Moving Toward the Light and Astrology Forecast December 21-27

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 20, 2014 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

We experience an important turning point at the Winter Solstice on December 21 at 6:03 PM EST.   And that annual turning point toward more light has more importance than usual as there is a New Moon in Capricorn also on the 21st, at 8:36 PM EST.  

Adding to the importance of this year’s Winter Solstice day is the fact that the transformational planet of awakening, Uranus, will change directions and go Direct that same day- at 5:45 PM EST.

All of these events happen within three hours of one another.  So it will be an especially good time then to be present, to meditate or at least stay aware of this shift.

Last weekend an exact Uranus/Pluto square was experienced in a very profound and powerful way by many people.

There was much intensity and even turmoil for many then.  Emotions were brought up to the surface and expressed.   Truth was spoken and in some cases there was a real breakdown of old thinking or ways of being.

Then afterwards there were breakthroughs and awakenings for some, and for others a facing of some core truths that were difficult to handle.

Much of the intensity has lifted for many now, and there has been a clearing and a greater acceptance of what is real and true.

Now at the Winter Solstice, which will bring an end to the move toward darker days, we feel the turning toward more hope for the future.

But remember that the Winter Solstice brings the Sun into Capricorn, and not long after that the Moon joins the Sun in Capricorn to create a New Moon.

So there are new beginnings and movement forward, but Capricorn is not about immediate gratification or fast movement, and is instead about the long haul, discipline, planning, and a slow building toward one’s goals.

It is true that Uranus, which will also be prominent on the Winter Solstice, is more lightning like energetically, and hence brings a feeling that one has broken some chains, woken up, and is liberated.

Even if you are feeling that, keep aware that even though Uranus is bringing you a quick inspiration or idea or sense of direction, there will be much work to go through and the results are unknown.

It will be a very good time around the Winter Solstice to make intentions and yes even resolutions, but making things stick and truly manifest will take effort and commitment to the process.

These are very transformational times and often now your heart and soul may not agree with what you think is the correct or safest thing to do.

That issue will need to be worked out through time.  It is true that during times of great change as we are experiencing now (and will continue to experience for quite awhile longer) that one’s heart and soul need to lead the way. That is because our heart and soul are connected to the energies that are moving through our world and through us.

But we each need to work on the apparent contradiction between what the heart and soul feel they are driven toward and what will apparently keep our lives feeling safe and secure.

Perhaps you will need to make the drastic change your heart is opening up to, but it is also possible your heart has merely let you know you that you have been asleep and detached from your passions.

You may still be able to bring some heart back into your current situation, or at least find some balance between the seeming opposites.

The energies in Capricorn tell us we will likely need to trust time to bring us the answers at the right time.

Our human family is truly taking a collective ride into new territory together.   Though many will instead say that there is never anything new under the Sun, that history always repeats itself, and that “Groundhog Day” repeat performances is all we can ever expect; they are dead wrong as there is a New Age we are rapidly moving toward.

And the changes will accelerate, especially as we move through late Winter and Spring 2015.

Uranus will square Pluto one more time, on March 16 2015.  A few days later, on the day of Spring Equinox March 20, there will be the first of two eclipses in a row.

Not only will be that be a very powerful and meaningful day, but it will also give a signature of deep transformational change for Spring Season 2015.

In April 2014 there was a Cardinal Grand Cross with Uranus and Pluto mixed within. There were also two eclipses that month.

And the Grand Cross triggered the USA Natal Chart from July 4 1776, as it was at the same exact Cardinal degree as the USA Sun placement that day- 13+ degrees of Cancer.

So there is growingly clearer view of the great changes the USA is going through in order for it to be aligned with the energies and realities of the Age of Aquarius.

Aquarius is about equality and Diversity within Unity.  There can be no Empires or Superpowers in an Age of Aquarius.

There is breaking down of the notion of superiority and privilege, and a greater sense that “we are all in this together”.

Much worldwide change will be triggered by events in the Middle East, and the economy is destined to be drastically changed as well.

