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Twilight Zone and Astrology Forecast December 3-9.

Posted in astrology forecast, Uncategorized, Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 2, 2017 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

Sunday December 3 brings another turning point in our soul journey as Mercury goes Retrograde at 2:34 AM EST and there is a Full Moon in Gemini at 10:47 AM EST.

Saturday/Sunday may feel odd or otherworldly or confusing or magical, depending on the person.

Full Moons are energy shifts, and this one has the Sun in Sagittarius and Moon in Gemini,  which gives us desires to figure things out and resolve issues or gain a better understanding.

But that understanding or resolution may be difficult to attain as Mercury is stationary while shifting directions from Direct to Retrograde.

Stationary Mercury can be the most confusing time with Mercury, as it is in transition between Direct  and Retrograde.

As it begins to go retrograde , our perceptions are shifting from a more linear viewpoint to a more creative and imaginative one.

Communication can feel off and thinking can be challenged, especially if we are trying too hard to find an answer.

And with this Full Moon,  the Gemini Moon is interested in detached perceiving of information, as well as gathering, processing, and delivering that information; while the Sagittarius Sun is more interested in finding meaning, understanding, resolution, answers, and perhaps opinion and judgment.

Conversations with this yearly Gemini Moon can be lively and fluid, with perhaps some differences of opinion and strong needs to be heard and understood.

Thinking can also be lively, with needs to think fast, and take in more and more information.  That can be rather overwhelming for some, and can cause scattered thought and communications.

Wanting to do many different things around the same time, and juggle one’s attempts to do so, can be challenging.

It is best now to concentrate on being centered and aware,  grounded and present.

And of course with Mercury (the ruling planet of thinking and communicating) in the process of going retrograde, there can be contradicting information, confusion on what is fact or fiction, and distortions or even outright lies.

Fake News is a reality in our lives now, and it can be difficult to ascertain what is true or not.

With Mercury going Retrograde, make sure you trust your intuition more, go deep to feel what truly resonates.  Linear, logical ways of finding truth may be more difficult now.

We are getting more information now about Michael Flynn and his confessions to the government agencies.  How much is Trump or Pence or Kushner involved in this Russia fiasco?

How much of a chance of impeachment is there now?  Do not trust accepted facts or notions alone in this day and age and with the current planetary movements.

Trust a combination of thought (Gemini) and intuition (Sagittarius).  But take everything in with a “grain of salt” because of the combination of full moon and Mercury changing directions.

And what is the real truth of the new tax plan passed in Congress?  What does it mean for the average American?  And what is the truth now about what North Korea is now capable in regards to being able to hit anywhere in the USA with nuclear weapons?

And how much of what is supposedly going on in the world is being manufactured by the Trump administration in order to distract us from what can potentially lead to impeachment?

Will they manufacture a war to do so? It has been done before with other administrations.

And of course with more potentially confusing planetary alignments now, what is conspiracy theory and what is instead the truth that is just too difficult to accept.

In your personal life too, do not too quickly accept what is being said to you.  Make sure you check in with yourself to find if something resonates.  But on the other hand do not let your self get paranoid or overly suspicious of anyone.

Mercury Retrograde can feel like being in a Twilight Zone sometimes,  where everything feels kind of weird or different than before.

Remember that Mercury Retrograde will have us question what we have previously chosen or decided, and may get us to question whatever direction we have previously wanted to take.

Wait till Mercury goes back Direct on December 22 before making final decisions.  And actually a week or 10 days after it goes back Direct is best before making big decisions or starting big projects.

As usual with Mercury Retrograde people from your past may come back into your life, in your dreams, in your waking thoughts, or in real life.  They are back so you can get a different perspective on something in your current life.

With the Full Moon and Mercury Retrograde being felt together from December 2-6, you may feel motivated to let go of previously accepted ideas or plans.  Let it play out, trust the process without needing an immediate bottom line answer or direction.

Chiron in Pisces changes from Retrograde to Direct on December 5.  Chiron is a healing bridge between our human creature self and our higher self.  It is the link between Earth and Heaven, so to speak.  While in Pisces it is transforming how we deal with Pisces energies.

Pisces can be about our common needs to escape “normal” life, or instead is about spiritually letting go into other realms , channels, or frequencies.

