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Cardinal T-Square and Astrology Forecast for August 1- August 7

Posted in Uncategorized, Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , on July 31, 2010 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

This week we finish up the lunar cycle begun at the Solar Eclipse New Moon in Cancer on July 11.    Monday August 2 begins the last quarter of that lunar cycle.   The next new moon, which starts the next lunar cycle, is on August 9 in Leo.  

These last few days of this lunar cycle may be quite intense, especially with a Jupiter square Pluto aspect early this week.   They will give more shakes and bumps on our voyage through the Eclipses and Grand Cross and Cardinal T-square of the summer of 2010.    We have been taken out of our old comfort zones.  We are being initiated into new chapters of our life drama, both on a personal level and in the greater world.    Turning points and crossroads are being faced by many.  

The second half of summer begins this week, and we are now in the middle of a T square of planets in the very early degrees of cardinal signs.  The Cardinal signs are Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn.   A Grand Cross would give us planets in all four of those signs.    A  T-square has planets in three of those signs, in this case Aries (Jupiter and Uranus), Libra (Mars and Saturn), and Capricorn (Pluto).  

This kind of aspect builds tension because it is pulling in 3 different directions.  The Libra planets want peace and civility; the Aries planets want action and forward movement; Pluto in Capricorn wants restructuring out of old forms and patterns. The fact they are all in early Cardinal signs shows we are pushing forward into new seasons of our lives, as cardinal signs are the signs of the first months of the seasons. 

Late on August 6 into early August 7, when the Moon is in early Cancer, there will a few hours of a full Grand Cross, not just a t-square.  The t-square stays in effect into September.

In the greater world,  the likelihood of important events will increase.   Though the big astrological aspects will pass this autumn, the possibility of big events will stay.    Oftentimes the astrological aspects shake us out of our comfort zones and get us ready for the events which follow.  Autumn 2010 may have even more dramatic events than summer 2010.

The biggest world event this year so far has been the blow up of the oil rig in the gulf and the subsequent huge oil spill.  Now that the spill has been temporarily plugged, government officials and media voices have been telling us the spill is not so bad now for our oceans and wildlife anymore.   They say very little oil is now being detected on the surface of the waters.   This has been a most horrible devastation for our Earth, its creaures and the balance of nature. 

The denial, however, is typical of our world order.  It always tries to go back to “normal” and not make any real changes. It is like a dysfunctional family that has a huge blowout, and everyone tears each other apart, saying and doing things that are so hurtful, mean, and destructive.   Then after the storm blows over they go back to same-old, same-old.  They push everything under the rug, acting like nothing ever happened.  Yet all the resentments stay inside, everyone trusts each other less and less, relationships are harmed forever.  There is never any real effort to repair the damage, to heal the wounds, to transform and change old patterns that have closed hearts and souls to one another.

And in our greater world, will the oil drilling now stop, after such a horrible disaster?  No.   Will the efforts to find alternative energy sources intensify? Likely no.   But yes this old world paradigm, this Old World Order, will face more and more disasters.

We know this because we know in our own personal lives we get “hit over the head” by life when we get off track from our authentic self and our soul’s path.   It is a warning. We can make change or not, our choice. But if we don’t we get another whack, maybe through an illness, maybe through losing a relationship or a job.   We can then choose to make changes, get on track or not.  The whacks get bigger, maybe not right away, but eventually when the planets come around again.

We can now choose, as the planetary action is intense, to jump on the train of our soul’s path, to bring more sanity and connections into our lives, connections to our authentic self and soul, to each other, and to the magic of the Universe.   We can choose to be a part of an Aquarian Age growing stronger every day.

Or we can choose to jump on the train of the dramas of an old world dying.   We can watch in awe at the spectacles of celebrity and privilege, fame and wealth.    We can cringe in fear or rise in hatred for the enemies who we need to kill in order to keep our nation or religion’s team number one.   We can play the game we have been taught by our society, or we can connect to being a real human being on the Earth in a greater community of beings in the Universe.

If you do choose to be that real human being, get ready to help heal our human family and Earth and transform our consciousness and ways into a new Aquarian Age.

Likely this year the economy will suffer more, and war cries will yell out against Iran.   Do not be sucked into the fear or the hatred for the enemy.  It will suck the soul out of you, will take you away from your life path.

