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Back to a New Normal and Astrology Forecast October 4- October 10

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 2, 2015 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

A Grand Portal of Energetic Transformation has been opened by the Eclipses of September 2015.

No end of the world or mass destruction of life on Earth happened as many predicted.

But for sure we experienced a huge turning point in human affairs on Planet Earth, as we transform our consciousness and lives on the way to the Age of Aquarius.

We wrote last week of  a time bomb waiting to explode, and soon after the Blood Moon last Sunday/Monday Russia started a bombing campaign in Syria.

China has reportedly joined Russia in the bombing and all this points to the likelihood of major world conflict beginning in the Middle East soon.

Also soon just after the Total Lunar Eclipse, Palestinian president Abbas said that the Palestinians were no longer bound by the old agreements with Israel.  They do not feel the Netanyahu government of Israel is serious about ending the occupation of the Palestinians.

A murder of an Israeli couple by Palestinians also happened just after the Lunar Eclipse.  Soon there will be a major conflict with Israel and the Middle East will erupt.

The world as we have known it is on the verge of becoming something quite different.

As the Old World continues to show signs of its destruction, there is another parallel world that has been developing and getting stronger every day.

A new human family is developing, one that knows all life is sacred and meaningful and that all opposites are connected in Wholeness: light and dark; yin and yang, male and female.

Wars between opposites like males versus females or dark forces against light forces is as insane as having hot water fight cold water or daylight fighting nighttime or the Sun battling against the Moon.

Of course there are differences and conflicts and disagreements, but separation based on hatreds and feelings of superiority and inferiority, or judgment of the intrinsic worth of individuals or religions or races or sexual orientation or ethnics, is against nature or the energies of the Universe.

The over development of the separating Ego is the root of many “evils”.

The man from Oregon who just killed many people in a community college there was quoted  writing about how one can become famous by committing  mass murders.

The downside of the American Dream is the strong desire to be rich and famous, an extension of an over inflated and separating ego.

In the new world we find our authentic Self and its connection to the Universe and the Community and we thus find our purpose and place.

What is our calling?  It is so out of alignment to push to be a lawyer or doctor or anything that one is not “called” to do.

One can feel fulfilled being a cleaning person or waiting on tables or being a friendly clerk who shines a light of love to their customers.

It is true that it is easy to be taken out of alignment by a society that gives rewards to some professions more than others, but finding one’s true function and purpose in life provides a strong foundation for a satisfying life.

We are coming to an end of our pilgrimage to Southern France as I write this.

I will not totally know the depth of influence this trip has had on my consciousness and life for some  time, but I do feel that much has been swirling around deep in my soul these last couple of weeks.

Today we meditated in the Basilica of Mary Magdalene in Maxima France.  We are staying at an old convent that has been transformed into a hotel.   But little has been changed from the original architecture and the feeling is deeply spiritual here.

This hotel/convent is right around the corner from the Magdalene Church. I talked to the Parish Priest at the church, and he showed us where Mary Magdalene ‘s bones and skull are said to be downstairs. A sacred altar has been built for her there. Her skull is actually shown at some times of the year.

Tomorrow we visit the grotto and cave where she is said to have spent 30 years of her life.

This unveiling of Mary Magdalene in our world and consciousness is quite important in my estimation, as she would be the 13th disciple of Jesus, 13 being a sacred Feminine number.

The power, mystery, and beauty of the true Feminine is  erupting into our collective consciousness and lives.

It will help us to break down a world built on the glory of ego, and help us  to connect to deeper human soul values, values that bring connection, love, and truth to their true place in life.

The true Masculine will then be taken in by the Feminine, a Masculinity based on seeing the Truth,  standing up for what is right, and staying positive while helping to build a New World and Paradigm.

This coming week brings us into the 4th quarter lunar phase, and helps us to release and finish up, and to process all that we have been going through recently.

Energies are not for building up now, but for reflection and meditation.  Mercury finishes up its Retrograde motion and the intensity of the Eclipses is going away.  We are coming down now.

On Friday October 9, Mercury goes back Direct, the fog lifts from our minds, and clarity and direction come back to us.

Soon afterwards, one can more confidently make major decisions.

