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Venus Retrograde Relationship Issues and Astrology Forecast July 19-25

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 18, 2015 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

Last week, as expected,  there were solutions found over previous disagreements in global affairs.

In the greater world two important situations found apparent resolution.   The nuclear talks with Iran ended with an agreement.

Iran agreed to terms with United Nations’ most influential member countries around its nuclear program, and as a result sanctions relief is on the way for Iran, which will free up billions of dollars for them.

Greece and European powers also came to an agreement on Greece’s debt and struck a deal for loans to be matched by a commitment to austerity measures for the Greek economy and its people.

As we predicted, the agreements came before the New Moon in Cancer and Mars opposition Pluto on July 15.

In personal lives there was much emotional intensity expressed this past week, especially in regards top relationships, but in some cases there was some resolution found through all the emotion.

On the global level, the agreements with Greece and Iran sit on shaky ground.  Greece has not been able in the recent past to keep their commitments to pay off their debts, and its leaders and people feel they had to give in to the deal because of coercion. They also feel they were humiliated in the process.

Iran has powerful factions within its government who disapprove of the deal, as does the United States.  Many countries in the Middle East and elsewhere are vehemently opposed to the deal, including nuclear power Israel.

Both of these agreements can very easily unwind and fail.

The Universe will be throwing some curveballs to the people who have made agreement, which will include our recent personal life agreements too.

This is because next weekend brings important planetary movements that could begin to reverse the tide of agreements.

On Saturday July 25, Venus goes Retrograde and Mars triggers the Uranus/Pluto square again.  Mars will square Uranus on the 25th as Uranus slows downs to go Retrograde on the 26th.

Venus Retrograde will put the spotlight on relationships, and will cause us to reflect on, remember, readjust, rebuild, reclaim, and rewind our relationship lives.

If there are issues that have not been truly resolved on deeper levels, then Venus Retrograde will bring these issues out so we can look more closely at them, face up to them, and try to find clarity and insight about them.

Dysfunctional or toxic relationship patterns can be transformed during Venus Retrograde.  Relationships that have lost their heart and soul connection will be hard pressed to be revived.

It is interesting that on the day of Mars opposing Pluto this past week, there was a meeting up in space with Pluto, with close-up pictures of the planet.

And there is a region of Pluto that is obviously shaped like a heart, which synchronizes with what we have been writing about recently:  That it is important to know what and whom your heart is into now.

As we take off more passionately into a new world, it is important on our soul journey to be heart invested in all our endeavors.

Love will keep you and your life with meaning, even in the face of great change.  Security based on co-dependence and familiarity will not be enough.

And with heart based Goddess of Love Venus going Retrograde from July 25- September 6, relationships will be examined for their heart connections.

Perhaps on a global scale we cannot call agreements between countries exactly as heart based agreements, but nevertheless we can state that agreements between countries that are not based on a true connection between parties will not last.

In your own life, are your important relationships kept together mainly by negotiation of needs or by love?  What I mean by that is that relationships based mainly on quid pro quo tradeoffs will not bring much real and deep satisfaction.

If two people have maintained a relationship because one promises money while another promises sex, for instance, and love does not exist or is of secondary importance; then neither will be satisfied beyond physical and security needs.

Of course there are people who have relationship standards that are mainly based on image, prestige, money or sex and that is fine for them; but then if they complain there is little true intimacy in the relationship, they need to know it is because of how they have set their relationship priorities.

You will be learning so much about your relationships during the next 6 weeks or so, and that can mean romantic ones, family ones, work ones, friendships, etc.

Pay attention as the Universe will bring you many signs and symbols and synchronicities around relationship during Venus Retrograde.  And you can expect relationships from the past to come back into your memory or even in the flesh.

And relationships that you thought you understood or were resolved will shift and your perception of it will be challenged.

Mars square Uranus on the same day as Venus going Retrograde promises a most profound Venus Retrograde period.

The Uranus influence will help take you outside the old boxes in your mind about relationships. It will tend to bring you liberation from stuck patterns and control by others.

And Venus Retrograde may also bring important new relationships into your life, ones that may change your life forever.

