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Clearing Mental Skies as Mercury Goes Direct and Astrology Forecast June 29- July 5.

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 28, 2014 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

Our mental skies begin to clear up this week as Mercury goes back Direct this Tuesday July 1 at 8:50 AM EDT.   So for the few days leading up to this switch, Mercury will be slowing down more and more into Stationary position.

Then from that stationary position it goes back into Direct movement.  It will then take several more days before Mercury gets back to its usual speed again.  During this slow down period our mind begins to transition, and we may at times not know what to think or say.

Though clarity wants to begin to form during the transition time, especially the day it actually changes direction (July 1 this time), we may feel more confused than ever.

Mercury was changing directions on the night of the election between Bush and Gore in November 2000. I am sure you remember what that night was like:   Media announcers were going back and forth all night between naming Bush and Gore the winner.

It is not usually that dramatically confusing when Mercury changes directions, but you get the point.  Greater Mind is shifting, and sometimes it is difficult to know what is going on, to get a clear answer or direction.

So if possible, for any really important decision, it is best to wait a few days after Mercury goes back Direct to make sure which way the winds of Mind are blowing.

There is usually a feeling of relief when Mercury goes back Direct again, and this time is no different. When you add the Grand Cross this past spring, with the Eclipses and then Mercury Retrograde and the recent triggering of the Grand Cross again, it has been an especially intense and for many challenging time period.

And that is mirrored in the greater world, especially in Iraq and the Middle East, where the turmoil is on the verge of bringing complete chaos.  So many countries and religions are vying for power and control there, and on a deeper level the old and new world are in conflict with one another.

There is a world of equality developing, meaning a recognition that no person, race, religion, ethnicity or way of life is superior to any other.  In the eyes of the Universe and especially in the paradigm of an Age of Aquarius no entity has more value intrinsically than any other entity.

Our human egos need a hierarchical set of values, with some being better and deserving of more than others. In some cultures wealth is the measure, in others it is coloring or breeding. In others there is aristocracy, in others there is an actual caste system like in India.  In some families education makes you better or having a more prestigious job, or being better looking or being a Democrat or Republican or being an artist or intellectual, etc, etc.  In much of the world power, privilege, and wealth determines worth. In high school and beyond it is being popular or famous.

And all of us have our prejudices, and all of us have at one time or another felt inferior or superior to some one else.

This is what is transforming in our deeper consciousness.  We are moving into true Diversity in Unity, and this is only possible when one releases judgments and begins to accept that we are each different than one another but not better or worse.  The actor is no better than the janitor, the president is no better than the accountant.  Each, as in all nature, is actualizing their particular function and authentic purpose.  There is a balance in the Universe and each instrument in the Universe’s orchestra has a particular sound to contribute to the music of the spheres.

And the Aquarian Age is the opportunity for our human family to develop just such a culture, one aligned with the nonjudgmental “attitude” of our universe.  “All are created equal, with certain inalienable rights”.

So in each of our individual minds, hearts and consciousness, we are transforming to embody just such a paradigm.   And it is important to recognize this inner shift. And if you feel in your self esteem that you are lesser than anyone else, then your belief system has been programmed to believe some are better and some are worse than others in value.

If you cannot paint a picture or solve math problems or throw a football or look like a model in your family or your culture’s expectations, that does not make you lesser.   Your function and purpose in this life requires other talents. And when you own and respect those abilities, you will be on your way to a healthier self esteem and happier life.

So this week, as you come down more and more into the Cancer way of “just being”, you can nurture your self more and heal more from the recent intensity and confusion.

Mercury is going back Direct this week, and your mind and communications will get better and more clear.  You can begin to see the true picture and make your choices and decisions accordingly.

I know for many of you at this Cancer time of year family matters have picked up in importance.  This will continue for awhile, but at least you will see what is really going on more clearly, and you can act with more confidence.

In the greater world the turmoil will continue because we are in the throes of immense transformation for the next year or more.   The New World is wanting to form and the Old World is resistant to leaving, so to speak.  This will be worked out though time.

