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Lifting the Fog as Mercury goes Direct and Astrology Forecast February 23- March 1

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , on February 22, 2014 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

Tides are beginning to shift this week out of the recent doldrums.  Early in the week Jupiter squares Uranus, activating the Cardinal T-square and bringing energies intended to awaken us from any slumber we have drifted into.

Mercury will also be awakening our sense of clarity as it finally goes back Direct this coming Friday February 28 at 9 AM EST.   If full clarity and direction have not been found yet at that time, wait a few days for Mercury to get close to its usual speed.  Then this Twilight Zone mind frame you have been experiencing will be lifted from its fog of uncertainty.

You will then feel more confident to make decisions and make plans.   That will be especially true after the New Moon in Pisces on March 1 at 3 AM EST, as a feeling of new beginnings gets sparked in our consciousness.

That does not mean it is time to move fast forward.  This New Moon is in Pisces, so the new beginnings are to be found more in your consciousness than in your actions.

There is a new day dawning, and spring is getting closer.   The alarm clock is ringing for you to get up, but metaphorically speaking you will need time to shower, do some stretches, and get a good breakfast before taking on the world.

Getting out in full action in the world will happen later in March, after the New Moon in Aries on March 30.

That new moon will trigger the Spring Eclipse Season 2014, a more powerful than usual Eclipse Season as it will also contain an exact Cardinal Grand Cross.  That Cardinal Grand Cross will contain the exact Uranus/Pluto square within it, and transformational energies will be especially strong.  There will be only two more exact passes of Uranus square Pluto, one in December 2014 and the last one in March 2015.

The one this April that is part of the Cardinal Cross is the most important pass of all.  It is pointed right on the USA natal Sun from its birth on July 4 1776.

This spring represents a major turning point for the world and especially for America.    This does not necessarily mean that everything will change drastically at that time.  It does mean, however, that the “writing will be on the wall” of our awareness,  showing us more clearly where our human train is headed and what will be needed to clear the way into the Age of Aquarius.

We have been talking about chaos versus order being a major theme now and most especially this coming spring and summer.

You can get a taste of this by watching the dramas unfold in Ukraine.  Opposition forces have been trying to break down the current government and the government has been using quite forceful methods to keep the order.  Chaos and order have been intertwined with one another.  As a backdrop, Russia and Western powers are fighting for influence there.

There will likely be big breakdowns coming to the structures in the USA soon, and as a result there will be quite forceful means to keeping the status quo and order.  Whether this happens in the form of a stock market crash or terrorism or an outbreak of war between Israel and Iran or something else is not certainly known.

It is also possible that more surprising events could break open. What is important is that the world as we know it is not viable anymore.  It is run by a paradigm that does not honor love or trust or truth, that does not see all of us as connected, that does not search for solutions that will heal our Earth or human family.

Winning, wealth, celebrity, and power are the values most promoted in our culture.  Fear and feelings of failure, hopelessness, ego problems, anxiety, depression,  and separation are the results for many.

Just look at our politics for instance.  The Netflix drama “House of Cards” shows in an exaggerated and dramatic way the values of our culture.  Winning is everything and at all costs, and the ends justify the means.

On news talk shows there is much talk already of who will win the presidency in 2016.  There is so little talk about issues or values, and if they are discussed it is in the context of the other side being painted as enemies.

Where are the leaders who care most about bringing us all together as one, not only in our own country but all over the world? Where are the leaders more concerned about healing our Earth and human family than about corporate profits or victory?

Hey I do like sports, but they are only games.   Our political system treats what should be a discussion of what will be best for our community into a game of winning versus losing, with losing candidates shamed and winning candidates treated like heroes.

Yes this system and its paradigm need to come down.   How can we live in a world where CEO’S earn million of dollars a year while other people work for $10/hour?  How can we maintain a world where people who play the game right, are the most selfish, and kiss the right asses are rewarded with wealth and privilege, while others who tell the truth, are talented and bright, and care about doing what is right and working hard struggle just to survive?

