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Lunar Eclipse Full Moon, Mercury Direct, and Astrology Forecast November 25- December 1

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 24, 2012 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

We are entering an important week.   Mercury goes back Direct this Monday November 26 at 5:48 PM EST. That same day the Sun trines Uranus and Venus conjuncts Saturn in Scorpio.   The next day November 27 there is a quite intense Mars conjunct Pluto in Capricorn aspect, a meeting that triggers the powerfully transformational Uranus/Pluto square.

And then the next day November 28 we have the main entree’ of the week, a Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Sagittarius/Gemini at 9:46 AM EST.  That eclipse is the last one this Eclipse Season, and brings to fruition that which was begun at the Solar Eclipse New Moon in Scorpio from November 13.  I am sure you remember how intense it was then, just after the Presidential Election, as a war in Gaza was igniting, the stock market was diving, and the Petraeus scandal was wide open.

This Lunar Eclipse Full Moon is the last full moon before the end of the Mayan Calendar on December 21, 2012.  We will have a much better sense by the end of this week of where we are headed in our personal lives and in the greater world prior to the calendar ending.

The Eclipse Season has been shaking things up, taking people out off their normal balance, and rearranging priorities and perspectives on deep levels of our souls.

We are being prepared for big changes in our world and in our personal lives.  An old chapter of our lives is ending, and for many the new chapter has not arrived, and perhaps not even been envisioned yet.

It can feel quite uncomfortable not knowing what is ahead, or quite stressful not knowing what to choose or what direction to move in.   But it would not be good to move or choose before it is time.  Wait for the signs and symbols and dreams and synchronicities.  Wait till your intuition feels solid.  Wait until your heart and mind are in agreement.

As Mercury goes direct this coming week, the fog should begin to lift.  Much more was shaken up than you even consciously know.  The windshield of your life will slowly clear up over the next couple of weeks.

But even as Mercury goes back direct Monday, more shakeups can be expected with another eclipse on the way Wednesday, and the Uranus/Pluto square being triggered by Mars.

The Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Sagittarius/Gemini will bring new information to light. One of the main themes of the eclipse is sorting out information, messages, and ideas (Gemini), and then finding understandings, solutions, and meaning (Sagittarius) from that input.  With Mercury just going direct,and with the power of the eclipse and other planetary aspects now, it is best not to jump to conclusions (Sagittarius) too fast.

Trust your intuition (Sagittarius), but check out the details and be objective (Gemini).  Lunar Eclipse Full Moons are exponentially more powerful than the usual Full Moon. So whatever you usually experience at a Full Moon will be much stronger this coming week.

Education, classes, reading, and many new interests being sparked are likely this week.  Communication projects and issues will also be in the spotlight, as well as the ignition of new ideas, and strong flashes of inspiration.

Energized discussions,  and greater need for communicating with others is likely.

Remember again that much is shaking up now, so there may be more chaos than usual and it could be more difficult to find order or sense to things.

You may have to wait to make big decisions, even though Mercury goes direct Monday.  Mercury stays slow for about a week, and all the powerful aspects this week may add to the confusion.

After this Full Moon, we may actually need to wait until the New Moon in Sagittarius on December 13 before we can truly get our bearings enough to be ready to go forward. And then 8 days later is the symbolic New Chapter of our collective lives beginning at the Mayan Calendar ending  on December 21- at the Winter Solstice.

This week, with all the major planetary happenings, begin to get a feel for what this New Chapter means for you.  Start imagining and making intention for what you are moving into, and begin to envision how you want our collective human story to evolve now.

It is time for major release of old toxins and blocks. Patterns that have not been working for you can be let go. Conditioning from society and family that controls your being your authentic soul self can be released.

As you release the outworn from your old self and life, you are more receptive to the new you and new life.

In the greater world, the war in Gaza has temporarily ended, but the deep seated issues in the Middle East are still brewing for more storms ahead.  This area of the Earth birthed Judaism, Christianity and Islam.  It is where most of our first major civilizations were born, like Sumeria, Babylonia, and Egypt.

