A New Normal and Astrology Forecast November 23-29.

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 22, 2014 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

Earlier this morning of Saturday November 22 2014 at 7:30 AM EST there was a New Moon in Sagittarius.  It is truly on the cusp between Scorpio and Sagittarius, though certainly Sagittarius.  It was at 0 Sagittarius 07.

If you have been in a depression or in a funk or just feeling kind of down or negative, this New Moon in Sagittarius should give you a spark of renewed life and maybe even joy.

This fiery New Moon turns the ignition for the new chapter on our lives,  post Autumn Eclipse Season.   With all the important and powerful planetary movements in 2014, including the most important Cardinal Grand Cross,  this is a very meaningful time period coming up.

That New Moon ignition starts our journey into a “new normal” as the old sense of “normal” is dying to leave our consciousness.  Stop trying now to go back to how it used to be.  That chapter has closed and pushing against locked doors can only cause stress, frustration and exhaustion.

Since this New Moon is truly on the cusp and thus does include some Scorpio influence, we can expect the remnants of the past to cry for attention.  Do you truly need to still find resolution or healing from what has happened in the past?   Or is it time for those traumas and ghosts of the past to just be released, to turn your back on them even if not 100% resolved or healed.

If those old wounds just bring you more drama without satisfaction, over and over again; then it is time to just release and trust a better chapter is on the way.

Yes trust and faith are important now as we enter Sagittarius territory.  You will have the fires of inspiration and meaning at your disposal now. Just open your mind and heart for them and they will be there.

Please keep in mind that the true new lunar cycle begun at this New Moon in Sagittarius is not energetically alive until after the first sliver of lighted Moon can be viewed.   So that will happen either tonight or tomorrow night.  Afterwards the light of initiatory fire will be lit and events that are natural to occur in this New Chapter of life will erupt.  In the meantime it is a good time to meditate or pray, to use visualization and make intention.

In the greater world, the Cardinal Grand Cross and associated planetary movements this year brought with them Islamic State; Ukraine/Russia crisis; Ferguson Missouri racial tensions; Israeli/Palestinian violence;  immigration bill standstills in America; the Ebola virus becoming serious; and attempts to solve the crisis with Iran’s nuclear program.

These events are all important in ushering in a new chapter of global life, a new normal for world distribution of equality and power, and a stronger road forward to the Age of Aquarius.

Though it often seems we are going backwards, and deeper into “us versus them” hatred and violence; we are instead breaking down the old structures and beliefs that keep us stuck in the past.

The old establishment is fighting for its life to keep alive the “old normal”, but this cannot last except on life support systems that will eventually fail.   So many more people now are awakening to the dysfunctionality and toxicity of that old world.

All these powerful events that have erupted this year show us how much we  are all connected all over this world, and only by realizing this and working together can we create a new world.   It is the “us versus them” mentality that breeds hatreds, bigotries, and feelings of superiority or inferiority.

Whether we are talking about Ebola or immigration or Ferguson Missouri, etc.; it is the sense of being unified in one big family that will save us.   Aquarius is about community based on accepting and honoring the distinct individualities of humanity.  Diversity into Unity is the Age of Aquarius.

So this week after the New Moon, many of those world events that broke open into our awareness earlier this year will find direction forward this week after this Sagittarius New Moon:

President Obama just took executive action to push the immigration issue forward.  The fallout of that will begin this week.

Ferguson Missouri is on the verge for this coming week of having the Grand Jury determine if police officer Wilson will stand trial or not.  Potential riots and protests loom.

The deadline for Iran’s nuclear talks to be resolved is Monday November 24.  How that turns out is extremely important in Middle East affairs.

Russia has just brought its troops back into Ukraine and it is likely something will happen after this New Moon there.

4 Israeli/Americans were killed by Palestinians this past week and the mood is in a tinder box of intense emotions now.

And it is also likely that events surrounding the Islamic State will come alive this week.

And your personal life is also ready now to move more fully forward to a new future, a new Chapter of Life, a new normal.   This current lunar cycle, begun at the Sagittarius New Moon of November 22, inspires us to have the faith to take new adventures.

This new lunar cycle lasts until the Winter Solstice on December 21, which is also the day of the next New Moon, which will be in Capricorn.  During this now current lunar cycle we will encounter the powerfully transformational Uranus/Pluto square on December 14/15.

So we can expect an eventful and meaningful time period ahead.  Keep your head and heart, as much as possible, awake and alive to the “new normal”, not the familiar though dying “old normal”.

This year has caused major breakdowns of that which held up the structures of our “old normal” so we can begin to embrace a new chapter of our lives. This does not mean that the old chapter was necessarily bad or good.  It just means that the cycle of our life is turning to a new season, and acceptance is helpful to us.

