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Clearing the “Airwaves” Mercury Direct, and Astrology Forecast for April 1-7

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on March 31, 2012 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

Energies are stirring.  Winds of change are softly beginning to blow in.

If you have felt held back, impatient for your life to get moving, soon it will change.

Mercury goes back direct this week Mars goes back direct the next week after that.  A month or so after that is the first of two eclipses, a Solar Eclipse New Moon in Gemini.  Two weeks after that is the second eclipse, a Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Sagittarius.   And about three weeks after that is the first pass of highly transformational Uranus square Pluto.  Very creative and sometimes chaotic energies and events will be bursting into our lives.

Many of you are opening to new ideas, inventive ways to bring progress to your lives. Old stuck energies and patterns are being broken down, so these new ways can make breakthroughs in your attitudes and lives.

Keep making the inner changes and spiritual shifts for just a bit longer.   You want to be in proper alignment for the coming changes.   You have been getting prepared for quite awhile now, your body and soul shifting out of old frequencies, healing and releasing what is ready to go.

Your old fears, which have been held in your body, mind, and heart will no longer hold you back.    You are liberating your self.   You are ready to live a more authentic and purposeful life.   You are ready to join hands with others in healing our planet and human condition, in alignment with the burgeoning Aquarian Age consciousness.

The coming Eclipse Season will assist your growth as it will help with breakdowns of old patterns and breakthroughs into new consciousness and ways of being.  But first we have the end of Mercury and Mars Retrgrade coming up soon.

Mercury goes Direct this week Wednesday April 4 at 6:11 AM EDT.   Issues will begin to clear up.  Direction will be more obvious.   Decisions will begin to form. Communication will be better.  Total clarity for some will take a few more days, as Mercury gets up to speed.

Mars goes Direct a little over a week later, on April 13.    It is time to begin to move forward with our lives.    It will not be a time to move forward fast, as Mars will be barely moving forward, going very slowly for several days.   But its going Direct will be a turning point you should feel.  Your life is ready to move forward.

After the New Moon in Taurus on April 21, you can take bigger steps forward with your life.  And after May 20, at the next New Moon, which is a Solar Eclipse on the day the Sun moves into Gemini, you will be ready for a locomotive life movement.

In the greater world dramas, storms will soon just be beginning to form.  We have alerted you in past forecasts to the potential of an attack on Iran and a downturn of the economy during the coming eclipse season.   We let you know that the Mars Retrograde period would be a time when the world would be “deciding” what it would do with the Iranian situation.

On the day Mars went retrograde, on January 23, the European Union decided it would impose severe sanctions on Iran, in league with sanctions already announced by the USA.   And on April 13, the actual day Mars goes back direct again, world powers and Iran will meet to try to settle their differences.

If they do, the crisis will be calmed down for now, and an attack in the near future will be doubtful. If, however, Iran shows no desire to comply with demands to curtail their nuclear activities, then war will be inevitable and soon.  Israel will attack.

 Mars, the god of war, is in the planetary spotlight, as it goes Direct, on the same day as the meeting- quite an impressive synchronicity. The three days surrounding the May 20 Solar Eclipse New Moon in Gemini, and the three days surrounding the June 19  second-in-a-row New Moon in Gemini are likely times for attack, if attack does indeed happen.

And the world economy, which shows signs of fragility because of the troubles in southern Europe, will be greatly affected by what happens concerning Iran. The oil market and oil prices are greatly influenced by the Iranian crisis, for many people all over the world.

This coming eclipse season, which includes a powerful Uranus/Pluto square, will reveal to us in a major way, the extent of transformation of our world in 2012 and beyond.

Of course December 21 2012 is the date considered the ending of the Mayan Calendar and the end of an Old World.   What exactly that means is still to be determined.    And this eclipse season and the next eclipse season in November of 2012 will show us much of what the 2012 world turning point will be like.

There is one more important Retrograde movement coming up soon, during the upcoming Eclipse Season.   Venus, goddess of love and relationships, will be turning retrograde on May 15, just 5 days before the Solar Eclipse on May 20.     There will be powerful shifts and changes around heart issues and relationship.    Old relationship patterns that are getting stale or toxic will be ripe for breakdowns and transformation.   People from our past will return to help us understand these current patterns.  Great relationship changes will be happening for many people.