But in your own consciousness and life, which world are you in?  Are you truly committed to the New World?  Are you still sitting on the fence wanting it both ways?    Are you leading your life according to the values you believe in?   Are you making your decisions based on what is “normal” or what is authentically aligned for you?  Are you taking the path of least resistance even when it keeps you stuck?  Are you doing everything the same way over and over again, and nothing ever changes for the better, and yet you keep trying thinking it will change? It won’t till you get out of that box.

The next big turning point time after this week’s Mercury shift to Direct, will be in late July when Mars finally goes into Scorpio after around 8 months of being in “back and forth” Libra.  At the same time Jupiter will leave Cancer, where it stayed for a year and then enters Leo.  An at the same time there is a Leo New Moon. This will be on July 26.

After that the greater world will become even more intense with more important world events that will shift our world and move our human train of evolution forward another notch. You know you are alive at just the right time.

See you next week,

Leo

f 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

 

 

 

 

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Rays of Awakening and Astrology Forecast June 22-28

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on June 21, 2014 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

Today June 21 begins the passage into Summer 2014 in the Northern Hemisphere of Planet Earth.  Light and yang energies were at their zenith at the Summer Solstice moment, and now slowly but surely light and yang energies wane, while dark and yin increase.   But of course the light energies will nevertheless continue to dominate until Autumn Equinox when light and dark are equal.

So enjoy the bright and warm weather times now while they are here.  When the moment of Summer Solstice began at 6:51 AM EDT, simultaneously as always the Sun moved into Cancer, where it will stay for the next month.

Cancer time of year is a time to get back into one’s inner flow, and more distant from obligations and rules.   As it is “run” by the Moon, Cancer changes its mood often.  And  if one is too tied down by “shoulds and have-to” then one cannot truly change with one’s feelings and moods

So Cancer likes to feel safe and protected from the demands of the outside world, and it feels very protective of those it loves, especially those who are vulnerable and not as naturally functional in the pressures of the world, like children, the elderly, physically challenged or pets.

It is a good time this Cancer month to be with people you feel safe with, who feel like “family”.  It is a good time to nurture yourself and to nurture others also.

To be nurtured, one needs to be able to “just be”, not have to do so much.  “Who you are” is more important that “what you are” or “what you do” when you are feeling nurtured.  That is why one feels most nurtured with people that one can be “themselves” with.

These Cancer themes will be activated even more after the Cancer New Moon this week Friday the 27th at 4:08 AM EDT.    Make finding nurturance and emotional intimacy priorities for the coming month ahead, and go with your inner flow as much as possible.

This coming week also brings us to another trigger of the Grand Cross from the Spring of 2014, which is also a trigger of the Uranus/Pluto square.    That trigger is touched off because Mars is opposing Uranus this week. That means there is a spike in our progress and evolution, which causes an increase in energies and efforts to release and let go of that which needs to die.

When Mars triggered Pluto by square in mid June, it brought on more intense emotional energies and the explosive triggering of events in Iraq.  ISIS, an Al Qaeda group outgrowth, has taken over large swaths of both Syria and Iraq now and is felt as a grave threat by world powers.

As Mars opposes Uranus this coming week, it has the potential to trigger that conflict even more, as well as other events in the Middle East, especially in Israel, Lebanon, Syria, and Iran. Russia and Ukraine are also hotspots to be watched this week.

The coming chaos will motivate current world powers into more restrictive behavior, more needs for forced order, and more nationalism and potential fascism. This dynamic between chaos and order will become more prevalent as time goes by over the next 16-18 months.

Chaos versus order will be a theme for awhile in both personal and global affairs. That is because as old dysfunctional and dying structures fall, they create much disorder, and then there are attempts to hold onto whatever security one can find to keep feeling safe with what is familiar.

In your personal life if old ways of being become no longer viable, either because you let them go or they are taken away from you, there can be a deep sense of insecurity and even panic sometimes.  Then if you decide to overcompensate for this feeling of being out of control of your life by being too controlling and dominating of those in your life, you will have emotionally reacted in a way that is understandable but yet detrimental to you and others.

If you can find a place of trust and faith in your self and the Universe, and look to see that all is happening in a meaningful way, you will have less tendency to overreact.

I know that is difficult when you are feeling the pain and beginning to panic, but if you can find a peaceful place inside your self, through meditation or being in nature or being with counselors or friends who are nurturing and able to help you see the bigger picture, then you will temper the downfall and find some balance.

