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New Year 2014 and Astrology Forecast December 28- January 4

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

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

We move into 2014 this week on Wednesday January 1.  This year there will also be a New Moon in Capricorn that day also- at 6:14 AM EST.   So both a new year and new moon together tell us there are new beginnings.    Since the New Moon is in Capricorn the usual new year theme of making resolutions, making commitments for more discipline or stopping unhealthy habits is quite aligned now.

Capricorn is about making a plan, making a step by step advancement toward that plan, using self disciplined action to implement that plan.   So the new beginnings seem to be quite straight forward as Capricorn does not like drama or excuses or any reasons that interfere with “the plan” or the project or the intention or what is to be built.

What is connected to the New Moon in Capricorn this year, however, is a quite complicated formation that makes straight forward motion to the goal more challenging.

There is a Cardinal Grand Cross formation:  The Sun and Moon in Capricorn is what forms the new moon, and that new moon will be conjunct Mercury and very intense Pluto. In addition, all those Capricorn planets will be opposed by Jupiter in Cancer, squared by Mars in Libra and also squared by Uranus in Aries.  So the straight forward intentions and plans for the day, for the new moon cycle and for New Year 2014 will need your flexibility and open mind.  Intentions may be challenged to go according to plan.

This Grand Cross is beginning to form today Saturday December 28, and will intensify on Monday/Tuesday as the Sun makes exact square to Uranus and Mars makes exact square to Pluto.  Then on Wednesday the 1st at the New Moon in Capricorn there will be a strong sense of new beginnings.

You may feel conflicted by varied motivations pulling on you in different directions.  You may not know what you really want, what direction to move in or what to do about future endeavors.  And if you do know what to do and make the plans, events this day and this lunar cycle and this year may get you to change those plans, or at least reconsider what you want to do.

This formation will move in and out much of the 1st half of the year, as Mars will stay in Libra till the summer, Jupiter will stay in Cancer into the summer, Pluto will stay in Capricorn all year and Uranus will be in Aries all year.  Those four will stay within fairly close degrees of one another much of that time- and Venus in Capricorn will join the fray during much of that time also.

Unforseen events, emotional upsets, and conflicts between various motivations will tend to shake up the original plans, break down the agenda, and shift the orientation.

March through May 2014 will tend to be the most intense and changeable, with the Grand Cross being exact, and two strong eclipses will be exact in April also.

2014 should be a very powerful year of transformation, with huge world events changing how we view life on Earth.

The next two weeks we will write more of what we expect to happen in 2014, and I will do a YouTube video sometime in January as a forecast for 2014.

But this coming week brings in 2014, and the New Moon on New Year’s Day should show signs and symbols from the Universe that give some indication of what to expect for 2014 for your own individual world and for the greater world too.

If you are accustomed to making resolutions on New year’s Day, there is no reason to not do your yearly ritual.   It is just that this year it would be wise to be ready to make alternative plans as a backup or at least to be open to tweaking your plan if events challenge the original plan.

This coming week brings us some intensity with the Grand Cross and New Moon on the first day of 2014.   Remember that Venus is just in the early stages of being in Retrograde, and will stay there until January 31. So issues that come up in your relationships now, relationships of all sorts- not just romantic; it is time to work through old patterns and habits.

We often learn to close our hearts to protect ourselves in our relationships.   We trust, then are disappointed or rejected or abandoned or hurt. Then we stop trusting and close our hearts. Perhaps some of those disappointments are meant to be learning experiences, lessons in being discriminating in who we “let in” to our hearts.   But often sensitive people will close their hearts to people who might be good for them because the old hurt was so painful.

So if possible it might be best to see some of our relationship hurts and “failures” as experiences you needed in order to let go of our illusions and fairy tale expectations.  Then as a result, once we have gone through the proper time for healing, we can learn to open up again with a more discerning outlook.  What we are learning to do is to healthily connect our hearts with our heads.

