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Inner Voyages and Astrology Forecast February 17- March 2

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , on February 16, 2013 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

Next week I will vacationing out of the country and into the Caribbean islands for some needed R&R.   The next Perspectives from the Sky will be posted Saturday March 2.

These next two weeks are not good for any ambitious endeavors or grand scale projects or powerful new beginnings.   Spring 2013 will be intense and powerful, and in fact by mid to late March the table will already be set up with much activity and fiery energies.

But for now, and for next few weeks, it is best to go with the flow, go into your inner world and feelings, and prepare for a most powerful Spring Eclipse Season.

In fact this coming Monday February 18 the Sun moves into deep, flowing oceanic Pisces.   Pisces time of year is a time to let go of outer direction and instead spend internal time, time to reflect and surrender one’s need to push forward or get a lot done.

Pisces is the “Kingdom Within”, the nebulous, imaginative domain of spiritual insight and Universal flow. Pisces dreams of a better,  more gentle and caring world, and often feels like a fish out of water in the harder, colder world of conventional reality.

Pisces seeks to escape worldly pressures and stress, and does so through music, drugs or alcohol, daydreaming, imagination, water sports, poetry, fantasy, romanticizing,  disassociation, or deep meditation.

Pisces can be very giving, even sacrificial, but needs to protect itself against identifying with being a victim.  It is a most sensitive sign, and can pick up the “tone” or essence of a person or situation.  It can also feel the emotions of other people, and some Pisces can also be hurt very easily.

Pisces can become very devoted to whomever they love, caring deeply for them.  They have a bit of each of the signs inside them, which makes for being good actors. As such they are very empathetic and compassionate, but can lose their identity because of this ability to put themselves in the shoes of others.

So at this Pisces time of year, you can see how the energies will generally be more gentle and flowing, and less attracted to stressful life. So let go and surrender your ambitious agendas for awhile.

Also on Monday the 18th, Saturn changes directions from Direct to Retrograde. So Saturn’s serious and taskmaster energy will be “in the air” also. That means that even though we are switching to “go with the flow” Pisces on Monday, we also may feel for a couple days like we should be doing something or getting something accomplished.

Saturn with Sun in Pisces brings a rather “down” or yin feeling to things.  For some that combination may feel depressing, for others it will feel grounded and calm.

The Sun conjuncts god of the Sea Neptune on Wednesday/Thursday February 20/21. Neptune is the ruling planet of Pisces, and will go well with the Sun in Pisces those days.  So allow your self to let go and surrender to your inner world, or you may be brought there anyway.  Spend time meditating or swimming or listening to music or watching movies, or reading or in spiritual practice or in contemplation as much as possible for the next several days.

And this movement to inner reflection will get even stronger as Mercury goes Retrograde again on Saturday February 23 at 4:41 AM EST.  Mercury will remain in Retrograde until March 17.

So during that time of Mercury Retrograde, your mind will be shifting its perceptual focus, slowly but surely thinking and communicating in different ways. Combined with Sun in Pisces you may be drawn to old days, thoughts of the past. People from your past may come back into your life or at least back into your memories.

For some this may feel like visiting one’s “ghosts and issues from the past”.  This is happening  so they can move into a new chapter of their lives this spring and summer, with less emotional  baggage from the past.

Let your self feel the sadness or grief that may come over the next few weeks, as you release and cleanse your soul of the old chapter of your life.

Remember that there will be renewal and new beginnings this spring and summer, and your life will experience more activity then and perhaps big changes too.  This last month of winter, with Mercury Retrograde also,  will help you to prepare your consciousness and life for the upcoming awakenings.

On February 25, with Mercury recently having gone Retrograde, there will be a Full Moon in Pisces/Virgo at 3:26 PM EST.  This is usually a very gentle Full Moon.  It will have a bit more energy to it this year, as Jupiter in Gemini will be in close aspect to this Full Moon.  Information and communication issues may be bringing either more excitement or more anxiety, depending on the person and situation.

Virgo is perfectionistic and focused on putting things in order, analyzing or fixing.  Pisces trusts more the natural flow and tends to be calm and accepting, or even passive at times.

They both tend toward service or sacrifice, and want to help.   So this Full Moon is a good time to let go of your ego or selfish desires, and instead to let something than self lead your way.

To add to this theme, Venus enters Pisces on the Full Moon day and joins Neptune in Pisces on Thursday February 25.  Venus, Goddess of Love, is ready to surrender more to love now, and to make others more important than itself. Just be careful not to be too sacrificial or martyred.

Out in the greater world over the next couple of weeks, watch for the economy and stock market to run into some trouble, and for issues that bring up sadness and loss to get more plentiful.

Use this time in your personal life to go deeper in your feelings and spirituality, to cleanse and heal your body and soul, to reconnect with your inner values, to make your life more sacred and connected to the Universe. This will give you a good foundation for the Spring Eclipse Season 2013, coming soon.

