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Holding On or Letting Go and Astrology Forecast April 28- May 4

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 27, 2013 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

We have made it through the first of three eclipses this spring 2013.  There was much energetic pressure building up to it and on the day of it. Now however,  there seems to be some let up.   But keep in mind we have only just begun the experience of Spring Eclipses 2013.

Many people have been challenged to release and let go.   For some that has played out in their body, which has been clearing out and cleaning out.   For others there has been a push and pull between holding on to a relationship or letting it go.  Others have been letting go of stuff in their house or elsewhere.  Some have been letting go of old beliefs or perceptions or attitudes.

This tug of war between holding on or letting go and releasing comes from the Taurus/Scorpio dynamic of the Lunar Eclipse Full Moon of this last week.  The Sun and Mars were in Taurus opposite the Moon and Saturn in Scorpio.  Taurus possesses and hold on, Scorpio bursts open and releases.

Judging what to hold onto and what to let go is often not easy.  There is a feeling of security in holding onto what one has.  Though it can be difficult to release and let go, there is a feeling of relief when one does.

If a relationship does not work anymore, causes much pain and suffering, and no matter what you do the issues do not change and get better, then it is likely time to let go.

If you have a new life or new love, then though painful, it is time to release and let go of your old life and what came with it.

And of course money and possessions are always tangled up in our attempts to extricate ourselves from old relationships or chapters in our life.  We fear making moves that will make our life difficult, and even fear not being able to make it if we leave that old relationship or job or life chapter.

But if the move is right and aligned, everything will fall into place.  One needs to watch for the synchronicities and signs from the Universe, then make sure you make intention that what you plan to do will be in the best interest of all concerned.

And you will not know exactly how it all plays out, so you must have faith and trust in your own wisdom and the Universe.  It will all unfold in just the right way, unless you are making your moves based on fear or hatred or on a desire to escape or avoid.  You also need to make sure your heart and mind are connected.  Sometimes our heart may tell us something feels right, but actually we are living in a fantasy or seeing only what we want to see.

Sometimes our mind sees only the basic facts or conventional logic and gets us skeptical or fearful of something that is truly aligned and connected and right for us.  So heart and mind or love and truth need to work together.  Then what we see from our own intuition, from the signs and synchronicities, will be aligned and light our way.

You may need to continue the process of getting in touch with what you need to hold onto and what you need to release for a while longer.

This process will help you to be ready for the greater change coming into your life.  As you release the old, you are “clearing the deck” of what is holding you back or weighing you down. And as you do let go you will then be ready to move on in your life, to enter a new chapter or season of your life.

For some the reverse will be happening.  They have been undecided about holding on or letting go of something or someone, and have decided to hold on , at least for now.  Their change then is more about a new lease on an old life, a decision to find a way to make work what has been challenging or difficult.

By the end of May or early June, you will have shifted more toward your new life. Maybe by then you will not be fully engaged with this new life, but you will have done the clean up and releasing.  You will then be ready to embrace the new, at whatever time it comes or whatever form that it manifests as.

So yes the winds of change are strong this Spring Season, and in the greater world this is true also.

The Boston bombing erupted at the beginning of the Eclipse Season and other explosive events have also happened, like the Texas fertilizer plant explosion.

I do expect other powerful world events to erupt this Eclipse Season. Be alert to what may happen with Iran and North Korea, and most especially with Syria. On the exact day of the Scorpio Full Moon Eclipse this past week, President Obama declared that Syria was using chemical weapons in its civil war.  He had previously said that would be a game changer, meaning the USA would then get more deeply involved there.

Also especially large earthquakes or other powerful life changing world events are likely this Eclipse Season, as there will be an exact Uranus square Pluto meeting on May 20, right in between the Solar Eclipse on May 9 and the Lunar Eclipse on May 25.

We are just begun our journey through Spring Eclipse Season 2013.

This coming week of April 28 through May 4, we are in between two Eclipses, in the waning Moon phase of the current lunar cycle begun at the New Moon in Aries on April 10, and which has included the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on April 25.

The last quarter Moon phase begins on Thursday May 2 of this week in Aquarius.  We will be winding down from whatever issues came up during the waxing part of the lunar cycle, that climaxed at the Full Moon last week.

