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Lifting The Veils and Astrology Forecast for October 31- November 6

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 30, 2010 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

Halloween, of course, is the modern day equivalent of Samhain, a celebration of the approximate midpoint between Autumn Equinox and Winter Solstice.   It is considered the time of year when there is turn toward the darkness; it is also considered a time when the veils between worlds is thinnest. 

Halloween is almost like a modern satirical version of Samhain. The turn toward the darkness can bring in fear for some.  And of course as the veil gets thinner between worlds, the underworld of spirits and lost souls become more accessible to our waking consciousness.  Halloween is our modern attempt to make relationship with the darker world of “ghosts and goblins”, in a light way.

The dream state and awake state are closer to one another now also.    Our habitual natures and driven lives can feel a loss of control. It is time to let go and surrender to the process of alllowing the unseeen world to merge more with our seen world.  Some people try now to contact those who have passed from our lives, who have died.   Some feel “re-connected” with those who have passed

In reality our days are truly getting darker and darker now, until Winter Solstice when the dark minutes of the day are greatest, but then turning back toward lighter days thereafter.  And the coming Winter Solstice of 2010 promises to be a doozy, as there is a Lunar Eclipse Full Moon right on the day of the solstice.

As we have been letting you know in recent writings, some big events are coming to our collective lives between late October and mid January.   I would probably extend that end date out to the end of winter, as the event of a Lunar Eclipse on the Winter Solstice provides us with a “signature” for the winter season. That season promises to be filled with intensity, change, and deep transformation for our human condition here on Earth.

And of course some events have aleady been surfacing, as we have entered that time frame begun at the end of October.  This past week, there was a 7.7 Earthquake in Indonesia that caused a tsunami and killed a few hundred people.  The next day there was an eruption of a volcano, also in Indonesia.  

And yesterday there was a potential muti-pronged terror attack that is apparently thwarted.  There were explosives found inside printers headed for Chicago synagogues.  There are presumably other explosives that may still be out there.

The coming events  will get more powerful, and are meant to break us out of an old paradigm, and old and tired way of living our lives as humans here on Planet Earth. 

It should be quite obvious to anyone looking with clear eyes at our world, that our conventional old world ways are not working anymore, and in fact are quite toxic and destructive to our free and natural hearts, souls, bodies, and minds.

The big events coming our way this late autumn and winter, though painful at times, will help us release and move beyond an old chapter of our lives, in fact an old and dying Pisces Age, begun over 2000 years ago.

This clearing of the old chapter and paradigm will break free an opening for new and creative energies to help us build a new world and Aquarian Age.   The Phoenix will rise from the ashes of a dying old world.

What may some of these big events be like?   It is quite possible that our economy will experience a big event or revelation that will turn the stock market and our economy fast downward. It is possible that the Middle East will break open into greater hostilities and war. It is possible that the western world will experence a powerful attack on its people and interests. It is possible that there will be a great revelation about UFOs or alien visitations that will totally transform our paradigm and lives forever.  It is possible that natural disasters will greatly shift our Earth structure. It is possible there are surprise events we cannot imagine now that are coming our way.

This week October 31-November 6

Not only have we entered the solar cycle dark time of year, we also have just entered the waning part of the lunar cycle, as the night skies get darker and darker until the New Moon on November 6.  That last lunar phase began on Saturday October 30.  Halloween/Samhain is October 31/November 1.  Election Day, November 2, is at a dark time in both the lunar and solar cycle. Results that may not seem very enlightened or progressive may be coming our way that day.   Do not worry. This will not be a long term shift, but a “negative” way of shaking up the status quo way of doing political business. 

Progress into an Aquarian Age is inexorable. Nothing can stop it, yet we can make it a more difficult transition if we stubbornly hold onto old ways and beliefs too strongly.  The Rally to Restore Sanity shows us progressive forces are coming our way much more strongly in the near future.

