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Family Matters and Astrology Forecast June 21-27

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on June 20, 2015 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

Sunday June 21 brings us an annual turning point.    This year Summer Solstice is on the 21st at 12:38 PM EDT.

Summer Solstice brings us to the zenith of light moments in the day.  After that darkness begins to increase every day- until Autumn Equinox when light and dark, yin and yang are equal.   After that dark yin minutes get greater than light yang minutes- until Winter Solstice when dark has reached its zenith and light begins to increase- until Spring Equinox when all is equal again but moving toward the light.

So now here in the Northern Hemisphere of Earth we get excited for the fact that nature is at its fullness and warm weather has arrived for awhile.

But you may also feel a subtle tug into your feelings and soul.  Summer Solstice brings the Sun into the sign Cancer for a month.

The sign Cancer is ruled by the Moon, and as such it is soulful and feeling oriented, concerned more with inner values than outer striving, and resonates with nurturing and being nurtured.

Society is always pushing us to live up to something, to accomplish, to meet obligations, and to make of most importance our relationship to the material world.

But there is a need in each of us to “just be”, to move with our moods, to protect ourselves from a cold often cruel world, and most especially to care for those who are more vulnerable-  like children, the elderly or disabled.

The sign Cancer is more inner directed with its caring values and values of how we treat one another.   We each need downtime, time to forget the responsibilities out in the world.  We each need time for our personal needs to be met and for more emotional intimacy.

Cancer likes close relationships, often “two peas in a pod” type relationships.  But Cancer is sensitive to rejection or abandonment and if it feels it is being treated badly it will stop trusting and go hide in its crab shell.  It will stay there and protect itself even more, until it can trust again.

Cancer also is a sign of “woman” and of Mother, and ironically this year in the USA it is Fathers Day as the Sun moves into Cancer.

Family issues often get more intense during Sun in Cancer time, so be ready for the dysfunctions to open up, for family drama, but also healthy needs to be with family members.

More and more people are leaving the traditional concept of family as we enter the Age of Aquarius.

For those people bloodline is not as important as connecting with one’s soul family, the people who we feel “at home” with.

On Monday June 22, the day after Summer Solstice, Jupiter in Leo makes an exact trine to Uranus in Aries.  This a very fiery combination that can send some into new adventures and explorations; while others will use this to help them get outside any “boxes” of limitation they find themselves in.

There may be a strong desire to get out of boredom or “same old, same old” and to end patterns of thought and behavior that keep one stuck.

The Sun in Cancer movement wants to feel safe however, so you may face an inner conflict between leaping forward and following your heart and intuition on the one hand- against a need to feel safe and cozily secure in familiar surroundings on the other hand.

Family, whatever that means for each individual, is meant to be a protected resting place where one can feel safe to “be oneself” without judgment or being mocked and shamed.

Then one can feel more able, after such nurturing, to tackle a challenging world.

But  all too often now blood family is a toxic place to be.  Some families put individual family members in rigid roles to fit family needs or to be a convenient scapegoat to load family shadows upon.  Family members compete with one another for favor, and money and material needs become of utmost importance.

Many families are merely microcosms for the society we live in, programming its family members with cultural values that are tearing our human family and Earth apart.

Families often teach that some people are better than others, that competition and winning against others is a high value to achieve.

Families are often pitted against one another and family gossip puts down people who do not live up to the family and societal judgments of how people should be.

Families often teach, as does our culture, that relationships are based on what each person can get from another.     Relationship turns into negotiation for getting one’s needs met instead of letting the love in one’s heart lead the way.

True heart connection does not need to see who is getting the short stick from a relationship and does not keep score.

Of course if you are constantly giving more than receiving there is no real two way heart connection happening.  The two way heart connection happens in love however.

Of course there are times in any relationship when individuals lose heart connection and then can fall into co-dependent ways of connecting.  But if that lasts too long the love leaves for good.

And in the greater world we project our family needs out to larger groups like nation or religion or ethnicity or race.   Our family or country or sexual orientation or race is better than your family or nation or race, etc.

And then that  becomes judgment or making of enemy or hatred to other “families”

There has been so much separation of our American family because of race lately, even as we elected an African American president.   It is as if the civil war from Lincoln’s time is back as an issue in our collective American consciousness.

And the root of this separation began with a “white” attitude that it is superior to the “black” race. That must be so as it was a required attitude for slavery.  America’s high minded value of “all created equal” met the evil value of using those who one feels are inferior for one’s own gain.

No matter where you stand on the race question in America, it is important to know that the only “immigrants” who were forced here and put into slavery are black Africans.

Though many generations have gone past since then, America has never truly consciously dealt with this horrible era in its evolution.

And some people still believe they are superior and are still filled with judgment and hate for the attitudes taken on by uppity inferiors.

Moving into an Age of Aquarius, it is essential that we see all our human members as equal members of the same Family- all different but equal and ONE.  All men and women are created equal in the eyes of God(ess) or Universe.  And this is not just about America.   We all need to KNOW we are members of the same human family, all over the world, regardless of our difference by race, nation, sexual orientation or lifestyle.  And we need to know it soon.

The storms will be getting much stronger, and we either go into survival mode and aggressively grab everything we can for “our family”,  or we come together to heal our separations and heal this Earth and our whole human family.

For now, however, get some protected nurturance as the Sun moves into Cancer.  Go inside and collect your self and heal from such a challenging spring season that has just passed.   Come together with those who you can be your self with, who you feel at home with.  Take care of your personal needs and protect yourself and loved ones from toxic energies and people.  Rest before the winds of change pick up again soon.

