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Aquarius New Moon, Imbolc, Chinese New Year, and Revolution

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , on January 29, 2011 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

We enter the last few days of the current  lunar cycle, which began on January 4 at the Solar Eclipse New Moon in Capricorn.  The eclipse season, which began before the Lunar Eclipse Full Moon on the winter solstice 2010- is coming to an end.  Jupiter in early Aries  has just triggered the cardinal t-square formation from the summer of 2010.  The big events that were predicted to change America and the world this season have erupted in Tucson and most especially in Egypt.

The doors have widely opened, and enormous waves of transformational  change are flooding into our consciousness and world.   Barriers are being broken down and energies of liberation are being awakened.  What is happening in Egypt is part of a vast swelling of transformational change in the Middle East.  The old power structure of the USA, Israel, and dictator lead Arab regimes is falling.  Liberation is growing in Tunisia, Algeria, Lebanon, and Egypt. Other Arab states will follow, as dominoes continue to drop.

As the Middle East transforms itself, so does the power structure of the whole world.  China, India, Brazil, and Iran are growing world powers.  The old days of the Soviet Union and the USA running the world together have long ended.  The days of the USA being the sole superpower of the world have dying embers barely burning.

The Aquarian Age is about freedom and liberation from oppressive dictators, governments, and global corporations.  The Aquarian Age is about equality and rights and powers to the people, to the citizens of the world.   What is happening in Egypt, no matter how far it goes this round, is part of that transition into a new paradigm and age on Earth.

The internet and our social networks like twitter and facebook, even with their faults, are an integral link in the chain that brings us all together, all over the world in Freedom.  That is why the government of Egypt is shutting down the internet, twitter and facebook and cell phone texting.  These are the modern tools of the people to gather together, to make plans, to liberate.

We have only just begun the change this this year 2011. As we told you in previous writings, 2010 was getting used to the change, seeing the doors open and then close again, the old leaving us, but the new not showing the way yet.  2011, as in Egypt, the doors swing widely open into big change.

But the Powers that Be will not let go of their power base so easily.  As they are doing in Egypt, they will use their power to try to stop the change.  How far will they go?   Will they get more ruthless, and kill the liberators?   Will they put many more in jail and prisons?

Remember that the Lunar Eclipse happening on the winter solstice gave us a signature for the winter to be full of big changes. These winter changes have not ended, even though the Eclipse season is beginning to end now. Jupiter in early Aries is also still triggering the cardinal t-square from the summer of 2010.

And in the spring and summer of 2011, Uranus in early Aries will also trigger that T-Square.  Then is June and July, a relatively rare 3 eclipses in a row will occur: one on June 1, a Solar Eclipse in Gemini; a Lunar Eclipse on June 15 in Sagittarius; and a most powerful Cardinal Solar Eclipse Grand Cross in Cancer.

There is no break from the changes this year.   So get ready to change the patterns and habits in your life that keep your mind and heart locked and chained.   Get ready to let go of old relationships, jobs, homes, and situations that hold you back from actualizing your authentic self and purpose filled life.

Astrology Forecast for January 30-February 5

This week begins with a continued darkening of the moon Sunday- Wednesday. Moods often are down then also.

But on Wednesday February 2 at 9:31 PM EST there is a New Moon in Aquarius, Imbolc and a Chinese New Year of the Rabbit– New Beginnings.

The Aquarian New Moon puts a spotlight on group activities, greater social consciousness, internet activities, mass communications, detached thinking, inventiveness, individualism, and generally outside the box thinking and acting.   Revolutionary activities are also highlighted, as Uranus is the “ruling” planet of Aquarius.  Mars is conjunct that New Moon, so activities for freedom and individual rights are stronger. So is group activity toward a common cause.

That means the revolutionary activities in Egypt should still be in the spotlight and other revolutionary movements may ignite then also. This revolution began while the Sun was in Aquarius, and as the Moon joins that Sun in Aquarius, that forms the New Moon in Aquarius.

Imbolc is a yearly turning point. It is approximately half way between the winter solstice and spring equinox.   It brings the feeling of turning back toward the light, an anticipation of spring.    Spiritual people often go through rites of initiation at Imbolc.  The Catholic church celebrates this time as Candlemas.  Modern culture calls this time of year Groundhogs Day, with the Groundhog finding or not finding its shadow- legend says determines when spring will come.

Chinese New Year of the Rabbit – It is said that  “in the Year of the Rabbit, the wish-granting aspect of the Sun and the Moon combined is multiplied.  The Moon is YIN and this is the Yin of Heaven, signifying magic.  Thus on each of the Full Moon nights of this year, go out into your garden to gaze into the Full Moon and visualize plenty of Moon dust and Moon glow flowing into you, filling your whole body with bright white light and granting you fearlessness, love and courage.  This will not only strengthen your inner “Chi” energy, it will also bring wisdom into your life.”

