Here We Go and Astrology Forecast January.

Posted in Uncategorized, Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 21, 2017 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

The early part of this week is mostly about processing what has been happening in our personal lives and in the greater world.   Mercury is now firmly direct and back to its normal speed; and the Moon is in its 4th and last quarter phase of its cycle.

Where are we?  What has been happening to us and our world? The early part of this week will allow us to reflect on all this.

In the greater world we can now stop and feel the reality of a Trump administration and what it means for our world and lives.  The Women’s March right after Trump’s inaugration tells us more about the new reality we are all in now.

We had been experiencing a relatively graceful time period for the last 8 years, during President Obama’s presidential years.

There were many changes, like more recognition and honoring of the LGBT community; a big improvement economically from the housing and employment crashes right before he was elected;  the nuclear deal with Iran; and Obamacare.

There was also great turmoil in the rise of Islamic State; the Arab Spring; Occupy Wall Street; Ferguson Missouri and other examples of police abuse of African Americans; the rise of Russia again; continued economic disparity between rich and all others; terror attacks in America and western civilization, etc.

But most of the time there was little drama or anger or judgmentalness from the top of the Obama Administration.

Some would say there was not enough action taken on important matters like Syria, but nevertheless there was a sense that things would not fall apart and that the “system” would stay intact and functioning.

But now it is time for bigger transformational change, for greater conflict, for a sense that the old world is truly falling apart and a new alternative world being built.

You can see this ripeness for great transformational change by looking more deeply at the Trump administration.

On the one hand he has chosen those who are quite obviously guardians of the Old World like military generals, billionaires, oil barons,  ex Goldman-Sachs executives, etc.

On the other hand he does not fit the mold of traditional USA presidents at all; he shows obvious signs of impulsiveness which could cause events that really shake up our world;  he does not comply with traditional rituals and courtesies that have kept the Old World with structure; he is committed to doing business HIS WAY to a fault; he makes relationship with those who have traditionally been considered enemies; he is looking to tear down programs like Obamacare and the Iran deal; and he is planning on moving the USA Israel center to Jerusalem which would cause great turmoil and conflict in the Middle East.

So you can see some of what is coming: a desire to keep the Old World stronger than ever before- while tearing it down at the same time.

His Gemini twin nature is quite capable of moving in these opposite directions at the same time, in a perverse way aligned with the transformational movement of the Universe.

And “we the people” of this land and western civilization in general are facing a huge transformational change in our world and in our personal lives in the years ahead of us.

We are letting go of that which represents our personal “Old World” while letting in the light of our personal “New World”.

Relationships, homes, careers, and especially belief sytems that are connected to the old world paradigm will be released.

The Universe and our deeper Souls will be unfolding to us our new lives, our new beliefs and atttitudes aligned with the New World we have entered.

And of course in the bigger picture we are being transformed to align with the Age of Aquarius and its paradigm for our evolution.

This New Chapter of our lives, lasting the next few years, will not be as graceful as the last 8 years have been.

The Election between Trump and Clinton showed us the immense split in our country. It showed nastiness and character assassination; narcissism that precludes the ability to empathize with others and other ways of being; and a fight or competition that is ruthless and without true consideration for the welfare of the community.

We are at the same time being awakened to beliefs and attitudes that will help each of us to evolve into a Truth and Love, Diversity within Unity world, where win/win is the result intended in all conflicts and competitions.

The self actualization into our authentic selves will be combined with our intentions to be in meaningful relationship with others; and to contribute to our human community while healing our Earth and making greater connection to the Universe.

These are powerful times now, and we must be ready.

This week we concentrate on reflecting and processing until Friday January 27 at 7:07 PM EST.

That is the time of the New Moon in Aquarius, which also is the time of the beginning of the Chinese New Year of the Rooster.

Early on the next day the 28th, action oriented Mars moves out of go-with-the-flow Pisces and enters forceful and active Aries.

So late this week we get the “go sign” and start the New Era.  That New Moon in Aquarius will also begin the Eclipse Season, one that will show us a Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Leo on February 10; then a Solar Eclipse New Moon in Pisces on February 26.

So the go sign is strong and changes will happen fast especially in the world at large.   President Trump will be making decisions that try to undo some of the accomplishments of the last 8 years and before.

People will begin to forcefully oppose these decisions and movements at the same time.

