Archive for June, 2015

Heart connections and Astrology Forecast June 26- July 4.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 27, 2015 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

This week has some spirited heart energies moving through that should pick up the pace of creative expression and positive transformational change.

After the Moon moves into lively Sagittarius late Sunday (where it stays until early Wednesday), heart centered Venus in Leo makes relatively graceful connections with both Uranus and Jupiter.

And on Wednesday at 1:32 PM EDT there is a Capricorn Full Moon that holds Neptune in its signature.

Early Monday June 29 Venus in Leo trines Uranus in Aries, triggering the Uranus/Pluto square and Jupiter/Uranus trine.  That means that more positive change will be opened up though relational interactions.   This aspect will be felt for several days leading up to and after the exact meeting.

Then on Wednesday before the Full Moon, Venus in Leo makes another connection- this time a favorable conjunction with Jupiter in Leo.

This is a good week for experiencing strong heart connections with others.  Some of these heart connections may be unexpected, some may up the knowing of connections already felt.

On our road through transformation into an Age of Aquarius, which has been picking up speed in 2014/15;  we need to be more open hearted, trusting the connections that come through our hearts, which are gateways to our souls.

It is best not to label the connections too soon.  Some automatically go to sex or romance when their heart feels a strong connection with someone else.

But that might not be the reason the Universe is bringing you such a strong heart connection.  There are so many possibilities for the hearts merging.

Sometimes it is because you have things to learn from another, things to give to one another.  Sometimes there may be past life recognition that may require further investigation.

Sometimes this person you are feeling heart connection with is meant to be a catalyst for transformational change in your life.  And yes sometimes a sexual and/or romantic involvement may be the stimulant needed for such transformation.

What do you do if you are living a stable, comfortable life, in a committed relationship; and then this powerful heart connection penetrates your soul ?

In pre ’60s culture, people would stay in their stable lives and relationships no matter what.  Perhaps they would have an affair but still stay in the relationship.  Then the ’60s seemed to give people the permission to follow their hearts, even if it meant breaking up relationships and families.

Now there are powerful transformational winds of change again, similar to the ’60s and ’70s.

People have been opening to natural heart and soul connections more readily again lately.  They are even more open to gay or bisexual behavior now, transexual, polyamorous, and open relationships.

This is because there is such strong energy moving through to trust your heart and be true to your authentic being.  But there should be a warning label on these connections:  this relationship or lifestyle will break down your old status quo and suck you into a whirlpool of enormous change.

Yet that might be exactly what you need to grow and evolve, to move out of ego control, and to connect more authentically with your true Self and life purposes.

Trust your heart, but consult with your head.  Use the relationship between them to get the clarity you need.   But of course sometimes the power of the heart connection leaves you no choice but to follow it.  Those kind of connections give no real choice at all, but they do not happen all the time.  When they do, the power of divine Love is making a powerful statement that cannot be denied even if it will disrupt one’s whole life.

It may be wise to have an astrological or other kind of consultation during these kind of crises, so you can get to the deeper meaning of the heart connection and the crossroads you are facing.

Heart connections this week may also be just light and fun ones, ones that promote creative expression. That creative expression will be conducive to your transformational growth. It may help you to better know your authentic self.  Creativity from a heart space almost always opens a doorway into self knowledge.

After Venus makes conjunction with Jupiter in Leo on Wednesday July 1,  there will be a Full Moon in Capricorn.

A Full Moon in Capricorn always has the Sun in Cancer exactly opposite the Moon in Capricorn.  Cancer is our inner personal orientation, while Capricorn is our more outer directed impersonal orientation.

Cancer seeks a safe unconditional setting or personal connection that allows it to be able to be itself naturally and organically.

Capricorn cares more about accomplishment and task oriented projects that require planning and discipline.

Cancer cares more about nurturance and moving wherever its feelings dispose it toward. It does not like set obligations, outer world responsibilities or any “shoulds”.

Capricorn values getting things done efficiently and so has no time for moods or feeling swings.

So now at the Full Moon in Cancer/Capricorn it may be a good time to become more aware of how you balance outer responsibilities or career choices with personal home and family considerations.

And do you need more time to “just be” without judging yourself?  Or conversely do you need to “step up to the plate” and do what you have to do even if you do not feel like it?

There will be a strong Neptune connection in this Capricorn Full Moon,  as it trines the Sun and sextiles the Moon.  This suggests a need to surrender to the flow and magic around this Full Moon. Don’t try to figure it all out in your head.  Let clarity unfold instead, in its proper timing.

