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Let’s Get it Started Again and Astrology Forecast January 26-February 1

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 25, 2014 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

By the end of this week tides of our consciousness and lives will be shifting.    This is not a huge shift, but a discernible one, an appetizer before a feast of change this Spring 2014.

For the first few days this week we are in the waning darkening Moon days of the lunar cycle.   Energies are moving yin-ward, slowing down the pace of action.

Then on Thursday January 30 at 4:39 PM EST there is a New Moon in Aquarius making close aspect to its “ruling” planet Uranus.   People and events that may seem out of the ordinary may be coming closer.  You may begin to feel that you do not want to do what you should, what you feel you normally do.

Aquarius takes us outside of confining boxes and seeks to liberate our minds from conventional rules and limitations.   We seek to express our individuality, our differences, our uniqueness.

At the same time we look for our “birds of a feather” connections, our family members beyond blood bonds.    We move also beyond our ego’s need to be better or worse than others, and instead seek equality, social consciousness, and a greater sense of community.

We question authority figures and the rules and regulations of conventional society that limit our ability to be free and squash our more idealistic principles.

We let you know last week that the economy would now begin to reverse itself and that the agreements in the Middle East would begin to unravel.   The stock market suffered big losses at the end of last week, and the Syrian and Iranian agreements began to show signs of trouble.

Reversals will continue and what has been expected will not show up.  Be prepared for the first signs of the old world rules and controls to be challenged.

In addition to the New Moon in Aquarius on January 30, we will have an exact Jupiter/Pluto opposition on January 31.  This is a most potent and potentially explosive planetary event.  Its energy and the possible events associated with it may be experienced days before the 31st.  World events may be powerful and unexpected.

This Jupiter/Pluto opposition is part of the Cardinal T-Square that is closer in aspect this week. Uranus in Aries completes this T-Square, and adds the element of surprise.

Also on Friday January 31 Venus in Capricorn will be changing back to Direct after almost six weeks of being Retrograde.  This Venus going back Direct is also part of the Cardinal T-Square, adding a more complicated and transformational tone to our relationships.

Whatever has been shaking up and changing in your relationship life, which can be important relationships of any kind, will be seeking some resolution and clarity now.    Venus is in Capricorn and Capricorn wants things to be defined and set.   Though Venus going Direct seeks some resolution, the fact that Venus will be in “slo-mo’ for awhile and will still be in the T-Square for several days suggests that full and complete resolution will still take more time.

Many of you have been finding that memories of the past in relationships have been in the spotlight these last several weeks.  Memories have been surfacing through dreams or daydreams or actual in person reunions with people from the past. People we have loved may have left out lives and others have brought us back to old relationship patterns we may have thought we moved beyond.

Venus also rules our sense of well being, security and money issues.  So these last several weeks may have brought back financial concerns and concerns about security and stability.

Therefore as Venus goes back Direct this week, we may not only have found some resolution to relationship issues, but also some attention to resources, money, and security.

There is a sense of new beginnings this week, with the New Moon in Aquarius and Venus Direct. And these new beginning may have an intensity and passion as Jupiter opposes Pluto.

These events come toward the end of this week, and another event that suggests new beginnings is right after the New Moon in Aquarius.  That event is Chinese New Year, this year being the year of the Horse, the Wooden Horse. This suggest the year will be about adventures, especially adventures brought from interaction with nature.

And next Sunday February 2 is Imbolc or Candlemas or Groundhog Day.  This is approximately half way between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox.  It brings rising hope for Springtime.  This is also for many traditionally a time of spiritual initiation, and a sighting of light at the end of the tunnel of darker soul times.

So these coming days bring with them a sense of renewed hope and new beginnings, especially for those who have recently felt trapped in their lives or in darker inner feelings.

You can now begin to feel there is a way out, but you may need to see beyond black and white duality thinking.  There are always solutions, but now these solutions are possible by thinking outside the boxes in your mind.  Many of those boxes have been programmed by society or family patterns.  Awaken your free mind and go straight to the Universe’s web of information and knowledge.

This knowing may come in the form of synchronicity or signs and symbols, or intuitive thought, or even from searching the internet.    You are only trapped by the prisons in your mind and heart.   The programming you have had pounded into you and the traumas that have previously closed your heart can be moved through so you can trust again.

It is that trust that will help you to see with all new eyes and be open to new ways of being.    That trust is not of other people, but of your self and the Universe.  That trust in your self and the Universe will then translate into trusting your ability to draw to your self those who are best for you and your soul’s journey.

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.

I will be doing a Youtube video forecast for 2014, with an emphasis on the Spring Eclipses and exact Cardinal Grand Cross Of April on January 30, to be available by February 2.