So it will do you no good to close off your heart forever if you are hurt in relationship. Make a strong intention to make relationship between your loving heart and your logical mind.   Some people say “use your head” and do sensible things and don’t trust your heart because it will lead you into big problems. Others say all you need to do in life is have an open heart and you will have a happy life.

I say the healthy relationship between your open mind and open heart will bring you the best life possible.  You were created with both, so both are needed for you to be whole.

Use this Venus Retrograde period to not only transform your patterns with others, but to transform your relationship between your heart and head.  That loving relationship will transform all your outer relationships and attract to your self the people who are best for you and your soul.

See you in 2014,

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 will be a New 2014 Astrology Forecast out in January.

There is already a YOUTUBE video autumn 2013 forecast out at https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5xnEaj6JRfI

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.

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.

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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Changing the Patterns and Astrology Forecast December 22-28

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

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

This can be a very difficult time of year for people.   Winter Solstice is today December 21. It is when the dark minutes in a day are the greatest.  Dark or depressed feelings often go with the darker days

And of course the holiday season is very stressful for many people as there is running around and spending a lot, and for many family dysfunctions seem to get stoked now too.

And this year, unlike other holiday seasons, Venus the planet of heart connections and relationships is going Retrograde on Winter Solstice.    This brings relationship issues, relationships of all kinds, to the surface. It will stay Retrograde until January 31.

Additionally this year at this time there is a closely aspected T-square of cardinal planets: Mars in Libra, Uranus in Aries, and Pluto in Capricorn.  And if we use a rather wide orb of distance, there is a Cardinal Grand Cross with Jupiter in Cancer added to the mix.   This configuration adds much more emotional intensity and when added to the other aspects, can bring emotions and events that feel out of control, and may be pulling you in several directions at the same time.

This Cardinal T-square/Grand Cross will be in operation into summer of 2014, with the climax being in April 2014 when the Grand Cross will be exact while there are 2 eclipses that month also.

But for now as we move through the holiday season and the Solstice, there are some emotional and relationship issues to deal with.

It is best now to be aware that “old” issues may be surfacing back into your awareness and life.    They are back because they were never completely resolved.  Relationships are always a balance between honoring your needs and someone else’s needs.

Some people go overboard in care taking others, while other people are only thinking of themselves.  If you have gotten stuck in a relationship pattern where one person is expected to be the giver, and the other person is expected to be the taker, then something needs to be transformed.

If you are constantly nagging someone to hold up their share of the “bargain”, then that pattern needs to change.  If it has turned into a power struggle or a “tug-of war” much of the time, your relationship is way off course.

For any relationship to truly work and be healthy, both people need to “put themselves in the shoes” of the other and truly try to understand where that person is coming from, what makes them tick, what their motivation truly is.

If you are instead always defending your self or always putting the other person on the defensive; or if you are judging their motives without truly listening to them; or if you to martyr yourself with feeling “all I have done for you and look at what you don’t give me”; or if you chronically see the relationship as “me versus you” then there is much inner exploration and improved communication to be done.

Can these dysfunctional and unhealthy patterns be changed?   Do you really love one another?   Are you locked into dramas you saw your parents in as a child?   Are you really right for each other?  Do you both really want to work on changing the toxic patterns together? These are important questions to be answered.

In family relationships, are you locked into a family role or identity that is not truly representing who you are?   Do you feel accepted and loved for who you authentically are? Are there any family relationships you have tried and tried to make better but never really change?  Do you need to stop expecting certain people to change and become who you want them to be?    Can you accept that some relationships must be kept on a rather superficial level?   Can you build healthy boundaries and truly take care of yourself in these relationships?

Relationships are for a reason: for growth and learning, for nurturance and support, for love and romance, for sex and passion, for experience, for karmic debt or clearance, for business reasons, for security.

But when a relationship is not enriching anymore or purposeful, does not honor you, is disrespectful, is toxic and dysfunctional, is violent and hateful, is repeating the same patterns and dramas over and over again, then it needs to transform or die.