Venus in Scorpio is about half way through its retrograde cycle now.     Relationship issues are reaching a climax this week ahead.   You can go deeper into insight, get more empowered to state your truth.   You can now release your old demons and dyfunctional patterns.  Some relationships will have to end now, others will find healing and new life.  As Venus enter backwards into Libra next week, relationship issues will find more balance and peace.   Venus will go back direct on November 18 and will go full circle to where it began on December 20.

There will be New Moon in Scorpio on November 5 at 9:52 PM PDT and on November  6 at 12:52 AM.   This happens a couple days after the election.  Greater events will be coming our way after that date.  These events will reflect the power and intensity of Scorpio.  It is time to “get down” into what is real, what brings out our real emotions and deeper truth.  Being polite when we do not feel it will not work then.  We cannot solve our problems by lying and covering up what is really going on for us.  The Truth truly does set us free. Expect more revelations in the world that bring more disillusion, but set us on the path of truth and healing.

See you next week,

Leo Knighton Tallarico

Please feel free to find more writings and my services on my website.  You can get an astrological session with me during these changing times to help you on your path and with your life.  Please write soulus@aol.com for more info. Leo Knighton Tallarico is a full time professional astrologer, spiritual guide, counselor, and writer for over 25 years.

He predicted the Iraq War of 2003- in early 2001 when Bush first took office; predicted the 9-11 attacks with an article “The Tower”, written in June 2001.  He predicted Obama and McCain would get the presidential nominations in november 2007, when both were low in the polls; and correctly predicted the current economic downturn before it occurred.

 

Scorpio’s Depths of Core Truth, and Astrology Forecast for October 24-30

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , on October 23, 2010 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

The Sun moves into Scorpio today, October 23, 2010.  Venus retrograde, Mercury, and Mars are already in Scorpio.    It is time to begin to see beyond the pretty Libra pictures, and get down more fully into the deeper Scorpionic core of truth.   Issues hidden and sometimes shrouded in mystery are revealed.  

As an example of such deeper truth being revealed, yesterday WikiLeaks came out with documents of truth about the war in Iraq.  Among many new truths is the information that there were many more civilian deaths there than had been previously reported.  There were 15,000 more civilian deaths than previously reported,  a total of 122,000.

The New York Times says the documents disclosed “many previously unreported instances in which American soldiers killed civilians — at checkpoints, from helicopters, in operations” and it said there were at least four cases of lethal shootings from helicopters.

The documents detail torture, summary executions and war crimes. U.S. authorities failed to investigate hundreds of reports of abuse, torture, rape and murder by Iraqi police and soldiers, the documents show, it said.

The Times said that hundreds of reports of beatings, burnings and lashings suggested that “such treatment was not an exception.” Most abuse cases contained in the new batch of leaks appear to have been ultimately ignored, the paper said.

So many people have died, including American young people, and so many have suffered, and do you truly know why we invaded Iraq in the first place?  There were no nuclear weapons there. They had not invaded us or any of our allies.  They had no relationship with Osama bin Laden.  Sure they had a ruthless dictator, but there are many such people all over the world, and do we invade their country and start a war?

The “Powers that Be” programmed us to believe we needed to invade Iraq.   Because so many people blindly believe their leaders, and because people want to be “patriotic”, and because we easily get fired up to defeat “enemies”, especially now those with arab or muslim populations, we thus invaded another country, waged war, and caused many deaths and much suffering.

And you can feel the fear and hatred for Muslims growing in the country, as can be seen through the mainstream media.    The stews of more war are boiling hot.   Fear and hatred toward Muslims is now becoming like it has been with black men or like it was in Germany toward Jews before World War II. 

Wake up!!   The drums of hatred and war are beating again.  Iran is the developing face of the Muslim enemy now.    There is only one enemy to be defeated now:   Hatred and its allies Fear and Ignorance.

Our country is in obvious decay now, in large part because citizens have gone to sleep and given their power away to the Kings and Queens of modern times: Governments and Corporations and Mainstream Media.  They dominate our lives now.

