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Earth Changes and an Aquarian Age and Astrology Forecast for April 25-May 8

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on April 24, 2010 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

The current lunar cycle, which we are in the middle of, began at the New Moon in Aries on April 14.   It was quite a powerful New Moon.   That day there was an earthquake in China/Tibet that killed over a thousand people.    And a volcano erupted in Iceland that halted much air traffic in Europe for about a week.  New energies have been bursting into our lives, getting us prepared for a spring and summer of shifting tides in our lives.   

If you have encountered difficulties surrounding the New Moon and Mercury going Retrograde last week, they are meant to shift you energetically so you will be better aligned with the changes coming to our Earth and human condition.  You are being taken out of “same-old, same-old” so you can let go of old worn out patterns and replace them with new and better ones.

Earthquakes and the volcanos are capturing our attention recently because there have been more big ones, and they have been more dramatic than usual in their effect on us.  The earthquake in Haiti this year killed hundreds of thousands of people and displaced over a million people.     The volcano disrupted transportation and economic business.  It also reminded us of the potential that global warming has to severely affect natural disasters and our human lives, as Iceland is a place of glaciers that are melting.

Global warming/Climate change is a sign of the great shift happening on the Earth.  It is a part of the changing of ages into an Aquarian Age.   We are smack dab in the middle of the transition, and spring/summer 2010 accelerate the process forward.   And 2012 is another marking point for drastic change that brings us more fully into the New World.

We can expect greater Earth changes, powerful cultural shifts, deep transformation of our consciousness and psyches.  Our traditions and usual habits are being challenged and are shifting into new ways of being and living on the Earth and in the human community.

Just as the internet and technological advances have hugely changed our ways of living over the last 15 years, the coming changes will even more radically transform our lives, in so many ways, over the next 10 years.   As the weeks go by, this blog will more closely examine what kind of changes will come.

Mercury Retrograde

We are now getting used to Mercury Retrograde, which began on April 17/18 and lasts until May 11.   It is not meant to make your life crazy or miserable.  It is meant to get your attention, to shift your focus, to readjust your perceptions.  If you have been thinking firmly one way, the Universe may bring events into your life that prompt you to think a totally different way. 

Perhaps you were convinced you needed to move somewhere new.  During Mercury Retrograde you may begin to question that conviction.   Things shift in our mind during Mercury Retrograde.

It is also common during Mercury Retrograde to reflect on times and people from the past Sometimes we even get calls or emails or visits from people in the past.  Our minds have gone retrograde into our old memories.

It is true that people report computer or phone or electronic difficulties being more common during Mercury Retrograde. But keep in mind that everything happens for a reason.    The Universe is not out to make your life more difficult.  Do not be superstitious about Mercury Retrograde.  If your computer has problems, perhaps you need a new one, or perhaps you need to learn more about the workings of your computer, or perhaps the computer troubles are merely a way to get you to shift your mental process so you will think differently about something else.

Saturn opposite Uranus

The first pass of Saturn opposite Uranus occurred on November 4 2008, election day.  That day Senator John McCain was opposed to Barack Obama for President of the USA.  

Saturn is very representative of John McCain and what he stood for, and Uranus is representative of Barack Obama and what he symbolized at the time.

Saturn is status quo, conservative, controlled, and traditional.

Uranus is liberating, “outside the box”, change.

Change won.  Big  change is what we “know” is inevitable now, and for the coming years.  Saturn holds back the tide, which can be a good thing, as change can happen too fast or be too out of control and overwhelming.  Uranus can be revolutionary and radical change. It can feel overwhelming.  Saturn helps us to stay secure and hold onto that which gives us stability.

Saturn makes its 4th pass of opposing Uranus this week, on Monday the 26th of April.  It will make its last pass in late July

So the whole time frame of November 2008 through the summer of 2010 is the time of balancing the changes, with holding onto that which gives us a feeling of stabilty and security. If you move too fast with your change you can feel overwhelmed. If you don’t move forward fast enough your life can feel boring and stuck.

So let go of the old times that are passing, and open up to the new phase of your life.  But respect and honor that which is passing and don’t let it go too fast.  Grieve and make friends with your past. It is part of who you are. 

