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Collecting Ourselves and Preparing, Mercury Retrograde and Astrology Forecast for March 27- April 2

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , on March 26, 2011 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

This coming week will be relatively mild compared to what has preceded it and what is coming soon.   Next week action intensifies greatly, but this week is a last quarter moon phase and that is a winding down phase.   The Moon is slowly darkening this week at the end of the waning half of its cycle with the Sun.  Mercury will turn back retrograde this week also- on Wednesday March 30.   But the following week will speed up the action again.

Next Sunday April 3 is a strong New Moon in Aries, when the Sun joins the Moon in Aries to start the waxing, growing phase of the Moon again.  The Aries New Moon is the time when “true” spring bold energies erupt us toward more forward movement.  We wake up and get going.    And this will be more true than the usual annual Aries New Moon, as Mars (the “ruler” of Aries) will be conjunct newly arrived Uranus in Aries that day also.

This will signal a time of “ready or not here we come”.  Some will feel pushed forward before they are ready, others will fianlly get their motors running for life, rapidly shaking off the cobwebs of winter’s slumber.  Others will be challenged to get out there and get things going again.

In the greater world, events will begin to spike again after next Sunday April 3, and that spike will last all through spring and into summer, as there will be a rare 3 eclipses in a row: June 1 Solar Eclipse, June 15 Lunar Eclipse, and a whopping July 1 Solar Eclipse Cardinal Grand Cross.

The revolutions in the Middle East will continue, and will be joined by revolutions in other parts of the world too.  Power to the people, an important part of an Aquarian Age, is growing.  Know, however, that this will not happen all at once. Powers that be, as they are doing now, will bring much resistance to keep the status quo of an old and dying age.    But power to the people will continue to grow.

The Middle East is now in the “center stage”  of  transformation into an Aquarian Age. And it it is also in the spotlight for a spiritual renaissance for the human family on Earth.    The religions of Islam, Christianity and Judaism all originated there, and the troubles in that region will sound both a death knell of an old age and the trumpeting of a new Aquarian Age.

The old religions all too often are about guilt, control, rules and regulations, prejudice, and violent competition.  Love, compassion, justice and truth are not seen often enough.   True spirituality has been hidden within the rigid structures of the religions.  Spiritual renaissance, as part of the transition into an Aquarian Age, will light our path with a broad perspective of meaning for our journey. It will return us to the connections to the natural cycles and rhythms of the Universe, to the freedom of our hearts, souls, and minds.

The shakeups in the Middle East and else where on the Earth, including the natural disasters, will continue and break down the old structures that no longer support our movement into an Aquarian Age.   Nature is not always kind, as the recent destructions in Japan exemplify.  But it always can be counted on to be in tune with the cycles, big and small, that turn the wheels of our lives.    Autumn turns to winter and our climate changes, the moon turns from New Moon to Full and our lives adjust accordingly, Old ages transform into new ages and bigger changes erupt, and all of life evolves accordingly.   

Evolution teaches us that that which does not evolve dies in extinction.   And birth and death are equal forces of the Dark/Light, Yin/Yang of life.   So what happens during this shifting of ages, even the destruction we see now, is clearing the way for greater evolution, and its current movement into an Aquarian Age.

Of course we mourn the suffering these tragedies bring with them, we cry in pain for our brothers and sisiters who suffer and die during earthquakes and human conflicts.  They are us.    We all are dying and being born at the same time now, as we shed how it used to be and embrace how it is becoming.

We always do this to some extent, but now as evolution is accelerating into an Aquarian Age, we are being asked to move with change faster than usual.  I experienced this in the ’60s and ’70s revolution and it will go faster now than then.

But this week  March 27-April 2 should be a time to collect our selves before we move forward.   But there will be shifts this week also. Late Sunday into Monday we will experience the intensity of the Sun square Pluto and the marking point of Jupiter opposite Saturn.

Sun Square Pluto could bring some reality checks into out lives through emotional outbursts.  Jupiter opposite Saturn is a half way point between its last conjunction in 2000 and its next conjunction in 2020, when they are lined up at 0+ degrees of Aquarius, heralding the Aquarian Age. The first half of the cycle featured the strength of the Powers of the old world, exemplified by the conservative reaction to 9-11.   Now in the second half, exemplified by the revolutions in the Middle East, we move inexorably toward the Aquarian Age.

