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Getting Ready for the “Eclipse Season” and Astrology Forecast for May 1-7

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , on April 30, 2011 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

The Moon continues to wane on its way to a New Moon in Taurus this coming Tuesday. We are entering the darkest phase of the lunar cycle now, a time when we wind down in activity and prepare for a jumpstart after the new moon.   But this waning dark moon time is different as Mars will be conjunct Jupiter in Aries later tonight (Saturday).

This could bring a most potent rise of fiery energies and action.   Spirits will be high, for better and worse for a couple of days. 

For some that means having the energy to get moving and get things done. For others that may mean finding new or renewed inspiration or motivation. For others the concentration stays on self empowerment, being true to self and independence.

Others will feel these energies in more confrontational ways.  They will feel a rise of competitive spirit, or even feel anger or increased rebellious feelings. Fights or arguments may be stoked.

In the greater world, there is more danger of conflict and war tensions rising.   The trouble spots of Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Yemen and Syria may get even more dangerous.    In Gaza, Egypt, Lebanon and Israel, battle cries may be exacerbated.      Remember that whatever tensions rise now, they will provide signs of what is to come during the “eclipse season” ahead.

The winds of this eclipse season may be blowing in for some already, but the real intensity of the eclipse “storms” will not be great until we get much closer to the first eclipse on June 1.  That eclipse will be at 11+ degrees of Gemini. It will be a Solar Eclipse New Moon.  All of us will be affected, but those born any year- May 30 to June 3 -will be most driven out of comfort zones and into shifting tides of change by this first eclipse.

But anyone born with any planets from their natal chart at 9-13 degrees of Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, or Pisces will feel the ground of their life shifting.

The second eclipse, a Lunar Eclipse Full Moon will be at 24+ degrees of Gemini/Sagittarius.  If you are born between June 13-17 or December 14-18 you will be most affected.

But anyone with any of their natal planets between 22-26 degrees of Gemini, Sagittarius, Virgo or Pisces will greatly feel this eclipse.

The third eclipse will be on July 1, and it will be the most powerful of all, as it forms a Grand Cross of cardinal signs.   It is a Solar Eclipse New Moon at 9+ degrees of Cancer.    Pluto opposite at 6+ degrees of Capricorn, Saturn square he eclipse at 10+ degrees of Libra, and Uranus square at 4+ degrees of Uranus form this grand cross of planets within a Solar Eclipse New Moon.  This kind of formation creates much tension and intensity. Those born June 30-July 2 will be most affected.

But anyone born with any planets from 3-11 degrees of Cardinal signs Aries, Cancer, Libra, or Capricorn will be motivated for change.

This cardinal Grand Cross Solar Eclipse New Moon signifies an ushering in of a new era for humans on Planet Earth in alignment with the transition into an Aquarian Age.

(If you would like to know what kind of planetary placements you have connected to this eclipse season, and may want an astrological session with me to delve deeper into its meaning for you and your life, please contact me at soulus@aol.com for more information.)

This new era will be a time when we leave behind an old season of our lives.  There will be goodbyes and potential grief for days gone by. There is always sadness when we enter a new season of our lives, even if that new season feels good and exciting.  If there is too much resistance and holding on to people or situations that are ready to leave, then there is more pain and suffering.

The eclipse seasons help to take us out of balance so we can more easily move with change.  Sometimes there is increased chaos also.  Rememer that the Universe delivers the events thay give us the needed push to enter the new season of our life.

Some of you have already made many of the changes necessary to move into this new season last year and early this year. For you the eclipse season coming up will help you to go more fully forward. It will asssist you in letting go and releasing what needs to end. It will help you to open up to what is on your doorstep of change.

You may already know what change is coming for you this spring and summer, and then it will simply be time to just carry it out.  You may already know the shifts that are coming this spring and summer, but you may not know how it will all come out. You will know more after the eclipse season has passed.

Keep awareness now of all signs of things shifting in your life now.  Anything changing during the eclipse season will likely not be a tiny change. It will be the kind of change that alters one’s life

For now, for this week, there is a Taurus New Moon Tuesday May 3 at 2:51 AM Eastern Daylight time. On the west coast USA the new moon will be late on May 2. 