And then after the New Moon on October 12, new events will begin to unfold into our lives.  Then after the New Moon in Scorpio on November 11, more powerful events will erupt in our world, events that will be a direct outgrowth of the Eclipses this September.

For this week allow your self to go more inward and yin-ward, processing the recent past and getting ready to start anew, with more clarity soon.

Monday through Wednesday this week could be rather confusing and disruptive, but soon after there will be light.

I am leaving for the States on Sunday.  It will be sad to leave.

Till next week,

Leo

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Blood Moon and Astrology Forecast September 27- October 3.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 26, 2015 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

As I begin to write this forecast on the eve of Pluto going Direct and only a few days before the Total Lunar Eclipse Full Blood Moon in Aries;  it feels as if there is a time bomb waiting to go off.

On the surface all is well, especially here in Southern France.   It is breathtakingly beautiful here in the land where the Cathars were massacred by the Catholic church and French government in the 13th century.

While many passively accepted the authority of the government and church, those who were considered heretics, like the Cathars, were feared by the powers that had so much control of people’s lives.

The Cathars had many beliefs similar to the Catholic Church, but they believed spirituality could be achieved without help from the church, and they had as many women “priests” as men.

Love was what was considered most Godly, and they led very simple lives. believing in the consciousness of Christ for all to embody.

They were completely wiped out, a genocide, and most all the records of their life and faith were destroyed.

Mary Magdalene is also a very strong presence here, with churches and monuments honoring her and her spiritual mastery.

There are many who believe she was married to Jesus and that they had children.  There is also the belief that there is a bloodline that was developed from there, that may still live.

There is so much we do not know of the truth of our human journey and its origins.  Church, government, military, secret service,  and now Corporate interests conspire to program the herd in order to keep the world as it is, under their control- thus keeping their power, privilege and wealth.

But nature and the Universe are the ultimate power of this world, though the illusion shows up differently.

Now as we move through a transition from the Pisces to the Aquarian Age, the power of transformation is gaining in speed and strength and more and more Truths will come to the surface.

The 18+ months from the Cardinal Grand Cross in April 2014 to the Total Lunar Eclipse Full Blood Moon on September 27 2015 have opened up a Grand Portal of new consciousness of Truth and Love.

We have been very intensely processing our ghosts and demons from the past, releasing these blocks to our receiving the new energies.

Now after this Total Lunar Eclipse, we re ready to embrace more fully our journey forward into new personal and collective global lives.

Pluto this week has been opening us to face our demons and release them as best we can. Suppressed and hidden elements  from our personal and collective unconscious are streaming through so we can be as present as possible for our real lives.

Here in southern France we went into caves where “heretics” hid from the authorities; we took a boat ride down an underground river; we explored even deeper caves where cro-magnon man wrote and drew on walls thousands and thousands of years ago.

This trip inside the body of Mother Earth coordinated well with Pluto’s current underworld penetration.

We often see our spiritual journey as one connected to the heavens up above. But it is also a spiritual journey deep into the Earth, where we reconnect with our Earthly heritage, our natural instincts and passions, and our deepest joining together in soulful community with all souls and all creatures.

Now as our stock market and economy begin their downward journey, we also begin our collective journey to knowing we are all in  the same family with the same concerns and suffering.

The turn at the Autumn Equinox is toward more dark and yin energies as always; Pluto brings us into the realms of our deepest soulful feelings; and the Total Lunar Eclipse Full Blood Moon reminds us that life is powerful and unpredictable force of transformation now.

The unpredictable mystery of the Great Feminine is picking up strength now as we move through the Full Moon Eclipse this week, and it will help open up more the Grand Portal which will bring us powerful world events that continue to show us the way forward into a New World and Paradigm.

The Total Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Aries is on Sunday the 27th at 10:51 PM EDT.

Sun in Libra and Moon in Aries for this Eclipse bring us Questions:  of conflict or peace?; Mine or Ours; Stand Up or Be Passive; Push Forward or Take it Easy; Fight or Make Peace will be themes of the Eclipse.

Being True to oneself is most important at this eclipse but that needs to be balanced with a need to listen to others and make relationship as important as being true to Self.   Neither side should be “compromised”.  Instead a win/win  must be found  for this Full Moon Eclipse to truly be honored.

