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Our Dysfunctional Government meets Mercury Retrograde and Astrology Forecast for July 31- August 6

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

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

Time to shift gears as we move through a New Moon in Leo today- Saturday July 30 at 2:40 PM EDT.   As this new lunar cycle begins, we certainly enter a new chapter of our lives now, after having our old reality shattered during the approximate eclipse season of May 1- July 30.    Old realities of our lives broke down then, opening gates to a new phase of our lives, a new birth in time.

Now, at this Leo New Moon, we move more surely forward, waving goodbye to “how it used to be”.     But with Mercury going retrograde this Tuesday August 2, we can be sure that our sense of reality will be tweaked even further.  It is best not to build any castles of surety in your mind yet.

They would be merely sand castles, as Mercury Retrograde plays trickster with our closed perceptions and paradigms.

In the greater world, the USA economy is being challenged by the dysfunctions of our political system.

Since our politicians are bought out by special interests and corporations, there is virtually no consideration given to that which would most easily alleviate our economic challenges and solve the budget crisis and debt ceiling fiasco: make the wealthy and corporations pay their fair share, instead of looking for ways to cut services and assistance to hard working or vulnerable citizens of this country.

We have been giving tax cuts to the wealthy since the Bush years, and what has it done for the economy and for job creation?  This is what is always sold to the voters in America:  If the wealthy and corporations have money, they will create new opportunities and jobs for everyone else.  It is the old “trickle down theory”.   Perhaps there was a bit of truth to this years ago, but now corporations create so many of their new jobs in other countries, not here.

The republicans keep trying to sell people on this BS, and the democrats meekly give in every time with little fight.

A deal will probably be made this week, but the only benefit sought by the democrats will be to make a deal that lasts through the next election in 2012.  This is a political benefit they seek, not one that helps the citizens.   Why did they give up their principle, so elequently stated by the president in his address to the people last Monday, of raising tax revenues from the well-to-do to pay off the debt?  Why don’t they fight for something that will help the real people of this nation? Why doesn’t the president show more muscle, and get down and get his hands dirty and fight for the people?

Is it not getting more and more obvious that the only real hope we have of changing this messed up system, is to have it crash so we can transform it into something that will truly serve the people, the original intention of the people who founded this country?    Our hope is the changing of ages, the movement into an Aquarian Age.  And truly big events will flood our world, so we will be sufficiently moved to create something aligned with the energies of an Aquarian Age.

Events that are fallouts from the eclipse season will soon erupt in our world.  Besides the economy, the relationship between Judeo-Christian and Muslim cultures is getting more and more strained. The Middle East is getting more dangerous.

As comet Elenin crosses our skies in September and October, and as the Mayan Calendar, according to Carl Calleman and others, ends on October 28; we move more powerfully into this new chapter of our lives.  Then a New Eclipse Season opens up in November.   Expect divine intervention to shift our reality, bringing events that will be awesome and wonder-ful.  New streams of light and love will move through our consciousness and lives, as Rome burns.

There is no going back to “normal” anymore.  There is a new normal developing, and it will be some time before we settle into that.

For now, get ready to open up your creative channels, as there is a New Moon in Leo today. Leo follows the heart, the creative source. It may not always look at the bigger picture or what is best from a social conscience standpoint, but it always knows what it loves and wants to go there.   It can get filled with self love, and as that cup of self love overflows its creative juices open up and it shines warmth and hope to all around. Leo loves to be spontaneous like a young child,  and likes to be noticed and considered special by others.  Its downfall is its ego and at worst narcissism, but if kept in check Leo is a joy to be around.

This could be an especially strong Mercury Retrograde, as it begins going retrograde in Virgo, a sign Mercury rules.  In Virgo, there can be desires to get things just right, and since Mercury is retrograde mistakes and errors and mishaps can occur.    Be careful not  get too frustrated.  Mercury is already slowing down, and will get stationary, ready to go retrograde on August 2. Since that is the date for the debt ceiling to get raised, expect some craziness in the process.

