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Entering a New Chapter of Life and Astrology Forecast January 15-21.

Posted in Uncategorized, Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 14, 2017 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

This week we come down from the strong Cardinal Grand Cross Full Moon in Cancer last Thursday January 12.

But only one “leg” of the Grand Cross has left the powerful configuration, that being the Full Moon in Cancer.  The 3 legs that remain make a Cardinal T-square formation which has us pulled in 3 different directions instead of 4.

It is comprised of Jupiter in Libra, Pluto in Capricorn, and Uranus in Aries.  It will continue to be effective until late April, when the”orb” or distance between the planets gets too wide to be pertinent.

This T-square, still a very important configuration, will affect everyone to some degree; but its greatest impression will be with people who have planets in the middle to late degrees of cardinal signs:  Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn.

This emphasis on cardinal signs, which are the signs at the beginnings of seasons, at the Solstices and Equinoxes, suggests we are moving into important times of New Beginnings.

Uranus in Aries suggests we are breaking out of an old way of being and empowering ourselves; Jupiter in Libra suggests a higher value of fairness and being relational; Pluto in Capricorn suggests we are transforming out of old soul-dead structures, and in the process of creating new ones.

Since those planetary placements form a T-square, what each placement represents is at odds with each other placement.

So it may be quite difficult to be free of old ways in a self empowering manner (Uranus in Aries), while at the same time able to be in meaningful relationship (Jupiter in Libra).  Or it may be difficult to break down and release old security structures (Pluto in Capricorn) and still be fair minded and balanced (Jupiter in Libra).

We are being pulled in different directions and it is challenging to stay centered.  It is best not to try too hard, and instead surrender to the process with trust in yourself and the Universe.

Also now all planets are going Direct until February 6, when Jupiter goes retrograde.  All planets Direct is a somewhat rare occurrence, and it also suggests we are moving forward into new beginnings.

On a global scale the Inauguration of Donald Trump is happening on January 20, and on the next day there is a Million Woman March on Washington DC as well as on state capitols and cities around the country.

This new era shows us a huge division between different cultures and ways of life in the USA and also in the greater world.

I believe we are about to go through a big storm that will shake things up in a big way over the next few years.

This storm will clear the way for the Age of Aquarius. For humanity it will separate the “wheat from the chaff” in an evolutionary process.

And it will open portals for more light to shine through so we can have a world of Diversity within Unity, a world run by Love and Truth, and a knowing the Universe is a place inside each of us that has all the dots connected in greater meaning.

We were born to be alive at this important time in human evolution on Planet Earth.  So find your role and place in it, and trust the Soul’s process.

Later this coming week there are planetary shifts that show us a turning point.

On Thursday January 19 the Sun moves into Aquarius, while the 4th quarter Moon in Scorpio squares it.

This signifies a movement into a greater darkening of the light of the Moon.  The Sun is shining in Aquarius while the Moon is showing us more darkness in Scorpio.

On the same day Mars in Pisces will be met with difficulty from Saturn in Sagittarius. Mars in Pisces seeks unity in deeper consciousness, and that will be inhibited by Saturn showing us what is happening in reality.

These events on the 19th open the way for the Inauguration on the 20th and the Million Woman March on the 21st.  These events represent the Sun square the Moon for sure, but also Mars square Saturn as unity is blocked by our current reality.

When this 4th Quarter phase of the lunar cycle is completed, we will experience a New Moon in Aquarius on January 27.

That New Moon in Aquarius will show us the first winds blowing in from the coming eclipses in February.

So we can consider Eclipse Season beginning on January 27, setting us up for the Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Leo on February 10 and the Solar Eclipse New Moon in Pisces on February 26.

Much will be shaken up during this coming Eclipse Season.  Change and transformation will be pushing through the blocks and impediments in our consciousness and belief systems.

This force will crack open what is stuck, so we can change our lives according to our Soul’s intentions.

