Archive for May, 2014

Better Navigating Mercury Retrograde and Astrology Forecast June 1-7

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , on May 31, 2014 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

This week we continue through the lunar cycle that began last week at the Gemini New Moon.    So Gemini themes continue to be important:  learning, thinking, communicating, delivering and collecting information, socializing.

It is a good time now to take new classes or even just learn new things in any way that happens.   Gemini is about sharing information with others, taking information in and delivering information out.  There are no judgments in such sharing, no conclusions needed.  There is a satisfaction in learning and in gaining new facts

Gemini is not always concerned in how the information is being received and so it can seem insensitive, when in actuality it sees its “job” as merely to objectively state the facts.   It can be like a pure journalist, one whose job is to just objectively state what happened, not judge or give opinion.  That can seem cold to those who are more feeling oriented.

For instance if one asks a pure Gemini to describe how someone else looks, the fact stating Gemini may say “brown hair, blue eyes, thin legs, big feet and ears, large belly”.  It is merely stating the facts.  More sensitive people might feel embarrassed to hear someone say they have big feet and ears and a large belly.

So some Gemini’s need to learn to filter their natural way of communicating in order to not hurt people’s feelings.  Finding work or activities that appreciate their objective minds and communicating styles would be good for them.

Now sometimes Gemini can get so filled with information and have so many different thoughts or activities to work through that it gets scattered or confused or spacy, not grounded.

But usually it is so bright and aware, curious and questioning, needing more and more puzzles or intellectual challenges.

Speaking of mental workings and communication, the “ruling” planet of Gemini, Mercury, will be going Retrograde again late this coming week.

Next Saturday June 7 at 7:56 AM EDT Mercury will go Retrograde. It will stay that way until July 1 at 8:50 AM EDT.

Mercury is the “ruling” planet of both Gemini and Virgo, and as such can be driven by details, by needs to “figure it out”.

This Mercury will go Retrograde in Cancer, but will actually spend most of its time in Gemini.  And the Sun will be in Gemini also during much of the time Mercury will be Retrograde.

So be careful not to get overwhelmed with details, mental anxiety and stress, and obsessive needs to figure everything out.   Left brain ways of operating will not be as effective as usual, and events may come into your life that strongly suggest you use other means of effectiveness.   If you can meditate more, use your imagination, your intuition and creative thought, then the Retrograde period will be easier. If you can trust your heart more or at least learn to make better relationship between heart and head, then you may be gaining a lot during the Mercury Retrograde period of time.

Mercury Retrograde is not a time to be superstitiously feared or dreaded.   It happens 3-4 times a year and is a part of the natural process of planetary movements.  It is not meant to bring pain or suffering.  Instead it is meant to help readjust our thinking or communication, to shift our perceptions, to give pause to what we have previously decided or to a belief or attitude that no longer serves our soul’s journey, and to trust our hearts and the Universe more.

Sometimes we are so stressed to figure something out so we can fix something that is not working for us in our life, or so we can make a decision that is weighing on us.   We want the stress and anxiety to go away, so we want our answers fast.

But Mercury Retrograde often teaches us that issues need to unfold, that time needs to go by, before an answer is revealed. We learn it is not about our mind figuring out an answer, but instead it is about a process that needs to unfold before clarity can be found, before direction can be seen.   Our soul knows there is magic in the unknown, and allowing a process to unfold brings us that which cannot always be seen by our logical mind.

If I am given a choice between choosing a job at Wendy’s or one at a local department store, I may go back and forth with the pros and cons of each and end up not knowing which is best. I wrack my brain trying to “figure it out”. I stress and get much anxiety forcing my brain to come to a decision, when in actuality neither one feels right to me.

So I let it go, trusting the answer will come to me at the right time. may even go past the time I was supposed to make the decision.

You know those times when you try so hard to remember someone’s name or where they live or some other detail, and trying so hard with your brain just does not bring an answer. Then you let it go, and half an hour later the name or address just comes into your mind without you trying?

And other times, maybe during Mercury Retrograde, you go back and forth straining your brain trying to choose between that Wendy’s or department store job, and all you do is stress with no answer.

Then you let it go, and reflect and meditate and go into your heart.  You allow yourself to wait and trust, to trust your deeper soul, your heart, and the Universe.