Transformational Change is breaking open.

On a personal level the Aquarius New Moon on the 27th,  that opens the portals for the Eclipse Season, shows us Aquarian traits.

So we will be prompted to find and honor our distinctive and individualized self, even if we feel we are different or weird.

And at the same time we will have doors opened for finding our soul families.    Birds of a Feather want to flock together now.

Finding your individual truth will help you to find your soul groups.

If you continue to be what others expect or want from you, or what you think you should be; then you will not know where you truly belong. But now you have the opportunity to begin to change that old way.

So get ready to begin the New Chapter adventure.  It is Time.

Till next week,

Leo

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Entering a New Chapter of Life and Astrology Forecast January 15-21.

Posted in Uncategorized, Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 14, 2017 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

This week we come down from the strong Cardinal Grand Cross Full Moon in Cancer last Thursday January 12.

But only one “leg” of the Grand Cross has left the powerful configuration, that being the Full Moon in Cancer.  The 3 legs that remain make a Cardinal T-square formation which has us pulled in 3 different directions instead of 4.

It is comprised of Jupiter in Libra, Pluto in Capricorn, and Uranus in Aries.  It will continue to be effective until late April, when the”orb” or distance between the planets gets too wide to be pertinent.

This T-square, still a very important configuration, will affect everyone to some degree; but its greatest impression will be with people who have planets in the middle to late degrees of cardinal signs:  Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn.

This emphasis on cardinal signs, which are the signs at the beginnings of seasons, at the Solstices and Equinoxes, suggests we are moving into important times of New Beginnings.

Uranus in Aries suggests we are breaking out of an old way of being and empowering ourselves; Jupiter in Libra suggests a higher value of fairness and being relational; Pluto in Capricorn suggests we are transforming out of old soul-dead structures, and in the process of creating new ones.

Since those planetary placements form a T-square, what each placement represents is at odds with each other placement.

So it may be quite difficult to be free of old ways in a self empowering manner (Uranus in Aries), while at the same time able to be in meaningful relationship (Jupiter in Libra).  Or it may be difficult to break down and release old security structures (Pluto in Capricorn) and still be fair minded and balanced (Jupiter in Libra).

We are being pulled in different directions and it is challenging to stay centered.  It is best not to try too hard, and instead surrender to the process with trust in yourself and the Universe.

Also now all planets are going Direct until February 6, when Jupiter goes retrograde.  All planets Direct is a somewhat rare occurrence, and it also suggests we are moving forward into new beginnings.

On a global scale the Inauguration of Donald Trump is happening on January 20, and on the next day there is a Million Woman March on Washington DC as well as on state capitols and cities around the country.

This new era shows us a huge division between different cultures and ways of life in the USA and also in the greater world.

I believe we are about to go through a big storm that will shake things up in a big way over the next few years.

This storm will clear the way for the Age of Aquarius. For humanity it will separate the “wheat from the chaff” in an evolutionary process.

And it will open portals for more light to shine through so we can have a world of Diversity within Unity, a world run by Love and Truth, and a knowing the Universe is a place inside each of us that has all the dots connected in greater meaning.

We were born to be alive at this important time in human evolution on Planet Earth.  So find your role and place in it, and trust the Soul’s process.

Later this coming week there are planetary shifts that show us a turning point.

On Thursday January 19 the Sun moves into Aquarius, while the 4th quarter Moon in Scorpio squares it.

This signifies a movement into a greater darkening of the light of the Moon.  The Sun is shining in Aquarius while the Moon is showing us more darkness in Scorpio.

On the same day Mars in Pisces will be met with difficulty from Saturn in Sagittarius. Mars in Pisces seeks unity in deeper consciousness, and that will be inhibited by Saturn showing us what is happening in reality.

These events on the 19th open the way for the Inauguration on the 20th and the Million Woman March on the 21st.  These events represent the Sun square the Moon for sure, but also Mars square Saturn as unity is blocked by our current reality.

When this 4th Quarter phase of the lunar cycle is completed, we will experience a New Moon in Aquarius on January 27.

That New Moon in Aquarius will show us the first winds blowing in from the coming eclipses in February.

So we can consider Eclipse Season beginning on January 27, setting us up for the Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Leo on February 10 and the Solar Eclipse New Moon in Pisces on February 26.

