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The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth and Astrology Forecast April 1-7

Posted in astrology forecast, Uncategorized, Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 31, 2018 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

This week we move into the waning half of the lunar cycle that began on March 17 at the Pisces New Moon.

The Full Moon in Libra earlier today March 31 brings us into the slow dimming of the light of the Moon.

At the same time we are in the middle of Mercury Retrograde, a time to reflect on our lives,  and to rewind into what has happened previously in our lives.

Coupled with the waning half of the lunar cycle it is obviously a time to go inward, to process, and to prepare for action forward after April 15 when there is an Aries New Moon and Mercury going back direct.

This coming week we also have the stop signs of Sun square Saturn and Mercury square Saturn.  The Sun and Mercury are in Aries and Saturn is in Capricorn.

The Sun and Mercury in Aries signify desires to think ahead, to act, to make new beginnings.

Saturn in Capricorn, a sign that makes Saturn stronger, tells us to wait before acting, to stay put so we can do what we need to do, decide what we need to decide.

There is no running away from the hand of time Saturn, who tells us when it is time for something to be done or decided.

Saturn is also gravity which pulls us down into what we cannot escape.

So the Aries planets are in a rush, while Saturn tells us to be patient till it is Time to go forward.

So now with Saturn strong, Mercury Retrograde, and in the waning half of the lunar cycle; we are waiting until the gate opens on April 15.

In most cases it will not be time to rush through the gate, but instead to  just be aware that you are no longer restricted.

Then as Mercury gets back to speed, (a week to 10 days later), and the energies are ready to be put into forward motion (maybe not till May or June), we move forward in a quite strong fashion.

World events will begin to move though the gate, but will not pour in until May or June or even in the summer during another Eclipse Season.

But there will be a sense that nothing can hold you back, and nothing can be held back. There is a “grand opening” and a new day has dawned.

But still this week and next we are wanting to get more clear in our thinking so we can make sound decisions.  We are preparing for what comes next, we are doing what we need to do, we are facing up to what we need to face up to.

It will feel like there is little room to move within, and not much chance to evade, avoid, and escape.

It is almost time now.  Be patient a while longer.  Don’t push the river to flow faster.

In the greater world, we are on the cusp of great change.  Everything is  being set up now for what is coming soon.

And our individual lives are a microcosm for what is happening in the world macrocosm.

We are in the process of getting more clear, of choosing direction, of knowing what we want and need.

With the Aries influence now it may be quite difficult for some to not want to push through the gate and get going.

That would likely be a big mistake. Even if you feel you have gotten more clear of what needs to be done, or what direction you need to take, wait to act on in till after the New Moon in Aries on April 15.

And that New Moon in Aries will be conjunct liberator and awakener Uranus.  You may feel blocked or stuck now, but soon you will taken outside whatever box you may feel you are locked inside of.

And in the greater world, right before the New Moon in Aries and Mercury Direct on April 15, on April 14 Jupiter is sextile Pluto forming a Yod or “Finger of God” configuration with the USA natal Mars.

This means there are turning points in military and police affairs.  Look at the turmoil and violence already erupting in Gaza of the Palestinian territories.  And in mid May the USA moves its embassy to Jerusalem, further incensing Arabs and Muslims:turning point.

And the summit between North Korea and the USA is scheduled for May also: turning point

And in domestic affairs, gun debates (very Mars) after the Parkland Florida mass murder keep getting stronger.  It is time to deal with this issue in a way that will help solve the problem.

And in Sacramento the police are being fingered by many as perpetrators killing an unarmed African American again.  This issue is coming to a head now in the USA.

And of course the revelations of sexual abuse of power are still very important.

These are all quite arguably USA Mars issues that are all ripe for dramatic change.

So the “Finger of God” aspect encompassing the USA natal Mars is bringing important turning points for all these issues.  The USA is at a crossroads with military/police/power/gun issues.

Will we turn toward more peaceful and sane ways, and listen to the voices we have previously silenced, or will we choose to get even more dominating and bullying?

These are truly the times we have been waiting for, times to speak up and create change no matter how difficult it may seem.

The Age of Aquarius is on our doorstep and is waiting for us to help transform this world.

It is our world, not a world to be dominated by power abusers, the greedy, and the privileged.

We can change this world if we turn to love not fear, if we turn to truth not lies. Things change from the inside out.

Christ is said to have stated that “the meek shall inherit the Earth”. I believe that means that those who are humble and peaceful and kind are the hope for this Earth and world.

