Archive for August, 2012

Storm Warnings and Astrology Forecast August 26- September 1

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 25, 2012 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

The Sun in Virgo has brought stronger intentions to fix what needs to be fixed, “get it together”, put things in order, and get down to business.  But we are still within the lunar cycle that began with a Leo New Moon on August 17.  So the summer and vacations and having fun still has ample planetary energy behind it.

We are kind of in a calm before the storms now.  And actually as I write this forecast, a Tropical Storm has moved over Haiti, is headed for Cuba, and may be a hurricane over Florida, which may affect the Republican Convention, which begins this coming Monday August 27.

But the real storms of planetary activity will begin in mid- September and will become much stronger in November/December.

Mid-September brings Uranus square Pluto again, with an added punch of intensity because Scorpionic Pluto will be especially strong as it will be stationary going Direct at that time.  This will be a time when there are awakenings of the mind, revelations which will tend to shift perception and perspective; and a powerful energy that brings up emotions that need to be expressed and cleared.  Revolutionary and evolutionary movement forward will be strong.

In November there are two eclipses, a Solar Eclipse New Moon in Scorpio on November 13 and a Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Sagittarius/Gemini on November 27. Also Mercury will be retrograde for much of the month, beginning on Election Day, November 6; and Mars will ignite the Uranus/Pluto square as it is conjunct Pluto around the time of the second eclipse.  This will be potentially an extremely strong month for transformation, as we get prepared for the ending of the Mayan Calendar on December 21, 2012.

As we have stated before, goings on the Middle East will be boiling in September and November; but November and especially the date November 13 is the most volatile time period and best chance for chaos in the region.   Other strong and transformational world events are likely in November/December.

In December there will be a much waited for documentary movie coming out about Disclosures regarding Ufo’s and extraterrestrials.  Many believe this will be a blockbuster event that blows open our reality to vast new horizons and Universal possibilities.

No one truly knows what the ending of the Mayan Calendar will bring, as there is no point of reference from the past to point to.  But the planetary activity promises great change leading up to the Mayan date.

This coming week the USA political process heats up and the storm Isaac blowing in is a good symbol for our political reality here.   The Democratic and Republican parties have very little to provide to our community now.  They are at war with one another, not in relationship to help heal and fix what is wrong with our country now.  Politicians by nature must always balance a need to get elected with the good of the community and higher principles and ideals.

Years ago, conservatives and liberals were more clear about they separately believed, yet at the same time were much better at listening to one another and trying to come together to solve the important issues.

Now they are unbalanced and it mostly seems that getting elected has become much more important than keeping to principles or getting together for the good of the country and community.

This is one of the reasons we so desperately need change in this country and world.   And if you really looked deep, I am sure you would agree that it will take major events to change how our politicians think and act.

And the greater world is also defined by separation that is not about integrity or standing ground for principle, but mostly run by wanting what one selfishly needs for oneself. There is power and control negotiation, but little of common goals for the world community.  It is my team against your team with little sense of “we are all in this together”.

And all too often many of our relationships are handled this way in personal lives.   Couples are not trusting each other in the relationship, and do not always operate as if they are “on the same team”.

How do we get to a place in our personal lives and in the greater world where people know we are all ONE FAMILY, many differences and colors and textures and attitudes and lifestyles, but all ONE, in it together, working for the good of all.  This does mean being sacrificial and not caring about what you need.  Yet it does mean that the context changes, as we realize that everyone has a natural instinct to both take care of them self and be in relationship with the needs of others and the community.

What kind of events will it take to get us there as a human world community, and in our personal relationships and lives?  What will it take for people to open up to trusting themselves, others, our world, and the Universe?  Use your own imagination to see what it would take to get us to that place?

So do we hope for nothing to happen and to keep our lives as they are?  Or do we hope for drastic events to revolutionize and transform our lives for the good of future generations and ourselves ultimately?

We are at that crossroads now. Change means changing our attitudes, our habits, our way of living.    Can we stand, especially here in America and Europe, for a disruption to our secure and familiar lives, so we can bring back passion, connection, deeper meaning, more love, a real search for truth, and a common bond with our fellow human?    Can we as free humans take individual responsibility for our lives and the health of our world and Earth? Can we truly respect how others lead their lives, as long as they do not hurt us directly?  Can we stop trying to make everyone just like us or into someone who shares our values?

