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Spring Eclipse Season 2014 Begins and Astrology Forecast March 30- April 5

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 29, 2014 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

Spring Eclipse Season 2014 promises to be one we will always remember.    The New Moon in Aries on Sunday March 30 at 2:45 PM EDT can be considered the time of turning the ignition key into that Season.  Aries is like the thrust outward into the world at a new baby’s birth, of the buds pushing through branches in spring, of a warrior’s courage to fight for what is right, of the courageous statement of a gay man or woman to be true to themselves and come out.   Aries is the force of nature to emerge.

If you have holding back from starting something new, doing something new, turning over a new leaf in your life, or truly living your life alive, now is a good time to begin. It is a good time to emerge from winter’s slumber of self protection.  It is time to clean up the act, dust off the cobwebs, and breathe in the fresh new air.

The day before the New Moon in Aries, while the Sun in Aries still awaited the Moon to join it there, the force of a strong 5.1 earthquake was felt in Los Angeles, which can be seen as the beginning shakeup of our USA experience this Eclipse Season.  The USA will be going through some growing pains during this Eclipse Season, in large part because the Cardinal Grand Cross, which will be in effect much of this month of April, will be exactly in aspect to the USA natal Sun position of  13+ degrees of Cancer on July 4 1776. This will happen toward the end of the month.

We citizens of the USA are on a journey of great transformation, and Spring Eclipse Season 2014 will spike and accelerate that transformation.  During our American Revolution we created sacred documents like our constitution and bill of rights, documents that channeled Universal Rights like Freedom and Liberty, Self determination, and Equality of all humans.

Our natal Moon in Aquarius gives us values aligned with the Aquarian Age, like Diversity in Unity, seen inside our shores through immigration of peoples from varied cultures over the years.   Our democracy is supposed to give power to the people, beyond the old age of kings and queens, and dictators.   Freedom of speech is another Aquarian Age principle that is a part of America.

Where we have gone wrong is the fact that many of our citizens fail to know that these Aquarian values are for all peoples, not just Americans.  We are equal to all others, not better.   Our Superpower Empire status precludes worldwide equality and Diversity in Unity.  Our invasion of other countries and pushing other countries to our style of capitalism and democracy does not allow for others’ Self Determination and freedom.

Corporate control of our country takes power away from the people.  Our over-valuing and over-paying of celebrity goes against our values of equality.

We are on the verge of a humbling and a breakdown of institutions and ways that have taken us away from our core principles.   We are at a turning point in our evolution as a country, as we choose our fate to be like Rome’s decay or like a renewed breath of fresh air in the world.

We need to return to our core soul values, values aligned with the Universe and the Age of Aquarius.   Our Moon in Aquarius reflects our soul’s voice.  When a country or an individual lose their soul, the life force that animates them dies. They become an empty shell.

As we breathe new life into our soul, we are reborn.

And soon world events will challenge us to grow and evolve or not.  Russia’s new flexing of its muscles, China’s strength in the world, Iran’s desires to be empowered, all promise a new balance of power in the world.

How will we react to others’s wanting to level the world playing field?

When the 9-11 tragic attack on the World Trade Center and America occurred in 2001, do you feel that the way the USA responded showed movement toward decay in relation to its core values or did it transform in a positive way and evolve?

New events will challenge the USA again to evolve or die another layer of soul death.

And in your personal life, which may be challenged this Spring Eclipse Season, will you see whatever happens in a meaningful context, as part of your soul journey this lifetime?   Will you learn from the experience, and take responsibility for your life?  Or will you mostly look for blame or see through the lens of good and bad luck?

Will you release that which keeps your ego in charge, keeps security needs as your top priority, and fear as your primary guide?   Or will you yield to the wisdom of your soul, and let it guide you to your authentic self and your core inner values?

This season, beginning forcefully this month of April,  will be a test of trust and faith for many.   Do you trust the new way of a new era in your life, or do you feel old fears and doubts and needs to control taking over your mind and emotions?

If the latter doubts get too strong, it is time to do some releasing- releasing old attitudes and beliefs, releasing people, jobs or property that reflect your fears and doubts from your old era of life.

As you release, doors of opportunity will open, new insights and inspirations will emerge, and light will have a place to enter your heart and mind.

