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2015: Year of Revolutionary and Evolutionary Change and Astrology Forecast December 28- January 3

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 27, 2014 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

2014 is coming to a close this week.  For most it has been a powerful year of change, transformational change into a new chapter of life.

New jobs, homes, relationships have manifested.   A new outlook on life, new spiritual perspectives and practices, awakenings, disillusionment, and breaking out of old programming are other ways change had been activated this past year.

The most important astrological event was the Cardinal Grand Cross last spring and early summer.  It combined with a couple of eclipses and Uranus square Pluto then also.

And in the autumn there were two more eclipses, and Uranus and Pluto were exactly square again.

In the greater world the Cardinal Grand Cross activated several prominent world events including the turmoil in Ukraine; the Ebola scare; the war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza; the advancement of ISIS in Iraq and Syria; the killing of unarmed black men in Ferguson, New York and elsewhere; and the serious attempts to resolve issues with Iran.

We let you know last winter that the Cardinal Grand Cross would initiate a most important phase of transformation into an Age of Aquarius.  And combined with the exact Uranus/Pluto square that has been lasting from 2012-1015, we would see our world go through immense change both personally and globally.

We also let you know that the Cardinal Grand Cross was very close to America’s natal Sun in Cancer from its birth chart of July 4, 1776.   That would mean the United States would begin its transformation into a more equal member of the world community, beginning to let go of its Superpower status at the head of a western Empire on Earth.  It means America will change greatly in very fundamental ways.

This change had only just begun at the Cardinal Grand Cross and eclipses in April 2014. We predicted that the world as we know it would be quite altered in the 18 months after the April 2014 aspects.

That takes us to Autumn 2015 and yes America’s economy and standing in the world will change dramatically during the next 10 or 11 months.

The Middle East will continue to be a focal point of change, and it could very well trigger a world war during these next several months.  But also it is possible instead, as we have seen with the negotiations with Iran and the opening of relations with Cuba, changes that are aligned with the Age of Aquarius may require no major conflicts or wars.

In personal lives there will be more movement toward letting go of old programming from society and family that keeps you stuck in old self defeating ways.

There will be more awakening to truths that will set you free of the chains of dysfunctional and toxic beliefs, attitudes and patterns.

You will be assisted by the Universe to leave relationships, homes, and career orientations that are not aligned with your authentic being and your true function in the world community.

Another powerful year of change is ahead.

And the most meaningful time period this year will be late winter and spring.   Uranus will make its last exact square to Pluto on March 16, followed closely by a very strong Spring Equinox Day that will include a Total Solar Eclipse in very late Pisces.

This is symbolic of great clearings and endings on the one hand, and very important fresh new winds of renewal. This will all be followed by another eclipse, a Total Lunar Eclipse in Aries/Libra that connects with the Uranus/Pluto square to form a powerful Cardinal T-Square, almost as important as the Cardinal Grand Cross.

These aspects in late winter and spring of 2015 can be looked at as “Grand Openings” into the full immersion of our human souls into the transition from a Pisces Age to a Age of Aquarius.

World Events that last into the summer of 2015 and beyond will change our world perhaps even more drastically than in 2014.

There will be no more holding onto the shore of the old ways without a great price to pay spiritually, psychologically and perhaps even physically.

The ways you have been changing to make your self healthier spiritually, mentally and physically will require a stronger commitment from you during the late winter and spring.

Sitting on the fence of two worlds will no longer work, as the fence is going to break down.

It will be a wonder-full year of shifting tides in 2015.

This coming week brings the culture’s symbolic date for changing years.

And it could be a very energized New Year’s Eve and Day as the waxing Moon this week lasts all the way to Sunday the 4th at the Full Moon in Cancer, which we will talk more about next week.

In addition to the waxing phase of the lunar cycle playing out at the transition between 2014 and 2015; there will also be a very spirited Mars in Aquarius opposite Jupiter in Leo then.

So the winds of increasing energy will blow in this week and January 1 is the day when Mars makes exact aspect to Jupiter.

