Archive for July, 2012

Full Circle and Astrology Forecast for July 29- August 4

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 28, 2012 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

There is less intensity now, things have calmed down, there is less crisis in the air.   But Mercury is still Retrograde until August 8, so complete sanity, clarity, and direction may not be quite within reach yet for many.

Many people have shared with me just how difficult this current Mercury Retrograde has been.  Other aspects happening at the same time have made much of the retrograde period especially challenging.

This last spring Eclipse Season, which also contained Venus Retrograde, the Venus Passage, and Uranus square Pluto, shook us up and opened the portal into a new chapter of our lives.

As planets like Mars and Jupiter triggered the Uranus/Pluto pattern several days ago (when the tragedy in Colorado happened), there was more shakeup of lives.  Mercury Retrograde just added to the confusion.

A crisis may have subsided for now, but some are still looking for answers, resolution, and more clarity.

After Mercury goes direct on August 8, many remaining questions will gain more clarity.    But the deeper work is not done yet, and the transformation promised especially by the Uranus/Pluto square will surface into our lives again later.

For now, however, enjoy the Sun in Leo. It is a fun and creative time  period, and the last few weeks before the Sun moves into Virgo. Sun in Virgo time is back to school time, and a time when energies bring us more to fixing our lives and putting things in order.

This year Sun in Virgo will also bring us the Democrats and Republicans having their conventions to put crowns on presidential candidates Obama and Romney.   During that time Perspectives from the Sky will look more closely at the presidential race astrologically, in anticipation of the Presidential Election in November 2012. That election will be less then two months before the Mayan Calendar ending of December 21, 2012.

So,  with the Uranus square Pluto aspect and two Eclipses in the autumn before the Mayan Calendar date, intensity will rise again soon.

But this coming week, July 29-August 4 does bring a few noteworthy events:  Venus returns to where it went retrograde in May; there is a Full Moon; and the Sun makes aspect to Uranus and Pluto.

Many relationship issues came up to the surface of consciousness and lives during Venus Retrograde, which lasted from May 15-June 27.  After that Venus needed to run its course to go back to where it started on May 15- almost 24 degrees of Gemini.

This Tuesday July 31 Venus comes full circle and many relationship issues have been resolved, or at least gained much more clarity as to what still needs to be worked on. If you are still not sure if you want to stay in a relationship, then more insight and processing is necessay before you will know.

The next day Wednesday August 1 will be a Full Moon in Leo/Aquarius at 11:27 PM EDT.   Full Moons, which always contain an opposition between Sun and Moon, suggest relationship.  So perhaps a light will shown on a relationship that is important to you.

Since the opposition is between the Sun in Leo and the Moon in Aquarius, issues between following one’s heart (Leo) and doing what one’s mind feels is the socially correct thing (Aquarius) to do can occur.  For instance, if a person went to buy a car and had choice between a beautiful red sports car that gets bad gas mileage and a small simple looking car that gets 50 miles per gallon, they might have such a choice.  Their heart sings when seeing the red sports car and likes the fact people will admire it (Leo).  However they feel great about the fact they will be helping the environment and saving gas with the simple looking car (Aquarius).  So perhaps there is a comprmise vehicle that combines both? And perhaps a compromise for you between your heart and mind at this Full Moon?

And the Sun makes quincunx (150 degrees) to Pluto on Monday and trines Uranus on Tuesday. This provides a trigger for the Uranus/Pluto square.  This is not nearly as intense a trigger as when Mars made a T-Square with Uranus and Pluto several days ago when the Middle East issues and Dark Knight Rises theatre massacre occurred.  Nevertheless, combined with the Full Moon and Mercury still retrograde, some strong events could happen.

Keep in mind that Revolution and Evolution are on the rise with the Uranus/Pluto square. And of course the Mayan Calendar is soon ending, whose meaning we cannot fully understand, as no one has any real measuring stick for that. There is no previous ending to point to that anyone knows, as this cycle is thousands of years old.

But what we do know, as there is also a Pisces Age ending and an Aquarian Age beginning, is that life as we have known it is rapidly coming to an end. The degree to which our consciousness and lives will change is great.   Revolution and evolution are rising in strength.    An old world, paradigm and age is ending. A new Age is being born.   What exactly all this means and what will happen has so many interpretations and visions, paradigms and just plain guesses.