See you again on March 2 for the next Perspectives from the Sky,

Leo

I have created an Astrology Forecast 2013 for youtube, part 1.  And Part 2

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

Truth, Not Hype and Astrology Forecast February 10-16

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , on February 9, 2013 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

Sitting here looking out my window as storm Nemo finishes up.   Though I would certainly feel differently if we had lost our power or if I needed to drive somewhere today, this was not so bad. And we are just off the coast in southern Maine, where we caught the brunt of the storm.

I did have to push hard to get some clearing from the 4 foot high snow drift blocking out doorway, but within a few minutes shoveled out a path to get to our plowed driveway. And it took another 20 minutes to dig my car out, so it can used if we need it.

But my God all the media sensationalism and cries again of “Storm of the Century” and historical blizzard, etc.   Don’t get me wrong, Storm Sandy was as bad as the hype.  But so many other weather events  and other world events are so overblown.

Can you imagine what our ancestors used to go through before all our conveniences were invented, like heated homes and electricity, and cell phones, and radios and TVs to tell us what is going on?  And our ability now to be able to know what weather events are coming and to prepare for the storms is far advanced from times gone by.

But yet soon, I believe the world is truly going to get much crazier, and events will break out that will change drastically the way we live and how we see our world and lives.

America and western civilization are moving into a downfall, and we truly need to grow up and look at our world more seriously.  We need to get into dialogue with one another, with thoughtfulness and true conscientiousness, so we can dig out of the sleepy ditch we have fallen into.

We are not looking at the real problems in our economy, and instead our political parties argue and name call, not trying to find true solutions to our problems.

Our old paradigm of separation drives us away from one another, breeds fear and hatred, and creates enemies.   Since the beginning of the 20th century, we have developed mass transportation, world commerce, worldwide communication links, and world war to show us we are all together on this Earth.

Yet with all our technology and inventions and physical improvements, our abilities to connect with one another through heart and soul are sadly very lacking.

There is very good chance that another world war is on its way soon, likely starting up in the Middle East or around North Korea.   The enemies that have been created, especially since the 9-11 disaster, are getting more dangerous.  Remember George Bush’s axis of evil, with Iraq, Iran, and North Korea?  Self fulfilling prophecy has ensued.

And since then we have done nothing to make relationship, based on mutual respect, with these peoples. We obliterated Iraq, though it was found later they were no real danger, and now Iran and North Korea are ripe for major conflict.

With  all the weapons of mass destruction in our world, we need to make relationship with one another now and get rid of these weapons.  Dominating peoples, which has been the way of the world forever, must end.  We have taken that paradigm of survival of the fittest, “every man for himself”, dog eat dog, to its limit. With all of us so “close” to one another now, and with these WMDs, we are on the brink, and events will soon force us to make changes quickly.

There are many sane and wise and peaceful people in this world, but currently these people are not in power. That is because our “system” mainly rewards those who “fit in” to the old paradigm, and those “sheeple soldiers” perpetuate the old paradigm.

Big events are coming soon to break down the walls of that old paradigm, perhaps as soon as this spring, when the next Eclipse Season unfolds.

At first it will look as if the old paradigm and its destructive ways are more powerful than ever. But then, at the same time, new people will rise, those sane and peaceful people, to start us up in a New Age of hope and healing.

From the ashes will rise a new generation of leaders, male and female, from all races and creeds and orientations, to build a world aligned with Aquarian Age values.

We in America must return to our core values, values that used to be a beacon of light for the world.  Freedom and Liberty, Equality, Self Determination, and Diversity in Unity are core American values, God given rights for all humanity, not just us.

We have been the mold,however, the example, the experiment in Aquarian Values; and our beginnings were when Uranus (ruler of Aquarius) was discovered- in 1781. Our natal Moon is in Aquarius.

And now as we move closer to the Grand Cross, with Uranus square Pluto, and Mars and Jupiter- making almost exact aspect to our natal Sun in Cancer in April 2014; we will transform or decay further like Rome.

We have a Spring 2013 and Autumn 2013 Eclipse Seasons to assist our collective healing and transformation. And Uranus square Pluto will be exact during each of those Eclipse Seasons.

These are important time periods coming up, with both personal and world events that will assist our process of change and growth.

Each of us will need to be flexible, open, and ready to shift our perceptions and belief systems, ready to let go of programming from our society and families, and open to new light and healthier energies and frequencies coming through our hearts and souls.

Sunday February 10 brings a New Moon in Aquarius at 2:20 AM. This coincides with the beginning of the Chinese New Year also, the year of the Snake.

This New Moon in Aquarius is a time to get in touch with your own principles and values and to open to people and groups that you resonate with, that share your values, that are your “birds of a feather” friends.  It is a good time also to honor your unique individuality and genius, and to connect on the internet, with social media, or any networks of connection that you desire.

Soon, Mercury Retrograde will reappear, on February 23, and it will last until March 17.  After that will come Spring Equinox on March 20 and soon after the Spring Eclipse Season will erupt into our consciousness and world.

So for now keep looking for the light, as we have passed Imbolc and no matter how rough the weather may seem, we are getting closer and closer to spring, only about 6 weeks away.

It is best to not let your self be too influenced by the media, which sensationalizes events, follows the mainstream paradigm, and avoids the deeper issues we all need to address.