Mars in Aquarius brings in  high energies with social consciousness and desires for social connection even if only on social media.   Jupiter in Leo brings inspiration into creative and open-hearted expression.  There is also a greater tendency to self focus with Jupiter in Leo.

Many people could even be rather manic with this aspect, and this may cause leaps into what could bring trouble.  In the greater world this could translate into individuals or groups leaping into dangerous adventures.

Allow yourself to feel joy and positive vibes, but be careful not to leap before you look.

Next week’s Full Moon in Cancer will include both Uranus and especially Pluto in its signature, so this could be a week of change too.

Remember also that we are in Sun in Capricorn time of year, so of course resolutions are in order.  Also Sun in Capricorn means we can make plans to manifest our dreams or ideas now.  That will require, however, concrete plans, organization, discipline, and structured steps to implementing the plan.

Many people demonize Capricorn’s ruling planet, Saturn.  But Saturn represents the gravitational pull to keep free spirits here on Earth to fulfill their purpose in a given lifetime.

So use this Capricorn time of year to take full responsibility for your life and hence out of victim mentality.  That will make Saturn as your servant, not your tormenter any longer.

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..

Please feel free to find my services on my websitehttp://www.spiritualrenaissance.com.  You can sign up for our newsletter there.

Leo Knighton Tallarico has been a full time professional astrologer, spiritual guide, counselor, and writer for 29 years

 

 

Moving Toward the Light and Astrology Forecast December 21-27

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 20, 2014 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

We experience an important turning point at the Winter Solstice on December 21 at 6:03 PM EST.   And that annual turning point toward more light has more importance than usual as there is a New Moon in Capricorn also on the 21st, at 8:36 PM EST.  

Adding to the importance of this year’s Winter Solstice day is the fact that the transformational planet of awakening, Uranus, will change directions and go Direct that same day- at 5:45 PM EST.

All of these events happen within three hours of one another.  So it will be an especially good time then to be present, to meditate or at least stay aware of this shift.

Last weekend an exact Uranus/Pluto square was experienced in a very profound and powerful way by many people.

There was much intensity and even turmoil for many then.  Emotions were brought up to the surface and expressed.   Truth was spoken and in some cases there was a real breakdown of old thinking or ways of being.

Then afterwards there were breakthroughs and awakenings for some, and for others a facing of some core truths that were difficult to handle.

Much of the intensity has lifted for many now, and there has been a clearing and a greater acceptance of what is real and true.

Now at the Winter Solstice, which will bring an end to the move toward darker days, we feel the turning toward more hope for the future.

But remember that the Winter Solstice brings the Sun into Capricorn, and not long after that the Moon joins the Sun in Capricorn to create a New Moon.

So there are new beginnings and movement forward, but Capricorn is not about immediate gratification or fast movement, and is instead about the long haul, discipline, planning, and a slow building toward one’s goals.

It is true that Uranus, which will also be prominent on the Winter Solstice, is more lightning like energetically, and hence brings a feeling that one has broken some chains, woken up, and is liberated.

Even if you are feeling that, keep aware that even though Uranus is bringing you a quick inspiration or idea or sense of direction, there will be much work to go through and the results are unknown.

It will be a very good time around the Winter Solstice to make intentions and yes even resolutions, but making things stick and truly manifest will take effort and commitment to the process.

These are very transformational times and often now your heart and soul may not agree with what you think is the correct or safest thing to do.

That issue will need to be worked out through time.  It is true that during times of great change as we are experiencing now (and will continue to experience for quite awhile longer) that one’s heart and soul need to lead the way. That is because our heart and soul are connected to the energies that are moving through our world and through us.

But we each need to work on the apparent contradiction between what the heart and soul feel they are driven toward and what will apparently keep our lives feeling safe and secure.

Perhaps you will need to make the drastic change your heart is opening up to, but it is also possible your heart has merely let you know you that you have been asleep and detached from your passions.

You may still be able to bring some heart back into your current situation, or at least find some balance between the seeming opposites.

