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Saturn and Pluto- World Transformation, and Astrology Forecast January 31-February 6

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on January 30, 2010 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

The most dominant astrological aspect in our collective psyches now is Saturn square Pluto, whose second pass is happening Sunday the 31st of January.   The first pass was on November 15, 2009, and the last pass will be in August 2010.  Therefore from October 2009 through September 2010 this aspect will be asserting its influence in our lives.  Though all aspects and all planets are meaningful and have a “needed” role or function to serve in our lives, these two do not usually feel very good.

If you have been feeling heavy, serious, darker energies in your life lately, you may be experiencing this Saturn/Pluto aspect now.   Sometimes it feels like impending doom is upon upon you.

Saturn is the Teacher, and not the soft and fuzzy kind.   It is the stern taskmaster who teaches us our toughest lessons.   Saturn is Karma and the law of “as you sow, so shall you reap”, or “what goes around, comes around”.   There is no escaping some limits defined by Saturn, like death.   Saturn is boundaries and limits, rules and regulations.  It helps us to concentrate on achieving and accomplishing through planning and organization, through discipline and hard work.   Saturn is our gravitational anchor to this earthly world.    It is the forms we build that we try to conserve and preserve as long as we can.   It is the “system” we have built through our government, military, and economic institutions.  It is the traditions and security forms you have built in your own life.

Pluto is the guardian of the underworld, the shadow world that holds all our deeper emotions and thoughts that are connected to our more primal instincts.  These primal instincts “know” what has gone beyond the laws of nature and our deeper Soul, what has become artificial or corrupt or stagnant or “soul dead”.    Pluto’s primal power sometimes ruthlessly destroys that which has outlived its time or has become an empty form devoid of spirit or soul.   After Pluto has taken us to the pit of our psyche, to the core of the issue, it then releases that which is ready to be shed.  Then from the ashes of destruction, a phoenix of new life is born.  Old forms are destroyed and new seeds are birthed.

When Saturn and Pluto make “hard” aspect to one another, through conjunction, opposition or square, powerful events explode into our collective lives.  In 1914, the year of a Saturn/Pluto conjunction, World War I broke out.   In 1939, at a Saturn/Pluto square, World War II broke out.   In 2001, in August, Saturn was in opposition to Pluto.  One month later the 9-11 attacks were perpetrated against the USA.

Keep in mind that such dramatically destructive events do not occur at every such Saturn/Pluto aspect.  But you certainly get the flavor of Saturn and Pluto together by these examples.  Pluto is the primal energy that seeks to destroy old Saturnian forms, structures, and institutions.    There is a rebirth that occurs through the ashes of destruction.    The current world structure, run by a massive Military/Economic structure, is in the process of restructuring. The current economic challenges we face; the shifting of world power to the east and China and India; the powder keg of “freedom fighters”/”terrorists” ; all show us the restructuring of our world system.

There are other cultural structures or paradigms that need to be transformed also.  As of this writing the Super Bowl will air an ad that is pro-life against pro-choice, but will not allow an ad that promotes a gay dating site.    The power of Pluto seeks to destroy old Saturn forms that do not serve greater Life anymore.  The Saturn structures fight for the old form to survive.   Do not worry, it is an issue of natural process toward furthering human evolution.   The Aquarian Age welcomes all forms of love, and old “traditional” ways that no longer serve greater love will die.

In your personal life, look at the security forms you have built.     If these forms support your soul’s journey they are fine.  But if you have lost your passion and sense of purpose for your life, then perhaps it time to transform your life.  Maybe you need new work, new relationships, a new home?  Perhaps old patterns of behavior no longer serve your deeper Self.

If you are running your life in any way that represses your authentic self, your passion and joy, then perhaps you are ready for change.    If you live your life to please someone else or just because you were programmed to live it that way, perhaps you are ready for change.

Saturn square Pluto is not the only transformational aspect in 2010. Saturn opposite Uranus, Jupiter conjunct Uranus, and the first waves of Uranus square Pluto occur this year.  Also there will be a powerful Lunar Eclipse Full Moon Grand Cross in late June.

