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Soul Searching and Astrology Forecast December 8-14

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 7, 2013 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

Autumn Eclipse Season 2013 has passed.   Comet Ison has faded and reports are that it has died from its close encounter with the Sun.   The fiery New Moon in Sagittarius occurred earlier this past week.   Energetic intensity from planetary movements has subsided now, and we can now lick whatever wounds we have incurred during the last several weeks. We can sort through the rubble of what may have been broken down and heal, fix and re-gather our Self.

Hopefully we can also enjoy some inner time, and get ready for the holidays.

While on the one hand we are in Sun in Sagittarius time, a time of excitement; at the same time we are experiencing the reality of each day being darker than the previous one on the way to Winter Solstice.

The darkest day happens at the Winter Solstice, this year 2013 on December 21.   So deep inside us we will sometimes feel the pull of that darkness in our souls, perhaps feeling sadness, grief, fear, or at least a pull to go inward for more reflection or meditation.

So while the Sagittarian energy is aligned with the potential excitement and sometimes maybe frenzy of the holidays, the movement toward the Winter Solstice darkness brings us to know life can bring difficulty, that people suffer sometimes,  and that loved ones need to be appreciated and cherished.

Late Winter and Spring 2014 will bring powerful energies of change and transformation again. This time likely more powerful than ever.  There will be another Eclipse Season in April, and that same month there will be a Cardinal Grand Cross that includes the Uranus/Pluto square.   That Grand Cross makes an extremely close contact with the USA natal Sun from its birth chart of July 4 1776.  Citizens of the USA and all those affected by its Empire will experience great waves of change leading up to, during, and after that month of April 2014.

The Military/Economic structure of the American Empire is in the process of great change.  No matter what you are seeing on the surface, the economy is built on a faulty foundation and the cracks will break open before too long.  Our domination of the world is coming to an end.    We need in the United States to come back to our core values, core values that apply to all the world not just to our own citizens.  The truths that are self evident and come from God are for all humanity:   Liberty, Equality, Self Determination, etc..

The current government establishment of President Obama is trying to stop the demonizing of countries like Iran, and to give peace a chance.  But remember that there are strong  hawkish war elements in America, Israel, Iran and other countries.

They still believe strongly in “might makes right”, “Us versus Them”, and survival of the fittest strategies for living as a human on the Earth.  Though they are ultimately dinosaurs of human evolution, when they fall they will likely bring their huge weight to crush many in their path.   So much of our economy and programmed world view from the passing Age is based on this “us versus them” mentality.

But the Age of Aquarius has a different paradigm, one of equality and Diversity in Unity, one of fairness and justice,  and rising above our more base instincts.

Nelson Mandela was one of the “bigger than life” humans to walk this Earth, one who has joined people like Ghandi and Martin Luther King to create a new mold, a new soul frequency- one more aligned with the Aquarian Age.

In your own life, on the deepest of levels, the inner work is to transform and heal to the extent to which Love and Truth- in their essence- guide your life.

Disillusion that comes into your life through your seeming failures is a gift from the Universe to your soul.  If you thought your relationship was a good one because you were content in it, its breakdown and the disillusion that comes with it bring you to the truth of its real condition.    True love may not have been guiding the way, other motivations kept you in it, like security or fear of change or not wanting instability for you or your loved ones.

As you are brought to face the truth, you let go of any illusions you had, and the letting go liberates you to find your authentic self and a more authentic life.  Of course there is pain in letting go and moving on, but the new awakenings, new found freedom, the opening up of your heart and mind, and the reconnection with your soul bring you riches beyond what you knew.

Before we enter the power of great change next year in late winter and spring, we will experience a need to reflect on our past, to relook at what we have taken for granted or learned to accept, and to realign our priorities and life choices.   Before we move so strongly forward again next year, we need to get our life more aligned with our souls and the journey they require.

That which is off our true path will be challenged to be let go of.

There will be two important retrograde movements before we can move fully forward again: Mars and Venus will both soon move in reverse.   Venus will go Retrograde on Winter Solstice December 21, and stay that way until January 31 2014 when it goes back direct again.   Heart and relationship issues will become front and center in our consciousness.  We will be more aware of relationship patterns and dynamics, and less apt to just accept ones that do not work well or are not based on love.  Changes in relationship can be expected.

Mars will go Retrograde on April 1 2014 and actually be a part of the Grand Cross that month. It will stay retrograde until May 19 when it goes back Direct.  During that time we will be examining what we truly want and desire in life, what actions we want to take and what directions we want to move toward.

But for now do your best to let go of stress, fear and anxiety, let your self come down more and more into your body and soul and its wisdoms, and up into your Higher Self and its inspirations.  There is no “natural” or planetary reason now to push too hard for things to change.

Everything you may be going through now that seems difficult is happening for a reason.   Events do not happen because of bad luck or good luck.   The Universe and your soul are guiding the way into experiences you need for karmic release or soul growth or evolution.  As we move through collective evolution into an Age of Aquarius, we each are challenged to change our hard wiring of programming from an old age and to evolve into new frequencies, mindsets, and soul tones.

