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Cleansing and Clearing and Astrology Forecast August 30- September 5

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 29, 2015 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

As I write this on Saturday August 29, we are moving through a gentle Full Moon in Virgo/Pisces today.

This is a healing full moon, and healing is something many of us are in need of now, after a rough recent time period.

You should be able to feel this full moon all the way to Monday August 31, then afterwards we move down through the waning half of the lunar cycle that was begun on August 15 at the Leo New Moon.

Neptune is conjunct the Moon in Pisces and Jupiter is conjunct the Sun in Virgo, making it a rather spiritual full moon.

It is a good time now to let go and surrender to the natural flow of the Universe, without agenda or too much drive to accomplish. You may feel a bit spacey and unfocused at times, but that will help you to let go instead of pushing too hard.

Yes the Virgo part of this lunation requires us to put things in order, but that should be done as gently and stressless as possible.  Pisces and Neptune require flow and ease.

This full moon will put us all into the right frame of mind for the next couple of weeks leading up to the eclipses.

We are coming down into a time period of cleaning up, fixing, healing, imagining, and preparing for the intensity of the eclipses, the first one on September 13- A Solar Eclipse New Moon in Virgo.

Before that happens we are also finishing up a Venus Retrograde cycle.  Venus goes back Direct on September 6.

It is time between now and then to find some resolution around heart issues.  There has been so much intensity surrounding relationships since Venus went Retrograde in late July.

So many of us have had all our weaknesses, wounds, and traumas around relationship patterns come up to the light of our consciousness.  The pains of the past, including early family issues, have been thrown into our faces.

The emotional reactions for some of us have been very powerful and disconcerting.  We may have thought that certain issues were already resolved or healed, but found out there was more work to be done.

If we want health in our relationships, relationships of all kinds, then it is essential that we clean out old dramas and traumas from the emotional and mental root or core of the issues.

You may have attracted someone into your life who triggered a pattern or ego story that was originally created to cope with a wound or trauma from the past.

It is necessary as we work out the issue with someone or let someone go, that we get to core or root causes.

If for example you find that your current relationship has shown a pattern of someone being unavailable and someone else begging for attention and love, you must trace that pattern as far back as you can and as deep in your soul as possible.

Perhaps a parent or previous relationship started up this pattern. Or perhaps a past life interaction did so.

Or maybe a natal astrological pattern shows a difficulty with receiving love.

Getting to the core of the emotional issue will help you to release the trauma, heal the trauma as best you can, and reopen your heart to trust that a sharing of love can happen for you.

As painful as this Venus Retrograde period is for some people, keep in mind that the difficulties came your way in order for you to heal and transform old patterns so you can better grow and open to new ways of relating.

After September 6, when Venus goes back direct, you will start to gain more clarity, resolution, and direction in relationships.

Hold off until after that time before jumping to any conclusions or making any important definite plans around heart issues.

Remember that Mercury Retrograde tends to get us mentally off our usual track, Venus Retrograde gets our hearts off their usual track.

After it goes direct our hearts begin to get more clear, to integrate what happened during the Retrograde period, and to find a new normal for our hearts.

All this relationship clearing will happen just in time to meet up with the eclipses.

Venus also rules money and financial resources. That is the Taurus side of Venus, as Venus is the ruling planet of Taurus.

So money issues are needing to be worked out now too. And of course in the global framework the stock markets around the world have been in crash mode.

China’s rapidly falling stock market and economy has had a huge effect on global economic stability.

In the bigger picture there is a realignment of power sharing and resource sharing happening in the world.

The message by Bernie Sanders is resonating with so many people because it is obvious we need to transform our global economic system so that it will be fair and equitable to all the human family.   Global Economic domination by Big Corporate and its marriage partner Big Government are taking away freedoms and the ability to live a comfortable life for individual humans.

This inequity does not come from the Universe or God/Goddess, but created by humans who have the ability to choose and create as we see fit.

In an Age of Aquarius individual humans gain more power and responsibility for our own world. We become stewards of our Earth and its creatures- not dominators but stewards healing and protecting the planet.

Once we have sufficiently awakened on a collective level and broken the chains locking up our minds, souls, hearts and bodies by programming from the Military/Economic paradigm that runs the world; then we will be ready to more fully create a world in alignment with the Age of Aquarius.

