse- until September 22 on the Autumn Equinox.
Mercury Retrograde will help us to question and think outside the usual mental boxes, but it may cause some fogginess or confusion in its process.
During the Eclipse Season with Mercury Retrograde, you will serve your life best by being flexible and open and trusting of what the Universe and Nature bring forward. This coming week will set the table for the coming shifting winds of change.
This week, a week before the first eclipse, we feel the stirrings of change, but our concentration will be more about completing, finishing up, processing, and preparing for the eclipses.
That is because this week we experience the Sun going into Virgo on Monday August 22; Mars conjuncts Saturn and squares Neptune on August 24 and 26 respectively; and we begin the last quarter of the Lunar Cycle on August 24.
The last quarter Moon prompts us to reflect on where we have recently been and where we intend to go now. It helps us to clean up and get ready.
The Sun in Virgo also shows us the way to cleaning up and finding order, to getting back to more work and school, to repairing and fixing what need ot be repaired and fixed, to maintenance, to healing, and also to using our left brain abilities to focus, analyze and discern.
Mars conjuct Saturn and squaring Neptune tells us to stop or pause before we move forward, to deeply reconsider before making an absolute decision or action, to be patient and flexible.
We cannot push the rivers of our lives to go faster or to change their direction to where we want them to go.
Soon the blocks to progress will be removed, as we get further into the Eclipse Season. Eclipses are about movement.
I know many of you are quite concerned now about the state of our world and country. I remember back in the ’60s and ’70s people feeling the same way.
There was an unjust war in Viet Nam, a corrupt President in Nixon, protests that turned violent, awakenings of the injustices toward black people and women, fears of nuclear destruction, and the assassinations of President Kennedy, his brother Robert Kennedy, and Martin Luther King. Gender roles were rapidly changing, and relationships and marriages were breaking down.
But all of this was happening as the old world and its systems were breaking down, as new light, new truth, and greater justice and fairness was opening up. It was the best of times and the worst of times.
And now revolution and evolution are strong again, and it is not always pretty, but hope is all around. Look at the millennial generation and its passion for change through Bernie Sanders. Look all around at the people now open to meditation, yoga, and new spirituality and healing.
There are people all around who are shining more Love and are more grounded in Truth. We are now more connected all over the world than ever before through internet, global communication, global commerce, and global travel.
We now need to connect more through the heart and soul and with empathy for those with different lifestyles, cultures, beliefs, and ways of life all over the world.
Sure many get really down about our choices for President in 2016, but they will not ruin our world any more than did a Richard Nixon presidency. There is a bigger picture at work and the Universe and its cycles and seasons are much more influential than a USA presidential election.
In fact Nixon’s presence caused people to passionately rise up and demand change. His presence and the war and the state of the System caused people to evolve and grow and live up to what they believed in.
We were then at a turning point in revolution and evolution into a new Age of Aquarius.
And we are even closer now to that New Age, no matter how dark it appears sometimes.
Till next week,
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