Till next week,


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The Fool and Astrology Forecast March 25-31

Posted in astrology forecast, Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 24, 2018 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

Remember Y2K?  Remember the Mayan Calendar date in December 2012?  And there were many other times that it was predicted we were moving into some transition into End Times or a New World?

Look around you now.  Can you not sense that the true time of transition is Now?

Today as I write there are many people all over the USA and world who are standing up and declaring it is  time now to make tighter gun laws that will make our lives saner and safer.  March for Our Lives will change how we operate in our world, as is also true for the Me Too movement.

And it has taken horrible incidents to wake us up to the need for these changes.

So look around you now, out at the world.  The Stock Market is tanking as we predicted.  This is only the beginning, as we are in the process of transforming the economic system that has been running our world. The new system will be more equitable and will lessen the disparity between grotesquely wealthy and tragically poor. The values that Bernie Sanders represents are needed to assist this economic transformation.

And the other half of the Military/Economic Complex that President Eisenhower warned us about (the military), is also on the verge of huge shakeups.

Trump has brought in hawkish men into his administration, men who will be in important positions in regard to foreign affairs. Pompeo is now Secretary of State, and Bolton is now the National Security Counsel leader.

They will greatly influence the North Korea, Iran, Russia, China, and Syria situations.  You can expect wars unless something miraculous happens. A Trump drastic change of heart and mind; the end of the Trump presidency; or extraterrestrial intervention would qualify for such miracles.

If these wars do erupt, they will make us feel more deeply the horrible dangers we have put ourselves in.  And like Me Too and March for Our Lives we will be standing up in protest all over the world against the abuse of power that nuclear weapons are reflective of.

As a result, power in the world will move toward being more evenly spread; and nuclear weapons will  need to be wiped off the face of this world.

Yes now is the time we have been waiting for, and we are the ones we have been waiting for!

We need to stand up like these young people from Parkland Florida have been standing up! Civil Disobedience is the way forward into the Age of Aquarius.

And after April 15, events will begin to pour through the opened Portal, as at the same time more light and love will be pouring through.

That also means we will be even more pushed to work with our blocks, our old patterns, our traumas, our belief systems, our tired old ego stories, our identification with being   victims, and of course all the programming from the culture that has sought to make us all sheep.

As we clear these blockages, we clear the way for the Great Awakening, for the Truth and Love that are the foundation for our new world.

This week we are just recently moved into Mercury Retrograde.  It is a time to process more deeply, to fix what needs to be fixed and heal what needs to be healed. It is time to  reflect on the past so we can put it behind us.

People from our past may come to us in dreams, vivid memories or even in person.  This comes to us so we can put the past into perspective, learn what needs to be learned so we can lessen the load of our baggage moving forward.

We are clearly in a New Chapter of life, collectively and personally.  And the portal opening after April 15 will accelerate our transition through this New Chapter.

The “old normal” wants to be released, and you may not find a “new normal” for awhile.

So now can feel rather insecure at times, as what we considered normal is being left behind. But this also means that creative energies are more alive than usual, which is good for new ideas and creating new ways to be.

Besides Mercury being Retrograde this week, we also are moved into the second quarter of the waxing half of the lunar cycle begun at the Pisces New Moon on March 17. Plus 4 planets are in action oriented, take charge Aries.

So while energies are intensifying and sometimes feel like they are pushing us forward, remember we are at the same time put on “Pause” with Mercury Retrograde.

Do not be impulsive now.  Let this time period play out. Look before you jump.  The Fool Card need not be played now,  though a week from Sunday is April Fool’s Day on Easter Sunday.

Keep in mind that Mercury is a trickster, especially when in Retrograde.  So be alert to your mind playing tricks on you now.

The day before April Fool’s Day is a Full Moon in Libra on Saturday March 31 at 8:37 AM EDT.

That means the Sun is in Aries directly opposite the Full Moon in Libra.

Me first or us together; conflict or peace; action or deliberation, letting it all out or being conscious of social norms are potential themes for this Full Moon.

And remember that a Full Moon and Mercury Retrograde together can make things rather foggy and unclear.

Do not make any important decisions or drastically change directions from what you had previously chosen.

And during Mercury Retrograde we often question what we are doing, where we are going, or what have previously decided.  Wait for a week or more after Mercury goes back Direct before making the decision or changing directions.

And sometimes electronics can go haywire and communication can be confused.  Pay closer attention than usual to what has been written and what has been said.