Pisces is about being sensitive and vulnerable, which can lead us to being victimized, or can give us the kind of empathy or compassion that expresses a divine kind of love.

Chiron in Pisces brings the bridge between our human need of owning our vulnerabilities and needs to be loved, with our superhuman ability for otherworldly travels or saint-like compassion for others we do not fully understand.

Use this Chiron shift of directions to integrate your basic humanity with your God or Goddess presence. We are both, and Chiron wants to bring them together out of their separation.

On December 6, Mercury is conjunct Saturn in Sagittarius.  You may tend to have strong opinions, and want to make strict definitions, and find bottom line answers. Decisions will want to be made right now.  Authorities may clamp down on you.

Keep in mind that Mercury is Retrograde, and do not completely trust what would normally be accepted as fact or opinion.

On December 9, Mars goes into Scorpio until January 27, when it goes into Sagittarius during the next Eclipse Season.

Mars in Scorpio has a lot of power and can get into power struggles.  The North Korea and Middle East issues can now intensify greatly and pick up more voices for war.

In your own life use this Mars in Scorpio placement to empower yourself.  That does not mean have power over or dominating others. It means being able to stand in your strength and power and not let others dominate or control you.

Do not be so afraid of your power. Do you truly believe you will abuse that power as so many others do?

Till next week,

Leo

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New Normal and Astrology Forecast November 26- December 2

Posted in astrology forecast, Uncategorized, Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , on November 25, 2017 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

This week begins with further progress in our transformational journeys, and then reaches a kind of climax and turning-point slow down at the end of the week. 

We enter the 2nd quarter of the Scorpio New Moon lunar cycle Sunday the 26th at the Moon in Pisces.

Next Stop is the energetic climax at the Full Moon in Gemini on December 3. The previous day we encounter a rewind of our mental processes as Mercury goes retrograde.

We have experienced strong winds of change in 2017, so we have been doing the inner work of transforming out of old patterns and beliefs.

Transformational change is never simply about outer world shifts. Yes we may be leaving an old job or an old home or an old relationship; but more important is what is going on deep in our souls.

In the past we attracted to ourselves situations, people, and challenges aligned with who we used to be at a very deep place in our minds and souls.

If we developed a belief about ourselves, deep inside, that told us we are not worthy or deserving, then as a result we attracted into our lives mirrors that show us how right we were to doubt ourselves.

Jobs, homes, families, and relationships have given us these negative mirrors based on those beliefs.  And then those personal beliefs are strengthened about our not being worthy or “enough”.  And then those beliefs attract more negative people and situations, which then again develop strengthening negative beliefs, and so on and so on.

These patterns continue until we awaken and realize that we have been running programmed negative inner recordings from our childhood, past relationships or situations, or even past lives.

That is when true transformation begins, the kind of deep transformation that can change our lives to be aligned with our true self, our “higher self”.

And at those times the transformational planets go to work to lead and guide our soul journey.

Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto are those transformational planets; and they show up as transits to our natal planets every time there is true transformation as a distinct possibility.

The old self is a result of our being programmed to believe that we and our lives are limited and lacking, or conversely are privileged and have fairy tale results.

The handsome prince or castle or in the modern world privilege, wealth, celebrity and fame are the carrots that keep us chained to our ego selves.  We want to be with the “haves” and not with the “have-nots”.   This is Jupiter making the promise of grand reward if we play the “game” in the best way possible.

And Saturn is the “stick” of poverty or incarceration or illness or hell if we do not play the game right and follow the rules.

Jupiter and Saturn are also respectively considered good luck or bad luck.

But then in 1781 Uranus was discovered, then Neptune in 1846, and then Pluto in 1930.

They show us we can leave the old paradigm, the old beliefs, the old testament, the old contracts, the old age. They show us we are not limited by these old rules. They show us all dualities are connected in wholeness like a Yin-Yang sign.  They show us to our higher soul self in the lead and not our ego selves.  They show us we are on the road to the Age of Aquarius.

And now the transformational journey’s speed is accelerating as we get closer and closer to the true dawning of the Age of Aquarius.

The next big spike forward will be the next Eclipse Season January through March 2018.  It is the first follow-up to the powerful Eclipse Season last summer, which featured the Total Solar Eclipse in Leo that travelled right over the USA.

