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“Better Angels” and Astrology Forecast September 29- October 5

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 28, 2013 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

For most of the coming week the Moon and our energetic output are waning.   We are in the last quarter of the lunar cycle until this Friday October 4  at 8:35 PM EDT at the Libra New Moon.

New Moons are times of new beginnings every month, and at a Libra New Moon we are usually moved to lay down our swords of attack or defensiveness, to find potential agreement, to bring balance and harmony to a relationship or situation.   Social graces and social niceties usually prevail over a more real expression of what is bothering us or what we personally may need.   Justice and fairness are higher values that resonate more when Libra energies are strong.

But at this New Moon in Libra on October 4, energies will be more complicated than at the usual Libra New Moon.  And since a New Moon sets a tone for the  lunar cycle it initiates, we usually can expect a rather pleasant and peaceful ride at and after a Libra New Moon, one where diplomatic communication is the rule.

Of course Scorpio follows Libra, and then the gloves get taken off so people can “get down” into their more real and sometimes more crude expressions of emotion.

But this year at the Libra New Moon, there are some real stresses to the usually pleasant Libra energies.  First of all this Libra New Moon leads the way into the first of the eclipses this autumn:   A Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Aries on October 18.

So the Libra New Moon this week pretty much touches off the Autumn Eclipse Season.  To add to the importance and intensity of this Libra New Moon,  the new moon is part of a strong T-square and a weaker Grand Cross.

T-squares and Grand Crosses create the tension of being pulled in several different  directions at the same time.

In this case the Sun and Moon will be conjunct at almost 12 degrees of Libra; are in opposition to Uranus in Aries at over 10 degrees of Aries; and are squared (90 degree angle) by Pluto at over 9 degrees of Capricorn. These planets are in tight orb with one another by degree, making a powerful T-square.

Jupiter will be in Cancer at over 18 degrees of Cancer to form a weak Grand Cross, weak because it is far from being an exact opposition to Pluto or square to Uranus.

No matter what it is called this planetary formation brings much tension and intensity.

The Libra planets want relationship, agreement, harmony, balance, and peace.  Uranus in Aries wakes us out of any slumber and shows us our personal desires and needs that may not feel comfortable with agreement or pleasantries.    Pluto in Capricorn seeks to get to the core of an issue, even if it causes distress and discomfort.   And if we include Jupiter in Cancer, we then potentially are dealing with emotions and moods that can get out of control.

So there is much that can pull us away from making pleasant agreements, diplomatic solutions, or balanced mindsets. The winds of the Autumn Eclipse Season are beginning to blow in.

In the greater world, the Obama administration has taken the fervor out of the drums of war that have been beating for Syria and Iran.  It feels as if this new found path to peace is a major turning point in our journey toward an Aquarian Age of equality for all nations and peoples; power to the people of the world; and Diversity in Unity.

But we can expect a powerful backlash from the Guardians of the Old World Paradigm.   That paradigm needs enemies; trusts no one who is different; and truly believes in the Old Testament god of judgment, punishment, “an eye for an eye” revenge, and in many case an apocalyptic drama for humanity.

Those who have been awakened know that true evolution of our species is now dependent on knowing we are all one family, and that survival of the fittest now necessitates our collective agreement to survive together.

Iran’s President Rouhani stated at the UN this week that all nuclear weapons need to be abolished and destroyed.  Whether you trust his sincerity or not, he is absolutely correct.  We all need to lay down our swords and know we are all in this together, because now what used to be swords are weapons of mass destruction, which can kill us all.

And it is true arrogance to believe “my country” can be trusted with these weapons, while others cannot. The USA used nuclear weapons to kill almost 300,000 mostly civilian Japanese at the end of World War II, far more than the 3000 killed in the twin towers on 9-11-2001.

So at this Libra New Moon T-square, there will be stresses to the path of peace with Syria and Iran.     And there already are stresses to the potential budget agreement to avert a government shutdown.

There are very powerful aspects to President Obama’s natal chart this Autumn Eclipse Season.   The first eclipse on October 18 is conjunct Obama’s natal Saturn, almost exactly.   There are serious and “fated” events on the way that will bring “heavy” energies to our President.

