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New Moon in Aquarius and Astrology Forecast February 3-9

Posted in astrology forecast, Uncategorized, Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , on February 2, 2019 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

As I write this week’s forecast, we are still in Eclipse Season.   That ends at the New Moon in Aquarius on Monday February 4 at 4:04 PM EST.

But now as I write, I can certainly feel the soul of the darkening Moon.

We have been through a very powerful and challenging Eclipse Season; and now as we grieve for what we are letting go of,  we may also be unsure what is ahead of us now.

If you are having difficulty making decisions, or choosing the right path, or even knowing what direction to move toward, you have much company in our human family.

What is going on in the greater world is also quite confusing for many.  World events have been showing us that what used to be considered normal, is very elusive and difficult to grab onto anymore.

That “old normal” is leaving us, and that alone can get us feeling insecurities, sadness, and grief for a time period that is beginning to disappear in our life’s rear view mirror.

The Trump era is breaking down old reliable institutions, old ways of relating to other nations and cultures, and old agreements (like on Climate Change,  and nuclear weapon production ).

The stock market has become quite volatile and unpredictable.  The USA government is now in long term shutdown.  An old and important agreement with Iran has been discarded. We are apparently pulling out of old military stances in Syria and Afghanistan. The Presidential administration is in chaos and run by an obviously narcissistic and unpredictable President.

Our relationships with China and Russia are quite arguably worse than they have been recently.  Mass murders seem to happen much more than before.  The Arab and Muslim worlds are growing farther and farther apart from Western nations.

Fear is all around our collective energy fields, ready to be absorbed by anyone who wants to partake.

Yes we can be quite confused on what to do and where to go in our personal lives too, as they are a microcosm to the macrocosm or our greater world.

The Universe is getting us all prepared for our new world and its challenges, by helping us to release old patterns, old belief systems, old habits, old relationships or jobs that no longer resonate with our true and authentic self.

Our changing consciousness is the most important of all. Old programming and conditioning by culture, religion, family and corporate state, from days gone by, do not serve us now.

And planetary events, like at this last Eclipse Season, mean to speed up the process of growth and help us to transform our minds and hearts into the energies and intents of the Age of Aquarius.

But now right after the eclipses there is some unbalance, confusion, and fear to deal with. Many feel held back from jumping in. But a turning point nudges us forward this week.

The New Moon in Aquarius on the 4th of February is a boost forward for our lives.  

It would be good in the two or three days surrounding that new moon, to meditate and make strong intentions, in relationship with the Universe.

We may not know exactly where we are going, but we can trust the process, trust ourselves, and trust the Universe now.  We can do this for our personal lives, but also for the world now.

I do not believe we can avoid some really difficult days ahead in America and western civilization.  The Military/Industrial (economic) Complex that President Eisenhower warned would endanger our democracy, is making a prophet out of that President.

And so the Military and Economy will need to humble “themselves”,  be transformed, and lose Empire status.

Major conflict and major economic challenges are ahead, as is more culture war between differing American cultures, as happened in the Civil War 1860-1865.

The Middle East is a tinder box now, close to exploding.

Important planetary movements to the planets in the natal charts of the USA and Israel will trigger big events in those countries soon

In the USA natal chart , Pluto in Capricorn in its second house will see many powerful triggers to it over the next few years.

Pluto will experience its first ever Pluto Return in 2021-2022, while at almost the same time both Saturn and Jupiter will be making conjunction with that same natal USA Pluto.

The USA Pluto in its second house is representative of the Military/Industrial complex.

Uranus has been squaring the USA Pluto in 2017, 2018, 2019. Pluto returns to itself in 2021/22.  Jupiter and Saturn conjunct it in 2020-21.

So you can see how powerfully this will be- a big overhaul of the system, and a downgrade of the Empire.

And this is all part of the opening of a portal into the Age of Aquarius.

Add Jupiter conjunct Saturn at 0+ degrees of Aquarius in December 2020, and we have the ingredients that will help us put our toes into the Age of Aquarius. That does not mean all will be perfectly Aquarian Age then, not at all.

But nevertheless, whatever darkness surrounds us then will have huge beams of light penetrating that darkness and lighting our way forward on the New Age Path.

This week has the Aquarius New Moon on February 4. That will get our mojo beginning to purr.

Then the themes of Aquarius will follow, so we will be “persuaded” to leave our heart’s desires to be seen as special and popular, and instead be pulled more toward our head’s intention to stay with idealistic notions of diverse but equal in value.  Making contribution to community or favorite group or organization may be “in the cards” for some of us.

Uranus is the “ruling” planet of Aquarius. It was discovered in 1781, around the time of two revolutions: USA and France.

These revolutions were motivated by desires to replace royalty with democracy and power to the people.

Uranus/Aquarius highly values individual freedom and liberation from that which chains us.

It is the anti-ego sign, seeing all as equals and seeing strength in community and groups.

Even though it is anti-ego, it highly values distinct individuality and uniqueness.

Aquarius also highly values social consciousness, and is very sensitive to culture and group thinking and action.