Accepting this reality is important to your health and your personal evolution.   You are leaving old ego dramas that keep you a victim and/or keep you from the authentic being you are ready to more fully embrace.  You are on this Earth for reasons other than doing what you are supposed to do and then dying. Oh and taking vacations and playing with toys to take off the pressure.

You are a soul in a body, on a meaningful journey on this sacred Earth and in this Universe of cycles, symbols and synchronicities.  You are returning to Love and Truth, the reasons why life exists at all.

Till next week,

Leo

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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..

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Leo Knighton Tallarico has been a full time professional astrologer, spiritual guide, counselor, and writer for 29 years

Ruminating in the Cave and Astrology Forecast November 16-22

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 15, 2014 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

This coming week is the last quarter of the lunar cycle begun at the New Moon Solar Eclipse in Scorpio on October 23.    We are passing through the second Eclipse Season of 2014, and quite a ways past now from the Cardinal Grand Cross that was earlier this year.

Much of the dust should be settling from the intensity of the stormy winds of change this year.  As we enter the last quarter lunar cycle, Neptune is changing directions on the 16th also.  As it shifts from Retrograde to Direct, its inner directed soulful flowing water waves take us deep inside.  It is time this week to ruminate and reflect and heal.   Venus moving into Sagittarius brings some upliftment through human interaction, but the overriding energy this week drives us inward and yin-ward.

Whether you are totally aware of it or not, you have entered a new season or chapter of your life this year.  Just look back at where you were in February of 2014, and look at where you are now.

For many these last several months have been earth shaking with change.  For others the change has been more internal, with their attitudes and belief systems. And maybe also they have been awakened to dysfunctional patterns of behavior or relating that they are in the process of shifting and transforming.

You may not yet know exactly where you are going yet, but you should know by now where you do not want to go or do anymore

The greater world has also gone through immense changes this year.  Back in February there was no Ukraine/Russia issue that threatened old world security.  ISIS had not yet overtaken Mosul, the second biggest city in Iraq, and alerted the world that they were a grave danger to the structure and security of the world and its paradigm.  Ebola was not a great scare yet, and the Palestinians and Israeli’s were still at a plateau of pretending to get along.

Now it should also be even more obvious that the USA governmental bodies, including the Supreme Court, are bought out or at least heavily influenced by Big Money and Big Corporations.  Many fear just how much further we will stray away from our liberty and freedom, but also from our most cherished human values like care for those who are vulnerable or respect for the dignity of all human beings.

How much have we learned to bury our heads in the sands of our electronic devices or busy outer directed lives?   There is so much that is shaking up and changing, yet the media, government and other institutions, though quite obsessed with all the troubles, nevertheless show little promise for showing the way into a new paradigm for living with each other or being in sacredness on this Earth.

But in our own lives, in our own hearts and souls, we are making the changes.   We are coming to realize that leading a life of authenticity is not only desired but essential.  We are learning that our souls and hearts are as important as making our practical lives work well.  We know that we can no longer be OK with being robotic conformists to a world that is not aligned with higher and deeper values, in fact a world that does not see meaning beyond blind loyalty to country, family, and perhaps religion.

Loyalty is a valued trait, but it is an empty structure if not connected to our free hearts, souls, and minds.   Should we be loyal to a country that is driven by Big Corporations and uses the police and military to keep that system intact, even if unfair? Should we be loyal to families that do honor our authenticity or even see us?  Should we be loyal to religions built mainly on empty rules or guilt?

Should not your loyalty be to that or those who are true to deeper values, to love, compassion, fairness and truth?  Should not your primary loyalty be to your authentic soul self and the Universe/God/Goddess?

If these past several months have mainly served helping you to return or further commit to your true and deeper values, to your free mind and heart, to what you know is aligned and with meaning, then you have done well, regardless of material circumstances.

That old chapter of your life is dead and almost buried now, and death is a reality of life.  We may fight its reality with anger, denial, or any of the other stages of accepting death or endings.  There is no going back to how it used to be, to what was considered normal.  It may thus bring sadness and grief, but it also eventually brings renewal and new life.

So now as we enter the last quarter moon cycle, one that moves to a dark moon this week, we let go even more that old phase of our lives, not only on a practical level, but also on a deeper level in our hearts and souls.

If you have been remembering days gone by lately, you are doing what is natural now.  The darkness is stronger this time of year and even more so at a last quarter Moon that brings the end of the Autumn Eclipse Season.  And with Neptune also strong now, most of this week is best experienced with inner reflection.

But next Saturday November 22 brings a big energy shift.  There is a New Moon in Sagittarius on Saturday November 22 at 7:32 AM EST.

Sagittarius requires faith that all is happening for a reason, happening with meaning.    Sagittarius is the centaur with the top half being a human being archer shooting its arrows up to the heavens, searching for that which uplifts, with what has meaning, with what inspires, with what brings joy and maybe new adventure.

In your life and in the greater world, there will be more fire (Sagittarius is a fire sign) to raise a flag for doing what you believe in.  You will have more faith to do what you feel is right to do.