See you next week,

Leo

There is a new YOUTUBE video autumn forecast out now https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5xnEaj6JRfI

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.

There is an old YOUTUBE video Astrology Forecasthttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6fxVYYIoNA&feature=youtu.be for Spring Eclipse Season. Check it out if you feel so moved.

I also created an Astrology Forecast 2013 for youtube, part 1. And Part 2.

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 is a full time professional astrologer, spiritual guide, counselor, and writer for over 25 years

Time Marches on and Astrology Forecast December 1-7.

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , on November 30, 2013 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

Lots of sensitive people are feeling something stirring now in their bodies and souls, forcing them to keep their attention there.  There continues to be deep releasing and much attention is on the lower chakras, those chakras closer to the Earth.

Is the Earth pulling our bodies closer to its rumblings?    Is it making us aware of its discomfort in some way?   Are there powerful events coming our way soon?

Perhaps much of this pull downward is merely to have us give a huge release before the upward energies of the Sagittarius New Moon this coming Monday night.

As I write this on Saturday November 30, we are in the dark phase of the Moon, and the end of the Autumn Eclipse Season.   Much was shaken up and much shifted during this Eclipse Season.   Mercury was retrograde for the most intense part of the Eclipse Season, and Uranus made another exact square of Pluto then also.

Much of the transformational energy that occurred is deeper than we can contact with our conscious minds.  Much of what truly was changed is still to be determined.

But now as we await this  New Moon in Sagittarius on Monday December 2 at 7:22 PM EST, it is best to stay in deep emotional waters, but it is also advised to not let the deep waters take you to “negative” fearful places.     You are moving through deep changes aligned with global and Universal shifts, and are being prepared for what will be coming our way as a collective human family on Planet Earth.

Far up in the skies now, Comet Ison has passed through its close encounter with the Sun, and now it has dimmed and broken apart to some degree.  Astronomers are not making prediction of the outcome yet, not sure if it will brighten again or fade away.

If it lives brightly it will be most easily seen with naked eye or telescope or binoculars between December 2 and December 16.     Its meaning for our world is still to be determined, but of course it is quite interesting that it comes on the heals of Autumn Eclipse Season 2013.

After the Sagittarius New Moon on the night of December 2, energies will shift into more upward energies and our upper chakras will be triggered, waking us up.  Inspiration, high mindedness, and faith will be brought more into our consciousness.

Your heart will want to be uplifted into more hope and joy.    Hopefully this will translate into giving us more motivation for life and out of any depressed feelings.

You may feel more desire to liberate your self from difficult or stuck places or patterns after this new moon.  You may have greater desire for freedom and for trusting your intuition instead of your logical mind.  You may want to celebrate more or dance more freely. Most planets will still be yin signs, however, so it best not to let the Sagittarius New Moon stoke you into any manic behavior as a way to end the recent drought of emotional upliftment.

And yet this comet is somewhat of a wildcard now.   Astronomers have been baffled by its unpredictable shifts, seemingly dying, then becoming brighter than ever, then fading again.  Its message is also elusive now, and what it portends for our human family still unknown.  The next few weeks will show us what it means.  What will happen now in our lives is still somewhat of a mystery also.

Keep in mind that next year 2014, late winter and spring, there will be most powerful planetary movements, movements that herald great change in the USA especially.

The powers of healing and transformation will spike even higher than they have this autumn.  As a result the ability to let go of old programming, empty ways of being, dysfunctional patterns and behaviors, and stuck situations, will be greater than ever.

The Age of Aquarius will show us its light brighter than before, but with it the destruction of old world ways will be bringing us into darker waters too.

Every time we get taken into darker waters of our mind and emotions, we are given the opportunity to release old beliefs and ways.  The way it used to be no longer exists, and no amount of nostalgia can bring it back.  Letting go of old chapters of our life is so difficult sometimes, so painful, but time keeps marching on, whether we are in step with it or not.

If we hold on too long, and get out of alignment with the changes moving through our lives and consciousness, we then will give in to stagnant waters and decay, and our souls die another level.  This does not mean accepting changes that are outside your integrity or core values, as all changes we see in the world are not healthy or connected to the shifts guided by the Universe.

All the emphasis on violence and sex and consumerism cannot be healthy.   The entitlement more and more people think they deserve,as well as the lack of taking responsibility for one’s own life- is not where the Universe is pointing us toward.

There also has been a trend by some people to be disengaged from relationship, to stay in bubbles in one’s own mind that preclude being deeply connected to others.  Part of this is a result of the movement into an Age of Aquarius, as technology and global networks of social connection are an important part of the new age.  Using gadgets, smart phones, etc. will continue.

