Archive for February, 2012

Ship of Fools and Astrology Forecast for February 26- March 3

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on February 25, 2012 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

I am leaving for vacation today, will miss one week’s forecasting next Saturday.  My next forecast will be on Saturday March 10.  Planetarily speaking, the next couple of weeks will be relatively slow.    We experienced a New Moon in Pisces on February 21 and the Full Moon in Virgo will not be until March 8.   There are no major aspects in between.  We are still in the midst of Mars Retrograde, and will be until April 13.

So generally it is time to go inward and yin-ward, to process your thoughts and feelings, to reconnect spiritually, to heal, to release, to surrender your striving will.

We are walking through the last few weeks of Winter, taking our time to look at any ghosts from the past that need our attention before they are released.

Spring begins on March 20 here on the east coast USA and all points east of here.  Spring is on March 19 to most points west of here.   After that renewed life begins energetically.  Nature begins to stir from its winter sleep.

Until then we go with the flow and go deeper inside.  Mars is Retrograde and Mercury will also go Retrograde on March 12.  The theme is of rewind and reflect and recalculate and readjust and re-member.

Soon enough the Eclipse Season will be upon us and there will be little time for inward journeying and healing.  Energies of change will be greatly accelerating then.

If we take time to look outside of our inner soul swimming now, we see a world way out of balance.    Have you been watching the Republican debates this winter?

Except for Ron Paul, everyone says whatever they believe will turn on the more mentally dense and neanderthal base of the party.

Conservative is not a bad thing in essence, if its intentions are to slow too rapid growth, to put limits on overly permissive attitudes, to protect valued principles, to honor tradition and rules, and to put limits on excessive spending.

But “conservatives” over the last several years have spent as much as liberals, especially for military.  And conservatives have all too often in recent decades stood for bigotry and hatred and a blockage of energies of progress, growth, evolution, and more unfied connection with our brothers and sisters all over the world.

And so called liberals have gotten more wimpy and do not stand tall enough for what they believe in.  They are bought out by special interests as much as conservatives, and in recent years have gotten more and more enamored with military adventurism.

I saw an ad recently that showed a ballot with three choices: republican, democrat, and awake.   That is more and more the case here in the USA.  We need third party movements that can be truly viable, so people will have real choice again.

There is an Aquarian Age developing, and the old crusty ways and people need to go.  In America now, at least in the mainstream, new and fresh voices are not heard.   People who speak the truth have little voice to be heard.  Again Ron Paul is refreshing in that he speaks straight and frank and down to Earth. He also feels strongly about liberties guaranteed by the constitution, and obviously realizes that we are spending too much money on the military and that we have have unjustly invaded other countries around the world.

But he has a past of publishing very bigoted newsletters that he says he didn’t read, and he may be too beholden to the Republican Party.    But at least he is saying things that the people of this country need to hear and so many young people especially are listening.

As time and change speed up, many new voices will be heard, voices that speak truth and love, and help to lead us forward into a New World.

These voices will come through the cracks in the foundation of that Old World crumbling.  The voices will get stronger and stronger, as it gets more obvious that there is no hope of resurrecting the current system.

The current economic system will still unravel, no matter how it appears to be improving now.  There is military conflict brewing, conflict that will make it obvious to all discerning and caring souls that we cannot continue anymore in the old ways.

The holes in the Titanic old world ship cannot be held much longer with the duct tape of smoke and mirrors.     Judgement Day is nigh for that ship of fools who are holding too tightly to old security systems that are no longer viable.

The days of privilege for the few are rapidly vanishing.  The days of an old paradigm run on dominance and greed is dissolving.

The new Eclipse Season, with eclipses on May 20 and June 4, will soon shake up our world, and help us to better release the old ways.  New voices of reason and care will emerge.

Tune in now, during this inward time before the storms, to the deep movement of transformation into a New Paradim and World.  You will find energies and spirits that bring hope and new vision and inspiration.  They are waiting for your connection.

See you soon,

Leo

Please feel free to find more writings and my services on mywebsite.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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Ocean Voyage and Astrology Forecast for February 19-25

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on February 18, 2012 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

We are still in the early stages of Mars Retrograde. It changed to retrograde movement on January 23 and will go back direct on April 13.  While it is retrograde we pause and reflect, and perhaps rethink our previous plans.