Use this Scorpio energy now to go deeper into the core of truth.  This roto-rooting into deeper truth will get stronger still after November 6, after the Scorpio New Moon.   You are getting much help to transform your consciousness out of programming by society and family.  You can break out of the “tapes” in your mind that keep you from the truth and love that will set you free.

Hatred, and its allies fear and ignorance are the only “enemies”.  If hatred is the enemy, its defeat is only possible through love.   Unity consciousness is the only solid foundation we can set for our new Aquarian Age.     No race, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, or religion is our enemy that needs to be destroyed. 

We have been invading Muslim lands and acting like conquerors.   Can you imagine how we would react if some other culture or country invaded our country for “our own good”?  Only 8 men, who happened to be Muslim, invaded our country, and they did not destroy our country and take it over. We have been waging war against muslim countries that did not attack us, ever since that attack. And there is more to come.  And it is so important we let go of the hatreds now.

Additional help to break out of old programming is coming our way, with powerful astrological aspects and world events. Crisis is opportunity to transform and heal.

 Let go of the need for something or someone to be better than someone or something else.  There are no good guy Americans fighting against the bad guys. There is “good and bad”, so to speak, in everything and everyone, dark and light, yin and yang.  There is nothing to fight against.

There is only the need to make whole, to integrate.   We are one whole family here on the Earth, diversity in Unity. You have one whole family, made of many different facets of self- inside your self.   Take away the prejudiced judgments and you can make wholeness inside.   Take away the prejudiced judgments of others and we can develop a unified community here on Earth.

The Truth can be painful to see. It can bring disillusion and pain at first.  But truth does set us free from capture.  Scorpio can put us to the core of truth we have been avoiding, as life can feel more dullingly comfortable while living the lie.    After Scorpio helps us face these deep core truths, we are then able to release the old toxins, dysfunctions, and patterns. And then we can feel cleansed and healed.  And then the power of self and self renewal.   We are free.

Venus retrograde, as it has been since October 8, will help us to know the truth of relationship.  This can be truth about our romantic relationships, or friendships, or family members, or work associates.  There is much healing that can happen in current realtionship. Those that cannot find healing can be ended.  People from the past can reappear now to help put perspective and insight on those old relationships.   This insight may help us with our current relationships.  New people may also come into our lives during Venus Retrograde. It may be best not to jump to conclusions about those new relationships.

Venus goes direct on November 18, and runs full circle on December 20, a day before a most powerful Lunar Eclipse on the Winter Solstice.  This will be followed by a Solar Eclipse on January 4 2011, that opposes the USA natal Sun.

Big events are coming our way.  New truths about the economy will be revealed.

After the New Moon in Scorpio on November 6, events will intensify.    You can choose to fall into fear, or to see all coming our way as meaningful and part of the transition into an Aquarian Age.

See you next week,

Leo Knighton Tallarico

Please feel free to find more writings and my services on my website.  You can get an astrological session with me during these changing times to help you on your path and with your life.  Please write soulus@aol.com for more info. Leo Knighton Tallarico is a full time professional astrologer, spiritual guide, counselor, and writer for over 25 years.

He predicted the Iraq War of 2003- in early 2001 when Bush first took office; predicted the 9-11 attacks with an article “The Tower”, written in June 2001.  He predicted Obama and McCain would get the presidential nominations in november 2007, when both were low in the polls; and correctly predicted the current economic downturn before it occurred.

Pluto Rules- and Astrology Forecast for October 17-23

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 16, 2010 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

It has been unusually difficult lately making any decisions.  Not completely sure why.  Perhaps it is because of the sense of big changes coming  our way.   We know that the way our lives look now, before the shifting tides, is much different than how they will soon look.   So how can we know what to do, especially as we do not know exactly what is going to happen.

The 33 miners in Chile were rescued from deep within a mine this past week.  That was such a wonderful thing to hear about.    Their ability to survive the ordeal,  the rescue by their community, the well wishes from people all over the world, was great to see.  