Life can still be beautiful, loving, compassionate, and fair, if that is the frequency you choose to live in.  The people and circumstances you need will follow.   The Aquarian Age is now inside ourselves, not a perfect world, still with problems, but still also with love and hope and kindness.

Astrology teaches that you are the center of your world, of your life dramas. As you transform your consciousness and life, all transforms around you.  Not all at once, as the Universe needs to know you are committed to this soul journey, but slowly and eventually.  

Use the shifts of 2010 to make the changes you need to make to keep you in your soul and its true life journey.

See you next week,

Leo Knighton Tallarico

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Unity Consciousness and Astrology Forecast for July 25-31

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 24, 2010 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

There has been a slight break from the great intensity of the recent eclipses, most especially the powerful Lunar Eclipse Grand Cross on June 26.  That eclipse Grand Cross on June 26 included planets mostly in the early degrees of cardinal signs Aries, Cancer, and Capricorn.   The intensity was strong up to that eclipse and continued until the Solar Eclipse on July 11.  Much energy was released then. Now intensity is building again and world and personal events will increase in activity.    

 Things are heating up again, as there is a formation of a t-square of cardinal planets, again in the early degrees of cardinal signs.  It is bringing the shifting tides in again. 

This coming week, Jupiter squares Pluto and Saturn opposes Uranus , all within the early degrees of Aries, Libra, and Capricorn.  August should be a challenging month ahead, especially so in world events.

Bigger Picture

What is going on in the bigger picture is that we are leaving an old and tired age and its paradigm and entering a New Age and paradigm.   Achieving more unity consciousness is so important to this process of changing ages. 

And that is so difficult to do sometmes as we experience such horrible world events like 2 wars in Afghanistan, more wars brewing in Korea and in the Middle East with Iran, a horrible oil spill in the gulf region of the USA and another one that erupted in China last week.   These spills are sending us all a very important message to change our ways, as natural life is being destroyed and our balance of nature is so severely upset. We also have a weak economy, and it is not to get strong until it transforms into a new and more equitable system.

We see a two party political system where the two parties are constantly at war with one another, bought out by special interests and mega corporations and not working for the common good anymore.

Many people have been feeling more helpless to do anything about these problems, and instead often feel hopeless and disillusioned and cynical about the hopes for the future of the world.

To cope people more and more are turning to addictions, to popping pills to escape depression and anxiety, drinking more, getting lost on the internet or working and rushing around all the time.

What then suffers is our connection to our inner world, our soul and spiritual connections.

Some are afraid that we face a doomsday scenario in 2012.

There is no end soon of the world difficulties coming our way, and as a result we will be severely challenged to be in Unity Consciousness, a prerequisite for healthy living in an Aquarian Age.    We will continue to see difficult world events and they are likely to get more challenging over the next few years.

We are in transition between worlds and Ages. Mayan prophecy points to 2011-2012 as turning points from one world consciousness to another- from a world of separation to a world of unity.   Astrology cycles tell us we are leaving a Pisces Age, begun over 2000 years ago, and we are now on the cusp of an Aquarian Age, an age of equality, liberation, and most importantly Diversity in Unity.

Ther is an old “dog-eat-dog”  world of “Being better than or having more than” that needs to die.  In that world paradigm we have been taught that we cannot trust one another, cannot trust ourselves, cannot trust the Universe/God/Goddess.  We have been taught to put our attention and energy into our own survival or the survival of our family or to the loyalty of a flag or our religion against the interests of others from differnt families, or nations, or religions or races. These teachings are all counter to true Unity consciousness.

Let’s look back to the beginnings of the Pisces Age over 2000 years ago.  Christ was born and Rome was our first Empire. Buddha was born on the cusp of that age, just a few hundred years before Christ, and Mohammed was born on the later part of the cusp, just a few hundred years after Christ.

These three spiritual masters were the soul of the three most powerful religions over the 2000 years of the Pisces Age.  These, in the beginning, spiritually based religions were a powerful balance for the materialism of the empires of the world.

But slowly over the years much of these religions that still speak the name of their prophets or masters have lost their soul, lost the true messages of love, peace, compassion and truth.  They have forgotten about turning the other cheek or loving thy enemies, or caring for the most vulnerable and lost members of the world.   Unbelievably many speak of doing battle against one another.

And as a result of this religious decay, society has as a result lost its soul, it true spirutality. And we have lost the spiritual strenght that balances the power of Caesar, of the empire of Might makes Right.