This Mercury Retrograde period will last until August 26, an especially long retrograde period.    Remember to take into account that your mind and communication will be shifting during this period, Your perception changes.   We slowly get taken into new mental zone, sometimes kind of like the Twilight Zone.  So it is best to think twice before making any big decisions or signing any contracts. The linear way of thinking and communicating cannot be relied upon in the usual ways.  Electronic equipment used for these purposes can sometimes go haywire during these retrograde periods also.

Also remember that reflection is good during Mercury Retrograde, as is creative and imaginative thinking.  People from your past may revisit your life this month, either in person, or in dreams or through nostalgia. Let those old memories help you to better understand where you have been and what you are now doing.

See you next week,

Leo

I broadcast a new radio show on Saturday July 16 at 1 PM EDT which you can still hear.  Another new one will come in September.

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.

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Coming soon: Leo New Moon, Mercury Retrograde and Astrology Forecast for July 24- July 30

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

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

We are now in the last quarter of the lunar cycle begun at the New Moon Solar Eclipse Grand Cross on July 1.     The new cycle begins at the Leo New Moon next Saturday July 30.  The Sun is already in Leo.  When the Moon meets it on July 30, that forms the New Moon.

So, it is time during this last quarter moon phase to more fully wind down energies that were so intensified during the eclipse season.  We are in a new consciousness, a new chapter of our life journey.  The power of the storm has passed, we have since been viewing the aftermath, gaining clarity and direction.   We may still need to do more reflection on what has been happening to us and our lives. And it is time to prepare, to get ready to move forward into this new chapter after the New Moon in creatively expressive Leo.

You hopefully let go of another layer of your connection to old ways and old patterns during the eclipse season.     Even if your lessons were difficult, they were meant to assist you in releasing your old fears, and also releasing your old illusions of how life or people or your self is supposed to be.   Those illusions are what limit you from your authentic self and authentic living and your deeper soul.

Fairy tales keep you chained to the old world of princes and princesses, and keep you from true intimacy with others, from true love, from the real beauty of nature and the Universe.

When we expect ourselves or others to meet some idealized image, we set our selves up for disappointment and dis-illusion.   Astrology teaches us that we were each created with a certain DNA type soul blueprint.  Society’s idolizing of celebrity and royalty and living up to any images of how it best to be, only serves to deflate authentic self esteem and instead keep us locked in false ego.

Our society is based on giving rewards to people who meet up to what society needs them to be. If you were not made to be what society or your family admires, then you will dislike your self, get depressed or anxious, and perhaps try your whole life to live up to something not aligned with who you really are.

The new age, based on the sign Aquarius, is about honoring true individuality, an individuality that is honored and respected.  It is from this authenticity that true community contribution comes from. This is because the person is contributing from a place of authenticity. From that place they will feel self respect and a real sense of purpose, as they are serving the function that is natural to them.

Relationships are the same way.   If each of us is true to our self and how we are made, then we will naturally attract to our self someone who is just right for us. That is nature. If we have expectations for our selves or others to live up to some image, then we will always be disappointed.  The disillusions so many of us have been experiencing is to help us to release these true-self defeating patterns that keep us constantly connecting with people who are not right for us.

This is true transformation. It is letting go of old patterns and beliefs that were programmed into us from a culture and paradigm connected to an old age.  Since we as a human family are on the cusp between Ages, and closer and closer to the full Aquarian Age, transformational possibilities are accelerating. We can move through our issues faster.

These most powerful eclipse seasons, more powerful than most, help us to align with our true self and align more fully with the Universe and its natural cycles and energies.

Each release of an old image or belief or pattern that is not connected to your true self or the natural rhythms of the Universe, and instead is part of the programs and dillusions set up by your family of origin and the culture, helps you to find a more satisfying life.

So use this week before the New Moon in Leo to prepare yourself to move forward without the burden of old baggage that is weighing you down. Release the old disappointments and regrets.   Your life begins anew, with more promise to live your life while connected to your soul and authentic self.  You are more ready to attract to your self that which is in alignment with that true self. And that which is in alignment will bring you true enjoyment.

