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It is Happening Now and Astrology Forecast March 15-21.

Posted in astrology forecast, Uncategorized, Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 14, 2020 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

As we approached the last Eclipse season, which included the ultra important Saturn conjunct Pluto formation, we wrote how the stock market and economy would be in turmoil and in danger of a great fall.

And of course we have been writing for quite some time now that our world and country are on an unstoppable destiny into the Age of Aquarius.  The writings have also communicated that the grave darkness from difficult events would lead into the light and love and truth for that new Age.

January was a major “turning point time period” and it held major events that are challenging our human family in a major way

January held with it a Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Cancer; the all important Saturn conjunct Pluto force of destruction; as well as Spirit and mind awakening Uranus switching back to Direct motion.

The Corona virus and near crash of the stock market is initiating the Chaos versus Order theme we have also been speaking about- Or as could happen more severely: Chaos leading to Martial Law.

We must admit that the virus and subsequent downturn of the stock market and economy have brought many to unbridled Fear and Panic.

And that fear and panic are bringing us to a vulnerability that leaves us quite susceptible to being controlled and dominated by our societal leaders. Look at World War II and Germany.

It feels so unnatural to be confined to our homes and neighborhoods, to have schools and sports events and restaurants and gatherings all be cancelled or done remotely when possible.

These events all opened widely just after Mercury went back back Direct, showing us what direction our world was moving toward.

At around the same time, the Democrats’ primaries suddenly showed a quick pivot to Joe Biden for President.  Many candidates dropped out of contention and gave their endorsement to Biden. The Democratic Party is now rallying around Biden, and hoping to stop the Bernie train of Revolution and Transformation of the USA.

Wanting back the “normality” of the Obama years is certainly a a large part of the desire for Biden as President, especially so as Trump being defeated is so important to so many. Many people see him as destroying the idealistic values of the United States.

Yet in the bigger picture Trump is just an actor, as Shakespeare said more eloquently, in the drama destiny of our lives (“all the world’s a stage”). This period of time is part of the transition between Ages.

What is going on now cannot be controlled by the collective ego of the USA and World. It is part of one of the widest cycles astrologically: 2160 years long for an Age, the Pisces Age just passing.

It is time for each of us to let go another level of our individual egos, to allow our Soul Self to direct us.

This movement into the age of Aquarius is bigger than each of our egos, bigger than all our egos together.

We will find our center and our faith within our Soul/Spirit selves, which are connected to the Universe and its pillars of Truth and Love.

Our fears and doubts are natural sometimes, but if we allow ourselves to be taken over by the panic, we will be letting go of our connections to “our better angels”, to the connections that bring us all together as One Family, dysfunctional as it is right now.

This coming week or 10 days should help our journey, and help us to connect with Higher Soul self and Universe.

That is because we experience during that time the Spring Equinox, followed by the big new beginnings of the Aries New Moon. And we experience Mars conjunct Jupiter too.

Before that however, the Moon enters the darkening last quarter of its cycle on Monday March 16.

The Moon is in Sagittarius then, square to the Sun in Pisces. So while Pisces may desire to keep processing one’s feelings and thoughts, Moon in Sagittarius is ready to take the ride forward.

And on the 19th,  the Sun moves into the annual Spring Equinox, which is the beginning of Sun in Aries for 30 days.

There will likely be some feelings of restlessness, of wanting to start something new, of the start of Spring Fever.

Go with these feelings, especially if they help you to leave any debilitating feelings of fear and panic.

Yes we need to take precautions and be as safe as possible, but we do not need to fall into the pits of despair.

If you meditate or find your inner peace and strength in nature or something else, that centering will lead you to wherever you need to be now.  Spirit will not let you down.

Following the crowd of panicked sheep will lead you astray, off your spiritual path, losing your Self in dis-empowering Fear.

Do not berate your self because you are feeling much fear sometimes.   Just do not surrender to that fear. Stay above water so you do not drown.

Perhaps you are someone who is more extroverted, and if so be around people who are not debilitated by fear. Be around those who keep hope alive, love alive, truth alive.

Be around those you feel you can be your authentic self with, those who “see” you and appreciate you. And/or be with your healers and counselors, those who care about you and do not judge you. Yes they may challenge you and hold you accountable, but they do not help you to feel bad about yourself .

The Spring Equinox is on March 19 at 11:50 PM EDT.   The Sun moves into Aries, a sign of self assertion and self honoring, of wanting to be true to self, to be true to how one is created not how one is “supposed” to be by programmed societal values.