We will talk  about all of these aspects more in the spring of 2010 when they emerge into our world psyche.

This week be careful not to be enveloped by your own or other people’s heavy and negative energies.  The purpose of Saturn/Pluto is help us to release the past and that which has no life in it anymore for us.    Grieve, yell, get angry, but don’t let your self fall into a pit of despair, depression, or misery.

Modern groundhog day, which is  Christian Candlemas happens on February 2, this Tuesday.  It is approximately the mid point of winter solstice and spring equinox.

It is time to feel the coming of spring right around the corner.

Imbolc is celebrated also at this time.    It is a Celtic holiday celebrated by neo Pagans.  It is traditionally a time of weather prognostication, and the old tradition of watching to see if serpents or badgers came from their winter dens is perhaps a precursor to Groundhogs Day. A Scottish Gaelic proverb about the day is:

Thig an nathair as an toll
Là donn Brìde,
Ged robh trì troighean dhen t-sneachd
Air leac an làir.

“The serpent will come from the hole
On the brown Day of Bride,
Though there should be three feet of snow
On the flat surface of the ground.”

Fire and purification are an important aspect of this festival. Brigid (also known as Brighid, Bríde, Brigit, Brìd) is the Gaelic goddess of poetry, healing and smithcraft. As both goddess and saint she is also associated with holy wells, sacred flames, and healing. The lighting of candles and fires represents the return of warmth and the increasing power of the Sun over the coming months.

Baseball spring training begins around this also.

Allow your self this week to feel the glow of the coming spring even it feels cold as ice this week.

See you next week.

Leo Knighton Tallarico

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Out with the Old and Corrupted, and Astrology Forecast for January 24-30

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on January 23, 2010 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo0 Knighton Tallarico

It is becoming abundantly clear that real and deep transformational change here in America will not happen without powerful and drastic measures and events.   I had hoped back in November 2008, when we elected Barack Obama, that the change from one age to another could happen with some grace.

I have known for quite awhile that America and the world would be going through huge waves of change.   The corruptions, dysfunctions, greed, power abuses, and Americans’ apathy would all need to be cleaned up and released in order for us to live in a healthier, more functional, caring, fair and just America and world. The changing of Ages into an Aquarian Age and through the Mayan 2012 demand this will happen.

And Barack Obama’s candidacy raised our hopes that he would lead us into reclaiming our country back to “we the people”.    He raised our hopes that we would get back our decency and higher principles, so that we would make real change and could have more hope for our future.

And though there has been some return of the light of hope since moving beyond the horrific and disillusioning years of George Bush, nevertheless in most ways “same-old, same old”  ways still prevail.

We are still in Iraq and sending more troops into Afghanistan.    We have created an economic stimulus plan that has not helped the people, but instead has helped big banks get more profits and give more millions to their executives.    The stock market has gone up, but no more jobs are being created nor has the ability to get loans gone up.  We may be on the verge of a new Health Reform plan for Americans, but that plan will keep the power of the insurance and pharmaceutical companies as powerful as ever.

And now this week, something almost unbelievable happened in the Supreme Court of the USA.  They are now allowing corporations to spend as much money as they want on  political elections. ” We the people” have our power even more diluted. The corporations and interest groups already buy out our representatives.  Now with this new ruling  their agendas and wealth will  have more and more influence over our country.

Though a repubican dominated Supreme Court cast this vote, it is not only republicans who are bought our by corporations and special interests.  Both democratic and republican representatives have been bought out by corporations.  The system is corrupt and interest groups and corporations, with their money and wealth, are controlling our country, both sides of the aisle.  They are both part of the Military/Industrial complex that President Eisenhower, a republican, warned us about just before leaving office.    He said that that complex would eventually take away our people power and republic if our awareness went to sleep.  It is encouraging that President Obama has spoken out against the Supreme Cout vote, which is against our democracy.