And Saturn in Scorpio and the Hybrid Total Solar Eclipse in Scorpio in November square the usually hopeful and shiny Leo Sun of President Obama.   Dark days are coming his way this Autumn, especially as he has shown he wants to try make relationship with the Empire’s sworn enemies.    This possible reincarnation of Abraham Lincoln needs our prayers as he is apparently listening to his “better angels” now.

In your own life, use the earlier part of this coming week, during the waning darkening moon, to listen to your own “better angels”, your Higher Self.  That way you will be building a solid inner consciousness foundation for the coming emotional storms of the Autumn Eclipse Season.

Especially as we get closer and closer to the Hybrid Total Solar Eclipse in Scorpio, we will be tested to stay on our spiritual path in inner balance.   This does not mean repressing your organic expressions of authentic feelings and thoughts.  It does mean, however, using the light of our Higher Self to guide the way, even when we are taken off balance to express our truth, which we sometimes need to empower ourselves.

That expression of our Truth, even if “ugly” and seemingly destructive at the time, can still be in service to our Higher Self and in alignment with the Universe.

See you next week,

Leo

PS- I must apologize for not having the Youtube video of the forecast for Autumn Eclipse Season 2013 ready yet. I promise it will be ready before the first actual eclipse in mid October.

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.

There is an old YOUTUBE video Astrology Forecasthttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6fxVYYIoNA&feature=youtu.be 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.

There will be a new Youtube video coming out within the next few weeks. I will keep you posted.

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

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

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Peace and Love and Astrology Forecast September 22-28

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 21, 2013 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

The moment of exact balance between light and dark, yin and yang is tomorrow Sunday September 22 at 4:44 PM EDT.  That is the moment of the Autumn Equinox, and the beginning of the month of Sun in Libra, the scales of balance.

After that moment of true equality between light minutes of the day and dark minutes, the dark then continues to grow day by day until the Winter Solstice when dark is at its zenith.

The Autumn Equinox is like a sunset time of year, as light begins to dim with a feeling of softening, slowing down, and drifting more inward.

It is Libra time of year, a time to begin to let go of action orientation, striving too hard, and self focus.    It is time to make connections.   Relationship begins to become more important as is listening to others.  Libra helps us to be more socially conscious, to be more civil and to find peace with others.   Libra helps us to see both sides of an issue and to balance the scales to find greater equality.   Justice is important to Libra, as is fairness. Libra is beauty, and visual art, and aesthetics are important. Of course one can make an argument that Libra time of year is the most beautiful as the leaves change into many lovely colors, like a floral arrangement. Libra’s weaknesses are self denial and a civility that represses being real and expressing openly.

In your life, as we move through the Autumn Equinox, you can meditate on peace and love, on finding balance inside your self and in your life.   It is a fine time also to think of your social values and how to put more focus now on your romantic relationships as well as your friendships.

Later this will be a most powerful Autumn Season, with two eclipses, an exact Uranus/Pluto meeting, Mercury Retrograde, and Comet Ison.

It has been a challenging week leading up the Equinox for many people.   As the guardian of the underworld Pluto changed directions forward,  it made a sextile aspect to god of gravity Saturn.   Many people faced some darker dramas in their life or inside themselves this past week.

In the greater world there were two explosively destructive acts committed as Pluto and Saturn were making aspect:   A terror attack in Kenya and  huge bombings in Pakistan and Iraq.  Together Pluto and Saturn can be ruthless and seemingly needlessly destructive.

The meaning of the events precipitated by Saturn and Pluto, however, is usually about endings that cannot be avoided, that hanging on too long will not be tolerated anymore.

Over the last two weeks, the situation in Syria has calmed down.  It calmed down in large part because polls showed that the people did not want the war, and Congress, the voice of the people, was also against the war.   I suspect that deep in his soul, President Obama does not want the war either.  He needed the people and Congress to bail him out of a most dangerous and destructive war.  He is now reportedly trying to make relationship with Iran to avoid a confrontation there.

Chemical weapons being used or not was not the real issue in Syria. The real issue for the Empire is still gaining control over the Middle East region and protecting Israel in the process.  But if the people are not behind the actions of attack, it will be difficult  for them to perpetrate an attack.  But they may still find a way to get the people involved, or they could go in anyway if they feel it is necessary to meet their ends.