A letter comes in the mail a few days later accepting you into a school you had forgotten you had applied to 6 months ago as you had figured you were not accepted.

Your true answer did not reside in the two options you were considering.   This is a potential value to Mercury Retrograde.  You may find it difficult, but it was meant to help you change your perception, to help you learn to trust your deeper soul and the Universe more.

Now of course every Mercury Retrograde does not always bring such treasures, but it will usually help you to shift your perceptions and perhaps even some rigid paradigm you may be clinging to.

These times now are bringing such rapid shifts of consciousness and change, and it is best to be flexible and open. And most of all it is best to stay awake and aware, present and accounted for.   Judgment of your self is not good, but being honest with yourself, holding your self accountable, and wanting to transform the old and toxic patterns is good.

In the greater world important and transformational events will likely begin mid June as Mars reignites the Grand Cross from April, and then events may get even more powerful in late July and August. And then there will be another strong Eclipse Season this autumn 2014.

And keep in mind that on Friday June 13 there is a Full Moon in Sagittarius: Friday the 13th Full Moon.  That will be a most auspicious time to honor the Feminine, the mysteries and beauty of the Feminine, the energies bursting at the seams of our collective human consciousness, ready to help our world evolve and heal.  More on that next week.

You are moving more and more strongly into your authentic soul self, more and more strongly connected to the Universe and the Age of Aquarius.

Till next week,

Leo

If you have the time please enjoy the youtube video 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

 

 

 

Believing in Love and Astrology Forecast May 25- May 31

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 24, 2014 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

Eclipse Season and the Cardinal Grand Cross brought energies that shook up our lives, emotions, and consciousness.   Since then, we have been settling into the aftermath, looking in a very real and grounded way at what has resulted from the Eclipse Season storms.

Mars going Direct this last week has showed us the end of that Season and prompted us into starting up our life engines and getting prepared to move forward into new chapters of our lives.

Hopefully we have gained a clearer sense of what we want and where we are going. Perhaps we do not know exactly what we are doing yet, but we do have at least a general sense of where we are going..

This coming week planetary energies entice us to move forward another notch, but there may be some confusion or boundary issues attending that movement.

There is a New Moon in Gemini this coming Wednesday May 28 at 2:40 PM EDT.   Nebulous yet deeply spiritual Neptune will be squaring this lunation.

As a result, communication may be challenging mid week; finding focus to one’s thinking may not be so easy either at times.

Being in alignment with this New Moon configuration will be easier if you can surrender any rigid agendas, lay back and trust the flow. Your mind will be more able to see all the possibilities, to go outside the box and find new ways to think, to have the light bulb light up with new ideas.

In other words this week is a good time to keep your mind and heart open, to listen better, to ask more questions.

Just be careful not to get too scattered in your thinking, too unfocused in your communication.

The windows in your mind can be opened up more this week, but this does not mean you should change directions from what you have recently decided to do.  Question, listen, mull over new possibilities, but control impulsiveness. Let the process play itself out.  Control your need to lessen your stress and insecurity by jumping to conclusions and acting out before it is time.

The recent months of changing winds, breakdowns and breakthroughs has put all of us in new life territory.   But it is too soon to have all the answers, to know all you need to know.

This New Moon in Gemini square Neptune will be very useful for those wanting to meditate, be with spiritual practices, go to metaphysical classes and workshops, soul travel, listen to music, dance, go boating, swim, and stroll on the beach.

You can also have very enjoyable conversations that provide deeper  insight, as long as you do not try too hard to persuade or sell, or to have too strong of an opinion or judgment.

Enjoy more fluid thinking and conversation without needing to come to absolutes.

Keep in mind that Mercury will go Retrograde on June 7, and Mars will be shaking things up again when it triggers the Grand Cross in mid to late June.

We may need to wait until after July 26 before all is clear for “takeoff”.  By then Saturn (hand of time) will have gone Direct on July 20; and on July 26 there is a New Moon in fiery Leo while at the same time Mars finally leaves “back and forth” Libra and goes into focused and powerful Scorpio.

Then we will have more fully entered this New Chapter or New Season of our lives.

In the greater world it is getting more and more clear that a muti-polar world is developing aligned with an Age of Aquarius.  Aquarius is a sign that connects all  in a web-like configuration- like the internet.