Till next week,


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 for more info..

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


Peace and Love and Astrology Forecast September 22-28

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 21, 2013 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

The moment of exact balance between light and dark, yin and yang is tomorrow Sunday September 22 at 4:44 PM EDT.  That is the moment of the Autumn Equinox, and the beginning of the month of Sun in Libra, the scales of balance.

After that moment of true equality between light minutes of the day and dark minutes, the dark then continues to grow day by day until the Winter Solstice when dark is at its zenith.

The Autumn Equinox is like a sunset time of year, as light begins to dim with a feeling of softening, slowing down, and drifting more inward.

It is Libra time of year, a time to begin to let go of action orientation, striving too hard, and self focus.    It is time to make connections.   Relationship begins to become more important as is listening to others.  Libra helps us to be more socially conscious, to be more civil and to find peace with others.   Libra helps us to see both sides of an issue and to balance the scales to find greater equality.   Justice is important to Libra, as is fairness. Libra is beauty, and visual art, and aesthetics are important. Of course one can make an argument that Libra time of year is the most beautiful as the leaves change into many lovely colors, like a floral arrangement. Libra’s weaknesses are self denial and a civility that represses being real and expressing openly.

In your life, as we move through the Autumn Equinox, you can meditate on peace and love, on finding balance inside your self and in your life.   It is a fine time also to think of your social values and how to put more focus now on your romantic relationships as well as your friendships.

Later this will be a most powerful Autumn Season, with two eclipses, an exact Uranus/Pluto meeting, Mercury Retrograde, and Comet Ison.

It has been a challenging week leading up the Equinox for many people.   As the guardian of the underworld Pluto changed directions forward,  it made a sextile aspect to god of gravity Saturn.   Many people faced some darker dramas in their life or inside themselves this past week.

In the greater world there were two explosively destructive acts committed as Pluto and Saturn were making aspect:   A terror attack in Kenya and  huge bombings in Pakistan and Iraq.  Together Pluto and Saturn can be ruthless and seemingly needlessly destructive.

The meaning of the events precipitated by Saturn and Pluto, however, is usually about endings that cannot be avoided, that hanging on too long will not be tolerated anymore.

Over the last two weeks, the situation in Syria has calmed down.  It calmed down in large part because polls showed that the people did not want the war, and Congress, the voice of the people, was also against the war.   I suspect that deep in his soul, President Obama does not want the war either.  He needed the people and Congress to bail him out of a most dangerous and destructive war.  He is now reportedly trying to make relationship with Iran to avoid a confrontation there.

Chemical weapons being used or not was not the real issue in Syria. The real issue for the Empire is still gaining control over the Middle East region and protecting Israel in the process.  But if the people are not behind the actions of attack, it will be difficult  for them to perpetrate an attack.  But they may still find a way to get the people involved, or they could go in anyway if they feel it is necessary to meet their ends.

But no matter what happens next, this agreement between Russia and the USA gives us hope that the Aquarian Age, a time of power to the people, a time of equal world powers, is picking up momentum.

Hopefully this breakthrough in Syria was a major breakthrough into the consciousness of a new age.

But coming up is a most powerful and potentially explosive Autumn Eclipse Season.    There will be a Total Solar Eclipse in Scorpio on November 3, and it will be seen on much of the east coast USA and central Africa, regions that will feel the greatest impact of intensity.

Some of our shadows and inner demons will likely rise to the surface, bringing most challenging events.  The economy and the Middle East will still be much of the focus of the coming transformational changes.

President Obama’s natal chart will be very affected by the coming eclipses, and his life will be going through much turmoil.   There are many various powers that will be challenging his soul and life.  I still believe he has a strong connection and maybe past life with Abraham Lincoln.

One can see, as we watch him struggle, a soul being pulled in many directions, trying to choose which path to take.  There is the power of the Economic and Military strength of the Empire, perhaps threatening his life; the desire to protect America from danger; the desire to do what is right as a human being for all concerned; the pull of ego as one considered the most important and powerful person in the world.

President Obama is of course a Leo, and as such ego can be an important motivation.  Obama has a south node of the Moon in Aquarius (where a soul’s past life resides and the Sun sign of Abraham Lincoln), with a north node (what a soul wants to integrate in the present lifetime) in “leading actor” Leo.

He is therefore pulled in two directions: one of equality and listening to all the voices in one’s community as Lincoln did; or being a strong leader and determining on one’s own what is best to do.

With Syria, at first he made a unilateral decision to go to war (being Leo); then he decided to ask Congress and the American people and work with Russia (being Aquarius)

This will be a very interesting but likely dangerous time period for the world coming up during the Autumn Eclipse Season.

In your own life, issues and intensity should be winding down this coming week, at least relative to what is soon coming our way.   We are in the waning days of the lunar cycle, waiting for a New Moon in Libra on October 4.

So for now, there is a plateau you can temporarily rest on this coming week, getting your self prepared for more intensity and change later in October.   The first Eclipse will be a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Aries on October 18.    The first real winds of the Eclipse Season will be at that Libra New Moon on October 4. The greatest force of the Eclipse “storms” will be in early November, and the Eclipse Season will likely last until at least late November.

I will be doing a Youtube video forecast for the Autumn Eclipse Season on September 26, which you can see on Saturday the 28th of September.

See you next week,


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.