I noticed in the news today, only a few days after the rescue, that 4 miners are trapped in Equador, and that an explosion in a Chinese Coal mine just killed 21 miners, while 16 more are trapped there.     What is the message?   What are the signs telling us?

Deep withing the bowels of the Earth, in the Plutonian underground of Dante’s Inferno, there are transformational energies brewing.  Pluto’s kind of transformation is like the journey of the bird phoenix.   It rises from the ashes of despair into powerful and inspirational rebirth.    We are approaching Pluto’s favorite time of year, when the Sun moves into Scorpio, this year on Saturday October 23- next Saturday.   

Here in the Northern Hemisphere Scorpio time of year shows us trees going bare, colder and darker days, and Samhain/Halloween, when the veils between the worlds is thinnest.    With such dramatic underground activity this year, with only Mars and retrograde Venus now being in Scorpio, we can likely expect some powerful stirrings to occur this late October through November.

Of course the elections will be on November 2, in early Sun in Scorpio time, just after Samhain.  Mars will still be in Scorpio and Venus still in retrograde in Scorpio.    Will Tea Party candidates erupt more forcefully, through victory, into our political landscape?  What kind of culture shock will this bring to our American lives and the world?

Even if they win big, the Tea Party is only a blip on the screen of history. It is fossils of old times trying to resurrect the past. It will not last long as an Aquarian Age is inexorably moving into our human consciousness and world. The Tea Party is about people who do not want the old world to end.   Many want the Reagan years to never end, and are sincerely believing they will lose their freedom to a world of socialism. 

Last week I wrote about a big event(s) coming our way from late October to Mid November or from December 5  to January 18, 2011.

A big red flag can be seen in the Middle East now. The peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians have apparently failed.   Iran and Israel are obviously building up mutual animosity toward one another, that feels like immanent war approaching.  Turkey and Lebanon are getting closer to Iran. China is getting closer to Iran.  The whole arab and Muslim nation are losing hope that Israel truly wants to end the occupation of Palestinians. Most do not believe the USA can be a fair broker of peace as it has Israel as its strong ally.    

Many in the USA, including Bill O’Reilly of Fox news, who represents many people in the USA, believe that Muslims attacked the USA and do not deserve to put up a mosque near the site of the 9-11 attacks.  They truly see Islam as their enemy, not just some radical people who were also Muslim.  Grave lack of trust is coming  from Judeo-Christian cultures against Muslim cultures- especially from Israel and America, but also many in Europe.  Lack of trust from Muslim cultures against Judeo-Christian cultures is also prevalent.  This portends major conflict for the near future, as things seem to be coming to a boiling point. 

Another interesting development is the more mainstream spotlight on UFOs.  Recently many from the USA airforce stated they saw UFOs hovering near a nuclear weapons depot and soon therafter nuclear weapons were disabled. This week in New York City hundreds of people stopped and stared at objects in the sky that have not been identified by any authorities.

Back some years ago, when I hosted a radio talk show in Santa Fe, New Mexico, I interviewed John Mack,  professor and psychiatrist at Harvard University and a Pulitzer prize writer. He had written a book, “Passport to the Cosmos”, based on his studies and interviews of people who claimed to have been abducted by aliens. 

He expected to find out that the people were mentally unbalanced, his being a psychiatrist, of course.  Instead he found the people quite credible.  And he also found that they all had some similar experiences, though from very different cultures, and had not talked to one another.  One such similarity is that they found out from their abductors that they believed we humans were destroying ourselves and the Earth, and they wanted to help.

Were the UFOs encountered by the USA airforce wanting to dismantle our nuclear weapons because they know where we are headed with them?    Are we on the verge of some dangerous conflicts that need intervention from more evolved beings? Is this possible?

Well perhaps this is all rather dramatic of me.  Perhaps the big events coming our way soon will be something with the economy or something else we cannot envision yet.

Yet the astrologcal aspects from this summer were quite rare and promise new seasons of our human lives here on Earth.   And soon there will be a Lunar Eclipse Full Moon on the winter solstice, touching off and triggering many of the aspects of the Summer of 2010.   