If a Leo and Aquarius both went shopping for a car, the Leo would tend to want the shiny car that made its heart sing and be a popular model.

Aquarius would want the car that got good mileage and was good for the environment and was from a dealership that was a co-op in community.

After this Aquarius New Moon, the lights go back on again and we strive to move forward, even if we do not totally know where we are going.

And with so many not feeling secure in the changing winds swirling all around, the message is to let go of needs to have absolute answers and direction.

There are coming events that will need to show up before we know what to do and where to go.

The New Moon in Aquarius will open the gates for events that are resulting from what shook up during Eclipse Season.

Be on your toes for change, as it is coming whether we are perfectly “in shape” for it or not.

Check out this beginning of new radio show/ podcast: http://perspectives-from-sky.libsyn.com/

Till next week,

Leo

Check out the introduction to my new podcast/radio show:  http://hwcdn.libsyn.com/p/3/9/9/3991ca97a87c1d4e/Perspectives_-_Introduction.mp3?c_id=31984976&cs_id=31984976&expiration=1547943575&hwt=e0dac70b2e68eea4d3d781e0f3cd659b

The first actual podcast will be in early February.

Here is  video from before Eclipse Season:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mod-plRHdVk&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2ZOOyuRdvCzvjM_Y3GKbIGteOz1YdPDxTWVYKJS9iQSQiNhtDwxcoSus8

If you have not had a recent deep and psychologically based Astrology  reading contact me at soulus@aol.com.

If you want a transit  reading, which tells you what changes are blowing into your life and how long it lasts, contact me at soulus@aol.com.

If you want guidance on choosing good dates for weddings and other important events in your life contact me at soulus@aol.com

If you want transformational guidance with astrology readings and counseling, contact me at soulus@aol.com.

If you want astrological perspective and/or counseling for your relationship, please write to me at soulus@aol.com.

 

 

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Winter Solstice 2018 and Full Moon in Cancer and Astrology Forecast December 16-22.

Posted in astrology forecast, Uncategorized, Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , on December 15, 2018 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

This week we experience one of the four annual turning points into a new season: Winter Solstice.

Winter Solstice 2018 is December 21 at 5:23 PM EST.

Dark minutes of the day are at their greatest on Winter Solstice; then right afterwards light minutes begin to gain in strength.  It is not mere coincidence that the Christian religion has put Christmas close to this annual turning point.

The chosen day for Christ’s birth, which can be seen as the light of hope being birthed for humanity, fits so well with Winter Solstice.

At Winter Solstice dark, yin, inward energies are at their greatest.   There is a pull to honor contemplation, inner reflection, sadness, darker feelings, and compassion for those who suffer.

But in this darkness a light is born, hope is seen at the end of the tunnel of our despair.  Spring, the next season, is of course nature’s breath of fresh air and renewed light and hope.

Every year as we get closer and closer to the depths of Winter Solstice, it may seem somewhat of a contradiction that the Sun has been in uplifted, inspirational Sagittarius.

Sagittarius is the fire that keeps burning with faith as the days get darker in the Northern Hemisphere.

And this year Jupiter is also in Sagittarius as we enter Winter Solstice. This adds a feeling of expanding joy and upliftment even as dark days get darker.

The holiday season is part of the Sagittarius joy and upliftment, and many use this holiday spirit to distract them from deeper feelings.

Holding both Sagittarius joy and Winter Solstice sadness will test us this week.

Some get very depressed at the holidays, and these darker days contribute to these feelings.

Some people get rather manic with holiday preparation and anticipation.

Both are extremes at this time of year. To hold the joy and happiness while also holding a feeling of sadness, nostalgia, or connection with the “down” feelings of life is the best one can do at this time.

Right on the Winter Solstice of December 21, the Sun every year moves out of Sagittarius and into Capricorn.

Capricorn is “ruled”  by the planet Saturn, and Saturn is gravity which obviously is a pull downward.

But it is basically not a pull down into feelings;  instead it is a pull down into facing what one needs to do, what obligations need to be met, what responsibilities need to be tended, what accomplishments need to be met, what goals need to be set.

Capricorn is about organizing, discipline, boundary setting, limits, time constraints, rules and regulations.

Its goals are building, especially building success, outer world recognition and respect, and career advancement.

Interestingly this year, the day after the Winter Solstice passage of Sun into Capricorn brings us into a Full Moon in Cancer.

Since Full Moons always have the Sun exactly opposite the Moon, this Full Moon has the Sun at one degree of Capricorn and the Moon at 1 degree of Cancer.

The Full Moon is on December 22 at 12:49 PM EST.

So the recently entered Sun in Capricorn meets the Moon in Cancer in opposition.

And the ruling “planet” of Cancer is the Moon. So the Moon swoons in Cancer, making it stronger than ever.

In many ways this Full Moon shows us a traditional Father archetype(Capricorn) versus a traditional Mother archetype (Cancer).

This Cancer Mother is more unconditional, without strict boundaries or rules. It is rather permissive, nurturing and emotionally safe. It also can hover over in its protectiveness, and resist boundaries between Mom and child, all blurring together.