There is an old YOUTUBE video Astrology Forecast for Spring Eclipse Season. Check it out if you feel so moved.

I also created an Astrology Forecast 2013 for youtube, part 1. And Part 2.

There will be a new Youtube video coming out within the next few weeks. I will keep you posted.

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

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

Sun in Aquarius and Astrology Forecast January 20-26

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 19, 2013 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

As we shift today January 19 2013, from Sun in Capricorn to Sun in Aquarius, the pressure to fit, or fit in, or be fit, or do anything as it “should” be done morphs into “do your own thing”.

Capricorn, ruled by Saturn, holds us tightly in its grasp, so we will stay long enough to learn our lesson, make our plans,  accomplish something, or to build what we need to build.

When Aquarius comes on, we realize that a tight reign on our lives has forced us to be what we need to be in order to get the job done; but we have sacrificed our authentic individualized self in the process.

Capricorn teaches us that there are rules, societal mandates, religious commandments, and authority figures to dictate our lives.  Aquarius shows us that we individual humans, each of us true to our own distinctive authentic self, can together develop a human community based on socially conscious higher ideals.

Uranus, the “ruling” planet of Aquarius, was discovered in 1781, around the time of the American and French revolutions.   “As above, so below”, a spiritual principle that astrology resonates with, shows us the meaning of Uranus from when it was discovered.

Liberty, freedom from rulers, and power to the people is Uranian and Aquarian.   We individual humans being responsible for our own world, is a guiding light of Aquarius.  It is equality and self determination. It is Diversity in Unity.  It is a large part of our American heritage, and of course the USA has in its natal chart from July 4, 1776, a Moon in Aquarius.  The Moon is the light of our inner soul values, and the American inner soul values are very attuned with the Aquarian Age we are moving into.

But now our Superpower American Empire is out of tune with equality for all, with liberation and self determination for all, with worldwide Diversity in Unity. Much transformation of our country will happen over the next year and a half.

We are now in the middle of a dark night of our American soul, as we are being split in two, in a kind of cultural civil war.  It is in part “red state” values versus “blue state” values.    And the Civil War in 1861-1865, when Lincoln was president, was split in similar geographic ways, though many of our western states were still not incorporated.

There are many issues at stake in this cultural conflict, but the one that is most in the spotlight now is the rights of gun owners.

This issue is heating up, and there is much anger being shown by those who want few or no changes to our current gun laws.  President Obama is standing firm on the need to change the gun laws in a way that will make our country safer and less violent.

The NRA is standing stubbornly to not changing much, not even tighter rules for assault weapons.

The second amendment was instituted in large part because of a fear of tyrannical government dominating our lives, and citizens therefore needing to defend themselves. This is a Uranus type of principle, aligned with the Aquarian ideal of power to the people.   We have become, however, a country with a very violent culture of movies and video games, gangs, bullies, and desires to solve problems with force.   There needs to be compromise found to better our country.

Most advocates of new gun laws do not want to limit the rights of the second amendment, but rightfully are afraid that we have developed a very dangerous and violent America, and we need to make changes.

This is a most dangerous issue now in the United States, and President Obama is in a very precarious position as a result. Many gun rights advocates are extreme and some are even rather paranoid, believing President Obama is going to use the government to militarily take over our country and strip us of our freedoms.  This unfounded fear could cause some of them to rationalize violence and killing.

So, as we move into the time of year of Sun in Aquarius, we also on Monday move to the second Inauguration Date for President Obama.   This also is Martin Luther King’s celebrated birthday.

President Obama will be using martyred Lincoln’s bible to be sworn in with, on Martin Luther King Day, an acknowledgement of another martyr for better values in our country and world.  He will also be adding a bible belonging to Martin Luther King Jr.for his swearing in for the Inauguration.

Prayers for our president are much needed now, as our collective need for martyrs needs to die along with the Pisces Age.  I believe we are capable of evolving our collective consciousness enough to stop the trend for another assassination.  Autumn 2013 is the most dangerous time period in this regard.

As far as this coming week goes, as we enter Sun in Aquarius time, and move one third through winter here in the Northern Hemisphere, we each look to honor our distinctive authentic selves, but also look to find “birds of a feather” shared values in groups and community.

Internet activity, and especially social network sites like Facebook, are Aquarian by nature.   These new found freedoms of information and human connection must be protected against those who seek to control, like nations and governments.

Use this Aquarian time of year to break away from that which keeps you locked up from your true self and free mind.  Open to places and people who have social values that you resonate with. And use this Aquarian time to do what you want to do, even if others see these actions as weird.  You can better find your individual genius now, if you are willing to be different.

Late next Saturday January 26 is a Full Moon in Aquarius/Leo that we will talk more about next Saturday. It is at 11:38 PM EST.

Also please keep in mind that the Saturn sextile Pluto aspect is still in effect, as it has been over the last month or so.  So there is a kind of dark cloud hovering over our consciousness.  And it seeks to bring us down into cold reality, away from illusions and into deeper truths that will set us free.

We are getting closer to a most powerful Spring Eclipse Season, which will start in April with the first of three eclipses, one more than usual.   Uranus square Pluto will have its next exact meeting in the spring also.

Actually, in March is when energies will already be intensifying, so use this time now to center your self, and clean up old issues.

I have created a new Astrology Forecast 2013 for youtube, part 1.  And Part 2

See you next week,


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.