Up to the January 23 date when Mars went retrograde, the western world and Israel seemed to be inexorably moving toward military confrontation with Iran.  We posted a forecast blog about a “perfect storm” forming that would shake up our world, with the center of that storm being a war with Iran.

But since Mars has been retrograde there is an apparent reflection and rethinking of the desire to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities. In fact Iran and the powers of the western world appear to be seriously contemplating diplomatic talks between them to resolve their differences. If those talks were to happen they would likely occur during Mars retrograde.  At the same time however, there is much sabre rattling for war.

Perhaps the die has already been cast for confrontation, but maybe that is not true. Maybe our world does not need to go through the horrors of war in order to begin to transform the old survival of the fittest mentality into one of unity consciousness.

The next couple of months will be extremely important. Keep your eyes on the news.

In your own life, do you know what you really desire for your life or not? Do you need to be more clear what direction you need to take before you move forward again?

And how about issues of confrontation and disagreements and anger and conflict, all Mars issues?   Are there individuals you need to work these issues out with now before you can move forward in the relationship?

And your personal will?   Are you too willful or not willful enough?    Do you need to take life into your hands now and make it work the way you want? Or do you need to surrender your will and trust the Universe or another person more?

Time will tell. Allow the process of the next couple months to unfold, do not push the river to move before it is ready.  That is another Mars issue, isn’t it?

After April 13 you will more clearly know how to resolve these issues. And then in May and June, when there are two major eclipses and a Venus Passage and a powerful Uranus square Pluto aspect; life will be more passionate, dynamic, intense and alive with possibilities.  The pause button will be lifted and we will be in fast forward motion.

And now this week, there is much Neptunian/Pisces energy moving in. On Sunday February 19 the Sun moves into the flow of Pisces, which is “ruled” by the God of the Sea, Neptune.  And later that day that same Sun will conjunct Neptune, who has only recently moved into his ocean home of Pisces, where he will stay until 2025.

Then on Tuesday February 21 the Moon joins the Sun in Pisces to form a New Moon in Pisces at 5:35 PM EST. And of course that New Moon in Pisces will be conjunct Neptune in Pisces, and additionally it will be conjunct Chiron in early Pisces too.

So there is a plethora coming this week of inner directed mystical flowing Pisces energies. It is time to let go of anything you are holding on too tightly to. Yield and trust and be in pure consciousness as much as possible.  Action is not so important now, as is allowing. And of course Mars, the planet of action going backwards, adds to this theme of going with the flow.

This theme will generally hold until mid March at the Spring Equinox.    The one area of life that stands out as one where one can be more bold now, would be in heart or relationship matters. With Venus in Aries now and until March 5, you may be finding it right to assert your truth with others and say your piece.

But overall the energy now is more Piscean and laid back.  It is true that with Mars retrograde in Virgo (opposite to Pisces),  you will be made to pay attention to the details and be more critical and discriminaing than Pisces feels natural with.  If you get too dreamy or escapist you will be pulled back to reality.

But generally speaking it will be a good time to surrender more and to feel the “music” of life, the energies of the soul world, the world behind the world we see and touch.   It is a good time to feel your deeper feelings and to gain deeper insights.

Neptune/Pisces are also good energies for “putting your self in the shoes of others”, for empathy. Pisces is the “last” sign of the zodiac, the 12th, and has encompassed within it all the previous signs.   This is why some Pisces people have a difficult time with identity and self assertion. They are prone to selflessness and self sacrifice.

Pisces time of year is also a time to release the old to get ready for new beginnings of spring. Pisces is the last month of winter, and one can during Pisces time of year feel the sadness of endings, perhaps endings that are not only about winter passing. One can feel how life passes and people pass from our lives. .

One can also feel the sadness and compassion for those who suffer and are vulnerable in life.   It is important with the fogginess of Pisces to be aware of boundaries and not to surrender too much to emotions that are disabling or lead to victim consciousness.

Let go to the dreamy poetic mists of Pisces coming up now, but remember that sunny hope and active new starts will return in late March and April. And the roller coaster ride begins soon after during the eclipse season later this spring and summer.

See you next week,

Leo

Please feel free to find more writings and my services on mywebsite.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.

The Inner Kingdom and Astrology Forecast for February 12-18

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on February 11, 2012 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

If you feel you are unsure of what you are doing or where you want to go or what you really desire, keep in mind that Mars will stay Retrograde until April 13/14.

