By Leo Knighton Tallarico
The greatest part of this coming week is a continuation of the previous week. The Moon is still moving down through its darkening, waning half of the lunar cycle.
The Sun is still in a fix-it, mend-it, heal-it, perfect-it, maintain-it, clean it up, make it more orderly Virgo energetic. Venus and Mars have joined the Sun in Virgo, providing even more energy for developing physical purity and critical discernment.
That discernment can feel quite judgmental at times, and judging oneself can be especially hurtful.
A positive use of this Virgo energy is to help you to see the trees in the forest, and each branch and leaf of those trees. Virgo can gently help make everything be more real; can tell you who or what may not be good for you; and can bum-out any overly romanticized illusion you may have conjured up.
And yes Virgo can be very good at bringing things “down to Earth”, more simple and ordered. It is the most gentle and flexible of the 3 Earth signs.
The 4th quarter of the lunar cycle ends at the New Moon in Virgo on Friday August 30 at 6:37 AM EDT. It becomes a New Moon because the Moon catches up with the Sun at the same degree of the same sign. In this case it is almost 7 degrees of Virgo.
The slow come-down of the 4th quarter Moon shifts into a let’s get going and get things done New Moon in Virgo.
During the darkening skies, as the Moon finishes the last quarter of its cycle, it is a great time for meditation, intentions, prayers, and positive visualization.
Then when the first sliver of light shows a day or so after the actual time of the New Moon, the new beginnings come alive. Saturday night of August 31 is when that light should appear.
I know you see the grand scale of transformation and change that is brewing in our country and world. I have mentioned many times how the Military/Industrial Complex of the Empire is beginning to transform.
This takes place in the economy and the military/police segments of American society.
The economy showed big signs of trouble this last week with a very aggressive trade war with China breaking open. There is little doubt what we face ahead in the stock market and economy.
And the USA is making enemy of so many peoples. We are isolating from the rest of the world with our current focus on Nationalism. This is what happened just before World War II. Germany, Japan, Italy and others became much more nationalistic.
On Wednesday August 28 Mars in Virgo makes trine with Uranus in Taurus. This energy should shake things up, but not out of control. Stuck energies or patterns get some assistance in breaking away.
The next day on August 29, the Sun also trines Uranus, continuing the theme of breaking open what has been stuck or complacent. And on that same day Mercury leaves Leo and enters Virgo, building up even more Team Virgo.
Late that night, on its way to a new moon the next day, the Moon also enters Virgo.
We are getting used to this new reality we are in. But more importantly it has been feeling for some time now that we are waiting for something, and that we cannot make decisions or find direction until it happens.
Most of us know by now that the Trump world is real, not an illusion or bad dream.
Virgo will help us now to face up to what is really happening and figure out how to make things better.
Most of the really important work now is in our consciousness. The parts of our consciousness that are a result of programming received by the culture and family, needs to be released.
Thinking for oneself is essential in the Age of Aquarius. Diversity within Unity is a pillar concept of the new world. And diversity requires individualism. And the sign Aquarius is quite arguably the most individualized of all.
Aquarius needs to know and accept that it is different, Often times that may get one to feel they are weird and will never fit in.
And that is the process of Aquarius: honoring the differences while looking to join with others in unity.
Thinking for oneself often begins by speaking up to parents or other authority figures. There is a rebellion of sorts and a feeling of being different and not needing to be or think what others want you to think or be. The teen years are a usual time for getting more independent and feeling more separate from family and culture.
But at the same time teens are looking for a group or clique or club or team that one feels “at home” in.
And now many people feel lost. Their old allegiances no longer work for them. They do not know where or how they fit in anymore.
I have been seeing so many families breaking apart over the current political and cultural battles.
Some people cannot understand anyone being for Trump, and are amazed when some family member has that allegiance.
Facebook battles have also intensified, with some really nasty comments made to one another.
People in each camp feel so distant from each other in their beliefs.
I have read in Civil War books how one brother fought with the North while another brother fought with the Confederacy.
It seems almost surreal how many opinions are similar to back then.
The red states, which are mainly in the South, fall in line for Trump and his values and policies. The blue states, mainly up north and on the coasts, have values more aligned with Obama’s values and policies.
Many of those red state people really hated Obama, and Trump fed their anger with his claims that Obama was not born in the USA and instead was a Muslim wanting to bring down the country.
And now blue state people hate Trump and want him gone as quickly as possible.
It is Civil War again. Remember that the North won the war, ended slavery and plantations, and tried to bring the country back together again.
But surprising to some, they never did truly come back together again.
Wholeness and connectedness is important for an individual, country, community, family, etc.
A breaking apart, however, is part of the process of transformation. The old formation is not working anymore, is not healthy or growing and evolving. This happens with relationships too.
Each member of the relationship is growing in a different direction from the other member. They then either go their separate ways, or else figure out how to come back together from their new states of being. They build a new Wholeness and connectedness, one that has evolved into a better and healthier way of being.
Our country and world are experiencing such a transformation.
And since this is about a changing of Ages, such a big cycle of transformation, after over two thousand years of being in the Age of Pisces; we are collectively changing at the very core of our beings in order to be aligned with this Age of Aquarius.
Till next week,
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