That empire and its society has been trying to convince us we live in a random world without real sacredness or meaning, a world where everything and everyone is separate, each of us on our own, fighting to survive ina meaningless world.

This belief then breeds fear and mistrust, in one another, of the world and the Universe. 

That world view must and will die,  as did the idea of a flat world.

An Aquarian Age is being born in its ashes.

But we must take with us into this Aquarian Age, the best and the essence of the Pisces Age: the love and compassion that the spiritual masters brought with them.

The battle between society’s cynicism and religion’s sacrificing self denial will end, however.

There is no self denial or self sacrifice in Aquarius.  It is about the strength of the individual, the authentic, distinct individual, truating in their own natural inclinations, in unity and community with all others and with everything .

This new individual does not need masters or saviors or intermediaries to God.  This new individual knows his or her own connection to spirit, and from that connection takes responsibility, as a free world citizen for thier specific function and role in the community and Universe.

No more original sin and needing to be saved. No more devils and demons.  No more enemies to make war against.

We instead go to the kingdom within and find integration and wholeness there.  We go inside our souls to find balance and unity between our own light and dark, our own male and female, jsut like the Yin/Yang symbol.   WE are whole and unified- in Unity consciousness.  This is the foundation for making unity in the world, for making Diversity in Unity in the world of the Aquarian Age.

We must be ready now for the coming challenges that a transition between ages brings with it.  As Rome burns:

We do not need to cower in the dark, weakly holdiing hands with one another in fear.

Instead we hold hands in healthy community, each of us in our own strong, individualized, authentic beautiful selves as the Universe made us, connected together on our sacred meaningful souls journeys into a New Aquarian Age.

The coming challenges are meant to help us release our dysfunctional attachment to an old model of reality and its fears, and to transform our hearts, minds and lives to our own care, free and open, and to the care of one another- not under the control of society or nation.

We move into this Aquarian Age, with hope in our hearts, unified in our souls, knowing we are all one family, on the Earth, unified together with all in this wondrous Universe.

Talk to you next week,

Leo Knighton Tallarico

Please take a look at my website for more writings and information on readings and services.  Also I just put out a radio version of today’s forecast on Blog radio.

Cancer Solar Eclipse and Conscious Convergence

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

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

Our new week begins this Sunday with a Total Solar Eclipse New Moon in Cancer at 3:40 PM EDT.  It will be visible in much of the South Pacific, seen in small islands in French Polynesia, Easter Island, and the southern tips of Argentina and Chile.  This eclipse will be at 19+ degrees of Cancer.   During a Solar Eclipse the Moon blocks the light of the Sun from visibility on the Earth.

A Solar Eclipse is a new moon with much more power.  As new moons generate new beginnings, this new moon and the lunar cycle it begins will open up new vistas of change  for many.   As part of the process of initiating new starts, a Solar Eclipse can cause breakdowns of old ways that have previously limited progress.    Solar Eclipses can then also bring about breakthroughs beyond the old stuck patterns that hold us back from new chapters in our life.

Since the Moon is blocking the light and since the sign Cancer is “ruled” by the Moon, the lunar principle is dominant now.

Whereas the solar principle is to shine success, the lunar principle is more about inner values, soul values.  At its best it is about caring for the child inside, for the vulnerable.   Cancer is a sign of protection of the tender ones.   At its best it cares more about who someone is than what it has accomplished.  It allows others to just be their common selves, and it loves unconditionally.  At its worst, it is invasive and does not have respect for boundaries.   This is because it feels in order to protect and nurture it needs to be able to see all that is going on inside another’s world and psyche.

Cancer is about family and domesticity, so family issues will be in the spotlight now.   There is a chance for emotional dramas as a result, and emotional volatility.   As this is a Solar Eclipse there may be breakdowns from people who have been tryiong to hold it all together.   They will need emotional support. Watch especially for elderly and children.

Take time now to get in touch with what is going on inside of you.  Stop rushing around so much and get in touch with what you are feeling at deeper levels. Pay more attention to the feelings of others too.  Be more sensive to what is going inside of them, not just what they show you on the outside.  We are so conditioned by our society to be outer directed and materialistic.   Our souls, our inner worlds, our children are often neglected as a result.   Ask how much you care now, not how much you have accomplished. During this Cancer New Moon cycle we are brought more into this inner world, and because it is also a Solar Eclipse we  will be sometimes powerfully brought down into our feelings and inner values.