What you and I can do is to connect with spirit, honor our souls, align with the Universe.  We can trust our Authentic Selves and the Universe, and look for the connections, for the signs and synchronicities.  We can get our own lives, our bodies and souls healthy. We can be a part of seeking wholeness between dark and ligth, yin and yang, male and female.   We can find our niche and purpose in the greater community and Universe, and be a part of creating a New Age, a healthy Earth, and a unified diverse community of souls.  We can honor Love and Truth as the pillars that hold this Universe together, and do as many Native Americans say: Make your decisions based on what effect they will have on future generations, not just your self.

The shakeups are wake up calls, and will open portals to let in new light from an Aquarian Age getting ready to manifest on Planet Earth.

See you next week,

Leo

There is a new radio show broadcast live on Saturday June 2 at 1 PM EDT on blog talk radio. You can listen to it anytime afterward also. And here is the the link to YouTube talk I gave recently at Spiritual Renaissance Center.

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

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

Dark Knight Rises and Astrology Forecast July 22-29

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 21, 2012 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

Last week Mars and Jupiter triggered the Uranus/Pluto square, which was exact on June 24That Uranus/Pluto square has several more exact passes over the next 3 years. And each time a yang planet like Mars or Jupiter makes aspect to Uranus and Pluto, as it did this past week, life gets more shaken up and out of balance, intensified, and sometimes majorly chaotic.  Mercury being Retrograde added a Twilight Zone confusion to the week.

You may felt more anxiety as energies got out of control this past week.  During such times it is best to do what centers you and calms you down, like meditating, being in nature, or working out.

In the greater world, the igniting of the Uranus/Pluto square brought to our awareness major world events.   The massacre in Colorado as “The Dark Knight Rises” was shown in a theatre, the suicide attack in Syria that killed important people in the Syrian hierarchy, and the terror attack on the Israeli bus in Bulgaria, all exploded during this last week.

The Dark Knight Rises was a powerful metaphor for this last week.  The dark shadows of our ailing culture burst into the light of our awareness as the horror unfolded in Colorado.  What is wrong with our world is a good question to ask now.  Many people say someone is merely a deranged person to do such a thing, and we need more security or better methods to detect such persons so we can be better protected.

That explanation helps us deal with the symptoms of the disease but not the disease itself. There is something horrible in our society for this to happen, and over the last few decades it happens more and more often.  It is not natural. I do not know of any other creatures who commit mass murder in such a senseless way as we humans.

Some believe our society allows people too much freedom to procure guns.  Others believe we have become more immoral in recent times. Others believe people are angry about living life in modern times divorced from nature and soul, from love, justice and truth.

I believe there is some truth in all those evaluations, but mainly I believe we are facing the death of an old age, one that is living on life support systems, ready to relinguish its hold on our minds and hearts.   The shadows from that dying old age are rising to the surface so we can see what needs to be healed and transfomed, so we can create a New Aquarian Age.

In the ’60s when Uranus and Pluto were conjunct in Virgo, the revolutionary and evolutionary energes were so strong.    As we fought to make changes in our world and society, like civil rights for African Americans,  gender equality, and sexual liberation, there were many disasters happening all around us too. The war in Viet Nam showed us how we could not trust the authorities or governmen to do what was right. It was a horribly unjust war that killed many people and ruined many lives for no reason. Nothing good came to our country because of that war.

The shadows of our world came to the surface so we could create change, heal, come together and transform our world.

And now as Uranus and Pluto are making major aspect again, and will be for the next few years, we can expect more chaotic and sometimes horrible events to explode into our consciousness and lives so we can make the necessary changes to make our world a healthier place.

It is so often true that our human family needs crisis to get ourselves to change. We may see what is wrong intellectually, but we resist making true changes until we have to.

So now every time Uranus and Pluto make another exact square, or when planets like Mars and Jupiter make aspect to those planets as they did this last week, we can expect the Universe and nature to bring critical events that push us to further revolution and evolution of our consciousness and ways.

And the Middle East is such an important place to watch now, as it shows us so much of what needs to be healed and transformed for our human family.

The western powers and Israel are looking to defang Iran, Hezbollah and Syria now.   Syria is blowing up and in chaos now. Iran did not give in to western powers demands to quit their nuclear programs.  Hezbollah is strong ally of Syria and Iran in Lebanon.   A major war is brewing there, and time is running out to find solution. To me it seems it is at a point of no return, and will explode into a major world conflict soon.  Mars making a T-square formation with Uranus/Pluto this past week opened the doors to the crisis events there this past week.

The Middle East is very important to the transformation out of an old Pisces Age and into a new Aquarian Age.  The Pisces Age brought us organized religion, and those religions have their roots in the Middle East. In fact much of what those religions now stand for has been perverted into fighting wars for God, separation of peoples, and judgements and guilt.