Much will be shaken up during this coming Eclipse Season.  Change and transformation will be pushing through the blocks and impediments in our consciousness and belief systems.

This force will crack open what is stuck, so we can change our lives according to our Soul’s intentions.

In the greater world, the new Trump administration will experience during Eclipse Season  its first great challenges to what it intends to do.

And each of us will need to adjust to this New Chapter in our personal and global lives.

The Trump administration facing powerful backlash to its intentions is an integral part of this New Global Chapter of our lives.

And each of us will be challenged in this New Chapter to stay on our spiritual paths with our deeper values.

We cannot let the increasing darkness in world affairs sweep us into fear and hatred.

We must keep our trust in our deeper souls and the Universe, and our belief we are evolving into an Age of Aquarius.

Till next week,

Leo

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Creating Reality and Astrology Forecast January 8-14.

Posted in Uncategorized, Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 7, 2017 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

Many people are feeling relieved as Mercury goes Direct on Sunday January 8 at 4:43 AM EST.  January 8 is a transition day for Mercury as it has been retrograde, then it is stationary, then it goes direct.

Sunday or even -Saturday through Monday- could be a time when things may be somewhat confusing, and communication could be more difficult than usual.

For some, clarity and direction unfold rather quickly after Mercury has gone direct; but for others a week or so is needed before all the fog lifts.

During Mercury Retrograde this time- did you experience any rewind into times and people from your past?  Did it happen just in dreams or thoughts, or did people from the past actually surface back into your life.

What is the significance of their appearing now in your life?  Have they helped you to put into meaningful context experiences or relationships that are happening now?

You can now feel more confident making important decisions or communicating something important to others.

This week there is also a Full Moon in Cancer on Thursday January 12 at 6:34 AM EST.

And it could be a rather meaningful time as Venus conjuncts Neptune in Pisces that same day, Mercury moves from Sagittarius to Capricorn, and most importantly a Cardinal Grand Cross is formed with the Full Moon.

The Full Moon in Cancer means that the Sun is directly opposite the Moon from Capricorn.  This happens at 22+ degrees of Cancer and Capricorn.

With Jupiter in Libra at 22+ degrees and Uranus in Aries at 20+ degrees, there is a Cardinal Grand Cross formed with the Full Moon in Capricorn/Cancer.

And Pluto gets involved too as it is 17+ degrees of Capricorn conjunct the Sun.  So five planets, two of them (Uranus and Pluto) being powerful transformational planets, make a strong Cardinal Grand Cross.

So for the days surrounding this Full Moon, it should be eventful and intense.

We will be pulled in 4 different directions, and it may feel impossible to intellectually make sense of issues or balance them.

Cancer pulls us into feelings, family, nurturance, and personal life.  Capricorn pulls us into having structure, discipline, boundaries.  And it also pulls us into accomplishment and career.

Uranus in Aries gets us to wake up to our needs for freedom, breaking out of stuck places, and honoring our individual authentic self.

And Jupiter in Libra inspires us to find balance, grace and beauty, while being more sensitive to relationship and the needs of others.

And Pluto gives everything the possibility of transformation through very intense and passionate interchange and expression.

Venus conjunct Neptune in Pisces turns the light of romanticizing on, while it fosters our needs to find escape from difficult situations or feelings.  It also will help us to surrender to the Universe and go with the flow.

And that is the best thing to do around this Full Moon as it is a complicated time period.

With Mercury only just getting back Direct, please question the previous truths and be discriminating of what is real and what is fake News.

With Mercury just moving back into Capricorn, there will be some help in finding bottom line reality.

Out in the world now, it is getting more and more difficult to determine what is true and what is not true.

People are spinning the truth to further their own agendas, while also with internet and social media there is a sometimes overwhelming amount of information and opinion that contradicts other information and opinion.

And now with the transition between an Obama Presidential administration and a new Trump Presidential administration; there will be a huge difference of opinion on what is best for the United States and the world and our own personal lives.

Already the Trump newly forming administration, which mainly represents red state culture, is trashing what President Obama has accomplished and stood for.  Many programs like Obamacare are in danger of being eliminated.

And many people with blue state cultural leanings are afraid and demonizing what Trump might bring to our world and country.

And we the people are being thrust into one side or the other of the split between parties and cultures.

In my mind it is best to stay out of the hatred and fear, stay out of making this a war- even of words.