Storm Nemo is blowing strong winds right outside my door now, but it will soon pass, and all goes back to “normal”.  This has been a bit of excitement to many whose lives are like Groundhog Day, same-old, same-old endless patterns.

Soon world and personal events will thrust us out of that holding pattern, and bring us more fully into a New World.  The Mayan Calendar ending was another over hyped event, but it shows us how much people truly want the world to change, how much people are tired of same-old, same-old boredom and dysfunctional patterns, and crave some real change, change that will transform all of our lives.

It will come.

See you next week for a shortened version of Perspectives from the Sky. Then there will be no Perspectives on February 23. And we will fully resume on March 2 again, as we get closer to the Spring Eclipse Season 2013.

I have created an Astrology Forecast 2013 for youtube, part 1.  And Part 2

See you next week,

Leo

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

Inner Voyages and Astrology Forecast February 3-9

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 2, 2013 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

Jupiter went direct last week and Imbolc is being passed through now, so there is some sense of light at the end of the tunnel of our winter doldrums.   New enthusiasm and inspiration, especially for future endeavors, can be accessed now.

We are now in the second half of our Winter season here in the northern hemisphere of the Earth.   The Groundhog has spoken of light on the way for this coming Spring 2013.

In the year 2013, Bill Murray’s Groundhog Day same-old same-old reality will be broken open into a new day this year for all of us.

March 2013 promises a new crack of dawn for this year; and then for this Spring 2013,  Act I of our new world dramas will erupt into our collective global consciousness.

There will be three eclipses this spring, one more than the usual, and our world view will shake up considerably then.  Uranus square Pluto will have another exact meeting in Spring 2013 also, bringing world tensions to a full boil.

Later this year, especially in the autumn of 2013, when there are more eclipses and another Uranus/Pluto meeting, more great change will swirl into our lives.   Comet Ison, expected to a be an extremely bright one, comes also this Autumn 2013.

And then in April 2014, there is a Grand Cross Cardinal T-square, containing both Uranus and Pluto, making almost exact aspect to the USA natal Sun.  Spring Eclipse 2014 will also be going on then.

So world transformation, especially for the USA, will be very strong over the next year and a half or so.  This could be one of the biggest world change periods we have or will experience in our lifetimes.

This Spring 2013 will usher in the beginning stages of this huge change, and we will talk more specifics as we get into March 2013.

For now, however, there is a lot of slo-mo coming.   Mars has just gone into Pisces, and Mercury follows on Tuesday the 5th of February.   They will both be in conjunction with Neptune in Pisces this coming week.   Neptune went into Pisces in 2011 and will stay there until 2026.

Neptune loves to be in Pisces. Neptune, the god of the seas, guides our soul voyages in oceanic Pisces. Neptune is considered the “ruler” of Pisces.

Pisces represents the flow of inner soul life, the kingdom within.   It is the music and magic of the soul realm. It is also a very nebulous realm, one that cannot easily be measured or controlled like the physical world.

As Mars and Mercury go into Pisces and make conjunction with Neptune this week, it is best to let go and surrender any tight agendas or missions of ambition.  It is best to trust more that which is out of your control.  If you push too much you will be tend to be frustrated and disappointed.  If you make intention, and then let the flow of the soul realm and Universe take over, you will have less stress.

So even though we are in Sun in Aquarius time of year now, the Pisces waves are already flowing in.  The Sun will not be in Pisces until February 18.

Use this influx of Neptunian and Piscean energies now to be imaginative and creative and to enter deeper levels of poetic metaphors of consciousness.  There may be a greater  desire to escape “reality” and to dream more. In fact, this is a good time to look more closely at your dreams for deeper meaning.  The inner world beckons, and so is the potential for healing.

On Sunday February 3, we begin the last quarter phase of the Moon, in Scorpio.  Increased intensity of emotion may threaten desires to stay safely in the bubble of your mind.

The last quarter Moon also brings a week of moving yin-ward into your feelings and slower activity.  The last quarter Moon is time to reflect, correct, and prepare before the next new moon.

And the next New Moon is in Aquarius on Sunday February 10 at 2:20 AM EST.  That day also brings the Chinese New Year of the Snake.  The snake symbolically fits perfectly with the coming year of great transformation here on Earth, as the snake sheds its skins and renews.

But this coming week, before the New Moon in Aquarius, as we move through the last quarter waning Moon, and experience the inner flow of Neptune and Pisces, we lay back and enjoy.  We allow ourselves to release, to release old wounds, to release our need to control.

There is plenty of big change and lots of fiery energies coming this Spring 2013.   But for now take the voyage into your inner waters of soul.

The Aquarian Age is getting stronger and stronger in that inner world, and you can contact it from your soul now.  Remember that it is our consciousness, and  our belief systems that first take us to new realms.  And that Aquarian Age can be found inside now, in our imaginations and visualizations.

Then when the storms blow in to take our collective ship out of the Old Age into the Aquarian Age, you will already see and know our destination.  That knowing will give you the hope and strength to make it through the storms.

I have created a new Astrology Forecast 2013 for youtube, part 1.  And Part 2

See you next week,

Leo

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.