But are we throwing out the baby with the bathwater by using these devices to insulate us from one another?     We are all deciding how we want our relationships to be as we move into the Age of Aquarius.   And each time Venus goes retrograde we are made to concentrate more on our relationships.    On December 21, the day of the Winter Solstice, Venus will go Retrograde again.

It will be time to give more care to our relationships then.  We will discuss this more as we get closer to that date.

In the meantime take care,

Leo

There is a new YOUTUBE video autumn forecast out now https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5xnEaj6JRfI

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.

There is an old YOUTUBE video Astrology Forecasthttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6fxVYYIoNA&feature=youtu.be for Spring Eclipse Season. Check it out if you feel so moved.

I also created an Astrology Forecast 2013 for youtube, part 1. And Part 2.

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 is a full time professional astrologer, spiritual guide, counselor, and writer for over 25 years

Comet Ison and Astrology Forecast November 24-30

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 23, 2013 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

We are in the last days of the lunar cycle begun at the powerful Solar Eclipse New Moon in Scorpio on November 3.   We are in the last days of Autumn Eclipse Season 2013.     We are soon moving into the last month of the year 2013.  We are in the beginning stages of experiencing the appearance of Comet Ison.

For many there are dark feelings to work through now, as we let go and let die that which is ready to be released.    For some that is people or pets who are or will soon be leaving. For others situations that no longer fit their lives are being let go.  For still others the letting go is on a physical level, letting go of possessions- cleaning out our homes of clutter- or our bodies of toxins.

If you are having serious challenges in your soul or in your body now, do not let your self get sucked too deeply into fears or despair.  Do not fall into any black holes of “doom and gloom” now.  What is happening is part of your healing and transformation soul journey, not a long term trip back into old nightmares.   You are getting ready for some strong new beginnings in the not too distant future

Soon there will be some new sparks of life at the New Moon in Sagittarius on December 2.

And perhaps most importantly, and most unpredictably, we are experiencing the power of the Comet Ison.    What this comet is bringing to us in the way of experiences or shifts in our lives could be quite significant, both on a personal level and collectively on a worldwide level.

If you are feeling off kilter, out of your usual balance or inner sense of sanity, realize that comets can have a powerful effect on our consciousness.   Comet Ison is holding up pretty well as I write this, on its way to its closest approach to the Sun this coming week on November 28, Thanksgiving Day in the United States.  Comet Ison’s closest approach to the Earth is on January 13/14 2014, so between November 28 and January 14 2014 we will experience the greatest effects of this comet.  There is a slight possibility of a meteor shower from Ison around the January 13/14 2014 date.

If the comet survives its November 28 approach to the Sun, and yet perhaps it still will disintegrate and be a dud, it could very well be seen as big as Venus for us in the sky.   If it does get that bright, it will likely be a harbinger of important world events, as it will be in the sky for many people all over the Earth to see.  December should bring the brightest shine of Ison.

Our ancestors were quite struck by how dramatic events would unfold during the appearance of comets.   Some believed natural calamities or wars came on the tails, so to speak, of the comets.

We are working through now a potential nuclear deal between world powers and Iran as I write this forecast.     What happens or doesn’t happen during these talks, which do synchronize closely with the appearance of Comet Ison, should be very important.

Other important events, as we have discussed in other forecast posts, could also erupt in our world during this time of Comet Ison’s appearance.

The passing Autumn Eclipse Season brought much difficulty to President Obama, as Obamacare has been very challenged, and as President Obama’s approval numbers went to their lowest during his whole Presidency.

We alerted you to the fact that President Obama would suffer during this Autumn Eclipse Season because of the aspects to his natal chart, but fortunately so far the challenges have not been as dramatic as I feared, though still quite serious.

As we experienced the 50 year anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, we got a reminder of how all our lives could change forever all at once during certain world events.

For one generation it was the bombing of Pearl Harbor in December 7, 1941, which brought the USA into World War II.    For another generation it was the assassination of JFK on November 22, 1963, which took away the innocence and opened the doors to the revolution of the ’60s.  For a more recent generation it was the bombing of the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001, which has brought us two wars, Homeland Security, and a making of security more important than ever.

The next 9 months, which will include the Cardinal Grand Cross with Uranus/Pluto and two Eclipses in April 2014, could bring Earth Shaking event(s) again.

As before, these events will bring a turning point to all of our lives and usher in a new era for humans on Planet Earth.   And this time we will be more enveloped by the rays of the Age of Aquarius than ever before.

So keep in mind and heart, as transformation and healing energies sweep through your personal life, that all is happening for a reason, and that your choices will affect the quality of your life changes.

In our personal lives, sometimes synchronized with the changes happening globally and collectively, we experience events that change our lives, like births, marriages, moving, divorces, graduations, new jobs, and deaths.    Each of these life changing events can bring with them a change in consciousness, a shift in attitude, a deeper insight, a broader perspective, more wisdom, and renewals of spirit.

As we let go and release some more during this ending of Autumn Eclipse Season 2013, as we get ready to embrace new adventures with the coming of the New Moon in Sagittarius and Comet Ison, remember your life is meaningful and a soul’s journey above all else.