The downfall of our current inequitable economic system and the breakdown of the old power structure in the world will leave sufficient opening for new energies of love and truth to help us create anew.

These breakdowns are getting more and more immanent and each of us will need to adjust our lives in accordance with the changes. I am not a financial expert at all, but I would advise everyone to not be dependent on conventional wisdom or traditional institutions anymore.

I am not sure of the timing, as people can create life support systems, so to speak, to delay the inevitable, as we have done with the financial bailouts and printing of money we do not have. But Nature always wins out eventually.

I do believe, however, that the eclipse storms of September will at least continue to break down the old world and bring us new ideas and ways for a new world.

Keep up your meditation and spiritual practices so you will know that all is happening in accordance with the Universe’s natural cycles and energies, with nothing to fear.

You will be in the right places at the right times if you can stay aware, awake, and centered in your deeper soul and the Source.

We are about to move even more rapidly into the energies of the Age of Aquarius.   Keep in mind that all the difficulties we are going through now are to get us prepared for the transformational winds ahead.

You are releasing that which is not aligned with your authentic soul and its destiny now.

If you notice that many more conventional people seem to not be as affected as you are now, remember that you are on a different path as a pioneer into the new world.

As such you will be more prepared for what is coming, and not as governed by fear and panic when the bigger changes come our way.

Till next week,

Leo

I have created a new YouTube presentation for the Spring Portal.

A new Autumn YouTube will be presented in September.

You can get an astrological consultation with me during these changing times to help you on your path and with your life. Please write soulus@aol.com for more info..

Please feel free to find my services on my website http://www.spiritualrenaissance.com.  You can sign up for our newsletter there.

Leo Knighton Tallarico has been a full time professional astrologer, spiritual guide, counselor, and writer for 30 years.

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Navigating the Changing Times and Astrology Forecast August 23-30.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 22, 2015 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

Last week we expressed to you we felt something big was coming. Well last week so much felt big:  Israel attacked from Syria and retaliated; North Korea and South Korea in a dangerous war posture; but mostly the serious downturn of the stock market- down over 1000 points for the week, and with China’s market crashing the world economy is in a precarious position. I believe these big events are still not the biggest we will face. There is more to come.

You know this is only the very beginning of the Eclipse Season of late summer and early autumn 2015.  As we let you know last week the New Moon in Leo on August 14 brought in the early winds of change from the Eclipse Season.

There is much more transformational change on the way this late summer and autumn. There is still Venus Retrograde until September 6.

The current crisis between North and South Korea is happening during Venus Retrograde.  it is a relationship between two halves of the old whole of Korea.  It is almost like they are twin flames.

North and South Korea split and went to war in the early 1950’s.    That split and war was part of the cold war between the USA and Russia.  Russia backed North Korea and the USA backed South Korea.    At the end of the war a truce was made but not a peace settlement. Technically North and South Korea are at war. Their split is very much a result of interference from world powers.

This Venus Retrograde meeting, as the winds of the Eclipse Season begin to blow in, may be pushing the Koreas to a place where they will need to either move closer to peace now or a war.  Eventually they may unite again.

If there is a war there it might mean that the powers of China, Russia, and the USA get involved.  Let us hope not.

The problems with Israel and Syria now are reflective of issues with Iran as Iran is Syria’s sponsor and ally.   You can see how what happens there will also be important for the whole world as some world countries like the USA have allegiance to Israel and others like Russia have allegiance to Iran and Syria.

The economy is very global now and interconnected as you can see how what has been happening in China (the world’s 2nd largest economy next to the USA) is affecting Wall Street and economies all over the world.

How this Eclipse Season plays out is very important to how the world will transform into the Age of Aquarius.

All each of us can do is to enter and stay in consciousness that is connected to love and truth, to healing our Earth, its creatures and the human family.

Each of us is not perfect and will make mistakes, but it is so important that we keep our intention strong to be in our Higher Self even if we leave it sometimes.

The collective situation is dependent on where each of us is in our consciousness.  No one of us can save the world from what it will go through, but we can each do our part and to join with others who feel the same.