How big do events have to be  to transform our world and bring us all to the place in our consciousness that is evolved for a new world?  Or do you believe that all of a sudden at the end of the Mayan Calendar we will wake up together with no great events to change us?

Life will continue after December 21 2012, no matter what anyone tells you. But will be wake up on December 22 still doing everything the same as we do today, yet with our souls and spirits another level dead? Or will we be in the process of big change to evolve ourselves and our world to an Aquarian Age of Diversity in Unity, equality and liberation for all humans?

Perhaps our current fascination with vampires and zombies reflects our own desires to be the Living Dead, which so many seem to be moving toward.   Or can we wake up in time to save our souls and world?

This week the lunar nodes are shifting from Gemini/Sagittarius to Taurus/Scorpio. Scorpio will be the lunar north node starting on August 31 and staying there until February 2014.     We are pointing toward a need for more intensity, depth, and passion during that time, with a counter force for comfort, security and practical concerns.    The last time we had a Scorpio north node was from February 1994- August 1996.  Check out your life back then in relation to comfort/passion.

And also this coming Friday August 31 there is a Full Moon in Virgo/Pisces at 9:58 AM EDT.  This brings a need to balance our material concerns for order with our soul needs for flow and deep connection.  What both Virgo and Pisces have in common is a need to serve.   This is usually a very gentle Full Moon.

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.

Fighting For Freedom and Astrology Forecast August 19-26

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 18, 2012 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

We are in the first quarter of the lunar cycle after the Leo New Moon last Friday.   Creative juices are flowing, trusting one’s heart to lead the way should be easier now.  It is time to enjoy the summer, to be in the moment, to have fun.

In the middle of this week, there will be subtle, or perhaps for some a not so subtle shift, as the Sun moves into Virgo on Wednesday August 22.  Thoughts begin to creep in about getting back to business, back to school, doing repairs, fixing the teeth, etc.   Virgo can be a bummer after Leo fun-time. Virgo is grounded and seeks to simplify and be more humble than the royal Leo Lion who roars to get attention.  So this week is good to begin to move toward getting things back in simple order, but don’t rush to it, as there is still more summer play time.

The intensity meter will go up appreciably in mid-September, when the Uranus/Pluto square forms again for a second time this year.   Pluto will be strong then as it will be changing direction back to Direct at that time.   That square will be at almost 7 degrees of Aries and Capricorn, so if you have planets at 5-9 degrees of Aries, Cancer, Libra, or Capricorn you will be motivated to take a leap forward in your transformational process.  Letting go of the past and embracing change will be important surrounding the time in mid-September.

Middle East tensions, political passions, and economic worries will be strong at that time.  Powerful events surrounding those issues are quite possible then.   That mid-September time and November/December are the likely times for big world events surrounding those subjects.

In fact November will be a blockbuster of a month, with Mercury retrograde on Election Day, two Eclipses, and Mars triggering the Uranus/Pluto square. By the end of November we will have a lot stronger sense of what the meaning of the Mayan Calendar ending on December 21, 2012 will be.

Will it be another dud like Y2K, or will be as powerful a shift as many Mayan experts are telling us?  Since November is laden with powerful planetary movements, the Middle East is boiling, the economy is fragile, the USA presidential election will be decided, and there is obviously such dysfunction and toxicity in the mainstream world; it is not difficult to imagine world events that will shake up our lives leading up to that Mayan calendar ending.

Rest assured that those events are part of the process of a shifting of ages.    The old world and all its institutions are dominated by Big Corporate and Big Government.  Organized Religion is also a part of the controls by State and Corporations.   In Russia this week, the young female rock group Pussy Riot was arrested and sentenced to two years in prison for making protest inside the largest Orthodox church in Russia.  It was protesting against the alliance between Big Religion and the State of Russia run by Vladamir Putin. Putin is poised to take more freedoms away from the people of Russia with a growing dictatorship.