Be very careful not jumping to conclusions with texts. Make sure the other person understands what you meant in your texting.

Start getting clear about the values and priorities that are important to you as we move into this New Chapter of our lives.  Those values are the foundation of your new world.

There is nothing to be afraid of now if you believe Love, Truth, and higher meaning are the pillars of this New World. Your view on life will then usually be of a glass half full.

If you instead see all as meaningless, random, and fear filled, then the glass of your life will end up looking half empty.

Sure things are looking scary sometimes out in the world, but know the movement overall is about death of the old world and birth of a new one, the Age of Aquarius.

Till next week,


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Open Portals of Change, and Astrology Forecast April 9-15.

Posted in Uncategorized, Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 8, 2017 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

We have arrived into the New Chapter.   We let you know a few weeks ago that the Aries New Moon on March 27 was the window out into this new chapter, and that big world events would soon follow.

So this last week America bombed Syria, and as usual found a “good” reason to do so: chemical weapons used on innocent Syrian people.  Yet the week before this atrocity, the USA dropped bombs in Iraq that killed many innocent people too. Now that has been effectively put aside in most minds through media silence.

Throughout history, perpetrators most always have found a “good reason” to kill or otherwise harm people.

Hitler believed he was creating a superior race that would bring progress to the world.

Bush II believed that Iraq had Weapons of Mass Destruction- which did not exist.

Trust me on this-  Killing people in other parts of the world, when one is not really having to defend their country from attackers, has more ulterior motives behind it.

This bombing was a power play intended to show the world, most especially North Korea, Iran, Russia, and China, that the USA is back as the baddest guy in the neighborhood (“Make America Great Again”). It also takes people away from believing Trump and Putin are in a bromance.

Regardless of the reasons, this is the event that takes us into this new chapter, as it will be the event that begins to unhinge Pandora’s lid to its box.

Many events that will shake up the world in many ways will result from this event.

As old age and horrible as this bombing is, now is also a time of opening up the portals to higher consciousness and new ways.

We are waking up now out of our “comfort” zones, seeing more clearly, and getting activated to get moving and get doing.

If you focus on what is opening up for you and us collectively, and not on the world dramas, you will be OK.

Fear, hatreds, and most importantly programmed ways to think and feel, will hold you back and keep you stuck in old ways and old patterns.

There are two ways to go in this new chapter now.  You can get all wrapped up in the world dramas, taking sides, getting into winner versus loser consciousness; or you let the new energies and frequencies take you further into Love and Truth consciousness, and the ways of the Age of Aquarius.

There is a trust and faith necessary to do that:  trust and faith in the Universe, your better self, and your fellow soul traveller.

I know some of you will want to get involved in that old world for perhaps idealistic and altruistic reasons of your own.

Please do not do so if you are prone to losing your detachment, getting overly emotionally involved, feeling much fear or hatred, or getting taken off your new world path and/or your spiritual path.

It is important now to keep the focus on what is truly important.  Continuing our journey of transformation out of old consciousness and old ways, and creating and embracing new consciousness and new ways, is very important now.

Opening your mind and heart to the new light wanting to stream in is an important part of the journey now.

Love and Truth are what are wanting to flower in each of us.  The old energies, patterns, programs, beliefs, paradigms are ready to be released- one step at a time.

As we clear those blocks, there is more room in our inner channels and portals for the new energies to move through.

All we have been taught by society is open for questioning now.  Where we came from and where we are going is open for discussion.

We once believed the world was flat and then believed it was round.  And that level of new discovery is ready for us again.  And many of these new vistas sit inside us as new frequencies, new energetics, new soul pathways.

This week April 8-15, we encounter some major shifts: Mercury Retrograde, Venus Direct, and Full Moon in Libra.

Mercury goes Retrograde on Sunday April 9 at 7:14 PM EDT.  Venus will still be Retrgrade then.  

So from April 9- April 15 both planets will be retrograde.  On April 15 Venus goes direct, at which time only Mercury will be retrograde- until May 3 when it goes back direct again.

So this week ahead may get really unclear at times, especially around relating and relationships, and linear thinking.

You may tend to go back and forth on issues, or want to jump to conclusions too fast.

Do your best to wait and let issues brew longer if possible.  After April 15, when Venus goes Direct, relationship issues and security/home issues will begin to clear up.

But with Mercury still Retrograde, not all issues in all ways will be clear yet.  Be patient and trusting of the process.  Linear bottom line thinking is not as useful during Mercury Retrograde.