With Neptune being strong in this lunation, there may be some confusion, so again let go and just let it all be processed later.

On the global scene, there is a deadline this week to come to an agreement with Iran around its nuclear program.  As I write this, there are some big bones of contention still, but most who are directly involved do desire a solution.

The planetary confusion mid week may force a continuation of talks beyond the June 30 deadline, or at least much confusion about what exactly has been agreed to.

And there is no agreement in Greece on its economy.  The latest is that there will be a referendum put to the people to decide on its financial fate.  The economic health of Europe and much of the world are dependent on Greece.

And there was a big sign that the light of the Age of Aquarius in shining through more brightly now as the Supreme Court of the USA made a decision that makes Gay marriage a law of the land.

July will pick up the pace of transformational change again, especially mid to late July and into early August.  A major turning point will develop during that time period.

Enjoy what could be a rather magical week if you are in the flow.

Till next week,

Leo

I have created a new YouTube presentation for the Spring Portal.

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 30 years.

Family Matters and Astrology Forecast June 21-27

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on June 20, 2015 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

Sunday June 21 brings us an annual turning point.    This year Summer Solstice is on the 21st at 12:38 PM EDT.

Summer Solstice brings us to the zenith of light moments in the day.  After that darkness begins to increase every day- until Autumn Equinox when light and dark, yin and yang are equal.   After that dark yin minutes get greater than light yang minutes- until Winter Solstice when dark has reached its zenith and light begins to increase- until Spring Equinox when all is equal again but moving toward the light.

So now here in the Northern Hemisphere of Earth we get excited for the fact that nature is at its fullness and warm weather has arrived for awhile.

But you may also feel a subtle tug into your feelings and soul.  Summer Solstice brings the Sun into the sign Cancer for a month.

The sign Cancer is ruled by the Moon, and as such it is soulful and feeling oriented, concerned more with inner values than outer striving, and resonates with nurturing and being nurtured.

Society is always pushing us to live up to something, to accomplish, to meet obligations, and to make of most importance our relationship to the material world.

But there is a need in each of us to “just be”, to move with our moods, to protect ourselves from a cold often cruel world, and most especially to care for those who are more vulnerable-  like children, the elderly or disabled.

The sign Cancer is more inner directed with its caring values and values of how we treat one another.   We each need downtime, time to forget the responsibilities out in the world.  We each need time for our personal needs to be met and for more emotional intimacy.

Cancer likes close relationships, often “two peas in a pod” type relationships.  But Cancer is sensitive to rejection or abandonment and if it feels it is being treated badly it will stop trusting and go hide in its crab shell.  It will stay there and protect itself even more, until it can trust again.

Cancer also is a sign of “woman” and of Mother, and ironically this year in the USA it is Fathers Day as the Sun moves into Cancer.

Family issues often get more intense during Sun in Cancer time, so be ready for the dysfunctions to open up, for family drama, but also healthy needs to be with family members.

More and more people are leaving the traditional concept of family as we enter the Age of Aquarius.

For those people bloodline is not as important as connecting with one’s soul family, the people who we feel “at home” with.

On Monday June 22, the day after Summer Solstice, Jupiter in Leo makes an exact trine to Uranus in Aries.  This a very fiery combination that can send some into new adventures and explorations; while others will use this to help them get outside any “boxes” of limitation they find themselves in.

There may be a strong desire to get out of boredom or “same old, same old” and to end patterns of thought and behavior that keep one stuck.

The Sun in Cancer movement wants to feel safe however, so you may face an inner conflict between leaping forward and following your heart and intuition on the one hand- against a need to feel safe and cozily secure in familiar surroundings on the other hand.

Family, whatever that means for each individual, is meant to be a protected resting place where one can feel safe to “be oneself” without judgment or being mocked and shamed.

Then one can feel more able, after such nurturing, to tackle a challenging world.

But  all too often now blood family is a toxic place to be.  Some families put individual family members in rigid roles to fit family needs or to be a convenient scapegoat to load family shadows upon.  Family members compete with one another for favor, and money and material needs become of utmost importance.

Many families are merely microcosms for the society we live in, programming its family members with cultural values that are tearing our human family and Earth apart.

Families often teach that some people are better than others, that competition and winning against others is a high value to achieve.

Families are often pitted against one another and family gossip puts down people who do not live up to the family and societal judgments of how people should be.