We must each stop ourselves from tendencies to get revenge or to let our rage lead the way.  Yes we must let ourselves feel anger enough to stay stop or no, but we do not need to let ourselves be consumed by hatred or deep animosity that will lead to serious conflict.

This is a turning point for humanity and what each of us feels and does is very important now.

This week, as we have just passed through the beginning of the 2nd quarter phase of the lunar cycle that began last week at the New Moon in Leo; we now are headed toward the Full Moon.

That Full Moon will be next Saturday the 29th of August. It will have the Sun in Virgo and the Moon in Pisces.  It will be at 2:35 PM EDT and it will have Jupiter conjunct the Sun in Virgo and Neptune conjunct the Moon in Pisces.

This is normally a very gentle Full Moon, and with Neptune as part of its signature that should keep  it is relatively gentle and speaks to more peaceful energies.  Jupiter is much more spirited but in Virgo it does speak to violence.

The only wild card that day is that Mars will be quincuncx Pluto and that could represent some explosiveness.  But it is not a major planetary configuration.

But the down and yin movement of Virgo and Pisces do speak to the possibility that markets will still be headed downward. If they do for some reason level off or move upward this week, then we can still expect more downward movement during the eclipses and Autumn season.

On Sunday the 23rd the Sun goes into Virgo for a month’s stay.  Time to begin to be more humble, simple and real.   Order is needed more now and hard work is aligned with the planets.  Be careful not to get too skeptical or even cynical now. Moon in Sagittarius should help you stay positive for a couple of days.

Late Monday into early Thursday, as the Sun will be in Virgo and Moon in Capricorn,  it is time sober up, get organized and down to work.    Whatever has been boiling over will begin to settle in a bit into more reason.

Virgo is the last month of Summer here in the Northern Hemisphere and it represents the motivation to get ready for the autumn and a downturn of energies. Though you will see the kids go back to the Virgo regimentation of school and you may feel more motivated to fix things up, get maintenance, checkups or healings; remember there is still time to enjoy what is left of summer.

After the Full Moon next Saturday, we enter the waning half of the lunar cycle.  We will be getting ourselves ready for the intensity of the first eclipse:  A Solar Eclipse New Moon in Virgo on September 13.

Venus Retrograde is also coming into its last phase. On September 6, it will go back Direct- still in Leo. That means that relationship issues will still be in the spotlight of our lives, but the focus will be on finding solution and getting to the heart of the matter.

Old relationships need to heal or people need to move on from each other and Liberate one another.  Hanging on is to the detriment of free spirit. Anger keeps people connected in a very dysfunctional manner.

New relationships will need to begin to get more real.  As we get closer to the end of the Venus Retrograde cycle, we will start to feel more of a need to define these new relationships.    But do your best not to jump to any conclusions either way. Wait for the Venus Retrograde cycle to play its way out.

Some of these relationships that just started around the Venus Retrograde time period are likely past life connections, as Venus Retrograde often suggests past relationships connected to past relationship patterns.

We are being given the opportunity to reexamine our relationship patterns so we can heal and transform them.  That will help us to have better relationships with our current partners or friends or to be more prepared for future relationships.

I know things have not been easy lately for so many of us.  Our issues are being thrown into our faces.  Please do your best to stay centered in the knowledge that all is happening for a reason and that love and truth govern our Universe.

Hate and revenge are the old world and the Old Testament, and keeping that paradigm as a guiding star keeps the old world alive.  Hate and revenge hurt us more than they hurt others as our bodies and souls are stressed and decay with these toxic energies.  Try to find and bring out the best in others no matter what.  Or let them go completely if you cannot.

How we handle relationships tells us so much about the truth of who we are.  Change your vibration and you will attract better people and situations into your life.

Till next week,

Leo

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I have created a new YouTube presentation for the Spring Portal.

A new Autumn YouTube will be presented in September.

You can get an astrological consultation with me during these changing times to help you on your path and with your life. Please write soulus@aol.com for more info..

Please feel free to find my services on my websitehttp://www.spiritualrenaissance.com.  You can sign up for our newsletter there.

Leo Knighton Tallarico has been a full time professional astrologer, spiritual guide, counselor, and writer for 30 years.