And there is also a major conflict over oil and weapons of mass destruction and geopolitical power structures that is playing out in the Middle East by world powers like Russia and China and America and Britain and Israel.

These old ways that separate us and push us against one another, and away from love and spiritual unity, are playing out very intensely in the Middle East. That is why each time there is planetary activity that promises us more transformation of our consciousnes and lives, we can expect the region of the Earth that birthed our early civilizations like Sumeria, and Egypt and Babylonia; and birthed our major religions like Judaism and Islam and Christianity to have major crisis.

The Old Age and old ways and old consciousness must pass so we can build a healthy world for the children of future generations.

And the global economy that breeds riches and privilege for some and poverty and desperation for others must be transformed so we can all of us, all over the world live in the abundance that nature and the Universe provide.  Continued ecomomic challenges are coming our way.

People have asked me how there can be a God when there is so much suffering and misery in the world, and I say to them:  If someone gave you a beautiful park to live in and play in and you then trashed that park, would you blame that person who gave you the park?

We have been trashing our Earth and our hearts and souls. It is time to end that chapter of life on Earth for the human family.

The Aquarian Age is growing in each of us. More and more people are healing rough childhoods and tough lives and are awakening to spirit. They know we need to find the truth of who we really are, not who we are supposed to be or should be. We are ready to make bridges between the opposites so we can become whole and healthy: Yin and yang, light and dark, male and female- no longer at war, but connected, in Unity, in Love.

This week the Sun moves into Leo on Sunday, bringing more fun and creative energies out to play. But the Jupiter sextile to Uranus and quincunx to Pluto will keep the energies unpredictable and still sometimes erratic. And of course Mercury is still retrograde for a couple more weeks.  So don’t get too excited out of your body as the fun energies come in. Keep your feet on the ground and your self centered and aware.  But have fun.

See you next week,

Leo

There is a new radio show broadcast live on Saturday June 2 at 1 PM EDT on blog talk radio. You can listen to it anytime afterward also. And here is the the link to YouTube talk I gave recently at Spiritual Renaissance Center.

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.

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

Mercury Retrograde, Uranus/Pluto and Astrology Forecast July 15-21

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , on July 14, 2012 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

Tonight Mercury goes Retrograde at 10:16 PM EDT. It will not go back direct again until August 8 at 1:40 AM.   It is time to enter the Twilight Zone of shifting mind and perceptions.  It would not be unlikely during this Mercury Retrograde time period to question what you have previously chosen, calculated or decided.

Mercury Retrograde is a time for pause, to reflect on the issues in your life.  Often memories or people from the past come back to you through dreams or actual encounters.  You are reminded of how it usued to be.

Events may also come to pass during Mercury Retrograde that get you to question and to rethink your previous position.  That is often why we are advised during Mercury Retrgrade to not make big decisions or sign important contracts.   Our thinking apparatus shifts its perceptions, for one reason or another.

Sometimes, but not always, our communication equipment goes haywire. In our bodies, Mercury rules our minds and our crown chakra and our bodily communication equipment. Mercury has always been considered as the messenger of the Gods. So the way we take in information through our minds and crown chakras, which connect with “the Gods”, is going through a kind of rewiring during Mercury Retrograde.

There is nothing to freak out about or get all superstitious. This retrograde movement of Mercury happens three time a year, and is part of natural process.

It can be most upsetting if you are not allowing your mind to be more flexible. If you have a closed mind or rigid agenda or paradigm in some area of your life, then you will find Mercury retrograde most difficult.

Mercury Retrograde is best navigated by being more reflective, more creative and imaginative, and generally less reliant on linear and analytical thinking.  Looking at life in a more spiritual way is also quite helpful, as synchronicities and signs and symbols always show us the way if we are looking. Remember, however, to not jump to conclusions too fast in Mercury Retrograde.   Signs, symbols and synchronicities are open to interpretation, so watch especially to not see what you want to see, or to see only what you fear will happen.

To complicate matters more this week, there are important aspects to the recent and ongoing square of Uranus and Pluto.  Jupiter and especially Mars will be making strong aspect to Uranus/Pluto this week.  Mars in Libra, in fact, will be making a T-Square formation with Uranus and Pluto all week long. It will be exactly square Pluto on Tuesday and exactly opposite Uranus on Wednesday. Jupiter makes aspect with Pluto on Wednesday and Uranus next Saturday.

All these aspects will trigger and hence ignite the Uranus/Pluto square, which is a most important aspect for evolutionary and revolutionary transformation over the next few years.  These aspects will greatly assist in clearing out the dysfunctional and toxic waste from the past, and bring in much new light and love for forming our future.