Mars opposite Uranus this week may help your needs for change by  bringing with it energies of awakening, taking you outside the usual boxes of thought and opening up lanes of liberation for you.  Surprises and flashes of insight and inventive thinking are more possible this week also.

The world is beginning to show signs of the big changes our human family is going to experience in order for us to enter the Age of Aquarius.   The old paradigm, the old rules are no longer working for us.   Those who are more privileged or do not care about the human values that bring out the “better angels” in each of us, will try to hold onto those old ways no matter what. Those who have become jaded and cynical expect the old paradigm to always exist. Those who have gone too deeply asleep will not be able to be awakened. Those who have accepted the old rules and do not question them will want to “hold on for dear life” to the old world.

But many people, enough to change this world, are hearing or will soon hear the trumpet calls for awakening.  These souls are the ones who know deep in their hearts that everything is connected in unity, that life has purpose and meaning, that Love and Truth are the pillars that hold up our Universe, and that we are alive now to be a part of the transition between Ages till we enter fully the Age of Aquarius.

See you next week as we get ready for Mercury going back Direct,

Leo

f 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

 

 

Breaking Down the Barriers and Astrology Forecast June 15-21

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 14, 2014 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

We have been going through a difficult time period as Mercury is Retrograde and Mars has been squaring Pluto.  Mars squaring Pluto has triggered the Cardinal Grand Cross from April and brought much intensity into our collective energy field.

Anger, irritability, and general emotional, mental and physical instability have been experienced by many.

In the greater world a most important development erupted this week.   Al Qaeda in Iraq has taken over a major city and a good portion of Iraq.   And that territorial gain adds and is contiguous to their territorial gains in Syria, potentially building a new Islamic state in the Middle East.

Though this is a quite frightening new potential in the Middle East, it is in the bigger picture part of the transition between ages.

We have often written about how the Middle East is of great importance in the transformation of the world, as it was the birthplace of most of the major religions of the world, and the birthplace of many of the early civilizations of the world.

And when you look closely at the Middle East, you can see how far that region has gone away from the early values and hopes of humanity.   Wars for Gods and resources and power betray the essence of what Christ or Mohammed taught and stood for.

We see now that Syria and Iraq and Libya have been breaking down into chaos and civil war.   Most of the Middle East’s national borders were carved out by western powers after World War I.  Iraq and Syria were both created by France and England then. Israel was a conceptual reality then and was brought into manifestation by western powers in 1948, a manifestation that angered the Arab residents who were part of and surrounding that newly created state.

Western powers subsequently controlled much of the Middle East through money and puppet regimes allied with these western powers.

Iran in 1979 had a revolution that was in large part a result of its desire to break its chains from the United States.

Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein were both funded by the CIA.  Osama Bin Laden was given this help in order to defeat the Soviet Union in Afghanistan.  Saddam Hussein’s funding was to assist Iraq in fighting Iran.  We later invaded both Afghanistan and Iraq and killed both Saddam Hussein and Bin Laden

Western powers have for a very long time interfered in the lives of people in the Middle East, and the current chaos and violence has a clear reference to that meddling.

Those old contrived borders are coming down, and a new Middle East is developing, The Arab Spring a few years ago is part of that transformation.

And in much of the rest of the world borders and allegiances are now being questioned. In the Ukraine there is a fight between those with allegiance to the western bloc and those with allegiance to Russia.

In the Far East, China is in disagreement with Japan, the Philippines,  and Viet Nam for islands and territory.

And in Europe and America there is much turmoil around immigration, around letting new people into the countries.  In Europe there is a great wave of nationalism and conservatism, as original residents of those countries resent newcomers, often with Islamic roots, who are changing the culture and competing for jobs.

The world is transforming in a big way and this force will strengthen more and more as we move into an Aquarian Age, an age of greater fairness and equality, of true Diversity in Unity.

And whatever way the nations evolve or borders change, no matter how the battle between chaos and order unfolds, we are moving inexorably into this Age of Aquarius.

We will likely eventually move more and more to local communities, communities that will be connected like an internet to other local communities around the globe.   Each entity will also contribute to the whole human community and the health of Mother Earth.  Yet such contribution will not need  be given because of guilt or being forced, but because of a sense of responsibility and love.