You should begin to feel your self waking up more now, and feeling the breezes of fresh energies coming through you and your life.   Changes are inevitable now, and will be growing stronger every day.  Do your best to let go of “how it used to be”. Those days are passing now, and it is essential you get used to “taking the ride” now.

See you next week,

Leo

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. I have a new radio show on the air on December 4 at 1 PM EST. It can be accessed after the live event 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.

 


 

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Saturn not a Demon and Astrology Forecast for January 23-29.

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , on January 22, 2011 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

We have entered the last two weeks of the lunar cycle begun at the Solar Eclipse New Moon in Capricorn on January 4.   The Lunar Eclipse Full Moon was on the Winter Solstice on December 21 2010.   This current eclipse season, an especially powerful one, is slowly coming to an end.

People have been taken out of their “normal” rhythms and patterns and have been dealing with issues in a most intense manner, in many cases.    Now for many clarity, direction, and resolution are apparently beginning to form.   The week ahead may bring a challenge to that newfound definition for some. For others it may bring a feeling of finality or limitation that may be difficult to handle.

The last quarter Moon, in Scorpio, is on Wednesday January 26.  It intiates the last week of the lunar cycle begun at the Solar Eclipse New Moon on January 4.   Saturn changes direction and goes retrograde on January 26 also. It is time to “get down”, and deal with issues that one cannot avoid anymore.

Whenever a planet changes directions, from Direct to Retrograde or from Retrograde to Direct, it slows down and its “energy” permeates the energy field.

Saturn is serious and prompts us to “get down to business”.    It alerts us to the fact that sometimes we have no choices.  Sometimes it feels like fate or merely that “it is time”.    Saturn was also called Kronos, which brought us the word chronological.  Saturn makes everything seem more real and sometimes heavy or grave, as it rules gravity.   We get more in touch with our duties and responsibilities.

At its best it helps us to feel grounded, to get more disciplined and ordered.  It helps us to take responsibility for our self and our life.  It helps us to create better boundaries and to limit our emotions if they are out of control.

So this week ahead is a turning point on these type of issues.  There will be more of a sense of definitiveness, of doing what needs to be done because it is time.

Saturn also rules Karma, which has a bad name for some.   Actually karma (and Saturn) is also about reward for a job well done.  It is about reaping what one has sown, whether good or bad. Many people have good experiences with Saturn for this reason.

Many “free spirits” tend to run away from Saturn because they cannot take its firm hand of limitation. Saturn is the rules and regulations of life that can feel like a limiting of heart and creativity.  It feels like death to them or imprisonment.    But Saturn is an important tool for all of us.   It helps us to build and accomplish and be successful.     If a free spirit learns to harness their wildness, they can meet their dreams.   Saturn tells us what the “real world” is like, whether we like it or not.  This knowing of the real world and its rules, fair or not, can help us to do what is needed to make those dreams come true.

Of course as we move now more fully into an Aquarian Age, the rules are changing and during the transition we have more ability to choose and create.   But Saturn will not die or be abolished. We will always need to work within certain parameters, always need to have certain boundaries and rules to live by.  Even as we merge more into Oneness, we need to develop an integrity and individual definition, and respect for others’ boundaries.

So use this coming week to make better friends with Saturn.   Saturn is not another way of saying Satan.  It is not our demon.  As you make friends with it, it will help you to build what you envision and give you the discipline and order to do so.

Expansive Jupiter is also important this week, as it leaves oceanic and soulful Pisces for straightforward and direct Aries. Jupiter in Aries suggests it is time to move forward, to assert your self, to empower your self, to ignite new fires inside your self, to get ready for new ventures and greater action in your life.

But with Saturn so strong this week, and while we are still in winter here in the northern hemisphere, for most it is time to merely rev up your engine with new ideas for the future, but to hold off on pushing them forward.   Saturn, however, can help you to make a plan, in some cases a long term plan and ways to organize and implement those plans.  After Uranus also goes into Aries in mid March, the energies of action and change will get even stronger.

In the greater world this week, as Jupiter goes into Aries and Saturn changes directions, while we are still in the last vestiges of our current “eclipse season”, watch the news closely.

In so doing you may get a better sense of what is collectively coming our way.    Watch especially the economic news as Saturn going retrograde may show us what is “fated”.

The Middle East is heating up to a boiling point now. Watch especially what happens in Lebanon, as it is in conflict now between having allegiance to Iran and Syria or having allegiance to the western world.   Events may be close to erupting there.

And talks between Iran and the world powers broke down this week, with no agreements. It is looking more and more like there is an inevitable clash ahead between Iran and its allies and the western world and Israel.  This conflict, when it breaks out, will start all the dominoes in the world to fall.  The transition between Ages will intensify.  Gates will open up and chaotic creativity will pour through.