The world of nations is moving that way too.  There is no central control in Aquarius.  There is connection without control, there is unity combined with individuality.  Or in other words Diversity in Unity.

So during the last 2000 years of a Pisces Age there have been attempts by nations and religions to bring unity without individuality.  Empires have sought to homogenize all within its “domain” into its own principles and way of life. Religions have sought to make their God the only God and for all others to follow that God through proselytizing.

Now in an Age of Aquarius all peoples will be free and equal to one another in the web of unity, and each individual will be responsible for their own spiritual search and connections.

The world of nations since the Eclipse Season and Cardinal Cross has shifted in a big way.  Russia is making its presence known through its strong statements and movements in Ukraine , by severing its relationships from the western world and USA, and especially so with a huge gas deal with China.

China is in conflict with the USA about territorial disputes with USA allies Philippines and Japan.    And most importantly this last week,  the USA is legally charging Chinese with hacking against USA interests.  This could turn into a very important schism between nations.

And it is looking more possible that China, Russia, and Iran will build a coalition with other nations to counter western and USA power.

There is a strong possibility that world wide conflicts could develop in order to rearrange the balance of power in the world.  And the economic system will transform as a result.

Over the next 18 months or so, the world will transform in a most powerful way, helping to end a paradigm and age that is no longer viable.  Much of what will happen can not be predicted, but expect our lives to change appreciably so the doors and windows can be open for light energies of evolution to move through.

For now, as you move forward in your own life and personal evolution of consciousness, remember that all changes that are moving through your life are meaningful and meant to assist you on your life path.

Though it can painful and/or sad at times, that which breaks down or leaves our life clears the way so we can see the truth, and so we can move more fully into honoring our authentic soul self, and receiving true love that is connected to who we are not who we try to be.

Love is not negotiation for what we want to take from one another.   Love is in the heart, it is when we truly care for one another, have each other’s back, and can trust one another.  No relationship, romantic or otherwise is worthy without trust between people, and without the natural flow of love to both give and receive.

If you settle for less you are making a powerful statement to the Universe about what you believe in.

see you next week,

Leo

If you have the time please enjoy the youtube video 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

 

 

 

Moving Forward as Mars Goes Direct and Astrology Forecast May 18-24

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 17, 2014 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

This coming week has planetary movements that energetically will orient us in two opposing directions.

On the one hand,  the Scorpio Full Moon last week pretty much brought an intense climax and end to Spring Eclipse Season 2014.  And of course the Cardinal Grand Cross played a huge role in making that Eclipse Season extremely intense and one to be remembered for a long time.  But now as we begin to leave that Eclipse Season, we also enter the waning slow-down half of the lunar cycle.

It is time to come down and look at what has been left to us in the wake of that Eclipse Season.    We have entered a new chapter of our lives, have moved more fully into honoring our truth and the authentic soul’s path we are on.   Events have shown us the way into letting go of the old chapter of our lives, letting go of old patterns of thought and behavior that are not in alignment with this new chapter of life we have entered.

We are coming down into our souls and bodies for healing, after the buzz of intensity that spiked us forward in our personal soul evolution. Hence we are ready to now reflect on what has happened and to gain some perspective and insight on where are lives are at now.

This could be a rather sobering time for some, facing up to realities or practical assessments of our life.

But yet the other counter energy on our doorstep is Mars going Direct late this Monday May 19.  That means we are feeling a force that makes us feel we are ready to move forward, to own this new chapter of our lives, to find ways to make our life work in all new ways.

We are closer to knowing what we want and where we are going as Mars is going Direct.  We may not know exactly what we are doing yet, but at least we sense the path we want to walk on in this new chapter of our lives.

In the greater world, everything has now been put in place for huge life altering events coming soon.

Russia and China are flexing their nationalistic muscles, wanting more power in the world.  Russia has annexed Crimea from Ukraine and seems to have designs on bringing back some of the glory from their Soviet Union days.

China has territorial conflicts with Japan, Phillipines, Viet Nam and other countries, and recently has made aggressive movements, asserting their formidable power.

India has elected a new prime minister, one who does not seem to care about making relationship with the USA or western powers.  Iran is at a turning point in its relationships with world powers.  There is a possible deal to be made around their nuclear program, and if not there is likely military conflict on the way.