America is now very much in the process of dropping its Superpower status in order to re-integrate its true values and become an equal member of the world of nations,   a part of the Aquarian Age of Diversity within Unity.

Now this week we travel up tempo toward the Full Moon in Gemini Sunday December 3.

And just before that Full Moon, on the 2nd of December, Mercury goes Retrograde.

It will be time to stop and reconsider, to rewind into the past, to reflect on where we are and where we have been, to revise or even change our decisions or chosen direction.

But of course my usual advice is to wait till Mercury goes back Direct before making final decisions or changing directions.  This time it goes Direct on December 22, which is part of a turning point week with New Moon in Sagittarius and Winter Solstice.

But again this week we move up toward the Full Moon, while shifting gears into Mercury Retrograde late in the week.

Before those two events next weekend,  we experience a fiery blend of Venus going into Sagittarius and Mars opposing Uranus.  Desires for change or adventure increase.  Desire for breaking away from stuck places in your mind or life get stronger.  Rebellious or revolutionary energies are increasing.  The potential for surprise events in the world are greater than usual around this time.

It is now holiday season for many people on Earth.  The uplifting Sun in Sagittarius always accompanies holiday season for most of its run. And of course the Sun is now in Sagittarius until December 21 at the Winter Solstice when it goes into Capricorn..

As we come closer and closer to the next year of 2018, we look back at a year of new beginnings for great change.

The Trump administration has brought much motivation to many to stand up for change.  More and more people are waking up to acknowledging the sorry state of our conventional world and its old paradigm.

Trump is merely an exaggerated example of the leaders and movers and shakers of our old world.  The power abusers are being revealed. Old beliefs about how men and women should be are being challenged.

The fragility of our lives is being exposed as we feel the possibility of nuclear destruction more deeply than before.

We are reevaluating our priorities and transforming our beliefs and lives.  More and more people are committing to being authentic and at the same time being aligned with their higher soul self and the Universe ( God, Gods, Goddesses, Allah or whatever words you use for unity of all).

There is no going back to “normal” anymore.  We are in the chaotic, creative, transitional phase of developing a New Normal.

And there is a New You being developed at the same time.  And that New You also brings back soul parts of an Old You that was lost many years ago, perhaps in your childhood during traumatic events.

Your wholeness is the New You, as wholeness is the New World and Age.

All separate parts are honored and integrated in wholeness: Diversity within Unity for the Age of Aquarius.

Till next week,

Leo

If you want transformational guidance through the lens of astrology readings, contact me at soulus@aol.com.

If you want perspective and/or counseling with astrology as a guide for your relationship please write to me at soulus@aol.com.

USA Transformation and Astrology Forecast December 11-17

Posted in Uncategorized, Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 10, 2016 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

The last full moon of 2016 shows itself this week.   It is a Full Moon in Sagittarius/Gemini on Tuesday December 13 at 7:06 PM EST.

This makes a close conjunction with the Full Moon that happened on the day of Donald Trump’s birth.   But the Sun and Moon were turned around into opposite signs.

All Full Moons have the Sun and Moon opposite one another.  So for this Full Moon the Sun is in Sagittarius and the Moon is in Gemini.

At Donald Trump’s Full Moon birth the Sun was in Gemini and the Moon opposite in Sagittarius at approximately the same degrees as the one this week.

One of the reasons I predicted Trump’s nomination and subsequent election for president is because this natal Full Moon formation of his is very closely conjunct the USA Mars in Gemini from its natal chart of July 4 1776.

It is not merely coincidental that he has been choosing ex generals to his cabinet and to be his close advisors.  There are 3 already and probably more to come.  General David Petraeus is being considered for Secretary of State.

Look at how Donald Trump is so in favor of military and police.  These two powerful USA institutions will gain even more power and influence in the Donald Trump administration.

We must as citizens of the USA be very vigilant of domination by military and police now.

Remember that starting in April of 2014, deep core transformation of the USA began, as there was a Cardinal Grand Cross formation that made very close aspect to the USA natal Sun at 13+ degrees of Cancer.  There were two eclipses that month also.