In the global arena, watch for events to unfold in the Middle East, especially with Israel, as the 4 Blood Moons in a row have all been on Jewish holidays.

Some have predicted a messiah is coming as a result, while others are talking of doomsday.

I am pretty sure I will be writing to you next week, and another doomsday scenario will be doomed.

Nevertheless, this passage must be taken seriously, as it is an important turning point and crossroads in human affairs on Earth.

Most importantly on a personal level, is how your consciousness will be on the other side of this 18 month transition we have been going through.

Will you have allegiance to the old paradigm and its fear based programming or will you still believe you live in a meaningful world with Love and Truth leading the way.

Do you still believe we can attain a Diversity in Unity world, aligned with the frequencies of an Age of Aquarius.

A further breakdown of the old economy and increasing world conflict will be the illusions that one must avoid taking to heart.

By illusion I do not mean that these difficult events will not be real.  What I do mean is that they and the powers of the old paradigm do not govern the Universe and your soul.  You do not need to allow fear and panic  to take over.

Yes we may feel fear with events, but we can balance that with our pure connections to heart and source.

These world events, and the fear they engender cannot take your soul without your approval.

You are in charge of the quality of your soul and spirit and mind and the beliefs and attitudes you buy into.   Often we cannot control the events that come into our lives, but we can control how we react to those events.

The Cathars, as they made their final retreat to Montsegur where thy were slaughtered,  chose to die instead of give oath to government and church.

If they can do that, each of us can have faith too in God/Goddess/Universe/Soul/Spirit/Freedom.

In an Aquarian Age, we do not have to choose between material world and spiritual world.  We can honor both, but we must take the veil of programming off our eyes so we can see the light.

The next two weeks after the Total Lunar Eclipse Blood Moon will be mainly for processing what has been happening in our emotions, souls, minds and lives

And Mercury will still be Retrograde until Friday October 9, when it goes back Direct.

Then on October 12, the New Moon in Libra will signal an end to Eclipse Season and a slow movement forward into a new chapter in our personal and collective lives.

We will have taken another huge step forward toward the Age of Aquarius, which will be waiting for us to arrive after December 2020.

Till next week,

Leo

Stepping up the Tempo and Astrology Forecast September 20-27.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 17, 2015 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

Last week we moved through our first eclipse of this Eclipse Season, a Solar Eclipse New Moon in Virgo. And then a few days afterward we experienced the beginning of a new Mercury Retrograde period.

A huge 8.3 Earthquake in Chile happened during that week. I would not be surprised if more were on the way soon considering the deep power of this Eclipse Season.

We are in new energy zones now and this week the intensity increases with a second quarter Moon in Sagittarius; Autumn Equinox; and Pluto going Direct just a few days before the important Total Lunar Eclipse Full Blood Moon in Aries early next week.

The second quarter of the Solar Eclipse New Moon’s lunar cycle begins on Monday September 21, with the Moon in Sagittarius.

A second quarter moon usually picks up the pace in the lunar cycle,  as we move inexorably forward toward the Total Lunar Eclipse Full Blood Moon in Aries on Sunday September 27.

Before that Lunar Eclipse, there is an important annual turning point event,  the Autumn Equinox on Wednesday September 23 at 4:21 AM EDT.

Autumn Equinox always begins as the Sun moves into Libra.  Those Libran scales are evenly balanced between dark and light minutes of the day on Autumn Equinox; but right afterwards the dark minutes begin to increase.  They will continue to increase until Winter Solstice when darkness will be at its zenith.

You can metaphorically view the Autumn Equinox like a sunset time of year, as Spring Equinox is like a Sun rising time of year.

As the darkness begins to set in at Autumn Equinox, our hearts and souls begin to soften and open up to relationship and artistic beauty.  These are Libra traits that are evident during the beginning month of Autumn.

As we begin to move more yin-ward with the increasing dark minutes of the day, we feel a pull to be more attentive to social values instead of more self assertive values.

Self assertive pursuits are more organic in the first month of spring when Aries is the ruling sign.

So now we begin to lean into cooler and darker days, but ever so slowly, as we take our time as we experience the loveliness of early Autumn.