And as Venus Retrograde brought a rewind and reflection on relationships and people from the past, Mercury Retrograde also can create dreams, thoughts and in the flesh people coming back from the past.

So you can see the potential pattern:  Moving forward into new worlds and consciousness, while also reflecting on the past.

What from your past and present needs to be released?   What can you take with you on your soul’s journey going forward now?  Let the process unfold to show you the way.

Please do not overthink or try to figure it all out in your head during the retrograde time period.  Be satisfied with processing and going deeper for more insights.

That will help you to know what is best, not just in your head, but also in your heart and soul.

To further shift the energies and view this week, there is a Full Moon in Aries/Libra on April 10/11 at 2:08 AM EDT on the 11th.

Uranus in Aries will be strong in this Full Moon, so there may be some important awakenings that occur this week, shifting us outside of old boxes that have kept us locked up in self defeating thoughts and beliefs. Pluto in Capricorn will also be strong in this Full Moon.  So powerful transformational events and emotions may also erupt this week.

With the Sun in Aries and Moon in Libra in this Full Moon, we are trying to balance being true to ourselves and what we believe in on the one hand; while on the other hand truly listening and caring what is important to someone else.

Finding one’s personal empowerment and independence within a relationship is also a potential issue to be addressed this week.

We are filling up our cups of life now with more energy and action. The greater world is also getting more activated with events and movements.

We are ready for this now.

I will be doing a video conversation with David Lonebear Sanipass on the 15th at 2:43 PM, which David says is a time of cosmic importance. And of course also on the 15th Venus goes Direct.  David and I will be discussing the big shifts in the world and in our personal lives at this powerful time to be alive.  We will make that video available to others soon after.

till next week,


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Fireball Alert and Astrology Forecast March 24-30

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 23, 2013 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

Some fireball flashed in the sky across most of the East Coast USA on Friday, seen from New England to Florida.  This was the same day forceful god of war Mars was conjunct “awakener” Uranus in fiery Aries This ball of fire was seen as big as a Full Moon, and most believe it was a meteor.  But no one knows for sure.  

We have made the case on previous entries of Perspectives from the Sky that what happens on the East Coast USA, where the Sun comes up for the country, coinciding with an important planetary event, symbolizes something powerful is coming  for the USA as a whole.

Last year at the Full Moon in Scorpio/Taurus, which opened up the Autumn Eclipse Season, Hurricane Sandy destroyed much of the East Coast around New York and New Jersey, and ultimately had a huge influence on the USA Presidential Election.  Prior to that storm Governor Romney was ostensibly leading President Obama.  After that storm, Governor Christie of New Jersey was quite happy with President Obama’s help for New Jersey, and showed it in a big way. President Obama won reelection and many pundits believe that the storm was the turning point.

6 weeks later, after two powerful Eclipses, there was a New Moon in Sagittarius that finished up the Autumn Eclipse Season. Then at Sandy Hook School in Newtown Connecticut, there was a most horrible massacre of children.  For some strange reason the name Sandy was prominent at each tragedy.  This school massacre showed us potential results of the American culture of violence, and brought on the mission to limit guns in our American society.

Now, about a month before the first of 3 eclipses of Eclipse Spring Season 2013, an omen has flashed across the Easter skies of the USA.   This spring, along with the powerful eclipses, both Mars and Jupiter will make conjunction with the natal USA Mars, a significator of conflict, police, military, violence, and sometimes war.

With the Mars conjunct Uranus in Aries aspect at the same time as the fireball in the sky, this could be a sign that this spring will bring powerful events to our country, with the strong possibility of new conflict involving the USA.

Syria, North Korea, and Iran are hotspots now, and the empire may be looking to put a forceful stop to any threats to its dominance in the world.  These countries have been demonized by government and media to the American public.  This sets us up for rabid patriotism.  Like Iraq and Viet Nam, we can be herded like sheep off to war again.

If a major conflict does not happen this spring, events will nevertheless likely show us it is coming very soon.

Hopefully whatever happens will begin to wake people up all over the world.  It is time we stop unjust wars that can destroy so much of humanity, especially as our human family possesses so many nuclear weapons. It is time we make peace and love the pillars that hold our world and humanity.

It is time we develop institutions, and economic systems that do not reward the greedy, corrupt, or aggressive; but instead are conducive for fairness, equality,  truth, compassion, and love.   These are not Pollyanna dreams, as the cynical leaders of the world will make you believe.

