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Breathing in and Breathing out and Astrology Forecast November 29-December 5

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 28, 2015 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

Last week we experienced a Full Moon in Gemini and a Saturn square Neptune aspect.

Saturn square Neptune shows us the polarization between order, boundaries, and limits (Saturn) on the one hand;  and energies that spread with no sense of boundaries or limits (Neptune)on the other hand.

Last week Turkey (weird connection with Thanksgiving) said that a Russian fighter jet entered Turkish territory and so Turkey shot down that airplane.   Crossing state boundaries and putting a stop to it is certainly Neptune and Saturn being played out.

And also a man climbed a fence in order to get to the White House, and he was stopped by guards before he got there.  Again crossing boundaries and then guards putting a stop to it is Neptune square Saturn again.

On Sunday the 29th the Sun in Sagittarius will trigger the Saturn/Neptune square, so this coming week should bring us more issues of boundary crossings or chaos versus order events.

That Sun in Sagittarius conjuncts Saturn, bringing seriousness but also a firmer grasp on solutions and meaning.  The Sun square Neptune, brings a feeling of letting go and going with the flow, but also more confusion and spaciness.

In your personal life, in what ways has the Saturn/Neptune square been playing out?

Have you put up boundaries and limits to people and not had them honored by others?  Have you tried to emotionally connect with others and had them put up big stop signs instead? Are there any issues that have come up around property boundaries?  Have you tried to have your privacy respected and had others plough right through them?

Have your children not respected your rules and limits recently? Now this cannot be just the usual lack of respect for rules and boundaries, but instead a more potent example of your limits and rules not abided by.

Have you recently put up boundaries around sexual behavior?  Have there been any oil spills or leaks or water flooding in your home or other places?

Has there been a feeling of emotions inside you threatening to overwhelm you?   Have others spilled their emotions all over you when you wish they wouldn’t have?

How much now are you open and allowing (Neptune) versus controlled and all set (Saturn)?

Stay aware this week of how Saturn square Neptune may be playing out for you.

We are also now in the last half of the lunar cycle begun at the New Moon in Scorpio on November 11.  And it has been a most intense lunar cycle both globally and personally.    So many terror attacks in the world since then.

Now as we move through the last half of the lunar cycle, we seek to understand what has been recently happening in the world and in our personal lives.  And we seek to come down more into our bodies and souls to process and heal.

And we can also prepare ourselves for the next lunar cycle, which will begin with a New Moon in Sagittarius on December 11.

That new moon will be especially energized, in part because it is in fiery and expansive Sagittarius, which is ruled by Jupiter.  But it will also be especially energized because Mars will have made an opposition to Uranus just several hours before that new moon.

And that opposition triggers the still pertinent and powerful Uranus/Pluto square.   And a few days before that opposition to Uranus, Mars will be making a most potent and potentially explosive square to Pluto- again triggering  the Uranus/Pluto square.

So relatively speaking, this week could be somewhat tame (though the Saturn/Neptune square may react differently).

It is important now to realize that the power of transformation, which includes very disruptive and painful world events, is here to stay now.

The events that have burst onto our collective world scene have amped up since the eclipses in September, most especially so since the Scorpio New Moon on November 11.

And now we are in a whole new phase of our transformational journey into the Age of Aquarius.   This is a new chapter or new season of our lives.

There is no going back to normal, as the old normal no longer exists.  We can conjure it up in our minds, but our deeper awareness knows it is not real anymore.

More and more our reality changes now, and if we want to be present and connected to the Universe and our soul self, we need to allow these new frequencies in.

Though at first they may seem foreign and difficult to integrate in our hearts and lives, through time they will feel natural and organic.

You all know that even as times change we need things and people that are familiar and allow us to feel safe and secure.  And of course that is fine and needed.

But as we see the world bringing us events that feel threatening, and as our personal lives bring us events or emotions that are disconcerting and take away our security blankets; we need to shift into these new realms while doing our best to keep our feet on the ground with stability.

Both the Uranus/Pluto square and the Saturn/Neptune square represent this transformational process.

We are letting go of the old normal while doing our best to feel safe and secure.

We can do this best when we keep our faith, when we keep our trust in the Universe and the bigger picture.

Everything happens meaningfully, even if at first we can not understand what is happening in the bigger picture.

