Cracking Open the Portal and Astrology Forecast March 1- 14.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 28, 2015 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

Planetary movements in March and April signify the opening of a major portal into the Age of Aquarius.   Last year at this time, as we approached the Cardinal Grand Cross in April 2014, another major portal was beginning to open.

As these portals open, the energetic atmosphere intensifies.    New frequencies of light, love, and truth are wanting to enter collective and individual consciousness, in order to help us evolve in alignment with the soul intentions for the Age of Aquarius.

Of course there are blocks in the way of receiving this love and truth- blocks from old conditioning; blocks from attachments to familiar ways that feel safe and secure; blocks from old traumas and wounds; blocks from a resistance to letting go of our ego’s need to control; blocks from attitudes and beliefs ingrained in our minds and hearts from the old paradigm.

Just as with individuals, these blocks fight against the influx of these new energies and hence can cause dis-ease,  conflict, upheaval, and challenges to the potential gracefulness of the process.

So it is best as this portal opens to stay present and aware, to look at your self and life from a more detached perspective, with spiritual lens and deeper soul connection.

Meditation; being in nature; spiritual practices; being aware of the Universe’s signs, symbols and synchronicities; and just generally staying aware beyond our more mundane agendas are ways to stay connected as energies intensify and world events gain in importance.

This coming week March 1-7 may bring some early winds of change prior to the coming storms of change as Venus in Aries triggers the Uranus/Pluto square; but I believe the real intensity of these winds will not be felt by most until the week of March 8-14.  That is when Mars triggers the Uranus/Pluto square just days before the actual exact square on March 16.

That will be followed by a Total Solar Eclipse New Moon in Pisces on the day of the Spring Equinox on March 20 and then by a Total Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Aries/Libra on April 4.

That will be followed by Jupiter going Direct on April 8; and then by the spark of the ignition turning for more outer directed changes on April 18.

Deep transformational movement as the portal opens will mainly occur between March 8 and April 18.

Then what results from all this transformation will be sparked after April 18.

I not be writing on my usual day next week Saturday March 7.   I will be celebrating my March 6 birthday while on vacation in the the Southwest USA.

Therefore my next post after this one will be on March 14.  And I am scheduled to create a new YouTube video for this great portal opening on March 12, to be posted on March 14 also.

This coming week March 1-7 has some spark to it from a Jupiter/Uranus trine on Tuesday March 3 and with Venus in Aries triggering the Uranus/Pluto square on March 4.

The Jupiter/Uranus trine also triggers the Uranus/Pluto square and it will tend to bring enlightenment and inspiration.  It should bring issues in the world that help us to see from a broader perspective, outside the usual mental boxes

Netanyahu, the leader of Israel, will be speaking to the American Congress on or around the 3rd, and that talk will break open into collective awareness the issues that are so important to resolving the nuclear issue with Iran.

Netanyahu went behind President Obama’s back to set up this meeting, outside normal protocol.

President Obama is trying to find a peaceful resolution in regards to Iran, a resolution that to his way of thinking would make the Middle Easy safer and maybe ultimately set up a foundation for settling the Israeli/Palestinian conflict and the ISIS threats.

Prime Minister Netanyahu does not believe Iran is sincere in its efforts to stop its supposed path to a nuclear bomb and instead wants more pressure put on Iran including the threat of war.

This is a most important world issue in the transition into an Age of Aquarius.   Some of the first seeds for world civilization and major world religions were planted in the Middle East.

What happens there during these several years of transition is most important.

And as this portal opens up this late winter and spring, what happens with Iran and Israel will greatly determine the amount of pain our human family will suffer as the wheel turns into a new age.

Of course other early civilizations and religions were in China and India.  And what happens in those parts of the world now will also greatly influence the portal opening now and the transition into a new age.

India and China and surrounding regions are having growing pains and there are old resentments there between those two countries and other countries in Asia.  North Korea holds a special key to the potential for a world of Diversity in Unity, as right now it is so isolated from the rest of the world, even as it hold nuclear weapons.

We are at a huge turning point as this major portal opens.  We are each important in how the tide turns, as we work with our deeper consciousness in transformation and evolution.

As we each evolve, so does our collective consciousness.

So Jupiter trine Uranus this coming week will help us to wake up and see greater truths.

Venus in Aries sparking the Uranus/Pluto square will bring shifts in our relationships, so we can better navigate the changes.

Who is in your heart now?   What are they bringing to your life?  Who is not in your heart now as you are growing and changing?  And what does that mean? Do you need to let them go or at least change the form of your relationship?  Of do you need to go through some relational and emotional work with them, so to bring back that connection?