With Cuba now being brought into more normal relations with the USA and west, with Iran being brought more into normality with the rest of the world, with Palestine being more and more accepted as its own state, there is much positive movement toward an Age Of Aquarius,equality, and Diversity in Unity.

There is also much awakening toward the need for even greater civil rights and fairness for African Americans, Hispanics and the Gay/Lesbian community. And of course there is a great need to understand the painful plight of so many women around the world.  Ane men are also caught in the chains of conditioning from the old paradigm, dying in wars that are most often fought for monied interests and the privileged.

But there are also many powerful forces that oppose such attempts at reconciliation, justice, and unity. And there is a real culture war developing between many in the Muslim world and the Judeo-Christian world.   And there are many who want the old world to stay at it is, or even to go back to an earlier time.

So during these times of transition, most especially when powerful planetary movements are erupting like Uranus Square Pluto, there will be much light coming through to awaken people to new consciousness and ways of being with one another on Planet Earth.

But there will also be much resistance to the new energies and new world.

That is like worlds colliding, bringing with it big breakdowns and huge breakthroughs.

And in each of our individual lives, we are experiencing similar breakdowns and breakthroughs.

If you truly are staying present and aware, open in your heart and mind, trusting the Universe and your soul’s journey, you will take the ride to your best and authentic self, to more authentic relationships too.

You will also see more synchronicities, signs from the Universe, and magic.

But you may also experience some pain as you resist the new energies, or as you watch old chapters and people or pets from those old chapters die or leave. You may feel anger, grief, being alone, confusion, and disorientation.  But you will be alive and evolving, and being part of a larger community of souls who are transforming just like you.

We are co-creating a new world together and bringing all the opposites together with truth as our guide.

Turn toward the light now as we move through a most important Winter Solstice this year. There is hope if you open your heart to receive it.

See you next week,

Leo

The Autumn Eclipse Season Forecast is ready to viewhttp://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 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 29 years

 

 

Mother in the Dark and Astrology Forecast December 14-20

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , on December 13, 2014 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

The important and powerfully transformational Uranus/Pluto square is exact on December 14/15.

Old phases of our life continue to die as we open to the new.  We sometimes struggle in the transition.

As I have been writing, I received a call telling me our cat Emily is now in the process of dying today. We are letting her die naturally at home, and the vet said she is very close to leaving this dimension.

She is over 18 years old, and her death reminds me of a whole phase of my life that she has been a part of.   This event helps to clarify the chapter that is ending and what may be beginning.   As has been for me with Emily, deeper issues may come to us in the form of outer events and/or through inner soul stirrings coming to the surface of our consciousness.

Let yourself feel and go deeper, and let your mind wander where it wants to go naturally in reflection.  That allows your soul to join your mind in the experience of a transition.

Uranus and Pluto now are helping us through the transition and helping to transform our lives in alignment with the great shifting tides of change happening in our greater world as well.

Uranus awakens, takes us outside our usual boxes of limited thought or bubbles of escapism.

Uranus can bring events or thoughts into our lives with often lightning like speed and sometimes with shock value.   Though at the time it may bring what is seemingly unwanted, it nevertheless has the effect of liberating us from limiting situations and old attitudes. We can connect the dots of our life better as a result.

Pluto causes intensity and primal emotions to be aroused, and brings up issues that may have been previously buried in the corners of our psyche and mind.

Together these two planets may bring crisis of one sort or another.  In the process of said crisis, we are usually challenged to let go and release on the one hand.  And on the other hand we are being pushed forward in our consciousness and in our lives.  The death today of Emily is doing just that, as sad as it is too.

We have talked many times of how this year has been about endings, deaths of old chapters in our lives.  It has been also about entering new seasons of our lives, about opening to new ideas, new beliefs and new ways.

This exact square of Uranus and Pluto, the 6th of 7 that are occurring from 2012-2015, are bringing revolutionary and evolutionary times both globally and personally.

If we are still hanging onto keeping things the same or going back to “normal”,  we may be quite frustrated or disappointed.    There are new beginnings wanting to be born, a new normal on its way.