The Palestinians have become more whole as Hamas has made a pact with more moderate Palestinian political powers, and are getting further away from making peace with Israel. Big conflicts are likely coming soon.

North Korea is said to be about to launch another missile, in defiance of the UN and world powers.

Syria is still in civil war, and Ukraine is breaking apart.  The world is on the verge of great transformation, a restructuring of power, moving into a multi-polar world.

Empires and Superpowers will become a reality of the past, and a more equitable Diversity in Unity world is developing.  That means a wholeness is needed that holds the differences together as one.   And Male and Female can be held as one, like a yin/yang symbol.

Women are becoming more powerful, and are doing so by claiming their feminine Power, moving away from a more male form of gaining their power.

’60s feminism got the ball rolling for women gaining more self respect, but the new generations of women are realizing that playing the man’s game out in the world did not bring them to true Feminine power.

Now many are wanting to change the world into one with more “femininity’, more love and compassion, more true honoring of Female and Female Power.

There has been a programming in our psyches that Female and Female ways are weak. There is programming that has sought to demean vulnerability and has sought to make fun of spirituality and a more feminine sense of what that means.

If it is not “logical” and proven by scientific methods, or is not in tune with a male God of religion, then it is put down- by both men and women.

The Feminine is needed in our world, so we are not just answering to a dog eat dog, logic driven, competitive paradigm.

And of course the true Masculine needs a revival, as we need a force of courage to speak the truth, to stand up for what we believe in and know is right.  We need to learn how to be true to our authentic selves, not what authority or convention tells us to be.

And most of all we need to bring the masculine and feminine sides of nature into loving balance and relationship, working together and not in battle with one another.

And our LGBT community has been gaining more acceptance and respect.    Just recently the macho dominated sports world has had people coming out as Gay, like in the NFL and NBA.

And we have a President who is half African American, and a country less tolerant of bigotry as was seen in the backlash against Clive Bundy and the president of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team.

We as a collective human community are seeing more clearly the path into an Age of Aquarius, especially so after this Eclipse Season.

But keep in mind that the forces that want to keep the old ways and old age in power are still strong.    And there are many explosive events coming our way, events that will break down that which is blocking the path forward.

Be ready for events that will include violent conflicts in the world and for financial realities to shift and change.  When they do it will seem like we are going backwards and making no progress. Please remember then that it is part of the transformational process of clearing our old patterns, old beliefs, old ways of being.

We can see where we are going now, and the Age of Aquarius is in sight.  But get ready for the next 18 months or so to be intense with both world and personal events that will be a part of the transformation and healing needed to bring us to our New World.

This week on the 19th, Mars goes Direct and we move forward. Then the Sun moves into mercurial Gemini the next day May 20, to add more positive energy to our lives, energy that is mentally bright and seeking to communicate.

It begins a month that is good for learning and educating, for light social activities, for gaining new information and delivering information, for asking questions and answering questions, for diverse activities and much mental activity.  Be careful not to be overwhelmed or too scattered, and remember to stay grounded with all the mental activity going through you.

See you next week,

Leo

If you have the time please enjoy the youtube video 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

 

 

Wesak Full Moon in Scorpio and Astrology Forecast May 11-17

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 10, 2014 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

Powerful April, with its very important and intense planetary movements, is in our rear view mirror now.  For many it has been replaced by a kind of let down, feeling perhaps deflated after all the excitement.

Though the Cardinal Grand Cross is still in effect,  the strong energetic buzz has left, the center of the storm has passed.

Many are still trying to make sense of what happened in their lives the last couple of months, trying to gain clarity and find direction.

Keep in mind that Mars is still retrograde.  Focused, active, forward movement is still limited.  Mars goes back Direct on May 19. It has been retrograde since March 1.

So whatever was shaken up in your life in March/April is still settling in, and there is still time for you to ponder, reflect, and make sense of your life.

Mars retrograde suggests you may still not know what you truly want, where you want to go with your life.  And since Mars is in Libra, a sign that tends to weigh both sides of an issue, that adds to the potential indecision.

And Mars will stay in Libra until July 25, which means that even after Mars goes back Direct on May 19, and even after Mars triggers the Grand Cross in mid June, you may still be hanging back from total immersion in the new chapter of your life.