And in London, Julian Assange is fighting for his freedom against western powers who seek to shut up him and his Wiki-leaks creation, which is providing previously secret information to citizens of the world. Ecuador is giving Assange sanctuary in its embassy in London, but Britain has threatened to defy international law and storm the embassy to get Assange, who is wanted for trial in Sweden for rape.  Most people see this rape charge as trumped up in order to put the free speech leader Assange away.

These two events show us, along with the Occupy Wall Street movement, which is still alive, that people are beginning to stand up to the Old World Powers that seek to keep in shackles the free hearts, souls, and minds of humanity.

The coming world events will further break down the walls of control of the citizens of this world.   The Aquarian Age is an age of power to the people of the world, and the development of world equality, liberation, and Diversity in Unity.

Of course we will discuss more and more on this forecast blog over the next several weeks the planetary aspects, world events, and personal healing and transformation for these times. We will talk about how best to navigate the changes too.

I will make prediction in September about the presidential election in November , as I am now much closer to having an opinion of how it will likely go.  Of course we do all vote, but astrology can show us trends and point to a likely outcome, though people with their will as seen through the vote can shift the tide in my estimation. I will also do some radio streaming broadcasts and likely some U-Tube presentations in October and November.

But this week, before the storms of September and even greater storms of November, enjoy Leo play.   Mid week is the beginning of wanting to put more serious order to life again with the Sun in Virgo.  And on Thursday, action oriented Mars leaves peace and harmony seeking Libra and enters intense and passionate Scorpio. It will be there for the Democratic and Republican conventions from August 27-  September 7.

So after August 23rd, Mars will be aligned for the next month and a half to be more active in pursuing your passions.   Time to stop holding your life’s cup with the pinky finger limply help out. It will be time this week to stir up some trouble brew and say and do what you have been holding back.   Life is more civil with Mars in Libra, it is true; but with Mars in Scorpio the tendency will be to do what is the core of truth for you, even if it ruffles some feathers.  World leaders and countries will also be more likely to take off the gloves of polite discourse.

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.

Letting Your Heart Lead the Way and Astrology Forecast August 12-18

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 11, 2012 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

Mercury is moving back up toward speed now, and many have felt a relief since it went back direct this past Wednesday. Clarity and direction are becoming more apparent, but the waning moon is not providing much energy for forward movement yet.

Later this week, after Friday,  when there is a New Moon in fiery Leo, energies will open up for moving forward, especially creatively.  Until then there is still time to gather your self and get back centered again.

Later this month, on August 27, after the Sun will have moved into “grounded” Virgo, the first of two political party presidential conventions will start. The Republicans give us their propaganda starting then for a week,  and then Democrats give us their spin of political reality the week of September 3.

That is when the serious, decadently expensive, and horrible nastiness of the American election of a President begins.  A country that now has many people suffering from being unemployed and underemployed, and in a slow economy, spends millions of dollars on slimy, name-calling, childish ads. Instead of being concerned with our American community and its challenges, the political process has become a war between dysfunctional political party agendas that have little to do with what is going on in a person’s real life.

On November 6, Election Day in America, the joke will be on all of us, as trickster Mercury goes Retrograde that day.  The last time Mercury changed directions on Election Day was on November 7, 2000, as Mercury was changing from retrograde to direct, and a complete fiasco of an election night occurred between Al Gore and George Bush and the clowns in the media circus.

On Election Day this year, we will be only 45 days away from the momentous date December 21, 2012, when the Mayan Calendar ends, and a centuries long Old Age, according to Mayan wisdom ends.

In between Election Day and the Mayan Date, there will be two very powerful eclipses, one on November 13, a Solar Eclipse New Moon in Scorpio; and then a Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Sagittarius/Gemini on November 28.

Trust me there will be no end of the world on December 21, 2012.  There are many powerful and transformational aspects leading us forward into an Aquarian Age, beginning in 2013.  But of course if I am wrong, and the world ends, no one will ever know I was wrong, lol.

Nevertheless, the time before the Mayan Calendar ending promises to be quite potent.   Even this September 2012 looks to be a month of shakeups and change.  The time surrounding the New Moon in Virgo on September 15 looks meaningful.  A few days later, on September 18 Pluto changes directions as it is forming into an exact square with Uranus the next day September 19.   This is the second of 7 passes of Uranus square Pluto  through 2015. This mid September time period will be a very intense time period and there is a fair chance Israel will attack Iran during that time.