The week of March 8-14 should bring much more intense winds of change, personal and global issues and events that wake us up even further to what is happening and where things are going.

This week will bring the forces that shake any fences of indecision we may still be sitting on.

Mars is forceful and focused, intent on moving things forward, in taking on any challenges with courage and integrity of self.  Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday that week should be the most intense and filled with events that open up issues and tend to make us act not just talk or ruminate.

And on Saturday the 14th of March Saturn changes direction from Direct to Retrograde.  In so doing, in the days surrounding this Saturn slowdown and shift, its energy and intent will be experienced.

Saturn is contracting energy, limiting possibilities, sometimes to the point of knowing fated events or at least a sense of “it is what it is”, nothing I can do about it except accept and make the best of it.

This Saturn turning point will bring us into the spell of Spring Eclipse Season 2015.  The last of seven exact Uranus/Pluto squares happens on the 16th, followed by the Solar Eclipse on Spring Equinox the 20th of March, then the Aries/Libra Lunar Eclipse on April 4.

World events including events that will be affecting the world economy and including natural Earthly and weather events will be more likely at this portal opening.

Those of you who have been bored, wanting more movement and change will be pleased for sure.

Talk with you again on March 14

Leo

If you would like a reading/consultation for this time period, write me at soulus@aol.com.

On the Verge and Astrology Forecast February 22-28

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 21, 2015 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

We approach the beginnings of a most important portal for humanity.   This portal opens March/April and will lift us up off whatever plateaus we have been resting upon.

Last year at this time we approached an Eclipse Season with another Uranus/Pluto exact square and a most powerful Cardinal Grand Cross.

We all know how much our personal lives and the world changed then, and how we were thrust into a new chapter or season of our lives, on the way to the doorway into an Age  of Aquarius.

This passing winter has brought rest for some, dark nights of the soul for others, yet it is important to know that whatever “new normal” we may be attempting to hold onto is an illusion.

The changes last year are only the beginning, and now as we come ever closer to a portal into greater transformation, we are being prepared on all levels of our being,

I do  not anticipate any Earth shattering world events to erupt this coming week, nor should you expect anything monumental to shift for your personal life this week.

Remember it is Sun in Pisces time of year, so there are more inner ghosts to face than outer actions to take or events to experience.

There is some counter to that inner work because Venus and especially Mars have just entered forceful Aries.

But it will be until very late February or more likely early March before we will feel the strength of this transformational  portal opening.

Then Jupiter, Venus and Mars will all take turns triggering the Uranus/Pluto square, in anticipation of the last exact square of those two giant forces of transformation and healing.

That last square will be on March 16, and will be closely followed by a Total Solar Eclipse in Pisces on the day of Spring Equinox 2015.

That Solar Eclipse on Spring Equinox is an important facet of the signature for the spring this year.   The portal gates will opening then, and the remainder of spring and summer 2015 will bring tornadoes of deeply sweeping energies of change.

In your personal life whatever has been left undone from the changes you experienced last year, will be furthered soon.

If you were without much change lat year you will likely be experiencing it this year, especially if you are an Aries, Cancer, Libra or Capricorn born in the middle degrees of those signs.

Any other planets or angles of your natal chart, like the Ascendant or Midheaven, that are in the middle degrees of those signs will also we greatly affected.

And if you were born in late Pisces, Gemini, Virgo, or Sagittarius; or have planets in the late degrees of those mutable signs- you will also be greatly affected by the Solar Eclipse in Pisces.

It will be soon be time to let go of any security blankets that have been symbolically protecting us from our true soul paths in life.

It is becoming more and more important to stop faking it, to end any masquerades that hide your authentic self from view, even from your own view.

There is little time left to sit on the fence between a polluted mainstream that promises “normality” and “safety” on the one hand, and a blossoming new consciousness that is creating a new world on the other hand.

There is an old world of Monsanto and other Corporations wanting profit before all else,; corrupt world leaders who hide truths and are desperate to hold privilege; a conditioning of minds and hearts to embrace  the societal games of power struggles for status and wealth; and daily trivial pursuits of more and more shopping.

We are also conditioned to believe we need to build bigger and bigger Military, to spend inordinate amounts of money in that regard, while people suffer and starve all over the world.

If you cannot truly believe that we can build a better world in alignment with the Age of Aquarius, then I know which side of the fence you will fall from.

The coming world changes will be devastating for those who have not landed on the New World side of the fence.   They will only know the battles for survival, the fights with the enemies, the needs to prop up the economy, the dominating hands of order against the growing changes.