How can we live much longer in a world that puts so many of its citizens in prison?  Can it be so many people are just plain bad or evil?  Or can it be that we have created a world that punishes those who have a difficult time fitting in or caring about themselves?

To make this point did you know that 65% of male to female and 29% of female to male transgender people have spent time in jail? Both those figures are much higher than the general population.

As painful as it is to imagine this society breaking down, what is the alternative?  To keep the status quo of an unfair and corrupt world structure?

Everyone is not connected to their authentic soul self or to the Universe, have not broken out of the programming of a fear based, ego based, power and greed based, guilt based society.

Yes we can each continue to walk our spiritual path, being an example for others, shining a light wherever we walk.   But there are many who are mentally ill or imprisoned, handicapped in some way, not privy to new consciousness, buried in fear and only able to see the world through the eyes of its programs and rules.

In my estimation it will take important and dramatic world events to transform the collective consciousness well enough so we can heal this Earth, our home in time.

Each time there is a powerful set of planetary configurations, as there is this spring and summer, there is a spike in earth shaking energies that are intended to break down the old and open the doors and windows to new consciousness for a new age.

Let us pray that these divine, natural energies will bring change as graceful as possible to our world.

I will be on vacation from March 2-10, so will miss one Saturday forecast on March 8.

I have decided to do the next YouTube video at the Spring Equinox, to be more attuned to what Spring Eclipse Season 2014 wil bring.

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 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.

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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Kingdom is Within and Astrology Forecast February 16-22

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , on February 15, 2014 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

The Full Moon has passed and we now are in the waning half of the lunar cycle until  March 1.   Mercury stays Retrograde until February 28.

This is not a time for taking action or moving forward in any way that is life altering.  It is not a time to make a big decision that will shift your life in any big way.

This is still a time to process, to reflect, to go deeper inside your self, to express to others what you really feel.

The Sun goes into Pisces this Tuesday February 18.   This adds to the above theme as Pisces is inner directed, feeling oriented, and not at a core level primed for much action.

The Sun will stay in Pisces until March 20, when it goes into Aries at the Spring Equinox.

So this Tuesday on February 18 we enter the last month of winter.   And many across America have been experiencing a most intensely severe winter.  Here in New England there has been more snow than usual and colder temperatures than usual.

At this last month of winter, and the last month before new beginnings in Aries at the Spring Equinox, the sign Pisces represents the endings.  As such there is grief, sadness, facing one’s ghosts and demons, and retreating to one’s inner spiritual source.

There is a gathering of all the pieces, of soul fragments, of days gone by.  There can be feelings of guilt and regret, and a wisdom that humans’ frantic strivings for wealth, power, or fame are misguided because in the end all that matters is love.

Pisces is a dreamer, a poet, a most sensitive being.  As it gives up its ambitions, it is tempted to give up its self too.  In becoming more selfless, it becomes more sacrificial.   It often feels much more comfortable giving than receiving.

But then as a result it often feels like it is not appreciated, that it gives and does not get back.  It can then be prone to feelings of being a victim and a martyr.

As a sensitive dreamer, it can feel that the “real” world is just too harsh.  It then can retreat into a fantasy world, put on rose colored glasses, or fall into other escapisms like drugs or alcohol.

But that is merely the Pisces weakness, not its core orientation.  If Pisces can truly let go of its ego, and not its self worth;  if Pisces can work to make real its dreams and fantasies;  if Pisces can find the Source inside and find its spiritual alignment with its soul and the Universe, then it feel at home on this Earth.

If Pisces keeps trying to be what others want it to be, and keeps trying to please everyone else, and allows the material world to be its god, then it has lost its way.    It must surrender only to the Universe and its own deeper soul, not to what others demand from it.

Since Pisces can be what others want it to be, whatever it imagines it self to be,  it learns to put itself in the shoes of many facets of humanity.  It then becomes more natural to have empathy and compassion and sensitivity to others.

This month as you begin to gather your memories, your wounded inner children, the soul fragments you have abandoned, it is important to release and heal.   Let your self grieve your past and your losses.  Let your self swim through your soul waters so you can process the truth of your experience.