It is during this time that we reflect on these issues, not yet ready to rev up our life engines and move forward. And of course to add to this stalling, we are still in winter; though at the end of this week, as the Sun goes into Pisces on February 18, we enter the last third of that season.

And to add to the waiting theme, the Moon is waning now, slowly losing its light and energy until new beginnings at the New Moon in Pisces on February 21.

So for now it may be best to try to relax and center in the deeper quiet of your soul. From that place, you will be guided to inner trails of knowing.  Neptune is in Pisces now until 2025, so we are getting used to being drawn into this inner spiritual sanctum.  After the Sun goes into Pisces on the 18th and the New Moon in Pisces on the 21st, the Neptune theme will get even stronger.

Have you been feeling more spacey lately, forgetting things, not knowing where you left something?  If so , do not worry you have some mental ailment. This is Neptune beginning to seduce you into its flowing Universe of inner surrender.

Neptune lets us know that finding answers is not about “figuring it out”, but about allowing the Universe to unfold before your inner eyes and sensitivities.  You will be taken to where the enlightenment, inspirations, knowledge, resolutions, and answers reside.

Neptune can help us to use the Mars Retrograde time period effectively, by helping us to dip inside the veils from outer reality.  From there we can rewind our consciousness to remember where we have been before, and to be shown what our deeper soul wants and where it wants to go.

Life is changing rapidly and soon, especially during the eclipse season this spring 2012, the changes will accelerate.  Your intellect cannot know exactly what changes are coming to our greater world and to your personal life. So it cannot “figure out” what to do.   But your deeper soul will show you in a timely fashion what is right for you and what directions to take.

Do not expect the answers to come right away.  Be patient and wait for your deeper soul to show you at the right time. Mars will be retrograde for another two months, and Mercury will join it in retrograde from mid March until early April.   You may not know what to do until after that.

Trust the process, and trust your inner wisdom and the wisdom of the Universe to reveal to you at the right time exactly what you need.

But of course you will need to be proactive in the process, by making a concerted effort to find the inner voice, through meditation and contemplation and trust.

It is also part of the process of Mars Retrograde to get in touch with personal empowerment issues. Have you been more in touch with anger or rage lately or remembered how others have sometimes been abusive to you?   People, especially women it seems, are given messages and programming that anger is ugly and unacceptable.

But anger can be an instinctual way of telling us that someone is mistreating us, or that we are getting frustrated, or that we need to take action, or create healthy boundaries.  Anger can be empowering if used properly.   Avoiding conflict is not always a good idea, as self assertion can be a way of seeking justice or fairness or speaking the truth.

In the greater world, during this Mars Retrograde period, much is stirring. The western world is troubled by Syria and Iran.  Syria and Iran and their allies are troubled by the western world and Israel.  From a very deep place in the collective unconscious it is being decided during this retrograde period what will happen. Will there be war?

It is also being decided what to do economically with Greece and Europe.  In fact the future of the economic system is being decided.

As we have stated before, a perfect storm is forming for the eclipse season.   If the storm forms the economy will falter and war will begin.   Perhaps such a big storm will not be necessary, and leaders will begin to tap into unity consciousness and bring about a diplomatic solution and a more fair economy for all.

But if that perfect wave of positive change does not flow, then the storm is inevitable.

The republican candidates, except for Ron Paul, are sounding very militaristic about Iran. President Obama is less militaristic, but nevertheless, said “all options are on the table” concerning Iran.

Is Obama another pawn for the Military/Industrial Empire complex, or can he lead the way to transforming our world view and finding peace?

Soon we will all find out just who he is.

Last Quarter Moon begins on Tuesday this week in Scorpio.   We are getting our selves together now, getting in positive mind frames and getting ready for big changes this spring. Use this last quarter Moon phase, and our movement into Pisces time of year (after February 18), to face any lingering demons and to release them and let them go.  Soon, this spring, we will be moving fast forward with no time to be burdened by the ghosts of the past.

Next week we will talk about how best to use the Pisces time of year, in anticipation of a strong Eclipse Season on its way.

See you next week,

Leo

Please feel free to find more writings and my services on mywebsite.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.

Getting it Together and Astrology Forecast for February 5-12

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on February 4, 2012 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

A few weeks ago we wrote of a perfect storm brewing, one that would open a huge transformational doorway for us all in 2012.  That storm would likely be at its greatest intensity during the eclipse season this coming spring of 2012.   We let you know that a war with Iran and a big challenge with the economy would be in the center of the storm.