There is a Mars in Taurus opposite Saturn in Scorpio aspect Wednesday May 1, as well as a Sun trine Pluto aspect later that day.  So Wednesday/Thursday could bring a kind of turning point in world or personal affairs, especially around what has been brewing over the last few weeks.

In world affairs there is much more to the Boston  bombing than has come out so far,  much more will be revealed.

In personal affairs, will you keep to the track you have recently gone on or will you reverse direction?   In most cases it will be best to not let anything distract you or get you to change your mind.

The next New Moon and Eclipse will be on May 9.  It will be a Solar Eclipse New Moon in Taurus. More on that next week.

See you then,


I recently put out a YOUTUBE video Astrology Forecast for Spring Eclipse Season. Check it out if you feel so moved.

I also 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 for more info.

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



Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Scorpio and Astrology Forecast April 21-27

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , on April 20, 2013 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

As we have been letting you know, Eclipse Season began with the New Moon in Aries on April 10, followed by Pluto going Direct on April 12.

And of course everyone knows that three days later, on April 15,  there was the bombing horror at the Boston Marathon.  That was followed by an explosion at a fertilizer company in Texas that killed and injured several more people.

The first actual eclipse, of three in a row, is this coming week Thursday April 25.  It is a Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Scorpio at 3:57 PM EDT.  There is continued and increasing intensity coming our way over the next several weeks.  In the bigger picture we are in a powerful transformational transition between ages, and the next 5-7 years will be filled with events and energies that are meant to wake us up to change our consciousness and lives.

It is so tempting to fall into old age and old paradigm thinking and to see the bombing at the Boston Marathon as a simple case of the good guys against the bad guy terrorists.   Many people right now will see it that simply.

They will demonize certain countries and cultures, and start or continue to hate and fear Muslims or dark swarthy peoples.

I remember in the ’60s and ’70s and even now for many people, the sight of a black man walking toward them on the street would bring grave fear to their heart.   There is a human tendency to look for enemies or bad people, and to stereotype certain groups as those enemies or bad people.

The events that are and will continue to erupt in our world are not so black and white in meaning.  On the contrary, those who are awakened or awakening view events in a much different manner.

We need to find a way to live together in tolerance, respect, and peace with all peoples on this Earth.  The reasons for “terror” are complicated.

Our society, created in an old paradigm, sets us up (programs us) to believe in certain ways.   Many who see America as part of the problem of terrorism go over the edge, in my estimation, and begin to demonize the President or America.  They believe, for instance that the American government directly caused the 9-11 tragedy by imploding the Towers themselves, and killing the American people so they could further dominate and militarize all our lives.

Talk about demonizing?  That kind of thinking is unhealthy also, as it causes us to hate our own country, and to see enemies and evil people who are separate from us good people again.

It is true when you wake up that you see how colonists invaded and destroyed native culture. You see how we took African people, turned them into slaves to make profit.

You see how we have invaded other countries for oil or resources or geo-political gain.  You see how we killed over 300,000 Japanese with nuclear weapons to end World War II.  You see how our domination of Middle Eastern peoples has brought much hatred against our country and European culture.

But to believe we are killing our own children in Newtown CT., or Boston, or in the twin towers?

Our evolution now into Aquarian Age consciousness depends on our ability to imagine a world of unity, of Diversity in Unity, of Love and Truth married as One, of an Earth and environment that are healthy again.

America is an Empire, it is true.  And Empires dominate the hearts and minds of humans.   But Empires have existed since the beginning of the Pisces Age, when Rome dominated so much of the world.

And when Rome died, it died because its values were becoming corrupt, and this created the “enemies” who invaded and ended the Roman Empire.

But Italy was created in its wake, and still exists today.  The Ottoman Empire collapsed in the Early 20th century, yet Turkey still exists today.

So we are now seeing the Empire of the USA beginning to crumble, as we have been losing the values at the heart of our country’s founding in 1776.

They are such grand values, guided by the hand of the Universe/God.   And now we see an attack on the place where so much of our country’s beginnings were: Boston.