The energies in Capricorn tell us we will likely need to trust time to bring us the answers at the right time.

Our human family is truly taking a collective ride into new territory together.   Though many will instead say that there is never anything new under the Sun, that history always repeats itself, and that “Groundhog Day” repeat performances is all we can ever expect; they are dead wrong as there is a New Age we are rapidly moving toward.

And the changes will accelerate, especially as we move through late Winter and Spring 2015.

Uranus will square Pluto one more time, on March 16 2015.  A few days later, on the day of Spring Equinox March 20, there will be the first of two eclipses in a row.

Not only will be that be a very powerful and meaningful day, but it will also give a signature of deep transformational change for Spring Season 2015.

In April 2014 there was a Cardinal Grand Cross with Uranus and Pluto mixed within. There were also two eclipses that month.

And the Grand Cross triggered the USA Natal Chart from July 4 1776, as it was at the same exact Cardinal degree as the USA Sun placement that day- 13+ degrees of Cancer.

So there is growingly clearer view of the great changes the USA is going through in order for it to be aligned with the energies and realities of the Age of Aquarius.

Aquarius is about equality and Diversity within Unity.  There can be no Empires or Superpowers in an Age of Aquarius.

There is breaking down of the notion of superiority and privilege, and a greater sense that “we are all in this together”.

Much worldwide change will be triggered by events in the Middle East, and the economy is destined to be drastically changed as well.

With Cuba now being brought into more normal relations with the USA and west, with Iran being brought more into normality with the rest of the world, with Palestine being more and more accepted as its own state, there is much positive movement toward an Age Of Aquarius,equality, and Diversity in Unity.

There is also much awakening toward the need for even greater civil rights and fairness for African Americans, Hispanics and the Gay/Lesbian community. And of course there is a great need to understand the painful plight of so many women around the world.  Ane men are also caught in the chains of conditioning from the old paradigm, dying in wars that are most often fought for monied interests and the privileged.

But there are also many powerful forces that oppose such attempts at reconciliation, justice, and unity. And there is a real culture war developing between many in the Muslim world and the Judeo-Christian world.   And there are many who want the old world to stay at it is, or even to go back to an earlier time.

So during these times of transition, most especially when powerful planetary movements are erupting like Uranus Square Pluto, there will be much light coming through to awaken people to new consciousness and ways of being with one another on Planet Earth.

But there will also be much resistance to the new energies and new world.

That is like worlds colliding, bringing with it big breakdowns and huge breakthroughs.

And in each of our individual lives, we are experiencing similar breakdowns and breakthroughs.

If you truly are staying present and aware, open in your heart and mind, trusting the Universe and your soul’s journey, you will take the ride to your best and authentic self, to more authentic relationships too.

You will also see more synchronicities, signs from the Universe, and magic.

But you may also experience some pain as you resist the new energies, or as you watch old chapters and people or pets from those old chapters die or leave. You may feel anger, grief, being alone, confusion, and disorientation.  But you will be alive and evolving, and being part of a larger community of souls who are transforming just like you.

We are co-creating a new world together and bringing all the opposites together with truth as our guide.

Turn toward the light now as we move through a most important Winter Solstice this year. There is hope if you open your heart to receive it.

See you next week,

Leo

The Autumn Eclipse Season Forecast is ready to viewhttp://youtu.be/TlfOl6KAup0 .

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 my services on my websitehttp://www.spiritualrenaissance.com.  You can sign up for our newsletter there.

Leo Knighton Tallarico has been a full time professional astrologer, spiritual guide, counselor, and writer for 29 years

 

 

Mother in the Dark and Astrology Forecast December 14-20

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , on December 13, 2014 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

The important and powerfully transformational Uranus/Pluto square is exact on December 14/15.

Old phases of our life continue to die as we open to the new.  We sometimes struggle in the transition.

As I have been writing, I received a call telling me our cat Emily is now in the process of dying today. We are letting her die naturally at home, and the vet said she is very close to leaving this dimension.