Full Circle brings us back to these places in the Middle East as we end the Mayan Calendar, but even more pertinent in my estimation, shifting from a Pisces to an Aquarian Age.  This shift will happen during the Uranus/Pluto square through 2015 and then up to the Jupiter conjunction with Saturn in Aquarius in December of 2020:  The Dawning of the Age of Aquarius.

So the shifting of the balance of power in the Middle East and the liberation of the Palestinian people will be most important now. Israel, which was dropped into the Middle East, in the middle of Arab lands by UN mandate in 1948, was conceived by worldwide Zionism and western powers.

Israel had just suffered a horrible genocide by Nazis, losing millions of its people through mass slaughter. Now Israel, projecting their rage and fears to bear on the Palestinian people, is in need of a great healing so we can avoid more horrors in the Middle East.  If not we will likely have Middle East regional and perhaps worldwide conflict as a clearing entryway into a New Age.

Each of us is working on a deep level our own issues of victim/perpetrator.   Many go from being victims to then wanting to hurt others. Others stay only as victims, hurting themselves over and over again.  It is an important consciousness transformation for everyone to move beyond being either a victim or perpetrator. This is Pisces Age mentality. Pisces can be a sacrificial victim savior, who is perpetrated against by ruthless powers.  It is meaningful that the Pisces Age began around the time of the birth of Christ, over 2000 years ago.

It is time to let go of the martyr archetype as a prominent one for our human family.   We do no longer need saviors, instead we need collective community action to change the world. This is Aquarius.

Let us hope that Obama, who carries a Lincoln soul or at least archetype inside him, is not needed as a last martyr before we enter an Aquarian Age.  Hopefully, instead, we evolve sufficiently as a human family to not need this anymore.

So stop hurting others and having revenge because you have been hurt, and stop identifying  with being a victim and hurting your self or others.  As we each  let go of the perpetrator/victim mentality, we help clear the way for the Aquarian Age.

Be flexible, open minded and with open heart this week, but also make sure you put up the boundaries and stop signs when needed.

See you next week,

Leo

Check out this new Youtube video I just created:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZjGDSpZqu4&sns=em

I will be broadcasting some radio shows on blog talk radio on November 10. You can hear that forecast at any time after the live broadcast.

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.

No Problem, Only Solutions and Astrology Forecast November 18-24

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 17, 2012 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

We are right in the middle of the Eclipse Season Autumn 2012.   The Solar Eclipse New Moon in Scorpio brought increased intensity to our lives, and deeper feelings and passions have been surfacing. If you are like many of us, disagreements came up in our friendships and relationships, some very intense and sometimes even nasty. Hopefully you used these conflicts to better understand your self and one another, to clear the air, to find healing.

But in other cases, deep resentments and bitterness came out, and people realized that their relationship or friendship is not good anymore.  And in the greater world, passions intensified, and conflict blew open into ugly war.

As we have been alerting you, the Solar Eclipse New Moon in Scorpio would bring a most powerful eruption in the Middle East, and that was a war between Palestinian Hamas and Israel.  This can potentially become a regional Middle East war, as Syria, Egypt, Turkey, Lebanon and Iran could become involved.   Scorpio brings primal passions, New Moons bring fires of ignition, and Solar Eclipses bring at least 10 times more power than the usual New Moon.

CIA director Petraeus has also became involved in a Scorpionic drama of secrets, sex, and perhaps a cover-up in the Libyan murders of 4 Americans, a drama that blew up big around the Scorpio Eclipse.

And as we also alerted you, the economy has shown much trouble- with low corporate earnings, a fiscal cliff to deal with, and a rapidly falling stock market. These issues, along with the problems in Europe, make it clear our world wide economic system needs deep transformation.

The natural disasters I warned about did not happen in any big way last week, but we can definitely expect to see more of them before the eclipse season ends. Of course Hurricane Sandy brought in the first big waves of the Eclipse Season.

All these events are bringing us through the transition between ages, and setting us up for a potentially big shift as the Mayan Calendar ends on December 21, 2012.

We also have written the last couple of weeks about the culture wars in the USA, which seems like a brewing Civil War, with state participants similar to those during the Civil War of 1861-1865.  Lincoln was president then. Obama, who may be his reincarnation, is president now. Whether he is or isn’t, the similarities are striking, even little things like both came from Illinois and Obama insisted on using the same velvet covered Bible that Lincoln used for his presidential inauguration for his own inauguration.