 Is it too late to do something to change the direction our country is moving in?  Well, it IS too late to rely on our two party system of  republicans and democrats to change it.  Have you noticed how many candidates are winning now, as did Senator Brown from Massachusetts, with a message of being outside the system.    But come on, few of these republicans or democrats are truly outside the control of the two party, corporate controlled political system.  

Big transformational change of our system and its instituitons is coming over the next few years, and 2010 will speed up this process forward.  But how can each of us be proactive in this process?

Should we write to our congress people and demand change?  That likely will not do any good anymore.  The two party system no longer represents “we the people.”

The change is coming and likely events will shake up our world enough for us to begin to see new and inventive, outside the box, truly tranformational change.

We will also need to vote for other parties, like the Greens and Libertarians.  We will also likely get to the point, especially if things get more oppressive and controlled,where we need to use civil disobedience, as did Dr. King and Ghandi. 

The aspects over the next several years speak to the restructuring of our world.  Pluto is now in Capricorn, which suggests transformation of our systems, structures and institutions.  Pluto will stay in Capricorn for 13 more years.

And more immediately we experience Saturn square Pluto, which lasts from last autumn 2009 to Autumn of 2010.    In fact there is an exact Saturn square Pluto aspect on Sunday January 31.   During this year long period very powerful events which change our world and its structures.

The last major transit of Saturn/Pluto was in 2001/2002, when they were in opposition to one another.  In fact one of the passes happened in August 2001, just before the 9-11 tragedy.

Our world is in for major change over the next several years, through a big wave of change in 2010, through the Mayan 2012, through an entrance into the Aquarian Age, as I estimate December 2020, when Jupiter and Saturn conjunct at 1 degree of Aquarius.

On a personal level, use the Saturn square Pluto aspect this week to release old patterns and beliefs that no longer fit who you have been growing into.

If a current relationship or friendship keeps making you feel bad about your self, perhaps it is time for that relationship to change its pattern or for you to be out of the relationship.   

 Saturn/Pluto is about endings, goodbyes, moving on from old times of your life.   It is difficult to say goodbye sometimes if something or someone new has not appeared yet.  But sometimes we must focus on our goodbye, and perhaps the grief that comes with that ending.

This week also brings a Full Moon in Aquarius/Leo on January 29/30.  It happens on the 29th at 10:18 PM on the west coast USA, and on the 30th at 1:18 AM on the east coast.

Do you do what is best in a socially conscious way (Aquarius), or do you do what makes your heart sing or makes you happy (Leo)?  

This Full Moon is the first major lunation since the beginnings that happened at the Solar Eclipse New Moon on the 15th.  Look back on the eclipse and what was going on for you then, and see now where it has evolved to.

See you next week,

Leo Knighton Tallarico

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Haiti, Avatar, and the Eclipses; and Astrology Forecast for January 17-23

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on January 16, 2010 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

We are now in the aftermath of the stormy eclipses that just passed.   Left in that wake is the tragedy of Haiti.    A 7.0 earthquake hit  Haiti and caused massive destruction.  Estimates are that at least 50,000 people died, over a million were left homeless, and there was massive destruction of buildings and infrastructure there.

I have listened to media blowhard voices like Pat Robertson and Rush Limbaugh speak unkindly and with lack of compassion about the people of Haiti and their tragedy.    Pat Robertson tweeked history so he could preach his usual BS about the enemies of his distorted version of Christianity.  He said Haitians had once made a pact with the devil so they could be freed of the domination of the French who controlled the country and its people.

I know many of you have now seen Avatar, a story about how invading forces of a dominant corporate and military run entity on Earth overrun the planet Pandora for its resources.  Of course this message was to remind the audience of how often this has happened right here on Earth, as one country or Empire has often invaded another for its resources and riches.    Europe and America and western civilization, because of their recent historical power, have been the most recent example of this abuse of power.