Uranus and Pluto were in exact conjunction in 1965-66, and this brought on the important shifts of consciousness and ways of living for the ’60s revolutionary times.

It is no mere coincidence that racial issues are being stoked again as in the ’60s, and obviously it is because the job was not completed back then.   Women’s issues are front and center also, in part because of the allegations against Bill Cosby and his alleged abusive treatment of many women.

The song “The Dawning of the Age of Aquarius” was popular back in the ’60s when inspiration of a a new and better way to be on this Earth in human community was shining brightly through all the chaos and darkness.

And personal lives were going through so much as well. Relationships were often feeling not right anymore, jobs and careers were losing their sense of purpose.  Families were becoming more emotionally volatile as individuals were not always seeing “eye-to eye” anymore about important personal and global issues. The same is happening again for many as we are collectively awakening to Truth and Love.

And now as we experience another exact Uranus/Neptune aspect over the next few days, many are feeling the tides of change.  Some are feeling this as their emotions are stronger or more chaotic. Others are feeling these shifts in their nervous systems being more stressed or in their bodies, with various aches, pains, or discomforts.

If so, tune in to the emotional component if you can, the memories and visuals, the issues that need healing or resolution.

This is a turning point period of time, with Uranus square Pluto exact again.  And remember that we are moving through darker days now on the way to Winter Solstice 2014.  And we are also in the darker half of the lunar cycle, since we moved past the half way point at the Full Moon last week.

Then later this weekend we enter the last quarter Moon phase, as the Moon’s reflected light gets more and more dim.

If you feel the need to be alone and in a protected place, do it.  If you feel the need to go deeper into your feelings, do it. If you feel the need to grieve, please do it.

After Uranus squares Pluto during the last quarter Moon phase, and as we go darker toward the Winter Solstice, we are being held by the Great Mother’s comforting arms.

Many tend to feel depressed at this time of year, in large part because of the darkening of the light; but if you can allow the organic process to unfold and can feel the Divine Feminine holding your soul, you may be able to sense the turning to the light that is coming at the Winter Solstice.

The Winter Solstice, which brings the Sun into Capricorn, will be on December 21 at 6:03 PM EST.  The New Moon in Capricorn, which brings the Sun and Moon together in Capricorn with new beginnings, will be on the 21st at 8:36 PM EST.

We will be seeing the light at the end of the tunnel then.  And to synchronize with that Solstice and New Moon on the 21st will be transformational awakener Uranus going back Direct.

Its energy of awakening is perfect as we also awaken to the turning to more light at both the Solstice and New Moon.

So as you allow yourself to go deeper in your feelings and to perhaps feel some of your own darkness, it is best to do so in some type of meditation or reflection.

If instead during these darkening times you feel seduced by your inner demons or old self-hating stories, let them gently go and replace them with a surrender to the Feminine side of the Divine, one that holds you and reassures you that you are loved for being just who you are, no matter what the circumstances.

Till next week,

Leo

The Autumn Eclipse Season Forecast is ready to viewhttp://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 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 29 years

 

 

To Be or Not to Be and Astrology Forecast December 7-14.

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 6, 2014 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

Today Saturday December 6 brings us a Full Moon in Sagittarius/Gemini at 7:27 AM EST.    So leading up to this Full Moon energies have been rising.   Sagittarius is fire and Gemini is air, so both of these signs go “up and out”, not “down and in”.   It therefore is a yang-like Full Moon, extroverted by nature.

And of course Full Moons are energized not matter what the signs involved.  After Full Moons, however, we enter the waning Moon phase of the lunar cycle.  In other words energies slow down and are more tempered.

This Full Moon has brought some hope, new ideas, and animated conversations to many.  Some may also actually feel as if they have turned a corner and begun to shed some negative feelings and thoughts.

Perhaps there is even a sense of rebirth for some.  It is a rather complicated time, however, planetarily speaking.

That is because as energies have been rising with the approaching Full Moon, at the same time we are moving down into the Winter Solstice.  And in so doing, we are moving into darker days.