Evolution and Astrology Forecast August 16- 22

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on August 15, 2015 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

Sure does feel like some really big earth shaking events are right around the corner, doesn’t it?  September, with two important eclipses, is the most likely time of such events, but both August, October, and November are susceptible to great change too.

The New Moon in Leo last Friday August 14 mostly took us out of the funk of a turning point time period.  Now movement is in forward direction for better and worse.    Bridges have been burned behind us and destiny’s path awaits us now.

Perhaps the only question mark on our renewed path now is around relationships.  With Venus still Retrograde until September 6, some are still at a crossroads around heart issues and relationship direction.

Many have been experiencing ghosts of past relationships these last couple of weeks.   People have come back into our lives from earlier times, including past lives.

If during this current Venus Retrograde time period someone apparently new to you has taken your heart and life by storm, they could be from an important past life connection.

Do they seem really familiar to you?  Have you hit it off together surprisingly in a graceful and easy manner? They are back in your life for a reason.

But do not jump to any conclusion too quickly as to what their significance is in your life now.  Do not do anything rash or impulsive.  Best to wait until after Venus goes Direct on September 6 before making any big relationship decisions or taking any important steps in a relationship.

In fact it is best to wait until after the eclipses and into October when Venus goes back to where it started when it went Retrograde.

And this is true for all important relationship issues now.  Do not leap before you look. It is easy now for your perceptions in relationship to be off the mark.   Don’t let your heart or emotions run your relationship life now.  Use a detachment of mind or an inner spiritual observer to assist you in finding an accurate perspective.

At the same time it is quite possible that any relationships that enter your life now will be important to your soul’s path at this challenging and profound moment in human evolution.

We are at a crossroads in evolution.  Do we continue our old ways that now threaten to destroy the Earth, its environment, its creatures, and our human family?   Or do we leap forward with faith into where our souls are leading us, beyond the now toxic and dysfunctional ways?

“An eye for an eye” vengefulness is still prominent in many darker hearts.   We know that attitude must be released in a big way, as the weapons of mass destruction we have built growingly threaten our existence- as more and more countries and cultures have access to them.

Greedy gobbling up of more and more resources and money for oneself also threatens our world.   Greed is a most selfish instinct that leaves so many people starving and/or desperate.   And desperation cause all sorts of human disasters.  And starvation or a sense lack motivates so many crimes.

At the same time as things seem grim and hopeless sometimes in world affairs, many people right now are being awakened and are finding spiritual and soul connections that are taking them forward in evolution.

So there are two distinctly different paths being taken now.  And sitting on the fence between them will not work anymore. You can no longer hedge your bets.  It is time to choose. The Soul’s Higher Self leads your way or your ego self leads your way.

Your Higher Self now is your connection to the evolution necessary to enter the Age of Aquarius.  Your ego self is your connection to the Dinosaur.

This does not mean having no ego! It is all about balance and priority.  What leads your life is the question and what are you moving toward:  Higher Self’s sense of alignment and connections or ego’s separative control of everything?

In the greater world we see this playing out in a drastic way.  The Islamic State is representative of the shadow side of the human condition.

It is the part of each of us and each culture or country that sees the world through the eyes of dog-eat-dog fight for the survival of the fittest.  My self or family or country or religion is better than any else, and we need to ruthlessly fight for its survival against all others.

There is no sense in this paradigm of all as One, everything connected in a sacred and meaningful way.

Evolution is about survival of the fit, but survival is now dependent on a paradigm and consciousness of unity and connection of all.  And being fit requires a consciousness of wholeness and of all humans being a part of the same family on our sacred Planet Earth, which is part of the unity of our Universe.

And we are each an individualized unique cell in the soul of that Universe, and responsible for our authenticity and function in that wholeness.

Killing for our god or our country or our family- so we can survive while others get destroyed will not further evolution anymore. In fact that belief system will kill us all.

Current conditions require us to adapt in new ways right now.  And a consciousness of Diversity in Unity is a prerequisite for evolution into a new age and dimension. And the coming eclipses will challenge us all to transform.

Since the New Moon in Leo, we have entered the last lunar cycle before the eclipses that begin on September 13 at the Solar Eclipse in Virgo.