Some people believe that a family or wife/husband relationship must be endured no matter how bad it is.   Why?  If it has no more soul or spirit, no more purpose, no love or affection, no more lessons to be learned, then why must it continue?   If it is a family relationship you feel cannot be avoided, then at least you can keep contact to a minimum, keep dialogue superficial to avoid drama and hurts, and end the need to fix what is wrong.

The power of transformation is huge now.   You can make changes you did not feel before were possible.  Most all of 2014 will keep these fires of healing and transformation burning. If you are feeling a lot of pain and suffering now, it is time to give up resistance, let go and release, make changes.    Old crusty dysfunctional energies and patterns are not your lot in life. If you cannot change the outer circumstances, you can always change your beliefs and attitudes, change your mind and heart.

How you react to what you have been presented with is in your power.  How you feel and think about things is always in your power.  And once you truly change your thinking and feelings, then it becomes more possible that the Universe and others will also shift, as your energy and the frequency you are operating at will attract a different kind of person and events into your life.

There is a lot of controversy now about the Duck Dynasty and the statements made by their so-called patriarch about gays and African-Americans. Many people are making it about freedom of speech and of course in some ways it is.   But to me it is mostly about people who are completely governed by the Old World and a  book written hundreds of years ago and open to interpretation.

These bible thumping men do not really think for themselves and do not have empathy for those who are different from them and their tribe. But they are not evil or people to be hated. They do not know it, but evolution is their real enemy.

No one can stop or should stop them, in a free country,  from saying what they believe, but they are nothing to worry about. They do represent a sizable chunk of humanity still, but they and their kind will disappear from the Earth one day as Neanderthals did.

Remember that today December 21, 2013 we do begin to turn to more light after the darkest day of the year, and hope can be found now.  I hope you find the real meaning of this time of year for you and not the stress and fears.

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 will be a New 2014 Astrology Forecast out in January.

There is already a YOUTUBE video autumn 2013 forecast out at https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5xnEaj6JRfI

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.

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.

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

Relationship Tides are Shifting and Astrology Forecast December 15-21

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , on December 14, 2013 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

There will be some noticeable energetic shifts this week.   Early in the week, energies will be building up and be more lively and expansive; later this week energies will tone down and be more solemn and subdued.

On Tuesday December 17 there will be a Full Moon in Sagittarius/Gemini, and on the same day Uranus will station and then go Direct.

What was begun at the New Moon in Sagittarius on December 2 will reach a climax or fulfillment at the Full Moon this week.  Since this Full Moon has the Sun in Sagittarius and the Moon in Gemini, we can expect lively conversations and an interest in learning, communication, sharing information and looking for meaning, understanding and solutions.

With Uranus changing directions that same day, the first few days of the week may bring inventive new ideas, changing directions in attitudes and thinking, and a general breaking open of one’s mind.

Uranus is a planet of rebellion, revolution, and liberation.  It is anti authority and an important part of transformational movements.   Its role in transformation is to help one to break out of stuck situations, break away from controls, and to liberate oneself.    Its prominence this week along with the lively and mind opening Full Moon, will allow one to see things in new ways, to perhaps “see the light”.

It will be especially important this week to listen and be open.  It will be not only be important to listen to others, but also to “listen” to the Universe and its signs and synchronicities.    Your crown chakra will be especially sensitive to “hearing” whatever messages are being sent your way.

Perhaps you need to “hear” something that will shift your agenda.   Perhaps there is something you need to know before you move forward in some area of your life.  Perhaps you have had “blinders” on and now are ready to see something you need to see.

In the greater world it is quite possible that events will show us new information that will change our thinking and bring new meaning to certain subjects.

Right now the deal recently made with Iran on its nuclear program, the economy, and our relationship with China are some of the issues that may bring us new information and some changing winds of perception.

As we get toward the end of the week,  however, energetic winds will shift again.    On Saturday December 21 at 12:11 PM EST, we move down into the Winter Solstice, the day with more dark minutes than any other day of the year.

We move yin-ward into our bodies and souls, finding wisdom that is revealed in a more quiet darkened space inside.   After 12:11 PM EST on December 21, we then move toward the light.  From then until Summer Solstice 2014, every day will bring more light and less darkness.