On the New World Side of the fence there is a sense of meaning for the coming changes, there is light to lead the way, there is consciousness and frequencies to help us to evolve and create a new world,  there are fellow travelers to build family with, there is a  sense of purpose; there is magic and synchronicity and knowing of the connections that bring all into wholeness. There is love and truth to hold us together.

For this coming week, the last week of February 2015, it is a good time to gather ourselves and our lives, to find gratitude for what we appreciate in our lives, to go deeper in our meditations and prayers, to give strong intent to healing our wounds and traumas as best we can.

There is little indication, outside of the recent New Moon in Aquarius, for big steps forward.  That is because Saturn is strong with its square to the Sun in Pisces on Monday and its trines to Venus and  Mars mid week. And the more flowing Sun in Pisces conjuncts its ruling planet Neptune on Wednesday.

Except for a mercurial minds moving fast with Moon in Gemini Wednesday and Thursday, it is a week of slo-mo.

Perhaps late week will bring some transformational rumblings with Jupiter making minor aspect to Pluto, triggering the Uranus/Pluto square.

Much more intensity on the way in March.

Till next week,

Leo

I will create a new YouTube video in mid March to talk about all the changes with Spring Eclipse Season 2015.

If you want to know about how all the changes might affect you, please write to me at soulus@aol.com for information and fees for readings/consultations.

 

Aquarius Consciousness and Astrology Forecast February 15-21

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 14, 2015 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

For the early part of this coming week, as we move through the darkening last quarter of the Moon’s cycle, the energies are slow and yin-ward, perhaps rather dreary for some.   These are the “dog days” of winter, seemingly endless days of darkness and cold.

But on Wednesday this coming week there is a shift, one that will bring more active energies, more of a sense we are moving forward, for better or worse.

On Wednesday February 18 there is a New Moon in Aquarius, beginning the lunar cycle that will lead us to the day of the Spring Equinox.

Also on the 18th the Sun moves into Pisces, which is the last sign the Sun moves through before it enters Aries at the Spring Equinox.

On the 19th Mercury gets back up to its normal Direct speed, signifying an end to Mercury Retrograde’s influence on our mind and lives.

And also on the 19th the Chinese year of the Sheep or Goat begins, a New Year for many east Asian inhabitants.

And also on the 19th Mars moves into Aries, the sign Mars loves to be in, where its active, forceful, initiating energies have a home.

So expect the coming week to bring stirrings of awakening and movement forward.

The New Moon in head strong Aquarius, and Mercury getting back up to Direct speed promise a clearer mind and a better sense of mental sanity.  It is a good time for new ideas also and a time when thinking inventively will be rewarded.  The Aquarius New Moon is also a time for greater social consciousness, group connections and global awareness.

Mars in Aries will be joined through conjunction with Venus in Aries late in the week, giving more impetus to fresh starts, fresh thinking, and a stronger sense of the great change coming our way soon.

Some people may already begin to feel the winds of Spring Eclipse Season 2015 blowing in this week or soon after.

Events in the news may also show us “previews” of what will blow up into bigger issues and events later.

In your personal life you may also begin to see the beginning seeds planted for what will more fully bloom in your life during the upcoming Spring Eclipse Season 2015.

But keep in mind, even as you get more energy for moving forward this week, that we have time before the intensity of transformational change truly erupts into our lives.

This waiting time is signified by the Sun moving into Pisces on the 18th.    That Sun in Pisces, which lasts until March 20 at the Spring Equinox, brings us through a month of surrender to what is deeper than our waking mind can usually fathom.

Pisces, ruled by the God of the ocean Neptune, is best experienced while in the flow of life, allowing the tides and currents to take us where our consciousness needs to go.

We may need to experience some ghosts of the past so we can reintegrate that which we have left behind, and/or so we can better heal from wounds or traumas from our past during Sun in Pisces.

Our consciousness is getting prepared for the big changes coming soon.

And as Mars and Venus go into Aries this coming week, they are getting us closer to that change.

During the first half of March the last exact pass of Uranus square Pluto will be in the spotlight.  Venus and Mars will trigger that square of these huge transformational planets in the first and second week of March, and then on March 16 Uranus and Pluto make that  last exact square to one another.

And of course all that is followed by two very strong Total Eclipses relatively soon after.

It is most important now, if you are inclined to tune into world events, to watch what is stirring in the world.

Of grave importance is the potential nuclear deal with Iran. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is speaking in front of the USA Congress on March 3.  He did not appropriately consult with President Obama first and his message is very likely to be against making a deal with Iran.