It will be important however to not jump too quickly to conclusions. Try to hold off on ending a relationship for good or making a relationship commitment during Venus Retrograde.  Wait till Venus goes back Direct before doing anything drastic or permanent.  And marriage is not advised during Venus Retrograde.

This week before Venus goes Retrograde and Mars squares Uranus, there are other more minor planetary shifts.

Venus leaves Leo and enters Virgo on Saturday July 18, so there is a humility that is important in your relations now. Leo pride and ego need to give way to self evaluation and humility.  This will happen naturally for most so you do not need to try too hard.

After Venus goes Retrograde, still in Virgo on July 25, it will stay in Virgo until July 31, at which time it will creep back into bold and heart opened Leo.  And it will then stay in Leo for the remainder of its Retrograde journey.

The Moon will join Venus in Virgo on Saturday night the 18th, so purity of intention will be strong.   An open, fun loving time will not be as important as keeping thing simple and real. Then on Tuesday morning the Moon will leave Virgo for Libra, leaving Venus alone in Virgo for awhile.

On Wednesday July 22 the Sun will make its yearly entrance into Leo for its usual month; and on July 23 Mercury will also leave Cancer to dance more in Leo.

Leo is by nature open hearted, creative, and spontaneous like a young child.   But its open-hearted honesty can also cause problems for others as it is more oriented to open expression than it is to seeing how people are affected by its open hearted expression.

But overall Leo is a joy to be around most of the time, as it shines its light and warmth generously to others, much like the Sun (its ruling planet) does.  A Leo smile can melt hearts.

But sometimes Leo will take itself too seriously and let compliments go to its head instead of its heart. Then ego takes over and Leo is not as great to be around.

Overall you will usually have a fun and sometimes dramatically interesting time with a Leo or during Sun in Leo time of year.

There is a second quarter Moon in Scorpio on Thursday the 23rd, so whatever was started or agreed upon at the Cancer New Moon last week may now be met with strong emotional challenge.  

This may set the stage for more challenge after Venus goes retrograde on July 25.

Keep in mind that this Venus retrograde period, which will last until September 6, will be getting us all ready for a most powerful September period with two strong eclipses.

Getting our relationships in order will make a strong foundation for what will develop during the Eclipse Season.

So this week get ready to shift gears again.  Best to not have any rigid agenda or too tight conclusions now. Flexibility and trust in the Universe will be good friends for you now.

Till next week,

Leo

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

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

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

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

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Breaking Open and Astrology Forecast July 12-18

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 11, 2015 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

Late Wednesday July 15 there is a rather powerful New Moon in Cancer at 23+ degrees. It will be at 9:24 PM EDT.   Included in the signature of that New Moon is Uranus in Aries squaring that Full Moon.  More transformational energy is coming our way.

Additionally Mars in Cancer will be opposing “guardian of the underworld” Pluto.   So much emotionally transformational energy will be rising up to the surface surrounding that New Moon date.

For many that emotional energy will be expressed in ways one will intellectually not expect.  Pent up feelings will be difficult to hold back.  Also keep in mind that the Mars opposition to Pluto will be triggering the Uranus/Pluto square in a very powerful way.

Many people recently have had their primary relationships challenged in serious ways. That Jupiter/Venus conjunction in Leo in early July, along with all the other important recent planetary movements, opened our hearts to knowing who and what we love and are into.  That has stirred up many relationship pots, so to speak, and forced us all to get more real about heart issues.

That Jupiter/Venus conjunction was seen in the sky by many as two planets having merged into one planet, as the conjunction was so close.

Some have speculated that that merging of Jupiter and Venus last happened when the wise men saw a star in the sky that foretold the birth of Jesus.

So this aspect was especially important, and on August 4 Jupiter and Venus will be conjunct again, though not fully merged again. This is happening again because Venus is going Retrograde on July 25.

Right now there are many relationships that are ending or are being questioned. Others are being born in Love.

Venus Retrograde, which will last until September 6, will bring all of us into deeper places in understanding our relationships and our relationship patterns.  This is a most important Venus Retrograde time period as it will put our relationships in proper perspective based on who are hearts are truly “into” and who they are not “into”.