In 2014 the Islamic State became a world threat, Russia took over Crimea in Ukraine, and there was a killing of a young black man by police in Ferguson Missouri.

All three of those issues began then and are still in the spotlight of  concern.  Each of those events represents deeper issues that are a part of USA transformation now.

The Uranus/Pluto square had an exact meeting in April 2014, which we have talked about at length as being the first major meeting of those two planets since their conjunction in the mid ’60s triggered the revolutionary movement of the ’60s and ’70s.

Uranus square Pluto had exact meetings from 2012-2015, triggering the transformation of the USA by aspecting its natal Sun and Saturn.

Yet the square is still in effect and influential now through 2017. Jupiter in Libra is forming with that square to make a Cardinal T-square formation that triggers the Cardinal Grand Cross from 2014.

For much of 2017 Jupiter will continue to activate a Cardinal T-square with Uranus and Pluto, promising a most powerful transformational year ahead.

Also this coming year Uranus and Jupiter will make aspect to the USA natal Pluto in Capricorn in the 2nd house.   So there will be great transformation of the USA economy and USA institutions that provide security.

The climax of this transformation of USA Pluto will come in the early 2020s when Saturn conjuncts USA natal Pluto, and there will also be a Pluto Return to its original USA natal placement.  It will be the first ever Pluto Return for the USA.

We can expect security, resources, and the security and economic institutions in the USA to break down and transform into new structures during the next 4-5 years.

The dismantling and transformation of the USA Military/Industrial complex will happen and last into the 2020’s- creating a vast opening for the Age of Aquarius to pour through.

Remember that President Eisenhower warned as he left office that that USA complex would continue to grow and take away our liberties.

We need to return to our core root principles and values in order to have a solid foundation for our place in the Age of Aquarius.   Military/Corporate/Economic control of our lives must end for this to happen .

Donald Trump will attempt to strengthen that Complex while at the same time helping to undo its controls. His Gemini twins work with both sides of that issue.

We will likely have attempts to dominate with order and to conserve the old “system”- while at the same time experiencing increasing chaos and anarchy to challenge that old system. Dominating Order seeks to keep the status quo, while free spirited chaos creates the atmosphere for change.

The next 4-5 years will be quite powerful here in the USA and in western civilization. There is a new world order emerging to form into the Diversity in Unity of the Age of Aquarius.

In the USA the control of our lives by the old paradigm will die with the Trump presidency.

The movement is toward the old minorties becoming the majority and creating true diversity in the USA. There is no stopping this movement.  It is in the numbers and well as spiritual reality.

The old white privileged paradigm in the USA is struggling to survive, and that is why it has gained temporary strength through a Trump presidency. It is a last gasp for that old world.

But as it comes down it will bring much darkness and turmoil to the country and world.  And of course we will experience great leaps of growth and consciousness transformation at the same time.

And this week brings us the Full Moon in Sagittarius/Gemini that connects with the USA natal Mars and Trump’s natal Sun and Moon.

This is a usually lively full moon full activating various types of communication. It will prompt us to integrate lots of information into some order, meaning and resolution.

This is a good time for learning and education.

Saturn conjunct this Full Moon, however, will push hard for resolution, conclusions, and limits. For some this will put a damper on otherwise lively communication at this annual Full Moon in Gemini.

There may also be a sense of fated events for the USA and soon to be president Trump around this time with the Saturn influence.  

Keep in mind that next week on the 19th Mercury will go retrograde and will stay retrograde until January 8.

Many have already been feeling its effects as it has slowed down appreciably before it will stop on the 19th and then go retrograde.

As you know our perceptions begin to change, our thinking and communcating sometimes become distorted. We rewind to times and people gone by, and we may begin to question our previous decisions. More on that next week.

Till next week,

Leo

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

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

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Till next week,

Leo

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

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

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

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

 

 

Chaos and Order and Astrology Forecast November 22- 28

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

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Till next week,

Leo

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

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

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

 

 

 

To Be or Not to Be and Astrology Forecast December 7-14.

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 6, 2014 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

Today Saturday December 6 brings us a Full Moon in Sagittarius/Gemini at 7:27 AM EST.    So leading up to this Full Moon energies have been rising.   Sagittarius is fire and Gemini is air, so both of these signs go “up and out”, not “down and in”.   It therefore is a yang-like Full Moon, extroverted by nature.