Find your center, trust the Universe and your connection to your own sovereign mind, soul and body.

Do not be swayed by “peer pressure” or what you “should be” doing,saying or believing in.

Find your own truth and THE truth and stand up for what YOU believe in.

Stay as healthy as you can, and do your best to not be pulled into personal mental and emotional hells.

Trust the Process, and do not get hooked into the fear of what could or should happen.

Believe in your self and the circular cycles of the Universe.

No human made system, structure, paradigm, or agendas are greater than the Truth and Love that is represented by the Universe.

Humans are not the greatest and most powerful entity in this Universe.  It is true narcissism and megalomania to believe that.

We are grains of sand in the vastness of the Universe, and the only real danger is that some our current breed will be the dinosaurs of the future.

Donald Trump cannot control your life or destiny, only contribute to making it less comfortable and pleasing.

You, with your relationship to your own soul and the Universe, create your reality.

Will you join me in creating the Age of Aquarius?

Love,

Leo

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Global 2017 and Astrology Forecast January 1-7.

Posted in Uncategorized, Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 31, 2016 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

January 2017 starts with Mercury still Retrograde until January 8. So we begin the New Year 2017 allowing ourselves to think and perceive differently than usual.  It is more natural now to think outside our usual boxes, so we can solve problems more from a creative, imaginative way than in the usual linear way.

We also begin the New Year knowing that Donald Trump will be inaugurated president before the month of January ends- on January 20.

His new administration pretty much defines a Military/Industrial complex with wealthy corporate cabinet members and advisers as well as many military Generals, an oil tycoon, etc.

For the next 4-6 years the part of the USA chart that represents power and money and solid institutions that hold power and money will be challenged.

The USA has Pluto (power) -think plutocracy- in the 2nd house of money, in Capricorn (solid institutions). Starting in 2017 and going into 2022-23 this money, power, and superpower part of the USA natal chart will be aspected by strong transformational planets.

This will likely mean that the current USA institutions that hold its money and power will be severely challenged to go through an experience of death followed by a rebirth into something new.

The banking institutions, stock market, pentagon and military will be severely changed over these years.

The “goal” , metaphysically speaking, will be to transform America into an equal member of a world body that represents Diversity within Unity, a definition of the Age of Aquarius.

One of big reasons I predicted Trump to win was because I saw that his natal chart connected to that aforementioned USA Pluto in Capricorn in the 2nd house.  And I also saw his natal chart was very connected to the USA natal Mars. Together Mars and  Pluto represent its military, police, and economic institutions, or in other words the Military/Industrial Complex.

His Sun is in Gemini at around 21-22 degrees, which is where the USA natal Mars is placed (military and police). This means he is very connected to the militaristic segment of the USA. His Moon in Sagittarius is also connected to this USA Mars by opposition.

His Venus and Pluto in Cancer are directly opposite to the USA Pluto in Capricorn which represents its power and wealth. That connects him strongly to the USA financial institutions and its Superpower desires, though it also shows some differences with those institutions.

Starting in late January and continuing through February and March 2017 Trump should face his first real challenges to his administration, especially that which connects to the USA Mars’ militarism.

Military conflicts may be ignited, but at the very least the USA will then face challenges to its military power through threats or strong statements from others.

February brings two strong eclipses along with a Mars conjunction to Uranus in Aries, which triggers the USA Mars.

This triggering of USA Mars by Uranus and Jupiter and Saturn will continue most of the year.

And in August through October the USA Moon in Aquarius, its Mars in Gemini and its Pluto in Capricorn will all be triggered. This means its inner values and comfort (Moon), its military institutions (Mars) and its financial strength (Pluto in 2nd house) will all be in the spotlight then- with more turmoil and more ready for transformation.

In August there are 2 more eclipses as well as triggers to the USA Mars again; then in August through October its natal Pluto will be triggered by Uranus and Jupiter.

This means we will likely face big stock market declines and greater external threats from other countries or cultures.

It is pretty obvious that a serious culture war is brewing between Judeo-Christian radicals and Muslim radicals.

And a serious culture war is also brewing between red and blue state cultures in the USA. The Trump campaign brought out and further stoked this potential conflict as well as the aforementioned “religious” culture wars.

While these challenges will bring strong measures by military and police, counter cultural movements like a million woman march on Washington right after the Inauguration will also break open.