You did not come to this Earth now to just pay bills, follow rules, watch your body age, and live a random life.  You came here to fulfill a purpose, to live your life alive, to view all your changes as sacred meaningful soul passages.

See you next week,

Leo

There is a new YOUTUBE video autumn forecast out now https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5xnEaj6JRfI

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.

There is an old YOUTUBE video Astrology Forecasthttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6fxVYYIoNA&feature=youtu.be for Spring Eclipse Season. Check it out if you feel so moved.

I also created an Astrology Forecast 2013 for youtube, part 1. And Part 2.

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 is a full time professional astrologer, spiritual guide, counselor, and writer for over 25 years

Finishing up the Autumn Eclipse Season and Astrology Forecast November 17-23.

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 16, 2013 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

Sunday November 17 at 10:16 AM ushers in a strong Scorpio/Taurus Full Moon.   This Full Moon brings a potential resolution and/or climax to what was opened up at the Solar Eclipse New Moon in Scorpio on November 3.

In fact this lunation brings with it a potential resolution for the whole Autumn Eclipse season.    Between this Full Moon and the next New Moon in Sagittarius on December 2, there should be clarity and a sense of direction gained after all the intensity and shakeup of Autumn Eclipse Season 2013.

This Full Moon in Scorpio/Taurus is not an easy one for many people, and the energies may feel dark or heavy at times, and there may also be an intensity that affects our relationships and attitudes.  For some there may be inner or relational “tugs of war” as we work out issues from recent times and get ready to move into new phases of our life.

Though this week may not bring much upliftment, we are given the opportunity to get ourselves back “together” again.

The eclipses, Uranus/Pluto, and Mercury Retrograde  tended to shake things up, reveal what has been held back or covered up, have us rethink our positions or beliefs, and perhaps even shift our direction.

Now with the Scorpio/Taurus Full Moon giving signature to our coming week, we are brought to an inner place of needing to be more real and practical, more in touch with a grounded sense of what may have been previously only known in our intellects.

With so many planets now in Scorpio or Earth signs like Virgo, it has been “cleanup time” both in our physical world and our inner emotional reality.    It has been and continues to be a time to release old “stuff” in our homes, bodies, and our consciousness.   This cleanup will help us to open ourselves to new experience and new adventures in our lives.

For now use this week and the waning Moon that begins after the Full Moon on the 17th, to come down to reality, to find the truth, and to repair or release what has broken down.

If you have been getting more clarity since Mercury went back Direct on November 10, that clarity will be more full as Mercury this week gets back to speed.

If you feel there has been some dis-illusion over the last several weeks, perhaps some awakening and enlightenment has accompanied this loss of illusion.   Accepting our selves and our lives as they are in reality builds a foundation built on truth.

From that place of truth, you can then use inspiration and positive energies to bring you the life that actualizes your full authentic potential.

You do not have to “live in a dream world” to be happy.   Often our creation of a fantasy world inside is a direct compensation for the pain, suffering and abuse we have experienced.

But if we truly want to transform our abuse patterns, our feelings of victimization, our low self esteem and expectation of failure, we need to release those pain patterns, but also the illusions that were created to help us “get through the night”.

Those two opposite attitudes are two sides of the same coin, and our soul’s transformation and healing journey needs release of the whole pattern.

So let this week bring you to more cleaning out and more facing of deeper realities.   But to balance some of the “gravity”, there will be some upliftment toward the end of the week, as the Sun goes into Sagittarius late on Thursday November 21.

Sagittarius is like a fireplace lit brightly on a dark night.   It is a mutable fire sign that inspires, brings meaning and faith, and expands our perspective to give a bigger picture.

Sagittarius seeks answers and a “certain way”, and expects people to take the “higher ground” to lead upstanding lives.  It does attempt to see the best in people and life, and usually has strong opinions of how things should be.  It loves to learn “higher knowledge”, philosophy or spirituality especially, and loves taking new adventures that bring that knowledge.

Like all signs it has its weaknesses too.  Sag trusts its intuition and can leap into situations it regrets later.  It can also, as a genuine and spontaneous expresser, say things it later regrets.   Also it can be so uplifted and excited as a free spirit that it loses its grounding and forgets it is in a body.   Also it can sometimes not understand how people can do things or have attitudes other than the idealistic way Sag envisions.

When the Moon joins the Sun in Sagittarius on December 2, that will bring a New Moon in Sagittarius, and then we will all be prompted to new inspirations and adventures, to finding meaning and solutions, to seeing our lives from a wider perspective, with positive thoughts and feelings and greater faith. That will bring us into a new chapter beyond the Autumn Eclipse Season.

New events will be the result, based on our experiences during the Autumn Eclipse Season.

Also around the time of the New Moon in Sagittarius there will be a new comet, Comet Ison, making its appearance in our human Earth world. It may be quite bright or have faded and died from its close encounters with the Sun.