In contrast, overnight September 24/25, darkly intense Pluto goes from Retrograde to Direct.  As it changes directions, its power of transformation enters our collective energy field.

The intensity level will increase as we feel our passion increasing. Sometimes that means we are more apt to get into arguments with others, and if so be careful not to say things you might regret later.

Other times, however, Pluto can help us to express what we have been suppressing, so we can then work out issues that have blocking out our authentic “voice”.  At the same time there may be a catharsis in the interaction and a clearing the air.

Afterwards there is a feeling of renewal, like after an orgasm.  Pluto is the ruling planet of Scorpio and so passions of all sorts including sexual are normal at such times of Pluto changing directions.

And this increase of intensity is a bridge into the power of the Total Lunar Eclipse new Moon in Aries.

That Total Lunar Eclipse is the 4th Lunar Eclipse in a row that is total eclipse, also called a Blood Moon.

And every one of these Blood Moons has occurred on a Jewish holiday, showing us the potentiality of a sign pointing to important world events involving Israel now.

The fight right now over the Jewish Temple Mount, which is the Muslim Al Aqsa, has been getting heavier and is a potential place for great conflict, as this area has been considered holy by Christians, Muslims and Jews.

Also as we move through the shifts this week and next, look closely at the stock markets and global economy. They are on the verge of great transformation, and signs of great changes that are on the way are being shown now.

Out world is in the process of great change, as our old paradigm for living is changing more and more every day.  Old borders between countries, and power balances are changing more and more every day.

This is a great time, as everything is shifting, to open up to the gateway and portal into our new world.

As you clear out blocks and let go of old dysfunctional patterns and toxic energies, you are opening up more to Source and Universe.  From there you will receive more synchronicities and meaningful symbols showing you the way.   This portal has great doses of Truth helping you to be more awake.

This gateway also has more love and meaning pouring through, changing the tone and glow of everyone and everything in your life.

We are being taken out of our old comfort zones during this Eclipse Season, which may not have been truly that comfortable for you.

As you are being taken off your usual balance, that brings in both difficult and enjoyable elements into your consciousness and life.

You will naturally experience breakdowns of that which is not right for you anymore and breakthroughs into new realms of experience.

Do not hold on too tightly to that which is ready to go.  Stop your self from being too attached and all will happen more gracefully.

It is true that change can be stressful, whether considered positive or negative,so do your best to keep centered and seeing all as happening for a reason.

Remember that Mercury is Retrograde now too, so do not try too hard to figure it all out intellectually or analytically.  Let the process unfold now instead of needing answers now.

Allow your reflective, imaginative, and intuitive mind and heart to be of more influence now.

And realize that also there may be some rewinding into the past too now, so you can reintegrate people, ideas, old parts of self back into your consciousness.

And please with all the shifting and changing and Mercury Retrograde, be careful not to jump to any conclusions or make hasty decisions.

The Eclipse Intensity will slowly subside after the Total Eclipse and Mercury will stay retrograde until October 9.

This Lunar Eclipse Full Moon on Sunday September 27 will be at 10:51 PM EDT.  It will have the Sun in Libra and the Moon in Aries.

This will push us into finding a proper balance between peace and conflict; between being true to self or true to someone else or a relationship; taking action or letting things go; and being assertive or being accommodating.

In the greater world “war or peace” will be a likely major theme to be worked out.

I am posting this while in Southern France.  We are there on a pilgrimage to the places Mary Magdalene was said to have walked, and to experience the energies of the Cathars, who were wiped out in genocide in the 13th century during the Inquisition.

I hope to post short updates on September 26 and October 3 while still in France. I will be back to USA on October 5.

Till next week,

Leo

Also I have a new YouTube video for the eclipses for you to see.

And my wife Deborah has just started a blog 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.

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.

Bringing in the Eclipses with Mercury Retrograde and Astrology Forecast September 13-19

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 12, 2015 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

This coming week will bring some big energy shifts as important planetary movements show up.

There is a Solar Eclipse New Moon in Virgo Sunday September 13 at 2:41 AM EDT; there is a spiritually oriented opposition between Jupiter and Neptune on September 17; and Mercury goes Retrograde also on September 17 at 2:09 PM EDT.