In the greater world, this will mean that countries or leaders will move beyond indecision and do what they feel is best to do.    It will be time to act on one’s beliefs. Watch for events in ferguson Missouri.

Keep in mind that Sagittarius is driven by a strong intuition, and sometimes that intuition can bring with it an impulsiveness to act.

Just check the facts and details before going full blast in a new direction.  Yes it is time to move forward, but you do not need to go all the way all at once.

And also here in America we are close to beginning what is a holiday season for many, and that alone may bring more Sagittarian joy into people’s lives if they do not become too immersed in consumerism and materialism and stress.

There is another exact Uranus square Pluto aspect to experience this year on December 15 and an unusually strong Winter Solstice after that.

See you next week,

Leo

The new Autumn Eclipse Season Forecast is ready to view http://youtu.be/TlfOl6KAup0 .

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 more writings and my services on my website.

Leo Knighton Tallarico has been a full time professional astrologer, spiritual guide, counselor, and writer for 29 years

 

 

Endings and Beginnings and Astrology Forecast November 9-15

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 8, 2014 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

As we have spoken many times, this year 2014 has largely been about closing old chapters of our lives and getting ready to embrace new ones.

The Cardinal Grand Cross earlier this year gave us the marking point for such powerful change in life.

The recent elections showed a desire for more conservative candidates by a large portion of the American electorate.  I believe this is because the new chapter of our collective life in America is provoking needs for security and bringing up fear in many people.

Back in the late ’60s life was going through such powerful change with a war in Viet Nam, a sexual revolution, changing gender roles, an often violent civil rights movement,  and in general a feeling of chaotic revolution and deep changes in how people live.

So who was elected president in 1968, at the height of the revolution? Richard Nixon was elected even though so many were wanting a new world that would be free of old rules that had chained people’s free hearts and minds to the jailhouse of a status quo System.

Opposed to this revolutionary movement was the silent majority, as it was called then. They needed to keep life as it had been. It was in grave fear that all the rules it counted on and lived by were rapidly being threatened to extinction.  There was even more prejudice and hatred then for those who were of color or were different from the norm, like gays and lesbians. The silent majority wanted women to be kept in their place, for men to stay dominant, sex to be secretive and old fashioned, and war to protect the “American way of life”.

But then there was also burning of bras, and military draft cards torn up, and race riots in the streets of many cities, and marijuana being used to open minds to new ways of thinking and being.  Rock music was defiantly opposed to the old ways. And the new generation of young people, for the first time maybe, were hostile to their parents and their parents’ values.

Yes back then we were in a very powerful time of change- into a new chapter of living in America and the world with the first glimmers of an Age of Aquarius. Yet at the same time many were getting more conservative in order to hold back the tides of change. And of course that is understandable as sometimes change is overwhelming.

Back then Uranus conjunct Pluto had been exact just two years prior, and its waves of change were still quite strong. Now in 2014, we are in the middle of Uranus square Pluto aspects and waves of change are quite strong again.

In Ferguson Missouri there have been riots to protest the killing of a young black man by police. Though we have made an African American man President of the United States there is still racial disharmony in America.

And now civil rights for gays and lesbians has been in the spotlight the last few years.  And there is war in Iraq again and Syria and threats in Ukraine and a new powerful entity called the Islamic State. And the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians is a time bomb. And there is an Ebola virus that has brought great fear into the hearts of many.

And there is even more Corporate domination than ever before. Yet there is a sense felt by most tuned-in people that we are on the cusp of enormous change that will affect all of our lives.

So yes many are fearful and want the a dam to be built to hold back the waves of change. And the recent vote, as back when Nixon was elected, reflects that attitude.

Keep in mind, however, that not many years after that election in 1868, the war was ended and Nixon was impeached, and a whole new culture was born.

And now the great wave is here again  to help us to continue in our evolution.

That evolution was put on hold after the ’60s and 70s as we needed more grounding and also to integrate new electronic advances that would be aligned with the Age of Aquarius.

There has since been a conservative revolution led by Ronald Reagan that brought some needed pull-back and grounding to our consciousness and lives.  And then there was a most important internet and computer revolution that has changed all of our lives in a huge way.

And America has since become an Empire and Superpower, with the Military-Industrial complex that worried President Eisenhower more dominant than ever before.

Counter to that are people all over the world wanting freedom from Corporate and Military controls on their lives, wanting freedom from Governmental controls on their lives.

And much of the changes in the world this year since the Cardinal Grand Cross (which included Uranus and Pluto) is meant to begin to break the chains and bring us to new personal and collective chapters of our lives- on the road to the Age of Aquarius.

And now this week we begin to finish up Autumn Eclipse Season 2014,  a season that is meant to help us end that old chapter of our lives and embrace more the new phase of our lives.