And even though the ride of transformation can feel painful at times, if we can keep our concentration on the notion of a new birth happening, we can then see the pains as “labor pains” or instead as “demons” at the doorway of our new world.

Transformation always means letting go of that which no longer fits with our soul’s path of growth or evolution.  And it also means we are trusting and allowing in new love and light from the new phase of our lives. Death and Birth are always happening, every moment of our journey here on Earth.  It is our constant reality whether we are noticing or not.

That is why watching our breath can be a very good way to meditate, as it shows us breathing in new life and breathing out that which is being let go of.

When we are presented with a transformational crisis or challenge, the process of releasing the old and dying and allowing in the new births is amplified and intensified.

And now our world is in such a crisis or challenge.  The world events we are witnessing are part of that process. With each event there is an opportunity to release an old tape in our minds, an old belief system or attitude that has kept us stuck in patterns that are self defeating or unsatisfying.

For many it is not wise to stay tuned in to the horror in these world events. For all it is wise to not get too involved and obsessed with such events.

And for all it is wise not to let fear or rage take over our consciousness with such events.

Turn off the TV or stay off the news on the internet or newspaper if it upsets you too much or if it seduces you into fear or rage.

Instead meditate and keep up spiritual practices, exercise and eat healthily, and stay around people who are aware and present but not negative.  Avoid those who are now driven by fear and doom and gloom, even if they are close friends or family.

This may often feel now like both the best and the worst of times. That is in the nature of transformational change.

Till 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 website http://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.

My life partner Deborah has a blog now that will bring to you a greater sense of life’s sacredness and our human connection to our Earth, Feminine mysteries and that which brings us all together in unity.

 

 

Chaos and Order and Astrology Forecast November 22- 28

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 21, 2015 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

Since the New Moon in Scorpio on November 11, there have been a lot of violent events that have occurred:  A brutal attack on Paris and another brutal attack in Beirut Lebanon.  Both of these attacks have been identified as being perpetrated by the Islamic State or ISIS.  Another horrible attack happened at an international hotel in Mali, Africa.. This one may have been done by Islamic State but that is not known yet.  And in Israel violence has continued and even grown since the New Moon in Scorpio.

These events are all outgrowths from the Eclipse Season this last September and alert us all to the grave need for vast transformational change in our world.

It is easy to attribute all this violence to Radical Islam, and then believe that if we can eradicate ISIS and other groups of Islamic terrorism that the problem will be solved and all will then be fine.

And though we certainly need to  solve this problem and work to end the onslaught of brutal attacks perpetrated by Islamic State, Al Queda and other such groups; more importantly we need to change some paradigms we have given allegiance to for thousands of years.

These old paradigms give fuel to the fires of “might makes right”,  survival of the fittest, greedy desires to take as much as one can,  and just generally a philosphy of every man for himself in competition with others for power, money, and privilege.

These paradigms have brought us world wars, colonization, invading of countries that have not attacked you first, extremely uneven distribution of wealth, weapons of mass destruction, and just generally a violent society that creates separation between peoples and a lack of empathy for those we see as different from us.

The transformation we are moving through can feel and look awfully bleak in a global sense, I know.  But we have to go through this dark tunnel in the transformational process before we can experience the Aquarian Age light at the end of that tunnnel.

And of course even as these horrible events are happening many of us are also experiencing spiritual awakenings, transformed health habits, magical experiences of synchronicity, desires to help heal our human family and Earth, a greater honoring of our authentic selves, a turning more and more to our higher self instead of our ego, more empathy and compassion, more personal empowerment, shedding skins of programming from society and family, and healthier relationships.

So remember the bigger picture of changing ages and moving into a world of Diverity within Unity.  Nothing will stop that movement except our human negative instinct for self destruction because of a “dog eat dog” mentality.

Just saw on the news last night how someone slaughtered two innocent cows in someone’s pasture.   Was that because of the Islamic State?  Or was it because we live in a violent society? Movies, video games, etc. show us such depraved butchery, blood guts and all.  This did not exist 50 years ago.

We need this transformation into an Age of Aquarius. And what each of us can do is to work on our own consciousness and lives, and help those who we come in contact with who also wish to transform themselves and our world into a more evolved one.

This coming week shows us three planetary highlights: Sun goes into Sagittarius; Full Moon in Gemini; and Saturn square Neptune.