In the greater world, the new Trump administration will experience during Eclipse Season  its first great challenges to what it intends to do.

And each of us will need to adjust to this New Chapter in our personal and global lives.

The Trump administration facing powerful backlash to its intentions is an integral part of this New Global Chapter of our lives.

And each of us will be challenged in this New Chapter to stay on our spiritual paths with our deeper values.

We cannot let the increasing darkness in world affairs sweep us into fear and hatred.

We must keep our trust in our deeper souls and the Universe, and our belief we are evolving into an Age of Aquarius.

Till next week,

Leo

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Venus Retrograde Relationship Issues and Astrology Forecast July 19-25

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 18, 2015 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

Last week, as expected,  there were solutions found over previous disagreements in global affairs.

In the greater world two important situations found apparent resolution.   The nuclear talks with Iran ended with an agreement.

Iran agreed to terms with United Nations’ most influential member countries around its nuclear program, and as a result sanctions relief is on the way for Iran, which will free up billions of dollars for them.

Greece and European powers also came to an agreement on Greece’s debt and struck a deal for loans to be matched by a commitment to austerity measures for the Greek economy and its people.

As we predicted, the agreements came before the New Moon in Cancer and Mars opposition Pluto on July 15.

In personal lives there was much emotional intensity expressed this past week, especially in regards top relationships, but in some cases there was some resolution found through all the emotion.

On the global level, the agreements with Greece and Iran sit on shaky ground.  Greece has not been able in the recent past to keep their commitments to pay off their debts, and its leaders and people feel they had to give in to the deal because of coercion. They also feel they were humiliated in the process.

Iran has powerful factions within its government who disapprove of the deal, as does the United States.  Many countries in the Middle East and elsewhere are vehemently opposed to the deal, including nuclear power Israel.

Both of these agreements can very easily unwind and fail.

The Universe will be throwing some curveballs to the people who have made agreement, which will include our recent personal life agreements too.

This is because next weekend brings important planetary movements that could begin to reverse the tide of agreements.

On Saturday July 25, Venus goes Retrograde and Mars triggers the Uranus/Pluto square again.  Mars will square Uranus on the 25th as Uranus slows downs to go Retrograde on the 26th.

Venus Retrograde will put the spotlight on relationships, and will cause us to reflect on, remember, readjust, rebuild, reclaim, and rewind our relationship lives.

If there are issues that have not been truly resolved on deeper levels, then Venus Retrograde will bring these issues out so we can look more closely at them, face up to them, and try to find clarity and insight about them.

Dysfunctional or toxic relationship patterns can be transformed during Venus Retrograde.  Relationships that have lost their heart and soul connection will be hard pressed to be revived.

It is interesting that on the day of Mars opposing Pluto this past week, there was a meeting up in space with Pluto, with close-up pictures of the planet.

And there is a region of Pluto that is obviously shaped like a heart, which synchronizes with what we have been writing about recently:  That it is important to know what and whom your heart is into now.

As we take off more passionately into a new world, it is important on our soul journey to be heart invested in all our endeavors.

Love will keep you and your life with meaning, even in the face of great change.  Security based on co-dependence and familiarity will not be enough.

And with heart based Goddess of Love Venus going Retrograde from July 25- September 6, relationships will be examined for their heart connections.

Perhaps on a global scale we cannot call agreements between countries exactly as heart based agreements, but nevertheless we can state that agreements between countries that are not based on a true connection between parties will not last.

In your own life, are your important relationships kept together mainly by negotiation of needs or by love?  What I mean by that is that relationships based mainly on quid pro quo tradeoffs will not bring much real and deep satisfaction.

If two people have maintained a relationship because one promises money while another promises sex, for instance, and love does not exist or is of secondary importance; then neither will be satisfied beyond physical and security needs.

Of course there are people who have relationship standards that are mainly based on image, prestige, money or sex and that is fine for them; but then if they complain there is little true intimacy in the relationship, they need to know it is because of how they have set their relationship priorities.