Also this week is Mercury going retrograde in Aries on Wednesday March 30. It will stay retrograde until April 23.  As always, Mercury will bring in events and inner stirrings that will shift your mental perceptions.     Events and people often return to our lives and memories.    We shift our minds to reintegrate an old reality.   Other events take us off our usual way of thinking and perceiving.    Some people get very foggy and spacey, others can go into “twilight zones” of reality.  All this is so you will shift your usual way of thinking.

Linear logical thinking is less effective during Mercury retrograde, and more creative imaginative thinking works better. Do not try too hard to figure it out! Let things move more gracefully through your mind and trust that the correct answer will form when it is time.  For this reason big decisions are best put off.  Signing contracts is best to wait unti Mercury goes back direct.

But don’t be superstitious about Mercury Retrograde. If making a decision or signing a contract is necessary, then it must be part of the natural order to do so.  Avoid the decision or contract if you can, but do not be afraid if you cannot easily do so.

It is good, if you can, to spend time in contemplation and reflection during Mercury Retrograde.  

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 will have a new radio show broadcast later this spring, closer to the eclipses. I will let you know soon when it will be.

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.

Spring Equinox 2011 and Astrology Forecast for March 20-26

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , on March 19, 2011 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

The Pisces/Virgo Full Moon shines extra large and bright today.    It is totally full at 2:10 PM EDT.  Tomorrow the Sun moves into Aries, as we celebrate the Spring Equinox at 7:21 PM EDT.   Quite meaningfully, this spring Sun will be conjunct Uranus, as Uranus has recently entered Aries, where it will stay for approximately 7 years.  Additionally, Uranus has entered a “trigger zone”.  This is so because Uranus in now in the early degrees of cardinal sign Aries, triggering the Cardinal T-square formation from the last summer of 2010.   When Jupiter entered that zone in late January and early February, we experienced the eruption of revolutionary movements in Egypt. 

Now the fires of war and revolution are stoked in Libya, as the UN has authorized a no-fly zone fighting force against Gaddafi and the ruling regime there.  Later today or tomorrow the UN authorized forces will begin their campaign.

The ruler of Aries is Mars, the ancient god of war.  Uranus is a planet of change, awakening and revolution. It was discovered in 1781, a date in between the American and French revolutions.  Revolution is now brewing strongly in many countries in the greater Middle East.   War has also broken out there in Libya.

There is a stark contrast now between the Pisces/Virgo Full Moon and the entry of the Sun into Aries Spring Equinox conjunct Uranus. 

The Pisces/Virgo Full Moon is one of the gentlest and most healing of all Full Moons. It helps us to let go and release the struggles of a passing winter.  We touch once more, before the tide turns into spring, deep feelings, perhaps for some of sadness or grief.

Yet the passage into spring, especially now as it conjuncts Uranus, brings the inner stirrings of new energies, of awakening from winter’s slumber, of renewal.  It brings forth our more active energies, ready to interact with others and the world.

This passing winter was long and filled with tons of snow and a lot of illness here in New England.   We faced our inner demons and watched the world go more crazy.   The tragedy in Japan has touched so many.    The Earthquake and Tsunami were bad enough, and so the damage to nuclear facilities and resulting radioactivity was way over the top of misery for the Japanese.  

And that reminded many of the horrors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, where the USA dropped nuclear bombs.   Over 200,000 people were killed then.  

We need to pause as a human family now, and realize what danger nuclear power has brought to us.  The nuclear plants are dangerous enough, and the nuclear weapons are suicidal.

We are entering a most powerful spring and summer now.  I knew the winter would be filled with big events and transformational energy, in large part because of the Lunar Eclipse on the winter solstice.  