And of course Full Moons are energized not matter what the signs involved.  After Full Moons, however, we enter the waning Moon phase of the lunar cycle.  In other words energies slow down and are more tempered.

This Full Moon has brought some hope, new ideas, and animated conversations to many.  Some may also actually feel as if they have turned a corner and begun to shed some negative feelings and thoughts.

Perhaps there is even a sense of rebirth for some.  It is a rather complicated time, however, planetarily speaking.

That is because as energies have been rising with the approaching Full Moon, at the same time we are moving down into the Winter Solstice.  And in so doing, we are moving into darker days.

Winter Solstice is the turning point when dark minutes have reached their zenith and light minutes begin to increase.

So at this time of year, many are feeling a need to put the proverbial blanket over their heads and retreat to their inner domain. They need to feel their feelings, to be alone, to contemplate and reflect.

At the same time the Sun in Sagittarius brings fiery enthusiasm that connects well with holiday spirit.

Then comes the Sagittarius/Gemini Full Moon and energies are wanting to rise even more.  Jupiter changing directions and going retrograde on Monday December 8 brings even more enthusiasm.

But of course at the same time we are being pulled downward by Winter Solstice on the way, and days getting darker and colder.

And the mixed up energetics now can cause anxiety, especially so with the rush and push and materialism of the holiday season.

And this year, unlike other years when this same up and down dynamic plays out, making many to feel kind of “bi-polar”; we additionally have a most powerful Uranus square Pluto aspect coming on December 14/15. 

This highly transformational square has been especially strong this year as it formed with the Cardinal Grand Cross and the eclipses.

We have been motivated to leave behind old ways and chapters of our lives, old self defeating attitudes and beliefs.  At the same time we have been trying to acclimate to new experiences, new phases of our lives.

And now as we bring in this next exact square of Uranus and Pluto on December 14/15, we are facing another turning point.  This square is only a few days before the Winter Solstice on December 21, making the Uranus/Pluto square more meaningful.

And this Winter Solstice is more important than usual as it forms a New Moon in Capricorn that day, and contains the wake-up call of Uranus going direct that day also. More on this in a later week.

What does it all mean as we get closer to ending a most powerful year of change in 2014?

Well all transformational challenges bring us to choices. Outcomes are not necessarily preordained.  We humans make choices, choices that affect how are lives will then go.

And the most important choice at every big transformational turning point is the question of “To Be or Not to Be”?

Do I choose to live, to have life, to see my rough and challenging events as meaningful on my road of personal evolution- or not?

Was the breakup of my relationship, the loss of my job, the sickness I incurred, the loss of my pet, etc,  challenges to growth,  endings and beginnings of new seasons of life,  transformational turning points,  times to release that which was not right for me anymore, and times for rebirth into a more authentic and meaningful life?

Or do I decide I am a victim, life is hopeless, I am a failure, I have wasted my life, I will never break bad patterns, never have a good life, and feel stuck and defeated?

What the Universe brings to us may not be within our control, but what we do with it is.  By not falling into victimhood, we empower ourselves and change our lives.  We then set a foundation for having the Universe bring us better events in the future, as the law of attraction shifts for the better.

On a deeper level of our consciousness we can see the glass of life as half full instead of half empty. It is often a very subtle shift deep inside, but that shift is ultimately earth shaking and can move mountains.

Its roots are in love instead of fear, trust and faith instead of cynicism.

So this time period between now and winter solstice is important mentally and spiritually, as we decide on positive transformation or a sliding downward.

In the greater world there has been so much shaking up this year, and it is so easy to get discouraged and depressed about it.  It is so easy to be cynical about our world.

Our government is dysfunctional and our society often seems to be not connected to our better human values.

There are growing threats from Islamic State and Al Queda.   The Middle East seems more messed up than ever.  And lately the problems of race in America seem worse than ever.

All at once it has come to our mass attention how black men who are unarmed can be killed by police. It should make no difference whether they have previous felony convictions or not.  And the black men in New York and Ferguson committed mainly minor offenses like selling illegal cigarettes.

And even if they refused to listen to police commands, did they deserve to die as a result?  Does an unarmed man, like the one in Ferguson, need 12 bullets fired at him, six of which hit him?