Revolutionary energies gained more strength ths week as Tunisian people overthrew their oppressive goverment, and Algerian people are now protesting to gain more freedoms in their country.

Saturn’s turning and Jupiter moving into Aries this week will show more evidence of what is to come.

The winter has more suprises in store for us, as the Lunar Eclipse on the Winter Solstice of 2010 gave us a signature of a most intense and changeable winter season.   Expect the unexpected and for more big world events on the way.

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. I have a new radio show on the air on December 4 at 1 PM EST. It can be accessed after the live event 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.

Ophiuchus- who? Astrology Forecast for January 16-22

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , on January 15, 2011 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

Last week I wrote that “Birds are falling from the sky, an omen of grave seriousness now.  The old world is toxic and its old corruption needs to end.  Ugly world events are on the way.”   And of course right after I wrote that the horrible tragedy in Tucson happened.

 Those who regularly read this blog know that I wrote last year- that between late October 2010 and mid January 2011 big event(s) would happen that would greatly shake up our world.  That period of time falls within what has been the Eclipse Season that took in the Lunar Eclipse on December 21 and the Solar Eclipse on January 4.   The so-called Eclipse Season was meant to put structure to the time of greatest influence of those eclipses.  Perhaps the Tuscon tragedy is the last big event to happen during the Eclipse Season.

Nevertheless, since that first lunar eclipse occurred on the same day as the Winter Solstice, I believe we need to be aware that more big events may still be on the way this winter.  These big events are like huge storms that are blowing into our lives, storms that wreak destruction and bring us through a new passage forward in our lives.  These storms are transformational events that prompt us to question our ways, and look for new ways to be.

The old world we are leaving is so toxic and corrupt.  People have been arguing the merits of various reasons why the Tucson shooting that killed 6 people and almost killed Congresswoman Giffords happened.  

 Some believe that the collective political dialogue is so hateful that it spawns such violence as was seen in Tucson.  They point especially to the fact Sarah Palin talks about “don’t retreat, reload”,  or how she put crosshairs over USA congressional districts that she wanted to defeat in the recent elections, including Giffords’ district. 

 Others have been criticizing lax gun laws that make it easy for unstable people to get guns and commit these crimes.   Others blame society’s ills in general for creating messed-up people who do crazy things.  

And others merely say that there will always be such “bad” people who we must guard against by stricter laws.

I’m sure there is some truth in each of those arguments, but I believe the greater truth is that we are moving at a now accelerated speed into an Aquarian Age.   We are now in transition between an old Pisces Age begun around the time of the birth of Christ, and a new Aquarian Age we are on the cusp of now.

The technological Age is a big part of the Aquarian Age, and is so Aquarian in character.   We are forming webs of information and communication linking us together all over the world.   This is moving us beyond a more feeling oriented Pisces Age and into the greater detachment of an Aquarian Age.  We have less personal and intimate connections.   We are getting more conscious socially, as social networks like Facebook and Twitter get more and more popular.  Our smart phones and computers also bring us more technological interactions with one another.  With texting and email and skype, etc, we actually make more connections with one another, but are losing the intimacy and romance in many cases.

Much anxiety can erupt in people as a result of the technological revolution.  Though we have less privacy, we ironically also have greater feelings of aloneness and separation.

We feel connected to others in an all too often detached and superficial way.  Deep nurturing emotional connection is less common.   Much emotional connection, like in families, is without healthy boundaries and dysfunctional.  We are moving away from the nuclear family and are beginning to form new kinds of families, families that are not just about blood connections.   

We need to learn in this Aquarian Age transition to better balance our new social networks and technological world with nature, emotions, and spirituality.

The old world that is run by global corporate and big military and big government is dying and will be replaced “by the people”. People will return more to community and local resources, while in greater network with other local communities.   

There are many more big storms coming over the next few years, storms that will break down the old power structures that have been running our lives in such toxic and corrupt ways.    As they break down, the new human communities and networks will grow stronger, with new and healthier ways to steward our Earth and all its creatures in Oneness.

OPHIUCHUS

Do not be concerned about the new sign and be worried about how your astrological sign has now been changed to something new.   This promotion of a new sign and changing signs has been created by non-astrologers. Making Pluto a non-planet was also not accepted by astrologers.  Some like Rachel Madow, who had a segment on it this week on her TV show, do not even believe in astrology.  Western astrology is rooted in the the connection to the equinoxes and solstices and the “cutting of the pie” into 12 signs from those points.  It is not literally lined up with the constellations.  YOUR SIGN HAS NOT CHANGED!!!

This Week

On Wednesday January 19 this week there is a Full Moon in Capricorn/Cancer at 29 degrees at4:21 PM EST.   It is trine Uranus and Jupiter in Pisces, which bring more potentially chaotic energy.  It is a strong Full Moon.  This is partially so because of the aforementioned aspects but also because of the fact that this is the full Moon that brings to climax the Solar Eclipse New Moon from January 4.  Events that began to form around that new moon complete themselves now.   Be aware of new world events that could very well occur around the time of this full moon.