More and more people will be waking up to the threats to our deeper values, the corruption, the lack of fairness, the needs to protect our Earth and environment.

Breakdowns of old and decaying institutions will happen as well as breakthroughs into new ways of thinking and being in this country and on this Earth.

This coming week will be the last week of Mercury Retrograde. Lack of true clarity continues until January 8 when Mercury goes back Direct.

Then the “airwaves” of our minds begin to get clearer, the path begins to show, and decisions are more effectively made.

Mercury Retrograde puts our mind in reverse in order to remember the past, to question our previous decisions and choices, and to help us to reflect from an inventive creative perspective outside our usual mental boxes.

Then Mercury Direct brings more clarity as the “fog” lifts. But full clarity may not be found for another week or so.

Also we are still in the waxing upward moving part of the lunar cycle until the Full Moon in Cancer on January 12.

And this week, on January 3, Venus moves out of Aquarius and into Pisces.   Venus is usually very comfortable in Pisces as she can relate well then to those who are vulnerable and hurting.   Venus in Pisces has empathy and compassion.  So it is a good time from January 3 to February 3 to put your self in the shoes of others, most especially those who you have important close relationships with.

If you can understand how another person thinks and feels, you can then often realize that the other person is relating to you from a place of wounding or trauma.  It is not so personal.  And then if you make it easy for them to connect with your feelings, without blame or defensiveness or projection; you will be opening a doorway into healthier relating.

On January 7 the Sun in Capricorn makes conjunction with Pluto in Capricorn.  Around this time period intensity will increase and there is a greater degree potentially of power and control issues playing out.

Then on Sunday January 8 Mercury finally goes back Direct, as many people breathe a sigh of relief.  Give Mercury a few days to get back to normal speed before making those decisions or starting those important projects.

Till next week when we look at the New Year from a more personal transformational perspective.

Leo

I will put out a YouTube video soon after the first. I also intend to host an ongoing streaming radio show soon also. More on that later.

If you are interested in your personal year ahead, write to me at soulus@aol.com for more info on astrological readings/consultations

 

Sacred Turning Point and Astrology Forecast December 25- December 31.

Posted in Uncategorized, Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 24, 2016 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

As we move through a sacred Judeo/Christian time period, we are in the darkening last quarter of the lunar cycle- until Thursday December 29.  

Last week we experienced the darkest time of the solar cycle- leading up to the Winter Solstice.

This will feel like a very sad and soulful time for many people.

2016 is coming to an end, and the Presidency of Barack Obama is soon to end also.

In many ways President Obama brought us closer to an Age of Aquarius. Though the Miltary/Industrial Complex still rules, his policies brought us “friendlier” relationships with Cuba, Iran, the Muslim world and Palestinians.

He also was the first President of color and he helped to move us towardgreater inclusiveness with the LGBT community by leading the way toward cultural acceptance of gay marriage and transgender people.

Now, if looking at life from a global outer world perspective, we will in many ways seem to be moving backwards in experiencing much of the old paradigm from a dying age.

The Trump administration and nationalistic movements in many western countries bring with it more separation and greater chances of world conflicts and war.

Though I strongly believe we are metaphorically taking 2 steps backward before taking many steps forward in a few years, it is understandable that many people are feeling greater fear and anger.

But even though the outer global world feels as if it is going backwards, those of us on a spiritual path will be challenged to grow and evolve.

How do we keep love in our hearts while the world is going crazy? How do we let go of hatred and fear when leaders in the outer world are bringing us policies that bring greater danger to our environment and Earth?

How can we keep our center when leaders in the new American administration are all very wealthy and militaristic?

How do we stop ourselves from being depressed when we witness greater misogyny and prejudice, while there is more world conflict and more separation between haves and have nots economically?

Christ, who is being celebrated by many now, gave us an example of having love, compassion, and faith in a world filled with hate, corruption, and injustice.

The beginning of the Pisces Age was begun around the birth of Christ with its fish symbols.  This birth happened just a few years after the births of Buddha and Lao Tse, and a few years before Mohammed, all signature figures of the Age of Pisces.

Though the messages of these spiritual masters was largely diluted and corrupted by churches in their names during the Pisces Age, it is incumbent on each us to resurrect and deeply own in our consciousness the essence of what each of these people represented.