But now as we have moved through a potent Taurus/Scorpio Full Moon from this last week, we are largely facing endings and feeling sadness for days gone by.  It is hard sometimes to let go of the past, even when we know it is time.

We install life-support systems in our minds and hearts, and hold on for dear life.   Death of the old can bring up great fear in us, and we can go through the stages of dying in our minds, like denial and rage and trying to make a deal with God to change the inevitable.

This coming week brings a big turning point in our transformational journey this year. The eclipses from Autumn Eclipse season have passed, and Mercury is back direct again.

That last eclipse, a Solar Eclipse New Moon from October 23, began a lunar cycle that came to climax this past week with the Full Moon. Now this week begins a waning path through the last half of that lunar cycle.  And then we move fast forward at the New Moon in Sagittarius on November 22.

So this week, as the lunar cycle begins the fading half of its journey, we encounter an important set of aspects:  Mars this week conjuncts Pluto on November 10, and squares Uranus on November 12, effectively triggering the Uranus/Pluto square.

Then on November 13 Mars will trigger the exact point of the exact Cardinal Grand Cross from mid April of this year.

This in an important turning point week globally and personally, as we will be prompted to accept the reality of our lives now and to move on. Old issues will come back so we can finish what we started.

Globally the Ferguson racial issue may come to a head again as the Grand Jury there decides if the policeman who killed the young man will be indicted. The meetings between Iran and the Powers that Be of the world concerning Iran’s nuclear programs are coming to an end, and decisions will be made on how to resolve the standoff- or not resolve it. Other Middle East conflicts will be in the spotlight again, and already the Ukraine/Russian conflict has come back again as there are claims Russia has invaded Ukraine once more.

Personally and globally, any issues that have not been resolved or completed, are likely to come back up in our consciousness and lives again.

Do you stay on the path you have previously chosen or not? Can you truly go back? For most this turning point will help them to move on and to get off any fences of indecision they have been sitting on. It is time to complete what was started and to know more completely what direction to move in.

One thing to know for sure, you are right where you need to be now. All has happened for a reason and there is no need to blame your self or others for what has happened. It has been time to end old chapters and seasons and begin new ones, no matter who has done what. “Coulda, woulda, shoulda” ruminations do not matter except to help you to learn from your mistakes for the future.

We are moving into an Age of Aquarius, and that is a big new season in our future. The new chapter this year is to move us one step closer to that reality. And keep in mind that those who voted last week to hold the line on such powerful change reflect a very human desire to feel safe.

See you next week,

Leo

The new Autumn Eclipse Season Forecast is ready to view http://youtu.be/TlfOl6KAup0 .

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 more writings and my services on my website.

Leo Knighton Tallarico has been a full time professional astrologer, spiritual guide, counselor, and writer for 29 years

Down to Earth and Astrology Forecast November 2-8

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 1, 2014 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

Both eclipses from Autumn Eclipse Season 2014 have now passed.  Mercury is almost back to its normal Direct speed, after having been Retrograde for most of October.

That high level of intensity that Autumn Eclipse Season 2014 has brought to us is somewhat subsiding as we move through the Full Moon in Scorpio/Taurus this week on November 6.   But we have not completely finished the passage of this Eclipse Season yet.

Yes I  know many of you are getting planted in this new chapter of your life now.   All the powerful planetary movements this year have thrust us into new zones of consciousness and life.

Maybe, however, you are still procrastinating on decisions that need to be made; or still delaying talks with others you have been putting off; or not yet jumping forward into what is right for you now.

For many Autumn Eclipse Season took care of that, and events motivated you to let go more fully of what needs to be released.

The time we are moving into soon, as dust settles from the power of changing winds, is mostly for putting into reality what needs to still be made manifest.

And Mars in Capricorn will help you to do that for the next 5 weeks or so while it stays in Capricorn.  

But the Sun and Venus and Saturn being in Scorpio now will keep you in deeper emotional and consciousness waters, swimming through to the corners of your mind’s stagnant pools.

Those often abandoned thoughts and feelings from our past want to revisit our waking minds in order to find closure or healing.

Revisiting and hopefully closure and healing from past hurts or traumas is often a prerequisite for full entrance into new chapters of our life.

Keeping that old baggage locked up threatens to damage your new relationships and endeavors later in this new phase of your life.

There will be some help soon to break open the locks and chains, as Mars in Capricorn will be triggering the immensely important Uranus/Pluto square late this week and especially next week.

In that regard Mars will make exact conjunction with Pluto on November 10 and exact square with Uranus on November 12.  The days surrounding these planetary aspects should bring greater intensity and winds of change again.

These new winds will help to shake things up again and thus to loosen or break any chains that still bind.    That loosening or breaking will help you to make more firmly the decision you are waiting on, or to be more confident what you have already done or plan to do.

Then after November 22 at the New Moon in Sagittarius, you can feel the fires of new adventures and new inspirations burning.  Taking the leap will be easier then.