We are now feeling the beginning winds of the storms of eclipse season.

As these storms blow in, we will need new leaders and voices to assist our journey.   Our world economy needs to be more equitable.  Our foreign affairs need to have more of a sense of unity instead of conflict.

Voices of hatred or superiority or revenge must not be heeded anymore.  Voices that awaken us to the truth,  and to more fair and loving ways are the ones we need now.  And each of us is also responsible for finding those voices in our inner consciousness too.

This coming week, as we move up to the first quarter moon in Scorpio on August 22, we are getting started toward what we have decided is important.

Most planets this week are in either Leo or Virgo.   So there is a split between hearty and proud fun loving Leo, and humble analytical, subdued Virgo.   If you are overly confident or arrogant you will likely be taken down some notches this week

But if you are overly self deprecating or shamed, you will be given some strokes of support for your self esteem this week.

Back to school Virgo activity will increase now, as will Virgo instincts to fix what needs to be fixed and begin projects of maintenance and bringing more simplicity and order to your life.

The Sun leaves Leo and will join Mercury and Jupiter in Virgo next Sunday the 23rd of August.  Virgo helps to purify the ego if used right. If used wrongly it is just the other side of the coin of arrogance: humiliation.

There will be more and more clues now as to what is about to come down in our world soon. So stay as mentally neutral and emotionally non reactive as possible so you can see the truth as it unfolds.

Till next week,

Leo

I have created a new YouTube presentation for the Spring Portal.

A new Autumn YouTube will be presented in September.

You can get an astrological consultation with me during these changing times to help you on your path and with your life. Please write soulus@aol.com for more info..

Please feel free to find my services on my websitehttp://www.spiritualrenaissance.com.  You can sign up for our newsletter there.

Leo Knighton Tallarico has been a full time professional astrologer, spiritual guide, counselor, and writer for 30 years.

Combining Head and Heart and Astrology Forecast August 9-15

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 8, 2015 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

We are working our way through an important turning point in our lives.  This past week, since Saturn went Direct  on August 2, has brought us to a shift in our consciousness and life.  For some this may be rather subtle energetically, but for others it is much more obvious.

Perhaps something has come to light that you were not fully aware of before; or perhaps an event happened that turned your thinking; perhaps someone else has revealed something about themselves or you that you were not fully aware before.  Maybe a light switch went on in your mind or heart that shows you the way to go now.

This turning point time period will give way to a sense of new beginnings after the New Moon in Leo on Friday August 14.  That New Moon will be at 10:53 AM EDT.

The lunar cycle begun at this New Moon in Leo will lead to a very important lunar cycle that will begin at the Solar Eclipse New Moon in Virgo on September 13.  The Solar Eclipse will be followed by a powerful Total Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Aries on September 27.  That is called by some a Blood Moon as it is the 4th Lunar Eclipse in row that is a Total Lunar Eclipse, a rare occurrence.

And all 4 of these Total Lunar Eclipses happen on sacred Jewish dates.

And this turning point we are moving through now- included Saturn going Direct while making close aspect to Jupiter, Venus and Mercury- all right at Israel’s natal Mars placement.

So something is really stirring around Israel.  And this last week during this turning point time, much has been happening with the Iranian nuclear deal, a deal that is passionately opposed by Israel.

One of Israel’s top officials commented this past week that Israel is considering bombing Iran’s nuclear facilities regardless of this deal that was struck with UN countries.

That would likely touch off a major Middle East and perhaps world conflict.

Iraq, Libya, and Syria are suffering largely because of foreign invasions or influences, and the Islamic State is strongly influential now in those and other countries in the Middle East.

And President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran is also being challenged by hawkish elements in the USA Congress, in Iran, in Israel and other countries.

Look for more clues, signs and synchronicities this week to tell you what may be coming to the Middle East and elsewhere during the upcoming Eclipse Season.

And this is also true for your own life.   The turning point time period will shift into Drive Gear at the New Moon in Leo on August 14.  But before Friday keep in mind we are in the last quarter phase of the Moon’s cycle.