The Solar Eclipse New Moon in Virgo is the first of two eclipses this September.  The second one will be a Total Lunar Eclipse Full Blood Moon in Aries on September 27.

Eclipses generally shake up our usual rhythms and normal way of being, allowing change to come through.   This first eclipse, the Solar Eclipse, is a New Moon with much more power than the usual New Moon as it is an eclipse.   The Moon stands in between the Sun and Earth, effectively blocking out the light from the Earth.

Our ancestors of course would often get really freaked out as day turned to night at the wrong time.   This Solar Eclipse is only partial, and as such the Sun’s rays will not be totally blocked.  And here in the United States it will be nighttime during the eclipse, so it will not  show here.

Since this Eclipse is a New Moon in Virgo,  issues of bringing things into some kind of order or perfection will be swirling around our lives.  Being in dreamy, idealistic places will not last.  Virgo requires down to Earth realism.

Virgo often goes further than mere realism, and shows up as skepticism or just plain disbelief.    It is easy with Virgo to get into a “glass half empty” state of mind, which stops us from expecting too much and then getting disappointed.

So keep your feet on the ground, so to speak, as you go through this eclipse, not allowing yourself to get too swept up or overly excited about anything.  If you do, you will soon get knocked back down to “reality”.

Virgo also brings us to a more humble and simple attitude so we can see up close, without any frills or big egos. From that grounded humble place, we are more able to see what is wrong or what is broken.  And then we are better able to fix or heal what has gone wrong.

In the global world, events will take us out of any fantasies or bubbles we collectively find ourselves in.   We will be brought down to the reality of the economy, for instance.  Already we are seeing the Bears come out to slow down the global stock markets.

This comedown will continue until there is a crash that will precipitate the transformation of our global economic system, so that we can rebuild with the needs of all the people in mind.

Bernie Sanders is touching a nerve here in America, as he preaches about how the few hold so much of the wealth in the world.

How can any economic system be right when some people earn billions every year and others earn minimum wage of 7+ dollars an hour. Or as in other countries in the world sell their daughters or their kidneys so they can feed their families.

The trickle down theory of economics has soundly been shown to not work!  So as the economic structure of the world deteriorates, know that this is just part of a world wide transformation that will make the world more fair and just.

Maybe the stock markets will not go too far down this late summer and autumn, but if not they will soon. Reserve currency changing from the dollar to some other currency is what will likely be a major catalyst for global economic change.

And our Superpower status will change in other ways too.  The balance of power in the world is shifting too, as China, India, Russia, and Iran will continue to get stronger.    Hopefully there does not need to be big battles with China, Iran or Russia in order to usher in this change, but that could very well happen.

And it is more and more likely that Israel will be in the center of the big change coming.

Recent aspects to its natal Mars, the nuclear deal with Iran, and the Blood Moon on September 27 happening on a Jewish holiday promise likely big change for Israel.  Four Blood Moons in a row over the last 18 months have all happened on Jewish holidays.

This will not bring a messiah or herald the end of the world as many fundamentalist religious people are promising, but major conflict concerning Israel is likely this late summer and autumn.

The USA, since the Cardinal Grand Cross in 2014 crossed its natal Sun and Saturn, have had many aspects of Uranus and Pluto to that same natal Sun and Saturn.  And Pluto is still there affecting the well being of the USA.

So the USA can expect major events over the next year or so that will reshape how we think and live our lives.

Refugees from Syria, Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, and other places where major military conflicts are driving people from their homes, will continue to flood into Europe and the USA, changing the culture of these countries.

And the Islamic State continues to change boundaries between countries as it has gobbled up land in Iraq, Syria, Libya, and Egypt already.

The world is transforming in big ways and that process will be accelerated now. And mid week, as Mercury goes Retrograde and Jupiter opposes Neptune, there may be greater confusion on the state of the world.

Mercury Retrograde, beginning on the 17th, will shift our mental processes as it always does. It will stay until October 9, at which time it will go back Direct again.

As it is going Retrograde in the middle of two eclipses, we can expect that we will be brought through a time when we will be taken off our usual balance.

The Mercury Retrograde part of that unbalance will mainly affect our mental state.  When Mercury goes Retrograde, our usual mental agendas and paradigms are shifting, as our way of perceiving is in flux.