Then on December 15 the second to last Uranus/Pluto square is exact, showing us even more transformational movement.

And then on December 21 is the Winter Solstice, more powerful than usual as it forms a New Moon in Capricorn that day when revolutionary Uranus also goes direct.

World events have been very significant this year, threatening “business as usual” in America and the world.   Islamic State, Ebola, Ukraine, and Israel/Palestine events this year are instigating disruptions to the status quo security structures, and promise world changes that will eventually transform the world we live in.

As the economy also transforms, we can expect a New Age in Aquarius to bring us a world of greater equality and fairness,  renewed love and truth, and a world structure based on Diversity in Unity.

There is obviously much work and many great awakenings to be revealed in order for that New World to become reality.

This past week there were a few serious mishaps in our skies.  A rocket taking off from Virginia with the intention of supplying a Space Station exploded and crashed, and a Virgin Galactic rocket meant to be a test case for space travel for the general public also crashed and burned.

Gravity is having its way now as Capricorn and Pluto are the strongest energies.  Capricorn is ruled by Saturn, which rules gravity; and Scorpio is ruled by Pluto which rules the underworld. And most of the planets are in earth or water signs now, not fire and air.   So the pull is down and in, not up and out.  Yin is stronger than yang.

Add all that to the fact that our old world’s paradigm and priorities are shifting.   Our desires to keep finding our answers “out there” is dying.  Our needs to go inward and yin-ward and to take care of our human family and its creatures here on Earth is getting stronger and stronger.  We do not need to keep conquering anymore.  We need to be more in touch with inner values of caring and healing.

The Bear is a symbolic animal to keep aware of now.  Look for its presence in your awareness now. It signifies protecting and caring for what we already cherish, and stopping the energies of constant driving toward material gains and greedy behavior. Here locally in Maine it is time to protect our Bears from more abuse through our vote this week.

Our Earth is where we live, and she needs our care and concern and love. Our Mother needs us to be aware of her needs, not to take her for granted anymore.  Going to other planets may be fine one day, but right now we need to take care of home and its inhabitants. The message now, especially with the rocket crashes, is to “come down to Earth”.

The Full Moon this week is Thursday November 6 at 5:23 PM EST.     It is formed with the Sun in Scorpio and Moon in Taurus.   This is a dance primal passion (Scorpio) and earthly security and calm (Taurus).    These are both fixed signs and both desire to hold on and not let go. Scorpio holds onto feelings and emotions, especially ones that have come from hurts, rejections or betrayals.  Taurus holds onto physical possessions and people. Each is stubborn in its own way.   Be careful not to get into any tugs of war this week with others.

This Full Moon is one that also seeks balance between keeping the calm order and letting in passions, intensities, and disruptions.

Afterwards it may feel like a turning point to ending the Autumn Eclipse Season, but remain aware that there is more to come this autumn.

See you next week,

Leo

The new Autumn Eclipse Season Forecast is ready to view http://youtu.be/TlfOl6KAup0 .

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 more writings and my services on my website.

Leo Knighton Tallarico has been a full time professional astrologer, spiritual guide, counselor, and writer for 29 years

Seeing Clearly as Mercury goes Direct and Astrology Forecast October 26- November 1

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 25, 2014 by spiritualtherapy

Leo Knighton Tallarico

Though we just passed through the Solar Eclipse New Moon in Scorpio on Thursday, which is the last eclipse of this eclipse season, we will remain in the throes of the intensity for some time longer.

Since the next exact meeting of Uranus square Pluto is not until December 15, we can expect Autumn Eclipse Season 2014 to extend through to the Winter Solstice, a longer than usual Eclipse Season.

There is a turning point in the process now, however, as Mercury is going Direct pretty much as I write this forecast, on Saturday October 25 at 3:17 PM EDT.

So as the Scorpio Solar Eclipse has just passed, and Mercury goes Direct today, truth is an unavoidable reality.

Scorpio plows right down into the core of truth, the deeper truth that can free us from our chains of egoic control.

And Mercury now going Direct after 3+ weeks of being Retrograde, gives us the beginning of finding the light of clarity at the end of the dark tunnel of unknowing.

It may take a few more days to a week before we are totally confident we are seeing and thinking clearly, and before we can truly accept on a deeper level the truth that has revealed itself.

This year, since the Cardinal Grand Cross of spring, we have been thrust into an important new chapter or phase of our lives.  Events, awakenings, and realizations have shown us a dying past, closed doors of that which is not aligned with our authentic soul self, and open doors and windows bringing the fresh air of new ways forward.

And this current Autumn Eclipse Season, while Mercury has been retrograde, has forced us to look deeper for truth in order to find clear direction forward.

And what matters is what is on our true soul path, a path that is aligned with the connections showing Oneness, while at the same time the truth of who we each really are in essence, with no more lying and trying to be what we are not.