The Aquarian Age and its attendant consciousness needs are reliant on these spikes of growth from more intense planetary aspects. Uranus/Pluto will help greatly for both personal and global healing and transformation.

So buckle up a bit, as twists and turns are likely this week, and may be confusing at times with Mercury Retrograde.  What you need to let go, you may feel more push to release. And at the same time you may get “outside the box” revelations on what you need to know.

Again remember that Mercury Retrograde is a process, so even if you do get new and enlightening perceptions, do your best to resist jumping forward too fast.  The Uranus/Pluto square activations may also be putting you off your usual center, so wait for more stability before you move forward.

Added to the mix this week is a New Moon in Cancer on the 19th at 12:24 AM EDT. For those in all other time zones in the USA, the New Moon is on the 18th.

That means we are in dark Moon territory until Wednesday/Thursday, so waning downward and yin-ward energies prevail until the New Moon, when you will then feel more moved to advance forward.

Since this is a Cancer New Moon,  issues about family and mothering and inner values are most important.  Inner values are an important foundation for all outer success, and this lunar cycle will remind you of their importance.

In the greater world, Aquarian Age consciousness wants to pour though our world. This consciousness is about liberation and equality and Diversity in Unity.   Since we currently live in world of power abuses and privilege, of superpowers and world inequality, we can expect events to occur that will change that paradigm.

Our current economy fosters an unfair world of inequality and privilege.   That economy, during the Uranus/Pluto square years of 2012-2016, will be faltering greatly. The USA, as we approach 2014 when the Uranus/Pluto square will make very close aspect to the USA natal Sun, will be facing major upheaval and turning point.

The issues forming around Syria, Iran, Israel and the Middle East will intensify this week and continue to be intense for the next several years. A transformation of the power structures in the world will result from the coming conflicts in the Middle East.

Our world is still toxic in relation to the health of our planet, its environment, and its creatures.  Nevertheless, each time we have a major disaster, like the oil spill in the gulf in 2010, and the Fukashima nuclear disaster in 2011, our collective consciousness is more enlightened to how we need to change our ways.

So know that though we may face more disaster challenges in the near future, each one will eventually bring us closer to greater evolution and a transformed world aligned with an Aquarian Age.

See you next week,

Leo

There is a new radio show broadcast live on Saturday June 2 at 1 PM EDT on blog talk radio. You can listen to it anytime afterward also. And here is the the link to YouTube talk I gave recently at Spiritual Renaissance Center.

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

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

Navigating the New Reality and Astrology Forecast July 8-15

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 7, 2012 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

We are collectively now residing in the new land that was created as a result of the tremendous power of the recent planetary configurations, including the Eclipses, Venus Retrograde and Venus Passage, and the first pass of Uranus square Pluto.

No we are not anywhere near being anchored in this new reality, but nevertheless we are moving forward into it.  Many new and important events have swirled into our lives.

So many are looking at new, changed, or changing relationships since Venus Retrograde and the Venus Passage.   Others have made decisions or have had life events that have greatly shifted their lives in other ways since the Eclipse Season.   Many people are now  unsure about many parts of their lives, whether it be relationships or work or health or where to live.  I have been witnessing more change over the last few months than I have seen in a long time.

Even those who have not yet experienced great change in their personal lives, they are still feeling the strength of the winds of change and are preparing for transformed lives to come soon.

Make no mistake about it, transformation is powerful now and will remain so for quite some time.  Old patterns and ways that have become stale or toxic are ripe to be released, and each time there is a powerful planetary time period, the winds come and take more of these old patterns away.

This leaves many in a sort of limbo, waiting for the new to be born to replace that which is leaving.  Others have found new relationships or jobs or homes or attitudes already, but they are walking with baby steps into the new, with unsure legs into these new zones of life reality.

All of these changes are aligned with bigger revolutionary and evolutionary shifts in our Universe and Earth human reality.  Especially the Uranus/Pluto square is pushing us faster forward into global and personal transformation in alignment with our collective movement into an Aquarian Age.

There was the first pass of this aspect on June 24, and there will be 6 more passes leading us into 2016.  Then over four years later Jupiter will conjunct Saturn at 0+ degrees of Aquarius in December of 2020, which symbolically promises us a huge passage into the Aquarian Age.

The last time Jupiter was conjunct Saturn was in May 2000, just before George Bush was elected President. That conjunction was square Uranus in Aquarius, giving a 20 year signature for old forces digging in to keep the status quo (Jupiter conjunct Saturn in Taurus) versus transformational change into an Aquarian Age (Uranus in Aquarius).