Aries is independent, not that sociable, gets right to the point straight forward and direct.

They can be quite competitive, forceful at times, and appreciating of new beginnings like Spring.  They can be quite brave too, not letting fear defeat them.

Next week, on the 24th, the Moon catches up to the Sun in Aries, creating the New Moon in Aries. That is when the real time of new beginnings happens.

So this week there may be false starts, or at least feeling of not quite ready; or instead feelings of great restlessness to get moving.

Just after the Equinox and before the next new moon, there is an important planetary event: Mars conjunct Jupiter in Capricorn on March 20.

That is just a few days before the New Moon in Aries.  This Jupiter conjunct Mars happens exactly where Saturn made conjunction with Pluto: at 22+ degrees of Capricorn.

This will trigger that Saturn/Pluto connection from January 12 this year.   Watch for issues with  the stock market or virus to be triggered.

What happened for you back in December/January?  Where do you stand with those issues now.

Mars conjunct Jupiter  could be a motivator or inspiring element for you.  It is an appetizer for the powerful Jupiter conjunct Pluto on April 4.

On April 3 at 5:30 PM local time, I am giving a talk about 2020 and what is happening and can be expected in our world now.  The talk is in Sedona Arizona. The next day Saturday April 4 I will make that talk a webinar, again live, but on Zoom this time.

We will look at Presidential campaigns and charts, the USA chart and current and coming events. And we will discuss personal transformation also, aligned with Age of Aquarius consciousness.  Fee is $20 for the talk.

This begins a series of 4 such talks, one  each month for 4 months. To be at all 4 of them will cost $70. If you have some interest in the Sedona talk or the Webinar, contact me at soulus@aol.com. I am also planning on regular podcasts and videos during these challenging times.

Till next week

Leo

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Truth Will Set Us Free and Astrology Forecast October 11- 17

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 10, 2015 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

The Eclipses have passed; Mercury is back Direct; and we will experience new beginnings with a New Moon in Libra this week.

Nevertheless, there is much fallout now- and on the way- from all the important recent planetary movements.

We can begin now, however, to look out past the debris in our minds and hearts from the planetary storms.

As Mercury Direct soon gets back to its normal speed again, clarity begins to peer out from the clouds in our minds.

What has happened over the last couple months? What is the meaning of it all?  What can we expect next?

We have just gone through a big turning point in our collective lives as a major energy Portal has been opened.

Though much may look the same on the outside of your life, deep change has been swirling deep under the surface.

You cannot do your life exactly the same way anymore.  Perhaps the last recent weeks have disoriented you and life feels different somehow?

Well it is, and before long that will be more apparent in an obvious way.

In the Global world so much has been shaking and changing, but that change is merely an appetizer for what is coming our way.

The economy in recent weeks has been shaky, shown in the tumult of the stock markets. Though some of that has quieted down, it will not be for long.  We are on the verge of a huge transformation of our world economy. This autumn and winter will show more shakiness in the stock markets.

We have been writing recently how the charts of Israel and the United States have been rocked by the recent planetary movements.

Israel is now being seriously threatened by a new Palestinian uprising, one that is in large part centered around Eastern Jerusalem, its Israeli Temple Mount and Muslim Al Aqsa Temple. These are places revered by Judaic and Islamic tradition, and are places important in determining how a true agreement between Judeo-Christian and Muslim cultures can be achieved in this world.

Based on the recent important planetary movements, this current conflict could very well explode into a major battle before too long.

And also during the Eclipse Season with Mercury Retrograde, Russia started bombings in Syria, bombings ostensibly meant to help destroy the Islamic State in Syria.

But instead they are almost certainly intended to keep President Assad of Syria in power- against the desires of America, Saudi Arabia and others to take him out of power.

There is a potentially huge conflict brewing, which could very well explode into a major upheaval which would spill over into the Israeli/Palestinian conflict and into much of the world.   The Old World is truly falling apart now and that fact will become more and more obvious over the next few months.

Also during this Eclipse Season, secrets held tightly over the last many years have been opening up to more scrutiny.

The Kennedy assassination and the alien/UFO coverups have been showing signs of moving beyond conspiracy theories and into the light of Truth recently.

So much has been covered from our collective eyes about our human journey, covered by those who want us to believe in ways that program our minds and behaviors.

Just think how history is taught in our schools.  The victors in wars always have control of how history shows itself.

Can you imagine how those history books would describe World War II if the Japanese or Germans had won? The bad guys and good guys would change hats in the books of history.

