by Leo Knighton Tallarico
This week brings an important turning point as Mars goes back Direct late Wednesday the 29th of June. It has been Retrograde since April 17.
During that time we have been reflecting on what we truly want and what directions we truly want to take. We have been dealing with issues of personal empowerment, self assertion and proper use of one’s will.
Our lives have been on hold since mid April, but now it is time to start up your life engines again and lead your life from a more empowered place.
You may have felt uneasy before being in your own power, afraid to truly assert your self. But now you are ready to put yourself out there and let people know you have value.
Remember back in mid April we had just gone through a couple of powerful eclipses and many felt ready for some big change in the world and in their personal lives.
But then soon after the eclipses, Mercury and Mars went retrograde- putting some pause on fully entering a New Chapter of our lives. Mercury has already gone back Direct and Mars will follow this week.
In the greater world so much has been changing during Mars Retrograde. Most notably Orlando faced a grave tragedy; and Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump have been apparently chosen as Presidential candidates.
So many important issues have been brought up in our collective consciousness during Mars Retrograde as a result of those events.
Gun control is back on the front burner as an issue to be resolved. LGBT rights and abuses around the world are being looked at more seriously. We also are debating how to better handle terrorism and the Islamic State.
Many have now opened their minds to a third political party in the USA, like Libertarian or Green party because of potential disappointment in presidential choices.
The reality of this new Chapter of our collective lives politically will become more real now as the Democrat and Republican parties have their Presidential conventions in July.
The 8 year chapter of President Obama is ending and there will be some grief for many.
Britain has also been deciding during Mars Retrograde if it will leave the Europen Union or not. Now a few days before mars goes back Direct, it has chosen to leave the Union. This is a move that will severely affect the markets and world economy.
Israel now has a more conservative and nationalistic government than before and many other countries appear to be going that way too.
This portends intense conflict in the Middle East and around the world.
But the Aquarian Age seeds that have been planted during this passing chapter of our lives will grow into a full Age of Aquarius in the 2020’s.
We will likely endure, however, a very challenging 3-5 years before that grand opening into a New Age.
There are many old ways of being human, like “dog eat dog” power struggles and “greed is good” attitudes, that need to die. These next few years will show how obsolete these attitudes are.
During these next few years we can also learn to be more authentic and true to our selves in anticipation of being more connected and whole as a human race.
That is because Diversity in Unity ( Aquarian Age paradigm) requires a person or country or any entity be true to its individuality before it can join in unity with others. England is going through this process now with its withdrawal from the Eurpean Union.
Even though Mars goes Direct this week, we will be in the last quarter lunar cycle most of the week, usually a time to wind down, reflect and prepare for new beginnings at the new moon.
So rev up your life engine this week when Mars goes Direct, but true forward movement will not happen until the New Moon in Cancer on July 4, and for many not until the more fiery New Moon in Leo on August 2.
So this week you can nevertheless feel the shift forward, and sense the new beginnings. There should be some sense of relief- similar to when Mercury goes back Direct.
Sunday the 26th of June brings a very collective Jupiter trine Pluto aspect. This can be often bring strong world events, and with Mars also being in the spotlight you can likely expect more important world events this week.
On the 30th/31st Venus makes aspect to both Jupiter and Pluto, so it can be expected that heart issues and relationships will be in the spotlight. Your relationships could intensify emotionally later this coming week, giving an opportunity to transform old patterns that no longer work for you both.
So this week should be an interesting week that shows us a true turning point into a New Chapter of our lives on the way to the Age of Aquarius.
Till next week,
Time to start thinking if you want to be involved in the webinars in August.
Transformational Astrology with Leo Knighton Tallarico webinar series will begin on Saturday August 6 at 1 PM EDT. The series will continue Saturdays August 13 and 20th at 1 PM to finish up the series. Each class will last approximately 1-1/2 to 2 hours. Fee is $120 for the complete series. I will reserve two scholarships for those truly in need who have great interest.