by Leo Knighton Tallarico
This week brings potentially big shifts and breakthroughs, as well as the beginning of increased clarity and direction. This is because Mars and Mercury (which is slowing down to go back Direct Tuesday the 5th) are triggering the August 21st Total Solar Eclipse New Moon at 28+ degrees of Leo.
North Korea has just ignited a most powerful hydrogen bomb right at this point of trigger. This will bring a shift into a new chapter of North Korea’s relationship with the USA and the world.
Big shifts, breakdowns and breakthroughs, many quite positive however, have been happening all through this Eclipse Season.
There have been very strong breakthroughs out of old stuck patterns and old ways in people’s lives happening in abundance since that Total Solar Eclipse New Moon in Leo on August 21.
This has been a New Moon with new beginnings on steroids, blasting us fast forward into a New Chapter of our personal and collective lives.
Breakthroughs have been happening in many facets of human life, but most importantly there have been breakthroughs in consciousness, attitudes, and ways of seeing oneself and others.
We are being “groomed” for the coming challenges in our world, challenges that intend to transform us more fully into the consciousness that is needed in a new paradigm and age.
Our level of empathy is growing, as is our ability to get more insight, to see all the connections and meaning, to open our hearts to more love, and to see beyond the programmed veils that have hidden truth. We also are becoming more empowered, more aligned with our true and authentic selves.
Of course for many this Eclipse Season has been quite difficult and challenging, and sometimes very painful. But the potential gifts are transformation, expanded consciousness, and the aforementioned breakthroughs out of old stuck patterns and ruts.
If you can see this Eclipse Season, with its intensity and difficulty, as opportunities to transform; you will then possess the bigger picture that will facilitate positive transformation out of victim consciousness.
You know you want to leave old ways that have become limiting and often quite boring. But it can only happen if you are willing to leave your comfort zone, let in what likely feels more chaotic, and trust the process of the Universe and your deeper Soul.
Without that trust and faith, you will fall into darker, more cynical places- filled with great fear and rage.
You may then toxically empower yourself or disempower yourself from a place of the “wronged one”. You may then become a revenge perpetrator on others who you feel deserve it for what they have done. Or you will take away your life force and confidence.
There is no one to look down on or to make the enemy. There is no one to look up to and make a god who we are separate from.
As we acknowledge and own all parts of ourselves, and integrate those parts into greater wholeness inside; we then make compassionate connection with all our human family.
No we do not have to be expert in this process, but we do need to be following the path to get there. As we follow that path, we will get more and more opportunity to awaken, transform and go further in our consciousness and ways of living.
This is not meant to be a road to sainthood and you do not need to totally conquer anger or fear. These are normal human instincts and feelings, that in moderation help us to empower ourselves (anger) or be more careful (fear).
But over reacting to situations that are not immediately dangerous to our health or life can be worked with, healed and transformed. Even serious trauma can be transformed into healthier responses with the right healing.
These Eclipse Seasons can be opportune times to break through old ways, as we are then often given situations that are intense, bring back old wounds or traumas, and thus are ripe for positive transformation.
As Mars and Mercury this week trigger the Total Solar Eclipse from August 21, core issues may intensify. See this as part of the process of transformation, and you will not get pulled into emotional and mental places that have ego stories that have kept you stuck.
On Tuesday September 5 Mercury goes back Direct, which brings a turning point into renewed clarity and direction.
But this time Mercury Direct will be more complicated and confusing than usual, as the Sun opposes nebulous Neptune the night before; Mars enters Virgo on the 5th; and there is a Full Moon in Pisces conjunct Neptune on the 6th at 3:03 AM EDT.
Mars in Virgo brings a critical eye seeking order, as does the Sun in Virgo at this Full Moon; but the Full Moon in Pisces may add to the confusion.
There is a need now to surrender, trust, and have faith all is happening as it should and for a reason. This attitude is aligned with the highest potential of a Pisces Full Moon.
If you see the glass of life as half full now, not half empty, you will then be more able to trust and have faith as needed.
Allow the process to unfold, without rigid agenda or tight mind and heart, and give a few days to a week to find the clarity and direction you need.
This Eclipse Season with Mercury Retrograde has had many people looking over their past, sometimes as if their past is flashing before their eyes.
That is because the death of the old and birth of the new is more powerful than usual.
And the shakeups in the world have been more intense than usual and have brought back old times and past issues.
Charlottesville brought back old hatreds and prejudice from the Civil War and Civil Rights movement.
North Korea has brought back fears and hatreds from the Cold War with Russia, and fears of nuclear annihilation.
Hurricane Harvey has reminded us of Katrina with its horrible death and destruction and Presidential cluelessness.
Trump’s whitehouse dramas have brought back memories of Richard Nixon corruption and impeachment proceedings.
All these events during Eclipse Season are here for us to remember our past, clean out the old, learn from that past, and transform and evolve further.
Abuse of power, prejudice, hatred, and feared enemies are all issues we need to transform in order to survive and evolve into what is needed for an Age of Aquarius.
And white men are not the enemy either, to be hated and looked down on.
Yes they are needing to leave their entitlement and old comfort place of power in America and the world.
That is happening and no one can stop it. Equality and Diversity within Unity are happening right before our eyes, even if the wounded and dying old world bear who has ruled the old world is raging in his death throes.
He will bring down anyone on his way down, so get out of the way by staying out of his dramas, his rage and fears. Your own rage and over reacting fears will bring you down too.
Important world events will continue now, and keep coming all year long.
But you can still keep strong focus and awareness on your own real life and its grounded rituals now. Sun and Mars in Virgo will help you in than effort, as well as keeping your life simple. Bring order to your life, fix what needs fixing, and that will keep you aligned with Virgo energy. Get ready for Autumn, get the kids back to school.
The lion of Leo time roared, now the grounded humility of Virgo wants to take its place.
I do deep transformational counseling and spiritual guidance to assist people to break out of old consciousness and ways, and stay on their higher path during these challenging times. Of course I use astrology as my lense for insight and perspective, for understanding your true soul identity and its journey this lifetime. You can contact me at [email protected] or phone me at 207-653-7717 for more info or to set up a session.
Please take a look at the new video I made about Eclipse Season. There will be a follow up video soon.
Please take a look at the video David Lonebear Sanipass and I created a few months ago- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_W2WIRHQ5IQ
If you need any help with your relationship now, I do couple’s counseling. Do you need to identify and work out old patterns? Do you need to decide whether to stay or go? I use the astrological model to compare charts to help in the counseling process. We can use Skype if outside New England. Write me at [email protected] if interested.
And if you would like a personal reading/consultation, please contact me at [email protected]
Leo Knighton Tallarico is a Professional Astrologer and Co-Director of Spiritual Renaissance Center. His astrology forecast can be heard on the Sound Ecology radio show on WMPG 90.9 the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30. To book a session with Leo and learn more, visit the Spiritual Renaissance Center.