Getting it Together and Astrology Forecast January 13-19

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 12, 2013 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

We have moved into a new lunar cycle, as there was a New Moon in Capricorn Friday January 11.  New Moon means new beginnings.   And since this new moon is in Capricorn, most will concentrate their efforts on “getting it together”.

That is because Capricorn, which is “ruled” by Saturn, wants to build, accomplish, and “get down to business”.  In order to do so, it needs to organize, and to plan; and in order to properly carry out the plan, it needs to be disciplined, to be focused, and to step by step implement the plan.   Part of its process also is an attitude of doing what you have to do, and meeting obligations.

So during Capricorn time of year, as it is now by both solar and lunar cycles, most people get more serious and grounded.  And that can help one to “get their life together”, to structure or restructure parts of their lives, to work harder.   This is not the time for most to expand and rapidly progress.   It is not a time for new adventure or impulsive actions.

It is more a time for thinking of the long haul, for making serious resolutions, for making strong commitment to things and people who are important to you.

It may be a good time, however, to think of something you would like to accomplish, something you have been putting off or procrastinating about.

If you have been thinking about writing a book, or starting a big project, or taking that trip you have desired, or getting in shape, now is a good time to make the plan and figure out how you will make the plan work.

It is also a good time, as we move through this Capricorn cycle, to put a stop to things that are unhealthy for you, to say no and create boundaries. It may also be a good time for endings, for letting die relationships or patterns or jobs that no longer serve your higher self and your desire to live an authentic life aligned with your deeper soul and the Universe.

Remember also that Saturn is sextile Pluto, and this combination will help you to see through any inflated illusions, and instead assist you in seeing “reality” and deeper truths.  And in so doing you can soberly make your plans with open eyes to what will work in the real world.

Keep in mind that “putting your house in order” now will serve you well during the rapid movement, change, and huge transformation beginning this coming spring 2013.

There will be three eclipses in a row, not the usual two, starting in April. Revolutionary Uranus square Pluto erupts into our consciousness in May, and that month also shows us two more eclipses.

In fact as early as mid March, just before Mars in Aries makes conjunction with Uranus Aries, there could be powerful change already swirling through our lives.

In the summer transformation will be simmering, and then in Autumn with two more powerful eclipses and another Uranus square Pluto, our lives will be bursting with change, much more than happened in 2012.

And the great climax of change, for those of us in the USA, will happen in spring of 2014 when there is another Eclipse season, and most importantly a Grand Cross alignment with Uranus, Pluto, Jupiter, and Mars. This Grand Cross will have the USA natal Sun in its cross-hairs, exact to the degree, 13+ degrees of Cancer.

From this spring 2013 until spring 2014, there will be a huge burst of new energy pushing against  the dams of the old world paradigm, looking to burst into our hearts, minds and lives.

Powerful world events will be flooding in, and the stubbornness of old world resistance will be severely challenged.

Our country is in grave trouble now, needing to let go of its Superpower ego image, let go of its dominance of world affairs through its Empire.  If Barack Obama is now owning his deep connection and possible reincarnation of Abraham Lincoln, then he will be ready to bring our country into a world aligned with the principles our country was founded on: liberation, equality, self determination, diversity in Unity- FOR ALL PEOPLES AND COUNTRIES.

At the least Barack Obama is somehow connected to Lincoln and will again at his inauguration, swear in as president for a second term using the Lincoln Bible.  He is the first person since Lincoln to use that Bible.  And Lincoln, Kennedy and Obama are all connected through the freeing and providing Civil Rights to the African slaves. And Obama is the fruit of those previous efforts.

And Lincoln began his presidency in 1861, Kennedy 100 years later in 1961, the same year Obama was born.

And now our country is fracturing again, as it did in the Civil War.

And now the issue of gun control versus gun owner rights will take center stage in this fracturing of our country.   Other issues that divide “red states” from “blue states” will also come to the fore this year and next.

President Obama, as he takes responsibility for his role in our human condition at this major crossroads during the transition between the Pisces and Aquarian Age, will be in harms way and in danger of suffering the same fate as Lincoln and Kennedy.

The growing Civil War in our own country, the coming chaos in the Middle East, and the restructuring of the world power structure and world economy; all of these issues will come storming in while Obama is president.

Obama, with a South Node of the Moon in Aquarius (the South Node considered symbolic of past lives), connects with Sun in Aquarius Lincoln, to find the strength to make it through this great challenge into an Aquarian Age.

Freedom, equality, and Diversity in Unity are common traits of the sign Aquarius and are connected to the Civil War of Lincoln’s time and the changing of Ages now in Obama’s time.

Pisces is about saviors and its age was begun around the time of the birth of Christ.  Aquarius moves beyond gurus and royalty and saviors and toward power to the people and the individual, in unified community.

Will we need one more Pisces Age savior martyr to usher in our Aquarian Age?  Or will we sufficiently evolve fast enough as a collective so that is not necessary?

These next 18 months or so will provide us with the answers. Autumn 2013 looks especially important, as the Eclipses fall so very close to Obama’s Saturn and Sun, with Saturn in Scorpio making square his Sun in Leo then also. This will be a most challenging time for him, and from then to spring 2014 there will be much chaotic change in America.

So for now, for January into February, put your own house in order, preserve and build your security structures, make plans for your future, and get your self and your  life grounded in “reality”.

Yes we are moving into a new Aquarian Age, but this transition will take hard work, a strong sense of responsibility and a connection with the physical plane of reality.  We can make this Aquarian Age real, not just a figment of our imaginations.