And of course you noticed all the states that have made petition to secede from the United States since Obama was reelected?   Over 700,000 people from mostly southern states have already signed, and states like Texas already have enough signatures to bring their petition to the President. What happens after that I do not know. But with an African American President now, knowing that states during the Civil War were seceding because they wanted to keep slavery in the south, does it not at least seem like some kind of repeating of history or coming full circle is going on?

We in the USA are obviously at a major crossroads in our collective journey.   As we leave an old age to enter an Aquarian Age,  what will happen to our nation?   With our natal Moon in Aquarius, we have a Bill or Rights, Constitution, and core set of values that are about  liberation, equality,self determination, and Diversity in Unity, which resonates with the sign Aquarius and the New Age.

But superpowers are not equal members of the world body, and all peoples- not just Americans- need to be free, and equal, and self determining.   And our whole world needs to be honored as diverse, yet equal and in Unity.  And invading other nations, colonizing and dominating, and wanting them to have our same democracy, capitalism, and way of life is against our core principles.

And haven’t our big Government and Big Corporate institutions taken away our individual freedoms and power of the people here and around the world?

The big changes coming our way are meant to help all of us to release the toxins and blocks that hold us back from fully embracing our New World.

As events swirl into your own life during this eclipse season, open to new consciousness.  Sometimes every way one looks there are apparent stop signs and no potential choice seems right.   But first of all one needs patience and trust, and to believe there is a way, even if it does show yet.

John Lennon sang in one of his last songs, ” no problem, only solutions”.  Meditate on that, there is much truth in that statement in new world consciousness.  When we come up on a challenging situation or event, it is best to look at it as the Universe bringing us a situation that is meaningful for us. It is bringing up issues that need to dealt with, so we can release what is no longer working for us, and open us to new possibilities.

Sometimes we think we are stuck because we are having difficulty letting go of something or some ingrained idea in our head.  Perhaps it is time to let go or release, but our fears and practical concerns hold us back.  Can you trust that if you make a decision based on where the signs and symbols are pointing for you to go, that all will turn out for the best?

” No problem, only solutions”, so there is a way to go that is right for you, and not only right for you but for all concerned.  But that way may not satisfy our ego controls, selfish desires, or security fears.

So when you visualize or pray, ask that you will be shown- by symbols, signs and synchronicities- to the way that is best in the bigger picture for ALL CONCERNED. And the answers you receive might not be what tradition or conventional world “wisdom” believes.  Go outside the boxes and straight to your deeper soul and the Universe.  There true wisdom lies.  There is a way to go that is in the best higher interest of everyone, though in the little picture it may seem bad.

And keep in mind that mind and heart integrity is essential, as sometimes people can see symbols and signs and synchronicities through rose colored glasses or perhaps through the lens of fear.  It is essential that you look with an objective vision, without attaching to any certain way. This does not mean you cannot make intention and co-create with the Universe. But it does mean you respect what is eventually determined by source and deeper soul.

So be flexible during this Eclipse Season, and “listen carefully” to what your deeper soul is showing you that you are ready to listen to.   Let go of old ways that are ripe to be picked off your tree of security.  There are many new ways of seeing and experiencing life now.

In the greater world dramas and in your personal life, new revelations will bring dis-illusion, so you can see the truth.   Though painful at first, these truths will set you free from the old paradigm, and open you to the consciousness and ways of the Aquarian Age.

We have another Eclipse coming on November 28, the week after Thanksgiving here in the USA. It will be a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius/Gemini.  It will also be quite strong, especially so because Mars will be conjunct Pluto then, triggering the Uranus/Pluto revolutionary square.

We are in powerful revolutionary and evolutionary times, more powerful than the ’60s.    All is meant to get better and better, though pain and ugly world events are part of the process sometimes.

This coming week, in between the two eclipses, will be still powerful; but hopefully a bit more tame.  The Sun moves into Sagittarius this coming Wednesday the 21st bringing rising spirits, inspiration, a renewed sense of higher meaning,  and a stronger need to find solution. On Thursday the Sun squares Neptune helping us to surrender, go with the flow, and enter deeper soul realms.  