And right after that, there will be a Solar Eclipse New Moon at 13+ degrees of Capricorn, directly and closely opposite the USA natal Sun at 13+ degrees of Cancer.

Timing of events is always challenging, and perhaps the big events will happen later in the year of 2011 than I have predicted, but they are coming soon.

And all of you who have been working on your selves, transforming your consciousness and lives in anticipation of a New World being born, will be brought forward into greater transformation and healing, into more healthy and connected lives, more community, a greater sense of purpose, more soul and spirit in your life, more magic and synchronicity, deeper connection to your authentic self, the Universe and each other.

October 17-23

Of course Venus is still retrograde in Scorpio, and relationships and heart issues are in the spotlight.  This is not only romantic relationships, but also friendships and family bonds and work relationships.   Let the past in- through people showing up in your life in person, or through dreams and memories. Retrograde periods often take us back, so we can better understand and give perspective to our current lives and relationships.   You have a good opportunity, during Venus Retrograde, to transform and improve your current relationships, to end bad ones, to meet new people who will assist your journey.

This week leads up to our second Aries Full Moon in a row, this one on Friday October 22 at 9:37 PM EDT.    Relationship issues are again emphasized, but your need to assert your self or your independence can be a big part of the dialogue now.

The Sun goes into Scorpio on Saturday October 23 at 8:35 AM EDT.  It is time to go deeper into your mind and emotions, to see the core of truth, not to live in dream world about reality.   As emotions get stronger it is important to not keep them locked up inside, but instead to express them. Just remember that if you have been holding back these feelings for a long time, they could come on explosively, so be careful.

Talk to you next week. I have put off the next radio show but will let you know a week before it broadcasts.

Leo Knighton Tallarico

Please feel free to find more writings and my services on my website.  You can get an astrological session with me during these changing times to help you on your path and with your life.  Please write soulus@aol.com for more info. Leo Knighton Tallarico is a full time professional astrologer, spiritual guide, counselor, and writer for over 25 years.

He predicted the Iraq War of 2003- in early 2001 when Bush first took office; predicted the 9-11 attacks with an article “The Tower”, written in June 2001.  He predicted Obama and McCain would get the presidential nominations in november 2007, when both were low in the polls; and correctly predicted the current economic downturn before it occurred.

American Crossroads, and Astrology Forecast October 10-16

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

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

We wrote a lot about the summer aspects of 2010: The Grand Cross Lunar Eclipse, the Cardinal T-Square, Saturn square Pluto.   Much shifted, and was shaken up in personal lives and in the greater world surrounding these aspects.   Many have faced personal crises that have brought them to the edge emotionally and spiritually, and has forced them to look at their lives outside the usual boxes of previous thought. 

They want to move on in their lives in new ways, transformed ways.  They want their lives to be more purposeful.   They want love, not fear to lead the way.  They want to not be controlled by how they were brought up, how they were programmed by family and society to be. They want to be in touch with their authentic Soul life path, and shed that which does fit that sacred journey.

Whenever we are influenced by important astrological aspects, as many were this past summer, we have the opportunity to shed those old skins of deadened lives, and to have a rebirth into new chapters of our lives. 

The recent aspects this past summer were mainly in cardinal signs, which signifies to us, as cardinal signs represent new seasons, that we are entering a New Season for humanity on Earth.  This new season brings us closer to a new Aquarian Age, a new 2,160 year cycle.  I estimate this new age to symbolically begin late in 2020 when Jupiter conjuncts Saturn at 0+ degrees of Aquarius.    The ensuing 20 years of that Jupiter/Saturn cycle begun in 2020 will be the time of the ushering in of the Aquarian Age.

We have many intensely transformational years ahead, times when you can get “unstuck” from confining attitudes and beliefs, relationships, jobs, and living situations.  These opportunities are the gifts of the crises, sometimes difficult to see when we are in the throes of fear or even despair.   

