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Breaking Away and Astrology Forecast February 10-16

Posted in astrology forecast, Uncategorized, Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 10, 2019 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

As we passed through the New Moon in Aquarius this last week, we effectively put an end to Winter Eclipse Season 2019.

This coming week, still “climbing upward” through the waxing half of the current lunar cycle, we experience a powerful and liberating planetary combination of Mars conjunct Uranus at the last degree of Aries (29+ degrees).

Last week, after the Aquarius New Moon on the 4th, the first winds of this Mars/Uranus conjunction were blowing in.

Events, that are a direct result of the recent eclipses, will be ready to enter our world, both personal and collective.  The next few months will be filled up with important and life changing wake-up calls and motivations to push our lives forward.

The Mars/Uranus conjunction, which we began experiencing last week, brought many difficulties in relationships.  Mars/Uranus in Aries is very independence minded, action oriented, and motivates one to be true to Self sometimes at all costs.

Any boxes you are in, especially boxes that have severely limited your independence and freedom, will want to break open.  Action that you have been putting off will be triggered for movement forward.  Relationships that have tried your patience and your ability to retain compassion, will be severely tested.

Desires for liberation and “breaking out” will open up more in each of us.

And any boxes you have been pushed into or pushed yourself into will be cracking open.

This Uranus/Mars conjunction is exact on the 12th, overnight into the 13th; but its effects will be felt all week long.

You may be challenged to be empathetic in relationships, as this Mars/Uranus conjunction tends toward the needs of Self more than “others”.

Co-dependence and relationship patterns that enable people to stay stuck, will be threatened as well.

This conjunction happens at 29+ degrees of Aries, so it triggers by trine the important Total Solar Eclipse (that travelled across the USA) in August 2017.

Remember the passion for war between North Korea and the USA then? Remember the violence in Charlottesville Virginia that month, violence that felt like the American Civil War in the late 1800’s? This had a strong racial element to  it, with marches by KKK and neo nazi’s.

Now this month there is a second meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un; and Virginia has been facing racial issues with its Governor this month.

But there is another conflict going on that is not directly related to those issues, but is beginning to have the same passion for war. It is not so much with North Korea yet, but with Venezuela now.

Venezuela has the world’s largest supply of oil reserves and is a weak country militarily.  It is now in the crosshairs of the USA military as it is going through a coup attempt against its elected President Maduro.

The USA and some European countries are firmly backing the opposition leader who has already declared himself the new president. This is obviously an attempt to control Venezuela, as was previously done in many countries by the USA and other colonialist nations.

And most recently Iraq, Syria, and Libya have been invaded or helped to destabilize by the USA.

Phony reasons for invasion are made up, like WMDs in Iraq, chemical attacks by Syrian government in Syria, etc.

Now some countries will claim to be saviors for the Venezuela people.   Many new leaders in the USA see this old pattern coming back up again and want no part of the regime change that is being set up by the USA and some western countries.

Besides the Total Solar Eclipse button being pushed by the Mars/Uranus conjunction this week, the USA natal Mars at 21+ degrees of Gemini is being opposed by Jupiter in Sagittarius now.

Important USA military and police actions have occurred when the USA Mars is activated.  And the assassinations of JFK and MLK both happened when that USA natal Mars was triggered.

Remember that the USA Military and Economic Empire is in the process of huge transformation now and through the early 2020’s.

In fact the USA natal Pluto in its 2nd house at almost 28 degrees of Capricorn (which symbolically is the Military/Industrial complex) is being activated by the square of the Mars/Uranus conjunction in Aries this week.

Israel, Syria, and North Korean planets are being activated by that Mars/Uranus conjunction now too. And Venezuela’s Jupiter and Pluto are being triggered by the Jupiter transit this week.

In May/June this year Jupiter, accompanied by Mars in Gemini, will again hit that same 21+ degree of Gemini.

Whatever happens this week, and overall in February, will give us strong clues of what will happen in the near future to the Military/Industrial Complex of the USA.

This means big transformation in this New Chapter of life, on the way to the Age of Aquarius.

Alexandra Ocasio-Cortex, who is growing by leaps and bounds after being elected to the USA House of Representatives, is attempting with others to present a New Deal for the future USA.

She and other House leaders put out a new Green Deal, which shows the potential for combating Climate Change, providing health and education for all Americans. And part of the solution is presented as higher taxes for the wealthiest of people.

Some inclusion of Socialism in the USA is said to be needed to make the New Green Deal work.

And it is no mere coincidence that Venezuela is categorized as being a socialist country, as we prepare to tear it down.