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

Owning your Individuality and Astrology Forecast January 19-25

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 18, 2014 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

Since the Full Moon in Cancer this past week, we have moved into the waning half of the current lunar cycle that began on New Year’s Day with the New Moon in Capricorn.

It would be good therfore to start winding down with whatever stress you have been taking on recently.  The Capricorn tone of being held so responsible will be lightening up this week, in part also because the Sun is moving into Aquarius Sunday January 19.

Whereas Capricorn expects you to “toe the line” in your endeavors and make the more “conservative” and cautious moves and decisions, Aquarius takes us outside the tight boxes of our lives.

Aquarius seeks to be individualized and not so controlled by convention as Capricorn tends to be.    So start this week to shift gears into what YOU believe is the right thing to do, not what you should do.

That does not necessarily mean you will break your New Year Capricornian resolutions and promises to be more disciplined in your life.   But you may be more tempted to quit because Aquarius often rebels against what it “should” be doing.

Aquarius is a complicated sign in that it chooses to do things in its own unique way, regardless of pressure to fit in; but at the same time it can be very driven to find something that it fits into.  It may even sometimes wear the “uniform” of the cause it has decided to believe in.

Aquarius is very connected to mind, and connected to the networks of mind like the internet.  In fact it travels very well in complicated networks of social and mental connections.  And like the internet it does not usually resonate with a central authority.

It instead likes freedom and equality, values that do not do well with authority figures or hierarchies.

Aquarius also is very socially conscious and finds for itself cultural principles it can believe in.    As a fixed air sign, it can be very rigid about what it believes in, not always open to other viewpoints.

Aquarius often feels very different from others and some actually feel kinda weird in relation to other people.  Its mind is very inventive and outside the box, and as such can sometimes tightrope the line between crazy and genius.

So it is aligned this week to start thinking more for your self and not so much how others want you to think and be. This desire will get even stronger after the New Moon in Aquarius on January 30.

So this week let up on the pressure to be so overly conscientious, and instead get your self thinking more about being more authentic and self realized.

There is also less pressure this week from the Cardinal Grand Cross, as it will morph into a less stressful though still potent Cardinal T-Square.   Venus Retrograde in Capricorn however will more closely join the T-Square now,  so relationship issues may get more intense. At the same time the likelihood of relationship breakthroughs and insights is also greater.  Attempts at avoidance of relationship issues will likely meet with much resistance. It is time to face up to the truth and deal with it.

In the greater world, there will be more breakdowns of what has been promised or agreed to.  With Israel/Palestine talks and with the recent nuclear agreement with Iran, the next few weeks may bring breakdowns in the talks or agreements.  The economy also will likely begin to show the cracks in its perceived structure of security.

Whatever outer world changes begin over the next few weeks, the really big changes could begin as early as March.  April will be extremely intense and transformational, bringing opportunities for consciousness expansion and windows of opportunity opening.  May through July will bring continuing winds of change.

I will be doing a Youtube video forecast for 2014, with an emphasis on the Spring Eclipses and exact Cardinal Grand Cross Of April on January 30.  It should be ready to view on February 1st as we get to Imbolc/Candlemas/Groundhog Day midpoint from Winter to Spring.

In your soul’s transformational journey of evolution, now is not a time for expansion and accelerated growth.  It is more a time of processing and preparing, of getting things in order, of resolving and understanding.

Venus is Retrograde until January 31st, so relationship issues, past and present, still need your attention.    Then on February 6 Mercury goes Retrograde until February 27, putting us each in reflective mode.   As usual any big plans or decisions will be on hold then, as we sort through our lives and consciousness with changed perceptions.

Then Mars will go Retrograde on March 1, prompting us to retrace our life steps, to perhaps reconsider our wants, desires, and chosen directions.  Expansive Jupiter will go Direct in Cancer in early March, inspiring us to be more emotionally involved in life.

Then after the Spring Equinox the winds of change will pick up strength. And after the Aries New Moon on March 30,  Spring Eclipse Season will go into high gear, leading into a most powerful April 2014, with two eclipses, and Uranus square Pluto exact and part of the exact Cardinal Grand Cross.

That should show us a big turning point in the affairs of the United States and its citizens, as that Cardinal Grand Cross will be in exact aspect with the USA natal Sun from July 4, 1776.

With all the change coming, it will be best to follow your intuition now and in the near future, looking for clear synchronicities and signs from the Universe to show you what is aligned for your authentic soul in its life journey.

The twists and turns that are approaching our collective human family can be best navigated by being awake and aware and present.  What you need and when you need it is always available to you.  It may not always be what your ego’s will demands, but it just right for you and your soul on your life journey.

Life satisfaction cannot be truly measured by societal expectations of success.  Your soul is here on this planet at this time for meaningful purposes.   As you connect to those purposes, to the cycles and seasons of the Universe, and to your own personal life passages, you will experience a deep satisfaction.