These are values of the Greater Universe, a Universe that is sacredly meaningful and provides what is needed when it is needed to everyone so aligned and connected.

We as a human family have generally left alignment with that Universe, and then blame it (God) for our horrors.   We have been given the ability to create and choose, and what happens to us is the result of what we have sown.  This is karma.

Now, as we are in transition between ages, as old ways are falling apart and breaking down, new light is wanting to shine for breakthroughs into new ways.

We are moving into a time of renewed creativity, new choices.  There is indeed an Aquarian Age bursting open, but we are the chefs of its manifestation, we are the ones we are waiting for to create this world anew.

The Spring Eclipse Season will open around the New Moon in Aries on April 10, but the fireball of Mars conjunct Uranus in Aries is the herald of this Season. It has alerted us to the fires of new powerful energies on the way.

In your personal life, do not get too complacent or comfortable.  Same-old, same-old will not hold for long.  It does not have to be something huge to change your life this Eclipse Season, but at least it is time to let go of old attitudes and beliefs that keep you chained to the conditioning of the Old Age.  Its fears and its skepticism of our  living in a meaningful and sacred world should not infect your mind, heart and soul anymore.

Open more fully to knowing that we live in a world where all is connected, not separate. There is a wholeness that encompasses dark and light, male and female, yin and yang. We are one naturally, and only our attitudes are what separate us one from another. Yes, we are different, individualized and diverse, but held in the embrace of a unified Universe.

This week March 24-30 brings a Full Moon in Aries/Libra on Wednesday March 27.  Attached to this Full Moon are Pluto, Uranus, Venus, Jupiter, and Mars, which make aspect to one another on March 26-28.

So this Full Moon, though not as powerful as an eclipse, will be important and shake things up a bit.  It may take you off your normal balance and pull you in different directions.  Knowing what to do, or what to decide may be difficult, yet the process you go through will help you to see outside the box with greater insight and perspective.

The Full Moon is at 5:27 AM EDT.    Some themes will be “conflict or peace”; thinking of myself or others; listening or defending my self; impulsiveness or thinking things through.

After this Full Moon, we will be in the waning Moon phase, waiting for new activity at the New Moon in Aries, a lunation that will give a spark into the Spring Eclipse Season.

See you next week,

I have created an Astrology Forecast 2013 for youtube, part 1. And Part 2. I will put out a new youtube Spring Eclipse Season forecast in late March or early April.

Please feel free to find more writings and my services on mywebsite.You can get an astrological consultation with me during these changing times to help you on your path and with your life. Please write for more info.

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


Calm Before the Storm and Astrology Forecast April 17-23

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , on April 16, 2011 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

We are now in a lull of calm before the storms of the eclipse season.   Dust has been settling from recent changes and intense transformational shifts.    Nature has begun to come alive, but it almost seems to be holding back before it bursts forth in all its beauty, as it is almost ready to put on its yearly show of full blossoming and abundance.   

We each have also burst forth, but not in full bloom yet.  Many planets have been and are still in Aries, pushing us, like buds through the trees, into situations that require us to stand up and empower ourselves in all new ways.   This is, for some,  a newfound  or renewed sense of empowerment.  It is preparation for what is to come.

Mercury is in the last week of its retrograde phase, so we are in pause so we can reflect on our lives and on our past, understanding what we need to know, and integrating  more of us before we move on.

After Mercury goes direct next SaturdayApril 23, our minds begin to get more clear, direction is more apparent.   We will be mentally more ready for the shifting tides of late spring and summer.    The Taurus New Moon on May 2 begins the lunar cycle that is the one prior to the first eclipse on June 1.  That eclipse on June 1 will be the next new moon, but a much more powerful new moon, as it is a Solar Eclipse New Moon.  

Exactly when we begin to experience the winds of this eclipse season, I am not totally sure.  Usually a couple weeks before that first eclipse, we can definitely feel the shifting wind patterns of our lives blowing in, but sometimes even before that. 

You will know the eclipse season has begun energetically when you feel the intensity of your self and life increase, and you feel taken out of your usual balance.  Events in the world are usually intensifying also then.   It is possible this time that the shakeup and intensity will not truly ensue until close to the onset of that first eclipse on June 1, which is at 11+ degrees of Gemini. This is because the previous lunar cycle is in Taurus, a fixed earth sign that does not emit much energy, and instead holds on and stays put.    If there is much movement already during Taurus time, we can expect a quite powerful eclipse season ahead.