See you next week,


I will be doing a Youtube video forecast for 2013 later this week and will give you the link next Saturday the 19th of January.

Leo Check out this new Youtube video I created during the last Eclipse Season:

There is a radio shows on blog talk radio from November 10. You can hear that forecast at any time after the live broadcast.

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

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


Lunar Eclipse Full Moon, Mercury Direct, and Astrology Forecast November 25- December 1

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 24, 2012 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

We are entering an important week.   Mercury goes back Direct this Monday November 26 at 5:48 PM EST. That same day the Sun trines Uranus and Venus conjuncts Saturn in Scorpio.   The next day November 27 there is a quite intense Mars conjunct Pluto in Capricorn aspect, a meeting that triggers the powerfully transformational Uranus/Pluto square.

And then the next day November 28 we have the main entree’ of the week, a Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Sagittarius/Gemini at 9:46 AM EST.  That eclipse is the last one this Eclipse Season, and brings to fruition that which was begun at the Solar Eclipse New Moon in Scorpio from November 13.  I am sure you remember how intense it was then, just after the Presidential Election, as a war in Gaza was igniting, the stock market was diving, and the Petraeus scandal was wide open.

This Lunar Eclipse Full Moon is the last full moon before the end of the Mayan Calendar on December 21, 2012.  We will have a much better sense by the end of this week of where we are headed in our personal lives and in the greater world prior to the calendar ending.

The Eclipse Season has been shaking things up, taking people out off their normal balance, and rearranging priorities and perspectives on deep levels of our souls.

We are being prepared for big changes in our world and in our personal lives.  An old chapter of our lives is ending, and for many the new chapter has not arrived, and perhaps not even been envisioned yet.

It can feel quite uncomfortable not knowing what is ahead, or quite stressful not knowing what to choose or what direction to move in.   But it would not be good to move or choose before it is time.  Wait for the signs and symbols and dreams and synchronicities.  Wait till your intuition feels solid.  Wait until your heart and mind are in agreement.

As Mercury goes direct this coming week, the fog should begin to lift.  Much more was shaken up than you even consciously know.  The windshield of your life will slowly clear up over the next couple of weeks.

But even as Mercury goes back direct Monday, more shakeups can be expected with another eclipse on the way Wednesday, and the Uranus/Pluto square being triggered by Mars.

The Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Sagittarius/Gemini will bring new information to light. One of the main themes of the eclipse is sorting out information, messages, and ideas (Gemini), and then finding understandings, solutions, and meaning (Sagittarius) from that input.  With Mercury just going direct,and with the power of the eclipse and other planetary aspects now, it is best not to jump to conclusions (Sagittarius) too fast.

Trust your intuition (Sagittarius), but check out the details and be objective (Gemini).  Lunar Eclipse Full Moons are exponentially more powerful than the usual Full Moon. So whatever you usually experience at a Full Moon will be much stronger this coming week.

Education, classes, reading, and many new interests being sparked are likely this week.  Communication projects and issues will also be in the spotlight, as well as the ignition of new ideas, and strong flashes of inspiration.

Energized discussions,  and greater need for communicating with others is likely.

Remember again that much is shaking up now, so there may be more chaos than usual and it could be more difficult to find order or sense to things.

You may have to wait to make big decisions, even though Mercury goes direct Monday.  Mercury stays slow for about a week, and all the powerful aspects this week may add to the confusion.

After this Full Moon, we may actually need to wait until the New Moon in Sagittarius on December 13 before we can truly get our bearings enough to be ready to go forward. And then 8 days later is the symbolic New Chapter of our collective lives beginning at the Mayan Calendar ending  on December 21- at the Winter Solstice.

This week, with all the major planetary happenings, begin to get a feel for what this New Chapter means for you.  Start imagining and making intention for what you are moving into, and begin to envision how you want our collective human story to evolve now.

It is time for major release of old toxins and blocks. Patterns that have not been working for you can be let go. Conditioning from society and family that controls your being your authentic soul self can be released.

As you release the outworn from your old self and life, you are more receptive to the new you and new life.

In the greater world, the war in Gaza has temporarily ended, but the deep seated issues in the Middle East are still brewing for more storms ahead.  This area of the Earth birthed Judaism, Christianity and Islam.  It is where most of our first major civilizations were born, like Sumeria, Babylonia, and Egypt.

Full Circle brings us back to these places in the Middle East as we end the Mayan Calendar, but even more pertinent in my estimation, shifting from a Pisces to an Aquarian Age.  This shift will happen during the Uranus/Pluto square through 2015 and then up to the Jupiter conjunction with Saturn in Aquarius in December of 2020:  The Dawning of the Age of Aquarius.

So the shifting of the balance of power in the Middle East and the liberation of the Palestinian people will be most important now. Israel, which was dropped into the Middle East, in the middle of Arab lands by UN mandate in 1948, was conceived by worldwide Zionism and western powers.

Israel had just suffered a horrible genocide by Nazis, losing millions of its people through mass slaughter. Now Israel, projecting their rage and fears to bear on the Palestinian people, is in need of a great healing so we can avoid more horrors in the Middle East.  If not we will likely have Middle East regional and perhaps worldwide conflict as a clearing entryway into a New Age.

Each of us is working on a deep level our own issues of victim/perpetrator.   Many go from being victims to then wanting to hurt others. Others stay only as victims, hurting themselves over and over again.  It is an important consciousness transformation for everyone to move beyond being either a victim or perpetrator. This is Pisces Age mentality. Pisces can be a sacrificial victim savior, who is perpetrated against by ruthless powers.  It is meaningful that the Pisces Age began around the time of the birth of Christ, over 2000 years ago.