President Obama, in trying to make this deal, in improving relations with Cuba, and in his comments of how the Christian Crusades rivaled in butchery with the ISIS atrocities, is moving in alignment with the New Age in Aquarius.

Equality and Diversity within Unity are in alignment with the Age of Aquarius and Obama’s recent activities.

President Obama, so connected with the soul of Abraham Lincoln, is beginning to listen to his “better angels” as his time as President is coming to an end.

The “power structure” of our world is changing now with the growth of China, Arab/Muslim culture, Brazil, and India, etc.  Russia is having serious problems with the western world, and Europe with Greece’s recent election of a socialist leaning Prime Minister is facing severe challenges to its unity and economy.

And of course the USA is also going to be severely challenged with its economy also this year.

As we look out at our world, one that does not have in its mainstream a sense of holism, unity, interconnectedness, true spirituality, valuing of truth telling, honoring of the Earth and all its creatures as sacred,  we can see a need for immense transformation into a new paradigm for thinking, relating and living.

We are all connected as one family of human and creature on Earth, and only with that deeper awareness can we hope to somewhat gracefully enter this Age of Aquarius.

So there is importance in finding common ground with Iran in this meeting of differing cultures.  If we do not, we can expect world conflicts that will bring much misery to so many on the Earth.

In your own consciousness and life there is probably nothing more important than leaving a paradigm of superiority/inferiority, of some being innately better than others.

We may like our way better for us, but we must accept that not everyone is made the same way with the same cultural orientations or persuasions.

The whole world does not have to be governed by a democratic/capitalistic model for living.

Nor does the whole world need to be Christian or Muslim or Republican or Democrat or heterosexual or homosexual.   And none is by nature better than the other.  It is all in the “eye of the beholder”.

Yes we need to have a world of unity and all people have in common a need of safety, food and water, love, etc.

But we do not all have to wear the same “uniform'”.  There are “many roads to Rome”, many faces of human or of the “god-force”.

Diversity within Unity is a big part of the new paradigm for living on Earth in an Age of Aquarius.

And for this week you can get your life motor running,  revive your mental adeptness, and begin preparing your consciousness for great change ahead.

Till next week,

Leo

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about my readings/consultations, please write me at soulus@aol.com.

I will be putting out a a YouTube presentation for the coming Eclipse Season 2015.

 

Storm Clouds in the Distance and Astrology Forecast February 8-14

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , on February 7, 2015 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

This coming week Mercury goes back Direct as we enter the last quarter Moon phase of the lunar cycle that began at the New Moon in Aquarius on January 20.

Mercury goes back Direct on Wednesday February 11 at 9:57 AM EST.  Later that same day the Moon in Scorpio brings the Moon into its 4th quarter phase.

So you can expect to sense a shift early this week to mid week.  Mercury Direct often brings a feeling of relief, as there is a sense that things are returning to normal.

Weird vibes begin to abate, clarity starts to appear, direction is more evident.  But it may take up to a week before all signs are “go”.

That is especially so as we enter the last quarter moon phase after Wednesday also.  So the energies will not support making big strides forward.

Energies instead will turn us more inward and yin-ward, and toward finishing up whatever we have recently begun.

Yet still Mercury Direct will give a sense of moving forward, at least mentally. While Mercury is Retrograde we often rethink, rewind, remember, reintegrate, reflect, and often redo what goes wrong.

Now as it goes back direct, we begin to think “straight”,  see beyond the fog, and stop making as many mental and communicative errors.

We start to feel more confident about making big decisions or choosing what directions to move toward.

A week later on the 18th, Mercury will be “back to speed” and the last quarter moon phase will end with another new moon, this one being a second New Moon in Aquarius (at the very last minute of Aquarius).

So this coming week stay rather “chill” ( pun intended on our weather).   There is little movement suggesting big moves forward.

Better to get one’s head straight, to reconnect heart with head, and to honestly appraise your current state of being.

The next lunar cycle begins soon enough, and that one will get us ready for a most powerful late winter and spring 2015.

Tuesday through Thursday, as Mercury slows down (stationary) while shifting back Direct, may be either a mentally challenging period and/or a rather creative, mentally inventive one.

On November 7, 2000 as Mercury was doing exactly the same dance of Retrograde to Direct, the presidential election between Gore and Bush went bonkers.   News anchors went back and forth all night between predicting Bush and then Gore, then Bush, etc.

Remember that Mercury is the trickster planet and as such will give you tricky situations that show exactly the opposite of what you would expect.   Take for example the recent Super Bowl at the end, with all the  unpredictable happenings.  That game was during Mercury Retrograde.