This turning point now to more clarity and truth is a difficult one for some, as there has been an avoidance of letting go of that which they have been holding onto so strongly.

Life support systems onto co-dependent relationships or empty security structures will no longer work in our hearts or lives anymore.

But this is no time to rush forward or be impulsive with our actions.  We can spend a bit more time processing before we know for sure, and when we do act and make decision, we can do that in a thoughtful and deliberative way now.

Mars moves out of fiery and expansive Sagittarius this Sunday October 26 and into grounded and real Capricorn, where it will stay until December 4.  This will help us to face and make real and to manifest that which was previously merely an idea or inspiration.  There is no more running away. It is time soon to do what needs to be done.

So this coming week may bring more clarity and direction, but for some also a more sobering look at one’s life issues.

And on Friday October 31 is Samhain, the ancient predecessor and inspiration for Halloween. It is a sacred turning point that is approximately half way between Autumn Equinox and Winter Solstice.

And our more deeply “tuned in” ancestors experienced the fact that the veil between worlds is thinner around Samhain.   You may hear or “see” spirits.  You may catch glimpses of spirits out of the corner of your eye now.

And if you do ritual to honor ancestors, you may be able to contact those who have left their material bodies.

Then on November 1, also known as All Saints Day in Catholicism, we get ready to turn back our clocks.  We will then experience shorter days of being awake while it is light outside.  And temperatures are getting colder.

This prompts us to look within more, as the outside is not so appealing for many.  Christ said that “The Kingdom is Within” and so  now we can move more in that direction, the direction of the “unknown” and mysterious, but also the direction of soul unity and connectedness.

And as we recognize the inner kingdom and experience the love at the heart of that kingdom, we know that whatever events are erupting in the greater world can be seen and felt through the frequency of connectedness.

Yes this last week, as there was a Solar Eclipse in Scorpio, brought us many very dark events:  A “terrorist” attack in the Canadian Parliament.  Another violent attack in a high school just outside Seattle, an ax attack on police in New York, serious riots in Jerusalem, and a killing of police in northern California.

Add these to the Ebola scare, Islamic State, a volatile stock market, etc. and it would be easy to get into fear zone.

Scorpio brings up the shadows in individuals and in society, so we can then deal with our demons, release toxic energies and patterns, and look for ways to transform our lives.

In the greater world, we are having lights shine on our shadow demons, on our mistakes, on our karma.

The Islamic State is not mainly about religion, but about power and about old grudges and injustices from the past.

The killing sprees in schools and other mainstream venues show us what needs to be addressed in our society.  Issues of guns, mental health, and of a general decay in society need to be addressed more seriously. These cannot be solved by people who are wanting to satisfy political agendas, but by people who want to end old patterns that destroy our human family and Earth and its creatures.

We are living out a paradigm of separateness and “every man for himself”, of his family or country or religion.  Evolution now is dependent on seeing me and mine more inclusively.  My family is all of humanity.  That consciousness of oneness is mandatory if we are to evolve our consciousness into an Age of Aquarius.

Though this movement into an Age of Aquarius is part of the natural cycles of Nature and the Universe; nevertheless we choose what that means for our human family here on Earth.   Do we as a collective transform our consciousness and lives into one of seeing all as equal and developing a Diversity in Unity world with Love and Truth as our foundation to build on? Or not?

We are at a crossroads now, over the next year or longer.  Events will take us more to “the edge” so we can know deep in our souls the reality we are facing, the consciousness we need to attain, the lives we need to live.

And our next spike of intensity will be early to mid November, as Mars in Capricorn triggers the Uranus/Pluto square. That square will be exact again on December 14/15, just days before Winter Solstice.

As you get more clarity now and over the next few days after Mercury Direct, commit your self more deeply to your spiritual path and your personal evolution.  We are All in this together, whether we acknowledge it or not.

See you next week,

Leo

The new Autumn Eclipse Season Forecast is ready to view http://youtu.be/TlfOl6KAup0 .

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 more writings and my services on my website.

Leo Knighton Tallarico has been a full time professional astrologer, spiritual guide, counselor, and writer for 29 years

 

Powerful Solar Eclipse New Moon in Scorpio with Mercury Direct and Astrology Forecast October 19-25

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 18, 2014 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

This week we will be moving through an important turning point time period.  On Thursday October 23 is the Solar Eclipse New Moon in Scorpio, and on Saturday October 25 Mercury will go back Direct.

At the same time, here in the Northern Hemisphere of Planet Earth the “Sun has been setting” for the year as we approach the mid point of Autumn.   Darker colder days are on the way.

This so far has been a most transformational year on our way to the Age of Aquarius.

The Cardinal Grand Cross and Spring Eclipse Season brought huge waves of change, as they included the powerful Uranus square Pluto formation.  Of course we have written many times about how when Uranus made conjunction with Pluto in the mid ’60s it signified the beginning of the ’60s revolution, a time of great change when the Dawning of the Age of Aquarius was first being recognized.