The Capricorn Father is rather stern and a task master, expecting one to take responsibility for oneself, and to follow a strict regimen of discipline and accomplishment.

I am sure you can see how these archetypes can translate into politically conservative (Capricorn) and liberal (Cancer).

And we all know how polarized these parties are from one another now in America.

So watch this all play out in the world now between Democrats and Republicans, potentially stretching the budget or taking the government down.

And the stock market and economy are in trouble now too.

And since we are now in a new Eclipse Season, with the first actual eclipse on January 5, 2019; these government and economic issues will be intensified and likely in crisis mode.

But remember that the light of hope from the turning of the Winter Solstice will be shining, promising a new day, a new age coming.

Jupiter in Sagittarius, which will continue into December 2019, brings expansion into more progressive causes, more inspiration, broader perspectives and higher meaning.

As you watch the old world crumble in the hands of the Trump administration and Washington DC Corporate Establishment, keep your eye on what is being born at the same time.

Just as in the transformation of a personal life, old beliefs and old ways of living die.  And sometimes that happens with the breakup of a relationship, a death, the ending of a job or career, a deep realization of what no longer holds our heart, feelings of despair and even dark nights of the soul.

And through it all there are new beginnings, renewed inspiration, a new sense of purpose, better relationships, a sense of more love in one’s life, and a feeling of being more true to the true nature of who you are.

There is the feeling of being part of a global community of people who are creating a new and better world.

As we move deeper and more intensely into the challenging transition into an Age of Aquarius,  keep your focus on the bigger picture.

Know all is happening meaningfully, and that the death of an old era and age can be quite difficult at times.

Release the old ways and old beliefs inside your self, which makes space for new light and love to enter your heart, soul, body, and mind.

That light and love will help you create the life that is best for you, in alignment with the Age of Aquarius.

Till next week,

Leo

Breaking the Chains and Astrology Forecast November 11-17.

Posted in astrology forecast, Uncategorized, Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , on November 10, 2018 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

This past week was really intense for many.  Wednesday and Thursday brought a New Moon in Scorpio followed by the passage of Jupiter from Scorpio (where it had been for the last year) into Sagittarius (where it will be for the next year).

“Out with the old and in with the new” was a common theme, a theme which continues as one’s New Chapter of life is becoming more clear.

As Election Day was just before these important planetary passages, that fact plays into the Old Chapter/New Chapter theme.

Democrats took over the House of Representatives while Republicans kept dominance of the Senate.  And so now Democrats will have more power and will use that power to seriously counter the Trump presidency.

That shift in power will help define the New Chapter politically and culturally, as the so-called USA culture war goes to a whole new level.

And each of us is being “persuaded” to know more surely where we stand and what we believe.  It is more challenging now to keep a middle ground observation view between these two opposing forces,

And in many ways these two opposing cultural viewpoints are about the past and future, though most involved would likely not see it that way.

Conservative by definition is about keeping things as they have been, and Progressive by definition is about progress.

Much of what Trump and his followers want is “make America great again” which infers going back to the past.

So much is changing now in such a big way. Look at gender roles and expressions, as can be seen through transgender people and their rights.  Look at the growing influence of AI.   Some are seeing that robots will replace humans sexually, as sex robot brothels are opening up in the country.  New kinds of relationship are being explored with more people attracted to open relationships and poly-amorous relationships.

And some people are concerned that current minorities like African-Americans and Hispanics will before too long become the majority in the country, hence the fear of some white people.

And women are becoming more empowered than ever, which scares some who see old traditions and old religious gender roles dying. An accepted Patriarchy is seen to be passing away.

And underneath all this is a shift of power, as those who have long held power and privilege are losing it and know it.

In a healthier world we bring along with us some old ways and traditions, but we do not bring it back.  We move forward into a NEW world.

And the old privilege is certainly leaving our world, which is headed to greater fairness and equality.

And minorities will be in the majority before too long also.

And LGBTQ peoples will more and more be accepted in our new world, this is certain.

But other changes are up for discussion. Do we truly want robot sex brothels?  How far do we want to go with AI and robots in general.

And do we want to let go of traditional relationships and monogamy?  Do we want there to be choice in these matters? And are open relationships right for our world and society?

In a healthy culture there are kind and respectful discussions about matters like these, and some conservative ideas are taken with us as we progress into the future.  We decide together- No culture war!

But we all know that is not happening right now.  There is culture war.

There would not be a war if everyone rode this wave we are all experiencing, which cannot deny a changing world into a New Chapter and even bigger a New Age.

And then together we sort through that which is inevitable in this New Age, that which can be preserved from the old world, and that which is open to discussion.

Overall we are progressing into a world of Diversity Within Unity, equality and fairness, Love and Truth.  And as long as we stay true to those principles, all else will naturally form as it needs to.

So now as we pass the New Moon in Scorpio and get used to a full year of Jupiter in Sagittarius, we have begun to liberate ourselves from the parts of our individual lives that feel trapped and chained.

In essence, we are each free spirits that are adjusting to a world of matter and form.  This is how I believe we need to know life now.