This clearing of the decks of our relationships will be preparing us for a most profound and important Eclipse Season in September:  a Solar Eclipse New Moon in Virgo on September 13 and a Total Lunar Eclipse Blood Full Moon in Aries on September 27.

I expect that time period to be opening a major portal of new energies for a new age pouring in.

These new energies will meet up both collectively and individually with any blocks we have in our systems that will hold back the tide of these new energies.

And most importantly one’s heart will need to be open to receive these energies.  So you will be more and more assisted in knowing what and whom are truly in your heart.

But now this week there is a completion of what was started at the Gemini New Moon on June 16.

That is because there is a “dark Moon” until Thursday July 16, when a sliver of Moon will begin to show after the New Moon on the 15th.

Many issues will be wanting to be worked out before Thursday’s New Moon new beginnings, but those that are not yet worked out will tend to be emotionally opened up more around this New Moon in emotional Cancer.

In the greater world, there are two important issues that are scheduled to be resolved before the New Moon in Cancer: the Greek financial deal and the Iran nuclear deal.  As I am writing this, both deals have deadlines that are to be met before the New Moon in Cancer on the 15th.

Will European powers make a deal with Greece in order to keep it in the European Union and to keep the economy stable?

And will world powers make a deal with Iran that is meant to make the Middle East more peaceful?

But will a bailout deal of Greece’s debt really make all OK? Past bailouts have always ended up with Greece in default.  This new deal, if it happens, does not give much promise for Greece to pay its debt this time either.

Concerning the nuclear deal with Iran, getting a deal done will not be the end of the process.  USA Congress and its hardliners, and Iranian hardliners, and Israel will all react to the deal unfavorably. What then happens is unknown.

But in the bigger picture the Greece deal and the Iran deal or no deal will have a great effect on the Military/Economic structure that holds up the old paradigm.  That paradigm is ending and so our economic and military systems are being transformed.

Speaking of the military establishment, Jade Helm 15 is scheduled to begin on July 15 at the New Moon in Cancer. This vast military exercise will be held in the 4 corners desert states of the USA, so are likely connected to potential military involvement in the mainly desert area of the Middle East.

Their starting on this powerful New Moon is most certainly meaningful as the Mars opposite “guardian of the underworld” Pluto  aspect that day suggests potential explosive energies released and deep secrets being held.

In your personal life this Mars/Pluto aspect on the New Moon in Cancer is a most important day to express your truth in a powerful manner.  Open your heart to express what you truly feel down deep.  Though it could be difficult, it will result in your having made real what has been in your personal secret underworld up til then.

And you will experience a cathartic release that will bring you much relief and a feeling of renewal.

Leading up to that New Moon, during the dark Moon phase of the lunar cycle, there will be on Sunday July 12 another triggering of the Uranus/Pluto square. That triggering happens because the Sun will be squaring Uranus that day.

That will tend to take you “outside the box”, awaken you to the truth, and liberate your heart.

There will then be breakthroughs on issues that seemed so stuck before, and you will thus be more ready to move forward at the New Moon on July 15.

All in all this should be an emotionally volatile week, one that will help you clean out old stuck heart energies and make you more open to the new energies on their way soon.

Relationship issues will continue to be in the spotlight of our lives, as we all get ready for Venus going retrograde soon.

Till next week,

Leo

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

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

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

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

Zombies and Astrology Forecast July 5- 11

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 4, 2015 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

The Capricorn Full Moon has passed and now we move through the waning half of the lunar cycle that was begun on June 16 at the New Moon in Gemini.  

Now we pick up the pieces and process what has been happening in our consciousness and lives.   Over the last several weeks, going back to the Spring Eclipses, we have experienced big shifts in our lives.  The heart openings, breakthroughs, breakdowns, challenges, magic, and difficulties over that time period now need to be examined, emotionally and spiritually processed, and put into some order.

On Monday July 6 the Sun will oppose Pluto and will trigger the Uranus/Pluto square, which is still in effect.    This will help us to more deeply process what has been changing in our lives recently.   Recent relational shifts require more clarity and this Sun/Pluto aspect will help bring issues to the surface.  That will aid our ability to process, gain more clarity, and move through the changes.