In the greater world, as we finish up the Saturn opposite Uranus transit this summer, witness the change moving through our world, balanced by the attempts to keep our world the same.

If you are upset that change is not as great or as fast as you expected when you voted for Obama, remember that the Saturnian hold on change is part of the process.

Conservative opposition can not hold back the tides of change that are inevitable now.  It can only slow it down.

Full Moon

There is a Full Moon on Wednesday April 28 at 8:19 AM EDT. It is in Taurus/Scorpio.  As a Full Moon it is the culmination or climax of a lunar cycle.   This cycle began with the New Moon in Aries on April 14. As we stated earlier it was a most powerful New Moon. 

Whatever began for you at around that New Moon comes to a climax or resolution now.    As it is a Taurus/Scorpio Full Moon, there is a balance now to be sought between what is taken in or consumed and what is released or expunged.    There may be a tug of war between holding onto to something or letting it go.  Watch for power struggles and for intense emotions that threaten the calmness.

We will not be reporting next week, there will be no forecast next Saturday.  We will resume again on Saturday May 8, a few days before Mercury goes back direct.

Leo Knighton Tallarico

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This forecast is for the next two weeks.  Our next entry will be on Saturday May 8.

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Volcanic Eruptions and the New Moon, and Astrology Forecast for April 18-24

Posted in Uncategorized, Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , on April 17, 2010 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

We let you know last week that the Aries New Moon, which occurred on Wednesday April 14, would be especially strong and powerful.  On the day of the New Moon, China experienced a 7.0 earthquake which killed hundreds of people. In Iceland that day a volcano erupted.    This volcano spewed much ash, and as of this writing is getting stronger.   The ash is spreading through the air globally,  letting us know we are all connected as One. In much of Europe this ash is causing air travel to be halted.  Over 1 milion people have been stranded so far.

This new moon gives us a signature of the spring season.  It has been my experience that the real season of spring begins at the Aries New Moon.  Of course the official beginning of spring is around March 21, when the Sun moves into Aries.    But the Moon has not arrived to meet it yet.   So when the Moon conjuncts the Sun in Aries, which creates the New Moon, then energetically the spring season has begun.

This promises to be a most intense spring season, and summer will be powerful also.

The volcano erupting at the New Moon in fire sign Aries shows us the fiery rage of mother nature now.  Global warming is connected to the melting of ice caps in places like Iceland.   Scientists say that larger and more powerful volcanos will erupt when the ice shrinks more in the future.

The grounding of air flights shows the power of nature over the contrivances of human endeavor.  We are at the mercy of nature and the Universe, especially so as our old structures and paradigms die in the wake of an Aquarian Age upon us.

It is Europe that is most affected by this volcano, and of course Europe is the parent culture of America.    Western civilization is being initiated into the New Age, into the realties of Climate change that is a part of the changing of Ages.

In the Aquarian Age of equality, the empires of the past and present give up their power to the citizens of the world.    There is liberation from governments and corporations that control the free spirits and souls of the people of the Earth.  Western civilization has had much control over the affairs of nations and peoples, and will humble itself in the Aquarian Age of equality. 

In personal lives the fire of the New Moon in Aries has been strong also.  This new moon in Aries signifies new beginnings.  And like the air travel disruptions caused by the volcano, new beginnings for many have been filled with frustrations and difficulties.

These challenges are meant to put us in better balance for the accelerated changes to come.  We need to move out of “same-old, same-old”, out of the monotonous “Groundhogs Day” patterns of our lives.   We must be energetically prepared for the newer frequencies approaching our lives, symbolically to be delivered into our lives by the many meaningful planetary aspects of spring and summer 2010.  The one most especially noted is the Lunar Eclipse Grand Cross on June 26, which we will examine at length in upcoming forecasts.

Mercury Retrograde

Mercury goes retrograde on Saturday April 17 at 9:06 PM PDT and on Sunday April 18 at 12:06 AM EDT.

It is not to be feared or dreaded, as so many feel about Mercury Retrograde. It is a natural occurence every 3 months.  It lasts about 3 weeks each time, and this time will go back direct on May 11.