From that view, we hold our spirits and souls in the highest regard, but also realize we came to this world of form for a reason, to actualize and manifest purpose.

We develop a healthy relationship between spirit and matter, and then this is the foundation for our personal and global transition into an Age of Aquarius.

This week,  we begin to open the wings of our spirits as we get used to Jupiter in Sagittarius.

For some this last week has been painful as the baggage from our old conditioning has weighed us and our wings down.  We need more work in resolving our past and releasing our old patterns and ways.

And of course as Venus stays in Retrograde, relationships are an important part of our transition. Old relationship patterns that do not serve our souls and lives are being transformed.

In some cases these relationships need to be released and let go of, as difficult as that may be.  Chains need to be broken now, hopefully through discussions between people, but if not unilateral breaking is necessary.

And at the end of this week Venus leaves Retrograde and goes back Direct. That happens on Friday November 16.

We then begin to get more clarity and direction about relationship, and we begin the process of needed change. Remember however, that Venus does not get back to the position it started its Retrograde movement at until December 17.

So clarity, direction, and needed changes in relationship may take some time longer for many.

Interestingly, on the same day as Venus goes Direct (Friday November 16), Mercury goes Retrograde.

Yes Mercury goes Retrograde this Friday November 16.   So confusion may be strong around this time.

Both Mercury and Venus are about relating. Mercury through the mind and Venus through the heart.

So mind and heart are seeking a new balance between one another. With Venus going Direct, our heart matter begin to clear up. But Mercury going Retrograde suggests our thinking and mental communications are readjusting.

As usual, Mercury Retrograde shifts our mental outlook, prompting us to be more reflective and “right-brained”.  We may also question what we have previously decided.

Additionally, people from our past may come back to us in our dreams, thoughts and in reality.  And this is just after Venus Retrograde may have done that with us.

Remember to let the process unfold without jumping to any fast conclusions. Mercury stays Retrograde until  December 6, when it goes back Direct again.

Much is in flux still, yet all is moving toward greater freedom from old programming, toward healthier relationships, and bigger steps into the consciousness of the Age of Aquarius.

Till next week,

Leo

If you have not had a recent deep and psychologically based Astrology  reading contact me at soulus@aol.com.

If you want a transit  reading, which tells you what changes are blowing into your life and how long it lasts, contact me at soulus@aol.com.

If you want guidance on choosing good dates for weddings and other important events in your life contact me at soulus@aol.com

If you want transformational guidance with astrology readings and counseling, contact me at soulus@aol.com.

If you want astrological perspective and/or counseling for your relationship, please write to me at soulus@aol.com.

Visit leoknightontallarico.com for more info or go see spiritualrenaissance.com.

 

 

Navigating Eclipses and Retrogrades and Astrology Forecast July 29- August 5

Posted in astrology forecast, Uncategorized, Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 28, 2018 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

As we passed through the Total Lunar Eclipse Full Moon last week, we entered the waning half of the lunar cycle that began at the Solar Eclipse New Moon in Cancer on July 12.

This has been for many people a very difficult last few weeks.  Besides the two eclipses, we have also experienced Mars and Mercury both going Retrograde.

This is a time of inner reflection, of dealing with inner demons and old patterns and stories that are needing to be addressed, resolved, and/or released.

It has been, and continues to be, a ripe time to revisit these old stories, and in the process to find breakthroughs to new ways of seeing those old patterns or stories.

And those breakthroughs can show us to positive transformation for the betterment of our souls and lives.

Nevertheless, being brought back to old stories can seduce us into making decisions or moves that are not appropriate to the current situation.

It is best, in most cases, to hold back from making big decisions or starting new ventures.  It is not the time to act, but instead a time to internally work through the issues.

Many have, through the intensity of these eclipses, experienced these big breakthroughs; but it is more than just eclipses in themselves that have been triggering these transformational times.

The strength of Pluto and Uranus within the last two eclipse formations has provided more power of transformation and awakenings.

So even through the intense difficulties many have experienced these last few week,  in the bigger picture it is all part of deep transformation and change necessary for our growth and evolution.

The Age of Aquarius is calling us all to transform our consciousness, beliefs, and ways in order to be aligned with this New Age.

The only “enemy” in this process is our fear. It is natural to have fear, but it is not good to give in to fear as our master.

Fear takes many forms, but at the core fear takes over when we no longer trust we live in a meaningful Universe that brings us situations that here for a reason.

Do we ultimately follow Love and Truth or Fear?

It is true that even the most spiritual of us have dark nights of the soul when we feel “spirit” has abandoned us or we have abandoned “spirit”.

But in time we have awakenings or “rebirths” that bring us back on our spiritual paths.

It is so easy now to fall victim to fear, as our world seems to be falling apart from our better values.

This falling apart, which will get more intense, is part of the process of transformation into the Age of Aquarius.

I know many of you have experienced a falling apart of your personal lives before, and know that was just part of the process of transformation into a life more aligned with who you really are and are growing into.