If it is a meaningful Comet appearance, we can expect world events both spectacular and powerful.

The issue of Iran and the world’s powers coming together over Iran’s nuclear program will be front and center.  What happens with that issue will greatly affect the Middle East and the world, especially Israel.

Ironically and hypocritically, the powers who are negotiating with Iran to rid itself of even the possibility of creating nuclear weapons, all have such weapons. Even Israel has nuclear weapons of mass destruction.

Of course the only reality that would truly help our world is that all of these countries rid themselves of weapons of mass destruction, not just Iran and Syria.

We are moving faster and faster into an Age of Aquarius, and it is essential in that journey for the idea of “us versus them”, of survival of the fittest struggles to have what you want for your self at the expense of others- to end.

We are moving inexorably into a world of equality, of Diversity in Unity, of liberation. Power and responsibility for the world will shift to be in the hands of “the people”.

This is our world, not a world to be run by the rich and entitled.

Events will continue to erupt in out world that bring us all to know we are all ONE Family, no matter our differences. And only then will we heal ourselves and our sacred Earth in the Age of Aquarius.

See you next week,

Leo

There is a new YOUTUBE video autumn forecast out now https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5xnEaj6JRfI

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.

There is an old YOUTUBE video Astrology Forecasthttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6fxVYYIoNA&feature=youtu.be for Spring Eclipse Season. Check it out if you feel so moved.

I also created an Astrology Forecast 2013 for youtube, part 1. And Part 2.

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 is a full time professional astrologer, spiritual guide, counselor, and writer for over 25 years

Clearing the Fog and Astrology Forecast November 10-16

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , on November 9, 2013 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

The last eclipse of Autumn Eclipse Season 2013 has passed.  Mercury is mercifully going Direct this Sunday November 10 at 4:12 PM EST.   Intensity should be subsiding. Clarity and direction should be forming soon.    But the results and full ramifications of what was brought up during the last few weeks are still to be seen and manifested.

I know many of you are quite relieved as Mercury is going Direct, and it has been a most difficult Retrograde period for many because it was combined with the power of two eclipses  and a Uranus/Pluto square.

Soon the dust will be clearing, however,  and we will be able to take clear stock of our lives.    Then new events will open up as a direct result of the shakeups from the last few weeks, and a new chapter of our lives will be more fully revealed and experienced as we release old beliefs and ways of being.

The Full Moon in Taurus next Sunday November 17 will bring some resolution.  Then the New Moon in Sagittarius on December 2 will show us new inspirations, a renewed sense of meaning, and a desire for new life adventures.    Comet Ison in late November and early December will likely awaken us to new truths and new ways beyond the old patterns and programmings that have held us back.

The last time a comet had a major effect on our lives was in March/April 1997.  Comet Hale-Bopp was one of the brightest comets seen in the sky in modern times. It was estimated that 80% of Americans saw Comet Hale-Bopp.  I was living in Santa Fe, New Mexico then and saw a very surreal flash of that comet back then.

Do you remember the mass suicide in southern California on March 27 1997, from members of “Heaven’s Gate” cult who believed their death would take them up to a ship right behind the comet?

Comet Ison will be at perihelion (closest to the Sun) on November 28.   Comet Hale Bopp was at perihelion on April 1 1997.

A couple weeks before Hale-Bopp’s closest approach to the Sun, a phenomenal event happened in Phoenix Arizona.  It was on March 13 and is called The Phoenix Lights event.  It was a mass sighting of a UFO, a mass sighting by many of the residents of Phoenix who swear it was an alien visit. It was the largest sighting of its kind ever or since.

If Comet Ison is as bright and powerful as Hale-Bopp will it portend another mass alien sighting?   Will it bring crazy human reactions? Will it herald some other revelation or awaken us to any other new truths?

Will it show us another spike forward in our current period of rapid human evolution and coming revolution? The Uranus/Pluto square, which on November 1 gave us its 4th of 7 passes, is a powerful symbol of the rapid evolution of consciousness we are collectively going through.

As in the ’60s and ’70s, which were ignited in large part by the Uranus/Pluto conjunction of 1965-66, we are moving through a time of great need to move beyond the strict programming by our families and cultures.  That programming tries to put each of us into contrived roles and rules for living that lock our free spirits and free minds in chains.

Each time we encounter a powerful planetary time period, as we have been experiencing this autumn, we are given the opportunity to break more of those chains and to awaken beyond our stuck patterns of thought and behavior.

Yes sometimes the process is quite intense and painful, but that is because the blocks to our growth are so dug into our bodies and souls.  The light of new consciousness fights to move through, but is met with the resistance of stuck energies.   This inner battle brings us pain, disillusion, doubt, fears, and an ego that fights for its life to stay in control of our authentic soul self and its aligned destiny.