We do not need to come together to fight the enemies in the world.  We need to come together to re-member our values, values that are God given for all humans, not just Americans:  Life, Liberty, and Pursuit of Happiness; All Peoples Are Created Equal; Liberty; Self Determination.

Our domination of other peoples and their countries has taken away the freedom all peoples’ need to determine their own fate, and to be free.

This crossroads for all humanity now is not a time for more hatred or for a feeling of military victory.  It is a time to come together as ONE HUMAN FAMILY.

The events that will still be coming our way during this Eclipse Season and beyond are to help us to wake up to the reality that we are one human family, a quite dysfunctional and violent one at times, but one that is evolving and transforming into alignment with an Aquarian Age.

If you need to find demons, look inside your own heart and soul, and see your own shadows.   That 19 year old boy who is suspected of being a bomber is also a victim, a victim of a world that teaches us to be separate and to hate.

There is increased tension coming this week, as we move into the Lunar Eclipse Full Moon on April 25.  More important world events are on the way.  This Full Moon Eclipse is in Taurus/Scorpio, so potential issues to address now are about money and sex, real estate and land, emotional intensity, jealousy and envy, and secrets coming out.

In personal lives now, many have or will be experiencing more turmoil.  What is happening is that the band-aids that were put on serious problems to keep them from bleeding into bigger problems are being stripped away.

Issues that have been previously swept under the rug are being seen again. Relationships are especially vulnerable now to opening of old wounds, and to then question the health and viability of that relationship.

But any area of your life may need transformation now.   If you or someone else has kept important emotions in check, they will be ripe to open up.  If you are unhappy about any situation, events or inner promptings may open up a discussion or change of direction.

Since this is such an important time period for healing and transformation, all cards are wanting to put on the table, so to speak.  If some part of your life is not resolved or understood, circumstances may open issues up so you can subsequently find direction or deeper insight.

It is not a time, over the next several weeks, to keep an unsatisfying status quo.  It is time to untangle your life knots, to accelerate your process of growth, to commit your self to living your life more free, dedicated to love and truth.

It may be time to question your attitudes and beliefs, to question your choices, to look beneath the surface for truth.

Eclipses often bring both breakdowns and breakthroughs.  And if neither of those happen in your life during this eclipse season, then at least it is time to move faster toward what you growing into in your life.

Open your heart and mind now; and at the same time do your best to stay centered and grounded, with healthy boundaries.

See you next week,


I recently put out a YOUTUBE video Astrology Forecast for Spring Eclipse Season. Check it out if you feel so moved.

I also 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 for more info.

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

Winds of Change and Astrology Forecast April 14-20

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 13, 2013 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

The winds of change are blowing strongly now, and will increase in strength as we move further into our Spring Eclipse Season 2013.

Some people, however, are really struggling with letting go.  They are finding it difficult to let go of “how it used to be”.    The stronger the tide of change, the more we need to let go of the past.   And sometimes what we hold onto the most is an old belief or attitude that defined our sense of personal reality.

Perhaps we have been used to having low self esteem, or being abused, or abandoned, or rejected. Or maybe we are used to being popular, or wealthy, or young, or secure in our relationship, or feeling comfortable in our job or home.

What is familiar to us is gives us a sense of safety and security.   Yet change takes us out of our comfort zones, and challenges us to move on from an old phase or season of our life.

And now with change getting more powerful, we have not as much time to process our feelings, or to lick our wounds.   We are or will soon be asked to learn “new dance steps”, to get into new rhythms for our life.   And old emotional baggage weighs us down, and makes it difficult to dance freely into a more liberated life.

This does not mean you should or can avoid your feelings. On the contrary, old emotional wounds may be erupting in your consciousness as change blows in, and cannot be ignored.

The crisis many are facing now demands they move more quickly through the emotional upheavals, however, and let go what cannot be easily healed or resolved, and move forward.

If you have gone back and forth over your issues recently or even for many months or years, it is time now or soon to move on, to act, to decide, to make the best of a situation. Perhaps what you are moving forward into is not the perfect solution or exactly what you wanted. But it is what is right to do now, what fits best of the choices you currently have in front of you.

For some, they will need to move more through this Eclipse Season before knowing fully the direction they need to take.  Nevertheless, it is important to know that you need to release the past, release the way it used to be, so you can more fully embrace what is coming.