In your relationships, it is very beneficial now to let go of your ego controls, and surrender to your authentic soul self. Of course this is always good advice, but what is different is that now the winds of the Universe will help you to do so.

This Mercury Retrograde, waning half of the lunar cycle, Sun moving into Pisces time period directs us to do our inner work and our emotional and spiritual processing.   But this year this inner work and processing is deeper and more important than usual at this time of year.

It is because there is a most important and powerful Spring season approaching.    Much more active energy is on the way.    Our lives, collectively and individually, will be shaken up and transformed.

Especially in April, with two eclipses and a Cardinal Grand Cross, we will be prompted to enter and in some cases to be  thrown into very strong winds of change and transformation.  The inner work we do now, the processing and communication with others, the searching for information, answers, and resolution, this will provide us the health and wholeness we need as preparation.

The Old World Order of the old age is on the cusp of great turmoil and change.  What has been swept under the rug is showing itself through the tattered and worn carpet of our controls.

If we have been sweeping our heart and soul needs under that carpet in order to keep the seeming security of status quo familiarity, the winds of this Spring Eclipse Season will seek to sweep away the controls.

In the greater world, the economy and stock market are beginning to show us what has been swept under the carpet of our awareness.  Printing up money not backed by anything, spending more than we earn, and not balancing our budget cannot last forever.  In foreign affairs we can no longer spread the tentacles of military might to control people all over the world.

When big planetary events happen, as will happen this spring, there is a shakeup that threatens to break down the Old World Structures.   During other such times, however, the Old World has shown it ability to persist and survive no matter what.   Will this spring be more powerful than the others?  Are the weaknesses more glaring than before?

Chaos will be pushing at the locked doors, trying to break it down and open Pandora’s Box.   Formidable efforts for Order  will strive to keep the doors locked and Pandora’s Box to stay closed.  World events will bring these issues to the fore.

Through it all the light of consciousness for the Age of Aquarius will be looking to shine on each of us.   The blocks created by the shut down of our open hearts and minds will be opened as we shed the programming from the old world.

And as we heal and release the traumas brought to us from an often heartless and soulless world paradigm, we let more light in.

It is important now to be aware that the demons you are fighting on the outside, the people you are blaming for your dissatisfaction, the lack of luck you project your failures onto, is mainly misplaced.

As Christ (who was likely born in March Pisces time)  was said to have stated, “the Kingdom is Within”.   As you go within and work on your inner demons, on your hurts and traumas, you begin to create for your self a new inner tone and frequency, new attitudes and beliefs, better boundaries and self esteem.

And then you will naturally attract for your self the life you are meant to lead, your greater destiny, a life that is governed by your authentic soul self and the Universe, and people who will support that journey.

see you next week,

Leo

I apologize for not keeping to my plan to have a new youtube forecast this week. It has been postponed for a couple more weeks.

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 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.

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

Into the Mystic and Astrology Forecast February 8-15

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , on February 8, 2014 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

The 3 week Mercury Retrograde voyage has begun.  If you can stay inside your self and not be too outer directed during this time period, you will be more able to enter the domain between waking and sleeping, between imagination and true inner spirits.

Since Mercury has gone Retrograde in Pisces, where it will stay for the first week or so of that retrograde voyage, your rewards while meditating may be greater, and your ability to “see” inside may be enhanced.

When you gaze into the woods or stare up at the clouds and see figures or faces, when you enter an old house and feel or sense a presence, is it your imagination or are you experiencing spirits from the other side?

When you hear two sides of an argument and both seem credible, where does the truth lie?    Mercury Retrograde in Pisces has the potential to take you into this world of shifting soul waters, where truth is not easy to ascertain.

Woody Allen and Mia Farrow bring us into foggy alleyways of elusive truth with their story of possible sexual abuse of Dylan Farrow.   Now grown Dylan Farrow claims her father Woody molested her as a young girl, a claim that was also made while she was still a child.  Woody denies and claims Dylan was coached by her enraged mother Mia to tell a lie. He says she was angry because Woody fell in love with and married her daughter Soon Yi many years ago.