Winter Solstice is the turning point when dark minutes have reached their zenith and light minutes begin to increase.

So at this time of year, many are feeling a need to put the proverbial blanket over their heads and retreat to their inner domain. They need to feel their feelings, to be alone, to contemplate and reflect.

At the same time the Sun in Sagittarius brings fiery enthusiasm that connects well with holiday spirit.

Then comes the Sagittarius/Gemini Full Moon and energies are wanting to rise even more.  Jupiter changing directions and going retrograde on Monday December 8 brings even more enthusiasm.

But of course at the same time we are being pulled downward by Winter Solstice on the way, and days getting darker and colder.

And the mixed up energetics now can cause anxiety, especially so with the rush and push and materialism of the holiday season.

And this year, unlike other years when this same up and down dynamic plays out, making many to feel kind of “bi-polar”; we additionally have a most powerful Uranus square Pluto aspect coming on December 14/15. 

This highly transformational square has been especially strong this year as it formed with the Cardinal Grand Cross and the eclipses.

We have been motivated to leave behind old ways and chapters of our lives, old self defeating attitudes and beliefs.  At the same time we have been trying to acclimate to new experiences, new phases of our lives.

And now as we bring in this next exact square of Uranus and Pluto on December 14/15, we are facing another turning point.  This square is only a few days before the Winter Solstice on December 21, making the Uranus/Pluto square more meaningful.

And this Winter Solstice is more important than usual as it forms a New Moon in Capricorn that day, and contains the wake-up call of Uranus going direct that day also. More on this in a later week.

What does it all mean as we get closer to ending a most powerful year of change in 2014?

Well all transformational challenges bring us to choices. Outcomes are not necessarily preordained.  We humans make choices, choices that affect how are lives will then go.

And the most important choice at every big transformational turning point is the question of “To Be or Not to Be”?

Do I choose to live, to have life, to see my rough and challenging events as meaningful on my road of personal evolution- or not?

Was the breakup of my relationship, the loss of my job, the sickness I incurred, the loss of my pet, etc,  challenges to growth,  endings and beginnings of new seasons of life,  transformational turning points,  times to release that which was not right for me anymore, and times for rebirth into a more authentic and meaningful life?

Or do I decide I am a victim, life is hopeless, I am a failure, I have wasted my life, I will never break bad patterns, never have a good life, and feel stuck and defeated?

What the Universe brings to us may not be within our control, but what we do with it is.  By not falling into victimhood, we empower ourselves and change our lives.  We then set a foundation for having the Universe bring us better events in the future, as the law of attraction shifts for the better.

On a deeper level of our consciousness we can see the glass of life as half full instead of half empty. It is often a very subtle shift deep inside, but that shift is ultimately earth shaking and can move mountains.

Its roots are in love instead of fear, trust and faith instead of cynicism.

So this time period between now and winter solstice is important mentally and spiritually, as we decide on positive transformation or a sliding downward.

In the greater world there has been so much shaking up this year, and it is so easy to get discouraged and depressed about it.  It is so easy to be cynical about our world.

Our government is dysfunctional and our society often seems to be not connected to our better human values.

There are growing threats from Islamic State and Al Queda.   The Middle East seems more messed up than ever.  And lately the problems of race in America seem worse than ever.

All at once it has come to our mass attention how black men who are unarmed can be killed by police. It should make no difference whether they have previous felony convictions or not.  And the black men in New York and Ferguson committed mainly minor offenses like selling illegal cigarettes.

And even if they refused to listen to police commands, did they deserve to die as a result?  Does an unarmed man, like the one in Ferguson, need 12 bullets fired at him, six of which hit him?

Does not a man in New York, who is also unarmed, and pleading that he is choking and cannot breathe, deserve to be let go of the choke hold so he can breathe?

And why do so many black men fill our prisons, often for only drug offenses? How can we not see the prejudice that has tried to emasculate these men since slavery?  How can we not admit to ourselves that there is tendency to see black men as criminals, and to treat them as such?