Old programming creates blocks to the light, blocks in our bodies and souls.    Old patterns of thought and behavior that keep “Groundhog Day” same old, same old patterns to keep repeating, repeating can now be transformed into healthier new ways of being.

So get ready to emerge into new light rays this Spring 2014, and do not be daunted by any world events that tend to inspire fear in your heart.  All is in divine order and happening for a reason.  Your job is to stay aligned and to make choices that reflect and maintain that alignment.  Keeping your mind, body and soul healthy is of paramount importance and gives you a strong foundation for your personal evolution.  That does not mean being perfect and not enjoying life, but instead means doing what is necessary to keep you sane and in balance.

After this New Moon, which forms a strong T-square because of  a conjunction to Uranus and a square to Pluto, we will have entered our Eclipse Season.  Energies will intensify as we get into mid month of April.

On April 15 is a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Aries/Libra.   Then the Cardinal Grand Cross gets near exact after April 19 until around April 24.  Then the second eclipse happens on April 29, a New Moon Solar Eclipse in Taurus.

Mars goes Direct on May 19, pushing us in a renewed way, forward again after the shakeups of April. Then late spring and summer bring new events that are aligned with how we weather the storms in April.

Of course we will look more insightfully into the meaning of each planetary configuration as we get closer to the actual astrological events.  We will also look more closely at how the planetary alignments this spring will affect the different astrological signs.  And we will put whatever world events that occur this spring into the context of the planetary movements and our voyage into the Age of Aquarius.

See you next week,

Leo

If you have the time please enjoy the youtube video just created for Spring Eclipse Season 2014 and the Cardinal Grand Cross.

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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Clearing the Way for a Powerful Spring Season and Astrology Forecast March 23-29.

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

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

Sunday March 23 brings us a last quarter Moon in Capricorn.   This last quarter Moon will lead to a New Moon in Aries on March 30, a New Moon that will inaugurate Spring Eclipse Season 2014.  And this Spring Eclipse Season will be more powerful than usual as it will have 2 eclipses and also include a Cardinal Grand Cross.   I just put out a new Youtube video to put in larger context the significance of these spring planetary configurations.

This coming week during the last quarter Moon in Capricorn, it is time to wipe away any winter slumber from your eyes so you can be more fully ready to embrace new life energies.

Spring is always a time to come alive along with nature.  In early Aries time, as it is now, much of nature is stirring beneath the surface, getting ready to push its life buds outward into the world.

The Aries New Moon on March 30 initiates a lunar cycle that brings those promising buds of renewal and hope out into the open.  And this year 2014 will follow suit and bring us that same new life as always.   But this spring the force of new life will ignite fires of change beyond what is usual.

It is almost as if this past winter of our discontent has been building inside a desire to burst forth this spring with greater than usual power.

As the snows melt and life is renewed, all that has been held in abeyance will erupt in more powerful ways than usual.

So use this next week before the beginning of Spring Eclipse Season 2014 to complete and resolve what is still being left hanging in your mind and life.  Fix what needs to be fixed and prepare your life’s ground for renewal.

If you have been putting off making the changes that will make your life healthier and happier, make plans now for how you will make those changes.

Use the stirrings of new life inside you to your benefit.   Do not let your mind and emotions bring you into negative spaces now.  The tide has turned to seeing life with new eyes, eyes that can see new life ahead.

The powerful waves of change that the eclipses and Grand Cross represent are meant to motivate you to take on new challenges and push your life forward.

You will be able to ride the waves of change and bring your self up to a higher level of operation.   What is coming to our world and individual lives is meant to assist us to evolve and grow.

Old ways of thinking and feeling that tear you down and disempower you are ready to be shed. Old ways of thinking and feeling that blame you or someone else for what has happened in the past are ready to be let go.

Your life is meaningful. Everything from your past, whether it felt good or bad, is a stepping stone for your evolution.

There is a new Aquarian Age birthing, and all of us are getting ready now for a spike of growth this spring, a spike that is reflected in the powerful planetary movements.

If you have been holding onto dying embers from the past, they are ready to go.  Regrets are a waste of time. Blame avoids seeing life in a meaningful context and accepting true responsibility for our life.