To an objective person with no bias either way,  logical left brain logic will be hard pressed to know the truth. One would need to go deeper, reflect and intuit. And even then, you may not be clear. After Mercury has gone direct on February 28, perhaps Truth will be easier to find in this and in other issues. Decisions and direction will be more clear then too.

So get comfortable in these more mystical mental waters.  Realize you may be more apt to space out more, to forget, to have heard it wrong, to have read it wrong.   Your mind, your communication, your communication equipment, may be off at times.    The more time you can spend in quiet reflection and contemplation, in meditation, listening to music, watching movies, zoning out, being in trance, the more you will get the benefits of this Mercury Retrograde time period.

Even after Mercury enters Aquarius, while still Retrograde, on February 13, it will still be beneficial to stay in the “kingdom within” until after February 28 when it goes back Direct.

Remember we are in the prep time before the Spring 2014 Eclipse Season, centered in April when we experience two eclipses, and most importantly an exact Cardinal Grand Cross of planets.

The rhythms of Chaos and Order will be in strong force this spring, as reliable world institutions and structures will be cracking at their foundations, while concerted efforts to bring renewed order will be in full force. This Grand Cross makes an almost exact aspect to the USA natal Sun in Cancer from its birth chart of July 4, 1776, challenging the USA to change and transform.

In your personal life let the healing continue now, let the process play out.  Pushing forward now, or grasping for answers or direction, is unwise.  Trust more the deeper soul, the Universe, to unfold with just the right timing to provide what is needed and when it is needed.

This does not mean you should be passive and unengaged with life.   It only means that anxious striving to relieve the stress or unknowing will not bring what you need.   Your trusting means trusting your self too.  You were made exactly right to execute your life in just the right way.  It is your fears, your old traumas and wounds, your programming by society and family that make it difficult to trust and be aligned with your authentic soul and the Universe.

So use this time period to heal and release those old fears and wounds, and to open deeper to the Truth and Love that are our human Home.

This week we are still in waxing Moon phase, and on Friday February 14 at society’s designated Valentines Day we experience a Full Moon. Of course Full Moons can be experienced in a romantic light, bringing more music and magic to or souls.

This Full Moon is at 6:53 PM EST.  It is made by the Sun in Aquarius shining its light on the Moon in Leo, directly opposite. And oppositions are relational in nature, as I may look at you from opposite the table, two individualized diverse energies looking for common ground and connection.

The Sun in Aquarius shines a light of socially conscious principles on the heart centered creative ground of the Moon in Leo.  The Moon in Leo will go where the heart tells it to go.  The Sun in Aquarius trusts more the mind from its detached perspective.  By itself the heart may go to what feels good but not necessarily bring the best results for all concerned.  By itself the mind may bring what is “right”, but without love or pleasure.

Should you buy the shiny beautiful car your heart desires, or the ecologically efficient compact one?  Can you find a middle ground? Combining heart and head is a good exercise at this Aquarius/Leo Full Moon.

After Friday’s Full Moon, we move into the yin-ward waning Moon cycle, and then on February 18 we experience a month of Sun in Pisces, the last month of winter.

Until next week,

Leo

I apologize for not keeping to my plan to have a new youtube forecast this week. It has been postponed for a couple more weeks.

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 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.

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

Chaos and Order, Mercury Retrograde and Astrology Forecast February 2-8

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 1, 2014 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

The Aquarius New Moon and Venus going Direct this past week have taken us out of some boxes and pushed us a notch forward in our life endeavors.  Then  Imbolc this Sunday the 2nd, which is a midway turning point from Winter to Spring, shows us the hope of Springtime to come.  Groundhogs look for shadows and spiritual seekers often find soul initiations surrounding this annual event.

But before you get too excited and leap impulsively into new vistas of experience, we are still a couple months away from big transformational leaps of change.  And in fact our mental wheels of perception are ready to turn counter clockwise as Mercury goes Retrograde this coming week.

Jupiter exactly opposed Pluto late last week also, and its explosive energy, which was mirrored by an Indonesian volcano exploding and killing 11 people the day after the aspect, will be in affect for a few more days.  More explosive world events are possible.