New Moons are always new beginnings.  Taurus is fixed Earth.  It does not easily move as a result.  So there will be slow movement forward now, and for some there will be resistance to any move forward or any change.  Taurus is called stubborn for reason.

Taurus people can usually be relied on as they are solid people. Their very presence often makes others feel comforted, safe and secure.  They usually are practical and cautious.  Their weakness is that as fixed Earth, they sometimes refuse to move, and hence can end up being bored or unhappy. They sometimes have to push themselves forward or surround themselves with more intense or lively people or activities.   They are very attuned to their senses: taste, smell, and touch.   They need security and comfort, in whatever form that takes.

So at this Taurus New Moon begin to find more stability, practicality and security for your life. You will need this time of relative nurturance and stability before the shakeups later this spring and summer.

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.

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Clearing the Mind with Mercury Direct and Astrology Forecast for April 24- May 1.

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , on April 23, 2011 by spiritualtherapy

Leo Knighton Tallarico

The light has turned back on again. Mercury has gone back direct today.  If you have been unsure what to do or where to go, some clarity should be returning soon.   Sometimes, however, the day of the switch from Retrograde to Direct or even from Direct to Retrograde is a day of confusion.

On election day in November of 2000, Gore and Bush were both hoping they would become President of the United States. Tha night the anchors of all the major media outlets were going back and forth between declaring Bush and then Gore and then Bush and then Gore the winner of the election.    It was actually weeks later before Bush was declared the winner and the new President.   And even today many still believe Gore was the true winner and the election was stolen.

That night on election day on November 7 of 2000, Mercury was going from retrograde to direct.    This planet of mental faculty did not know what to think.  So with Mercury going back direct today, it is possible the mind will play tricks on you.  If you still feel confused, wait a few days before making any major decisions.  

So now with Mercury back direct, the pause in accelerated action forward will be lifted.    We felt a strong burst forward and increased confidence earlier in April, at the Aries New Moon, when Mars was conjunct Uranus in Aries the same day. We were empowering ourselves for change, and felt ready to go.  But there was a need for more reflection, more time to be sure of our path forward.   For some, people from the past came back into our lives or memories to shift our thinking.    

Others of us may have changed our minds during this retrograde period, or at least questioned ourselves and what directions we had chosen to go forward in.

After May 2, at the Taurus New Moon, we will be moving forward again, but this time we will be ready to make more manifest what we seeded to do in April.    Our plans will be “fleshed out”, we will be more grounded and practical about what to get done and accomplished.  

This Taurus lunar cycle, begun on May 2, will last up to the first eclipse of three in a row: A Solar Eclipse New Moon at 11+ degrees of Gemini on June 1.  This will begin a most powerful time period, lasting through much of the summer.

If what you have seeded and worked for is in alignment for your soul’s path, during the eclipse season that path will be greatly cleared so you can move more steadily forward on it.  If you have chosen something not totally aligned with your authentic self and soul, then events will occur to wake you up to change direction.

Eclipses shake up our consciousness and lives, so change can move through.  There are breakdowns of old structures and ways no longer in alignment of our greater growth and evolution. There are breakthroughs that carry us faster forward in our lives.

So now, just after Mercury goes direct, and during this week of a waning moon before the Taurus New Moon on May 2, prepare the ground for more growth soon.   Just before that New Moon, around next Saturday April 30, when Mars conjuncts Jupiter in Aries, you should be re-inspired.  After May 2 you will feel you are accomplishing toward your goals again.    For some the winds of the coming eclipses will begin to be felt then.   You will feel more strongly the coming changes.  You will be proactive in moving with change.   But it will be relatively slow go until the Gemini New Moon on June 1.   Then the speed will pick up. 

And with that first of three eclipses in a row, there will be more chaotic energies and happenings in our personal lives and in the greater world.

The earthquake in Japan and the revolutionary changes in the Middle east and North Africa were connected to the last set of eclipses last winter.   It is likely that the coming eclipses in June/July will set off more huge world events for this spring and summer.

The Middle East is especially vulnerable to change now.   The situation in Israel/Palestine will be in the spotlight during the eclipse season.    Syria, Iran, Lebanon, and Turkey may be affected also.  