On Friday Mars squares Uranus, breaking open anything that has been closed down, and taking us outside any boxes that limit our view and experience. This also triggers the Uranus/Pluto square, and brings all the world events to another level of intensity.

And please keep in mind that Mercury is still Retrograde, until November 26, so stay centered and aware, and do not jump to conclusions. Making major decisions is more precarious now, and signing contracts can go bad.  The eclipses are bringing energies that can take us off our normal balance, and making bad decisions while Mercury is still Retrograde.

This does not mean you should be superstitious or fearful; it only means you should realize that perceptions can be off.

See you next week,

Leo

Solar Eclipse New Moon in Scorpio and Astrology Forecast November 11-17

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 10, 2012 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

Well finally the Presidential election is over.  Obama has won and many people I know are quite happy now. Some were upset when I wrote several weeks ago that I felt, according to an astrological formula I use, that Romney had a slight edge to win.

This formula is based on matching the candidates’ charts with upcoming planetary aspects and the USA natal chart.  Important aspects that will also make aspect to the USA chart, like the Uranus/Pluto square from 2012-2015, would require in my view, strong connections with the chart of the president. This is obviously because it is unlikely that someone so prominent in the world would not be connected to aspects that will change the world.  And this formula has always worked for me almost perfectly, for over 20 years. I knew Obama and McCain would be candidates and Obama would likely win long before either was a strong candidate.

But this time neither candidate was strongly connected to the Uranus/Pluto square, which is such a powerful symbol of transformation for our country, as it will make close aspect to the USA Sun during the next few years.  So I looked for more minor aspects, and believed Romney had a slight advantage.

However, when Mercury went into its “storm period”, which is when it is slowing down before it goes retrograde, the tide turned.  Mercury goes into its storm about a week or so before it goes retrograde, and perceptions begin to change already.    In this case, Mercury went into its storm around the time the actual storm of Sandy blew into America.  And a powerful Full Moon was happening at the same time.

Those aspects, connected to that storm, began to change perceptions. President Obama began to look especially presidential in handling the storm and Governor Christie of New Jersey and and Mayor Bloomberg of New York showed much appreciation of President Obama.  When I wrote last week’s forecast I wrote how I felt that the winds had turned in favor of President Obama, who I believe may be a reincarnation  of Abraham Lincoln, our president during the Civil War of 1861-1865.  And I stated a new civil war is brewing in America now, largely with huge disagreements between values of the North and South , and perhaps we need Lincoln again.

But still I have been wondering why President Obama does not have any natal planets making major aspect to the Uranus/Pluto square. He does have Saturn in Scorpio making a square to his Sun, which is a very difficult aspect, which is close at the time of his inauguration, and exact in the autumn of 2013. And there are two eclipses at that time which are very close to planets in his natal chart, but not much of importance after 2013.

So then I started thinking how Lincoln was assassinated during his presidency. Then I looked at some coincidences.  Lincoln began his presidency in 1861. Obama was born 100 years later in 1961.  And John Kennedy, who was also assassinated, began his presidency in 1961, the year Obama was born and exactly 100 years from when Lincoln began his presidency.   Kennedy and Lincoln were both very involved with civil rights for Black people, during times when that was of urgent importance in America.  And of course most people know the other odd coincidences between Kennedy and Lincoln, like both had Vice Presidents named Johnson, one of whom was born in 1808 and the other in 1908; Lincoln’s secretary was named Kennedy and Kennedy’s secretary named Lincoln. Google it and you will find many more such connections between them.

So now there appears to be a connection between Lincoln, who freed the slaves; Kennedy who helped lead the Civil Rights movement; and Obama who is the product of those breakthroughs as the first African American President. It makes no difference if they are all the same soul, reincarnated, or not.  They all indeed are very connected.

And why was President Obama not fully present at that first debate? Was his soul reluctant to meet his future destiny while winning the presidency?   And why has this stoic man been crying so much just before and just after this election?