She is over 18 years old, and her death reminds me of a whole phase of my life that she has been a part of.   This event helps to clarify the chapter that is ending and what may be beginning.   As has been for me with Emily, deeper issues may come to us in the form of outer events and/or through inner soul stirrings coming to the surface of our consciousness.

Let yourself feel and go deeper, and let your mind wander where it wants to go naturally in reflection.  That allows your soul to join your mind in the experience of a transition.

Uranus and Pluto now are helping us through the transition and helping to transform our lives in alignment with the great shifting tides of change happening in our greater world as well.

Uranus awakens, takes us outside our usual boxes of limited thought or bubbles of escapism.

Uranus can bring events or thoughts into our lives with often lightning like speed and sometimes with shock value.   Though at the time it may bring what is seemingly unwanted, it nevertheless has the effect of liberating us from limiting situations and old attitudes. We can connect the dots of our life better as a result.

Pluto causes intensity and primal emotions to be aroused, and brings up issues that may have been previously buried in the corners of our psyche and mind.

Together these two planets may bring crisis of one sort or another.  In the process of said crisis, we are usually challenged to let go and release on the one hand.  And on the other hand we are being pushed forward in our consciousness and in our lives.  The death today of Emily is doing just that, as sad as it is too.

We have talked many times of how this year has been about endings, deaths of old chapters in our lives.  It has been also about entering new seasons of our lives, about opening to new ideas, new beliefs and new ways.

This exact square of Uranus and Pluto, the 6th of 7 that are occurring from 2012-2015, are bringing revolutionary and evolutionary times both globally and personally.

If we are still hanging onto keeping things the same or going back to “normal”,  we may be quite frustrated or disappointed.    There are new beginnings wanting to be born, a new normal on its way.

Uranus and Pluto were in exact conjunction in 1965-66, and this brought on the important shifts of consciousness and ways of living for the ’60s revolutionary times.

It is no mere coincidence that racial issues are being stoked again as in the ’60s, and obviously it is because the job was not completed back then.   Women’s issues are front and center also, in part because of the allegations against Bill Cosby and his alleged abusive treatment of many women.

The song “The Dawning of the Age of Aquarius” was popular back in the ’60s when inspiration of a a new and better way to be on this Earth in human community was shining brightly through all the chaos and darkness.

And personal lives were going through so much as well. Relationships were often feeling not right anymore, jobs and careers were losing their sense of purpose.  Families were becoming more emotionally volatile as individuals were not always seeing “eye-to eye” anymore about important personal and global issues. The same is happening again for many as we are collectively awakening to Truth and Love.

And now as we experience another exact Uranus/Neptune aspect over the next few days, many are feeling the tides of change.  Some are feeling this as their emotions are stronger or more chaotic. Others are feeling these shifts in their nervous systems being more stressed or in their bodies, with various aches, pains, or discomforts.

If so, tune in to the emotional component if you can, the memories and visuals, the issues that need healing or resolution.

This is a turning point period of time, with Uranus square Pluto exact again.  And remember that we are moving through darker days now on the way to Winter Solstice 2014.  And we are also in the darker half of the lunar cycle, since we moved past the half way point at the Full Moon last week.

Then later this weekend we enter the last quarter Moon phase, as the Moon’s reflected light gets more and more dim.

If you feel the need to be alone and in a protected place, do it.  If you feel the need to go deeper into your feelings, do it. If you feel the need to grieve, please do it.

After Uranus squares Pluto during the last quarter Moon phase, and as we go darker toward the Winter Solstice, we are being held by the Great Mother’s comforting arms.

Many tend to feel depressed at this time of year, in large part because of the darkening of the light; but if you can allow the organic process to unfold and can feel the Divine Feminine holding your soul, you may be able to sense the turning to the light that is coming at the Winter Solstice.

The Winter Solstice, which brings the Sun into Capricorn, will be on December 21 at 6:03 PM EST.  The New Moon in Capricorn, which brings the Sun and Moon together in Capricorn with new beginnings, will be on the 21st at 8:36 PM EST.