What if JFK was truly killed by the CIA or mafia and it was proven?  How much would that change our world view?

What if we learned that Aliens from other planets had ultimate control of our lives and have had that for many years?

What if we learned that Beings from other planets came to Earth thousands of years ago and are the real Gods that were worshipped as Ra or Isis or Neptune or Zeus?

What if we learned that Jesus was never really crucified, but instead lived, married Mary Magdalene and carried on an ancestral lineage?  How much would that change our paradigm?

We are moving through times now that are opening up new portals of Truth, and will awaken us to who we truly are and where we came from.

This portal is also opening to bring us important world events that are meant to change our world in big ways, in ways that are clearing the ground for the Age of Aquarius.

In your personal life, the changes that are happening or will happen are opening up a big new chapter of your life story- perhaps they are opening up a whole new Book of Life for you.

This New Moon in Libra Monday the 12th at 8:06 PM EDT is the first new moon, new beginning since the last Eclipse on September 27 and Mercury going Direct on October 9.

This New Moon in Libra concentrates our efforts on making our important relationships work better.  Venus Retrograde, Mercury Retrograde and the eclipses have shaken up many relationships and created a lot of changing life dynamics.

Now we will be more ready to accept these relationship changes and to work on changing the patterns that are not working anymore.

These changes are more important than usual, as we are choosing our way through the forks in the road toward our destinies.

Are we choosing from our egos or our higher selves?  This question is a most importnat one in determining your “fate”.

Also this coming week, Mars and Jupiter in Virgo will be conjunct one another as they are also making a trine to Pluto in Capricorn.

This means that facing the nitty gritty truths will be hard to avoid.  We are looking more closely in the mirror of our minds to see ourselves and our true intentions.

We can see the truth of others better too.

But be careful not to confuse truth with negativity, depression, or cynicism.  These Virgo planets and Plutonian emphacis can get us seeing the glass as half empty very easily. 

Then on November 11 there is a New Moon in Scorpio that will bring on more intense world and personal events that are an extension of the recent Eclipse Season, as well as a beginning look at the New Season of our lives.

Remember that all that is and will be happening is clearing the way and opening up the vistas to the Age of Aquarius.

Till next week,

Leo

I have a YouTube video from the last Eclipse Season for you to see.

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

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

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

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

Moving Out of the Fog as Mercury Goes Direct and Astrology Forecast July 21-27

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 20, 2013 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

As I write this forecast Saturday July 20, Mercury has slowed down while Retrograde into stationary position, and is about to go back Direct at 2:22 PM. 

This has been a rather difficult Mercury Retrograde for most people, and many are sighing a big sense of relief.   It may take, however, a few more days before you feel completely out of the woods and into the blue skies of mental clarity.

So feel the transition today, but still be careful of your thinking and communicating process.  Do you remember November 2000, on the night of the Presidential Election between Gore and Bush II?  That night Mercury was moving from Retrograde back to Direct, and there was all sorts of confusion about who won, back and forth on the announcements by the mainstream media.

It is usually not that mentally challenging as Mercury changes back to Direct, but I am sure you get the message that clarity of mind can be illusive when Mercury is first changing back to Direct.

But soon Mercury will get back to “normal” Direct speed, and you will know the difference.    During this transition of Mercury, there will shifts in both the solar and lunar cycles also.

The Sun shifts from Cancer to Leo on Monday, and there is a Full Moon in Aquarius a short two hours later at 2:07 PM EDT.  And to add to the shifting planetary tides, Mars makes a very emotionally energized conjunction with Jupiter in Cancer.

Most recently, with the Grand Trine in Water and Saturn shifting to Direct, there has been a slow heavy density to move through, and unsettling emotions to deal with, along with Mercury Retrograde’s mental challenges.

The Sun’s movement out of Cancer and into Leo brings us needs to be more creative and spontaneous, to have more fun, and to play.   The Sun in Leo then meets up in opposition to the Moon in Aquarius, making a Full Moon.

That Full Moon combines the Sun in Leo need to trust one’s open and creative heart with the Moon in Aquarius need to trust one’s mind to inventively think one’s way through a situation.  Heart versus Head is keynote for this Full Moon.

Mars conjunct Jupiter in Cancer initiates a very energized time period coming up, when we will be moving forward, out of the reflective, angst ridden time period we have been slogging through the last several weeks.

Things will be begin to open up this week, but you ain’t seen nothin’ yet.

From this week though much of August, powerful energies moving us fast forward will be expressed.