I am very concerned his fate is the same as Lincoln and Kennedy. And if so I believe this would happen next autumn or shortly before or after.  Is this a part of the great transformational change for America coming our way?  Is another Pisces Age martyrdom necessary to transform our country into an equal member of the Aquarian Age we are moving into? In future installments I will further analyze why I believe Obama may be the reincarnation of Lincoln, a man he admires and often quotes, and look deeper into his possible fate, and into whether we can change that potential fate with our co-creation with the Universe.

So now as I write this we are in a dark Moon phase, awaiting a most strong New Moon, a Solar Eclipse New Moon in Scorpio.  This will begin a lunar cycle that will include a Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius/Gemini on November 28 and a Mars’ triggering of the Uranus/Pluto square on November 27.  Mercury will be retrograde most of that time.  

And then the next Lunar cycle will begin with a Sagittarius New Moon on December 13, which happens on the same day as liberating Uranus changes directions. This free spirited beginning to that new lunar cycle will bring us through the Mayan Calendar ending on December 21, 2012.

The Solar Eclipse in Scorpio will be this coming Tuesday November 13 at 5:08 PM EST.  It will be about strong new beginnings, and the emphasis will be about emotional releases, renewed intensity and passion, primal expressions, trusting one’s instincts, and revealing previously held emotions or secrets.  Pandora’s box will begin to open and we will be dealing with issues that were previously kept under wraps.

It will be a good time to get involved in the mysteries, psychologically, spiritually, and otherwise.  You will find your self going deeper inside your mind, heart, feelings, and psyche.  You will find it more difficult holding back what you truly feel at the core of your being. It will be a time of powerful release of old emotional fecal matter, so you can embrace a renewed life.  Scorpio takes us deep into the bowels of our soul, and brings up old matters that have been blocking our path.  We then often have a Phoenix Rising type of rebirth that thrusts us forward in our life journey.

So the Eclipses will take you out of your usual balance and comfort zone, and make it easier to let go of the past and embrace the future. And because Mercury will still be retrograde, it is more likely that people, emotions, and issues from the past will return. This will help you to end phases of your life that are ending, and for some to come full circle before moving forward again.

In the greater world, issues of the economy and its weaknesses will come front and center into our awareness.  Before the year is out we will be reminded of how vulnerable our economic system is, and how much in debt our country remains.  We may be taken to an edge of economic danger as politicians argue how best to balance the budget and get our system in better shape.   We will eventually need a deep transformation of our whole economic system.

Natural disasters are also likely to continue during the Eclipse Season, as Mother Nature is an important part of our Healing and Transformation journey.

The Middle East is quite a tinder box also, as the civil war in Syria continues, as tensions with Iran mount, as Libya remains in the spotlight of concerns about cover-up. Israel is in a much more precarious position since the Arab Spring has broken down previous walls of restraint and brought more power to Muslim organizations, as in Egypt. Israel may feel like a cornered animal and feel it needs to strike.  If it ended its oppression of the Palestinian peoples, however, it would likely ease the hatred felt in the Arab world, but this is unlikely to happen.

Secrets revealed, and sexual issues are also very Scorpionic in nature, and the resigning by CIA director Patraeus because of an extramarital affair fits perfectly. Other such events are likely.

Everything will not be about disaster, however.    Things are opening up from a very deep level of our collective consciousness.   We are learning that we can connect in ways we never imagined.   Souls all over the Earth and beyond our Earth are connected by a Unity of Soul and Mind. It is getting easier to remove the restraints and limitations, and to find the frequencies of communication and connection with other souls, alive and dead, worldly and otherworldly.

Secrets about Visitations from beings outside our “normal” world will be coming into the light soon.   The connections between our dreams and other worlds will be more evident. We as a human race have made such leaps of progress on the material plane. It is now time to make progress on the other planes, spiritual planes, and consciousness planes of existence.

So this is becoming a wonder-full and challenging time to be alive, all at the same time. You ain’t seen nothin’ yet!

See you next week,

Leo

I will be broadcasting some radio shows on blog talk radio on November 10 and December 1 at 1 PM EST.    You can hear those forecast at any time after the live broadcast.

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.