And now since 2012, Uranus and Pluto have been experiencing their first major meet-up since the ’60s.   This Uranus/Pluto square has two more exact encounters:  December 2014 and March 2015.

 

And by Autumn of 2015 we should be deeply in the center of a magically swirling storm of transformation.

Already this year we have been witnessing the beginning of breakdowns of our old world, its rules and boundaries, its structures and institutions, its very paradigm for human living. We are at the same time experiencing breakthroughs into a new paradigm of consciousness for the human family.

More breakdown of old security structures will continue over the next year of so, as well as breakthroughs into new dimensions of consciousness, and of course surprise events that change our outlook and paradigm.

In the greater world since the Cardinal Grand Cross earlier this year, we have witnessed Russia helping to break down the old boundaries of Ukraine and at the same time putting up new boundaries and potential confrontation with the Western World and USA.  We have also been experiencing the rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, a militant force that is reshaping the boundaries of the Middle East and threatening to dramatically and ruthlessly disrupt and confront the current security structures of the world.  Israel and Hams engaged in a very brutal war in the Middle East as well, and in the process many people died and lost their homes, mostly in the Palestinian Gaza enclave.

And the Ebola virus is expanding rapidly and threatening to be a major problem in our world. This is a life threatening virus that will cause travel and economic well being to be challenged as a result.

And the world economy showed signs of great weakness this last week, as stock markets around the world took a big downward turn.

These events are not just passing dramas on the screens of our life views.   These events are catalysts for great transformational world changes.

How we react to these challenges will greatly influence our entry into the Age of Aquarius.   Will we give into fear and hatred, to feelings of separation for one another, to a belief we live in a meaningless world that requires us to take care only of ourselves and our kind. Do we believe we can build a unified world of Diversity in Unity, respecting the differences between us?

Bill Maher has expressed many things through the years that I have resonated with and respected. But now on his HBO Friday night show he is painting with a broad brush the idea that the religion of Islam is inherently bad.   He is not just against ISIS or Al Queda or other radical militant groups, but instead is indicting a whole culture of people that number over a billion.

Since he is respected by many usually peaceful liberals, he is leading a most dangerous charge against a large segment of our world population.  This is the path of the old world: separate and divide, demonize and bring about devastating hate, wars, and destruction.

There are culture wars building up steams of hatred, but you and I do not not need to be swept up by this toxic cyclone of negativity.

At times like this when Eclipses are erupting and Uranus and Pluto are doing an intense dance of transformation and potential healing, we can each instead let go and release attitudes and beliefs, dysfunctional and toxic patterns that separate us from our authentic selves, each other, and the Universe.

Yes indeed we need to be discerning and protective of our lives and loved ones.  But we do not need to let fear and then hate dictate how we believe or how we will react to our life challenges or our world.

This next eclipse, a Solar Eclipse New Moon in Scorpio will be this coming Thursday October 23 at 5:57 PM EDT.  New Moons represent new beginnings, a Solar Eclipse is many times stronger than the usual New Moon.  And it being in Scorpio adds even more intensity to the occasion.

Scorpio can be like a roto-rooter that goes right to the core, and brings up whatever has been in hiding or repressed.  And usually that means that the darker feelings like resentment, jealousy, rage, etc.- those emotions not usually accepted by our culture to feel or express- are the ones that will erupt.

These passionate and often primal emotions put “everything on the table” so we can work issues out from our souls not just our heads. This process tends to promote a catharsis and potentially a deep healing.   It can also, especially if the emotions have been held in for a long time, bring up an explosion that burns bridges of connection and puts an end to relationships.

In the greater world conflicts will likely intensify, and new ones may begin, especially those affecting Israel or Iran, Syria or Iraq.  But these conflicts can erupt anywhere now, and with ISIS and Ebola and a downward trend for the economy, it will be so easy to give into fear and desperation.

Our human family has always had to face difficult times, and in fact our ancestors faced severe challenges without the comforts and electronics we now possess.    These challenges are coming now so we can, at this crossroads time for humanity, decide who we are, what we truly believe in, and what kind of new world we want to build.

You are not powerless in the face of these challenges.  You are always in charge of your attitudes and beliefs, and how you react to situations.  And then how you believe and how you react has a direct influence on what you will then attract into your life.

Two people can face the same type of difficult challenge in their lives, like a relationship breakup, for instance.  One person then decides to never trust love again or to develop an attitude toward women or men.  They stop believing in God or spirit anymore because their life did not turn out the way their ego wanted.

Another person eventually sees the breakup as meaningful, as they see how the two people were not right for each other any more, they learn lessons around how to relate better or how to choose differently, and they before too long attract a person who is better suited to the authentic person they have become more true to.

It is your choice now also to believe we are moving through a transition time on the way to a new Age of Aquarius, one of greater equality, run more on love and truth, and bringing us a world of Diversity in Unity. You know the transition will not be easy, but you have faith you will attract to your self what and who you need to continue your soul’s journey into the meaningful, sacred and authentic life you have committed to.