And now the signature of the spring season has the Sun conjunct Uranus in Aries.  And there will be 2 eclipses in spring, a Solar Eclipse on June 1 and a Lunar Eclipse on June 15.  This will be followed by a quite powerful 2nd Solar Eclipse and third eclipse in a row- A New Moon Solar Eclipse Cardinal Grand Cross. So we know the spring and early summer of 2011 will also be filled with important and powerful events and transformational energies.

We are closing in on 2012.  We are getting closer and closer to the beginning of an Aquarian Age, which I estimate beginning in December of 2020, when Jupiter is conjunct Saturn at 0+ degrees of Aquarius, great symbolism for Aquarian entry.

Of course you know how much we all will change during this time period.  Some I know are fearing this change. Others are excited.   Most feel both fear and hopefulness.  Remember that even as huge  waves of change cover our shores, much always stays the same.     

 We have births and deaths, we eat and sleep, we cry and laugh, we need friends and love, we work and accomplish.    But we also change and evolve.

And sometimes there is a huge spike of evolution.  And that is now!  We are being asked to release old ways of living, and of interacting with one another and our Earth home that are destroying us.   We need to rapidly release the programming by our families and culture that keep us toxic and decaying.

We are ready to open more to our authentic selves, to the messages from our deeper souls and the Universe.  This opening will take us forward to where we need to go, when we need to go.  We are always being assisted, if we are open to the spirit around us.

But sometimes we do feel lost and perhaps abandoned.  It is because we are letting go of the old ways.  We are in transition, and have not fully connected with the new frequencies.   We are struggling with letting go of old ways, and a part of us is still trying hard to fit into the dying conventional world.

We are afraid to let go, as the familiar gives us a semblance of security.   When big astrological events occur, our lives and consciousness are shaken up.  This shake-up is intended to loosen our grip on our old ways and lives.  While out of our normal balance, we are better able to move with change.

As you choose to move more strongly into healthier ways of being, that are more aligned with the Universe and your deeper soul, you will be supported by the Universe.  But as the old proverb goes, “Trust Allah, but remember to tie up your camel”.

You cannot have blind faith. It is important to stay in touch with “reality” and practical matters. Just don’t let those matters dominate, as that will bring too much debilitating fear. Make your moves forward while staying connected to the signs and symbols and synchronicities all around you.  But be careful not to make the signs into what you want them to be.  Be as neutral as possible, so you can be objective.

So enjoy our movement into spring now and Aries energies.   Aries is the bold movement of nature, the force of the buds pushing through the branches for new growth.   Feel the stirrings of active energies deep in your psyche now,  the desire for birth and renewal.   It is mainly in seed form still, but soon ready to burst forward into new life.

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 will have a new radio show broadcast later this spring, closer to the eclipses. I will let you know soon when it will be.

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.

Japan and the Tsunami of Earth Transformation and Astrology Forecast for March 13-19

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , on March 12, 2011 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

The winter of 2010/2011 is almost over.    It has brought with it such a powerful season of change and transformation.

The Lunar Eclipse on the Winter Solstice of 2010 gave us a signature of great transformation for the winter season.   We let you know that that winter solstice signature foretold that the winter season ahead would bring big events that would greatly change our lives on this Earth.   

The powerful revolutionary movements in the Middle East and the huge earthquake-tsunami in Japan have fullfilled that forecast.

Our lives are shifting in big ways.  In literal fact, Japan has moved 8 feet and the Earth has appreciably moved on its axis.  And of course more to the point, our human consciousness and lives are rapidly changing in alignment with the Universe’s accelerated transformation into an Aquarian Age.

And we will not get time to rest from the rapid changes.  The spring and summer of 2011 promise more great changes, changes as great as the ones we have experienced in the winter of 2010/2011.

The summer of 2010 started our most recent bout of transformation with the Grand Cross Lunar Eclipse on July 26 and the cardinal t-square in late July/August.   We let you know prior to this winter that 2010’s aspects were meant to take us out of our comfort zones and shake up our status quo lives, but would not push us fully yet into new phases of our lives.

2011 will do just that.   And in spring and summer 2011 we face a Universal rhythym that will widely open doors into new realms of experience.