The many faceted and mysterious great Goddess is an important part of the Age of Aquarius, and as she energetically joins with the spiritual masters of the Age of Pisces, we have our spiritual foundation for the Age of Aquarius.

But they are not above us in hierarchy in an Age of Aquarius.  They are us, integrated deeply in each of our hearts and souls.

And now that is our inner work: evolving spiritually in a toxic world, to be “in the world but not of the world”.

At the same time, we begin our outer work of planting seeds of change for the outer world. We will participate in protests, gatherings like the Million Woman March on the day after Inauguration Day for Donald Trump, and civil disobedience as was shown by Martin Luther King and Ghandhi.

We must each find our way to seeing the bigger picture and commiting to a New Age regardless of who is president or who is ruling the world.  Who do you believe runs this Universe? Is it Caesar of the material world or the energies of Love and Truth?

This week we experience the darkening Moon until December 29 at the New Moon in Capricorn at 1:53 AM EST.

That same day brings us the liberating, awakening energies of Uranus as it changes directions from Retrograde to Direct. Uranus, arguably more than any other planet, signifies change.

So there will be a feeling surrounding the 29th of new beginnings and big change.

The New Moon in Capricorn shows us the beginning of a greater sense of responsibility, loyalty, groundedness, and needs to accomplish.

The Sun is always in Capricorn on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day when many people make their resolutions. Capricorn is ruled by Saturn which rules Time.  Capricorn is also about plans, commitment, and discipline, which are a big part of resolutions.

Uranus changing directions often feels like radical change and revolution.

So this would then be a great time to make a commitment (Capricorn) to revolution and transformational change (Uranus).

I would also not be surprised by big world events around this time.

On New Years Eve, Mars will be conjunct Neptune.

Mars is action, force, and will.  Neptune as God of the Ocean is deep soul and feelings.  It is the inner spiritual world as ruling planet of Pisces.

It also rules alcohol and drugs.  So be very careful how much you use those to bring in the New Year 2017.

Neptune is also letting go, going with the flow and surrender.  So Mars’ force will be greatly diluted by Neptune.  So it is best not to force issues or agendas, and instead to be flexible and trusting of energies and realities beyond our controls.

till next week when we will look at the year ahead.

I will put out a YouTube video soon after the first. I also intend to host an ongoing streaming radio show soon also. More on that later.

If you are interested in your personal year ahead, write to me at soulus@aol.com for more info on astrological readings/consultations.

 

 

 

Winter Solstice, Mercury Retrograde, and Astrology Forecast December 18-24

Posted in Uncategorized, Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 17, 2016 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

This week we experience changing planetary winds:   Mercury Retrograde, Winter Solstice, 4th quarter Moon, and Mars in Pisces.

Inward and Yinward is the prevailing theme of this week’s turning point energies.

Winter Solstice takes us into the darkest day of the year.  The 4th quarter Moon takes us into the darkest phase of the lunar cycle.  Mars leaving Aquarius for Pisces takes us more inward into deeper consciousness.  Mercury Retrograde turns us more reflective and inner directed.

Mercury goes Retrograde on December 19 at 5:55 AM. It will stay Retrograde until January 8 2017 when it goes back Direct.

The 19th is also the day that the electors cast their votes for President of the USA.

Back on November 7 of 2000 on election day, Mercury was changing direction from Retrograde to Direct.

On the day Mercury changes direction from Direct to Retrograde or from Retrograde to Direct, it can be quite a confusing day.

That day in 2000 media anchors kept going back and forth in announcing victory for Bush, then Gore, then Bush, then Gore, etc.

It was many weeks afterward when Bush was declared President.

So it does seem meaningful that the electors cast their votes for President on the day Mercury changes direction.

This certainly does not mean that the vote will be reversed and the Presidency will be taken away from Trump.

But it could very well mean the day will bring some confusion as to what is happening with the votes.  Already this electoral vote is more controversial then past electoral voting, as some electors have already promised to change their vote or to abstain from voting.

And the questioning of the Electoral College being used instead of popular vote is already happening.  So you can see Mercury doing its job as we get closer and closer to the day it goes retrograde.

The Mercury Retrograde time period shows us a shift in our mental perceptions and a questioning of previous mind frames, paradigms, decisions, and beliefs.