Whatever comes to you this week will end up helping you to release what patterns and beliefs no longer serve your soul’s growth and evolution.  You will open your heart more to trust your self and the Universe to bring you through the doors you need to walk through now on the path of greater love and truth and higher meaning.

And as Mercury goes direct next Saturday October 25 at 3:17 PM EDT, the airwaves of mind will begin to clear up, so you can then come to some conclusions and make some decisions.

In the meantime before the New Moon Solar Eclipse and Mercury Direct this week, trust the process, continue to look at the possibilities, and resist the desire to jump to conclusions, be impulsive or make rash decisions.

We are truly in a new chapter of our collective human lives on Earth, on the way to an Age of Aquarius.   Keep on your soul path of Love, Light, and Truth, no matter what. This is within your power.

See you next week,

Leo

The new Autumn Eclipse Season Forecast is ready to view http://youtu.be/TlfOl6KAup0 .

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 more writings and my services on my website.

Leo Knighton Tallarico has been a full time professional astrologer, spiritual guide, counselor, and writer for 29 years

 

In the Middle of Autumn Eclipse Season 2014 and Astrology Forecast October 12-18.

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 11, 2014 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

I am leaving Italy today and feeling  very fulfilled from this 17 day trip to Europe.   As this voyage happened during Autumn Eclipse Season, with Mercury Retrograde,  there has been a significant shift in consciousness and a re-connection with my ancestral lineage in Italy.   Since the transformation of our global family will include big shifts in the power dynamics of the world, Western Civilization is feeling it’s effects.

Seeing the ancient buildings and long-time local traditions has brought a new awareness to my consciousness, as my American consciousness only knows 238 years of existence. Seeing alleys in Italy that have been used since before Christ helps me to know that people’s in the world value their heritage and take pride in their past and so love their land and culture.

The coming changes will not be  easy.  Many European countries are dealing with immigration from Africa and the Middle East, and trying to fit these very different cultures into their very ingrained traditional ways.   And China, Russia, India, Brazil and other countries are getting stronger and stronger.  And new global boundaries are being redrawn in the Middle East and elsewhere to shift our world into a New Age.

These lands I have been visiting are so beautiful and filled with such rich culture, and the future will have them learning to balance that rich culture with the tides of change into an Age of Aquarius.  And those tides are increasing their strength now during the Autumn Eclipse Season 2014.

This last week the markets have been showing weakness, and this is only the beginning of the transformation of our global economy.   Here in Europe, and I know elsewhere, many local economies are very dependent on tourism, as so much money is spent in stores and  restaurants by tourists.  It feels much like consumption by gluttony at times and shopping seems to be a very high priority  for travelers.

As the markets dim and travelers’fear of terrorism and Ebola rises, money will stop flowing from tourism and local life in many communities will change dramatically.

We must all prepare our selves for radical change that will reconnect us to soulful human values.

All the personal and world events that have been swirling through our lives since the Cardinal Grand Cross earlier this year are setting the tables for more and greater transformation for our world and personal lives.

We have entered an important new chapter in our lives now, on the way to an Age of Aquarius.  This Autumn Eclipse Season will be followed by a Spring Eclipse Season 2015.

These two seasons will bring big shifts to our world, and most especially to the child of Europe, America.

That is because the USA natal chart from July 4 1776 is being powerfully affected by these recent Eclipse Season.

While many are complaining about the lack of power shown by the USA in world events now, in the bigger picture the USA is beginning to join the world community in a whole new way, as more of an equal in a Diversity in Unity Age of Aquarius.

We are now smack dab in the middle of Autumn Eclipse Season 2014, between two eclipses and moving into the second half of this current Mercury Retrograde cycle.

On Wednesday the 15th this coming week, there will be a 4th quarter moon phase beginning with the Moon in Cancer.

It is time that day to get into one’s inner cave and to process the last few weeks.   We are preparing for a strong Eclipse on October 23, a Solar Eclipse New Moon in passionate and intense Scorpio.

It will be time for new beginnings, and the inner depths of our collective beings will be ignited and brought more to the surface.  Secrets, previously restrained emotions and memories will seek to be expressed and seen.

It will be time to speak one’s truth and let the process play itself out after that.  Mercury will stay Retrograde till the 25th, so till then let your mind and soul process the recent shifts before coming to conclusions or making big decisions.

Next week when I am back we will look more deeply at Autumn Eclipse Season 2014 and it’s influence on our lives.

The new Autumn Eclipse Season Forecast is ready to view  http://youtu.be/TlfOl6KAup0 .

See you next week,

Leo

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 more writings and my services on my website.

Leo Knighton Tallarico has been a full time professional astrologer, spiritual guide, counselor, and writer for 29 years

 

 

 

 

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