Mercury goes Retrograde on Election Day and Astrology Forecast November 4-10

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 3, 2012 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

As we let you know last week, the Full Moon in Scorpio/Taurus on Monday October 29 would be quite powerful and would open the flood gates to the Eclipse Season of Autumn 2012. Well Sandy blew into the east coast of the USA right on the Full Moon, and it was a most devastating storm.   Many homes and lives were destroyed, and millions are still in the cold waiting for power to be turned back on, waiting in super long lines for gasoline.   Iconic American places like the Jersey Shore and Atlantic City Boardwalk are gone, destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.

We spoke last week about how this storm, entering the eastern USA where the Sun rises for the country, was symbolic of a new day dawning in America.  And that new day began in a most powerful and devastating manner.   And at the next marking point in the lunar cycle, on November 6 at the last quarter Moon in Scorpio/Leo, Mercury will be stationing and going retrograde on Election Day in America.  We will be electing a President for the next four years, an important 4 years during which Uranus square Pluto will complete its current transformational dance together.

The world and the USA will change in ways during that time period that we cannot fully comprehend at this time.  It is likely that the ’60s Uranus conjunct Pluto revolution will pale in comparison to what is coming over the next several years.    From now until April 2014, when Uranus squares Pluto in a Grand Cross with Mars and Jupiter, all of which make extremely close aspect to the USA natal Sun in Cancer, the United States as we know it will transform as never before.  I believe by 2020, looking back on now, we will have a difficult time recognizing how it used to be.

The Superpower status of America will be gone, and the USA will be more an equal member of the tribe of peoples all over the Earth.  This does not mean we are a bad people who will be punished. This simply means that the age when empires flourished, beginning with Rome at the very beginning of the Pisces Age, is a time of the past. Aquarius is about liberation and equality, about Diversity in Unity, something the USA has been an example of.

But now that the USA has become a colonialist power and Empire, it has moved away from its enlightening glow; yet its original example is a template for the way the world is moving.  We will soon be a multi-polar world, with no one savior or special privileged nation.   This world stew was created with many different ingredients of peoples and races and nationalities, and in an Aquarian Age all are honored as integral to the overall flavor.

So every time we enter a period of important planetary configurations, as is the current Eclipse Season we now find ourselves within, there is a lot of shaking up of the status quo, a releasing of the past, as has happened with the current storm, and a desire to build anew. There is some pain and healing in the process, and an eventual transformation into a hopefully better world.

So now this week, as the Autumn Eclipse Season continues, there is a Presidential Election, on the day Mercury goes retrograde. The last time Mercury changed directions on a Presidential Election Day was in early November 2000 when it changed from retrograde to direct as Bush opposed Gore. Of course we all remember how crazy that day and the succeeding days were.  There were voting irregularities in Florida, which eventually led to the Supreme Court intervening weeks later to make determinations that led to the victory and Presidency of George Bush.

Already today November 3, Mercury has slowed down and is getting ready to change to retrograde on November 6. Confusion is already in the air. For a while it looks like President Obama will win, then it looks like Governor Romney will win, back and forth, which will continue.  Right now as I write, the momentum is moving in the direction of President Obama, as a result of the storm, which brought compliments to the President from New Jersey republican Governor Chris Christie and an endorsement from New York Mayor Bloomberg.

But with Mercury slowing down and changing to retrograde on Election Day, the winds could shift several times before the results are final.

On a logical level, without knowing for sure the hearts and minds of our American brothers and sisters nor the ultimate wisdom of the Universe, it seems Barack Obama should win.  The country is moving towards the culture he represents, as there is no stopping the equality for gays and lesbians, no stopping the current African American, Latino, and Asian cultures from becoming the majority of America in the near future. There is also no stopping the eventual movement to a more fair and shared economy.

That is our future.  And though Obama is certainly under the strong domination of the Military/Economic complex of the Empire, and unable to push for real and deep transformational change, nevertheless he represents the cultural change that will not be stopped.

But does that mean he will win this election?  Is there not a powerful push back now by a republican party now so influenced by white people, big business, and southern states from the old confederacy?  Do they not want to keep the world the way it has been?  Do not many people in the USA want to keep it the way it “has always been”?   And wouldn’t the fall of the Empire of the USA  be more poetic in the hands of those who have held power for so many years? Obama may be a look at how the culture will be one day in America, but perhaps not yet?