Saturn square Neptune is exact this Thursday November 26, but its effect on our world is many months before and after.

Saturn is limits, rules, and boundaries.  Neptune is openness and flow with no boundaries.

If you look at what is happening in our global scene, this is playing out in a big way.  Look at the refugee issue. There are many peoples leaving their homes and state for a new home. Mostly European countries are debating whether to put up strong boundaries against their entry or whether to let them in.

On the USA southern border the issue of immigration and illegals is getting more and more intense.

And Islamic State has wiped out old state boundaries of Iraq and Syria, and is crossing boundaries for attacks in other countries.

In 1988-1990 the Saturn conjunct Neptune aspect started the current Saturn/Neptune cycle.

At that time the Soviet Union was breaking up and countries were becoming sovereign entities outside the control of Russia.

This of course greatly affected our world and most especially the USA.

In your personal life this issue of rules and boundaries versus more permissiveness can play out in many ways. One that comes to mind is how we raise our children.  Seems like the balance between permissiveness and more strict rules has been shifting or needs to shift.

There has been a much greater permissiveness over the last 40 years or so.  Is there a need to get back to more firm rules and guidelines? Or not?

And also Saturn represents security and groundedness. Neptune is nore chaotic by nature in its watery flow over and around all boundaries.

So watch how the world and our personal lives try to balance allowing for change which can bring more feelings of confusion and chaos on the one hand- with more security and safety on the other hand.

As there is more change, rebellion and attending chaos, police and military can get more oppressive in trying to keep order. Witness the race issues this past year or two.

Also this week the Sun moves from Scorpio into Sagittarius on Sunday November 22.  So energetically we move from primal intensity and passion to desires for upliftment, inspiration, joy, and adventure.

And on Wednesday November 25 at 5:44 PM EST there is Full Moon in Sagittarius/Gemini.  This Full Moon should be very lively with desires for communication and relating.  Gemini brings in facts and information and delivers to others those facts and information. Sagittarius seeks to take this information and make meaning, find solution and understanding to it all.

This will carry into the next day, which is Thanksgiving Day here in the USA.  It should be a very lively, talkative atmosphere to be in that day.

Till 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 website http://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.

 

 

 

Finding Inner Peace During Difficult Times and Astrology Forecast November 15-21.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 14, 2015 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

We had been letting you know that the New Moon in Scorpio last week was going to bring us powerful world events. We wrote that those events would be extensions of the shifts that happened during the Eclipse Season a couple of months ago.

In fact we wrote last week that the Scorpio New Moon could very well open up the “Gates of Hell” through world events.

And it sure seems like it did open those gates with the horrific attacks in France.

Please reread the column last week again, as we then talked at length about how to not be drawn into hellish emotions and instead to find a spiritual place inside yourself.

It would be so easy now to react with rage and to want to go to war with the Islamic State.  That is where most leaders of the western world are going to right now.

And it is easy to understand why.  When one is attacked there is a primal instinct that is triggered. That instinct is to destroy those who have attacked you. That is how wars get started.  Being frightened and running away is the other knee jerk reaction to being attacked.  Our instincts are to fight or give flight.

People like Martin Luther King and Ghandi and others have taught us how to act differently, how to be empowered but not violently confrontational.

We collectively are in the process of learning how to evolve into those ways of being.

Scorpio is ruled by Pluto, known as the “guardian of the underworld”.  That underworld in part is about our unconscious primal instincts.

Only by being more conscious can we transform that primal instinct.

Ghandi created a mass civil disobedience of the British Empire, which had conquered and then oppressed India.  Britain eventually left India in large part because of the civil disobedience.  Ghandi’s rebellion actually happened in the year that Pluto was discovered- 1930-  “As Above So Below”. He was teaching us how to be empowered without needing to kill and dominate.

Now I am not so naive to believe that civil disobedience will stop the brutal Islamic State.  But I do know that there are ways to evolve beyond the consciousness of the Old Testament’s “An Eye for an Eye and a Tooth for a Tooth”.  We should have learned by now that that attitude makes everyone blind and toothless.

Each of us needs to find a place inside that is peaceful yet empowered. That is what will evolve our human family to one that eventually becomes “Diversity within Unity”.  We each can only be fully responsible for our own evolution,however, not everyone else.  So each of us must find ways to change our consciousness aligned with the New Age.  And then have faith that all will eventually work out right.