First Mars, and then even more intensely Jupiter, will be making a T-Square with the volatile, transformational, evolutionary and revolutionary Uranus/Pluto square.

The balls of change will begin to roll between now and August 6. Then after August 6 at the New Moon in Leo, as Jupiter opposes Pluto, movement forward will accelerate.

If you have been waiting for awhile, especially since the shakeups of the Spring Eclipse Season, to get going with a new chapter of your life, to move forward into new beginnings; the time is soon coming.

If you already have entered that new chapter of your life, but still have not seen the Go Light for full entrance into it, that light will soon shine.

August should open windows of awakening and doorways of new life ventures.   Some of this shift may bring more chaotic energy with it also, helping us to shed the past and welcome the future.

In the greater world, the Middle East is continuing to brew with powerful change coming.  Secretary of State for the USA, John Kerry, has instigated talks between Israel and Palestine.   This is a most important issue to be worked out in the Middle East.  Its resolution would bring greater peace to the region and world.

But of course people have been trying for many, many years to find resolution of the Israeli/Palestinian issue.  To no avail.   Even just the start of these talks, however, will turn so many wheels turning  throughout the region and world.

The conditions of volatile Egypt and Syria will be shifting in a big way as the Israeli/Palestinian issue moves forward.   Israel’s desires to attack Iran will also be influenced by these peace efforts between Israel and Palestine.

The powerful transformation of this region will accelerate during the month of August 2013.

Of course the culture wars in the USA have been ignited with the Trayvon Martin killing, and trial of George Zimmerman.  Nevertheless, we know that the election of President Barack Obama brought a sense of optimism for race relations in the USA.

And while that election certainly showed us that there has been great progress in race relations since the ’60s civil rights movement, this trial showed us there is still much to be done.

African Americans, the only group of people who came to this land of immigrants in chains, have a sensitivity to racial injustice and racial sterotyping beyond what others can imagine.

Imagine that your ancestors were slaves in this country. Really imagine that.   Not coming to liberation from English oppression on the Mayflower, and not coming to find opportunity and religious freedom from Europe in the early 20th century, but treated like animals and dragged here.

It is true that it has been over a hundred and fifty years since emancipation during the civil war, and it is true that racial prejudice goes both ways.    And it is true that we all need to know we are all one family, moving toward Diversity in Unity for the Age of Aquarius.

But it is also true that programmed deep in the consciousness of some people, both black and white in America, is that blacks are inferior and have criminal tendencies, and that whites will ruthlessly keep black people down.

This is part of an old paradigm that is dying with an old age.  The ’60s revolution, with Uranus conjunct Pluto, brought us the civil rights movement. Uranus square Pluto, now moving through our world, will clear up the remnants of what is left of our old racial paradigm.

The Zimmerman case shows us we still need to clear up our stereotypes, judgments, and prejudices.   In its wisdom our Universe brings to light that which we need to release and that which we need to evolve into.

This collective mindset and belief system still needs more rays of healing and transformation for many.     As you look at young people in this country, however, you see the hope for that Age of Aquarius future. So many are color blind, as the worst years of  violent racial division get more and more dim in memory.

Keep in mind, however, whether we are talking about an individual or a culture or country, when transformational energies are strong we face our demons again.

Whatever is left from old traumas comes back into our consciousness, sometimes in “ugly” ways, and gives us an opportunity to do more inner work, to release old wounds, to heal from our past, and to access more awakening light into our souls and minds.

We then evolve our consciousness and change our lives for the better, for ourselves, others and the world.

Stay aligned and present, centered in your heart, and open to the voice of the Universe. And all is well.

See you next week,

Leo

There has been a delay in putting out a new YOUTUBE video. Will let you know when it is ready.

There is an old YOUTUBE video Astrology Forecast http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6fxVYYIoNA&feature=youtu.be 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 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 soulus@aol.com for more info.

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

Getting Ready for the “Eclipse Season” and Astrology Forecast for May 1-7

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , on April 30, 2011 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

The Moon continues to wane on its way to a New Moon in Taurus this coming Tuesday. We are entering the darkest phase of the lunar cycle now, a time when we wind down in activity and prepare for a jumpstart after the new moon.   But this waning dark moon time is different as Mars will be conjunct Jupiter in Aries later tonight (Saturday).

This could bring a most potent rise of fiery energies and action.   Spirits will be high, for better and worse for a couple of days. 

For some that means having the energy to get moving and get things done. For others that may mean finding new or renewed inspiration or motivation. For others the concentration stays on self empowerment, being true to self and independence.