That responsibility and love, derived from feeling and knowing the connections, knowing we are one family on our sacred Earth, knowing all happens meaningfully, will in itself create our new world.

And first each of us must truly learn to love our self.  As we do that we build the foundation for all other love.  As we connect all our varied facets of self, without judgment; as we reclaim all our shadow parts in love; we learn what Diversity in Unity really means from the inside.

We were each created to unfold into our true potential, and in that potential contribute with all others to be a part of a worldwide human community.

We need to release our need to make some people or nations bad or evil, release our need to identify with being either a perpetrator or victim, predator or prey.

That is old consciousness, consciousness that separates us from our individual Wholeness, and separates us from our connections to All.

Break down the barriers of judgment that separate you from Wholeness.  Discriminate what or who is good or bad for your “health” and evolution right now, but stay out of the ultimate judgment of worth or blame.

Dark and Light, Yin and Yang, Male and Female, all encompassed in Wholeness. I am unique and different from you, with different preferences and priorities, different race or ethnic or sexual preference, but we are each a part of the Wholeness, each serving a different function in the community of human.   As we let go of the Ego notion that one person in essence is better or worse than anyone else, we enter more fully into the consciousness of the Age of Aquarius.

So this coming week, Mercury stays Retrograde and Mars continues to trigger the Cardinal Grand Cross.

I do believe, however, that some of the intensity will subside as the Full Moon passes and Mars leaves its square to Pluto.

And next Saturday June 21 at 6:51 AM EDT we reach the first moment of summer here in the Northern Hemisphere of the Earth. It is Summer Solstice and the zenith of light and yang energy.

We begin right after that moment of “high noon”, a gradual journey toward more dark minutes of the day, more yin energies.   Equal light and dark is at the Autumn Equinox and the most yin/dark time is at Winter Solstice.

With Mercury still Retrograde until July 1, there will likely still be draws to the past.  Do not act on such draws, instead see it as part of a process to reconnect you to memories, people, or values from your past.     Mercury Retrograde helps us to readjust our paradigm, change our focus, alter our perceptions.  But remember that after Mercury goes back Direct, you will readjusting again, bringing with you what you have learned during the Retrograde period.  Then soon a new clarity will show itself after Mercury goes back Direct.

The more you can detach and witness your life now, without judgment or falling into deep emotional pits, the better off you will be to making it through this time period.

See you next week,

Leo

f 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

 

 

 

 

Turning up the Rock and Roll Music and Astrology Forecast June 8-14

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 7, 2014 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

We have entered the Mercury Retrograde time period now.   It will last until July 1.

This could be an especially challenging Mercury Retrograde.  That is because Mars will continue to journey through Cardinal sign Libra until it triggers the transformational planets from the Cross: Uranus and Pluto, and also the  degrees of the Cardinal Grand Cross from last April.

It will in that process square transiting Pluto on June 14, touch the exact degrees of the Cardinal Grand Cross from April on June 16-17, and then on June 25 it opposes transiting Uranus.

Triggers are known to touch off issues that have not been fully resolved, and often times these issues can be brought back quite dramatically and intensely.  What came up for you during the March-May period of the Cross’ influence may come back for further processing, but long standing issues from the more long ago past may also come back as part of the Mercury Retrograde influence.

Often during Mercury Retrograde people or memories or dreams remind us of the past, and motivate us to relive sweet and/or bitter times.   Music may also serve the purpose of bringing back feelings or thoughts from days gone by.

Keep in mind that Mercury Retrograde is meant to shift our focus, shift our perceptions, change our mindset so that we can see with new eyes.

But that new sight will not be clear until after Mercury goes back Direct again.  So do not jump to any conclusions, make any rash decisions,  or shift your life direction until Mercury goes back Direct again in July.

That advice is especially pertinent this current Mercury Retrograde period, as the Cardinal Grand Cross will be triggered, potentially causing additional confusion and emotional turmoil.

The ability to find “logic” and objectivity in your usual ways may be compromised at this time.

So it is best if you can to retreat, reflect, and re-member. Use your imagination and heart more, as your left brain’s way of perceiving may not be operating as it usually does.

In the greater world tensions will increase over the next few weeks, and communication issues may get in the way of people truly understanding one another’s position.