No matter if Comet Ison is a profound herald of new human horizons or is a big dud.  Nevertheless, we are in a most powerful time of healing and transformation on Planet Earth for our human family.  Next spring 2014, during our next Eclipse Season in April 2014, there will be a Cardinal Grand Cross that will include both Uranus and Pluto.  This will be one of the most important planetary aspects of the next several years as this Grand Cross has the USA natal Sun of 13+ degrees of Cancer in the middle.   Uranus, Pluto, Jupiter, and Mars will all be at the same degree of 13 in Cardinal signs Aries, Capricorn, Cancer and Libra.

This formation portends a most powerful transformation for the USA.  And of course citizens all over the world will be greatly affected.  The economy and the Middle East are such important ingredients in our world wide transformation now.

Right now, as I write this right before Mercury goes back Direct, Iran and the so called powerful nations of the world are in very intense negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program.  It looked like a done deal, but as Mercury is slowing down and about to change directions back to direct, there are blocks to resolution. Last minute doubts are surfacing, aligned with the fact that the planet of thinking and communication is shifting.   Perceptions of the situation are shifting also.  It may be days before full clarity is found.

And Israel is waiting for the dust to clear so it knows if it will be motivated to attack Iran or not.  The next New Moon in Sagittarius could be a time of Israeli attack.

In your personal life, wait a few more days if possible, as Mercury gets back to speed, before taking any drastic action or decision.    The dust of your mind is slowly clearing now, and soon you will know what you need to know.

Even then, this Autumn Eclipse Season will not be done yet.   At least until the Full Moon in Scorpio/Taurus on November 17, and probably until the New Moon in Sagittarius on December 2, we are still in the wake of Autumn Eclipse Season 2013.

But there should be some relief of intensity and confusion by the end of this coming week.

Before that a renewal of confusion and emotional intensity could resurface, as the Sun trines Jupiter in water signs Scorpio and Cancer on Tuesday, and Neptune changes directions on Wednesday.

How much this will bring you confusion and difficulty and how much it brings you spiritual awakenings will be at least in part dependent on your ability to let go and surrender.  That letting go will help you to go with the flow from the god of the ocean Neptune.   If you instead push too hard or try too hard to “figure it out”, you may fall into emotional depths of fear or anger.

Surf your feelings this week and ride the natural flow. Continue to release old beliefs and patterns of thought and behavior that keep you stuck in low self esteem or expectations of failure or disappointment.     Trust your deeper soul and the Universe to bring you just what you need to know and just what you need at just the right time. Get out of your own way and let life unfold.

See you next week,

Leo

There is a new YOUTUBE video autumn forecast out now https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5xnEaj6JRfI

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.

There is an old YOUTUBE video Astrology Forecasthttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6fxVYYIoNA&feature=youtu.be for Spring Eclipse Season. Check it out if you feel so moved.

I also created an Astrology Forecast 2013 for youtube, part 1. And Part 2.

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 is a full time professional astrologer, spiritual guide, counselor, and writer for over 25 years

Total Solar Eclipse New Moon in Scorpio and Astrology Forecast November 3-9.

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 2, 2013 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

On this Sunday November 3 at 7:50 AM there is a very strong New Moon in Scorpio.    It is especially strong as it is also a Total Solar Eclipse, which makes it many times more powerful in its new beginnings than the usual new moon.

Since this powerful Solar Eclipse New Moon is in Scorpio we can expect passions and intensities to increase.  Scorpio is ruled by the planet Pluto, mythological guardian of the underworld. As such he energetically represents that which is deeper than our conscious control.  It is our unconscious realm and our instinctual impulses- our Id as Freud would have it.

As humans we have accomplished so much in the way of civilizations of rules, commandments, laws, and expected behaviors.    We also have touched divine realms with our music, art, love, compassion, fairness and justice.

But as humans we are both divine and “from the stars”,  and yet animal creatures with bodies that have needs and desires.  We can be very empathic and abide by the golden rule or we can be rather voracious in our appetites and desires.

Our human condition is one where we have always looked to balance our divine up reach with our more creature instincts from below.  Scorpio represents our instinctual nature and our natural passions.

Religion has in many cases demonized our more instinctual and passionate nature, making sex for instance an evil if not for procreation or in society sanctioned unions.

So we have learned to suppress or even repress our more instinctual natures.  The pagan god Pan became the devil in religion.

As we have repressed our more instinctual natures we have caused our selves all sorts of dis-ease: illness of the body and soul.

And I am not just talking of sex, but perhaps even more importantly trusting our instincts to provide us with a natural body and soul wisdom- trusting ourselves to follow our passions.

We have gotten so in the web of our minds and intellects that we have been ignoring our natural instincts. In the process we have developed inner monsters of emotion who have been locked up in the closet of our repressions.

As a result we have explosions of rage and wars and brutal mass murders and massacres.

Pluto and Scorpio represent our instincts and passions that reside deeper than our conscious control.    When honored and in balance with other parts of our self these passions give us the spice of life, taking us out of flat line boring lives.  But if repressed they become time bombs of explosive and even brutal expressions.