This aspect will also require that we release old ways and attitudes that are baggage from our past.  In so doing we are clearing the decks of our hearts and minds, so our new voyage can be more fully embraced.

The triggers to to the Uranus/Pluto square will help the process of transformation:  Monday July 6 Sun opposite Pluto,  July 11 Sun square Uranus, July 15 Mars opposite Pluto, and July 25 Mars opposite Uranus.   These planetary configurations will continue the process of pushing you out of your old comfort zones, to make way for transformational change in your life.

On July 15, as Mars opposes Pluto, there will also be a New Moon in Cancer.  A few days surrounding that date will likely bring much emotional expression and release.     Be careful not to be too angry then or too out of control emotionally. We will write more about next week.

The Mars opposition to Uranus on July 25 will also be a full day of important planetary movement as Venus will be going Retrograde then.  Relationships will be in the spotlight of your life then and will continue to be through September 6 when Venus goes back Direct.  More on that as we get closer to that date.

Then early August will bring a major turning point in our lives, especially so as Saturn goes Direct on August 2.   Saturn going direct is like time marching on. It can give a sense of fate and “now it is time”.

Venus Retrograde in Leo, Jupiter in Leo, and Saturn in Scorpio will be doing a planetary dance with each other in early August that brings us to this important turning point in our lives.

Later when Venus goes Direct on September 6, two powerful eclipses will follow:  A Solar Eclipse New Moon in Virgo on September 13 and then a Total Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Aries on September 27.

The full power of transformation will be erupting in our lives then, and world events will reflect the importance of these eclipses.

These events in the world, which will likely include some economic meltdown and world conflict, will open the doorway to even more breakthroughs in our transitional voyage into the Age of Aquarius.

Right now this week as the Sun triggers the Uranus/Pluto square, there are important decisions to be made on Iran’s nuclear program and Greece’s financial condition.

July 7 appears to represent the time of potential completion of the deal between Iran and the United Nations security council plus Germany.    Even if they do agree to a deal, the backlash from Israel and hardliners in the USA and Iran will likely be fierce.

On July 5 the citizens of Greece will be voting by referendum on their government’s debt crisis.  If they vote no, they will be speaking against the austerity measures demanded by the lenders in order to help satisfy loans given to Greece.

Greece has a recently “voted in” a socialist government that fundamentally opposes the current Capitalist system.   Europe’s future and the future of our global current economic system are being challenged by the crisis in Greece. This past week, banks in Greece had been closed in order to limit withdrawals of money from personal accounts.

And of course the Middle East continues to be in severe crisis with the Islamic State continuing its breakdown of the order in Iraq, Syria, and North Africa.  The Egyptian Sinai region is now in conflict with IS as is the Gaza Strip in Palestine.

And the recent Supreme Court decision to make Gay marriage the law of America is a huge step into the Age of Aquarius.   We can only hope and pray that the backlash for this from fundamentalist haters is not too severe.

In our personal lives there will continue to be breakdowns of old personal systems that no longer hold heart, soul and spirit. Empty structures and “life support systems”  cannot stand up for long.

They will cease to exist as we open our hearts and minds to new consciousness and ways of living our lives. Careers, relationships, home bases, and inner values continue to transform.

Liberation and resulting displays of synchronicity, meaningful symbols, and magic will open more and more in your consciousness and life.  Your heart will be bursting more open too as you experience life from a more pure place again, without the need to control everything.

As your ego subsequently loses its power in your psyche and life, you may feel insecure and/or anxious at first, but more and more you will be feeling alive again.

You know the old question “Is your heart in it”? is always an important question to ask oneself.   That question can be asked about a relationship or job or place you live.  If your heart is not in it anymore, then your heart is dying little by little.

Can you get your heart back into that relationship or home or career? If not it may not last.  Or maybe it will last because of your desperate need to totally control your heart and life in familiar ways.   But then you risk, through time, of joining the dinosaur gathering of soul dead zombies in a suburb of unhappiness.