There is a restructuring of our world going on now, and rebalancing of power. During the Cardinal Grand Cross influence of March through May, Russia was threatening Western interests in Ukraine, China was becoming more assertive about its interests, and Iran was in the spotlight working out its nuclear issues with world powers.

Israel and the USA were also more at odds with one another around the Palestinian issue, an issue that is now threatening to get more out of hand.

It would not take much now to touch off world storms that could get out of control.

But overall, there is a powerful wave of new light and energy that seeks to penetrate our collective and individual bodies and souls.   When there is a block that stops the light and energy from flowing through, there will then be issues that come up as red flags alerting us to make changes.

That can come in the form of physical problems, emotional upsets, or intense events in our individual lives.   And in the greater world  explosive or seemingly destructive events alert us to the knowledge that something is out of balance, unaligned, corrupted, diseased, and/or toxic, that needs to be healed and transformed.

For instance there are more and more incidents of people going crazy and perpetrating mass murder, in shopping malls, the workplace, schools, military bases, etc.

This is happening because of the dysfunctional and toxic paradigm we are living under, because of the lack of love and truth in our world, because our human priorities are out of whack, in that we care more about our material concerns and our security than we do about real human values.

The energies of the Age of Aquarius are powerful, but human stubbornness is powerful too.  We often fight with all our power to keep things just as they are, no matter what.

We cannot avoid the energies of change, however, especially now as they are so powerful.  But  we can choose to seek alignment with these changes and evolve, or we can instead choose to make our individual wills and egos more important.

Trust the process now, open your heart to the energies, and make intention to stay in your heart no matter what.  If you stay in your heart or at least do not stray for long, you will be able to listen: to others, to the Universe, and to your own deeper soul.

It is most important now, especially as we move through the potential confusion and chaos of Mercury Retrograde and other important aspects now, to let go to the Bigger Picture, even while you are crossing the T’s and dotting the I’s in your life. Do not be limited by the view of the little picture. There is meaning to all that is happening and the little voice inside your soul, the one you are in touch with while meditating or being in nature, will align you and connect you even and especially during life’s storms.

This week, besides Mercury going Retrograde, Neptune changes directions and goes Retrograde on Monday June 9.   So now and for the next several days, things may be more confusing and out of control.  But they also hold the potential for more synchronicity and magic too.

Neptune brings the flow of the inner tides through our consciousness, brings the music of the spheres through our hearts.

If you can stay surrendered and in your heart, not straining your brain for answers, open to the magic, you will be taken into the flow and into the connections that bring all together in Oneness.  There you will be shown the signs and symbols, the synchronicities, the magic.

All is possible, win/win is there for all disputes, all seeming problems have solution or at least meaning.

Later in the week, on Friday the 13th, there is a Full Moon in Sagittarius at 12:11 AM EDT. This particular Full Moon is always sorting through the facts and evidence for meaning and solution.  This Full Moon contains the Sun in Gemini and the Moon in Sagittarius. Gemini is about information and facts that are sometimes coming in a fast and scattered pace. Sagittarius is about finding meaning and solution. Gemini and Sagittarius, especially during Mercury Retrograde, can bring issues that are very challenging to make sense of at times.  Gemini is also mental activity and Sagittarius is intuition and inspiration.  So bringing those together to solve problems is important at this Full Moon.

Friday the 13th is sometimes presented in a superstitious way as scary or something to be worried about.  This goes back to a prejudice against the Feminine mysteries and Feminine power.  13 is number of the Feminine, as there are 13 lunar “months” of the year while only 12 solar ones. And if Christ had 13 disciples instead of 12, as many believe Mary Magdalene was the 13th, there would obviously be a new Feminine flavor to the Christ story.

And Friday in may cultures is represented by name as Venus Day like in Italian which is Venerdi or even in English which is Frieda Day or Friday, Frieda being a Goddess similar to Venus.

So celebrate the Feminine this Friday the 13th with the Full Moon.

And then on Saturday June 14 Mars begins to trigger the Grand Cross as it square Pluto

So with all the aspects going on,  you may be challenged to bring your consciousness and “talents” to the “next level”.

All in all we are now in for a ride into more lively,  interesting, spirit evoking energies that may also seem rather scattered, confusing and chaotic at times.

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