But no matter what happens next, this agreement between Russia and the USA gives us hope that the Aquarian Age, a time of power to the people, a time of equal world powers, is picking up momentum.

Hopefully this breakthrough in Syria was a major breakthrough into the consciousness of a new age.

But coming up is a most powerful and potentially explosive Autumn Eclipse Season.    There will be a Total Solar Eclipse in Scorpio on November 3, and it will be seen on much of the east coast USA and central Africa, regions that will feel the greatest impact of intensity.

Some of our shadows and inner demons will likely rise to the surface, bringing most challenging events.  The economy and the Middle East will still be much of the focus of the coming transformational changes.

President Obama’s natal chart will be very affected by the coming eclipses, and his life will be going through much turmoil.   There are many various powers that will be challenging his soul and life.  I still believe he has a strong connection and maybe past life with Abraham Lincoln.

One can see, as we watch him struggle, a soul being pulled in many directions, trying to choose which path to take.  There is the power of the Economic and Military strength of the Empire, perhaps threatening his life; the desire to protect America from danger; the desire to do what is right as a human being for all concerned; the pull of ego as one considered the most important and powerful person in the world.

President Obama is of course a Leo, and as such ego can be an important motivation.  Obama has a south node of the Moon in Aquarius (where a soul’s past life resides and the Sun sign of Abraham Lincoln), with a north node (what a soul wants to integrate in the present lifetime) in “leading actor” Leo.

He is therefore pulled in two directions: one of equality and listening to all the voices in one’s community as Lincoln did; or being a strong leader and determining on one’s own what is best to do.

With Syria, at first he made a unilateral decision to go to war (being Leo); then he decided to ask Congress and the American people and work with Russia (being Aquarius)

This will be a very interesting but likely dangerous time period for the world coming up during the Autumn Eclipse Season.

In your own life, issues and intensity should be winding down this coming week, at least relative to what is soon coming our way.   We are in the waning days of the lunar cycle, waiting for a New Moon in Libra on October 4.

So for now, there is a plateau you can temporarily rest on this coming week, getting your self prepared for more intensity and change later in October.   The first Eclipse will be a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Aries on October 18.    The first real winds of the Eclipse Season will be at that Libra New Moon on October 4. The greatest force of the Eclipse “storms” will be in early November, and the Eclipse Season will likely last until at least late November.

I will be doing a Youtube video forecast for the Autumn Eclipse Season on September 26, which you can see on Saturday the 28th of September.

See you next week,

Leo

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.

There is an old YOUTUBE video Astrology Forecasthttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6fxVYYIoNA&feature=youtu.be 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.

There will be a new Youtube video coming out within the next few weeks. I will keep you posted.

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

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

To War or Not to War and Astrology Forecast September 8-21.

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 7, 2013 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

A very powerful Autumn Equinox passage is two weeks away, on Sunday September 22.    Pluto will be changing directions and making sextile to Saturn right before the Equinox.  Pluto mythologically is the guardian of the Hades underworld.   Saturn is the the force of gravity.

Those strong pulls downward limit our desires and abilities to expand and fly as free spirits.  They will be a part of the signature for our Autumn season 2013.

For now, on a greater world basis, the drama around Syria and the Middle East is building.    Deeper and heavier planetary formations begin to blow in this week with Mars in Leo square Saturn in Scorpio on Monday, Venus in Scorpio on Wednesday, and Mars quincunx Pluto on Wednesday also.

President Obama makes his case for starting war in Syria with the American people and Congress during those aspects this week.     Mars in Leo represents the desire for action, and Saturn in square to that Mars represents the opposition to that desire.    And remember that Obama is a Sun in Leo, so you can expect a strong opposition to his desire for taking action in Syria.

The Venus in Scorpio and Mars quincunx Pluto show a strong possibility that energies will move more toward conflict later in the week.

That brings up the question of how much is meant to be and how much we can choose and determine.

Having the ability to choose our destiny is an important part of being a human, and a large part of what it is to be an American. Humans used to believe they were controlled by the planets, that they met their fate in the mirror of the planetary movements.

But now humans are more empowered and confident they can control their fate and control nature as well.