The USA and world economies will also experience major shifts then, as we learn more fully that the economic system we all rely on is in deeper trouble than we have been led to believe.

More Earth shakeups will be ignited also.  

All is happening to help us to question the current world structure and paradigm. Just as the Gulf oil disaster last year showed us how the oil industry is making our natural world more toxic, so did the Japan earthquake expose the danger of nuclear energy.

We must make major changes in order to clear the blockages that limit the healing and transformational energies from pouring through our collective veins of evolutionary change. 

And in your personal life, when something goes wrong or breaks down, it is a message to change your life.  An old era is ending.   It is time to release and hence clear the path for healing energies and transformational change in your own life.

Just as the the internet has shifted so many of our old ways of living, other new ways to live on this Earth are trying to form. Many of these new ways have to do with how we get along with one another, and how we treat our Earth and natural life and souls.

You in your personal life are also ready to leave the programming of the Powers that Be and our families, and to embrace the coming new ways on this Earth. See the coming changes in your personal life as meaningful assistance to help you to evolve, and to change the toxic and dysfunctional patterns that limit your satsifaction with life.

The generations that follow us need to be shown new ways, so we can create a more loving and truth telling world in alignment with the Aquarian Age on our doorstep.

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.

Calm Before the Storm and Astrology Forecast April 17-23

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , on April 16, 2011 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

We are now in a lull of calm before the storms of the eclipse season.   Dust has been settling from recent changes and intense transformational shifts.    Nature has begun to come alive, but it almost seems to be holding back before it bursts forth in all its beauty, as it is almost ready to put on its yearly show of full blossoming and abundance.   

We each have also burst forth, but not in full bloom yet.  Many planets have been and are still in Aries, pushing us, like buds through the trees, into situations that require us to stand up and empower ourselves in all new ways.   This is, for some,  a newfound  or renewed sense of empowerment.  It is preparation for what is to come.

Mercury is in the last week of its retrograde phase, so we are in pause so we can reflect on our lives and on our past, understanding what we need to know, and integrating  more of us before we move on.

After Mercury goes direct next SaturdayApril 23, our minds begin to get more clear, direction is more apparent.   We will be mentally more ready for the shifting tides of late spring and summer.    The Taurus New Moon on May 2 begins the lunar cycle that is the one prior to the first eclipse on June 1.  That eclipse on June 1 will be the next new moon, but a much more powerful new moon, as it is a Solar Eclipse New Moon.  

Exactly when we begin to experience the winds of this eclipse season, I am not totally sure.  Usually a couple weeks before that first eclipse, we can definitely feel the shifting wind patterns of our lives blowing in, but sometimes even before that. 

You will know the eclipse season has begun energetically when you feel the intensity of your self and life increase, and you feel taken out of your usual balance.  Events in the world are usually intensifying also then.   It is possible this time that the shakeup and intensity will not truly ensue until close to the onset of that first eclipse on June 1, which is at 11+ degrees of Gemini. This is because the previous lunar cycle is in Taurus, a fixed earth sign that does not emit much energy, and instead holds on and stays put.    If there is much movement already during Taurus time, we can expect a quite powerful eclipse season ahead.

In the greater world, the dust has been settling from the big events of the winter of 2010/2011.  The revolutionary uprisings in the Middle East are still going on, but we now have gotten used to that in our collective consciousness.  The earthquake and tsunami in Japan created the worst nuclear reactor disaster of all time on Earth.  We are now trying to more deeply understand what this all means to our human family and what changes we want to make.   The oil disaster in the gulf of the USA in 2010, along with the nuclear disaster, show us the monsters we have created and need to control.   Wars and other disasters have occurred as a result of our relationships with both oil and nuclear energy.

In order to create the world we desire for an Aquarian Age, we need to cure our addiction to oil and need to harness the power created by nuclear energy.