In your own life it is time to better balance inner and outer concerns, emotional and domestic concerns with logical and career concerns.  Emotional issues may threaten whatever boundaries and agendas you may have built.

Next Saturday Jupiter leaves Pisces where it has been for a year for the fresh and new energies of Aries.  We will examine that movement more next week.

see you then,

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. I have a new radio show on the air on December 4 at 1 PM EST. It can be accessed after the live event 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.

Falling from the Sky and Astrology Forecast for January 9-15

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , on January 8, 2011 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

The dust is clearing on a most intense Eclipse season.   We experienced a rare Lunar Eclipse on the winter solstice 2010, and then a strong Solar Eclipse New Moon on January 4-  just after the new year of 2011 began.  As is usual for eclipses, people were shaken up out of their normal rhythms.   Breakdowns occurred for some, new breakthroughs happened for some also.   At the least most recognized that they cannot do their life like they have been accustomed to do it.   The old ways are not working anymore, or have gotten rather stale, or have kept them is less than healthy and functional states of being.

It is time to move on.  And in 2011 moving on into new territory will happen whether you are ready or not. 2010 set the table of change.   2011 the main meal arrives.  

This winter may be challenging for some, as they grieve over times past, over people who have left or are leaving our lives.   The Capricorn New Moon Solar Eclipse of January 4 sets in motion our knowing that we must change our lives, let go of the past, and now begin to plan a new season of our life story.

Capricorn is about the building and implementing of the plan.  One knows one needs to have discipline, organization, and commitment in order to make the plan work. One needs to let go of of old habits and addictions that preclude being able to make the plan work.  It is meaningful that New Year’s always begins during Capricorn time of year, as we make resolutions to change our ways.   

And this year the Capricorn energy is stronger than usual, as the New Moon in Capricorn this year was a Solar Eclipse also. And Solar Eclipses are always new moons, as Lunar Eclipses are always full moons.  Solar Eclipses are much more powerful new moons.  So the Capricorn message is much more powerful this year than usual.  It is time to “get down to business”, to “get it together”, to get your life to work better.

It is interesting, though tragic, that around the Capricorn New Moon Eclipse of January 4 it was reported that thousands of birds were falling from the sky in Louisiana, Arkansas, and Sweden. Most were blackbirds and crow-like birds.   Also it was reported that millions of fish were swept on shore dead in places around the world.   Capricorn is ruled by the planet Saturn, the planet of seriousness, limitation and Gravity.

The Earth creatures that are least affected by gravity are birds and secondly fish.   And the Saturn ruled Capricorn Solar Eclipse was occurring as the birds and fish were reported dying.

To me the message is not to fly too high now, so to speak.  Keep your proverbial feet on the ground.   Make grounded and well thought out plans.   If you get inspired, make those inspirations practical and workable, not just “pie in the sky”.

In February, after Jupiter goes back into Aries and the next lunar cycle begins, then it will be time to put some wings back on again.  Change will be big this year 2011, but for now it is time to “lay low” and make the practical plan. It is also time to get the body of your life in order.  Build healthy structure, build healthy emotional boundaries.  Keep energies and people that bring toxicity and old dysfunctional patterns into your life- out of your life for now.    

In the greater world 2010 brought shakeups of the old ways, and challenges for change, but the flood of real change has not come in yet. It will in 2011 and 2012. 

As triggers are ignited from the Cardinal t-square and Grand Cross of 2010, big events will occur.  Potentially huge war almost broke out during the eclipse season, between North and South Korea.  This is still a most unstable situation, as is the Middle East and the world economy.      As Jupiter enters the early signs of cardinal Aries in late January and early February, there is possibility of world eruptions.   As Uranus enters early Aries in late March and April, more triggers occur and more potential for volcanic eruptions of change.

It is time in 2011 to commit your self to a new season for your life story.  Break the chains that bind you, let go and let yourself expand and grow and evolve.  The structures of our old world will be breaking apart and new energies and ideas will be blasting through our minds and lives.

Pain will be proportionate to how much you are holding on to the old ways. 

But for now, take it slow, stay low, make the plans.  Get your body and life in order.   Stay aligned with your true and deeper soul self. Stay aligned with the Universe and its natural cycles and seasons.  As the bigger changes arrive you will “be in tune”.

Birds are falling from the sky, an omen of grave seriousness now.  The old world is toxic and its old corruption needs to end.  Ugly world events are on the way.

 The new world is fresh and alive and waiting in the wings, excuse the pun. An Aquarian Age is upon us.

by 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. I have a new radio show on the air on December 4 at 1 PM EST. It can be accessed after the live event 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.