Till next week,

Leo

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

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

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

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

Heart connections and Astrology Forecast June 26- July 4.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 27, 2015 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

This week has some spirited heart energies moving through that should pick up the pace of creative expression and positive transformational change.

After the Moon moves into lively Sagittarius late Sunday (where it stays until early Wednesday), heart centered Venus in Leo makes relatively graceful connections with both Uranus and Jupiter.

And on Wednesday at 1:32 PM EDT there is a Capricorn Full Moon that holds Neptune in its signature.

Early Monday June 29 Venus in Leo trines Uranus in Aries, triggering the Uranus/Pluto square and Jupiter/Uranus trine.  That means that more positive change will be opened up though relational interactions.   This aspect will be felt for several days leading up to and after the exact meeting.

Then on Wednesday before the Full Moon, Venus in Leo makes another connection- this time a favorable conjunction with Jupiter in Leo.

This is a good week for experiencing strong heart connections with others.  Some of these heart connections may be unexpected, some may up the knowing of connections already felt.

On our road through transformation into an Age of Aquarius, which has been picking up speed in 2014/15;  we need to be more open hearted, trusting the connections that come through our hearts, which are gateways to our souls.

It is best not to label the connections too soon.  Some automatically go to sex or romance when their heart feels a strong connection with someone else.

But that might not be the reason the Universe is bringing you such a strong heart connection.  There are so many possibilities for the hearts merging.

Sometimes it is because you have things to learn from another, things to give to one another.  Sometimes there may be past life recognition that may require further investigation.

Sometimes this person you are feeling heart connection with is meant to be a catalyst for transformational change in your life.  And yes sometimes a sexual and/or romantic involvement may be the stimulant needed for such transformation.

What do you do if you are living a stable, comfortable life, in a committed relationship; and then this powerful heart connection penetrates your soul ?

In pre ’60s culture, people would stay in their stable lives and relationships no matter what.  Perhaps they would have an affair but still stay in the relationship.  Then the ’60s seemed to give people the permission to follow their hearts, even if it meant breaking up relationships and families.

Now there are powerful transformational winds of change again, similar to the ’60s and ’70s.

People have been opening to natural heart and soul connections more readily again lately.  They are even more open to gay or bisexual behavior now, transexual, polyamorous, and open relationships.

This is because there is such strong energy moving through to trust your heart and be true to your authentic being.  But there should be a warning label on these connections:  this relationship or lifestyle will break down your old status quo and suck you into a whirlpool of enormous change.

Yet that might be exactly what you need to grow and evolve, to move out of ego control, and to connect more authentically with your true Self and life purposes.

Trust your heart, but consult with your head.  Use the relationship between them to get the clarity you need.   But of course sometimes the power of the heart connection leaves you no choice but to follow it.  Those kind of connections give no real choice at all, but they do not happen all the time.  When they do, the power of divine Love is making a powerful statement that cannot be denied even if it will disrupt one’s whole life.

It may be wise to have an astrological or other kind of consultation during these kind of crises, so you can get to the deeper meaning of the heart connection and the crossroads you are facing.

Heart connections this week may also be just light and fun ones, ones that promote creative expression. That creative expression will be conducive to your transformational growth. It may help you to better know your authentic self.  Creativity from a heart space almost always opens a doorway into self knowledge.

After Venus makes conjunction with Jupiter in Leo on Wednesday July 1,  there will be a Full Moon in Capricorn.

A Full Moon in Capricorn always has the Sun in Cancer exactly opposite the Moon in Capricorn.  Cancer is our inner personal orientation, while Capricorn is our more outer directed impersonal orientation.

Cancer seeks a safe unconditional setting or personal connection that allows it to be able to be itself naturally and organically.

Capricorn cares more about accomplishment and task oriented projects that require planning and discipline.

Cancer cares more about nurturance and moving wherever its feelings dispose it toward. It does not like set obligations, outer world responsibilities or any “shoulds”.

Capricorn values getting things done efficiently and so has no time for moods or feeling swings.

So now at the Full Moon in Cancer/Capricorn it may be a good time to become more aware of how you balance outer responsibilities or career choices with personal home and family considerations.

And do you need more time to “just be” without judging yourself?  Or conversely do you need to “step up to the plate” and do what you have to do even if you do not feel like it?