We do not know how this all will turn out on election day, but make no mistake about it, our lives will drastically change no matter who is president. The control by the Establishment of Big Government married with Big Corporation and Big Military is powerful no matter which party or president is in power.   Events will be quite dramatic over the next several years to transform this system no matter who becomes president.

But yes it does matter in our every day lives who is president. And yes it is fine no matter which culture you prefer, as that is what is democracy is all about. Perhaps you prefer Obama, or Romney, or Stein, or Johnson.  Each person deserves to vote their conscience and for someone who best represents their principles, values, and pocketbook.

But soon, no matter who wins, there will be great rage, especially so if there are close races in the so-called swing states like Florida or Ohio.  There will be claims of voter irregularities, especially so in Ohio if Romney wins, as his family owns the voting machines.

There will be a renewal of the old civil war, hopefully without the same violence.    And perhaps Lincoln (Obama) will need to be back in charge to try to make the country whole.   No matter who wins, please do not get in the war between cultures.  Do not demonize those who disagree with you. Believe me, in politics both sides cheat. I remember in 1960 when Kennedy won, everyone knew that democrat Mayor Daley in Chicago rigged the vote for Kennedy to win in Illinois.

Hatred and fear serve an old age, they will not help our country or world.   Do not be a part of the new civil war, it is a war of the past, and the separation of an old age.  We are meant to eventually bring all differences into a circle of diversified wholeness, like a yin-yang symbol.  If you do that in your own consciousness, you are contributing to a New World of Unity consciousness.

The eventual transformation of our world and country is inevitable, and it is such a huge change as we are moving into an Aquarian Age, one that has lasted over 2000 years.  And the Mayan Calendar is ending on December 21, 2012, an age that has lasted over 5000 years.

This Autumn Eclipse Season, which just began in a huge way last week, accelerates even more this coming week, at the last quarter Moon on Election Day, with Mercury going Retrograde.  Then a week later, before we have had much time to digest the election, which perhaps may not even be settled by then, there will be a New Moon, a most powerful New Moon, as it is Solar Eclipse New Moon in Scorpio.

Yes that New Moon will thrust us fast forward, with much Scorpionic passion.   The Middle East should be in the spotlight of world events, and other strong world events will be swirling through our lives. It is quite possible that dramatic new developments will erupt around Syria, Lebanon, Iran, and Israel.

In our personal lives, with the emphasis on Mercury Retrograde this week, there is a movement into a twilight zone of possible confusion. Much will shifting in our mental outlooks, perceptions, and perspective.  With the eclipses right behind, which includes a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on November 28, you will be taken out of your same old-same old patterns and motivated into shifting your life.

Mercury does not go back direct until November 26, at a time when we will be in the sphere of the Lunar Eclipse on November 28 and a very meaningful Mars conjunct Pluto, which will trigger the Pluto/Uranus square.

Get your ego out of the way and you will less likely to erupt into ugly disagreements. But this Scorpio Eclipse New Moon on November 13, will bring with it for many people a digging up of old hurts and resentments, and a clearing of the air potentially.

When the air does eventually clear, you will know better where you are at and where any relationships may be.  Though it is advised to wait before making any big decisions or big moves during Mercury Retrograde, the force of change may be too big for some to wait.   This coming month is meant to shift our personal and world perspectives.

In your personal life, for some the wave of change may be big, leaving you with a seeming choice to hold onto old security structures or instead to move forward in a new direction.   Do not let your ego or intellect make the decision. Use your heart combined with your mind, and your intuition. Let the Universe and your own soul unfold the knowing for you. Watch for synchronicities and symbols, and do not try to control. Sometimes we seek to alleviate the immense tension, and to make a decision before it is ripe.

You will know at the right time if you are patient.  But when the light does come on, do not be afraid to move forward. You will be supported to be your authentic self on your true soul journey of self actualization and finding your true purpose and function in our greater community.

You will not be rewarded for holding onto your victimization or “being a good person” who martyrs themselves.  You were created to be able to actualize your full potential and no one should stop you from that, not even your self.  Release and move forward this month.

See you next week after the election and just before the Solar Eclipse in Scorpio,

Leo

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Leo Knighton Tallarico is a full time professional astrologer, spiritual guide, counselor, and writer for over 25 years.