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Time to Move Forward and Astrology Forecast April 15-21.

Posted in astrology forecast, Uncategorized, Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 14, 2018 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

The Yod “finger of god” formation with the USA Mars was exact Saturday morning April 14 at 5:58 AM EDT when Jupiter was sextile with Pluto.

8 or 9 hours prior to that formation France, USA, and Britain starting dropping bombs on Syria.   As we have stated before, that Yod formation brings with it a turning point for military affairs in the USA.

The finger has pointed toward military invasion and that does not bode well for peace in the Middle East.

The Middle East is where the first known civilizations were born: in Sumeria, Egypt, Babylonia.

And that  is where we need the healing now on our way to the New Communities of the Age of Aquarius.

We must purge ourselves of old “eye for an eye” “dog eat dog” mentality. That old paradigm has brought us Weapons of Mass Destruction including chemical weapons, but also nuclear weapons, which wiped out at least 200,000 Japanese at the end of WWII.

It is a Paradigm which must end, and that paradigm is not embodied by just one man or one country.  And using violence to stop violence is so ridiculous it does not need explanation.

So now after this Yod, we have another powerful turning point on Sunday April 15.  That day there is a New Moon in Aries which is closely conjunct Uranus and more widely square Pluto in Capricorn. 

This a launching pad for the New Chapter of life, propelling us much further forward over land we will not see again.

We have been releasing old stories and tapes in our minds and souls, and said releasing has been super deep and rapid at times.

Now we move forward whether we are ready or not.  Do you want to truly move into a new world for your consciousness and self, or do you want to be held back by heavy baggage that will stop you from moving on.

That does mean every shred of baggage must be released now, but it does mean making a strong and deep commitment to the New Chapter with no turning back to be in the “old normal” of the Old Chapter.

You can no longer go back to “normal”.

In the greater world collective we are all a part of, changes have been happening so rapidly it is difficult to hold steady sometimes.  And that will not stop any time soon.

We are in the middle of great world transformation, and we cannot make anything great again, like America,  as it was in the past.

We are creating a New America and New World, and we are getting clear messages now of what needs to end and be released.

And of course there is much resistance from the guardians of the old world, people who have held privilege in that old paradigm.  Those days are gone now, but many hold on with life support systems that barely keep their souls alive.

So the Portal opens on April 15 with the New Moon in Aries in aspect to 2 powerful transformational planets: Uranus and Pluto. That New Moon is at 9:57 PM EDT

But even earlier on the 15th, at 5:21 AM EDT, Mercury turns toward more clarity as it goes Direct again.

So this weekend is a weekend of transition, an important transition.

We begin to leave the darkness and enter more light at the Moon’s sliver of light on the 16th or 17th.  And Mercury will not get back to speed and full clarity for at least another week.

But you can feel the shift now, and yet many events will not show for another month or two.

Then in July/August another Eclipse Season and accelerated transformation again.

But this week is the shift with the Grand Opening on Sunday.

Then on the 17th/18th, Saturn changes directions from Direct to Retrograde.  Its gravitational pull will be stronger, and we should experience the signs that show us there is no room for evasion or escape.  The path is ready for us to walk down.

Saturn can feel like fate when it is strong as it is now, and there may be a sense that some things are meant to happen now, and some things are meant to end now.

But since Saturn is starting to go retrograde now, until September 6 when it goes back Direct, some endings may take awhile to be sure of.  

Around the same time on the 18th, the Sun will conjunct Uranus exactly, triggering the forward movement of the New Moon in Aries that just happened.

Sun conjunct Uranus breaks us out of whatever boxes we are stuck in and liberates us.

It shows rapid change for moving forward.   So we have the seemingly mixed messages of a Saturn stop sign and a Uranus go sign.

So use Saturn to stop whatever or whoever keeps you chained to the past and the baggage of old ways.  The most likely culprit of old ways is inside your own self.

And at the same time take a leap off the Uranus bridge into greater freedom and new horizons.  It is time to be true to your authentic self and move forward with utmost integrity.

On the 19th another shift occurs as the Sun moves into fixed earth Taurus for a month.  Some of the recent intensity will rest into a more solid place.

You can begin to make more practical sense of what has been happening.  You can also begin to manifest what has previously just been an idea.  New beginnings can be more stabilized and strongly set in a real way.

Most importantly now, do not be mesmerized into believing the old stories of monster dictators and evil countries with weapons of mass destruction who must be destroyed to save the world. Remember Saddam and Iraq?

This is what has been used against the masses for centuries to keep the herd under  control by contrived patriotism.