And our world and country are going through that now. The big split between cultures in America, which resembles the Civil War in essence, is part of this transformational process that will ultimately make us more whole in alignment with a New Age.

And ending the notion of being superior to other cultures or countries is part of that transformation, as there is no room for superpower countries in the Age of Aquarius..

Empires began at the beginning of the Age of Pisces, in the form of the Roman Empire.  Now for the Age of Aquarius, we are letting go of the world controlling Empires.

Diversity within Unity requires the world to transform into one of more equality between nations and cultures.

The USA Empire of its Military/Economic Complex is dissolving and will hopefully in the process come back to its better values and principles.

And it is thus easy to see how the Trump influence is actually helping the process of the Empire’s downfall. Yes there will still be mammoth attempts to keep the power going, and some of that will likely be quite oppressive to our liberties.

And during this process of American transformation, the impeachment of President Trump is intensifying and becoming more serious.  What Trump does to distract this process is of great concern.

But keep the faith that in the bigger picture all is aligned with the cycles of the Universe..

In the greater world the Middle East is on the verge of igniting into greater conflict.  Gaza was erupting last week, Syria was intensifying, and Iran is now squarely in the cross-hairs of USA and Israel sights.

The Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Aquarius fell right on Israel’s natal Moon in Leo.  Mars was in opposition to that Natal Moon. The signs point to that Lunar Eclipse as an important turning point for Israel.

And transformation of Israel, Palestine and the greater Middle East is important to the transformation of our world into the Age of Aquarius.

Many of the first known civilizations and world wide religions were birthed in the Middle East.  So it is understood why that area of the world is needing of transformation out of old paradigms that run much of the world. The way Israel oppresses the Palestinians is so common to the old age.  And of course Israel was often at the other end of these abuses of power.

As we stated earlier, we are in the waning half of the lunar cycle begun at the Solar Eclipse New Moon in Cancer on July 12. And Mars and Mercury are still retrograde.

Now we await the third and last eclipse of Summer Eclipse Season 2018:  A Solar Eclipse New Moon in Leo on August 11.

Though at that time Mercury will still be retrograde until August 18/19 and Mars will still be retrograde until August 27, there still will be much push for new beginnings at the Solar Eclipse New Moon in fiery Leo.

The big dominating egos on the world stage will be emerging.  Matches will tend to be lit by them, creating world conflict.

In our personal lives however, it is more likely that this Leo Solar Eclipse will ignite creative passions and open hearts.

It will signify a time of new starts and action taken in this New Chapter of your life.

Of course the actual actions may wait in many instances until Mercury and Mars have settled into their Direct positions.

So there is still much time now to go within your psyche and soul, to find out what you really want (Mars) and what you really think (Mercury).

And that Mars in Retrograde will be triggered this week as it squares Uranus, which is slowing down to go Direct next week.  That means there may be a turning point in your quest to know what you want and where you want to go.  But do your best not to run with it, as Mars will still be Retrograde.

Keep in mind during all the intensity and sometime confusion this Eclipse Season, that your soul is searching for its heart’s desires and your mind’s right thinking to help lead the way forward for your life.

That is being worked out now, sometimes unbeknownst to you at a deep level.  But  know that it is and patiently wait till those planets go Direct and the Eclipse Season ends.

After that much will settle in, and you will be in a better position to know what you truly want ( aligned with your higher self) and where you are going.

Till next week,

Leo

Take a look at this video about Summer Eclipse Season 2018 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QkSNDn0QCg&feature=youtu.be.

There will be a new one in early August.

If you have not had a recent deep and psychologically based Astrology  reading contact me at soulus@aol.com.

If you want a transit  reading, which tells you what changes are blowing into your life and how long it lasts, contact me at soulus@aol.com.

If you want guidance on choosing good dates for weddings and other important events in your life contact me at soulus@aol.com

If you want transformational guidance with astrology readings and counseling, contact me at soulus@aol.com.

If you want astrological perspective and/or counseling for your relationship, please write to me at soulus@aol.com.

Visit leoknightontallarico.com for more info or go see spiritualrenaissance.com.

Total Lunar Eclipse, Mercury Retrograde and Astrology Forecast July 22-28

Posted in astrology forecast, Uncategorized, Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 21, 2018 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

Powerful tides are shifting this week as there will be another Eclipse as Mercury goes Retrograde.

On Thursday July 26 at 1:02 AM EDT Mercury goes Retrograde. It will stay Retrograde until August 19- when it goes back Direct.

The eclipse this week is on Friday July 27 at 4:20 PM EDT. It is a Total Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Aquarius.

So energies will be in flux this week, and as a result we will be shifting our thinking and our energy bodies.

Mercury goes Retrograde in Leo, so our way of thinking creatively is shifting.  As with all Mercury Retrograde time periods, we will be changing our perceptions and our ways of communicating.

This changing is often felt rather subtly, but nevertheless people often rethink or question what they have previously decided. And if that happens with you, it is best to wait until Mercury goes back direct before deciding to act on what you have been questioning. And of course waiting a week after it has gone back Direct is the best strategy for making important decisions.