There will be a shift in perceptions as Mercury goes retrograde- a week from Tuesday- August 2 late in the evening.   You may at times during the retrograde period feel you are getting taken off your course.  Allow your mind to question and to go through its process during the retrograde period from August 2 to August 26.  Do not to jump to any conclusions during that period. Wait for renewed clarity after that period is over.  Often people from your past come back to visit during Mercury Retrograde,  for real or in your dreams or memories. This is meant to make you question and reflect on your current state of relationship and being. Again do not jump to conclusions.

In the Greater World, this New Moon in Leo will open up a new chapter of living on Planet Earth for humanity, a new chapter after the shakeup of the eclipse sesaon.

What will happen this week, before that new moon, with the debt ceiling in the USA? This challenge, timed so well with the eclipse season, must be profoundly important to our passage into an Aquarian Age.  This economic challenge will show us how our USA and worldwide economy is tranforming.

Will the USA default on its debt or will it pull out a last second agreement? No matter if it is settled or not, it is showing us the dysfuntionality of our government and the likelihood of an economic disaster on the way. Mercury going Retrograde on the day the default deadline portends a crazy and chaotic transition for the economy.

The terror attack on Norway, that was done by a white Christian citizen of Norway hopefully changes the discussion about terrorism.  It is not about Islam being the demon we need to be at war with.

Terrorism is and always has been about the hatreds between peoples of differing beliefs and lifestyles.  It is about not accepting this multicultual and multifaceted and diverse world we live in.   We have been programmed to make certain people and ways of life superior to others, and worse yet for some- to hate those not living up to certain standards.

The Aquarian Age is about Diversity in Unity, about honoring all peoples and their ways of life.   It is here inside you, and can be accessed more and more as you shed the old ways, old beliefs and illusions.

See you next week,

Leo

I broadcast a new radio show on Saturday July 16 at 1 PM EDT which you can still hear.  Another new one will come in September.

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.

Waking Up, and Astrology Forecast for July 17-23

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

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

With the passing of the Full Moon in Capricorn on July 15, we have seen the end of the storms of the eclipse season of spring/summer 2011.   The greatest  intensity of the eclipse storms began to subside a few days after the Cardinal Grand Cross Solar Eclipse New Moon on July 1.   Some resolution was found near this Full Moon in Capricorn, which effectively has ended the eclipse season.

What has happend for many, especially those with natal planets falling within the eclipses’ planetary alignments, is that their old world was shaken up considerably; and for some it will never be the same again.

They received a real wake-up call, a transformation of beliefs and sense of reality.   There was a release of old ways of thinking and of old patterns of behavior that have kept them stuck. Part of the waking up for some was dis-illusion of old cherished perceptions of self and others.

By letting go of the old perceptions and ideas of reality, there is a potential renewal, a rebirth.  Now one can look at their life with new eyes, and see the old challenges in all new ways.

Many I know experienced relationship challenges during the eclipse season.  They met someone new and hoped that person would be the one they have been searching for.  Instead they found an old pattern of relationship disguised a a new face.  In much more rapid fashion than usual, they were forced to face deep truths about themselves and their old patterns in relationship.  Because of the intensity and transformational depth of the eclipse season, they reached deeper in their souls than usual.  After much pain and soul searching, they released the relationship and with it released old patterns of thought and behavior that have limited their happiness in relationships.

Now they are ready to look at the hurts from past heart wounds and abuse that had caused the old self defeating patterns.   And they are or will be more ready than ever to embrace new relationship patterns, and in some cases a knowledge they are fine being alone.

No matter what issues each of us faced during the eclipse season- work,  home, family, etc., the intensity of the storms has subsided.    But we are not done with the repercussions of the eclipses.

Soon we will move forward into this New Season of our lives. We will experience new events that are a result of the changes we made during the eclipse season.

These events will begin to emerge after the next New Moon, the one in Leo on July 30.  Then in September and October, with the arrrival of Comet Elenin, and the ending of the Mayan Calendar on October 28 according to Mayan expert Carl Johan Calleman; we will experience new transformational experiences that continue to change our lives in even bigger ways.