Families often teach, as does our culture, that relationships are based on what each person can get from another.     Relationship turns into negotiation for getting one’s needs met instead of letting the love in one’s heart lead the way.

True heart connection does not need to see who is getting the short stick from a relationship and does not keep score.

Of course if you are constantly giving more than receiving there is no real two way heart connection happening.  The two way heart connection happens in love however.

Of course there are times in any relationship when individuals lose heart connection and then can fall into co-dependent ways of connecting.  But if that lasts too long the love leaves for good.

And in the greater world we project our family needs out to larger groups like nation or religion or ethnicity or race.   Our family or country or sexual orientation or race is better than your family or nation or race, etc.

And then that  becomes judgment or making of enemy or hatred to other “families”

There has been so much separation of our American family because of race lately, even as we elected an African American president.   It is as if the civil war from Lincoln’s time is back as an issue in our collective American consciousness.

And the root of this separation began with a “white” attitude that it is superior to the “black” race. That must be so as it was a required attitude for slavery.  America’s high minded value of “all created equal” met the evil value of using those who one feels are inferior for one’s own gain.

No matter where you stand on the race question in America, it is important to know that the only “immigrants” who were forced here and put into slavery are black Africans.

Though many generations have gone past since then, America has never truly consciously dealt with this horrible era in its evolution.

And some people still believe they are superior and are still filled with judgment and hate for the attitudes taken on by uppity inferiors.

Moving into an Age of Aquarius, it is essential that we see all our human members as equal members of the same Family- all different but equal and ONE.  All men and women are created equal in the eyes of God(ess) or Universe.  And this is not just about America.   We all need to KNOW we are members of the same human family, all over the world, regardless of our difference by race, nation, sexual orientation or lifestyle.  And we need to know it soon.

The storms will be getting much stronger, and we either go into survival mode and aggressively grab everything we can for “our family”,  or we come together to heal our separations and heal this Earth and our whole human family.

For now, however, get some protected nurturance as the Sun moves into Cancer.  Go inside and collect your self and heal from such a challenging spring season that has just passed.   Come together with those who you can be your self with, who you feel at home with.  Take care of your personal needs and protect yourself and loved ones from toxic energies and people.  Rest before the winds of change pick up again soon.

Till next week,

Leo

I have created a new YouTube presentation for the Spring Portal.

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 30 years.

Streams Merging and Astrology Forecast June 14-20.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 13, 2015 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

Many people felt a great sigh of relief when Mercury went back Direct on Thursday June 11.  People who did not know about Mercury going direct last week also stated they felt better and did not know why.

This was a very intense Mercury Retrograde period that just passed, more challenging than usual.    The Full Moon in Sagittarius square Neptune on June 2 complicated matters and intensified them.  It sent some minds and hearts into new orbits.

Many spoke of their hearts cracking open, or of being thrust into new zones of consciousness that did not connect with their usual sense of personal reality.  Some even spoke of being split inside into two different realities.

There is a sense now that something very important is shifting, that the Spring Portal that opened this year is ready for us and our new consciousness to come streaming through.

Life will never be the same again as we allow ourselves to let go of the shore and take the voyage.

The power of the river’s rushing waters will be too strong for many to hold onto the old reality.  The new reality stream and old reality stream will naturally merge together when we let go of that shore.

But for others it will be white knuckles from the firm grip of holding on.

Mercury is direct now and will be back to normal speed not long after the New Moon in Gemini.  That new moon will bring even stronger waves to motivate us to move forward.

Since the New Moon is in Gemini,  it makes sense for talk or communication to be the next step forward.  Come out of your personal closet space now and share what you know to be true for you.

By talking it out or writing it down you will make it real.   And maybe there is a part of you that does not want it to be real, as making it real will necessarily change your life.

But for some of you, maybe now that Mercury is back Direct you are sensing that this new sense of reality or direction was an illusion during Mercury Retrograde.

And so instead of swimming freely forward you may need to sit up on the shore to ponder and reflect before you choose what makes sense to you.   Mercury Retrograde always intends to shift our perceptions, so we can either change the direction we had previously chosen, or instead be more sure of what we had already chosen.

You should have a stronger sense of direction after the New Moon in Gemini.  That New Moon on Tuesday June 16 is at 10:05 AM. EDT.

The issues you need to deal with will be clearer after the 16th, but not necessarily the resolution or answers.  More thinking and especially more talking or communication may still be necessary.

This New Moon in Gemini will very closely conjunct forceful Mars, so you or others will have more energy or passion or even anger behind your communication.   Straight forward talk would be good.