We are moving together into an Age of Aquarius, evolving our consciousness and life into its frequencies.   As the new light from this age seeks to move through you, of course there is some resistance as we humans tend to cling to what is familiar and possessed.

But as you let go of that which is ready to be shed, including your ego’s need to control your life; then your mind and heart will reopen, and you will experience a newfound liberation, a renewed sense of meaning and purpose, and a recognition of your soul and its need to lead the way.

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

Hanging in There and Astrology Forecast January 12-18

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , on January 11, 2014 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

Our seasonal and solar cycles are moving us into the dead of winter here in the Northern Hemisphere on Planet Earth.  And it has been a rather hard winter so far for many people, in so many ways.  The weather has been especially harsh in many places of the USA, and the emotional and psychological climate has been harsh for many people too.

The Cardinal Grand Cross/T-square has brought with it cross currents of energies that have caused some turmoil or pain, and  plans or resolutions may have shifted or ended.

Venus Retrograde has brought with it relationship issues that cannot be ignored and need more attention.

Sometimes it has been difficult to see and feel the “light” of spirit.  Darkness has been trying to push its way into our souls, and it is something that most have been dealing with in one way or another.

Of course winter always brings more tendencies to feel the difficulties of life, but some winters feel more difficult than others.  And for many Winter 2013/14 has been especially burdensome.

I wish I could tell you that all will shift into joy and inspiration this coming week, but I cannot.

Hopefully however, the Full Moon in Cancer/Capricorn will bring a little more soulful magic, so we can experience the workings of spirit above and beyond all the more somber energies now.

The Full Moon this week will be Wednesday January 15 at 11:52 PM EST.  It brings to fruition and perhaps some resolution of what was begun on New Year’s Day 2014 at the New Moon in Capricorn.

What did you plan for or begin around New Year’s Day this year?    Have you kept to that plan or in the same direction you started toward?  Or has the Cardinal Grand Cross been throwing curve balls to your plans.

Have you or others found it difficult to do what you have been saying you were going to do?   Have unforeseen events gotten in the way of your plans?  Has it felt like Mercury Retrograde recently, even though that has not happened?  Does everything seem kind of weird lately?

You can, however, take stock of things around this Full Moon and see where you are at relative to where you were at when the New Year 2014 began.

This Full Moon combines the Sun in Capricorn with the Moon in Cancer, those lights opposite to one another as in all Full Moons.

This full moon combines the outer directed, accomplishment oriented, plan making, rule abiding Sun in Capricorn with the inner directed,  “enjoying the state of just being”, be with my mood, permissive Moon in Cancer.

Capricorn is career and success oriented.  Cancer is personal life and home oriented.  Capricorn is conditional with expectations of carrying out tasks. Cancer is unconditional and without boundaries of separation.   Capricorn plots the plan and stays the course, Cancer changes as its feelings change.

So at this Full Moon in Cancer it is a good time to find a relationship between your striving for outer agenda, obligations, and career on the one hand; with your need to nurture your self and soul with the ability to “just be”.

Your professional life and personal life both are important, but have you been giving your attention to one more than the other?   These two important parts of all lives, career and personal life are the stability line of life.   Are your job and outer directed obligations and strivings stable and successful?  Is your personal and home life secure or in turmoil or change?

Full Moon energies are usually felt for 3-4 days, and most strongly the day before, the day of and the day after the lunation, in this case Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  Let go and experience the Full Moon this coming week, from a place of being present and awake, not zoned out on one thing or another.

The power of change and transformation will be growing stronger and stronger this year, with the Spring Eclipse Season being the climax.  Late winter and spring this year will bring a lot of shifting winds, as energies will be awakening us to see more truth and know more love.

And as we open to more truth and love from alignment to the Universe and our authentic soul selves, we become less patient with the parts of our lives that do not resonate on those frequencies.  This is when we seek change or change seeks us, as we are at the dead-end of the old road.   Some fall asleep at the wheels of their lives then, and become numb to the loss of love and truth.

Others instead find new roads, roads that keep the spark of heart and soul alive.

And there will be big challenges coming up, for each of us and the world we live in collectively.

Our human condition on Earth, especially in America, has in many ways reached this dead end.   We have been trying to stay wake at this collective dead end, recycling the Ground Hog Day same old same  old- with new faces- but the same patterns over and over and over again.

Some souls are moving into “zombie” states at this dead end of reruns, while others are patiently waiting for the call to awaken to a new level, to move forward once again.

For now, however, we are working through issues or facing our demons, or releasing what needs to go, or healing from our old wounds.  We are getting ready for when the light turns green again and we can get the sparks of life flashing again.