So now as we enter a most powerful Scorpio lunar cycle, which will last until the New Moon in Sagittarius on December 2, there will be much pressure to open up your more passionate nature, to be more authentic and real in your expressions, to “get off your chest” what you are really feeling on a deep level.

This can turn into a great healing by releasing your pent up emotions and releasing the demons and toxins in your soul.  By being in your power, which is a result of owning what is real and authentic inside you, you will gain a respect from people around you.  You will leave any victim consciousness you possess.

So Scorpio is about power.  This can either be about power struggles, revenge, and abuse of power- or about owning your power and being empowered.   Your creature instinctual power is part of how you were created and needs be owned.

If balanced with your more “divine” nature you will not abuse your power and dominate others.

So let your inner secrets out now, free your self from the burden of keeping your truth inside.  Pandora’s box is ready to be opened.

In the greater world, one that is very split between its religious rules and inner demons, we can expect the lid to come off that which has been kept in the box.

The Middle East represents this split and is the place where most of the major religions in our world were birthed.     As we go through the passage into the Age of Aquarius and a Spiritual Renaissance, we can expect the region that birthed our first religions and civilizations from the Age of Pisces to be a central player in our world wide revolution and evolution.

Something is close to blowing up concerning Israel, Syria, Iran and the Palestinians.     World markets will be greatly affected also.    You will see the beginning of this transformation over the next month or so, but it will be the next 9 months or so that will certainly bring explosive events of revolution and consciousness evolution.

There is a new world just busting at the seams, ready to emerge in a big way into our consciousness and world.  The old one is on life support systems now, but its death is immanent.   There will be some chaos as a result, but also the fresh airs of awakening and liberation.

For now, as we enter this new lunar cycle begun at the Solar Eclipse New Moon in Scorpio Sunday November 3, begin to trust your instincts again and to find your passion.  Express your truth, allow your emotions to express, and own your power.  Keep in mind, however, that Mercury is still Retrograde until November 10, so best not to jump to any conclusions, start major projects or make major decisions until mid November.

Comet Ison will be following after this current lunar cycle. If it does not disintegrate as it gets closer and closer to the Sun in late November, then around the next New Moon in Sagittarius on December 2 it will be bright in the sky and be a harbinger of new horizons for our human family.

This total Solar Eclipse cycle will bring more breakdowns of what is meant to be released in our consciousness and lives; and new breakthroughs and awakenings for our lives.

This is a most powerful time period for transformation, which is one of the most important energies of Pluto and Scorpio.    They bring up our “demons” from deep within to be faced, then a release of these energies.  We can be brought to the edge of our emotional stability, a death of an old way or chapter of our lives.   Then a Phoenix rises from the ashes of our despair.  We are reborn anew with a fresh cleansing.

See you next week,

Leo

There is a new YOUTUBE video autumn forecast out now https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5xnEaj6JRfI

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.

There is an old YOUTUBE video Astrology Forecasthttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6fxVYYIoNA&feature=youtu.be for Spring Eclipse Season. Check it out if you feel so moved.

I also created an Astrology Forecast 2013 for youtube, part 1. And Part 2.

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 is a full time professional astrologer, spiritual guide, counselor, and writer for over 25 years

Changing Winds of Mercury Retrograde, Sun in Scorpio and Astrology Forecast October 20-26

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 19, 2013 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

We have passed through the first of two eclipses this Autumn Eclipse Season.     Intensity has dissipated for now, but the greatest intensity of this Autumn Eclipse Season is still on the way.

Leading up to the first eclipse, there was a building of intensity issues with the economy and in the Middle East.

In the USA there was a government shutdown and conflicts and fears triggered concerning the raising of the debt ceiling.    Our country is in deep trouble politically and financially, yet just before the eclipse an agreement was made to open the government back up again and to raise the debt ceiling.

Of course everyone knows that this agreement was no real agreement on anything of substance. It was only a temporary reprieve until the country and its “leaders” have to get down into the real issues that need resolution.    There is a wide disparity between the democrats and republicans as to how they each envision what it takes to build a healthy economy.

We are in for great turmoil and economic down slide before too long.  Important issues cannot be put off much longer.  We will likely be dealing with graver economic troubles as we get further into the Autumn Eclipse Season.    Mercury is going Retrograde in Scorpio this Monday the 21st; then Uranus exactly squares Pluto on November 1; then there is a most powerful Hybrid Total Eclipse New Moon in Scorpio on November 3.    And finishing things off, Comet Ison will likely be affecting us in Late November and early December.

Besides the economy, the Middle East also is still a focal point concerning transformation into the Age of Aquarius.    It is true that a temporary resolution was found for Syria that avoided a bombing of the country, and true the USA and Iran are showing signs they want to work things out between them.  But a war still rages in Syria, and animosities in the Middle East are still strong.  Israel is not happy with the agreements; Egypt is still very volatile; Saudi Arabia is also not happy with the agreements; and Al Queda is a very real threat still.