In the greater world Cancer represents nature and natural cycles especially.  It is interesting that the lunar cycle is about 29 days, similar to a woman’s usual monthly cycle.  Nature will speak loud and clear during this lunar cycle ahead. Large natural disasters are likely as a result.  Big ego powers of the world will be threatened also during the lunar cycle ahead that this Solar Eclipse initiates.

Watch for more unpredictable countries who are outside the usual family of nations to assert themselves now, like North Korea, Iran, Libya, and Palestine.  Otherpowerful unpredictable world events are likely now for this lunar cycle and through the summer months.

After this Solar Eclipse, which follows closely behind (2 weeks) the Lunar Eclipse Grand Cross; we have a complicated formation of cardinal planets in a T- Square.   Jupiter and Uranus in Aries will oppose Mars and Saturn in Libra, all being squared by Pluto in Capricorn.  This formation forms in late July and last through much of August.  Even more powerful world events will erupt then.

The economy and military matters are highlighted then.    We are on the verge of serious transformation around those issues.

Overall, of course we are changing Ages, from a Pisces Age to an Aquarian Age.    We are moving beyond a conflict between selfish and selfless.    We are moving into an age of Diversity in Unity.   People will need to be empowered in their authentic individualized selves.  And from that authentic self join in unified community with others all around the globe.   Selfish will not work anymore as we are all unifies.  Selfless will not work either as we need free and empowered people with stong selves to help transform, heal, and rebuild our world and its community.

 Governments, religions, corporations and other institutions that rob individual humans of their liberty, their free mind and spirits, will lose their power.  Networks of free people responsible for themselves, for those who cannot take care of themselves and for our Earth and world will form and flourish.

Expect the old world and its antiquated paradigm to be challenged by world shaking events. Do not be afraid as this is all part of the natural changing of seasons from one age to another.    It may get ugly sometimes as the old world falls, but as we each align with our own deeper soul and the Universe we will each be where we need to be when we need to be there.  Watch for signs and symbols and synchronicities from the Universe and keep in touch with your own inner voice.

There is an important gathering of people engaged in Unity Consciousness on July 17/18. It is called the Conscious Convergence.  It is connected to the Mayan Calendar and the Harmonic Convergence of 1987.  Many cities have local events to honor this important passage. You can also join from you own home in unity with all others.

“See” you in 2 weeks, next Forecast on Saturday July 24

Leo Knighton Tallarico Please visit my website for more writins and more about my services and readings.  And please visit blog talk radio to listen to the radio show Perspectives from the Sky

Solar Eclipse New Moon and forecast for July 4-10

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

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

The second of two eclipses erupts into our world next Sunday July 11 at 3:40 PM EDT.  It is a Solar Eclipse New Moon in Cancer. It follows the important Lunar Eclipse Full Moon Grand Cross from last week Saturday June 26.

There is a strong T-Square of planets that lasts most of the summer, and intensifies late in July and early August.   This summer is a crossroads summer, and very meaningful events will continue to occur throughout the season.  In fact, the tensions built this summer may create events even into the coming autumn and beyond.

It is important to put the powerful eclipse events this summer in context.  We are in transition between ages, from a Piscean Age begun over 2000 years ago, to an Aquarian Age cusp now.  I believe December 2020 is a good marking point for the beginning of that new age.  It is when Jupiter conjuncts Saturn at 0+ degrees of Aquarius.

An old world and its old paradigm are dying.   As it dies it struggles mightily to survive and perpetuate its existence.    It often becomes more and more stubborn as it clings to its dying embers of life.  Today an oil tanker exploded and killed over 200 people in the Congo.  This of course follows the horrible oil rig explosion and disastrous oilspill that followed.  So much natural  life, oceanic beauty, and livelihood has been and will continue to be destroyed.

This represents old ways and an old paradigm dying. Though we temporarily feel helpless to stop the continuation of our addiction to oil and its terrible repercussions to healthy and harmonious living on Earth, we will move inexorably to new and better ways in a New Aquarian Age.   We must transform our energy orientations and move to cleaner and healthier ways to live together on the Earth.  Oil has become closely associated with greed and invasion and empire and war.    These ways are part of an old paradigm and age. 

As we watch with fear the economic system unraveling and falling apart, we need to know in the bigger picture that this demise is aligned with the changing of Ages.  We are ready to transform this unfair and inequitable economic system that rewards greed and selfishness.

