by Leo Knighton Tallarico
A very powerful Spring Season 2015 passed at Summer Solstice on June 21st. And for many individuals this spring brought many changes that gave them a sense of a big new chapter of their lives developing.
The Mercury Retrograde period of May 19th through June 11th was an especially challenging and confusing time period for many people. The Full Moon in Sagittarius on June 2nd added even more craziness for some.
There has been and is now a ripeness for change, and many are plucking these fruits of transformation to begin or at least to plan for major new life ventures.
Our human family on Earth is at a big crossroads. The world we find ourselves in is in decay. The old paradigm for living together on the Earth does not work for most inhabitants.
We do not trust one another, and we build big walls between us as a result. The technological revolution has in many cases built more walls of protection from real human contact and intimacy. We need to learn how to have a better balance.
Religion, sex, race, and money are all too often dysfunctional elements in human lives now, having lost their original intentions for connection and healthy interaction.
Now as we are on the verge of an Age of Aquarius, we are collectively making decisions on how this transition will proceed and how we will re-create our world and human life.
It often seems near impossible to make any meaningful changes when we look at the world leaders and the systems we have developed in our world.
These structural systems for living together on the Earth are not filled with a heart and soul that would provide the inspiration, purpose, love, and truth that are needed for healthy whole lives.
Spring 2015 shook up the status quo of our personal lives, and showed ever more obviously how dysfunctional and toxic our greater world has become.
Though Uranus and Pluto will make no more exact squares to one another, they remain in close aspect.Their power will help propel our human family forward in transformation.
Uranus conjunct Pluto was exact in 1965-66, yet the full power of revolution and evolution happened later in the ’60s and ’70s.
Now in July the Uranus/Pluto square will be triggered by the Sun in Cancer July 4th -15th, and Mars in Cancer will trigger Uranus and Pluto July 15th to about July 29th.
In personal lives there will be a bigger outpouring of emotion and deeper feelings than usual.
Family issues and dramas will be front and center in our consciousness and lives. Issues of nurturing and being nurtured will be stronger also.
In the greater world during July, as Uranus and Pluto are being triggered, woman’s issues will in the spotlight and so will issues of “family versus family”. By that I mean one’s religion or nation or group will tend to be pitted against others’ religion or nation or group.
Conflicts and wars will tend to erupt in July, especially likely in the Middle East concerning Iran, Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Islamic State, Yemen and Palestine. Baltic states and Russia may also bring their issues into full combat.
Signs the world economy is not viable in its current state will also be more obvious in July as we move through problems in Europe, with Greece in the spotlight. Issues both economic and military in Asia, especially with China may be triggered also.
Remember that the overall meaning of transformational change now is that old systems, beliefs and ways of living from an old age will be breaking down so we can create a new world.
There is no way that such a cynical world can long endure. An unfair world economic structure; military/corporate control of human lives, hearts and souls; continued worldwide mistreatment of women and gays; too many religions without soul and love; cannot continue to be what we recognize as our paradigm for human living on the Earth.
And we are destroying our oceans and environment and Earth’s creatures, and eating foods that are toxic, because of Corporate greed and governmental support of such greed.
Yes, July will spike the speed of change, but in many ways it will be merely setting the table for even greater change in August and then even greater in September with two strong eclipses.
In July there is a Full Moon in Capricorn on July 1st at 1:32 PM EDT. That means the Sun will be in Cancer opposing the Moon in Capricorn.
Capricorn is outer responsibilities and Cancer is inner needs and feelings and nurturing. Finding better balance between these needs will be more important at this time.
After July 8th is the last quarter Moon phase, which means toning down and finishing up.
This last quarter Moon phase ends at the New Moon in Cancer on July 15th at 9:24 PM EDT. The few days leading up to a New Moon can feel depressing sometimes, but not so much if one uses that time to meditate or allow one’s feelings and soul to be honored. A sense of new beginnings happens at a new moon.
The few days that surround the New Moon in Cancer on the 15th may tend to be especially emotionally charged, as Mars will be conjunct powerful Pluto that day, triggering the Uranus/Pluto square. World events that are explosive will likely also be erupting around this time.
The Sun moves into Leo on July 22nd, so that gives a turn toward more creative, expressive, fun loving energy. It can also bring bigger egos out in the open. It will stay in Leo until August 23rd.
On July 25th/26th there is a big turning point of planetary movement that lasts into early August.
Venus goes retrograde on the 25th, putting relationship issues in the spotlight until September 6th, when it goes back Direct again. During that retrograde period old habitual or co-dependent relationship patterns may become more difficult to maintain. People from one’s past may come back in dreams or reality. And in some cases the ending of a relationship may occur or at least be contemplated. Or relationships may get a rebirth and new lease on life.
Mars squares Uranus that day also, again triggering the Uranus/Pluto square and bringing more revolutionary issues out in the open, as well as more powerful world events, and maybe even some surprise events.
Mars squares Uranus as Uranus is changing direction back to Retrograde on July 26th. Uranus’ energy of awakening to new ways of looking at things is strong now, as it brings out needs to liberate oneself from limiting situations and people.
The Full Moon in Aquarius on July 31st and then Saturn, the hand of time, going direct on August 2nd, will take us through this major turning point.
“It is Time” will be the pertinent watch phrase at this turning point. There may be a sense of fate, or a sense of no turning back.
Leo Knighton Tallarico is an astrological and spiritual guide and counselor. His specialty is counseling for those in the process of change, transformation, transition, and crisis. He also specializes in couples’ counseling for any and all kinds of relationship. He has been a full-time professional for 30 years.
Leo co-directs the Spiritual Renaissance Center in South Portland with his lifemate Deborah Knighton Tallarico. Visit spiritualrenaissance.com.
Leo also writes a weekly astrological forecast. Check it out online at: spiritualtherapy.wordpress.com.
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