You will be learning so much about your relationships during the next 6 weeks or so, and that can mean romantic ones, family ones, work ones, friendships, etc.

Pay attention as the Universe will bring you many signs and symbols and synchronicities around relationship during Venus Retrograde.  And you can expect relationships from the past to come back into your memory or even in the flesh.

And relationships that you thought you understood or were resolved will shift and your perception of it will be challenged.

Mars square Uranus on the same day as Venus going Retrograde promises a most profound Venus Retrograde period.

The Uranus influence will help take you outside the old boxes in your mind about relationships. It will tend to bring you liberation from stuck patterns and control by others.

And Venus Retrograde may also bring important new relationships into your life, ones that may change your life forever.

It will be important however to not jump too quickly to conclusions. Try to hold off on ending a relationship for good or making a relationship commitment during Venus Retrograde.  Wait till Venus goes back Direct before doing anything drastic or permanent.  And marriage is not advised during Venus Retrograde.

This week before Venus goes Retrograde and Mars squares Uranus, there are other more minor planetary shifts.

Venus leaves Leo and enters Virgo on Saturday July 18, so there is a humility that is important in your relations now. Leo pride and ego need to give way to self evaluation and humility.  This will happen naturally for most so you do not need to try too hard.

After Venus goes Retrograde, still in Virgo on July 25, it will stay in Virgo until July 31, at which time it will creep back into bold and heart opened Leo.  And it will then stay in Leo for the remainder of its Retrograde journey.

The Moon will join Venus in Virgo on Saturday night the 18th, so purity of intention will be strong.   An open, fun loving time will not be as important as keeping thing simple and real. Then on Tuesday morning the Moon will leave Virgo for Libra, leaving Venus alone in Virgo for awhile.

On Wednesday July 22 the Sun will make its yearly entrance into Leo for its usual month; and on July 23 Mercury will also leave Cancer to dance more in Leo.

Leo is by nature open hearted, creative, and spontaneous like a young child.   But its open-hearted honesty can also cause problems for others as it is more oriented to open expression than it is to seeing how people are affected by its open hearted expression.

But overall Leo is a joy to be around most of the time, as it shines its light and warmth generously to others, much like the Sun (its ruling planet) does.  A Leo smile can melt hearts.

But sometimes Leo will take itself too seriously and let compliments go to its head instead of its heart. Then ego takes over and Leo is not as great to be around.

Overall you will usually have a fun and sometimes dramatically interesting time with a Leo or during Sun in Leo time of year.

There is a second quarter Moon in Scorpio on Thursday the 23rd, so whatever was started or agreed upon at the Cancer New Moon last week may now be met with strong emotional challenge.  

This may set the stage for more challenge after Venus goes retrograde on July 25.

Keep in mind that this Venus retrograde period, which will last until September 6, will be getting us all ready for a most powerful September period with two strong eclipses.

Getting our relationships in order will make a strong foundation for what will develop during the Eclipse Season.

So this week get ready to shift gears again.  Best to not have any rigid agenda or too tight conclusions now. Flexibility and trust in the Universe will be good friends for you now.

Till next week,

Leo

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Leo Knighton Tallarico has been a full time professional astrologer, spiritual guide, counselor, and writer for 30 years.

Storm Clouds in the Distance and Astrology Forecast February 8-14

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , on February 7, 2015 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

This coming week Mercury goes back Direct as we enter the last quarter Moon phase of the lunar cycle that began at the New Moon in Aquarius on January 20.

Mercury goes back Direct on Wednesday February 11 at 9:57 AM EST.  Later that same day the Moon in Scorpio brings the Moon into its 4th quarter phase.

So you can expect to sense a shift early this week to mid week.  Mercury Direct often brings a feeling of relief, as there is a sense that things are returning to normal.

Weird vibes begin to abate, clarity starts to appear, direction is more evident.  But it may take up to a week before all signs are “go”.