We will be seeing the light at the end of the tunnel then.  And to synchronize with that Solstice and New Moon on the 21st will be transformational awakener Uranus going back Direct.

Its energy of awakening is perfect as we also awaken to the turning to more light at both the Solstice and New Moon.

So as you allow yourself to go deeper in your feelings and to perhaps feel some of your own darkness, it is best to do so in some type of meditation or reflection.

If instead during these darkening times you feel seduced by your inner demons or old self-hating stories, let them gently go and replace them with a surrender to the Feminine side of the Divine, one that holds you and reassures you that you are loved for being just who you are, no matter what the circumstances.

Till next week,

Leo

The Autumn Eclipse Season Forecast is ready to viewhttp://youtu.be/TlfOl6KAup0 .

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 my services on my websitehttp://www.spiritualrenaissance.com.  You can sign up for our newsletter there.

Leo Knighton Tallarico has been a full time professional astrologer, spiritual guide, counselor, and writer for 29 years

 

 

To Be or Not to Be and Astrology Forecast December 7-14.

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 6, 2014 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

Today Saturday December 6 brings us a Full Moon in Sagittarius/Gemini at 7:27 AM EST.    So leading up to this Full Moon energies have been rising.   Sagittarius is fire and Gemini is air, so both of these signs go “up and out”, not “down and in”.   It therefore is a yang-like Full Moon, extroverted by nature.

And of course Full Moons are energized not matter what the signs involved.  After Full Moons, however, we enter the waning Moon phase of the lunar cycle.  In other words energies slow down and are more tempered.

This Full Moon has brought some hope, new ideas, and animated conversations to many.  Some may also actually feel as if they have turned a corner and begun to shed some negative feelings and thoughts.

Perhaps there is even a sense of rebirth for some.  It is a rather complicated time, however, planetarily speaking.

That is because as energies have been rising with the approaching Full Moon, at the same time we are moving down into the Winter Solstice.  And in so doing, we are moving into darker days.

Winter Solstice is the turning point when dark minutes have reached their zenith and light minutes begin to increase.

So at this time of year, many are feeling a need to put the proverbial blanket over their heads and retreat to their inner domain. They need to feel their feelings, to be alone, to contemplate and reflect.

At the same time the Sun in Sagittarius brings fiery enthusiasm that connects well with holiday spirit.

Then comes the Sagittarius/Gemini Full Moon and energies are wanting to rise even more.  Jupiter changing directions and going retrograde on Monday December 8 brings even more enthusiasm.

But of course at the same time we are being pulled downward by Winter Solstice on the way, and days getting darker and colder.

And the mixed up energetics now can cause anxiety, especially so with the rush and push and materialism of the holiday season.

And this year, unlike other years when this same up and down dynamic plays out, making many to feel kind of “bi-polar”; we additionally have a most powerful Uranus square Pluto aspect coming on December 14/15. 

This highly transformational square has been especially strong this year as it formed with the Cardinal Grand Cross and the eclipses.

We have been motivated to leave behind old ways and chapters of our lives, old self defeating attitudes and beliefs.  At the same time we have been trying to acclimate to new experiences, new phases of our lives.

And now as we bring in this next exact square of Uranus and Pluto on December 14/15, we are facing another turning point.  This square is only a few days before the Winter Solstice on December 21, making the Uranus/Pluto square more meaningful.

And this Winter Solstice is more important than usual as it forms a New Moon in Capricorn that day, and contains the wake-up call of Uranus going direct that day also. More on this in a later week.

What does it all mean as we get closer to ending a most powerful year of change in 2014?

Well all transformational challenges bring us to choices. Outcomes are not necessarily preordained.  We humans make choices, choices that affect how are lives will then go.

And the most important choice at every big transformational turning point is the question of “To Be or Not to Be”?

Do I choose to live, to have life, to see my rough and challenging events as meaningful on my road of personal evolution- or not?