In the greater world, the dust has been settling from the big events of the winter of 2010/2011.  The revolutionary uprisings in the Middle East are still going on, but we now have gotten used to that in our collective consciousness.  The earthquake and tsunami in Japan created the worst nuclear reactor disaster of all time on Earth.  We are now trying to more deeply understand what this all means to our human family and what changes we want to make.   The oil disaster in the gulf of the USA in 2010, along with the nuclear disaster, show us the monsters we have created and need to control.   Wars and other disasters have occurred as a result of our relationships with both oil and nuclear energy.

In order to create the world we desire for an Aquarian Age, we need to cure our addiction to oil and need to harness the power created by nuclear energy.

In a way our relationship to oil represents our lack of control of our greedy nature; and our relationship to nuclear energy represents the lack of control of our needs for power.   We rape the Earth for oil and bring potential toxic energies into her body with oil spills and nuclear waste, leaks, and potential fallout.  We also harm our human family and other creatures with these oil and nuclear disasters.  We invade other countries for oil, we threaten one another with nuclear weapons.   These recent disasters, happening in conjunction with profound astrological aspects, shine a spotlight on these toxic patterns that we need to face up to and transform- on our way through the transition into an Aquarian Age.

As we soon move through the eclipse season of the late spring and summer of 2011, watch the news and world events for more clues of what needs to be transformed in our world to clear the way for the Aquarian Age.

This Week there is Full Moon in Aries/Libra this Sunday April 17 at 10:44 PM EDT.  The main issues to be addressed are personal empowerment balanced with relationship skills. You have been empowering your self with all the planets in Aries, and now it is time to integrate that into your relationships.  How does one stay empowered while being sensitive to the needs of others? Another issue to be examined now is our needs for independence and our desire to be with others. 

The Sun moves into Taurus on Wednesday April 20.  Taurus time is a time to get more into your body and into the physical side of life. It is time to concentrate energies on the home, money, resources and others issues of security and comfort.  It is time to solidify whatever you have started during Aries time of year.

And finally- this week Mercury goes back direct next Saturday April 23. For some that will feel like a relief from mental confusion. Th eairwaves are clearing up and clarity is developing.   If you have been putting off decisions, you may now or soon feel OK to make them.

See you next week,


Please feel free to find more writings and my services on my website.You can get an astrological session with me during these changing times to help you on your path and with your life.  Please write for more info. I will have a new radio show broadcast later this spring, closer to the eclipses. I will let you know soon when it will be.

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.

Power of Love, not the Love of Power and Astrology Forecast for April 10-16

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , on April 9, 2011 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

Spring is here now, not nearly in full bloom yet, but the signs are everywhere.  Here in New England frogs are making mating sounds, some buds are begining to show on branches, and some flowers are beginning to bloom.   The Sun has been shining with warmer temperatures and baseball season has begun.  People generally are tending toward more shiny dispositions, though the approaching tax deadline show some still with winter frowns.

The astrological placements at or near the Aries New Moon pushed the buds of our new intentions more forcefully forward.  Our needs and expressions of personal authenticity and empowerment have gotten stronger.  We have initiated action on new aims in our lives, or at least have made intentions or plans for new ventures to be started later this spring.

Though all may not know it, our new actions and new sense of authenticity and empowerment are preparing us for the great changes ahead.  The old world and its paradigm that we used to rely on for our sense of reality and security and direction has been rapidly shifting into a world we no longer trust.

The economy that is supposed to be getting better still has many holes in it that are disturbing.     We are in a new war in Libya, while still fighting wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.     Last year we witnessed the devastation of a huge oil disaster in the Gulf near Louisiana.   That disaster brought much toxicity and destruction to our oceans and its beautiful wildlife.  This week it was reported that oil drilling will soon begin again in the Gulf.

Recently in Japan a huge Earthquake and Tsunami brought a cracking open of nuclear reactors that have spewed radioactivity in that region and beyond. It has also exposed the danger in our world from nuclear power.    And of course the radioactivity in Japan now reminds us of the nuclear bombs that the USA dropped on Japan in 1945 to end World War II.  Those two bombs droped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki killed over 200,000 people.   What have we humans done with the discovery of nuclear power?

This use of nuclear power is reflective of our misuse and abuse of power as humans.  We have been given the ability to create and use our power like no other creatures on Earth.  And sadly and tragically we all too often abuse that power when we attain it.