In a way our relationship to oil represents our lack of control of our greedy nature; and our relationship to nuclear energy represents the lack of control of our needs for power.   We rape the Earth for oil and bring potential toxic energies into her body with oil spills and nuclear waste, leaks, and potential fallout.  We also harm our human family and other creatures with these oil and nuclear disasters.  We invade other countries for oil, we threaten one another with nuclear weapons.   These recent disasters, happening in conjunction with profound astrological aspects, shine a spotlight on these toxic patterns that we need to face up to and transform- on our way through the transition into an Aquarian Age.

As we soon move through the eclipse season of the late spring and summer of 2011, watch the news and world events for more clues of what needs to be transformed in our world to clear the way for the Aquarian Age.

This Week there is Full Moon in Aries/Libra this Sunday April 17 at 10:44 PM EDT.  The main issues to be addressed are personal empowerment balanced with relationship skills. You have been empowering your self with all the planets in Aries, and now it is time to integrate that into your relationships.  How does one stay empowered while being sensitive to the needs of others? Another issue to be examined now is our needs for independence and our desire to be with others. 

The Sun moves into Taurus on Wednesday April 20.  Taurus time is a time to get more into your body and into the physical side of life. It is time to concentrate energies on the home, money, resources and others issues of security and comfort.  It is time to solidify whatever you have started during Aries time of year.

And finally- this week Mercury goes back direct next Saturday April 23. For some that will feel like a relief from mental confusion. Th eairwaves are clearing up and clarity is developing.   If you have been putting off decisions, you may now or soon feel OK to make them.

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.

Power of Love, not the Love of Power and Astrology Forecast for April 10-16

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , on April 9, 2011 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

Spring is here now, not nearly in full bloom yet, but the signs are everywhere.  Here in New England frogs are making mating sounds, some buds are begining to show on branches, and some flowers are beginning to bloom.   The Sun has been shining with warmer temperatures and baseball season has begun.  People generally are tending toward more shiny dispositions, though the approaching tax deadline show some still with winter frowns.

The astrological placements at or near the Aries New Moon pushed the buds of our new intentions more forcefully forward.  Our needs and expressions of personal authenticity and empowerment have gotten stronger.  We have initiated action on new aims in our lives, or at least have made intentions or plans for new ventures to be started later this spring.

Though all may not know it, our new actions and new sense of authenticity and empowerment are preparing us for the great changes ahead.  The old world and its paradigm that we used to rely on for our sense of reality and security and direction has been rapidly shifting into a world we no longer trust.

The economy that is supposed to be getting better still has many holes in it that are disturbing.     We are in a new war in Libya, while still fighting wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.     Last year we witnessed the devastation of a huge oil disaster in the Gulf near Louisiana.   That disaster brought much toxicity and destruction to our oceans and its beautiful wildlife.  This week it was reported that oil drilling will soon begin again in the Gulf.

Recently in Japan a huge Earthquake and Tsunami brought a cracking open of nuclear reactors that have spewed radioactivity in that region and beyond. It has also exposed the danger in our world from nuclear power.    And of course the radioactivity in Japan now reminds us of the nuclear bombs that the USA dropped on Japan in 1945 to end World War II.  Those two bombs droped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki killed over 200,000 people.   What have we humans done with the discovery of nuclear power?

This use of nuclear power is reflective of our misuse and abuse of power as humans.  We have been given the ability to create and use our power like no other creatures on Earth.  And sadly and tragically we all too often abuse that power when we attain it.

The discovery of the planet Pluto in 1930 synchronizes with discoveries of the power of the nucleus of the atom, which became nuclear power and nuclear bombs.    The planet Pluto astrologically is a lot about power and how to use it.   Its discovery in 1930 signified a time when humans would need to begin to learn how to healthily use power and not abuse it.

Interestingly, in 1930 powerful figures who were abusive of power like Stalin, Hitler, and Capone were gaining strength and getting more known in the world.  But also Ghandi that year led the Indian people in peaceful revolt against the Empire of England, a revolt which began the process of independence for India.  Ghandi, through civil disobedience, showed us how to use power for good and also how to challenge the power of the mighty Empires.

Martin Luther King followed that example with peaceful protest and civil disobedience in the ’60s, which brought more freedom to African Americans in the United States. And now in the Middle East, especially in Egypt, gains of freedom and self determination for citizens have come from peaceful demonstrations and civil disobedience.