That does not mean you will need to wait that long to begin to see some light at the end of your personal tunnels.   Yet since Mars will be in Libra till July 25, and since Mercury will be retrograde from June 6-  July 1; it is best to not put too much pressure on your self to have it all together and to know exactly what needs to be done and where your life is going.

In the greater world, much is shifting at a very deep level. The United States’ natal Sun/Saturn square was activated off by the Grand Cross, and that same spot in the zodiac will be triggered again by the eclipses in the Autumn 2014 and Spring 2015.   And the Uranus/Pluto square will be joined by other planets again to also trigger that same spot in the zodiac that holds the USA Sun/Saturn square.

The balance of power is shifting in the world.   The eastern half of our globe contains cultures and countries that have experimented with more socialistic ideals of spreading the wealth with more equanimity.   And Pope Francis has also recently spoken out about creating a world that is financially more fair for all of us.

I do not believe we will build a totally socialistic world, but I do believe that as our world becomes more integrated and whole, we will find ways to bridge eastern and western values.

Some capitalism helps to motivate people to do their best with life accomplishments.  And some socialism helps to keep controls over desires for greed and power, and will take care of more people in the world.

After all the dust from coming conflicts settles, we will have the best of both worlds.  We will have more of a sense of unity, empathy and knowing we are all one family on the Earth, while at the same time honoring the authentic individuality of each member, each culture, each spiritual and sexual orientation, each individual way of life.

We will therefore have developed an Age of Aquarius, one of Diversity in Unity.  I believe the 2020’s will show us the mold has formed for this New Age.

There will still be much  to work out after that, but the Sun will have come up, so to speak, for this New World and Paradigm.

To get there,  there can be no more Empires running the world. Rome was the first at the beginning of the Pisces Age that is coming to a close.   And the Soviet Union and America are the last.

Those two recent empires represent on deeper levels an energetic desire to one day merge individualism with collectivism.

That day will come relatively soon, but not before a huge primal conflict between cultures blows up and brings an eventual catharsis and humbling.  A mass show of extraterrestrial visitation may also play a huge part in the transformation.

Then we will acknowledge our common humanity and build a new world as a result.

I suspect that the next 12-18 months will bring the most profound and most intense phase of the shift and transition into this new paradigm and age. The world will change is ways we have not seen during our lifetimes so far.

And each of our individual lives is shifting in alignment with this greater shift.  The deepest work for each of us is to learn to accept and honor our own and others’ distinct and authentic individuality, while at the same time learning more empathy and compassion for ourselves and one another.

And in the process we are learning we are all one family on our sacred Earth, and living in a meaningful Universe, with all the dots connected, and governed by universal laws like Love and Truth.

To get there in our consciousness, each of us needs to shed the blankets of  programming we have received from our families and cultures that keep us attached to dying values from a dying age.

This coming week May 11- May 17 is highlighted by increased intensity mid week from a Scorpio Full Moon and Venus in Aries activating the Grand Cross.

The Full Moon in Taurus/Scorpio is on May 14, 2014 at 3:16 PM EDT.  It is commonly called the Wesak Full Moon every year and many celebrate the Buddha’s birth then.

Finding calm and centeredness while facing life’s difficulties or intensities is a theme for this Full Moon.

And there should be greater intensity mid week with that Full Moon, but also from Venus triggering the 13 degrees of Cardinal signs from the exact Grand Cross of April 20-23.

Issues may be stirred up again, or at least there may be a feeling of climax or some signs of resolution from recent shifts and changes. Resist the energetic draw for power struggles or “tugs-of war” this week, and instead find a way to let your inner spiritual observer keep the calm.

See you next week,

Leo

If you have the time please enjoy the youtube video 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

 

 

 

On the Other Side of the Bridge and Astrology Forecast May 4-10

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 3, 2014 by spiritualtherapy

Leo Knighton Tallarico

The buzz of intensity from April’s most powerful planetary movements may have lessened now, but please keep in mind that the Grand Cross, though weakened,  is still intact this coming week.

We may feel like dusting ourselves off from the storm debris of April and moving on, but the aftermath and aftershocks are now a reality.

We have, however, crossed the bridge between chapters of our life, and we are on the other side- in our personal new worlds.

Whatever events will occur over the next several weeks will have a reference point to the shakeups of March and April 2014.  They will be the result of what shifted during that time period.