That is why it is always recommended not to make big decisions or stage big events during Mercury Retrograde.

I know many of you became aware of this need not to jump into things while Venus was Retrograde.  After it went back Direct on September 6, our hearts began to see more clearly what was really going on in certain relationships.

If we had jumped to conclusions or jumped into certain relationships, we would have put ourselves into something unhealthy or into something not really right for us.

Now close behind that Venus Retrograde we have Mercury Retrograde and the eclipses.  So stay on your toes, so to speak, and do not dig in or hold onto anything too tightly.  Over attachment to anything is not a good idea now, as the speed of change is strong now.

And Jupiter opposite Neptune this week will help you to surrender undo need for control.  That aspect is good for spiritual connection, for synchronicity and connection with the Universe.  Magic is alive if you are awake and alive.

But you will need some degree of trust so you can let the process of life unfold as it is meant to unfold.

Keep your mind and heart open to new ways of thinking and seeing.

There is a major portal opening now, bringing a flood of love and truth our way. Let that flood help you to release old ways that are not right for you anymore.

Often we are unaware of how much our society and family have programmed us to see ourselves, others and life in a certain way.    Let those preconceived notions organically leave your mind, so you can open to Truth, which will help you be more free.

Be open now to new truths, which are not sitting in Galaxies beyond our comprehension, but are sitting right before our eyes here up close in reality.

Did you ever walk into a room that you have walked through many times before, and all of a sudden see a picture or some object you thought you had never seen before? Then someone tells you it had always been there. You just had not put your attention there before.  You see it now because you are ready to see it.

That is how some truths can come to you now, right before your eyes now open to see.

Also I have a new YouTube video for the eclipses for you to see.

And my wife Deborah has just started a blog 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.

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.

Venus Direct and Astrology Forecast September 6-12

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 5, 2015 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

The winds and tides of our consciousness and lives begin to shift this week.   These shifts will morph into a huge portal of change and transformation for later September and beyond.

The first winds will bring Venus going back Direct on Sunday September 6 at 4:29 AM EDT.  Venus has been Retrograde since July 25, and many relationship lives have gone through much turmoil and upheaval since then.

While Mercury is Retrograde we cannot trust our minds to operate as they usually do, and when Venus is Retrograde we cannot trust our hearts to operate as they usually do.

That is why it is advised during Venus Retrograde to not jump to any relationship conclusions as normal heart to heart communication is “tainted” by Venus Retrograde.  And the usual insight our hearts give us is clouded by Venus Retrograde.

Venus Retrograde is needed because our heart and relationship lives often get stale or off course, and it becomes imperative that there is a shakeup to get us to wake up.

But as we wake up more fully as Venus goes Direct now, we may still be somewhat foggy.  So we wait for Venus to have been direct for awhile before we begin to see into our hearts more clearly again.  And it usually takes another few weeks before all is back into some kind of order again.  Venus actually goes full circle on October 8, when it goes back to exactly where it started its retrograde journey.  That does not mean you necessarily need to wait that long to get heart clarity and to move you relationships forward, but full completion of the Venus cycle will not completed till then.

So feel the shift on September 6, but be careful to wait for the dust to clear from your storm traumatized heart before you are fully certain of anything.

And as we slowly settle back into our normal heart rhythms again, we will be also experiencing the downward movement of the last quarter of the lunar cycle, a cycle which began at the New Moon in Leo on August 15.

It is time this week to come down into a more humble place (especially so as we are in Sun in Virgo time).  From that more simple and grounded place, we begin to develop more order and to make more sense of what our recent soul’s journey has been about.

What relationship lessons have we been learning?  What is our heart trying to tell us?   What is the realistic state of our relationship?  What needs to be released from our heart’s past?  Who has really cared for you?  Who has really hardly seen you at all?

Now this week, no matter what the lessons or insight have been, it is time to begin to move forward, to leave the nightmare, to shake off the hurt, and to make strong intention to change the unhealthy relationship patterns and to attract more resonant people into your life.

As Venus slowly moves your heart issues forward this week, and as the Moon goes darker everyday into your soul’s quiet recesses; you are preparing for the first eclipse this Eclipse Season.

That will happen on September 12/13. It is a Solar Eclipse New Moon in Virgo at 2:41 AM EDT on the 13th.