In the greater world, we have spoken before how it is held up by global economy and global military.   The global economy, held up historically through the strength of the USA and Europe, has been faltering greatly. In Europe,-Greece, Ireland, Portugal, Italy and Spain have weakening economies that could default on their loans and jeopadize world economic stability. Even more so, the USA is in a debt crisis that must be settled by early August or potentially the world economy will get much more chaotic.

And the global military, again mostly dominated by the USA and NATO, is running wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya.  There is potential for more Middle East War, even an attack on Iran late this summer or early autumn. The Palestinians are going to the UN in Septemer to ask for recognition of Palestine as a state. This action could cause many dominos in the Middle East and world to fall.

Remember that the Arab Spring, which has brought revolutionary change to countries in North Africa and the Middle East, is still brewing.  This is causing transformation of power and allegiances all over the world. Israel is likely to act to show its power before too long, in order to shift the tides of change.

The Arab Spring revolutions and the Japanese nuclear disaster happened within the time of the last two eclipse seasons: the powerful one that began on the Winter Solstice with a Lunar Eclipse, and the one that happened this spring and early summer.  They both have happened to shake up our world paradigm, to open the gates for a new Paradigm and Age

Big events will continue to erupt, as the floodgates have been opened by the last two eclipse seasons.   An Aquarian Age of liberation, of self determination for all peoples and nations, of equality, of Diversity in Unity flows through the gates.    It brings us back to our souls and hearts and free minds, to the twin pillars that run the Universe: Love and Truth.  It will bring us to where we the people take the reins of the world and take responsibility for the health and well being of our human family and for the Earth and all her creatures.   We return to our alignment to the Universe and its natural cycles and seasons, and to the connections, meaningfullness and sacredness of life.

Our changes are accelerating. Our ability to move more quickly through our issues is happening.  It is important to be flexible now, to keep an open mind and heart, to be present and alert.  The more awake you are, the better able you will be to make the shifts necessary.  The more awake you are, the better able you will be to see the signs and symbols and synchronicities that light your path.

This coming week is slower in planetary alignments and we are now in the waning half of the lunar cycle begun at the Solar Eclipse grand Cross New Moon on July 1.  It is time for some healing and “come down” this week.   On Friday July 22, however, the Sun moves into Leo.  No matter what has been going on in your life, Leo is time to play, to enjoy summer, to be creative.

So make a commitment to your playful and creative self to endulge her and enjoy your life.

See you next week,

Leo Knighton Tallarico

I will have a new radio show broadcast on Saturday July 16 at 1 PM EDT. We will look at our lives and the world after the eclipses.

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.

Reflecting on the Eclipse Season and Astrology Forecast for July 10-16

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

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

The buildup of intensity from the eclipses has subsided.   But the eclipse season continues through this month; and because of the profound importance of this eclipse season, events connected to it will continue for several months hence.

Some of you have experienced truly life altering events over the last few months.  Others have had their lives shaken up, and changes will come as a result later.   Others had the winds blow their lives around a bit, which has mainly shifted their attitudes, beliefs and old patterns of behavior.   Some of you have endured and resisted the tides of change, and are hoping everything can now go back to “normal”.

This last eclipse, the Cardinal Grand Cross Solar Eclipse New Moon, was a powerful symbol for our entrance into a new season of our human lives here on Earth. This is the second year in a row that we have had a Grand Cross Eclipse. Last summer was a Grand Cross Lunar Eclipse.   Trust me, these Grand Cross Eclipses are very rare, and having them two years in a row shows us powerful symbols of the immense changes we are riding through.

This New Season of our lives here on Earth will become more and more apparent in the greater world soon. I am sure many of you see it already, but it is not apparent to all because the Powers that Be of our Old World Paradigm are bailing water from the Titanic and using bandages to plug the holes on the sides of the ship.

The Old World economy is sinking fast.   The smoke and mirror campaign of hiding the holes on the sides of our economic ship is beginning to fail.  It is becoming more and more apparent that the sinking is fast approaching.  As there is an election for president in 2012, there will be greater attempts to cover up the reality of the sinking ship. But I would be surprised if the sinking ship stays afloat through the coming winter. Late summer, autumn and winter should bring more icebergs cracking open the economic boat.