What is no longer “alive” in your heart is getting ready to be shed. If there are breakdowns on the way, it is merely a breakdown of an empty shell, one that no longer holds lifeblood.

As you let go of these blocks to true life in your heart and soul, you open up space for renewed life.   And then this powerful Spring Eclipse Season will bring breakthroughs and awakenings your way, new ideas and inspirations that will light your soul’s path.

The greater world is on the verge of much turmoil, breakdowns of institutions and security structures that no longer hold core soul values anymore.  Life cannot truly continue without spirit and soul. Powerful events that change life as we know will move into our world this spring and over the next 18 months or so.

Spirit and soul are what keep life alive.  We are spirit and soul, and our bodies are what we possess to hold that soul during an incarnation.   When soul dies, when our hearts become devoid of spirit, life itself has died.

Our security structures become empty vessels, and we lose our will to truly live.  We just go through the motions, waiting for the end.

This Spring Eclipse Season, with a most powerful Cardinal Grand Cross, will help each of us to come alive again.    If you fight the new life because you are afraid to live, you will cause your self pain, depression, or dis-ease.

So use this coming week, this week of the last quarter Moon before the New Moon in Aries ignites renewed life, to prepare and complete and to try on new life for size.  The fires are beginning inside.  Do you feel it or are you being distracted by the cold air of winter’s passing?

There is no stopping the train ride, soon getting faster, into an Aquarian Age.

If you have the time please enjoy the youtube video just created.

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

Welcome to Spring 2014 and Astrology Forecast March 16-22

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

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

A bit earlier than I anticipated, the winds of the powerful April planetary configurations are already blowing through our emotions and lives.

Many are already being taken out of their usual equilibrium, and being challenged to respond to the difficulties being presented to them.

It is time for all of us to “raise our game” as we will be surfing higher tides of change.

April 15 brings us the 1st of two eclipses, a Total Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Aries/Libra.   On April 29 there will be a Solar Eclipse New Moon in Taurus.

And from April 19-23 there will be an exact Cardinal Grand Cross, pretty much right in between the eclipses.

I expected us to feel and begin to experience the intensity after the New Moon in Aries on March 30, but now as we approach the Full Moon in Pisces/Virgo Sunday March 16 And Spring Equinox on March 20 there is already evidence of cosmic power.

Of course 3 legs of the 4 legged Grand Cross are already in close orb with one another: Jupiter in Cancer; Uranus in Aries; and Pluto in Capricorn, forming a Cardinal T-square.  In April they will get even closer in orb to one another, as they all go into 13+ degrees of their respective signs.  Then the 4th leg joins for a Cardinal Grand Cross when Mars goes to 13+ degrees of Libra.  And this happens in the midst of Eclipse Season in the month of April.

Our collective and individual lives are getting stimulated to evolve and progress.  And in the process our “weaknesses” are being poked and prodded, being brought forward in our consciousness to witness and work with.

For instance if you have a deep wound about abandonment,  circumstances may ensue that remind you of that wound. You then have the opportunity, perhaps after some distress around it, to see that wound in a new light, and to work to transform how it operates in your consciousness and life.

If you are tempted to go to old patterns of beating yourself up or losing trust or letting fear take over, you can stop the downward slide into pits of emotional suffering and instead rise to new levels of awareness and personal evolution.

We are all moving into a New Chapter of life on Planet Earth, an Age of Aquarius.  And at times when planetary power increases as it will be this spring 2014, energies are being spiked so we can grow into the consciousness and lives appropriate to the New Light of a New Age.

But the process is not always easy, as is usual with births of all kinds.  We are often faced with our demons and doubts, experience grief and regret, anger and fear.   We learn to release as well as we can these old programs and habits, and open to trust what is coming on our path.

After the New Moon in Aries on March 30, we will be more in outer action mode, new beginnings more fully being experienced.  What is happening now is merely a prelude or preparation before the action picks up in April.

The Full Moon on March 16 at 1:08 PM EDT is the annual Pisces/Virgo Full Moon.   It is a Full Moon that seeks to assist us in letting go more fully of our egos, and instead embrace our surrender to the Universe and own our path of service.

There is also a balance sought at this Full Moon in Pisces/Virgo between the unseen spiritual/soul/emotional plane and the tangible/material/scientific plane.. For instance,  your illness is a result of the germs you picked up, but it is also a result of some psychological/emotional need you may have also.  You perhaps got sick because you need to slow down and nurture your self and also because you picked up some virus or germ.