So the 20 years- 2000-2020, which gives us the usual 20 year cycle of Jupiter/Saturn, has been bringing us the see-saw years of pulls back into status quo old patterns, and conversely great waves of change into Aquarian Age consciousness.

Each of us is learning to release the old patterns while embracing the new ways that are aligned with Aquarian Age consciousness.

Of course this plays out in a big way in our greater world.  Power and control for privileges and superiority still has much influence over the ways of the old world and paradigm. Dog eat dog competition runs so much of our economy and military domination in the world.

Yet at the same time so many of us are connecting to soul consciousness that brings us into ways of equality and unity and respect for one another and our sacred Earth.  We want to be liberated from controls over our hearts, souls and minds by the established societal systems.  We want to honor our individualized and authentic selves and make relationship with others all over the world in order to bring health and harmony to a soul suffering human family.

We want to live in consciousness that knows the spirit of the Universe and the higher meaning it radiates through its signs, symbols and synchronicities, showing us we are always safe in its bosom of love and truth.

So now as you get used to navigating your new world, seeking clarity, perspective, and direction; trust that what you need and when you need it, the Universe will be there for you. Maybe not the way you always planned or willed, but just what is right for your soul and what you need.

Our life on Earth is not just about a material search for security and pleasure. It is also about deeper issues, and higher concerns.  Our deeper souls are what drive our life vehicles, not our egoic desires.  So if you learn to surrender more, while still feeling empowered and centered in true self, you will be guided.

Now this week we are in the waning half of the lunar cycle begun at the Gemini New Moon on June 19.  Going past the Full Moon in Capricorn this last week has brought us to the downside of the lunar cycle. It is time to wind down, to go more yin-ward and not so boldly forward.  The next New Moon, in Cancer, will not be until July 18/19.

Adding a curve ball of shifting mental energies and perceptions this coming week is Mercury going retrograde next Saturday June 14 at 10:16 PM EDT. It stays retrograde until August 7/8.   The previous day before Mercury goes Retrograde, on Friday the 13th,  liberating and change-evoking Uranus goes retrograde also.

Also around that time and lasting into the next week, Mars in Libra will be making aspect to the Uranus/Pluto square, creating a cosmic T-Square, a strong astrological configuration. This touches off the Uranus/Pluto square and shakes things up some more. In the greater world keep watching the Middle East, Global Economy, and American Presidential election process where the big changes will be soon erupting.

So beginning late this coming week, energies will be shifting again.  Be alert for this potential turn of events.  What you have been developing and getting used to could be challenged.   It is best to stay on course, unless the messages or events overpoweringly push you otherwise.

At  the very least allow your perceptions to shift.  Do not let your mental paradigm to be too crystallized now.  Be open to new information that changes your opinion or shifts your viewpoint or perspective. Mercury retrograde is not to be looked at superstitiously.  It comes into our life 3 times a year and brings with it a meaningful shift in perception.

It is true that sometimes that means going into a Twilight Zone of consciousness or putting up with glitches in machinery or communication devices or thinking, but not always.  During the retrograde period it is best to go into more reflective thinking and more right brain creativity.  Decisions do  need more time to make sure they are correct;  yet some may even choose to put off those big decisions or delay signing contacts till Mercury goes back direct.

Uranus going retrograde on Friday the 13th seems meaningful, and could go along with the aforementioned shifting of thinking and a turning point of events.

Friday the 13th is an interesting human date, one that many superstitiously associate with scary or bad events coming into one’s life. I am convinced that a fear of the Feminine is at play in the fear of Friday the 13th.

13 is a sacred feminine number associated with the 13 lunar cycles in a year, as opposed to 12 solar cycles of the year.  Friday in many cultures is Venus Day. It is Venerdi in Italian, or Venus Day. It is Freya/Frida day in other cultures or Friday, Freya being another name for Venus, Frida being a Wiccan lady.

So 13 and Venus are both related with Feminine, archetypal Feminine, not cultural feminine, which often tries to make females “sugar and spice and everything nice”.  The fear is more of the power of the Feminine, which has brought great fear to Patriarchal paradigms, who have burned and killed “witches”.

So late this week and into next week, there should be a shifting in line with what has been changing since the powerful Eclipse Season that has just passed. Keep your self centered and aligned and on track.   All is happening meaningfully.

See you next week as Mercury goes Retrograde.

Leo

There is a new radio show broadcast live on Saturday June 2 at 1 PM EDT on blog talk radio. You can listen to it anytime afterward also. And here is the the link to YouTube talk I gave recently at Spiritual Renaissance Center.

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.

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