By Leo Knighton Tallarico
The winds and tides of our consciousness and lives begin to shift this week. These shifts will morph into a huge portal of change and transformation for later September and beyond.
The first winds will bring Venus going back Direct on Sunday September 6 at 4:29 AM EDT. Venus has been Retrograde since July 25, and many relationship lives have gone through much turmoil and upheaval since then.
While Mercury is Retrograde we cannot trust our minds to operate as they usually do, and when Venus is Retrograde we cannot trust our hearts to operate as they usually do.
That is why it is advised during Venus Retrograde to not jump to any relationship conclusions as normal heart to heart communication is “tainted” by Venus Retrograde. And the usual insight our hearts give us is clouded by Venus Retrograde.
Venus Retrograde is needed because our heart and relationship lives often get stale or off course, and it becomes imperative that there is a shakeup to get us to wake up.
But as we wake up more fully as Venus goes Direct now, we may still be somewhat foggy. So we wait for Venus to have been direct for awhile before we begin to see into our hearts more clearly again. And it usually takes another few weeks before all is back into some kind of order again. Venus actually goes full circle on October 8, when it goes back to exactly where it started its retrograde journey. That does not mean you necessarily need to wait that long to get heart clarity and to move you relationships forward, but full completion of the Venus cycle will not completed till then.
So feel the shift on September 6, but be careful to wait for the dust to clear from your storm traumatized heart before you are fully certain of anything.
And as we slowly settle back into our normal heart rhythms again, we will be also experiencing the downward movement of the last quarter of the lunar cycle, a cycle which began at the New Moon in Leo on August 15.
It is time this week to come down into a more humble place (especially so as we are in Sun in Virgo time). From that more simple and grounded place, we begin to develop more order and to make more sense of what our recent soul’s journey has been about.
What relationship lessons have we been learning? What is our heart trying to tell us? What is the realistic state of our relationship? What needs to be released from our heart’s past? Who has really cared for you? Who has really hardly seen you at all?
Now this week, no matter what the lessons or insight have been, it is time to begin to move forward, to leave the nightmare, to shake off the hurt, and to make strong intention to change the unhealthy relationship patterns and to attract more resonant people into your life.
As Venus slowly moves your heart issues forward this week, and as the Moon goes darker everyday into your soul’s quiet recesses; you are preparing for the first eclipse this Eclipse Season.
That will happen on September 12/13. It is a Solar Eclipse New Moon in Virgo at 2:41 AM EDT on the 13th.
A big shift bringing big changes will be ignited at that Solar Eclipse. A portal of new transformational energies will begin to crack open then.
As it is a Virgo Solar Eclipse New Moon, the Universe will be bringing us energies which will help us to be more real, more humble and of service to others. We will desire to find more order to our lives and our own minds.
Remember that a Solar Eclipse is a New Moon on steroids. So as you are energetically pushed to move forward, be careful of the downsides of Virgo. Be careful not to get into obsessions or overly critical opinions, especially of yourself. Also watch out to not be so materially and physically oriented as to lose the flow of soul inside you.
In the greater world, major events are getting ready to unfold. World dominoes will begin to fall, affecting one place after another.
The world economic structure is beginning to come undone and will continue to do so. It is possible that life support systems will delay the inevitable for a while longer, but not much longer.
Boundaries are being breached as can be seen in an influx of refugees into Europe and elsewhere. The wars in Iraq and Syria and Afghanistan have made for more homeless people trying to find a safe place to live.
Our whole world is in the process of being transformed now, with power structures changing too and soon currency issues will change too as there will be strong attempts to shift away from the dollar.
China, India, Brazil, Iran, and Russia are empowering themselves while America wastes its time listening to and giving so much attention to Donald Trump.
The Middle East is on the verge of major war now as the Iran nuclear deal is galvanizing the positions of so many countries, especially Israel.
Israel has a Mars Return on September 22, 5 days before the powerful Total Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Aries on September 27. Watch for what Israel does around that time.
After that second eclipse, much will be energized and opened up as the transformational portal will be more fully activated. Energies of truth and love will be bursting at the seams to break through into our minds and hearts and world.
Fear and hatred and cynicism will be blocks in the system that will collide with the new streams of love and truth. Let them go.
Old traumas which breed lack of trust and lack of faith and low self esteem will be bursting open to be better understood and healed. That healing will open our hearts and minds to the love and truth wanting to enter our consciousness.
Use this coming week, before the first eclipse on September 12/13, to find some resolution and clarity, some insight and direction, some inner peace.
Put into order what needs to be ordered, and most importantly be as humble and down to Earth as possible.
What is inflated will be deflated now, so we can do what is needed to heal our ourselves, our Earth and its creatures, and our human family.
“It is not about me” is a good mantra to put on your refrigerator and in your meditations now.
Being with what that means- in your deeper soul now- will provide you with some foundation of strength for the storms ahead.
Till next week,
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Leo Knighton Tallarico has been a full time professional astrologer, spiritual guide, counselor, and writer for 30 years.