That is the balance between soul oriented Pisces and physically oriented Virgo.

What they both have in common is a need to be humble and submissive to something greater than one’s ego.

So use this potentially healing Full Moon to be more receptive to what has been or will soon be coming your way.   We often have little control over what comes our way, but do have the ability to respond in a beneficial and healthy manner to what we are given.

Trust that what is best for your soul’s journey is coming your way, even if it is not what your ego would choose.  Or as the Rolling Stones say, paraphrased, “you can’t always get what you want, …….but you get what you need.”

Also most importantly this coming week, on Thursday March 20 at 12:57 PM EDT there is the Spring Equinox 2014, Sun going into Aries.

At Spring Equinox dark and light, yin and yang are equal.  But right after that moment of equanimity, Yang and Light energies begin to gain in strength. This moment is like the daily sunrise moment. It is time to energetically shift our of winter’s slumber, wipe away the dust from our eyes, and begin to embrace active energy again.

Aries is the force of buds coming through tree branches; a new baby’s life; a teenager’s movement into puberty; a pioneer’s finding a new path; a person’s courage to stand up for what they know is right; a statement of “I AM” what I AM, and proud of it; a frank and straightforward expression; self assertion; taking care of one’s own needs; and needs for independence. It takes courage to truly be alive, to not just coast through life, and Aries is that fire of desire to survive.   Aries can also be competition and battles or war.

In the greater world the balance of power is shifting.  The USA is in the crosshairs of the Grand Cross this spring.  Its natal Sun is at 13+ degrees of Cancer and exactly in the Cardinal Grand Cross pattern.

What is happening with Russia in Ukraine, in Iran, with Israel and the Palestinians is all coming to a head. Expect new and perhaps explosive events to boil over. These events and a shaky recovery from the recession of 2008-09 could blow up the markets soon.  Natural events could also be powerful this spring, like earthquakes, etc.

These expected shakeups of the structures that govern the world of societal programs and paradigms will clear the way for new lights of awareness to come through our lives and consciousness.

The way we were programmed to see truth, the way we were programmed to view those who are “different” from us, the way we were programmed to behave, the way we were programmed to close our hearts and minds for the good of the “rules” for living; all these are ripe for powerful transformational change.

We are learning how to see the truth, to react with love and compassion, to learn better ways to live than what has been programmed into us; while at the same time learning to be safe and secure and fit in as best we can.

Now with the power of Spring Eclipse Season upon us, we will be taken out of our familiar comfort zones and asked to “raise our awareness”, release what is ready to die, and enter new zones and chapters of our lives.

The spike in intensity, healing, and transformation this Spring Eclipse Season 2014 should be even more powerful than other recent Eclipse Seasons.

See you next week,

Leo

I will definitely create a new YouTube video for Spring Eclipse Season 2014 this coming week.

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

To Be or Not to Be and Astrology Forecast March 2-15

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

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

It is transition time this week, as Mercury has just gone Direct; there is a New Moon in Pisces Saturday March 1 at 3 AM EST; Mars changes directions and goes Retrograde- also on March 1; Saturn goes Retrograde on March 2; and Jupiter goes Direct on Thursday March 6.

As planets change direction, either from Direct to Retrograde or from Retrograde to Direct; their meaning and energy have increased intensity and importance.

Add the New Moon in Pisces to these directional shifts, and there will be a feeling of new horizons to move toward, new consciousness to experience, and deeper feelings to explore.

A symbol of Pisces is two fishes going in opposite directions.  This is symbolic of navigating one’s soul consciousness waters and deciding which direction to move in- upstream or downstream, positive or negative.

Though the Pisces world is often rather nebulous, and hence it does not always know what it wants or what direction to go; most Pisces people do tend to be either glass half full or glass half empty people.

Sure the more positive Pisces can have periods of dark negativity, feelings of hurtful victimization; negative ways of escapism like drugs, alcohol, or disassociation, and not feeling up to the task of being in “reality”, they nevertheless always go back to their core of resilience, faith in life, and hope for better times.