Was the breakup of my relationship, the loss of my job, the sickness I incurred, the loss of my pet, etc,  challenges to growth,  endings and beginnings of new seasons of life,  transformational turning points,  times to release that which was not right for me anymore, and times for rebirth into a more authentic and meaningful life?

Or do I decide I am a victim, life is hopeless, I am a failure, I have wasted my life, I will never break bad patterns, never have a good life, and feel stuck and defeated?

What the Universe brings to us may not be within our control, but what we do with it is.  By not falling into victimhood, we empower ourselves and change our lives.  We then set a foundation for having the Universe bring us better events in the future, as the law of attraction shifts for the better.

On a deeper level of our consciousness we can see the glass of life as half full instead of half empty. It is often a very subtle shift deep inside, but that shift is ultimately earth shaking and can move mountains.

Its roots are in love instead of fear, trust and faith instead of cynicism.

So this time period between now and winter solstice is important mentally and spiritually, as we decide on positive transformation or a sliding downward.

In the greater world there has been so much shaking up this year, and it is so easy to get discouraged and depressed about it.  It is so easy to be cynical about our world.

Our government is dysfunctional and our society often seems to be not connected to our better human values.

There are growing threats from Islamic State and Al Queda.   The Middle East seems more messed up than ever.  And lately the problems of race in America seem worse than ever.

All at once it has come to our mass attention how black men who are unarmed can be killed by police. It should make no difference whether they have previous felony convictions or not.  And the black men in New York and Ferguson committed mainly minor offenses like selling illegal cigarettes.

And even if they refused to listen to police commands, did they deserve to die as a result?  Does an unarmed man, like the one in Ferguson, need 12 bullets fired at him, six of which hit him?

Does not a man in New York, who is also unarmed, and pleading that he is choking and cannot breathe, deserve to be let go of the choke hold so he can breathe?

And why do so many black men fill our prisons, often for only drug offenses? How can we not see the prejudice that has tried to emasculate these men since slavery?  How can we not admit to ourselves that there is tendency to see black men as criminals, and to treat them as such?

How can we not see that when you treat people as if they are mean dogs, then they will show you just what you want to see?

Do you believe black men are bad by nature?  And that is why they fill up our prisons?  Or can we see a bigger picture of a society needing a big overhaul of consciousness and behavior around race relations?

And yes it is true that prejudice goes both ways and that so many blacks have hatred for whites too.  But who has been in power all these years?  Who has abused that power going all the way back to slavery?

In a new age of equality and Diversity in Unity, we will heal these wounds; and hopefully these current events will help us to do so.

There is a dialogue going on now that can be a motivation for healing and better equality.

The Universe is bringing us these issues, so we can decide what we will think and what we will feel and what we will do for change.  As has been previously stated, we are at an important turning point now.

And even if you agree that the police and society have been unfair to black men, it would not be aligned to hate the police and white authorities as a result.

In the Old Age there is a need to fight against enemies and to make some people superior and better than others.   And it is those old paradigm values that need to change.  The police are not bad in themselves, but instead are reflections of a societal attitude to make some people better than others and to create enemies of the system and state who must be crushed.

And yes if you are seeing more emphasis on police and military, you may be worried about a growing police state.  That police state represents our collective desire to keep the old paradigm alive, to feel secure, and to keep the supposed threats controlled.

But there is the light of the new world and new paradigm trying to penetrate the dark stuck blocks of the old world.  Let it in. Open to that which brings love and light. As you do, you will feel better and safer than you imagined.

As we shift our collective consciousness to equality and knowing we are all in the same family,  we can build a world aligned with the Age of Aquarius.

See you next week,

Leo

The Autumn Eclipse Season Forecast is ready to viewhttp://youtu.be/TlfOl6KAup0 .

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 my services on my websitehttp://www.spiritualrenaissance.com.  You can sign up for our newsletter there.

Leo Knighton Tallarico has been a full time professional astrologer, spiritual guide, counselor, and writer for 29 years