In order to truly move with the changes into an Aquarian Age, it is necessary for each of us to let go of our reliance on the authorities of our society.  The Aquarian way is to give power and voice to the individual citizen. 

We entered the beginning of the cusp of the Aquarian Age way back in the late 18th century, when Uranus was being discovered. Uranus was discovered in 1781 and at that time two profoundly important revolutions were surrounding that date:  The American and French revolutions. Interestingly, Uranus is the “ruling” planet of Aquarius.   And Uranus is revolution, breaking outside the box, liberty,  freedom, revolution, and radical change.   Aquarius is equality and individuality in community. 

The breaking away from the monarchy, the authority of the old world, is a Uranian and Aquarian principle.   With Aquarius, the power is with the individual citizen, no longer merely a subject of the Crown.   Keep in mind also that the USA birth chart of July 4, 1776 has the USA Moon in Aquarius.  The Moon is the soul of our nation, our inner foundation.  It is what brought this nation its great principles.

Today I read an article that stated a document of Thomas Jefferson was found where he was crossing out the word “subject” and putting instead “citizen”.   He, who was a bringing a new world from out of the old world, obviously was wrestling with his own transition between worlds.

And you know that many of our privileged members of the government and mega-corporations consider us their loyal subjects, not their equal citizen.  And people from other countries are often looked at with even more disdain. 

As we move closer to a full embrace of the Aquarian Age, we must more fully move there in our consciousness. Just as Jefferson showed his inner conflicts between worlds with his unsureness in choice of words subject and citizen, so do we often sit on the fence between worlds.

 The falling economy shows us we can no longer rely on old “sureness” like home values always rise and will never go down; like stocks will always provide value if we stay in the market with patience.    We are learning that oil can not be relied on long term.   We are learning that the traditional medical profession is getting more and more dysfunctional.  We see more and more that we cannot rely on govermnent leaders and presidents or traditional political parties anymore.   

We are learning more and more to turn to Aquarian ways.  That means we move even further away from so-called authorities, from the “monarchy” of our current world.

We turn to our own mind, our own authority, our connections with a true community of local and global citizens.  The Internet, a true Aquarian web, helps to provide us with this new individual empowerment.   We can find answers and products, without the need for traditional authority like the FDA.    We find, through the web, a community of ideas and information that help to give us our power back.

So you can see how the downfall of our old institutions paves the way forward into a New Age.  The dying economy will eventually transform into a new and more fair and truly functional financial world.  The horrible tragedies like the oil spill will transformm our world into new and cleaner and better energy.

It is best now to let go of your trust in the old institutions and find power in your own mind and soul. It is best also to link up in friendship, partnership, and community with others who are walking similar paths into a new world and paradigm.

You will recieve more and more help, through personal and world events, to let go of old ways and embrace the new. The powerful astrological events that are occurring this summer and beyond are reflections of this transformation.   There is no fate against you or the human condition. We are receiving help to evolve our consciousness and lives into a new world and paradigm.

Astrology Forecast for July 4-10. 

Much was intensified and shaken up at the Lunar Eclipse. Soon, at the Solar Eclipse on July 11, the enerigies will be to move us forward.   Solar Eclipses are New Moons with more punch. That means there will be much energy for new beginnings. 

But this coming week is the last quarter moon before the new moon begins.   Powerful world events are likely as we are between eclipses this coming week.  Pay special attention to what happens with the economy and with the Middle East.   Israel is getting ready to attack Iran before too long, and the two days surrounding the New Moon next week are dangerous for attack.    That time is also dangerous for powerful earthquakes.

On Monday July 5 Uranus changes directions and goes retrograde. Its radical energies are in the air for a couple days.   Things could feel weird or out of control, especailly so as we are closer to the next eclipse for next Sunday.

In personal lives the coming New Moon Solar Eclipse in Cancer brings up very emotional issues and sensitivities, and can start up family dramas.   Issues about strong women and mothers is also on the front burner now.   Be aware more of those who are vulnerable and cannot take care of themselves like children and the elderly and pets. 

Shifting energies, breakdowns and breakthroughs continue this week.  Change is on the agenda for the whole summer.

We will talk more about the Solar Eclipse next week, as well as the upcoming Conscious Convergence for July 17/18

Leo Knighton Tallarico

Please visit my website for more writings, a copy of our Spiritual Renaissance publication, and information about readings and other services.

On Saturday July 10 at 1 PM EDT we will present our second radio show Perspectives from the Sky.