And never has it been worse than what happened in Haiti.  In 1492 Columbus and his forces invaded Haiti and called it their own despite the fact that the indigeonous Taino people were already there.    Later the French overtook the island and the Taino people,  until eventually they ceased to exist.  In their place the French brought many slaves from Africa, mainly from Guinea, to Haiti.   These slaves were treated with unbelievable abuse, indignity, and unimaginable horrors. The following was written by Henri Christophe‘s personal secretary, who lived more than half his life as a slave, and describes the crimes perpetrated against the slaves of Saint-Domingue by their French masters.  Henri was a revolutionary against French control.

The secretary wrote:  “Have they not hung up men with heads downward, drowned them in sacks, crucified them on planks, buried them alive, crushed them in mortars? Have they not forced them to eat excretement? And, having flayed them with the lash, have they not cast them alive to be devoured by worms, or onto anthills, or lashed them to stakes in the swamp to be devoured by mosquitoes? Have they not thrown them into boiling cauldrons of cane syrup? Have they not put men and women inside barrels studded with spikes and rolled them down mountainsides into the abyss? Have they not consigned these miserable blacks to man-eating dogs until the latter, sated by human flesh, left the mangled victims to be finished off with bayonet and poniard?”

If there is such a thing as evil and the devil, would that be the slave who wants to free him or her self from such treatment?  Or would that be the opppressor who treated fellow humans in such a manner?

At the height of the enslavement on Haiti by the French who used the slaves to work the sugar plantations, which provided Europe with much of its sugar, there were approximately 500,000 slaves and 32,ooo slave owners on Hiati.  These slaves are the ancestors of many of today’s residents and Earthquake victims on Haiti.

We have entered a very important year:2010.   We are rapidly approaching the New World projected by the Mayan mathematicians to begin on winter solstice 2012.    We are only 10 years away from my astrological estimate of the beginning of an Aquarian Age, in December 2020 when Jupiter and Saturn conjunct at 0+ degrees of Aquarius.    The Hopi’s and biblical scholars also are anticipating this entry into a New Age, New Paradigm, New World soon.  All believe we face great catastrophe before we arrive.

And most believe the birth pains will be lessened in proportion to our being able to change our consciousness enough to be aligned with the New Age, away from the old Age.

Abuse of power, domination of others, greed, and privilege will not serve our planet as we enter this Age.  With the weapons of mass destruction we have built and used before, we are putting our Earth and human family in grave danger.  

An Aquarian Age demands we come together as one family, in harmonious relationship with one another, to heal our family, environment and Earth.

2010 will bring many tests, through challenging events.  2010 has more important  aspects than I have seen in many years. In the greater world, economic and military concerns will grow in 2010.   The Middle East will be challenged by war cries.

In our personal worlds we will be pushed to progress with the tranformation of our consciousness, our soul and lives.  With every challenge is an opportunity to release the programming and conditioning from families, from culture, and religion that keep us locked in old fears and guilts, and rules for living that preclude  healthy self esteem and respect for peoples different than our own.  

With every challenge we move more deeply into our personal healing, holistically bringing together the deeper needs of our hearts, souls, and bodies.   This way we connect with our authentic Self and our alignment with each other, the human community, and the Universe.

We have passed the eclipse and get a brief respite from such intensities.  It is time now to look at our lives with new eyes.

Astrology Forecast for January 17-23

 The main event this week is Jupiter leaving Aquarius, where it has been for the last year.  It enters Pisces on Sunday.  It will stay until eary next year 2011.   The last time it was in Pisces was in 1998.   Jupiter expands.  Pisces is water, literal water like oceans  and rivers or the  metaphorical waters of feelings, emotions, spirit and soul.    In 1998 the banks of the Yangtse river in China overflowed to kill over 12,000 people.  A tsunami in Guinea wiped out several villages of people in 1998.    And the Moon of Jupiter, Europa, was found to have an ocean of water on it under the ice that year.   Bill Clinton evoked many deep emotions in America in 1998 with his sex scandal with Monica Lewinsky and the subsequent impeachment for his lies and deception.  Look back to 1998 in your own life as far as emotions and your deeper spirtual growth and healing.