So this week before the New Moon in Leo, we will be picking up the emotional pieces from the last few weeks, processing our experiences, and getting ourselves ready for renewed action and greater intensity.  Do your best to not let energies of depression control you before this New Moon, but nevertheless allow your soul to come down into its truth even if that truth will tend to “bring you down”.

We have been getting more into our heart and its wisdom and connections during these last few weeks.  With a New Moon in Leo and Mars going into Leo on Saturday August 8, there is still going to be a strong focus on heart and creative energies.

What makes your heart sing, what and whom is your heart into, how much can you open your heart to express the authentic being that you are by nature?   How much can you improve your self expression and self esteem- enough to put the controlling ego in the back seat of your life?

But along with this heart emphasis we will be integrating the earthy mental vibes of Virgo. Mercury went from Leo to Virgo this last Friday August 7 and Jupiter will enter Virgo (where it will stay for about a year) this Tuesday August 11.

Virgo is the sign after Leo, and as such it tends to humble the Lion’s big roar of pride.  Virgo can also bring some shame to the bravado of Leo, its self focus and its big hearted honesty.  Sometimes big hearted honesty can hurt others like when a little child passes an overweight person and says “look mommy at that fat man”.   Honest and innocent but not aware of its affect on others.

So be ready as we begin to get more Virgo influence of needing to combine more your head with your heart.  Your head is your heart’s important advisor and needs to be consulted on important matters.  And with Mercury ruling the head of mind and communication, its loves to be in Virgo.

Virgo analyzes, finds “what’s wrong with this picture”?, and generally brings one down into the details of cold reality.

So watch for “reality” to begin to come more into play now, and for a greater need to fix or heal what has been broken or injured.

Jupiter in Virgo will make expansive energies be more grounded in practical and logical ways. Inspiration will need to combine with needs to manifest, not just fly into new ideas that are never earthed.

There will need to be more order to one’s aspirations and dreams.

This may sound like a “downer” to some free spirits. But if you want your spirit to serve your purposes for being here on this Earth at this important time, then you will get some help over the next year to make that more real.

Keep in mind also this week that Venus is still Retrograde and will be until September 6.  At this turning point time period, there will tend to be new insights and light shone on important relationships and their patterns and habits.

As you move through this New Moon in Leo, you will be driving your life car forward even if you do not completely know what has recently shifted in your important relationships.  Since the turning point is passing, this New Moon will be bringing you forward into a more certain relationship destiny, even if much still needs to be revealed to your conscious mind.

Till next week,

Leo

I have created a new YouTube presentation for the Spring Portal.

You can get an astrological consultation with me during these changing times to help you on your path and with your life. Please write soulus@aol.com for more info..

Please feel free to find my services on my website http://www.spiritualrenaissance.com.  You can sign up for our newsletter there.

Leo Knighton Tallarico has been a full time professional astrologer, spiritual guide, counselor, and writer for 30 years.

Hand Of Time Restarts and Astrology Forecast August 2-8

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 1, 2015 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

Venus is solidly Retrograde now and will be until September 6, so relationship issues continue front and center in our lives, for better and worse.    And Saturn overnight from Saturday August 1 to Sunday August 2 turns from Retrograde to Direct.

As it turns Direct, metaphorically the hand of time starts up again, and there is a turning point feeling of Time Marching On.  Though you may still feel there is time to choose a direction, on a deeper level destiny (with your intentions) has already made up its mind.

Now you can try to close up the flow of heart and soul to where it is meant to go, but this will just delay the inevitable as life support systems do for the dying.

And in the process of ego control of natural cycles, the controller can develop illness either mental or physical or spiritual as a result.

Keep in mind however, that even though Time now marches on this week, it does not do so all at once.  Saturn turning to Direct just gives us a turning point sense of time.  It may take more time before we truly realize what has been “decided”.  And even more time before wheels are set in motion to get going.

Many of these decisions have to do with relationship now as Venus is Retrograde until September 6.  But that is not the only subject of our interest.   Where we will live or what we will do for work, etc. may also be aligned for a shift in destiny now.

After Saturn goes Direct, later in the week it makes important aspects to other planets: On Monday August 3 it squares Jupiter in Leo,  on Wednesday August 5 it squares Venus in Leo, and on Thursday August 6 it squares Mercury in Leo and trines Mars in Cancer.