Well now the intensity around Iran is already beginning to build.  USA defense secretary Leon Panetta this week was quoted in the Washington Post as saying it was getting likely that Israel would attack Iran in April, May, or June. That is exactly within the eclipse season. Israel and Iran have this last week been sabre rattling with one another and the temperature for conflict has risen appreciably.

At the same time however, the outlook on the economy has gotten apparently brighter. Statistics say there are more jobs and the unemployment rate went down to 8.3 for January.  That is far below what had gone, not too long ago, to an over 10% unemployment rate.   It is still quite possible, however, for there to be big surprises, especially centered in Europe, to shake up our economic stability.

What is pertinent is that this coming eclipse season will shake up our world in a big way.  Events will ensue that will change all of our lives, and motivate us to accelerate our soul journeys of healing and transformation.  Plato is quoted as saying that “necessity is the mother of invention”, and our creative juices will be stimulated by the coming events that will surround us.

There is so much we need to do to alter the direction we have been moving in as a human family here on the Earth.   We need to bring our human condition and the Earth into greater wholeness, unity and health.   We need the world to be governed by love, truth, fairness, compassion, and justice.  We need to give higher priority and recognition to heart and soul values, to teach our children about how all of life is connected, sacred and meaningful.  Our Earth needs not to be so used for human greed and selfishness, and more to be honored and to be in loving relationship with.

All of these changes need to be made as a foundation for our building a world aligned with the Aquarian Age.

Perhaps this war can averted as collective humanity and its leaders wake up to recognize we need to make community with one another instead of dominating one another.   Perhaps we can avoid an economic crash, and begin to transform the world by realizing an economic system needs to serve all the people, not just the ones who can play Monopoly well.

Perhaps there will be divine intervention to help us, or perhaps our prayers can have a powerful effect to change the direction we seem to be moving in. But right now the storm looks like it is coming in as expected.

I do feel, no matter which way the wind blows this spring equinox season, we are being primed now in this winter  season to be ready to move powerfully forward come spring and all through the rest of 2012.

Our consciousnesses and bodies and lives have shifted over the last few months, getting us ready for the challenges just ahead of us.  As we passed Imbolc this last week, we look more toward the light now, and let go of the fears that have seeped in over the winter.   Those fears have brought some dark nights for some, but it is time to begin to let them go now, to release them another level.

This week we move up toward a Full Moon in Leo on Tuesday February 7th, at 4:54 PM EST.   This Full Moon highlights personal needs for creative expression and attention (Leo), and needs to connect to a greater social community or social consciousness (Aquarius).      Leo is central authority and Aquarius is decentralized networks like the internet.  Leo is heart shining in royal pride and Aquarius is equality in diversity.     Leo is the sun’s shine of smiling warmth and energy, and Aquarius is the human need for liberty of the individual to be self actualized.

Also this week on the 7th/8th Venus leaves Pisces and goes into Aries.    Venus is the relationship planet, and in Pisces she leans toward selflessness, empathy and compassion. After moving into Aries, we need to be more empowered in relationship, more true to our self. It is time to assert your self and speak frankly your truth. If you have been extra lenient or permissive with people during Venus in Pisces, after the 7th it is time to be more bold and not let people take advantage of your good nature. Venus will stay in Aries until March 5.

Also on February 7, there is an important energetic shift, as Saturn stops and goes retrograde. Whenever a planet changes directions its energy and meaning permeates our psyches and lives.

Saturn is the hand of time, letting us know our choices are narrowing. It is time to be definite, to be responsible, to be more self disciplined. It is time to stop procrastinating and to “get it together”.

For some Saturn feels like a “downer”, serious and sober. It is a stern teacher, making us learn our lessons; it is karma telling us we will now reap what we have sown.

For others Saturn feels very grounding and safe from scattered or chaotic or over emotional energies. It is clear boundaries, organization, and accomplishment.

Saturn may feel heavy or difficult now, like something we cannot avoid, or the hand of fate. But it is meant to get us to pay attention to what is needed now.

Thus early this week is an energetic shift, with Full Moon, Venus going into Aries and Saturn changing directions. Together they tell us to shift into more outward attention, more concentration on making our lives work better.  Even if we haven’t found resolution to what has been bothering us, we still need to get into gear.

See you next week,

Leo

Please feel free to find more writings and my services on mywebsite.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.