Europe already has health care for all, and we in the USA already have “socialistic” programs like Medicare, and government funded public schools, police departments and fire departments.

Transformation is expanding and accelerating.  In December 2020, at the Jupiter/Saturn conjunction at 0+ degrees of Aquarius, we will find an open portal to the Age of Aquarius.

This is only a month or so past the Presidential Election in November 2020.

Much will change before then, in our world and in our personal lives.

This week there is the Mars/Uranus conjunction, then the next day Mars leaves Aries and enters Taurus, where it will stay till late March.

Mars in Taurus will make what has been opening up for us real, grounded, and solid. It brings the energy of manifestation.

Let the energies of liberation, truth telling, independence, and self-concern into your life strongly this week.  But stay aware of your relationships too.  Do not “throw the baby out with the bath water”.

Do your best to preserve healthy relationships. Instead of abandoning those relationships, try instead letting go of the old dynamics and patterns that have been harming your relationships.

We are ready now to go forward toward our new normal, having lost sight of the old normal. It has been difficult for many lately- being in this kind of purgatory or limbo.

But now energies are accelerating for real change and movement forward.  Hitch a ride.

See you next week,


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Cracking Open the Portal and Astrology Forecast March 1- 14.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 28, 2015 by spiritualtherapy

By Leo Knighton Tallarico

Planetary movements in March and April signify the opening of a major portal into the Age of Aquarius.   Last year at this time, as we approached the Cardinal Grand Cross in April 2014, another major portal was beginning to open.

As these portals open, the energetic atmosphere intensifies.    New frequencies of light, love, and truth are wanting to enter collective and individual consciousness, in order to help us evolve in alignment with the soul intentions for the Age of Aquarius.

Of course there are blocks in the way of receiving this love and truth- blocks from old conditioning; blocks from attachments to familiar ways that feel safe and secure; blocks from old traumas and wounds; blocks from a resistance to letting go of our ego’s need to control; blocks from attitudes and beliefs ingrained in our minds and hearts from the old paradigm.

Just as with individuals, these blocks fight against the influx of these new energies and hence can cause dis-ease,  conflict, upheaval, and challenges to the potential gracefulness of the process.

So it is best as this portal opens to stay present and aware, to look at your self and life from a more detached perspective, with spiritual lens and deeper soul connection.

Meditation; being in nature; spiritual practices; being aware of the Universe’s signs, symbols and synchronicities; and just generally staying aware beyond our more mundane agendas are ways to stay connected as energies intensify and world events gain in importance.

This coming week March 1-7 may bring some early winds of change prior to the coming storms of change as Venus in Aries triggers the Uranus/Pluto square; but I believe the real intensity of these winds will not be felt by most until the week of March 8-14.  That is when Mars triggers the Uranus/Pluto square just days before the actual exact square on March 16.

That will be followed by a Total Solar Eclipse New Moon in Pisces on the day of the Spring Equinox on March 20 and then by a Total Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Aries/Libra on April 4.

That will be followed by Jupiter going Direct on April 8; and then by the spark of the ignition turning for more outer directed changes on April 18.

Deep transformational movement as the portal opens will mainly occur between March 8 and April 18.

Then what results from all this transformation will be sparked after April 18.

I not be writing on my usual day next week Saturday March 7.   I will be celebrating my March 6 birthday while on vacation in the the Southwest USA.

Therefore my next post after this one will be on March 14.  And I am scheduled to create a new YouTube video for this great portal opening on March 12, to be posted on March 14 also.

This coming week March 1-7 has some spark to it from a Jupiter/Uranus trine on Tuesday March 3 and with Venus in Aries triggering the Uranus/Pluto square on March 4.

The Jupiter/Uranus trine also triggers the Uranus/Pluto square and it will tend to bring enlightenment and inspiration.  It should bring issues in the world that help us to see from a broader perspective, outside the usual mental boxes

Netanyahu, the leader of Israel, will be speaking to the American Congress on or around the 3rd, and that talk will break open into collective awareness the issues that are so important to resolving the nuclear issue with Iran.

Netanyahu went behind President Obama’s back to set up this meeting, outside normal protocol.

President Obama is trying to find a peaceful resolution in regards to Iran, a resolution that to his way of thinking would make the Middle Easy safer and maybe ultimately set up a foundation for settling the Israeli/Palestinian conflict and the ISIS threats.

Prime Minister Netanyahu does not believe Iran is sincere in its efforts to stop its supposed path to a nuclear bomb and instead wants more pressure put on Iran including the threat of war.