It signifies a changing of perception.  Events and inner stirrings prompt us into new realities of mind during Mercury Retrograde. Linear, left brain logic does not work as well. More imaginative, inventive, creative thinking works best.  Inner reflection is also more in alignment during Mercury Retrograde.  Since your mind is changing during this time, some advise people not to make important decisions or sign contracts then.  I believe that one must be aware of the fact that Mercury is retrograde before making important decisions or signing contracts.  After pausing, you are better equipped to know if perhaps you need to wait before making the decision or signing the contract. 

Communication also is altered during Mercury retrograde.  Again be aware that Mercury is retrograde, and be extra careful to choose your words before speaking, and to recognize how the person you are speaking to will receive what you have to say.    

Overall, Mercury retrograde takes us into new mental zones, getting us re-aligned with the movements of nature and the Universe.  Once Mercury has been back direct for a few days, the fog dissipates and a renewed clarity is found.

Sun in Taurus

The Sun moves into Taurus overnight on Monday/Tuesday.   This begins a solar month of earthy fixed sign Taurus.  We begin to settle into our bodies more, to seek more comfort and security.  The challenges we have encountered during fiery Aries time are now settling into reality and seek more practical grounded solutions.

In the northern hemisphere nature is filling up now with more leaves and flowers.    The comfort level of the weather is more pleasant, often not too cold or too hot. It is a good time to enjoy nature, to walk and run within the beauty. Of course lately we have all been more surprized by nature’s weather patterns, anyting being possible.

Mother Gaia is arguably best represented of all the astrological signs by Taurus.  She wants us to stay connected to her, and to enjoy her during Taurus time.   Taurus lets us know that we are nurturingly held by Mother Earth always. 

Remember however that Gaia is out of balance during these changing times and her body like ours is going through many shifts.   If you have been witnessing your body doing things it has not done before, do not automatically assume there is something ill or wrong. Please investigate the possibility that your changes are natural, and that you need new health habits, in order to be aligned with many changes now occuring.

See you next week,

Leo Knighton Tallarico

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Strong New Beginnings and Astrology Forecast for April 11-17

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , on April 10, 2010 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

This week we shift from a last quarter waning moon- to a strong New Moon in Aries on Wednesday, that brings us powerful new beginnings. 

The impetus to move forward with our lives will be strong.    When spring began a few weeks ago, desires for change stirred within.   After this New Moon in Aries we feel compelled to put these stirrings into action.

Aries is a fire cardinal sign.  Fire is active energy.  Cardinal is initiating energy.   Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn) are the first month of a season.   Aries brings in spring; Cancer brings in summer; Libra brings in autumn; Capricorn brings in winter.

So Aries, being fire and cardinal, shows us the sign of greatest force forward.   Aries intitiates, pioneers, pushes into new territory like buds pushing through the branches of trees on their way to being full leaves.   Aries rises to a challenge, competes, metaphorically is the sperm seeking to be the first to reach the egg for conception.  Aries is an independent warrior who knows she must be true to herself, in order to be impowered for the trials of this tough world.

This is meant to be a powerful spring and summer of change.    And after Wednesday it truly begins.

What can we expect in the greater world?

The stock market and media financial reports show us signs of an economy in recovery.   I do not believe this recovery is sustainable, and hence in late spring or summer we will get obvious information that the economy is on its way further down.  The downturn of the economy is part of a much greater process of changing paradigms and ages.  We will soon need to look at the core problems and how these problems are reflective of an old model of reality no longer working.   

Our lives are out of balance, and part of that imbalance is related to the dominance of our material beliefs and attitudes.  Most people do not look to their hearts and souls for direction for their lives.  They look to what will help them with their material lives first and foremost.  And then they look to religions, which all too often are also devoid of true soul and spirit. 

So our economic system is accordingly first to feel the death of old ways of being.  It will eventually be transformed to be of more service to our human condition and the health of our world and Earth. It will be transformed to service more of the Earth’s people, not just the privileged few. The current system rewards greed and selfishness, and has lead to corporate dominance of our lives.