The discovery of the planet Pluto in 1930 synchronizes with discoveries of the power of the nucleus of the atom, which became nuclear power and nuclear bombs.    The planet Pluto astrologically is a lot about power and how to use it.   Its discovery in 1930 signified a time when humans would need to begin to learn how to healthily use power and not abuse it.

Interestingly, in 1930 powerful figures who were abusive of power like Stalin, Hitler, and Capone were gaining strength and getting more known in the world.  But also Ghandi that year led the Indian people in peaceful revolt against the Empire of England, a revolt which began the process of independence for India.  Ghandi, through civil disobedience, showed us how to use power for good and also how to challenge the power of the mighty Empires.

Martin Luther King followed that example with peaceful protest and civil disobedience in the ’60s, which brought more freedom to African Americans in the United States. And now in the Middle East, especially in Egypt, gains of freedom and self determination for citizens have come from peaceful demonstrations and civil disobedience.

This gives us a model for how we make it through the transition between ages. Many have found it impossible to believe that the Powers That Be, that run our world, could be broken down so that the world will truly be “of the people, by the people, and for the people”.  The Aquarian Age, like the sign of Aquarius, is about equality for all, equality within diversity, freedom and liberation, and self determination. This Aquarian Age requires that kings and queens and governments and corporations and presidents and dictators alike do not rule the people.

So it is important and in alignment that each of us is empowered as an individual, beyond being a sheep for the prevailing culture.   Our desires now to being true to our Authentic Self are important to follow.  As we each individualize, and yet stay connected to a consciousnesss of Unity, we enter the Aquarian Age inside our selves, and contribute to the movement into a better world.

Speaking of Pluto, This Week Ahead shows a strong Pluto aspect that will be experienced late this weekend and through Monday and Tuesday.  Mars will be square Pluto then.

Be on the alert for power issues and power struggles.   We are learning to effectively empower ourselves without abusing it.  Mars/Pluto can often bring about people or situations that “push our buttons” and get us angy or even enraged.  Of course we must stand up for ouselves and what we think is right and not just try to be nice and a doormat.   But it is also important not to blow up too much and get inordinately mean and cruel.   Power is a human trait that we are all trying to work out in balance.

Watch now for power issues to explode in the world around the Mars/Pluto transit.  Especially dangerous now is what is going in Israel and the Gaza Strip, and between Israel and Hamas annd Hezbollah and Iran.

We are in a waxing Moon phase this week,  as we move to a Full Moon in Aries/Libra a week from Sunday on April 17 at 10:44 PM EDT.  A waxing Moon is one that is increasing in light toward a Full Moon. After the Full Moon the light diminishes and is then called a waning Moon. 

This week, during a waxing Moon, energies and actions are increasing. So continue moving forward with what was initiated near the New Moon last week.   

Keep in mind that Mercury is still retrograde and will remain so until April 23.  So sometimes your mind may play tricks on you, so you can look at things a whole new way.    It is a good time to reflect and get more imaginative and creative with your thinking, not a good time to force thinking or to get too analytical or obsessive.

As we have speaking about in earlier writings, this will be a most powerful spring season of change.  There are three eclipses in a row on June 1, June 15 and July 1.  So later this season energies of change will increase significantly. We will be taken out of our usual comfort zones and balance, and into new transformational rhythyms.   If what you have recently initiated has not moved fast enough, don’t worry, everthing will accelerate much more later.

Take care till next week,


Please feel free to find more writings and my services on my website.You can get an astrological session with me during these changing times to help you on your path and with your life.  Please write for more info. I will have a new radio show broadcast later this spring, closer to the eclipses. I will let you know soon when it will be.

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.

Liberation and Self Honoring, and Astrology Forecast for March 28-April 3

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , on March 27, 2010 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Tallarico

Spring season has just begun and things are already beginning to heat up in the greater world.   After April 14 at the Aries New Moon, they will heat up even more.      As the season progresses into Jupiter and Uranus conjunct in early Aries in May, fires will be burning hotter in the world.   And as we get close to the Lunar Eclipse Full Moon Grand Cross on June 26 events should be raging hot in our world.

This past week after the spring equinox last Saturday the 20th, the Health Care bill was passed.   This set off a firestorm against those who voted for the bill.  One congresswoman from New York had a brick thrown through her window.  Another congressman had his office shot into with a bullet from a gun.    A couple of congressmen were threatened with death and called anti-semitic names.   Earlier in the month health care protesters lashed out at legislators by using hateful language against gays and African Americans.  This week Sarah Palin, on her facebook website, put crosshair gun targets over names of congressmen who voted for the health bill and spoke about RELOADING not RETREATING.