A big shift bringing big changes will be ignited at that Solar Eclipse. A portal of new transformational energies will begin to crack open then.

As it is a Virgo Solar Eclipse New Moon, the Universe will be bringing us energies which will help us to be more real,  more humble and of service to others.  We will desire to find more order to our lives and our own minds.

Remember that a Solar Eclipse is a New Moon on steroids.  So as you are energetically pushed to move forward, be careful of the downsides of Virgo.  Be careful not to get into obsessions or overly critical opinions, especially of yourself.   Also watch out to not be so materially and physically oriented as to lose the flow of soul inside you.

In the greater world, major events are getting ready to unfold.  World dominoes will begin to fall, affecting one place after another.

The world economic structure is beginning to come undone and will continue to do so. It is possible that life support systems will delay the inevitable for a while longer, but not much longer.

Boundaries are being breached as can be seen in an influx of refugees into Europe and elsewhere. The wars in Iraq and Syria and Afghanistan have made for more homeless people trying to find a safe place to live.

Our whole world is in the process of being transformed now, with power structures changing too and soon currency issues will change too as there will be strong attempts to shift away from the dollar.

China, India, Brazil, Iran, and Russia are empowering themselves while America wastes its time listening to and giving so much attention to Donald Trump.

The Middle East is on the verge of major war now as the Iran nuclear deal is galvanizing the positions of so many countries, especially Israel.

Israel has a Mars Return on September 22, 5 days before the powerful Total Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Aries on September 27.  Watch for what Israel does around that time.

After that second eclipse, much will be energized and opened up as the transformational portal will be more fully activated. Energies of truth and love will be bursting at the seams to break through into our minds and hearts and world.

Fear and hatred and cynicism will be blocks in the system that will collide with the new streams of love and truth. Let them go.

Old traumas which breed lack of trust and lack of faith and low self esteem will be bursting open to be better understood and healed.  That healing will open our hearts and minds to the love and truth wanting to enter our consciousness.

Use this coming week, before the first eclipse on September 12/13, to find some resolution and clarity, some insight and direction, some inner peace.

Put into order what needs to be ordered, and most importantly be as humble and down to Earth as possible.

What is inflated will be deflated now, so we can do what is needed to heal our ourselves, our Earth and its creatures, and our human family.

“It is not about me” is a good mantra to put on your refrigerator and in your meditations now.   

Being with what that means- in your deeper soul now- will provide you with some foundation of strength for the storms ahead.

Till next week,

Leo

A new Autumn YouTube will be presented next weekend.

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.

Hand Of Time Restarts and Astrology Forecast August 2-8

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 1, 2015 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

Venus is solidly Retrograde now and will be until September 6, so relationship issues continue front and center in our lives, for better and worse.    And Saturn overnight from Saturday August 1 to Sunday August 2 turns from Retrograde to Direct.

As it turns Direct, metaphorically the hand of time starts up again, and there is a turning point feeling of Time Marching On.  Though you may still feel there is time to choose a direction, on a deeper level destiny (with your intentions) has already made up its mind.

Now you can try to close up the flow of heart and soul to where it is meant to go, but this will just delay the inevitable as life support systems do for the dying.

And in the process of ego control of natural cycles, the controller can develop illness either mental or physical or spiritual as a result.

Keep in mind however, that even though Time now marches on this week, it does not do so all at once.  Saturn turning to Direct just gives us a turning point sense of time.  It may take more time before we truly realize what has been “decided”.  And even more time before wheels are set in motion to get going.

Many of these decisions have to do with relationship now as Venus is Retrograde until September 6.  But that is not the only subject of our interest.   Where we will live or what we will do for work, etc. may also be aligned for a shift in destiny now.

After Saturn goes Direct, later in the week it makes important aspects to other planets: On Monday August 3 it squares Jupiter in Leo,  on Wednesday August 5 it squares Venus in Leo, and on Thursday August 6 it squares Mercury in Leo and trines Mars in Cancer.

In the middle of all this Venus conjuncts both Jupiter and Mercury.

All this planetary action occurs at 28+ degrees of the signs Leo, Scorpio, and Cancer.  This becomes a most important degree in natal charts now.