Does not a man in New York, who is also unarmed, and pleading that he is choking and cannot breathe, deserve to be let go of the choke hold so he can breathe?

And why do so many black men fill our prisons, often for only drug offenses? How can we not see the prejudice that has tried to emasculate these men since slavery?  How can we not admit to ourselves that there is tendency to see black men as criminals, and to treat them as such?

How can we not see that when you treat people as if they are mean dogs, then they will show you just what you want to see?

Do you believe black men are bad by nature?  And that is why they fill up our prisons?  Or can we see a bigger picture of a society needing a big overhaul of consciousness and behavior around race relations?

And yes it is true that prejudice goes both ways and that so many blacks have hatred for whites too.  But who has been in power all these years?  Who has abused that power going all the way back to slavery?

In a new age of equality and Diversity in Unity, we will heal these wounds; and hopefully these current events will help us to do so.

There is a dialogue going on now that can be a motivation for healing and better equality.

The Universe is bringing us these issues, so we can decide what we will think and what we will feel and what we will do for change.  As has been previously stated, we are at an important turning point now.

And even if you agree that the police and society have been unfair to black men, it would not be aligned to hate the police and white authorities as a result.

In the Old Age there is a need to fight against enemies and to make some people superior and better than others.   And it is those old paradigm values that need to change.  The police are not bad in themselves, but instead are reflections of a societal attitude to make some people better than others and to create enemies of the system and state who must be crushed.

And yes if you are seeing more emphasis on police and military, you may be worried about a growing police state.  That police state represents our collective desire to keep the old paradigm alive, to feel secure, and to keep the supposed threats controlled.

But there is the light of the new world and new paradigm trying to penetrate the dark stuck blocks of the old world.  Let it in. Open to that which brings love and light. As you do, you will feel better and safer than you imagined.

As we shift our collective consciousness to equality and knowing we are all in the same family,  we can build a world aligned with the Age of Aquarius.

See you next week,

Leo

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Leo Knighton Tallarico has been a full time professional astrologer, spiritual guide, counselor, and writer for 29 years

 

 

 

To Change or Not to Change and Astrology Forecast November 20- December 6

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 29, 2014 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

This week we are still in a waxing Moon phase, as the size of the Moon glow is growing.   This current lunar cycle began last Saturday November 22 at the Sagittarius New Moon.   The second quarter lunar phase begins today November 29 in Pisces.  Then the Full Moon will be in Gemini on December 6.

After that Full Moon, the size of the glow of the Moon begins to recede, until it fades completely away before the next New Moon in Capricorn on Winter Solstice December 21.

In the greater world, that Sagittarius New Moon on November 22 sparked strong new beginnings for the new chapter of life we are all experiencing.

The Ferguson Grand Jury refused to indict police officer Wilson, who shot and killed an unarmed black young man, Michael Brown, in Ferguson Missouri.  Expected protests and riots erupted as a result in Ferguson, as well as in several other large cities in America.

Also last week Iran and world powers fell short of an agreement on Iran’s nuclear program, kicking the can down the diplomatic road for another 7 months.

Both of these situations remain volatile, however, as world powers are flexing their muscles of control and domination over peoples who have been deemed as dangerous to World Order.

Order versus Chaos opposing energies are building inside Pandora’s box of old dynamics and patterns.   The Old World and its old hierarchal order is being threatened with great change.

In the United States, those who have enjoyed power and privilege are fighting the inevitable reshuffling of the deck of an old paradigm.

In numbers alone, it will not be long before those who have been considered the minority will be in the majority in the USA

That is why what happened in Ferguson and what happened when President Obama gave amnesty to so many illegal and mostly Hispanic immigrants is so important.

The New Chapter of life in America is in part about this rebalancing of power.   Some will fight to hold onto the old paradigm and its power structure and privileges, while others will continue to speak out, protest, and perhaps even be violent in order to gain more rights in the New Age.

Remember that the Age of Aquarius is about equality and Diversity into Unity.  So we are now, and in the near future working out how that will eventually manifest.

The Iranian Situation shows us how Iran is trying to grow beyond being a world order outcast.  It is doubtful it will truly fit into the Old Order, and instead it will be part of the new paradigm for a New Age.