Mercury Retrograde also can kind of rewind the clock of our lives, bringing back old memories through dreams, daytime thoughts, and from people actually showing up again in our lives.  This rewind can help us to better put our current lives in perspective, and provide us with deeper insight into current issues and relationships.

Mercury Retrograde also can bring spaciness, forgetfulness, difficult communication, and challenges with technological communication networks and equipment.

Mercury Retrograde is not usually a good time to make big decisions or to start important new projects.

On January 8, when it goes back Direct, clarity begins to form again.  It is interesting that the results from electoral votes on December 19 will not be reported until January 6, just before Mercury goes back Direct again.

Mercury Retrograde is best experienced from a reflective inner directed mind.   And inner direction this week is not just shown by Mercury but also because the 4th quarter of the current lunar cycle begins on December 2o.

This 4th quarter Moon is in Virgo and suggests we need to  become more discerning and simplified- in contrast to the rising flames of intution from the Sun in Sagittarius.

So there is more inward and yinward energetic movement.  This 4th quarter lunar phase, when lunar light gets darker and darker, ends with the New Moon in Capricorn on December 28/29. 

And there is even more turning inward as we experience the darkest time of year just before the Winter Solstice.

The moment we symbolically turn back again to more light every day is on December 21 at 5:44 AM EST.

This lead up to the Winter Solstice and the day of the Solstice is a very solemn time period.

We may experience deep feelings like sadness and grief, yet if totally present internally we may feel the hope that comes back as the light returns on Winter Solstice.

Every day light will get more time until Spring Equinox when light and dark are equal.

Christmas is aligned with the Winter Solstice in that Christ is considered the light of hope for people, especially those who suffer in their darkness of their suffering.

The Sun moves into Capricorn on Winter Solstice and begins a month of feeling responsibility, rules and regulations, desires to build and accomplish, needs to be disciplined and organized.

But more inward movement is suggested with Mars moving into Pisces on December 19.  It will stay in Pisces until January 28 when it goes into fiery Aries.

From December 19 until January  28 Mars will be swimming in watery Pisces.  Neptune, god of the ocean, is the “ruling” planet of Pisces.

Mars is usually a very active planet, self assertive, action oriented, willful, and forceful.

But in Pisces it is more peaceful, inner directed, flowing, passive, and self sacrificing.

It seeks to take it easy, to go with the flow, and explore inner dimensions and spiritual worlds.

It is not a great force for new beginnings or willful forcing of what one desires.

But it is great at diving into psychological insights, and processing deeper emotions and thoughts.

So almost all the planetary aspects this week suggest it is best to slow down, relax, go inward, and feel your feelings.

For many there is more time to do so now, as they have holiday season’s slow down of work from their jobs.

Do your best not to run around and stress, instead remember that deeper values are what the holidays represent.

And though many are feeling really down about the election, Standing Rock, Aleppo, and where our country and world are headed; remember that the Nature of the Universe is bringing us through transformation into a New World and Age.

Though it may seem like darker days for humanity are upon us and will continue for a long time, in actuality beyond the TV screen of our world and outer lives we are awakening and evolving.

More and more people are breaking the chains of societal programming and leaving the herd that is walking off the cliff of an old human paradigm for living on this Earth.

The return of the light on Winter Solstice shows us not the hope of shifting the results of the election, but instead the hope that no matter what the election results show, there is no stopping the train into the Age of Aquarius.

Till next week,

Leo

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USA Transformation and Astrology Forecast December 11-17

Posted in Uncategorized, Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 10, 2016 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

The last full moon of 2016 shows itself this week.   It is a Full Moon in Sagittarius/Gemini on Tuesday December 13 at 7:06 PM EST.

This makes a close conjunction with the Full Moon that happened on the day of Donald Trump’s birth.   But the Sun and Moon were turned around into opposite signs.

All Full Moons have the Sun and Moon opposite one another.  So for this Full Moon the Sun is in Sagittarius and the Moon is in Gemini.

At Donald Trump’s Full Moon birth the Sun was in Gemini and the Moon opposite in Sagittarius at approximately the same degrees as the one this week.

One of the reasons I predicted Trump’s nomination and subsequent election for president is because this natal Full Moon formation of his is very closely conjunct the USA Mars in Gemini from its natal chart of July 4 1776.