Also be aware of ‘wag the dog” calls for patriotism, so the herd can be distracted from the sins of their leaders. As the Mueller investigation intensifies, distractions are more likely.

It is certainly not uncommon for leaders to distract through conflicts and wars.  This has happened time and again through the centuries.

If you are drawn into those old dramas, it will keep you out of the new paradigm of love and truth that is setting us free.

Do your best not to despair no matter what happens.  All happening with greater meaning as we are shifting and transforming our consciousness into the New Paradigm.

Fear will try to keep you chained in the old consciousness and old ways. Love is knowing all is happening for a reason, and to challenge us to get more certain with our new self and new world.

The transformational process often takes us through dark passages before we awake in the renewed light.  Faith will help your passage, as it will keep even a faint night light on during our dark nights of the soul.

And now the light of a new day dawns with the New Moon in Aries. Yes there are still dark shadow clouds of old ways that may be hovering, but we are nevertheless now ready to move forward!!

Till next week,

Leo

Here is the Forecast video for 2018 and the Eclipse Season: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyIVxnMPGzI&feature=youtu.be

A podcast will be broadcast soon, and then hopefully a radio show podcast sometime later.

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

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

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Till next week,

Leo

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

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

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

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

New Energies and Shifting Perceptions and Astrology Forecast January 18-24

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , on January 17, 2015 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

There is an energetic shift this week as we transition into a new lunar cycle at the New Moon in Aquarius on Tuesday January 20.  More shifting winds blow in as Mercury stops going direct and turns Retrograde on Wednesday January 21.

The days leading up to the New Moon on Tuesday January 20 will show a Moon getting darker every day.

As we experience this Dark Moon period prior to the actual New Moon, our inner world becomes more fertile ground for contacting the void in our meditations.   That calm connected spot in consciousness is where our soul meets the Universe.

Then on Tuesday January 20 at 8:14 AM EST there is a shift toward light and energy coming back at the New Moon in Aquarius.  But for awhile still, for a night or sometimes two, the Moon will still be dark.

During that time our meditations can be more intentional, using affirmations or visualizations in order to co-create with the Universe for our personal lives.

Then after the lighted sliver appears, the New Moon cycle begins and it is a good time to move forward into New Beginnings.

The most aligned kind of new beginnings after the New Moon in Aquarius would have themes of group participation; social consciousness; sensing greater diversity and equality; acknowledging your uniqueness or even “weirdness”; and finding a greater connection to thinking in inventive ways.

But of course there will be energy for any kind of new beginning at the New Moon.

Then we get “thrown a curve ball” from the planets as Mercury goes Retrograde on January 21.

So as you are moving forward with renewed energy, the greater Mind of the Universe, represented by Mercury, is beginning to shift its viewpoint.  And for us that means our perceptions are beginning to shift.

Sometimes that starts out very subtly and picks up more static later. Sometimes on the shifting day itself, things already seem out of sorts.

Either way, the mind, especially the left brain half of the mind, is beginning to function in differently.

So as a result, actual events or maybe mind-fucks show us the linear logical way of thinking is just out of reach sometimes.

Best not to try to over analyze during Mercury Retrograde or to need to “figure it all out” obsessively.   It is better to let life unfold, to entertain more circular thinking, more creative, intuitive and inventive thinking.

As our mental frequencies are shifting, it is not usually recommended to make really important decisions or to sign long term contracts.  You may think all is normal but it is not.  Many bad decisions are made during Mercury Retrograde.

This does not mean you should approach this time period superstitiously.  If there are decisions to be made that have happened organically and can not truly be put off, then realize it is meant to happen this way and must be right.

Mercury will be Retrograde from January 21 at 10:54 AM EST until February 11 at 9:57 AM EST. That is almost exactly 3 weeks long.

Often during Mercury Retrograde we are taken back to the past in some way- memories, dreams or people from the past coming back.  Of maybe we start thinking like we used to do or have old issues come back to haunt us.

That is one reason why it is not advised to make decisions during Mercury Retrograde. It is because we are needing to process something from the past which would interfere with clear thinking about our current life.

Perhaps we need to further release someone or something; perhaps we need to reintegrate something we discarded in the past.

Whatever the reason, it is usually best to wait until after Mercury goes back Direct again to find  more clarity and direction. And sometimes it may take several more days, when Mercury gets back up to speed, before we find total clarity and direction.

So as you begin to move forward this week with new ideas and inspirations, please keep in mind that Mercury may play some tricks on you.

That does mean you necessarily need to abort your new plans, but it may mean you need to rethink or to modify the new plan.