That does not mean this Mercury shifting to Direct time will be as dramatically confusing as the 2000 election, most likely not.  But if you are not too involved in your mundane tasks, you may be able to sense the shift.

It is symbolically like the clock going from counterclockwise to clockwise again.

Also this week is the first of two months in a row of Friday the 13th.  Yes it is a superstitious day and bad things do not happen any more than on any other day.

But it is significant because it is reflective of the centuries old societal bias and fear of Female Power.

Friday is Venus day in most countries, like Italy: Venerdi.  And even in English languages it is Frieda Day, Frieda being a Goddess like Venus.

All the days have planetary affiliations in case you have  not noticed:  Saturn-day, Sun-day, Moon-day.  Not sure about Tuesday and Wednesday in English cultures, but in Italian those days are Martedi (Mars) and Mercoledi (Mercury).  Thursday in english is Thor’s Day, who is the equivalent to Jupiter.

So Friday is Venus Day and 13 is a sacred Feminine number, as there are approximately 13 lunar months in the year instead of the calendar accepted 12 solar months.

Also some now believe there were 13 disciples of Christ, the 13th being Mary Magdalene, who would be the only woman disciple.

So Venus and 13 give us Friday the 13th.   The power of the Feminine, which is mystery, emotional depth and power, and energies beyond the rational mind.  Also the Feminine, as represented in part by Kali, shows us the power of the Feminine that destroys ego and hubris.

So our very “male” culture in the west has grown to fear the power of the “feminine”, which cannot be controlled or predicted.

Our world is soon to feel this power of the Feminine, which is not the societally accepted feminine, which is “sugar and spice and everything nice”   That feminine is more easily dominated and controlled.

At the Pisces Total Solar Eclipse New Moon on the Spring Equinox of March 20 this year, we will begin to feel this mysterious power of change.  It cannot be understood through rules, commandments or standard morality, just as an earthquake or volcano or hurricane cannot be truly understood on a rational basis.

You can look at those weather phenomena scientifically, but you will still never understand why they exist in any usual rational way.

And there is a planetary storm brewing too.  The powerful aspects in late March and April show us marking points for its arrival. That will open a giant portal into a powerful new phase of the transition into the Age of Aquarius.

till next week,

Leo

You can get an astrological consultation with me during these changing times to help you on your path and with your life. Please write soulus@aol.com for more info..

Please feel free to find my services on my website http://www.spiritualrenaissance.com.  You can sign up for our newsletter there.

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

 

 

 

 

Light at the End of the Tunnel and Astrology Forecast February 1-7

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , on January 31, 2015 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

This weekend we get through the half way mark of Mercury Retrograde.  During this current Mercury Retrograde movement I have witnessed more than a few people who have been swept into a change of direction.

Often it happens that Mercury retrograde shifts our perceptions so that we consider changing our minds or changing the directions we had chosen before Mercury went Retrograde.  I of course advise that is best to wait before deciding to make major shifts until Mercury goes back Direct again.

But this time I have seen people almost swept into a changed direction with little or no ability to choose otherwise.

In such cases it is aligned with Universal movement and so needs to be accepted as right. If our previously chosen direction or mindset was off course or alignment, then it is right to have this changed during Mercury Retrograde.

But for most there is a only a tease to shift as events or ideas swirl through our lives, and as people or situations from the past provide us a different perspective.  And then we can wait until after Mercury goes back Direct ( in this current case on February 11) before we gain clarity and sense of direction.

But if it feels like a wave of “fate” is carrying you, then there is no choice but to surrender to it.  All you have choice in that case is how you react.

This coming week, as Mercury is in the second half of its Retrograde movement, we also experience Imbolc on Monday February 2 and a Full Moon in Leo on Tuesday February 3 at 6:09 PM EST.

So the theme this week is a turning to the last half of cycles.  That is because not only is Mercury half way through its Retrograde cycle, Imbolc signifies being half way through winter and the Full Moon symbolizes being half way through the lunar cycle.

So you should this week be able to see a light at the end of any tunnel of pain or confusion you might be going through now.

Astrology, with its planetary movements and cycles, teaches us that “this too shall pass”.   The circles of life, the seasons of one’s own soul journeys, always show us to a shift out of whatever we feel stuck within.

Of course people do have the gift (or burden) of choice.  And many people choose to maintain certain attitudes or beliefs even as seasons change or even ages change.

This rigidity seems to keep them stuck, as what you believe has much to do with what your life will be.

But if you stay aligned with the natural and organic shifts of Nature and the Universe, you will have the benefit of awakenings and new beginnings, of renewed opening of mind and heart, of changes that assist personal and global evolution.