Others will feel these energies in more confrontational ways.  They will feel a rise of competitive spirit, or even feel anger or increased rebellious feelings. Fights or arguments may be stoked.

In the greater world, there is more danger of conflict and war tensions rising.   The trouble spots of Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Yemen and Syria may get even more dangerous.    In Gaza, Egypt, Lebanon and Israel, battle cries may be exacerbated.      Remember that whatever tensions rise now, they will provide signs of what is to come during the “eclipse season” ahead.

The winds of this eclipse season may be blowing in for some already, but the real intensity of the eclipse “storms” will not be great until we get much closer to the first eclipse on June 1.  That eclipse will be at 11+ degrees of Gemini. It will be a Solar Eclipse New Moon.  All of us will be affected, but those born any year- May 30 to June 3 -will be most driven out of comfort zones and into shifting tides of change by this first eclipse.

But anyone born with any planets from their natal chart at 9-13 degrees of Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, or Pisces will feel the ground of their life shifting.

The second eclipse, a Lunar Eclipse Full Moon will be at 24+ degrees of Gemini/Sagittarius.  If you are born between June 13-17 or December 14-18 you will be most affected.

But anyone with any of their natal planets between 22-26 degrees of Gemini, Sagittarius, Virgo or Pisces will greatly feel this eclipse.

The third eclipse will be on July 1, and it will be the most powerful of all, as it forms a Grand Cross of cardinal signs.   It is a Solar Eclipse New Moon at 9+ degrees of Cancer.    Pluto opposite at 6+ degrees of Capricorn, Saturn square he eclipse at 10+ degrees of Libra, and Uranus square at 4+ degrees of Uranus form this grand cross of planets within a Solar Eclipse New Moon.  This kind of formation creates much tension and intensity. Those born June 30-July 2 will be most affected.

But anyone born with any planets from 3-11 degrees of Cardinal signs Aries, Cancer, Libra, or Capricorn will be motivated for change.

This cardinal Grand Cross Solar Eclipse New Moon signifies an ushering in of a new era for humans on Planet Earth in alignment with the transition into an Aquarian Age.

(If you would like to know what kind of planetary placements you have connected to this eclipse season, and may want an astrological session with me to delve deeper into its meaning for you and your life, please contact me at soulus@aol.com for more information.)

This new era will be a time when we leave behind an old season of our lives.  There will be goodbyes and potential grief for days gone by. There is always sadness when we enter a new season of our lives, even if that new season feels good and exciting.  If there is too much resistance and holding on to people or situations that are ready to leave, then there is more pain and suffering.

The eclipse seasons help to take us out of balance so we can more easily move with change.  Sometimes there is increased chaos also.  Rememer that the Universe delivers the events thay give us the needed push to enter the new season of our life.

Some of you have already made many of the changes necessary to move into this new season last year and early this year. For you the eclipse season coming up will help you to go more fully forward. It will asssist you in letting go and releasing what needs to end. It will help you to open up to what is on your doorstep of change.

You may already know what change is coming for you this spring and summer, and then it will simply be time to just carry it out.  You may already know the shifts that are coming this spring and summer, but you may not know how it will all come out. You will know more after the eclipse season has passed.

Keep awareness now of all signs of things shifting in your life now.  Anything changing during the eclipse season will likely not be a tiny change. It will be the kind of change that alters one’s life

For now, for this week, there is a Taurus New Moon Tuesday May 3 at 2:51 AM Eastern Daylight time. On the west coast USA the new moon will be late on May 2. 

New Moons are always new beginnings.  Taurus is fixed Earth.  It does not easily move as a result.  So there will be slow movement forward now, and for some there will be resistance to any move forward or any change.  Taurus is called stubborn for reason.

Taurus people can usually be relied on as they are solid people. Their very presence often makes others feel comforted, safe and secure.  They usually are practical and cautious.  Their weakness is that as fixed Earth, they sometimes refuse to move, and hence can end up being bored or unhappy. They sometimes have to push themselves forward or surround themselves with more intense or lively people or activities.   They are very attuned to their senses: taste, smell, and touch.   They need security and comfort, in whatever form that takes.

So at this Taurus New Moon begin to find more stability, practicality and security for your life. You will need this time of relative nurturance and stability before the shakeups later this spring and summer.

See you next week,

Leo

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

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

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

Clearing the Mind with Mercury Direct and Astrology Forecast for April 24- May 1.