Many people have been experiencing rather dramatic breakdowns of what was not working anymore,  and/or breakthroughs out of stuck places and into new zones of consciousness, reality or behavior.

For some of you the changes may have been more subtle, but nevertheless your reality has been shifting in some way or other.

Collectively our human family has really been evolving at a core level the last couple of months, and the United States just began this last month what will be a very powerful transformation.

The energetic motivations to leave our status quo “normal” default internal positions have been most powerful.  We are being pushed into new consciousness and new lives so that we can move in alignment with a human evolutionary leap needed now.

The force of light from an Age of Aquarius is strong and it is wanting to move through each of our consciousness’s and lives.  Any blocks our consciousness or lives seek to maintain because of understandable needs to feel the security of familiarity, cannot last.

So of course there are breakdowns of that which cannot move forward as it is.  But for some who were ready the breakthroughs have been fast and powerful and sometimes even feeling quite magical.

The Universe is blowing its winds at your back if you are ready for change.   Issues that have previously seemed stuck beyond repair have recently found new pathways of resolution or liberation.

If instead you are still trying to fix your problems with the same old tried but not true efforts,  the level of frustration and failure can become overwhelming.

There are solutions, but you must be willing to go outside your usual maze of patterns that keep your consciousness in a box.

Open up and trust your heart to lead the way.  It may bring you more chaos and energies you find it difficult to control, but it will bring you to realignment with the Universe and your authentic soul Self.  And you will feel more alive again.

There is still time now, before Mars goes Direct on May 19, to take care of your self and to get in touch with what you truly want and desire for your self.   In relationships the balance between your needs and desires and what your partner or friend may want or desire can be found before Mars goes back Direct.  Mars retrograde for a couple more weeks can also give you a reality check on your personal will and how that affects others.   And of course yours or others’ anger issues can also be looked at more deeply during the Mars Retrograde period.

After May 19 there should be a feeling of being more ready to move forward in new ways, new ways that are aligned with this new chapter in your life.

In the greater world,  the conflict in Ukraine; the “peace” process between Israel and Palestine; the conflict in Syria, and the meetings being held with Iran over its nuclear issues were all stirred up during the Eclipse Season.  Issues with North Korea and conflicts between China and Japan/South Korea/Phillipines over territory were also exacerbated this last month.

Racial issues were also stirred up more with the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers and with Clive Bundy, while anti government issues were stirred up over grazing land for that same Clive Bundy in Nevada.

And very importantly, Benghazi has moved back front and center in the news as a previously unknown email was revealed. That email suggests that the government was lying about the terrorist attack that killed 4 Americans in order to win the presidential election in 2012.

That revelation could move all the way into desires for impeachment of the president.

Keep in mind that what ever was shaken up during the Eclipse/Grand Cross season has more importance than it may look like on the surface right now.

For instance the situation in Ukraine is much more than just a conflict between Russia and Ukraine.  Much of the world has a stake in how this turns out, similar to what has been happening in Syria.

But unlike Syria, there is an overt battle of wills going on between Russia and the United States that has the potential (especially so because of the planetary energies synchronizing with this conflict) to blow up into a world war.

Drastic events in personal lives have been happening in order to break out of personal paradigms, beliefs or habits that have been blocking the now very powerful frequencies of new consciousness of a new age.

And the greater world will also need more drastic events to unfold in order for us to have open doors into collective new consciousness for evolution into a new age.

These earth shaking and human changing events will soon become much stronger, and will stay strong at least over the next 18 months or so.

For the immediate week ahead, however,  we are in the waxing half of the lunar cycle begun at the Solar Eclipse New Moon on April 29. Change is still blowing in.

But at the same time it is very important now to take care of your self, nurture and heal your self, keep your self grounded and sane.

The changes are inevitable, but how you handle them is under your control.   If you add to your stress with blame and judgment, beating up your self or others, you are missing the opportunities now to open to healing and solution, to breakthroughs and new pathways.   It is healthy to take responsibility for what one may have done wrong, and to learn from one’s mistakes. But it is counterproductive and unhealthy to beat up your self or others for things not turning out how you wanted them to be.

Personal growth and evolution are dependent on each of us knowing we are on a human path that requires us to be learning as we go, not being perfect at any point along the way.

See you next week,

Leo

If you have the time please enjoy the youtube video 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