But whatever happens now as the Cardinal T-square, which contains the aforementioned Jupiter opposite Pluto squared by Uranus in Aries, it will only be a teaser compared to what is coming this spring and summer.

The Cardinal T-Square will morph back into a Cardinal Grand Cross this Spring (Autumn for those readers down-under), and will be in exact formation in April.  April will be the fulcrum for powerful energies and events that will swirl though our world this year.

For now however, Mercury goes Retrograde this Thursday February 6 at 4:43 PM EST.  It will stay Retrograde until February 28, when it goes back to Direct again.

This time Mercury will go Retrograde in Pisces, potentially promising on the one hand perhaps more confusion than the usual Mercury going Retrograde; but on the other hand there will be more opportunity for imaginative thinking, for deeper meditation, for psychic inspiration.

As usual Mercury Retrograde will bring us to changing our usual perception of reality.  Often it happens slowly and subtly, but after awhile one does notice that a Twilight Zone has been entered.  That zone is best experienced from an alpha or theta brain wave frequency, between awake and asleep so to speak.  The chattering mind, racing to find answers and quick fixes is usually frustrated during Mercury Retrograde.

One operates best mentally from a more reflective inner landscape, one of calm witnessing, of letting life unfold, not pushing the river of our mind.

It is as a rule best not to take on large new endeavors or make big decisions during Mercury Retrograde.   But if you feel forced to do so, make sure you make the decision from that calm reflective mind space, connected to the soul or spiritual source.

Mercury Retrograde is a time to stop and rethink or retrace your previous life steps. It is a time to pause before moving any further forward in a major way.  You do not have to stop your life however or fret over what kind of sandwich or wardrobe to choose.

Life goes on and Mercury Retrograde is a part of life, coming 3-4 times a year, and part of our life process.   But it often does play with our minds as Mercury is known as a trickster, so keep that in your consciousness during the Retrograde period. You may very well doubt what you have previously chosen or decided. If you experience these doubts, do not leap forward into something different. Wait until the Retrograde period is over a few days before changing your original chosen direction.  What has shifted may shift back again.

With the New Moon having been in Aquarius and Mercury going Retrograde, the mind may be more inventive than usual, new ideas pouring through your mind.   Very unusual people may pop into your life now also, and with Mercury Retrograde people from your past may pop in too, through your mind, through dreams or even in person.

Use this new Retrograde period to clean out old tapes in your mind, getting your self ready for the big changes coming next season.

And of course Venus has just gone back Direct,  and so relationship issues that were brought to the surface during the retrograde period will begin to gain clarity over the next several days. Security issues and issues related to your general well being will also begin to see the light of clarity.

In the greater world, events that will show this year will bring a theme of Chaos versus Order.    The transition between ages we are now in will bring more Chaos to break down the old world order.   And counter to that there will be great shows of force to keep the Order and the old world intact.

Already the economy is showing its weakness through large world stock market drops recently. And in Syria and Iran, the recent agreements with the world powers has shown signs of weakening and perhaps breakdown before too long.

In Russia for the Winter Olympics and at the Super Bowl, Old World Order is more powerful than ever to protect against attack. And you know forces that seek to break down that order and bring Chaos are still alive and dangerous.

There are no good guys and bad guys in this drama.   As Shakespeare said, “All the World’s a Stage, and all the men and women merely players…..”.    The battle between Chaos and Order brings the fertile ground from which the Phoenix rises to a New Earth and New Age of Aquarius.

Each of our us doing our inner work, finding our place of function and purpose in the community of human, doing our part in the healing of our Earth and human family is most important now.

“Butcher, baker, or candlestick maker”, makes no difference what you do as long as it is authentic to who you are.   And of course your being centered, aligned, and in an empathic place in your consciousness, sensitive to the healing and transformation our world needs in order to bring in this Age of Aquarius, is most essential.

We are on the threshold of a spike in consciousness evolution, and we are all in it together.

See you next week,

Leo

I apologize for not keeping to my plan to have a new youtube forecast this week. It has been postponed for a couple more weeks.

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 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.

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