There will be a strong Neptune connection in this Capricorn Full Moon,  as it trines the Sun and sextiles the Moon.  This suggests a need to surrender to the flow and magic around this Full Moon. Don’t try to figure it all out in your head.  Let clarity unfold instead, in its proper timing.

With Neptune being strong in this lunation, there may be some confusion, so again let go and just let it all be processed later.

On the global scene, there is a deadline this week to come to an agreement with Iran around its nuclear program.  As I write this, there are some big bones of contention still, but most who are directly involved do desire a solution.

The planetary confusion mid week may force a continuation of talks beyond the June 30 deadline, or at least much confusion about what exactly has been agreed to.

And there is no agreement in Greece on its economy.  The latest is that there will be a referendum put to the people to decide on its financial fate.  The economic health of Europe and much of the world are dependent on Greece.

And there was a big sign that the light of the Age of Aquarius in shining through more brightly now as the Supreme Court of the USA made a decision that makes Gay marriage a law of the land.

July will pick up the pace of transformational change again, especially mid to late July and into early August.  A major turning point will develop during that time period.

Enjoy what could be a rather magical week if you are in the flow.

Till next week,

Leo

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

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

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

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

Streams Merging and Astrology Forecast June 14-20.

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

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Till next week,

Leo

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

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

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

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

Heart and Head Relationship and Astrology Forecast June 7-13

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 6, 2015 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

This week brings a turning point in clarity, direction, sanity, and the beginnings of making better relationship of heart and head.

Mercury finally goes back Direct Thursday June 11 at 6:33 PM EDT.    But often confusing Neptune will be strongly affecting the energy field and our consciousness for another couple days after that.

That is because Neptune will be changing directions from Direct to Retrograde  early in the day on June 12.

Whenever a planet changes directions, either way to Direct or Retrograde, its energy and meaning get stronger.

Neptune the God of the oceans of soul, inner depths, music, drugs, romance, and feelings may keep our minds in bubble zones for just a short while longer.  Floating in those bubbles can feel rather magical too.

I know many of you experienced a most powerful time around the Full Moon in Sagittarius last Tuesday.  That Full Moon made a close aspect (square) with Neptune.

Mercury Retrograde alone was making it difficult to focus and think straight and clearly. Then the Full Moon with Neptune swept us up into other realms, into stronger right brain and heart awakenings.  Solid thinking was more illusive.

Spaciness and forgetfulness were even more prevalent.  I think many of you were made more deeply aware of how it is important not to act with what comes up for us during Mercury Retrograde.

But one of the big benefits of this Mercury Retrograde period has been the greater opening of our hearts, something we each and our world need.

Some people do not trust heart as it cannot be controlled when it is fully opened.  Love can become so strong in one’s heart, and that can take one eventually into adventures that know no bounds.

Some people do not trust the mind as it controls, judges, an looks for linear dead ends.  Linear thinking is anathema to “heart people”

Those who are “head people” believe that “heart people”  live in a fantasy land  that will bring disappointment and a loss of morality.

Each individual is oriented more to one way or another.  But of course we all need to make connection between our heads and hearts. They are not meant to live “separate lives”.

But when Mercury is Retrograde we are beckoned to let go of left brain mental controls and to let our right brains, our emotions, and our hearts to be more open.

But now soon our hearts will be sobered by Mercury going back Direct again.  That does not mean we should go back to our heads controlling our lives again.

What it does mean, however, is that we can trust our hearts more again, especially when they are connected to the hopefully wise counsel of our heads.

Heads are not meant to control hearts, but to be in relationship with them.

And now on the Earth, as we need and will be receiving more integration with the Divine Feminine; we will let our hearts lead the way more and more.

But without its sound advisor the head, the heart may just fly away into one thing after another, without boundaries and without discernment.

So as Mercury goes back Direct, please do not close your heart again, and do not let your head rule your precious heart, the part of you that leads to your soul, that leads to connections and love, to beauty and unity.

If the heart leads the way you can be happy; but if it does not connect with your head as its counsel you can spend too much of your life in chaos and uncertainty.