Now we will be forced to move beyond old models of cpaitalism versus socialism in order to find answers to our collective finanacial well being.   The serious downturn of the economy will force us to do so.

And other changes are coming also to take out of “same-old, same-old” patterns of behavior.   The weather changes, so apparent this last winter and early spring will continue.  Other natural earth changes will also continue, like larger more destructive earthquakes.  Again this is part of the enormous shifts coming our way on the journey to a new paradigm and age.

There is also a big  shift of power in the world. The USA and western civilization will learn to share power and wealth with peoples all over the world.  The days of empires and superpowers is coming to an end.  We are entering a multipolar world now, with more equality and fairness.    Hopefully the power shifting does not create another world war on the way to the equality, but right now that is in doubt.   

Watch for events surrounding the Middle East and Jerusalem, Israel and Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan, North and South Korea, and the War on Terrorism.   Witness the growing strength of China, India, and Brazil.

Watch also this spring and summer, in alignment with the Saturn/Uranus/Jupiter aspects and the Lunar Eclipse Grand Cross, revolutionary movements and liberation movements.  Even in this country there will be more and more people wanting to free themselves from a system that is straying further and further away from “we the people”.  More and more people will be leaving the traditional two party system, which has been bought out by special interest groups and corporations.

And the broad tea party and militia movements have rageful radicals within their memberships, who will try to break down the government and its leaders.

Each of us in our personal lives is a microcosm for the greater world.  We are each a part of the great changes.   Whatever areas of your life feel spirit dead and stale are ripe for change.  If you are feeling trapped in any area of your life, perhaps it is time to liberate your self.  

Watch for inner awakenings that let you know it is time to move on.  Watch for signs and symbols and synchronicities that let you know it is time to leave the old world and enter a new one.  If the “door” to a new world stays stubbornly closed, realize it is not the right place or time to make the move.    Work with the Universe. The Universe is not out to stop you from what you want.

But if what you want is only connected to your ego and smaller self, then it is not what is right for you. It will not truly satsify you in your deeper soul.  Your deeper soul (higher self) will draw to you what is best for you to actualize your authentic self and its connection to the greater community and Universe.   Let go of your need to satisfy what the world has programmed you to think you want and need.   

Go to where the true “connections” are for you.  Watch and wait for the signs and openings, be patient and have faith you live in a meaningful Universe on a sacred soul path. 

Astrology Report for Sunday April 11- Saturday April 17 

From Sunday to Wednesday we are in the waning part of the lunar cycle begun on March 15 with a New Moon in Pisces.   During the last few days of a lunar cycle it is time to wind down and prepare for a new cycle at the New Moon.  This is especially true now as the new moon this week is one of the strongest for forward movement: The New Moon in Aries.

So clean up in your life what needs to be cleaned up from Sunday to Wednesday.  Make positive visualizations and affirmations at the dark Moon, on Monday through Wednesday.   This is a most powerful new moon to make intention.

On Wednesday April 14 at 5:29 AM PDT and 8:29 AM EDT is the New Moon in Aries.  If you have been putting off or procrastinating, now is the time to get started.  The winds of the Universe are at your back.  You do not have to have full movement forward yet, but get started, even if in small ways.

On Saturday April 17, thinking and communicating airwaves begin shifting.  Mercury goes retrograde.  It will stay retrograde until May 11.  Mercury retrograde is nothing to be superstitious about. Many people talk about how everything goes haywire during Mercury retrograde- cars and other machinery break down and life becomes a living hell.  It is not true.

Mercury retrograde brings a shift in our lens, in our perceptions.    We get taken out of “stuck” mental zones.  Left brain does not work as well.   We need to be more right brain imaginative, and be more reflective.   We need to be more careful in our communications, more present.   We need to be more careful and not make rash decisions.   And sometimes it does feel like “not normal”.  But it is not a tragedy waiting to happen.

See you next week at the start of Mercury Retrograde.

Leo Knighton Tallarico

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Beyond Democrat and Republican, and Astrology Forecast

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on April 3, 2010 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

We are in a calm before the storms of late spring and summer blow in.    If you tune in you can feel churning waters,  change beneath the surface, waiting until after April 14 for spillage into our lives.  On April 14 is a strong Aries New Moon that truly ushers in the power of spring 2010.

