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Lunar Eclipse for a New Year, and Astrology Forecast for December 20-January 2

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 19, 2009 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

This report is for the next two weeks.   It will resume again on Saturday afternoon the 2nd of January 2010. There are many important astrological formations between now and then, most importantly being a Lunar Eclipse Full Moon on New Year’s Eve day.

This last week there was a New Moon in Sagittarius square Uranus.   This aspect, like all new moons, seeks to get us moving forward. Uranus square the New Moon added an uncomfortable wake up call to many.  Added to the intensity is the fact that the Full Moon following this New Moon will be the Lunar Eclipse on January 31.    We are already in the wake of the  eclipse storms.  A second eclipse happens on January 15, 2010, a Solar Eclipse New Moon.  We will continue to get wake up calls that shake us out of our slumber. 

Besides some personal wake up calls this week, I received a wakeup call about health care reform and the world condition.

No real deep transformational change will occur within the governments of this world, by their own accord.  The government of the USA is beholden to mega corporate influence; and the extent of power of the Military/Industrial complex is even more powerful than I had thought before. 

Isn’t it amazing that a Public Option became such a big deal to everyone, when its purpose is to lower costs for everyone?  The Public Option was only a choice, not mandatory.  It gave people the option to use a government run plan IF THEY SO CHOSE to do so.   Because the rates would be lower than corporate insurance plans, it would provide competition (which real capitalism is based on) and force insurance companies to lower their rates.   So why would anyone be against it unless they were either unsure what it was, are against anything the government does, or they are in the pocket of insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies?

The health plan approved by the Senate will not solve the deep problems with health care in this country.   Real change will not come through this bill.  Real change,n any issues, will be held back by the democrats and republicans- as they are privileged members of our society, who do not feel the pain the rest of us fee-l from a system that does not answer to the people or serve the people.

But I know BIG change is coming nevertheless.  It slowly started in 2009, and will erupt in our lives in 2010.  How will it happen since it won’t happen within the system? 

 It will happen naturally through the movement of the wheels of the Universe, as is seen in the astrological aspects.  It wil happen as the economic institutions that run our country and world fail to take us out the Great Recession/Depression.   It will happen as things explode in the Middle East.  It will happen as the people take revolution to the streets of the world.  It will happen through Nature’s wrath.  And perhaps it will happen as we are visited by “aliens” from other parts of our Universe.

Did you see the pictures of the spiral and beaming lights in the skies over Norway recently?  Did you read the media trying to make it about a failed missile attempt in Russia?   Perhaps we will have more and more obvious visitations now to help us transform out of an old paradigm and age, and into an Aquarian Age.     How much is really going to change as we get closer and closer to December 21, 2012?  We will soon begin to find out.

Astrology Forecast for December 20-January 2 

As we approach 2010 and the eclipses of New Year’s Eve 2009/2010 and January 15 2010, we first witness Mars slowing down and going retrograde on Sunday the 20th of December.

Mars goes retrograde every two years. While it is retrograde the forward movement in parts of our lives, goes into pause mode. We are guided by inner motivation and outer events, during the retrograde period, to find out what we truly want and where we truly want to go.  As this Mars retrograde is in the sign Leo, a theme for you may be around finding more creative spark and hope in your heart for life.  Mars goes back direct on March 10 2010. 

It is best not to start any major new ventures while it is in retrograde formation.  The retrograde time is best used contemplating and experimenting with what you want and where you want to go with your life.   Issues around self interest, independence, assertiveness, and confrontations may arise during the retrograde period. 

It last went retrograde in Cancer from mid December 2007 to late February 2008.  Look back then to see what was going on for you.

On Monday the 21st at 12:47 PM EST, we have the Winter Solstice, the time of most darkness in a day, and least light.    After this day the minutes of light per day increase, until Spring Equinox when light and dark minutes are equal.   The birth of Christ symbolically fits this time period, as at the darkest moment there is the  birth of the light, hope for the future.  Nature is at its most starkness, cold and bare,  here in the Northern Hemisphere.  It is Capricorn time of year, time to face reality.

Capricorn is about taking responsibility, doing what needs to done even if it does not come naturally.  It is about the  narrowing of possibilities, taking responsibility, planning and organizing, discipline and order.   It is about authority, boundaries and integrity.  It is about holding on and making it last.  It is about control.  It is about time.   

On Saturday the 26th of December, right after many humans celebrate Christmas, Mercury goes retrograde.  Remember Mars is already retrograde.    Things may feel a bit crazy now, especially so because the first of two eclipses in a row, a Lunar Eclipse Full Moon, is less than a week away. 

 Mercury Retrograde, which happens 3-4 times a year, brings us into fogs of shifing perceptions and reality.  For some it is like entering the Twilight Zone.  Normal logic does not always work, and unusual surprises keep us off our normal mental balance.  Communications can be tested and communications equipment can sometimes go haywire.  