During Mercury Retrograde it is best to not rely too much on linear thinking.  It is usually best to process and reflect, imagine and think inventively.

People from the past often come back into our hearts and minds through our dreams, our waking memories, or actually in the flesh during Mercury Retrograde.

Their re-appearance is meant to help us better understand current situations, especially relationship issues.

So Mercury Retrograde is beginning just before the Lunar Eclipse this week.  And the first couple of days of Mercury Retrograde are often more confusing and disorienting.  

And happening so close to the Lunar Eclipse, which brings increased intensity and disturbance, we may experience events that may seem hard to understand or control.

Like the last Eclipse on July 12, this one is also more powerful than usual. The one on July 12 was closely in opposition to god of the underworld Pluto.

This one on the 27th has Mars closely conjunct the Moon in Aquarius, and Uranus square the Moon in Aquarius and Sun in Leo. That makes an important Fixed T-square formation, one that pulls us in 3 different directions.

The Sun in Leo expresses creative shining and sees itself as the center of attention; the Moon in Aquarius expresses group needs, social needs, and social consciousness.  Mars conjunct that Moon in Aquarius adds much force for the needs of the group or community.  And Uranus in Taurus seeks to break down the usual way of being,  the more conventional approach.

The current teaming up this week for socialism in health plans expressed by Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio- Cortez is representative of what the Uranian and Aquarius ways are all about.

The Sun in Leo represents the executive or presidential controls.

So in your own life it is time to break outside your usual boxes of thinking and being.  You may have only seen a couple of options for solving certain issues in your life. Now you can be awakened to see options you never thought of before.

If you were born in late April, late July, late October, or late January you may be greatly affected by this Eclipse.  If you have any natal planets in early Taurus, early Leo, early Scorpio or early Aquarius you may be greatly affected by this Eclipse.

This eclipse is meant to shake us out of same-old, same-old, same-old thinking or ways of being. It can assist us in letting go of that which does not serve us. It can bring in awakening energies that break us out of old boxes and provide breakthroughs in our consciousness and lives.

This is a transformational time period, one that accelerates our progress and evolution.

It may also feel painful for many, especially those who have been holding on tightly to what needs too be released.

The fixed signs are mostly affected by this eclipse, and those are the signs that tend to hold on and not let go the most.

Aquarius tends to hold onto certain ways of thinking, set ways of being socially conscious.

Scorpio holds onto feelings from the past, especially hurts and resentments.

Leo tends to hold onto a very set ego and way of seeing oneself.

Taurus holds onto many things, especially possessions or that which it claims as its own.

It is time to let go more, and know that the Universe is at our backs and has our backs for transformation.

In the greater world you can see how the USA appears to be falling apart. There are great cultural divisions now, ones that are breaking up relationships and families.  Red and blue state divisions are stronger than ever. Trumpites and non Trumpites are fiercely against one another.

The fiasco last week with Putin and Trump is indicative of how out of balance the USA has become under Trump.

Those wanting to bring down the Trump presidency are feeling more confident they can do it now.  Those attempts will get stronger and stronger now, further breaking down the stability of the nation. It is likely that before too long the increasing chaos for change will be met with more militaristic attempts at control.

Israel is now in the spotlight of Eclipse Season.  It has been severely bombing the Gaza Strip Palestinians, and Palestinian Hamas has been fighting Israel.  Iran and Syria are also potential fighting zones now for Israel.  The Middle East region is ripe for major conflict soon. Russia and the USA presence there makes it all more dangerous.

Remember that the Military Industrial Complex will be threatened over the next few years, especially so when transiting Pluto and Saturn in Capricorn will make conjunction with the USA Natal Pluto in Capricorn in its 2nd house (a symbol of the Military/Industrial complex). This will happen in the early 2020’s.

The Age of Aquarius is busting at the seams of our old age structures.  It seeks to bring to our consciousness the new waves of love and truth appropriate to this New Age.

And now during Eclipse Season these new energies are stronger than usual. As you clear out the baggage that is distorting  your authentic soul self, your inner vessels of receptivity are opened to receive these divine energies from the Age of Aquarius.

There is revolution and evolution roaring in our world now and deep in our souls.  Be with the change. Be with the Love. Be with the Truth.

Do not be frightened by the power displays of the System.  Compared to the vastness and power of the Universe, it is just castles in the sand.

Take a look at this video about Summer Eclipse Season 2018 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QkSNDn0QCg&feature=youtu.be.

There will be a new one in early August.

Till next week

Leo

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If you want a transit  reading, which tells you what changes are blowing into your life and how long it lasts, contact me at soulus@aol.com.

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Superior/Inferior Disillusion, and Astrology Forecast May 20-26.

Posted in astrology forecast, Uncategorized, Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , on May 19, 2018 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

This past week gave us the Taurus New Moon combined with a strong lineup of Uranus aspects.

It is time to move further forward in a more Taurus practical and solid manner; but we have also just had some wake-up calls that are meant to push us out of limitations, stuck-ness, and the slumber of status quo.