This is a most important world issue in the transition into an Age of Aquarius.   Some of the first seeds for world civilization and major world religions were planted in the Middle East.

What happens there during these several years of transition is most important.

And as this portal opens up this late winter and spring, what happens with Iran and Israel will greatly determine the amount of pain our human family will suffer as the wheel turns into a new age.

Of course other early civilizations and religions were in China and India.  And what happens in those parts of the world now will also greatly influence the portal opening now and the transition into a new age.

India and China and surrounding regions are having growing pains and there are old resentments there between those two countries and other countries in Asia.  North Korea holds a special key to the potential for a world of Diversity in Unity, as right now it is so isolated from the rest of the world, even as it hold nuclear weapons.

We are at a huge turning point as this major portal opens.  We are each important in how the tide turns, as we work with our deeper consciousness in transformation and evolution.

As we each evolve, so does our collective consciousness.

So Jupiter trine Uranus this coming week will help us to wake up and see greater truths.

Venus in Aries sparking the Uranus/Pluto square will bring shifts in our relationships, so we can better navigate the changes.

Who is in your heart now?   What are they bringing to your life?  Who is not in your heart now as you are growing and changing?  And what does that mean? Do you need to let them go or at least change the form of your relationship?  Of do you need to go through some relational and emotional work with them, so to bring back that connection?

The week of March 8-14 should bring much more intense winds of change, personal and global issues and events that wake us up even further to what is happening and where things are going.

This week will bring the forces that shake any fences of indecision we may still be sitting on.

Mars is forceful and focused, intent on moving things forward, in taking on any challenges with courage and integrity of self.  Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday that week should be the most intense and filled with events that open up issues and tend to make us act not just talk or ruminate.

And on Saturday the 14th of March Saturn changes direction from Direct to Retrograde.  In so doing, in the days surrounding this Saturn slowdown and shift, its energy and intent will be experienced.

Saturn is contracting energy, limiting possibilities, sometimes to the point of knowing fated events or at least a sense of “it is what it is”, nothing I can do about it except accept and make the best of it.

This Saturn turning point will bring us into the spell of Spring Eclipse Season 2015.  The last of seven exact Uranus/Pluto squares happens on the 16th, followed by the Solar Eclipse on Spring Equinox the 20th of March, then the Aries/Libra Lunar Eclipse on April 4.

World events including events that will be affecting the world economy and including natural Earthly and weather events will be more likely at this portal opening.

Those of you who have been bored, wanting more movement and change will be pleased for sure.

Talk with you again on March 14


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Mercury Direct, Spring Equinox, and Astrology Forecast March 17-23

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 16, 2013 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

Shifting tides this week.   I know many of you are ready, as the last few weeks have been emotionally and mentally difficult.

This coming week, Mercury finally goes back Direct into more sanity, and Spring Equinox opens its beginning blossoms of  light and heat.

Yes, I know this was an especially challenging Mercury Retrograde for so many, coming at the end of Winter, during Pisces‘ emotional confusion and hurt.

But this Sunday March 17 at 4:03 PM EDT, Mercury does go back direct, so clarity and sanity begin to return.  It may take several days for you to get back to “normal” however, though perhaps your old “normal” default position has shifted over the last few weeks.   Many had serious glitches come up that shifted their plans; others are just now getting ready to make plans or decisions that were not so easy to get clear about over the last few weeks.

The depth of difficulty that Mercury Retrograde brought this time, signifies to me the potential power of transformational change coming this spring during the Spring Eclipse Season, which is less than a month away.

It seems that we have been “clearing the decks” of remnants of past memories, patterns, wounds, and phases of our lives, bringing resolution to a fading chapter of our lives, and preparing ourselves for waves of change we may not fully know quite yet.

Following Mercury going retrograde Sunday the 17th, Spring Equinox is Wednesday March 20 at 7:02 AM EDT.   Spring Equinox is the beginning of Sun in Aries.   And at that moment when the Equinox occurs, as the Sun goes into Aries, there is equality between light and dark, yin and yang, male and female.

But right after that moment, light, yang, male energies begin to get stronger.  The Aries force of new life erupts, and soon new leaves will push through the tree branches.  This yang force continues to get stronger and stronger, until at Summer Solstice it is at its greatest abundance.

So Aries is the fire of force and ignition.   It is pioneering spirit, action, sperm racing to the egg, the realization of “I AM”.  Aries will fight like a warrior for its individuality, independence, and for what it believes in.  Aries thrives on challenge, the ram butts heads in competition and conflict.  Aries is straight forward and direct, frank and honest.  Its downsides can be selfishness, dominance, and lack of sensitivity and orientation to relationship and social skills.