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , on April 23, 2011 by spiritualtherapy

Leo Knighton Tallarico

The light has turned back on again. Mercury has gone back direct today.  If you have been unsure what to do or where to go, some clarity should be returning soon.   Sometimes, however, the day of the switch from Retrograde to Direct or even from Direct to Retrograde is a day of confusion.

On election day in November of 2000, Gore and Bush were both hoping they would become President of the United States. Tha night the anchors of all the major media outlets were going back and forth between declaring Bush and then Gore and then Bush and then Gore the winner of the election.    It was actually weeks later before Bush was declared the winner and the new President.   And even today many still believe Gore was the true winner and the election was stolen.

That night on election day on November 7 of 2000, Mercury was going from retrograde to direct.    This planet of mental faculty did not know what to think.  So with Mercury going back direct today, it is possible the mind will play tricks on you.  If you still feel confused, wait a few days before making any major decisions.  

So now with Mercury back direct, the pause in accelerated action forward will be lifted.    We felt a strong burst forward and increased confidence earlier in April, at the Aries New Moon, when Mars was conjunct Uranus in Aries the same day. We were empowering ourselves for change, and felt ready to go.  But there was a need for more reflection, more time to be sure of our path forward.   For some, people from the past came back into our lives or memories to shift our thinking.    

Others of us may have changed our minds during this retrograde period, or at least questioned ourselves and what directions we had chosen to go forward in.

After May 2, at the Taurus New Moon, we will be moving forward again, but this time we will be ready to make more manifest what we seeded to do in April.    Our plans will be “fleshed out”, we will be more grounded and practical about what to get done and accomplished.  

This Taurus lunar cycle, begun on May 2, will last up to the first eclipse of three in a row: A Solar Eclipse New Moon at 11+ degrees of Gemini on June 1.  This will begin a most powerful time period, lasting through much of the summer.

If what you have seeded and worked for is in alignment for your soul’s path, during the eclipse season that path will be greatly cleared so you can move more steadily forward on it.  If you have chosen something not totally aligned with your authentic self and soul, then events will occur to wake you up to change direction.

Eclipses shake up our consciousness and lives, so change can move through.  There are breakdowns of old structures and ways no longer in alignment of our greater growth and evolution. There are breakthroughs that carry us faster forward in our lives.

So now, just after Mercury goes direct, and during this week of a waning moon before the Taurus New Moon on May 2, prepare the ground for more growth soon.   Just before that New Moon, around next Saturday April 30, when Mars conjuncts Jupiter in Aries, you should be re-inspired.  After May 2 you will feel you are accomplishing toward your goals again.    For some the winds of the coming eclipses will begin to be felt then.   You will feel more strongly the coming changes.  You will be proactive in moving with change.   But it will be relatively slow go until the Gemini New Moon on June 1.   Then the speed will pick up. 

And with that first of three eclipses in a row, there will be more chaotic energies and happenings in our personal lives and in the greater world.

The earthquake in Japan and the revolutionary changes in the Middle east and North Africa were connected to the last set of eclipses last winter.   It is likely that the coming eclipses in June/July will set off more huge world events for this spring and summer.

The Middle East is especially vulnerable to change now.   The situation in Israel/Palestine will be in the spotlight during the eclipse season.    Syria, Iran, Lebanon, and Turkey may be affected also.  

The USA and world economies will also experience major shifts then, as we learn more fully that the economic system we all rely on is in deeper trouble than we have been led to believe.

More Earth shakeups will be ignited also.  

All is happening to help us to question the current world structure and paradigm. Just as the Gulf oil disaster last year showed us how the oil industry is making our natural world more toxic, so did the Japan earthquake expose the danger of nuclear energy.

We must make major changes in order to clear the blockages that limit the healing and transformational energies from pouring through our collective veins of evolutionary change. 

And in your personal life, when something goes wrong or breaks down, it is a message to change your life.  An old era is ending.   It is time to release and hence clear the path for healing energies and transformational change in your own life.

Just as the the internet has shifted so many of our old ways of living, other new ways to live on this Earth are trying to form. Many of these new ways have to do with how we get along with one another, and how we treat our Earth and natural life and souls.

You in your personal life are also ready to leave the programming of the Powers that Be and our families, and to embrace the coming new ways on this Earth. See the coming changes in your personal life as meaningful assistance to help you to evolve, and to change the toxic and dysfunctional patterns that limit your satsifaction with life.

The generations that follow us need to be shown new ways, so we can create a more loving and truth telling world in alignment with the Aquarian Age on our doorstep.

See you next week,

Leo

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

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

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