It is meaningful that Christmas, the celebrated birth of the Christ, is only a few days after the Winter Solstice.   The symbolic birth of Jesus was the new light of consciousness in a dark world.   Compassion; turning the other cheek away from revenge; and learning the empathy of loving your neighbor as yourself, bring the light of love to the world and hope for a better future.

This year 2013 brings Venus going Retrograde in Capricorn on the same day as the Winter Solstice.  Venus goes Retrograde at 4:53 PM on December 21.

Venus going Retrograde on Winter Solstice symbolically shows us that our relationships must be looked at in a new light.  The Venus Retrograde period will last until January 31 2014.

During that Retrograde time period, certain relationships will need to be brought to our attention so they can be worked on, repaired and healed.  Or conversely some will be let go of as we need to move on from old patterns of relating one way or another.

If your partner or lover or friend or family member or work associate is in a dysfunctional and unhealthy relationship with you, now during Venus Retrograde you will have the opportunity to find out what the possibilities of that relationship really are.

As you grow and change into a more authentic and healthy Self, you may experience relationships that apparently block your evolution.  Now during Venus Retrograde, you will be less likely able to keep those issues under the rug of your awareness.

Now instead you can work through the issues and find out what can be done or not done to make them better.    As you work out the relationship you are also working out old patterns of relating that do not serve you anymore.  Abuse patterns, patterns based on lack of self esteem, patterns associated with past childhood or adult rejections or abandonment can be made better and maybe even let go during Venus Retrograde.

People from your past relationships may come back into your life or at least come back into your dreams or consciousness.  As they do you are made aware again of what you need to work on or let go.

Sometimes people leave our lives during Venus Retrograde.    Venus Retrograde is generally not a good time to get married, get engaged, or make a major relationship decision.  It is best instead to wait until the dust clears from the Retrograde period before making any big relationship moves.

Winter Solstice 2013 may be an especially profound time for some this year.  At the least put that day front and center in your awareness. Some may feel “depressed” or sad around this time, and making yourself aware of the Solstice may give meaning to your feelings.

If you are so motivated, please make the day sacred and do meditation or ceremony to honor this day which is one of the 4 major annual turning points of the year, as we bring in a new season. Please write Deborah Knighton Tallarico at moonsoul9@aol.com if you would like more information on her ceremony on the 20th, the eve before the Solstice.

The Sun moves into Capricorn on the moment of the Winter Solstice every year.   That means it is time the coming month to get more grounded and anchored in your life, to think in terms of long term plans, organization, self discipline, success, and healthy emotional boundaries.

A new and very powerfully transformational 2014 is on our collective doorstep.

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 will be a New 2014 Astrology Forecast out in January.

There is already a YOUTUBE video autumn 2013 forecast out at https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5xnEaj6JRfI

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.

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.

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

Soul Searching and Astrology Forecast December 8-14

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

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

Autumn Eclipse Season 2013 has passed.   Comet Ison has faded and reports are that it has died from its close encounter with the Sun.   The fiery New Moon in Sagittarius occurred earlier this past week.   Energetic intensity from planetary movements has subsided now, and we can now lick whatever wounds we have incurred during the last several weeks. We can sort through the rubble of what may have been broken down and heal, fix and re-gather our Self.

Hopefully we can also enjoy some inner time, and get ready for the holidays.

While on the one hand we are in Sun in Sagittarius time, a time of excitement; at the same time we are experiencing the reality of each day being darker than the previous one on the way to Winter Solstice.

The darkest day happens at the Winter Solstice, this year 2013 on December 21.   So deep inside us we will sometimes feel the pull of that darkness in our souls, perhaps feeling sadness, grief, fear, or at least a pull to go inward for more reflection or meditation.

So while the Sagittarian energy is aligned with the potential excitement and sometimes maybe frenzy of the holidays, the movement toward the Winter Solstice darkness brings us to know life can bring difficulty, that people suffer sometimes,  and that loved ones need to be appreciated and cherished.