The glass half empty Pisces has moments of hope and joy, but at their core they identify with being a victim and not up to the task of cold hard reality, as they see it.

Though both are dreamers and know inside themselves what a better humanity would look like, the half full Pisces believes we can one day create heaven on Earth, while the half empty Pisces down deep believes human life is painful and history will keep repeating itself.

So these next few weeks, with emphasis on this coming week as planets are changing directions and Pisces has its annual new moon event, it is time for each of us, no matter what sign, to decide if our personal glass of life is half full or half empty.

With the planets changing directions during this Pisces mutable month before spring, events and inner stirrings will draw you into deeper and changeable feelings and consciousness.

As we shift, is there hope in your heart or cynicism at your core?

Mercury going direct should help you to revive and think more clearly now.   Mars and Saturn changing directions at the same time this weekend may have you feeling both stop and go inside your self- desires to act and caution to hold back.  Best to not go to any extremes, not be impulsive, and just “let it pass”.

When Mars goes Retrograde, which it will do from March 1- May 19, it is a significant passage as it happens only once every other year.  While it is retrograde we are going deeper to decide what we truly want or desire and what direction we want to move toward.  We also may be dealing with issues of will, assertiveness, empowerment, and anger during that time

By mid week this week, however, as Jupiter goes Direct on Thursday March 6 (where it will stay until December) ; there should be feelings of renewal and perhaps an expansive outpouring of emotions.

Jupiter going Direct will sweep you into your inner tides of soulful feelings and emotions, and deeper into deciding “glass half full or half empty”?

This is important now to stay with, be present for, and find your way to deciding.  As winds of change will pick up appreciably after March 30 at the Aries Moon, a new moon that will push us over the edge into a most powerful Spring Eclipse Season 2014; it is time now over the next 4 weeks to build a more solid inner foundation.

This week especially your inner world may swirl back and forth, up and down like a ship on the ocean.  It is a great time to meditate, to go with your flow, and especially to watch your dreams, both waking and sleeping.   Put a journal next to your bed and record your dreams, looking for signs and symbols to reveal your inner truths.

The greater world also will be swirling and bouncing up and down with events, looking like it is not sure where it is going. The stock market should be up and down looking for direction; current hot spots like Syria, Iran, Ukraine, Thailand, Egypt, Israel, Afghanistan, Venezuela, and Korea may be swinging back and forth from dangerous to settled. Ukraine right now is especially important as old Cold War issues between Russia and the West are surfacing again, as they battle for control of that country.

As a culture we are needing to know what direction we are moving in on many issues.  Are we on the verge of giving a better living wage to workers or not?  Are we now going to commit our world to meeting the challenge of Climate Change on Earth?  Or better yet are we going to commit to healing our Earth and developing worldwide policies to clean the environment, and begin developing clean energy sources?

Have we turned the corner to believe our world and its people are of one family, with many varied members:  Diversity in Unity?  That belief will help us to eventually evolve to a new species, one that knows ONENESS, and knows all the dots of the Universe are connected and held up by the twin pillars of Love and Truth? Or are we going to have another world war, a war built on the cynical belief that all tribes of human are out for themselves, against all others for the wealth and power of the world?

How we see it will determine what will manifest.  Glass Half Full or Half Empty?

In your personal life the same issue is before you.  Have all your relationship “failures” brought you to believe you are undeserving and will never have healthy relationships, that all men or women are no good, that you have horrible luck or are jinxed?

Or do you believe each of your past relationships, whether family, friend or romantic, happened for a reason, was a learning experience, and deepened your soul awareness, your empathy and wisdom?

Of course we go back and forth sometimes in our emotions and beliefs, the pain so horrible we see only the pit of despair below.   But we can navigate those soul waters, with perhaps a little help from our friends, healers, therapists and counselors, to learn to see from a wider perspective, and to know we are evolving and progressing.

As we soon move into Spring Eclipse 2014 Season, where will your soul swimming take you?  What will your glass of life look like?

Or as Hamlet said, “To Be or Not To Be, That is the Question”.

I will be in Mexico on the ocean for vacation till March 10.  Not sure if I will write next Saturday or not.  If I do it will be shorter than usual.

The next full forecast will be at the Ides of March on March 15,  just before the Full Moon in Pisces/Virgo.

talk with you soon,

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