If you have planets 27-29 degrees of Scorpio and Leo you are most affected.  If you have planets at 27-29 degrees of Taurus or Aquarius or Cancer you are at least somewhat affected.  And hence the issue of impending destiny, especially around relationship is prevalent for you.

As an example of a nation with planets in such places, Israel has it natal Mars from its birth of May 14 1948 at 28+ degrees of Leo.  So Saturn will square that Mars while Jupiter, Venus and Mercury conjunct its Mars.

Mars in a nation’s chart represents its military and police, male influence, conflicts and sometimes war.  Of course Mars was the Roman God of War.

So we can expect some turning point, conflict laden events to ensue in early August with Israel.  And that turning point will likely develop into some bigger events later this month or next when the Eclipses erupt.

In fact there is as Total Lunar Eclipse Full Blood Moon in Mars ruled Aries occurring on September 27.   Israeli scholars have noted that there are 4 Total Lunar Eclipses in a row, all falling on Jewish holidays.  This Total Lunar Eclipse on the 27th (28th in Israel) falls on the Jewish holiday of Sukkot. It is the last of the 4 eclipses in a row.

The Israeli scholars expect quite dramatic events to happen to Israel surrounding this last Blood Moon; and combined with the important planetary movements this week to Israel’s Mars, we can expect significant events concerning Israel  to unfold from August through October 2015.

Life will likely change appreciably over the next few months in both personal and global ways for all of us.  Do your best to surrender to the energies at work from the Universe, knowing that if you are aligned in your heart and soul you will be in just the right place and time for what will be shifting.

Some changes may be very deep and profound in your consciousness and life, and those changes will provide the healing and transformation your soul now requires.

Much of the transformation over the next few months in essence is to shift you more strongly out of your ego and into your soul or higher self.  From that place you will be aligned with the Universe and Spirit and ready for what comes.

Meditation and spiritual practice are highly recommended now, or if you are already doing this, then it is time to increase the effort.

Receiving healings and spiritual/psychological guidance is also good now.

And remember that this week, with all the Saturn aspects, there also is a Jupiter conjunct Venus in Leo aspect. When they last made conjunction was on July 1st, on the same day as a Full Moon in Capricorn.

That day Jupiter and Venus were so close that they actually looked merged into one in the sky. This week they are conjunct again, though they will not merge this time. And since Venus is now Retrograde and square Saturn, your heart connections are even more important to tune into then ever.

We recommended during the last conjunction of Jupiter and Venus in early July to check in to see what and especially whom your heart was into.   Now there will be more conflict to those connections from desires for security and familiarity and safety.

So it is incumbent on you to set your priorities of importance in your life around relationships and heart connections.  What is more important- love or security if you had to choose?  Are you more a romantic or a realist?  Your destiny depends on your priorities, or more to the point your destiny is dependent on Who you are at this time.

In many ways, as is aligned with the laws of attraction, Who you are energetically on a deep soul level determines what and whom you will attract to your consciousness and life.  That of course determines your destiny.

So now as Saturn goes Direct and makes important aspects this week, you can better know what “fate” has in store for you if you can dive deep into your psyche and soul to know Who you are at this time in your life.

Have you transformed and healed sufficiently to be able to attract to your Self healthier people and circumstances?  Of course healing and transformation are always evolving, but as Saturn shifts to Direct now- the Universe is taking a “snapshot” of You to determine your approaching “fate”.

And in the greater world this is true too.   The USA is in the final few months of having Pluto oppose its natal Sun in Cancer of 13+ degrees.  This process all started at the Cardinal Grand Cross in April 2014.

And now as Pluto is almost exactly opposite the USA Sun for the rest of this year, a USA fate will be unfolding.

Who are we collectively now as Saturn goes Direct?  Take a close and deep look and you will have a sense of what is coming our way soon.

Till next week,

Leo

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

You can get an astrological consultation with me during these changing times to help you on your path and with your life. Please write soulus@aol.com for more info..

Please feel free to find my services on my 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.

Streams Merging and Astrology Forecast June 14-20.

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

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Till next week,

Leo

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

You can get an astrological consultation with me during these changing times to help you on your path and with your life. Please write soulus@aol.com for more info..

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

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