Sarcasm, or very pointed remarks can put others on the defensive, so thinking how you want to say something is very important in how someone will hear you.

Also this Gemini New Moon may bring a plethora of information flooding in, causing you to feel scattered or overwhelmed.  And this can have you scattered in how you communicate, and then people will not be able to follow you very well.

So get yourself grounded and centered before you speak.  A Gemini New Moon may also bring motivation to attend or teach classes, or start some new project of communication.

These Gemini themes can last throughout this lunar cycle begun at the New Moon this week, and that cycle will last until July 15 at the Cancer New Moon.

So now as Mercury is finally  Direct, thinking and communication get clearer and you are more ready to move forward into a big new phase of life.

This summer will bring us more fast forward through our new phase of life.  Summer Solstice, which is always also the first day of the Sun in Cancer, is on Sunday June 21.  We will talk more about that next week.

On the Global scene, we are on the verge of world events that will greatly change our reality.   Just like in our personal lives, there is a split between the old reality which is playing out on the surface, and an alternative new one that is rolling right along under the surface.

Those reality streams are also soon to collide with one another, and powerful world events will erupt as a result.

On the surface there is an economy that by the numbers looks strong and vibrant.  But under the surface there are issues like Greece’s insolvency that threaten to overthrow the world economy applecart.

And simmering crises in the Middle East look like they are manageable, even if they are filled with danger, like the Islamic State or Iran and Israel.   But underneath the surface of our consciousness, there are powerful streams of new light and love from the Age of Aquarius that will soon collide with the old reality on the surface.

That will cause the power of world transformation to explode in our world.

August through October of this year 2015 will bring in a flood of world events that will blow the lid off the old paradigm.   In September, as we experience two important eclipses on September 13 and 27, it will be the most important time of all.  

So many predictions are being made ( some ridiculous) about September, even by people who are not aware of the eclipses.   That tells me that that will be a most important turning point in human affairs on Planet Earth.  The Blood Moon on September 27 seems especially important, even to biblical scholars.  That Blood Moon is actually the last of 4 Total Lunar Eclipses in a row.

But for now it is time to integrate our experiences and consciousness from the Mercury Retrograde period.

I could feel my heart wanting to break open more fully with Love around that Full Moon in Sagittarius during Mercury Retrograde.  But it also made me feel that letting in that Love to its Full strength would necessarily break down the walls of protection that hold up my own and our collective sense of reality.

But for this week, allow yourself to come back down into your self during the darkening of the Moon prior to the New Moon in Gemini.

Allow the dust to settle from the intensity and confusion of Mercury Retrograde and the Full Moon in Sagittarius.  Meditate, enjoy nature, feel your body and deeper soul.  Then after the New Moon in Gemini, you will be ready to begin to make your inner stirrings more real to you and possibly others, and to have words for it that will explain where you now find yourself.

Coming out with your individualized self is extremely important at this time i human evolution, regardless of what others think.   That means that living your life authentically will be most important to you.    Being in Truth is as important as being in Love. Together they are powerful enough to move mountains and to open the gates of the Age of Aquarius.

Till next week,

Leo

I have created a new YouTube presentation for the Spring Portal.

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 30 years.

Heart and Head Relationship and Astrology Forecast June 7-13

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 6, 2015 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

This week brings a turning point in clarity, direction, sanity, and the beginnings of making better relationship of heart and head.

Mercury finally goes back Direct Thursday June 11 at 6:33 PM EDT.    But often confusing Neptune will be strongly affecting the energy field and our consciousness for another couple days after that.

That is because Neptune will be changing directions from Direct to Retrograde  early in the day on June 12.

Whenever a planet changes directions, either way to Direct or Retrograde, its energy and meaning get stronger.

Neptune the God of the oceans of soul, inner depths, music, drugs, romance, and feelings may keep our minds in bubble zones for just a short while longer.  Floating in those bubbles can feel rather magical too.

I know many of you experienced a most powerful time around the Full Moon in Sagittarius last Tuesday.  That Full Moon made a close aspect (square) with Neptune.

Mercury Retrograde alone was making it difficult to focus and think straight and clearly. Then the Full Moon with Neptune swept us up into other realms, into stronger right brain and heart awakenings.  Solid thinking was more illusive.

Spaciness and forgetfulness were even more prevalent.  I think many of you were made more deeply aware of how it is important not to act with what comes up for us during Mercury Retrograde.

But one of the big benefits of this Mercury Retrograde period has been the greater opening of our hearts, something we each and our world need.