I expect both economic and Middle East issues to resurface this autumn, with a potential for crisis.  No matter what does or does not happen this autumn, the next 9 months or so, with the focal point being April 2014, we can expect many challenges, powerful world events, awakenings and breakthroughs in all our lives.

This coming week brings us Mercury going Retrograde and the Sun moving into Scorpio.  The changing winds this week are shape shifting our minds and reality into deeper and darker shades.

Mercury goes Retrograde in Scorpio this Monday October 21 at 6:29 AM EDT.  It will stay in Retrograde until November 10.  During this time period our minds will change how we perceive our lives and reality.  Just as we think we know what we are seeing and what directions we are going in, there may be a pull to pause and rethink.

It is best to navigate Mercury Retrograde by letting go of the need to “figure it out”.    Take more time to reflect or meditate, to use your imagination, to be more intuitive, to go deeper into your mind or soul, and to allow process to work its way through your life.

Trying to hard to come up with a bottom line answer may be elusive at times, so trust letting life unfold before making any ultimate decisions on important matters.  This shifting of the mental tides is why it is usually best to wait till Mercury goes back direct before making big decisions or signing important contracts. You may believe you are fine to go ahead with something important, but it is best, if at all positive, to let the process of Mercury Retrograde unfold and pass through.

Sometimes you have no choice but to decide or act on a given issue during  Mercury Retrograde, in which case do not worry about taking the wrong action, as the timing has been out of your control and hence all can be considered “meant to be”.

People from the past also often come back to us during Mercury Retrograde, either in the flesh or in dreams or waking memory.  Their “return” signifies issues that are currently swirling in our lives that need reminders of past patterns that can be linked to the current issues.

Sometimes Mercury Retrograde time periods feel like being dropped into a Twilight Zone in our minds, a shadowy journey through ghosts of the past meeting us in our present situations.

So if you are not holding on too tightly to anything in your mind, that is helpful during Mercury Retrograde. But keep in mind that this is not a time period of changing how you act.   If you have decided, for instance, to move out of your current home or change jobs, DO NOT during Mercury Retrograde make up your mind for certain to change course and instead stay in your job or home.  And do not act on it.

Instead let the whole retrograde time period play out and even wait a week or so afterward before finally deciding or acting out.   The retrograde period may be meant to have you question your direction in life, but not NECESSARILY to actually change directions.

So it is important to not impulsively do anything for awhile.    Let things play out as the winds may be shifting more than once over the next few weeks.

On Wednesday October 23 at 2:10 AM EDT the Sun moves into intense and passionate Scorpio.    The energies are shifting from light and balanced to focused and intense.

People will begin to want to engage on deeper issues, no longer able to stay away from what has previously been swept under the rug.    If you have held back your opinion or your needs, it will be easier for someone to push your buttons and get you aroused or upset.

Speaking of aroused, as we get more “real”and pulled to “get down”during Sun in Scorpio time, we also may feel more stirrings for sexual encounters.    It will be more difficult to stay away from your instincts and passions.

In fact trusting your core instincts is important during Scorpio times.   All of these Scorpio issues will begin to surface after the Sun moves into Scorpio this Wednesday October 23, but will be so much more powerful and explosive at and after the Total Solar Eclipse in Scorpio on November 3.  If you are able to hold back the tide of powerful emotions before then, it will be most difficult to damn up those emotions then.

A hardcore Scorpio lesson is to not wait too long before expressing what bothers you.   Use a safety valve to let out some of those emotions from time to time, as bottling them up creates monstrous emotions that can be quite “ugly” when unleashed later.   Don’t stew in rage or jealousy  or shame too long.   Express and release before the emotions get too toxic from repression.  Bottling them up also can cause physical and emotional problems.

In the greater world expect leaders and nations to be more real with one another.   Civil diplomacy will be greatly challenged.  Harsher words will be spoken.  As we get closer and closer to the Total Solar Eclipse, intensity will greatly increase again, even greater than before the Lunar Eclipse of last week.

In your personal healing it will be a good time coming up, as Scorpio energies intensify, to face your inner shadows, express and release that which is ready to go.  Do not hold onto patterns of thought or behavior that keep you trapped.    I know it can be difficult to release even the most toxic patterns or people from your life. They feel secure in their familiarity, even if they are destructive to your heart, mind and soul.

You will get great assistance over the next month or so to “look these patterns in the eye” and then release and heal.  And then you can be liberated and ready to move on.

See you next week,

Leo

There is a new YOUTUBE video autumn forecast out now https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5xnEaj6JRfI

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.

There is an old YOUTUBE video Astrology Forecasthttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6fxVYYIoNA&feature=youtu.be for Spring Eclipse Season. Check it out if you feel so moved.

I also created an Astrology Forecast 2013 for youtube, part 1. And Part 2.

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 is a full time professional astrologer, spiritual guide, counselor, and writer for over 25 years

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