It is not merely coincidental that he has been choosing ex generals to his cabinet and to be his close advisors.  There are 3 already and probably more to come.  General David Petraeus is being considered for Secretary of State.

Look at how Donald Trump is so in favor of military and police.  These two powerful USA institutions will gain even more power and influence in the Donald Trump administration.

We must as citizens of the USA be very vigilant of domination by military and police now.

Remember that starting in April of 2014, deep core transformation of the USA began, as there was a Cardinal Grand Cross formation that made very close aspect to the USA natal Sun at 13+ degrees of Cancer.  There were two eclipses that month also.

In 2014 the Islamic State became a world threat, Russia took over Crimea in Ukraine, and there was a killing of a young black man by police in Ferguson Missouri.

All three of those issues began then and are still in the spotlight of  concern.  Each of those events represents deeper issues that are a part of USA transformation now.

The Uranus/Pluto square had an exact meeting in April 2014, which we have talked about at length as being the first major meeting of those two planets since their conjunction in the mid ’60s triggered the revolutionary movement of the ’60s and ’70s.

Uranus square Pluto had exact meetings from 2012-2015, triggering the transformation of the USA by aspecting its natal Sun and Saturn.

Yet the square is still in effect and influential now through 2017. Jupiter in Libra is forming with that square to make a Cardinal T-square formation that triggers the Cardinal Grand Cross from 2014.

For much of 2017 Jupiter will continue to activate a Cardinal T-square with Uranus and Pluto, promising a most powerful transformational year ahead.

Also this coming year Uranus and Jupiter will make aspect to the USA natal Pluto in Capricorn in the 2nd house.   So there will be great transformation of the USA economy and USA institutions that provide security.

The climax of this transformation of USA Pluto will come in the early 2020s when Saturn conjuncts USA natal Pluto, and there will also be a Pluto Return to its original USA natal placement.  It will be the first ever Pluto Return for the USA.

We can expect security, resources, and the security and economic institutions in the USA to break down and transform into new structures during the next 4-5 years.

The dismantling and transformation of the USA Military/Industrial complex will happen and last into the 2020’s- creating a vast opening for the Age of Aquarius to pour through.

Remember that President Eisenhower warned as he left office that that USA complex would continue to grow and take away our liberties.

We need to return to our core root principles and values in order to have a solid foundation for our place in the Age of Aquarius.   Military/Corporate/Economic control of our lives must end for this to happen .

Donald Trump will attempt to strengthen that Complex while at the same time helping to undo its controls. His Gemini twins work with both sides of that issue.

We will likely have attempts to dominate with order and to conserve the old “system”- while at the same time experiencing increasing chaos and anarchy to challenge that old system. Dominating Order seeks to keep the status quo, while free spirited chaos creates the atmosphere for change.

The next 4-5 years will be quite powerful here in the USA and in western civilization. There is a new world order emerging to form into the Diversity in Unity of the Age of Aquarius.

In the USA the control of our lives by the old paradigm will die with the Trump presidency.

The movement is toward the old minorties becoming the majority and creating true diversity in the USA. There is no stopping this movement.  It is in the numbers and well as spiritual reality.

The old white privileged paradigm in the USA is struggling to survive, and that is why it has gained temporary strength through a Trump presidency. It is a last gasp for that old world.

But as it comes down it will bring much darkness and turmoil to the country and world.  And of course we will experience great leaps of growth and consciousness transformation at the same time.

And this week brings us the Full Moon in Sagittarius/Gemini that connects with the USA natal Mars and Trump’s natal Sun and Moon.

This is a usually lively full moon full activating various types of communication. It will prompt us to integrate lots of information into some order, meaning and resolution.

This is a good time for learning and education.

Saturn conjunct this Full Moon, however, will push hard for resolution, conclusions, and limits. For some this will put a damper on otherwise lively communication at this annual Full Moon in Gemini.

There may also be a sense of fated events for the USA and soon to be president Trump around this time with the Saturn influence.  

Keep in mind that next week on the 19th Mercury will go retrograde and will stay retrograde until January 8.

Many have already been feeling its effects as it has slowed down appreciably before it will stop on the 19th and then go retrograde.

As you know our perceptions begin to change, our thinking and communcating sometimes become distorted. We rewind to times and people gone by, and we may begin to question our previous decisions. More on that next week.

Till next week,

Leo

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