The best way to look at the planetary movements is like a “weather report”.    There are certain natural waves of energy moving into our world that predispose us to experience certain events, feeling certain feelings, and taking certain actions. But within and from those weather patterns, we make choices and pick directions; and those choices then have influence on how future planetary formations will manifest.

So let’s look at the coming September aspects, and even more so the Autumn Eclipses, Comet Ison and Uranus square Pluto aspects as a building of a “storm” coming our way in the form of world events.

Is a war on Syria inevitable? Is a strong downturn of the economy inevitable? That combination would be a “perfect storm” of world events.

If one was looking at the coming astrological aspects years ahead of time,  one would know,  with the  changing of ages and Uranus square Pluto 2012-2016, that much turmoil of transformation would be needed in order for necessary huge transformation to erupt in our world.

But the details would be fuzzy so far ahead of time.  But only months ahead of time, Syria and the economy have shown promise of being the triggers for major change in our world.

Major change is inevitable. That is part of changing ages and paradigms, and it is obvious how much needs to change to bring an Age of Aquarius and its values of liberation, power to the people, equality, and Diversity in Unity.

But is war with Syria inevitable, and is it inevitable that it will expand into a regional and world war?

It does seem now that most of the world’s citizens are against this war, so maybe that is a strong enough energy field and human voice to hold back the tide of many world leaders who are determined to instigate this war?

Some tides are already in motion and nothing can stop the wave.   This one appears to be that way, but I do not know for sure.  One thing I do know is that if most of the people in this country and world stay strong in their opposition to this war, that that will be the turning point of transformation into the Aquarian Age.

But how much do we still bow to the king?  Will President Obama persuade the people in a speech Tuesday night that war is “right” and to be patriotic?   Will he also persuade Congress that they need to be supportive of this war?

Even if Pandora’s box opens into full out world war and economic downturn, “we the people” should know we cannot let the old world and paradigm to continue any longer.  The need to change the world paradigm will become more urgent. Old world ways and new world ways will not have much middle ground anymore.

Humans are getting stronger and stronger, wiser and wiser all the time, all over the world.  The information revolution, with the internet showing the way, with social media bringing us all together, empowers “we the people” in ways never before seen.

The Arab Spring showed us this power.

But of course the old world of separation, domination, “dog eat dog” survival of the fittest paradigm, still has much control of our collective consciousness and world. Look at Egypt to see how the military has at least temporarily taken control again of that country.

The Military and Economic might of that old world is immense.

But the power of the Universe and the consciousness and will of individual people in community will continue to get stronger.

But old world powers will resist this change with their might.  Remember last week when they passed a new law potentially limiting our ability to protest?  Is that not curious when seen in the light of a coming war the people are not in favor of?

Will Obama persuade the people and Congress to go to war?   And if not will the Empire decide to do it anyway?

You can see how this very powerful Autumn Eclipse Season is already beginning to form and how important it will be for our world and human family.

In your personal life this week, the Mars square Saturn aspect suggests that pushing too hard for any agenda will inspire strong opposition.  Someone may be pushing you or you may be pushing someone else in a “tug-of-war”.  Listen to what someone really wants, not what they are showing.   And if you want something really badly, go inside your self to see what that is all about.  Are you respecting someone else’s boundaries.

Venus in Scorpio in the middle of the week suggests relationships need to stop pushing issues “under the rug” of suppression, and instead work things out from a deeper emotional place. Venus will stay in Scorpio until October 7.

The Sun is still in Virgo until the Autumn Equinox on September 22, so there is still much emphasis on working out details, putting things in order, getting back to work, fixing what needs to be fixed, simplifying our lives, and being more grateful and humble.

I will be taking a vacation and not writing next Saturday, but will be bringing in the Autumn Equinox with you the next Saturday.   Please keep in mind that the days leading up to the Equinox that week should be very intense and emotional,  as there is a Full Moon in Pisces, as Pluto changes to Direct motion while it sextiles Saturn.

I will be doing a Youtube video forecast for the Autumn Eclipse Season on September 26, which you can see on Saturday the 28th of September.

See you in two weeks again,

Leo

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.

There is an old YOUTUBE video Astrology Forecast http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6fxVYYIoNA&feature=youtu.be 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.

There will be a new Youtube video coming out within the next few weeks. I will keep you posted.

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

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