In the greater world, the summer aspects of 2010 have not yet been triggered to provide the full extent of change coming our way.  In personal lives or in the lives of nations, the more “defended” one is, the more difficult it is for the Universe to break down the armors of protection.  But the breakdowns are inevitable. Like the Tower card in the tarot, events will eventually erupt to crash down the fortress of protection.

In September of 2001, the USA had its twin towers attacked and brought down.  Since this was the World Trade Center, symbolically the economic fortress of the USA and world economy was broken down.   In June of 2001 I wrote an article called The Tower, where I stated that in the summer of 2001 the USA and western civilization would face a severe threat to its power in the world.   Aspects from earlier in the summer of 2001 were triggered in September of 2001.   There was a solar eclipse on the summer solstice at 1 degrees of Cancer.  By opposing that position at  1 degree of Capricorn a couple days before 9-11, Mars triggered that summer solstice eclipse.

Other astrological events, close to the date of the tragedy, triggered positions in the USA natal chart, which contibuted to the timing of the attack. 

There are potential triggers to the astrological aspects of the summer of 2010- this autumn and early winter. It will be especially important to watch world events that will affect the USA from late October to mid November, and then from December 5, 2010 to January 19 2011.

That latter period, after December 5, will be under the influence of new eclipses. One is especially potent, reminding me of the one on the summer solstice of 2001, as this one is on the winter solstice of 2010.  The next eclipse after that on January 4, 2011, will be closely opposed to the USA natal Sun from its birthchart of July 4, 1776.   At that time Saturn will be square to the eclipse and to the USA natal Sun. The USA will be then in the throes of experiencing its 8th Saturn return.

Something very big is coming to the shores of our country- a big event(s).  It could be another severe downturn of the economy, another big attack, or something we cannot envision yet.

Keep in mind that the USA is also in transition into an Aquarian Age.  It will be shedding its ego as a world superpower, and finding its true authentic purpose in an Aquarian Age, an age of equality and diversity in unity.  Since the USA is the first true experiment of diversity in unity, as a country made of immigrants from all over the world, we can potentially give much to the new Aquarian Age- as an equal member of the world community.

Powerful events coming our way, as challenging as they may be, will open the doors to our deeper American soul, and give us new purpose and passion.

Venus Retrograde

We have entered the beginning stages of Venus Retrograde this year 2010.   Venus went retrograde on October 8, a day after the New Moon- in relationship oriented Libra. It stays retograde until November 18.  It comes back full circle- to where it began- on December 20.  It is time to enter the “relationship” zone, to move beyond personal gain being the top priority of your life.  Many have already been facing relationship crisis on the way into the Venus Retrograde period.  The retrograde period will help people to get to the core of their relationship issues.

Many are being pushed to look deeply at their relationships, whether romantic, family, friend, or work related relationship.  Some will come to the conclusion that the relationship must end, or at least change its current form.  Old dysfunctional and unhealthy patterns can sometimes be changed and transformed during Venus in Retrograde.  Romantic relationships can become merely friendships and friendships may become romantic.    People from the past may reappear in the flesh or in dreams or memories- to help us more deeply understand the relationships and relationship patterns we are currently experiencing.

Do your best not to jump to conclusions too rapidly, and instead let the process unfold. You may not get ultimate clarity until after Venus goes direct or even after it has gone full circle after December 20. 

Talk to you next week,

Leo Knighton Tallarico

Please feel free to find more writings and my services on my website.  You can get an astrological session with me during these changing times to help you on your path and with your life.  Please write soulus@aol.com for more info.  There is a  radio show you can listen to also. 

Leo Knighton Tallarico is a full time professional astrologer, spiritual guide, counselor, and writer for over 25 years.

He predicted the Iraq War of 2003- in early 2001 when Bush first took office; predicted the 9-11 attacks with an article “The Tower”, written in June 2001.  He predicted Obama and McCain would get the presidential nominations in november 2007, when both were low in the polls; and correctly predicted the current economic downturn before it occurred.