For now be aware that more powerful global events are on the way.

To help us to deal with these events, this coming week brings some adjustments to the energies of the Scorpio New Moon lunar cycle: Neptune changes directions from Retrograde to Direct on Wednesday; and next weekend the Sun moves out of Scorpio and into Sagittarius.

In what ways has this Scorpio New Moon brought more intensity into your life?   Do you feel more empowered or passionate? Have your “buttons” been pushed by others to make you want to emotionally react to them with anger? Are you going deeper inside to find new insights?  Have secrets come out into the open?

The Neptune shift on Wednesday should bring softer energies to work with.   Neptune seeks to help us to be more vulnerable and to let go and go more with the flow. It often brings with it the magic of synchronicity as well as symbols and signs from the Universe.

So use this Neptune shift to shift your consciousness to a place of trust and openness to the Universe and to your own Higher Self.

Next weekend when the Sun moves into Sagittarius, the potential for more inspiration will come with it.  Sagittarius is a sign that is “ruled” by Jupiter.  Unlike Pluto the Guardian of the Underworld, Jupiter is a “sky” god, one who rules higher meaning, higher learning, taking the high road, and inspiration.

Sagittarius is intuitive more that intellectual, sees the bigger picture much better than it sees the details; in other words is better at seeing the forest than the trees.

Sagittarius also is a seeker. It seeks spiritual knowlege; it seeks out answers and understanding; it seeks to find the meaning in everything; and it seeks adventure.

It has a tendency to “leap before it looks” however.  It trusts its intuition, sometimes to a fault, and its fiery free spirited disposition can get it be impulsive sometimes.

But it is nevertheless very resilient, in large part because faith is another of its priorities for living its life. It seeks to find and create light in the darkness.

So you will be given some energetic tools from the Universe this week to help you to better deal with the difficulties that have come since the September Eclipses and the Scorpio New Moon last week.

Not long after the eclipses we were brought to a somewhat peaceful plateau with Virgo and Libra energies leading the way, but obviously since the Scorpio New Moon the energy field around us and in us has greatly intensified and is taking us through a powerful transformational period.

Even the stock market, which started to move up again after the big slide downward during Eclipse Season, last week went quite down again.

Make no mistake, we are transforming out of the old world and in transition into the Age of Aquarius.

But part of that process does not feel very good, and has us releasing toxic energies and self defeating old patterns of thought and behavior.

As we release the old, we open ourselves to new truth and love energies that will set us free from the chains of the past.

Keep purging even as you are moving forward into this New Chapter of your life. Every day and in every way you are transforming into a more authentic self and life.   You are releasing your old programmed attitudes and belief systems, and in the process are being awakened to the Truth of Who you are really are, and to what your purpose is for being here on the Earth at this time.

And you are being awakened also to the truth of the world you live in, one that is also in the process of deep transformation. The labor pains can be very ugly and painful before the brith of the Age of Aquarius.  And it will come.

Till 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 website http://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.

We are the Ones and Astrology Forecast November 8-14.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 7, 2015 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

Winds shift this week as we come to a New Moon in Scorpio on Wednesday November 11.

This past week has been very difficult for many people.  As we explained last week, the prepoderance of planets in yin signs Virgo or Scorpio during a last quarter lunar cycle promises “down” times.

It was difficult to see the glass as half full this past week, and many suffered facing their worst fears for one reason or another.

But this time has been necessary to go deeper into our souls and bodies, so we can be more real and can be more able for releasing old fears, old patterns of thought and behavior, and toxic emotions that hurt our bodies and souls.

This whole year has been a challenging one, one of great transformation on the route to the Age of Aquarius.

A portal was opened in both the spring and autumn of 2015, a portal that let in new energies aligned with the new age we are moving into.

Many more people have been awkened spiritually this past year.  Many people are seeing more clearly the true condition of our world.  As such, huge crowds have come to see Bernie Sander’s messages of needed economic equality.

This past week also saw thousands of people join a million man mask rally in London.  This rally was to show how capitalism in its current form is rewarding relatively few people, while the vast majority on the Earth struggle to survive.