The beginnings of the relationship shifts may be felt by some this coming week, as Venus goes into Gemini on April 3.  Venus will go retrograde in Gemini on May 15, and stay in Gemini all the way down to going back direct on June 27, and will continue in Gemini until August 7, when it goes into Cancer.

That means Venus will stay in Gemini for 4 months. Usually Venus stays in a sign for only about a month.

So with the Solar Eclipse in Gemini, the Lunar Eclipse in Gemini/Sagittarius, a second New Moon in Gemini, and Venus retrograde in Gemini, you can expect for Gemini people to most affected in the coming months.  It is time for Geminis to be on their toes, ready to move with change.

This week, as Mercury goes direct, we make baby steps forward, as the “airwaves” begin to clear.  There is a Full Moon in Aries/Libra This Friday April 6 at 3:19 PM EDT.   Our desire to move our lives forward while honoring our individual self and individual journey is paused by our need to equally honor relationship and others.

There is  powerful change coming our way soon.

See you next week,

Leo

Please feel free to find more writings and my services on my website. You can get an astrological consultation with me during these changing times to help you on your path and with your life. Please write soulus@aol.com for more info.

There will be a new radio show sometime during the coming Eclipse Season this spring.  I will give you dates and times soon.

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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Resolving Past Abuses and Astrology Forecast for March 25-31.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on March 24, 2012 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

This week we continue in the retrograde zone, as both Mercury and Mars are retrograde- Mercury until April 4 and Mars until April 13.  Though the Spring Equinox and strong Aries New Moon this past week brought us much fiery spirited energy; nevertheless, we remain on hold until after Mercury and Mars go back direct.

Especially since the weather here and in many places was warm and summer-like as the Aries new Moon burst upon us, it felt at times like it was time to get our lives pushed forward.

And yes some people have experienced some true new beginnings this past week with the Aries New Moon.  But overall many of us are still in waiting.  We still need to ponder our lives more, to go deeper to decide what we truly want, or where we want to go, or what we really want to do.  Some things may still not be clear yet.  Some answers have simply not appeared yet.

And wracking your analytical and logical brain to find an answer will not work well. You need to wait for things to unfold, to have trust that what you need will appear at the right time.

Remember that during Mars and Mercury Retrograde, we are often taken into old zones of experience.  People or memories from our past come back. Old issues resurface that we may have taken for granted were OK now.

Look at some of the issues that have come into the spotlight in our society lately:  Women’s rights and African American rights.

These were issues that dominated our experience in the ’60s and ’70s and remained important issues long after that time period.  Remember Rodney King in 1992?

But recently, especially since Barack Obama became president and Hillary Clinton almost became president, many had begun to assume that the problems of women and blacks had faded into our cultural rear windows.

Now during this recent retrograde period, we have been dealing with Rush Limbaugh and his degrading comments toward Sandra Fluke concerning contraception.  And the murder of Trayvon Martin by a neighborhood guard in a gated community in Florida, has reopened old wounds for African Americans.

Regardless of the facts in these cases, what is important to take in is the rage this has been aroused in women and blacks.  Do you really believe they are enraged because they are entitled children having a temper tantrum?  I believe many people whose consciousness is rooted in 1901 believe exactly that.

Perhaps women and blacks are enraged because recent events show them that many people are still filled with prejudice and bigotry and want women and African Americans to “know their place”.  They still believe in old stereotypes from long ago, that were not true then either.

Women who want to have sex are sluts?  Black men who dress in certain ways, like wearing “hoodies” are criminals?

Yes women and African American have come a long way since the ’60s.  But events like these recent ones make them feel like nothing has changed. And do not be surprised if justice is not served in Florida for Trayvon Martin, that there will be riots again in the street.

Look at reality.  Women are still sold all over the world as sex slaves and prostitutes.  And our prisons are unfairly over inhabited by black men.   White collar crime and drug use by wealthy people is more excused by society.  Poor people in general and black men more specifically are profiled as criminals in our society.