So get ready for the rising of spirit, but remember this is just the first force of renewed life; movement forward will not be rapid acceleration yet.  But you should be able to feel the shift, even if nature here in the western hemisphere does not yet give us spring weather in many places.

So this week, Mercury goes direct on Sunday March 17, Spring Equinox is on Wednesday March 20.  Tides are turning, more feelings of hope are rising.

Even more fiery energy is added this week when Venus goes into Aries on Thursday March 21, and a chaotically active Mars conjunct Uranus in Aries opens up on Friday March 22.

Venus is leaving sacrificial tendencies in Pisces, and now is more bold and assertive in Aries. People will tend to want to speak their truth and assert their needs more in relationships. If you have been holding back your truth, this week begin a good period of time to be frank and honest about your needs.

Mars conjunct Uranus in Aries could bring actions that release you from limitations and liberate you.   Rebellious tendencies will be stronger, and revolutionary movements will get stronger.   Conflict may break out in personal relationships and in the world.

Remember that we are warming up this week for a most powerful Spring season, as there will be 3 eclipses and a Uranus square Pluto aspect.  The first eclipse will be on April 25, but the Eclipse Season will burst into our lives no later than the New Moon in Aries on April 10.  The Eclipse Season will be felt all the way to Summer Solstice, at least.

In the greater world, expect conflict to arise and the USA to flex its military muscle this spring.   Jupiter and Mars will both conjunct the USA natal Mars this spring, and combined with the eclipses and Uranus square Pluto, we can expect intensified power struggles and even open conflict erupting between the USA and other nations.

Our violent use of drones against other countries and threatened against those in our own country is getting more public attention now.  Do we want to be a world bully?   Do we not recognize how many innocent people we have killed in other countries in order to protect our way of life?  And is it not about time we got more serious about ridding our world of nuclear weapons?

How can we expect other countries like Iran and North Korea to not have nuclear weapons, when we have thousands and are the only nation on Earth to have used them: killing about 300,000 civilian people in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in World War II? We also have helped Israel to develop a strong nuclear arsenal also, yet tell their adversary Iran they cannot have them or we will use military action against them.

We have negative karma to work out around these issues of violent dominance, and only our humble atonement and actions toward equality and world peace will help heal our Earth and human community.

Our world and American life is about to transform in a most powerful way over the next year or so, beginning this Spring 2013.

It is most important for all of us to clear out programming from families and society that keep us in unhealthy patterns, in fear, in ego control.   Our Souls, our Higher Self want to be more free to be the voice we listen to, we respond to.  Only by cleansing and releasing the blocks of toxins and hurts, the resentments and envies, the victim consciousness, the power and control issues, can we most fully open to the light that is working so hard to move into our lives.

Each of us is ready to grow, to progress, to evolve.   Holding onto old patterns, old ways, old habits that keep us clinging to tattered security blankets is needing to be broken.   It is becoming time to come alive, to spread our wings, to more fully engage with Life.

See you next week,


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

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

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

New Beginnings and Astrology Forecast for April 3-9

Posted in Weekly WorldView and Astrology forecast with tags , , , , , , , on April 2, 2011 by spiritualtherapy

by Leo Knighton Tallarico

Time to take your life’s car out of neutral or even reverse for some of you, and get moving forward.  This Sunday April 3 ignites the energies of action, of starts, of new beginnings as there is a New Moon in Aries at 10:32 AM EDT.  This is more true than at the usual New Moon in Aries because Jupiter is conjunct the new moon, adding expansive, inspiring, adventursome energies to the new sparks of life.    And the force of change is even much stronger than that because Mars is conjunct Uranus also this Sunday April 3.    This aspect will help you to break down the barriers that block your advancement, and to assist you in breaking outside any limiting boxes in your life. 

But do not expect the chanes to happen all at once.  Aries is the time of year when the force of nature pushes buds outward on the branches.  The leaves will not be out for another month, yet the force of action and new beginning is strong. And this year that force is extra powerful, especially because Mars is conjunct Uranus in Aries also.

So let yourself feel the motivation for action.   If you need to act, you will have the winds of the Universe at your back.  If you merely need to begin to visualize more positively about your self and your life, you will have help.  Spirits are rising,  fires are being stoked.