So as we get closer and closer to Mercury Direct on June 11, we get more hope for clarity and direction.

But keep in mind that it takes Mercury about a week or so to get back to normal; and this time Neptune may bring some foggy confusion as it changes direction on the 12th.

The best marking point for getting back on track is at the New Moon in Gemini on June 16.

The last quarter Moon cycle begins this Tuesday the 9th with the Moon in Neptune ruled Pisces. This means it is good to wind things down until the New Moon on June 16.

So this week may bring some “curve balls” that show us open doors into places we thought would be closed.  Trickster Mercury Retrograde and master of illusion Neptune will be working together to keep us continuing off normal mental balance.

So it is best this week, even just after Mercury goes back Direct, to trust the overall process and not to jump to conclusions or say things you will regret later.

In fact as Mercury changes directions on the 11th, with Neptune hovering, there could be more uncertainty than before.   But there is also more magic and synchronicity if one can let go and trust the process.

The day Mercury changes directions can be crazy and confusing if you are looking for solid answers.

On the election evening of November 4 2000, as Mercury was changing directions from Retrograde to Direct, George Bush and Al Gore and the rest of us experienced a most weird night.

TV stations went back and forth from declaring Bush the winner, then Gore, then Bush etc.  It was weeks before we knew who would be president.

That does not mean this Mercury shift will be as confusing as the one in 2000 for our lives, but with Neptune also changing directions it is quite advisable to surrender to the process, content with not knowing or not being so in control.   

Clarity will appear in its time, after the 16th for sure for most people.

These two years 2014 and 2015 are truly transition years from one reality to another, from one season on Earth to another.

These two years are bringing so many of us off the fence between worlds.   The Aquarian Age is blowing a strong trumpet call to acknowledge  the reality of a changing of Ages.

Watch the arbitrarily designated boundaries between states and peoples continue to break down or shift as it is in Syria, Iraq, Libya, Sudan, the East China Sea and elsewhere. Equality and Diversity in Unity are calling us forward

Watch as there is more gender bending, more experimentation with male and female expressions as is happening in such dramatic ways in people like Bruce Jenner, who is now Caitlyn.  Accepting and honoring our distinct and authentic selves is a value calling us forward.

Whether you agree with or are comfortable with these transformations or not, they are meant to help us transition into the Age of Aquarius.

Our global economic structures are ripe to transform in big ways soon too.   Worldwide military conflicts that will break down the old order are here on our collective doorstep.

Watch Greece, China, Philippines, Taiwan, Russia, Ukraine, Israel, Palestine, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, France, Sudan, Korea, and the USA to be in the spotlight of transformation.

After June 16, change will come in stronger waves.   In July change will get even stronger in the world.  Late July/early August will bring an important turning point crossroads in the global arena.

Then late summer and early autumn will bring two important eclipses, including a final Blood Moon Total Lunar Eclipse Full Moon on September 27 that will open the gates of major world change.

till next week,

Leo

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

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

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

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

Moving Through the Fog and Astrology Forecast May 31- June 6

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 30, 2015 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

During this Mercury Retrograde time period, which will last until June 11,  there has been the usual mental mistakes, spacing out mentally, memories of the past, electronic glitches, and general mental confusion.  And I know many I talk with can’t wait for Mercury to go back Direct.

Sometimes Mercury Retrograde feels like a trip to the Twilight Zone, the old TV show.   And this time many are having eerie feelings at times.

What is happening? It seems there is a big letting go happening, a letting go of the past.   There is a feeling that great changes are on the way, changes that will shake up our world and push us fast forward into new lives.

Have you been feeling that way too?   Maybe this feeling is just Mercury being its trickster self, and after it goes back Direct again this foreboding sense will go away.

But yet I do know that big change is on the way to our world, change that may bring chaos on the one hand- yet hope for a better day on the other hand.

As you release that which has had its day already from your psyche and life, you opening the door to more healthy physical, mental, emotional and spiritual ways for your life.

That which has lost its lustre in your heart will have a difficult time staying with you now. If it is a person who is leaving or has left your heart or life, there will be grief and sadness.