 But regardless of what happens during Mercury Retrograde, it is all meant to take us out of our usual ways of perceiving reality and helping us to think outside the box.  Right brain imaginative and creative thinking often works better now than left brain logical thought.  Don’t try too hard during Mercury Retrograde to find logical answers. Let the answers unfold more gracefully.    Mercury goes back direct on January 15, the day of the 2nd eclipse, a Solar Eclipse New Moon.

And now the rumbles of the Lunar Eclipse get stronger. Big events that happen in the world are connected to the Eclipse, especially those that have to do with safety and security issues, like the economy, the military, and any institutions of the government that represent security. This is because the signs involved in the Full Moon Eclipse are Cancer and Capricorn.   Cancer represents inner emotional security, safety found in family, close friends and home.  Capricorn represents outer security, security of jobs, career and money.  It is what we rely on out in the world that helps us to feel safe and secure. 

So issues that have to do with your personal security will come up now, as will issues of balancing domestic, family and home responsibilities with work and career repsonsibilities.  Expect shifing tides around security issues, family and work.

The actual Lunar Eclipse Full Moon will happen on Thursday December 31 2009, New Year’s Eve day at 2:13 PM EST.  You may feel torn between staying at home or doing something outside the home.  Expect energies to be more intense than usual, and be prepared for the unexpected.

Friday and Saturday will still be in the wake of the Lunar Eclipse Full Moon from New Year’s Eve.   And in two more weeks we will have a Solar Eclipse New Moon, a time of powerful new beginnings.

See you then,

Leo Knighton Tallarico

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2010: Big Changes and Astrology Forecast for December 13-19

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on December 12, 2009 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

2010 will be a year of great change.   Rightfully so, the year begins with a swirl of huge waves of transformation on New Year’s Eve.  That day there will be a Lunar Eclipse Full Moon T-Square.  This gives us a “signature” for the coming year ahead, a most powerful sign of big changes.

Soon thereafter, on January 15, there is a Solar Eclipse New Moon in Capricorn at 25 degrees.   Powerful new beginnings are initiated.  Events that occur surrounding this New Moon may feel fated.

Winter 2009/2010 will bring in events that will clear the way for even greater events in the spring and summer of 2010.  As we said, the Lunar Eclipse of New Year’s Eve creates a powerful symbol for the New Year

The last time there was a Solar Eclipse New Moon in Capricorn at 25 degrees, was on January 15 1991, EXACTLY 19 years prior.  On that day Desert Storm was begun by attacking Saddam Hussein’s Iraqi forces in Kuwait, in order to drive them out.

 There may not be an event as dramatic as that this year, but you can expect there to be issues of the USA using its power in the world around this time period.  This is because the USA Pluto from its natal chart of July 4 1776 is close to 25 degrees of Capricorn.

There are more strong astrological aspects in the winter,  including Mars being retrograde for most of the winter  season and  Jupiter moving into Pisces for much of 2010 (more about these in later blogs).

2009 brought us big change.  The economy went firmly into recession then, one of the biggest economic downturns ever.   Barack Obama, the first mixed race person to do so, became president of the USA.    Americans and citizens of the world went into a new phase of our lives. 2009 was just the beginning of this new phase, of these big changes.    For many there was an earthquake of consciousness shifting with the election of Obama.   For others, with home values going down, retirement programs threatened, and jobs being lost; their faith in a solid, prosperous, and unchangeable USA and world economy suffered immeasurably.

Our “normal” way of seeing our world started to change in 2009.   Many never thought they would doubt the very foundations of our economy.   Many never imagined in their wildest dreams a man of black African origins named Barack Hussein Obama could ever be President of the USA.  These changes are only the beginning of our perceptions and lives changing in big ways.  2010 will bring even bigger changes.

The Universe has only begun to show us events that will help us to change our collective consciousness, so we can be aligned with the Aquarian Age we are inexorably moving into.

Since we are only 3 years away from the Mayan new world date of December 21, 2010, and only 11 years away from my estimation of the beginning of the Aquarian Age in December of 2020; it is easy to see that changes need to accelerate in order to get us where we need to go in our consciousness and lives.

President Obama is becoming a big disappointment for many progressives who are restless for real and deep transformational change in this country and world.  Keep in mind that true change comes from the wheels of the Universe and our collective human will, certainly not from one person alone. 

 Obama’s presence is tiny in comparison to the power of the Military/Industrial complex of the empire of wealthy people of the world who run the world.  He can only make so much change and cannot realistically do more.

But the power of the Empire is small in relationship to the Universe.  As the Universe brings in more strong waves of transformational change to our human Earth world, the Empire changes, the world changes, America changes, Obama changes, and each of us change.