Often in the aging process one seeks the kind of security that impedes growth.   It then seemingly gets more difficult to change.

This is not maturity as some claim, but instead often signifies a wariness and weariness  of life that has come with disappointments and disillusions.

When one is young, one is often more open to shifting tides as one’s heart and mind are open and hopeful.

But life can bring bruises and traumas and that tends to close up the channels of natural change inside us.

Life’s traumas instead are meant to shift our attitudes and beliefs and to build a bridge between left and right brain, between mind and heart, between male and female ways of being and thinking.

But these traumas do not force us to shut down our open hearts and minds.  They are meant to merely shift our focus, to motivate us to grow and mature, to change priorities, to heal, to gain more empathy, to transform, and to rebalance.

So keep your connection to your soul and the Universe no matter what happens in your life.   All happens meaningfully if you are open to that way of seeing.

And of course now we are in transition between ages, and Uranus/Pluto square is helping us to transform out of the Pisces Age and into the Age of Aquarius.

Uranus/Pluto is meant to help us to evolve our consciousness and live in accordance with the changing of ages.

There are many changes coming to our world now and in the near future. March/April, with its potent planetary movements, will open a major portal into increased world-wide revolution and evolution. This portal will open channels to more truth and love, new energies of light, and evolved consciousness. It will also bring more economic turmoil and world conflicts.  Things could get extremely intense this late Winter and Spring 2015.

So much needs to change.  Look at the paradigm we live under in this world and what that paradigm creates.  Look at the hatred between cultures and religions and nations.  Look at what  has been happening to the land and environment ,  to the creatures of the Earth.  Look at how we treat one another.  And look at the inequities of living conditions for our human family.

This past week brought a report that showed that half the world’s wealth was owned by 1% of the people on this planet. How can that be the right way to live on Planet Earth?

Why would some people need multiple homes and vehicles and billions of dollars while others struggle to survive? Is it OK to have a paradigm which creates systems built on winners and losers instead of sharers.

Is it not incumbent on the strong to assist those who are weaker or more vulnerable?  Of course it is best to metaphorically show one how to fish instead of just bringing them fish.  Just bringing them fish does not empower and bring one confidence and self esteem.

But a system that encourages greed and domination does not tend to bring out the best in people.

If there is a pie and 6 people who need to eat, why would we develop systems that make it possible for one person to eat the whole pie and let others starve?

I am not saying we necessarily need to develop a system based on communism or socialism, but we  sure do need to build a new one that is fair and fosters equality, an honoring of those who are different from us, and a desire to see all people with a good life and sufficient resources.

And soon we are going to be brought closer to “the edge”,  with economic and military crises.

It makes no sense to me that the pillars of our world are built on an economic and military structure, or as it used to be called, the Military/Industrial complex.

The pillars that must hold up our world and be its foundation must be Universal values like Love and Truth, Fairness and Justice, Unity built from Diversity. Truly honoring and embodying those inner values will necessitate building outer systems that are more fair, transparent, and empathic.

Allow your consciousness to continue to evolve beyond a merely material outlook. Without inner connections and values to balance our material concerns, we are stressed beyond what we can tolerate, and we are divorced from the empathy that connects our souls together.

See you next week,

Leo

You can get an astrological consultation with me during these changing times to help you on your path and with your life. Please write soulus@aol.com for more info..

Please feel free to find my services on my website http://www.spiritualrenaissance.com.  You can sign up for our newsletter there.

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

 

Preparing for Delivery and Astrology Forecast January 25-31

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , on January 24, 2015 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

A New lunar cycle began this past week at the New Moon in Aquarius on January 20.

This New Moon was meant to give a spark of positive energy and hopefully a sense of forward movement.

But this forward movement was countered in part by the fact that Mercury went Retrograde the next day January 21.

Mercury Retrograde is meant to have us loosen up any tight and firm mental constructs or paradigms we have developed, to rethink our plans, to not be so sure of whatever agendas we have attached to.

Its process can bring upsets to get us to stop and rethink.  Its process can bring people back into our lives, through dreams, strong waking memories, or actual real time connections.

Mercury Retrograde may even bring back old ideas or old ways of being or thinking from our past.

Before we move forward with our current agenda or plan, we may need to question the direction we have chosen.  Or maybe we need to reintegrate someone or something from the past so we can heal or re-member.

Then when Mercury goes back direct again, in this case on February 11, we are more fully prepared and equipped to continue our journey forward.  Or perhaps we then realize we had been off course and we thus end what we thought was right to do.

So you can see why it is best to wait until Mercury goes back Direct before making important decisions or starting anything new.  It is because one needs to go through the entire Mercury Retrograde period, which in essence is pausing, reflecting and rethinking, before finding direction agsain.