That is especially so as we enter the last quarter moon phase after Wednesday also.  So the energies will not support making big strides forward.

Energies instead will turn us more inward and yin-ward, and toward finishing up whatever we have recently begun.

Yet still Mercury Direct will give a sense of moving forward, at least mentally. While Mercury is Retrograde we often rethink, rewind, remember, reintegrate, reflect, and often redo what goes wrong.

Now as it goes back direct, we begin to think “straight”,  see beyond the fog, and stop making as many mental and communicative errors.

We start to feel more confident about making big decisions or choosing what directions to move toward.

A week later on the 18th, Mercury will be “back to speed” and the last quarter moon phase will end with another new moon, this one being a second New Moon in Aquarius (at the very last minute of Aquarius).

So this coming week stay rather “chill” ( pun intended on our weather).   There is little movement suggesting big moves forward.

Better to get one’s head straight, to reconnect heart with head, and to honestly appraise your current state of being.

The next lunar cycle begins soon enough, and that one will get us ready for a most powerful late winter and spring 2015.

Tuesday through Thursday, as Mercury slows down (stationary) while shifting back Direct, may be either a mentally challenging period and/or a rather creative, mentally inventive one.

On November 7, 2000 as Mercury was doing exactly the same dance of Retrograde to Direct, the presidential election between Gore and Bush went bonkers.   News anchors went back and forth all night between predicting Bush and then Gore, then Bush, etc.

Remember that Mercury is the trickster planet and as such will give you tricky situations that show exactly the opposite of what you would expect.   Take for example the recent Super Bowl at the end, with all the  unpredictable happenings.  That game was during Mercury Retrograde.

That does not mean this Mercury shifting to Direct time will be as dramatically confusing as the 2000 election, most likely not.  But if you are not too involved in your mundane tasks, you may be able to sense the shift.

It is symbolically like the clock going from counterclockwise to clockwise again.

Also this week is the first of two months in a row of Friday the 13th.  Yes it is a superstitious day and bad things do not happen any more than on any other day.

But it is significant because it is reflective of the centuries old societal bias and fear of Female Power.

Friday is Venus day in most countries, like Italy: Venerdi.  And even in English languages it is Frieda Day, Frieda being a Goddess like Venus.

All the days have planetary affiliations in case you have  not noticed:  Saturn-day, Sun-day, Moon-day.  Not sure about Tuesday and Wednesday in English cultures, but in Italian those days are Martedi (Mars) and Mercoledi (Mercury).  Thursday in english is Thor’s Day, who is the equivalent to Jupiter.

So Friday is Venus Day and 13 is a sacred Feminine number, as there are approximately 13 lunar months in the year instead of the calendar accepted 12 solar months.

Also some now believe there were 13 disciples of Christ, the 13th being Mary Magdalene, who would be the only woman disciple.

So Venus and 13 give us Friday the 13th.   The power of the Feminine, which is mystery, emotional depth and power, and energies beyond the rational mind.  Also the Feminine, as represented in part by Kali, shows us the power of the Feminine that destroys ego and hubris.

So our very “male” culture in the west has grown to fear the power of the “feminine”, which cannot be controlled or predicted.

Our world is soon to feel this power of the Feminine, which is not the societally accepted feminine, which is “sugar and spice and everything nice”   That feminine is more easily dominated and controlled.

At the Pisces Total Solar Eclipse New Moon on the Spring Equinox of March 20 this year, we will begin to feel this mysterious power of change.  It cannot be understood through rules, commandments or standard morality, just as an earthquake or volcano or hurricane cannot be truly understood on a rational basis.

You can look at those weather phenomena scientifically, but you will still never understand why they exist in any usual rational way.

And there is a planetary storm brewing too.  The powerful aspects in late March and April show us marking points for its arrival. That will open a giant portal into a powerful new phase of the transition into the Age of Aquarius.

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 29 years