Expect similar water events in 2010, and even more so as Jupiter and Uranus will conjunct in Pisces.    Pisces is a sign of deep soul connection and compassion. Use this aspect to increase your own compassionate side and to connect on a deep soul level with your feelings andwith empathy for those of others.  If your Sun was in Pisces at birth you can expect this year to bring your authentic self out more into the open. Opportunities for your life will follow.

On Tuesday the Sun moves into Aquarius for a month.     Aquarius is a sign of social consciousness mixed with true individuality.   Aquarians are outside the “normal” boxes of life, even if they try not to be.   Their minds can be way out there, filled with inventiveness.  Some border genius and insanity with great skill.     They are often highly principled and idealistic, wanting society to raise itself to better levels.   They believe in groups and community, but often find it difficult, because of their distinct individuality and high ideals to fit into any groups easily.  They are in their minds a lot, and also really value their independence. They are often uneasy with people or themselves showing too much emotion.  Keep in mind that the internet is very Aquarius, socially active and activist, decentralized, without authoritative controls.    Aquarius does not care much for authority or big egos.  Get involved this month with community, group, or socially conscious endeavors to be in alignment with Aquarius.  

See you next  week,

Leo Knighton Tallarico

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Solar Eclipse New Moon in Capricorn and Astrology Forecast for January 10-16

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , on January 9, 2010 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

The second of two eclipses in a row happens this week, on Friday January 15 at 2:11 AM on the USA east coast.  On the west coast the eclipse falls on January 14 at 11:11 PM.    The Capricorn/Cancer Full Moon Lunar Eclipse from New Year’s Eve Day 2009 and this week’s Solar Eclipse New Moon in Capricorn bring a common theme:   Security issues.

Cancer and Capricorn both are connected to security and stability.  They are the archetypal “Mom and Dad” energies, although in the contemporary world, those gender roles are mixed.

Cancer provides inner security through nurturing, care, and unconditional acceptance.    Capricorn provides outer security by meeting the demands of the world through accomplishment, work, planning and discipline.  Cancer builds safety through making a comfortable and nourishing home base.  Capricorn gives safety through building success in the world and gaining the rewards of money, etc. that provide security.

In the mainstream world the eclipses have brought with them the recent failed terrorist attacks, which have shaken many people’s sense of inner and outer security.    New scanners are being put in airports around the world.  Governments are contemplating more such  moves toward greater security.  The cable news shows talk incessantly now about the CIA and its failures, Homeland Security and its failures, the President and his failures.  Many are getting freaked out about the recent incidents, especially the Christmas Day bombing attempt near Detroit.

These concerns now about our safety and security are deeper and broader than just the recent eclipses.  Pluto’s recent movement into Capricorn a couple years ago, which will last for 15 years, is about transforming the structures and institutions of our world.  Since this is within the broader context of an Aquarian Age and 2012, we can expect massive changes to our way of life, our economy, and our relations with the rest of the world over the next several years.

The last few weeks, which have been under the influence of the eclipses, have brought increased feelings of insecurity for many.  Many ar enow less sure about the direction of their life.   Jobs, money, relationships seem less stable and reliable.

Perhaps it is time to let go more of our attachments, addictions, co-dependencies, and that which we are clinging too hard to.   It is time to liberate our minds, hearts, and souls.  It is time to recapture our free spirits, no matter what age we are.   For those of you beyond your teens and ’20s, you know how easy it is to get so much into security and safety and material concerns.   It is easy to get bogged down into every day” same-old, same-old”, and lose your flexibility for change.

But change is coming, it accelerates in 2010, and it will behoove each of us to let go, to release what is ready to be released, and to move on to a new phase of our lives.

The Solar Eclipse New Moon in Capricorn this Friday January 14/15 will get us moving forward again.    For many direction will get more clear this week or next as Mercury goes direct on January 15, adding to the forward direction of the New Moon that day.  But for some pieces of the puzzle will be left to solve in regards to our overall life direction and desires for our future as Mars will still be Retrograde until March 10.