You don’t need to “have it all together” or even know what you are doing or where you are going yet.   If you put your finger to the wind now to see where it is blowing, that will do you little good now, as the wind may soon change again.

Stay with the process now, and do the work in front of you.  And especially tend to your relationships now, as what you do with them will be  a foundation of sorts for what changes are on the way.

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

Evolving Consciousness 2014 and Astrology Forecast January 4-10

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , on January 4, 2014 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

As we enter the first full week of 2014 we continue to experience a very challenging and important planetary aspect.  This aspect will continue in importance for much of the first half of the year.

It is a Cardinal Grand Cross that includes the Uranus/Pluto square.  Additionally Mars will stay in Libra and Jupiter in Cancer during this first half of 204 to complete the Cross.  Sometimes Mars will be too far away to be considered in the Grand Cross, and other times Jupiter will be too far away to be in orb of the Grand Cross.  During those times there will still be three planets in aspect to one another, creating a T-square formation, also an important and intense aspect.  These planets are all pulling in different directions, potentially causing us to feel very conflicted as to what to think or do.

Cardinal signs represent the initial month of each new season:   Aries spring; Cancer summer; Libra autumn; Capricorn winter.   Because they are cardinal signs,  each sign creates and initiates.  So this Cardinal Grand Cross represents a transition into a new “season” of life on Earth, but a transition that promises tugs of war between various potential directions to choose.

Aries wants to create an independence of action, a statement of “I AM”.  This statement recognizes that staying true to how we were uniquely and authentically created is most important.

Cancer wants to create a nurturing circle of protection.  It protects the vulnerable and young.  It creates and protects a family.  It unconditionally nourishes, and makes whole.  It feels and makes soul connection.

Libra makes relationship. It makes connections, mental connections and heart connections.   It creates balance and harmony and fairness between opposites.

Capricorn builds, organizes, and creates structures, plans, and agendas.    It takes responsibility and accomplishes.

How do we stay true to our authenticity (Aries), while being in relationship (Libra), while keeping our concentration on what we trying to accomplish (Capricorn), while keeping our selves safe in our soul values (Cancer).

Put strong planets like Mars, Jupiter, Uranus and Pluto in these signs and you can see how we will all be challenged this year to take our “game” to a greater level, to operate at a graduated proficiency.

We are ready to evolve our consciousness and our lives at a higher level now.  Events will be swirling in our lives and motivating us to grow and progress to these greater levels of functioning.  Uranus and Pluto will be the axis of our transformation, as it was during the ’60s revolution.   Mars will push us to be more active and alive. Jupiter will be wanting us to expand our horizons and find the larger perspective.

We are being prompted to let go of our old patterns and the old chapters of our lives.  We will be pushed on and off our fences of our indecision.  We will be motivated to get out of the comfort zones that have become security blankets for flat line existence.  “Poop or get off the pot” will be a common theme this year.

In the greater world and in the United States, especially from March through May when the Grand Cross is exact  and at the USA natal Sun, during the next Eclipse Season; issues that have been kept on hold will break down so breakthroughs into new territory will occur.

The Federal Reserve will begin to let go of the monetary policies that have kept the current economy on life support systems. The Middle East will break out into major conflict with Israel leading the way.   China will begin to strongly challenge the foothold of the USA in Asia.  Russia will continue to flex its muscles and stand up to the USA Empire.    There is a multi polar world system of greater equality coming our way and it will important for each of us to let go of an old paradigm that teaches us that the USA is the good guys and other cultures that disagree with us are the bad guys.

Each of us in our personal lives and the world in general are rapidly evolving in consciousness this year.  As we evolve into this new realm, we are getting to know that situations between peoples are meant to be win/win for everyone; that the Universe is bringing us solutions and meaning to all apparent problems; that all the dots in our lives and in the Universe are connected; that the whole idea of perpetrators and victims is obsolete in a new consciousness for the Age of Aquarius.

The old world and its paradigm for security at all costs will be breaking down as the economy and current power structure break down.   As they do, we will all be brought to a more progressed and evolved way of being because “necessity breeds invention” and the challenges will help us all to grow.

So if now or soon you are seeing an old relationship or job or home end its term in your life, you can be sure it is because you are ready for a new chapter of your life.    The endings are not because of failure or who’s to blame or bad luck. It is happening because it is time.  All the dots are connected.

This coming week will keep the Grand Cross close, keeping you off balance, off your plateau of usual habits, and making you more alert.   Do your best to keep out of any fear that gets to be more oppressive than a normal warning to be cautious and grounded.

We are in the waxing half of the lunar cycle begun at the New Moon in Capricorn on New Year’s Day.  Energies are “on the come” until the Full Moon in Cancer on January 15, after which energies begin to subside.

The bigger changes will come this spring and summer.  For now work through your issues and keep as grounded and sane as possible.

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