There will be more and more surprises in 2010.  Many new happenings will not be pleasant, as the sluimping economy has not fetl good to most people.  But we each can make the ride more graceful by letting go of fear and resistance, and learning to dance with the changes. 

This does not mean we merely accept what the world will soon present us; instead we accept what the Universe presents us from a bigger perspective.

For instance, let’s imagine that a new war is ignited in Iran, as will probably happen in 2010 or 2011 at the latest.  Is this a new age that we are accepting, a world of more wars?   No, of course not.    Bu tin the bigger picture,  it would be part of the breakdown of an old world and its old ways, and a reshuffling of the balance of power in the world.

What do each of us do?  We let go of our connection to that old world.   As we are told that this new war is necessary to protect the USA, we question this and go to our deeper values which are connected to the New Age of Aquarius.   We know peace will be the answer before too long, as we will need this attitude in order to survive.

We question by remembering Viet Nam and how we were told it was to protect American interests.  We remember Iraq and how we were told we were protecting USA interests because Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction, which was a lie.

It is so importan,t during the big changes coming our way, to let go of old attitudes and beliefs connected to a toxic culture from an old age.   We each have been conditioned to think and feel in certain ways that our families and society have taught us to think and feel.   Those ways will not serve us as we go though the transformation into a New Age.

The Old Age religions taught us guilt, fear, rigid moral laws, and judgmental ways at looking at ourselves and others.  Many families have conditioned us to not trust ourselves and our own hearts and minds.   Our society teaches us to value our country above other,s and to look down on the cultures of other people.   We are taught that war is OK against our enemies, who we demonize instead of understanding our common humanity.

These are all part of the old paradigm that needs to be let go of.    Questioning can cause great stress as we let go of a certain feeling of security that comes with our attachments to the teachings of our family, religion, and nation.

But the only real security can be found deep in our heart and soul, where all our true connections reside.   By connecting to that deep inner voice, we know we will be alright no matter what.   We know we will find the information we need when we need it.  We know we will meet the right people just when we need them on our spiritual path.   We know we will be in the right place at the right time if we just trust this deep inner voice.

When we are so aligned and connected we know all is aligned and connected.  We see signs and symbols lighting our way.    We witness synchronicities letting us know the Universe is alive in us and our world.   We are guided to better mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health.  

We are shown truth and shown where love resides.   We know we will be taken care of, as we learn to love ourselves more.

So much from the old world has taught us to trust the authorities from that world more than our own wisdom.     Trusting without question those old authorities keeps you imprisoned within the walls of the old world.  Trusting your own wisdom allows you to find the Universe within, God within. 

The Powers that Be will are mounting  evidence that Iran is an evil nation and needs to be punished.   This will likely in turn erupt into Middle East chaos in Israel/Palestine, Lebanon, and Syria, and reverberate in Afghanistan and Pakistan.    The whole world will change in huge ways as a result.  Most prophecies, including biblical ones expect the New Age shift to be ignited in the Middle East and Jerusalem.

The old paradigm of dominance and abuse of power will end as we witness the horror of these old ways.  We are moving into a world of equality and connection, thus the old ways of making some more privileged and dominant than others will end.   Each of us is learning that we are all connected, that all is connected, and only this consciousness will save us and bring us into a New Age.

The world economy is also based on such dominance and privilege.  We are all conditioned to believe it is “normal” for some to be rich and privileged while others are poor.  This will change, and the big changes coming our way in the economy will eventually help us to do so.

Astrology Forecast for December 13-19

This week we transition from the end of one lunar cyle to the New Moon beginning the next lunar cycle.   Sunday through Tuesday are the waning days of the passing cycle that began with a Scorpio New Moon on November 16.  Whatever was begun then is slowing down and preparing for new beginnings on Wednesday this week.

A Scorpio Moon on Sunday encourages intense emotions and deep thought.  On Monday the Moon goes into Sagittarius, where it will remain into the New Moon in Sagittarius on Wednesday.

Also on Monday the Sun squares Uranus, and events will unfold for many that will feel like a real “wake-up” call.

On Wednesday is the actual New Moon, at 7:02 AM Eastern time and 4:02 AM Pacific time in the USA.    It is time to make positive afirmations and visualizations for your life.  A Sagittarian New Moon can bring raised energies for whatever is striking your attention.  It is also a good time to contemplate or begin a new adventure, to find inspiration, or to gain a bigger perspective on your life.  Just be careful not to take on more than you can handle or to leap into something before looking at what might happen after you take the leap.  This New Moon is square Uranus and a gateway into the Lunar Eclipse in 2 weeks, so energies maybe  getting more erratic and out of control.

If you start to find you do not know what you want or where you want to go, or how to assert what you need to assert; keep in mind that Mars is slowing down and will go retrograde next Sunday the 20th.  If you find your plans are changing or your direction is less clear, it is time during Mars retrograde to reevaluate your life and its goals. 

