By Leo Knighton Tallarico
The energies right now are rather difficult to handle and navigate for many people. We are in the dark phase of the Moon, waiting for a New Moon on Monday; Saturn’s rather heavy and “negative” vibes are strong as it is changing directions back to Direct this Monday; and Mercury is still Retrograde until July 20. Additionally Jupiter in Cancer is beginning to form a soulful Grand Trine in water with Saturn in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces.
You may feel like you are slugging through the mud in your life. Things are either not moving at all or moving in a way that is stressful and feels negative at times. It may be difficult as well to find solutions or clarity, and communication may feel blocked or foggy.
Sometimes we have to simply “hang in there” and wait for the energies to shift.
The first shift will be this Monday July 8, at the New Moon in Cancer, as Saturn actually begins to go Direct as well.
This New Moon will prompt us to move forward with a new lunar cycle beginning. You will hopefully feel around this time at least a subtle shift forward and some relief. New Moons bring new starts, and Saturn going back Direct is like Father Time starting the clock back ticking again.
Yet with Mercury still Retrograde and the Grand Trine in feeling oriented water signs, there will still not be any radical movement forward or much help in making big decisions or starting any big and important projects.
You may at least intuitively sense an arrow from the Universe pointing in a certain direction forward. But please keep in mind that the best thing to do right now is to “process” our thoughts and feelings, not jump to conclusions, or leap into action.
Not jumping to conclusions might be really difficult now, as you may feel very strongly about something. But feelings and thoughts now may be rather fluid and changeable with the Grand Trine in water, and Mercury Retrograde.
Remember that all big decisions need to be made “holistically”, meaning you want your mind and heart and body wisdom to be all on the same page, in agreement. And with Mercury Retrograde and the water trine it may happen that things continue to shift back and forth for awhile, that new info or changed feelings alter one’s perceptions.
Some of you also may be feeling as if you have gone backwards, and are now dealing with old patterns of thought and behavior again, issues you were sure you had overcome.
If that is the case, do not judge yourself. This is temporary and you will soon get back to your knowing the progress you have been making.
This is not an easy time for many people now to stay positive, confident, and trusting. It is best to use this time to reflect and process, to get in touch with deeper feelings, with what is affecting you at deeper levels of mind and soul. Getting to a bottom line, holding a rigid agenda, or being goal oriented will not work as well as usual.
So if you are feeling really stressed to find direction or move forward or make a decision, please wait unless you are truly ready to do so. I know how anxious many people get when they have to hold the tension while waiting for clarity or answers. Do not let the pain of stress force you to jump before it is time. Find a way to let go and relax as much as possible and to trust that what you need, when you need it, will come to you at the right time.
I know that may be difficult to do now as the heavy “negative” energies that breed fear and mistrust are strong now. So we need to “go to another level” inside our psyches in order to be OK.
Remember that the “kingdom is within” and that a focus on finding your salvation outside your self is misguided now.
On July 20 Mercury will go direct and on August 6 there is a New Moon in fiery and creative Leo. Wait if you can until those “milestones” of time before you go fast forward.
In the meantime use this New Moon in Cancer this Monday July 8 at 3:14 AM EDT to begin a month of being in a womb of protection. In that womb you can nurture your self, go deeper inside your soul, and be around people you consider family, blood or otherwise. It is time to be around people who you can be your self with, who do not judge you or expect you to live up to their standards.
For a few days now, while Saturn is “in the air” with its its stern, serious, and sometimes grave attitudes, you will need more than usual a sense of feeling safe and loved. The best use of Saturn now is to be disciplined, to face up to what you need to look at, to set up healthy boundaries, and to have patience.
It is true we are in powerfully transformational times, but sometimes we need to rest and recharge. Do your best to find that time now.
In the greater world Egypt is breaking down again and shows us that it has not found its way yet. What it is going through is reflective of the nature of change now.
There is a big wave wanting to bring liberation and freedom and “power to the people”. This is the Aquarian Age getting stronger and stronger. At the same time there is a powerful backlash, which seeks to control and dominate and slow down change.
In Egypt many are fighting for these freedoms and they have only recently begun to experiment with democracy and legitimate voting. But their military is still the final word and dominant there. And yet more protests, more fighting, and the beginnings of civil war are breaking out.
In our own country the big story is of Edward Snowden and his leaking of government secrets, secrets of the USA spying in a kind of Big Brother way. At the same time there is desire to keep USA military security strong, hence the fear of information leaking.
If we truly want freedom and the responsibility that requires, do we not as citizens of this country and world want to know everything our leaders are deciding and doing? Are we not the ones who ultimately must decide in an Aquarian Age of freedom, equality, Diversity in Unity, and governance by the people- not big government or big corporations.
So again liberation, freedom and “power to the people” runs against a strong desire to keep controls through dominance by government, corporations and military.
And liberation brings some chaos by its nature, and the backlash is to keep everything under control.
Remember this is what your personal transformation of consciousness and your life can look like. There is a part of you wanting to be free of the controls over your life and you seek change to do so. And another part of you may be clinging tight to what is familiar and makes you feel secure.
Trust the process to show you the way, trust your inner light and the light of the Universe to guide your way. Resist your ego taking over so you can feel in control. You are here on this Earth in your body for a reason.
Your life is meaningful and your soul’s journey sacred. Remember this and it becomes easier to trust and walk in alignment.
See you next week,
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Leo Knighton Tallarico is a full time professional astrologer, spiritual guide, counselor, and writer for over 25 years