Much more transformation is necessary to bring the equality that is aligned with being in an Aquarian Age. This retrograde period is bringing to our consciousness the inequality still experienced by members of our society.   Keep in mind that these guardians of the old world, who are rapidly becoming dinosaurs, will fight to keep their privilege and power. But they are doomed by nature and our progress into an Aquarian Age.

In your own life, what issues are coming back to you during this retrograde period?  Are there family or relationship or home or career issues that need to be resolved?  Do any of these current issues have ties to old experiences that were never quite resolved?

Is your current relationship challenge tied to a childhood experience or other relationship from your past? Is it tied to something from the current relationship that was never really solved? Is a problem with your career connected in any way to problems from your past?

Dig deeper to find the links and connections.   You are getting ready to let go of an old pattern that is holding you back from progressing with your life.  As we finish up this current retrograde period, you will find more clarity.  And we will get more clear about what we really want, what action we need to take, and where we need to go.

And then soon we will experince the eclipses, which will accelerate the speed of change. There is a Solar Eclipse New Moon in Gemini on May 20.  And there is a Lunar Eclipse New Moon in Sagittarius on June 4.  Gemini and Sagittarius represent free mind and free spirit respectively. Mind, intuition, inspiration, and spirit will be ignited. New ideas and creative solutions will be readily available then.  What has been held back will be set free.  There will be less control and the gates of increasing chaos will be opened.

Uranus will be making its first square of Pluto in June also. This highly transformational planetary duo will ignite change as they did in the ’60s when they were conjunct one another. They will continue to be in square to one another for a few years.

And also in May this year, synchronizing with the eclipses, will be Venus Retrograde.  So though Mercury and Mars will be back direct by then, the “matters of the heart” that Venus represents will be in reflect and rewind mode.  Relationship issues will be in the spotlight, as will be women’s issues, and issues of love and trusting Love spiritually.

This coming week enjoy the added energy and desire for action that the Aries New Moon last week stoked in us.  But remember that “all systems are not go” for a while longer.    Do not push the river of life to go faster than it goes naturally, as that will not work.

See you next week,

Leo

Please feel free to find more writings and my services on my website. You can get an astrological consultation with me during these changing times to help you on your path and with your life. Please write soulus@aol.com for more info.

There will be a new radio show sometime during the coming Eclipse Season this spring.  I will give you dates and times soon.

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.

Welcome to Spring 2012 and Astrology Forecast for March 18-24

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 17, 2012 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

Coming up this week, in the midst of Mercury and Mars Retrograde, is the beginning of spring 2012, which brings the Sun into Aries.  A couple days later the Moon will join the Sun in Aries, which creates a New Moon in Aries.

Spring Equinox is Tuesday March 20 at 1:14 AM EDT.  Those on the west coast of the USA will celebrate the Spring Equinox on March 19 at 10:14 PM.  In most of the world March 20 will be the beginning of spring. The New Moon in Aries is Thursday March 22 at 10:37 AM EDT.

Retrograde Mercury and Mars remind us that though we may begin to feel a rush of spirit as spring energies erupt this week, it is not time yet to get our motors for big change in gear.  That will come later this spring season, after Mercury and Mars go direct, and the Eclipse Season begins.

Nevertheless, the Spring Equinox and Aries New Moon represent a breath of fresh and new air blowing into our consciousness and life The Spring Equinox is symbolically the time when light and dark energies are equal.  Autumn Equinox also brings such equality of Yin and Yang, but in the autumn the dark yin energies will grow just after the moment of the equinox.  The Winter Solstice is the zenith moment for darkness

At the Spring Equinox, just after the equality of yin and yang,  light yang energies begin to grow- culminating at the Summer Solstice when light and yang energies are in their greatest abundance.

So now as we enter the spring equinox, fiery buds of initiation burst into our consciousness. There is hope for positive growth in our future.  Aries is a cardinal fire sign, and as such represents new beginnings.

Aries is the force of life energy, the sperm racing to penetrate into the fertile egg, the bud bursting through the branches.

Aries is the energy of “I AM”, a statement that asserts my intention to be true to Self, in an honest and straightforward manner.  As such Aries is frank and bold, “telling it like it is”.

Aries is a warrior, a survivor, getting up for the challenge.   Aries is the first sign, number 1, the alpha.  This is why many Aries enjoy the challenge of competition or at least striving for excellence.