How can we not see that when you treat people as if they are mean dogs, then they will show you just what you want to see?

Do you believe black men are bad by nature?  And that is why they fill up our prisons?  Or can we see a bigger picture of a society needing a big overhaul of consciousness and behavior around race relations?

And yes it is true that prejudice goes both ways and that so many blacks have hatred for whites too.  But who has been in power all these years?  Who has abused that power going all the way back to slavery?

In a new age of equality and Diversity in Unity, we will heal these wounds; and hopefully these current events will help us to do so.

There is a dialogue going on now that can be a motivation for healing and better equality.

The Universe is bringing us these issues, so we can decide what we will think and what we will feel and what we will do for change.  As has been previously stated, we are at an important turning point now.

And even if you agree that the police and society have been unfair to black men, it would not be aligned to hate the police and white authorities as a result.

In the Old Age there is a need to fight against enemies and to make some people superior and better than others.   And it is those old paradigm values that need to change.  The police are not bad in themselves, but instead are reflections of a societal attitude to make some people better than others and to create enemies of the system and state who must be crushed.

And yes if you are seeing more emphasis on police and military, you may be worried about a growing police state.  That police state represents our collective desire to keep the old paradigm alive, to feel secure, and to keep the supposed threats controlled.

But there is the light of the new world and new paradigm trying to penetrate the dark stuck blocks of the old world.  Let it in. Open to that which brings love and light. As you do, you will feel better and safer than you imagined.

As we shift our collective consciousness to equality and knowing we are all in the same family,  we can build a world aligned with the Age of Aquarius.

See you next week,

Leo

The Autumn Eclipse Season Forecast is ready to viewhttp://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 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 29 years

 

 

 

To Change or Not to Change and Astrology Forecast November 20- December 6

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 29, 2014 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

This week we are still in a waxing Moon phase, as the size of the Moon glow is growing.   This current lunar cycle began last Saturday November 22 at the Sagittarius New Moon.   The second quarter lunar phase begins today November 29 in Pisces.  Then the Full Moon will be in Gemini on December 6.

After that Full Moon, the size of the glow of the Moon begins to recede, until it fades completely away before the next New Moon in Capricorn on Winter Solstice December 21.

In the greater world, that Sagittarius New Moon on November 22 sparked strong new beginnings for the new chapter of life we are all experiencing.

The Ferguson Grand Jury refused to indict police officer Wilson, who shot and killed an unarmed black young man, Michael Brown, in Ferguson Missouri.  Expected protests and riots erupted as a result in Ferguson, as well as in several other large cities in America.

Also last week Iran and world powers fell short of an agreement on Iran’s nuclear program, kicking the can down the diplomatic road for another 7 months.

Both of these situations remain volatile, however, as world powers are flexing their muscles of control and domination over peoples who have been deemed as dangerous to World Order.

Order versus Chaos opposing energies are building inside Pandora’s box of old dynamics and patterns.   The Old World and its old hierarchal order is being threatened with great change.

In the United States, those who have enjoyed power and privilege are fighting the inevitable reshuffling of the deck of an old paradigm.

In numbers alone, it will not be long before those who have been considered the minority will be in the majority in the USA

That is why what happened in Ferguson and what happened when President Obama gave amnesty to so many illegal and mostly Hispanic immigrants is so important.

The New Chapter of life in America is in part about this rebalancing of power.   Some will fight to hold onto the old paradigm and its power structure and privileges, while others will continue to speak out, protest, and perhaps even be violent in order to gain more rights in the New Age.

Remember that the Age of Aquarius is about equality and Diversity into Unity.  So we are now, and in the near future working out how that will eventually manifest.

The Iranian Situation shows us how Iran is trying to grow beyond being a world order outcast.  It is doubtful it will truly fit into the Old Order, and instead it will be part of the new paradigm for a New Age.

The Arab Spring brought much energy for breaking outside the box of an Old Paradigm of dictators, despots, “royalty”, and colonial powers dominating the people.