If it does not, then the time around the Solar Eclipse in Scorpio, while Mercury is retrograde on November 13 is the next most likely time of Middle East passions being aroused to greater conflict.  November 13 is the birth date of modern Syria under the Assad family. It was born on November 13 1970. And of course we all know that Syria is now arguably the most dangerous place in the world to be, as a quite violent civil war is brewing there, and foreign powers are licking their chops for gaining a foothold in this geopolitical prize.

If you believe that prayer and visualization and positive intention influence the course of humanity, then it is time to gather together and move mountains of negative energies away from the direction of Middle East disaster.    We are moving into a time of most powerful transformation into a New Age, whether you see that as Mayan or Aquarian Age, or Hopi or Biblical prophecy.

We are inexorably moving to an Age of Diversity in Unity, of equality and a merging of Love and Truth, male and female, yin and yang, dark and light.   But what do we need to go through to get there?  

The Middle East is where our most influential religions were born, where early civilizations like Sumeria, Babylonia, and Egypt blossomed.  This cell in the body of Earthly humanity is a most important cell. It is the Old World, the Old Age and Old paradigm.   Christ and Mohammed lived there, and Jerusalem is an important center of old religions that were born and grew so large in the Pisces Age.

There is always a dance between the forces of nature and karma and destiny on the one hand, and human creative intention on the other hand.  How much is destined and how much do we create? How much is past the point of no return, and how much can we change with willful energies of love.

This coming week should be quite tame by contrast. It is still Leo time of year, when fun is at hand.   But Leo is also a time to create what we want in our heart. And this Friday at 11:54 AM on the east coast of the United States is a New Moon in Leo.  

Leo is the creative child living spontaneously open in the heart, trusting its heart more than its head to lead the way. Leo likes to be noticed, it is usually true.  But if it gets out of balance with its self esteem, too negative or too positive, it develops a rigid ego that needs to be constantly fed. It has closed its heart, the “death” of Leo, and lives by image and ego.   So keep your heart open and your self esteem will be better for it.  Opening your heart will allow you to be more creative in the moment, following spirit.

Also this week, Mars is conjunct Saturn in Libra on Wednesday.   Mid-week may bring a time to stop and take a serious look at what you are doing and where you are going, especially in relationship.

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.

 

 

Mercury Direct and Astrology Forecast August 5-12

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 4, 2012 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

This week Mercury goes back direct, and it does seem like an awfully long time that it has been retrograde.  It will have been retrograde almost 25 days when it finally goes back direct overnight August 7/8 this week Tuesday/Wednesday.  Each time Mercury is retrograde it can spend from 20-25 days there. It enters a new retrograde period approximately every 16 weeks.

So this Mercury Retrograde period was a relatively long stretch.  After August 8 the “airwaves” will be getting more clear,  therefore direction and mental clarity will be lifted from the fog.  Slowly over the next few days after Mercury goes back direct you will “see” and perceive more clearly, human communication and electronic communication will get better. If you feel you have been in a Twilight Zone of changing perspectives and perceptions, after Mercury goes back direct issues will be more clear and you will begin to know what actions to take and what direction to move into.

This was an especially important Mercury Retrograde period as it followed some powerfully transformational aspects this spring and early summer, most notably the eclipses, Venus Retrograde, Venus Passage, and Uranus square Pluto.

After the shakeups of that period, Mercury Retrograde followed to give us pause to reflect on what we really want to do with our lives, and for many especially relationships.

Now following Mercury Retrograde we will see more clearly in anticipation of more change coming this late summer and autumn.

Uranus and Pluto will make their second pass of squaring each other in mid September, then in November we have two more eclipses that will proceed the December 2012 Mayan Calendar ending.   Uranus and Pluto when conjunct each other in 1965-66 brought on the ’60s/’70s revolution.  Now as they make square from 2012-2015 the next huge wave of revolution and evolution explode into our consciousness and world.

