By Leo Knighton Tallarico
On Sunday July 16 we enter- for a week- the 4th quarter and last quarter of the lunar cycle. This lunar cycle began at the New Moon in Cancer on June 23. And it ends next Sunday July 23 at the Leo New Moon.
This passing lunar cycle has been a time of finding nurturance, support, feelings of home, family, and inner wholeness.
At the Leo New Moon on the 23rd of July, there will be a shift. That Leo New Moon brings in the first winds of Eclipse Season, and will shift our energies into more fiery creative self expression, more action, more hope, and greater motivation to “succeed”.
Yet the 4th quarter time this week, which precedes that Leo New Moon, , the first of two Leo New Moons in a row, will be more energized and active than most 4th quarter time periods.
That is because this 4th quarter begins with the Moon in active willful Aries; then continues with the often chaotic Mars square Uranus this Monday the 17th; Sun squaring Uranus on the 20th while Mars goes into Leo; and the Sun moving into Leo a couple days before the New Moon in Leo.
4th quarter lunar cycles are a time of “coming down”, finishing up, gathering, cleaning up, and getting ready for the new beginnings of a New Moon.
And of course that theme continues for this 4th quarter lunar cycle, but there will also be more energy for that “finishing up” purpose this week.
And of course since this is a getting ready for Eclipse Season, there also should be more stirring up, and the beginnings of seeing what Eclipse Season might be like for each of us.
I know some people get scared about these Eclipse Seasons, but having consciously experienced many of them through the years, I can assure you that usually they are not as bad as many fear.
Yes for sure most of us will be taken out of our usual balance, will be shifting in consciousness and energetically, will release and let go some things, and will be more ready for handling change.
But most will not lose their jobs, relationships, or homes during an Eclipse Season. And they will not be destroyed and die. And the world will not come to an end.
Yet for sure this Eclipse Season will at least be a turning point time in our individual lives, and of course in our global experience too.
There will likely be an experience of getting over the hump and knowing there is no path to going back to how it used to be. Our New Chapter in life is becoming our “new normal” and we need to own that.
In our global experience, the Trump factor has been changing our world appreciably, and on the surface it looks pretty bad. Remember in the bigger picture he is the vehicle for this transformation that our human family needs right now in order to wake up and make the needed changes.
America is in the process of becoming an equal member of nations, which aligns with the Age of Aquarius.
I am sure most of you wish it would be happening in a way that didn’t make the country an embarrassment in the world, and didn’t put us in such a dangerous position; yet this is how it needs to be right now.
Our country and world have been coasting without awareness through a dysfunctional and toxic human condition for a long time now. The values of this country have been eroding for many years, but so slowly that many have not been paying attention.
Now more and more people are waking up and seeing, feeling and knowing that our human family is in real trouble. Deep transformation and healing are urgently needed.
And this Eclipse Season, whatever events it brings to us, will show us how much we need to make big important changes.
Our economy is not equitable and all too often the greedy are the ones most rewarded in this system. Bernie Sanders represented a waking up of the people in the USA to lack of balance and fairness in the economy.
Will the stock market crash happen during or not long after this coming Eclipse Season? Better chance than usual it will.
But if not now, it will happen relatively soon, before summer of 2018 in my estimation. And Eclipse Seasons, as they represent often drastic change, give us a better chance of something like that happening.
And the Military, the other half of the Economic/Military complex that largely rules this world, will show change this Eclipse Season, especially so as the USA Mars is triggered by transiting Saturn; Trump and Netanyahu’s Mars’ are triggered by the Total Solar Eclipse in Leo, and Israel’s Mars is also triggered by the Total Solar Eclipse on August 21.
Does this mean there is serious conflict brewing? Probably yes. It does not, however, necessarily mean actual war will erupt soon. But it has a greater likelihood being triggered during or soon after the Total Solar Eclipse in Leo than usual.
The Military/Economic complex that President Eisenhower warned us about is more powerful than ever, and it must be transformed somehow in order for us to evolve into what is needed for the coming Age of Aquarius.
We can only pray it happens as gracefully as possible.
Whether gracefully or not, Trump sure shows us more likelihood of its dismantling. He is like Caligula or Nero as the Roman Empire began to dissolve.
But, nevertheless, each of us needs to put our concentration on transforming our own consciousness and life.
As you let go of the programming from society and family of your mind and heart, you transform and evolve.
As you awaken to truth, you evolve and transform.
As you trust that you live in a meaningful and sometimes magical Universe you transform and evolve.
As you open to your authentic Self, and to living a more purposeful life, you transform and evolve.
As you realize we are all brothers and sisters of the same human family, you transform and evolve.
As you extricate yourself from believing that being rich and famous is the holy grail, you transform and evolve.
As you let go the consciousness of superior/inferior, predator/prey and victim/perpetrator for our human condition you transform and evolve.
As you know love is the true healer, you transform and evolve.
As you know we all live in a meaningful Universe, you evolve and transform.
As you realize all is connected, all seeming opposites are meant to be joined in wholeness like the yin/yang symbol, you transform and evolve.
As you experience that Soul is real and guides our life journey, you transform and evolve.
And now the transformation is accelerated, as during Eclipse Seasons the wheels of the Universe turn with more music, light, love, and magic than usual.
It is the blocks to that light that hold everything back and cause breakdowns and difficulties.
When we trust and surrender, we better allow our blocks to be cleared, so that the music, light, love and magic can come pouring through.
And next Sunday the 23rd begins the Eclipse Season with the New Moon in Leo.
Talk with you then,
We will do a video in July for the important August Total Solar Eclipse and Eclipse Season. We will have a new website up to view in July also.
There is a video now of my recent talk at the Enlightenment Expo that my friend Jonne Trees has recorded: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D52FYcHTM3U.
The subject is about navigating the planetary changes this year.
Please take a look at the video David Lonebear Sanipass and I created recently- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_W2WIRHQ5IQ
If you need any help with your relationship now, I have done couples’ counseling for many years. 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 help in the counseling process. We can use Skype if outside New England. Write me at soulus@if interested.
Please check out my forecast for 2017- https://youtu.be/sYw9g0OuqV4
And if you would like your own personal forecast for 2017, please contact me at soulus@.
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.