Aries is a sprinter, not a long distance person, and so it sometimes begins things without finishing or wanting to commit.   Aries is independent and social graces or social scenes can be difficult for them. Remember their mantra is I AM, and being true to oneself is so important. That can make relating awkward sometimes.

So at this Aries time of year, and the Aries New Moon this week adds to the theme, begin to empower your self by allowing your self to be OK with your honoring your own needs.

By honoring your own needs, you are being honest about who you are are, and you are honoring the natural creation of YOU and your Creator.

If you are used to giving your self away in relationship, use this Aries energy to begin to assert your own needs and state your truth.

Ironically, this honoring of your own needs will improve your relationship, as enabling someone else’s selfishness or self centeredness is detrimental to a relationship based on equality.

As we leave nebulous Pisces for bold Aries, expect that whatever has been swirling around in process, without focus, will begin to emerge into consciousness and into our lives.

In the greater world, look for the burgeoning Aries energies to bring people and countries into more combativeness.  The situations with Israel and western countries against Iran and Syria may get more contentious.   People and countries will assert their desires and aims more readily, for better and for worse.

In your personal life, you may begin to be awakened from your winter’s slumber of spirit. You may feel a desire to break out of your emotional and life boxes.

Though Tuesday brings a Spring Equinox and Sun in Aries, keep in mind that we will be in a “dark Moon” period until Thursday March 22 at 10:37 AM EST. That means that you may still feel some moments of residual “depression” until then.  After that New Moon, energies of assertion into “living your life alive” will get stronger.

Keep in mind again that Mercury and Mars are still retrograde until April 4 and 13 respectively.  You may not be ready to decide your overall direction yet.  You may not be ready to make any big decisions yet.   Everything may not be so clear yet in your perspective.

So don’t let the spring weather or energy fool you into jumping forward too fast with your life yet.  That is spring fever, as it is not time yet to take the spring roller coaster ride.

That will happen in May and June. There is a Solar Eclipse New Moon on May 20, a Lunar Eclipse Full Moon on June 4 and a powerful Uranus square Pluto aspect on June 24, just after the Summer Solstice.

Nevertheless this week is the time to begin to “feel your oats”, to get your motor running, to begin to feel more positive, to assert your individuality and personal needs.  From that place of personal empowerment, you are will be ready for the great waves of change later this spring and summer.

We are all evolving our consciousness and lives into the Aquarian Age on our doorstep. Do not be fooled by the recent rhetoric of social conservatives who want us to live our lives in the Middle Ages.  These people, who recently have been especially disrespectful to women and their dignity, freedom and empowerment, are dinosaurs getting ready for extinction. Try your best to not waste your energy giving their idiocy any attention.   Let the Universe do its job of delivering us into an Aquarian Age, an Age that is slowly releasing the creatures who are losing their place in our world.

See you next week,

Leo

Please feel free to find more writings and my services on my website. You can get an astrological consultation with me during these changing times to help you on your path and with your life. Please write soulus@aol.com for more info.

There will be a new radio show sometime during the coming Eclipse Season this spring.  I will give you dates and times soon.

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.

Rewinding and Reflecting Retrogrades and Astrology Forecast for March 11-17

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on March 10, 2012 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

We are moving into the last days of winter before the Spring Equinox on March 19/20.  The Sun is in deep, flowing, and inner directed Pisces, and life’s active energies are in waiting while Mars stays retrograde until April 14.   And now this week Mercury also goes retrograde, putting our minds in rewind and reflect mode.

So if you are feeling restless for action and change, lay back and chill.  It is not time for any big movements yet.

We are working out some issues before we can move forward.    There are issues from our past that need to be addressed, for some they are ghosts of the past that haunt.

Do you want to move forward and then come up again against the same old patterns that never work for you?  If you have not resolved the past and released some old emotions and stuck patterns, then you are fated to a “Groundhog’s Day” repeat.  Perhaps the faces will look different, but after a while you will realize it is the same energies and patterns in disguise.

If you were hurt by someone from your past or you did something you wished you didn’t, perhaps you never resolved or released what happened.

And if you did not, then the issues will come up again and again until you do.  And during these periods, like now when Mars and Mercury are retrograde, and the Sun is in Pisces; the past can come back to us.