The Arab Spring brought much energy for breaking outside the box of an Old Paradigm of dictators, despots, “royalty”, and colonial powers dominating the people.

Though at the time there was much change breaking out to go beyond the old rules in Arab and North African countries, much is still to be desired there.

In fact in Egypt the Muslim Brotherhood was elected to office in what appeared to be a fair election.  But then there were protests against their reign of exclusion of those outside the Brotherhood.   And then the past came roaring back, so to speak, as the Military ruthlessly took over the country again.

The Middle East is only in the beginning stages of powerful and explosive transformation, as can also be seen in the spiking of conflict between Israel and Palestine, the war in Syria, and the rise of the Islamic State in what was Iraq and Syria.

There is a Changing of the Guard in America, the Middle East and all over the world as we prepare for an Age of Aquarius. The details of how it all turns out are still fuzzy, but know that the world as we know it will not continue to exist.

Though it may appear otherwise at times, the undertow of Universal energy is toward a world that is more fair, and more concerned with truth and love than wealth, fame, and dominating power.

In our personal lives, many of the transformational shifts will be in our awareness, our consciousness, our beliefs and patterns of behavior.

How much are you attached to the ego carrots from the Old Paradigm?   And how much do you truly trust spirit, heart and soul, and free mind?   Do you fear not measuring up to what society or family or your own ego expects of you?  Or do you trust the unfolding of your authentic self and its soul journey?

How badly have you been programmed into wanting or needing the accolades given by the culture, for instance by fighting and even dying for your country in a war, or being as skinny as society deems a woman should be to be attractive?

How much do you have to be tough and unfeeling as a man or unselfishly always giving as a woman?   How much are you controlled by what others think of your house or personal wealth or some other status symbol?

And of course it is through relationship where we are most challenged to grow.   Do you need to grow more beyond thinking your life is someone else’s fault, that your unhappiness in your relationship would be over if someone else could only change?

Or do you blame your self for everything?

Relationships stop working for many reasons, but almost never do they stop working because of one person.  It is a relationship issue that needs to worked out if it can be worked out.

And sometimes, just like spring turning into summer, it is time for a relationship to end- or at the least change its form.

Big changes in your relationships in 2014 are a part of the powerful planetary configurations that have occurred this year, most especially signified by the Cardinal Grand Cross earlier this year.

These changing winds may have brought old issues forcefully to the surface or brought new events that have changed your relationship landscape in a big way.

What has happened has been for a reason, and has happened in alignment with the turning of the Universe’s wheels into a new season of a new age.

One of the bigger planetary aspects going on now and which will continue into next year is the square of Uranus and Pluto.  These transformational giants whose conjunction with one another brought on the ’60s revolution, are now powerfully revolutionizing our personal lives and the world again.

In fact on December 14/15 this year there will be another exact square of Uranus and Pluto.    It is another turning point moment of deciding to ride the tide of change into transformed beliefs and attitudes, releasing toxic and dysfunctional patterns of thought and behavior, and trusting the soul of the Universe and your self to bring the energies needed for positive change.

Or you can cling to the “way it has been and will always continue to be”- same old thinking and behavior that keeps the status quo humming along forever.

But if you cling to these old ways yourself, please don’t complain about things never changing or getting better.  Change happens inside each one of us, not ultimately by some outside force.

Yes the Universe is providing the energies of change, but people can decide to build fortresses of resistance to such change.  And then even if some event brings a storm of changing winds, a person then can keep the same attitudes and beliefs they had before the storm blew in. Or maybe even become more cynical.

And then you will attract the same relationships but with a different face, or a new job but with the same issues coming back again.

Now and for some months more, there is new light and love and truth beaming its rays of change, wanting to move through the traumas and wounds that have kept us stuck in our misery.

You can make the changes, but you do need to believe and to make the effort.

This week the waxing Moon will take us to a Full Moon next Saturday December 6 at 7:27 AM EST.  It will be in Sagittarius/Gemini and will be quite lively and animated, filled with great conversations, new ideas, inspirations and information.

We will discuss more about that next week.

till then,

Leo

The Autumn Eclipse Season Forecast is ready to viewhttp://youtu.be/TlfOl6KAup0 .

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