But for now, with the Solar Eclipse New Moon, and Mercury going direct this week, we will have some forward movement and greater clarity.    The fog of our life path will begin to clear.  Remember that at eclipses energies and emotions intensify, and we usually get taken out of our normal balance.

Since this New Moon Eclipse is in Capricorn, we get more of a sense, however, of “getting our life together”.   We start to make plans, or life brings us seemingly fated events that show us what we must let go of, and what direction we need to now take.

If you have your Sun in Capricorn, especially if you are born in mid January you are most affected by this eclipse.   If you were born with Sun in Cancer, and were born in mid July you are most affected by this eclipse.    In fact if you have any planets in the middle degrees of Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn you are very affected by this eclipse.     You will have more of a tendency to have your security issues challenged and opened for change.

This coming week, the week of January 10 through January 16, life may feel more serious.   This is especially so from mid week through the end of the week.

This is so because Saturn, the planet that “rules” Capricorn, slows down and changes directions on Wednesday the 13th, less than two days before the Capricorn New Moon Eclipse.   It is time to get down to business, to do what needs to be done, to work hard and more efficiently. 

Saturn is Old Man Time, a reminder that life is limited by the passing of time on this Earth plane of existence.  Things end and die, time marches on.  We sometimes need to let go of people, jobs,old times of our life.   Saying goodbye is always difficult.    But new horizons await us, always one season of life passes into another season of life.

And of course Thursday/Friday is the New Moon in Capricorn.  It is a turning point time of life.  Everything may not be totally clear and laid out yet, but a shift is happening.  And it is a powerful shift, with all implications not known until several months ahead.

In the greater mainstream world, the USA is having military/economic concerns heat up again.   The power of the USA is being asserted and/or challenged now.     In 1991, on January 15, just like now in 2010, there was a powerful Solar Eclipse New Moon in Capricorn at the exact same 25 degrees.  That is near the USA Pluto in its natal chart’s second house.  On that day in 1991 Iraq and Saddam Hussein were attacked by the USA and its allies.  That community of nations that gathered together for the attack were called the New World Order.   This was mainly a combination of western world allies, Europe and the USA.

I do not expect such a dramatic force of attack again this time as the aspects to this eclipse are not the same as last time. In 1991 Saturn was conjunct the Eclipse, which brought more of fated grave energy to the formation.     But issues related to the military/industrial empire of western nations, led by the USA, will again be in the spotlight.   What are the threats to this Empire now?  It is from a difficult economy, Al Queda, Iran and North Korea, Yemen, Palestine, and potentially Pakistan.

If you saw the movie Avatar, you know they were referencing this global corporate, military empire of the USA and New World Order as the “bad guys” destroying the natural and spiritual world of the Na’vi native peoples.

This movie is a consciouness raising movie for mainstream America and the world, and lets us know we are moving toward a world beyond Empires that rule all our lives and the natural world and Earth environment.

We are on the cusp of great change, and 2010 will open up and clear the path for greater progress into this New World.

“See” you next week,

Leo Knighton Tallarico

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Waiting in Limbo, and Astrology World View- January 2-8, 2010

Posted in Uncategorized, Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , on January 2, 2010 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

As we  walk through the first days of 2010, many people are feeling kind of lost, not knowing what direction to move in, not feeling very motivated.    What a way to begin the New Year 2010,  as most people like to make resolutions and vision their dreams for the year ahead at the New Year.   What is happening?

Mercury is retrograde, which often does feel disconcerting, confusing, and brings us back to old memories and old times.  But what is going on now is more than that. 

Well Mars is also retrograde, which happens once every two years.  Last time was in early 2007.     And yes when Mars goes retrograde we do feel like we are unsure of what we really want, and where we are going with our lives.  I have been through a fair number of Mars retrogrades in my life, however, and the feeling of being  lost this Mars retrograde period is deeper and stronger.  

Many of my clients, family and friends are feeling this way.  It seems to many that their lives are not so secure, are up for grabs, changing, shifting to something new, something we do not understand yet.