The New Moon in Aries last week sounded the alert for change.  This coming week, at or near the second quarter Moon in Cancer on Thursday the 18th, feelings and needs for nurturing may challenge this desire and/or need for change.

But the Sun will conjunct Mars in Aries around the same time, following up on the New Moon in Aries last week, so the force of change will be much more powerful than softer feelings. Nevertheless, the second quarter Moon in Cancer suggests we find time to rest and check in with our feelings.  A recharge of your energy batteries may be needed.

At that second quarter Moon we will only be one week away from the first eclipse, a Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Taurus/Scorpio on April 25.  That will be only the first of three eclipses, but it should be quite strong, additionally so as both Mars and Saturn will be in aspect to that Full Moon Eclipse.

In the greater world, military threats are getting stronger, especially as North Korea is threatening and will likely launch missiles soon, perhaps this coming week.  Syria is also threatening to get out of control, and with the Iran talks going nowhere recently, Israel is making plans to destroy Iranian nuclear facilities.   With the USA having its natal Mars aspected by both transiting Jupiter and Mars this spring and early summer, you can count on the USA military muscle being flexed.

These conflicts are meant to shake up our collective sense of reality, to bring out the true intentions of the powers of the Old Paradigm and Age, and to break down the status quo.    This will also inspire many to wake up even more, and to realize how much we all need to be involved in changing the paradigm and creating a New Paradigm and Age.

I am sure most of you who read this forecast blog are aware of how the President and Congress are doing their best to perpetuate the Military/Economic structure that runs our country and so much of the world, even if that means doing what is wrong for humanity.

The Monsanto rider was sneaked through Congress and signed by President Obama. This rider puts Monsanto and their genetically modified foods above the law here in the USA.

Sequestration is beginning to be felt in local communities and personal lives, and people will no longer be able to count on certain services and monies anymore.   But the stock market keeps going up as companies are making huge profits, even as regular people are out of work and/or work so hard to make ends meet.

This manic and out of touch stock market cannot stand for long.  A downfall is likely before the end of the year.

So the changes that are happening in your life are the microcosm or what is happening in our world.  These changes are your opportunity to release what you were conditioned and programmed by society and family to believe about your self and the world.    You do not need to stay in roles that do not truly represent who you authentically are.    You cannot still expect others who do not truly “see” you, to one day accept you and love you the way you want to be loved.

By letting go your expectations of certain people and your self, you become free to self actualize and to draw to your self people who you can truly relate to, and who can relate to you.

If people at work or in your family or your mate or friend treat you badly or cannot relate to you, and have so for a long time; it is time you stop investing your energy and time in trying to change them.   Let go wanting for it to be different, and either accept and make the best of the relationship as it is, or move on from it.

Do your best now to take the ride of change, to let in new ideas, and new ways of seeing your self and life.  You do not need to feel trapped by limited options.  There are always doors of solution that are outside the box.  Black or white options are usually a way of painting your self into a corner of frustration.

Open your heart and mind to what the Universe can bring to you. There are a rainbow of possibilities when you leave either/or consciousness.   You are not meant to be stuck and depressed.   There are no problems without some solution, even if it is not the one you expected.  Life is meaningful and the right direction for you will appear if you know that to be true.

I recently put out a YOUTUBE video Astrology Forecast for Spring Eclipse Season. Check it out if you feel so moved.

see you next week,


I also 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 for more info.

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

Inaugurating Spring Eclipse Season 2013 and Astrology Forecast April 7-13

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , on April 6, 2013 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

The winds of change will be blowing in more strongly this week, after the New Moon in Aries Wednesday April 10 at 9:02 AM EDT.   Up to that point we will still be in the last quarter phase of the lunar cycle, a time to reflect and contemplate and get ready for new beginnings.

This New Moon in Aries will effectively be inaugurating Spring Eclipse Season 2013, as this new moon will be the last major lunation prior to the first eclipse of this spring season.   That first eclipse will be two weeks later, a Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Taurus/Scorpio on April 25. Then 2 more eclipses will follow:  a Solar Eclipse New Moon in Taurus on May 9, and then a Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Gemini/Sagittarius on May 25.