And also there is a possibility you were off course entirely, but if that is so please wait until Mercury goes Direct before you jump ship.  At some point soon after Mercury goes back direct you will know what is real and true for you.

Remember that we have a most intense time period coming up March-May with ramifications from that time period lasting for several months beyond.

In the greater world we can expect more big events that change our world like we had last year and early this year.

There is a growing conflict between socio-religious cultures.  There is a much weakened economy on our collective horizon.

We are not going back to “normal”.   There is a “new normal” developing, one of transition between ages.

The Age of Aquarius is becoming stronger and stronger in our collective consciousness.  Fence sitting between the Ages no longer works.

And after March-May 2015 there will no fence to sit on.   There is a large portal opening then for entrance into the Age of Aquarius.

But keep in mind that the knee-jerk reaction to this transformational change will be strong also. Police and Military are getting stronger as a result.  Laws and rules will be twisted to fit the needs to keep intact an old world’s structure and paradigm.

I found it interesting this past week to see France’s reaction to the killing at Charlie Hebdo.

While on the one hand there was a huge rally to ostensibly celebrate free speech- on the other hand France arrested a local comedian named Dieudonne because he kept saying “Je suis Charlie Coulibaly”.  Which is not only saying “I am Charlie” which is identifying with the people who died for free speech at Charlie Hebdo, but also identifying with the killer.

He was arrested for an expression of free speech!! He could face 7 years in prison!

Keep your sanity during this trying time.  More fully release the programming of society and family so you can more completely think and feel for your self.

Being in your truth is a most important piece of the foundation for what we are building in the New World.

Sure you may sometimes want to keep your viewpoint to your self for the purpose of self protection or peace.   Just make sure you do not fool yourself too.

As energies shift this week, you will likely feel more awake as a result.   Soon enough here in the Northern Hemisphere we will be halfway out of the winter. That will be on February 2 at Imbolc, which in modern pop culture is called Groundhog Day.

Then we are halfway to Spring 2015, a most important season on the journey to the Age of Aquarius.

Till next week,

Leo

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

Please feel free to find my services on my 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 29 years

 

Venus Retrograde, the Eclipse Season, Same Sex Marriage, and Astrology Forecast for May 13-19

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 12, 2012 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

The winds of  Eclipse Season Spring 2012 blow in stronger now.  Today Saturday May 12 we enter the last quarter of the  lunar cycle that precedes the Solar Eclipse New Moon in Gemini on May 20.

Last week powerful transformation was already beginning when President Obama told the world he was in favor of gays and lesbians having the right to get married.   This is the kind of breakthrough that represents Eclipse Seasons, except it is even more important than the usual Eclipse Season event.  The rapidly approaching Uranus/Pluto square figures into this transformative moment in time.

No president has ever come out so strongly in favor of equality for the LGBT community. This is the civil rights equivalent to President Johnson’s actions to getting the Civil Rights Act for black Americans in 1965.

In 1965 there was the first pass of Uranus conjunct Pluto in Virgo, the last major meeting of these two transformational planetary giants.  The Uranus/Pluto conjunction in 1965-1966 symbolized the beginning of the ’60s revolution.  The Viet Nam War, which galvanized a protest movement against war, had its beginning in 1965 also.

Aquarius/Let the Sun Shine In  song came out in the mid ’60s, singing about the Dawning of the Age of Aquarius.   Aquarius is about equality and Diversity in Unity.  Obama’s declaration this last week opens the door to a powerful wave of civil rights transformation for quite arguably the last major group to be excluded from equal rights in this country, the LGBT community.

And hopefully Obama’s righteous move this past week will open the gates all over the world to greater equality and compassion for our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters in our human world family.  Some countries in the world are much worse than the USA in their hatred for the homosexual community.  Gay men especially are horribly tortured in much of the world.

But keep in mind that now, just as in the ’60s when efforts to give  blacks and women equal rights were met with such ferocious backlash, the fight has just begun.

There is kind of a “civil war” brewing, a cultural civil war.  And this issue of equality for gays and lesbians will be front and center in this civil war.  This fight may get rather vicious, and much of the South is already drawing a line in the Mason/Dixon sand.

North Carolina synchronistically this past week overwhelmingly voted to ban both marriage and civil unions for same sex couples.  North Carolina is where the Democratic Party has planned to hold its convention to renominate Obama this summer.   How ironic that is, since Obama made his declaration this week in favor of such unions. Some are saying that North Carolina may be reconsidered as the venue for the convention.