Of course we also just passed through the first of two eclipses in a row on New Year’s Eve Day, a Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Capricorn/Cancer.   That eclipse suggests shifting tides around security issues.  The second eclipse will be on January 15. It is a Solar Eclipse New Moon.

But in the Big Picture, beyond all these strong current aspects, is the fact that we are entering a very powerful year of change in 2010.     And we are less than 3 years away from the time the Mayan Calendar declares as the end of an old world and the beginning of a New World, December 21, 2012.  And in my estimation we are about 10 years away from a doorway into the Aquarian Age, when Jupiter and Saturn conjunct at 0+ degrees of Aquarius.

As we keep this bigger picture of entrance into a New Age in mind, we know that it means we will be experiencing much deep transformational change over the next several years.  Just as our housing market and economy have shifted over the last couple years, much more of what we have come to expect as normal will be shifting into new realities.   And these changes will be much greater than those over the last couple of years.

And so Mercury Retrograde, Mars Retrograde, and the Eclipses are more effective than usual because they are in the context of the acceleration we are experiencing moving into an Aquarian Age.

The feeling of being unclear about our lives and future is in large part because so much of life and our world will be changing.   This is known and felt at a deep level of our being.  So much of what we currently are used to in our lives may therefore seem stale or insecure, as we are getting ready to move into a big  new phase of our lives.    Are we in the right job?  In the right relationship?  In the correct home or living situation?  These are questions that make it difficult to know how to vision our year ahead or future, or to be motivated to act.

For some the New Moon Solar Eclipse in Capricorn on January 15 will tend to push them forward in their lives. For some this may happen as they choose a new project or venture for their lives.   For others some event will move into their lives that feels almost fated and will push them in certain directions.    

 These choices or events will not make everything crystal clear yet for most, however, because Mars will still be Retrograde.  Mercury, however, goes direct the same day as the Solar Eclipse New Moon on January 15; and in conjunction with the New Moon we are more directed.

America and our greater world will go through much change in 2010.   

 The Middle East will become more dangerous in 2010 and war is likely to erupt beyond what is happening in Iraq and Afghanistan.   The turmoil in the Middle East will shift the balance of power in the world.  We are moving toward more equality in the Aquarian Age, and Superpowers and Empires do not fit anymore.   America and the western world have been dominating the world paradigm of dog-eat-dog “survival of the fittest” mentality.    Much of the coming transformation is meant to put an end to this mentality, so we can save our world and the human family from horror and possible extinction.

We all will be helped, through coming personal and world events, to know all is connected as ONE.   Diversity and individuality will be respected in the New Age, but in unity; as in an orchestra, when all individual instruments play in concert with one another to play unified music.  

All races, genders, sexual orientations, religions, nations, and peoples are cells in the greater human body.    We are each a cell in the body of the greater Universe, meant to function in individual authenticity, yet all connected together in Universal community.

We are so far from knowing this reality, as we tend to demonize those who are different, make enemy of those we cannot  understand.

The coming shifts and changes will challenge us to let go of these old beliefs and attitudes and to learn to open our hearts and minds to a bigger picture of unity and connection.  Some, however, will choose more fear and separation, and will lose these approaching opportunities to expand consciousness and evolve.

As change moves into your life know it is all meaningful and part of your sacred soul life  journey.  Spring and summer of 2010 will be especially intense with change, as there is a cardinal Grand Cross Lunar Ecipse Full Moon in late June that is quite powerful.  This aspect will be the center of many very important astrological events in spring and summer of 2010.

Be clear.  These changes will challenge us to transform, to find greater meaning, to connect with our deeper souls, with each other, the Earth, and the Universe.  Our human family is in grave need for deep healing, so we can come together in unity to heal our Earth, which we have dominated and abused.     Perhaps brothers and sisters in the greater Universe will assist us or challenge us to grow.

The recent Norway UFO incident shows us we are getting closer to an event of monumental importance and revelation:  The mass appearance of beings from beyond.

For now, be as patient as you can.  It is OK now to be without clear direction.  Learn to just BE now.   Change is coming soon.

Leo Knighton Tallarico

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