There are six planets in Aries today Saturday and tomorrow at the New Moon.  That is a lot of “warrior” energy also.   It is time to empower your self and be true to your self and take care of your self.  It is time to summon up the courage to do what is right, to fight for what you want or need or believe in.  It is not in natural order now to be selfless.  To empower your self you need a solid self and strong center.

You were made to authentically be YOU.  If you are not true to your authentic self,  you have given the middle finger to creation, to the Universe/God/Goddess and who you were made to be.     Sometimes we need our inner warrior to drive us past the limitations and those who are holding us back.  Now, with 6 planets in Aries, a New Moon in Aries, and Mars (the ruler of Aries) in Aries and conjunct Uranus, it is time to live your truth and move forward.

But also remember that Mercury is retrograde now, so be present and “have your wits about you”.   Be grounded and wise and not careless or impulsive.  Be reflective before jumping into anything.  Do not let this caution take the winds out of your sails, but don’t make change just to make change or because you are bored.  Know that it is the right change for you at the right time.

The spring and summer seasons will bring many more energies of change, especially with three eclipses in June and early July, so get your motor running now and moving forward, but do not worry that the active energies of transformation will end any time soon.  Neverthess it is important to get started now.

And in the greater world, which has much toxicity and clinging to old dyfunctional ways, there will be many more conflicts as Mars, ruler of Aries- the god of war- is especially powerful now.   Expect the battles in the Middle East to exacerbate. Expect Israel to get more angy and war-like, as will those who oppose it, like Iran, Lebanon, Syria, Hamas and others.

The war in Libya will likely get worse, as will Ivory Coast and other places.  Volcanoes, Earthquakes and other fiery events are more likely now also.

The World Order is in the process of falling apart, and we are each being prodded to evolve more quickly to transform old ways of being that are destructive for the human heart and soul, and destructive of humanity, the Earth and all its creatures.   Aries is empowerment, but empowerment does not need to turn to war.  Through evolution now into an Aquarian Age, we learn to empower our individual selves while learning to be in community.

We speak our truth, but listen and honor the truth of others.  When my truth seems no longer able to be reconciled with your truth, which does happen sometimes in relationships, do we need to go to war?   We may need to argue, debate, compete (all Aries traits), but do we really need to destroy he or she who disagrees or is different than we are? Do we need to abuse our power? How do we take these natural Aries energies into our new world with us, and transform them to work healthily and effectively in an Aquarian Age?

These are the type of  issues we need to be aware of and discuss and work with in order to transform old and toxic and destructive ways into ones that keep their authentic nature and yet are better aligned with a new age.

This coming week, besides being about Aries New Moon and Mars conjunct Uranus in Aries, is also very special becaause Neptune is moving into its most natural sign Pisces.   Neptune thrives in Pisces, and its desire to dissolve boundaries and bring more empathy, compassion, and unity will be strengthened.

The last time Neptune was in Pisces was from 1848-1862.  The issue of slavery was being addressed then in America.   This issue led to the Civil War in 1861.    Abraham Lincoln was president then, and knew he was annointed to bring together back in unity the North and South of the United States. The boundaries between them needed to be dissolved.   War brought them to horrible opposition with one another, but eventually brought the transformation that led to a unified America.

And now Barack Obama, who has seemed so connected to Abraham Lincoln, the lanky man who helped enable freedom for the African blacks, is the first  president with black African roots.  Perhaps Obama is the reincarnation of Lincoln. 

And now our world is beginning to split apart, and now we are part of a civil war in Libya.  And so far the current president Obama is seeming to lose his way, by supporting the Empire and not the higher values of this Universe. Will he wake up or not. His soul is at stake.

What will this 15 year transit of Neptune in Pisces bring this time?  It will bring us to remember our common humanity with all others, stoke our feelings of compassion and dissolve the boundaries between us, though we are all so diverse.  It will bring the consciousness of love and unity back to us more strongly, as at the same time we are splitting apart from one another in an old world and paradigm.

Neptune will be in and out of Pisces this year, spending a little time back in Aquarius also. In 2012 it will be in Pisces, and stay until 2026.  It is time for each one of to go deeper in our spirituality, to learn to trust the flow of the Universe and our own individual flow, to let go to that which is greater than our own ego, to feel the unity of everything in this Universe.

On Saturday April 8 Pluto will turn and go retrograde in Capricorn. Its intensity and power will be felt in our lives in a couple days surrounding this event.  You may be taken into the zone of power struggles with others. Avoid the power struggle, but do not disempower your self in the process.  Get down into your deeper feelings and emotions, express them and let the chips fall where they may.  It may get intense but the clearing of emotions will help everyone involved.

see you next week,


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

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

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