Back in 2008 I let readers know I believed it was quite possible that the long and lanky Obama was the reincarnation of Abraham Lincoln.    And of course it would be poetic justice that the reincarnation of the man who signed the Emancipation Proclamation for black slaves would be the first black president of the USA. In fact what is even more poetic is that President Obama is an equal combination of black and white, true equality.  And he is now opening the gates much wider for liberation of our homosexual community.

And now comes the “civil war” again, hopefully this time without the guns and killing.  Just as in the 1860’s civil war of north against south, there is an old aristocracy that clings to power and privilege, and seeks to deny others equal rights and fair treatment.

To be fair, it is not easy to change one’s way of living life so easily. People have been programmed by their local cultures and religions to perceive people and life in a certain way. These perceptions are not easy to change.   Many changes in the ’60s happened through great turmoil and challenge.

We let you know last week that liberation was a key word for this eclipse season. Besides what happened with Obama and equal rights for gays and lesbians, Egypt had their first ever televised Presidential debate this past week. Since the Arab Spring last year,  Egypt will now have its first ever fair election later this year.  In your own life also be open to liberation,  so watch for where you can find ways for your heart and mind to be more free of the shackles of programming from society and family.

Release and let go of whatever is oppressing and controlling your free spirit, mind and soul.  You have an inalienable right to be free to be self determining and to express your authenticity.  You can let go and release the ties that bind you to people and situations that hold your true self and purposeful life hostage.

Use this eclipse season, which also includes Uranus square Pluto late in June and Venus Retrograde beginning this coming week, to evolve your consciousness and life.

Venus goes retrograde this Tuesday May 15 at 10:33 AM at 23+ degrees of Gemini. It will go back direct on June 27.   Venus retrograde is a time to reexamine heart issues and relationships in your life.   It is a good time to truly go more deeply into your relationships and the patterns of those relationships that you seek to transform.   Often there is a kind of rewind into relationships past, remembering how it used to be.  It is common for there to be  memories or dreams of past relationships, and sometimes people will actually come back for a visit into our lives.

New relationships also often crop up during Venus Retrograde, yet they are mostly good to help us to better understand our old relationship patterns. It is not generally advised to get married or make a life long relationship commitment during Venus Retrograde, but it is a good time to make our relationships more healthy and work better. Relationship counseling is most effective during Venus Retrograde. It is a good time delve deeper to find out if you will need to go further with the relationship or change it or end it.

Remember back to October/November 2010 if you can, as that was the last time we experienced Venus Retrograde. Venus was in Scorpio that time. There was no Eclipse Season back then to coincide with Venus Retrograde, which brings much more power to the passage.

As we get closer to the first eclipse, a Solar Eclipse New Moon in Gemini a week from Sunday on May 2o, more and more world events will pop up that represent big change in our world.

World Powers and Iran meet on May 23, just a few days after the Solar Eclipse and less than two weeks before the second eclipse, a Lunar Eclipse Full Moon on June 4 in Sagittarius.   That meeting will be a very important crossroads time, as Israel is already planning a possible attack on Iran this year.

Another major event possibly forming with a conflict in Iran into the Perfect Storm I wrote about a couple months ago, is the economic challenges in Europe.  Greece and France may be a taking a U-turn out of the Euro zone economic packages that were meant to “save” the European economies from default and disaster.   This could turn into a major challenge for the USA and world economy, and combined with conflict in Iran, could bring major transformation to our world. If not during the Eclipse Season, not long afterwards.

So get yourself ready this week during a last quarter moon phase.   It is time to release and let go and get ready for the new beginnings at this New Moon Solar Eclipse next week May 20. Solar Eclipses are always new moons with exponentially much more power than the usual new moon. So the new beginnings that occur during the lunar cycle from May 20- June 19 will be quite important in your life.

We will discuss this Solar Eclipse in more detail in next week’s forecast. I will also host a radio broadcast next Saturday May 19 at 1 PM EDT streamed live.  The link to that show can be found below. I also did a talk at our Spiritual Renaissance Center that will be on YouTube sometime this week. That link will also be posted below once the new YouTube channel is complete.

See you next week,

Leo

Please feel free to find more writings and my services on my website. 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.

There will be a new radio show broadcast live on Saturday May 19 at 1 PM EDT on blog talk radio.   Here is the the link to YouTube talk I gave recently.

Leo Knighton Tallarico is a full time professional astrologer, spiritual guide, counselor, and writer for over 25 years.

He predicted the Iraq War of 2003- in early 2001 when Bush first took office; predicted the 9-11 attacks with an article “The Tower”, written in June 2001. He predicted Obama and McCain would get the presidential nominations in november 2007, when both were low in the polls; and correctly predicted the current economic downturn before it occurred