This past week also showed how dangerous the Islamic State is becoming, as it very likely caused a commercial airline bound for Russsia to explode in mid air.  Russia has recently been bombing in Syria against the Islamic State. This turn of events will bring much change and more grave events into the global world.

And in Israel, there are more and more attacks from Palestinians who are enraged about the long time occupation of their people by Israel.

We also see more and more mass killings in America at schools and malls and other common meeting places for humanity.

And our government is more and more dominated by outside interests, most especially by big corporate interests.

Power to the people to run our world has been largely vanquished by Big Corporate and Big Government interests.

Yet so many people now are waking up and seeing the light.  Their seeing the light is motivating them to open their minds and hearts to new ways.

In so doing they are spiritually transforming and their now opened hearts seek to enter new pathways of Love and Truth.

Is it not readily apparent now that our current world structure and paradigm has failed and that we need new ways of living on this Earth together as one family, a diverse one but neverthelesss all One Family?  Hateful divisions by religion or nation or cultural differences or sexual orientation are ridiculous and are the root of so many ills in our world!

We will need to band together in order to transform our human condition, heal our Earth and its environment, and spiritually connect to the greater meaning in our Universe and to our abused collective Soul.

Our collective Higher Self or Soul has been dominated in consciousness by our collective Ego, an ego that strives and thrives on separation, greed, power, and cynicism.

But since the Eclipse Seasons this year, even as life at times seems much more difficult, we are waking up in all new ways, and even more importantly wanting to make important changes that reconnect us to our better values and to our souls and the Universe.

Now this coming week shifts us out of the recent emotional funk and will bring us more energy and a greater ability to see the glass of our lives as half full again.

It starts on Sunday as Venus moves out of Virgo and into Libra as we get closer to the New Moon in Scorpio.  But keep in mind that we will still be in last quarter of the lunar cycle until Wednesday.

Please do not let yourself believe that the “negativity” you have been feeling and thinking lately is the ultimate truth.  Let time pass before jumping to any conclusion.   Energies have been coloring our thinking and feelings to be more “negative” lately.

Keep up your meditations and spiritual practices, keep releasing and purging old ways, and realize that “this too shall pass”.

On Wednesday 11/11 there will be a New Moon in Scorpio at 12:47 PM EST. The good news of this new moon is that you will begin to have more energy and more motivation to do things and to move forward in your life.

But also remember that this Scorpio energy may tend to lure you into power struggles with others.   Do your best to avoid such conflict if you can.  At the same time give your best to stay empowed and to speak your truth. Just avoid the ego’s need to dominate someone else and to crush them.

Scorpio at its best gives us positive primal energy and “gut” wisdom, passion, and empowerment.  At its worst it brings us toxic resentments, jealousies,  and desires for revenge.  At the same time do not be afraid to feel such emotions as they may be pent up feelings from holding back your truth and power time and time again.

Just do not feed these emotions, be careful not to express them in ways you will regret later, and certainly do not act on them.

At the same time there may be a catharsis and healing with others as you both express what has been bothering you, perhaps even bothering you for a long time.

This New Moon in Scorpio may open up the gates of hell in the greater world and bring more horrific world events that continue to bring down an old paradigm and awaken more people to the need for great change in our world.

If such events do occur, keep your attention on your personal consciousness and life, on your spritual transformation and on your commitment to your Higher Self.  Keep your attention on the New World that is developing parallel to the breaking down of the old world.

Work to bring into your life relationships that show you the love and truth of this world and Universe. To help in that Mars joins Venus in Libra Thursday to prompt us to make relationship.

It is easy now, with all the troubles in the world, to get into a mind frame that wonders how can there be a God or Goddess or Universe that is loving when there are so many bad things going in the world.

Well we humans have been given this beautiful “park” called the Earth, and what we have done with it is on us, not God.

But now we have the opportunity, as the Ages are changing, to evolve to a whole new level of human.   The examples of Christ or Buddha or Mohammed or King or Ghandi or Mother Teresa or Guevara or Moses, etc are part of our collective human Higher Self.

We each need to embody the consciousness they represent.  In an Aquarian Age there is no need to worship other humans or to wait for saviors as was common in the Age of Pisces.

“We are the ones we have been waiting for”, we are our own saviors now and must take responsibility to make this world a better place for all the human family.

Till 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 website http://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.