Have you ever witnessed such dangerous vitriol spewed against our public officials before?  And how about the baby killer remark yelled in Congress this week against the health bill. Or congressman Joe Wilson yelling at President Obama in his State of the Union address, “Liar”!

The atmosphere is charging up politically and could get very dangerous before too long.  Those that represent the Old World are getting more and more resistant to the changing tides bringing us more fully into an Aquarian Age.  They desperately cling to an old world of privilege for the few.

In the Middle East more fires are building there.    President Obama and much of the world are trying to build an atmosphere of fairness and trust so that peace can be found between Israel and Palestine.  Israel, lacking trust in the world around it, gets abusive with their power, and also does not want to share Jerusalem with the Arab world.     So they keep building Jewish settlements in East Jerusalem where the Palestinians want to have their Capitol in their future state.  This pushed the Arabs out of the peace process and infuriated President Obama against Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel.

Already the Middle East is hot as Iran and Israel appear to be getting ready for war against each other.  This area will get hotter as we get deeper into spring and summer 2010.

More fire energies this spring will motivate all of us to get moving forward with our lives.    Just like in the greater world, these fires can turn more lethal when there is great resistance against the changing, moving energies.

If you have decided to assert your self in a relationship, and let someone know you can no longer tolerate abusive behavior, you have furthered your process of liberation and self honoring.    You are ready for this and are motivated by the fires of change in your self and life.  But the person you are liberating your self from may very likely fight this.  That resistance causes the heat to rise, for angers to burst open.

More and more, people will rise up and fight for what they want and what they believe in.  The coming Jupiter conjnct Uranus in Aries demands this.     The other aspects, especially the Lunar Eclipse Full Moon Grand Cross in June show us the resisitance to this liberation and self honoring.

As you find your way to more self honoring, self acceptance and authenticity, you are honoring nature and the gods and the Universe.    To not honor and accept your self in your genuineness, is to not honor the Universe and nature which have created you.

As you make your transformation out of a you that gave your self away, that let people be abusive toward you, you make the world a better place.  To deny the truth of who you are, denies your real purpose, your function in the world.   As you break the chains that bind you to a false, self denying person, you begin to spread your wings and give freely to the world and people you love.

There will be much opportunity for this, this coming spring and summer, as we all enter more fully an Aquarian Age of individuality and diversity melded into a Unity consciousness and Oneness.  We are One Family here on Earth, with many different peoples, all meant to contribute to the Greater Community of Earth and Humanity.

But you cannot truly be in healthy Oneness until you find, accept, honor and love your unique and individualized Self.

This year,  and especially this spring and summer, is for liberation.   Wherever in your life you feel trapped or confined or overly limited, it is time to free your self.     Life is too short to merely do what one is “supposed” to do or obligated to do.     We have all been conditioned to just “go along with the program”.   Use the approaching planetary energies to break out.

This Week

We reach the half way point of the lunar cycle this Monday the 29th, at the Aries/Libra Full Moon at 10:25 PM EDT.   The current lunar cycle was begun on March 15. It was a New Moon in Pisces conjunct Uranus.   Some felt a real shaking up of their emotions then.  Now at the Full Moon we reach a climax or a solution.  Since this is an Aries/Libra Full Moon, issues around self honoring (Aries) versus needing to be sensitive to needs of the relationship (Libra) may come up for you.   With Jupiter and Uranus soon moving into Aries, this may be a theme for the coming weeks.  As we previously stated you may be ready to go a new level of being true to your self, and how you communicate this in your relationships will be increasingly important.

Intense and transformational Pluto will be in square to this Full Moon, so “getting to the bottom” of the issues will be important.  Discussions could be intense.  Remember the Full Moon’s influence is  3-5 days, so Saturday through Wednesday are in the wake of this lunation.

On Wednesday/Thursday emotional energies are intense as the Moon travels through Scorpio.    And on Good Friday, as acknowledged by Christians, the Moon moves into Sagittarius until Easter Sunday.    Sagittarius Moon is a good Moon for connecting with meaning and faith and inspiration.

See you next week,

Leo Knighton Tallarico

If you visit my website this wee there are new writings and additional info about planetary aspects this Spring.   Also in the archives you will find a New Spring Spiritual Renaissance Publication to read, with articles by various writers.  These will be up by Monday at the ;latest.  And of course feel free to visit the Services page tofind out more about readings and other services that may help you make it throught the coming intense aspects this spring and summer.