Those of you who were alive to experience the ’60s and 70’s remember how fast change swirled around us.   The closed stability of the ’50s broke open and broke down and huge waves of change burst into our lives. A horrible war raged and people took to the streets enraged at the corruption and hypocricy of our leaders and the lack of fairness in the world.  There was such progress as human rights opened up for women, blacks, and others.    An unjust war was ended and a criminal USA president resigned from office. Fashions and hair styles changes drastically, a whole new culture and way of thinking and living was born.  People woke up and acted to change the world.

And now in Egypt and Libya and Tunisia and other parts of the world, another new awakening is beginning.  Old corrupt unjust ways are breaking down again.  People are beginning to rise up again.  Just treatment for our gay brothers and sisters has been opening up and will accelerate more and more.    Marriage rights are on the horizon.

Of course you can see that there is a huge backlash to the opening of great transformational change in our human community on the Earth.  People who want to keep the status quo are getting more ferocious to hold the line and keep the doors of change closed.   The leaders and militaries in the Middle East are trying to keep everything just as it used to be.

 The resistance seems as strong as the power of change.  Conservative movements in the USA are speaking louder and louder.   In Wisconsin and other states there are attempts by state and local governments to take away the rights of workers and unions.  Power to the people seems to be eroding.

And make no mistake about it the damns of resistance to change in this world will continue to build strength.  But the tsunami tides of change cannot ultimately be stopped.  The power of nature has been witnessed in Japan. The power of the cycles of change in the Universe cannot be stopped by any government or military.      

And on the day of the huge earthquake and tsunami in Japan, Uranus was finishing up its 7 year stay in oceanic Pisces- and later that day entered spring-time Aries, where it will be for the next 7 years.   And soon that same Uranus will square Pluto, making their first major aspect to one another since their conjunction in 1965-66, the aspect that brought on the ’60s revolution.

Uranus in Aries will be almost exactly square Pluto, within a most powerful aspect, on July 1 this summer.  There will then be a Solar Eclipse New Moon Cardinal Grand Cross in Cancer that day. The Sun, Moon, Uranus, Pluto, and Saturn will be parts of that grand cross. It will be more powerful than the Grand Cross of 2010 as all planets in the cross this time will be in cardinal signs.   We will be forcefully entering a grand new season of our lives here on planet Earth.

It may seem that Grand Cross formations that are part of eclipses are common, as two summers in a row we are experiencing these formations. But trust me they are very rare.   And having a lunar eclipse on a winter solstice, as we did winter solstice of 2010, is also very rare.  And also uncommon is the fact that this spring, before the Solar Eclipse Grand Cross, there will be two more eclipses. We will be having three in a row- one on June 1, another on June 15, and the third one on July 1.   All these rare astrological occurrences, happening one after another, in the context of the changing of ages, is why we are experiencing such monumental transformation.

Put on your seat belts.  The ride of great changes has only just begun.

Spring and summer of 2011 bring much more.  There will be more great changes coming from nature’s power, more drastic change in the Middle East, greater changes here at home in the USA, and changes in our personal lives.

It is most important now in your personal life to be flexible and open to change.   Stay connected to your center, to your “voice” inside.  Watch for signs ans symbols that are guideposts on your soul’s path.    Look for synchronicities that are the Universe’s way of getting your attention so you will wake up and question and investigate new possiblities.  Do not hold on too tight to anything.  Let go of possessions, beliefs, old patterns and attitudes that have outworn their time.   They may be helping you feel more secure, but they are holding you back. Let them go.

Let go also of old judgments that keep you separate and at a distance from the unity consciousness you desire.  Remember that all is connected to the whole.  Even the conservative attitudes that feel so restrictive to you are part of the whole. They slow down the progress, but hold back the chaos as well.     They cannot hold back the tide of change for long- they are not to feared or hated.

Tonight we turn the clocks ahead in America, bringing the feeling of more light in our lives. Spring is less than two weeks away. It begins on March 20 at 7:21 PM EDT.  It begins another season of great transformational change.

Don’t be afraid of the change, as horrible as it appears sometimes, like in the earthquake. Remember, if you stay centered and aligned, you will be in the right place at the right time to fullfill your personal destiny, the reason you incarnated.

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.