Changes are coming.

In the greater world, there is much turmoil brewing right in front of our eyes.  Politically there is little or no connection between the democrats and the republicans.  They do not agree on anything.  On Healthcare reform, there was not one republican who agreed to the bill- not one.    The Tea Party movement and the Militia movement are heating up with great rage.   What are they so angry about?      

They mostly spout out about how there is a socialist government takeover of our lives, and how Obama is a nazi or communist or maybe wasn’t even born in the United States.

The Militia movement is heating up also as it did during the Clinton presidency.   In fact Timothy McVeigh, who blew up a government building in Oklahoma City and killed hundreds of people in the mid ’90s, was in the movement.

This movement is also angry about government control of our lives, and many from this movement want a war with government which will give the country back to the people.

As crazy as many of these people are, they reflect on a deeper level, an important and transformational shift of our country and world.

“We the People” have lost control of our country and world.  But it is not about democrats and republicans or about right-wingers and left-wingers.

George Bush, a republican, spent much goverment money and built up a huge budget deficit as a result.    The War on Terror and Homeland Security brought much government control of our lives and took away many of our civil rights as a free people.

In fact more and more government spending and government control has been going on for decades here in America, regardless of political party.     And to make matters worse, and to get to the core of the problems,  Big Corporations are what really control the government, so much so that the government cannot represent the people as it is meant to do.    Big Corp buys and sells our political leaders.   

And when you add the strength of American military, and its controls all over the world, you begin to see clearly how much the Power Structure is what runs our world and the people.

Many democrats are excited about Health Care Reform.  Though there are some needed changes, like not letting insurance companies keep people with pre-existing health problems out of health insurance plans; there is no real core fundamental change.   Insurance, hospitals, doctors and pharmaceuticals still will cost outrageous prices.    Big corporations will still make huge profits while people suffer.

So we do not need this Tea Bag movement or Militia Movement, which is mainly aimed at democrats, progressives, and ’60s activists.   We also do not need our hatred directed either at conservatives or republicans.    We need our energies directed at the system we have created in this country.    It is time for a transformation of the two party system, and of the Military/Corporate empire which runs this country and much of the world.   

The revolution and evolution of our country and world is coming- is happening now. 

Astrologically Pluto in Capricorn, where it stays until 2025, represents the transformation of world structures and institutions.  In 2011- 2016 Pluto will square Uranus, which is a significant alignment, as it is the first major marking point in the current Uranus/Pluto cycle begun in 1965-1966.

The 1965-1966 Uranus/Pluto conjunction in Virgo “ushered in” the ’60s revolution.  That revolution was deeply motivated by the desire to change the system of America and the world, as it was seen as decaying, corrupt, filled with hypocrisies, unjust and unfair.

Now at the coming square of Uranus and Pluto we go the next level of revolution and transformaton of the world, its institutions and paradigm.   We are moving toward a more fair and equal world, not just about America.   We will me moving toward more decentralization, and local communites will become more and more important.  We are moving to a multi polar world community, beyond superpowers and empires.

This week Highlights-  Pluto in Capricorn moving Retrograde on Tuesday the 6th of April.  Pluto in Capricorn is about transformation of stucture.  This means that world structures and also personal structures that have become emptyof spirit need to be released.  

In your own life if you are in any situations, jobs, relationships. etc that have no more life in them, it is time at this retograde to consider letting them die, to let them go.  Often we hold onto empty old structures n our lives becuase they feel secure.  But they no longer hold real security, merely familiarity.   When you let them go, life spirit will again course through your veins. You will have more positve energy and joy for your life.   You do not usually have to rush the process of letting go at a Pluto retrograde.    Stronger energies of liberation later this spring and summer will help you to relaese more fully.

We are in the waning half of the lunar cycle now, and energies are more toward cleaning up and cleaning out, getting ready for strong forceful energies of forward movement after April 14.  The real spring and summer of 2010 changes begins then.

See you next week,

Leo Knighton Tallarico

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