It is time to let go of the martyr archetype as a prominent one for our human family.   We do no longer need saviors, instead we need collective community action to change the world. This is Aquarius.

Let us hope that Obama, who carries a Lincoln soul or at least archetype inside him, is not needed as a last martyr before we enter an Aquarian Age.  Hopefully, instead, we evolve sufficiently as a human family to not need this anymore.

So stop hurting others and having revenge because you have been hurt, and stop identifying  with being a victim and hurting your self or others.  As we each  let go of the perpetrator/victim mentality, we help clear the way for the Aquarian Age.

Be flexible, open minded and with open heart this week, but also make sure you put up the boundaries and stop signs when needed.

See you next week,


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

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

No Problem, Only Solutions and Astrology Forecast November 18-24

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 17, 2012 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

We are right in the middle of the Eclipse Season Autumn 2012.   The Solar Eclipse New Moon in Scorpio brought increased intensity to our lives, and deeper feelings and passions have been surfacing. If you are like many of us, disagreements came up in our friendships and relationships, some very intense and sometimes even nasty. Hopefully you used these conflicts to better understand your self and one another, to clear the air, to find healing.

But in other cases, deep resentments and bitterness came out, and people realized that their relationship or friendship is not good anymore.  And in the greater world, passions intensified, and conflict blew open into ugly war.

As we have been alerting you, the Solar Eclipse New Moon in Scorpio would bring a most powerful eruption in the Middle East, and that was a war between Palestinian Hamas and Israel.  This can potentially become a regional Middle East war, as Syria, Egypt, Turkey, Lebanon and Iran could become involved.   Scorpio brings primal passions, New Moons bring fires of ignition, and Solar Eclipses bring at least 10 times more power than the usual New Moon.

CIA director Petraeus has also became involved in a Scorpionic drama of secrets, sex, and perhaps a cover-up in the Libyan murders of 4 Americans, a drama that blew up big around the Scorpio Eclipse.

And as we also alerted you, the economy has shown much trouble- with low corporate earnings, a fiscal cliff to deal with, and a rapidly falling stock market. These issues, along with the problems in Europe, make it clear our world wide economic system needs deep transformation.

The natural disasters I warned about did not happen in any big way last week, but we can definitely expect to see more of them before the eclipse season ends. Of course Hurricane Sandy brought in the first big waves of the Eclipse Season.

All these events are bringing us through the transition between ages, and setting us up for a potentially big shift as the Mayan Calendar ends on December 21, 2012.

We also have written the last couple of weeks about the culture wars in the USA, which seems like a brewing Civil War, with state participants similar to those during the Civil War of 1861-1865.  Lincoln was president then. Obama, who may be his reincarnation, is president now. Whether he is or isn’t, the similarities are striking, even little things like both came from Illinois and Obama insisted on using the same velvet covered Bible that Lincoln used for his presidential inauguration for his own inauguration.

And of course you noticed all the states that have made petition to secede from the United States since Obama was reelected?   Over 700,000 people from mostly southern states have already signed, and states like Texas already have enough signatures to bring their petition to the President. What happens after that I do not know. But with an African American President now, knowing that states during the Civil War were seceding because they wanted to keep slavery in the south, does it not at least seem like some kind of repeating of history or coming full circle is going on?

We in the USA are obviously at a major crossroads in our collective journey.   As we leave an old age to enter an Aquarian Age,  what will happen to our nation?   With our natal Moon in Aquarius, we have a Bill or Rights, Constitution, and core set of values that are about  liberation, equality,self determination, and Diversity in Unity, which resonates with the sign Aquarius and the New Age.

But superpowers are not equal members of the world body, and all peoples- not just Americans- need to be free, and equal, and self determining.   And our whole world needs to be honored as diverse, yet equal and in Unity.  And invading other nations, colonizing and dominating, and wanting them to have our same democracy, capitalism, and way of life is against our core principles.

And haven’t our big Government and Big Corporate institutions taken away our individual freedoms and power of the people here and around the world?

The big changes coming our way are meant to help all of us to release the toxins and blocks that hold us back from fully embracing our New World.

As events swirl into your own life during this eclipse season, open to new consciousness.  Sometimes every way one looks there are apparent stop signs and no potential choice seems right.   But first of all one needs patience and trust, and to believe there is a way, even if it does show yet.

John Lennon sang in one of his last songs, ” no problem, only solutions”.  Meditate on that, there is much truth in that statement in new world consciousness.  When we come up on a challenging situation or event, it is best to look at it as the Universe bringing us a situation that is meaningful for us. It is bringing up issues that need to dealt with, so we can release what is no longer working for us, and open us to new possibilities.

Sometimes we think we are stuck because we are having difficulty letting go of something or some ingrained idea in our head.  Perhaps it is time to let go or release, but our fears and practical concerns hold us back.  Can you trust that if you make a decision based on where the signs and symbols are pointing for you to go, that all will turn out for the best?

” No problem, only solutions”, so there is a way to go that is right for you, and not only right for you but for all concerned.  But that way may not satisfy our ego controls, selfish desires, or security fears.