In the middle of all this Venus conjuncts both Jupiter and Mercury.

All this planetary action occurs at 28+ degrees of the signs Leo, Scorpio, and Cancer.  This becomes a most important degree in natal charts now.

If you have planets 27-29 degrees of Scorpio and Leo you are most affected.  If you have planets at 27-29 degrees of Taurus or Aquarius or Cancer you are at least somewhat affected.  And hence the issue of impending destiny, especially around relationship is prevalent for you.

As an example of a nation with planets in such places, Israel has it natal Mars from its birth of May 14 1948 at 28+ degrees of Leo.  So Saturn will square that Mars while Jupiter, Venus and Mercury conjunct its Mars.

Mars in a nation’s chart represents its military and police, male influence, conflicts and sometimes war.  Of course Mars was the Roman God of War.

So we can expect some turning point, conflict laden events to ensue in early August with Israel.  And that turning point will likely develop into some bigger events later this month or next when the Eclipses erupt.

In fact there is as Total Lunar Eclipse Full Blood Moon in Mars ruled Aries occurring on September 27.   Israeli scholars have noted that there are 4 Total Lunar Eclipses in a row, all falling on Jewish holidays.  This Total Lunar Eclipse on the 27th (28th in Israel) falls on the Jewish holiday of Sukkot. It is the last of the 4 eclipses in a row.

The Israeli scholars expect quite dramatic events to happen to Israel surrounding this last Blood Moon; and combined with the important planetary movements this week to Israel’s Mars, we can expect significant events concerning Israel  to unfold from August through October 2015.

Life will likely change appreciably over the next few months in both personal and global ways for all of us.  Do your best to surrender to the energies at work from the Universe, knowing that if you are aligned in your heart and soul you will be in just the right place and time for what will be shifting.

Some changes may be very deep and profound in your consciousness and life, and those changes will provide the healing and transformation your soul now requires.

Much of the transformation over the next few months in essence is to shift you more strongly out of your ego and into your soul or higher self.  From that place you will be aligned with the Universe and Spirit and ready for what comes.

Meditation and spiritual practice are highly recommended now, or if you are already doing this, then it is time to increase the effort.

Receiving healings and spiritual/psychological guidance is also good now.

And remember that this week, with all the Saturn aspects, there also is a Jupiter conjunct Venus in Leo aspect. When they last made conjunction was on July 1st, on the same day as a Full Moon in Capricorn.

That day Jupiter and Venus were so close that they actually looked merged into one in the sky. This week they are conjunct again, though they will not merge this time. And since Venus is now Retrograde and square Saturn, your heart connections are even more important to tune into then ever.

We recommended during the last conjunction of Jupiter and Venus in early July to check in to see what and especially whom your heart was into.   Now there will be more conflict to those connections from desires for security and familiarity and safety.

So it is incumbent on you to set your priorities of importance in your life around relationships and heart connections.  What is more important- love or security if you had to choose?  Are you more a romantic or a realist?  Your destiny depends on your priorities, or more to the point your destiny is dependent on Who you are at this time.

In many ways, as is aligned with the laws of attraction, Who you are energetically on a deep soul level determines what and whom you will attract to your consciousness and life.  That of course determines your destiny.

So now as Saturn goes Direct and makes important aspects this week, you can better know what “fate” has in store for you if you can dive deep into your psyche and soul to know Who you are at this time in your life.

Have you transformed and healed sufficiently to be able to attract to your Self healthier people and circumstances?  Of course healing and transformation are always evolving, but as Saturn shifts to Direct now- the Universe is taking a “snapshot” of You to determine your approaching “fate”.

And in the greater world this is true too.   The USA is in the final few months of having Pluto oppose its natal Sun in Cancer of 13+ degrees.  This process all started at the Cardinal Grand Cross in April 2014.

And now as Pluto is almost exactly opposite the USA Sun for the rest of this year, a USA fate will be unfolding.

Who are we collectively now as Saturn goes Direct?  Take a close and deep look and you will have a sense of what is coming our way soon.

Till next week,

Leo

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Leo Knighton Tallarico has been a full time professional astrologer, spiritual guide, counselor, and writer for 30 years.