Though at the time there was much change breaking out to go beyond the old rules in Arab and North African countries, much is still to be desired there.

In fact in Egypt the Muslim Brotherhood was elected to office in what appeared to be a fair election.  But then there were protests against their reign of exclusion of those outside the Brotherhood.   And then the past came roaring back, so to speak, as the Military ruthlessly took over the country again.

The Middle East is only in the beginning stages of powerful and explosive transformation, as can also be seen in the spiking of conflict between Israel and Palestine, the war in Syria, and the rise of the Islamic State in what was Iraq and Syria.

There is a Changing of the Guard in America, the Middle East and all over the world as we prepare for an Age of Aquarius. The details of how it all turns out are still fuzzy, but know that the world as we know it will not continue to exist.

Though it may appear otherwise at times, the undertow of Universal energy is toward a world that is more fair, and more concerned with truth and love than wealth, fame, and dominating power.

In our personal lives, many of the transformational shifts will be in our awareness, our consciousness, our beliefs and patterns of behavior.

How much are you attached to the ego carrots from the Old Paradigm?   And how much do you truly trust spirit, heart and soul, and free mind?   Do you fear not measuring up to what society or family or your own ego expects of you?  Or do you trust the unfolding of your authentic self and its soul journey?

How badly have you been programmed into wanting or needing the accolades given by the culture, for instance by fighting and even dying for your country in a war, or being as skinny as society deems a woman should be to be attractive?

How much do you have to be tough and unfeeling as a man or unselfishly always giving as a woman?   How much are you controlled by what others think of your house or personal wealth or some other status symbol?

And of course it is through relationship where we are most challenged to grow.   Do you need to grow more beyond thinking your life is someone else’s fault, that your unhappiness in your relationship would be over if someone else could only change?

Or do you blame your self for everything?

Relationships stop working for many reasons, but almost never do they stop working because of one person.  It is a relationship issue that needs to worked out if it can be worked out.

And sometimes, just like spring turning into summer, it is time for a relationship to end- or at the least change its form.

Big changes in your relationships in 2014 are a part of the powerful planetary configurations that have occurred this year, most especially signified by the Cardinal Grand Cross earlier this year.

These changing winds may have brought old issues forcefully to the surface or brought new events that have changed your relationship landscape in a big way.

What has happened has been for a reason, and has happened in alignment with the turning of the Universe’s wheels into a new season of a new age.

One of the bigger planetary aspects going on now and which will continue into next year is the square of Uranus and Pluto.  These transformational giants whose conjunction with one another brought on the ’60s revolution, are now powerfully revolutionizing our personal lives and the world again.

In fact on December 14/15 this year there will be another exact square of Uranus and Pluto.    It is another turning point moment of deciding to ride the tide of change into transformed beliefs and attitudes, releasing toxic and dysfunctional patterns of thought and behavior, and trusting the soul of the Universe and your self to bring the energies needed for positive change.

Or you can cling to the “way it has been and will always continue to be”- same old thinking and behavior that keeps the status quo humming along forever.

But if you cling to these old ways yourself, please don’t complain about things never changing or getting better.  Change happens inside each one of us, not ultimately by some outside force.

Yes the Universe is providing the energies of change, but people can decide to build fortresses of resistance to such change.  And then even if some event brings a storm of changing winds, a person then can keep the same attitudes and beliefs they had before the storm blew in. Or maybe even become more cynical.

And then you will attract the same relationships but with a different face, or a new job but with the same issues coming back again.

Now and for some months more, there is new light and love and truth beaming its rays of change, wanting to move through the traumas and wounds that have kept us stuck in our misery.

You can make the changes, but you do need to believe and to make the effort.

This week the waxing Moon will take us to a Full Moon next Saturday December 6 at 7:27 AM EST.  It will be in Sagittarius/Gemini and will be quite lively and animated, filled with great conversations, new ideas, inspirations and information.

We will discuss more about that next week.

till then,

Leo

The Autumn Eclipse Season Forecast is ready to viewhttp://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 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 29 years

 

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

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