Last week North Korea showed signs it would not just comply with USA demands, on the way to a planned summit in June.  Last week we let you know that the date picked for that summit is a date when the USA militant natal Mars will be triggered.  It did not make sense last week, but after the North Korean complaints it does now.

Also last week just after the Mars/Uranus square there was another mass murder at a school, the 22nd such event this year 2018.

And not long after, there was a royal wedding in Great Britain.  Do you see the connection?

On one side of the same coin, the fantasy wedding that separates privileged “special” people from the rest of humanity was performed.

On the other side of the coin, the dark shadow side, a young man who was supposedly often bullied, goes on a murderous rampage.

Each side of the coin creates the equally distorted other side of the coin. Brutality motivates people to escape into fantasies of a perfect life.

And the separation caused by superiors pushing down others into inferior lives, creates a dark side of people who feel they are “less than”.

High School has always been a time when some kids are made to feel popular and “better than” , while others are often humiliated and made to feel inferior.

So it is time for all of us to realize no one, or no group of people is intrinsically any better or worse in the eyes of the Universe than anyone else.

This desire to be superior to others causes all sorts of separation and conflict in the world. My religion is superior to yours.  My country is superior to yours (Make America Great Again). My race or gender or sexual orientation is superior to yours.  The money and privilege I have makes me superior to you.  My family is better than yours.  I am better than you.

This human ego story is quite arguably at the root of so much suffering in this world, so many wars, so much poverty.

The Age of Aquarius is about equality and Diversity within Unity, and that is the antidote to all this separation caused by  the paradigm of superior and inferior.

And this last week was meant to wake us up to the need to change the stories that are causing our decay and destruction.

But this decay and destruction is not the end of the world, yet it is meant to be the end of the world as we have known it.

And each of us in our individual lives is also going through this ending of an Old Chapter of our lives, so we can be born into a new more evolved Chapter.

I see this in couples I work with who can no longer continue the relationship the same way it has always been.  I see this in people who no longer can live their lives without a renewed sense of purpose. I see this in people who are experiencing a very “dark night of the soul”, not knowing if there is a new Chapter waiting for them after the death of the old one.

I see this in people who are in such despair when looking at the condition of our current world, not believing something better is on the way.

Our personal lives and our collective life is in transition between worlds and ages, and that transformational process has now taken us to the edge, to the place of reckoning.

We need to let die what is ready to die, and often that is a part of us that carries old stories, old beliefs, and an old paradigm for how to live as a human on this Earth.

As we are awakened more and more, we see more clearly how we have been programmed to believe what we are “supposed to believe”.

And that awakened knowledge can be very disconcerting at first, and can have effect on all of our life, our relationships, jobs, families, spiritual perspectives, politics, and how we raise our children.

Then after we are awakened, we often look back and judge ourselves and how we have treated others. That judgmental attitude can be very debilitating and counterproductive.

We can only know what is best to do after we have been awakened, and then we need to develop an attitude of learning from our mistakes, not beating ourselves up for not being perfect.

There are more and more of us being awakened every day, and we need to help each other to stay on this new course.  And as our consciousness expands, the Universe helps us by showing us more synchronicities and more and more evidence that all is connected.

This week

And now as we have entered a Taurus lunar cycle since the Taurus New Moon last week, you can make more solid and permanent, your chosen life path. You can now build stronger boundaries to keep protected the sovereign being you are becoming.

You do not need to give yourself away or to become what others want you to be. You do not need to fix anyone else, or to be sure you are doing your life as you “are supposed to”.

You can now more firmly stay on your path with integrity.

On Sunday the 20th the Sun begins its annual dance into Gemini for the next month. Time to shift energy more up to the crown chakra, and to get more into intellectual movements, into wanting to learn more, communicate better, and be more social.

On the 25th Jupiter in Scorpio makes trine to Neptune in Pisces, opening you more to the mystery of life, more to surrendering to a bigger picture.

On the 26th Venus opposes Saturn, bringing us to more focus on relationship and a stronger sense of either relationship endings or commitments.

Next week is the Full Moon in Sagittarius, but for this week we are in the growth pattern of the waxing half of the lunar cycle.

Till next week

Leo

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Wesak and Beltane and Astrology Forecast April 29- May 5

Posted in astrology forecast, Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 28, 2018 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

Early this week there is a sacred yearly full moon, the Wesak Full Moon.

Every springtime it happens with the Moon in Scorpio and Sun directly opposite in Taurus.  This year it is on April 29 at 8:58 PM EDT.

People celebrate this Wesak Full Moon as Buddha’s birthday. He was said to be born on the Wesak Full Moon.

And lore has it that on the same day in a different year Buddha found enlightenment. Then on that same day again in a different year Buddha faced his death.

So you can see why so many, especially Buddhists, treat the Wesak Full Moon as a holy day.

In planetary terms this Wesak Full Moon is always a Scorpio Full Moon, so with the Sun in Taurus directly opposite the Moon in Scorpio there is a tension between calm solidity (Taurus) and intense passion (Scorpio).

Taurus and Scorpio are both “fixed” signs. Taurus is fixed Earth (body) and Scorpio is fixed water (soul).