Sometimes it comes back only in our minds or hearts or dreams, yet sometimes people from the past actually come back in the flesh to give us a chance to work things out with them.

The energies of change will be moving fast in mid spring and early summer, as there are two eclipses and a powerful Uranus square Pluto planetary aspect.

We will not want to carry too much emotional and spiritual baggage with us on our transformational journey then, so going inward to resolve and release these inner burdens will be very helpful.

So be patient now and stay aware of what is calling to you, from inside your psyche and body and from events and people.    Do your best to not escape or avoid, as staying present will help you to look at what you need to look at.

Mercury goes retrograde this Monday March 12 at 3:49 AM EDT.  It will go back direct on April 4 at 6:11 AM EDT.

During the Mercury Retrograde period your mind, crown chakra, and communication skills will be realigning.  Your perceptions will be shifting, though often the process is slow and subtle.    After awhile you will know you are in a new mental zone, and sometimes it feels uncomfortable. Your mind is wanting to let go of overly left brain analysis and logic.  It is ready to be more intuitive and imaginative.

Do not try too hard to figure everything out, allow something deeper to unfold and appear to you.

This is why astrologers often recommend you do not make major decisions or sign any important contracts during Mercury Retrograde.

But sometimes it cannot be avoided. You are meant to make your decision or sign the contract during the retrograde period. If so trust the natural process.

Do your best not to stress your mind too much to “try to figure it all out” during Mercury Retrograde.  Instead trust that the answers will come to you at the right time in a natural way.

True clarity may not come until after Mercury goes back direct on April 4.  Keep in mind that Mars will still be Retrograde until April 14, so do not push the river to move because you are getting restless for change or action.

You can trust that when the Eclipse Season begins in late April or early to mid May, that life will be shaking with waves of change.

Also this coming week there is a Grand Earth trine aspect most of the week, centering on Wednesday. Venus and Jupiter in Taurus will be trine Mars in Virgo and Pluto in Capricorn.  This is strong aspect for work, organization, and efficiency.  It is a good aspect for getting real and practical and grounded.

If you have been procrastinating, this week will be a good week to do what you need to do.

In the greater world there have been signs that western nations want to work out the conflicts with Iran.  They are setting up a meeting with Iran to try to force Iran to comply with their wishes to give up its’ nuclear ambitions.   This desire to talk is happening during Mars retrograde. Mars, the planet of action and conflict and war, will have more direction in those areas after it goes back direct. Until then there is discussion and reflection.

We wrote about a Perfect Storm developing for the Eclipse Season, which included war with Iran and economic calamity in Europe.  Both of these issues are still brewing, and soon we will know what is going to happen.

Remember that no matter which way things turn, we are inexorably moving into an Aquarian Age.  The marking point for it is after December 2020, when Jupiter conjunct Saturn at 0+ degrees of Aquarius. This will begin a 20 year period of the dawning of the Age of Aquarius.

Until then each of us is in varying degrees of transition between an old paradigm and a new world consciousness.   We are each given situations that challenge us to let go of unhealthy and separating beliefs and ways.  We are given opportunities to enter more healthy and whole frequencies, zones of consciousness that show us connections and synchronicities, signs, symbols and magic.  These new frequencies lead us to the trust that is needed to move forward into Aquarian Age vibrations.

Do your best now to let go of old programming, fear and guilt that keep you stuck and out of alignment.   Many of the ways we were taught are not in alignment with where we are headed.  Open your mind to the truth, open your heart to the love.   Stay aware of the fact that you are a soul inhabiting a body. That body is the vessel that holds your soul’s purpose, and you will live to fulfill that purpose. There is nothing to be afraid of, as nature and the Universe will give you the experiences you require to fulfill those purposes.

There is no force that wants to deny you, except perhaps something inside of you that has been taught to fear the power and magnificence of WHO you are in your beautiful authenticity.

See you next week.

Leo

Please feel free to find more writings and my services on my website. You can get an astrological consultation with me during these changing times to help you on your path and with your life. Please write soulus@aol.com for more info.

There will be a new radio show sometime during the coming Eclipse Season this spring.  I will give you dates and times soon.

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.

Until then