Information is gathered during Mercury Retrograde, emotions are processed.  Old times are experienced again to give us better perspective on our life now.

So please do not rush to make decision now or do anything impulsive or based on fear.  Trust the process, and be as patient as possible.

And it may take until a few days- to a week afterward- before you are truly ready to see the truth, make decision or do something important. After February 19 Mercury will be back to normal Direct speed again.

Many people speak of machinery going awry or communication equipment or electronics to not work well during Mercury Retrograde.  That can happen sometimes and likely more often than usual; but this is not the essence of Mercury Retrograde.

Being superstitious or fearful about Mercury Retrograde will only tend to make matters worse.   If your computer stops working, perhaps it is important to pause in what you are doing before proceeding. If it totally breaks down, as difficult as that may be, it might be time to get a new computer or to get it in better shape.

But please do not expect really bad breakdowns to happen.  I have been through over a hundred Mercury Retrogrades personally and have watched hundreds more with clients and friends; and many more times than not no equipment or electronics have failed in a serious way.  Little glitches here and there only have been common.

On February 2 is Imbolc, commonly called in our modern era Groundhog Day. This is approximately half way between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox.

It is usually a time to begin to feel the coming of spring, even if only on a subtle level.

For those on a spiritual path it sometimes is a time of spiritual initiation, a sacred time of new awakening or passage.

In this regard February 2 in Christian tradition is Candlemas, remembered as the time when Jesus entered the temple for the first time or when Mary received purification.

This coming week, however, will bring a continuation of what was started last week. It will continue the lunar cycle begun at the New Moon in Aquarius and it will continue the shifting mental and communicative winds of Mercury.

The second quarter Moon in Taurus will begin late Monday, and will ask each of us to be grounded in whatever endeavors you have recently chosen.

Remember we are experiencing the Sun in Aquarius now, and that brings more mental energy, especially mental energy that is ingenious, inventive, and “outside the box” of usual thinking.

So use the 2nd quarter Moon in Taurus to make your inventive ideas more practical and real.

Energies will intensify more strongly around Thursday/Friday (30th/31st) as Mars makes exact contact with the Uranus/Pluto square.

Important world events are more likely at that time than usual.

And of course we are not far away from a very powerful late winter and spring 2015.   Uranus makes exact square to Pluto on March 16.  Then there is an eclipse on the day of the Spring Equinox, and another eclipse two weeks later that includes Uranus and Pluto in its signature.

The world as we know it is in the process of giving birth to an Age of Aquarius.    Our human family is experiencing a sometimes rather painful pregnancy.

And there is much that needs to change before the delivery.  Let us hope that we are not so naïve as to believe that all will stay the same during the pregnancy or after the birth.

You parents know that once the child arrives the world as you knew it is never to be the same again.

And some more conservative types resist the changes and want everything to stay as it was.  And of course we do not want all to change all at once.

So expect this March/April time period coming up to bring severe labor pains that alert us to the fact that the birth is getting closer.

Prepare to release more of the old ways that do not fit what is arriving.  Help yourself to trust what the coming chapter will be. It is nature working its magic. It may not always be pretty, may even get quite painful and ugly at times; but a new and hopefully healthy baby will be the Age of Aquarius.

Till next week,

Leo

You can get an astrological consultation with me during these changing times to help you on your path and with your life. Please write soulus@aol.com for more info..

Please feel free to find my services on my websitehttp://www.spiritualrenaissance.com.  You can sign up for our newsletter there.

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

New Energies and Shifting Perceptions and Astrology Forecast January 18-24

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , on January 17, 2015 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

There is an energetic shift this week as we transition into a new lunar cycle at the New Moon in Aquarius on Tuesday January 20.  More shifting winds blow in as Mercury stops going direct and turns Retrograde on Wednesday January 21.

The days leading up to the New Moon on Tuesday January 20 will show a Moon getting darker every day.

As we experience this Dark Moon period prior to the actual New Moon, our inner world becomes more fertile ground for contacting the void in our meditations.   That calm connected spot in consciousness is where our soul meets the Universe.

Then on Tuesday January 20 at 8:14 AM EST there is a shift toward light and energy coming back at the New Moon in Aquarius.  But for awhile still, for a night or sometimes two, the Moon will still be dark.

During that time our meditations can be more intentional, using affirmations or visualizations in order to co-create with the Universe for our personal lives.

Then after the lighted sliver appears, the New Moon cycle begins and it is a good time to move forward into New Beginnings.