So if you have not yet let go of the winter slumber in your soul, if you still cling to past hurts and wounds, it is nevertheless almost time to let go of those ghosts of the past (as much as now possible) and move forward with your life.

Aries is active, bold, and ready for a challenge.   It is not wise, with all the action and intensity of this Spring Eclipse Season, which begins with this New Moon in Aries, to sleepwalk anymore.  Let go of the emotional baggage as much as possible now, so you can be “on the edge of your seat” and ready to go.

As the New Moon is erupting in Aries, Pluto will slowing down appreciably, which puts its explosive and transformational intensity in the energetic spotlight. Pluto actually changes from Direct to Retrograde on Friday April 12.

So together, the New Moon in Aries and Pluto changing directions, gives a strong chance for conflict.   North Korea is angry, and Israel is getting ready to attack Iran.   Crisis is brewing in Korea. Crisis is also brewing in the Middle East, with Iran and Syria both being potential targets now.    Some kind of attack could very well happen around this New Moon in Aries.

And if it does not, then the next three New Moons: on May 9 (also Solar Eclipse); June 8; and July 8, are also dangerous times of potential attacks.

The USA natal Mars in May and June is being ignited by conjunction with transiting Jupiter and then Mars.   Possibilities of intensified conflicts remain high through Spring and early Summer.

Other very extraordinary world events are likely this spring and early summer also. Expect the unexpected, and be ready to adapt to the changing winds of time.

In your personal life and soul’s journey this week, with the New Moon in Aries, 5 total planets in Aries, the Pluto station, and Saturn in Scorpio inconjunct Uranus in Aries, things could begin to shake up this week.

It is best to be active and alive, and motivated.  If you have been shy and reticent, it will instead be time to assert your self, to speak your truth.   An Aries natural mantra is “I AM’.   To be true to your self and authentic being is in alignment now.   That is more important now than what people think of you or what is socially acceptable.

Of course you can see how this can cause conflict, especially so if people are used to you being always agreeable or accommodating.

This is definitely a week of opening up and being straightforward and direct.

Passions could be high by the end of the week, and it is best to stay aware of what emotions are stirring inside you, to avoid issues getting out of control.

There will be a lot of “fire” stirring in our bodies and souls this week, so staying active is good therapy.  Walking, running, swimming, and just generally being active is good now.

Life is changing now, and there can be a lot of confusion as we get taken out of our normal center.   As issues intensify this spring, remember that what is familiar to us is not necessarily what is good for us anymore.

Life is changing and we are needing to change too.   Who do you feel you need to answer to?   If you are controlled by anyone, they cannot be right for you.  These changing times are meant to help us to liberate our minds, hearts, and souls, and lead our lives as we see fit within the guidance of the Universe or God.

Of course some people can be our mentors or guides at different times in our life, but no one should be controlling you or making you do anything.  You are responsible for your own soul’s journey this lifetime, and you are setting your self up for resentment and victim consciousness if you make anyone else responsible for you, and that includes a spouse, parent, boss, or guru.

Use this Spring Eclipse Season beginning at the New Moon in Aries this week, to shed programming from society and family that keeps you stuck in limiting beliefs about your self, life, spirit, and others.

You are meant to be a free spirit, on a meaningful and sacred Soul Journey.  It is becoming more and more apparent that we cannot trust the mainstream world, its corporate rule, its governments, its media, and its institutions.  We are being forced to turn to our own truth, our own mind and heart and instinct.

We also have a relatively free internet and more and more alternative voices and choices.  More and more people are waking up and you are not alone. There are healers and guides who care and will help you to trust your own heart, mind, and soul.  So you can then find your sense of purpose, the people who are good for you, and your sacred alignment with the Universe.

We are moving together into an Aquarian Age, something that is happening quite naturally. Yet at the same time we must be proactive in its creation, believing and having faith that we are being supported in creating this new world, regardless of the fear and violence and greed that our Old World wants us to believe is Reality. It is in actuality an old paradigm on its last legs, but dangerous as it falls from its heights of hubris.

I just put out a YOUTUBE video Astrology Forecast  for Spring Eclipse Season. Check it out if you feel so moved.

see you next week,


I also 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 for more info.

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