So when you visualize or pray, ask that you will be shown- by symbols, signs and synchronicities- to the way that is best in the bigger picture for ALL CONCERNED. And the answers you receive might not be what tradition or conventional world “wisdom” believes.  Go outside the boxes and straight to your deeper soul and the Universe.  There true wisdom lies.  There is a way to go that is in the best higher interest of everyone, though in the little picture it may seem bad.

And keep in mind that mind and heart integrity is essential, as sometimes people can see symbols and signs and synchronicities through rose colored glasses or perhaps through the lens of fear.  It is essential that you look with an objective vision, without attaching to any certain way. This does not mean you cannot make intention and co-create with the Universe. But it does mean you respect what is eventually determined by source and deeper soul.

So be flexible during this Eclipse Season, and “listen carefully” to what your deeper soul is showing you that you are ready to listen to.   Let go of old ways that are ripe to be picked off your tree of security.  There are many new ways of seeing and experiencing life now.

In the greater world dramas and in your personal life, new revelations will bring dis-illusion, so you can see the truth.   Though painful at first, these truths will set you free from the old paradigm, and open you to the consciousness and ways of the Aquarian Age.

We have another Eclipse coming on November 28, the week after Thanksgiving here in the USA. It will be a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius/Gemini.  It will also be quite strong, especially so because Mars will be conjunct Pluto then, triggering the Uranus/Pluto revolutionary square.

We are in powerful revolutionary and evolutionary times, more powerful than the ’60s.    All is meant to get better and better, though pain and ugly world events are part of the process sometimes.

This coming week, in between the two eclipses, will be still powerful; but hopefully a bit more tame.  The Sun moves into Sagittarius this coming Wednesday the 21st bringing rising spirits, inspiration, a renewed sense of higher meaning,  and a stronger need to find solution. On Thursday the Sun squares Neptune helping us to surrender, go with the flow, and enter deeper soul realms.  

On Friday Mars squares Uranus, breaking open anything that has been closed down, and taking us outside any boxes that limit our view and experience. This also triggers the Uranus/Pluto square, and brings all the world events to another level of intensity.

And please keep in mind that Mercury is still Retrograde, until November 26, so stay centered and aware, and do not jump to conclusions. Making major decisions is more precarious now, and signing contracts can go bad.  The eclipses are bringing energies that can take us off our normal balance, and making bad decisions while Mercury is still Retrograde.

This does not mean you should be superstitious or fearful; it only means you should realize that perceptions can be off.

See you next week,


Mercury goes Retrograde on Election Day and Astrology Forecast November 4-10

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 3, 2012 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

As we let you know last week, the Full Moon in Scorpio/Taurus on Monday October 29 would be quite powerful and would open the flood gates to the Eclipse Season of Autumn 2012. Well Sandy blew into the east coast of the USA right on the Full Moon, and it was a most devastating storm.   Many homes and lives were destroyed, and millions are still in the cold waiting for power to be turned back on, waiting in super long lines for gasoline.   Iconic American places like the Jersey Shore and Atlantic City Boardwalk are gone, destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.

We spoke last week about how this storm, entering the eastern USA where the Sun rises for the country, was symbolic of a new day dawning in America.  And that new day began in a most powerful and devastating manner.   And at the next marking point in the lunar cycle, on November 6 at the last quarter Moon in Scorpio/Leo, Mercury will be stationing and going retrograde on Election Day in America.  We will be electing a President for the next four years, an important 4 years during which Uranus square Pluto will complete its current transformational dance together.

The world and the USA will change in ways during that time period that we cannot fully comprehend at this time.  It is likely that the ’60s Uranus conjunct Pluto revolution will pale in comparison to what is coming over the next several years.    From now until April 2014, when Uranus squares Pluto in a Grand Cross with Mars and Jupiter, all of which make extremely close aspect to the USA natal Sun in Cancer, the United States as we know it will transform as never before.  I believe by 2020, looking back on now, we will have a difficult time recognizing how it used to be.

The Superpower status of America will be gone, and the USA will be more an equal member of the tribe of peoples all over the Earth.  This does not mean we are a bad people who will be punished. This simply means that the age when empires flourished, beginning with Rome at the very beginning of the Pisces Age, is a time of the past. Aquarius is about liberation and equality, about Diversity in Unity, something the USA has been an example of.

But now that the USA has become a colonialist power and Empire, it has moved away from its enlightening glow; yet its original example is a template for the way the world is moving.  We will soon be a multi-polar world, with no one savior or special privileged nation.   This world stew was created with many different ingredients of peoples and races and nationalities, and in an Aquarian Age all are honored as integral to the overall flavor.

So every time we enter a period of important planetary configurations, as is the current Eclipse Season we now find ourselves within, there is a lot of shaking up of the status quo, a releasing of the past, as has happened with the current storm, and a desire to build anew. There is some pain and healing in the process, and an eventual transformation into a hopefully better world.

So now this week, as the Autumn Eclipse Season continues, there is a Presidential Election, on the day Mercury goes retrograde. The last time Mercury changed directions on a Presidential Election Day was in early November 2000 when it changed from retrograde to direct as Bush opposed Gore. Of course we all remember how crazy that day and the succeeding days were.  There were voting irregularities in Florida, which eventually led to the Supreme Court intervening weeks later to make determinations that led to the victory and Presidency of George Bush.

Already today November 3, Mercury has slowed down and is getting ready to change to retrograde on November 6. Confusion is already in the air. For a while it looks like President Obama will win, then it looks like Governor Romney will win, back and forth, which will continue.  Right now as I write, the momentum is moving in the direction of President Obama, as a result of the storm, which brought compliments to the President from New Jersey republican Governor Chris Christie and an endorsement from New York Mayor Bloomberg.