The most aligned kind of new beginnings after the New Moon in Aquarius would have themes of group participation; social consciousness; sensing greater diversity and equality; acknowledging your uniqueness or even “weirdness”; and finding a greater connection to thinking in inventive ways.

But of course there will be energy for any kind of new beginning at the New Moon.

Then we get “thrown a curve ball” from the planets as Mercury goes Retrograde on January 21.

So as you are moving forward with renewed energy, the greater Mind of the Universe, represented by Mercury, is beginning to shift its viewpoint.  And for us that means our perceptions are beginning to shift.

Sometimes that starts out very subtly and picks up more static later. Sometimes on the shifting day itself, things already seem out of sorts.

Either way, the mind, especially the left brain half of the mind, is beginning to function in differently.

So as a result, actual events or maybe mind-fucks show us the linear logical way of thinking is just out of reach sometimes.

Best not to try to over analyze during Mercury Retrograde or to need to “figure it all out” obsessively.   It is better to let life unfold, to entertain more circular thinking, more creative, intuitive and inventive thinking.

As our mental frequencies are shifting, it is not usually recommended to make really important decisions or to sign long term contracts.  You may think all is normal but it is not.  Many bad decisions are made during Mercury Retrograde.

This does not mean you should approach this time period superstitiously.  If there are decisions to be made that have happened organically and can not truly be put off, then realize it is meant to happen this way and must be right.

Mercury will be Retrograde from January 21 at 10:54 AM EST until February 11 at 9:57 AM EST. That is almost exactly 3 weeks long.

Often during Mercury Retrograde we are taken back to the past in some way- memories, dreams or people from the past coming back.  Of maybe we start thinking like we used to do or have old issues come back to haunt us.

That is one reason why it is not advised to make decisions during Mercury Retrograde. It is because we are needing to process something from the past which would interfere with clear thinking about our current life.

Perhaps we need to further release someone or something; perhaps we need to reintegrate something we discarded in the past.

Whatever the reason, it is usually best to wait until after Mercury goes back Direct again to find  more clarity and direction. And sometimes it may take several more days, when Mercury gets back up to speed, before we find total clarity and direction.

So as you begin to move forward this week with new ideas and inspirations, please keep in mind that Mercury may play some tricks on you.

That does mean you necessarily need to abort your new plans, but it may mean you need to rethink or to modify the new plan.

And also there is a possibility you were off course entirely, but if that is so please wait until Mercury goes Direct before you jump ship.  At some point soon after Mercury goes back direct you will know what is real and true for you.

Remember that we have a most intense time period coming up March-May with ramifications from that time period lasting for several months beyond.

In the greater world we can expect more big events that change our world like we had last year and early this year.

There is a growing conflict between socio-religious cultures.  There is a much weakened economy on our collective horizon.

We are not going back to “normal”.   There is a “new normal” developing, one of transition between ages.

The Age of Aquarius is becoming stronger and stronger in our collective consciousness.  Fence sitting between the Ages no longer works.

And after March-May 2015 there will no fence to sit on.   There is a large portal opening then for entrance into the Age of Aquarius.

But keep in mind that the knee-jerk reaction to this transformational change will be strong also. Police and Military are getting stronger as a result.  Laws and rules will be twisted to fit the needs to keep intact an old world’s structure and paradigm.

I found it interesting this past week to see France’s reaction to the killing at Charlie Hebdo.

While on the one hand there was a huge rally to ostensibly celebrate free speech- on the other hand France arrested a local comedian named Dieudonne because he kept saying “Je suis Charlie Coulibaly”.  Which is not only saying “I am Charlie” which is identifying with the people who died for free speech at Charlie Hebdo, but also identifying with the killer.

He was arrested for an expression of free speech!! He could face 7 years in prison!

Keep your sanity during this trying time.  More fully release the programming of society and family so you can more completely think and feel for your self.

Being in your truth is a most important piece of the foundation for what we are building in the New World.

Sure you may sometimes want to keep your viewpoint to your self for the purpose of self protection or peace.   Just make sure you do not fool yourself too.

As energies shift this week, you will likely feel more awake as a result.   Soon enough here in the Northern Hemisphere we will be halfway out of the winter. That will be on February 2 at Imbolc, which in modern pop culture is called Groundhog Day.

Then we are halfway to Spring 2015, a most important season on the journey to the Age of Aquarius.

Till next week,

Leo

You can get an astrological consultation with me during these changing times to help you on your path and with your life. Please write soulus@aol.com for more info..

Please feel free to find my services on my websitehttp://www.spiritualrenaissance.com.  You can sign up for our newsletter there.

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

 

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