Just before this next eclipse period in November,  the next Mercury Retrograde period will begin on November 6, which is ELECTION DAY here in America to decide who will be President of the United States for the next four years.

Obviously Mercury does not often change direction right on a Presidential Election Day, but interestingly the last time it did was in November 2000, the night Al Gore and George Bush ran against each other. That night Mercury was changing from Retrograde to Direct. This year it will be changing from Direct to Retrograde that day.

When Mercury is changing directions is when one’s mind is shifting from one way to another.  On Election Night in 2000, the TV news anchors went back and forth from predicting Gore, then Bush, then Gore,etc.  Weeks later the issue was settled and Bush became president.

And now Mercury will be changing directions again on Presidential Election Day, November 6 2012, when apparently it will be Obama versus Romney. That election will be a real turning point time period, especially so as Uranus square Pluto has just begun to transform our world, the eclipses will closely follow the election, and the Mayan Calendar will end soon after.

Will it be a close election again? Will it be confusing again, like in 2000, about who wins? Will many people not know who to vote for or even if they will vote at all on Election Day?

I have begun to study the charts of Romney and Obama and so far see that each of them carry the criteria I use to predict who will win. I need to go deeper and will choose over the next few weeks. One of the main criteria I use is which candidate has natal planets connected to the coming important planetary aspects that form during the 4 years he or she is president.  And how do these natal placements connect with the USA natal chart of July 4 1776?

I made accurate prediction of McCain and Obama to be nominees long before they were doing well in polls last election, and predicted Obama would win the election using these criteria. This time both men have important connections to future aspects and USA placements.  I will further analyze in coming weeks in my future forecasts.

November 13, 2012 will be the first of two eclipses. This one will be a Solar Eclipse New Moon at almost 22 degrees of Scorpio.  Syria, which is in a fierce civil war now, was born into its current Assad era on November 13, 1970. That was the birth of the current Syria, which is now breaking apart. That eclipse this November will be extremely important in what will happen to that country.

That eclipse also makes important aspect to the Israel and Iran natal charts.  There is an extremely good chance something major will happen with these countries surrounding this date. We will examine more closely as we get closer to that date.  A second eclipse will occur on November 28, a Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Sagittarius/Gemini.

But this week ahead is relatively tame compared to the events later this year.  We will feel the cool fresh breezes of Mercury going back direct again overnight Tuesday into Wednesday.  Clarity and direction will begin to form. We will be in the waning half of the lunar cyle, moving yin-ward before the next New Moon, which is not until August 17, which will be in Leo.

So enjoy the “down time” now and Mercury going back direct.

This is an exciting time to be alive,as we are entering a new consciousness and Age.  There was accelerated blast of transformational energy into that new age back in the ’60s and ’70s.   And now we have entered another such blast forward, which may turn out to be even more powerful than the ’60s.  The way we see ourselves and our world is changing. The way we see relationship and family is changing.  We are understanding on a deeper level that there are many ways to be and many ways to live one’s life.

The boundaries of judgments we have been taught by our society and many families toward people who are “different” are dissolving.  We are all one human family in many shades and textures, many different ways of living.

We have also been taught that soul and spirit are Sunday or Friday or Saturday times of worship or about being moral. The old paradigm sees us as mainly seeking material goals, and spirit can give comfort on that journey.

We are learning in a New Age that we are spiritual beings who need our material bodies and material world to serve spirit.  We are guided by the Universe and our deeper soul wisdom to find purpose and direction.  We need our physical world, money, and resources in order to fulfill our Soul’s purposes.

This attitude and belief will better serve us to build a world of unity, to heal our souls and bodies and Earth.   We know we are here on Earth for a reason, not just to go to jobs for money alone or to raise families merely to continue  family traditions.

We learn we are on sacred soul journeys, and that everything is meaningful, with passages and chapters and seasons of life.  Our souls enter bodies at birth and are on journeys to learn and experience, to heal past karma, to eventually return to the consciousness of Love and Truth in Marriage, yin and yang as one, light and dark in unity.

The coming challenges are meant to help us release the old wounds and toxins, the patterns that keep us separate from our authentic selves,  one another, the diverse human community, our sacred Earth and Universe.

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.