But before too long there will also be a feeling of heart opening for more love in your life and what is better than love?  Some would choose security and contentment over love.  Would you?

And being in love is not only for a person, but can be for a place or nature or career calling, etc.

I believe the biggest reason for depression is because love is lacking in one’s life.  And often love is lacking because one has been burned badly by love: abandoned, betrayed, or rejected. And that has caused one to close one’s heart and to stop trusting in love.

Now as life is on the verge of great transformative change, we will be tested to open our hearts more to love even if it means we will lose some convenience or comfort.

This coming week, as Mercury goes into its last full week of being Retrograde, energies will rise as we move through a Full Moon.

The exact Full Moon will be on Tuesday June 2 at 12:19 PM EDT.  This full moon will be in Sagittarius, which means the Sun will be in Gemini opposing the Moon in Sagittarius.  As the Sun sets the Moon will be rising.

This Sagittarius Full Moon is usually quite lively, especially for conversation.    Taking in and delivering information (Gemini) is balanced by needs to sort through and find solution or judgment or meaning (Sagittarius) to all that information.

Keep in mind that Mercury Retrograde may make that process more fuzzy and may bring results that can change after Mercury goes back Direct again.

Also on Tuesday June 2nd Mars in Gemini makes a minor but still potentially powerful aspect with Pluto in Capricorn.  That will trigger the Uranus/Pluto square again, and promises potent events swirling around the days before, during and after the Full Moon this week.

Be careful not to act too quickly on what comes up for you this week.  Do no leap before you look closely.  And it is recommended that you wait until after Mercury goes back Direct on June 11 before you make any major decisions or changes in your life direction.  And in fact it would be best if possible to wait a few days to a week before big moves, as total clarity may wait that long to appear.

Sun square Neptune on Sunday the 31st may be adding to the confusion also this week, as Neptune can take us into foggy waters of soul.

Of course you can trust your heart now, but the heart’s advisor is the head; and it is in Mercury trickster time now.  Of course you know head and heart agreeing finds the ultimate truth, not either one alone.  But sometimes there needs to be a choice as they cannot agree.

But now with Mercury Retrograde it is best to wait for the Mind to come back into Direct atttunement, so you can do your heart/head balancing act in the most healthy manner possible.

The next major thrust forward will be on June 16 at the New Moon in Gemini.  All systems will be ready to go shortly after that.

Then Summer Solstice on June 21 is a good marking point for our life changing seasons in more ways than just nature.

Bigger world events will erupt this summer.

Iran and world powers are supposed to finalize their nuclear agreement on June 30.  As we suspected, the sense of surety that it was a done deal was reversed during Mercury Retrograde and now serious doubts are in play.

The Islamic State made serious gains in Iraq and Syria this passing spring, and the Middle East is on the verge of major chaos and conflict.

China is sabre rattling with the USA over islands near China’s border, and Russia is falling further and further away from the western world.  In fact Russia and China have made pacts recently for more unity between them.

There is a Jade Helm military exercise scheduled for June 15- July 15 in the southwest states of the USA. This extensive military exercise does not have a truly transparent purpose.  Is it for domestic purposes to put down domestic “terrorism” or race riots? Or is it training for possible foreign conflicts?

And the world economy is teetering more in its voyage to powerful transformation.  Watch closely what happens in Greece and at the efforts to shift the world currency away from the USA dollar.  The stock market is poised for a major downfall before too long..

And strong earthquakes and other powerful eruptions in nature are very likely this late spring and summer.

The energies and light from the Age of Aquarius are bursting at the seams of the old world’s walls of control.   If you go inside your deeper psyche you will be able to contact these new energies. Watch your dreams and your waking recognition of the Universe’s messages through signs and symbols, and through synchronicity.

The changes in your energy field and life are meant to help your heart, soul, and mind to be open and alive. They are meant to help you clear blocks in your body and chakra system that are ready to be released.

The Age of Aquarius contains new energy systems, new belief systems, new structures, new consciousness, and new lifestyles. Many are already apparent and many of you have already been awakened to some degree or another.

But more openings are still on the way so we can evolve in alignment with our new world.

till next week,

Leo

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

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

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

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