Late Winter and Spring 2014 will bring powerful energies of change and transformation again. This time likely more powerful than ever.  There will be another Eclipse Season in April, and that same month there will be a Cardinal Grand Cross that includes the Uranus/Pluto square.   That Grand Cross makes an extremely close contact with the USA natal Sun from its birth chart of July 4 1776.  Citizens of the USA and all those affected by its Empire will experience great waves of change leading up to, during, and after that month of April 2014.

The Military/Economic structure of the American Empire is in the process of great change.  No matter what you are seeing on the surface, the economy is built on a faulty foundation and the cracks will break open before too long.  Our domination of the world is coming to an end.    We need in the United States to come back to our core values, core values that apply to all the world not just to our own citizens.  The truths that are self evident and come from God are for all humanity:   Liberty, Equality, Self Determination, etc..

The current government establishment of President Obama is trying to stop the demonizing of countries like Iran, and to give peace a chance.  But remember that there are strong  hawkish war elements in America, Israel, Iran and other countries.

They still believe strongly in “might makes right”, “Us versus Them”, and survival of the fittest strategies for living as a human on the Earth.  Though they are ultimately dinosaurs of human evolution, when they fall they will likely bring their huge weight to crush many in their path.   So much of our economy and programmed world view from the passing Age is based on this “us versus them” mentality.

But the Age of Aquarius has a different paradigm, one of equality and Diversity in Unity, one of fairness and justice,  and rising above our more base instincts.

Nelson Mandela was one of the “bigger than life” humans to walk this Earth, one who has joined people like Ghandi and Martin Luther King to create a new mold, a new soul frequency- one more aligned with the Aquarian Age.

In your own life, on the deepest of levels, the inner work is to transform and heal to the extent to which Love and Truth- in their essence- guide your life.

Disillusion that comes into your life through your seeming failures is a gift from the Universe to your soul.  If you thought your relationship was a good one because you were content in it, its breakdown and the disillusion that comes with it bring you to the truth of its real condition.    True love may not have been guiding the way, other motivations kept you in it, like security or fear of change or not wanting instability for you or your loved ones.

As you are brought to face the truth, you let go of any illusions you had, and the letting go liberates you to find your authentic self and a more authentic life.  Of course there is pain in letting go and moving on, but the new awakenings, new found freedom, the opening up of your heart and mind, and the reconnection with your soul bring you riches beyond what you knew.

Before we enter the power of great change next year in late winter and spring, we will experience a need to reflect on our past, to relook at what we have taken for granted or learned to accept, and to realign our priorities and life choices.   Before we move so strongly forward again next year, we need to get our life more aligned with our souls and the journey they require.

That which is off our true path will be challenged to be let go of.

There will be two important retrograde movements before we can move fully forward again: Mars and Venus will both soon move in reverse.   Venus will go Retrograde on Winter Solstice December 21, and stay that way until January 31 2014 when it goes back direct again.   Heart and relationship issues will become front and center in our consciousness.  We will be more aware of relationship patterns and dynamics, and less apt to just accept ones that do not work well or are not based on love.  Changes in relationship can be expected.

Mars will go Retrograde on April 1 2014 and actually be a part of the Grand Cross that month. It will stay retrograde until May 19 when it goes back Direct.  During that time we will be examining what we truly want and desire in life, what actions we want to take and what directions we want to move toward.

But for now do your best to let go of stress, fear and anxiety, let your self come down more and more into your body and soul and its wisdoms, and up into your Higher Self and its inspirations.  There is no “natural” or planetary reason now to push too hard for things to change.

Everything you may be going through now that seems difficult is happening for a reason.   Events do not happen because of bad luck or good luck.   The Universe and your soul are guiding the way into experiences you need for karmic release or soul growth or evolution.  As we move through collective evolution into an Age of Aquarius, we each are challenged to change our hard wiring of programming from an old age and to evolve into new frequencies, mindsets, and soul tones.

See you next week,

Leo

There is a new YOUTUBE video autumn forecast out now https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5xnEaj6JRfI

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.

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.

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