This gives us a model for how we make it through the transition between ages. Many have found it impossible to believe that the Powers That Be, that run our world, could be broken down so that the world will truly be “of the people, by the people, and for the people”.  The Aquarian Age, like the sign of Aquarius, is about equality for all, equality within diversity, freedom and liberation, and self determination. This Aquarian Age requires that kings and queens and governments and corporations and presidents and dictators alike do not rule the people.

So it is important and in alignment that each of us is empowered as an individual, beyond being a sheep for the prevailing culture.   Our desires now to being true to our Authentic Self are important to follow.  As we each individualize, and yet stay connected to a consciousnesss of Unity, we enter the Aquarian Age inside our selves, and contribute to the movement into a better world.

Speaking of Pluto, This Week Ahead shows a strong Pluto aspect that will be experienced late this weekend and through Monday and Tuesday.  Mars will be square Pluto then.

Be on the alert for power issues and power struggles.   We are learning to effectively empower ourselves without abusing it.  Mars/Pluto can often bring about people or situations that “push our buttons” and get us angy or even enraged.  Of course we must stand up for ouselves and what we think is right and not just try to be nice and a doormat.   But it is also important not to blow up too much and get inordinately mean and cruel.   Power is a human trait that we are all trying to work out in balance.

Watch now for power issues to explode in the world around the Mars/Pluto transit.  Especially dangerous now is what is going in Israel and the Gaza Strip, and between Israel and Hamas annd Hezbollah and Iran.

We are in a waxing Moon phase this week,  as we move to a Full Moon in Aries/Libra a week from Sunday on April 17 at 10:44 PM EDT.  A waxing Moon is one that is increasing in light toward a Full Moon. After the Full Moon the light diminishes and is then called a waning Moon. 

This week, during a waxing Moon, energies and actions are increasing. So continue moving forward with what was initiated near the New Moon last week.   

Keep in mind that Mercury is still retrograde and will remain so until April 23.  So sometimes your mind may play tricks on you, so you can look at things a whole new way.    It is a good time to reflect and get more imaginative and creative with your thinking, not a good time to force thinking or to get too analytical or obsessive.

As we have speaking about in earlier writings, this will be a most powerful spring season of change.  There are three eclipses in a row on June 1, June 15 and July 1.  So later this season energies of change will increase significantly. We will be taken out of our usual comfort zones and balance, and into new transformational rhythyms.   If what you have recently initiated has not moved fast enough, don’t worry, everthing will accelerate much more later.

Take care till 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.

New Beginnings and Astrology Forecast for April 3-9

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , on April 2, 2011 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

Time to take your life’s car out of neutral or even reverse for some of you, and get moving forward.  This Sunday April 3 ignites the energies of action, of starts, of new beginnings as there is a New Moon in Aries at 10:32 AM EDT.  This is more true than at the usual New Moon in Aries because Jupiter is conjunct the new moon, adding expansive, inspiring, adventursome energies to the new sparks of life.    And the force of change is even much stronger than that because Mars is conjunct Uranus also this Sunday April 3.    This aspect will help you to break down the barriers that block your advancement, and to assist you in breaking outside any limiting boxes in your life. 

But do not expect the chanes to happen all at once.  Aries is the time of year when the force of nature pushes buds outward on the branches.  The leaves will not be out for another month, yet the force of action and new beginning is strong. And this year that force is extra powerful, especially because Mars is conjunct Uranus in Aries also.

So let yourself feel the motivation for action.   If you need to act, you will have the winds of the Universe at your back.  If you merely need to begin to visualize more positively about your self and your life, you will have help.  Spirits are rising,  fires are being stoked.

There are six planets in Aries today Saturday and tomorrow at the New Moon.  That is a lot of “warrior” energy also.   It is time to empower your self and be true to your self and take care of your self.  It is time to summon up the courage to do what is right, to fight for what you want or need or believe in.  It is not in natural order now to be selfless.  To empower your self you need a solid self and strong center.