In the greater world, angry words of competing egos and nations may get stronger.

We will have more on Mars retrograde, the coming eclipses, Mercury retrograde, and winter solstice next week.

Leo Knighton Tallarico

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Waiting for 2010 and Astrology Forecast for December 6-13

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , on December 5, 2009 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

We are getting closer to the Winter Solstice 2009, and then shortly thereafter we enter a most powerful Year of 2010.

This 2010 power will be signified by a strong symbol of change on New Year’s Eve:  A Lunar Eclipse Full Moon Cardinal T-Square.   We will talk more about this and the Solar Eclipse New Moon on January 15 as we get closer to those dates.

Suffice it to say however that the year starts out with a bang, which will be 2010’s calling card.

2010 will bring many profound aspects auguring great change all through 2010, including an even stronger Lunar Eclipse Full Moon Cardinal Grand Cross on June 26.

What can we expect and what can we do to get ready for such change?

We can expect our world to transform, for the security structures we rely on to be increasingly challenged.   Our economy has been challenged in 2008 and 2009 with one of the worst recessions in American ourstory.   To remedy this, The Powers That Be have merely put bandages on the deep and severe wounds to our financial well being.

For real transformation to occur we need to do more than print up more money and bail out big banks, other financial institutions, and mega-corporations and wealthy CEOs.    This is a new version of the trickle down theory, which believes that giving more riches to the already rich will somehow benefit us all.

There is such a huge discrepancy between the rich and all the others in this world.  True transformation of our economic system demands we change this old paradigm.  Events will force us to do so.  This does not mean we need to move to pure socialism.

We need something new that uses both capitalism and socialism, but truly creates something new that is beyond that dichotomy.

We can’t have huge change and transformation in this world until the military structure of this world fundamentally changes also.     Our world is controlled by a Military/Industrial complex that chokes off true liberty and freedom, as well as choking off true cooperation and harmony.

Wars will break out or bust open in 2010, which will threaten the current military structures of the world.    Look at the Middle East area to break open and for Iran to be an important focal point.

What each of us needs to do is to let go of our attachment to “how it has been”.  We each will need to be more flexible and open to real change.

To be able to truly do this, we will need to let go of our need to be separate from each other, from the Universe, from Nature, from our real self.   We will be forced to choose if we will live in fear or we will live in trust.

Our ancestors, who came before our current American creature comforts, conveniences, distractions, and protected lives, were more challenged to trust life and to believe in Love.  They certainly lived more in the moment and interacted more with one another.

Before the modern age we lived more primal lives, but even as recent as the first half of the 20th century people in America lived more difficult lives.  Can you imagine living then, and experiencing two World Wars and a Great Depression. Hardships then certainly dwarfed any real hardships we face now.

Trust in life was so important to make it through then, and will be so important again.  

But now, more than then, there is a need to expand and change consciousness into more inclusiveness.   To see all of us on the Earth as brothers and sisters, regardless of government propaganda or media persuasiveness, will be necessary. 

It will be so easy to hate the Chinese for their increasing power over the USA economically. It will be so easy to hate our Muslim borthers and sisters, most especially Iranians.

We are all connected all over the world.   To make it through the coming challenges, it will be necessary to let go of attitudes and beliefs that separate.    We have been moving into an Aquarian Age for some time now, and it is an Age of diversity in unity.    I know because that is what Aquarius is.   Aquarius is also about liberty for all and equality of all- no kings or queens or privileged people- no superpowers or privileged nations.

The coming eclipse of New Year’s Eve 2009/2010 will shake up our sense of security and bring us breakthroughs into new times ahead.  More on that later.

Astrology Forecast for December 6-13

Since the strong Full Moon has passed this last week, we enter a waning Moon phase.     With Uranus having gone direct near the day of the Full Moon, it was a difficult time period for some, and a time of breakthroughs for some.   For all,  Uranus now direct for the next seven months helps us to get “unstuck” from our personal mental boxes.

The waning Moon this coming week helps things to settle in and settle down.  On Sunday the Moon is in fun and creative Leo.   Late afternoon and evening the Moon in Leo is conjunct Mars.  Often this combination brings emotional intensity and drama.  If you get pulled there, be careful not to get too swallowed up in negative emotions.

The moon moves into Virgo on Monday and stays there into Tuesday when it squares the Sun, to create the beginning of the last quarter Moon.    Lunar energies dim in intensity, going down into the New Moon in Sagittarius on December 16.

The Moon stays in Virgo until mid-day Wednesday.  Good days to clean up, to fix and mend, to make more efficient, to do detail work.

Th energy field ought to stay mellow Thursday and Friday with Moon in Libra, but may intensify as the Moon goes into Scorpio on Saturday.

See you next week,

Leo Knighton Tallarico

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The waning moon now