They both can be quite stubborn.   Taurus tends to hold onto what it has possessed and Scorpio holds onto feelings, especially feelings that have resulted from having been hurt by someone.

Taurus avoids intense emotional expressions which Scorpio often shows; and Scorpio does not like the often passionless Taurus behavior.

But when in balance they are great compliments to one another:  Taurus calms and grounds the intensity of Scorpio, and Scorpio brings some spiciness and passion to Taurus.

Since they are both fixed signs, there can sometimes be a tug of war between them, with neither giving up.

A couple days after the Wesak Full Moon, there is annual Beltane. It is on May 1st and it is the mid point between Spring Equinox and Summer Solstice.

At  that midpoint, there are often feelings of optimism, as nature is turning away from Spring and toward Summer.

Beltane is considered a day of fertility, and people have traditionally moved around a maypole, signifying the dance between male and female energies.

So use this week, with Beltane and Wesak, to celebrate this beautiful time of year in the Northern Hemisphere, when nature is beginning to show its beauty.

Meditate, enjoy nature and body pleasures this week. This break is sorely needed for all of us, as there has been so much changing, shifting, and transforming.

The Scorpio Full Moon may be rather intense, especially following the Mars/Pluto conjunction late last week.  But soon after the Full Moon, the emotional climate should begin to shift from primal intensity toward more upliftment, as The Moon will be in Sagittarius most of Beltane and continuing into the 2nd and 3rd of May.

Out in the greater world, North and South Korea are bringing the world more optimism as they make promises to have peace between them.

But North Korea’s Kim Jong Un will meet Trump in late May or June for a Summit to try to resolve tensions on the Korean peninsula.

We shall see if that meeting adds to the optimism or begins to drag us into war cries again.

The Middle East holds the most possibility for great conflict as Trump will open up a USA embassy in Jerusalem in mid May, and he will also likely put a stop to the Obama and world agreement with Iran. He will likely do that by putting sanctions back on Iran. That decision also happens in mid May. There are so many countries involved in Syria, it would not take much for it to ignite into something big

So now after the Portal was opened at the Aries New Moon on April 15, we watch all the important world events come pouring through that portal. There are many more to come.

And you know you have entered a whole New Chapter of your own life.    As we get farther away from the New Moon Portal of April 15, you get more and more clear about what is manifesting in this New Chapter for you.

We have all been releasing what needs to be let go of, and as the process of letting go calms down now, we will see more clearly what is being formed as a result.  Letting go, releasing and purging, opens up space to let the new in.

Many of us have felt we have been caught between worlds or chapters of our life- the old no longer exists, yet the new not formed or in some cases not even envisioned yet.

But the shift has happened, and from now on we will get more clear about what is coming, both personally and globally.

This process of moving forward will accelerate in June, July, August.  In July/August there will be 3 eclipses in a row, and usually there are only 2 in a row.

Both Mercury and Mars will be retrograde during much of that Eclipse Season, adding to the complexity of that Season.

Remember that the old world and paradigm will suffer even more at the Fall of Rome again. It fell at the beginning of the Age of Pisces and falls again at the end of the Age of Pisces.

The reality of Empires and Superpowers is dying as the Pisces Age dies.  The new paradigm of Diversity within Unity comes with the Age of Aquarius, as power is more equally distributed.

The old form of Capitalism will die too, as there is plenty of wealth to be spread all over the globe for all the people. Now there is too much disparity between the mega wealthy and suffering poor.

Is it OK to perpetuate an economic system that rewards those whose talent is to make money, and punishes those who cannot develop riches? Do you realize how many talented, creative, spiritual and idealistic people we are losing in this world because their highest priority needs to be making money.

Greed pays  off in this system, as does domination and abuse of power.

We are in the process of transforming this system in America and all over the world.

New light, love and truth are trying to move through the cracks of the system’s concrete structure.  Those cracks will open wider soon, especially so during the next Eclipse Season in July and August.

The Portal opened on April 15, and the energies creating the Age of Aquarius will continue to look for openings in all of us.

Transformation is our reality now, so do not be afraid of how the world is looking at times now.

Humans often think they rule the Universe and Earth.  The Universe and Earth laugh. We will not destroy the Earth or the Heavens.

The cycles, planets, and seasons keep turning no matter what we do. But we sure can make our own lives to suffer, and we sure are capable of destroying ourselves.

Concentrate on your own evolution of consciousness and on spreading your light, truth and love to all you come in contact with. That is what saves the world.

Till next week,

Leo

If you have not had a recent deep and psychologically based Astrology  reading contact me at soulus@aol.com.

If you want a transit  reading, which tells you what changes are blowing into your life and how long it lasts, contact me at soulus@aol.com.

If you want guidance on choosing good dates for weddings and other important events in your life contact me at soulus@aol.com

If you want transformational guidance with astrology readings and counseling, contact me at soulus@aol.com.

If you want astrological perspective and/or counseling for your relationship, please write to me at soulus@aol.com.

Visit leoknightontallarico.com for more info or go see spiritualrenaissance.com.