Remember that our old world structure is held together by the twin pillars of global economy and global military.  So these will be the issues of coming crises, economic restructuring and power restructuring.     These twin pillars of the dying old world get strengthened by peoples’ fear and hatred.

The twin pillars of the New World and Age are Truth and Love, which are the twin pillars of the Universe.  Put your trust in them now.

Trust in our selves, trust in the “better angels” in humanity, trust in Nature, trust in the Universe will help us to leave this old world and build a new world together. That trust and the love that keeps trust strong is already fueling our entry into a new personal season in our individual lives, and a new season on the way to an Aquarian Age.

The passing eclipse season spiked our speed forward into this New Age.  Old ways that keep you stuck in the Old World paradigm have been breaking down, so that new light and energy can come through.  This new light and energy show us what to do and when. Nothing can stop this energy, and nothing can eventually stand in its way.

So trust Nature and the Universe to be stronger than the the twin pillars of economy and military and old rules.   What is and will be happening is part of the clearing.  You don’t have to figure it all out now. Life unfolds and reveals what you need when you need it.    Your trusting does not mean being passive however.

As you see changing winds moving into your life, move with them. Look for signs and symbols that show you the way.  You see them better when your heart and mind are open and trusting in the Universe and your self.  When you are enveloped in fear the signs and symbols morph into negative tones, and you may then move in a direction that is harmful to you.

Tonight, Saturday July 9, Uranus changes direction from Direct to Retrograde. Whenever a planet changes directions, to either retrograde or direct, its meaning and energy permeate our lives and psyche.  Uranus is about liberation, getting outside the boxes of our stuck reality.  Uranus makes our minds more inventive, and sometimes brings surprises into our lives. Uranus is a wake-up call that helps us shift our perceptions. Use this energy over the next few days to break out of your stuck places and patterns. Begin or continue to liberate your self from situations and people that keep you from living the authentic life you desire. Use this Uranus shift to help you to break your mind open to new levels of awareness, to new ways to look at your life and the world around you.

In the greater world, Uranus often brings more chaos and brings the energy for revolution, for liberation and great changes.

One big world shift is the movement to liberate the Palestinians. This will continue to get stronger. During the eclipse season a Freedom Flotilla was organized into many ships carrying peace activists from different parts of the world. These ships and activists planned to break an unjust blockade that Israel has over the Gaza strip and the Palestinians that occupy it.  The Old World Powers that Be from America, Greece, Israel and other western countires colluded together to stop the Flotilla from leaving their ports in Greece and Turkey.  Greek authorities made up reasons to keep the ships from sailing.

The liberation of the Palestinians from the apartheid conditions in the Middle East will accelerate. In September the Palestinians are expected to declare they want to be an independent state of the world to the UN. It will not pass as the USA will stop it from passing.  In the past the USA has always sided with Israel, which has been the biggest impediment to a peace agreeement and freedom for the Palestinian people. But nothing wil stop the eventual freedom of te Palestinian people and their right to self determination and a nation of their own.

Earthquakes also seem to occur with more frequency in the 3-4 days surrounding a Uranus shift.

Also this coming week brings a Full Moon in Cancer/Capricorn on Friday July 15 at 2:40 AM EDT.  It will be on July 14 on the west coast of the USA. This is the first “normal” new or full moon since the May 17 Full Moon in Scorpio.  It is “normal” since it not an eclipse this time.   This Capricorn Full Moon puts a book end on the eclipse season.  More events that are an outgrowth of the eclipse season will continue to happen in the world for a few more months however.

But this Full Moon in  Capricorn should bring some sense of climax or resolution or finality to some recent issues or events in your life.   It should bring some limits to emotional issues and dramas that have recently arisen.   There could be a better relationship and balance between domestic, family issues and work, outer world issues.   Use this Full Moon to bring back more “normality”, sanity, and safety to your life.

Take care and talk to you next week,

Leo Knighton Tallarico

I will have a new radio show broadcast on Saturday July 16 at 1 PM EDT. We will look at our lives and the world after the eclipses.

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.