But with Mercury slowing down and changing to retrograde on Election Day, the winds could shift several times before the results are final.

On a logical level, without knowing for sure the hearts and minds of our American brothers and sisters nor the ultimate wisdom of the Universe, it seems Barack Obama should win.  The country is moving towards the culture he represents, as there is no stopping the equality for gays and lesbians, no stopping the current African American, Latino, and Asian cultures from becoming the majority of America in the near future. There is also no stopping the eventual movement to a more fair and shared economy.

That is our future.  And though Obama is certainly under the strong domination of the Military/Economic complex of the Empire, and unable to push for real and deep transformational change, nevertheless he represents the cultural change that will not be stopped.

But does that mean he will win this election?  Is there not a powerful push back now by a republican party now so influenced by white people, big business, and southern states from the old confederacy?  Do they not want to keep the world the way it has been?  Do not many people in the USA want to keep it the way it “has always been”?   And wouldn’t the fall of the Empire of the USA  be more poetic in the hands of those who have held power for so many years? Obama may be a look at how the culture will be one day in America, but perhaps not yet?

We do not know how this all will turn out on election day, but make no mistake about it, our lives will drastically change no matter who is president. The control by the Establishment of Big Government married with Big Corporation and Big Military is powerful no matter which party or president is in power.   Events will be quite dramatic over the next several years to transform this system no matter who becomes president.

But yes it does matter in our every day lives who is president. And yes it is fine no matter which culture you prefer, as that is what is democracy is all about. Perhaps you prefer Obama, or Romney, or Stein, or Johnson.  Each person deserves to vote their conscience and for someone who best represents their principles, values, and pocketbook.

But soon, no matter who wins, there will be great rage, especially so if there are close races in the so-called swing states like Florida or Ohio.  There will be claims of voter irregularities, especially so in Ohio if Romney wins, as his family owns the voting machines.

There will be a renewal of the old civil war, hopefully without the same violence.    And perhaps Lincoln (Obama) will need to be back in charge to try to make the country whole.   No matter who wins, please do not get in the war between cultures.  Do not demonize those who disagree with you. Believe me, in politics both sides cheat. I remember in 1960 when Kennedy won, everyone knew that democrat Mayor Daley in Chicago rigged the vote for Kennedy to win in Illinois.

Hatred and fear serve an old age, they will not help our country or world.   Do not be a part of the new civil war, it is a war of the past, and the separation of an old age.  We are meant to eventually bring all differences into a circle of diversified wholeness, like a yin-yang symbol.  If you do that in your own consciousness, you are contributing to a New World of Unity consciousness.

The eventual transformation of our world and country is inevitable, and it is such a huge change as we are moving into an Aquarian Age, one that has lasted over 2000 years.  And the Mayan Calendar is ending on December 21, 2012, an age that has lasted over 5000 years.

This Autumn Eclipse Season, which just began in a huge way last week, accelerates even more this coming week, at the last quarter Moon on Election Day, with Mercury going Retrograde.  Then a week later, before we have had much time to digest the election, which perhaps may not even be settled by then, there will be a New Moon, a most powerful New Moon, as it is Solar Eclipse New Moon in Scorpio.

Yes that New Moon will thrust us fast forward, with much Scorpionic passion.   The Middle East should be in the spotlight of world events, and other strong world events will be swirling through our lives. It is quite possible that dramatic new developments will erupt around Syria, Lebanon, Iran, and Israel.

In our personal lives, with the emphasis on Mercury Retrograde this week, there is a movement into a twilight zone of possible confusion. Much will shifting in our mental outlooks, perceptions, and perspective.  With the eclipses right behind, which includes a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on November 28, you will be taken out of your same old-same old patterns and motivated into shifting your life.

Mercury does not go back direct until November 26, at a time when we will be in the sphere of the Lunar Eclipse on November 28 and a very meaningful Mars conjunct Pluto, which will trigger the Pluto/Uranus square.

Get your ego out of the way and you will less likely to erupt into ugly disagreements. But this Scorpio Eclipse New Moon on November 13, will bring with it for many people a digging up of old hurts and resentments, and a clearing of the air potentially.

When the air does eventually clear, you will know better where you are at and where any relationships may be.  Though it is advised to wait before making any big decisions or big moves during Mercury Retrograde, the force of change may be too big for some to wait.   This coming month is meant to shift our personal and world perspectives.

In your personal life, for some the wave of change may be big, leaving you with a seeming choice to hold onto old security structures or instead to move forward in a new direction.   Do not let your ego or intellect make the decision. Use your heart combined with your mind, and your intuition. Let the Universe and your own soul unfold the knowing for you. Watch for synchronicities and symbols, and do not try to control. Sometimes we seek to alleviate the immense tension, and to make a decision before it is ripe.

You will know at the right time if you are patient.  But when the light does come on, do not be afraid to move forward. You will be supported to be your authentic self on your true soul journey of self actualization and finding your true purpose and function in our greater community.

You will not be rewarded for holding onto your victimization or “being a good person” who martyrs themselves.  You were created to be able to actualize your full potential and no one should stop you from that, not even your self.  Release and move forward this month.

See you next week after the election and just before the Solar Eclipse in Scorpio,


I will be broadcasting some radio shows on blog talk radio on November 10 and November 24 at 1 PM EST.

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

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