You were made to authentically be YOU.  If you are not true to your authentic self,  you have given the middle finger to creation, to the Universe/God/Goddess and who you were made to be.     Sometimes we need our inner warrior to drive us past the limitations and those who are holding us back.  Now, with 6 planets in Aries, a New Moon in Aries, and Mars (the ruler of Aries) in Aries and conjunct Uranus, it is time to live your truth and move forward.

But also remember that Mercury is retrograde now, so be present and “have your wits about you”.   Be grounded and wise and not careless or impulsive.  Be reflective before jumping into anything.  Do not let this caution take the winds out of your sails, but don’t make change just to make change or because you are bored.  Know that it is the right change for you at the right time.

The spring and summer seasons will bring many more energies of change, especially with three eclipses in June and early July, so get your motor running now and moving forward, but do not worry that the active energies of transformation will end any time soon.  Neverthess it is important to get started now.

And in the greater world, which has much toxicity and clinging to old dyfunctional ways, there will be many more conflicts as Mars, ruler of Aries- the god of war- is especially powerful now.   Expect the battles in the Middle East to exacerbate. Expect Israel to get more angy and war-like, as will those who oppose it, like Iran, Lebanon, Syria, Hamas and others.

The war in Libya will likely get worse, as will Ivory Coast and other places.  Volcanoes, Earthquakes and other fiery events are more likely now also.

The World Order is in the process of falling apart, and we are each being prodded to evolve more quickly to transform old ways of being that are destructive for the human heart and soul, and destructive of humanity, the Earth and all its creatures.   Aries is empowerment, but empowerment does not need to turn to war.  Through evolution now into an Aquarian Age, we learn to empower our individual selves while learning to be in community.

We speak our truth, but listen and honor the truth of others.  When my truth seems no longer able to be reconciled with your truth, which does happen sometimes in relationships, do we need to go to war?   We may need to argue, debate, compete (all Aries traits), but do we really need to destroy he or she who disagrees or is different than we are? Do we need to abuse our power? How do we take these natural Aries energies into our new world with us, and transform them to work healthily and effectively in an Aquarian Age?

These are the type of  issues we need to be aware of and discuss and work with in order to transform old and toxic and destructive ways into ones that keep their authentic nature and yet are better aligned with a new age.

This coming week, besides being about Aries New Moon and Mars conjunct Uranus in Aries, is also very special becaause Neptune is moving into its most natural sign Pisces.   Neptune thrives in Pisces, and its desire to dissolve boundaries and bring more empathy, compassion, and unity will be strengthened.

The last time Neptune was in Pisces was from 1848-1862.  The issue of slavery was being addressed then in America.   This issue led to the Civil War in 1861.    Abraham Lincoln was president then, and knew he was annointed to bring together back in unity the North and South of the United States. The boundaries between them needed to be dissolved.   War brought them to horrible opposition with one another, but eventually brought the transformation that led to a unified America.

And now Barack Obama, who has seemed so connected to Abraham Lincoln, the lanky man who helped enable freedom for the African blacks, is the first  president with black African roots.  Perhaps Obama is the reincarnation of Lincoln. 

And now our world is beginning to split apart, and now we are part of a civil war in Libya.  And so far the current president Obama is seeming to lose his way, by supporting the Empire and not the higher values of this Universe. Will he wake up or not. His soul is at stake.

What will this 15 year transit of Neptune in Pisces bring this time?  It will bring us to remember our common humanity with all others, stoke our feelings of compassion and dissolve the boundaries between us, though we are all so diverse.  It will bring the consciousness of love and unity back to us more strongly, as at the same time we are splitting apart from one another in an old world and paradigm.

Neptune will be in and out of Pisces this year, spending a little time back in Aquarius also. In 2012 it will be in Pisces, and stay until 2026.  It is time for each one of to go deeper in our spirituality, to learn to trust the flow of the Universe and our own individual flow, to let go to that which is greater than our own ego, to feel the unity of everything in this Universe.

On Saturday April 8 Pluto will turn and go retrograde in Capricorn. Its intensity and power will be felt in our lives in a couple days surrounding this event.  You may be taken into the zone of power struggles with others. Avoid the power struggle, but do not disempower your self in the process.  Get down into your deeper feelings and emotions, express them and let the chips fall where they may.  It may get intense but the clearing of emotions will help everyone involved.

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.