Some people do not trust heart as it cannot be controlled when it is fully opened.  Love can become so strong in one’s heart, and that can take one eventually into adventures that know no bounds.

Some people do not trust the mind as it controls, judges, an looks for linear dead ends.  Linear thinking is anathema to “heart people”

Those who are “head people” believe that “heart people”  live in a fantasy land  that will bring disappointment and a loss of morality.

Each individual is oriented more to one way or another.  But of course we all need to make connection between our heads and hearts. They are not meant to live “separate lives”.

But when Mercury is Retrograde we are beckoned to let go of left brain mental controls and to let our right brains, our emotions, and our hearts to be more open.

But now soon our hearts will be sobered by Mercury going back Direct again.  That does not mean we should go back to our heads controlling our lives again.

What it does mean, however, is that we can trust our hearts more again, especially when they are connected to the hopefully wise counsel of our heads.

Heads are not meant to control hearts, but to be in relationship with them.

And now on the Earth, as we need and will be receiving more integration with the Divine Feminine; we will let our hearts lead the way more and more.

But without its sound advisor the head, the heart may just fly away into one thing after another, without boundaries and without discernment.

So as Mercury goes back Direct, please do not close your heart again, and do not let your head rule your precious heart, the part of you that leads to your soul, that leads to connections and love, to beauty and unity.

If the heart leads the way you can be happy; but if it does not connect with your head as its counsel you can spend too much of your life in chaos and uncertainty.

So as we get closer and closer to Mercury Direct on June 11, we get more hope for clarity and direction.

But keep in mind that it takes Mercury about a week or so to get back to normal; and this time Neptune may bring some foggy confusion as it changes direction on the 12th.

The best marking point for getting back on track is at the New Moon in Gemini on June 16.

The last quarter Moon cycle begins this Tuesday the 9th with the Moon in Neptune ruled Pisces. This means it is good to wind things down until the New Moon on June 16.

So this week may bring some “curve balls” that show us open doors into places we thought would be closed.  Trickster Mercury Retrograde and master of illusion Neptune will be working together to keep us continuing off normal mental balance.

So it is best this week, even just after Mercury goes back Direct, to trust the overall process and not to jump to conclusions or say things you will regret later.

In fact as Mercury changes directions on the 11th, with Neptune hovering, there could be more uncertainty than before.   But there is also more magic and synchronicity if one can let go and trust the process.

The day Mercury changes directions can be crazy and confusing if you are looking for solid answers.

On the election evening of November 4 2000, as Mercury was changing directions from Retrograde to Direct, George Bush and Al Gore and the rest of us experienced a most weird night.

TV stations went back and forth from declaring Bush the winner, then Gore, then Bush etc.  It was weeks before we knew who would be president.

That does not mean this Mercury shift will be as confusing as the one in 2000 for our lives, but with Neptune also changing directions it is quite advisable to surrender to the process, content with not knowing or not being so in control.   

Clarity will appear in its time, after the 16th for sure for most people.

These two years 2014 and 2015 are truly transition years from one reality to another, from one season on Earth to another.

These two years are bringing so many of us off the fence between worlds.   The Aquarian Age is blowing a strong trumpet call to acknowledge  the reality of a changing of Ages.

Watch the arbitrarily designated boundaries between states and peoples continue to break down or shift as it is in Syria, Iraq, Libya, Sudan, the East China Sea and elsewhere. Equality and Diversity in Unity are calling us forward

Watch as there is more gender bending, more experimentation with male and female expressions as is happening in such dramatic ways in people like Bruce Jenner, who is now Caitlyn.  Accepting and honoring our distinct and authentic selves is a value calling us forward.

Whether you agree with or are comfortable with these transformations or not, they are meant to help us transition into the Age of Aquarius.

Our global economic structures are ripe to transform in big ways soon too.   Worldwide military conflicts that will break down the old order are here on our collective doorstep.

Watch Greece, China, Philippines, Taiwan, Russia, Ukraine, Israel, Palestine, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, France, Sudan, Korea, and the USA to be in the spotlight of transformation.

After June 16, change will come in stronger waves.   In July change will get even stronger in the world.  Late July/early August will bring an important turning point crossroads in the global arena.

Then late summer and early autumn will bring two important eclipses, including a final Blood Moon Total Lunar Eclipse Full Moon on September 27 that will open the gates of major world change.

till next week,

Leo

I have created a new YouTube presentation for the Spring Portal.

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 30 years.